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IN THE NATION OF NATIONS SERIES Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific

Whiteness on the Border

Imperialism’s Racial Justice and Its Fugitives

Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White

VINCE SCHLEITWILER

LEE BEBOUT

With an innovative prose style, Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific pursues the poetic and ethical challenge of reading, or learning how to read, the black and Asian literatures that take form and flight within the fissures of imperialism’s racial justice. $28.00 • 288 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-5708-1

“Explores the vexed ways in which white identity in the U.S. has historically been forged in opposition to a Mexican ‘other.’... Brimming with exceptional critical acumen, Whiteness on the Border will be a book of significant impact and influence.” —George Lipsitz, author of How Racism Takes Place $26.00 • 304 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-5853-8

The Cultural Politics of US Immigration Gender, Race, and Media LEAH PERRY “Impressive in scope, The Cultural Politics of US Immigration explores... the transformation of multiculturalism and the erosion of welfare policies... Well-researched and clearly argued, Perry’s comparative emphasis on several migratory groups will make a significant contribution to immigration studies. An ambitious book.” —Claudia Sadowski-Smith, author of Border Fictions

From the Land of Shadows

War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora KHATHARYA UM “With rich ethnographic details, From the Land of Shadows places survivor narratives in conversation with literature on revolution, diaspora, transnationalism, and memory...A remarkable book.” —Chia Youyee Vang, author of Hmong America $28.00 • 272 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-5823-1

$30.00 • 288 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-2386-4

LATINA/O STUDIES The Latino Nineteenth Century Edited by RODRIGO LAZO and JESSE ALEMÁN

Suspect Freedoms

The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957 NANCY RAQUEL MIRABAL

“[W]hat a marvel it is to bring together this dazzling constellation of scholars who highlight the historical dimensions of ‘the Latino/a’ and speak to the concurrent traditions, canons, moments, and tensions that have long been neglected and overlooked. Excitement for The Latino Nineteenth Century will have no bounds: this is sure to become a treasured volume.” —Claudia Millian, author of Latining America

“[A] groundbreaking work of historical scholarship. Ambitious and wide-ranging, it is sure to redefine the way we understand the relationship between the Cuban Diaspora, Afro-Cuban activism and intellectual history, and their intersections with African American history ...this original and profound work establishes Nancy Mirabal as a major historian and thinker.” —Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University

$30.00 • 384 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-5587-2 In the America and the Long 19th Century series

$30.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-6112-0 In the Culture, Labor, History series

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IN THE POSTMILLENNIAL POP SERIES The Sonic Color Line

Restricted Access

JENNIFER LYNN STOEVER

ELIZABETH ELLCESSOR

Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening

Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation

“A gripping read and a rousing call to political attunement by way of sound...This theoretically rich and passionately argued book made me wiser about the social relations that define sound, the resonant events that suggest how the ear is disciplined, the racial politics of listening.” —Eric Lott, CUNY Graduate Center

“Elizabeth Ellcessor reveals the ways in which ability, culture, and technology are all entangled in questions of accessibility. Timely and sophisticated, book is a major advance in media studies and disability studies, and will also be of great interest to scholars in policy.” —Jonathan Sterne, author of MP3: The Meaning of a Format

$28.00 • 352 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-8934-1

$28.00 • 272 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-5343-4

Modernity’s Ear

Listening to Race and Gender in World Music ROSHANAK KHESHTI “In this tightly structured book, Kheshti offers not only an aesthetic and stylistic history of world music but also an analysis of race and gender in the world music culture industry.” —Choice $26.00 • 208 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1786-3

The New Mutants

Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics RAMZI FAWAZ “Fawaz takes a hard look at the politics behind superhero comics in this...satisfying debut. [A]n enjoyable and perceptive study.” —Publishers Weekly $29.00 • 368 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-2308-6

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CULTURAL POLITICS Neocitizenship

Political Culture after Democracy EVA CHERNIAVSKY Explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U.S. $30.00 • 232 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-9357-7

This Muslim American Life Dispatches from the War on Terror MOUSTAFA BAYOUMI “Moustafa Bayoumi’s calm and precise voice takes you into the world of governmental paranoia and its social costs. What does it mean to be an American Muslim today? Read him. Beautiful writing for an ugly world.” —Vijay Prashad, editor of Letters to Palestine $19.95 • 304 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-3564-5

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ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES The 9/11 Generation Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror

SUNAINA MARR MAIRA “Sunaina Marr Maira’s The 9/11 Generation is predictably excellent and essential—a book that leads us through the impact of the Global War on Terror on Afghan American, Arab American and South Asian American youth. This is an ethnography with teeth—gripping and urgent.” —Vijay Prashad, author of Uncle Swami $28.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-8051-5

