American Studies

Living for Change: An Autobiography Living for Change An Autobiography Grace Lee Boggs 2016 Fall
A remarkable life on the American Left.
Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom Human Programming Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom Scott Selisker 2016 Fall
The first cultural history of the idea of the programmable mind in U.S. culture, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization versus the Working Poor in San Diego The Servant Class City Urban Revitalization versus the Working Poor in San Diego David J. Karjanen 2016 Fall
Exposes a dark side of the sunny city that has enticed workers and tourists for decades
Dharma Lion: A Biography of Allen Ginsberg Dharma Lion A Biography of Allen Ginsberg Michael Schumacher 2016 Spring
The expansive, authoritative biography of a Beat Generation leader—now with two new chapters
The Fighting Frenchman: Minnesota’s Boxing Legend Scott LeDoux The Fighting Frenchman Minnesota’s Boxing Legend Scott LeDoux 2016 Spring
He battled boxing’s elite, but the real story lies in the way this Minnesota Rocky lived
Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance Farm Worker Futurism Speculative Technologies of Resistance Curtis Márez 2016 Spring
How one of America’s key social movements led the way in using new media for justice
Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues Murray Talks Music Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues Albert Murray 2016 Spring
Rare and previously unpublished work from an influential critic, cultural theorist, and champion of jazz
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2016 Spring
If the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities in 2012 marked the “digital humanities moment,” this book—the first in a series of annual volumes—will chart the possibilities and tensions of the field as it grows.
Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America Blood Sugar Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America Anthony Ryan Hatch 2016 Spring
How contemporary biomedicine has shaped race and racism as America’s health disparities increase
DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services DIY Detroit Making Do in a City without Services Kimberley Kinder 2016 Spring
When public services fail, neighbors step in to keep a city alive
John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life John Vassos Industrial Design for Modern Life Danielle Shapiro 2016 Spring
The first biography of a renowned industrial designer and illustrator who shaped the look of modern technology
Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout Civil Racism The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout Lynn Mie Itagaki 2016 Spring
Examines how the preservation of civility comes at the expense of racial reconciliation and justice
Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women Claiming Place On the Agency of Hmong Women Chia Youyee Vang, Faith Nibbs and Ma Vang, Editors 2016 Spring
A field-defining book that illustrates how Hmong scholarship might progress
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction Speculative Blackness The Future of Race in Science Fiction André M. Carrington 2016 Spring
Examines race through fanzines, Star Trek, comic books, and Harry Potter
Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals Our Gang A Racial History of The Little Rascals Julia Lee 2015 Fall
Behind the scenes of The Little Rascals and the America that made them
The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America The Beginning and End of Rape Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America Sarah Deer 2015 Fall
How to address widespread violence against Native women—practically, theoretically, and legally—from the foremost advocate for understanding and change
Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference Death beyond Disavowal The Impossible Politics of Difference Grace Kyungwon Hong 2015 Fall
Women of color feminism should have a voice in all discussions of contemporary neoliberalism
Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest Barnstorming the Prairies How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest Jason Weems 2015 Fall
How flight led to a new view of the Midwest, making it the center of the nation in more ways than one
Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties Peace Corps Fantasies How Development Shaped the Global Sixties Molly Geidel 2015 Fall
How the 1960s Peace Corps’ gendered modernization ideology shaped social movements across the Americas
The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States The Value of Homelessness Managing Surplus Life in the United States Craig Willse 2015 Fall
How social welfare and social science came to reinforce, not combat, racialized housing insecurity