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Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

 
 
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia (January 2021)
Power, Authority, Knowledge
Francis Robinson - Author

Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.

Over the past two hundred years, two great processes have shaped Muslim societies: Western domination and the industrial capitalism that came with it, and the Islamic revival that preceded the Western ...(Read More)
 
 
Till Kingdom Come
Till Kingdom Come (January 2021)
Medieval Hinduism in the Modern Himalaya
Lokesh Ohri - Author

The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.

Hinduism, as is well known, has taken a multitude of shapes and forms. Some Hindu “little traditions” have remained obscure or understudied to this day due to their regional remoteness. One such offshoot is the influential ...(Read More)
 
 
Holidays of the Revolution
Holidays of the Revolution (December 2020)
Communist Identity in Israel, 1919-1965
Amir Locker-Biletzki - Author

Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.

Holidays of the Revolution explores a little-known chapter in the history of Mandatory Palestine and the State of Israel: the Israeli Communist Party and its youth movement, which posed a radical challenge to Zionism. Amir Locker-Biletzki examines the development of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletaria...(Read More)
 
 
Racialized Visions
Racialized Visions (December 2020)
Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

As a Francophone nation, Haiti is seldom studied in conjunction with its Spanish-speaking Caribbean neighbors. Racialized Visions challenges the notion that linguistic difference has kept the populations of these countries apart, instead highlighting ongoing exch...(Read More)
 
 
The Hebrew Orient
The Hebrew Orient (December 2020)
Palestine in Jewish American Visual Culture, 1901-1938
Jessica L. Carr - Author

Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.

In the decades before the establishment of the State of Israel, striking images of Palestine circulated widely among Jewish Americans. These images visualized “the Orient” for American viewers, creating the possibility for Jewish Americans to understand themselves through imagining “Oriental” counterp...(Read More)
 
 
Angel on a Freight Train
Angel on a Freight Train (September 2020)
A Story of Faith and Queer Desire in Nineteenth-Century America
Peter C. Baldwin - Author

The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.

Angel on a Freight Train examines the experiences of Samuel Edward Warren (1831–1909), a teacher and college professor in Troy, New York, who struggled to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life. Unli...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting the Global Order
Contesting the Global Order (September 2020)
The Radical Political Economy of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein
Gregory P. Williams - Author

Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.

Contesting the Global Order explores what it means to be a radical intellectual as political hopes fade. Gregory P. Williams chronicles the evolution of intellectual visionaries Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein, who despite altere...(Read More)
 
 
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825 (September 2020)
An Exiled Cuban Poet in the Age of Revolution, Selected Letters and Verse
Frederick Luciani - Editor, translator and introduction by

An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.

This volume offers the most complete English translation to date of the prose and poetry of José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), focusing on...(Read More)
 
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