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.

Migration and Mortality

Social Death, Dispossession, and Survival in the Americas

Edited by Jamie Longazel and Miranda Cady Hallett

Documents and denounces the violent impacts of restrictive migration policies in the Americas, linking this institutional violence to broader forces of racial capitalism

318 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 2 figures, 1 halftone


Model Machines

A History of the Asian as Automaton

Long T. Bui

A study of the stereotype and representation of Asians as robotic machines through history

286 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 6 halftones


Ocean Passages

Navigating Pacific Islander and Asian American Literatures

Erin Suzuki

Comparing and contrasting the diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander subjectivities across a shared sea

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


Painting Publics

Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter

Caitlin Frances Bruce

Argues that public art generates spaces for encounter as well as places and moments that can reenergize the felt sense of possibility in urban spaces

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 54 color photos


Passing for Perfect

College Impostors and Other Model Minorities

erin Khuê Ninh

How does it feel to be model minority—and why would that drive one to live a lie?

276 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 5 tables


Pedagogies of Woundedness

Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority

James Kyung-Jin Lee

What happens when illness betrays Asian American fantasies of indefinite progress?

224 pages | 6 x 9


Prisoner of Wars

A Hmong Fighter Pilot's Story of Escaping Death and Confronting Life

Chia Youyee Vang

The life of Pao Yang, whose experiences defy conventional accounts of the Vietnam War

168 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 22 halftones


Q & A

Voices from Queer Asian North America

Edited by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Alice Y. Hom, and Kale Bantigue Fajardo

A vibrant array of scholarly and personal essays, poetry, and visual art that broaden ideas and experiences about contemporary LGBTQ Asian North America

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



On the Korean War and Diasporic Memory Critique

Crystal Mun-hye Baik

Examines the insidious ramifications of the un-ended Korean War through an interdisciplinary archive of diasporic memory works

252 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 23 halftones


The Refugee Aesthetic

Reimagining Southeast Asian America

Timothy K. August

Explores how refugees are represented and represent themselves

182 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 7 halftones


Refugee Lifeworlds

The Afterlife of the Cold War in Cambodia

Y-Dang Troeung

Exploring key works that have emerged out of the Cambodian refugee archive

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 color photos, 6 halftones


Renovating Value

HGTV and the Spectacle of Gentrification

Robert Goldman

Reveals how the comforting story told by HGTV programs obscures the reality of housing investment, renovation, and flipping

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 7 halftones


Revolution Around the Corner

Voices from the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in the United States

Edited by José E. Velázquez, Carmen V. Rivera, and Andrés Torres

The first book-length story of the radical social movement, the Puerto Rican Socialist Party

408 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 23 halftones


The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law

Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s

Masumi Izumi

Now in Paperback—Dissecting the complex relationship among race, national security, and civil liberties in “the age of American concentration camps”

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones


Slavery and Abolition in Pennsylvania

Beverly C. Tomek

This book highlights the complexities of emancipation and the “First Reconstruction” in the antebellum North

144 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 figures