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.

The Spires Still Point to Heaven

Cincinnati’s Religious Landscape, 1788–1873

Matthew Smith

How nineteenth-century Cincinnati tested the boundaries of nativism, toleration, and freedom

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


The Subject(s) of Human Rights

Crises, Violations, and Asian/American Critique

Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Guy Beauregard, and Hsiu-chuan Lee

Considers the ways Asian American studies has engaged with humanitarian crises and large-scale violations

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


The United States of India

Anticolonial Literature and Transnational Refraction

Manan Desai

Examines a network of intellectuals who attempted to reimagine and reshape the relationship between the U.S. and India

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 halftones


Unsettled Solidarities

Asian and Indigenous Cross-Representations in the Américas

Quynh Nhu Le

Illuminates the intersecting logics of settler colonialism and racialization through analysis of contemporary Asian and Indigenous crossings in the Américas

250 pages | 6 x 9


Vehicles of Decolonization

Public Transit in the Palestinian West Bank

Maryam S. Griffin

Considers collective Palestinian movement via public transportation as a site of social struggle

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 23 color photos, 6 halftones, 12 maps


Vulnerable Constitutions

Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood

Cynthia Barounis

Presents an alternative queer-crip genealogy of American masculinity in the twentieth century

278 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 halftones


Warring Genealogies

Race, Kinship, and the Korean War

Joo Ok Kim

Examines the racial legacies of the Korean War through Chicano/a cultural production and U.S. archives of white supremacy

184 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 halftones


Water Thicker Than Blood

A Memoir of a Post-Internment Childhood

George Uba

An evocative yet unsparing examination of the damaging effects of post-internment ideologies of acceptance and belonging experienced by a Japanese American family

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


What Workers Say

Decades of Struggle and How to Make Real Opportunity Now

Roberta Rehner Iversen

Voices from the labor market on the chronic lack of advancement

198 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 1 figure