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Temple University Press

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  • Ghosts of Organizations Pastby Dan Ryan

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    In Ghosts of Organizations Past , Dan Ryan asks, ?Why are urban communities such hard places to implement community improvement programs?? Looking at New Haven, Connecticut, and a now-defunct program called Fighting Back, which was created to build community coalitions against the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, Ryan shows how the normal properties... more...

  • Racial Feelingsby Jeffrey Santa Ana

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    In Racial Feelings, Jeffrey Santa Ana examines how Asian American narratives communicate and critique?to varying degrees?the emotions that power the perception of Asians as racially different.   Santa Ana explores various forms of Asian American cultural production, ranging from literature and graphic narratives to film and advertising, to... more...

  • The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberationby Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Young Lords was a multi-ethnic, though primarily Nuyorican, liberation organization that formed in El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) in July of 1969. Responding to oppressive approaches to the health, educational, and political needs of the Puerto Rican community, the movement?s revolutionary activism included organized protests and sit-ins targeting... more...

  • The Mutual Housing Experimentby Kristin M Szylvian

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 79.50

    In 1940, the U.S. Federal Works Agency created an experimental housing program for industrial workers. Eight model communities were leased and later sold to the residents, who formed a non-profit corporation called a mutual housing association. Further development of housing under the mutual housing plan was stymied by controversies around radical... more...

  • American Heathensby Jennifer Snook

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    American Heathens is the first in-depth ethnographic study about the largely misunderstood practice of American Heathenry (Germanic Paganism). Jennifer Snook?who has been Pagan since her early teens and a Heathen since eighteen?traces the development and trajectory of Heathenry as a new religious movement in America, one in which all identities... more...

  • Illness or Deviance?by Jennifer Murphy

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Is drug addiction a disease that can be treated, or is it a crime that should be punished? In her probing study, Illness or Deviance? , Jennifer Murphy investigates the various perspectives on addiction, and how society has myriad ways of handling it?incarcerating some drug users while putting others in treatment. Illness or Deviance? highlights... more...

  • Imagined Liberationby Heribert Adam; Kogila Moodley

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    On a spectrum of hostility towards migrants, South Africa ranks at the top, Germany in the middle and Canada at the bottom. South African xenophobic violence by impoverished slum dwellers is directed against fellow Africans. ?Foreign? Africans are blamed for a high crime rate and most other maladies of an imagined liberation. Why would a society... more...

  • The New Freedom and the Radicalsby Jacob Kramer

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 79.50

    Radicals such as socialists, syndicalists, and anarchists are often thought of as marginal in American history. However, in the early decades of the twentieth century, progressives?those who sought to regulate big business, reduce class conflict, and ameliorate urban poverty?took the radicals? ideas very seriously. In The New Freedom and the Radicals... more...

  • Religion and Political Tolerance in Americaby Paul Djupe

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    Religious institutions are often engaged in influencing the beliefs and values that individuals hold. But religious groups can also challenge how people think about democracy, including the extension of equal rights and liberties regardless of viewpoint, or what is commonly called political tolerance. The essays in Religion and Political Tolerance... more...

  • The Phenomenology of Danceby Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    When The Phenomenology of Dance was first published in 1966, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone asked: ?When we look at a dance, what do we see?? Her questions, about the nature of our experience of dance and the nature of dance as a formed and performed art, are still provocative and acutely significant today. Sheets-Johnstone considers dance as an aesthetic... more...