American Studies

The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age The Decorated Tenement How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age Zachary J. Violette 2019 Spring
A reexamination of working-class architecture in late nineteenth-century urban America
Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Producers, Parasites, Patriots Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes 2019 Spring
The shifting meaning of race and class in the age of Trump
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Prison Land Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Brett Story 2019 Spring
From broken-window policing in Detroit to prison-building in Appalachia, exploring the expansion of the carceral state and its oppressive social relations into everyday life
Reading for Reform: The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era Reading for Reform The Social Work of Literature in the Progressive Era Laura R. Fisher 2019 Spring
An unprecedented examination of class-bridging reform and U.S. literary history at the turn of the twentieth century
The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition The Art of Protest Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Present, Second Edition T. V. Reed 2019 Spring
A second edition of the classic introduction to arts in social movements, fully updated and now including Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, and new digital and social media forms of cultural resistance
Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off: A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Thursdays and Every Other Sunday Off A Domestic Rap by Verta Mae Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor 2018 Fall
Observations from the lives of African American domestic workers—back in print
Histories of the Transgender Child Histories of the Transgender Child Julian Gill-Peterson 2018 Fall
A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children
Conversations in Maine: A New Edition Conversations in Maine A New Edition Grace Lee Boggs, James Boggs, Freddy Paine and Lyman Paine 2018 Fall
Meditations on activism following the turbulent 1960s—back in print
Herlands: Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States Herlands Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States Keridwen N. Luis 2018 Fall
How women-only communities provide spaces for new forms of culture, sociality, gender, and sexuality
Enduring Images: A Future History of New Left Cinema Enduring Images A Future History of New Left Cinema Morgan Adamson 2018 Fall
An integrated look at the political films of the 1960s and ’70s and how the New Left transformed cinema
The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor The Robotic Imaginary The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor Jennifer Rhee 2018 Fall
Tracing the connections between human-like robots and AI at the site of dehumanization and exploited labor
The Denial of Antiblackness: Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering The Denial of Antiblackness Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering João H. Costa Vargas 2018 Fall
An incisive new look at the black diaspora, examining the true roots of antiblackness and its destructive effects on all of society
Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools Black Boys Apart Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools Freeden Blume Oeur 2018 Fall
How neoliberalism and the politics of respectability are transforming African American manhood
Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics Gay, Inc. The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics Myrl Beam 2018 Fall
A bold and provocative look at how the nonprofit sphere’s expansion has helped—and hindered—the LGBT cause
Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation Power and Progress on the Prairie Governing People on Rosebud Reservation Thomas Biolsi 2018 Spring
A critical exploration of how modernity and progress were imposed on the people and land of rural South Dakota
With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire With Stones in Our Hands Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire Sohail Daulatzai and Junaid Rana, Editors 2018 Spring
Bringing together scholars and activists, With Stones in Our Hands confronts the rampant anti-Muslim racism and imperialism across the globe today
Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life Wild Mares My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life Dianna Hunter 2018 Spring
A wry memoir of growing up, coming out, and going back to the land as a lesbian feminist in the rural Midwest of the 1960s and 70s
The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility The Undocumented Everyday Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility Rebecca M. Schreiber 2018 Spring
Examining how undocumented migrants are using film, video, and other documentary media to challenge surveillance, detention, and deportation
The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst Christopher Paul 2018 Spring
An avid gamer and sharp media critic explains meritocracy’s negative contribution to video game culture—and what can be done about it
The Modernist Corpse: Posthumanism and the Posthumous The Modernist Corpse Posthumanism and the Posthumous Erin E. Edwards 2018 Spring
An unconventional take on the corpse challenges traditional conceptions of who—and what—counts as human while offering bold insights into the modernist project