Weekly Book List, June 28, 2013

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AMERICAN STUDIES

Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies by Jon Smith (University of Georgia Press; 208 pages; $69.95 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Topics include how traditional approaches to Southern studies have neglected the South's engagement with urban modernity.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Living With Oil: Promises, Peaks, and Declines on Mexico's Gulf Coast by Lisa Breglia (University of Texas