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In Search of SoulHip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

Alejandro Nava

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293533
eISBN:
9780520966758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the meaning of “soul” in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of ... More

New Food ActivismOpposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

New and exciting forms of food activism are emerging as supporters of sustainable agriculture increasingly recognize the need for a broader, more strategic and more politicized food politics that ... More

Moment's MonumentMedardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture

Moment's Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture

Sharon Hecker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294486
eISBN:
9780520967564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294486.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Medardo Rosso (1858–1928) is one of the most original and influential figures in the history of modern art, and this book is the first historically substantiated critical account of his life and ... More

Who Will Lead Us?The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Samuel C. Heilman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520277236
eISBN:
9780520966482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is an account of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and their complex process of succession. Two dynasties – Munkács and Boyan – describe a situation with too few successors, two – Bobov and ... More

JailcareFinding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Carolyn Sufrin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520288669
eISBN:
9780520963559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288669.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation's jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is ... More

Greek Gods AbroadNames, Natures, and Transformations

Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293946
eISBN:
9780520967250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period ... More

Bitter and SweetFood, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More

Trespassers?Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Willow S. Lung-Amam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth, ... More

Abusive EndingsSeparation and Divorce Violence against Women

Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women

Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, and Martin D. Schwartz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520285743
eISBN:
9780520961159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285743.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book provides scholars, students, practitioners, and policy makers with a comprehensive review of the most up-to-date social scientific literature on lethal and nonlethal forms of male-to-female ... More

Paisanos ChinosTranspacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Paisanos Chinos: Transpacific Politics among Chinese Immigrants in Mexico

Fredy González

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290198
eISBN:
9780520964488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Threatened by the violence of the anti-Chinese campaigns, Chinese Mexicans strengthened their ties to China as a way to safeguard their presence in the country. Paisanos Chinos illustrates the ways ... More

Listening for the SecretThe Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation

Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation

Ulf Olsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520286641
eISBN:
9780520961760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

During their thirty years of existence, the Grateful Dead produced a musical as well as a cultural heritage that invites and rewards exploration and evaluation. This book engages critical theory in ... More

Prophets and PatriotsFaith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans across the political divide flocked to local citizens organizations, where they worked to refocus political attention on the needs of ordinary people ... More

History of InfamyCrime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico

Pablo Piccato

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292611
eISBN:
9780520966079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292611.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the construction of crime as a central focus of public life in postrevolutionary Mexico. It does so by exploring cases, stories, and characters that attracted Mexican publics ... More

Hard-Boiled HollywoodCrime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The history of Hollywood’s postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn ... More

States of SeparationTransfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Laura Robson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292154
eISBN:
9780520965669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In the interwar Eastern Mediterranean, European colonial modes of establishing land claims and controlling populations converged with a recent Ottoman past featuring desperate and violent efforts at ... More

Mainstreaming Black Power

Mainstreaming Black Power

Tom Adam Davies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book upends the narrative that the Black Power movement allowed for a catharsis of black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black uplift. Retelling the story of the 1960s ... More

Death in the CitySuicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Kathryn A. Sloan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290310
eISBN:
9780520964532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290310.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Popular culture has long conflated Mexico with the macabre. Some persuasive intellectuals argue that Mexicans have a special relationship with death, formed in the crucible of their hybrid ... More

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau and the Language of Trees is the first in-depth study of Thoreau’s passionate engagement with trees and his writing about them. It explores his keen eye for trees as a naturalist, his ... More

Exceptional AmericaWhat Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More

Shari'ah on TrialNorthern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In November, 1999, hundreds of thousands of Northern Nigerians took to the streets of Zamfara state to demand the (re)implementation of full shar’iah penal law. Insisting on the laws of God where the ... More

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