NAISA preview

This week the American Indian Studies Center at University of California, Los Angeles and its Southern California co-hosts will welcome NAISA, the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research. UNP will have new and notable titles on display at booth 212. Below is a sample of what you’ll find.    Indigenous Cities: Urban Indian Fiction and the Histories of Relocation by Laura M. Furlan is a critical study of contemporary American Indian narratives set in urban spaces that reveals how these texts respond to diaspora, dislocation, citizenship, and reclamation. Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations edited by Jacqueline … Continue reading NAISA preview

From the Desk of Michael Fallon: Finding My Way to Spring Training

The following contribution comes from Michael Fallon, author of Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977–78 Dodgers (Nebraska 2016).  Growing up in Southern California, I never understood the fuss about spring training. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve long loved baseball. Between 1974, when … Continue reading From the Desk of Michael Fallon: Finding My Way to Spring Training

Reading List: Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games begin tomorrow! While the athletes head to Rio, we’re reading up on Olympic history.   American Hoops: U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball from Berlin to Beijing by Carson Cunningham A fascinating history of Olympic basketball on the world stage and behind the scenes. Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball (November 2016) by Scott Morrow Johnson The story of Forrest “Phog” Allen, the coach who helped create the NCAA tournament and brought basketball to the Olympics. The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism edited by Susan Brownell This interdisciplinary collection of essays assesses the ideas about race, imperialism, … Continue reading Reading List: Olympics

The Marketeers Club: November Exhibit Round Up

Emily Giller is the exhibits coordinator and media planner in the marketing department.  American Historical Association (ASA) November 6-9, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) UNP conference attendees: Alicia Christensen, American Studies Editor; Maggie Boyles, Editorial Assistant “The American Studies Association conference was … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: November Exhibit Round Up