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Fall & Winter 2016

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Our Diamond Jubilee year is well underway—happy 75th anniversary to the Wayne State University Press! In this year of milestone anniversaries we are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Great Lakes Books series and the 10th anniversary of our Made in Michigan Writers series—significant achievements of which we are proud. We are additionally extremely proud of a couple of very notable recent accomplishments.

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Wayne State University was awarded its first Mellon Foundation grant! In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation granted resources to the University Press and the Library System to partner on the digitization of out-of-print Press titles. These titles will be available starting in 2017. The Press had an especially good showing of our titles on the list of 2016 Michigan Notable Books by the Library of Michigan: five of this year’s Notable Books—a quarter of the list of winners—were published by us! Selected were: Garden for the Blind by Kelly Fordon The Orbit Magazine Anthology: Re-Entry by Rob St. Mary Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity by John Gallagher The People’s Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation’s Longest-Serving Attorney General by Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry Great Girls in Michigan History by Patricia Majher The 2015 National Jewish Book Awards recognized four of our books: Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism by Adam S. Ferziger (winner, American Jewish Studies Celebrate 350 Award) Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust, edited by Laura Jockusch and Gabriel Finder (finalist, Holocaust Studies)

On t he Cover Silhouette of Gabrilowitsch, 1935 (courtesy of Detroit Symphony Orchestra Archives) from The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (see page 1 of this catalog).

The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam Patt, and Mark Shechner (finalist, Anthologies and Collections) Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene by Diana Linden (finalist, Visual Arts) We publish consistently outstanding, award-winning titles and we thank you for supporting our books and authors by making them available to your patrons!

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Grace, Grit, and Glory

Laurie Lanzen Harris with Paul Ganson The first history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to describe and document its evolution from 1887 to the present day, relating its changing fortunes in light of the economic, demographic, and cultural history of the city of Detroit. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory details the history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as seen through the prism of the city it has called home for nearly 130 years. Now one of America’s finest orchestras, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra began in 1887 as a rather small ensemble of around thirty-five players in a city that was just emerging as an industrial powerhouse. Since then, both the city and its orchestra have known great success—in musical artistry for the symphony, and economic influence for the city. They have each faced crises as well—financial, social, and cultural—that have forced the DSO into closure three times, and the city to the brink of dissolution. Yet somehow, in the face of adversity, the DSO stands strong today, a beacon of perseverance and rebirth in a city of second chances. This is the first history of the DSO to document the orchestra from its earliest incarnation in the late nineteenth century to its current status as one of the top orchestras in the country. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra tells the story of the organization—the musicians, the musical directors, the boards, and the management—as they strove for musical excellence and the consistent funding and leadership to achieve it in the changing economic and cultural landscape of Detroit. Author Laurie Lanzen Harris, with DSO historian Paul Ganson, explores the cycles of glory, collapse, and renewal of the orchestra in light of the city’s own dynamic economic, demographic, and cultural changes.


Any reader with an interest in Detroit history or the history of American symphony orchestras should have this book on his or her shelf. Laurie Lanzen Harris is an author, editor, and publisher based in Detroit. She was the director of the Literary Criticism Series at Gale Publishing Group, where she began both Shakespearean Criticism and Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, and the editorial director of Omnigraphics, where she began both Biography Today and Biography for Beginners. She is currently the publisher of Favorable Impressions, which continues to publish Biography for Beginners as part of the Lincoln Library’s FactCite database. Her recent books include The Great Migration North, 1910– 1970, a volume in the Defining Moments series. Paul Ganson was the first president and CEO of Save Orchestra Hall, Inc. until its consolidation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1989. He retired from the DSO after 35 years as assistant principal bassoonist, but continues as its historian. September 2016, 8x10, 280 Pages, 73 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3136-1, $39.99t Hardback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4062-2

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Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas Photographs by Bruce Harkness

Compiled and edited by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch Photographs by Dirk Bakker With a Foreword by John Gallagher

2016, 6x9, 224 Pages 50 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4159-9 $24.99t Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4160-5

2012, 8.5x11, 272 Pages 188 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3424-9 $39.95t Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3811-7

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Heaven Was Detroit

From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond Edited by M. L. Liebler with a foreword by Dave Marsh A comprehensive collection of essays on the long history of Detroit music by some of America’s best-known music writers. Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond is the first of its kind to capture the full spectrum of Detroit popular music from the early 1900s to the twenty-first century. Readers will find in this unique and stimulating anthology new essays, and a few classics, by widely known and respected music writers, critics, and recording artists who weigh in on their careers and experiences in the Detroit music scene, from rock to jazz and everything in between. With a foreword by the acclaimed rock writer Dave Marsh and iconic photos by Leni Sinclair, the book features such well-known writers as Greil Marcus, Jaan Uhelszki, Al Young, Susan Whitall, Gary Graff, John Sinclair, and many others. Divided into nine sections, the book moves chronologically through the early days of jazz in Detroit, to the rock ’n’ roll of the 1960s, and on to today’s electronica scene, with so many groundbreaking moments in between. Topics in this collection of essays include Motown’s connection to the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement through its side label, Black Forum Records; Lester Bangs’s exemplary piece on Alice Cooper; the story behind the emergence of rap legend Eminem; and Craig Maki’s enlightening history on "hillbilly rock" — just to name a few. With a rich musical tradition to rival Nashville, Detroit serves as the inspiration, backdrop, and playground for some of the most influential music artists of the past century. Heaven Was Detroit captures the essence of the Detroit music scene: the grit, the spark, the desire to tell a story set to the rhythm of the city. Fans of any music genre will find something that speaks to them in the pages of this collection. M. L. Liebler is an award-winning poet, literary arts activist, and professor. He is the author of several books of poetry, including I Want to Be Once (Wayne State University Press, 2016), and an editor of the anthology Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams. He is also co-editor of Bob Seger's House: An Anthology of Michigan Fiction (Wayne State University Press, 2016). He has taught at Wayne State University since 1980. September 2016, 10x10, 488 Pages, 70 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4122-3, $18.99t Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4123-0


Contributors: Rick Allen, Aaron Anderson, Lester Bangs, Peter Benjaminson, Lars Bjorn, Ben Blackwell, S. R. Boland, Melba Joyce Boyd, Dan Carlisle, Gary Carner, Herman Daldin, Matt Deapo, Rebecca “Tyner” Derminer, Howard A. Dewitt, Michael Dutkewych, Hobey Echlin, Larry Gabriel, Jim Gallert, Gary Graff, L. E. Grimshaw, Bill Harris, W. Kim Heron, Bill Holdship, Michael Hurtt, Daniel Jones, Robert Jones, Herb A. Jordon, Jarrett Koral, Danny Kroha, M. L. Liebler, Shane M. Liebler, Craig Maki, Greil Marcus, Joel Martin, Dave Marsh, Brian McCollum, Scott Morgan, Chris Morton, George Moseman, Marsha Music Philpot, John Rodwan Jr., John Sinclair, Brian Smith, Matthew Smith, R. J. Spangler, Diane Spodarek, Pat Thomas, Thomas Trimble, Jaan Uhelszki, Rhonda Welsh, Susan Whitall, Willy Wilson, Al Young


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Travelin' Man

On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger Tom Weschler | Gary Graff Foreword by John Mellencamp Afterword by Kid Rock 2010, 8.5x11, 192 Pages 162 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3501-7 $18.95t Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3702-8



The Orbit Magazine Anthology Re-Entry

Rob St. Mary Foreword by Jerry Vile 2015, 10x12, 272 Pages 369 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3731-8 $34.99t Paperback


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30 Detroit Artists Written, edited, and compiled by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper, and Sarah Rose Sharp Thirty illustrated essays highlighting a variety of best-loved and little-known Detroit artists. Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists highlights the individual contributors to Detroit’s thriving and diverse art scene. Stemming from the popular website of the same name, Essay’d seeks to introduce readers to some of the contemporary art practitioners who live and work in Detroit or have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. Even those familiar with Detroit and its art ecosystem are sure to find new insight and perspective on artists that have made their careers in Detroit. Four arts writers within the Detroit art scene—a professor, a gallerist, and two critics—create an ongoing series of short essays that focus briefly and intensely on standout artists. This blending of critical sensibilities and interests provides a unique perspective on a diverse place, offering many points of interest and access to one of the most vital and intriguing art environments in the country. While many artists have helped to grow and shape the local art tableau, the authors selected thirty for this volume, including Signal Return’s artistic director Lynne Avadenka; "The Detroit Portrait Series" artist Nicole Macdonald; 2012 DLECTRICITY performers Tzarinas of the Plane; and 2013 Kresge fellow Carl Wilson to name a few. This book is not a systematic attempt to identify the "best" or "most important" Detroit artists, or even to define what those terms mean. The position the essays take to their subjects is not critical but neither is it reverential. The objective is to create a platform for Detroit artists, not a pedestal. Essay’d is an excellent introduction to the Detroit art landscape, as well as an opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge of the Detroit art scene and its players. Art lovers and regional history buffs will not want to miss this collection. Dennis Alan Nawrocki serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University. Author of Art in Detroit Public Places (Wayne State University Press, 2008) and a freelance critic, Nawrocki has penned reviews for a wide range of publications including Art in America and Sculpture. Steve Panton is the founder of 2739 Edwin and 9338 Campau galleries and co-founder of the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival and the Free School of Hamtramck. His personal interests are in interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of pedagogy, research, and exhibition making.

“Wayne State University Press has captured the vibrancy of the contemporary art community at this critical moment of Detroit’s cultural renaissance in the visual arts. Essay’d speaks to the inspiration, dedication, and creativity of individuals living and working in this great city.” —Salvador Salort-Pons, Ph.D., director, president, and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts


Matthew Piper has been covering the Detroit art scene since 2011, when he served as the inaugural Detroit blogger for KnightArts. His writing and photography have since been featured in Bad at Sports, Detroit Research, Infinite Mile, and Model D. Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer, and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture in Detroit for Art in America, Hyperallergic, KnightArts, and others. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism. Featured artists: Lynne Avadenka, Corrie Baldauf, Susan Goethel Campbell, Sandra Cardew, Matt Corbin, Rose E. DeSloover, Mary Fortuna, Saffell Gardner, Scott Hocking, Chido Johnson, Andrew Krieger, Kathryn Brackett Luchs, Nicole Macdonald, Andy Malone, Melanie Manos, Michael McGillis, Shanna Merola, Toby Millman, Frank Pahl, Megan Parry, Kathleen Rashid, David Rubello, Clinton Snider, Dylan Spaysky, Jon Strand, Tzarinas of the Plane, Corinne Vermeulen, Carl Wilson, Marie Woo, Elizabeth Youngblood August 2016, 8.5x11, 168 Pages, 248 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4227-5, $25.00t Paperback

Yamasaki in Detroit

Canvas Detroit Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian

A Search for Serenity John Gallagher 2015, 9x9, 128 Pages 59 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4119-3 $39.99t Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-4120-9


2014, 8.5x10.5, 296 Pages 450 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4023-3 $34.99t Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3880-3


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Blackness Is Burning

Civil Rights, Popular Culture, and the Problem of Recognition TreaAndrea M. Russworm Critiques the politics of recognition and representation in popular culture as attempts to "humanize" black identity through stories of suffering and triumph or tales of destruction and survival. Blackness Is Burning is one of the first books to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era. In analyzing a range of media forms, including Sidney Poitier’s popular films, black mother and daughter family melodramas, Bill Cosby’s comedy routine and cartoon Fat Albert, pulpy black pimp narratives, and several aspects of post– civil rights black/American culture, TreaAndrea M. Russworm identifies and problematizes the many ways in which psychoanalytic culture has functioned as a governing racial ideology that is built around a flawed understanding of trying to "recognize" the racial other as human. The main argument of Blackness Is Burning is that humanizing, or trying to represent in narrative and popular culture that #BlackLivesMatter, has always been a barely attainable and impossible to sustain cultural agenda. But Blackness Is Burning makes two additional interdisciplinary interventions: the book makes a historical and temporal intervention because Russworm is committed to showing the relationship between civil rights discourses on theories of recognition and how we continue to represent and talk about race today. The book also makes a formal intervention since the chapter-length case studies take seemingly banal popular forms seriously. She argues that the popular forms and disreputable works are integral parts of our shared cultural knowledge. Blackness Is Burning’s interdisciplinary reach is what makes it a vital component to nearly any scholar’s library, particularly those with an interest in African American popular culture, film and media studies, or psychoanalytic theory. TreaAndrea M. Russworm is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she teaches interdisciplinary classes on literature, popular culture, and new media. She is a co-editor of From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry and her work has appeared in Game On, Hollywood! and Watching While Black. She is currently co-editing a new collection on identity and representation in video games. October 2016, 6x9, 320 Pages, 32 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4051-6, $34.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4052-3



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“Blackness Is Burning is evidence that Russworm is an intellectual inferno.” —Robin R. Means Coleman, Professor of Communication Studies and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

If We Must Die From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls

Edited by Rebecca BellMetereau and Colleen Glenn 2015, 6x9, 416 Pages 50 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3939-8 $34.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3940-4


Aimé J. Ellis 2011, 6x9, 224 Pages 3 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3413-3 $24.95s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3665-6


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Beyond Blaxploitation Edited by Novotny Lawrence and Gerald R. Butters, Jr. A groundbreaking scholarly anthology devoted to examining canonical and lesser-known films of the blaxploitation movement to demonstrate the richness, depth, and complexity of this intriguing period in motion picture history. Beyond Blaxploitation, the first book-length anthology of scholarly work on blaxploitation films, sustains the momentum that blaxploitation scholarship has recently gained, giving the films an even more prominent place in cinema history. This volume is made up of eleven essays employing historical and theoretical methodologies in the examination of spectatorship, marketing, melodrama, the transition of novel to screenplay, and racial politics and identity, among other significant topics. In doing so, the book fills a substantial gap that exists in the black cinematic narrative and, more broadly, in film history. Beyond Blaxploitation is divided into three sections that feature original essays on a variety of canonical blaxploitation films and others that either influenced the movement or in some form represent a significant extension of it. The first section titled, "From Pioneer to Precursor to Blaxploitation," centers on three films—Cotton Comes to Harlem, Watermelon Man, and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song—that ignited the African American film cycle. The second section, "The Canon and the Not so Canon," is dedicated to forging alternative considerations of some of the most highly regarded blaxploitation films, while also bringing attention to lesserknown films in the movement. The final section, "Was, Is, or Isn’t Blaxploitation," includes four essays that offer significant insights on films that are generally associated with blaxploitation but contest traditional definitions of the movement. Moreover, this section features chapters that address industrial factors that led to the creation of blaxploitation cinema and highlight the limitations of the term itself. Beyond Blaxploitation is a much-needed pedagogical tool, informing film scholars, critics, and fans alike, about blaxploitation’s richness and complexity. Novotny Lawrence is an associate professor in the radio, television, and digital media department at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is the author of Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s: Blackness and Genre and the editor of Documenting the Black Experience: African American History, Culture, and Identity in Nonfiction Films.

Contributors: Gerald R. Butters, Jr., Allyson Nadia Field, Vivian N. Halloran, Laura Cook Kenna, Novotny Lawrence, Alfred L. Martin, Jr., Walter Metz, Eric Pierson, Harrison Sherrod, Joseph Valle, Charles E. Wilson, Jr.


Gerald R. Butters, Jr. is a professor of history at Aurora University. A Fulbright scholar, his previous books include From Sweetback to Superfly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop, Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915–1966, and Black Manhood on the Silent Screen. Dr. Butters has lectured internationally, including an address to the European Commission in Luxembourg. December 2016, 6x9, 288 Pages, 32 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4076-9, $34.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4077-6


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Millenial Masculinity

Keepin' It Hushed The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric

Men in Contemporary American Cinema

Vorris L. Nunley

Edited by Timothy Shary 2012, 6x9, 384 Pages 45 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3435-5 $29.95s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3844-5

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The Apu Trilogy New Edition

Robin Wood Edited by Barry Keith Grant Preface by Richard Lippe Film critic Robin Wood offers a persuasive detailed reading of Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, widely regarded as landmarks of world cinema. The Apu Trilogy is the fourth directorial monograph written by influential film critic Robin Wood and republished for a contemporary audience. Focusing on the famed trilogy from Indian director Satyajit Ray, Wood persuasively demonstrates his ability at detailed textual analysis, providing an impressively sustained reading that elucidates the complex view of life in the trilogy. Wood was one of our most insightful and committed film critics, championing films that explore the human condition. His analysis of The Apu Trilogy reveals and illuminates the films’ profoundly humanistic qualities with clarity and rigor, plumbing the psychological and emotional resonances that arise from Ray’s delicate balance of performance, camerawork, and visual design. Wood was the first English-language critic to write substantively about Ray’s films, which made the original publication of his monograph on The Apu Trilogy unprecedented as well as impressive. Of late there has been a renewed interest in North America in the work of Satyajit Ray, yet no other critic has come close to equaling the scope and depth of Wood’s analysis. In his introduction, originally published in 1971, Wood says Ray’s work was met with indifference. In response, he offers possible reasons why this occurred, including social and cultural differences and the films’ slow pacing, which contemporary critics tended to associate with classical cinema. Wood notes Ray’s admiration for Western film culture, including the Hollywood cinema and European directors, particularly Jean Renoir and his realist films. Assigning a chapter to each Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito, (1957) and The World of Apu (1959), Wood goes on to explore each film more thoroughly. One of the aspects of this book that is particularly rewarding is Wood’s analytical approach to the trilogy as a whole, as well as detailed attention given to each of the three films. The book, with a new preface by Richard Lippe and foreword by Barry Keith Grant, functions as a master class on what constitutes an in-depth reading of a work and the use of critical tools that are relevant to such a task.

“Can there be any doubt at this date that Robin Wood was the greatest film critic of our age? His book on The Apu Trilogy, out of print for forty years, remains unsurpassed criticism of the remarkable work of Satyajit Ray. Wood displays his superb close reading, insistence on seriousness, great generosity of spirit, and concern for evaluation of art.” —Christopher Sharrett, author of The Rifleman (Wayne State University Press, 2005)

Robin Wood’s The Apu Trilogy offers an excellent account of evaluative criticism that will appeal to film scholars and students alike. Robin Wood was a founding editor of CineAction! and author of numerous influential works, including these new editions published by Wayne State University Press: Personal Views: Explorations in Film (2006), Howard Hawks (2006), Ingmar Bergman (2013), and Arthur Penn (2014). He was a professor emeritus at York University, Toronto, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Barry Keith Grant is a professor in the department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. He is the author or editor of many books, including Shadows of Doubt: Negotiations of Masculinity in American Genre Films (Wayne State University Press, 2011) and Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video, New and Expanded Edition (Wayne State University Press, 2014).


Ingmar Bergman New Edition

October 2016, 5.25x7.5, 128 Pages, 54 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3277-1, $31.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4226-8

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Robin Wood Edited by Barry Keith Grant 2012, 5.25x7.5, 376 Pages 68 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3360-0 $26.95s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3806-3


Arthur Penn New Edition

Robin Wood with Richard Lippe Edited by Barry Keith Grant 2014, 5.25x7.5, 280 Pages 57 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3358-7 $26.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3927-5

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The Boys in the Band

Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics Edited by Matt Bell William Friedkin’s 1970 motion picture The Boys in the Band is perfectly poised for the wide-ranging reassessment and innovative readings that this edited volume accomplishes. The Boys in the Band’s debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley’s hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film’s two-hour running time approximates real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of urban gay "types." Although various popular critics, historians, and film scholars over the years have offered cursory acknowledgment of the film’s importance, more substantive research and analysis have been woefully lacking. The film’s neglect among academics belies a rich and rewarding object of study. The Boys in the Band merits not only the close reading that should accompany such a well-made text but also recognition as a landmark almost ideally situated to orient us amid the highly complex, shifting cultural terrain it occupied upon its release—and has occupied since. The scholars assembled here bring an invigorating variety of methods to their considerations of this singular film. Coming from a wide range of academic disciplines, they pose and answer questions about the film in remarkably different ways. Cultural analysis, archival research, interviews, study of film traditions, and theoretical framing intensify their revelatory readings of the film. Many of the essays take inventive approaches to longstanding debates about identity politics, and together they engage with current academic work across a variety of fields that include queer theory, film theory, gender studies, race and ethnic studies, and Marxist theory. Addressing The Boys in the Band from multiple perspectives, these essays identify and draw out the film’s latent flashpoints—aspects of the film that express the historical, cinematic, and queer-political crises not only of its own time, but also of today. The Boys in the Band is an accessible touchstone text in both queer studies and film studies. Scholars and students working in the disciplines of film studies, queer studies, history, theater, and sociology will surely find the book invaluable and a shaping influence on these fields in the coming years.

Contributors: Matt Bell, Steven Cohan, Nick Davis, Ramzi Fawaz, David A. Gerstner, J. Todd Ormsbee, Ryan Powell, Matthew Tinkcom, Stephen Vider, Amy Villarejo, James Wilson, Joseph Wlodarz


Matt Bell is associate professor of English at Bridgewater State University, where he teaches courses in American literature, film, and queer studies. His work has appeared in GLQ and American Literature. December 2016, 6x9, 336 Pages, 56 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4153-7, $34.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4154-4


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Homosocial Relationships in Film and Television

Scott Balcerzak

Edited by Michael DeAngelis

2013, 6x9, 280 Pages 19 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3965-7 $29.95s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3966-4

2014, 6x9, 328 Pages 21 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3898-8 $31.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3899-5



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The X-Files Theresa L. Geller A social and cultural analysis of The X-Files focusing on the genres the program employed in its interrogation of American history, politics, and identity. Premiering in 1993 on FOX Network, The X-Files followed the investigations of two FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully as they pursued the supernatural, the bizarre, and the alien, as well as the government conspiracies at work to conceal the truth of their existence. For nine seasons, Chris Carter’s series broke new ground in complex narrative television by integrating science fiction and horror with the forensic investigation of the detective genre. Shaped by the conspiracy films of the 1970s, the series had the ability to comment on the contemporary political climate one week and poke fun at its own self-seriousness the next. Responding to its cinematic visual style, haunting score, complex and nuanced writing, witty dialogue, and the exceptional acting of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who elevated the show with their chemistry, fans embraced The X-Files, making it one of the most beloved cult television series to this day. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with several points of entry into the television series, with social, cultural, and political analyses framed by the examination of the show’s many overlapping genres. Divided into chapters highlighting the episodic standalones known as the “monster-of-the-week” (MOTW) and the serial mythology or “mytharc,” the first section of the book explores the ways the MOTWs represented social differences in stories of fantastic, supernatural beings both strange and estranged. Through comparative analyses and detailed discussions of individual episodes, it becomes clear that the MOTWs were less concerned with the alien than with alienation, using the figure of the “monster” to focus on a range of ethnic, racial, and social outsiders. The latter half of the book turns to the serialized mythology, examining both the arc of the alien conspiracy as well as the fan-driven relationship between Mulder and Scully. While the romance subplot was powered in part by the show’s fans, the alien-government conspiracy mythology was Carter’s unique vision. This volume argues that The X-Files was a milestone because it employed the generic tropes of science fiction to call our attention to contemporary global politics and the history behind them. Specifically, Theresa Geller maps the ways the series used the mytharc not to predict the future but to unbury the violence and injustice of our own past.


With its return to television as an “event series” in 2016, this volume offers a timely assessment of the show’s cultural relevance and social significance. Fans of the show, as well as readers interested in cultural studies, genre criticism, race and ethnicity, fan studies, social commentary, and gender studies will appreciate this insightful examination of the series. Theresa L. Geller is associate professor of film theory and history in the Department of English at Grinnell College and was recently a Mellon research fellow at Yale University. She has contributed to several scholarly publications, including Camera Obscura, Spectator, Frontiers, Biography, Rhizomes and Senses of Cinema. December 2016, 5x7, 144 Pages, 13 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3942-8, $19.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-3943-5

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The Wire

John McCullough

Sherryl Vint

2014, 5x7, 144 Pages 20 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3867-4 $19.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3868-1

2013, 5x7, 136 Pages 20 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3590-1 $19.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3593-2



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Mother Goose Refigured

A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales Christine A. Jones Presents annotated translations of Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tales that attend to the irony and ambiguity in the original French and provide a fresh take on heroines and heroes that have become household names in North America. Charles Perrault published Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (“Stories or Tales of the Past”) in France in 1697 during what scholars call the first “vogue” of tales produced by learned French writers. The genre that we now know so well was new and an uncommon type of literature in the epic world of Louis XIV’s court. This inaugural collection of French fairy tales features characters like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Puss-in-Boots that over the course of the eighteenth century became icons of social history in France and abroad. Translating the original Histoires ou Contes means grappling not only with the strangeness of seventeenthcentury French but also with the ubiquity and familiarity of plots and heroines in their famous English personae. From its very first translation in 1729, Histoires ou Contes has depended heavily on its English translations for the genesis of character names and enduring recognition. This dependability makes new, innovative translation challenging. For example, can Perrault’s invented name “Cendrillon” be retranslated into anything other than “Cinderella”? And what would happen to our understanding of the tale if it were? Is it possible to sidestep the Anglophone tradition and view the seventeenth-century French anew? Why not leave Cinderella alone, as she is deeply ingrained in cultural lore and beloved the way she is? Such questions inspired the translations of these tales in Mother Goose Refigured, which aim to generate new critical interest in heroines and heroes that seem frozen in time. The book offers introductory essays on the history of interpretation and translation, before retranslating each of the Histoires ou Contes with the aim to prove that if Perrault’s is a classical frame of reference, these tales nonetheless exhibit strikingly modern strategies.


Designed for scholars, their classrooms, and other adult readers of fairy tales, Mother Goose Refigured promises to inspire new academic interpretations of the Mother Goose tales, particularly among readers who do not have access to the original French and have relied for their critical inquiries on traditional renderings of the tales. Christine A. Jones is a specialist of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France at the University of Utah with interests in the luxury trades and the fairy tale. She has authored Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France as well as numerous articles on trade history. With folklore scholar Jennifer Schacker, she has coedited Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Fairy Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives and Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws: Fairy Tale Beasts (Wayne State University Press, 2015). November 2016, 6x9, 216 Pages, 25 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3892-6, $31.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-3893-3


Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws Fairy-Tale Beasts

Edited by Jennifer Schacker and Christine A. Jones Illustrated by Lina Kusaite 2015, 8.25x10.75 136 Pages 27 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4069-1 $24.99t Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-4070-7

Series in Fairy-Tale Studies

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West Mayako Murai


2015, 6x9, 192 Pages 41 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3949-7 $31.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3950-3


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Transnational Identities Women, Art, and Migration in Contemporary Israel Tal Dekel A polyphonic collection of voices of migrant women artists in Israel that reflects their individual and collective experiences of migration and in particular, the gendered aspects of uprooting and re-grounding in a steadily expanding transnational reality of the ethno-national state. Translated originally from Hebrew, Transnational Identities: Women, Art, and Migration in Contemporary Israel offers a critical discussion of women immigrants in Israel through an analysis of works by artists who immigrated to the country beginning in the 1990s. Though numerous aspects of the issue of women migrants have received intense academic scrutiny, no scholarly books to date have addressed the gender facets of the experiences of contemporary women immigrants in Israel. The book follows an up-to-date theoretical model, adopting critical tools from a wide range of fields and weaving them together through an in-depth qualitative study that includes the use of open interviews, critical theories, and analysis of artworks, offering a unique and compelling perspective from which to discuss this complex subject of citizenship and cultural belonging in an ethno-national state. It therefore stands to make a significant contribution to research into women's lives, citizenship studies, global migration, Jewish and national identity and women’s art in contemporary Israel. The book is divided into sections, each of which aims a spotlight on women artists belonging to distinct groups of immigrants—the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, and the Philippines—and shows how their artwork reflects various conflicts regarding citizenship and identity-related processes, dynamics of inclusion-exclusion, and power relations that characterize their experiences. Transnational Identities promotes a more nuanced, complex understanding of diversity among women from various groups and even within a specific ethnic group, as well as considering the “common differences” between women from diversified life experiences. To lay the groundwork for an analysis of the themes that recur in their artworks, Tal Dekel briefly discusses the notions of global migration and transnationalism and then examines gender and several other identity-related categories, notably religion, race, and class. These categories underline the complex nexus of overlapping and sometimes contradictory affiliations and identities that characterize migrating subjects in an age of globalization.


Transnational Identities integrates theories from various disciplines, including art history, citizenship studies and critical political theory, gender studies, cultural studies, and migration studies in an interdisciplinary manner that those teaching and studying in these fields will find relevant to their continued research. Tal Dekel is head of the Women and Gender Forum at Tel Aviv University, where she lectures in the Department of Art History and at the NCJW Women Studies Program. Dekel specializes in contemporary art and visual culture, taking a particular interest in gender and transnationalism. She has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals and is the author of the book Gendered: Art and Feminist Theory. November 2016, 6x9, 168 Pages, 35 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4250-3, $36.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4251-0


Paths to MiddleClass Mobility among SecondGeneration Moroccan Immigrant Women in Israel Beverly Mizrachi 2013, 6x9, 216 Pages ISBN 978-0-8143-3881-0 $44.95s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3858-2




Transnational Traditions

New Perspectives on American Jewish History Edited by Ava F. Kahn and Adam D. Mendelsohn 2014, 6x9, 304 Pages 17 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3861-2 $31.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3862-9

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Bernard Malamud A Centennial Tribute

Edited by Victoria Aarons and Gustavo Sánchez Canales A fresh and engaging international tribute to Bernard Malamud, a major American Jewish novelist in the postwar era of the twentieth century. Master storyteller and literary stylist Bernard Malamud is considered one of the three most influential postwar American Jewish writers, having established a voice and a presence for other authors in the literary canon. Along with Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, Malamud brought to life a decidedly American Jewish protagonist and a newly emergent voice that came to define American letters and has continued to influence writers for over half a century. This collection is a tribute to Malamud in honor of the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Literary critic Harold Bloom suggests that “Malamud is perhaps the purest storyteller since Leskov,” the nineteenth-century Russian novelist and satirist. Novelist Cynthia Ozick, in a tribute to Malamud, described him as “the very writer who had brought into being a new American idiom of his own idiosyncratic invention.” Unlike other collections devoted to Malamud, this collection is international in scope, compiling diverse essays from the United States, France, Germany, Greece, and Spain, and demonstrating the wide range of scholarship and approaches to Bernard Malamud’s fiction. The essays show the breadth and depth of this masterful craftsman and explore through his short fiction and his novels such topics as the Malamudian protagonist’s relation to the urban/natural space, Malamud’s approach to death, race and ethnicity, the Malamudian hero as modern schlemiel, and the role of fantasy in Malamud’s fiction. Bernard Malamud is a comprehensive collection that celebrates a voice that helped to shape the last fifty years of literary works. Readers of American literary criticism and Jewish studies alike will appreciate this collection. Victoria Aarons holds the position of O.R. & Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature in the English department at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction and What Happened to Abraham?: Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction, co-editor of The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (Wayne State University Press, 2015), and coauthor with Alan L. Berger of the forthcoming book Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory. Aarons has published over seventy scholarly essays in journals and book collections, is on the editorial board of a number of journals, and is a judge for the Edward Lewis Wallant Award.


Gustavo Sánchez Canales teaches English at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where he is also vice dean for research. He has published book chapters and articles on Saul Bellow, Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Rebecca Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick, Chaim Potok, and Philip Roth, among others. Contributors: Victoria Aarons, Pilar Alonso, Alan Astro, Rémi Astruc, Emilio Cañadas Rodríguez, Leah Garrett, Andrew M. Gordon, Till Kinzell, Jessica Lang, Holli Levitsky, Paul Malamud, Félix Martín Gutiérrez, Timothy Parrish, Gustavo Sánchez Canales, Aristi Trendel, Theodora Tsimpouki, Martín Urdiales Shaw September 2016, 6x9, 344 Pages, 3 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4114-8, $35.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4115-5


The New Diaspora

The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction Edited by Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner 2015, 7x10, 592 Pages ISBN 978-0-8143-4055-4 $35.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4056-1

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Jewish Women Writers in Britain Edited by Nadia Valman 2014, 6x9, 312 Pages ISBN 978-0-8143-3238-2 $31.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3914-5






Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah Yuval Harari A comprehensive study of Jewish magic in late antiquity and the early Islamic period—the phenomenon, the sources, and method for its research, and the history of scholarly investigation into its nature and origin. “Magic culture is certainly fascinating. But what is it? What, in fact, are magic writings, magic artifacts?” Originally published in Hebrew in 2010, Jewish Magic Before the Rise of Kabbalah is a comprehensive study of early Jewish magic focusing on three major topics: Jewish magic inventiveness, the conflict with the culture it reflects, and the scientific study of both. The first part of the book analyzes the essence of magic in general and Jewish magic in particular. The book begins with theories addressing the relationship of magic and religion in fields like comparative study of religion, sociology of religion, history, and cultural anthropology, and considers the implications of the paradigm shift in the interdisciplinary understanding of magic for the study of Jewish magic. The second part of the book focuses on Jewish magic culture in late antiquity and in the early Islamic period. This section highlights the artifacts left behind by the magic practitioners—amulets, bowls, precious stones, and human skulls—as well as manuals that include hundreds of recipes. Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah also reports on the culture that is reflected in the magic evidence from the perspective of external non-magic contemporary Jewish sources. Issues of magic and religion, magical mysticism, and magic and social power are dealt with in length in this thorough investigation. Scholars interested in early Jewish history and comparative religions will find great value in this text. Yuval Harari is a professor of Jewish thought and Jewish folklore at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His cultural and textual studies cover a broad range of phenomena in the field of magic and practical Kabbalah in Judaism from antiquity to our day. He is also the author of The Sword of Moses: A New Translation and Study. Feburary 2017, 6x9, 552 Pages, 20 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3630-4, $64.99s Hardback • ISBN 978-0-8143-3631-1




Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology

Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered

Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe Edited by Glenn Dynner Foreword by Moshe Rosman

Edited by Galit HasanRokem and Ithamar Gruenwald 2014, 6x9, 224 Pages ISBN 978-0-8143-4047-9 $44.99s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-4048-6

Holy Dissent


2011, 6x9, 416 Pages 8 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3517-8 $44.95s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3597-0


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Yudisher Theriak

An Early Modern Yiddish Defense of Judaism Edited and translated by Morris M. Faierstein An annotated translation of the Yudisher Theriak, along with a comprehensive introduction that places the original work in its historical context. The Yudisher Theriak [Jewish Theriac] by Zalman Zvi of Aufhausen, first published in Hanau, in 1615, was a response to an anti-Jewish work titled Jüdischer abgestreiffter Schlangenbalg [Jewish Shed Snakeskin], written by a Jewish convert to Chistianity, Samuel Friedrich Brenz, and published in Nürnberg and Augsburg in 1614. Brenz’s work was part of a genre of anti-Jewish books and pamphlets written in German and addressed to Christians that purported to reveal how Jews mocked and blasphemed against the Christian religion, cursed their Christian neighbors, and engaged in magic and witchcraft in order to inflict damage to their possessions and livelihoods. The name of Zalman Zvi’s book is a direct allusion to Brenz’s title, but it also hints at a larger purpose. Theriac is a Greek and Latin term that means “the antidote to the bite of a venomous snake.” Perhaps Zvi hoped that his book would also serve as a theriac for the scourge of anti-Judaism, which was prevalent in his generation. The Yudisher Theriak presents an interesting picture of how a learned Jew might respond to the many accusations against Jews and Judaism that became standardized and were repeated from author to author. The Yudisher Theriak makes a passing appearance in most scholarly books and many articles written about Christian-Jewish relations. Its existence is acknowledged and occasionally a fact or idea is cited from it, but its arguments and ideas have not been integrated into the scholarly literature on this subject. One reason that it has not received the attention it deserves is its language. It is written in a form of Early Modern Yiddish, more influenced by German and less familiar than its contemporary eastern European variant. In addition, Zalman Zvi was a learned Jew who interspersed Hebrew phrases, rabbinic terminology, and allusions to rabbinic literature in his work. Morris Faierstein’s goal in this work is not to respond to all the references and allusions in the scholarly literature that the original text touches on, but rather to make the work available in an annotated translation that can be a useful tool in the study of Jewish-Christian relations in the Early Modern period and, more broadly, for Early Modern Jewish historical and cultural studies. The analysis and clarification of the many issues raised in the Yudisher Theriak await further studies. Faierstein has taken the first step by making the work available to an audience wider than the very narrow band of specialists in Early Modern Yiddish literature.


Scholars and students of Jewish-Christian relations and Early Modern Jewish historical and cultural studies will appreciate the availability of this previously inaccessible text. Morris M. Faierstein is a research associate at the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies of the University of Maryland. Among his books are The Libes Briv of Isaac Wetzlar, Jewish Mystical Autobiographies: Book of Visions and Book of Secrets, From Safed to Kotsk: Studies in Kabbalah and Hasidism, and The Ze’enah U-Re’enah: A Critical Translation. October 2016, 7x10, 200 Pages, 6 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4248-0, $44.99s Hardback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4249-7


Anthonius Margaritha and the Jewish Faith

Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany Michael T. Walton 2012, 6x9, 264 Pages 28 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3800-1 $44.95s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3801-8

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Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts

Catholic, Judaic, Feminist, and Secular Dimensions Edited by Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt



2013, 6x9, 416 Pages 15 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3955-8 $54.95s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3956-5

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Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850–1917 Vassili Schedrin A focus on Jewish officials of the Russian state who assumed a central role in the bureaucratic procedures of Jewish policymaking and were a driving force behind the transformation of Russian Jewry. Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds examines the phenomenon of Jewish bureaucracy in the Russian empire—its institutions, personnel, and policies—from 1850 to 1917. In particular, it focuses on the institution of expert Jews, mid-level Jewish bureaucrats who served the Russian state both in the Pale of Settlement and in the central offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in St. Petersburg. The main contribution of expert Jews was in the sphere of policymaking and implementation. Unlike the traditional intercession of shtadlanim (Jewish lobbyists) in the high courts of power, expert Jews employed highly routinized bureaucratic procedures, including daily communications with both provincial and central bureaucracies. Vassili Schedrin illustrates how, at the local level, expert Jews advised the state, negotiated power, influenced decisionmaking, and shaped Russian state policy toward the Jews. Schedrin sheds light on the complex interactions between the Russian state, modern Jewish elites, and Jewish communities. Based on extensive new archival data from the former Soviet archives, this book opens a window into the secluded world of Russian bureaucracy where Jews shared policymaking and administrative tasks with their Russian colleagues. The new sources show these Russian Jewish bureaucrats to be full and competent participants in official Russian politics. This book builds upon the work of the original Russian Jewish historians and recent historiographical developments, and seeks to expose and analyze the broader motivations behind official Jewish policy, which were based on the political vision and policymaking contributions of Russian Jewish bureaucrats. Scholars and advanced students of Russian and Jewish history will find Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds to be an important tool in their research.


Vassili Schedrin is Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. His current research projects include the history of nineteenth-century Jewish historiography in the Russian language, and the biography of Solomon Mikhoels, beloved actor of Yiddish stage and unofficial leader of Soviet Jews. November 2016, 6x9, 344 Pages, 9 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4042-4, $49.99s Hardback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4043-1


Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Story of My Life Edited by Brian Horowitz and Leonid Katsis

2015, 6x9, 176 Pages 4 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4138-4 $31.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4139-1




In Her Hands

The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia Eliyana R. Adler 2010, 6x9, 216 Pages 11 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3492-8 $44.95s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3685-4

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Representation and Citizenship Edited by Richard Marback Establishes the terms for engaging the meanings of citizenship in the world today by framing the issue as a pull between founding beliefs and multicultural trajectories. Concern with representation figures inescapably in the study of citizenship. From the initial formulations of a notion of citizenship in ancient Greece, in which citizens were persons charged with representing the interests of the city-state, concern about who and what gets represented, as well as how and why, has been central in formulas describing the citizen’s relationship to a political community. Since the seventeenth century, the tension between citizens as representatives of the interests of the state and the state as representative of the interests of its citizens has found both practical and theoretical elaborations in understandings and exercises of citizenship. Today, the concept of representation resonates widely within citizenship studies, and its generative ambiguity gives expression to many of the key issues of community membership, creating in this way a critical vocabulary through which those issues can be expressed. It is this vocabulary of representation that this book addresses. Representation and Citizenship is a collection of seven essays that address the pull in citizenship studies between founding beliefs that organize political communities and claims for multicultural and cosmopolitan expansions of those community beliefs. Each contributor takes a stance on supporting either founding beliefs or multicultural values, yet none are at the exclusion of the other. The essays address the relevance of specific national contexts, including the United States, Canada, and Korea, and argue as a whole that the tension between inclusion and exclusion retains significance for any assertion of what citizenship means. The audience for this book includes, but is not limited to, students and scholars in citizenship studies, history, law, political science, and social science, especially those interested in issues of patriotism and multiculturalism. Richard Marback is a professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of Managing Vulnerability: South Africa’s Struggle for a Democratic Rhetoric and editor of Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship (Wayne State University Press, 2015).


Contributors: Susan L. T. Ashley, Terri Susan Fine, Nora Hui-Jung Kim, Will Kymlicka, John O’Keefe, Rogers M. Smith, Kerry Wynn October 2016, 6x9, 232 Pages, 5 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4246-6, $39.99s Paperback • ISBN 978-0-8143-4247-3


Series in Citizenship Studies

The Meaning of Citizenship


Rethinking Age and Citizenship

Edited by Richard Marback and Marc W. Kruman 2015, 6x9, 376 Pages ISBN 978-0-8143-4130-8 $34.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4131-5


Edited by Richard Marback 2015, 6x9, 368 Pages ISBN 978-0-8143-4080-6 $31.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4081-3


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Folklore & Fairy-Tale Studies Marvels & Tales

Fairy Tale Review

Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

Edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Anne E. Duggan

Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy-tale fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The journal seeks to expand the conversation about fairy tales among practitioners, scholars, and general readers. Contents reflect a diverse spectrum of literary artists working with fairy tales in many languages and styles. ISSN: 1556-6153 E-ISSN: 2327-6819

ISSN: 1521-4281 E-ISSN: 1536-1802

Published once per year

Published twice per year

ISSN: 2169-0235 E-ISSN: 2169-0251 Published twice per year

Marvels & Tales is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others.

Narrative Culture

Storytelling, Self, Society

Edited by Ulrich Marzolph and Regina F. Bendix

Edited by Joseph Sobol and Caren S. Neile

Narrative Culture claims narration as a broad and pervasive human practice, warranting a holistic perspective to grasp its place comparatively across time and space. Inviting contributions that document, discuss, and theorize narrative culture, the journal seeks to offer a platform that integrates approaches spread across numerous disciplines. The field of narrative culture thus outlined is defined by a large variety of forms of popular narratives, including not only oral and written texts, but also narratives in images, three-dimensional art, customs, rituals, drama, dance, and music.

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies

Storytelling, Self, Society is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarship on a wide variety of topics related to oral narrative in performance, as social or cultural discourse, and in a variety of professional and disciplinary contexts.

ISSN: 1550-5340 E-ISSN: 1932-0280 Published twice per year

Literature Antipodes


A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature

A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts Edited by renĂŠe c. hoogland

Edited by Nicholas Birns

ISSN: 0893-5580 E-ISSN: 2331-9089

Antipodes is the official publication of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies. The journal welcomes critical essays on any aspect of Australian and New Zealand literature and culture, and comparative studies are especially encouraged. Additionally, Antipodes publishes short fiction, excerpts from novels, drama, and poetry written by Australian and New Zealand authors.

Published twice per year


Criticism provides a forum for current scholarship on literature, media, music, and visual culture. A place for rigorous theoretical and critical debate as well as formal and methodological self-reflexivity and experimentation, Criticism aims to present contemporary thought at its most vital. ISSN: 0011-1589 E-ISSN: 1536-0342 Published four times per year


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Film & Media Studies Discourse


Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

The Journal of Cinema and Media Edited by Drake Stutesman

Edited by Akira Mizuta Lippit, James Leo Cahill, Carl Good, and Genevieve Yue

ISSN: 1522-5321 E-ISSN: 1536-1810

Discourse explores a variety of topics in contemporary cultural studies, theories of media and literature, and the politics of sexuality, including questions of language and psychoanalysis. The journal publishes valuable and innovative essays on a wide range of cultural phenomena, promoting theoretical approaches to literature, film, the visual arts, and related media.

Published three times per year

Published twice per year

Jewish Film & New Media An International Journal

Edited by Nathan Abrams and Nir Cohen

ISSN: 2169-0324 E-ISSN: 2169-0332 Published twice per year

ISSN: 0306-7661 E-ISSN: 1559-7989

Framework is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to theoretical and historical work on the diverse and current trends in media and film scholarship. The journal’s multicultural coverage, interdisciplinary focus, and the high caliber of its writers contributes to important interconnections between regional cinemas, practitioners, academics, critics, and students. Framework is committed to publishing articles from interdisciplinary and global perspectives.

Jewish Film & New Media provides an outlet for research into any aspect of Jewish film, television, and new media and is unique in its interdisciplinary nature, exploring the rich and diverse cultural heritage across the globe. The journal is distinctive in bringing together a range of cinemas, televisions, films, programs, and other digital material in one volume and in its positioning of the discussions within a range of contexts—the cultural, historical, textual, and many others.

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Science & Social Science Human Biology

Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

The Official Publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics

Journal of Developmental Psychology Edited by Gary Ladd

Edited by Ripan S. Malhi and Brian M. Kemp

ISSN: 0018-7143 E-ISSN: 1534-6617 Published four times per year

Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.

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ISSN: 0272-930X E-ISSN: 1535-0266

This internationally acclaimed periodical features empirical and theoretical papers on child development and family-child relationships. A high-quality resource for researchers, writers, teachers, and practitioners, the journal contains up-to-date information on advances in developmental theories; research on infants, children, adolescents, and families; summaries and integrations of research; commentaries by experts; and reviews of important new books in development.

Published four times per year




Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada’s Northern Social Economy

Wayne State University Press is the exclusive distributor in the United States of the titles published by the University of Alberta Press.

Edited by Frances Abele and Chirs Southcott

The University of Alberta Press (UAP) is a contemporary university press, staffed by resourceful and accomplished publishing professionals with a diverse range of expertise in academic publishing. It has a reputation for publishing books that have scholarly impact, demonstrate publishing innovation, and achieve creative distinction.

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Surviving the Gulag

Seeking Order in Anarchy

Rising Abruptly Stories

A German Woman’s Memoir

Multilateralism as State Strategy

Gisèle Villeneuve September 2016 5.25x9, 200 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-261-9

Ilse Johansen Edited by Heather Marshall Translated by Hans Rudolf Gahler

Edited by Robert W. Murray

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November 2016 6x9, 328 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-139-1 $34.95s Paperback

Oil, Environment and Alberta’s Image

Edited by Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, Danieela Marie Cudmore, and Stefan Donecker

Geo Takach December 2016 6x9, 296 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-140-7

November 2016 6x9, 296 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-267-1 $29.95s Paperback

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The Woman Priest

A Translation of Sylvain Maréchal’s Novella, La femme abbé Sylvain Maréchal Translation and Introduction by Sheila Delany September 2016 6x9, 88 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-123-0 $19.95s Paperback


November 2016 6x9, 176 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-038-7 $34.95s Paperback

Imagining the Supernatural North

Tar Wars


December 2016 6x9, 216 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-087-5

Farm Workers in Western Canada

Injustices and Activism

Ten Canadian Writers in Context

Edited by Shirley A. McDonald and Bob Barneston

Edited by Marie Carrière, Curtis Gillespie, and Jason Purcell

December 2016 6x9, 272 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-138-4 $29.95s Paperback

October 2016 5.25x9, 244 Pages ISBN 978-1-77212-141-4 $24.95s Paperback

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A Beaver Tale The Castors of Conners Creek

Detroit's Eastern Market A Farmers Market Shopping and Cooking Guide, Third Edition

A History of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Written and Illustrated by Gerald Wykes 2016, 9.5x9.5, 56 Pages 30 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4181-0 $18.99t Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-4182-7

Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas Photographs by Bruce Harkness 2016, 6x9, 224 Pages 50 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4159-9 $24.99t Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4160-5

Adversity and Justice


Kevin M. Ball 2016, 6x9, 296 Pages 12 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3607-6 $39.99s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3609-0


Great Lakes Island Escapes

Ferries and Bridges to Adventure Maureen Dunphy 2016, 7x10, 448 Pages 150 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4040-0 $29.99t Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4041-7



Lake Invaders

A Fluid Frontier

Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

William Rapai

Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker

2016, 6x9, 264 Pages 23 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-4124-7 $27.99t Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-4125-4

With a foreword by David W. Blight


2016, 7x10, 360 Pages 38 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3959-6 $34.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3960-2



Documenting the Documentary

Crusader for Justice

Federal Judge Damon J. Keith Compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman Foreword by Mitch Albom 2013, 6.25x9, 368 Pages 63 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3845-2 $29.95s Hardback ISBN 978-0-8143-3846-9


American City Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005

Text by Robert Sharoff Photographs by William Zbaren 2005, 9x13.25 144 Pages 90 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3270-2 $60.00l Hardback

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Latin Via Ovid A First Course

Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video, New and Expanded Edition

Norma Goldman and Jacob E. Nyenhuis 1982, 6x9, 524 Pages 19 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-1732-7 $29.99s Hardback

Edited by Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski 2013, 6x9, 600 Pages 67 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3971-8 $34.99s Paperback ISBN 978-0-8143-3972-5

e AIA Detroit

Frontier Metropolis

The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture

Picturing Early Detroit, 1701– 1838 Brian Leigh Dunnigan 2001, 18x13, 256 Pages 260 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-2767-8 $125.00s Hardback


Eric J. Hill, FAIA John Gallagher 2002, 5x10, 376 Pages 510 Illustrations ISBN 978-0-8143-3120-0 $36.95s Paperback



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