Award Winning Books: 2017

The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City

Nathanael Lauster

Canadian Sociological Association's John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award, 2017

A detailed study of how Vancouver moved away from the single-family house and the effects of this transformation, detailed by interviews with residents

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 11 figures, 4 halftones, 6 maps


Deregulating Desire

Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice

Ryan Patrick Murphy

The Organization of American Historians' David Montgomery Award for the best book on a topic in American labor and working-class history, 2017

How flight attendants have drawn on feminist and LGBTQ activist legacies to challenge big business's rise to power after 1970

252 pages | 6 x 9


Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self

Norbert Wiley

Co-winner of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction's Charles Horton Cooley Book Award, 2017

How the dialogical self discovers the appropriate pathways for guiding us through our lives

212 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 3 figures


The Magic of Children's Gardens

Inspiring Through Creative Design

Lolly Tai

Merit Award from the PA/DE American Society of Landscape Architects, 2017

An exploration of the purpose, beauty, and benefits of creating children’s outdoor environments in public gardens

376 pages | 8 x 10 | 697 color photos, 27 tables


The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

National Communication Association Critical and Cultural Division Book of the Year 2017

A landmark history of the New York Young Lords, and what their activism tells us about contemporary Latino/a politics

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 figures, 6 halftones


Rebuilding the News

Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age

C.W. Anderson

International Communications Association Journalism Studies Division Book Award, 2017

An inside account of dramatic changes in journalism at a large metropolitan newspaper.

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures,16 halftones


Suicide Squeeze

Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

William C. Kashatus

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2017

A heartbreaking story of steroids-related suicides by two promising young amateur baseball players that mobilized Major League Baseball’s campaign against steroid use

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 35 halftones


Undocumented Fears

Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Jamie Longazel

North Central Sociological Association's scholarly achievement awards, 2017

How the local politics of immigration pit working people against one another

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Whisper Not

The Autobiography of Benny Golson

Benny Golson and Jim Merod

Association for Recorded Sound Collections' award for Best History Book in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz, 2017
One of the Best Jazz books of 2017 by New York City Jazz Record

A funny, touching, and insightful memoir from one of the last surviving members of the greatest generation of American jazz musicians

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 33 halftones