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Unleash your inner math diva. Join sensational drag queen Kyne Santos on a fascinating journey through the glamorous world of . . . math? This hilarious and sometimes controversial book is your VIP pass, taking you behind the scenes with a TikTok superstar who shatters stereotypes and proves that math can be sassy and fun, even for people who think they aren't good at it. Within these pages, Kyne educates us about both mathematical mysteries and the world of drag through her unique perspective. With elegant irreverence, Kyne explores surprising connections, such as the artistry of ballroom culture and the nature of infinity, the illegal joys of Pride and dividing by zero, and the role of statistics in her own experience on Drag Race. This book is about more than just numbers— it's a celebration of inclusivity and the exhilaration of rebellion. Kyne gets personal while sharing her own experiences as a queer person forging a path in STEM. She empowers readers of all ages, genders, and skill levels to break school rules, question everything, and embrace math's beauty. Math in Drag explores a world in which numbers glitter and equations sashay through history. Read it to fire your own excitement and unleash your inner diva. Let Kyne Santos show you how to perform math with style and flair.

MARCH 2024 Mathematics • Study & Teaching 280 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 3 b&w photos, 28 b&w illus. 9781421448749 • $24.95 • £20.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Kyne Santos is a math educator, science communicator, social media influencer, and drag queen.



Louis Wain and the Great Cat Mania KATHRYN HUGHES

How cat mania exploded in the early twentieth century, transforming cats from pests into beloved pets. In 1900, Britain and America were in the grip of a cat craze. An animal that had for centuries been seen as a household servant or urban nuisance had now become an object of pride and deep affection. From presidential and royal families who imported exotic breeds to workingclass men competing for cash prizes for the fattest tabby, people became enthralled to the once-humble cat. Multiple industries sprung up to feed this new obsession, selling everything from veterinary services to leather bootees via dedicated cat magazines. Cats themselves were now traded for increasingly large sums of money, bolstered by elaborate pedigrees that claimed noble ancestry and promised aesthetic distinction. In Catland, Kathryn Hughes chronicles the cat craze of the early twentieth century through the life and career of Louis Wain. Wain's anthropomorphic drawings of cats in top hats falling in love, sipping champagne, golfing, driving cars, and piloting planes are some of the most instantly recognizable images from the era. His round-faced fluffy characters established the prototype for the modern cat, which cat "fanciers" were busily trying to achieve using their newfound knowledge of the latest scientific breeding techniques. Despite being a household name, Wain endured multiple bankruptcies and mental breakdowns, spending his last fifteen years in an asylum, drawing abstract and multicolored felines. But it was his ubiquitous anthropomorphic cats that helped usher the formerly reviled creatures into homes across Europe. Beautifully illustrated and based on new archival findings about Wain's life, the wider cat fancy, and the media frenzy it created, Catland chronicles the fascinating history of how the modern cat emerged.

JUNE 2024 History • United States 400 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 49 b&w illus. 9781421448145 • $29.95 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Kathryn Hughes is emerita professor of life writing at the University of East Anglia and a literary critic for The Guardian. She is the author of Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum and George Eliot: The Last Victorian.


THE BLACK FAMILY'S GUIDE TO COLLEGE ADMISSIONS A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race

TIMOTHY L. FIELDS, SHEREEM HERNDON–BROWN AND AKIL BELLO Named a Top 2023 College Admissions Resources by Forbes "Game changer, and long overdue"—Angel B. Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling Finding the right college is a challenge for all students, but Black families face additional challenges and questions when navigating the admissions process. Veteran admissions experts Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown demystify this complexity by advising families on when to begin the process, where to apply, and how to be a competitive applicant. Fields and Herndon-Brown address specific concerns that are not often addressed by school counselors or other resources. They highlight how recent social justice movements and legal cases have amplified the necessity of considering both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and predominantly white institutions, while covering everything from athletic recruitment and artistic talents to financial aid and step-by-step instructions for how to search for colleges and then apply to them. The second edition includes new chapters on prioritizing students' and parents' mental health, understanding the influence of artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT on college essay writing, reviewing recent Supreme Court decisions about raceconscious admission and their likely impact on Black applicants, and navigating the admission process as a transfer applicant. A list of the best colleges for Black students, a glossary of terms, a list of notable Black college graduates and their alma maters, a suggested reading list, and an FAQ section round out the guide. Having worked on both sides of the desk—as school counselors and as college admissions gatekeepers—Fields and Herndon-Brown are well equipped to give parents, students, and school counselors the information and inspiration to research a variety of schools, understand their choices, and define success on their own terms.

JANUARY 2024 Study Aids • College Entrance 240 Pages • 6 x 9 • t 9781421448961 • $22.95 • £19.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Timothy L. Fields (ATLANTA, GA) has spent the last twenty-five years in various areas of higher education and is a graduate of Morehouse College. Currently he serves as the senior associate dean of admissions at Emory University. Shereem Herndon-Brown (GERMANTOWN, MD) is the founder and chief education officer of Strategic Admissions Advice, an educational consulting firm specializing in the creation of college counseling curriculum for charter schools and school districts, online essay courses, and personalized college advice coaching.


PARLIAMENTARY AMERICA The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy MAXWELL L. STEARNS

Can a parliamentary democracy end America's constitutional crisis? Americans face increasingly stark choices each presidential election and a growing sense that our government can't solve the nation's most urgent challenges. Our eighteenth-century system is ill suited to our twenty-first-century world. Information-age technology has undermined our capacity to face common problems together and turned our democracy upside down, with gerrymanders letting representatives choose voters rather than voters choosing them. In Parliamentary America, Maxwell L. Stearns argues that the solution to these complex problems is a parliamentary democracy. Stearns considers such leading alternatives as ranked choice voting, the national popular vote, and congressional term limits, showing why these can't solve our constitutional crisis. Instead, three amendments —expanding the House of Representatives, having House party coalitions choose the president, and letting the House end a failing presidency based on no confidence—will produce a robust multiparty democracy. These amendments hold an essential advantage over other proposals: by leaving every member of the House and Senate as incumbents in their districts or states, the amendments provide a pressure-release valve against reforms threatening that status. Stearns takes readers on a world tour—England, France, Germany, Israel, Taiwan, Brazil, and Venezuela—showing what works in government, what doesn't, and how to make the best features our own. Genuine party competition and governing coalitions, commonplace across the globe, may seem like a fantasy in the United States. But we can make them a reality. This rare book offers an optimistic vision, explaining in accessible terms how to transform our troubled democracy into a thriving parliamentary America.

MARCH 2024 Political Science • American Government | 376 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 1 b&w photo, 11 b&w illus. 9781421448336 • $34.95 • £29.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Maxwell L. Stearns (BALTIMORE, MD) is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. He has authored dozens of articles and several books on the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the economic analysis of law.



Reporting from the Front Lines of Inner-City Gun Violence JOSIAH BATES A groundbreaking expose on the rise of gun violence in recent years. Journalist Josiah Bates pulls back the curtain on a crisis that continues to plague the United States in this gripping narrative. Fueled by the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest, gun violence has surged to unprecedented levels, devastating marginalized communities and urban areas across the nation. Bates embarks on a heart-wrenching journey, crisscrossing the country to meet victims, perpetrators, community activists, and renowned scholars. Through their powerful stories, he unearths the hidden causes behind the escalating gun violence epidemic. From the corrosive effects of poverty to the contentious debates surrounding policing and calls to defund law enforcement, Bates fearlessly navigates the intricate web of factors influencing gun violence. Through firsthand accounts and expert analysis, he exposes the systemic failures that perpetuate this cycle of destruction and delivers a powerful clarion call for change. Bates amplifies rarely heard voices in this debate, including both victims and perpetrators of shootings, some of whom now work tirelessly to dismantle the violence in their communities. Their stories, alongside Bates's unflinching reporting, illuminate a path toward longterm solutions. As the nation grapples with this relentless epidemic, Bates presents a compelling case for unity and action. In These Streets is a groundbreaking investigation that uncovers the deep-rooted causes of gun violence, empowering readers with the knowledge, empathy, and inspiration needed to drive meaningful transformation.

