Spring 2000


Asian American Film Criticism

Edited by Darrell Y. Hamamoto and Sandra Liu

Asian American film makers and film critics discuss their cultural output

317 pages | 7 x 10 | 39 halftones


Cultural Compass

Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV

Essays by ethnographers researching their own ethnic groups

272 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table, 5 figures


East Indian Music in the West Indies

Tân-Singing, Chutney, and the Making of Indo-Caribbean Culture

Peter Manuel

An introduction to the music of Indo-Caribbean culture

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 map 34 figures 18 halftones


Environmental Ethics and Forestry

A Reader

Edited by Peter C. List

An exploration of the philosophical nature of ecology

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 2 figures



The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon

Michael E. Veal

A profile of the outspoken Nigerian musician who popularized Afropop

352 pages | 7 x 10 | 33 halftones


A Genealogy of Queer Theory

William B. Turner

An accessible history of queer—not gay/lesbian—theory and its academic importance

256 pages | 6 x 9



Working-Class Readers and Pulp Magazines

Erin A. Smith

An examination of the culture that produced and supported pulp-fiction

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 halftones


How I Got Over

Clara Ward and the World-Famous Ward Singers

Willa Ward-Royster and Rose Toni

The telling story of one of the country's best-known gospel groups

263 pages | 6 x 9


In Griot Time

An American Guitarist in Mali

Banning Eyre

An American guitarist chronicles the lives of musicians in Mali

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones, 2 maps


The Kennedy Family and the Story of Mental Retardation

Edward Shorter

An account of mental retardation through the eyes of the Kennedy Family

249 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones


La Raza Unida Party

A Chicano Challenge to the U.S. Two-Party Dictatorship

Armando Navarro

A comprehensive study of an ethnic political movement

384 pages | 7 x 10 | 5 tables, 16 halftones


Language Policy and Identity Politics in the United States

Ronald Schmidt Sr.

An engaging discussion about the use of English and other languages in the United States

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables


Letters of Charles Demuth, American Artist, 1883-1935

edited by Bruce Kellner

The correspondence of a celebrated 1920s artist with his famous contemporaries

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure, 1 halftone


Locating Filipino Americans

Ethnicity and the Cultural Politics of Space

Rick Bonus

Defining ethnic identity and social space for Filipino Americans

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


The Money Pitch

Baseball Free Agency and Salary Arbitration

Roger I. Abrams

An insider's guide to the economics of Baseball

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 9 halftones