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Temple University Press

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  • Hapa Girlby May-lee Chai

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • Unsettledby Eric Tang

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    After surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide, followed by years of confinement to international refugee camps, as many as 10,000 Southeast Asian refugees arrived in the Bronx during the 1980s and ?90s. Unsettled chronicles the unfinished odyssey of Bronx Cambodians, closely following one woman and her family for several years as they survive yet resist... more...

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

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    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$ 46.95

    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 to... more...

  • African American Perspectives on Political Scienceby Wilbur Rich

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • Animal Passions and Beastly Virtuesby Marc Bekoff

    Temple University Press 2005; US$ 33.95

    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...

  • Art in Cinemaby Scott Macdonald

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 70.50

    From 1946 until 1954, the San Francisco-based film society Art in Cinema presented programs of independent film to audiences at the San Francisco Museum of Art and the University of California, Berkeley. Led by filmmaker Frank Stauffacher, Art in Cinema's programs pioneered the promotion of avant-garde cinema in America. Scott MacDonald's Art in... more...

  • Challenging the Chipby David Pellow; David Sonnenfeld; Ted Smith

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    From Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Glen in Scotland, from Silicon Island in Taiwan to Silicon Paddy in China, the social, economic, and ecological effects of the international electronics industry are widespread. The production of electronic and computer components contaminates air, land, and water around the globe. As this eye-opening book... more...

  • Chinese American Transnationalismby Sucheng Chan

    Temple University Press 2005; US$ 30.95

    Chinese American Transnationalism considers the many ways in which Chinese living in the United States during the exclusion era maintained ties with China through a constant interchange of people and economic resources, as well as political and cultural ideas. This book continues the exploration of the exclusion era begun in two previous volumes:... more...

  • Citizen Lobbyistsby Brian Adams

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 31.95

    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...