Spring 2019

Anna May Wong

Performing the Modern

Shirley Jennifer Lim

How Anna May Wong’s work shaped racial modernity and made her one of the most significant actresses of the twentieth century

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


Civic Intimacies

Black Queer Improvisations on Citizenship

Niels van Doorn

Mapping the political and personal stakes of Black queer lives in Baltimore

262 pages | 6 x 9


Contested Image

Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century

Laura M. Holzman

How three important public artworks each helped create a new image for Philadelphia

214 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 halftones, 3 maps


Courting the Community

Legitimacy and Punishment in a Community Court

Christine Zozula

Exploring the practices and potential of criminal justice in community courts

218 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 line drawing


The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights

Law, Labor, and the Persistence of Primitive Accumulation

Sean Johnson Andrews

Examining the contemporary conceptualization of and debates over intellectual property rights

274 pages | 6 x 9


Daily Labors

Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner

Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky

Examining the vulnerabilities, discrimination, and exploitation—as well as the sense of belonging and community—that day laborers experience on an NYC street corner

212 pages | 6 x 9


Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture

The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg

William J. Cohen

Explores how the vision of ecohumanism was championed by Lewis Mumford and operationalized by Ian McHarg

318 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figures, 5 line drawings, 17 halftones


Emerging Threats to Human Rights

Resources, Violence, and Deprivation of Citizenship

Edited by Heather Smith-Cannoy

Understanding how emerging threats to human rights intersect with patterns of migration

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 13 figures


Getting Away from It All

Vacations and Identity

Karen Stein

Examines vacations as moments when people engage in voluntary identity shifts that both contrast and overlap with everyday life

254 pages | 6 x 9


Globalizing the Caribbean

Political Economy, Social Change, and the Transnational Capitalist Class

Jeb Sprague

How global capitalism finds new ways to mutate and grow in the Caribbean

346 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 36 figures, 3 maps


In the Weeds

Demonization, Legalization, and the Evolution of U.S. Marijuana Policy

Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins

Tracing the history of marijuana policy from “reefer madness” to legalization

314 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


Insubordinate Spaces

Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice

Barbara Tomlinson and George Lipsitz

How contemporary activists, artists, and academics oppose oppressive structures of power and unjust social relations to create a more decent and democratic future

284 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Judicial Merit Selection

Institutional Design and Performance for State Courts

Greg Goelzhauser

How should judges be selected?

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 23 tables, 9 figures, 1 map


The Memoirs of Wendell W. Young III

A Life in Philadelphia Labor and Politics

Wendell W. Young III

A behind-the-scenes look at a legendary Philadelphia labor leader and how he shaped local and national politics in profound ways

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones


A Nation Fragmented

The Public Agenda in the Information Age

Jill A. Edy and Patrick C. Meirick

Evaluates how the lack of public consensus on issue priorities has affected the way public opinion is represented in U.S. democratic institutions

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 21 figures, 3 line drawings