American Sociological Association 2023

ASA.23

Welcome to our virtual booth for the American Sociological Association. In honor of the annual meeting we are featuring some of our forthcoming, new, and recent sociology titles. Save 30% using code ZASA23 through September 21, 2023. 

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James Peltz, Editor-in-Chief
Areas of focus: Asian Studies; Religious Studies; Italian American Studies; Film Studies; Jewish Studies
james.peltz@sunypress.edu

Rebecca Colesworthy, Sr. Acquisitions Editor
Areas of focus: African American Studies (Humanities); Education (Higher Education, Multicultural, and Social Justice); Indigenous Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Iberian Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies; Queer Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies
rebecca.colesworthy@sunypress.edu

Mike Rinella, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Areas of focus: African American Studies (Social Sciences); Environmental Studies; Political Science; Philosophy
michael.rinella@sunypress.edu

Explore our Series:

African American Studies, John R. Howard and Robert C. Smith, eds.
Largely social scientific in methodology, the books in this series offer rigorous and innovative African American studies scholarship in the fields of political science, public policy, and sociology.

Black Women’s Wellness, Stephanie Y. Evans, ed.
This series will publish scholarly monographs and edited volumes by, for, and about women in the African diaspora that illuminate the rich history, science, representations, and experiences of Black women’s wellness. Broadly defined as optimal health—including physical, psychological, emotional, social, spiritual, and sexual health—this inquiry into wellness is anchored in Black Women’s Studies (BWST), the goal of which has always been, in Barbara Smith’s words, “to save Black women’s lives.” Accordingly, the series will draw on and further expand BWST’s engagement with various theoretical frameworks, questions of identity, different disciplines, activism and social justice work, and location-based analysis. Topics may include healing, care and self-care, health challenges and crises, advocacy and policy, and practical strategies or program models for improving individual and collective well-being. Proposals are welcome from scholars and research collectives in and across public health, psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, education, literature, history, religion, media, the arts, and fields such as disability studies and the medical humanities that might offer a unique approach to the study of race, gender, and wellness.

Italian/American Culture, Fred Gardaphé, ed.
This series is the first and, to date, only series to focus exclusively on the study of Italian American culture. Italian Americans comprise the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States and are deeply entwined with the history of New York State, yet Italian Americans have only recently begun to systematically study and evaluate their culture. Because of the diverse nature of the field, the series is open to a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and media studies, as well as a variety of forms, including traditional academic monographs, oral histories, fiction, and creative nonfiction. With the establishment of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute as a permanent research facility in the CUNY system, along with the Program in Italian American Studies and the Alfonse M. D'Amato Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies at SUNY Stony Brook, the future for Italian American studies is bright, and this series provides Italian American scholars and writers an opportunity to develop important contributions to this growing field of study.

Critical Race Studies in Education, Derrick R. Brooms, ed.
This series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs and edited volumes that use a critical race lens to investigate a range of educational settings, systems, and experiences. Possible areas of focus include but are not limited to undergraduate and graduate education, K–12, language and literacy, pedagogy, policy, political economy, governance, and curriculum. Diverse critical frameworks and methodologies are welcome from fields such as education, sociology, anthropology, rhetoric and composition, linguistics, history, philosophy, Africana and Black studies, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, and queer studies. Of particular interest are studies that not only shed light on race and racism as institutional norms and structural phenomena in education but also make space for the stories of students, teachers, staff, and communities.

Labor Studies, Jeff Schuhrke and Richard Wells, eds.
NEW SERIES: We are actively soliciting submissions. Unprecedented economic inequality and the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic bring renewed urgency to questions of work and class in the United States and around the world. Labor studies scholars and practitioners have much to contribute to this growing discussion. As an interdisciplinary subject, labor studies encompasses history, sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, geography, journalism, popular education, and the arts. Further, labor studies includes not only traditional academics, but also professionals, activists, educators, and artists from unions, worker centers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and elsewhere. This series will publish books that make innovative and timely contributions to the ever growing scholarly and public conversations on the past, present, and future of work and workers. Research that highlights how historical and contemporary political-economic relations of power shape intersections between labor, class, race, gender, sexuality, environment, and other critical areas of inquiry will be particularly welcome, as will studies that have a geographic focus on New York or the surrounding region.

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The Sound of Vultures' Wings

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

Walking as Artistic Practice

Accessible to a wide range of readers, from artists to commuters to nature lovers and beyond, who wish to expand their understanding of walking.

Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings, Second Edition

By J. Amos Hatch
Subjects: Education

An up-to-date, clearly written, user-friendly guide that students and experienced scholars alike will find invaluable as they plan, implement, and write up qualitative research projects.

Portraits of Public Service

Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.

Haight-Ashbury, Psychedelics, and the Birth of Acid Rock

Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.

Tourists and Trade

How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.

Reauthoring Savage Inequalities

Offers rich, wide-ranging counternarratives to social, political, and educational discourses that characterize urban schools and communities as places of despair, revealing the resources and strategies of resistance that teachers, students, and families use to succeed and thrive.

Musicology of Religion

Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.

Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

Bush League, Big City

The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.

Following the Ticker

Traces the influence of the stock market on Americans' beliefs about politics.

Returning to Judgment

Explores the importance of political judgment in the work of Bernard Stiegler, and argues his approach to judgment marks an important break with continental political thought.

The Camp Abilities Story

The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.

Feminists Reclaim Mentorship

Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.

Bronx Epitaph

The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.

Blues on Stage

Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.

Cybersecurity Governance in Latin America

Explores the effects of the cyber revolution for security in the Americas.

Representing Childhood and Atrocity

Edited by Victoria Nesfield & Philip Smith
Subjects: Literature

Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.

The Political Theory of Salvage

Explores the political and theoretical significance of the use of salvaging discarded materials by social movements during their protest activities.

Erotic Testimonies

Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.

Making the Public Service Millennial

Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.

A Double Burden

Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.

Relocating the Sacred

Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies

This textbook offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics. The 12 chapters cover LGBTQ+ history, culture, and Queer Theory, but also explore LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education - as well as a separate chapter on how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics.

Racism and Resistance

Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.