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Gendered Asylum

Race and Violence in U.S. Law and Politics

Sara L. McKinnon

Dissident Friendships

Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Edited by Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose

Claiming Neighborhood

New Ways of Understanding Urban Change

John J. Betancur and Janet L. Smith

Remaking the Urban Social Contract

Health, Energy, and the Environment

Edited by Michael A. Pagano

A Latin American Music Reader

Views from the South

Edited by Javier F. León and Helena Simonett

Baring Witness

36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage

Edited by Holly Welker

Sex Testing

Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Lindsay Parks Pieper

The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism

Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves

Cold War Games

Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

Media in New Turkey

The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

Bilge Yesil

Splattered Ink

Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Sarah E. Whitney

Blue Rhythm Fantasy

Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Indians Illustrated

The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward

Exploring the World of J. S. Bach

A Traveler’s Guide

Robert L. Marshall and Traute M. Marshall

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