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  • Women in Politics in the American Cityby Mirya R Holman

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 79.50

    How do female municipal leaders influence policymaking in American cities? Can gender determine who gets a say in local politics or what programs cities fund? These are some of the questions raised and answered in Mirya Holman's provocative Women in Politics in the American City.   This book provides the first comprehensive evaluation of the... more...

  • A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Regionby Adam Levine; Rob Cardillo

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Finally, for every resident and visitor to the region, a comprehensive guide to the gardens of eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware.  Magnificently illustrated with nearly 200 full color photographs, A GUIDE TO THE GREAT GARDENS OF THE PHILADELPHIA REGION provides essential information on how to locate and enjoy the... more...

  • A Right to Housingby Rachel Bratt; Michael Stone; Chester Hartman

    Temple University Press 2006; US$ 45.95

    In the 1949 Housing Act, Congress declared "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family" our national housing goal. Today, little more than half a century later, upwards of 100 million people in the United States live in housing that is physically inadequate, unsafe, overcrowded, or unaffordable. The contributors... more...

  • Animal Passions and Beastly Virtuesby Marc Bekoff

    Temple University Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    What is it really like to be a dog? Do animals experience emotions like pleasure, joy, and grief? Marc Bekoff's work draws world-wide attention for its originality and its probing into what animals think about and know as well as what they feel, what physical and mental skills they use to live successfully within their social community. Bekoff's work,... more...

  • Citizen Lobbyistsby Brian Adams

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Citizen Lobbyists explores how U.S. citizens participate in local government. Although many commentators have lamented the apathy of the American citizenry, Brian Adams focuses on what makes ordinary Americans become involved in and attempt to influence public policy issues that concern them. It connects theory and empirical data in a new and revealing... more...

  • Closing The Book On Homeworkby John Buell

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    In this, the sequel to his critically acclaimed and controversial The End of Homework , John Buell extends his case against homework. Arguing that homework robs children—and parents—of unstructured time for play and intellectual and emotional development, Closing the Book on Homework offers a convincing case for why homework is an outgrowth... more...

  • Comprehending Columbineby Ralph W Larkin

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    On April 20, 1999, two Colorado teenagers went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School. That day, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve fellow students and a teacher, as well as wounding twenty-four other people, before they killed themselves. Although there have been other books written about the tragedy, this is the first serious, impartial... more...

  • Courts Liberalism And Rightsby Jason Pierceson

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    In the courts, the best chance for achieving a broad set of rights for gays and lesbians lies with judges who view liberalism as grounded in an expansion of rights rather than a constraint of government activity. At a time when most gay and lesbian politics focuses only on the issue of gay marriage, Courts, Liberalism, and Rights guides readers... more...

  • Cultural Citizenshipby Toby Miller

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    What does it mean to be a "citizen" today, in an age of unbridled consumerism, terrorism, militarism, and multinationalism? In this passionate and dazzling book, Toby Miller dares to answer this question with the depth of thought it deserves. Fast-moving and far-ranging, Cultural Citizenship blends fact, theory, observation, and speculation... more...

  • Ending Poverty As We Know Itby William Quigley

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    Across the United States tens of millions of people are working forty or more hours a week...and living in poverty. This is surprising in a country where politicians promise that anyone who does their share, and works hard, will get ahead. In Ending Poverty As We Know It, William Quigley argues that it is time to make good on that promise by adding... more...