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  • Annual Bibliography of Works About Life Writing, 2016–2017
  • Sam Ikehara (bio) and Aiko Yamashiro (bio)


Ailes, Mary Elizabeth. Courage and Grief: Women and Sweden's Thirty Years' War. U of Nebraska P, 2018.
Focuses on women's wartime experiences and their impact on Swedish society.
Alford, Kenneth L., editor. Utah and the American Civil War: The Written Record. Arthur H. Clark Company, 2017.
Collects and contextualizes accounts and documents from the 1860s Utah Territory, with a focus on military history.
Allen, Stephen D. A History of Boxing in Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism. U of New Mexico P, 2017.
Uses life stories of Mexican boxers to trace the history and meaning of Mexican boxing.
Allmendinger Jr., David F. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County. John Hopkins UP, 2017.
Reconstructs the lives of individuals who were drawn into the uprising and shows how the history of certain white families and their slaves shaped the course of the rebellion.
Andrea, Bernadette. The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture. U of Toronto P, 2017.
Recovers and reinterprets the lives of women from the Islamic world who traveled as slaves, captives, or wives to Scotland and England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Anschutz, Philip F. Out Where the West Begins, Volume 2: Creating and Civilizing the American West. Cloud Camp P, 2017.
Profiles over 100 lives of early western frontier America.
Atkins, Paul S. Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet. U of Hawai'i P, 2017.
Covers the most important and intriguing aspects of Teika's achievements and career and explores the reasons behind Teika's fame while offering distinctive arguments about his oeuvre. [End Page 695]
Atkinson, Paul. Thinking Ethnographically. Sage Publication, 2017.
Introduces the notion of "granular ethnography" as a new approach to qualitative research that is sensitive to the complexities of everyday social life.
Bacon, David. In the Fields of the North / En los camps del norte. U of California P, 2017.
Combines photographs with the voices of migrant farmworkers to off portraits of laborers following jobs that last only for the harvesting season.
Bacskai, Sándor. One Step Toward Jerusalem: Oral Histories of Orthodox Jews in Stalinist Hungary. Syracuse UP, 2017.
Narrates the individual stories of survival and the collective story of Jews struggling to maintain a community despite significant resistance.
Bardsley, Laura. Returning Home. Blurb Ebook, 2017.
An art novel exploring narratives of the self through the language of the arts and life writing.
Barrett, James R. History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out: Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History. Duke UP, 2017.
Rethinks American working-class history by investigating the ways in which working-class people's personal lives intersected with their activism and religious, racial, ethnic, and class identities.
Beaman, Jean. Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France. U of California P, 2017.
Examines middle-class and upwardly mobile children of Maghrébin, or North African immigrants.
Beckman, Frida. Gilles Deleuze. U of Chicago P, 2017.
Highlights the ways that Deleuze's legacy has influenced many branches of contemporary philosophy.
Bellino, Michelle J. Youth in Postwar Guatemala: Education and Civic Identity in Transition. Rutgers UP, 2017.
Traces youth experiences through ethnographic accounts to examine how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice traverse public and private spaces.
Best, Wallace D. Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem. New York UP, 2017.
Combines historical and literary analyses with biographical explorations of Langston Hughes to open a space to read Langston Hughes' writing religiously.
Biernoff, Suzannah. Portraits of Violence: War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement. U of Michigan P, 2017. [End Page 696]
Intervenes in disability studies and war history by drawing on images from WWI, contemporary photography, and video games to interrogate the representation of war and injury.
Bonura, Sandra E. Light in the Queen's Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai'i's Daughters, 1862–1914. U of Hawai'i P, 2017.
Uses recently discovered primary sources from a Hawaiian boarding school for girls for insight into the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the Queen's life...


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