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Behind the Curve

Science and the Politics of Global Warming

by Joshua P. Howe

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Being and Place among the Tlingit

by Thomas F. Thornton

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Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007 (V Ethel Willis White Books)

John C. Walter is professor emeritus of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington. He is the author of the 1990 American Book Award winner The Harlem Fox: J. Raymond Jones and Tammany. Malina Iida is a student at William S. Richardson School

These engaging and forthright interviews bring together the life stories of thirteen black athletes who have risen to the top rank of their sport. In revealing and fascinating detail, these athletes describe how they succeeded in the face of often daunting odds, often the result of economic barriers and racist attitudes and practices.

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Feminism at the Intersections of Media, Bioscience, and Technology

edited by Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke

Since World War II, the biological and technological have been fusing and merging in new ways, resulting in the loss of a clear distinction between the two. This entanglement of biology with technology isn't new, but the pervasiveness of that integration is staggering, as is the speed at which the two have been merging in recent decades. As this process permeates more of everyday life, the urgent necessity arises to rethink both biology and technology. Indeed, the human body can no longer be regarded either as a bounded entity or as a naturally given and distinct part of an unquestioned whole.

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The Politics of Akha Land Use in China and Thailand

By Janet C. Sturgeon

"Sturgeon admirably demonstrates how local people live with the reality of continually negotiated political, social and ecological boundaries between China and Thailand. A scholarly, interesting and timely treatment of an important issue, the ever-changing and local nature of political and environmental transformation of a minority culture not just in a single political setting, but on the boundaries of multi-state formation and resource control." - Pacific Affairs

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Boundaries of Jewish Identity (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)

Susan A. Glenn is Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History and a member of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington. Naomi B. Sokoloff is professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations and professor of comparative li

The subject of Jewish identity is one of the most vexed and contested issues of modern religious and ethnic group history. This interdisciplinary collection draws on work in law, anthropology, history, sociology, literature, and popular culture to consider contemporary and historical responses to the question: "Who and what is Jewish?"

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The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff

The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr.

by Nancy Bartley

The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff explores this a little-known story of a young boy's fate in the juvenile justice system during the bloodiest years in the nation's penitentiaries.

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Bringing Indians to the Book

Albert Furtwangler

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The Buddha on Mecca’s Verandah

encounters, mobilities, and histories along the Malaysian-Thai border

Irving Chan Johnson

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Building a Sacred Mountain

The Buddhist Architecture of China's Mount Wutai

by Wei-Cheng Lin

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