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.

Giving Back

Filipino America and the Politics of Diaspora Giving

L. Joyce Zapanta Mariano

Explores transnational giving practices as political projects that shape the Filipino diaspora

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


God Is Change

Religious Practices and Ideologies in the Works of Octavia Butler

Edited by Aparajita Nanda and Shelby L. Crosby

Exploring Octavia Butler’s religious imagination and its potential for healing and liberation

254 pages | 6 x 9


Graphic Migrations

Precarity and Gender in India and the Diaspora

Kavita Daiya

Examines “what remains” in migration stories surrounding the 1947 Partition of India

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones


If There Is No Struggle There Is No Progress

Black Politics in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia

Edited by James Wolfinger

Highlighting the creativity, tenacity, and discipline displayed by Black activists in Philadelphia

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 20 figures


Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities

The Cold War of Chinese American Narrative

Heidi Kim

Examines how Chinese American writers sought to address Cold War–driven official narratives in literature, mass media, and law

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 4 halftones


Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem

John S.W. Park

If you knew a runaway slave or undocumented immigrant, would you tell?

278 pages | 6 x 9


Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Enforcement and Resistance at the Borderlands of Illegality

Meghan Conley

Examining the connections between repression and resistance for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Southeast

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 16 halftones


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


It Was Always a Choice

Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

David Steele

Examining American athletes' activism for racial and social justice, on and off the field

218 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Japanese American Millennials

Rethinking Generation, Community, and Diversity

Edited by Michael Omi, Dana Y. Nakano, and Jeffrey T. Yamashita

A groundbreaking study of ethnic identity and community in the everyday lives of Japanese American millennials

316 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures


Just Care

Messy Entanglements of Disability, Dependency, and Desire

Akemi Nishida

How care is both socially oppressive and a way that marginalized communities can fight for social justice

264 pages | 6 x 9


Latinx Environmentalisms

Place, Justice, and the Decolonial

Edited by Sarah D. Wald, David J. Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray

Putting the environmental humanities into dialogue with Latinx literary and cultural studies

340 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones


Loving Orphaned Space

The Art and Science of Belonging to Earth

Mrill Ingram

Providing a new vision for the ignored and abused spaces around us

194 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 24 color photos, 2 halftones, 5 maps


Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

Brooklyn's Sunset Park

Tarry Hum

How immigrants are reinventing Sunset Park, forming new multi-racial alliances, and reshaping its community

300 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 7 halftones, 1 maps


Memory Passages

Holocaust Memorials in the United States and Germany

Natasha Goldman

Now in Paperback—Considers Holocaust memorials in the United States and Germany, postwar to the present

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 color photos, 23 halftones