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Profit and Passion

by Nicole von Germeten University of California Press (April 06, 2018)

Colonial documents and works of literature from early modern Spain are rife with references to public women, whores, and prostitutes. In Profit and Passion, Nicole von Germeten offers a new history of the women...


The Ghosts of Gombe

by Dale Peterson University of California Press (April 06, 2018)

In 1960 a young Jane Goodall set up camp within the dense forests of the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanganyika Territory, East Africa. Her goal was to embark on what would prove to be the first successful...


The Odyssey

by Homer University of California Press (March 28, 2018)

The Odyssey is vividly captured and beautifully paced in this swift and lucid new translation by acclaimed scholar and translator Peter Green. Richly illuminated by an engrossing introduction, concise chapter...


The Jazz Bubble

by Dale Chapman University of California Press (March 23, 2018)

Hailed by corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations as a metaphor for democratic interaction and business dynamics, contemporary jazz culture has a story to tell about the relationship between...


Argentina's Missing Bones

by James P. Brennan University of California Press (March 23, 2018)

Argentina’s Missing Bones is the first comprehensive English-language work of historical scholarship on the 1976-83 military dictatorship and Argentina’s notorious experience with state terrorism during...


Engaged Anthropology

by Stuart Kirsch University of California Press (March 23, 2018)

Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? In this timely and remarkable book, Stuart Kirsch shows how anthropology can—and why it should—become more engaged with the problems of the world....


Healing from Hate

by Michael Kimmel University of California Press (March 23, 2018)

“By the time Matthias was in 7th grade, he felt he’d better belong to some group, lest he be alone and vulnerable. A man needs a posse. It was the skinheads who captured his imagination. They had great parties,...


Mock Classicism

by Nilo Couret University of California Press (March 16, 2018)

In Mock Classicism Nilo Couret presents an alternate history of Latin American cinema that traces the popularity and cultural significance of film comedies as responses to modernization and the forerunners to...


Drift

by Jeff Ferrell University of California Press (March 16, 2018)

“This book was written late in the North American night, with the rumbling thuds and booming train horns of the nearby rail yard echoing through my windows, reminding me of the train hoppers and gutter punks...


Beyond Bioethics

by Osagie K. Obasogie & Marcy Darnovsky University of California Press (March 09, 2018)

In this authoritative volume, two senior scholars bring together the most important and current work on the new biopolitics.  Aimed at students and scholars in the field, this intriguing volume addresses provocative...


Boats, Borders, and Bases

by Jenna M. Loyd & Alison Mountz University of California Press (March 09, 2018)

Discussions on U.S. border enforcement have traditionally focused on the highly charged U.S.-Mexico boundary, inadvertently obscuring U.S.-Caribbean relations and the concerning asylum and detention policies...


Virtuous Waters

by Casey Walsh University of California Press (March 09, 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.

Virtuous...


Canned

by Anna Zeide University of California Press (March 06, 2018)

A century and a half ago, when the food industry was first taking root, few consumers trusted packaged foods. Before the spread of canning, most Americans had just begun the shift away from eating foods that...


Junipero Serra at 300

by Steven W. Hackel University of California Press (February 23, 2018)

In September 2015, Junípero Serra was canonized by Pope Francis in Washington DC against the protest of many Californian Native Americans who criticized his brutal treatment of their ancestors and destruction...


The Erotics of History

by Donald L. Donham University of California Press (February 23, 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.

The Erotics...


The Girl Effect

by Kathryn Moeller University of California Press (February 16, 2018)

Why are U.S. transnational corporations “investing” their philanthropic and social responsibility resources in the education, employment, health, and financial futures of poor girls and women of color...


Morals Not Knowledge

by John H. Evans University of California Press (February 09, 2018)

At a time when conservative politicians challenge the irrefutability of scientific findings such as climate change, it is now more important than ever to understand the conflict at the heart of the “religion...


City and Empire in the Age of the Successors

by Ryan Boehm University of California Press (February 09, 2018)

In the chaotic decades after the death of Alexander the Great, the world of the Greek city-state became deeply embroiled in the political struggles and unremitting violence of his successors’ contest for supremacy....


Against Humanity

by Sam Dubal University of California Press (February 02, 2018)

“Gunya is a woman in her late twenties. Soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her when she was eleven years old and forcefully conscripted her into the rebel ranks. Gunya spent a little over...


The Myth of Silent Spring

by Chad Montrie University of California Press (January 26, 2018)

Many historians and lay people attribute the rise of the contemporary environmental movement to Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring and suburban middle class politics. However, an American environmental...


Soldiering through Empire

by Simeon Man University of California Press (January 26, 2018)

In the decades after World War II, tens of thousands of soldiers and civilian contractors across Asia and the Pacific found work through the U.S. military. Recently liberated from colonial rule, these workers...


The Seer and the City

by Margaret Foster University of California Press (January 26, 2018)

Seers were conspicuous fixtures of Greek society, but they rarely feature in archaic and classical colonial discourse. This book exposes how this apparent narrative oversight evinces entrenched cultural attitudes...


Gray Divorce

by Jocelyn Elise Crowley University of California Press (January 23, 2018)

After twenty, thirty, or even forty years of marriage, countless vacations together, raising well-adjusted children, and sharing property and finances—what could go wrong? 

 

The Gray Divorce offers a...


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.

The Stranger...


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.

 

Created specifically for...


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.

This exciting...


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...