Fall 2011

American Culture and Religious Diversity

A Saudi Arabian Perspective

Fahad Alhomoudi

Chronicling the unique religious-based travels of a Muslim in America

176 pages | 6 x 9


Body Language

Sisters in Shape, Black Women's Fitness, and Feminist Identity Politics

Kimberly J. Lau

How Black women's engagement in improving health and fitness raises questions about feminism and the construction of black female identity

204 pages | 5.5 x 8.25



The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us

Nancy Berns

Do we really need closure after bad things happen?

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Club Modernity for Reluctant Christians

Leonard Swidler

An invitation to reflect on the core values of spirituality

160 pages | 6 x 9


Community Gardening

A PHS Handbook

Pete Prown, and Peter Prown

How to build a community gardening for all to share

132 pages | 8.5 x 8.5


Constructing the Enemy

Empathy/Antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law

Rajini Srikanth

An argument, based in history, law, literature, and philosophy, for empathy as an integral part of decisions about who will be designated an enemy of the state

218 pages | 6 x 9


Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean

Edited by Peter Manuel

How contradance and quadrille gave rise to merengue, danzón and other popular Creole dances

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 figures


The Dance of Politics

Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi

Lisa Gilman

How gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 2 figures 10 halftones


Dangerous Trade

Histories of Industrial Hazard across a Globalizing World

Edited by Christopher Sellers and Joseph Melling

The first comprehensive survey of the global history of industrial hazards and their control

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 4 figures, 2 maps


The Disability Rights Movement

From Charity to Confrontation

Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames

A newly updated account of the struggle for disability rights in the U.S.

360 pages | 7 x 10


The Ethics of Care

A Feminist Approach to Human Security

Fiona Robinson

Applying feminist ethics to a comprehensive reworking of the theory of human security, addressing such issues as poverty, health, environment, conflict and peace building

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


An Immigrant Neighborhood

Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930

Shirley J. Yee

How the crowded neighborhoods of New York's Lower East Side gave rise to cross-racial and cross-ethnic bonds before 1930

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 6 halftones, 1 map


James Naismith

The Man Who Invented Basketball

Rob Rains with Hellen Carpenter

The first definitive biography of basketball’s inventor

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure, 10 halftones


Laotian Daughters

Working toward Community, Belonging, and Environmental Justice

Bindi Shah

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

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Merger Games

The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, and the Rise and Fall of the Allegheny Health Care System

Judith P. Swazey

The story of one of the most public failures in healthcare consolidation

324 pages | 6 x 9