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  1. The Future of the Past

    Archaeologists, Native Americans and Repatriation

    By Tamara Bray

    To date, the notion of repatriation has been formulated as a highly polarized debate with museums, archaeologists, and anthropologists on one side, and Native Americans on the other. This volume offers both a retrospective and a prospective look at the topic of repatriation. By juxtaposing the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cinema and Inter-American Relations

    Tracking Transnational Affect

    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America since the onset of the Good Neighbor policy (1933). Pérez Melgosa analyzes the evolution of...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Studies in Gangs and Cartels

    By Robert J. Bunker, John P. Sullivan

    Concerns over the changing nature of gangs and cartels and their relationships to states in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has resulted in the emergence of a scholarly body of work focused on their national security threat potentials. This body of work, utilizing the third generation gangs...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War

    Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

    By Reuben E. Brigety II

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    A new investigation into how the advent of precision-guided munitions affects the likelihood of US policy makers to use force. As such, this is an inquiry into the impact of ethics, strategy and military technology on the decision calculus of national leaders. Following the first Gulf War in...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

    By Christopher Dowd

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Military Balance in the Cold War

    US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

    By David Walsh

    Series: Cold War History

    This book examines the impact of American perceptions of the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union during the key period of 1976-1985. That decade witnessed the decline of the US-Soviet détente and the resurgence of superpower confrontation, often called the ‘Second Cold...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions

    Octavia E. Butler, Jewelle Gomez, and Nalo Hopkinson

    By Ingrid Thaler

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    Since the 1980s, an increasing number of black writers have begun publishing speculative-fantastic fictions such as fantasy, gothic, utopian and science fiction. Writing into two literary traditions that are conventionally considered separate -- white speculative genres and black literary-cultural...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

    Edited by Alan Dettlaff, Rowena Fong

    Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child welfare and related systems. Once immigrant families come to the attention of these...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

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