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Temple University Press

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  • The National Questionby Berch Berberoglu

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    The class forces that have come to play a central role in directing movements in different socio-political, temporal, and geographic settings are explored in case studies of * the political history of nationalist movements in Palestine, Kurdistan, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, the Basque Country, and Quebec * the role of the state... more...

  • The Parker Sistersby Lucy Maddox

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 28.50

    In 1851, Elizabeth Parker, a free black child in Chester County, Pennsylvania, was bound and gagged, snatched from a local farm, and hurried off to a Baltimore slave pen. Two weeks later, her teenage sister, Rachel, was abducted from another Chester County farm. Because slave catchers could take fugitive slaves and free blacks across state lines to... more...

  • The Struggling Stateby Jennifer Riggan

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    A 2003 law in Eritrea?a notoriously closed-off, heavily militarized, and authoritarian country?mandated an additional year of school for all children and stipulated that the classes be held at Sawa, the nation?s military training center. As a result, educational institutions were directly implicated in the making of soldiers, putting Eritrean teachers... more...

  • Fashioning Diasporaby Vanita Reddy

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 32.95

    In her insightful study, Fashioning Diaspora, Vanita Reddy carefully maps how transnational itineraries of Indian beauty and fashion shape South Asian American cultural identities and racialized belonging from the 1990s to the late-2000s. She observes how diasporic subjects engage with and respond to various encounters with Indian beauty and fashion.... more...

  • "To Serve a Larger Purpose"by John Saltmarsh; Matthew Hartley

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    "To Serve a Larger Purpose" calls for the reclamation of the original democratic purposes of civic engagement and examines the requisite transformation of higher education required to achieve it. The contributors to this timely and relevant volume effectively highlight the current practice of civic engagement and point to the institutional change... more...

  • "We Live in the Shadow"by Elaine Bell Kaplan

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 25.95

     Looking at their photo of railroad tracks, a group of preteen students in South Central Los Angeles see either "a way out of the ghetto," or a "dirty, bad environment." Such are the impressions expressed in the poignant "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs . In Elaine Bell Kaplan's perceptive book,... more...

  • AFSCME's Philadelphia Storyby Francis Ryan

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    AFSCME's Philadelphia Story  provides the most comprehensive account of the early years of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is one of the nation?s largest and most politically powerful unions in the AFL-CIO. Author Francis Ryan details the emergence of the Quaker City's interracial union, charting its... more...

  • AIDS Alibisby Stephanie Kane

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    AIDS Alibis tackles the cultural landscape upon which AIDS, often accompanied by poverty, drug addiction, and crime, proliferates on a global scale. Stephanie Kane layers stories of individuals and events -- from Chicago to Belize City, to cyberspace -- to illustrate the paths of HIV infection and the effects of environment, government intervention,... more...

  • Abortion Rights as Religious Freedomby Peter Wenz

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    "This excellent books is bound to stir debate on the abortion issue and to occupy a rather distinctive position." --R.G. Frey, Bowling Green State UniversityWith the current composition of the Supreme Court and recent challenges to Roe v. Wade, Peter S. Wenz's new approach to the ethical, moral, and legal issues related to a woman's right to elective... more...

  • Accessible Citizenshipsby Julie Avril Minich

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    Accessible Citizenships examines Chicana/o cultural representations that conceptualize political community through images of disability. Working against the assumption that disability is a metaphor for social decay or political crisis, Julie Avril Minich analyzes literature, film, and visual art post-1980 in which representations of non-normative... more...