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Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting its parent institution’s core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. Through its publishing programme, 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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  1. Christophe Honoré

    French filmmaker Christophe Honoré challenges audiences with complex cinematic form, intricate narrative structures, and aesthetically dynamic filmmaking. But he is largely unknown to US audiences. David A. Gerstner and Julien Nahmias invite English-speaking scholars and cinéastes to explore Honoré’s three most recognised films, Dans Paris, Les Chansons d’amour, and La Belle personne. Learn More
    £33.50

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  2. The West Wing

    With its fast and furious dialogue, crackling wit, and political savvy, The West Wing became appointment TV for millions during its seven-season run between 1999 and 2006. The behind-the-scenes ensemble drama about Washington politics premiered on the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, was the first series to respond to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and concluded in the closing years of the Bush Administration. In this volume, Janet McCabe explores The West Wing as both a space for political and social discourse and a force that reshaped contemporary television. Learn More
    £16.50

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  3. When Corporations Leave Town

    An examination of the benefits and consequences to cities when companies relocate to the suburbs. Theoretic models of a manufacturing plant and a business services office in the Chicago area illustrate such phenomena as suburban wealth creation, increased traffic congestion and housing abandonment. Learn More
    £21.95

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  4. Whitechapel Noise

    Archive material from the London Yiddish press, songbooks, and satirical writing offers a window into an untold cultural life of the Yiddish East End. Whitechapel Noise positions London's Yiddish popular culture in historical perspective within Anglo-Jewish history, English socialist aesthetics, and music-hall culture, and shows its relationship to the transnational Yiddish-speaking world. Learn More
    £82.50

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  5. Whitechapel Noise

    Archive material from the London Yiddish press, songbooks, and satirical writing offers a window into an untold cultural life of the Yiddish East End. Whitechapel Noise positions London's Yiddish popular culture in historical perspective within Anglo-Jewish history, English socialist aesthetics, and music-hall culture, and shows its relationship to the transnational Yiddish-speaking world. Learn More
    £25.95

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  6. The Queen Next Door

    Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photo journalist and newspaper columnist. The Queen Next Door is a book full of firsts as Solomon was invited not only to capture historical events in Aretha'smusic career showcasing Detroit, but to join in with the Franklin family's most cherished moments. Learn More
    £37.50

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  7. Writing Humor

    Providing both theory and praxis, this volume explains how to write humour, comedy, satire, parody, nonsense, and both the literary and the joke monologue. It includes the history and cultural background of each major genre, followed by an array of writing exercises and examples. Learn More
    £26.95

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  8. Beyond Method

    Stella Adler (1901-92) trained many well-known American actors yet throughout much of her career, her influence was overshadowed by Lee Strasberg, director of the Actors Studio. In Beyond Method, Scott Balcerzak focuses on Adler's teachings and how she challenged Strasberg's psychological focus on the actor's "self" by promoting an empathetic and socially engaged approach to performance. Learn More
    £26.95

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  9. White Nationalism, Black Interests

    A study of the most racially conscious aspect of the Conservative movement and its impact on politics and current public policy. Learn More
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  10. Generations

    The meaning of citizenship and the way that it is expressed by an individual varies with age, develops over time, and is often learned by interacting with members of other generations. In Generations, Richard Marback presents contributions that explore this temporal dimension of membership in political communities through a variety of rich disciplinary perspectives. Learn More
    £30.95

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  11. The Seven

    A literary memoir of exile and survival in Soviet prison camps during the Holocaust. Most Polish Jews who survived the Second World War did not go to concentration camps, but were banished by Stalin to the remote prison settlements and Gulags of the Soviet Union. Ellen G. Friedman's The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story is an account of this displacement. Learn More
    £52.50

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  12. Cinemagritte

    Investigates the dynamic relationship between the Surrealist modernist artist René Magritte (1898-1967) and the cinema. Magritte once said that he used cinema as "a trampoline for the imagination," but here author Lucy Fischer reverses that process by using Magritte's work as a stimulus for an imaginative examination of film. Learn More
    £91.50

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  13. The Berlin School and its Global Contexts

    Examines global trends and works associated with the Berlin School. The goal of this collection is to understand the Berlin School as a fundamental part of the series of new wave films around the globe, especially those from the margins of world cinema. The Berlin School and Its Global Contexts folds German-language cinema back into conversations with international and transnational cinema. Learn More
    £81.50

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  14. Race and Ideology

    This text shows how strands of racial thinking and behaviour have become institutionalized and are crucial for maintaining the unequal distribution of wealth that is more pronounced in the US than any other advanced country. It proposes an understanding of racism as a divide-and-conquer mechanism. Learn More
    £21.95

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  15. Detroit's Eastern Market

    Since 1887, Detroit's Eastern Market, the largest open-air market of its kind in the United States, has been home to an amazing community of farmers, merchants, and food lovers. In this third edition of Detroit's Eastern Market, Lois Johnson and Margaret Thomas recount the history of the market with additional stories accounts of families who have worked and shopped there. Learn More
    £23.95

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  16. Grief's Country

    Gail Griffin had only been married for four months when her husband's body was found in the Manistee River, just a few yards from their cabin door. The terrain of memoir is full of stories of grief, though Grief's Country is less concerned with the biography of a love affair than with the lived phenomenon of grief itself. Learn More
    £20.50

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