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American Heathens

American Heathens
The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement
Snook, Jennifer

An in-depth examination of American Heathenry and of those who practice and live according to its ethic

Religion and Political Tolerance in America

Religion and Political Tolerance in America
Advances in the State of the Art
edited by Djupe, Paul A.

Cutting-edge scholarship that sets the agenda for research on religion and political tolerance

The Phenomenology of Dance

The Phenomenology of Dance
Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine
Foreword by Merce Cunningham

The classic book on the nature of movement and dance, now available to a new generation of dancers and students of dance

The Mutual Housing Experiment

The Mutual Housing Experiment
New Deal Communities for the Urban Middle Class
Szylvian, Kristin M.

How the sale of World War II public housing to non-profit mutual home-ownership associations represents a road not taken in federal housing policy

Klezmer

Klezmer
Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Jewish Philadelphia
Netsky, Hankus

The story of Philadelphia Jewish life through the music of klezmer

Ghosts of Organizations Past

Ghosts of Organizations Past
Communities of Organizations as Settings for Change
Ryan, Dan

What happens to communities after social organizations pack up and leave?

The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation

The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation
Wanzer-Serrano, Darrel

A landmark history of the New York Young Lords, and what their activism tells us about contemporary Latino/a politics

Not from Here

Not from Here
A Memoir
Johnson, Allan G.

A profound and disturbing exploration of the meaning of place, lineage, and belonging, and what it means to be American

The Identity Dilemma

The Identity Dilemma
Social Movements and Collective Identity
edited by McGarry, Aidan and James M. Jasper

Are identity politics good or bad for social movements?

The New Freedom and the Radicals

The New Freedom and the Radicals
Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Views of Radicalism, and the Origins of Repressive Tolerance
Kramer, Jacob

How progressives thought about radical politics at the beginning of the twentieth century

Illness or Deviance?

Illness or Deviance?
Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction
Murphy, Jennifer

Exploring the moral frameworks for labeling, treating, and punishing drug addiction

Imagined Liberation

Imagined Liberation
Xenophobia, Citizenship, and Identity in South Africa, Germany, and Canada
Adam, Heribert and Kogila Moodley

A comparative examination of hostility towards migrants around the world

Chilean New Song

Chilean New Song
The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973
McSherry, J. Patrice

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change

Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia's Chinatown

Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia's Chinatown
Space, Place, and Struggle
Wilson, Kathryn E.

How Philadelphia's Chinatown resisted and engaged with urban renewal processes in the late twentieth century

Racial Feelings

Racial Feelings
Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Emotion
Santa Ana, Jeffrey

How capitalist culture stereotypes Asian Americans as either cheerful and successful strivers or insidious threats to white employment and status

Knowledge LTD

Knowledge LTD
Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative
Martin, Randy

What derivatives and excess, economic and otherwise, tell us about the state of global capital and culture

Creating a Buddhist Community

Creating a Buddhist Community
A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley
Bao, Jiemin

How a Thai Buddhist temple in northern California created a dynamic community that bridges national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender differences

Unquiet Tropes

Unquiet Tropes
Form, Race, and Asian American Literature
Tsou, Elda E.

How literary texts use classical tropes to challenge ideas about race and the very concept of Asian America

Atlanta Unbound

Atlanta Unbound
Enabling Sprawl through Policy and Planning
Basmajian, Carlton Wade
Now in Paperback!

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

Out in the Union

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

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
Now in Paperback!

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

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.
Now in Paperback!

How to reunify the humanities and social sciences

Contemporary Social Constructionism

Contemporary Social Constructionism
Key Themes
Weinberg, Darin
Now in Paperback!

A critical overview of scholarship in social constructionism

The NFL

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

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

Tensions in the American Dream

Tensions in the American Dream
Rhetoric, Reverie, or Reality
Bush, Melanie E. L. and Roderick D. Bush

The contradictions of the promise — and reality — of the American Dream

Bullying

Bullying
The Social Destruction of Self
Martocci, Laura

Offering a new understanding of bullying, linking it with insights into the construction of identity

Dancing the Fairy Tale

Dancing the Fairy Tale
Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty
Katz Rizzo, Laura

The Sleeping Beauty and the story of ballet in Pennsylvania

Senior Power or Senior Peril

Senior Power or Senior Peril
Aged Communities and American Society in the Twenty-First Century
Bramlett, Brittany H.

Shows how the increasing number of aged communities in the United States shapes the local political context for residents of all ages

Movements in Times of Democratic Transition

Movements in Times of Democratic Transition
edited by Klandermans, Bert and Cornelis van Stralen

How do social movements that trigger democratic movements survive their own success?

Greening Africana Studies

Greening Africana Studies
Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences
Patterson, Rubin

Establishes the need to include environmental studies as part of the Africana studies curriculum

Upon the Ruins of Liberty

Upon the Ruins of Liberty
Slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory
Aden, Roger C.

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of the memorial to slavery in Independence Mall

Reimagining Courts

Reimagining Courts
A Design for the Twenty-First Century
Flango, Victor E. and Thomas M. Clarke

Promotes practical reform ideas to make courts more effective, more efficient, and more customer friendly

Navigating Gendered Terrain

Navigating Gendered Terrain
Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns
Dittmar, Kelly

Explores how candidates and campaign professionals navigate the gendered terrain of political campaigns

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


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