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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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How It Happens

Jean Alicia Elster

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

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348697
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348673
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348680
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Mortality, with Friends

Essays by Fleda Brown

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

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348741
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348758

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814345825
$92.99
Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348802
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814345832
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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.

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

When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds

Poems by Peter Markus

A luminous and heartfelt collection of mourning poetry.

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348505
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348512
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Survivors and Exiles

Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

Jan Schwarz

Studies the variety, scope, and character of Yiddish culture in different geographical centers after the Holocaust.

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348833
$36.99
Hardback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814339053
$92.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814339060
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Gun/Shy

Poems by Jim Daniels

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

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Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348789
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348598
$92.99
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Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814348581
$35.99
eBOOK
Published: 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.

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Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347805
$94.99
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Published: August 2021
ISBN: 9780814347799
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: 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
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346730
$92.99
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Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346747
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346754
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Jewish Cultural Studies

Simon J. Bronner

Defines the distinctive field of Jewish cultural studies and its basis in folkloristic, psychological, and ethnological approaches.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348284
$92.99
Paperback
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338759
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338766

The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw

The Afterlife of the Revolt

Avinoam J. Patt

Analyzes how the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was interpreted and commemorated following the revolt.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814345160
$94.99
Paperback
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348352
$46.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814345177
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The Compromise of Return

Viennese Jews after the Holocaust

Elizabeth Anthony

Explores the realities that Viennese Jews faced while reestablishing their lives upon returning home after the Holocaust.

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Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348383
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348130

The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Nonfiction

Erin McGlothlin

Examines textual representations of the consciousness of men responsible for committing Holocaust crimes.

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Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346143
$92.99
Paperback
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348345
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814346150

Mapping Fairy-Tale Space

Pastiche and Metafiction in Borderless Tales

Christy Williams

Examines how popular fairy tales collapse narrative borders and reimagine the genre for the twenty-first century.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348277
$92.99
Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814343838
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814343845

Batman: The Animated Series

Joe Sutliff Sanders

A deep dive into the wildly successful 1990s animated series Batman.

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Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814345405
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814345412

Rescue, Relief, and Resistance

The Jewish Labor Committee's Anti-Nazi Operations, 1934–1945

Catherine Collomp
Translated by Susan Emanuel

How American labor leaders came to the rescue of political and Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814346198
$94.99
Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814346204
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814346211

How Other People Make Love

Stories by Thisbe Nissen

Love stories wherein people ask themselves: what is love?

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348369
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348376

When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems about being a survivor and the choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes, and our hearts.

Paperback
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348321
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2021
ISBN: 9780814348338

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