Award Winning Books: 1994

All Talk

The Talkshow in Media Culture

Wayne Munson

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994

The postmodern phenomenon of the talkshow and its place in American culture

288 pages | 6 x 9

Asian American Panethnicity

Bridging Institutions and Identities

Yen Le Espiritu

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994

A case study of how cultural diversity among Asian Americans is subsumed for social and political advantage

238 pages | 6 x 9


Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture

Kenneth L. Ames

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994
Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award, Victorian Society of America, 1993

A richly illustrated and provocative discussion of Victorian culture through an exploration of common household goods

280 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 192 halftones


Newcomers in Workplace

Immigrants and the Restructuring of the U.S. Economy

Edited by Louise Lamphere, Guillermo J. Grenier, and Alex Stepick

Conrad Arensberg Award, American Anthropological Association, 1994

Case studies capture the experiences, difficulties, and determination of immigrant workers

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 11 figures, 10 halftones


To Save China, To Save Ourselves

The Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance of New York

Renqiu Yu

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994
Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1993
Outstanding Book in History Award, Association for Asian American Studies, 1993

Chinese laundry workers unite to fight racism and economic discrimination

253 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 figs.


Who Cares for the Elderly?

Public Policy and the Experiences of Adult Daughters

Emily K. Abel

Distinguished Contribution to Qualitative Gerontology, American Sociological Association, 1994

The exploration of family care for disabled elderly people

248 pages | 6 x 9