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H I G H L I G H TS I N H I STO RY Upper West Side Catholics

The Forgotten Radical Peter Maurin

This remarkable history of a beloved Upper West Side church is in many respects a microcosm of the history of the Catholic Church in New York City. Here is a captivating study of a distinctive Catholic community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, an area long noted for its liberal Catholic sympathies in contrast to the generally conservative attitude that has pervaded the archdiocese of New York. The author traces this liberal Catholic dimension of Upper West Side Catholics to a long if slender line of progressive priests that stretches back to the Civil War era, casting renewed light on their legacy: liturgical reform, concern for social justice, and a preferential option for the poor long before this phrase found its way into official church documents.

The definitive edition of Catholic Worker cofounder Peter Maurin’s Easy Essays, including 74 previously unpublished works Although Peter Maurin is well‐known among people connected to the Catholic Worker movement, his Catholic Worker co-founder and mentee Dorothy Day largely overshadowed him. Maurin was never the charismatic leader that Day was, and some Workers found his idiosyncrasies challenging. Reticent to write or even speak much about his personal life, Maurin preferred to present his beliefs and ideas in the form of Easy Essays, published in the New York Catholic Worker. Featuring 485 of his essays, as well as seventy-four previously unpublished ones, this text offers a great contribution to the corpus of twentieth-century Catholic life.

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Liberal Catholicism in a Conservative Archdiocese THOMAS J. SHELLEY

Sacred Shelter

Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing Edited by Susan Celia Greenfield

Named a Gift Book for the Discerning New Yorker by The New York Times “It is rare that one book provides a gripping, honest, unapologetic look at the lives and perspectives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Sacred Shelter does just that demanding a reader’s immediate attention. After bearing witness to the truths captured in this book I was moved to deepen my intention to fight for affordable housing across the nation.”—Afua Atta-Mensah, Esq., Executive Director, Community Voices Heard Living in a metropolis like New York, homelessness can blend into the urban landscape. For editor Susan Greenfield, however, New York is the place where a community of resilient, remarkable individuals are yearning for a voice. Sacred Shelter follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people, all of whom have graduated from the life skills empowerment program, an interfaith life skills program for homeless and formerly homeless individuals in New York. Through frank, honest interviews, these individuals share traumas from their youth, their experience with homelessness, and the healing they have discovered through community and faith. 336 PAGES, 26 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823281190, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99 Empire State Editions

Easy Essays from the Catholic Worker Lincoln Rice, Editor

Urban Formalism

The Work of City Reading DAVID FAFLIK

Urban Formalism radically reimagines what it meant to “read” a brave new urban world during the transformative middle decades of the nineteenth century. At a time when contemporaries in the twin capitals of modernity in the West, New York and Paris, were learning to make sense of unfamiliar surroundings, city peoples increasingly looked to the experiential patterns, or forms, from their everyday lives in an attempt to translate urban experience into something they could more easily comprehend. Urban Formalism interrogates both the risks and rewards of an interpretive practice that depended on the mutual relation between urbanism and formalism, at a moment when the subjective experience of the city had reached unprecedented levels of complexity. 144 PAGES, 12 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823287680, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99 Polis AP RIL 2 02 0

The Princeton Fugitive Slave

The Trials of James Collins Johnson LOLITA BUCKNER INNISS

“The Princeton Fugitive Slave is fascinating historical detective work. Lolita Buckner Inniss has recovered the journey of James Collins Johnson from his youth as a slave on the Maryland Eastern Shore to his life as a free man in Princeton. Deeply researched, the book overturns any lingering idea that Princeton was a haven from the broader society. Johnson had to cope with the casual racism of students, occasional eruptions of racial violence in town and the ubiquitous use of the N-word by even the supposedly educated. This book contributes to our understanding of slavery’s legacy today.”—Shane White, author of Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire 272 PAGES, 14 BLACK AND WHITE 9780823285341, HARDBACK, $29.95, £23.99



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H I G H L I G H TS I N H I STO RY Lady Liberty

