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Stick Together and Come Back Home

by Patrick Lopez-Aguado University of California Press (January 19, 2018)

In Stick Together and Come Back Home, Patrick Lopez-Aguado examines how what happens inside the prison affects what happens outside of it.  Following the experiences of 70 youth and adults as they navigate...


Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

by Joshua Glick University of California Press (January 19, 2018)

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the...


Beginning to End Hunger

by M. Jahi Chappell University of California Press (January 19, 2018)

Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and one of the world’s most successful city food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat for Food Security...


Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

by Haidee Wasson & Lee Grieveson University of California Press (January 18, 2018)

The vast, and vastly influential, American military machine has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The U.S. military realized very quickly that film could be used in myriad...


Chocolate Cities

by Marcus Anthony Hunter & Zandria Robinson University of California Press (January 16, 2018)

When you think of a map of the United States, what do you see? Now think of the Seattle that begot Jimi Hendrix. Or the Dallas that shaped Erykah Badu. Or the Birmingham from which Martin Luther King, Jr. penned...


The Stranger at the Feast

by Tom Boylston University of California Press (January 12, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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The World in the Long Twentieth Century

by Edward Ross Dickinson University of California Press (January 12, 2018)

What can be called the long twentieth century represents the most miraculous and creative era in human history. It was also the most destructive. Over the past 150 years, modern societies across the globe have...


Destroying Yemen

by Isa Blumi University of California Press (January 09, 2018)

Since March 2015, a Saudi-led international coalition of forces—supported by Britain and the U.S.—has waged devastating war in Yemen. Largely ignored by the world's media, the resulting humanitarian disaster...


Encountering Correctional Populations

by Kathleen A. Fox, Jodi Lane & Susan F. Turner University of California Press (January 05, 2018)

While many studying criminology learn to examine offenders, offending, and its consequences, few actually journey into the physical world of prisons to meet offenders face-to-face.

 

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Wine and Place

by Tim Patterson & John Buechsenstein University of California Press (January 02, 2018)

The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics,...


Strategies of Segregation

by David G. García University of California Press (December 22, 2017)

Strategies of Segregation unearths the ideological and structural architecture of enduring racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard, California. In this meticulously researched narrative spanning...


Green Wars

by Megan Ybarra University of California Press (December 15, 2017)

Green Wars challenges international conservation’s claims to “save” Guatemala’s Maya Forest, revealing how conservation facilitates dispossession in today’s so-called Drug War, the country’s 36-year...


The Music of Tragedy

by Naomi A. Weiss University of California Press (December 15, 2017)

The Music of Tragedy offers a new approach to the study of classical Greek theater by examining the use of musical language, imagery, and performance in the late work of Euripides. Naomi Weiss demonstrates that...


Taking Baby Steps

by Jody Lyneé Madeira University of California Press (December 15, 2017)

In Taking Baby Steps, Jody Lyneé Madeira takes readers inside the infertility experience, from dealing with infertility-related emotions through forming treatment relationships with medical professionals to...


The Anthropology of Sport

by Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell & Thomas F. Carter University of California Press (December 05, 2017)

Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or parks in China, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or rugby fields in Fiji, human...


Food and Power

by Nir Avieli University of California Press (December 01, 2017)

Food and Power is about the ways in which power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the Israeli culinary sphere. Drawing on multi-sited ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s,...


Cinema and the Wealth of Nations

by Lee Grieveson University of California Press (November 24, 2017)

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media in the form principally of cinema was used by elite institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks in the interwar years to establish and...


Rivers of the Anthropocene

by Jason M. Kelly University of California Press (November 17, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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Said the Prophet of God

by Joel Blecher University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

Although scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad’s sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how they interpreted and re-interpreted the meanings of hadith over the...


The Life of Paper

by Sharon Luk University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

The Life of Paper offers a wholly original and inspiring analysis of how letter correspondence, a central experience of incarceration, has facilitated a form of communal life for groups targeted for racialized...


Punishing Disease

by Trevor Hoppe University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

From the very beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment. Calls to punish people living with HIV – mostly stigmatized minorities – began before doctors could even name the disease. Punitive...


Technologies for Intuition

by Alaina Lemon University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

Since the Cold War, Americans and Russians alike have cultivated a special fascination with the workings and failures of communication. Each has accused the other of media jamming and propaganda, posed competing...


Robo sapiens japanicus

by Jennifer Robertson University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

Japan is arguably the first post-industrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence.  Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for future use in homes, hospitals, offices,...


