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Salsa World

A Global Dance in Local Contexts

Edited by Sydney Hutchinson

How an understanding of salsa dancing enhances our appreciation of salsa's global reach and meanings

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 2 figures, 12 halftones



France Meets Philadelphia

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan

Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 169 color photos, 2 halftones, 1 map


San Francisco's International Hotel

Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement

Estella Habal

How a protest galvanized a cultural identity for Filipino Americans

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones, 1 maps


Savage Portrayals

Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

Natalie P Byfield

How the media's racialized coverage of the Central Park Jogger case influenced the conviction of five young minority men accused of "wilding" and affected the American juvenile justice system

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 4 figs.


Saving San Francisco

Relief and Recovery after the 1906 Disaster

Andrea Rees Davies

How the relief and rebuiliding efforts after the 1906 disaster reproduced the class and racial divisions of pre-quake San Francisco

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 21 halftones, 8 maps


Savoring the Salt

The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara

Edited by Linda Janet Holmes and Cheryl A. Wall

An anthology that celebrates the life and work of a major African American writer

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


School Zone

A Problem Analysis of Student Offending and Victimization

Pamela Wilcox, Graham C. Ousey, and Marie Skubak Tillyer

Why some school environments are more conducive to crime than safety

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 23 figures


Schooling Without Labels

Parents, Educators, and Inclusive Education

Douglas Biklen

How people who have been labeled "disabled" might become full participants in different areas of society

210 pages


Schools and Social Justice

R. W. Connell

A renowned educator speaks out for disadvantaged students

144 pages | 5 x 8.25


The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania

A Varied People

Judith Ridner

A comprehensive yet concise early history of the Scots Irish in Pennsylvania

140 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 3 maps


The Scrapbook in American Life

Edited by Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler

The first book about the history and practice of keeping scrapbooks

344 pages | 7 x 10 | 72 halftones


Searching for Mr. Chin

Constructions of Nation and the Chinese in West Indian Literature

Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

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

198 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Searching for Safe Spaces

Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile

Myriam J. A. Chancy

In exile but finding no refuge, Afro-Caribbean women portray harsh lives

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftones


Second Cities

Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia

Jerome I. Hodos

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


Seeing New York

History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers

Hope Cooke

An off-the-beaten bath tour of New York that transcends the usual guide book

464 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 figures, 126 halftones, 14 maps