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The Borscht Belt
Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland
The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld's photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. 


"One winter I went with other teenagers to a convention at Grossinger's and remember my excitement at discovering the indoor swimming pool and the deep heat of their sauna. I recall that the whole place seemed to offer a wonderland of new experiences. I went to the convention again the next year, but I never went back after I left New York. There is a stark difference between my memory and the shell of a resort that exists today. But the past can be given form and detail by photography, and... cont'd



Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time.


"Bread and Circuses is a joy to read. Brantlinger is learned, witty, and, best of all, inviting of conversation."—Voice Literary Supplement



Harvests, Feasts, and Graves
Postcultural Consciousness in Contemporary Papua New Guinea
Ryan Schram



Why Terrorists Quit
The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists
Julie Chernov Hwang



The One-way Street of Integration
Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities
Edward G. Goetz



Limits to Decolonization
Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco
Penelope Anthias



History Is a Contemporary Literature
Manifesto for the Social Sciences
Ivan Jablonka



From Miracle to Mirage
The Making and Unmaking of the Korean Middle Class, 1960-2010
Myungji Yang



Undoing Work, Rethinking Community
A Critique of the Social Function of Work
James A Chamberlain



Svay
A Khmer Village in Cambodia
May Mayko Ebihara



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