American Subjects

No longer active. The American Subjects series, edited by Robert Dawidoff, will introduce readers to unfamiliar areas or figures in American culture. All of the titles in this series will be the first on their particular subject. Each will tell an unfamiliar story and will emphasize the cultural side of how Americans have lived and what they have created or thought. 

A Genealogy of Queer Theory

William B. Turner

An accessible history of queer—not gay/lesbian—theory and its academic importance

256 pages | 6 x 9


Mapping Gay L.A.

The Intersection of Place and Politics

Moira Rachel Kenney

How gays and lesbians put themselves on the map of Los Angeles

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 figs., 5 maps


Pacifica Radio

The Rise of an Alternative Network

Matthew Lasar

A profile of America's first listener-supported alternative radio station

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability

Paul K. Longmore

"Personal inclination made me a historian. Personal encounter with public policy made me an activist."

288 pages | 6 x 9


Writing Wrongs

The Work of Wallace Shawn

W. D. King

A rare insight into the life and literary work of actor and playwright Wallace Shawn

264 pages | 5 x 9 | 3 figs., 2 halftones