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American Studies Association 2020

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Although this year's annual conference of the American Studies Association is cancelled, UC Press is dedicated to sharing and celebrating the latest scholarship in the field and offering a 40% discount on all books.

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American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present

Much of the most exciting contemporary work in American Studies refuses the distinction between politics and culture—focusing on historical cultures of power and protest on the one hand, or the political importance of cultural practices on the other. The titles in American Studies Now cover these political and cultural intersections while such teachable moments are at the center of public conversation.


Two UC Press authors have received honoroable mentions for this year's ASA prizes. Congratulations to Marisol LeBrón, author of Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico and finalist for the Lora Romero First Book Prize. Congratulations as well to Joseph Darda, finalist for the Constance M. Rourke Prize for his essay, "Like a Refugee," which is part of his forthcoming book with UC Press, How White Men Won the Culture Wars, publishing May 2021.

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Never-Ending War on Terror by Alex Lubin

Never-Ending War on Terror

  • by Alex Lubin (Author)
  • January 2021
  • Paperback $18.95, £15.99|
    Hardcover $85.00,  £70.00|
    eBook $18.95,  £15.99
A People's Guide to Greater Boston by Joseph Nevins, Suren Moodliar, Eleni Macrakis

A People's Guide to Greater Boston

  • by Joseph Nevins (Author), Suren Moodliar (Author), Eleni Macrakis (Author)
  • July 2020
  • Paperback $24.95, £21.00|
    eBook $24.95,  £21.00