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  • Navigating Gendered Terrainby Kelly Dittmar

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    From the presidential level down, men and women who run for political office confront different electoral realities. In her probing study, Navigating Gendered Terrain, Kelly Dittmar investigates how gender influences the campaign strategy and behavior of candidates today. Concurrently, she shows how candidates' strategic and tactical decisions can... more...

  • Bullyingby Laura Martocci

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In her forceful social history, Bullying , Laura Martocci explores the “bully culture” that has claimed national attention since the late 1990s.    Moving beyond the identification of aggressive behaviors to an analysis of how and why we have arrived at a culture that thrives on humiliation, she critiques the social forces... more...

  • Red War on the Familyby Erica J Ryan

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 69.50

    In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism.... more...

  • Tensions in the American Dreamby Roderick Bush; Melanie E L Bush

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Could the promise of upward mobility have a dark side? In Tensions in the American Dream , Melanie and Roderick Bush ask, how does a "nation of immigrants" pledge inclusion, yet marginalize so many citizens based on race, class, and gender? The authors consider the origins and development of the U.S. nation and empire; the founding principles of... more...

  • Unbought and Unbossedby Trimiko Melancon

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Unbought and Unbossed critically examines the ways black women writers in the 1970s and early 1980s deploy black female characters that transgress racial, gender, and especially sexual boundaries. Trimiko Melancon analyzes literary and cultural texts, including Toni Morrison?s Sula and Gloria Naylor?s The Women of Brewster Place , in the socio-cultural... more...

  • Upon the Ruins of Libertyby Roger C Aden

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    The 2002 revelation that George Washington kept slaves in his executive mansion at Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park in the 1790s prompted an eight-year controversy about the role of slavery in America's commemorative landscape. When the President's House installation opened in 2010, it became the first federal property to feature... more...

  • Reimagining Courtsby Victor E Flango; Thomas M Clarke

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50

    In their timely and topical book, Reimagining Courts, Victor Flango and Thomas Clarke argue that courts are a victim of their own success. Disputes that once were resolved either informally in the family or within the community are now handled mainly by courts, which strains government agency resources. The authors offer provocative suggestions... more...

  • Movements in Times of Democratic Transitionby Bert Klandermans; Cornelis van Stralen

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In regions that have undergone tumultuous transitions, democratic social movements have often been the catalyst for great change. However, once those changes occur, can these movements survive, and if so, how?   The editors and contributors to Movements in Times of Democratic Transition examine in comparative detail how social movements act within... more...

  • Senior Power or Senior Perilby Brittany H Bramlett

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of senior citizens as a proportion of the overall electorate is going to reach record numbers. This fact prompted Brittany Bramlett to ask: When senior citizens make up a large proportion of the local population, are they politically more powerful, or are they perhaps more powerless?   In Senior Power... 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...