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The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition
The Sitcom Reader, Second Edition (June 2016)
America Re-viewed, Still Skewed
Mary M. Dalton - Editor
Laura R. Linder - Editor

Updated version of an engaging overview of the television situation comedy.
This updated and expanded anthology offers an engaging overview of one of the oldest and most ubiquitous forms of television programming: the sitcom. Through an analysis of formulaic conventions, the contributors address critical identities such as race, gender, and sexuality, and overarching structures such as class and family. Organized by decade, ...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (May 2016)
Jyl J. Josephson - Author

Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
Public policy often assumes there is one correct way to be a family. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that policies that enforce this idea hurt all of us and harm our democracy. Jyl J. Josephson uses the concept of “sexual citizenship” (a criticism of the assumption that all families have a heterosexual at their center) to sho...(Read More)
 
 
Living Sufism in North America
Living Sufism in North America (October 2015)
Between Tradition and Transformation
William Rory Dickson - Author

Offers an overview of Sufism in North America.

In this book, William Rory Dickson explores Sufism as a developing tradition in North America, one that exists in diverse and beguiling forms. Sufism’s broad-minded traditions of philosophy, poetry, and spiritual practice infused Islamic civilization for centuries and drew the attention of interested Westerners. By the early twentieth century, Sufism was being...(Read More)
 
 
A Postcolonial Self
A Postcolonial Self (September 2015)
Korean Immigrant Theology and Church
Hee An Choi - Author

A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Theologian Choi Hee An explores how Korean immigrants create a new, postcolonial identity in response to life in the United States. A Postcolonial Self begins with a discussion of a Korean ethnic self (“Woori” or “we”) and how it differs from Western norms. Choi then look...(Read More)
 
 
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.


Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism beyond Borders
Buddhism beyond Borders (June 2015)
New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States
Scott A. Mitchell - Editor
Natalie E. F. Quli - Editor

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category
Explores facets of North American Buddhism while taking into account the impact of globalization and increasing interconnectivity.

Buddhism beyond Borders provides a fresh consideration of Buddhism in the American context. It includes both...(Read More)
 
 
Upstate Cauldron
Upstate Cauldron (June 2015)
Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

Bronze Medalist 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category

HONORABLE MENTION 2015
ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Religion Category

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communit...(Read More)
 
 
Over a Barrel
Over a Barrel (April 2015)
The Rise and Fall of New York's Taylor Wine Company
Thomas Pellechia - Author

FINALIST 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Regional Category

How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.


In 1880, Walter Stephen Taylor, a coo...(Read More)
 
 
Bricktop's Paris
Bricktop's Paris (February 2015)
African American Women in Paris between the Two World Wars
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Author

2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

LONGLISTED - 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award, presented by the American Library in Paris


Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.

During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize...(Read More)
 
 
Sufism and American Literary Masters
Sufism and American Literary Masters (November 2014)
Mehdi Aminrazavi - Editor
Jacob Needleman - Foreword by

Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.

This book reveals the rich, but generally unknown, influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. The translation of Persian poets such as Hafiz and Sa’di into English and the ongoing popularity of Omar Khayyam offered intriguing new spiritual perspectives to some of the major American literary figur...(Read More)
 
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