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Contemporary Social Constructionism

Contemporary Social Constructionism
Key Themes
Weinberg, Darin

A critical overview of scholarship in social constructionism

Conceiving Masculinity

Conceiving Masculinity
Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity
Barnes, Liberty Walther

Shining a light on the world of male infertility and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

The White Savior Film

The White Savior Film
Content, Critics, and Consumption
Hughey, Matthew

Surveying the prevalence and popularity of films in which heroic white characters uplift racial others

Mobilizing Gay Singapore

Mobilizing Gay Singapore
Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State
Chua, Lynette

How gay activism survives in a state that maintains power while promoting the rule of law and social harmony

Japanese Women and the Transnational Feminist Movement before World War II

Japanese Women and the Transnational Feminist Movement before World War II
Shibahara, Taeko

How collaborations with their American counterparts enabled middle-class, urban Japanese women to promote modernity and gender equality

America's First Adventure in China

America's First Adventure in China
Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation

Haddad, John
Now in Paperback!

A lively account of the brash men who chased their American Dreams all the way to China, impressed the Chinese, and bested the East India Trading Company

Softly, with Feeling

Softly, with Feeling
Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music
Berger, Edward
Foreword by Wynton Marsalis

The story of Joe Wilder, who broke musical and racial barriers

Bill Giles and Baseball

Bill Giles and Baseball
Lord, John

The extraordinary story of the man who helped bring a World Series championship back to Philadelphia

Dominican Baseball

Dominican Baseball
New Pride, Old Prejudice
Klein, Alan

From the author of Sugar Ball, a look at the important and contested relationship between Major League Baseball and Dominican player development

Empowering Young Writers

Empowering Young Writers
The "Writers Matter" Approach
Yost, Deborah S., Robert Vogel and Kimberly E. Lewinski

A model for teaching writing to students as a way of opening their educational lives

The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep
Occupational Community in the High-Tech Network Society

Marschall, Daniel
Now in Paperback!

How computer technologists developed an occupational identity that persists in cyberspace long after the dot-com bubble has burst.

Savage Portrayals

Savage Portrayals
Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story
Byfield, Natalie

How the media's racialized coverage of the Central Park Jogger case influenced the conviction of five young minority men accused of "wilding" and affected the American juvenile justice system

Consuming Work

Consuming Work
Youth Labor in America
Besen-Cassino, Yasemin

The social meaning of work from youths' perspectives

Constructing Muslims in France

Constructing Muslims in France
Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship
Fredette, Jennifer

A groundbreaking study that presents Muslims in France as a diverse social group rather than a monolithic religious group

Distant Corners

Distant Corners
American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes

Wangerin, David
Now in Paperback!

From bestselling author David Wangerin, a history of America's curious relationship with the "beautiful game"

Men's College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality

Men's College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality
Five Pioneer Stories of Black Manliness, White Citizenship, and American Democracy

Kaliss, Gregory
Now in Paperback!

Profiles of college athletes and teams that challenged the color line in America

Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30

Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30
edited by Golden, Jane and David Updike

A history of the Mural Arts Program and what it can teach other cities about public art

Sex and the Founding Fathers

Sex and the Founding Fathers
The American Quest for a Relatable Past
Foster, Thomas A.

How public curiosity about the "real" Founders has influenced the stories we tell and remember

The Risk Society Revisited

The Risk Society Revisited
Social Theory and Governance
Rosa, Eugene A., Ortwin Renn and Aaron M. McCright

How risk is a feature in all societies, and its connection to the challenges of sustainability

Accessible Citizenships

Accessible Citizenships
Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico
Minich, Julie Avril

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

God Talk

God Talk
Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion
Djupe, Paul A. and Brian R. Calfano

Explores religion's impact on political attitudes using a series of controlled experiments

Jesus, Jobs, and Justice

Jesus, Jobs, and Justice
African American Women and Religion
Collier-Thomas, Bettye
Now in Paperback!

Now in paperback, an extraordinary history of African American women, and their struggle for gender and racial equality in the church and society

Salsa World

Salsa World
A Global Dance in Local Contexts
edited by Hutchinson, Sydney

How an understanding of salsa dancing enhances our appreciation of salsa's global reach and meanings

The Art of Play

The Art of Play
Recess and the Practice of Invention
Beresin, Anna R.

