Posted December 8, 2015
Temple University Press has award-winning year
Authors, books and the publishing program earn a dozen top awards in 2015.
It’s been a winning year for Temple University Press. Books, authors and the publishing program itself received a total of 12 awards from a variety of scholarly associations in 2015.
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) selected the press for the AAG Publication Award, given in recognition of exceptional and outstanding contributions to the discipline by publishers. In a statement about the award, the association said, “At a time when many smaller university presses are shrinking, Temple University Press has distinguished itself by its continued commitment to and excellence in publishing insightful, thorough, and well written scholarship and research in geography and urban studies.”
"Temple University Press has distinguished itself by its continued commitment to and excellence in publishing insightful, thorough, and well written scholarship and research"
-- The American Association of Geographers
The American Sociological Association awarded Randy Martin, author of three Temple University Press titles, the 2015 Marxist Sociology Lifetime Achievement Award. The association also awarded Mobilizing Gay Singapore: Rights and Resistance in an Authoritarian State by Lynette Chua with the Section on the Sociology of Law Distinguished Book Award.
Additional titles and authors that received awards are
- Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity by Liberty Walther Barnes
- Softly, with Feeling: Joe Wilder and the Breaking of Barriers in American Music by Edward Berger
- Reverse Engineering Social Media by Robert Gehl
- Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice by Alan Klein
- Chilean New Song: The Political Power of Music, 1960s–1973 by J. Patrice McSherry
- Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico by Julie Avril Minich
- Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine by Patricia Morris
- Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park by Tarry Hum
- Disability and Passing: Blurring the Lines of Identity edited by Jeffrey A. Brune and Daniel J. Wilson; Contributor Dea H. Bolster received the Disability History Association Award for Best Book Chapter 2015.