Spring 2018



America's Vietnam

The Longue Durée of U.S. Literature and Empire

Marguerite Nguyen

Understanding the literary history of Vietnamese-American encounters and how it shapes our perceptions of war, race, and empire

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones, 1 map


Architectures of Revolt

The Cinematic City circa 1968

Edited by Mark Shiel

A groundbreaking exploration of how filmmaking, architecture, and urban planning shaped and were shaped by mass protest movements in and around 1968

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones


The Burden of Over-representation

Race, Sport, and Philosophy

Grant Farred

Probing the cultural and philosophical forces at play in three under-regarded moments in sports history

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones


Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation

The Life and Times of a Philadelphia Entrepreneur

Bill Double

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 11 color photos, 1 table, 1 figure, 17 halftones


The Collision of Political and Legal Time

Foreign Affairs and the Supreme Court's Transformation of Executive Authority

Kimberley L. Fletcher

Explores the dynamic institutional relationship that historically exists between the President and the Supreme Court

290 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Comic China

Representing Common Ground, 1890-1945

Wendy Gan

Examining cross-cultural humor and power struggles in Anglo-American representations of China

186 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 figures, 2 halftones


Constructing the Patriarchal City

Gender and the Built Environments of London, Dublin, Toronto, and Chicago, 1870s into the 1940s

Maureen A. Flanagan

An original, comparative examination of how ideas about gender resulted in the consolidation of the patriarchal city in the Anglo-Atlantic urban world

342 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones, 6 maps


Criminology and Public Policy

Putting Theory to Work

Edited by Scott H. Decker and Kevin A. Wright

Leading scholars of crime policy address the most critical problems facing the justice system in America

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 3 line drawings


Crossing the Border to India

Youth, Migration, and Masculinities in Nepal

Jeevan R. Sharma

Forthcoming in Paperback - Spring 2024

How the changing political economy of rural Nepal informs the desire and agency of young male migrants who seek work in cities

190 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 3 figures, 1 map


Democratizing Urban Development

Community Organizations for Housing across the United States and Brazil

Maureen M. Donaghy

Examining how community organizations fight to prevent displacement and secure affordable housing across cities in the U.S. and Brazil

234 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables


Fernando Ortiz on Music

Selected Writing on Afro-Cuban Culture

Edited and with an Introduction by Robin D. Moore

Selections from the influential Fernando Ortiz's publications on Afro-diasporic music and dance—now available in English

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 figures, 15 halftones


Healing Our Divided Society

Investing in America Fifty Years after the Kerner Report

Edited by Fred Harris and Alan Curtis

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

488 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 54 figures


In Defense of Public Lands

The Case against Privatization and Transfer

Steven Davis

A comprehensive argument for why public land ought to remain firmly in the public's hands

294 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 14 tables, 4 figures, 11 halftones, 1 map


The Outsider

Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

Dan Rottenberg

The remarkable life of Albert M. Greenfield, a Jewish immigrant whose business empire helped shape Philadelphia and the United States in the twentieth century

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 halftones


Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

A <em>Commonwealth</em> Reader

Edited by J. Wesley Leckrone and Michelle J. Atherton

214 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 15 line drawings, 5 halftones