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Painting the Middle East   Painting the Middle East
Ann Zwicker Kerr
These delicate watercolors depict the beauty and peace that exist in a region despite violence and unrest.
 
 
Fugitive Light   Fugitive Light
A Novel

Mohamed Berrada
An Arabic artist in Tangier grapples with political and erotic issues in this pivotal work by the most celebrated Moroccan author of the past twenty-five years.
 
 
Fatma   Fatma
A Novel of Arabia

Raja Alem with Tom McDonough
The story of one woman's passionate odyssey and sophisticated fantasy of Arabia, ancient and modern.
 
 
Voices From Iran   Voices From Iran
Mahnaz Kousha
Fifteen Iranian women talk intimately about all aspects of their lives from domestic concerns to professional issues.
 
 
No Shame For the Sun - Lives of Professional Pakistani Women - Shahla Haeri   No Shame For the Sun
Lives of Professional Pakistani Women

Shahla Haeri
Conversations with Muslim working women challenge notions of the "veiled" woman as being victimized or unproductive.
 
 
Writing Off the Beaten Track   Writing Off the Beaten Track
Reflections on the Meaning of Travel and Culture in the Middle East

Judith Caesar
These thought-provoking essays provide insightful reflection on both the experience and the condition of experiencing another culture.
 
 
The Walled City   The Walled City
Esther David
This novel traces the rigid circumscribed lives of three generations of women in an extended Jewish family in the walled Indian city of Ahmedabad.
 
 
Women of Jordan   Women of Jordan
Islam, Labor, and the Law

Amira El-Azhary Sonbol
An incisive study of the past, present, and future of Jordanian and Palestinian women, women and issues of employment, education, human rights, Islamic law, and legal practice.
 
 
Why Me Lord?   Why Me, Lord?
One Woman's Ordination to the Priesthood With Commentary and Complaint

Reverend Betty Bone Schiess
The story of the ordination of the Reverend Betty Bone Schiess-one of the first women priests in the Episcopal Church.
 
 
Christian Women in Indonesia   Christian Women in Indonesia
A Narrative Study of Gender and Religion
Frances Adeney
Revelatory studies capture a moment in Indonesian history: "a leap forward in what may be a major transition from patriarchy to gender equality."
 
 
Fatal Freedom   Fatal Freedom
The Ethics and Politics of Suicide

Thomas Szasz
In this thoughtful and compelling analysis, the world's foremost critic of coercions of the psychiatric institution defends a patient's right to choose life or death.
 
 
Meaning of Mind   The Meaning of Mind
Language, Morality, and Neuroscience

Thomas Szasz
In this brilliantly original and highly accessible work, Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analyzing the mind as a collection of brain functions.
 
 
Polish Jewish Literature   Polish Jewish Literature in the Interwar Years
Eugenia Prokop-Janiec
Foremost among a recent wave of Polish books on Jewish issues, this groundbreaking work rectifies long-held misconceptions about Polish Jewish writers.
 
 
 My War A Memoir of a Survivor of the Holocaust   My War
A Memoir of a Survivor of the Holocaust

Edward Stankiewicz
A unique personal account of Jewish life in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust and of a young man's determination to prevail in the face of utter catastrophe.
 
 
Three Homelands   Three Homelands
Memories of a Jewish Life in Poland, Israel, and America

Norman Salsitz with Stanley Kaish
Compelling recollections of a Jewish boy in a prewar Polish village, of his incredible scramble to survive the Holocaust, and of his adventures in America.
 
 
A Reader's Guide to Ernest Hemingway   A Reader's Guide to Ernest Hemingway
Arthur Waldhorn
Hemingway scholar Arthur Waldhorn's lively, personal style and his clear-eyed view of Ernest Hemingway makes this book not just an exegesis for the scholar but for general readers as well.
 
 
All One Breath   All One Breath
Selected Poems

Harry C. Staley
This lyrical, autobiographical romp takes the reader from the poet's childhood, to combat in WW II, to upstate New York.
 
 
Four Nails   Four Nails
Gaylord Brewer
Winner of the 2001 Snail's Pace Poetry Prize
Gaylord Brewer's poetry is aggressive, lyrical, unflinching, playful, and compassionate.
 
 
Critiquing the Sitcom   Critiquing the Sitcom
A Reader

Joanne Morreale
Choice essays on the TV sitcom lend insights into shifting cultural modes and methods for television criticism.
 
 
The Literary Werewolf   The Literary Werewolf
An Anthology

Edited by Charlotte F. Otten
Twenty-two selected werewolf tales offer an unprecedented look at the mystique of the werewolf in relation to human behavior and varied aspects of the human psyche.
 
 
Covered Bridges of New York State   Covered Bridges of New York State
A Guide

Rick L. Berfield
A stunning and comprehensive guide to the design, evolution, and romance of historic covered bridges extant in New York State.
 
 
Iroquoia   Iroquoia
The Development of a Native World

William Engelbrecht
Drawing on archaeology, historical evidence, oral traditions, and linguistics, this book provides a dynamic view of Iroquois life from the prehistoric period and Owasco sites through the Five Nations.
 
 
Correspondence 1654-1658   Correspondence 1654-1658
Volume XII of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts

Translated and Edited by Charles T. Gehring
Volume XII of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts contains the correspondence of Petrus Stuyvesant, director general of New Netherland, from 1654-1658. It represents the earliest surviving correspondence, comprising incoming letters from the directors in Amsterdam and the governors of neighboring colonies.
 
 
Intersections   Intersections
Gender, Nation, and Community in Arab Women's Novels

Edited by Lisa Suhair Majaj, Paula W. Sunderman, and Therese Saliba
A true "intersection" of Arab women's texts that challenges and rewrites the traditional boundaries of nation, gender, and community.
 
 
Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World   Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World
Recasting the Area Studies Debate

Edited by Ali Mirsepassi, Amrita Basu, and Frederick Weaver
These works entertain the question of how scholars may reconfigure "area-based knowledge" to respond to social sciences and globalization.
 
 
 2001 Race Odyssey African Americans and Sociology Bruce R. Hare   2001 Race Odyssey
African Americans and Sociology

Bruce R. Hare
This collection of works is a comprehensive look at the African American way of life, African American scholarship, and African American sociologists.
 
 
The Politics of Landscape in Singapore   The Politics of Landscape in Singapore
Constructions of 'Nation'

Lily Kong and Brenda S. A. Yeoh
This book shows how power relations that define and challenge the concept of ?nation? are played out in and through landscapes.
 
 
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