Fall 2013

Accessible Citizenships

Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico

Julie Avril Minich

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


The Art of Play

Recess and the Practice of Invention

Anna R Beresin

Play and recess seen from the eyes of children

202 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 155 figures, 11 halftones


Art, Politics, and Development

How Linear Perspective Shaped Policies in the Western World

Philipp Lepenies

A brilliant meditation on how the invention of linear perspective in art helped shape our perspectives on the developing world

214 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures, 18 halftones


Asian American Women's Popular Literature

Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging

Pamela Thoma

How Asian American women writers mobilize popular genres of literature to imagine new forms of citizenship in a neoliberal society

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 halftones


Constructing Muslims in France

Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship

Jennifer Fredette

A groundbreaking study that presents Muslims in France as a diverse social group rather than a monolithic religious group

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 4 figures, 9 halftones


Consuming Work

Youth Labor in America

Yasemin Besen-Cassino

The social meaning of work from youths' perspectives

202 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 12 figs.


Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality

Time Objectified

Edited by Anne Line Dalsgård, Martin Demant Frederiksen, Susanne Højlund and Lotte Meinert

How time is often a troubling and external factor in the lives of youth

206 pages | 6 x 9


Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography

Edited by Tamara Mose Brown, and Joanna Dreby

Negotiating the challenges—and fighting the myths—of parenthood and fieldwork

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


God Talk

Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion

Paul A. Djupe, and Brian R. Calfano

Explores religion's impact on political attitudes using a series of controlled experiments

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 23 figs.


How We Die Now

Intimacy and the Work of Dying

Karla Erickson

Insights from elders and their caregivers on the end of life

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Jesus, Jobs, and Justice

African American Women and Religion

Bettye Collier-Thomas

Now in paperback, an extraordinary history of African American women, and their struggle for gender and racial equality in the church and society

736 pages | 6.25 x 9.125


Mobilizing Communities

Asset Building as a Community Development Strategy

Edited by Gary P. Green and Ann Goetting

Case studies from a variety of settings consider the asset-building approach to community development

204 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Never Easy, Never Pretty

A Fan, A City, A Championship Season

Dean Bartoli Smith

The story of the Baltimore Ravens, 2012 Super Bowl Champions, as told through the cultural lens of a city with a rich football history

224 pages | 6 x 9


Philadelphia Freedoms

Black American Trauma, Memory, and Culture after King

Michael Awkward

Tracing racial trauma through Philadelphia sports and cultural production in the four decades after King's assassination

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 halftones


Pushing Back the Gates

Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia

Harley F. Etienne

A critical study of university-driven development from the neighborhood resident's perspective

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25