Award Winning Books: 2011

Black Venus 2010

They Called Her "Hottentot"

Edited by Deborah Willis

Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 2011

Analyzing contemporaneous and contemporary works that re-imagine the “Hottentot Venus”

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 42 duotones

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Body Language

Sisters in Shape, Black Women's Fitness, and Feminist Identity Politics

Kimberly J. Lau

Elli Köngäs-Maranda Professional Prize, American Folklore Society, 2011

How Black women's engagement in improving health and fitness raises questions about feminism and the construction of black female identity

204 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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I Walked with Giants

The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren

Best Book of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association, 2011

A life in music portrayed by an NEA jazz master and his legendary friends

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 halftones

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Livestock/Deadstock

Working with Farm Animals from Birth to Slaughter

Rhoda Wilkie

British Sociological Association's Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the Best First and Sole-Authored Book within the discipline of Sociology, 2011
Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association, 2011

How humans think and feel about their work handling food animals

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Of Others Inside

Insanity, Addiction, and Belonging in America

Darin Weinberg and Bryan S Turner

Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology by the American Sociological Association Section on Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis, 2011

An original, comparative look at homelessness, mental disease, and addiction in America

248 pages | 6 x 9

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Rude Democracy

Civility and Incivility in American Politics

Susan Herbst

Doris Graber Award, American Political Science Association, 2013
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 2011

How American politics can become more civil and amenable to public policy solutions, while still allowing for effective argument

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables

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Rude Democracy

Civility and Incivility in American Politics

Susan Herbst

Awards from the previous edition: 
 Doris Graber Award, American Political Science Association, 2013
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 2011

A look at how civility and incivility are strategic weapons on the state of American democracy, now with a new Preface for 2020

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables

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Searching for Mr. Chin

Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature

Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award, 2011

West Indian literary representations of local Chinese populations illuminate concepts of national belonging

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5

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Second Cities

Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia

Jerome I. Hodos

Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award from the Urban History Association, 2011
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2012

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 3 figs., 13 halftones, 5 maps

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Second Cities

Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia

Jerome I. Hodos

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2012
Kenneth Jackson Best Book Award from the Urban History Association, 2011

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 3 figures, 13 halftones, 5 maps

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