Books published by Indiana Univ Pr

A short history of African philosophy

Indiana Univ Pr | August 13, 2009 | 193 pages
A Short History of African Philosophy discusses major ideas, figures, and schools of thought in philosophy in the African context. While drawing out critical issues in the formation of African philosophy, Barry Hallen focuses on recent scholarship and relevant debates that have made African... More Info

The Question of Gender

Indiana Univ Pr | July 20, 2011 | 330 pages
A generation after the publication of Joan W. Scott's influential essay, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis," this volume explores the current uses of the term -- and the ongoing influence of Scott's agenda-setting work in history and other disciplines. How has the study of gender,... More Info

Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous

Indiana Univ Pr | April 21, 2011 | 265 pages
What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept and in practice, plays out in the context of economic liberalization, transnational... More Info

Disability and mobile citizenship in postsocialist Ukraine

Indiana Univ Pr | November 25, 2010 | 298 pages
Sara D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades.  More Info

Bodies, Politics, and African Healing

Indiana Univ Pr | June 23, 2011 | 300 pages
This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new... More Info

The Seine was red

Indiana Univ Pr | August 1, 2008 | 116 pages
Leïla Sebbar's novel recounts an event in French history that has been hidden for many years. Toward the end of the Algerian war, the FLN, an Algerian nationalist party, organized a demonstration in Paris to oppose a curfew imposed upon Algerians in France. About 30,000 Algerians gathered... More Info

Media and Identity in Africa

Indiana Univ Pr | December 14, 2009 | 333 pages
What is the role of the media in Africa? How do they work? How do they interact with global media? How do they reflect and express local culture? Incorporating both African and international perspectives, Media and Identity in Africa demonstrates how media outlets are used to perpetuate, question,... More Info

Long journey home

Indiana Univ Pr | January 1, 2008 | 416 pages
Through first-person accounts, Long Journey Home presents the stories of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware Tribe. These oral histories, which span the post--Civil War era to the present, are gathered into four sections and tell of personal and tribal events as they unfold over time and place.... More Info

Political Crime and the Memory of Loss

Indiana Univ Pr | October 17, 2011 | 243 pages
Loss is a fundamental human condition that often leads both individuals and groups to seek redress in the form of violence. But are there possible modes of redress to reckon with loss that might lead to a departure from the violence of collective and individual revenge? This book focuses on the... More Info

Human Rights and African Airwaves

Indiana Univ Pr | September 26, 2011 | 280 pages
Human Rights and African Airwaves focuses on Nkhani Zam'maboma, a popular Chichewa news bulletin broadcast on Malawi's public radio. The program often takes authorities to task and questions much of the human rights rhetoric that comes from international organizations. Highlighting obligation and... More Info

Women's social activism in the new Ukraine

Indiana Univ Pr | August 18, 2019 | 206 pages
Democratization, privatization, and women's lives in postsocialist Ukraine  More Info


Indiana Univ Pr | August 18, 2019 | 310 pages
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. It was perhaps the most visible of the Black Power groups in the late 1960s and early 70s, not least because of its confrontational politics, its rejection of King-style... More Info

Empowering women in Russia

Indiana Univ Pr | March 1, 2007 | 188 pages
First-hand account of social activism and the politics of development in postsocialist Russia  More Info

Race and Coalition

Indiana Univ Pr | June 1, 2008 | 182 pages
Race and Coalitionis volume 1, number 2 of the journalRace/Ethnicity. It reflects continuing attention by scholars and advocates to the theoretical and practical features of coalition building. Contributors engage topics that include the challenges and opportunities racially marginalized groups... More Info