Series Editor: George Lipsitz
Critical American Studies
This series examines recent trends in American studies. Fundamental questions about history, culture, social structure, race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship now challenge and motivate work in this discipline and also connect and integrate it with other areas of study. Books in the series analyze and critique the forces (including mass migration, global economy, apparent weaknesses of the nation-state, and ongoing ethnic antagonisms) that compel this field to reevaluate how culture produces individual and collective identities.
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Debating the End of History The Marketplace, Utopia, and the Fragmentation of Intellectual Life Why the global marketplace doesn’t—and can’t—provide the utopian world it promises
Samurai among Panthers Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life The first biography of Asian American activist and Black Panther Party member Richard Aoki
Triangulations Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity How Latino autobiographical texts reconfigure identity in opposition to familiar notions of self
American Pietàs Visions of Race, Death, and the Maternal What visual tropes of race, death, and motherhood tell us about citizenship
Mythohistorical Interventions The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies The importance of myth, symbol, and image in the Chicano movement and beyond
Ends of Empire Asian American Critique and the Cold War A bold examination of how the U.S. Cold War in Asia impacted the formation of Asian America
The New American Exceptionalism Exposes the fantasies that shaped U.S. identity between the end of the cold war and the global war on terror
Chains of Babylon The Rise of Asian America Traces for the first time the rise of the radically antiracist and antiwar Asian American movement
Cannibal Democracy Race and Representation in the Literature of the Americas Cannibalism as a metaphor for racial assimilation in the United States, the Caribbean, and Brazil
Next to the Color Line Gender, Sexuality, and W. E. B. Du Bois Interrogates Du Bois on questions of race, gender, and sex
American Tropics Articulating Filipino America How America’s image of the Philippines reflects the U.S. inability to see its own imperialism
Mestizaje Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture A major reassessment of how mixed-race identity affects Chicano culture and politics
Mangos, Chiles, and Truckers The Business of Transnationalism Examines the effects of global capital on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border
At Home in Diaspora Black International Writing Examines the work produced in exile by writers of African descent
Heartbeat of Struggle The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama The first biography of a courageous and inspiring champion of freedom and equality
Singlejack Solidarity The writings of the lifelong activist and worker’s advocate collected here for the first time
The Colonizing Trick National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America An illuminating look at the concepts of race, nation, and equality in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America
Aberrations in Black Toward a Queer of Color Critique A hard-hitting look at the regulation of sexual difference and its role in circumscribing African American culture
Death of a Nation American Culture and the End of Exceptionalism A trenchant examination of epic shifts in American thought by a major scholar in the field.
Not the Triumph but the Struggle The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete A sweeping look at black athletes through the lens of the black power protests at the Mexico City Olympics—now in paperback!
The Culture Concept Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism Examines the prehistory of the American struggle to address cultural difference.
The New American Studies A clarion call for a more theoretically and politically informed approach to American Studies
American Studies in a Moment of Danger A forthright look at the future of the discipline in the wake of immense social changes.
Those Without a Country The Political Culture of Italian American Syndicalists A groundbreaking study of this political movement.
Reinventing Citizenship Black Los Angeles, Korean Kawasaki, and Community Participation A study of race, welfare, and citizenship in the United States and Japan during the 1960s and 1970s
Urban Triage Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism Assesses fictional representations of racial conflict, cooperation, and complicity amid the urban crisis of the 1980s
Distant Wars Visible The Ambivalence of Witnessing Mapping the fraught space between empathy and spectacle in the witnessing of military conflict
Peace Corps Fantasies How Development Shaped the Global Sixties How the 1960s Peace Corps’ gendered modernization ideology shaped social movements across the Americas
History News Network on Debating the End of History Apr 01, 2013 David Noble challenges the conventional wisdom of perpetual economic growth upon which bourgeois culture is founded.
Distorting the Legacy of Richard Aoki Sep 09, 2012 San Francisco Bay View looks at the ways in which Seth Rosenfeld's new book attempts to rewrite history.
Report: '60s militant who armed Black Panthers was FBI mole Aug 20, 2012 USA Today reports about the controversy about Richard Aoki, who is the subject of the biography SAMURAI AMONG PANTHERS by Diane Fujino.
Democracy Now!: Was Bay Area Radical, Black Panther Arms Supplier Richard Aoki An Informant for the FBI? Aug 23, 2012 Diane Fujino (SAMURAI AMONG PANTHERS) and Seth Rosenfeld, author of a new book that alleges Richard Aoki was an FBI informer, discuss allegations in his book.
Richard Aoki, the Japanese American Black Panther: A Fascinating, Inspiring Life Story Aug 01, 2012 Rafu Shimpo reviews SAMURAI AMONG PANTHERS by Diane Fujino.