Play and recess seen from the eyes of children

Asian American Women's Popular Literature

Asian American Women's Popular Literature
Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging
Thoma, Pamela

How Asian American women writers mobilize popular genres of literature to imagine new forms of citizenship in a neoliberal society

Serial Fu Manchu

Serial Fu Manchu
The Chinese Supervillain and the Spread of Yellow Peril Ideology
Mayer, Ruth

How mass media serials featuring Fu Manchu reinforced the cultural notion of the Yellow Peril

Art, Politics, and Development

Art, Politics, and Development
How Linear Perspective Shaped Policies in the Western World
Lepenies, Philipp H.

A brilliant meditation on how the invention of linear perspective in art helped shape our perspectives on the developing world

Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography

Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography
edited by Brown, Tamara Mose and Joanna Dreby

Negotiating the challenges—and fighting the myths—of parenthood and fieldwork

Philadelphia Freedoms

Philadelphia Freedoms
Black American Trauma, Memory, and Culture after King
Awkward, Michael

Tracing racial trauma through Philadelphia sports and cultural production in the four decades after King's assassination

How We Die Now

How We Die Now
Intimacy and the Work of Dying
Erickson, Karla A.

Insights from elders and their caregivers on the end of life

Second Cities

Second Cities
Globalization and Local Politics in Manchester and Philadelphia
Hodos, Jerome I.
New in Paperback!

How Philadelphia and Manchester have successfully grappled with globalization, carving out a series of distinctive niche roles for themselves over time

Atlanta Unbound

Atlanta Unbound
Enabling Sprawl through Policy and Planning
Basmajian, Carlton Wade

How metropolitan Atlanta's regional planning groups accelerated the sprawl they were trying to control

Mobilizing Communities

Mobilizing Communities
Asset Building as a Community Development Strategy
edited by Green, Gary Paul and Ann Goetting
New in Paperback!

Case studies from a variety of settings consider the asset-building approach to community development

Pushing Back the Gates

Pushing Back the Gates
Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia
Etienne, Harley F.
New in Paperback!

A critical study of university-driven development from the neighborhood resident's perspective

Never Easy, Never Pretty

Never Easy, Never Pretty
A Fan, A City, A Championship Season
Smith, Dean Bartoli

The story of the Baltimore Ravens, 2012 Super Bowl Champions, as told through the cultural lens of a city with a rich football history

The Archival Turn in Feminism

The Archival Turn in Feminism
Outrage in Order
Eichhorn, Kate

A window into the preservation of contemporary feminist documents and artifacts and how this archival activism has advanced intergenerational political alliances

Transnationalizing Viet Nam

Transnationalizing Viet Nam
Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora
Valverde, Kieu-Linh Caroline
New in Paperback!

Tracing the ties that connect diasporic Vietnamese to each other and to their homeland

The Borders of Justice

The Borders of Justice
edited by Balibar, Étienne, Sandro Mezzadra and Ranabir Samaddar
New in Paperback!

Exploring the limits of and contradictions of transitional justice

The Protestant Ethic Revisited

The Protestant Ethic Revisited
Gorski, Philip S.
New in Paperback!

Essays on the contradictory resurgence of religion and liberalism in the twenty-first century by one of the most important voices in the study of the sociology of religion

Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory
The Cutting Edge
Third Edition
edited by Delgado, Richard and Jean Stefancic

A significant revision of a classroom mainstay for the twenty-first century

Just Queer Folks

Just Queer Folks
Gender and Sexuality in Rural America
Johnson, Colin R.

Uncovering the history of gender and sexual nonconformity in rural America during the first half of the twentieth century

"We Live in the Shadow"

"We Live in the Shadow"
Inner-City KidsTell Their Stories through Photographs
Kaplan, Elaine Bell

The inner-city world of young at-risk teens though their powerful photos and stories

Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs

Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs
History, Politics, and Prospects
edited by Niedt, Christopher

How the suburbs can give rise to campaigns for progressive change

Intimacy across Borders

Intimacy across Borders
Race, Religion, and Migration in the U.S. Midwest
Juffer, Jane

How migration-especially by Latinos-can create new forms of intimacy across cultural, religious, and ethnic lines

"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"
Contemporary Planning in New York City
Larson, Scott

How Bloomberg's urban development relies on a blending of Moses and Jacobs

Disability and Passing

Disability and Passing
Blurring the Lines of Identity
edited by Brune, Jeffrey A. and Daniel J. Wilson

Why passing is a crucial concept in disability studies

Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia

Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia
Frederiksen, Martin Demant

An in-depth look at urban youth in the Republic of Georgia offering new perspectives on how time and marginality are interlinked

Justifiable Conduct

Justifiable Conduct
Self-Vindication in Memoir
Goode, Erich

How memoirs justify deviant behavior from crime to sex to politics

Celebrating Debutants and QuinceaƱeras

Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras
Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities
Rodriguez, Evelyn Ibatan

How young women's coming of age rites cement community relations and reinforce ethnic identity

Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent

Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent
Kephart, Beth

A young adult novel set during the height of Philadelphia's industrial age

Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem

Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem
Park, John S.W.

If you knew a runaway slave or undocumented immigrant, would you tell?

Local Protest, Global Movements

Local Protest, Global Movements
Capital, Community, and State in San Francisco
Beitel, Karl

How San Francisco's housing protest movements help us understand global mobilization

America's First Adventure in China

America's First Adventure in China
Trade, Treaties, Opium, and Salvation
Haddad, John R.

A lively account of the brash men who chased their American Dreams all the way to China

Mothers, Daughters, and Political Socialization

Mothers, Daughters, and Political Socialization
Two Generations at an American Women's College
Jenkins, Krista

Shedding new light on the political socialization of American women

Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City

Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City
Somerville, MA
Ostrander, Susan A.

How community influences contribute to civic and political engagement in a city undergoing rapid change

Just Who Loses?

Just Who Loses?
Discrimination in the United States, Volume 2
Lucas, Samuel Roundfield

A rich vein of data that lays bare pervasive discriminatory environments and their systemic consequences for both targets and non-targets of discrimination

We Shall Be Free!

We Shall Be Free!
Black Communist Protests in Seven Voices
Howard, Walter T.

In primary sources, unearthing the writings of African American Communists and the forgotten promise of radical politics

My Culture, My Color, My Self

My Culture, My Color, My Self
Heritage, Resilience, and Community in the Lives of Young Adults
Jenkins, Toby S.

An authentic picture of culture among young adults of color

Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin

Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin
The Sociospatial Exclusion of Homeless People
von Mahs, Jürgen

An international account of homelessness, comparing Berlin and Los Angeles and the possibility of exiting homelessness in each city

Kongo Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign

Kongo Graphic Writing and Other Narratives of the Sign
Martínez-Ruiz, Bárbaro

Tracing the history and development of visual traditions in the Kongo religions of Africa and Cuba (where it is known as Palo Monte)

Accidental Immigrants and the Search for Home

Accidental Immigrants and the Search for Home
Women, Cultural Identity, and Community
Kelley, Carol E.

Reveals how four very different women seek a sense of belonging, identity, and home through the lifelong process of immigration

Homecourt

Homecourt
The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You've Never Heard Of
Needle, Larry
Foreword by Harlem Globetrotters Legend "Curly" Neal

How a small kid in South Philly embarked on a journey that would take him around the world with the Harlem Globetrotters

Don't Call Me Inspirational

Don't Call Me Inspirational
A Disabled Feminist Talks Back
Rousso, Harilyn

A disabled woman confronts body image, sexuality, bias, discrimination, and condescension as she fashions an independent and fulfilling life

Rebuilding the News

Rebuilding the News
Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age
Anderson, C.W.

An inside account of dramatic changes in journalism in Philadelphia news organizations

Cinemas in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989

Cinemas in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989
edited by Portuges, Catherine, and Peter Hames

An examination of Eastern European cinema a generation after the end of the Cold War

Pimping Fictions

Pimping Fictions
African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing
Gifford, Justin

The first literary and cultural history of African American crime literature, unveiling the untold story of black pulp publishing since the Civil Rights era

Free Time

Free Time
The Forgotten American Dream
Hunnicutt, Benjamin Kline

A magisterial overview of the history of the fight for leisure in the United States

In a Queer Voice

In a Queer Voice
Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood
Sadowski, Michael, foreword by Carol Gilligan

In-depth interviews show us how LGBTQ youth survive adolescence, thrive as adults, and find a voice that is uniquely their own

Dangerous Knowledge

Dangerous Knowledge
The JFK Assassination in Art and Film
With a New Preface by the Author
Simon, Art

On the historic 50th Anniversary, this reissued edition looks at the contemporary meanings and influences of images of the JFK assassination by filmmakers, photographers, and artists

Music, Style, and Aging

Music, Style, and Aging
Growing Old Disgracefully?
Bennett, Andy

A vivid look at how musical taste and age become tantalizingly intertwined

The International Monetary Fund and Latin America

The International Monetary Fund and Latin America
The Argentine Puzzle in Context
Kedar, Claudia

Chronicling the sometimes questionable relationship between the International Monetary Fund and Latin America from 1944 to the present

Hope Is Cut

Hope Is Cut
Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia
Mains, Daniel
New in Paperback!