An Illustrated History of America’s Most Storied Woman Essays by Joan Marans Dim Paintings by Antonio Masi Foreword by Joseph Berger

This tale, abundant with lively and interesting stories about the Statue of Liberty’s creators, is told in the context of America’s immigration policies—past and present. Explored, too, is the American immigrant experience and how it viscerally connects to the Lady. In addition to the prose, Lady Liberty includes forty-five elegant, full-page stirring paintings by celebrated artist Antonio Masi. Lady Liberty, a smart, timely, entertaining, and nonpartisan jewel of a book, is written for every American—young and old. Lady Liberty also targets the millions who dream of one day becoming Americans. Dim and Masi offer this book now because the Statue of Liberty, as a symbol of American beneficence, has never been more relevant…or in more jeopardy. 104 PAGES, 8 ½ X 11, 33 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823285334, HARDBACK, $29.95, £23.99 New York Masterpieces, Revealed Empire State Editions

The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way COLIN DAVEY, WITH THOMAS A. LESSER Foreword by Kermit Roosevelt, III

“What the Museum has done, in different ways, through the different stages of its life, is to feed the human sense of wonder at the universe.”—Kermit Roosevelt III, from the foreword The American Museum of Natural History, including the Hayden Planetarium, is one of New York City’s most beloved institutions, and one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here. The first book to tell the history of the museum from the point of view of these buildings, The American Museum of Natural History and How it Got That Way reveals the many changes that influenced its building and design and contextualizes them within American history and the history of science. 278 PAGES, 50 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823283484, HARDBACK, $34.95, £27.99 Empire State Editions

In the Shadow of Genius

The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators BARBARA G. MENSCH

“In the Shadow of Genius combines Mensch’s photographs with a first-person narrative. The book also reveals, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of images taken inside the structure of the Brooklyn Bridge in addition to photos inspired by Mensch’s study of the drawings and other documents from the Roebling archive.”—The Washington Post In the Shadow of Genius is the newest book by photographer and author Barbara Mensch. She takes the reader on a unique journey by recalling her experiences living alongside the Bridge for over 30 years, and then by tracing her own curious path to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built it, John, Washington, and Emily Roebling. 160 PAGES, 8 ½ X 11, 113 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823280452, HARDBACK, $34.95, £27.99 Empire State Editions

Boss of Black Brooklyn

The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker RON HOWELL

“In Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker, journalist Ron Howell not only shares his grandfather’s impressive personal story, he also illuminates a fascinating era when West Indian families left their native islands, entered the U.S. through Ellis Island, and settled in Brooklyn.”—Brooklyn Daily Eagle Boss of Black Brooklyn presents a riveting story about the struggles and achievements of the first black person to hold public office in Brooklyn. Bertram L. Baker immigrated to the United States from the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1915. Three decades later, he would be elected to the New York State Legislature. A pioneer and a giant, Baker’s story is finally revealed in intimate and honest detail by his grandson, Ron Howell. 288 PAGES, 12 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823280995, HARDBACK, $29.95, £23.99 Empire State Editions


The Politics of Art Criticism in New York City’s Penny Press WENDY JEAN KATZ

Approximately three hundred daily and weekly newspapers flourished in New York before the Civil War. A majority of these newspapers, even those that proclaimed independence of party, were motivated by political conviction and often local conflicts. Their editors and writers jockeyed for government office and influence. Political infighting and their related maneuvers dominated the popular press, and these political and economic agendas led in turn to exploitation of art and art exhibitions. Humbug! traces the relationships, class animosities, gender biases, and racial projections that drove the terms of art criticism, from the emergence of the penny press to the Civil War. 304 PAGES, 68 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823285389, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Empire State Editions F E B RUARY 2 02 0 www.fo rd h a m p re ss .co m

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C I V I L WA R | S L AV E R Y | W O R L D WA R I I New Perspectives on the Union War

Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth R. Varon, Editors

Edited by Gary Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon, two of the most prominent nineteenth-century American historians in the nation, New Perspectives on the Union War provides a more nuanced understanding of what Union meant in the Civil War North by exploring how various groups of northerners conceived of the term. The essays in this volume demonstrate that while there was a broad consensus that the war was fought, or should be fought, for the cause of Union, there was bitter disagreement over how to define that cause—debate not only between political camps but also within them. 272 PAGES, 8 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823284535, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 The North’s Civil War

A Great Sacrifice

Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War JAMES G. MENDEZ

A Great Sacrifice is an in depth analysis of the effects of the Civil War on northern black families carried out using letters from northern black women—mothers, wives, sisters, and female family friends—addressed to a number of Union military officials. Collectively, the letters give a voice to the black family members left on the northern homefront. Through their explanations and requests readers obtain a greater apprehension of the struggles African-American families faced during the war, and their conditions as the war progressed. This study is unique because it examines the effects of the war specifically on northern black families. Most other studies on African Americans during the Civil War focused almost exclusively on the soldiers. 304 PAGES, 15 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823282494, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 The North’s Civil War

Uniquely Okinawan

Determining Identity During the U.S. Wartime Occupation COURTNEY A. SHORT

“In a meticulously researched study including oral history accounts from both US and Okinawan sources, Short composes a compelling narrative to explore constructions of race and identity amidst the wartime and postwar encounters between the American military and Okinawans. The archival evidence she engages with reveals the multi-layered individual stories of a twice colonized people. Short argues that Okinawan culture permitted the people to reclaim an identity distancing themselves from a defeated imperial Japan, while also negotiating an uneasy relationship with their new American occupiers that continues to evolve.”—Annika A. Culver, Associate Professor of East Asian History, Florida State University (FSU); Scholar, US-Japan Network for the Future 272 PAGES, 12 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823287727, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99 World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension M AR C H 2020



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Allied Encounters

The Gendered Redemption of World War II Italy MARISA ESCOLAR

Allied Encounters uniquely explores Anglo-American and Italian literary, cinematic and military representations of World War II Italy in order to trace, critique and move beyond the gendered paradigm of redemption that has conditioned understandings of the Allied-Italian encounter. The arrival of the Allies’ global forces in an Italy torn by civil war brought together populations that had long mythologized one another, yet “liberation” did not prove to be the happy ending touted by official rhetoric. Instead of a ‘honeymoon,’ the Allied-Italian encounter in Naples and Rome appeared to be a lurid affair, where the black market reigned and prostitution was the norm. 248 PAGES, 16 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823284498, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension

“Pretends to Be Free”

Runaway Slave Advertisements from Colonial and Revolutionary New York and New Jersey Graham Russell Gao Hodges and Alan Edward Brown, Editors Foreword by Edward E. Baptist

Includes a new Introduction and a teacher’s guide Republication on the 25th Anniversary of “Pretends to be Free” recognizes the signal importance of its sterling presentation of northern self-emancipation. Today, even more than a quarter-century ago, these fugitive slave notices are the best verbal snapshots of enslaved Americans before and during the American Revolution. Through these notices, readers can discover how enslaved blacks chose allegiance during our War for Independence. Replete with a preface by Ed Baptist, and with a new introduction and teacher’s guide by Graham Hodges, this new edition makes this documentary study more relevant than ever. 440 PAGES, 16 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823282159, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99

Remaking North American Sovereignty State Transformation in the 1860s Jewel L. Spangler and Frank Towers, Editors

North America took its political shape in the crisis of the 1860s, marked by Canadian Confederation, the U.S. Civil War, the restoration of the Mexican Republic, and numerous wars and treaty regimes conducted between these states and indigenous peoples. This crisis wove together the three nation-states of modern North America from a patchwork of contested polities. Remaking North American Sovereignty brings together distinguished experts on the histories of Canada, indigenous peoples, Mexico, and the United States to re-evaluate this era of political transformation in light of the global turn in 19th century historiography. They uncover the continental dimensions of the 1860s crisis that have been obscured by historical traditions that confine these conflicts within its national framework. 288 PAGES, 21 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823288441, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Reconstructing America AP RIL 2 02 0

