Fall 1996

Between the Lines

South Asians and Postcoloniality

Deepika Bahri, and Mary Vasudeva

Intense and sometimes contentious debates about South Asian identity

384 pages | 6 x 9


Black Corporate Executives

The Making and Breaking of a Black Middle Class

Sharon M. Collins

A revealing study of the promising entry of Blacks into managerial ranks in corporations and the disappointing trend that tracked them into increasingly vulnerable jobs

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables 3 figures


Family Ties

Enduring Relations between Parents and Their Grown Children

John R. Logan and Glenna D. Spitze

A challenging look at the way relationships between parents and their adult children remain strong in the midst of social change

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 61 tables, 25 figs.


Hearts and Minds

The Controversy Over Laboratory Animals

Julian McAllister Groves

Thought-provoking arguments and behaviors on both sides of the controversy surrounding biomedical research on animals

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Hollywood's New Deal

Giuliana Muscio

A ground-breaking exploration of the entertainment industry's role in promoting New Deal ideology in the thirties

320 pages | 6 x 9


It's Our Military, Too!

Women and the U.S Military

Edited by Judith Hicks Stiehm

Women serve in, help finance, and give permission for the activities of this country's armed forces, yet those who serve remain unknown and those who are accountable often forget their responsibility

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 3 figures, 36 halftones


Kellogg's Six-Hour Day

Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt

In an era of corporate downsizing and threats of a "jobless future," this book is a wake-up call to recover the vision of life beyond necessity that allows workers time to invest in family, community, and a democratic future

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Mayan Drifter

Chicano Poet in the Lowlands of America

Juan Felipe Herrera

The internal struggle of a Chicano poet returning to the Mexican homeland only to find his Indian realities distorted and exploited

330 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones



Dominican Music and Dominican Identity

Paul Austerlitz, foreword by Robert Farris Thompson

Now Available as an ebook!

A fascinating examination of the social history of merengue dance music and its importance as a social and cultural symbol

224 pages | 6 x 9


New Left, New Right, and the Legacy of the Sixties

Paul Lyons

A controversial reworking of the sixties and its ongoing impact on American politics and culture

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Nuclear Power and Social Power

Rick Eckstein

A critical examination of the Shoreham and Seabrook nuclear power plants and the way expensive corporate initiatives purported as good for social "progress" or "economic growth" actually serve the parochial interests of powerful organizations and classes

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables


Poisoned Ivy

Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia

Toni A. H. McNaron

A startling look at the way academia opens its arms to gay and lesbian scholarship but not to gay and lesbian scholars

256 pages | 6 x 9


Puerto Rican Women and Work

Bridges in Transnational Labor

Edited by Altagracia Ortiz

A comprehensive collection of interdisciplinary essays that traces the historical connections between women, work, and the different stages of capitalism in Puerto Rico

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables


Rain Without Thunder

The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement

Gary L. Francione

A powerful re-examination of the animal rights movement and its shortcomings

288 pages | 6 x 9


Teen Mothers and the Revolving Welfare Door

Kathleen Mullan Harris

A comprehensive study of teen mothers and their patterns of entering and leaving the welfare system

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 15 tables, 7 figs.