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Jewish Cultural Studies

Simon J. Bronner

Defines the distinctive field of Jewish cultural studies and its basis in folkloristic, psychological, and ethnological approaches.

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Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348284
$92.99
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Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338759
$39.99
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Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338766

Scratching the Surface

Adventures in Storytelling

A Memoir by Harvey Ovshinsky
Foreword by Don Gonyea

The inspiring story of one of Detroit’s most creative and prolific storytellers.

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Available March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344743
$27.99
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Available March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344750

Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale

Contemporary Adaptations across Cultures

Edited by Mayako Murai and Luciana Cardi

New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.

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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345351
$84.99
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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345368
$34.99
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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345375

101 Middle Eastern Tales and Their Impact on Western Oral Tradition

Ulrich Marzolph

A comprehensive exploration of the Middle Eastern roots of Western narrative tradition.

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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347744
$99.99
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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347737
$49.99
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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347751
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Embodying Hebrew Culture

Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

Nina S. Spiegel

Details the creation of a Hebrew cultural aesthetic that was intentionally and distinctly physical.

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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814348031
$29.99
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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814336366
$42.99
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Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814336373
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The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

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Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814348314
$18.99
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Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814345153

Greening the Black Urban Regime

The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit

Alesia Montgomery

Describes the struggle to shape green redevelopment in Detroit.

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Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
$81.99
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Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
$34.99
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Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346525

African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness

Edited by Mark A. Reid

Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.

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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
$84.99
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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
$29.99
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Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345504

Things People Say About Detroit

A Collection of Quotes as Told to the Nain Rouge

Dave Krieger

Detroit's fabled gnome, the Nain Rouge, shares his favorite quotes about Detroit as told to him by celebrities and noted historical figures.

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Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780997391664
$17.95

Toast of the Town

The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey

The life and times of Sunnie Wilson reflected on the changes in Detroit over the last sixty years.

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343876
$22.99
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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343883

Survival and Regeneration

Detroit’s American Indian Community

Edmund Jefferson Danziger, Jr.

Survival and Regeneration tells the story of Detroit's significant and oft-forgotten Native American community.

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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343326
$29.99
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Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343333
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Brewed in Michigan

The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State

William Rapai

A celebration of Michigan craft beer.

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Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342107
$34.99
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Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342114

Relief after Hardship

The Ottoman Turkish Model for The Thousand and One Days

Ulrich Marzolph

Contributes to the history of Middle Eastern narrative lore and its impact on Western tradition.

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Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342770
$44.99
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Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342763

Mother Goose Refigured

A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Christine A. Jones

iMother Goose Refigured/i presents annotated translations of Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tales that attend to the irony and ambiguity in the original French and provide a fresh take on heroines and heroes that have become household names in North America.

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Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338926
$31.99
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Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338933

Cinderella across Cultures

New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, Monika Wozniak

Examines the tale of Cinderella as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions.

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Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341551
$34.99
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Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341568

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

Mayako Murai

Brings contemporary Japanese literary and artistic fairy-tale adaptations into conversation with Euro-American feminist fairy-tale re-creation and scholarship.

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Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339497
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Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339503
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Erotic Infidelities

Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber

Kimberly J. Lau

Explores the peculiar enchantments at the heart of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Carter’s commitment to imagining unforeseen possibilities for heterosexual love and desire.

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Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339336
$31.99
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Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339343

Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Ann Schmiesing

A pioneering look at portrayals of disability, deformity, and disease in the Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales within a sociohistorical framework and from a disability studies perspective.

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Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338414
$31.99
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Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338421

The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel

Edited by Cary Nelson and Gabriel Noah Brahm

The first collection to take critical look at the international movement to boycott Israel.

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Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780990331605
$34.99
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Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780990331612
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Grimms' Tales around the Globe

The Dynamics of Their International Reception

Edited by Vanessa Joosen and Gillian Lathey

A systematic study of various factors in the international reception of Grimms’ fairy tales.

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Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339206
$32.99
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Published: June 2014
ISBN: 9780814339213

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