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L I T E R AT U R E Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem HÉLÈNE CIXOUS Translated by Peggy Kamuf Foreword by Eva Hoffman

For eighty years, the Jonases family of Osnabrück were part of a vibrant Jewish community in Lower Saxony. After World War II, Osnabrück counted not a single Jew. Building on stories from her mother and grandmother, this book imagines fragments of the family’s life, and especially the tragedy of her Uncle André, who followed his daughter to Jerusalem only to be sent back. (“You are too old. They need young people in Palestine.”) He returned to Osnabrück in time to be deported to a death camp. Weaving Cixous’s own visit to Osnabrück with scenes from her childhood in Algeria and stories of the Jonas family, Osnabrück Station to Jerusalem is of the author’s most intensely engaging books. 144 PAGES, 5 X 8, 13 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823287628, HARDBACK, $24.95, £19.99 M AR C H 2020

Old Schools

Modernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress Ramsey McGlazer

“A wonderfully intelligent and exhilarating book. I haven’t read such a smart text in a long time.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania. Old Schools marks out a modernist countertradition: a fascination with outmoded educational forms that persists long after the rise of reform-minded pedagogical theories. Progressive education was championed not only by political progressives but also by Fascists in Italy, where it was an object of Gramsci’s critique. Building on Gramsci’s pages on Latin, McGlazer shows how figures in various cultural vanguards, from Victorian Britain to 1970s Brazil, reimagined the old school. 240 PAGES, 15 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823286584, PAPERBACK, $32.00, £24.99 Lit Z JA N UA RY 2020

Radical Ambivalence

Race in Flannery O’Connor ANGELA ALAIMO O’DONNELL

Radical Ambivalence is the first book-length study of O’Connor’s attitude towards race in her fiction and correspondence. It is also the first study to include controversial material from unpublished letters that reveals the complex and troubling nature of O’Connor’s thoughts on the subject. O’Connor lived and did most of her writing in her native Georgia during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights movement. In one of her letters, O’Connor frankly expresses her double-mindedness regarding the social and political upheaval taking place in the U.S. with regard to race: “I hope that to be of two minds about some things is not to be neutral.” Radical Ambivalence explores this double-mindedness, and how it manifests itself in O’Connor’s fiction. 192 PAGES 9780823287659, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99 Studies in the Catholic Imagination: The Flannery O’Connor Trust Series JU NE 2 02 0

RELIGION American Parishes

Remaking Local Catholicism Gary J. Adler Jr., Tricia C. Bruce, and Brian Starks, editors

Parishes are the missing middle in studies of American Catholicism. Between individual Catholics and a global institution, the thousands of local parishes are where Catholicism gets remade. American Parishes showcases what social forces shape parishes, what parishes do, how they do it, and what this says about the future of Catholicism in the United States. Expounding an embedded field approach, this book displays the numerous forces currently reshaping American parishes. It draws from sociology of religion, culture, organizations, and race to illuminate basic parish processes—like leadership and education—and ongoing parish struggles—like conflict and multiculturalism. 224 PAGES 9780823284344, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99 Catholic Practice in North America

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RELIGION Roman Catholicism in the United States

A Thematic History Margaret M. McGuinness and James T. Fisher, Editors

Roman Catholicism in the United States: A Thematic History takes the reader beyond the traditional ways scholars have viewed and recounted the story of the Catholic Church in America. The collection covers unfamiliar topics such as anti-Catholicism, rural Catholicism, Latino Catholics, and issues related to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and the U.S. Government. This collection examines the history of U.S. Catholicism from a variety of perspectives that ascend the familiar account of the immigrant, urban parish, which served as the focus for so many American Catholics during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. 348 PAGES, 7 X 10 9780823282777, PAPERBACK, $40.00, £33.00 Catholic Practice in North America

