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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 September 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
eBOOK
Available September 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 September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347478
Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814343791
eBOOK
Available September 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 September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347652
eBOOK
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347669

When Lions Were Kings

The Detroit Lions and the Fabulous Fifties

Richard Bak

An in-depth look at one of the most storied dynasties in Detroit sports history.

Hardback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814334270
eBOOK
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814334287

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 August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345351
Paperback
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345368
eBOOK
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345375

101 Middle Eastern Tales and Their Impact on Western Oral Tradition

Ulrich Marzolph

A comprehensive exploration of the Middle Eastern roots of Western narrative tradition.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347744
Paperback
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347737
eBOOK
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347751

Embodying Hebrew Culture

Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

Nina S. Spiegel

Details the creation of a Hebrew cultural aesthetic that was intentionally and distinctly physical.

Paperback
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814348031
Hardback
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814336366
eBOOK
Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814336373

Invisible Ink

A Memoir by Guy Stern

The incredible autobiography of an exiled child during WWII.

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

The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Paperback
Available July 2020
ISBN: 9780814348314
eBOOK
Available July 2020
ISBN: 9780814345153

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
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
Paperback
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
eBOOK
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346525

The Golden Girls

Kate Browne

A feminist approach to America’s four best friends.

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

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
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347133
eBOOK
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347140

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
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492

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
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347331
Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347348
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347355

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
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814343180
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814343197

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
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347386
Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344781
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344798

I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

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

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

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
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814342978
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814342985

Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409

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
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345108
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345115

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