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Through the Periscope
Through the Periscope (May 2022)
Changing Culture, Italian America
Martino Marazzi - Author

Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.

The constant dialogue between literary forms of the Old and the New World is the core concern of the essays in Through the Periscope, which examine these ever-changing historical, intellectual, and psychological landscape...(Read More)
 
 
The Hard Sell of Paradise
The Hard Sell of Paradise (March 2022)
Hawai'i, Hollywood, Tourism
Jason Sperb - Author

Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.

The Hard Sell of Paradise examines how mid-twentieth-century Hollywood, negotiating the rhetoric of the tourism industry, offered a complex and contradictory vision of "Hawai'i" for its audiences. From the classic studio system and elite touris...(Read More)
 
 
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York (February 2022)
Including Ghostly Tales of The Bronx, Westchester County, and Long Island Sound
Blake A. Bell - Author

A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!

The Haunted History of Pelham, New York is an unusual and fascinating fusion of New York history and folklore. Recognizing that virtually every gripping regional ghost drama springs from kernels of fact, Blake A. Bell weaves spellbinding accounts of ghosts, spirits, and specters t...(Read More)
 
 
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (November 2021)
Ann R. Hawkins - Editor
Erin N. Bistline - Editor
Catherine S. Blackwell - Editor
Maura Ives - Editor

Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.

A vital part of daily life in the nineteenth century, games and play were so familiar and so ubiquitous that their presence over time became almost invisible. Technological advances...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education for Democracy
Higher Education for Democracy (July 2021)
The Role of the University in Civil Society
William G. Tierney - Author

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Democracy and higher education are inextricably linked: universities not only have the ability to be key arbiters of how democracy is advanced, but they also need to reflect democratic values in their practices, objec...(Read More)
 
 
Race and the Suburbs in American Film
Race and the Suburbs in American Film (July 2021)
Merrill Schleier - Editor

Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.

This book is the first anthology to explore the connection between race and the suburbs in American cinema from the end of World War II to the present. It builds upon the explosion of interest in the suburbs in film, television, and fiction in the last fifteen years, concentrating exclusively on the relations...(Read More)
 
 
America in Denial
America in Denial (April 2021)
How Race-Fair Policies Reinforce Racial Inequality in America
Lori Latrice Martin - Author

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

In America in Denial Lori Latrice Martin examines the myth of a race-fair America by reviewing and offering alternatives to universal, race-neutral programs and policies as well as other allegedly race-neutral initiates. By considering policies and programs re...(Read More)
 
 
More Than Our Pain
More Than Our Pain (April 2021)
Affect and Emotion in the Era of Black Lives Matter
Beth Hinderliter - Editor
Steve Peraza - Editor

Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.

Confronted by a crisis in black American leadership, state-sanctioned violence against black communities, and colorblind laws that trap black Americans in a racial caste system, Black Lives Matter activists and the arti...(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, proletarian...(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)
 
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