Remembering Wolsey

A History of Commemorations and Representations J. PATRICK HORNBECK II

Remembering Wolsey seeks to contribute to our understanding of historical memory and memorialization by examining in detail the commemoration and representation of the life of Thomas Wolsey, the sixteenth-century cardinal, papal legate, and lord chancellor of England. Hornbeck surveys a wide range of representations of Cardinal Wolsey, from those contemporary with his death to recent mass-market appearances on television and historical fiction to go beyond previous scholarship that has only examined Wolsey in an early modern context. 320 PAGES, 13 COLOR AND 4 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823282180, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99

Send Lazarus

Catholicism and the Crises of Neoliberalism MATTHEW T. EGGEMEIER AND PETER JOSEPH FRITZ

“This book is one of the best theological engagements with economics available. The critique of neoliberalism is spot-on: it is a type of class warfare that does not shrink the state but empowers it to protect the market from the people. The market is sublime, and cannot be controlled by people. Neoliberalism is thus a type of theology for a deified market, and Eggemeier and Fritz respond with a compelling Christian theology of a God who wants mercy, not sacrifice. If you want a vision of a world beyond today’s suffering and inequality, read this book.”—William T. Cavanaugh, DePaul University 288 PAGES 9780823288007, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Catholic Practice in North America M AY 2020



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Tradition and Transgression in the Contemporary Roman Catholic Church JILL PETERFESO

“We have desperately needed a book on the Roman Catholic Womenpriests, a growing movement with one foot in the Roman church and one foot dragging it toward reform. Womanpriest is that book. Jill Peterfeso draws on rich interviews with RCWP women, as well as ethnographic participation and primary documents, to show how different womenpriests understand the balance between tradition and reform; how they hold positions for women’s ordination and against clericalism at the same time; and how numbers of Catholic communities are already formed and transforming in relationship with priests who are women.”—Julie Byrne, Hartman Chair of Catholic Studies, Hofstra University, and author of The Other Catholics: Remaking America’s Largest Religion 272 PAGES 9780823288274, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99 Catholic Practice in North America AP RIL 2 02 0

Working Alternatives

American and Catholic Experiments in Work and Economy John C. Seitz and Christine Firer Hinze, Editors

“John Seitz and Christine Firer Hinze have produced a multi-disciplinary collection of essays exploring creatively the character of work. The personal commitments of the authors and the diversity of contexts they address–from business to university to the unpaid work of care-givers–provide the reader with a wide range of insights for understanding and transforming work in the 21st century.”—Daniel Finn, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University 304 PAGES, 8 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823288342, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Catholic Practice in North America JU LY 2 02 0

The Disabled Church

Human Difference and the Art of Communal Worship REBECCA F. SPURRIER

“An in-depth engagement with a unique community where mental illness is not pathologized. Spurrier does not provide a romantic view where love overcomes and unites. Rather, she takes the time to explore the messiness of community building where fissures and distance are negotiated for the overall well-being of the community. Through a negotiation of difference, Holy Family tries to welcome all to the table of worship and the table of sustenance. The Disabled Church is a detailed and thoughtful ethnographic study.”—Michael Gill, Syracuse University 272 PAGES, 7 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823285525, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99

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ME DI E VA L ST U D IE S | O RTH O D OX STU D IES King Alfonso VIII of Castile

Fundamentalism or Tradition

The reign of King Alfonso VIII of Castile was a critical period in the history of the Iberian Peninsula: it was in these years that the conflict between the Christian north and the Moroccan empire of the Almohads, which dominated the south, was at its most intense. It was also in these same years that the political divisions and warfare between the five Christian kingdoms reached its high-water mark. This volume’s diverse group of scholars takes up these events and challenges.

Traditional, secular, and fundamentalist—all three categories are contested, yet in their contestation, they shape our sensibilities and are mutually implicated, the one with the others. The Orthodox theologians of the twentieth century, in particular, have emphasized Tradition not as a dead letter but as a living presence of the Holy Spirit. But how can we discern Tradition as living discernment from fundamentalism? What does it mean to live in Tradition when surrounded by something like the “secular”? These essays interrogate these mutual implications, beginning from the understanding that whatever secular or fundamentalist may mean, they are not Tradition, which is historical, particularistic, in motion, ambiguous and pluralistic, but simultaneously not relativistic.