MAY 2024 Social Science • Violence In Society 272 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 1 line drawing 9781421448985 • $27.95 • £23.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Josiah Bates (BROOKLYN, NY) is an enterprise reporter for The Grio.



Do Jane Austen novels truly celebrate—or undermine—romance and happy endings? How did Jane Austen become a cultural icon for fairy-tale endings when her own books end in ways that are rushed, ironic, and reluctant to satisfy readers' thirst for romance? In Jane Austen and the Price of Happiness, Austen scholar Inger Sigrun Bredkjær Brodey journeys through the iconic novelist's books in the first full-length study of Austen's endings. Through a careful study of Austen's own writings and those of the authors she read during her lifetime—as well as recent cultural reception and adaptations of her novels—Brodey examines the contradictions that surround this queen of romance. Brodey argues that Austen's surprising choices in her endings are an essential aspect of the writer's own sense of the novel and its purpose. Austen's fiercely independent and deeply humanistic ideals led her to develop a style of ending all her own. Writing in a culture that set a monetary value on success in marriage and equated matrimony with happiness, Austen questions these cultural norms and makes her readers work for their comic conclusions, carefully anticipating and shaping her readers' emotional involvement in her novels. Providing innovative and engaging readings of Austen's novels, Jane Austen and the Price of Happiness traces her development as an author and her convictions about authorship, novels, and the purpose of domestic fiction. In a review of modern film adaptions of Austen's work, the book also offers new interpretations while illustrating how contemporary ideas of marriage and happiness have shaped Austen's popular currency in the Anglophone world and beyond.

JUNE 2024 Literary Criticism • European 320 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 37 halftones, 4 line drawings 9781421448206 • $27.95 • £23.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Inger Sigrun Bredkjær Brodey (CHAPEL HILL, NC) is a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the cofounder and director of the Jane Austen Summer Program and Jane Austen & Co. and the principal investigator of Jane Austen's Desk.



Homosexuality, the American Revolution, and the Trials of Robert Newburgh JOHN GILBERT MCCURDY

The fascinating story of a British army chaplain's buggery trial in 1774 reveals surprising truths about early America. On the eve of the American Revolution, the British army considered the case of a chaplain, Robert Newburgh, who had been accused of having sex with a man. Newburgh's enemies cited his flamboyant appearance, defiance of military authority, and seduction of soldiers as proof of his low character. Consumed by fears that the British Empire would soon be torn asunder, his opponents claimed that these supposed crimes against nature translated to crimes against the king. In Vicious and Immoral, historian John McCurdy tells this compelling story of male intimacy and provides an unparalleled glimpse inside eighteenth-century perceptions of queerness. By demanding to have his case heard, Newburgh invoked Enlightenment ideals of equality, arguing passionately that his style of dress and manner should not affect his place in the army or society. His accusers equated queer behavior with rebellion, and his defenders would go on to join the American cause. Newburgh's trial offers some clues to understanding a peculiarity of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century: while gay acts were prohibited by law in much of the British empire, the newly formed United States was comparatively uninterested in legislating against same-sex intimacy. McCurdy imagines what life was like for a gay man in early America and captures the voices of those who loved and hated Newburgh, revealing how sexuality and revolution informed one another. Vicious and Immoral is the first book to place homosexuality in conversation with the American Revolution, and it dares us to rethink the place of LGBTQ people in the founding of the nation.

JUNE 2024 History • United States 368 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 5 b&w photos, 18 b&w illus. 9781421448534 • $34.95 • £29.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

John Gilbert McCurdy (YPSILANTI, MI) is a professor of history at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of Citizen Bachelors: Manhood and the Creation of the United States and Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution.


LONGING FOR CONNECTION Entangled Memories and Emotional Loss in Early America ANDREW BURSTEIN

Untangling the private feelings, ambitions, and fears of early Americans through their personal writings from the Revolution to the Civil War. Modern readers of history and biography unite around a seemingly straightforward question: What did it feel like to live in the past? In Longing for Connection, historian Andrew Burstein attempts to answer this question with a vigorous, nuanced emotional history of the United States from its founding to the Civil War. Through an examination of the letters, diaries, and other personal texts of the time, along with popular poetry and novels, Burstein shows us how early Americans expressed deep emotions through shared metaphors and borrowed verse in their longing for meaning and connection. He reveals how literate, educated Americans—both wellknown and more obscure—expressed their feelings to each other and made attempts at humor, navigating an anxious world in which connection across spaces was difficult to capture. In studying the power of poetry and literature as expressions of inner life, Burstein conveys the tastes of early Americans and illustrates how emotions worked to fashion myths of epic heroes, such as the martyr Nathan Hale, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. He also studies the public's fears of ocean travel, their racial blind spots, and their remarkable facility for political satire. Burstein questions why we seek a connection to the past and its emotions in the first place. America, he argues, is shaped by a persistent belief that the past is reachable and that its lessons remain intact, which represents a major obstacle in any effort to understand our national history. Burstein shows, finally, that modern readers exhibit a similar capacity for rationalization and that dire longing for connection across time and space as the people he studies.

APRIL 2024 History • United States 384 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 1 b&w photo, 7 b&w illus. 9781421448305 • $34.95 • £29.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Andrew Burstein (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) is the Charles P. Manship Professor of History (emeritus) at Louisiana State University. The author of numerous books, including Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello and The Passions of Andrew Jackson, he is also the coauthor of Madison and Jefferson and The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality.



How Our Unequal Society Fails Us during Outbreaks TROY TASSIER

How can we make society more resilient to outbreaks and avoid forcing the poor and working class to bear the brunt of their harm? When an epidemic outbreak occurs, the most physical and financial harm historically falls upon the people who can least afford it: the economically and socially marginalized. Where people live and work, how they commute and socialize, and more have a huge impact on the risks we bear during an outbreak. In The Rich Flee and the Poor Take the Bus, economist Troy Tassier examines examples ranging from the 430 BCE plague of Athens to the COVID-19 pandemic to demonstrate why marginalized groups bear the largest burden of epidemic costs—and how to avoid these systemic failures in the future. The links between epidemics and social issues such as inequality, discrimination, and financial insecurity are not always direct or clear. Tassier reveals truths hidden in plain sight, from the way population density statistics can be misleading to the often-misunderstood differences between risk and uncertainty. The disproportionate harm experienced by marginalized individuals is not the product of their own decisions; instead, the collective choices of society and the tangled web of interactions across people and communities leave these groups most exposed to the perils of epidemics.

FEBRUARY 2024 Political Science • Public Policy 448 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 1 halftone, 4 line drawings 9781421448220 • $32.95 • £27.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Troy Tassier (PLEASANTVILLE, NY) is a professor of economics at Fordham University.

However, there is reason to hope. Utilizing a wealth of economic and population data, Tassier argues that we can leverage lessons learned from historic and recent outbreaks to design better economic and social policies and more just institutions to protect everyone in society when inevitable future epidemics arrive.



Living with the Responsibilities of Freedom DAVID KINLEY

How do we balance freedom with the responsibilities we owe each other as members of society? Are we free to do whatever we want? This idea challenges us throughout our daily lives, from how to tackle pandemic restrictions and vaccine mandates to how to respond to technological innovations and climate change warnings. In The Liberty Paradox, David Kinley argues that we must rehabilitate the notion of liberty by rescuing it from the myopic demands of freedom without limit and reinstating the essential ingredient of social responsibility. Combining political, philosophical, and personal reflections as a global human rights lawyer, Kinley examines the implications of this liberty reset for how we negotiate freedom's boundaries in the realms of wealth, work, health, happiness, security, voice, love, and death. With chapters dedicated to each of these life-defining domains and written in a style both engaging and insightful, The Liberty Paradox explores how we try—and often fail—to balance personal desires and public interests. Kinley concludes that preserving liberty and protecting it from radical individualism requires new ways of respecting each other and rebuilding trust in the institutions and people that govern us.

FEBRUARY 2024 Political Science • Political Freedom 376 Pages • 6 x 9 • t 9781421447957 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

David Kinley is the inaugural Chair of Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney, a founding member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, and an Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He is the author of Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights and the coauthor of The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.


