Understanding Racism

Look, a White!

Philosophical Essays on Whiteness

George Yancy

From a celebrated scholar on race, a book on ways of seeing, and seeing through, whiteness

224 pages | 6 x 9


Baltimore '68

Riots and Rebirth in an American City

Edited by Jessica Elfenbein, Thomas Hollowak, and Elizabeth Nix

The first comprehensive study of one city, Baltimore, forty years after the unrest that swept across some 120 U.S. cities

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 halftones, 1 map


How Racism Takes Place

George Lipsitz

How racism shapes urban spaces and how African Americans create vibrant communities that offer models for more equitable social arrangements

320 pages | 6 x 9


How to Be South Asian in America

Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging

anupama jain

A variety of immigrant narratives portray the dynamic process of South Asian Americanization

288 pages | 6 x 9


Race Appeal

How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns

Charlton D McIlwain, and Stephen M. Caliendo

Why, when, and how often candidates use race appeals, and how the electorate responds

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 38 tables, 23 halftones


Tasting Freedom

Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America

Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin

The life and times of the extraordinary Octavius Catto, and the first civil rights movement in America

632 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


The Machinery of Whiteness

Studies in the Structure of Racialization

Steve Martinot

An extensive critique of the structures of whiteness and how they produce racism in the United States

232 pages


Global Philadelphia

Immigrant Communities Old and New

Edited by Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Osirim

A comprehensive analysis of the processes and consequences of immigration to Philadelphia over time

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 10 figures, 4 halftones, 3 maps


Latino Lives in America

Making It Home

John A. Garcia, Gary M Segura, Michael Jones-Correa, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Luis Fraga

A nuanced and insightful assessment of Latino life in America

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 28 tables, 15 halftones


Black Venus 2010

They Called Her "Hottentot"

Edited by Deborah Willis

Analyzing contemporaneous and contemporary works that re-imagine the “Hottentot Venus”

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 42 duotones


Theorizing Discrimination in an Era of Contested Prejudice

Discrimination in the United States

Samuel R. Lucas

Offers a fresh, important new understanding of racial and sexual discrimination

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 19 halftones


Hip Hop Underground

The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification

Anthony Kwame Harrison

Race and authenticity in America, explored through the Bay Area’s multiracial underground hip hop scene

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 8 halftones


The End of White World Supremacy

Black Internationalism and the Problem of the Color Line

Roderick D. Bush

How the marginalization of African Americans turned into a social phenomenon for the nation and world

264 pages | 6 x 9


Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman

Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant

Explores the restrictive myth of the strong black woman through interviews, revealing the emotional and physical toll this “performance” can have

194 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Race and Class Matters at an Elite College

Elizabeth Aries

How race and class collide at a prestigious liberal arts college

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables