Fall 1995

African Intellectual Heritage

A Book of Sources

edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Abu S. Abarry

This comprehensive volume brings together documents from the richly textured intellectual history of Africa and the diaspora

848 pages | 7 x 10


Counties in Court

Jail Overcrowding and Court-Ordered Reform

Wayne N. Welsh

A systematic analysis of court-ordered jail reform with a pragmatic model for change

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 tables, 5 figs.


Creating the Countryside

The Politics of Rural and Environmental Discourse

Edited by E. Melanie DuPuis and Peter Vandergeest

People active in regional environmental crises discuss the destruction, conservation, and creation of the countryside

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 3 figures, 6 halftones, 4 maps


Cultural Politics and Social Movements

Edited by Marcy Darnovsky, Barbara Epstein, and Richard Flacks

Bridging the worlds of activism and academia—this volume combines social movement theory with the real experiences of activists

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables 10 figures


Degrees of Equality

The American Association of University Women and the Challenge of Twentieth-Century Feminism

Susan Levine

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 20 halftones


Droppin' Science

Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Edited by William Eric Perkins

Leading authorities write on the complex—and sometimes controversial—history, politics, and culture of rap and hip hop

288 pages | 6 x 9


An Essay on African Philosophical Thought

The Akan Conceptual Scheme

Kwame Gyekye

African philosopher Gyekye defines the main principles of a distinct African philosophy

296 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 figures


The Feel of Silence

Bonnie Poitras Tucker

The compelling memoir of a profoundly deaf woman lawyer and professor surviving the ironies and trials of accommodating a hearing world

232 pages | 6 x 9


God in the Street

New York Writing from The Penny Press to Melville

Hans Bergmann

New York City, as literary subject, sets the stage for this study of urban literature

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures, 5 halftones


Half a Job

Bad and Good Part-Time Jobs in a Changing Labor Market

Chris Tilly

An up-to-date and in-depth analysis of a disquieting trend in the U.S. labor market

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 tables, 15 figures


Home Girls

Chicana Literary Voices

Alvina E. Quintana

An in-depth examination of contemporary Chicana writers

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Inside Agitators

Australian Femocrats and the State

Hester Eisenstein

A fiesty story of women entering Australia's government and successfully using state power for social change

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Legal Inversions

Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of the Law

edited by Didi Herman and Carl Stychin

An exploration of the contested field of gay and lesbian sexuality and the law

272 pages | 6 x 9


Living Rooms as Factories

Class, Gender, and the Satellite Factory System in Taiwan

Ping-Chun Hsiung

A detailed portrait and sophisticated analysis of married women working Taiwan's export factories

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 tables, 1 figure, 14 halftones


Machos, Maricones, and Gays

Cuba and Homosexuality

Ian Lumsden

A historically based, first-hand report of contemporary homosexuality in Cuban society and culture

304 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 8 halftones