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Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate
Rich Westcott, will discuss his latest book Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plateat the Upper Dublin Public Library, 805 Loch Alsh Ave, in Fort Washington, April 26th at 7pm.

The Cost of Being a Girl
Yasemin Besen-Cassino, author of The Cost of Being a Girl was interviewed on April 10, Equal Pay Day by CNN about the gender wage gap and compiled "5 tips for teens to tackle the gender wage gap" for an MTV webpage.

Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work
Corey Shdaimah and Chrysanthi Leon, co-editors of Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work, along with contributor Aneesa Baboolal, will present their book at the University of Delaware on April 13 at 12:30 pm. The lecture, entitled "Challenging Perspectives: Roundtable on Research and Teaching about Vulnerable Groups," will take place in Willard Hall 217. It is sponsored by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department.

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  • The Collision of Political and Legal Time
The Collision of Political and Legal Time
    Foreign Affairs and the Supreme Court's Transformation of Executive Authority

    Kimberley L. Fletcher

    "Professor Fletcher lends an American political development approach to the president's power in foreign policy. The rise of executive authority emerges as a form of institution building, with the architect being the Supreme Court. Operating in legal time, the Court has constructed, stabilized, and checked a major political order. The Collision of Political and Legal Time places foreign policy alongside domestic accounts of political development, and it makes us think once again about the institutional resources that make the Court an agent of change."
    Kathleen Sullivan, Ohio University

  • Democratizing Urban DevelopmentDemocratizing Urban Development
    Community Organizations for Housing across the United States and Brazil

    Maureen M. Donaghy

    "Democratizing Urban Development is a particularly noteworthy book with an especially appealing four-city, North-South scope. In command of a vast literature, Donaghy offers an inspired analysis that links social movement with urban development struggles. The combination of housing and urban work makes this book a pathbreaking volume for comparative urban research."
    Clarence Stone, George Washington University

  • Constructing the Patriarchal CityConstructing the Patriarchal City
    Gender and the Built Environments of London, Dublin, Toronto, and Chicago, 1870s into the 1940s

    Maureen A. Flanagan

    "...revealing and oftentimes provocative; [this book] will generate some new ideas for teaching urban history....The four Anglo-Atlantic case studies work effectively to illustrate how key cultural and political factors influenced policies and practices but did not, ultimately, make huge differences in the gendered world of urban spaces and planning practices. The clarity of the author's explanations of feminist geography and the complex ideas provide real insight and challenges for rethinking our paradigms."
    Janice L. Reiff, University of California, Los Angeles


  • 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


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Spring 2018 Catalog

Spring 2018 Catalog

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Latino Mayors
Latino Mayors

From Slave Ship to Supermax
From Slave Ship to Supermax

Against Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyAgainst Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Communities and CrimeCommunities and Crime

Selling Transracial AdoptionSelling Transracial Adoption

Why Veterans Run
Why Veterans Run

Reimagining Courts
Reimagining Courts

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