Spring 2008

Americans First

Chinese Americans and the Second World War

K. Scott Wong

The Second World War’s role in bringing Chinese Americans into the mainstream of American society

268 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Berlusconi's Italy

Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics

Michael Shin

A richly informed new explanation for the rise and fall of Italy’s colorful Prime Minister

184 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 8 tables 19 figures


Chinese Americans and the Politics of Race and Culture

Edited by Madeline Y. Hsu and Sucheng Chan

New perspectives on making and writing Chinese American history

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 halftones


Choices and Changes

Interest Groups in the Electoral Process

Michael M Franz

The most comprehensive book about interest groups in recent American politics

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 22 tables, 19 figures, 11 halftones


Customizing the Body

The Art and Culture of Tattooing

Clinton R. Sanders and D. Angus Vail

Tattoos as art, work, decoration and defiance

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 figures 12 halftones


Damaged Goods?

Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Adina Nack, Ph.D.

How living with a chronic, stigmatizing, and contagious disease transforms women's lives

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table


Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'i

Jonathan Y. Okamura

In Hawai’i, ethnicity rather than race structures social and economic inequalities

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables


Global Television

Co-Producing Culture

Barbara Selznick

How the importation of global television in the United States affects the nature of programming

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 8 halftones


Identifying Consumption

Subjects and Objects in Consumer Society

Robert Dunn

A challenging new theoretical approach to the study of consumption and identity

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 figs.


Judging Children as Children

A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System

Michael A. Corriero

An innovative judge proposes a better way to discipline young lawbreakers

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Messages From Home

The Parent-Child Home Program For Overcoming Educational Disadvantage

Phyllis Levenstein and Susan Levenstein

An up-to-date overview of one of the longest-running home visiting programs, emphasizing school readiness and early literacy in toddlers

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables


Messiahs of 1933

How American Yiddish Theatre Survived Adversity through Satire

Joel Schechter

A lively examination of Yiddish theatre during the Great Depression

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 figures, 15 halftones


Model City Blues

Urban Space and Organized Resistance in New Haven

Mandi Isaacs Jackson

A lively account of social protest and urban renewal in a struggling American city

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 5 figures, 45 halftones


The Mogul

Eddie Gottlieb, Philadelphia Sports Legend and Pro Basketball Pioneer

Rich Westcott

The first full-length study of Eddie Gottlieb, a pioneering player, coach, owner, and entrepreneur in basketball and baseball

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 50 halftones


Oral History and Public Memories

Edited by Linda Shopes and Paula Hamilton

Understanding how individual perspectives on history build collective memory

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones