Award Winning Books: 1997

African Intellectual Heritage

A Book of Sources

edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Abu S. Abarry

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1997
Molefi Kete Asante, recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association

This comprehensive volume brings together documents from the richly textured intellectual history of Africa and the diaspora

848 pages | 7 x 10

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Critical White Studies

Looking Behind the Mirror

Edited by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

Over 100 closely edited selections critically examine the notion of whiteness and its relation to social power

704 pages | 7 x 10

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Family Ties

Enduring Relations between Parents and Their Grown Children

John R. Logan and Glenna D. Spitze

William J. Goode Distinguished Book Award, Sponsored by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, 1997

A challenging look at the way relationships between parents and their adult children remain strong in the midst of social change

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 61 tables, 25 figs.

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Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory

Mike Wallace

Historic Preservation Book Prize, The Center for Historic Preservation at Mary Washington College, 1997

A long-awaited dispatch from the history front in today's culture war

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 figs., 10 halftones

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Nisei/Sansei

Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics

Jere Takahashi

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

A fresh look at the many and diverse political strategies that forged a Japanese American identity

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables

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Nuclear Power and Social Power

Rick Eckstein

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1997

A critical examination of the Shoreham and Seabrook nuclear power plants and the way expensive corporate initiatives purported as good for social "progress" or "economic growth" actually serve the parochial interests of powerful organizations and classes

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables

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Poisoned Ivy

Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia

Toni A. H. McNaron

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

A startling look at the way academia opens its arms to gay and lesbian scholarship but not to gay and lesbian scholars

256 pages | 6 x 9

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Regarding Animals

Arnold Arluke, and Clinton R. Sanders

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1997

Questioning our conflicting views of the role of animals

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Something Left to Lose

Personal Relations and Survival among New York's Homeless

Gwendolyn A. Dordick

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1997

A rare in-depth look at how homeless people construct their social worlds

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Teen Mothers and the Revolving Welfare Door

Kathleen Mullan Harris

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1997

A comprehensive study of teen mothers and their patterns of entering and leaving the welfare system

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 15 tables, 7 figs.

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