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Why the Rational Believe the Irrational MICHAEL SHERMER

Best-selling author Michael Shermer presents an overarching theory of conspiracy theories—who believes them and why, which ones are real, and what we should do about them. Nothing happens by accident, everything is connected, and there are no coincidences: that is the essence of conspiratorial thinking. Long a fringe part of the American political landscape, conspiracy theories are now mainstream: 147 members of Congress voted in favor of objections to the 2020 presidential election based on an unproven theory about a rigged electoral process promoted by the mysterious group QAnon. But this is only the latest example in a long history of ideas that include the satanic panics of the 1980s, the New World Order and Vatican conspiracy theories, fears about fluoridated water, speculations about President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and the notions that the Sandy Hook massacre was a false-flag operation and 9/11 was an inside job. In Conspiracy, Michael Shermer presents an overarching review of conspiracy theories. Trust in conspiracy theories cuts across gender, age, race, income, education level, occupational status—and even political affiliation. One reason that people believe these conspiracies, Shermer argues, is that enough of them are real that we should be constructively conspiratorial: elections have been rigged (LBJ's 1948 Senate race); medical professionals have intentionally harmed patients in their care (Tuskegee); your government does lie to you (Watergate, Iran-Contra, and Afghanistan); and, tragically, some adults do conspire to sexually abuse children. But Shermer reveals that other factors are also in play: anxiety and a sense of loss of control play a role in conspiratorial cognition patterns, as do certain personality traits. This engaging book will be an important read for anyone concerned about the future direction of American politics, as well as anyone who's watched friends or family fall into patterns of conspiratorial thinking.

JUNE 2024 Social Science • Conspiracy Theories 376 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 4 b&w photos, 40 b&w illus. 9781421449074 • $19.95 • £16.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Michael Shermer (SANTA BARBARA, CA) is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, the host of the popular podcast The Michael Shermer Show, and the Skeptic Substack weekly columnist. He is the author of many New York Times-bestselling books, including Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies-How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths, and The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People.



A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning

JOSÉ ANTONIO BOWEN AND C. EDWARD WATSON How AI is revolutionizing the future of learning and how educators can adapt to this new era of human thinking. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we learn, work, and think. Its integration into classrooms and workplaces is already underway, impacting and challenging ideas about creativity, authorship, and education. In this groundbreaking and practical guide, teachers will discover how to harness and manage AI as a powerful teaching tool. José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson present emerging and powerful research on the seismic changes AI is already creating in schools and the workplace, providing invaluable insights into what AI can accomplish in the classroom and beyond. By learning how to use new AI tools and resources, educators will gain the confidence to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by AI. From interactive learning techniques to advanced assignment and assessment strategies, this comprehensive guide offers practical suggestions for integrating AI effectively into teaching and learning environments. Bowen and Watson tackle crucial questions related to academic integrity, cheating, and other emerging issues. In the age of AI, critical thinking skills, information literacy, and a liberal arts education are more important than ever. As AI continues to reshape the nature of work and human thinking, educators can equip students with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This book serves as a compass, guiding educators through the uncharted territory of AI-powered education and the future of teaching and learning.

APRIL 2024 Education • Schools 144 Pages • 5½ x 8½ • s • 7 b&w illus. 9781421449227 • $24.95 • £20.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

José Antonio Bowen (DALLAS, TX) is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning and Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection. He is the former president of Goucher College. C. Edward Watson (BLACKSBURG, VA) is the Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation at the American Association of Colleges and Universities. He is the former Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past: Research on High Impact, Active Learning Practices. Bowen and Watson are coauthors of Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes.



Seven People Who Saved the Lives of Millions and Transformed the Way We Live FRED C. PAMPEL

The fascinating stories of public health innovators who overcame immense obstacles to improve the health of millions. In the nineteenth century, the scourge of deadly infectious diseases permanently receded for the first time in human history while longevity steadily improved. This progress was due in large part to advances in the public health field, including improved sanitation and cleaner water. Progress in health and longevity continued through the twentieth century, again thanks in part to public health advances in safer food, access to nursing care, an understanding of health disparities, reduced tobacco use, and a global network for vaccine distribution. In The Struggle for Public Health, Fred C. Pampel shares the stories of public health innovators who, over a period of 150 years, helped save lives and change the way we live. These engaging stories feature scientific discoveries, strong personalities, and new forms of social behavior. But these changes did not come without struggle: public health advances met vigorous resistance from vested interests in the status quo, attachment to deeply embedded but false beliefs, and the sheer difficulty of creating large-scale changes in public behavior. This well-researched and historically grounded volume chronicles the fascinating lives of seven advocates for public health progress, including a London bureaucrat who devoted his life to cleaning up filthy streets and neighborhoods, an activist nurse who provided firstrate care and health guidance to newly arrived immigrants, and the organizational genius who overcame limited funding, bureaucratic inertia, and political infighting to deliver vaccines across the world. It features public health innovations developed by Edwin Chadwick, John Snow, Harvey Wiley, Lilian Wald, WEB DuBois, Richard Doll, and D. A. Henderson. The inspiring stories in The Struggle for Public Health offer insights on past advances and the potential for future solutions that could save lives and improve the quality of life for millions of people.

MARCH 2024 Medical • Public Health 344 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 17 halftones, 4 line drawings 9781421447933 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Fred C. Pampel (BOULDER, CO) is a professor emeritus of sociology and research at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.



A Cultural History of the Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster ERIC A. CHEEZUM

The incredible true story of the mysterious sea creature who captured hearts and imaginations during the turbulent 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. In the summer of 1978, residents along the Virginia side of the Potomac River were startled by sightings of a strange creature lurking in the water. Eventually dubbed Chessie, this elusive sea serpent tantalized reporters and the public alike, always slipping away just out of reach. In this, the first comprehensive history of the Chessie phenomenon, Eric A. Cheezum takes us on a thrilling journey through the life and times of the famous monster, diving beneath the surface to reveal the remarkable events that unfolded over the years as Chessie sightings continued. After initially vanishing, the creature resurfaced in 1980, then again in 1982, when it was finally captured on video off the coast of Kent Island. These sightings thrust Chessie into the national and international spotlight, transforming it into a regional celebrity. Cheezum uncovers the fascinating connection between Chessie's appearances and the dramatic changes occurring in Chesapeake Bay communities. As the bay transitioned from a hub of labor-intensive activities to a recreational destination, Chessie became a symbol with multilayered meaning. Environmentalists seized the opportunity to educate the public on the bay's importance as an ecosystem, while tourists and suburbanites found solace in connecting culturally with the bay. Meanwhile, watermen faced the unsettling prospect of a declining way of life.

MAY 2024 History • United States 256 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 3 b&w photos, 11 b&w illus. 9781421449050 • $22.95 • £19.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Eric A. Cheezum is an independent historian and adjunct history professor at Chesapeake College. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

With expert analysis grounded in historical context, Cheezum sheds light on Chessie's enduring impact and legacy. Chessie is an enthralling exploration of the profound power of a symbol that underscores both the affection the public continues to have for the monster and the cultural transformations in the region at the end of the twentieth century.




Could fungal pathogens outsmart us before we find ways to combat them? Humans and fungi share 50 percent of the same DNA. Because we're related, designing drugs to combat the varieties that attack us is a challenge. Meanwhile, in an ever hotter, wetter world, fungi may be finding new ways to thrive, queueing up global outbreak potentials for which no vaccine and woefully few medications exist; some fungi are already finding ways to resist treatment. Among other lifeforms, bats, amphibians, and essential crops are also increasingly threatened by these pathogens. Enter fungal kingdom frontiersman Dr. Arturo Casadevall, an epidemiologist, professor, and inventor. Casadevall shares how the 1990s AIDS epidemic's fungal complications drove his medical mycology work, how COVID-19's fungal incidences underscored the continuing threat to the immunocompromised, and how he and his Johns Hopkins University laboratory team are discovering ways to counter the threats posed by these smart, hungry combatants. What If Fungi Win? describes the beneficial roles of fungi along with their mischievous and deadly impacts and illustrates how committed experts like Casadevall are researching ways to save us and our food supplies. In addition to an overview of blights, lichens, molds, mushrooms, rusts, and smuts, readers will learn about: how fungi proliferated following the mass dinosaur extinction Oregon's ancient 2,384-acre Armillaria ostoyae—Earth's largest organism the rye fungus ergot that may have fueled the Salem witch trials mushrooms used to create vegan leather and eco-friendly packaging, as well as plastic-consuming fungi why it's critical that funding institutions pay attention to fungal risks and aid scientists in their work.

MAY 2024 Science • Life Sciences 208 Pages • 5 x 7 • t • 5 b&w illus. 9781421449005 • $16.95 • £14.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Alfred and Jill Summer Chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Casadevall is the author of more than 1,000 publications, and his key research interests are focused on host defense mechanisms, how fungi cause disease, and the development of antibody-based therapies for infectious diseases. Casadevall is an entrepreneur with several patents for fungibased inventions, including eco-friendly packaging. He is editor-in-chief of mBio and senior editor of eLife, was deputy editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and serves on several editorial boards. Stephanie Desmon is a communications director at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an award-winning journalist. Desmon co-hosts Hopkins' Public Health on Call podcast.




A brief but engaging look at getting older. In Age, biogerontologist Suresh Rattan delves into the fascinating biology and philosophy of aging. Beginning with an exploration of the chemical origins and fundamental characteristics of life, Rattan then explains how gerontologists interpret human life as a continuum divided into four "ages." Our age flows forward and backward depending on how we feel, how we behave, and how we perceive ourselves. How we approach our age and the age of others often determines our physical, mental, and social health as well as how we treat others. Thanks to evolution, our bodies maintain a homeodynamic space that repairs our bodies until about the age of 45, at which point this space begins to shrink. Through his research, Rattan was inspired to create a formula for eternal life: perfect genes, a healthy environment, and good fortune. Unfortunately, these three ingredients are impossible to achieve, and Rattan urges us to accept our aging bodies and mortality with grace. After all, aging happens to all of us. In Reflections, a series copublished with Denmark's Aarhus University Press, scholars deliver 60-page reflections on key concepts. These books present unique insights on a wide range of topics that entertain and enlighten readers with exciting discoveries and new perspectives.

JUNE 2024 Self-Help • Aging 60 Pages • 4½ x 7¼ • t 9781421447834 • $8.95 • £7.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Suresh Rattan (AARHUS, DK) is an emeritus professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University.




A brief but engaging look at love. In Love, researcher Anne Marie Pahuus explores the fascinating dimensions of this complicated and alluring feeling. Defining love as a mixture of warm emotions fueled by our wish to be with another person, Pahuus illustrates how love frames and influences our eventful lives, plans, and goals. But we haven't always viewed love in the romantic way that we see it now—the idea of love has changed and evolved throughout history, from Plato to Kierkegaard and Milan Kundera. Love determines our experience of happiness, but it also defines our responsibilities. Pahuus asks provocative questions: How do our attitudes toward love reinforce or subvert traditional ideas about gender, sexuality, and partnership? And how do we experience and value different forms of love, such as romantic, familial, or universal? Tackling these essential questions with humor and candor, Love will help you reframe your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. In Reflections, a series copublished with Denmark's Aarhus University Press, scholars deliver 60-page reflections on key concepts. These books present unique insights on a wide range of topics that entertain and enlighten readers with exciting discoveries and new perspectives.

JUNE 2024 Philosophy • Reference 60 Pages • 4½ x 7¼ • t 9781421447858 • $8.95 • £7.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Anne Marie Pahuus (AARHUS, DK) is the vice dean for research and talent development and the head of the Graduate School of Arts at Aarhus University.



Brief Books about Big Ideas


A brief but engaging look at the importance of trust. Gert Tinggaard Svendsen explores how to cultivate this elusive feeling —and why developing trust is so important for maintaining a happy, stable, and economically sound society. Without it, societies become more corrupt and legal systems cannot guarantee justice. Why do Nordic countries like Denmark score so highly in trust and happiness levels and so low in levels of corruption—and how can other countries replicate these stats for the good of their people? Higher levels of trust often translate to more cooperation and social responsibility, advantages in economic growth and social stability, and happier workplaces. Tinggard Svendsen's research on trust emphasizes that if we want to build trust, we must minimize control. The fewer resources we expend on surveillance and monitoring, the more resources we can use to improve competition, advance research, and nurture innovation. In Reflections, a series copublished with Denmark's Aarhus University Press, scholars deliver 60-page reflections on key concepts. These books present unique insights on a wide range of topics that entertain and enlighten readers with exciting discoveries and new perspectives.

JUNE 2024 Business & Economics • Economics 60 Pages • 4½ x 7¼ • t 9781421447810 • $8.95 • £7.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Gert Tinggaard Svendsen (AARHUS, DK) is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University.



Brief Books about Big Ideas


A brief but engaging look at the fascinating world of ants. In Ants, researcher Joachim Offenberg encourages us to take a closer look at the ant: a small insect, but mighty in number and evolutionary sophistication. Exhibiting highly advanced social structures, the ability to control and manipulate other organisms, and the use of medicinal substances and tools, ants are more like humans than we might think. Like humankind, ants have multiplied on every continent on the globe, except Antarctica. Follow along as Offenberg delves into the complex world of ants: the architecture they build, the exciting societies in which they live, and the clever methods they use to survive. In Reflections, a series copublished with Denmark's Aarhus University Press, scholars deliver 60-page reflections on key concepts. These books present unique insights on a wide range of topics that entertain and enlighten readers with exciting discoveries and new perspectives. JUNE 2024 Nature • Animals 60 Pages • 4½ x 7¼ • t 9781421447872 • $8.95 • £7.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Joachim Offenberg (AARHUS, DK) is a senior researcher in the Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University.




Explore the mind of a bee and learn what drives its behavior. Have you ever observed a bee up close and wondered what was going on inside its head? Like ours, insects' brains take up most of the space in their heads, but their brains are smaller than a grain of rice, only 0.0002% as large as ours. But what purpose does the insect brain serve, and how does that drive their creativity, morality, and emotions? Bees in particular exhibit unexpected and fascinating cognitive skills. In What Do Bees Think About? animal cognition researcher Mathieu Lihoreau examines a century of research into insect evolution and behavior. He explains recent scientific discoveries, recounts researchers' anecdotes, and reflects on the cognition of these fascinating creatures. Lihoreau's and others scientist's research on insects reinforces the importance of protecting and preserving insects such as bees: after all, our survival on the planet is deeply dependent on theirs. This book provides an eye-opening window into the world of insect cognition and echoes an important ecological message about bees—they are intelligent creatures sharing the same fragile ecosystem as us.

MAY 2024 Science • Life Sciences 176 Pages • 6 x 9 • t 9781421448589 • $21.95 • £18.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Mathieu Lihoreau is an evolutionary biologist and animal cognition researcher at the Behavioral and Cognitive Ecology Lab in the Center for Integrative Biology at the Université de Toulouse. Translator and book editor Alison Duncan earned her master of science in translation from New York University and her bachelor of arts in French and Francophone studies from Vassar College. She is the translator of Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects.


THE BEAST WITHIN Humans as Animals


How different from animals are we really? Are humans the only creatures who love, laugh, cry, possess morals, and wage war? In The Beast Within, scientific researcher and ethologist Jessica Serra upends the assumptions that underpin our very human hypothesis that we possess a superior place in the hierarchy of organisms on Earth. How did we come to think of our animality as standing in opposition to our humanity—and does this reasoning have a scientific basis? Through the fascinating discoveries made by ethologists, anthropologists, and archeologists, Serra deciphers our behaviors in light of their animal roots and demystifies ideas about how different animals are from humans. She compares human behaviors with those exhibited by other species in chapters spanning topics as varied as sex, morality, emotions, intelligence, and family. Exploring the evolution of various animal species, as well as the evolution of historical ideas about humanity and animality, Serra theorizes that human behaviors and motivations may hold more in common with those of animals than we think. These explorations of scientific findings encourage us to reconsider how much we have truly removed ourselves from "the beast within."

