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  • The Disability Rights Movementby Doris Fleischer; Frieda Zames

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    In this updated edition, Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames expand their encyclopedic history of the struggle for disability rights in the United States, to include the past ten years of disability rights activism.The book includes a new chapter on the evolving impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the continuing struggle for cross-disability... more...

  • Chilean New Songby J Patrice McSherry

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Chilean New Song ( la Nueva Canción chilena ) entranced and uplifted a country that struggled for social change during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s, until the 1973 coup that overthrew democratic socialist president Salvador Allende. This powerful musical style?with its poetic lyrics and haunting blend of traditional indigenous wind and stringed... 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...

  • Jobs Aren't Enoughby Roberta Iversen; Annie Armstrong

    Temple University Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    This unflinching examination of the obstacles to economic mobility for low-income families exposes the ugly reality that lies beneath the shining surface of the American Dream. The fact is that nearly 25% of employed adults have difficulty supporting their families today. In eye-opening interviews, twenty-five workers and nearly a thousand people... more...

  • Life And Death In Intensive Careby Joan Cassell

    Temple University Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    Life and Death in Intensive Care offers a unique portrait of the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the place in medical centers and hospitals where patients with the gravest medical conditions?from comas to terminal illness?are treated. Author Joan Cassell employs the concept of "moral economies" to explain the dilemmas that patients, families,... more...

  • Positively No Filipinos Allowedby Antonio Tiongson; Ricardo Gutierrez; Edgardo Gutierrez

    Temple University Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    From the perspectives of ethnic studies, history, literary criticism, and legal studies, the original essays in this volume examine the ways in which the colonial history of the Philippines has shaped Filipino American identity, culture, and community formation. The contributors address the dearth of scholarship in the field as well as show how an... more...

  • The American Diary of a Japanese Girlby Edward Marx; Yone Noguchi; Laura Franey

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    The first American novel by a writer of Japanese ancestry, The American Diary of a Japanese Girl is a landmark of modern American fiction and Japanese American transnationalism. First published in 1902, Yone Noguchi's novel describes the turn-of-the-century adventures of Tokyo belle Miss Morning Glory in a first-person narrative that The New York... more...