"An American Tune is about the '60s but it's about now, too. It's about a mother finding herself in her daughter, for better and for worse, and it's about generations of women forever realizing that even though we try our best to prevent them, our children were born to make their own mistakes. Nora will become your honest-to-God best friend because she reminds us of where we've been, what we're doing, and what we are looking for." —Margaret McMullan, author of In My Mother's House and When Warhol Was Still Alive
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Passed in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights movement, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) changed the face of the American electorate, dramatically increasing minority voting, especially in the South. The Most Fundamental Right is an effort to understand the debate over the Act and its role in contemporary American democracy
With warmth and humor, tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells his amazing life story from his Missouri childhood, through his days as a performer with circuses, his training at the Juilliard School, a stint with the US Army Field Band, and his freelance days with the New York City Opera and Ballet. Enhanced by an extensive gallery of photographs, Mr. Tuba conveys Phillips's playful zest for life while documenting his important musical legacy.
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The Past Ahead
Translated by Marjolijn de Jager
The story of the destinies of two people after their experiences of genocide in Rwanda, this stunning and powerfully written novel lays bare the unfathomable human cost of this international tragedy.
Forest and Labor in Madagascar
From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere
Genese Marie Sodikoff
"An important and lively contribution to the study of 'green neoliberalism.' An obvious choice for undergraduate teaching on ecology, rights, international political economy, development, and a host of other topics." —David Graeber, University of London
"This interesting and timely volume shows how African health issues can no longer be thought of as being sealed within Africa—that transnational flows are fundamentally shaping health practices." —Mark Hunter, University of Toronto Scarborough
This anthology explores the pioneering period of the British video art form that has become a hallmark of contemporary art. Drawing on interviews, ephemera, archived tapes, and installations from the period, Rewind brings together leading scholars in the field to lay the groundwork for a history of the people, activities, institutions, and interventions that made video art the one true avant-garde genre in 20th-century Great Britain.
Between Still and Moving Images traces the evolving concepts of movement, duration, and the moment grounded in the fusion of still and moving images. By examining the relationship between different forms of visual media, the essays in this collection demonstrate the impact of such visual fusion on artistic production across mediums.
Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands
Edited by Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval, and Peter Garcia
"This collection brings together a wealth of Latino Studies scholars in a dynamic interdisciplinary dialogue around issues of performance, identity, and de-colonization. The valuable conversations that emerge from their essays extend into many scholarly disciplines, including Latin American Studies, Queer and Gender Studies, and African American Studies." —Emily Maguire, author of Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography