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Temple University Press

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  • James Naismithby Rob Rains

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing ?Duck on the Rock? in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of America?s most popular sports. But Rob Rains and Hellen Carpenter?s fascinating, in-depth biography James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball shows how this young man?who wanted to be a medical doctor,... more...

  • Refounding Environmental Ethicsby Ben Minteer

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Providing a bold and original rethinking of environmental ethics, Ben Minteer's  Refounding Environmental Ethics  will help ethicists and their allies resolve critical debates in environmental policy and conservation practice. Minteer considers the implications of John Dewey's pragmatist philosophy for environmental ethics, politics,... more...

  • Time and Experienceby Peter Mcinerney

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 37.95

    This book is the only contemporary, systematic study of the relationship of time and conscious experience. Peter K. Mclnerney examines three tightly interconnected issues: how we are able to be conscious of time and temporal entities, whether time exists independently of conscious experience, and whether the conscious experiencer exists in time... more...

  • Fast Livesby Claire Sterk

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... more...

  • Greening Africana Studiesby Rubin Patterson

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Insufficient attention has been given to the environment in Africana studies within the academy. In Greening Africana Studies , Rubin Patterson initiates an important conversation explaining why and how the gap between these two disciplines can and should be bridged. His comprehensive book calls for a green African transnationalism and focuses on... more...

  • Dancing the Fairy Taleby Laura Katz Rizzo

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In Dancing the Fairy Tale, Laura Katz Rizzo claims that The Sleeping Beauty is both a metaphor for ballet itself, and a powerful case study for examining ballet and its production and performance. Using Marius Petipa and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's classical dance--specifically as it was staged in Philadelphia over nearly 70 years--Katz Rizzo looks at the... more...

  • African American Perspectives on Political Scienceby Wilbur Rich

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 37.95

    Race matters in both national and international politics. Starting from this perspective, African American Perspectives on Political Science presents original essays from leading African American political scientists. Collectively, they evaluate the discipline, its subfields, the quality of race-related research, and omissions in the literature.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Hapa Girlby May-lee Chai

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    In the mid-1960s, Winberg Chai, a young academic and the son of Chinese immigrants, married an Irish-American artist. In Hapa Girl ("hapa" is Hawaiian for "mixed") their daughter tells the story of this loving family as they moved from Southern California to New York to a South Dakota farm by the 1980s. In their new Midwestern home, the family... more...