Government, Family, and War Miguel Gómez, Kyle C. Lincoln, and Damian Smith, Editors

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Colonizing Christianity

Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade GEORGE E. DEMACOPOULOS

Colonizing Christianity employs postcolonial critique to analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. It argues that the experience of colonization splintered the Greek community, which could not agree how best to respond to the Latin other. By offering a close reading of a handful of texts from the era of the Fourth Crusade and subsequent Latin Empire of Byzantium, this book illuminates mechanisms by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the Christian East and, concurrently, the ways in which Eastern Christians understood and responded to the dramatic shift in their political and religious fortunes. 272 PAGES 9780823284436, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought

Christianity after Secularism Aristotle Papanikolaou and George E. Demacopoulos, Editors

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The Garb of Being

Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity Georgia Frank, Susan R. Holman, and Andrew S. Jacobs, editors

This collection explores how the body became a touchstone for late antique religious practice and imagination. When we read the stories and testimonies of late ancient Christians, what different types of bodies stand before us? How do we understand the range of bodily experiences—solitary and social, private and public—that clothed ancient Christians? How can bodily experience help us explore matters of gender, religious identity, class, and ethnicity? The Garb of Being investigates these questions through stories from the eastern Christian world of antiquity: monks and martyrs, families and congregations, and textual bodies. 384 PAGES 9780823287024, HARDBACK, $65.00, £54.00 Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought

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P O L I T I C S | E D U C AT I O N Mutant Neoliberalism

Witnessing Girlhood

Mutant Neoliberalism brings together leading scholars of neoliberalism—political theorists, historians, philosophers, anthropologists and sociologists—to rethink transformations in market rule and their relation to ongoing political ruptures. The chapters show how years of neoliberal governance, policy, and depoliticization created the conditions for thriving reactionary forces, while also reflecting on whether recent trends will challenge, reconfigure, or extend neoliberalism’s reach. The contributors reconsider neoliberalism’s relationship with its assumed adversaries and map mutations in financialized capitalism and governance across time and space—from Europe and the United States to China and India. Taken together, the volume recasts the stakes of contemporary debate and reorients critique and resistance within a rapidly changing landscape.

“Witnessing Girlhood is a tour de force: demanding and authoritative. Gilmore and Marshall articulate a powerful analysis of representations of girls and women on the fraught subjects of domestic violence, rape culture, survivor and victim identity, and persistent concerns about intrinsic female vulnerability. Here is a necessary and eloquent feminist affirmation on issues of gender and violence.”—Gillian Whitlock, author of Soft Weapons and Postcolonial Life Narratives: Testimonial Transactions Witnessing Girlhood charts a history of how women use life narrative to transform conditions of suffering, silencing, and injustice into accounts that enjoin ethical response. Gilmore and Marshall attend to how authors return to a narrative of traumatized and silenced girlhood and the figure of the child witness in order to offer public testimony.

Market Rule and Political Rupture William Callison and Zachary Manfredi, Editors

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Whose Middle Ages?

Teachable Moments for an Ill-Used Past Andrew Albin, Mary C. Erler, Thomas O’Donnell, Nicholas L. Paul, and Nina Rowe, Editors Introduction by David Perry, Afterword by Geraldine Heng

Written for the crisis of a globally resurgent far-right and aiming to address its misuses of history head-on, Whose Middle Ages? is an interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays intended for the nonspecialist reader and ideal for teaching at an undergraduate level. Each of twentytwo essays takes up an area where digging for meaning in the medieval past has brought something distorted back into the present: in our popular entertainment; in our news, our politics, and our propaganda; and in subtler ways that inform how we think about our histories, our countries, and ourselves. Each author looks to a history that has refused to remain past and uses the tools of the academy to read and re-read familiar stories, objects, symbols, and myths. 240 PAGES, 5X8, 35 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823285563, PAPERBACK, $20.00, £15.99 Fordham Series in Medieval Studies

