Fall 2009

Afro-Caribbean Religions

An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions

Nathanial Samuel Murrell

A comprehensive introduction to the Caribbean’s African-based religions

440 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 9 halftones, 4 maps


Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman

Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant

Explores the restrictive myth of the strong black woman through interviews, revealing the emotional and physical toll this “performance” can have

194 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Culinary Fictions

Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture

Anita Mannur

An exploration of how and why food matters in the culture and literature of the South Asian diaspora

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 figures, 1 halftone


The Day the Dancers Stayed

Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora

Theodore S. Gonzalves

Exploring the ways that cultural celebrations challenge official accounts of the past while reinventing culture and history for Filipino American college students

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


DES Daughters

Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women's Health Politics

Susan E. Bell

How a DES catastrophe created the feminist health movement

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 halftones


Earthly Plenitudes

A Study on Sovereignty and Labor

Bruno Gullì

Can personal sovereignty exist without order?

200 pages | 6 x 9


Economic Citizens

A Narrative of Asian American Visibility

Christine So

In narratives dominated by money, exchange is the route to Asian American visibility

190 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The End of Empires

African Americans and India

Gerald C. Horne

A trailblazing book that details the close historic ties between Black America and India over the decades

274 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


For Both Cross and Flag

Catholic Action, Anti-Catholicism, and National Security Politics in World War II San Francisco

William Issel

Against a backdrop of war and anti-Catholic sentiment, one man loses his rights because he is falsely accused

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Hip Hop Underground

The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification

Anthony Kwame Harrison

Race and authenticity in America, explored through the Bay Area’s multiracial underground hip hop scene

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 8 halftones


How Many Exceptionalisms?

Explorations in Comparative Macroanalysis

Aristide Zolberg

A collection of essays on the importance of comparative cultural analysis

376 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 1 figure


I Walked with Giants

The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren

A life in music portrayed by an NEA jazz master and his legendary friends

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 halftones


On Any Given Sunday

A Life of Bert Bell

Bob Lyons

The first biography ever written about the man who some considered the greatest commissioner in the history of professional sports

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones


Oye Como Va!

Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music

Deborah Pacini Hernandez

Latino music as an amalgam of American cultures

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figures, 5 halftones


The Perfect Square

A History of Rittenhouse Square

Nancy M. Heinzen

A history of America’s best-used public space

224 pages | 8 x 8 | 48 halftones, 3 maps