American Studies 2022

American Studies Association 2022 Annual Meeting
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Temple University Press has centered the mission of the American Studies Association at the core of its American Studies program for decades. From offerings in long-standing series including 
Asian American History and Culture to works in new series such as Critical Race, Indigeneity, and Relationality and Dis/Color, the Press' lists offer cutting-edge works that seek to connect the interdisciplinary spaces within American Studies across the spectrum of the Humanities. Editor Shaun Vigil seeks proposals for new projects in a number of areas including Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Disability Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latinx Studies, and more.
 
If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal or to learn more about our program, please contact Shaun Vigil.

Africana Studies

Theoretical Futures

Edited by Grant Farred

A provocative collection committed to keeping the dynamism of the Africana Studies discipline alive

192 pages | 6 x 9

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Allies and Obstacles

Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

348 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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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

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Are You Two Sisters?

The Journey of a Lesbian Couple

Susan Krieger

Authored by one of the most respected figures in the field of personal ethnographic narrative, this book serves as both a memoir and a sociological study, telling the story of one lesbian couple’s lifelong journey together

326 pages | 6 x 9

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Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media

Civic Engagement, Contested Issues, and Emerging Identities

James S. Lai

Examines how social media has changed the way Asian Americans participate in politics

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 8 figures, 11 halftones

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Beethoven in Beijing

Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China

Jennifer Lin

An eye-opening account of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unprecedented 1973 visit to the People’s Republic of China

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 92 photographs

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BLAM! Black Lives Always Mattered!

Hidden African American Philadelphia of the Twentieth Century

Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

The historic accomplishments of 14 notable Black Philadelphians from the twentieth-century—in graphic novel form

164 pages | 9 x 13.5

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Bringing the Civic Back In

Zane L. Miller and American Urban History

Edited by Larry Bennett, John D. Fairfield, and Patricia Mooney-Melvin

A critical appraisal of the career of Zane L. Miller, one of the founders of the new urban history

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Campaigns of Knowledge

U.S. Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan

Malini Johar Schueller

Making visible the afterlives of U.S. colonial and occupation tutelage in the Philippines and Japan

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 line drawings, 1 halftone

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Degrees of Separation

Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

Schneur Zalman Newfield

How exiting ultra-Orthodox Judaism is not a single act of defiance, but an interactive process that extends for years after leaving

228 pages | 6 x 9

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Disabled Futures

A Framework for Radical Inclusion

Milo W. Obourn

Offering a new avenue for understanding race, gender, and disability as mutually constitutive through an analysis of literature and films

188 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 line drawing, 5 halftones

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Disruptive Situations

Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut

Ghassan Moussawi

The first comprehensive study to employ the lens of queer lives in the Arab World to understand everyday life disruptions, conflicts, and violence

210 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures, 3 halftones

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Elaine Black Yoneda

Jewish Immigration, Labor Activism, and Japanese American Exclusion and Incarceration

Rachel Schreiber

The remarkable story of a Jewish activist who joined her incarcerated Japanese American husband and son in an American concentration camp

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones

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The Evolution of a Cricket Fan

My Shapeshifting Journey

Samir Chopra

An autobiographical account of a cricket lover’s journey across nations and identities

248 pages | 6 x 9

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Feminist Reflections on Childhood

A History and Call to Action

Penny A. Weiss

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

310 pages | 6 x 9

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