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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...


Modernizing Composition

by Garrett Field University of California Press (March 22, 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.

 

The study of South Asian music...


Reproductive Justice

by Loretta Ross & Rickie Solinger University of California Press (March 21, 2017)

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to...


Does Policy Analysis Matter?

by Lee S. Friedman University of California Press (March 14, 2017)

Just how well can democracy incorporate knowledge and expertise through public policy analysts? This book examines the evolution of policy analysis, its use in legislative and regulatory bodies, and its use...


A Diagram for Fire

by Jon Bialecki University of California Press (March 07, 2017)

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How can miracles be unanticipated and yet worked for? And finally, what do miracles tell us about other kinds of Christianity and even...


Voices of Labor

by Michael Curtin & Kevin Sanson University of California Press (March 03, 2017)

Motion pictures are made, not mass produced, requiring a remarkable collection of skills, self-discipline, and sociality—all of which are sources of enormous pride among Hollywood’s craft and creative workers....


Hymns for the Fallen

by Todd Decker University of California Press (February 28, 2017)

Hymns for the Fallen listens closely to forty years of Hollywood combat films produced after Vietnam. Ever a noisy genre, post-Vietnam war films have deployed music and sound to place the audience in the midst...


Unorthodox Kin

by Naomi Leite University of California Press (February 28, 2017)

Unorthodox Kin is a groundbreaking exploration of identity, relatedness, and belonging in the context of profound global interconnection. Naomi Leite paints a poignant and graceful portrait of Portugal's urban...


Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans

by Vicki Mayer University of California Press (February 22, 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.

 

Early...


Beyond Expectations

by Onoso Imoagene University of California Press (February 21, 2017)

In Beyond Expectations, Onoso Imoagene delves into the multifaceted identities of second-generation Nigerian adults in the United States and Britain. She argues that they conceive of an alternative notion...


Us, Relatives

by Nurit Bird-David University of California Press (February 14, 2017)

Anthropologists have long looked to forager-cultivator cultures for insights into human lifeways. But they have often not been attentive enough to locals’ horizons of concern and to the enormous disparity...


Race and Ethnicity in America

by John Iceland University of California Press (February 14, 2017)

Race and Ethnicity in America succinctly examines patterns and trends in inequality over the past 60 years for different racial groups, focusing on education, income, poverty, wealth, residential attainment,...


Hollywood Made in China

by Aynne Kokas University of California Press (January 31, 2017)

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from...


LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

by Adam M. Messinger University of California Press (January 10, 2017)

Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. While many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual-cisgender intimate...


The FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

by Sylvester A. Johnson & Steven Weitzman University of California Press (January 03, 2017)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence. As early as 1917, the Bureau began to target religious communities and groups...


Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

by Matt Eisenbrandt University of California Press (December 13, 2016)

On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder...


Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

by Michael C. Heller University of California Press (December 13, 2016)

The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial...


Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America

by Elisabeth Jay Friedman University of California Press (December 13, 2016)

Every user knows the importance of the “@” symbol in internet communication. Though the symbol barely existed in Latin America before the emergence of email, Spanish-speaking feminist activists immediately...


A Vietnamese Moses

by George E. Dutton University of California Press (December 12, 2016)

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.

 

A Vietnamese...


While the City Sleeps: A History of Pistoleros, Policemen, and the Crime Beat in Buenos Aires before Perón

by Lila Caimari University of California Press (December 06, 2016)

While the City Sleeps is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina’s leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive...


Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

by L. Stephanie Cobb University of California Press (November 22, 2016)

Does martyrdom hurt? The obvious answer to this question is “yes.” L. Stephanie Cobb, asserts, however, that early Christian martyr texts respond to this question with an emphatic “no!” Divine Deliverance...