Weekly Book List, July 19, 2013

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AMERICAN STUDIES

Ethnic Humor in Multiethnic America by David Gillota (Rutgers University Press; 193 pages; $72 hardcover, $25.95 paperback). Topics include the African-American comedians Paul Mooney, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle and the Jewish comics Sarah Silverman, Larry David, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Creating a Nation With Cloth: Women, Wealth, and Tradition in the Tongan Diaspora by Ping-Ann Addo (Berghahn