APSA 2020 Virtual Book Exhibit -- Community Organizing and Social Movements

Temple University Press offers a well-established list in the politics of social change as well as several exciting, cutting-edge new book series. Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas seeks proposals for new projects in a number of areas including African American politics, women and politics, urban politics, environmental politics and policy, and religion and politics.  

The Press is especially excited to announce our new book series Intersectionality, edited by Julia Jordan-Zachery, Celeste Montoya, and Anna Sampaio. This series will publish timely and dynamic new research on intersectional politics in the social sciences, drawing from its complex origins in articulations of identity and power as well as applications of intersectionality as methodology and as an analytical tool.

Keneshia Grant's The Great Migration and the Democratic Party will be the focus of an Author Meets Critics session at the American Political Science Association annual/virtual meeting. Sept 11 @ 12-1:30PM ET.  Dr. Grant will also take part in a session "New Insights on Black Politics: A Conversation with Book Authors on the 'Back Bone' of the Democratic Party" on September 13th from 4-5:30pm ET.

If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal, please contact Aaron Javsicas.

Click here to view our 2020 American Political Studies Association order form.

Use promo code TAPSA2020 for 30% off all our Political Science titles

Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century

A broad, nonsectarian collection of anti-capitalist thinking, featuring landmark contributions both classic and contemporary

Becoming Entitled

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

Challenging Beijing's Mandate of Heaven

Analyzing the dynamics of two recent nonviolent, student-led protests in light of China’s growth and power

Communists and Community

Enhances our understanding of the central role Communists played in the advancement of social democracy throughout the mid-twentieth century Read an interview with the author

Democratizing Urban Development

Examining how community organizations fight to prevent displacement and secure affordable housing across cities in the U.S. and Brazil

Empowered by Design

Do reforms that decentralize the state actually empower women?

From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging

Analyzes the expansion and restriction of collective bargaining rights for public employees

Good Reasons to Run

How and why women run for office Read a blog entry by the editors

Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Examining the connections between repression and resistance for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Southeast

Insubordinate Spaces

How contemporary activists, artists, and academics oppose oppressive structures of power and unjust social relations to create a more decent and democratic future

Philadelphia Battlefields

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

Power, Participation, and Protest in Flint, Michigan

The policy history of, implementation of, and reaction to Flint’s municipal takeovers

Protestors and Their Targets

Examining the dynamics when protestors and their targets interact

Push Back, Move Forward

An in-depth explanation of the coalition dynamics—origin, workings, strengths, and weaknesses—of the National Council of Women’s Organizations

Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

Examining the political, economic and social incorporation of Somali Americans in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and in Columbus, Ohio

Strategizing against Sweatshops

Explores how U.S. college students engaged in strategically innovative activism to help sweatshop workers across the world

Undoing the Revolution

Compares India, Mexico, and Zimbabwe to demonstrate why mass rebellions result in elitist regimes