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The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation
Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, author of The New York Young Lords and the Struggle for Liberation, was a guest on " A Public Affair" on WORT (89.9 FM, Madison, WI) on August 26. The listen is available online here.

Knowledge LTD   Under New Management   Financialization of Daily Life
Randy Martin, author of Knowledge LTD, Under New Management, and Financialization of Daily Life, posthumously received the American Sociological Association's Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's annual conference last week.

Love
Beth Kephart, author of Love, is featured in two new author videos. Kephart is interviewed about her book in this video and she reads from her book in this video.

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  • Love A Philadelphia Affair
    Beth Kephart

    "Once again Beth Kephart enlightens her readers about her love affair with Philadelphia in her new book, Love. She explores the everyday and historical aspects of the City of Brotherly Love and brings them to life. Simplistic, beautifully chosen words engage the reader, painting a picture of the ordinary and making it extraordinary—and truly authentic. Well done and well worth the read."—Jack Ferguson, President and CEO, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • The Asian American Avant-Garde Universalist Aspirations in Modernist Literature and Art
    Audrey Wu Clark

    "The Asian American Avant-Garde makes an important and original contribution to literary study. Clark focuses on the literary works of Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean authors working and living in the United States before 1965, a time when de facto and de jure discrimination against Asians was a firmly established feature of the social order and when there was as yet no panethnic movement of racial mobilization. Clark argues that to understand the aesthetic project all of these authors were engaged in, we need to understand how this aesthetic project was intensely informed by Anglo-American modernism and its rhetoric of cosmopolitanism, a claim whose significance has not been as fully explored as it is in this rich and complex book. The Asian American Avant-Garde promises to enliven debate both within Asian American and modernist literary circles."—Min Hyoung Song, Boston College and author of The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American

  • Dream Machine Realism and Fantasy in Hindi Cinema
    Samir Dayal

    "Dayal's writing is bright and supple, and his reading of films is consistently interesting and entertaining. The meshing of realism and fantasy in prominent Bollywood films and genres argues that the fantasy elements are integral to imagining 'Indianness' over a range of interruptions that trouble a coherent national identity. Dayal avers that fantastic imagination is far more than mere escapism. A very engaging, rewarding project and a solid scholarly book, Dream Machine is also an interesting read for the non-expert cinephile"—Henry Schwarz, Professor of English at Georgetown University

  • American Heathens The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement
    Jennifer Snook

    "American Heathens is an extremely valuable work of highly original and well-grounded scholarship. This book is a quantum leap forward beyond what earlier scholars have done. Snook provides a theoretically astute analysis of the Heathen movement, and a much more nuanced discussion of the dynamics of such issues as gender roles, communal identity formation, and relationships to other New Religious Movement and mainstream American society and religion than other works on this topic. I fully expect that American Heathens will become a standard work in the emerging sub-field of Pagan Studies, and be of great interest to scholars and teachers."—Michael Strmiska, Assistant Professor of World History at SUNY-Orange, and author of Modern Paganism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives

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North Philly Notes
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the natural disaster, we feature various Temple University Press titles on and authors whose work relates to Hurricane Katrina.

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Fall 2015 Catalog

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Books for Course Adoption

Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin
Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin

Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis
Environmental Activism and the Urban Crisis

Mobilizing Gay Singapore
Mobilizing Gay Singapore

The Risk Society Revisited
The Risk Society Revisited

Salsa World
Salsa World

Out in the Union
Out in the Union

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