Bookshelf

Published books from faculty and graduates of the Ph.D Program in American Studies.

Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Phillip Brian Harper
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Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Harvey Molotch
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All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Emily L. Thuma
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A Nation on the Line: Call Centers as Postcolonial Predicaments in the Philippines

Jan Padios
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An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Crystal Parikh
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Badges without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing

Stuart Schrader
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Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy

Nikhil Pal Singh
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City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Daniel J. Walkowitz
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Climbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O'Dell

Jack O'Dell; Editor: Nikhil Singh
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Contagions of Empire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898–1948

Khary Oronde Polk
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Creditocracy And The Case For Debt Refusal

Andrew Ross
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Culture & Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis

Renato Rosaldo
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Culture and Customs of Haiti

J. Michael Dash
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Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas

Arlene Dávila
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Dark Continent of Our Bodies: Black Feminism and the Politics of Respectability

E. Frances White
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El Mall: Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Arlene Davila
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Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad

Manu Karuka
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Enforcing Freedom: Drug Courts, Therapeutic Communities, and the Intimacies of the State

Kerwin Kaye
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Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger

Julie Sze
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Forensics of Capital

Michael Ralph
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Framing Blackness: The African American Image in Film

Ed Guerrero
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How Soon is Now?: Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the Queerness of Time

Carolyn Dinshaw
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Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation, 2nd Edition

Mary Louise Pratt
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Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures

Gayatri Gopinath
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Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic

Julie Livingston
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Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost

Caitlin Zaloom
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Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States

María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
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Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of the Antebellum Expansion

Dawn Peterson (2011 Graduate)
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Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War

Ronak K. Kapadia
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Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

Jennifer L. Morgan
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London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined a City

Sukhdev Sandhu
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Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Lisa Duggan
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New York before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882

John Kuo Wei Tchen
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Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London

Caitlin Zaloom
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Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico

Marisol LeBrón
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Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations

Phillip Brian Harper
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Race and America's Long War

Nikhil Pal Singh
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Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present

Deborah Willis
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Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Kimberley Johnson
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Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity

Lisa Duggan
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Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa

Julie Livingston
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Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955

Adam Green
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She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Joan Morgan (Graduate)
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Shout to the Lord: Making Worship Music in Evangelical America

Ari Y. Berman
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Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

Walter Johnson
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Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Andrew Ross
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The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
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The Chasers

Renato Rosaldo
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The Day of Shelly's Death: The Poetry and Ethnography of Grief

Renato Rosaldo
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The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeno Tales of Learning and Turning

Juan Flores
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The Revolutionary Imagination in the Americas and the Age of Development

Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo
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The Trouble With Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity

Cristina Beltrán
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The Twilight of Equality: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy

Lisa Duggan
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Theatre and Postcolonial Desires

Awam Amkpa
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These United States A Nation in the Making: 1890 to the Present

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue
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Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China

Judith Stacey
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Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora

Gayatri Gopinath
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Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai’i Statehood

Dean Saranillio
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Where Stuff Comes From

Harvey Molotch
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Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

Edited by Deborah Willis, Ellyn Toscano and Kalia Brooks Nelson
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Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Crystal Parikh
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Yellow Peril!: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear

John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats
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“You Can Tell Just by Looking”: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People

Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico
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