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A selection of newer books for the History Department.
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Popular Culture

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Fame junkies : the hidden truths behind America's favorite addiction. - Jake Halpern
Explores the hidden truths behind America's national obsession with celebrity, and why so many young people are hooked on the notion of obtaining fame and fortune.


Feature Films

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Lord of the Flies


Race & Ethnicity

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How Does It Feel to be a Problem? : Being young and Arab in America. - Bayoumi, Moustafa
Profiles seven men and women of Arab and Muslim descent living in Brooklyn, exploring the cliches and stereotypes they must contend with on a daily basis and the experiences they have had since September 11, 2001.

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Islamophobia : the ideological campaign against Muslims. - Sheehi, Stephen
ISBN: 0932863676
Examines the increased mainstreaming of Muslim-baiting rhetoric and explicitly racist legislation, police surveillance, witch-trials and discriminatory policies towards Muslims in North America and abroad.

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Yell-oh girls! : emerging voices explore culture, identity, and growing up Asian-American.


Gender & Sexuality

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Female chauvinist pigs : women and the rise of raunch culture. - Ariel Levy.
New York magazine writer Ariel Levy argues that, if male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, female chauvinist pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women -- and of themselves.

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Contains twenty-six essays that provide varying perspectives on issues related to homosexuality, debating the causes of it, if gay men and women hould serve in the military, if same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, and teaching about it in the schools.

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Nurturing success : successful women of color and their daughters. - Lee, Essie E.

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The Celluloid Closet
A documentary study of Hollywood's depiction of homosexual characters throughout its history.


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