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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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Mothers of Invention

Film, Media, and Caregiving Labor

Edited by So Mayer and Corinn Columpar

Examines the role that parenting, as a theme and practice, plays in film and media cultures.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814348536
$94.99
Paperback
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814348529
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814348543

The Outer Limits

Joanne Morreale

Provides a history and criticism of an important disrupting force in early science-fiction television programming.

Paperback
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347454
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347461

Detroit's Wayne State University Law School

Future Leaders in the Legal Community

Alan Schenk

Account of the critical role students played in the history of an urban public law school.

Hardback
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347614
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2022
ISBN: 9780814347621

Woman Up

Invoking Feminism in Quality Television

Julia Havas

Critically analyzes the discursive relationship between cultural value and popular feminism in American television.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814346556
$94.99
Paperback
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814346563
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814346570

You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Lyrical, hilarious, and heartbreaking collection exploring Asian American identity, love, community, and power.

Paperback
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814349410
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814349427

The Americans

Linda Mizejewski

Explores The Americans as a groundbreaking series that brilliantly merged the spy genre and domestic melodrama.

Paperback
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814347430
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2022
ISBN: 9780814347447

"No Equal Justice"

The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon George W. Crockett Jr.

Edward J. Littlejohn and Peter J. Hammer

The story of Civil Rights icon and Black lawyer who fought racism and political oppression with uncommon devotion.

Hardback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348765
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348772

Cannibalizing Queer

Brazilian Cinema from 1970 to 2015

João Nemi Neto

Puts forward a new, provocative history of queer cinema in Brazil.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814346099
$94.99
Paperback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814346105
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814346112

Hawaii Five-O

Brian Faucette

A lively examination of the classic 1960s American crime show.

Paperback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814344323
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814344330

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
Published: December 2021
ISBN: 9780814348871
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2021
ISBN: 9780814348888

Disputed Messiahs

Jewish and Christian Messianism in the Ashkenazic World during the Reformation

Rebekka Voß
Translated by John Crutchfield

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

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814341643
$94.99
Paperback
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348611
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348482
$92.99
Paperback
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348475
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348499
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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
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346303
$99.99
Paperback
Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814346310
$49.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345320
$92.99
Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345337
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345344

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
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348857
$92.99
Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348840
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348864

Breaking Bad

Christopher Sharrett

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

Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814342565
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345009
$92.99
Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345016
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814345023
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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
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346853
$92.99
Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346860
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814346877
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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
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332252
$24.99
Hardback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332245
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336304
$99.99
Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348819
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336311

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