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International Cultural Studies / Foreign Languages Research Guide

Find books, ebooks, journals, DVDs and Reference materials. Learn about researching cultures and languages in the library and on the web.

New Books

In Other Words

National Best Seller On a post-college visit to Florence, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri fell in love with the Italian language. A startling act of self-reflection, In Other Words is Lahiri's meditation on the process of learning to express herself in another language--and the stunning journey of a writer seeking a new voice.

Culture in Networks

How are people's identities and cultural practices shaped by network structures? This book is designed to help readers think about how and when culture and social networks systematically penetrate one another, helping to shape each other in significant ways.

Social Media Freaks

Social Media Freaks presents a virtual ethnography of social media, focusing on issues of identity and inequality along five dimensions-race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability. It teaches readers how to engage social media as a tool for social activism while also examining the limits of social media's value in the quest for social change.

International Express

Nicknamed the International Express, the New York City Transit Authority 7 subway line runs through a highly diverse series of ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods in Queens. The 7 train is a microcosm of a specifically urban, New York experience, in which individuals from a variety of cultures and social classes are forced to interact and get along with one another. 

The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art

The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art asks how the black figure was depicted by artists from the non-Western world. The aesthetic traditions illustrated here are as diverse as the political and social histories of these regions.

Finding Culture and Language Books

Try browsing shelves with the following Call numbers to find art and language books:

H- Social Sciences

HA- Statistics

HB- Economic theory

HC- Economic history

HM- Sociology, Cultural Studies

HN- Social history, Social Reform

M- Music

N - Fine Arts

PA- Latin

PC- Italian, Spanish, French

Other Libraries

BookshelfIf you can't find the book you want you can always check the WorldCat Catalog to see if it is in a nearby library.  SFC Library is a member of Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB).  If you request an ALB card from the Reference Desk you can visit six other academic libraries.

You can also request an Interlibrary Loan from another library by filling out the form below.