Fall 2016

Barriers and Belonging

Personal Narratives of Disability

Edited by Michelle Jarman, Leila Monaghan, and Alison Quaggin Harkin

A collection of personal narratives that asks, Why does disability studies matter?

296 pages | 6 x 9


Boathouse Row

Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

Dotty Brown

A magisterial history of Philadelphia's iconic Boathouse Row

288 pages | 10 x 8 | 63 color photos, 3 line drawings, 110 halftones


Building Drexel

The University and Its City, 1891-2016

Edited by Richardson Dilworth and Scott Gabriel Knowles

The first comprehensive history of Drexel University in Philadelphia

456 pages | 6 x 9 | 45 color photos, 3 tables, 1 line drawing, 61 halftones


Caribbean Currents

Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

Peter Manuel with Michael Largey

The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 line drawings, 51 halftones, 1 map


Consuming Catastrophe

Mass Culture in America's Decade of Disaster

Timothy Recuber

Examines the media’s coverage of four American disasters, arguing that media attention directs our concern for the suffering of others toward efforts to soothe our own emotional turmoil

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables


The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City

Nathanael Lauster

A detailed study of how Vancouver moved away from the single-family house and the effects of this transformation, detailed by interviews with residents

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 11 figures, 4 halftones, 6 maps


Deregulating Desire

Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice

Ryan Patrick Murphy

How flight attendants have drawn on feminist and LGBTQ activist legacies to challenge big business's rise to power after 1970

252 pages | 6 x 9


Four Germanys

A Chronicle of the Schorcht Family

Donald S. Pitkin

Charting the transformation of East Germany through the lens of one town and one multi-generational family

316 pages | 6 x 9


The Gendered Executive

A Comparative Analysis of Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Chief Executives

Edited by Janet M. Martin and MaryAnne Borrelli

Examining national executives through the lens of identity, representation, and power

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 5 line drawings


Getting Paid While Taking Time

The Women's Movement and the Development of Paid Family Leave Policies in the United States

Megan A. Sholar

Analyzing family leave policy in the United States—from the role of the women’s movement in the passage of paid leave to policymaking at the state level

252 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


The Great Refusal

Herbert Marcuse and Contemporary Social Movements

Edited by Andrew T. Lamas, Todd Wolfson, and Peter N. Funke

An in-depth examination of the relevance of Marcuse's writing for today's social movements

440 pages | 6 x 9


The Mutual Housing Experiment

New Deal Communities for the Urban Middle Class

Kristin M. Szylvian

How the sale of World War II public housing to non-profit mutual home-ownership associations represents a road not taken in federal housing policy

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones, 1 map


New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism

Resources, Engagement, and Recruitment

Edited by Casey A. Klofstad

Cutting-edge research by prominent social scientists on new topics and methods of inquiry in the field of civic participation

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 tables, 29 line drawings


Red War on the Family

Sex, Gender, and Americanism in the First Red Scare

Erica J. Ryan

How the Red Scare contributed to sexual conformity in the United States

234 pages | 6 x 9


Resurrecting Slavery

Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France

Crystal Marie Fleming

Revealing how the histories of slavery and colonialism are being resurrected and racialized in France today

292 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 6 line drawings, 14 halftones