Award Winning Books: 2013

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

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Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero

Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics

Jason Dittmer

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2013

A provocative exploration of the nationalist comic book superhero genre in the U.S., Canada, and Britain.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones

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A City within a City

The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Todd E Robinson

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2013

A view of the civil rights movement in the crucible of the North

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 12 halftones

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Closure

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

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Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent

Beth Kephart

Parrott Library Award from the St. Albans School Library, 2014
Kirkus Reviews' Best in Children's Books, 2013

A young adult novel set during the height of Philadelphia's industrial age

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5

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Envisioning Emancipation

Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction, 2014
One of the Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles, Choice, 2013

What freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War era

240 pages | 7 x 10 | 150 halftones

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Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

Finalist for the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize, 2013

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps

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Laotian Daughters

Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice

Bindi Shah

Association for Asian American Studies' Outstanding Book Award in the category Social Science, 2014
Honorable Mention, Asia and Asian America Section of the American Sociological Association, 2013

How environmental activism in youth shapes political engagement and citizenship for Laotian American women

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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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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Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies

Edited by Anne Enke

Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in Transgender Nonfiction, 2013

An argument for bringing transgender studies into women's studies departments and an exploration of the impact of trans issues in various aspects of higher education

268 pages | 6 x 9

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