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In 2009, Temple University Press celebrates its 40th anniversary. And to mark this significant achievement, the Press staff have compiled forty titles representing the best of 40 years. These books represent our academic excellence as well as some bestsellers. Enjoy!



  



P Is for Philadelphia

P Is for Philadelphia
Susan Korman

A primer on the City of Brotherly Love, illustrated by the children of Philadelphia, for the children of Philadelphia

The Afrocentric Idea

The Afrocentric Idea
Revised and Expanded Edition

Molefi Kete Asante

Asante's spirited engagement with culture warriors, neocons, and postmodernists updates this classic

Transforming Knowledge

Transforming Knowledge
Second Edition

Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich

A new edition of a widely influential book engages with contemporary critiques of inequality and with recent global events

Droppin' Science

Droppin' Science
Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
edited by William Eric Perkins

Leading authorities write on the complex—and sometimes controversial—history, politics, and culture of rap and hip hop

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts
Charting the Future of Teaching the Past
Sam Wineburg

How do historians know what they know?

Engineering Culture

Engineering Culture
Control and Commitment in a High-Tech Corporation

Gideon Kunda

A revised edition of the classic text on the sociology of management and organization

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
George Lipsitz

A widely influential book—revised to reveal racial privilege at work in the 21st century

Making Ethnic Choices

Making Ethnic Choices
California's Punjabi Mexican Americans

Karen Isaksen Leonard

Defining and changing perceptions of ethnic identity

Presenting the Past

Presenting the Past
Essays on History and the Public
edited by Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier and Roy Rosenzweig

Lively and accessible essays examine the rapidly growing field called "public history"

Legalizing Gay Marriage

Legalizing Gay Marriage
Michael Mello, foreword by David Chambers

Lessons from the first states to grapple with gay marriage legislation

Caribbean Currents

Caribbean Currents
Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae
Peter Manuel with Kenneth Bilby and Michael Largey

The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability
Paul K. Longmore

"Personal inclination made me a historian. Personal encounter with public policy made me an activist."

Understanding Dogs

Understanding Dogs
Living and Working with Canine Companions
Clinton R. Sanders

What your dog really means to you—and what you mean to your dog

Orientals

Orientals
Asian Americans in Popular Culture
Robert G. Lee

A compelling study of how the label "oriental" came into being

The Gender Knot

The Gender Knot
Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy

Allan G. Johnson

A compelling approach to gender inequality that empowers both men and women to be part of the solution instead of just part of the problem

A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region

A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region
text by Adam Levine, photographs by Rob Cardillo

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide, chock full of inside information

Hmong Means Free

Hmong Means Free
Life in Laos and America

edited by Sucheng Chan

Three generations of Hmong refugees expose the trauma and the joy of their lives

Still Philadelphia

Still Philadelphia
Fredric M. Miller, Morris J. Vogel and Allen F. Davis

Photographic memories of Philadelphia, volume 1

The New American History

The New American History
Edited for the American Historical Association

Eric Foner

Leading historians define key trends in the field of history and reflect on how the experience of previously neglected groups has fundamentally redefined U.S. history

Framing Blackness

Framing Blackness
The African American Image in Film
Ed Guerrero

A challenge to Hollywood's one-dimensional images of African Americans

A Right to Housing

A Right to Housing
Foundation for a New Social Agenda
edited by Rachel G. Bratt, Michael E. Stone and Chester Hartman

An examination of America's housing crisis by the leading progressive housing activists in the country

Deviance and Medicalization

Deviance and Medicalization
From Badness to Sickness
Peter Conrad and Joseph W. Schneider

A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued

Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell
Jane Golden, Robin Rice and Monica Yant Kinney, photographs by David Graham and Jack Ramsdale

The most important public art program in the United States

Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas
edited by Cornelia Dimmit, translated by J. A. B van Buitenen

Fresh translations of the Mahapuranas, many available in English for the first time

The Forest and the Trees

The Forest and the Trees
Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise
Allan G. Johnson

An updated exploration of sociology as a way of thinking

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics
Duties to and Values in the Natural World
Holmes Rolston, III

A systematic account of values carried by the natural world

Hikes Around Philadelphia

Hikes Around Philadelphia
Boyd Newman and Linda Newman

An invaluable guide to forty fascinating hikes within a short drive of Philadelphia

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds
Russell H. Conwell, foreword by Russell F. Weigley, introduction by David Adamany

A new edition of the classic inspirational speech

Paper Son

Paper Son
One Man's Story
Tung Pok Chin with Winifred C. Chin, introduction by K. Scott Wong

A rare, first person account of an experience shared by thousands of Chinese

Cheap Amusements

Cheap Amusements
Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York
Kathy Peiss

The dilemmas of work and leisure for women at the turn-of-the-century

We Make the Road by Walking

We Make the Road by Walking
Conversations on Education and Social Change
Myles Horton and Paulo Freire, edited by Brenda Bell, John Gaventa and John Peters

Two pioneers of education discuss their diverse experiences and ideas

Between Women

Between Women
Domestics and Their Employers
Judith Rollins

A study of the unique relationship between women employers and employees

Tutoring Matters

Tutoring Matters
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About How To Tutor
Jerome Rabow, Tiffani Chin and Nima Fahimian

The authoritative manual for both the aspiring and seasoned tutor

Jookin'

Jookin'
The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture
Katrina Hazzard-Gordon

The first analysis of the development of the jook and other dance arenas in African-American culture

Women of Color in U.S. Society

Women of Color in U.S. Society
edited by Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill

Women of color articulate shared experiences of subordination and survival

A Life in the Struggle

A Life in the Struggle
Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition
George Lipsitz

The life story of a grassroots, civil rights activist

The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard
The Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care
Stefan Timmermans and Marc Berg

The first book to explore the effects of dramatic changes in the delivery of medical care

From Black Power to Hip Hop

From Black Power to Hip Hop
Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism
Patricia Hill Collins

A provocative analysis of the new contours of black nationalism and feminism in America

Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory

Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory
Michael Wallace

A long-awaited dispatch from the history front in today's culture war


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