Global Asian American Popular Cultures Edited by SHILPA DAVÉ, LEILANI NISHIME, AND TASHA OREN “A welcome and necessary book...nothing short of impressive. Working at the very cutting edge of contemporary Asian American cultural studies, the essays collected here are thoughtful and innovative and represent some of the most incisive voices in Asian American studies. An invaluable toolkit for a new generation of thinkers.” —Anita Mannur, co-editor of Eating Asian America $30.00 • 400 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1573-9

Filipino Studies Palimpsests of Nation and Diaspora Edited by MARTIN F. MANALANSAN IV and AUGUSTO ESPIRITU “This exciting and crucial anthology marks a major historiographical intervention into the fields of Asian American and Filipino/ American studies...Filipino Studies represents not only a moment of stock-taking, but also a clarion call to future scholars to take up the field’s politically committed aspirations.” —Theodore S. Gonzalves, author of The Day the Dancers Stayed

Racial Reconstruction

Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship EDLIE L. WONG “With impressive archival research, Racial Reconstruction traces the fascinating transnational history of U.S. racial formation in the aftermath of abolition and reconstruction.” —Gretchen Murphy, author of Shadowing the White Man’s Burden $28.00 • 304 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1796-2 In the America and the Long 19th Century series

$30.00 • 464 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-8435-3

Japanese American Ethnicity In Search of Heritage and Homeland Across Generations TAKEYUKI TSUDA “Tsuda not only fills a void in Japanese American studies but expands our very understanding of the concept of ‘ethnic heritage.’ Adeptly parsing processes of assimilation, transnationalism, racialization, and multicultural discourse, Tsuda engages the factors that shape the retention and refashioning of ancestral culture.” —Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeley $30.00 • 352 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1079-6

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Asian American Media Activism Fighting for Cultural Citizenship LORI KIDO LOPEZ “Lopez leads us through a fascinating debate, focusing on how Asian American audiences participate as cultural citizens and active consumers of mainstream and minority media. Provocative and persuasive, this book provides a nuanced understanding of the strengths and limitations of these forms of advocacy.” —Peter X Feng, author of Identities in Motion $27.00 • 272 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-6683-0 In the Critical Cultural Communication series

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LITERARY STUDIES Undisciplined

Nihad M. Farooq

u ndiscipli ned Science, Ethnography, and Personhood in the Americas, 1830-1940

Science, Ethnography, and Personhood in the Americas, 1830-1940 NIHAD M. FAROOQ

How to Read African American Literature Post-Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation AIDA LEVY-HUSSEN

“With dazzling archival work, Nihad M. Farooq examines the sometimes-playful and often-sobering negotiations of those who were being studied as they returned the gaze of—and spoke back to—their Western observers...Farooq makes a compelling case for the centrality of race within the emergent sciences of evolutionary biology and anthropology.” —Jane Thrailkill, author of Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism

“Beautifully-written and insightful, How to Read African American Literature reinvigorates black feminist critique and queer literary studies. Aida Levy-Hussen’s vision of the field of African Americanist literary criticism and its problems is startlingly lucid, precise, and attentive to the nuances of its various texts both fictive and scholarly.” —Darieck Scott, author of Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power and Sexuality in the African American Library

$30.00 • 280 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0699-7

$26.00 • 224 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-8471-1

The Black Radical Tragic Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution

JEREMY MATTHEW GLICK “Jeremy Matthew Glick’s The Black Radical Tragic is a book we were all waiting for without knowing it....[Glick] combines here a sober and ruthless insight into the necessary tragic twists of the revolutionary process with the unconditional fidelity to this process.” —Slavoj Zizek, Los Angeles Review of Books $27.00 • 296 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1319-3 In the America and the Long 19th Century series

Time

A Vocabulary of the Present Edited by JOEL BURGES and AMY ELIAS “Arriving at a moment in which there is a need for new frameworks around temporality, historicity, and memory, Time offers a rich and beautiful mapping of the concept of time, showing where we have come from in our thinking, but more importantly, where we are headed. A true intellectual gem.” —Amir Eshel, author of Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past $30.00 • 384 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-7484-2

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The Secret Life of Stories From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read MICHAEL BÉRUBÉ “Michael Bérubé’s The Secret Life of Stories is that rare book that manages to speak to its specialized academic audience while imagining and addressing a much broader readership. Bérubé...has crafted an accessible, if still rigorous, study of the way fiction grapples with intellectual disability.” —Slant Magazine

Deafening Modernism

Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature REBECCA SANCHEZ “An extraordinary book. Superbly written, critically nuanced, and refreshingly new, Deafening Modernism will set the standard for future disability and Deaf studies scholarship. There is truly nothing else like it.” —Brenda Brueggemann, author of Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places $25.00 • 240 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0555-6

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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES Abstractionist Aesthetics

Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Archives of Flesh

African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique ROBERT F. REID-PHARR

“Beautifully argued with unexpected twists and turns, Phillip Brian Harper exposes how our prefabricated notions of the sounds, sights, and feeling of blackness dictate our often parochial reactions to artistic efforts to engage and broaden the places assigned to black Americans. A momentous and magnificent book.” —Michael Awkward, University of Michigan

“A daring and beautifully written book, offering reflections on the current state of Black studies and the sociopolitical and geographical locations of Blackness that inform our dominant discourses. With this volume, Reid-Pharr expands his reputation as a rigorous and iconoclastic scholar who pushes the field.” —Michelle Wright, author of Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology

$27.00 • 256 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1836-5

$28.00 • 264 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-4362-6

PHILLIP BRIAN HARPER

New World A-Coming

Anthem

JUDITH WEISENFELD

SHANA L. REDMOND

Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration “Innovatively researched, elegantly written, and persuasively argued, Judith Weisenfeld’s new history of African American religious groups is a major contribution to the study of African American religions during the Great Migration.” —Edward E. Curtis, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis $35.00 • 368 Pages • CLOTH • 978-1-4798-8880-1

Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora “In this important book, Redmond illuminates the ways that songs function as ‘political acts of performance’...Listen to the music as you read to appreciate even further this deeply intelligent, innovative, richly interdisciplinary, and thought-provoking book.” —The Journal of American History $27.00 • 356 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-7041-2

Winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies Winner of the 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature

We Will Shoot Back

Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement AKINYELE OMOWALE UMOJA “Umoja’s eye-opening work is a powerful and provocative addition to the literature of the civil rights movement.” —Publishers Weekly $23.00 • 351 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-8603-6

Dark Work

The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island CHRISTY CLARK-PUJARA “This timely and innovative study of slavery and African American life in Rhode Island reveals the simultaneous development of slavery and capitalism in the Age of Revolution. Especially eye-opening are the sagas of white Rhode Island families profiting from the Atlantic slave trade and internal commerce after the American Revolution.” —Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Colgate University $40.00 • 224 Pages • CLOTH • 978-1-4798-7042-4

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IN THE SEXUAL CULTURES SERIES A Body, Undone

Living On After Great Pain CHRISTINA CROSBY “Most memoirs about life with a disability ‘almost always move toward a satisfying conclusion of lessons learned,’ Crosby writes. But Crosby knows that there are no satisfying conclusions when one lives ‘a life beyond reason’—and that bit of wisdom alone is cause to read this elegant and harrowing book.” —The Washington Post $22.95 • 208 Pages • CLOTH • 978-1-4798-3353-5

Winner of the 2016 LGBT Studies Lammy Award presented by Lambda Literary

A Taste for Brown Bodies

Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire HIRAM PÉREZ “A crucial and groundbreaking study that throws new light on the interplay of cosmopolitanism and homosexuality. Its stunning historical depth and engagement with the promises and limitations of queer theory make it essential reading for scholars of critical ethnic and queer studies.” —Richard T. Rodriguez, author of Next of Kin $25.00 • 192 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-4586-6

The Color of Kink

Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography ARIANE CRUZ “The Color of Kink breaks entirely new ground in the study of pornography and sexual cultures. Prioritizing the depathologization of black female sexuality and kink cultural practices, this book is a refreshing breakthrough in black feminist and queer theories of sex...unleash[es] the imagination and lubricate[s] the way we think about black sexual politics.” —Mireille Miller-Young, author of A Taste for Brown Sugar $30.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-2746-6

Wedlocked

The Perils of Marriage Equality KATHERINE FRANKE “Plumbing the well-known analogy between race and sexual orientation in new ways, Wedlocked offers a clear-eyed meditation on the traps and tripwires that marriage, as a highly regulative and deeply gendered legal construct, imposes on non-normative communities.” —Martha Umphrey, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College $35.00 • 288 Pages • CLOTH • 978-1-4798-1574-6

ANTHROPOLOGY Muslim Cool

Clean and White

SU’AD ABDUL KHABEER

CARL A. ZIMRING

Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States “An intense and novel anthropological approach to the development of the relationship between African American Muslims—the original American face of Islam—and immigrant Muslims and their children. An absolute must-read.” —Aminah Beverly McCloud, DePaul University

