Award Winning Books: 2002

The Black Female Body

A Photographic History

Deborah Willis and Carla Williams

Finalist for the Publishers Marketing Association's Ben Franklin Award, Reference Category, 2003
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002
National Gold Ink Bronze Award, 2002

Recovering a photographic legacy

240 pages | 9 x 12 | 26 color illustrations, 185 duotones


Black Theatre

Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora

edited by Paul Carter Harrison, Victor Leo Walker II and Gus Edwards

Finalist for the George Freedley Memorial Award for an outstanding book in theatre or another area of live performance from the Theatre Library Association, 2002

An insider's view of Black theatres of the world and how they reflect their culture, concerns, and history

432 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table


Extradition, Politics, and Human Rights

Christopher H. Pyle

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

A compelling history of U.S. extradition

456 pages | 7 x 10



A Political Autobiography

Gerda Lerner

Outstanding Achievement Recognition by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee, 2003
A BookSense top 76 pick in the category, "Life Stories of Some Famous and Not-So-Famous Women," March/April 2003
A PW Book of the Day, June 2002

A beautifully written, dramatic memoir from one of women's history's founders

408 pages | 7 x 10 | 24 halftones


Growing Up with Television

Everyday Learning Among Young Adolescents

JoEllen Fisherkeller

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

A powerful interdisciplinary book on how young adults watch—and learn from—television

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts

Charting the Future of Teaching the Past

Sam Wineburg

Winner of the Frederic W. Ness Award, The Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2002

How do historians know what they know?

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables 3 figures 3 halftones


I Wanna Be Me

Rock Music and the Politics of Identity

Theodore Gracyk

Co-Winner of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Book Award, 2002

From the Sex Pistols and Eminem to Bonnie Raitt and Ani DiFranco, rockers contribute to our cultural capital

304 pages | 6 x 9


The Making of Asian America through Political Participation

Pei-te Lien

Best Book published in the areas of Political Participation, Voting, Elections, and Political Behavior in Racial/Ethnic Politics by the Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Political Science Association, 2002

A fascinating look at how race ethnicity and transnationalism help construct a complex American electorate

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 tables


Rubble Films

German Cinema in the Shadow of the Third Reich

Robert R Shandley

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

An insightful analysis of German film in the immediate postwar era

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


Seeking Community in a Global City

Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles

Nora Hamilton and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla

Best book published in the area of Race/Ethnicity and Foreign Policy/Globalization given by the section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Political Science Association, 2002

A look at the challenges faced by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 2 figures, 22 halftones, 5 maps



Toby Miller

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

How people perform their sexual identities as athletes and spectators

192 pages | 6 x 9