Fall 1997

The Afrocentric Idea

Revised and Expanded Edition

Molefi Kete Asante

Asante's spirited engagement with culture warriors, neocons, and postmodernists updates this classic

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.2


Borscht Belt Bungalows

Memories of Catskill Summers

Irwin Richman

A history memoir and photo album of Jewish summers in the Catskills

256 pages | 7 x 10 | 7 figures 70 halftones


Claiming America

Constructing Chinese American Identities during the Exclusion Era

Edited by K. Scott Wong, and Sucheng Chan

A collection of essays that recovers the lives and experiences of individuals who staked their claim to Chinese American identity

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables


Ecological Politics

Ecofeminists and the Greens

Greta Gaard

An illuminating account of two interconnected social movements from their grassroots origins in the 1970s to the 1996 Green presidential campaign

337 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 2 figs.


Fishing the Delaware Valley

George H. Ingram Jr., Robert R Smith, and Robert F Marler Jr.

Fishing tales from the Delaware Valley

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 4 figures, 4 maps


Free Trade?

Informal Economies at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Kathleen Staudt

How petty regulations feed grand global hegemonies that cheapen labor

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 6 tables, 16 figures, 14 halftones, 5 maps


I Can't Remember

Family Stories of Alzheimer's Disease

Esther Strauss Smoller

Photographs and personal stories of the everyday trials of Alzheimer's patients and their families

136 pages | 7 x 10 | 63 halftones


Mexican American Women Activists

Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities

Mary S. Pardo

The story of Mexican American women in two communities who took control and made a difference

322 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure, 12 halftones, 1 map


Misconceiving Mothers

Legislators, Prosecutors, and the Politics of Prenatal Drug Exposure

Laura E. Gómez

How public policy about reproduction and crime is made

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25



Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics

Jere Takahashi

A fresh look at the many and diverse political strategies that forged a Japanese American identity

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


A Part, Yet Apart

South Asians in Asian America

Edited by Lavina Dhingra Shankar, and Rajini Srikanth

The first comprehensive study of the peripheral position and invisibility of South Asian perspectives within Asian America

320 pages | 6 x 9


Policing Women

The Sexual Politics of Law Enforcement and the LAPD

Janis Appier

How women expanded policework and unwittingly created the conditions for more aggressive policing

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 8 figs.


Readings in American Indian Law

Recalling the Rhythm of Survival

edited by Jo Carrillo

33 works that introduce and conceptualize some of the most symbolically important areas of federal Indian law: identity, reparations, incommensurability, cultural property, tribal governance, and religious freedom

353 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 figs.


Rethinking the Cold War

edited by Allen Hunter

A path-breaking collection of essays by cutting-edge authors that reassess the Cold War since the fall of communism

320 pages | 6 x 9

Searching for Safe Spaces

Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile

Myriam J. A. Chancy

In exile but finding no refuge, Afro-Caribbean women portray harsh lives

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftones