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Cleveland Jews and the Making of a Midwestern Community

Rutgers University Press

This volume gathers an array of voices to tell the stories of Cleveland’s twentieth century Jewish community. Strong and stable after an often turbulent century, the Jews of Cleveland had both deep ties in the region and an evolving and dynamic commitment to Jewish life.

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Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany

Rutgers University Press

Featuring essays by scholars of history, literature, television, and sociology, Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany illuminates important aspects of Jewish life in Germany since 1949, including institution building, the internal dynamics and changing demographics of the Jewish community, and the central role of Jewish writers and public intellectuals. 
 

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East of East

The Making of Greater El Monte

Rutgers University Press

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte is an edited collection of thirty-one essays that trace the experience of a California community over three centuries. Employing traditional historical scholarship, oral history, and creative nonfiction, it provides a radical new history of El Monte and South El Monte.

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The Great White Way

Race and the Broadway Musical

Rutgers University Press

The Great White Way reveals the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to Hamilton (2015). It investigates the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide their racial agendas. New archival research will have theater fans and scholars forever rethinking how they view this popular American entertainment.

 

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Welcome to Wherever We Are

A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption

Rutgers University Press

In this extraordinary memoir, Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her elderly father, a man who was often generous and loving, but who also subjected her to a lifetime of cruelty, rage, and controlling behavior. Trained as a sociologist and family violence counselor, Cohan reflects on how she healed from decades of emotional abuse.

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After Authority

Global Art Cinema and Political Transition

Rutgers University Press

After Authority contends that art cinema’s constitutive ambiguity is a product of its having been forged in and around moments of transition from authoritarianism or totalitarianism to democracy. Kalling Heck compares films from Italy, Hungary, South Korea, and the United States in order to explore the political potentials of ambiguity in art cinema.

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Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany

Rutgers University Press

Featuring essays by scholars of history, literature, television, and sociology, Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany illuminates important aspects of Jewish life in Germany since 1949, including institution building, the internal dynamics and changing demographics of the Jewish community, and the central role of Jewish writers and public intellectuals. 
 

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An Athletic Director’s Story and the Future of College Sports in America

Rutgers University Press

An Athletic Director’s Story is the story of Robert Mulcahy’s transforming decade as Rutgers University athletic director.  His first-hand account describes the challenges awaiting him in 1998: To elevate the athletics program’s assets – coaches and staffs, student athletes, facilities, and school pride – from hardly known to national prominence and achievement in NCAA Division I sports.

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East of East

The Making of Greater El Monte

Rutgers University Press

East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte is an edited collection of thirty-one essays that trace the experience of a California community over three centuries. Employing traditional historical scholarship, oral history, and creative nonfiction, it provides a radical new history of El Monte and South El Monte.

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Those Were the Days

Why All in the Family Still Matters

Rutgers University Press

This is the first full-length study of All in the Family, a show that was remarkably popular even as it dared to address such taboo topics as rape, abortion, and racial prejudice. Through a close analysis of the sitcom’s main characters, Jim Cullen demonstrates how it was able to appeal to a broad spectrum of American viewers.

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