Toward an Intersectional Tradition of Life Writing LEIGH GILMORE AND ELIZABETH MARSHALL

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Bad Faith

Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism ANDREW FEFFER

“Feffer . . . captures the mania of the time, and it will shock readers as it details this dark time in our history.” —The Times Union “Bad Faith’s major strength is its detailed account of the impact that the liberal anti-communist movement had on New York City public school teachers and professors at the City University of New York. Just as important, Feffer’s work is a major contribution to the growing literature on American anti-communism. By turning our attention to the role that anti-communist liberals played in marginalizing those on the left during the Cold War, the author provides a richer history and clearer understanding of the political ideologies.”—Clarence Taylor, The Gotham Center for New York City History Bad Faith recounts the history of the Rapp-Coudert investigation into alleged communist subversion in the public schools and municipal colleges of New York City. With roots in the intellectual and political life of the city, the Rapp-Coudert probe, lasting from August 1940 to March 1942, enjoyed the support not only of conservatives but also of key liberal reformers and intellectuals. In reconstructing this part of the history of prewar anticommunism, Bad Faith challenges assumptions about the origins of McCarthyism, about the recent history of the liberal political tradition, and about the role of anticommunism in modern American life. 320 PAGES, 8 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823281152, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Empire State Editions



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C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S John Fante’s Ask the Dust

Peculiar Attunements

“A decisive contribution to the critical understanding and (re)assessment of John Fante’s Ask the Dust, a novel that, while appreciated by many, has never really made it into the canon. These essays effectively demonstrate the theoretical and thematic currency of the novel for today’s critics and scholars, promising to become a landmark in the landscape of Fante scholarship.”—Donatella Izzo, Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” This volume assembles for the first time a staggering multiplicity of reflections and readings of John Fante’s 1939 classic, Ask the Dust, a true testament to the work’s present and future impact.

“Affect theorists and musicologists have been waiting for a book like this for a very long time, and we are lucky to get it from a thinker as clear-sighted as Grant. Peculiar Attunements promises to become an instant classic in the study of affect and emotion studies.”—Sianne Ngai, University of Chicago “A tour-de-force.”—Carolyn Abbate, Harvard University Peculiar Attunements places the recent turn to affect into conversation with a parallel movement in European music theory of the eighteenth century. Inflecting our current intellectual moment through eighteenth-century aesthetics, Grant offers a reassessment of affect theory’s common systems and processes.

A Joining of Voices and Views Stephen Cooper and Clorinda Donato, Eds.

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Figuring Violence

Affective Investments in Perpetual War REBECCA A. ADELMAN

“Figuring Violence is a challenging, highly original contribution to critical research on affect and the visual culture of militarization. Adelman vividly analyses the people and non-human animals around whom militarized affect gets assembled in contemporary US culture, scaling the fine granularities of militarized feeling and the larger imaginaries of war-time mediation, and their devastating consequences. This book calls us in and challenges us to take on the struggle against militarized violence and its powerful structures of feeling. It is a critical read for anyone willing to ‘stay with the trouble’ of doing the emotional and political work that de-militarization requires of us.”—Carrie Rentschler, McGill University 352 PAGES, 19 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823281688, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99

Whom We Shall Welcome

How Affect Theory Turned Musical ROGER MATHEW GRANT

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Queer as Camp

Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason, Editors

Named the #1 Bestselling Non-Fiction Title by the Calgary Herald To camp means to occupy a place and/or time provisionally or under special circumstances. To camp can also mean to queer. And for many children and young adults, summer camp is a formative experience mixed with homosocial structure and homoerotic longing. In Queer as Camp, editors Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason curate a collection of essays and critical memoirs exploring the intersections of “queer” and “camp,” focusing especially on camp as an alternative and potentially nonnormative place and/or time. Highly interdisciplinary in scope, Queer as Camp reflects on camp and Camp with candor, insight, and often humor. 256 PAGES, 6 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823283606, PAPERBACK, $30.00, £23.99

Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965 DANIELLE BATTISTI

Whom We Shall Welcome examines World War II immigration of Italians to the U.S., an understudied period in Italian immigration history. Danielle Battisiti looks at efforts by Italian American organizations to foster Italian immigration along with the lobbying efforts of Italian Americans to change the quota laws. While Italian Americans (and other white ethnics) had attained virtual political and social equality with many other groups of older-stock Americans by the end of the war, Italians continued to be classified as undesirable immigrants. Whom We Shall Welcome makes significant contributions to histories of migration and ethnicity, post-World War II liberalism, and immigration policy. 352 PAGES, 14 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823284382, PAPERBACK, $35.00, £27.99 Critical Studies in Italian America

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That Further Shore

“A Worldly Affair is a jaunty account of a marriage between the United Nations and its host city, New York, that not even the estimated $3.7 billion the UN community annually provides the city has kept from being rocky. The story involves every mayor going back to LaGuardia; swaggering real estate moguls, including Donald Trump; a tabloid caper of a Soviet spy and his American girlfriend; repeated abuses by the striped pants set of parking laws and diplomatic immunity; periodic threats to send the UN packing to places as diverse as Bonn and New Rochelle, and an enduring struggle over a small plot of asphalt by the East River that only New Yorkers would have the chutzpah to call a playground.”—Warren Hoge, former New York Times United Nations Correspondent

John D. Feerick’s life has all the elements of a modern Horatio Alger story: the poor boy who achieves success by dint of his hard work. But Feerick brought other elements to that classical American success story: his deep religious faith, his integrity, and his paramount concern for social justice. In his memoir, The Further Shore, Feerick shares his inspiring story, from its humble beginnings born to immigrant parents in the South Bronx, going on to practice law, participating in framing the Constitution’s Twenty-Fifth Amendment, serving as dean of Fordham Law, and serving as President of the New York City Bar Association and chair of State Commissions on government integrity.

New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond PAMELA HANLON

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Only in New York

An Exploration of the World’s Most Fascinating, Frustrating, and Irrepressible City SAM ROBERTS Foreword by Pete Hamill

No one denies that New York City is unique—but what makes it sui generis? Sam Roberts, longtime city reporter, has puzzled over this in print and in his popular New York Times podcasts for years. In Only in New York, updated with new tales and fascinating glimpses into uniquely NYC life, he writes about what makes this city tick and why things are the way they are in the greatest of all metropolises on earth. 264 PAGES 9780823281077, PAPERBACK, $19.95, £15.99 Empire State Editions

A Memoir of Irish Roots and American Promise JOHN D. FEERICK Foreword by Thomas J. Shelley

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America’s Last Great Newspaper War The Death of Print in a Two-Tabloid Town MIKE JACCARINO

A from-the-trenches view of New York Daily News and New York Post runners and photographers as they stop at nothing to break the story and squash their tabloid arch rivals. “The book is called America’s Last Great Newspaper War. In it, Mike Jaccarino shows himself to be a first-rate war correspondent. He does what reporters are supposed to do: Gets the story right.”—Mike Lupica, bestselling author of Million Dollar Throw. “Mike Jaccarino delivers a street-level view of the ultimately unwinnable tabloid war between the Daily News and the New York Post. A richly detailed account from a reporter who was born to run.”—Larry McShane, New York Daily News When author Mike Jaccarino was offered a job at the Daily News in 2006, he was asked a single question: “Kid, what are you going to do to help us beat the Post?” That was the year things went sideways at the News, when the New York Post surpassed its nemesis in circulation for the first time in the history of both papers. Tasked with one job—crush the Post—here is Jaccarino’s behind-the-scenes story of the runners and shooters on both sides would do anything and everything to get the scoop before their opponents. 336 PAGES, 50 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS 9780823287383, HARDBACK, $29.95, £23.99 Empire State Editions MARC H 2 02 0




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