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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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100 Years of the Detroit Historical Society

Joel Stone

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation and evolution of a cultural institution in Detroit.

Paperback
Available December 2021
ISBN: 9780814348871
$24.99
eBOOK
Available December 2021
ISBN: 9780814348888

Disputed Messiahs

Jewish and Christian Messianism in the Ashkenazic World during the Reformation

Rebekka Voß
Translated by John R. Crutchfield

Jewish and Christian messianic thought and activism in the Reformation era in the Ashkenazic world.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814341643
$94.99
Paperback
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348611
$36.99
eBOOK
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814341650

London Yiddishtown

East End Jewish Life in Yiddish Sketch and Story, 1930–1950: Selected Works of Katie Brown, A. M. Kaizer, and I. A. Lisky

Translated with Introductions and Commentary by Vivi Lachs

Lively and engaging new view of London’s Jewish East End through translated stories of its Yiddish writers.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348482
$92.99
Paperback
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348475
$29.99
eBOOK
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348499

Jewish Women's History from Antiquity to the Present

Edited by Federica Francesconi and Rebecca Lynn Winer

A survey of Jewish women’s history from biblical times to the twenty-first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346303
$99.99
Paperback
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346310
$49.99
eBOOK
Available November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346327

Eye of the Taika

New Zealand Comedy and the Films of Taika Waititi

Matthew Bannister

Innovative study of Taika Waititi, whose Maori and Jewish roots influence his distinctive New Zealand comedic style.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345320
$92.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345337
$34.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345344

Breaking Bad

Christopher Sharrett

Captivating analysis of the acclaimed TV series and its portrait of societal decline.

Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342565
$19.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342558

Women Writing Wonder

An Anthology of Subversive Nineteenth-Century British, French, and German Fairy Tales

Edited and Translated by Julie L. J. Koehler, Shandi Lynne Wagner, Anne E. Duggan, and Adrion Dula

Critical anthology of fairy tales by nineteenth-century British, French, and German women writers.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345009
$92.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345016
$36.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345023

Our Blessed Rebel Queen

Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia

Edited by Linda Mizejewski and Tanya D. Zuk

Exploration of Carrie Fisher as star, author, comedian, and iconic personification of Princess Leia.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346853
$92.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346860
$34.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346877

The Angel and the Cholent

Food Representation from the Israel Folktale Archives

Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of food-focused folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348857
$92.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348840
$36.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348864
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The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough

An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

Edited with an Introduction by Michele Valerie Ronnick
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.

Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332252
$24.99
Hardback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332245
$34.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348895

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Yuval Harari

A comprehensive study of Jewish magic in the late antiquity and the early Islamic period—the phenomenon, the sources, and method for its research, and the history of scholarly investigation into its nature and origin.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336304
$99.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348819
$36.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336311

How It Happens

Jean Alicia Elster

Intergenerational story of three Black women and their struggle to stake their claim to the American dream.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348697
$18.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348703

Homicide: Life on the Street

Lisa Doris Alexander

Analysis of race, racism, and the criminal justice system on Homicide: Life on the Street.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348673
$19.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348680

Mortality, with Friends

Essays by Fleda Brown

A collection of intensely personal lyrical essays about mortality, living well, art, and love.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348741
$18.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348758
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Justus S. Stearns

Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933

Michael W. Nagle

Examines a major Michigan timber baron and political figure who also founded a coal-mining empire in Kentucky.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348826
$26.99
Hardback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341261
$39.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814341278

When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds

Poems by Peter Markus

A luminous and heartfelt collection of mourning poetry.

Paperback
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348505
$16.99
eBOOK
Available September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348512

Gun/Shy

Poems by Jim Daniels

Poems that seek stability in family and community while coping with a country full of conflict and change.

Paperback
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348789
$16.99
eBOOK
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348796

Barbara Hammer

Pushing Out of the Frame

Sarah Keller

Surveys the boundary-pushing career of pioneering filmmaker and artist Barbara Hammer.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348598
$92.99
Paperback
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348581
$35.99
eBOOK
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348604

Resetting the Scene

Classical Hollywood Revisited

Edited by Philippa Gates and Katherine Spring

Showcases cutting-edge work by renowned researchers of classical Hollywood filmmaking.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347805
$94.99
Paperback
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347799
$36.99
eBOOK
Available August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347812

After "Happily Ever After"

Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age

Edited by Maria San Filippo

Explores romantic comedy’s revitalizing response to shifting sexual and social mores of the past decade.

Printed Paper Cased
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346730
$92.99
Paperback
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346747
$34.99
eBOOK
Available May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346754

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