Fall 2012

200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia

Hernán Guaracao, and David Cruz

A twentieth anniversary celebration of Al Dìa and of two centuries of Latino life in Philadelphia

200 pages | 8.5 x 11


Black Regions of the Imagination

African American Writers between the Nation and the World

Eve Dunbar

Establishing an imaginative space for blackness, four mid-century American writers resist literary segregation

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Blow Up the Humanities

Toby Miller

A crisp and engaging book that proposes how to save the dying humanities

172 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 1 figure


Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero

Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics

Jason Dittmer

A provocative exploration of the nationalist comic book superhero genre in the U.S., Canada, and Britain.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


Chang and Eng Reconnected

The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture

Cynthia Wu

Considering Chang and Eng's body in America from the nineteenth century to the present

218 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Cheaper by the Hour

Temporary Lawyers and the Deprofessionalization of the Law

Robert A. Brooks

How attorneys' work is deprofessionalized, downgraded, and controlled through part-time and temporary assignments

234 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Church and State in the City

Catholics and Politics in Twentieth-Century San Francisco

William Issel

How Catholic religious activism shaped the language and outcome of San Francisco's debates about over the common good and the public interest.

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Cinemas in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989

Edited by Catherine Portuges, and Peter John Bursell Hames

An examination of Eastern European cinema a generation after the end of the Cold War

288 pages | 6 x 9


The City on the Hill from Below

The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics

Stephen H. Marshall

A compelling conversation between African American political intellectuals and the canon of western political philosophy

250 pages | 6 x 9


A City within a City

The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Todd E Robinson

A view of the civil rights movement in the crucible of the North

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 12 halftones


East Is West and West Is East

Gender, Culture, and Interwar Encounters between Asia and America

Karen Kuo

How race, gender, and sexuality were reimagined in the interwar encounters of Asians and Americans

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 2 halftones


Elements of Discipline

Nine Principles for Teachers and Parents

Stephen Greenspan

How teachers and parents can cultivate competent, happy children using a few simple principles as their guide.

212 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 33 figures


Fire on the Prairie

Harold Washington, Chicago Politics, and the Roots of the Obama Presidency
Revised Edition

Gary Rivlin and Clarence Page

A revised edition of the classic story of race and power, set in Chicago during the 1980s, when this most political of cities elected its first black mayor

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


In a Queer Voice

Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood

Michael Sadowski

In-depth interviews over six years show us how LGBTQ youth survive adolescence, thrive as adults, and find a voice that is uniquely their own.

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


The International Monetary Fund and Latin America

The Argentine Puzzle in Context

Claudia Kedar

Chronicling the sometimes questionable relationship between the International Monetary Fund and Latin America from 1944 to the present

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables