Spring 2016

African American Writing

A Literary Approach

Werner Sollors

Essays that honor the achievement of African American writers from the Enlightenment to the present

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 color photos, 1 line drawing, 8 halftones


American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf

How an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community-based resources

196 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 12 halftones, 1 map


Ball Don't Lie!

Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball

Yago Colás

Examining the nature, origin, and purpose of popular myths in basketball, past and present

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 color photo


Choosing State Supreme Court Justices

Merit Selection and the Consequences of Institutional Reform

Greg Goelzhauser

The first systematic, comprehensive evaluation of whether merit selection actually leads to better judges

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 9 tables, 9 figures


Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Edited by Renee Hobbs

Leading scholars reveal insights into the core concepts and historical roots of digital and media literacy education

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figure


Fashioning Diaspora

Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture

Vanita Reddy

How South Asian Americans' engagements with Indian beauty and fashion help structure their uneven access to social mobility, capital, and citizenship

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


Ghostly Encounters

The Hauntings of Everyday Life

Dennis Waskul with Michele Waskul

How people experience ghosts and hauntings, the ways they make sense of uncanny experiences, and the consequences thereof

184 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 17 halftones


Inner Speech and the Dialogical Self

Norbert Wiley

How the dialogical self discovers the appropriate pathways for guiding us through our lives

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


Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement

Randy Stoecker

Challenging—and changing—our thinking about higher education community engagement

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 line drawing


Mavericks, Money, and Men

The AFL, Black Players, and the Evolution of Modern Football

Charles K. Ross

Examining the black player experience in the American Football League

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones


The Muslim Question in Europe

Political Controversies and Public Philosophies

Peter O'Brien

Arguing that controversy around the politics of Islam in Europe is best understood as a contest of intra-European political philosophies

318 pages | 6 x 9


A Nice Place to Visit

Tourism and Urban Revitalization in the Postwar Rustbelt

Aaron Cowan

An engaging, first-of-its-kind historical analysis of four Rustbelt cities’ efforts to remake themselves into tourist locales in the postindustrial era

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 figures


The Parker Sisters

A Border Kidnapping

Lucy Maddox

The remarkable story of an 1850s kidnapping of two free black girls in rural Pennsylvania after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act

256 pages | 6.125 x 9 | 5 halftones, 1 map


The Politics of Staying Put

Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, DC

Carolyn Gallaher

Analyzes whether tenant right-to-buy programs may mitigate displacement in fast-gentrifying cities like Washington, DC

278 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 5 line drawings, 16 halftones, 33 color illustrations


The Struggling State

Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan

Examining Eritrean teachers’ paradoxical role of educating students forced into the military

258 pages | 6 x 9