A History of Environmental Racism in the United States “[A] valuable history of environmental racism in the United States...Essential reading for those interested in social justice and environmental issues.” —Library Journal $35.00 • 288 Pages • CLOTH • 978-1-4798-2694-0

$30.00 • 288 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-9450-5

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MEDIA STUDIES FORTHCOMING

Culture Jamming

Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance Edited by MARILYN DELAURE and MORITZ FINK With a foreword by MARK DERY The essays, interviews, and creative work assembled in this unique volume explore the shifting contours of culture jamming by plumbing its history, mapping its transformations, testing its force, and assessing its efficacy. Culture Jamming makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of creative resistance and participatory culture. $30.00 • 464 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0620-1

Playing War

Military Video Games After 9/11 MATTHEW THOMAS PAYNE “With a tremendous breadth of knowledge, Payne weaves together contemporary cultural criticism of war and post-9/11 politics with play theory, production studies, and textual analyses. Impressively crafted, Playing War is sure to take its place among the growing body of key works that define game studies.” —Nina Huntemann, co-editor of Gaming Globally $28.00 • 288 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0522-8

FORTHCOMING

Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World RAMESH SRINIVASAN

Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. Whose Global Village? seeks to inspire professionals, activists, and scholars alike to think about technology in a way that embraces the realities of communities too often relegated to the margins.

THE CONNECTED YOUTH AND DIGITAL FUTURES SERIES This series explores young people’s day-today lives and futures. The volumes consider changes at the intersection of civil and political reform, transformations in employment and education, and the growing presence of digital technologies in all aspects of social, cultural and political life. VISIT CONNECTEDYOUTH.NYUPRESS.ORG TO LEARN MORE

By Any Media Necessary

The New Youth Activism HENRY JENKINS, SANGITA SHRESTHOVA, LIANA GAMBERTHOMPSON, NETA KLIGLER-VILENCHIK and ARELY ZIMMERMAN “An indispensable guide to the changing shape of civic and political agency in a digital age.” —Danielle Allen, co-editor of From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age $29.95 • 272 Pages • CLOTH • 978-1-4798-6296-2

The Class

Living and Learning in the Digital Age SONIA LIVINGSTONE and JULIAN SEFTON-GREEN “One of the richest investigations to date of young people across the major sites of their lives...a distinctive contribution to media and youth studies. Displaying an impressive breadth of knowledge, the authors showcase lively ethnographic vignettes to draw significant, convincing, and exciting insights.” —Dorothy Holland, co-author of Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds $30.00 • 464 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0620-1

CONNECT WITH US

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HISTORY Fighting over the Founders

The Counter-Revolution of 1776

ANDREW M. SCHOCKET “[E]ssential reading for all of us...A fine reminder of the way imaginative scholarship helps promote informed citizenship.” —Gregory Gregory Nobles, co-author of Whose American Revolution Was It?

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How We Remember the American Revolution

$19.95 • 256 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-8410-0

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Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America GERALD HORNE

“[A] fine addition to the radical history of colonial America and a welcome counterpoint to studies of black loyalists...[Horne’s] documentation is impressive and effective, and it offers a gold mine of references for future works on slave resistance.” —Register of the Kentucky Historical Society $22.00 • 363 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0689-8

IN THE KEYWORDS SERIES Collaborative in design and execution, the books in the Keywords series bring together scholars across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Providing accessible A-to-Z surveys of prevailing scholarly concepts, the books serve as flexible tools for carving out new areas of inquiry. Visit http://keywords.nyupress.org for more information and resources.

Keywords for Asian American Studies

Keywords for American Cultural Studies

Edited by CATHY J. SCHLUND-VIALS, LINDA TRINH VÕ, and K. SCOTT WONG

Edited by BRUCE BURGETT and GLENN HENDLER

“An extraordinary volume… positioned to make indispensable contributions to Asian American Studies...further demonstrating how and why Asian American Studies has become a generative site of new knowledge.” —George Lipsitz, author of How Racism Takes Place

Second Edition

“[A] wonderful, deeply engaging volume that will be used productively by a wide audience of students, scholars, and general readers.” —Jeffrey Melnick, co-author of Immigration and American Popular Culture $25.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-0801-9

$25.00 • 336 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0328-6

Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Environmental Studies

Edited by RACHEL ADAMS, BENJAMIN REISS and DAVID SERLIN

Edited by JONI ADAMSON, WILLIAM A. GLEASON, and DAVID N. PELLOW

“No mere inventory, Keywords for Disability Studies is an invaluable conceptual mapping of the field...this a most welcome addition to the field of disability studies.” —Ato Quayson, author of Aesthetic Nervousness

“This gem of a book will prove indispensable in environmental studies. The editors have assembled brilliant thinkers who provide pithy yet ambitious reflections on key terms fundamental to environmental inquiry. This is a unique and essential resource.” —Rob Nixon, author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

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GREAT FOR COURSES Winner of the 2013 John Hope Franklin Book Prize presented by the American Studies Association

Islam is a Foreign Country

Social Death

American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority

Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected

ZAREENA GREWAL

LISA MARIE CACHO

“A moving and incisive account of Muslim immigrant experiences...No one will think of American Islam in the same way after reading this book.” —Saba Mahmood, author of Politics of Piety

“An innovated, dense, and highly intellectual book best suited for graduate students, law students, scholars, and any layperson interested in race, law, philosophy, and politics.”

$25.00 • 409 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0056-8

Chronic Youth

Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation JULIE PASSANANTE ELMAN “[A] profound treatise on how and why we worry, police, manufacture, and delude ourselves into the faux crisis that is the teenager in contemporary American cultures.” —Scott Herring, author of Another Country $25.00 • 288 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-1822-8 In the NYU Series in Social and Cultural Analysis series

$26.00 • 236 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-2376-0

—Choice

Contemporary Latina/o Media Production, Circulation, Politics

Edited by ARLENE DÁVILA and YEIDY M. RIVERO “Dávila and Rivero bring together media, cultural, and ethnic studies scholars to develop a contemporary analysis of Latina/o media through a transnational lens.”

—Choice

$25.00 • 368 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-6058-6

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Looking for Leroy

Illegible Black Masculinities MARK ANTHONY NEAL “Looking for Leroy is very much an act of selfexploration; the men examined offer different variations of the type of black man Neal sees himself to be….This introspection adds to rather than detracts from an intriguing and thought-provoking addition to the growing research on black masculinity in the post-segregationist era—one that blurs the line and closes the gap between heteronormative scholarship and queer studies.” —Cinema Journal

Arab America

Gender, Cultural Politics, and Activism NADINE NABER “Arab America is a thoughtfully written, meticulously researched work of scholarship, and one of the most important works of Arab American studies to appear in recent years.” —Journal of American Studies of Turkey

$27.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-5887-8 In the Nation of Nations series

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AWARD WINING BACKLIST Winner of the 2016 Errol Hill Award given by American Society for Theatre Research Winner of the 2016 Barnard Hewitt Award given by American Society for Theatre Research

Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

Embodied Avatars

The Delectable Negro

URI MCMILLAN

VINCENT WOODARD Edited by JUSTIN A. JOYCE and DWIGHT MCBRIDE Foreword by E. PATRICK JOHNSON

Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

“Embodied Avatars is a model of interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in archival work and impressive textual analysis... certain to forge new paths of inquiry and debate in performance, gender and sexuality studies, and black cultural studies.” —Nicole R. Fleetwood, author of Troubling Vision $30.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-2746-6

Winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize presented by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association

“[E]xposes and examines the pervasive cultural fantasies that have rendered the enslaved black body into a consumable object from the eighteenth century to the present...[I]ts powerful insights will continue to generate new lines of important inquiry for years to come.” —American Historical Review $27.00 • 320 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-9462-3

2016 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in Cultural Studies

Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings

The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America

Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

JUANA MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ “The book’s intriguing methodological protocols, its vibrant archives, and its foregrounding of a Latina femme perspective make it a commanding contribution to performance studies, porn studies, women of color feminisms, Latina studies, and queer of color critique.” —GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies $24.00 • 240 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-6492-3

Book of the Year Presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

RACHEL LEE “[T]he study is provocative and evocative, raising such issues and questions as why Asian American artists (in fiction, theater, poetry, and comedy) are so preoccupied with fragments of ‘self.’” —Choice $26.00 • 336 Pages • PAPER • 978-1-4798-0978-3

Anna Julia Cooper/CLR James Award for Outstanding Book in Africana Studies presented by the National Council for Black Studies

Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?

Sounds of Belonging

U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy

Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

DOLORES INÉS CASILLAS “Casillas describes how radio became a critical medium that gave Latino/ as and Chicano/as access to a public forum…a much-needed contribution to conversations about the complex dynamics at the intersections of mass media, language, race, and social justice issues.” —Choice $25.00 • 224 Pages • PAPER • 978-0-8147-7024-5

SHANNON KING

FORTHCOMING IN PAPERBACK SPRING 2017

“[B]lacks in Harlem vigorously fought for their community rights against tremendous odds of white discrimination….A must read for those interested in urban civil rights and race in the 20th-century US.” —Choice

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