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The Cost of Being a Girl
Yasemin Besen-Cassino, author of The Cost of Being a Girl will be the Colloquium Speaker at the Sociology Department, SBS N403, at Stonybrook University, March 21 at 1:00 pm.

Undocumented Fears
Jamie Longazel, author of Undocumented Fears was quoted in "The Race Issue" (April 2018) of National Geographic magazine.The article focused on Hazleton, PA and Lou Barletta.

Risking Life and Lens
Helen M. Stummer, author of Risking Life and Lens, will exhibit her work at the Metuchen Library Gallery, 408 Middlesex Avenue, in Metuchen, NJ, from March 2 through May 30. An opening reception for the exhibit, entitled "Playing and Surviving," is planned for March 11 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Hot Off The Press

  • Healing Our Divided SocietyHealing Our Divided Society
    Investing in America Fifty Years after the Kerner Report

    Edited by Fred Harris and Alan Curtis
    An Eisenhower Foundation Book

    "It's been fifty years since the Kerner Commission offered a wake-up call long in the making, holding up a mirror to confront the reality of a society deeply divided by both race and economic status....This book is a must-read for anyone who is tired of the status quo and in need of both the inspiration to make a difference and proof that there’s still time to do it.”
    John F. Kerry, sixty-eighth U.S. Secretary of State

  • Sinking ChicagoSinking Chicago
    Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment

    Harold L. Platt

    "Sinking Chicago is a wonderful book by a master historian. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the relationship between the problematic history of Chicago's river and lake and the public officials whose dubious and ethically challenged choices throughout the city's history have determined—sometimes for better but often for worse—the conditions in which so many people live.”
    Carl Smith, Northwestern University

  • The OutsiderThe Outsider
    Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

    Dan Rottenberg
    New in Paperback!

    “Dan Rottenberg has written an insightful, fascinating book about Albert M. Greenfield—a man who had as much to do with the mid-twentieth-century renaissance of Philadelphia as the dynamic team of Joe Clark and Richard Dilworth. They brought Philadelphia back to life. Greenfield’s business acumen and inexhaustible energy changed the nature of Philadelphia’s business establishment forever. An amazing book about an amazing man!”
    Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania

  • Against Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyAgainst Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    A Reader of Radical Undercurrents

    Edited by John Asimakopoulos and Richard Gilman-Opalsky

    "[A] formidable—and highly original—contribution to the literature....Empowering and liberating in equal measure, a particular strength is the richness, nuance, and impressive depth of insight and analysis, driven by an uncompromised intent to move society beyond the entrenched and intersectional crises faced at this time....I hope that it will be read widely, and repeatedly."
    Richard J. White, Sheffield Hallam University

  • Latino MayorsLatino Mayors
    Political Change in the Postindustrial City

    Edited by Marion Orr and Domingo Morel, with a Foreword by Luis Ricardo Fraga

    "Understanding Latina/os' political behavior, voting and attitudes as manifest in national politics has been an important and essential scholarly task. However, that focus has often overshadowed the politics of and in other arenas of U.S. politics. This well-crafted set of case studies highlights and demonstrates the significance of local elections and, perhaps more importantly, urban governance. As such, Latino Mayors represents a very substantial contribution to research on Latina/os in American politics."
    Rodney Hero, Raul Yzaguirre Chair in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University

  • Fernando Ortiz on MusicFernando Ortiz on Music
    Selected Writing on Afro-Cuban Culture

    Edited and with an Introduction by Robin D. Moore

    "Informed by Moore's deep knowledge of Afro-Cuban music and culture, this anthology makes the work of legendary anthropologist Fernando Ortiz available in English for the first time. Fernando Ortiz on Music is both a superb window into Afro-Cuban culture and into the history of black studies in the Americas."
    Alejandro de la Fuente, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University

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North Philly Notes
This week in North Philly Notes, Robin Moore, editor of Fernando Ortiz on Music, highlights the relevance and influence of Ortiz's writing on music, history, and culture.

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Upon the Ruins of Liberty
Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Sex and the Founding Fathers
Sex and the Founding Fathers

Red War on the Family
Red War on the Family

The Mutual Housing Experiment
The Mutual Housing Experiment

The New Freedom and the Radicals
The New Freedom and the Radicals

Reimagining Courts
Reimagining Courts

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