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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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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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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

Rutgers University Press
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Dying Green

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

Rutgers University Press
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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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Indigeneity in Real Time

The Digital Making of Oaxacalifornia

Rutgers University Press

By launching cutting-edge Internet radio stations and multimedia platforms and engaging as influencers, Zapotec and Ayuujk peoples paved their own paths to a transnational lifeway between Mexico and the United States during the Trump era. Their novel digital formats put into practice political visions concerning Indigenous communality across vast distances—in real time.
 

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Ferryman of Memories

The Films of Rithy Panh

Rutgers University Press

Rithy Panh survived the Cambodian genocide and found his life work. Aesthetics and ethics inform all he does, whether he is directing Isabel Huppert in The Sea Wall, following laborers digging trenches or interrogating the infamous director of S-21 prison. Written for film lovers as well as scholars, Ferryman of Memories introduces Panh and his incomparable cinema.      

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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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Building Financial Empowerment for Survivors of Domestic Violence

A Path to Hope and Freedom

Rutgers University Press

Little of the research on domestic violence has sought to either fully understand the impact of financial abuse or to determine which intervention strategies are most effective for the financial empowerment of survivors. Building Financial Empowerment for Survivors of Domestic Violence aims to address this critical knowledge gap by providing those who work with survivors of domestic violence with practical knowledge on how to empower the financial well-being and stability of survivors.

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Making Uncertainty

Tuberculosis, Substance Use, and Pathways to Health in South Africa

Rutgers University Press

Making Uncertainty: Tuberculosis, Substance Use, and Pathways to Health explores what happens when tuberculosis and substance use intersect in healthcare facilities in Cape Town, South Africa. Through a close look at life and care, this fine-grained hospital ethnography provides new perspectives on how sickness and health are made.

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Matchmaking in the Archive

19 Conversations with the Dead and 3 Encounters with Ghosts

Rutgers University Press

To help preserve the legacies left by earlier generations, artist E.G. Crichton selected 19 innovative LGBTQ artists, writers, and musicians to pair with deceased person whose personal artifacts are part of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society archive. Including 25 pages of vivid images, Matchmaking in the Archive documents this remarkable creative project. 

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A Pill for Promiscuity

Gay Sex in an Age of Pharmaceuticals

Rutgers University Press

This collection brings together academics, artists, and activists—from different generations, countries, ethnic backgrounds, and HIV statuses—to reflect on how gay sex has changed in a post-PrEP era, critique the role Big Pharma now plays in queer life, and argue for the value of sexual community, promiscuity, and pleasure. 

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