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Chinatown Film Culture

The Appearance of Cinema in San Francisco’s Chinese Neighborhood

Rutgers University Press

Chinatown Film Culture provides the first comprehensive account of the emergence of film and moviegoing in the transpacific hub of San Francisco in the early twentieth century. Kim K. Fahlstedt suggests that immigrant audiences' role in the proliferation of cinema as public entertainment in the United States saturated the whole moviegoing experience, from outside on the street into the movie theater.

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Blaming Teachers

Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History

Rutgers University Press

In Blaming Teachers, Diana D'Amico Pawlewicz reveals that historical professionalization reforms subverted public school teachers’ professional legitimacy. Policymakers and school leaders understood teacher professionalization initiatives as efficient ways to bolster the bureaucratic order of the schools rather than as means to amplify teachers’ authority and credibility.

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Race and Nation in Puerto Rican Folklore

Franz Boas and John Alden Mason in Porto Rico

Rutgers University Press

This book highlights Franz Boas’s historic trip to Puerto Rico in 1915, which included the documentation of oral folklore. On that trip, a rising anthropologist involved in the project, John Alden Mason, collected one of the largest oral folklore collections from any Spanish-speaking country or territory. The stories, many of them written by rural cultural informants, the Jibaros, offer an outstanding view of an early twentieth century Puerto Rican identity. 

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Comics Studies

A Guidebook

Rutgers University Press

A concise introduction to one of today’s fastest-growing, most exciting fields, Comics Studies: A Guidebook outlines core research questions and introduces comics’ history, form, genres, audiences, and industries. Authored by a diverse roster of leading scholars, this Guidebook offers a perfect entryway to the world of comics scholarship.

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Beneath the Surface

Understanding Nature in the Mullica Valley Estuary

Rutgers University Press

The Mullica Valley estuary benefits from a combination of protected watershed, low human population density, and lack of extensive development, making it the cleanest estuary in the northeastern U.S. In Beneath the Surface, Ken Able helps the reader gain insights into the kinds of habitats, the animals, and plants that live there. For the first time, readers will gain a better understanding of the importance of these shallow waters, how the amount of salt in the water determines where animals and plants are found in estuaries, the variation in their occurrence, and how all this is changing as the result of climate change. Beneath the Surface emphasizes what this unique marine resource can tell us about the larger world.

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Gray Matters

Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life

Rutgers University Press

Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life examines films, literature, and art that focus on aging, often made by people who are over sixty-five. These texts are analyzed alongside recent gerontology research and extensive commentary from interviews and surveys of seniors to show how "stories" illuminate the dynamics of growing old by blending fact with imagination, giving a fuller picture of the aging process. 

 

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Chinatown Film Culture

The Appearance of Cinema in San Francisco's Chinese Neighborhood

Rutgers University Press

Chinatown Film Culture provides the first comprehensive account of the emergence of film and moviegoing in the transpacific hub of San Francisco in the early twentieth century. Kim K. Fahlstedt suggests that immigrant audiences' role in the proliferation of cinema as public entertainment in the United States saturated the whole moviegoing experience, from outside on the street into the movie theater.

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Indie Cinema Online

Rutgers University Press

Indie Cinema Online maps out a cultural history of American independent cinema online from 1999 to the present, from Netflix and its use of online streaming to the first feature film released on YouTube to Sundance’s creation of digital shorts and web series intended for cell phone viewing.

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Out of the Red

My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption

Rutgers University Press

A pathbreaking story of how social forces and personal choices thrust a boy into gangs, prison, and the long path of redemption as a felon in an unforgiving society. Brilliantly told through a sociological lens, Bolden’s story is vulnerable, honest, and leaves readers enlightened and moved to action.

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Gray Matters

Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life

Rutgers University Press

Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life examines films, literature, and art that focus on aging, often made by people who are over sixty-five. These texts are analyzed alongside recent gerontology research and extensive commentary from interviews and surveys of seniors to show how "stories" illuminate the dynamics of growing old by blending fact with imagination, giving a fuller picture of the aging process.

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