Award Winning Books: 2007

Another Arabesque

Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil

John Tofik Karam

Winner of the Roberto Reis BRASA Book Award, 2008
Arab American National Museum Book Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Category, 2007

A revealing investigation of changing identity in a globalizing world

232 pages | 6 x 9


Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

Certificate of Merit for Best Research in Recorded Folk, Ethnic, or World Music from the Association for Recorded Sound, 2007

The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 18 figures, 12 halftones


Hapa Girl

A Memoir

May-lee Chai

Named one of the Notable Books in the Kiriyama Prize, 2008
Honorable Mention at the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards, 2007

A vivid depiction of the racism suffered by a mixed-race family in rural South Dakota

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones


Musicians from a Different Shore

Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music

Mari Yoshihara

"Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award" from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2007

Why do so many Asians devote their lives to playing Western classical music?

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


The Smoke of the Gods

A Social History of Tobacco

Eric Burns

A "Best of the Best from the University Presses" program selection at the 2007 American Library Association Annual Conference

From the author of The Spirits of America, an energetic history of tobacco use

296 pages | 6 x 9


There Goes the 'Hood

Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up

Lance Freeman

Winner of the Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award, 2007

How does gentrification affect residents who stay in the neighborhood?

248 pages | 6 x 9