American Studies

Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene Under Bright Lights Gay Manila and the Global Scene Bobby Benedicto 2014 Fall
Reassessing gay globalization as seen and lived by third world gay men of means
Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination Backwater Blues The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination Richard M. Mizelle Jr. 2014 Fall
A broad examination of the flood that, prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was the most influential environmental disaster in American history
Oil Culture Oil Culture Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden, Editors 2014 Fall
The cultural life of oil—from aesthetics and politics to economy and ecology
Abolitionist Geographies Abolitionist Geographies Martha Schoolman 2014 Fall
The geographic claims and spatial contradictions of abolitionist literature, from British West Indian Emancipation to the U.S. Civil War
Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class Chicago Hustle and Flow Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class Geoff Harkness 2014 Fall
Explores the symbiotic relationship between gangsta rap and Chicago street gangs
Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement Total Liberation The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement David Naguib Pellow 2014 Fall
All oppression is linked: radical environmental and animal liberation movements in the struggle for social justice
Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism Debt to Society Accounting for Life under Capitalism Miranda Joseph 2014 Fall
Reveals how credit, debt, and accounting shape and influence our lives
Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture Celebrity and Power Fame in Contemporary Culture P. David Marshall 2014 Fall
A foundational media studies text—now with a new introduction
Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance Settler Common Sense Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance Mark Rifkin 2014 Spring
Tracing the unacknowledged effects of colonialism in the canon of nineteenth-century American literature
The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City The Folklore of the Freeway Race and Revolt in the Modernist City Eric Avila 2014 Spring
How urban minority communities devastated by the construction of the interstate highway reclaimed their place through cultural expression
The Essential Ellen Willis The Essential Ellen Willis Ellen Willis Nona Willis Aronowitz, Editor 2014 Spring
From pioneering rock music critic Ellen Willis, iconoclastic essays on politics and culture
More Than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing More Than Shelter Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing Amy L. Howard 2014 Spring
Public housing projects in San Francisco reveal the power of community action
Reinventing Citizenship: Black Los Angeles, Korean Kawasaki, and Community Participation Reinventing Citizenship Black Los Angeles, Korean Kawasaki, and Community Participation Kazuyo Tsuchiya 2014 Spring
A study of race, welfare, and citizenship in the United States and Japan during the 1960s and 1970s
The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent The Imperial University Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, Editors 2014 Spring
From the front lines of the war on academic freedom, linking the policing of knowledge to the relationship between universities, militarism, and neoliberalism
Health Rights Are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963–1978 Health Rights Are Civil Rights Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963–1978 Jenna M. Loyd 2014 Spring
How demands for dignified medical care and healthy living conditions brought together social justice advocates
Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India Eugenic Feminism Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India Asha Nadkarni 2014 Spring
This surprising examination uncovers the eugenic impulse in a nation’s desire for “founding mothers”
Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger Eating Fire My Life as a Lesbian Avenger Kelly Cogswell 2014 Spring
An outsider American recounts two decades of radical lesbian life in this urgent, ferociously funny memoir
Precarious Prescriptions: Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America Precarious Prescriptions Contested Histories of Race and Health in North America Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González and Martin Summers, Editors 2014 Spring
Explores the complex relations between the institutions and ideologies of health and people of color in America
From Orphan to Adoptee: U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption From Orphan to Adoptee U.S. Empire and Genealogies of Korean Adoption SooJin Pate 2014 Spring
Korean adoption as the sine qua non of U.S. neocolonialism in South Korea
Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low Nobody Is Supposed to Know Black Sexuality on the Down Low C. Riley Snorton 2014 Spring
How the “down low” media phenomenon reinforces troubling representations of black sexuality