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

No More Invisible Man

No More Invisible Man
Race and Gender in Men's Work
Wingfield, Adia Harvey

Making visible the experiences of black professional men in white male-dominated occupations

Self-Determination without Nationalism

Self-Determination without Nationalism
A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty
Dahbour, Omar

Urging for a move toward a new concept of "ecosovereignty," based on a reformulation of political self-determination

A City within a City

A City within a City
The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Robinson, Todd E.

A view of the civil rights movement in the crucible of the North

Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero

Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero
Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics
Dittmer, Jason

A provocative exploration of the nationalist superhero genre in the United States, Canada, and Britain

Envisioning Emancipation

Envisioning Emancipation
Black Americans and the End of Slavery
Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

What freedom looked like

200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia

200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia
The Staff of Al Día

A celebration of Latino history in the City of Brotherly Love

Claiming the Oriental Gateway

Claiming the Oriental Gateway
Prewar Seattle and Japanese America
Lee, Shelley Sang-Hee
New in Paperback!

How the interests of Seattle and Japanese Americans were linked in the processes of urban boosterism before World War II

Speaking of Race and Class

Speaking of Race and Class
The Student Experience at an Elite College
Aries, Elizabeth, with Richard Berman

A sequel to the insightful Race and Class Matters at an Elite College that examines the challenges of diversity from freshman orientation to graduation

On Intellectual Activism

On Intellectual Activism
Collins, Patricia Hill

From the author of the classic Black Feminist Thought, a book on the nature and value of the public intellectual

Church and State in the City

Church and State in the City
Catholics and Politics in Twentieth-Century San Franciscot
Issel, William

How Catholic religious activism shaped the language and outcome of San Francisco's debates about the common good and the public interest

Black Regions of the Imagination

Black Regions of the Imagination
African American Writers between the Nation and the World
Dunbar, Eve

Establishing an imaginative space for blackness, four mid-century American writers resist literary segregation

Elements of Discipline

Elements of Discipline
Nine Principles for Teachers and Parentst
Greenspan, Stephen, foreword by Arnold Sameroff

How teachers and parents can cultivate competent, happy children using a few simple principles as their guide

Making Modern Love

Making Modern Love
Sexual Narratives and Identities in Inter-war Britain
Sigel, Lisa Z.

How people used popular culture between the world wars to articulate sexual identities and practices

Fire on the Prairie

Fire on the Prairie
Harold Washington, Chicago Politics, and the Roots of the Obama Presidency
Rivlin, Gary

A revised edition of the classic story of race and power, set in Chicago during the 1980s, when this most political of cities elected its first black mayor

East Is West and West Is East

East Is West and West Is East
Gender, Culture, and Interwar Encounters between Asia and America
Kuo, Karen

How race, gender, and sexuality were reimagined in the interwar encounters of Asians and Americans

Transnationalizing Vietnam

Transnationalizing Vietnam
Community, Culture, and Politics in the Diaspora
Valverde, Kieu-Linh Caroline

Tracing the ties that connect diasporic Vietnamese to each other and to their homeland

The Steelers Encyclopedia

The Steelers Encyclopedia
Finder, Chuck

The definitive history of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Blow Up the Humanities
Miller, Toby

A crisp and engaging book that proposes how to save the dying humanities

Whose National Music?

Whose National Music?
Identity, Mestizaje, and Migration in Ecuador
Wong, Ketty

How class divisions shape the definition of Ecuador's national music and identity

Chang and Eng Reconnected

Chang and Eng Reconnected
The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture
Wu, Cynthia

Considering Chang and Eng's body in America from the nineteenth century to the present

Selecting Women, Electing Women

Selecting Women, Electing Women
Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America
Hinojosa, Magda

Offers an analytic framework to show how the process of candidate selection often limits the participation of women in various Latin American countries


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