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Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End
Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End (July 2009)
Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community
Augusto Ferraiuolo - Author

A comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of Italian American identities in Boston’s North End.

In this lively and accessible book, Augusto Ferraiuolo examines the many religious festivals in the Italian American community of Boston’s North End. Using interviews, participant observation, and visual data, Ferraiuolo creates a vivid picture of how, over the course of a summer season, a number of re...(Read More)
 
 
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature
The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature (June 2009)
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor
Gary Storhoff - Editor

Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.

The encounter between Buddhism and American literature has been a powerful one for both parties. While Buddhism fueled the Beat movement’s resounding critique of the United States as a spiritually dead society, Beat writers and others have shaped how Buddhism has been presented to ...(Read More)
 
 
College Life through the Eyes of Students
College Life through the Eyes of Students (May 2009)
Mary Grigsby - Author

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

The struggles and achievements of today’s college students are thrown into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Grigsby uses the voices of students themselves to discuss how they view, adjust to, and participate in the college student culture of a large mid...(Read More)
 
 
Main Street to Mainframes
Main Street to Mainframes (May 2009)
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Harvey K. Flad - Author
Clyde Griffen - Author

2010 Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award, presented by Dutchess County Historical Society

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

The history of growth, decline, and revitalization in Poughkeepsie, New York, parallels that of many other small northeastern cities. Main Street to Mainframes tells the story of Poughkeepsie&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Loyalists
The Other Loyalists (May 2009)
Ordinary People, Royalism, and the Revolution in the Middle Colonies, 1763-1787
Joseph S. Tiedemann - Editor
Eugene R. Fingerhut - Editor
Robert W. Venables - Editor

Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.

In The Other Loyalists we meet for the first time the ordinary people of the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution. The first important new scholarship in decades, these essays uncover the reasons why middle- and lower-class citizens chose to become Loyalists, how they pa...(Read More)
 
 
Latino Voices in New England
Latino Voices in New England (February 2009)
David Carey Jr. - Editor
Robert Atkinson - Editor

Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.

Latinos—those born in the United States as well as those who immigrated later in life—are not only transforming the country and cities, they are also transforming themselves in a difficult process of community making. This book tells the story of how a diverse group of immigrants hav...(Read More)
 
 
Cuban-American Literature and Art
Cuban-American Literature and Art (February 2009)
Negotiating Identities
Isabel Alvarez Borland - Editor
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

This groundbreaking collection offers an understanding of why Cuban-American literature and visual art have emerged in the United States and how they are so essentially linked to both Cuban and American cultures. The contributors explore crucial issues pertinent not only to Cuban-American cultural production but also to other ...(Read More)
 
 
Measured Meals
Measured Meals (February 2009)
Nutrition in America
Jessica J. Mudry - Author

2009 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides an alternative history of nutrition in the U.S. that focuses on the power of scientific language.

As nutritional studies proliferate, producing more and more knowledge about the connection between diet and health, Americans seem increasingly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. In Measured Meals, Jessica J. Mudry looks at ...(Read More)
 
 
Caribbean Genesis
Caribbean Genesis (January 2009)
Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds
Jana Evans Braziel - Author

Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.

By exploring the breadth of Jamaica Kincaid’s writings, this book reveals her work’s transmutations of genre, specifically those of autobiography, biography, and history in relation to the forces of creation and destruction in the Caribbean. Jana Evans Braziel examines Kincaid’s preoccupation with genealogy, genesis, and...(Read More)
 
 
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University (January 2009)
Poetry, Politics, and the Profession
Michael Rothberg - Editor
Peter K. Garrett - Editor

Scholars engage the ideas and legacy of Cary Nelson in conversations about the corporate university, teaching, poetry, and activism.

At a time when the humanities are suffering crises of funding and legitimacy, Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University provides an alternative vision: a clear-eyed, nondogmatic approach to engaged scholarship and educational activism in the interest of the public good. T...(Read More)
 
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