Hot Off Penn Press: Cutting Along the Color Line and Hasanlu V, Plus 3 New Paperback Releases

Here are the latest arrivals in the Penn Press warehouse. These books are available for purchase now at www.pennpress.org. Look for them at your favorite bookseller.

Cutting Along the Color Line Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America
Quincy T. Mills
336 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4541-7 | $34.95 | £23.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0865-8 | $34.95 | £23.00

Cutting Along the Color Line chronicles the cultural history of barber shops as businesses and civic institutions, demonstrating their central role in civil rights struggles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read more . . .

Hasanlu V

Hasanlu V: The Late Bronze and Iron I Periods
Michael D. Danti. Contributions by Megan Cifarelli
520 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 8 color, 200 b/w illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-1-934536-61-2 | $89.95 | £58.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-1-934536-62-9 | $89.95 | £58.50
A volume in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology series

Based on new findings, the report overturns current constructions of the origins of the archaeological culture in Hasanlu, showing instead that the Monochrome Burnished Ware Horizon developed gradually from indigenous traditions. This reappraisal has important implications for our understanding of Indo-Iranian migrations into the Zagros region. Read more . . .

A Predictable Tragedy New in Paperback
A Predictable Tragedy: Robert Mugabe and the Collapse of Zimbabwe

Daniel Compagnon
336 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4267-6 | $39.95 | £26.00
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2289-0 | $27.50 | £18.00
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0004-1 | $27.50 | £18.00

An unflinching analysis of how Robert Mugabe, a man once known as an anticolonial freedom fighter, became one of Africa's most hated autocrats, and why so many inside and outside Zimbabwe were long blind to his bloody misdeeds. Read more . . .

This Side of Silence

New in Paperback
This Side of Silence

This Side of Silence: Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty
Tobias Kelly
232 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4373-4 | $49.95 | £32.50
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2281-4 | $26.50 | £17.50
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0523-7 | $26.50 | £17.50
A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

This Side of Silence is an anthropological examination of the tension involved in attempts to recognize torture, and the implications that this has for the types of perpetrator that can be held accountable and particular survivors that can be protected. Read more . . .

Things American

New in Paperback
Things American: Art Museums and Civic Culture in the Progressive Era

Jeffrey Trask
312 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 illus.
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4362-8 | $39.95 | £26.00
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2285-2 | $27.50 | £18.00
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0565-7 | $27.50 | £18.00
A volume in the Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America series

Things American examines the relationship between American museums and cultural democracy in the first part of the twentieth century by looking at the role museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the institutions it inspired played in Progressive Era social and cultural reform. Read more . . .

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