JANUARY 2024 Science • Life Sciences 224 Pages • 6 x 9 • t 9781421447506 • $19.95 • £16.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Jessica Serra is a scientific researcher, writer, editor, and consultant. She is the author of The Secret Life of Cats, which became the basis for popular French television show, La Vie Secrète des Chats on BBC Worldwide. Translator and book editor Alison Duncan earned her master of science in translation from New York University and her bachelor of arts in French and Francophone studies from Vassar College. She is the translator of Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects.



BRUCE M. BEEHLER, EDITED BY BRIAN E. SMALL, FOREWORD BY MICHAEL J. PARR The most up-to-date and gorgeous photographic collection of all 1,144 bird species in North America (including Hawaii!). A Great Blue Heron, a Wood Duck, a Baltimore Oriole, an Eastern Bluebird, or a Belted Kingfisher—which North American bird species is your favorite? In Birds of North America: A Photographic Atlas, Bruce M. Beehler provides the information and images you need to identify and enjoy each of the 1,144 amazing and diverse bird species recorded in the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Alaska. Featuring more than 1,200 full-color photographs and illustrations and more than 700 range maps, this comprehensive reference provides both beginners and seasoned birders with important facts about each bird's ecology, behavior, seasonal movements, nesting biology, and conservation status. Birds of North America gives bird-lovers everything they could ask for: The photographs and illustrations, selected and curated by Brian E. Small, one of America's most talented nature photographers, depict each species in its most beautiful plumage and natural habitat. The largest, most detailed, and most up-to-date range maps available anywhere provide invaluable insider information on the best birding hotspots. And the special sections rounding out the book offer helpful guidance on birding gear, field trip planning, critical resources, and conservation issues. This is the book for aspiring and veteran bird enthusiasts alike.

APRIL 2024 Science • Life Sciences 560 Pages • 9 x 11 • s • 1173 color photos, 39 color illus., 735 maps 9781421448268 • $59.95 • £50.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book Ornithologist Bruce M. Beehler is a research associate in the Division of Birds at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and a scientific affiliate of the American Bird Conservancy. He is the author of more than a dozen nature books, including Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia and North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring. Brian E. Small is one of North America's best known and most accomplished bird photographers, whose images grace more than fifty books.



GEORGE R. ZUG AND DEVIN A. REESE The first and only book dedicated entirely to the fascinating ecology of the world's tortoises. Embark on a captivating journey into the remarkable world of tortoises with Tortoises of the World. This extensively researched and beautifully illustrated book provides a comprehensive exploration of the biology, natural history, and conservation of these fascinating creatures. Renowned reptile scientist George R. Zug and acclaimed science writer Devin A. Reese draw from the wealth of primary research studies to offer the first book dedicated wholly to the family of Testudinidae. With a focus on the existing diversity of the 47 known tortoise species and their evolution from ancestral turtles, this guide explores: Tortoise adaptations, their unique body plan, and behavioral ecology The odd anatomy and physiology that enables tortoises' life in shells Their resilience in the face of extreme temperatures and aridity Their ecosystem engineering in the diverse habitats they occupy The fascinating life cycle of tortoises, from their mating rituals to the arduous task of nesting and the tenuous survival of eggs and hatchlings Zug and Reese also shed light on the challenging interactions between tortoises and humans while highlighting ongoing conservation efforts to secure their futures. This comprehensive and approachable guide will expand your knowledge and ignite your passion for the world of tortoises.

APRIL 2024 Science • Life Sciences 256 Pages • 7 x 10 • s • 25 color photos, 15 b&w photos, 51 b&w illus. 9781421448350 • $49.95 • £41.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book George R. Zug (SPRINGFIELD, VA), emeritus research scientist of reptiles and amphibians at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, is an award-winning herpetology researcher, the author of Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islands, and the coauthor of Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles. Devin A. Reese (ALEXANDRIA, VA) is the executive editor of Natural History magazine. An award-winning science writer who earned her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, she has written for the Smithsonian, PBS, the World Wildlife Fund, Science News, and elsewhere.


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RESTORING THE BALANCE What Wolves Tell Us about Our Relationship with Nature JOHN A. VUCETICH

Wolves on a wilderness island illuminate lessons on the environment, extinction, and life. For more than a quarter century, celebrated biologist John Vucetich has studied the wolves, and the moose that sustain them, of the boreal forest of Isle Royale National Park, an island in the northwest corner of Lake Superior. During this time, he has witnessed both the near extinction of the local wolf population, driven largely by climate change, and the intensely debated relocation of other wolves to the island in an effort to stabilize and maintain Isle Royale's ecosystem health. In Restoring the Balance, Vucetich combines environmental philosophy with field notes chronicling his day-to-day experience as a scientist. Examining the fate of wolves in the wild, he shares lessons from these wolves and explains their impact on humanity's fundamental responsibilities to the natural world. Vucetich's engaging narrative and unique, clear-eyed perspective provide an accessible course in wolf biology and behavioral ecology. He tackles profound unresolved questions that will shape our future understanding of what it means to be good to life on earth: Are humans the only persons to inhabit Earth, or do we share the planet with uncounted nonhuman persons? What does a healthy relationship with the natural world look like? Should we intervene in nature's course in order to care for it? Touching on the triumph and tragedy of how wolves kill moose to the Shakespearian drama of wolves' social lives, Vucetich comments on ravens, mice, winter ticks, and even a lifechanging encounter he shared with a toad. Vucetich produces exquisite insight by masterfully connecting his observations to a far-reaching history of ideas about the environment. Combining natural history and memoir with fascinating commentary on humanity's relationship with nature, Restoring the Balance evokes our connections with wolves as fellow apex predators, demonstrating how our shifting views on nature have implications for both their survival and ours. This book will be treasured by any thoughtful reader looking to deepen their relationship with nature and learn about the wolves of Isle Royale along the way.

FEBRUARY 2024 Nature • Animals 416 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 5 b&w photos, 26 b&w illus. 9781421449081 • $29.95 • £25.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

John A. Vucetich is a distinguished professor of wildlife conservation at Michigan Technological University. He is the leader of the Isle Royale wolf-moose project.



A new approach to understanding, preventing, and treating heart disease to empower you and your loved ones to live long and healthy lives. The main cause of heart disease—the world's number one killer—is a cancer-like "tumor" inside the coronary arteries that keep our hearts beating. Although this similarity to cancer is well-established in medical journals, most people (and their health care providers) don't approach heart disease as seriously as cancer, even though it's just as deadly. In Fight Heart Disease Like Cancer, cardiologist Michael McConnell shares the stories of his family, patients, and research to lay out a modern and effective approach to preventing, screening, and treating heart disease like cancer to avoid its dire consequences. Dr. McConnell highlights the latest research on the substantial overlap between heart disease and cancer, from shared risk factors to screening for early detection to new and powerful therapies. In accessible language, and with personal perspectives from his daughters Mia and Kelly, he explains how heart disease grows in similar ways to cancer how to screen for early heart disease prevention techniques that incorporate both a heart-healthy lifestyle and medical help when needed simple and powerful therapies to reverse heart disease and prevent heart attacks and strokes digital health technologies, including wearable devices and artificial intelligence, that broaden access for detecting and monitoring heart disease Dr. McConnell, through his work with the American Heart Association and the National Fitness Foundation, also highlights the many ways our society can reduce heart disease. Fight Heart Disease Like Cancer will guide you step-by-step how to prevent, screen, and treat heart disease to live a healthier and longer life for all.

JANUARY 2024 Health & Fitness • Diseases & Conditions 232 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 3 halftones 9781421448466 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE (LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA), is a cardiologist and clinical professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has worked with Apple, Google, and Fitbit on digital health initiatives and has spent more than 25 years researching heart disease and practicing preventive cardiology. All author royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.



