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Red War on the Family

Red War on the Family
Sex, Gender, and Americanism in the First Red Scare
Ryan, Erica J.

How the Red Scare contributed to sexual conformity in the United States

Women in Politics in the American City

Women in Politics in the American City
Holman, Mirya R.

How and why gender matters in framing and determining urban policy and politics

The Gender Knot

The Gender Knot
Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy
Third Edition

Johnson, Allan G.

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

The Forest and the Trees

The Forest and the Trees
Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise
Third Edition

Johnson, Allan G.

An updated exploration of sociology as a way of thinking

Unbought and Unbossed

Unbought and Unbossed
Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and the Politics of Representation
Melancon, Trimiko

How do fictional representations of transgressive black women in the post-civil rights era expand our understanding of race and black womanhood?

"I Hear America Singing"

"I Hear America Singing"
Folk Music and National Identity
Donaldson, Rachel Clare

How the folk music revival gave voice to ideas about the essence of American character and values

Music and Social Change in South Africa

Music and Social Change in South Africa
Maskanda Past and Present
Olsen, Kathryn

A comprehensive analysis of maskanda, a Zulu musical practice, in the context of political, cultural, and historical transformation in South Africa

The Archival Turn in Feminism

The Archival Turn in Feminism
Outrage in Order

Eichhorn, Kate
Now in Paperback!

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

The New Eagles Encyclopedia

The New Eagles Encyclopedia
Didinger, Ray, with Robert S. Lyons

The best-selling book on the Philadelphia Eagles, completely updated and expanded

The Outsider

The Outsider
Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment
Rottenberg, Dan

The remarkable life of Albert M. Greenfield, a Jewish immigrant whose business empire helped shape Philadelphia and the United States in the twentieth century

Self-Determination without Nationalism

Self-Determination without Nationalism
A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty

Dahbour, Omar
Now in Paperback!

Advocating the new concept of "ecosovereignty," based on a reformulation of political self-determination

The War on Slums in the Southwest

The War on Slums in the Southwest
Public Housing and Slum Clearance in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965
Fairbanks, Robert B.

The untold story of urban renewal in the American Southwest

Reverse Engineering Social Media

Reverse Engineering Social Media
Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism
Gehl, Robert W.

Revealing the underside of our technology-laden world

The NFL

The NFL
Critical and Cultural Perspectives
edited by Oates, Thomas P. and Zack Furness
Foreword by Michael Oriard

Critical essays on the NFL as a cultural force in the United States

The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences
Brown, Michael E.

How to reunify the humanities and social sciences

Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood
Brooklyn's Sunset Park
Hum, Tarry

How immigrants are reinventing Sunset Park, forming new multi-racial alliances, and reshaping its community

Out in the Union

Out in the Union
A Labor History of Queer America
Frank, Miriam

A groundbreaking history of queer activists who advanced the causes of labor organizing and LGBT rights

Resisting Work

Resisting Work
The Corporatization of Life and Its Discontents
Fleming, Peter

How life and work have become synonymous, and what we can do about it

Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis

Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis
Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago
Gioielli, Robert R.

How the postwar decay of America's industrial city's helped to give rise to environmental movement

Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality

Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality
Time Objectified
edited by Dalsgård, Anne Line, Martin Demant Frederiksen, Susanne Højlund and Lotte Meinert
Afterword by Michael Flaherty

How time is often a troubling and external factor in the lives of youth

Contemporary Social Constructionism

Contemporary Social Constructionism
Key Themes
Weinberg, Darin

A critical overview of scholarship in social constructionism

Revolution By Love

Revolution By Love
Emerging Arab Youth Voices
edited by Ghandour, Dala, Emna Ben Yedder, Mohammed Masbah, and Steve Parks

Voices of youth from the Arab Spring

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


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