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New and Published Books

  1. Liminality and the Short Story

    Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing

    Edited by Jochen Achilles, Ina Bergmann

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking the Chicano Movement

    By Marc Simon Rodriguez

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education. Rethinking the Chicano Movement...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Minority Populations

    Advances and Issues

    By Bernard Segal

    Be a better researcher when studying drug abuse among minorities! Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Minority Populations: Advances and Issues brings you the voices of drug abuse researchers who discuss the most important concerns about conducting research in drug-taking minority populations. In...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. American National Pastimes - A History

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Jaime Schultz

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The World of Indigenous North America

    Edited by Robert Warrior

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature,...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Environment in American History

    Nature and the Formation of the United States

    By Jeff Crane

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Regional Governance in Post-NAFTA North America

    Building without Architecture

    Edited by Brian Bow, Greg Anderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    Twenty years after NAFTA, the consensus seems to be that the regional project in North America is dead. The trade agreement was never followed up by new institutions that might cement a more ambitious regional community. The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), launched with some fanfare in...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Governing Transboundary Waters

    Canada, the United States, and Indigenous communities

    By Emma S. Norman

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    With almost the entire world’s water basins crossing political borders of some kind, understanding how to cooperate with one’s neighbor is of global relevance. For Indigenous communities, whose traditional homelands may predate and challenge the current borders, and whose relationship to water...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Tradition, Performance, and Religion in Native America

    Ancestral Ways, Modern Selves

    By Dennis Kelley

    In contemporary Indian Country, many of the people who identify as "American Indian" fall into the "urban Indian" category: away from traditional lands and communities, in cities and towns wherein the opportunities to live one's identity as Native can be restricted, and even more so for American...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Residential Segregation Patterns of Latinos in the United States, 1990–2000

    By Michael E Martin

    Series: Latino Communities: Emerging Voices - Political, Social, Cultural and Legal Issues

    Historically, residential segregation of Latinos has generally been seen as a result of immigration and the process of self-segregation into ethnic enclaves. The only theoretical exception to ethnic enclave Latino segregation has been the structural inequality related to Latinos that have a high...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge