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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles. The Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of over fifty folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives, translated into English with commentaries by thirty- eight prominent contemporary scholars of Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814342091

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

An evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of women at the Israeli periphery.

Paperback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
Hardback
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
eBOOK
Available August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

C. Roger Pellett

A history of the American Steel Barge Company and the vessels that it built and operated.

Printed Paper Cased
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814344767
eBOOK
Available July 2018
ISBN: 9780814344774

Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

Overlooking the Border

Narratives of a Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

Eli's Story

A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life

Meri-Jane Rochelson

Biography of a Jewish doctor who survived and triumphed over the horrors of the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344941
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814340219
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814340226

The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts

A Transnational Art-Cinema

Edited by Marco Abel and Jaimey Fisher

Germany’s most important filmmaking movement in conversation with its peers across the globe.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344903
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342008
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342015

Bold Boys in Michigan History

Patricia Majher

Biographical sketches of twenty notable young men with ties to Michigan.

Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344545
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344552

The Films of Jess Franco

Edited by Antonio Lázaro-Reboll and Ian Olney

The first edited volume devoted to the legendary cult director Jess Franco.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344934
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343166
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343173

Whitechapel Noise

Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914

Vivi Lachs

New perspectives on Anglo-Jewish history via the poetry and song of Yiddish-speaking immigrants in London from 1884–1914.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344880
Paperback
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343555
eBOOK
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562

Transforming Harry

The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

Edited by John Alberti and P. Andrew Miller

Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344910
Paperback
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342862
eBOOK
Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814342879

The Official Report on Human Activity

Stories by kim d. hunter

Dystopic fairy tales told through the lens of media and capitalism run amok.

Paperback
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345207
eBOOK
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345214

Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

Paperback
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
eBOOK
Available April 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139

Field Recordings

Poems by Russell Brakefield

Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.

Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344965
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814344972

The Lake Michigan Mermaid

A Tale in Poems

Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen
Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

A modern-day fairy-tale told in conversation between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan.

Hardback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342206
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814342213

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814345290
Paperback
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Available March 2018
ISBN: 9780814341032

Songquest

The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton

Edited by Joe Grimm

The field notes of a pioneering folklorist who collected the songs, stories, and cultural history of Great Lakes sailors in the 1930s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344613
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344606

Rabbinic Judaism in the Making

The Halakhah from Ezra to Judah I

Alexander Guttmann

The study of the evolution of normative Judaism from the time of Ezra (ca. 400 B.C.) to Judah I, the Prince (ca. 200 A.D.).

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344026
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344019

The Israeli-American Connection

Its Roots in the Yishuv, 1914-1945

Michael Brown

An examination of the ways in which the American experience influenced some of the major Jewish leaders during and between the world wars.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344590
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344583

Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

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