Spring 2006

Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 18 figures, 12 halftones


Art in Cinema

Documents Toward a History of the Film Society

Scott MacDonald

Fascinating documentation of one of the most important film societies in American history

320 pages | 7 x 10 | 12 figures, 27 halftones


Challenging the Chip

Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

Edited by Ted Smith, David Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow

A revealing look at the dark side of the electronics industry and global efforts to move it toward greater sustainability and accountability

376 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 6 figures, 37 halftones, 3 maps


City and Environment

Christopher Boone and Ali Modarres

An introduction to urban environmental issues around the globe

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 7 figures, 5 halftones


The Forgotten Network

DuMont and the Birth of American Television

David Weinstein

A history of one of the original television networks through its programs and personalities

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 halftones


Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities

Edited by Paul Ong and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

A new agenda for revitalizing minority neighborhoods

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 38 tables, 4 figures, 13 halftones, 5 maps


Jobs Aren't Enough

Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families

Roberta Rehner Iversen and Annie Laurie Armstrong

"Job opportunity" is a myth for 25% of U.S. wage earners

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 1 figure, 2 halftones, 1 map


Just a Dog

Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves

Arnold Arluke

How can we make sense of acts of cruelty towards animals?

232 pages | 6 x 9


Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Lara Medina

The history of a feminist religious movement that mobilized the Chicana/Latina community

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Latinos in New England

Edited by Andrés Torres

The first comprehensive look at the growing Latino presence in New England

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 tables, 14 figures, 13 halftones


Mayors and Schools

Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education

Stefanie Chambers

Does mayoral control lead to better urban schools?

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 tables, 12 halftones


Philadelphia Maestros

Ormandy, Muti, Sawallisch

Phyllis White Rodriguez-Peralta

The story of the Philadelphia Orchestra told through three of its greatest conductors

192 pages | 6 x 8 | 11 halftones


The Philadelphia Reader

Edited by Bob Huber and Benjamin Wallace

A chronicle of the city through the eyes of its most famous citizens, from the writers of Philadelphia Magazine

296 pages | 6 x 9


The Scrapbook in American Life

Edited by Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler

The first book about the history and practice of keeping scrapbooks

344 pages | 7 x 10 | 72 halftones


Social Capital in the City

Community and Civic Life in Philadelphia

Edited by Richardson Dilworth

The first interdisciplinary work to examine "social capital" in a single city

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 1 figure, 3 halftones, 1 map