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Consecrating Science

by Lisa H. Sideris University of California Press (August 15, 2017)

Debunking myths behind what is known collectively as the new cosmology—a grand, overlapping set of narratives that claim to bring science and spirituality together—Lisa H. Sideris offers a searing critique...


Critical Thinking

by Peter Nardi University of California Press (August 15, 2017)

Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research prepares students for interpreting information in a critical and thoughtful way so they can develop sophisticated levels of analyses crucial for understanding...


In Search of Soul

by Alejandro Nava University of California Press (August 15, 2017)

In Search of Soul explores the meaning of “soul” in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of...


The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

by Salim Tamari University of California Press (August 15, 2017)

This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity—a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and initiatives. Through...


Families in America

by Susan L. Brown University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

In this accessible, engaging, and up-to-date course book, Susan Brown employs ethnographic vignettes and demographic data to introduce students to twenty-first century perspectives of contemporary families. ...


Constructions of Terrorism

by Michael Stohl, Dr. Richard Burchill & Scott Howard Englund University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

Discussions about the meaning of terrorism are enduring in everyday language, government policy, news reporting and international politics.  Disagreements about both the definition and the class of violent...


Global Africa

by Dorothy Hodgson & Judith Byfield University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

Global Africa is a striking, original volume that disrupts traditional narratives that frame our discussion of Africa, complicating conventional views of the region as a place of violence, despair, and victimhood. ...


The Poems of Hesiod

by Hesiod University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

In this new translation of Hesiod’s major works—Theogony, Works and Days, and the Shield of Heracles—Barry B. Powell gives an accessible, modern verse rendering of these vibrant texts, essential to an...


Unprepared

by Andrew Lakoff University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

Recent years have witnessed an upsurge in global health emergencies—from SARS to pandemic influenza to Ebola to Zika. Each of these occurrences has sparked calls for improved health preparedness. This book...


A New History of Modern Latin America

by Lawrence A. Clayton, Michael L. Conniff & Susan M. Gauss University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the...


Placing Empire

by Kate McDonald University of California Press (August 01, 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.

Placing...


The Global Turn

by Eve Darian-Smith & Philip C. McCarty University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

Deploying interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to remain relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our...


Gender in the Twenty-First Century

by Shannon N. Davis University of California Press (July 18, 2017)

How far have we really progressed toward gender equality in the United States? The answer is, “not far enough.” This engaging and accessible work, aimed at students studying gender and social inequality, provides...


The Other Side of Assimilation

by Tomas Jimenez University of California Press (July 18, 2017)

The immigration patterns of the last three decades have profoundly changed nearly every aspect of life in the United States. What do those changes mean for the most established Americans—those whose families...


A Natural History of California

by Allan A. Schoenherr University of California Press (July 03, 2017)

In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds...


Principles of Data Management and Presentation

by Dr. John P. Hoffmann University of California Press (July 03, 2017)

The world is saturated with data. We are regularly presented with data in words, tables, and graphics. Students from many academic fields are now expected to be educated about data in one form or another. Yet...


This City Belongs to You

by Heather Vrana University of California Press (July 03, 2017)

Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. In the middle of these national shifts were students from Guatemala’s only public university, the University of...


Mining North America

by John R. MCNEILL & George Vrtis University of California Press (July 03, 2017)

Over the past five hundred years, North Americans have increasingly turned to mining to produce much of their basic social and cultural objects. From cell phones to cars and roadways, metal pots to wall tile...


The New Food Activism

by Alison Alkon & Julie Guthman University of California Press (June 27, 2017)

The New Food Activism explores the ways that food activism can be pushed toward deeper and more complex engagements with social, racial, and economic justice and toward advocating for broader and more transformational...


Protect, Serve, and Deport

by Amada Armenta University of California Press (June 26, 2017)

Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement...


Bitter and Sweet

by Ellen Oxfeld University of California Press (May 23, 2017)

Less than a half century ago, China experienced a cataclysmic famine, which was particularly devastating in the countryside. For older people in rural areas, food now symbolizes everything from misery and extreme...


Greek Gods Abroad

by Robert Parker University of California Press (May 23, 2017)

From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century BC, gods bearing...


Jailcare

by Carolyn Sufrin University of California Press (May 23, 2017)

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year.  What happens to them as they gestate their pregnancies in a space of punishment?  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work...


Prophets and Patriots

by Ruth Braunstein University of California Press (May 23, 2017)

In the wake of the Great Recession and rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and...


The Politics of Protection

by Torunn Wimpelmann University of California Press (May 22, 2017)

Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Politics of Protection, based on research...


Abusive Endings

by Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz & Martin D. Schwartz University of California Press (May 16, 2017)

Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to women’s health and well-being today—abuse at the hands of their partners. The authors...


Trespassers?

by Willow Lung-Amam University of California Press (May 16, 2017)

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth,...


Mirage of Police Reform

by Prof. Robert E. Worden & Sarah J. McLean University of California Press (May 12, 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.

In the...


Paisanos Chinos

by Fredy González University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

Paisanos Chinos tracks Chinese Mexican transnational political activities in the wake of the anti-Chinese campaigns that crossed Mexico in 1931. Threatened by violence, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties...


Caravan of Martyrs

by David B. Edwards University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

What compels a person to strap a vest loaded with explosives onto his body and blow himself up in a crowded street? Scholars have answered this question by focusing on the pathology of the “terrorist mind”...


Education in America

by Kimberly A. Goyette University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

Education in America provides an essential, comprehensive introduction to education in the U.S., from its origins to its contemporary manifestations. Focusing on social inequality, Kimberly A. Goyette calls...


Listening for the Secret

by Ulf Olsson University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the group’s music, politics, and performance. With roots in popular music traditions, improvisation,...


The Indigenous State

by Nancy Postero University of California Press (May 05, 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.

In 2005,...


A History of Infamy

by Pablo Piccato University of California Press (April 25, 2017)

A History of Infamy explores the broken nexus between crime, justice, and truth in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Faced with the violence and impunity that defined politics, policing, and the judicial system...


Fifty-Year Rebellion

by Scott Kurashige University of California Press (April 25, 2017)

On July 23rd, 1967, the eyes of the world fixed on Detroit, as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave...


We Demand

by Roderick A. Ferguson University of California Press (April 25, 2017)

In the post World War II period, student movements rebelled against the archaic university. They fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve—women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous...


A Half Century of Occupation

by Gershon Shafir University of California Press (April 25, 2017)

The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the world’s most polarizing confrontations. Its current phase, Israel’s “temporary” occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, turns a half century...


Hard-Boiled Hollywood

by Jon Lewis University of California Press (April 19, 2017)

Two spectacular dead bodies—Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947, and Marilyn Monroe, found dead in her home in August 1962—bookend this new...


States of Separation

by Laura Robson University of California Press (April 18, 2017)

Across the Middle East in the post–World War I era, European strategic moves converged with late Ottoman political practice and a newly emboldened Zionist movement to create an unprecedented push to physically...


Art and the Global Economy

by John Zarobell University of California Press (April 18, 2017)

Art and the Global Economy analyzes major changes in the global art world that have emerged in the last twenty years including structural shifts in the global art market; the proliferation of international art...


Death in the City

by Kathryn A. Sloan University of California Press (April 11, 2017)

At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico City, violent deaths in public spaces were commonplace...


Mainstreaming Black Power

by Tom Adam Davies University of California Press (April 11, 2017)

Mainstreaming Black Power upends the narrative that the Black Power movement provided a catharsis for black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the...


Hokum!

by Rob King University of California Press (April 07, 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.

 

Hokum!...


Thoreau and the Language of Trees

by Richard Higgins University of California Press (April 04, 2017)

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing...


Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives

by Chase F. Robinson University of California Press (April 03, 2017)

Religious thinkers, political leaders, lawmakers, writers, and philosophers have shaped the 1,400-year-long development of the world's second-largest religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their...


Exceptional America

by Mugambi Jouet University of California Press (April 03, 2017)

Why does a country built on the concept of liberty have the highest incarceration rate in the world? How could the first Western nation to elect a person of color as its leader suffer from institutional racism? ...


Moving by the Spirit

by Naomi Haynes University of California Press (March 28, 2017)

Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, Naomi Haynes explores Pentecostal Christianity in the kind of community where it often flourishes: a densely populated neighborhood in the heart of an extraction...


Terror in the Mind of God, Fourth Edition

by Mark Juergensmeyer University of California Press (March 28, 2017)

Why would anybody believe that God could sanction terrorism? Why has the rediscovery of religion’s power in recent years manifested in such a bloody way? What, if anything, can be done about it?

 

Terror in...


Forgotten Peace

by Robert A. Karl University of California Press (March 28, 2017)

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s attempt to move beyond the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century conflict and shows how that effort molded notions of belonging and understandings of the past....


Finding Jerusalem

by Katharina Galor University of California Press (March 24, 2017)

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem...