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Mutuality: Anthropology's Changing Terms of Engagement

by Roger Sanjek University of Pennsylvania Press (November 11, 2014)

In this wide-ranging volume, seventeen distinguished anthropologists draw on personal and professional histories to describe avenues to mutuality through collaborative fieldwork, community-based projects and...


Confronting Suburban School Resegregation in California

by Clayton A. Hurd University of Pennsylvania Press (September 05, 2014)

In this ethnographic study of the school district struggles in Central California, Clayton A. Hurd explores the core issues at stake in campaigns to reorganize districts into ethnically separated schools as...


Gay Voluntary Associations in New York: Public Sharing and Private Lives

by Moshe Shokeid University of Pennsylvania Press (October 14, 2014)

Gay Voluntary Associations in New York examines social groups and personal experiences in the LGBT population of New York City, including religious congregations and assemblies of senior, interracial, bisexual,...


Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City

by Colin Gordon University of Pennsylvania Press (September 12, 2014)

Mapping Decline, illustrated with more than 75 full-color maps, traces the ways private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, federal housing policies, and urban renewal encouraged "white flight"...


The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865

by James J. Gigantino II University of Pennsylvania Press (September 15, 2014)

James J. Gigantino II shatters the easy dichotomy between free and slave states in early America. The Ragged Road to Abolition illustrates how slavery in New Jersey persisted until the ratification of the Thirteenth...


Young and Defiant in Tehran

by Shahram Khosravi University of Pennsylvania Press (September 28, 2011)

In this ethnography of contemporary youth culture in Iran's capital, Shahram Khosravi examines the practices of everyday life through which young Tehranis demonstrate defiance against the official culture and...


Becoming Bureaucrats: Socialization at the Front Lines of Government Service

by Zachary W. Oberfield University of Pennsylvania Press (May 08, 2014)

Becoming Bureaucrats investigates the identities and motivations of two sets of public servants: police officers and welfare caseworkers. The book argues that who bureaucrats become and how bureaucracies function...


Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2013)

Combining theoretical rigor with solid empirical research, Human Rights Under African Constitutions makes an important contribution for scholars and students of political science, African studies, and postcolonial...


Anthropology Through a Double Lens: Public and Personal Worlds in Human Theory

by Daniel Touro Linger University of Pennsylvania Press (June 15, 2013)

Anthropology Through a Double Lens calls for a renewed human theory that takes public and personal worlds seriously.


Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World

by Quinn Mecham & Julie Chernov Hwang University of Pennsylvania Press (June 09, 2014)

This innovative volume examines how Islamist parties operate and interact within democratic and semidemocratic political systems in Turkey, Morocco, Yemen, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.


Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest

by Ivan Krastev University of Pennsylvania Press (May 15, 2014)

In Democracy Disrupted, journalist and political scientist Ivan Krastev proposes a provocative interpretation of the "Occupy" movements that have surfaced in the United States, Great Britain, and Spain, as well...


Corporations and Citizenship

by Greg Urban University of Pennsylvania Press (May 08, 2014)

Assembling scholars from legal studies, business ethics, philosophy, history, political science, and anthropology, Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive...


Black Gods of the Metropolis: Negro Religious Cults of the Urban North

by Arthur Huff Fauset, John Szwed & Barbara Dianne Savage University of Pennsylvania Press (March 26, 2014)

Stemming from his anthropological field work among black religious groups in Philadelphia in the early 1940s, Arthur Huff Fauset believed it was possible to determine the likely direction that mainstream black...


From Dictatorship to Democracy: An Insider's Account of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam

by Hamid al-Bayati & Peter W. Galbraith University of Pennsylvania Press (January 30, 2014)

Iraqi UN Ambassador and former opposition leader Hamid al-Bayati provides first-hand information on the meetings and discussions that led the United States and United Kingdom to move from inaction to the invasion...


Unraveling Somalia: Race, Class, and the Legacy of Slavery

by Catherine Besteman University of Pennsylvania Press (January 27, 2014)

"Besteman's well-written and important book is a fine example of how careful scholarship can expose the realities behind widely held beliefs."—Choice


Does Regulation Kill Jobs?

by Cary Coglianese, Adam M. Finkel & Christopher Carrigan University of Pennsylvania Press (January 06, 2014)

Does Regulation Kill Jobs? analyzes the effects of regulation on employment and offers suggestions for improved economic analysis and regulatory decision making.


Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision

by Samantha Majic University of Pennsylvania Press (December 19, 2013)

Samantha Majic investigates the way two San Francisco-based nonprofit organizations negotiate their governmental obligations while maintaining their commitment to outreach and advocacy for sex workers' rights...


Red Matters: Native American Studies

by Arnold Krupat University of Pennsylvania Press (August 03, 2010)

A work marked by theoretical sophistication, wide learning, and social passion, Red Matters is a major contribution to the imperative effort of understanding the indigenous presence on the American continents....


No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security

by Thomas M. Nichols University of Pennsylvania Press (November 20, 2013)

In No Use, national security scholar Thomas M. Nichols examines the role of nuclear weapons and their prominence in U.S. security strategy, ultimately arguing that this belief in the utility of nuclear force...


Ethnography in Today's World: Color Full Before Color Blind

by Roger Sanjek University of Pennsylvania Press (November 14, 2013)

In Ethnography in Today's World, anthropologist Roger Sanjek addresses the essential practice and purpose of ethnography in ethnically diverse settings. Drawing on decades of globe-spanning fieldwork, he examines...


The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen

by Paul Gordon Lauren University of Pennsylvania Press (August 22, 2013)

Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that...


Toronto: Transformations in a City and Its Region

by Edward Relph University of Pennsylvania Press (August 22, 2013)

Toronto describes the diverse and remarkable transformations that have occurred in the urban landscapes of Toronto, especially over the last fifty years as it has grown from a provincial industrial city into...


Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition

by Ruth B. Bottigheimer University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

"Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition makes the case that the fairy tale, far from rising from the ground as a rural folk tradition, was invented by a city-bound sixteenth-century...


The Saving Lie: Truth and Method in the Social Sciences

by F. G. Bailey University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

This book explores the distinction between selflessness and self-interestedness, between acting for one's own advantage and acting, even when disadvantageous, for reasons of duty or conscience. This apparently...


Changing Minds, If Not Hearts: Political Remedies for Racial Conflict

by James M. Glaser & Timothy J. Ryan University of Pennsylvania Press (August 21, 2013)

James M. Glaser and Timothy J. Ryan vividly show how political strategies can counteract the impulse to think about racial issues in terms of winners and losers. Their problem-focused research shows how communities...


How Rivalries End

by Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson & Sumit Ganguly University of Pennsylvania Press (March 15, 2013)

Examining political hot spots stretching from Egypt and Israel to North and South Korea, How Rivalries End builds an original theory from patterns in successful conflict resolutions and reveals the key factors...


The New World Power: American Foreign Policy, 1898-1917

by Robert E. Hannigan University of Pennsylvania Press (July 17, 2013)

"Straightforward enough to serve as a useful textbook and thorough enough to engage expert readers. . . . Intelligent, readable, and thoughtful."—Foreign Affairs


Youthscapes: The Popular, the National, the Global

by Elisabeth Soep, Sunaina Maira & George Lipsitz University of Pennsylvania Press (July 20, 2013)

A study of youth culture worldwide and its influence on popular cultural practices, national ideologies, and global markets.


The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary

by William F. Schulz & Juan E. Méndez University of Pennsylvania Press (July 17, 2013)

Torture is the most widespread human rights crime in the modern world, practiced in more than one hundred countries, including the United States. How could something so brutal, almost unthinkable, be so prevalent?...


Masking Terror: How Women Contain Violence in Southern Sri Lanka

by Alex Argenti-Pillen University of Pennsylvania Press (July 17, 2013)

Describes the social fabric of a rural community that has become a reservoir of soldiers for the Sri Lankan nation in the brutal war against Tamil separatists.


Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique

by Makau Mutua University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2013)

Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique provides a bracing and controversial analysis of the scope of human rights and lays the groundwork for a multicultural and more universal understanding of these...


Representation: Elections and Beyond

by Jack H. Nagel & Rogers M. Smith University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2013)

Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political institutions,...


Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo

by Maria Koinova University of Pennsylvania Press (July 01, 2013)

Tracing the development of informally institutionalized conflict dynamics in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, Maria Koinova analyzes why some conflicts were resolved with minimal violence after the end of communism...


Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal's Civil War

by Judith Pettigrew & David N. Gellner University of Pennsylvania Press (May 28, 2013)

Maoists at the Hearth details the ways that inhabitants of a hill village in central Nepal managed their everyday activities following the arrival of Maoist insurgents in the late 1990s, exploring their changing...


The Organization Man

by William H. Whyte & Joseph Nocera University of Pennsylvania Press (May 31, 2013)

"Recognized as a benchmark, Whyte's book reveals the dilemmas at the heart of the group ethos that emerged in the corporate and social world of the postwar era."—Nathan Glazer


Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory

by Rene Lemarchand University of Pennsylvania Press (June 01, 2011)

In eight case studies written by recognized experts this book offers a major contribution to the comparative analysis of genocidal phenomena. Besides tapping a rich vein of empirical data, this collective effort...


From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Reframing Contemporary Slavery

by Alison Brysk & Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick University of Pennsylvania Press (January 31, 2012)

In this volume a cast of experts demonstrates that it is time to recognize human trafficking as an issue of human rights and social justice, rooted in larger structural issues relating to the global economy,...


Measuring Up: How Advertising Affects Self-Image

by Vickie Rutledge Shields & Dawn Heinecken University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

Explores the forms and channels of power used in one of the most insidious and overt means of mass influence in popular culture.


Locked In, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City

by Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores University of Pennsylvania Press (April 22, 2013)

In Locked In, Locked Out, Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores examines four communities in Ponce, Puerto Rico, showing how gates—in both physical and symbolic ways—distribute power, reroute movement, sustain social...


Truth and Democracy

by Jeremy Elkins & Andrew Norris University of Pennsylvania Press (January 31, 2012)

Scholars from a variety of fields, including prominent political and legal theorists, philosophers, and intellectual historians, take up the question of whether democratic politics requires talk about truth,...


Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

by Eugenie L. Birch & Susan M. Wachter University of Pennsylvania Press (January 09, 2013)

This volume examines the rebuilding of cities and their environs after a disaster and focuses on four major issues: making cities less vulnerable to disaster, reestablishing economic viability, responding to...


A Legacy of Leadership: Governors and American History

by Clayton McClure Brooks University of Pennsylvania Press (April 22, 2013)

In A Legacy of Leadership, leading journalists and academics create a new framework for understanding the contributions of governors in defining democracy and shaping American history.


Race and Practice in Archaeological Interpretation

by Charles E. Orser, Jr. University of Pennsylvania Press (April 19, 2013)

Charles E. Orser, Jr. argues that since race has been used implicitly in archaeology for more than 100 years, the issue must be addressed directly despite the long history of debate, denial, and ignorance.


An Imagined Geography: Sierra Leonean Muslims in America

by JoAnn D'Alisera University of Pennsylvania Press (April 19, 2013)

In An Imagined Geography, anthropologist JoAnn D'Alisera demonstrates persuasively that the long-held anthropological paradigms of separate, bounded, and unique communities, geographically located and neatly...


Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power

by Glenn Mitoma University of Pennsylvania Press (April 09, 2013)

Through careful archival research, Glenn Mitoma reveals how the U.S. government, key civil society groups, Cold War politics, and specific individuals led to America's emergence in the twentieth century as an...


Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives

by Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

Female Circumcision brings together African activists to examine the issue within its various cultural and historical contexts, the debates on circumcision regarding African refugee and immigrant populations...


Asian Medicine and Globalization

by Joseph S. Alter University of Pennsylvania Press (March 26, 2013)

As more and more Asian medical practices cross into Western culture through the popularity of yoga and herbalism, and as Western medicine finds its way east in the form of plastic surgery, these systems of meaning...


Chechnya: From Nationalism to Jihad

by James Hughes University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

The conflict in Chechnya involves many of the most contentious issues in contemporary international politics. By providing us with a persuasive and challenging study, Hughes sets out the indispensable lessons...


The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas

by Kenneth L. Shropshire University of Pennsylvania Press (March 25, 2013)

Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the bidding competition to capture a major league team, using interviews with major players to present an insider's perspective...


Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed

by Jane Adams University of Pennsylvania Press (March 26, 2013)

Explores the political dimensions of North American agriculture.