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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 24.95
In this, the sequel to his critically acclaimed and controversial The End of Homework , John Buell extends his case against homework. Arguing that homework robs children?and parents?of unstructured time for play and intellectual and emotional development, Closing the Book on Homework offers a convincing case for why homework is an outgrowth of... more...