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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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Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner

Explores Jewish criminals—alleged and actual—in Medieval Europe and how they’ve been shaped by society.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814345597
$89.99
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814348239
$44.99
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814345603

Archaic Modernism

Queer Poetics in the Cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Daniel Humphrey

Detailed textual readings evoking the archaic sensibility and modernist style of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346068
$85.99
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814343104
$35.99
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814343111

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 November 2020
ISBN: 9780814344804
$89.99
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814344811
$34.99
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814344828

Heirs of Yesterday

Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan

A reissue of the controversial novel about middle-class Jewish life in Old San Francisco.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346679
$84.99
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346686
$29.99
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346693

Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World

Edited by Vania Barraza and Carl Fischer

Explores the global dimension and local identity of Chile’s vibrant contemporary cinema.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346815
$84.99
Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346822
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346839
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 0814346820
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 0814346812

Reality, Magic, and Other Lies

Fairy-Tale Film Truths

Pauline Greenhill

Exploration of fairy-tale movies that blur the line between reality and magic.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347829
$84.99
Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814342220
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814342237

Stars and Silhouettes

The History of the Cameo Role in Hollywood

Joceline Andersen

Extensive account of the cameo’s production history and how audiences affirm their mastery of celebrity culture.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346907
$84.99
Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346914
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346921

You Are My Joy and Pain

Love Poems

Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit’s poet laureate at the peak of her career.

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024

A Fine Canopy

Poems by Alison Swan

A collection that focuses on the natural world, these are poems of wilderness and of wildness.

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348062
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348079

A Lincoln Legacy

The History of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

David Gardner Chardavoyne
with Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

Examines the history of the federal trial courts in Western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Hardback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348048
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348055

Communings of the Spirit, Volume III

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951

Edited by Mel Scult

Mordecai Kaplan’s personal reactions to the events of the 1940s.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347676
$99.99
Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348253
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347683

What the Chickadee Knows

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern poems conceived first in Anishinaabemowin and then in English.

Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347508
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347515

You're in the Wrong Place

Stories by Joseph Harris

A lyrical deconstruction of postindustrial American life.

Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348086
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348093

Charles Godfrey Leland and His Magical Tales

Edited by Jack Zipes

A lively selection of Charles Godfrey Leland’s unique nineteenth-century tales.

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Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347867
$82.99
Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347850
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347874

"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
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
$82.99
Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347478
$84.99
Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814343791
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347652
$64.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347669

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
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345351
$84.99
Paperback
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345368
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347744
$99.99
Paperback
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347737
$49.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347751
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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
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814348031
$29.99
Hardback
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814336366
$42.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814336373

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