New Books List

Publisher:

Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 958.1 C658B 2011

Pages:

xi, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
After the fall of the Taliban, instability reigned across Afghanistan. However, in the small town of Istalif, located a little over an hour north of Kabul and not far from Bagram on the Shomali Plain, local politics remained relatively violence-free. Bazaar Politics examines this seemingly paradoxical situation, exploring how the town's local politics maintained peace despite a long, violent history in a country dealing with a growing insurgency. At the heart of this story are the Istalifi potters, skilled craftsmen trained over generations. With workshops organized around extended families and competition between workshops strong, kinship relations become political and subtle negotiations over power and authority underscore most interactions. Starting from this microcosm, Noah Coburn then investigates power and relationships at various levels, from the potters' families; to the local officials, religious figures, and former warlords; and ultimately to the international community and NGO workers.
Publisher:

Brooklyn, N.Y. : Lawrence Hill Books, 1991.

Call Number:

KIC 960 D593C 1991

Pages:

xxi, 440 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.
Publisher:

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 973.0495 K491E 2010

Pages:

305 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Ends of Empire examines Asian American cultural production and its challenge to the dominant understanding of American imperialism, Cold War dynamics, and race and gender formation. Jodi Kim demonstrates the degree to which Asian American literature and film critique the record of U.S. imperial violence in Asia and provides a glimpse into the imperial and gendered racial logic of the Cold War.
Publisher:

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 955.0542 G411F 2016

Pages:

xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Foucault in Iran centers on the significance of Foucault¿s writings on the Iranian Revolution and the profound mark it left on his lectures on ethics, spirituality, and fearless speech. This interdisciplinary work will spark a lively debate in its insistence that what informed Foucault¿s writing was his conviction that Enlightenment rationality has not closed the gate of unknown possibilities for human societies.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies : 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 907.202 A323I 2013

Pages:

xii, 160 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
On the life and works of Ibn Khaldun, 1332-1406, Arab Muslim historiographer and historian.
Publisher:

London : Third World Centre for Research and Publishing, 1981.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2024 A995I 1981

Pages:

xxi, 333 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Third World Center, London, 1981. Cloth in Dust Wrappers. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. xxi, 333 pp, 1 table, cloth in d/w, extended biblio, spine lightly faded, otherwise copy in mint condition. The author wrote this work as a doctoral thesis at Oxford. It is a study of the detailed workings of orientalism as portrayed in the particularly dense field of scholarship on Ibn Khaldun. The book concludes with a reasoned bibliography of Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Khalduniana which aspires to be as exhaustive as possible.
Publisher:

New York : Ballantine books, 1989.

Call Number:

KIC 959.903 K186I 1989

Pages:

494 pages, 26 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today.
Publisher:

Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.

Call Number:

KIC 956.94054 G662I 2008

Pages:

xxi, 318 pages : illustration, maps ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
This first complete history of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip allows us to see beyond the smoke screen of politics in order to make sense of the dramatic changes that have developed on the ground over the past forty years. Looking at a wide range of topics, from control of water and electricity to health care and education as well as surveillance and torture, Neve Gordon's panoramic account reveals a fundamental shift from a politics of life¿when, for instance, Israel helped Palestinians plant more than six-hundred thousand trees in Gaza and provided farmers with improved varieties of seeds¿to a macabre politics characterized by an increasing number of deaths. Drawing attention to the interactions, excesses, and contradictions created by the forms of control used in the Occupied Territories, Gordon argues that the occupation's very structure, rather than the policy choices of the Israeli government or the actions of various Palestinian political factions, has led to this radical shift.
Publisher:

Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 940.1 K117M 2016

Pages:

xv, 428 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Emerging in the medieval period, chivalry embodied ideals that elite warriors cherished and practices that formed their profession. In this major new overview, Richard Kaeuper examines how chivalry made sense of violence and war, making it tolerable for elite fighters rather than non-knightly or sub-knightly populations. He discusses how chivalry buttressed status and profession, shaped active piety, and fostered intense warrior attachments and heterosexual relationships. Though showing regional and chronological variations, chivalry at its core enshrined the practice of prowess in securing honor, with this process significantly blessed by religion. Both kingship and church authority sought to direct the great force of chivalry and, despite tensions, finally came to terms with rising knightly status and a burgeoning military role. Kaeuper engages with a wide range of evidence in his analysis, drawing on the chivalric literature, manuscript illumination, and sermon exempla and moral tales.
Publisher:

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Call Number:

