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Afghan Folktales from Herat:

Persian Texts in Transcription and Translation
Youli Ioannesyan
ISBN: 9781604976526

There is no similar published work in English on this particular Persian dialect and its oral literature. Based on academically informed fieldwork and presented in a scientific fashion, this study provides information previously unavailable and is thus valuable to the academic discourse in Iranian linguistics. The book helpfully provides a grammatical introduction to the Herati dialect, a glossary of dialectal and common words, as well as approximately 500 explanatory notes. Read More..

Africans in China:

A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications for Africa-China Relations
Adams Bodomo
ISBN: 9781604977905

"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities." - Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Read More..

Are We What We Eat?

Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature
William R. Dalessio
ISBN: 9781604978018

Over the last forty years, scenes that prominently feature acts of preparing and eating food have filled the pages of novels and memoirs written by American immigrants and their descendants because these writers understand that eating is more than a purely biological function but, instead, works to define who we are in the United States and abroad. This book critically analyzes eight of these pieces of ethnic American literature, which demonstrate the important role that cooking and eating play in the process of identity formation. Read More..

Asian American Identities:

Racial and Ethnic Identity Issues in the Twenty-First Century
Cheri Philip
ISBN: 9781934043622

Addresses how Asian Americans define what it means to be Asian American and explores their experiences of being categorized as such at the dawn of the 21st century. Read More..

Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

Black Medea:

Adaptations for Modern Plays
Kevin J. Wetmore
ISBN: 9781604978650

The plays in this volume reflect recurring themes and approaches to adapting Medea to modern contexts. Numerous modern adaptations see the play as painting a picture of the struggle of the powerless under the powerful, of women against men, of foreigners versus natives. The play has been adapted into colonial and historical contexts to lend its powerful resonances to issues of current import. Read More..

Chinatown in Britain:

Diffusions and Concentrations of the British New Wave Chinese Immigration
Wai-ki E. Luk
ISBN: 9781934043868

This is the first scholarly book to closely explore Chinese immigration to Britain and its effects on the British urban landscape, beginning with the 1980s. Read More..

Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

Ouyang Yu
ISBN: 9781604975161

This is an important book that illustrates how the “Other” is represented and will be a valuable book for those in Australian studies, Asian studies, and literary studies. Read More..

The Dutch American Identity:

Staging Memory and Ethnicity in Community Celebrations
Terence Schoone-Jongen
ISBN: 9781604975659

Each year, thousands of communities across the United States celebrate their ethnic heritages, values, and identities through the medium of festivals. This unique book examines five Dutch American festivals in order to determine what such festivals mean and do for the staging communities. Read More..

Education, Migration, and Cultural Capital in the Chinese Diaspora:

Transnational Students Between Hong Kong and Canada
Johanna L. Waters
ISBN: 9781604975437

Thought-provoking and inspiring, this book makes an important contribution to the literature of international education and contains a wealth of ideas for professionals interested to go on probing. The clear development, novel perspective and convincing argument are worthy of a good read. Recommended to all those working in education and its related fields." - International Education Read More..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977639

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia (Softcover)

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977967

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

Fascist and Anti-Fascist Propaganda in America:

The Dispatches of Italian Ambassador Gelasio Caetani
Pellegrino Nazzaro
ISBN: 9781934043660

"Scholars are in Nazzaro’s debt for his research in recuperating and focusing on an important slice of Italian American memory--one that should be part of their identity--and for his contribution to correcting the historical record that sees Italian Americans responding to the manipulation of the prominenti as active or passive supporters of Italian Fascism up to the entrance of the United States into World War II. ... Nazzaro has helped reopen the issue of the struggle between Fascism and anti-Fascism in the United States, especially in the 1920s." – H-net Read More..

German Media and National Identity

Sanna Inthorn
ISBN: 9781934043950

This book makes an important contribution to the study of German national identity by offering a detailed and large-scale academic analysis of how German media discourse between 1998 and 2005 represents German national identity. Read More..

Giving this Country a Memory:

Contemporary Aboriginal Voices of Australia
Anne Brewster
ISBN: 9781604979114

"Strikes a fine balance between the distancing effect of a scholarly approach and the respect and engagement owed to the Indigenous community ... Brewster’s well-pitched, necessary and timely initiative stands as an indispensable piece of engaged scholarship." — Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia Read More..

Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile:

Salman Rushdie, Bharati Mukherjee, and V.S. Naipaul
Cristina Emanuela Dascalu
ISBN: 9781934043738

An eloquently argued book with meticulous theoretical groundwork, Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile presents a most lucid and concise examination of exile. Read More..

Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles:

Development and Change in MacArthur Park
Gerardo Sandoval
ISBN: 9781604976427

"An engaging book which never shies away from the difficulties of urban regeneration. Sandoval has created finegrained, nuanced insights into the challenging but ultimately successful journey that formerly troubled communities can take towards positive change." - Urban Studies Read More..

Indian Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley:

The Making of a Transnational Techno-Capitalist Class
Monica R. Biradavolu
ISBN: 9781604975277

This innovative study examines the emergence and growing power of a new group of immigrant Indians to the United States: the transnational techno-capitalist class of entrepreneurs operating at the upper echelons of the hi-tech industry in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. Read More..

Interracial Marriages Between Black Women and White Men

Cheryl Judice
ISBN: 9781604975772

This book is one of the first published on interracial marriages which focuses specifically on marriages between African American women and Caucasian American men in contemporary America. Read More..

Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad:

Negotiating Identities in a Global World
Nobuko Adachi
ISBN: 9781604976861

While previous studies have focused on a few specific and well-known cases, this book examines Japanese transnationalism from a broader perspective, including Japanese nationals living overseas permanently or temporarily, and Europeans of Japanese ancestry who have recently rediscovered their Japanese roots. Specialists from many areas will be drawn to this work on the Nikkei experience and transnational culture and economy. Read More..

Jews in Blue:

The Jewish American Experience in Law Enforcement
Jack Kitaeff
ISBN: 9780977356782

The first book to describe Jewish American experience in law enforcement and homeland security. Read More..

The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora:

Ethnogenesis in Context
Antonio Olliz Boyd
ISBN: 9781604977042

"The author's analysis offers a new way to approach critical race theory.... Affords readers a view of the diaspora that is broader and more inclusive than previous studies.While it is a necessary text for all institutional libraries, it would also make a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar in History, Latin American or African Diaspora, or New World, Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Studies. It could appropriately be a required text for students in any of these fields." - New West Indian Guide Read More..

Migration Documentary Films in Post-War Australia

Liangwen Kuo
ISBN: 9781604976878

Migration documentary films played an important role in promoting Australian images to the outside world. This innovative book is the first in the field that comes with a systematic and comprehensive study of migration documentary films in post-war Australia. Scholars and students whose interests include documentary films, immigration, ethnicity, national identity, and propaganda would find this book to be a valuable resource. Read More..

On China By India:

From Civilization to Nation-State
Chih-yu Shih, Swaran Singh, and Reena Marwah
ISBN: 9781604978063

This groundbreaking collection is the first of its kind to examine China studies from a perspective that is not Western.The book is a report of the first stage of findings on how views on China and the intellectual history of China studies have been embedded in India’s modern history and its evolving self-knowledge as a nation-state. The rise of India and China has caused intellectuals of both countries to become increasingly conscious of each other. Read More..

The Pilgrim Soul:

Being Russian in Israel
Elana Gomel
ISBN: 9781604975987

Written by Elana Gomel, senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, this is an original and exciting investigation of the Russian community in Israel. It analyzes the narratives through which Russian Jewry defines itself and connects them to the legacy of Soviet history. Read More..

Reinaldo Arenas, Caliban, and Postcolonial Discourse

Enrique Morales-Díaz
ISBN: 9781604976175

This is the first critical study of Reinaldo Arenas from a postcolonial venue. It is an important book for all those in Latin American studies and postcolonial studies. Read More..

Singapore Stories:

Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000
Ernest Koh
ISBN: 9781604976779

“Successfully critiques the unity of what Koh calls the ‘English Singapore Story’ … works best in unraveling the plurality of experiences … engages a number of important questions for writing recent Singapore history … there is much good material in this book which offers the possibility of a more richly textured social history seen from the inside out.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

Sons of Garibaldi in Blue and Gray:

Italians in the American Civil War
Frank W. Alduino and David J. Coles
ISBN: 9781934043806

Not much has been written about the Italian immigrant experience prior to 1880. This book, through careful analysis of sparse primary and archival sources, brings to life the Civil War-time trials and tribulations of several notable Italian Americans. Read More..

Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond

Chia-rong Wu
ISBN: 9781604979213

“This book examines some interesting, significant types and aspects of Sinophone Taiwan fiction, as well as a number of prominent writers and representative works. Focusing on the narratives of the strange, it connects the trope of ghost haunting with Taiwan’s complex ethnoscapes and historical, colonial trauma. ... An excellent, timely study on the important but understudied Sinophone Taiwan literature.” – Yenna Wu, University of California, Riverside Read More..

 

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