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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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Stilettos in a Rifle Range

Poems by Tyrone Williams

Poems about the joys and struggles of complex, contemporary life—and heartbreak.

Paperback
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350188
$17.99
eBOOK
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350195

Jewish Revival Inside Out

Remaking Jewishness in a Transnational Age

Edited by Daniel Monterescu and Rachel Werczberger

Unravels the cultural tension inherent in projects of Jewish revival, renewal, and survival in the face of an uncertain future.

Printed Paper Cased
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814349182
$94.99
Paperback
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814349175
$39.99
eBOOK
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814349496

Streisand

The Mirror of Difference

Garrett Stewart

A blend of film reading with vocal analysis in appreciation of Barbra Streisand’s unmatched contribution to lyric drama on screen.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349090
$85.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349083
$35.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349106

The Enchanted Boot

Italian Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

Edited, Translated, and Introduced by Nancy L. Canepa

A representative selection of tales from the Italian fairy-tale tradition, translated into English.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349205
$84.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814334751
$39.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349212

Fearless Vulgarity

Jacqueline Susann's Queer Comedy and Camp Authorship

Ken Feil

The enduring queer feminist engagement with Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann’s camp comedy legacy.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814346037
$84.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814346044
$34.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814346051

The Forgotten Iron King of the Great Lakes

Eber Brock Ward, 1811–1875

Michael W. Nagle

A Gilded Age industrialist becomes Michigan’s wealthiest resident and helps shape the nation.

Hardback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349939
$26.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349946

Queering Anti-Zionism

Academic Freedom, LGBTQ Intellectuals, and Israel/Palestine Campus Activism

A queer critique of anti-Zionism, exploring how the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has undermined scholarly inquiry.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349991
$89.99
Paperback
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814349984
$36.99
eBOOK
Available November 2022
ISBN: 9780814350003

Nothing Special

Written by Desiree Cooper
Illustrated by Bec Sloane

Lively illustrations depict the close bond between grandfather and grandson during a child’s summer visit to the South.

Hardback
Available October 2022
ISBN: 9780814349731
$18.99
eBOOK
Available October 2022
ISBN: 9780814349755

Sepher Yosippon

A Tenth-Century History of Ancient Israel

Introduced and Translated by Steven B. Bowman

The seminal medieval history of the Second Commonwealth period of ancient Jewish history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349441
$99.99
Paperback
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349434
$49.99
eBOOK
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349458

Gene Tierney

Star of Hollywood's Home Front

Will Scheibel

Hollywood’s Gene Tierney, the lasting impact of her wartime and postwar films, and her continuing legacy.

Printed Paper Cased
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814348208
$84.99
Paperback
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814348215
$29.99
eBOOK
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814348222

Psych Murders

Stephanie Heit

Experimental writing that takes you inside psychiatric wards and shock treatments toward new futures of care.

Paperback
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349878
$17.99
eBOOK
Available September 2022
ISBN: 9780814349885

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kendall R. Phillips

Revisiting a televised narrative that focused not on the monster, but on the monster hunter.

Paperback
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349045
$19.99
eBOOK
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349052

The Good Place

Erin Giannini

A light take on the darkly comic show The Good Place and its lasting impact on American television culture.

Paperback
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814348659
$19.99
eBOOK
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814348666

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Second Edition

Sam Greenlee with an Introduction by Natiki Hope Pressley

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.

Paperback
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349571
$19.99

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Second Edition

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.

Paperback
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349571
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349977

More than Parcels

Wartime Aid for Jews in Nazi-Era Camps and Ghettos

Edited by Jan Lánícek and Jan Lambertz

Essays mapping the history of relief parcels sent to Jewish prisoners during World War II.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349236
$92.99
Paperback
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349229
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349243

Raising Bean

Essays on Laughing and Living

W. S. Penn

Essays from a Native American grandfather to help navigate life’s difficult experiences.

Paperback
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349304
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349311

Hadha Baladuna

Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging

Edited by Ghassan Zeineddine, Nabeel Abraham, and Sally Howell

Essays and poems exploring the diverse range of the Arab American experience.

Paperback
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349250
$25.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349267

Far Company

Poems by Cindy Hunter Morgan

Poems that underscore how we commune with those long loved and long gone.

Paperback
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349526
$17.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349533

Fear and Other Stories

Chana Blankshteyn
Translated by Anita Norich

Translation of Chana Blankshteyn’s stories depicting the tumultuous interwar years in Europe.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349281
$92.99
Paperback
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349274
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349298

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