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Higher Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting Teaching and Learning through Turbulent Times

Rutgers University Press

Higher Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic documents first-hand experiences from faculty and students in order to help navigate the path to supporting teaching and learning in the wake of the pandemic, and beyond. With essays from a diverse range of experts, this volume will serve as a comprehensive guide to many affected higher education communities.

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Asian American History

Rutgers University Press

A comprehensive survey, Asian American History places Asian immigration to America in international and domestic contexts, and explores the significant elements that define Asian America: imperialism and global capitalist expansion, labor and capital, race and ethnicity, immigration and exclusion, family and work, community and gender roles, assimilation and multiculturalism, panethnicity and identity, transnationalism and globalization, and new challenges and opportunities. It is an updated and easily accessible textbook for high school and college students, as well as anyone who is interested in Asian American history.
 

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The Outcast

A Novel

By Luigi Pirandello; Foreword by Daniela Bini; Translated by Bradford A. Masoni
Rutgers University Press
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Islam and Me

Narrating a Diaspora

Rutgers University Press
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Dead Funny

The Humor of American Horror

Rutgers University Press
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Mary Climbs In

The Journeys of Bruce Springsteen's Women Fans

Rutgers University Press
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George's Run

A Writer's Journey through the Twilight Zone

Rutgers University Press
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Desegregating Comics

Debating Blackness in the Golden Age of American Comics

Edited by Qiana Whitted
Rutgers University Press

Desegregating Comics assembles a team of leading scholars to explore how debates about the representation of blackness shaped both the production and reception of Golden Age comics. It examines not only the racial stereotypes that predominated, but also the innovations of black comics artists and the activism of black fans.

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Unguarded Border

American Émigrés in Canada during the Vietnam War

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Resilient Kitchens

American Immigrant Cooking in a Time of Crisis, Essays and Recipes

Rutgers University Press
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W. E. B. Du Bois Souls of Black Folk

A Graphic Interpretation

Rutgers University Press

Artist Paul Peart-Smith offers the first graphic adaptation of W.E.B. Du Bois’ influential 1903 work The Souls of Black Folk, providing historical and cultural contexts for his thoughts on the racial terror, sorrows, and hopes of the post-Reconstruction era. It vividly conveys the book’s continuing legacy, effectively updating it for the age of Black Lives Matter.


 

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Hero Me Not

The Containment of the Most Powerful Black, Female Superhero

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Dying Green

A Journey through End-of-Life Medicine in Search of Sustainable Healthcare

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Synchronized Society

Time and Control from Broadcasting to the Internet

Rutgers University Press

The Synchronized Society traces the history of the synchronous broadcast experience of the 20th century and the transition to the asynchronous media that dominate in the 21st century, with particular attention to the rise and fall of the schedule and the “water cooler” conversations that accompanied it.

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Arranged Marriage

The Politics of Tradition, Resistance, and Change

Edited by Péter Berta
Rutgers University Press

Arranged Marriage shows how arranged marriage practices have been undergoing transformation; how the gendered and intergenerational politics of agency, consent, and choice work in the contexts of partner choice and management of marriage; and how this type of marriage can be reshaped, reinvented, and reinterpreted flexibly in response to individual, family, religious, class, ethnic and other desires, needs, and constraints.  
 

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When Are You Coming Home?

How Young Children Cope When Parents Go to Jail

Rutgers University Press

When Are You Coming Home? answers questions about how young children cope when parents go to jail. Told through the real stories of children, caregivers, and parents navigating parental incarceration, this book delves into the nuances that comprise children’s well-being and family relationships. In doing so, it calls out contextual vulnerabilities while emphasizing resilience processes that shape how children make sense of being separated from parents and await their likely reunification.
 

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Litcomix

Literary Theory and the Graphic Novel

Rutgers University Press

Drawing from literary critics like Georg Lukács and case studies from across the world of comics, Litcomix develops a theoretical approach for reading graphic novels as literature. Whether looking at Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s groundbreaking manga, graphic adaptations of Proust, or Jack Kirby’s Balzacian use of intertextuality, this book offers fresh perspectives on the graphic novel.  

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Elena, Princesa of the Periphery

Disney’s Flexible Latina Girl

Rutgers University Press

Princesa of the Periphery explores Disney’s Elena of Avalor. Focusing on girlhood and Latinidad, Leon-Boys studies the complex relationship between the U.S.’s largest ethnic minority and Disney as a global media conglomerate. The analysis demonstrates that Elena’s existence within the Disney universe is indicative of the overall presence of Latinxs in popular culture, media, and the nation.
 

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Speaking Yiddish to Chickens

Holocaust Survivors on South Jersey Poultry Farms

Rutgers University Press

Most of the roughly 140,000 Holocaust survivors who came to the United States in the first decade after World War II settled in big cities such as New York. But a few thousand chose an alternative way of life on American farms. More of these accidental farmers wound up raising chickens in southern New Jersey than anywhere else. Speaking Yiddish to Chickens is the first book to chronicle this little-known chapter in American Jewish history when these mostly Eastern European refugees – including the author’s grandparents - found an unlikely refuge and gateway to new lives in the US on poultry farms. They gravitated to a section of south Jersey anchored by Vineland, a small rural city where previous waves of Jewish immigrants had built a rich network of cultural and religious institutions. This book relies on interviews with dozens of these refugee farmers and their children, as well as oral histories and archival records to tell how they learned to farm while coping with unimaginable grief. This is their remarkable story of loss, renewal, and perseverance in the most unexpected of settings.
 

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Fighting Invisibility

Asian Americans in the Midwest

Rutgers University Press

Fighting Invisibility examines how post-1950s Midwest Asian Americans navigate identity and belonging, racism, educational settings, resources within co-ethnic communities, and pan-ethnic cultural community. Through the lens of Midwest Asian America, this book aims to disrupt—and expand beyond—the existing privileged narratives in United States and Asian American history.
 

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