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  1. New Orleans in the Atlantic World

    Between Land and Sea

    Edited by William Boelhower

    The thematic project ‘New Orleans in the Atlantic World’ was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city’s identity and destiny belong to the broader Caribbean and Atlantic worlds as perhaps no other American city does. Balanced...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

    Cathedrals of Sport

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. American Civilization

    An Introduction, 6th Edition

    By David C Mauk, John Oakland

    This revised and updated edition of the hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. This sixth edition examines the central dimensions of American society from geography and the...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918–1942

    By Claudrena N. Harold

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South provides the first detailed examination of the Universal Negro Improvement Association's rise, maturation, and eventual decline in the urban South between 1918 and 1942. It examines the ways in which Southern black workers fused...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico and the Americas

    The Gangs and Cartels Wage War

    Edited by Robert J Bunker

    In recent years, the south-western border of the United States has come under increasing pressure from the activities of Mexican narco-insurgents. These insurgents have developed rapidly from beginnings as nebulous gangs into networked cartels that have exposed the porosity of the border. These...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives

    Edited by Janice L. Ristock

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Queer lives remain at the margins of most academic inquiry into domestic violence. When same-sex violence is considered, it is most commonly as an "added on," without close attention to the specificity and meaning of violence within the lives of lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender/Two-Spirit and...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Violence, Visual Culture, and the Black Male Body

    By Cassandra Jackson

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    From early photographs of disfigured slaves to contemporary representations of bullet-riddled rappers, images of wounded black men have long permeated American culture. While scholars have fittingly focused on the ever-present figure of the hypermasculine black male, little consideration has...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Foreign Policies of the European Union and the United States in North Africa

    Diverging or Converging Dynamics?

    Edited by Francesco Cavatorta, Vincent Durac

    The war in Iraq seemed to bring to a head underlying differences between the United States and the vast majority of European countries regarding the best means to maintain international peace and stability. The unilateralism of the United States as opposed to the multilateralism of the European...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics

    Edited by Shalini Puri

    The year 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the thirtieth anniversary of the Grenadian and Nicaraguan Revolutions, and as such offered an occasion to assess the complex legacies of revolutionary politics in the Caribbean. This volume considers what we might learn from such...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  10. African American Women in the News

    Gender, Race, and Class in Journalism

    By Marian Meyers

    African American Women in the News offers the first in-depth examination of the varied representations of Black women in American journalism, from analyses of coverage of domestic abuse and "crack mothers" to exploration of new media coverage of Michelle Obama on Youtube. Marian Meyers interrogates...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge