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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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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

Invisible Ink

A Memoir by Guy Stern

The incredible autobiography of an exiled child during WWII.

Hardback
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347591
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347607
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 0814347592
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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
Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814348314
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814345153

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
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814347140

The Golden Girls

Kate Browne

A feminist approach to America’s four best friends.

Paperback
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780814345641
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
$15.99
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
$84.99
Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347348
$36.99
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
$69.99
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
$86.99
Paperback
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814344781
$34.99
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
$18.99
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
$34.99
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
$18.99
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
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814345115

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

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

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347645

Twin Peaks

Julie Grossman and Will Scheibel

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

Paperback
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814346228
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814346235

The Twilight Zone

Barry Keith Grant

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

Paperback
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814345788
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780814345795

Cinemagritte

René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice

Lucy Fischer

Examines the fascinating ties between Surrealist artist René Magritte and the cinema.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346365
$87.99
Paperback
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346372
$38.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346389

The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

English translations of over fifty stories from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342084
$64.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342091

Justice on Demand

True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era

Tanya Horeck

Explores the proliferation of true crime audiovisual texts across multiple media platforms.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814347201
$84.99
Paperback
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340639
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340646

Treme

Jaimey Fisher

Explores the urban context of post-Katrina New Orleans with which the TV show engages.

Paperback
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341513
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341520

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