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Honky

Dalton Conley.

November 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: race and ethnicity. 243 pages.

This personal memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side....

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Listening to the Sirens

Judith Peraino.

October 2005; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: musicology and music history. 369 pages.

This book investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with a close examination of the mythology surrounding the...

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The Messiah before Jesus

Israel Knohl.

October 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 159 pages.

In a work that challenges notions that have dominated New Testament scholarship for more than a hundred years, this book gives startling evidence for a messianic precursor to Jesus who is...

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Medicines of the Soul

Fedwa Malti-Douglas.

March 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 245 pages.

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book,...

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The Sabra

Oz Almog.

November 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 328 pages.

The Sabras were the first Israelis—the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist...

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Gimme Some Truth

Jon Wiener.

January 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: history of the Americas. 344 pages.

This book tells the story of the author's remarkable fourteen-year court battle to win release of the FBI's surveillance files on John Lennon under the Freedom of Information Act. The files...

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The Hidden Frontier

John Cole and Eric Wolf.

November 1999; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: anthropology. 372 pages.

This classic in the study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of...

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Restless Dead

Sarah Iles Johnston.

August 2013; published online May 2014.

Book. Subjects: religion in the ancient world. 352 pages.

During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of...

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A Generation Divided

Rebecca Klatch.

October 1999; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: comparative and historical sociology. 400 pages.

The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right....

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Revolutionizing the Family

Neil Diamant.

April 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: Asian history. 458 pages.

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it...

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