One Year in the Future of Medicine ABRAHAM M. NUSSBAUM

A groundbreaking approach to training doctors could transform the future of health care. For decades, physicians have been trained on the textbook of the body, from the corpse in a cadaver lab to the patient in a procedure suite. This type of training usually leads them to specialize in specific organs or systems and breeds an increasingly impersonal view of medicine in which the importance of person-to-person care—the hallmark of a good relationship between doctors and patients—has been lost. In this engrossing narrative, you'll meet seven extraordinary students who embarked on a new way to train doctors that attempts to regain what's been lost. These medical students follow patients instead of physicians, accompanying patients to primary care appointments, emergency room visits, and even surgical procedures, developing deep connections and understanding the intricate interplay between the health of our bodies and the health of our communities. They learn the textbook of a community in addition to the textbook of the body. Through poignant stories of these seven students and the people they meet as patients, Dr. Abraham M. Nussbaum illustrates the power of becoming a doctor and the possibility of changing the way we train doctors. As the students acquire a wealth of knowledge about the human body, they also navigate immense challenges and responsibilities. Throughout the year, they go about their lives, find love, and start families, all while getting to know their patients and their lives. Progress Notes follows the evolution of medical education and is a must-read for premedical students, medical students, and medical professionals seeking insight into the changing landscape of their field as well as for readers captivated by medical dramas and the pursuit of transformative care that benefits us all.

JUNE 2024 Medical • Education & Training 368 Pages • 6 x 9 • t 9781421448947 • $29.95 • £25.00 • Hardcover Also available as an e-book Abraham M. Nussbaum, MD, is the Chief Education Officer at Denver Health and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the author of The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine.



A Family Guide for Caregiving


A comprehensive guide for those caring for a loved one nearing the end of life. Many people seek the comfort and dignity of dying at home. Advances in pharmacology and hospice care allow the dying to remain at home relatively free of pain and symptoms, but navigating professional services, insurance coverage, and family dynamics often compounds the complexity of this process. Extensively updated and revised, this third edition of Andrea Sankar's Dying at Home: A Family Guide for Caregiving provides essential information that caregivers and dying persons need to navigate this journey. Featuring contributions by professionals and personal stories from indepth case studies of family caregivers, this guide discusses the challenges, resources, benefits, and barriers to care at home. With updates on advance care planning, developments in palliative care medicine, and the availability of legally assisted dying, this edition discusses how to: Arrange medical care, nursing, and ancillary therapies Understand costs, sources of financial support, and insurance coverage Collaborate with health professionals in the home Assist in implementing pain management techniques Find social and spiritual support, as well as self-care for caregivers Handle family dynamics and legal matters Collaborate to make complex care and treatment decisions Navigate the process of dying and caring for the body after death

FEBRUARY 2024 Family & Relationships • Death, Grief, Bereavement 488 Pages • 6¼ x 9¼ • s 9781421447728 • $54.95 • £45.50 • Hardcover 9781421447735 • $27.95 • £23.00 • Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Andrea Sankar is a professor of medical anthropology at Wayne State University, where she is also the co-founder and co-director of the Social Work and Anthropology doctoral program. The former editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Sankar was named Michiganian of the Year in 1995 for her work on HIV/AIDS. CM Cassady is a PhD candidate in social work and anthropology at Wayne State University who has worked with chronically ill and dying persons in California, Oregon, and Michigan.



A Conversation on the Myths and Mysteries of Cancer

RICHARD J. JONES AND T. MICHAEL MCCORMICK A compelling guide to understanding cancer and embracing life. Rogue Cells is the essential guide to navigating cancer diagnosis and treatment. Coauthored by Dr. Richard J. Jones, an internationally renowned cancer physician and researcher, and T. Michael McCormick, this guide provides the important information that patients and physicians need to know to approach cancer with more hope and less worry and fear. With an engaging blend of science and humor, Jones and McCormick discuss everything from the causes of cancer to preventative measures and treatment options. Their goal is to educate and reassure by making the science as easy to understand as possible. In conversational language, Jones and McCormick examine the biology of cancer, the state of current research, prospects for treatment, and different ways to approach a diagnosis. If you have cancer or are supporting someone who does, this book is a must-read. Rogue Cells provides a solid understanding of the disease, its causes, and its treatments—to help everyone confronting this disease make informed decisions and feel more in control of the cancer journey.

FEBRUARY 2024 Health & Fitness • Diseases & Conditions 224 Pages • 6 x 9 • t • 23 halftones, 29 line drawings 9781421448282 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Richard J. Jones, MD (BALTIMORE, MD), is a professor of oncology, medicine, and pathophysiology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is the director of the Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. He is also the associate director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. T. Michael McCormick, MS Ed (SEVERNA PARK, MD), is retired from a long career in systems and software engineering and information technology management.



Operations Management and Marketing for Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities BENJAMIN W. PEARCE

The essential guide to managing senior living communities—now updated! Senior Living Communities has long been considered the most comprehensive guide to revolutionizing the management practices of communities catering to seniors. Now in its third edition, Benjamin W. Pearce's updated book lays out the latest operational guidelines, assessment tools, and intervention options to transform how to provide care and enhance the quality of life for residents. With a focus on measuring and understanding health and lifestyle progression, this edition introduces how assessment tools can establish a baseline and enable tracking of changes in residents' health conditions. Equipped with this invaluable information, providers and primary care professionals can make informed decisions, tailor treatments, and improve the quality of life for their residents. Offering guidance on improving safety alongside advice on navigating increasingly complex lifestyle challenges, Pearce also provides actionable intervention options for staff implementation and strategies to respond proactively rather than reactively as residents' needs evolve. Informed by lessons learned during the pandemic, this edition features the latest advances in infection control strategies and outlines best practices in digital marketing, electronic record keeping, standards of care, and architectural design. It also contains revised appendixes, including a senior living metrics glossary, an operations audit, a sample SWOT analysis, and an executive director responsibilities checklist.

MAY 2024 Medical • Geriatrics 384 Pages • 8½ x 11 • s • 5 line drawings 9781421448060 • $99.95 • £83.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Benjamin W. Pearce (CHARLESTON, SC) is the president of Senior Living Consulting.



Ethical Praxis and the Politics of Care CHRISTA TESTON

HEALTH COMMUNICATION Explores human dignity and care in the face of disease and disability. Complex contemporary experiences with disease, death, and disability in the United States have made the concept of human dignity seem outdated. In Doing Dignity: Ethical Praxis and the Politics of Care, Christa Teston challenges conventional notions of dignity and, based on analyses of clinical observations, interviews, and focus groups, encourages a new understanding of care. This thought-provoking book presents a practice-based approach to human dignity through three compelling case studies: US health care professionals' COVID-19 caretaking experiences, legislative debates about medical aid in dying, and clinical interactions between wheelchair users and health care professionals. Teston demonstrates how dignity is not an abstract idea but rather is a set of practices embedded in the politics and complexities of care. Drawing from feminist care ethics, rhetorical theory, disability studies, and critical Black studies, Doing Dignity offers a fresh perspective on the moral underpinnings of modern-day medicine. Teston explores how health care professionals enact dignity despite the challenges of marketbased medicine, the commodification of care, and shifting societal discourse on disease, dying, and disability. This book transcends philosophical debates and provides practical insights for both patients and practitioners. Without falling into sentimentality or hopelessness, Doing Dignity honors human vulnerability while revealing how situational factors influence the practice of dignified care.

JUNE 2024 Medical • Health Policy 192 Pages • 5½ x 8½ • s • 10 b&w photos, 4 b&w illus. 9781421448763 • $54.95 • £45.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book Christa Teston (COLUMBUS, OH) is the Andrea Lunsford Designated Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy in the Department of English at Ohio State University. She is the author of Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty.


THE LOGIC OF IMMUNITY Deciphering an Enigma

BOBBY JOSEPH CHERAYIL Unveils how the immune system works and explores strategies for harnessing its potential for maintaining good health. Embark on a fascinating journey into the human immune system with The Logic of Immunity. B. J. Cherayil, an accomplished immunologist and educator, demystifies the complex workings of our body's defense system. This scientifically grounded book unveils the inner mechanisms of specialized cells and molecules that safeguard our health, shedding light on how and why our immune systems can malfunction and lead to disease. Drawing from years of experience and expertise, Dr. Cherayil skillfully guides readers through the intricacies of immune responses and offers invaluable insights into the latest research-backed strategies to harness its power for maintaining and restoring well-being. Blending scientific knowledge with historical anecdotes, this work also introduces the remarkable scientists who shaped our understanding of immune function. Complemented by detailed illustrations and a glossary of key terms, The Logic of Immunity explains how the immune system interacts with other body systems, why some people develop autoimmune diseases while others do not, and how lifestyle factors may activate or suppress the immune system. Explore the enigmatic world of immunity, unlock its secrets, and discover the power it holds to protect our health.

JANUARY 2024 Medical • Immunology 208 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 24 line drawings 9781421447650 • $32.95 • £27.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

B. J. Cherayil, MD (LEXINGTON, MA), is a physician-scientist who conducts research on the immune system as a principal investigator in the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where he codirects two immunology courses and is a member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology faculty.



How Purpose and Inclusion Drive Student Success


How university leaders' empowering approach to resiliency was tested by the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial unrest. In 2020, some higher education leaders successfully navigated the unprecedented challenges the year presented and emerged as resilient agents of change in their academic communities. Freeman A. Hrabowski III was one of many leaders who followed the science during the pandemic and followed his heart in the fight for racial justice, even though the science was often playing catch-up with the virus, and campuses were playing catch-up on the history of race in our country. This precarious position often left higher education leaders in the disquieting position of making decisions with only partial or changing information. Drawing from lessons learned in real scenarios, the authors provide practical recommendations for empowering colleagues, cultivating resilience and courage, and sustaining purpose and inclusion within institutions. Building on Hrabowski's previous book The Empowered University, The Resilient University offers university leaders invaluable insight into how the qualities of openness, resilience, courage, passion, and hope can be harnessed in times of crisis to guide their institutions to thrive.

JANUARY 2024 Education • Inclusive Education 280 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 2 b&w illus. 9781421448442 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Freeman A. Hrabowski III served as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from 1992 to 2022 and as chair of the President's Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans under President Obama. He is the author of The Empowered University: Culture Change, Shared Leadership, and Academic Success. Peter H. Henderson has served as senior advisor to the president at UMBC and director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Lynne C. Schaefer was vice president for administration and finance at UMBC and is the past president of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Philip J. Rous is provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and a professor of physics at UMBC.



The Power of Historically Black Colleges and Universities MARYBETH GASMAN AND LEVON T. ESTERS

Showcases the role HBCUs play in empowering Black students, fostering economic development, building community, and mentoring leaders and activists. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a pivotal role in promoting social and economic mobility for African Americans and in mentoring the next generation of Black leaders. In HBCU, Marybeth Gasman and Levon T. Esters explore the remarkable impact and contributions of these significant institutions. Through inspiring personal stories and extensive research, Gasman and Esters showcase how HBCUs have mentored generations of leaders and scholars, fostering a collaborative culture of success and empowerment. These schools shape and propel Black students into leadership and intellectual roles where they have a major impact on medicine, literature, law, higher education, art, sports, and business. HBCUs also have a profound impact on local communities and economic development that extends far beyond the classroom. This book sheds light on the unique cultures and identities nurtured within HBCUs while emphasizing the importance of philanthropic support and alumni engagement in maintaining these important institutions. Despite their positive contributions to society, HBCUs face specific challenges like securing adequate funding and support, small endowments, and accreditation. Gasman and Esters sound a compelling call to action and outline practical steps for sustaining HBCUs' invaluable legacy.

JANUARY 2024 Education • Schools 336 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 1 b&w illus 9781421448183 • $34.95 • £29.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Marybeth Gasman (PHILADELPHIA, PA)is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair and a Distinguished University Professor at Rutgers University. She is the author of Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring and the coauthor of Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action. Levon T. Esters (LAFAYETTE, IN) is the dean of the Graduate School and the vice provost for graduate education at The Pennsylvania State University.



College Leadership from Unexpected Places MARY DANA HINTON

A guide to why people from marginalized backgrounds may be uniquely qualified to become effective higher education leaders— and how they can get there. Students and faculty in higher education increasingly reflect more diverse backgrounds, but this diversity remains rare in many leadership roles. In Leading from the Margins, Mary Dana Hinton celebrates the unique strengths of marginalized individuals, inviting them to embrace their leadership potential and make a difference. Drawing from Hinton's own journey to becoming a university president, this book challenges conventional leadership theories and highlights the value of diverse voices. Whether you're an emerging or established leader, Leading from the Margins will empower you to find your own leadership style and discover strength in unexpected places. Through engaging personal stories and insightful research, Hinton explores the opportunities and challenges faced by leaders from marginalized backgrounds. She sheds light on overlooked identities and emphasizes the need for leadership that reflects the demographics and needs of those being led. This book is a vital resource for people in higher education aspiring to senior leadership positions who feel unheard or unrepresented in traditional leadership roles. Hinton offers a powerful voice to leaders from marginalized groups, providing validation, inspiration, and practical guidance. By recognizing and nurturing their unique leadership styles, she encourages readers to make a meaningful impact and drive positive change in their organizations and communities. Leading from the Margins is an essential read for anyone seeking to foster inclusive and effective leadership, bridging the gap between theory and lived experiences. Embrace your identity and lead from where you are.

FEBRUARY 2024 Education • Inclusive Education 216 Pages • 5½ x 8½ • s • 1 b&w illus 9781421448510 • $28.95 • £24.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Mary Dana Hinton (ROANOKE, VA) is the president of Hollins University and president emerita of the College of Saint Benedict. She is the author of The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America.



Challenging Tradition and Forging Possibilities ROZANA CARDUCCI, JORDAN HARPER AND ADRIANNA KEZAR

Sharing the new and evolving approaches to higher education leadership that foster liberatory systemic change. Higher Education Leadership offers a groundbreaking exploration of leadership in higher education. Rozana Carducci, Jordan Harper, and Adrianna Kezar challenge traditional paradigms and ideologies that hinder progress—advocating instead for liberatory systemic change. The authors highlight new and evolving interdisciplinary leadership approaches for resisting and dismantling oppressive systems, including neoliberalism and white supremacy, within and beyond higher education organizations. This comprehensive textbook synthesizes decades of leadership scholarship and dissects the limitations of hierarchical and individualcentered models prevalent in higher education. Through critical analysis, the authors unveil process-centered, shared-power, and equity-oriented approaches that prioritize liberation. By translating classic and revolutionary theories, they empower current and aspiring higher education leaders to reimagine their roles to create more meaningful impact. The authors bring theory to life by exploring the specific context of higher education and providing practical applications. Their survey also identifies gaps in knowledge and methodologies and provides ideas for future leadership research. They invite readers to view leadership as both a problem to be interrogated and dismantled as well as a pathway to a more liberatory future. By recognizing these dual possibilities of leadership, the authors open the door to powerful insights while also offering a cautionary tale. With enriching case studies, vignettes, and discussion questions, Higher Education Leadership serves as an essential resource for graduate classrooms and professionals seeking to critique existing leadership practices and forge new pathways that foster equity and systemic transformation.

FEBRUARY 2024 Education • Leadership 400 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 6 b&w illus. 9781421448787 • $49.95 • £41.50 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Rozana Carducci (GREENSBORO, NC) is an associate professor and graduate director of the Masters of Higher Education program at Elon University. She is the author of Rethinking the "L" Word in Higher Education: The Revolution of Research on Leadership and the coeditor of Disrupting Qualitative Inquiry: Possibilities and Tensions in Educational Research. Jordan Harper (BALTIMORE, MD) is an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership, and Policy at Morgan State University. Adrianna Kezar (SANTA YNEZ, CA) is a professor of higher education at the University of Southern California and the director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. She is the author How Colleges Change: Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change and The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University.


INSIDE COLLEGE MERGERS Stories from the Front Lines

EDITED BY MARK LA BRANCHE A firsthand account by seven college and university leaders who went beyond traditional boundaries of operation and identity to preserve, sustain, expand, and enhance their missions. While the specter of closure looms over many colleges and universities, mergers can offer a pathway to success and growth. In Inside College Mergers, editor Mark La Branche offers firsthand accounts of how he and six other college and university leaders embarked on transformative journeys to preserve, sustain, expand, and enhance their institutions' missions. The nuanced circumstances, responses, and outcomes that shape the merger landscape reveal practical insights to guide your own institution's journey. Through personal experiences and lessons in leadership, each chapter author shares their institution's unique journey, offering valuable insights for those considering mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships. These contributors share tactical strategies for decision-making and delve into the philosophy of leadership, providing a trove of wisdom for all leaders in higher education. With predictions of college closures looming, it is imperative for institutions to explore options beyond traditional boundaries. Designed for presidents, provosts, chancellors, trustees, and aspiring higher education leaders, this book serves as a rare playbook, showcasing successful mergers, pitfalls to avoid, and the critical evaluation of institutional missions that mergers can catalyze. Inside College Mergers is an essential guide for shaping the future of higher education through strategic collaborations.

