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"Black People Are My Business"

Toni Cade Bambara's Practices of Liberation

Thabiti Lewis

Exploration of Bambara’s practices of liberation that encourage resistance to oppression and solidarity.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
Paperback
Available June 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
eBOOK
Available June 2020
ISBN: 9780814344316

The Cinema of Ettore Scola

Edited by Rémi Lanzoni and Edward Bowen

Brings to light Scola’s cinematic style and contextualizes his commentary on Italian society and politics.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2020
ISBN: 9780814347478
Paperback
Available June 2020
ISBN: 9780814343791
eBOOK
Available June 2020
ISBN: 9780814343807

Stories of Jewish Life

Casale Monferrato-Rome-Jerusalem, 1876–1985

Augusto Segre
Translated and with an Introduction by Steve Siporin

Segre’s stories of Jewish life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italy.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347652
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347669

Greening the Black Urban Regime

The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit

Alesia Montgomery

Describes the struggle to shape green redevelopment in Detroit.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
Paperback
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814346525

Northern Harvest

Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming

Emita Brady Hill

Pays tribute to the women behind the local, sustainable, and quality foods of northwestern Michigan.

Paperback
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347133
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347140

The Golden Girls

Kate Browne

A feminist approach to America’s four best friends.

Paperback
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345641
eBOOK
Available May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345658

Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

Contemporary Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging ongoing challenges.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492

Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale

Contemporary Adaptations across Cultures

Edited by Mayako Murai and Luciana Cardi

New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814345351
Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814345368
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814345375

The Construction of Testimony

Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Its Outtakes

Edited by Erin McGlothlin, Brad Prager, and Markus Zisselsberger

Groundbreaking analyses of the vast archive of newly digitized and released outtakes from Lanzmann’s masterwork.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347331
Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347348
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347355

Invisible Ink

A Memoir by Guy Stern

The incredible autobiography of an exiled child during WWII.

Hardback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347591
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347607

Laughter After

Humor and the Holocaust

Edited by David Slucki, Gabriel N. Finder, and Avinoam Patt

A global tour of Jewish humor about the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347386
Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344781
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344798

I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Short stories that manage to feel both fantastical and disturbingly familiar.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347522
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347539

From Left to Right

Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History

Nancy Sinkoff

Intellectual biography of Holocaust historian Lucy S. Dawidowicz.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345108
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345115

Salvage Poetics

Post-Holocaust American Jewish Folk Ethnographies

Sheila E. Jelen

An interdisciplinary approach to American Jewish ethnic identity in post-Holocaust America.

Printed Paper Cased
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814343180
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814343197

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

Poetry that inhabits and queers bodies and lands in an ecosomatic investigation.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347645

Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
eBOOK
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409

Twin Peaks

Julie Grossman and Will Scheibel

Examines Twin Peaks’s history and representations of female trauma and agency.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814346228
eBOOK
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814346235

The Twilight Zone

Barry Keith Grant

Fascinating overview and analysis of Rod Serling’s original The Twilight Zone.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814345788
eBOOK
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814345795

A People's Atlas of Detroit

Edited by Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann

Critical, wide-ranging analyses of Detroit’s redevelopment and alternative visions for its future.

Paperback
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814342978
eBOOK
Available February 2020
ISBN: 9780814342985

Authentically Orthodox

A Tradition-Bound Faith in American Life

Zev Eleff

Explores religious change in Orthodox Judaism, specifically the indigenous American religious culture.

Printed Paper Cased
Available January 2020
ISBN: 9780814344804
eBOOK
Available January 2020
ISBN: 9780814344828

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