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Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research

by Hilary E. Kahn & Saskia Sassen Indiana University Press (May 22, 2014)

Framing the Global explores new and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of global issues. Essays are framed around the entry points or key concepts that have emerged in each contributor's engagement with...


"We Only Come Here to Struggle": Stories from Berida's Life

by Berida Ndambuki & Claire Cone Robertson Indiana University Press (March 22, 2000)

Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor,...


Economic and Political Reform in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives

by Peter D. Little Indiana University Press (November 20, 2013)

What are the local effects of major economic and political reforms in Africa? How have globalized pro-market and pro-democracy reforms impacted local economics and communities? Examining case studies from The...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh & David A. McDonald Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


Materializing the Nation: Commodities, Consumption, and Media in Papua New Guinea

by Robert J. Foster Indiana University Press (October 03, 2002)

"Foster shows us how seemingly banal activities like making a phone call, chewing betel nut, watching a Coke commercial may give important insights into the ways in which the nation is constructed, materialized...


Iowa's Railroads: An Album

by Don Hofsommer & H. Roger Grant Indiana University Press (June 01, 2009)

At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer...


Women's Songs from West Africa

by Thomas A Hale & Aissata G Sidikou Indiana University Press (December 02, 2013)

Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex...


Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture

by Jonathan Smolin Indiana University Press (October 23, 2013)

Facing rising demands for human rights and the rule of law, the Moroccan state fostered new mass media and cultivated more positive images of the police, once the symbol of state repression, reinventing the...


In Amma's Healing Room: Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger Indiana University Press (April 26, 2006)

"[I]t is extremely salubrious to see the ways Islam works in the lives of ordinary people who are not politicized in their religious lives.... No other book on South Asia has material like this." -Ann Grodzins...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb Indiana University Press (May 19, 2010)

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...


Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

by Wilma King Indiana University Press (June 29, 2011)

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance...


The Railroad That Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad

by Herbert H. Harwood, Jr. Indiana University Press (September 06, 2010)

Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania's most challenging mountain terrain was intended...


Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey

by Ramesh Thakur, Thomas G. Weiss & John Gerard Ruggie Indiana University Press (April 23, 2010)

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions,...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate Indiana University Press (October 01, 2013)

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship

by John Corrigan, Trevor M. Harris & David J. Bodenhamer Indiana University Press (June 10, 2010)

Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships...


Material Feminisms

by Stacy Alaimo & Susan Hekman Indiana University Press (December 12, 2007)

Harnessing the energy of provocative theories generated by recent understandings of the human body, the natural world, and the material world, Material Feminisms presents an entirely new way for feminists to...


Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present

by Jeff Sahadeo & Russell Zanca Indiana University Press (June 21, 2007)

For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic...


Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

by Stacey A. Langwick Indiana University Press (June 23, 2011)

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses...


Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission

by Robert L. Payton & Michael P. Moody Indiana University Press (March 26, 2008)

Philanthropy has existed in various forms in all cultures and civilizations throughout history, yet most people know little about it and its distinctive place in our lives. Why does philanthropy exist? Why do...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly Indiana University Press (July 18, 2011)

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America

by David H. Ikard Indiana University Press (October 28, 2013)

The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites,...


Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century

by Robert W. Hefner & Peter L. Berger Indiana University Press (October 02, 2013)

This state-of-the-field overview of Pentecostalism around the world focuses on cultural developments among second- and third-generation adherents in regions with large Pentecostal communities, considering the...


Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement

by Mark Ellis Indiana University Press (October 16, 2013)

Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education,...


States of Emergency: Essays on Culture and Politics

by Patrick M. Brantlinger Indiana University Press (September 25, 2013)

In his latest book, Patrick Brantlinger probes the state of contemporary America. Brantlinger takes aim at neoliberal economists, the Tea Party movement, gun culture, immigration, waste value, surplus people,...


Religion in Philanthropic Organizations: Family, Friend, Foe?

by Thomas J Davis Indiana University Press (September 26, 2013)

Religion in Philanthropic Organizations explores the tensions inherent in religious philanthropies across a variety of organizations and examines the effect assumptions about "professional, scientific, nonsectarian"...


Between Slavery and Freedom: Philosophy and American Slavery

by Jr.Howard McGary & Bill E. Lawson Indiana University Press (February 22, 1993)

Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political...


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry Indiana University Press (September 16, 2013)

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk, and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve

by Nuno S. Themudo Indiana University Press (September 26, 2013)

Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector....


Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa: Natives and Strangers

by Carola Lentz Indiana University Press (July 05, 2013)

Focusing on an area of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated access...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger Indiana University Press (July 23, 2013)

During the goddess Gangamma's festival in the town of Tirupati, lower-caste men take guises of the goddess, and the streets are filled with men wearing saris, braids, and female jewelry. By contrast, women participate...


Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image

by Christiane Gruber & Sune Haugbolle Indiana University Press (July 17, 2013)

This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what...


Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places

by Erica T. Lehrer Indiana University Press (July 19, 2013)

Since the end of Communism, Jews from around the world have visited Poland to tour Holocaust-related sites. A few venture further, seeking to learn about their own Polish roots and connect with contemporary...


Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy

by Peter Y Paik & Merry Wiesner-Hanks Indiana University Press (July 30, 2013)

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore...


Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region

by Kenneth Omeje & Tricia Redeker Hepner Indiana University Press (June 19, 2013)

Driven by genocide, civil war, political instabilities, ethnic and pastoral hostilities, the African Great Lakes Region, primarily Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi, has been overwhelmingly...


Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics Indiana University Press (June 05, 2013)

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...


Murder Made in Italy: Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture

by Ellen Nerenberg Indiana University Press (April 27, 2011)

Looking at media coverage of three very prominent murder cases, Murder Made in Italy explores the cultural issues raised by the murders and how they reflect developments in Italian civil society over the past...


Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

by Elizabeth Emma Ferry Indiana University Press (June 19, 2013)

Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections on both sides of the US-Mexico border. She describes how and why these byproducts...


Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Fran Markowitz Indiana University Press (June 11, 2013)

Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological...


Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

by Afterword by Kevin Dwyer. Edited by David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb Indiana University Press (May 15, 2013)

Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of...


The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa

by Hilary Jones Indiana University Press (March 18, 2013)

The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved...


The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television

by Maria San Filippo Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. Maria...


Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia

by Keith Brown Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

The underground Macedonian Revolutionary Organization recruited and mobilized over 20,000 supporters to take up arms against the Ottoman Empire between 1893 and 1903. Challenging conventional wisdom about the...


Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership

by Paul Spickard Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

In recent years, Europeans have engaged in sharp debates about migrants and minority groups as social problems. The discussions usually neglect who these people are, how they live their lives, and how they identify...


The Electric Pullman: A History of the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company

by Lawrence A. Brough Indiana University Press (April 18, 2013)

Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars-cars so durable...


Trash: African Cinema from Below

by Kenneth W. Harrow Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted...


African Art and Agency in the Workshop

by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir & Till Förster Indiana University Press (April 01, 2013)

The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and...


American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society

by Shaul Magid Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

How do American Jews identify as both Jewish and American? American Post-Judaism argues that Zionism and the Holocaust, two anchors of contemporary American Jewish identity, will no longer be centers of identity...


The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East

by David McMurray & Amanda Ufheil-Somers Indiana University Press (February 22, 2013)

The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian...