Award Winning Books: 2012

Behind the Backlash

Muslim Americans after 9/11

Lori Peek

Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association's section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, 2013
Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award, 2012

How Muslim-American identity has been shaped by 9/11 and its after effects

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 3 figures


Beyond Preservation

Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities

Andrew Hurley

National Council on Public History's Book Award Award, 2012

A framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighborhoods through the public interpretation of historic landscapes

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 maps 14 halftones


The City on the Hill from Below

The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics

Stephen H. Marshall

American Political Science Association's Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award, 2012

A compelling conversation between African American political intellectuals and the canon of western political philosophy

250 pages | 6 x 9



The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us

Nancy Berns

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2013
Honorable Mention from the Sociology of Emotions section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

Do we really need closure after bad things happen?

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Race Appeal

How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

Charlton D McIlwain, and Stephen M. Caliendo

Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association, 2012
Selected as “‘The Best of the Best’ from the University Presses” Books For Public and High School Libraries” for the ALA Annual Conference, 2012

Why, when, and how often candidates use race appeals, and how the electorate responds

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 38 tables, 23 halftones


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 figures, 13 halftones, 5 maps


Sweating Saris

Indian Dance as Transnational Labor

Priya Srinivasan

Emory Elliott Book Award, 2012

Seeing Indian dancers as gendered labor highlights the politics of Asian American racialization, migration, and citizenship

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 halftones


The Temp Economy

From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America

Erin Hatton

Honorable Mention, Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

How the temp industry undermined the idea that workers are a company's chief asset

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables, 7 halftones


The Textures of Time

Agency and Temporal Experience

Michael G. Flaherty

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2012

A thoughtful exploration of time and how we make it do our bidding

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Whose National Music?

Identity, Mestizaje, and Migration in Ecuador

Ketty Wong

Latin American Studies Association Ecuadorian Studies Section Book Prize for the most outstanding work published in the field of Ecuadorian studies, 2012

How class divisions shape the definition of Ecuador's national music and identity.

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 figures, 19 halftones, 1 map