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.
Ten Essays by Leo Strauss
A reissue of the 1975 edition of Strauss' views regarding the nature of political philosophy.
City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition
This revised edition charts Detroit’s bitter history of race and class violence, and its particular effect on the city today.
An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.
Comanche—The Horse Who Survived Custer’s Last Stand
His Very Silence Speaks addresses larger issues such as the human relationship to animals and nature, cross-cultural differences in the ways animals are perceived, and the symbolic use of living and legendary animals in human cognition and communication.
The German Jewish Community of Washington Heights, 1933-1983, Its Structure and Culture
Using organizational bulletins, surveys, interviews, and personal observations and anecdotes, Lowenstein paints a picture of a unique lifestyle now in the process of merging into American Jewry and disappearing.
Black Bibliophile & Collector
A biography of the pioneering collector whose work laid the foundation for the study of black history and culture.
An Attempt to Lay a Foundation for the Study of Society and History
As a contribution to the issue of the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences, the Introduction works to address issues of the human sciences and their place in relations to natural sciences.
Jewish Legends of Three Thousand Years
The Messiah Texts traces the progress of the messianic legend from its biblical beginnings to contemporary expressions.
The Verbal Art of an Immigrant Woman
A collection that greatly enriches our understanding of who told (and tells) märchen (Italian folktales) to whom, why and how they are told, and, perhaps most important, under what conditions.
The Search for a Child Killer
A compelling and detailed account of the search for the Oakland County child killer. A story of tragedy and grief, dead-ends and disappointments.
Ferro discusses how film reveals the conscious values of its creators, the dominant ideology of the society in which the film was created, and also unconscious or subverted meanings and values.
Lingusitic and communicative dimensions of the propagation of racism through the media, everyday language, and the educational curriculum.
A Study in the Fantastic
Broader than a thematic study, however, Lévy's analysis is unique in his use of Lovecraft's work as a model for fantastic writing in general and in his provocative theory as to why Lovecraft wrote the sort of works he did.
Writing on German Crypts
Acquaints the reader with both the universal and the particular challenges inherent in the writing of Jewish history.
The Experience of the Black Soldier, World War II
The interviews disclose the brutality of the unseen wars black servicemen fought when confronted with the official army policy of segregation and by attitudes in southern communities, as well as overseas.
Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow
Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.
Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors
Selections from twelve contemporary authors.
In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.
An American Boyhood
In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.