KIC 973.3 K378M 2002

Pages:

viii, 287 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
During a scholarly career that extended from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s, Cecelia Kenyon wrote a series of essays and reviews that reshaped thinking about the American Revolution and its aftermath. Beginning with her influential essay "Men of Little Faith: The Anti-Federalists on the Nature of Representative Government," Kenyon challenged prevailing interpretations of the Revolutionary era by emphasizing the crucial role of ideology. In so doing, she helped spark a major shift in early American historiography. By bringing Kenyon's key writings together in a single volume, the editors have sought not only to reaffirm the importance of her contributions to scholarship but also to reveal the subtlety and imagination of her mind at work. Whether assessing the limitations of Charles Beard's "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution," analyzing the enigma of Alexander Hamilton (whom she memorably describes as "the Rousseau of the Right"), or evaluating what was truly radical about America's revolution, Kenyon's insights remain as fresh as they are shrewd.
Publisher:

Westport : L. Hill, 1987.

Call Number:

KIC 967 D593P 1987

Pages:

xii, 240 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.
Publisher:

New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

Call Number:

KIC 973.0496073 H333S 1997

Pages:

viii, 281 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this provocative and original exploration of racial subjugation during slavery and its aftermath, Saidiya Hartman illumines the forms of terror and resistance that shaped black identity. Scenes of Subjection examines the forms of domination that usually go undetected; in particular, the encroachments of power that take place through notions of humanity, enjoyment, protection, rights, and consent. By looking at slave narratives, plantation diaries, popular theater, slave performance, freedmen's primers, and legal cases, Hartman investigates a wide variety of "scenes" ranging from the auction block and minstrel show to the staging of the self-possessed and rights-bearing individual of freedom. While attentive to the performance of power¿the terrible spectacles of slaveholders' dominion and the innocent amusements designed to abase and pacify the enslaved¿and the entanglements of pleasure and terror in these displays of mastery, Hartman also examines the possibilities for resistance, redress and transformation embodied in black performance and everyday practice. This important study contends that despite the legal abolition of slavery, emergent notions of individual will and responsibility revealed the tragic continuities between slavery and freedom. Bold and persuasively argued, Scenes of Subjection will engage readers in a broad range of historical, literary, and cultural studies.
Publisher:

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 954.6 K113T 2009

Pages:

xii, 261 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Territory of Desire asks how, and why, Kashmir came to be so intensely desired within Indian, Pakistani, and Kashmiri nationalistic imaginations. Literary historian Ananya Jahanara Kabir finds an answer to this question in the Valley of Kashmir¿s repeated portrayal as a ¿special¿ place and the missing piece of Pakistan and India. Linking a violent modernity to the fantasies of nationhood, Kabir proposes nonmilitaristic ways in which such desire may be overcome.
Publisher:

New York : W.W. Norton, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 978 L629L 2004

Pages:

396 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.
Publisher:

New York : Columbia University Press, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 909.825 K988O 2010

Pages:

xi, 211 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this conceptually bold project, Heonik Kwon uses anthropology to interrogate the cold war's cultural and historical narratives. Adopting a truly panoramic view of local politics and international events, he challenges the notion that the cold war was a global struggle fought uniformly around the world and that the end of the war marked a radical, universal rupture in modern history. Incorporating comparative ethnographic study into a thorough analysis of the period, Kwon upends cherished ideas about the global and their hold on contemporary social science. His narrative describes the slow decomposition of a complex social and political order involving a number of local and culturally creative processes. While the nations of Europe and North America experienced the cold war as a time of "long peace," postcolonial nations entered a different reality altogether, characterized by vicious civil wars and other exceptional forms of violence. Arguing that these events should be integrated into any account of the era, Kwon captures the first sociocultural portrait of the cold war in all its subtlety and diversity.
Publisher:

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 959.6042 S346W 2012

Pages:

243 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Against the background of war, genocide, and denied justice in Cambodia more than thirty years ago, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials explores the remembrance work of 1.5-generation Cambodian American cultural producers through film, memoir, and music. Engaged in politicized acts of resistance, individually produced and communally consumed, Cambodian American memory work represents a significant and previously unexamined site of Asian American critique.
Publisher:

Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000.

Call Number:

KIC 940.53170973 W555 2000

Pages:

xii, 163 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
During World War II, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed and confined for four years in sixteen camps located throughout the western half of the United States. Yet the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps remains a largely unknown episode of World War II history. Indeed, many of the internees themselves do not wish to speak of it, even to their own family members. In these selections, Alice Yang Murray invites students to investigate this event and to review and challenge the conventional interpretations of its significance. The selections explore the U.S. government's role in planning and carrying out the removal and internment of thousands of citizens, resident aliens, and foreign nationals, and the ways in which Japanese Americans coped with or resisted their removal and incarceration.