Owners of the Map

by Claudio Sopranzetti University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

On May 19th 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Thai protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok. For the previous two months,...


Coastal Sage

by Thomas J. Osborne University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

There are moments when we forget how fortunate we are to have the California coast. The state is home to 1,100 miles of uninterrupted coastline defined by long stretches of beach and jagged rocky cliffs. Coastal...


After Silence

by Avram Finkelstein University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words “Silence=Death.”...


Race and America's Long War

by Nikhil Pal Singh University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016, which placed control of the government in the hands of the most racially homogenous, far-right political party in the Western world, produced shock and...


A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880–1960

by Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes & Ryan M. Jones University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

Sex is central to the history of humankind. Yet it was during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries that people all over the world began to insist that understandings of sex must be based on science. As...


Hurt

by Miriam Boeri University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation weaves engaging first-person accounts of baby boomer drug users, including the author Miriam Boeri’s own knowledge as the sister of a heroin addict. The compelling...


Chicago on the Make

by Andrew J. Diamond University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

Touted as America’s most quintessential modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And yet surprisingly few historians...


On the Road of the Winds

by Patrick Vinton Kirch University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid...


Eco-Alchemy

by Dan Mckanan University of California Press (October 31, 2017)

For nearly a century, the worldwide anthroposophical movement has been a catalyst for environmental activism, helping to bring to life many modern ecological practices such as organic farming, community-supported...


Impossible City

by Anne Rademacher University of California Press (October 31, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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The Making of a Teenage Service Class

by Ranita Ray University of California Press (October 31, 2017)

With both harrowing and heart warming accounts of their transition to adulthood, The Making of a Teenage Service Class shares the stories of sixteen young people trying to beat the odds of living in poverty....


The Big Push

by Cynthia Enloe University of California Press (October 26, 2017)

For over a century and in scores of countries, patriarchal presumptions and practices have been challenged by women and their male allies. “Sexual harassment” has entered common parlance; police departments...


Making Modern Meals

by Amy B. Trubek University of California Press (October 24, 2017)

Home cooking is crucial to our lives but it is not necessary to our survival. Looking closely at the stories and practices of American home cooks, witnessing them in the kitchen and at the table, reveals our...


Outcasts of Empire

by Paul D. Barclay University of California Press (October 24, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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Big Sur

by Shelley Alden Brooks University of California Press (October 24, 2017)

Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol of California...


Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

by Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

The king of radio comedy from the Great Depression to the early 1950s, Jack Benny was one of the most influential entertainers of the twentieth-century. A master of comic timing and innovative producer, Benny...


Charles Burnett

by James Naremore University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

In the first book devoted to Charles Burnett, a crucial figure in the history of American cinema often regarded as the most influential member of the LA Rebellion group of African American filmmakers, James...


Agnes Varda between Film, Photography, and Art

by Rebecca J. DeRoo University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

Agnès Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative “mother” of the French New Wave film movement...


The Practice of Reproducible Research

by Justin Kitzes University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

The Practice of Reproducible Research presents concrete examples of how researchers in the data-intensive sciences are working to improve the reproducibility of their research projects. Each of the thirty-one...


A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

by Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

Nature, Work, Care, Food, Energy, Money and Lives: these are the seven cheap things that made our world and will shape its future. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of indigenous...


Barbed-Wire Imperialism

by Aidan Forth University of California Press (October 17, 2017)

Camps are emblems of the modern world, but they first appeared under the imperial tutelage of Victorian Britain. Comparative and transnational in scope, Barbed-Wire Imperialism situates the concentration and...


Boycott!

by Sunaina Maira University of California Press (October 13, 2017)

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the US in the last five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of...


Blind Injustice

by Mark Godsey University of California Press (October 10, 2017)

How could a regular person with above-average intelligence willingly confess to murder when we now know from DNA testing that someone else was the murderer? How could ten witnesses say they were positive that...


Language of the Snakes

by Andrew Ollett University of California Press (October 10, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

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Child's Play

by Sabine Frühstück & Anne Walthall University of California Press (October 10, 2017)

For over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and...


Imagining the Future of Climate Change

by Shelley Streeby University of California Press (October 06, 2017)

From the 1960s to the present, activists, artists, and science fiction writers have imagined the consequences of climate change and its impacts on our future. Authors such as Octavia Butler and Leslie Marmon...


The Crime of Nationalism

by Matthew Kraig Kelly University of California Press (October 03, 2017)

The Palestinian national movement gestated in the early decades of the twentieth century, but it was born in the Great Revolt of 1936–39, a period of sustained Arab protest against British policy in the Palestine...