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Thomas Dunn

Recognized as the 2018 Book of the Year by the National Communication Association (NCA) GLBT Communication Studies Division, Queerly Remembered investigates the ways in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) individuals and communities have increasingly turned to public tellings of their ostensibly shared pasts in order to advocate for political, social, and cultural […]

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David McIvor

Recent years have brought public mourning to the heart of American politics, as exemplified by the spread and power of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained force through its identification of pervasive social injustices with individual losses. The deaths of Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and […]

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Leisl Carr Childers

The Great Basin, a stark and beautiful desert filled with sagebrush seas and mountain ranges, is ground zero for public lands conflicts. Arising out of the multiple, often incompatible uses created throughout the twentieth century, these struggles reveal the tension inherent within the multiple use concept, a management philosophy that promises equitable access to the […]

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Stephanie Malin

Rising fossil fuel prices and concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are fostering a nuclear power renaissance and a revitalized uranium mining industry across the American West. In The Price of Nuclear Power, environmental sociologist Stephanie Malin offers an on-the-ground portrait of several uranium communities caught between the harmful legacy of previous mining booms and the […]

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Lee Anne Peck

Second Edition! This book was created for used in Media Ethics courses but also as a supplement in other journalism courses. It engages students with true stories of young professionals working in today’s multimedia news and strategic communications organizations, helping readers create meaningful connections with real-world applications. By creating a personalized experience for students beginning […]

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Leif Sorensen

Ethnic Modernism and the Making of U.S. Multiculturalism offers a new history of the emergence of multiethnic literature in the United States in which ethnic literary modernists of the 1930s play a crucial role. Focusing on the remarkable careers of four ethnic fiction writers of the 1930s (Younghill Kang, D’Arcy McNickle, Zora Neale Hurston, and […]

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Bruce Ronda

What connected the writers, thinkers, and social reformers who belonged to the American transcendentalist movement of the 1830s-50s? Despite their use of religious language, the answer is a thoroughly secular world view. For most of these figures, human flourishing was the goal of all human culture. A similar goal pervades their twentieth and twenty-first century […]

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K. Dawn Grapes

This book looks at the musical culture of death in early modern England. In particular, it examines musical funeral elegies and the people related to commemorative tribute – the departed, the composer, potential patrons, and friends and family of the deceased – to determine the place these musical-poetic texts held in a society in which […]

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Zachary Hutchins

“The volume ably demonstrates that the new “American” nationality was, to a large degree, fictitious, as it excluded women, non-Europeans and members of the lower classes.”—H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Review An important reconsideration of the Stamp Act as prelude to the American Revolution The first book-length study of the Stamp Act in decades, this […]

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