Dangerously Sleepy: Overworked Americans and the Cult of Manly Wakefulness
256 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4553-0 | $49.95 | £32.50
Dangerously Sleepy explores the fraught relations between overwork, sleep deprivation, and public health. Health and labor historian Alan Derickson charts the cultural and political forces behind the overvaluation—and masculinization—of wakefulness in the United States. Read more.
Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America
288 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4540-0 | $49.95 | £32.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series
Seasons of Misery offers a boldly original account of early English settlement in American by placing catastrophe and crisis at the center of the story. Donegan argues that the constant state of suffering and uncertainty decisively formed the colonial identity and produced the first distinctly colonial literature. Read more . . .
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In My Mother's House: Civil War in Sri Lanka
Sharika Thiranagama. Foreword by Gananath Obeyesekere
320 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4342-0 | $59.95 | £39.00
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2284-5 | $26.50 | £17.50
A volume in the Ethnography of Political Violence series
This book examines how ordinary families and communities of minority groups in Sri Lanka have dealt with prolonged civil war and resulting issues as diverse as child recruitment, generational and gender conflicts, political terror, refugee camp life, ethnic nationalism, and migration and mobility. Read more . . .
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Why Don't American Cities Burn?
Michael B. Katz
224 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4386-4 | $29.95 | £19.50
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2280-7 | $24.95 | £16.50
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series
Urban historian Michael B. Katz traces the collision of urban transformation with the rightward-moving social politics of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century America. Read more . . .
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