MAY 2023 Education • Schools 160 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 1 b&w illus 9781421448602 • $44.95 • £37.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Mark La Branche (PENSACOLA, FL) is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee Southern.



What is the true value of a college education? In this thought-provoking book, acclaimed cultural critic and professor of literature Richard Ohmann and noted critical scholar and pedagogue Ira Shor challenge the widely accepted notion of the "college premium": the economic advantage associated with obtaining a college degree. The authors show how the idea of a college premium is often merely a myth that furthers the commercialization of education. Drawing on historical analysis and keen insights, they expose the underlying neoliberal ideology that has transformed universities into vehicles for profit-driven corporations. They argue that the college premium confirms class hierarchies in the United States while claiming to apply to everyone. This compelling narrative uncovers the reshaping of our perception of the value of higher education. From the casualization of academic labor to the mounting burden of student debt, from the erosion of academic freedoms to the rise of vocational curricula, Ohmann and Shor connect the dots to illustrate how economic imperatives have influenced university life. Is College Worth It?is a must-read for students, parents, policymakers, and anyone concerned with the future of education. Ohmann and Shor's erudite analysis challenges conventional wisdom and offers a fresh perspective on the true meaning and worth of a college education.

APRIL 2024 Education • Schools 296 Pages • 5 x 8 • s 9781421448800 • $32.95 • £27.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

The late Richard Ohmann was an American literary critic and professor of English at Wesleyan University. Ira Shor is emeritus professor of English and urban education at CUNY.



When enormous amounts of information are available at our fingertips, how do we learn the things we need to know? In a world overflowing with information, how can we adapt our learning methods to thrive? Dave Cormier, a pioneering figure in digital education, presents a thought-provoking manifesto in Learning in a Time of Abundance. As the coiner of the term "MOOCs" and a leading voice in digital learning, Cormier offers a fresh perspective on how we can face the uncertainty of a world where our challenges don't have clear answers amid an overwhelming digital landscape. Measuring knowledge through memorization and grades made more sense in a world where information was hard to come by. Cormier explores the cultural and teaching changes necessary to adapt in the digital age while emphasizing the importance of understanding how to navigate the vast sea of information we encounter every day, from answering questions like "Should my child play sports that often lead to concussions?" to "How should I chime in on that Facebook conversation on gender identity?" Delving into the history of traditional learning, Cormier addresses the pressing question of how we must transform our learning approaches to thrive in an era of endless information and complex decision making. This book is a must-read for those seeking guidance on how to adapt when we are overwhelmed by information overload. Whether it's understanding social media influences on children or making impactful decisions as citizens, Cormier empowers readers in the digital age to find your humility, trust effectively, and learn to apply your values in complex situations.

JANUARY 2024 Education • Schools 192 Pages • 5½ x 8½ • s 9781421447797 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Dave Cormier (ONTARIO, CA) is a learning specialist at the University of Windsor.


THE LEARNING-CENTERED UNIVERSITY Making College a More Developmental, Transformational, and Equitable Experience STEVEN MINTZ

An essential guide to transforming the college experience for student success. In The Learning-Centered University, renowned historian Steven Mintz unveils a comprehensive blueprint for addressing the critical issues of stagnating incomes and productivity, persistent wealth inequalities, and political polarization plaguing colleges and universities today. With practical strategies and a deep understanding of the history and future of higher education, Mintz outlines how we can transform higher education to promote access, affordability, degree attainment, and equity. Mintz provides a thought-provoking analysis of the challenges facing higher education, from the growing disparities in resources and facilities to the need for a more holistic approach to students' development. He offers actionable solutions to create a more interactive, engaging, and skills-focused learning environment. From seamless community college transfers to embedding career preparation throughout the undergraduate experience, Mintz steers institutions toward a future that embraces innovation and student success. This essential guide also explores the transformative potential of technology in education, the importance of equity and student support services, and the future of the humanities. Drawing on his vast teaching experience and expertise in student success, Mintz provides practical insights and strategies for driving academic innovation and overcoming resistance to change. The Learning-Centered Universityis an invaluable resource for educators, administrators, and policy makers who are dedicated to offering a more equitable, accessible, and impactful learning experience for all students.

JANUARY 2024 Education • Schools 360 Pages • 6 x 9 • s 9781421448022 • $32.95 • £27.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Steven Mintz (AUSTIN, TX) is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin and was formerly the founding director of the University of Texas System's Institute for Transformational Learning. He is the author of The Prime of Life: A History of Modern Adulthood.


THE PUBLIC HUMANITIES TURN The University as an Instrument of Cultural Transformation PHILIP LEWIS

Humanities have the potential to transform human culture—and an obligation to preserve it. In The Public Humanities Turn, Philip Lewis argues that universities are uniquely equipped to act as catalysts for cultural change in the face of the climate crisis. In closely linked essays that explore the evolution of the academic humanities in the era of climate change, he foregrounds the rise of the public humanities, a movement that has been gaining momentum over the past two decades. Surveying a variety of approaches to the public humanities, Lewis relates their emergence to the evolution of higher education and its achievements, problems, and goals. Current academic efforts to engage with the public at large, led by scholars with interdisciplinary commitments, are significant yet far from sufficient. Situating the university as a global institution, Lewis contends that it faces an urgent imperative to collaboratively address common needs and looming crises in a public-facing initiative that integrates the arts, humanities, and social sciences and draws them into a future-oriented dialogue with earth systems science.

APRIL 2024 Education • Schools 288 Pages • 5½ x 8½ • s 9781421448725 • $29.95 • £25.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Advocating for the urgent educational mission of safeguarding humanity's survival on a habitable earth, Lewis proposes a sharpened focus for the public humanities that would position universities as active agents of cultural transformation. The Public Humanities Turn is a clarion call for institutional and cultural change and a must-read for anyone interested in the humanities, climate change, activism, organizational reform, and the future of higher education.

Philip Lewis is professor emeritus of French literature at Cornell University, the former editor of the journal Diacritics, and the former dean of the Cornell College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Seeing Through the Mother Goose Tales: Visual Turns in the Writings of Charles Perrault.


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ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSITIES Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education DAVID J. STALEY

Imagining the universities of the future. How can we re-envision the university? Too many examples of what passes for educational innovation today—MOOCs especially—focus on transactions, on questions of delivery. In Alternative Universities, David J. Staley argues that modern universities suffer from a poverty of imagination about how to reinvent themselves. Anyone seeking innovation in higher education today should concentrate instead, he says, on the kind of transformational experience universities enact. In this exercise in speculative design, Staley proposes ten models of innovation in higher education that expand our ideas of the structure and scope of the university, suggesting possibilities for what its future might look like. What if the university were designed around a curriculum of seven broad cognitive skills or as a series of global gap year experiences? What if, as a condition of matriculation, students had to major in three disparate subjects? What if the university placed the pursuit of play well above the acquisition and production of knowledge? By asking bold "What if?" questions, Staley assumes that the university is always in a state of becoming and that there is not one "idea of the university" to which all institutions must aspire. This book specifically addresses those engaged in university strategy— university presidents, faculty, policy experts, legislators, foundations, and entrepreneurs—those involved in what Simon Marginson calls "university making." Pairing a critique tempered to our current moment with an explanation of how change and disruption might contribute to a new "golden age" for higher education, Alternative Universities is an audacious and essential read.

Education • Schools 280 Pages • 5½ x 8½ • s • 10 b&w illus. 9781421449029 • $27.95 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

David J. Staley is an associate professor of history, design, and educational studies at Ohio State University. He is the author of Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education.




Notes from a Nurse Turned Legislator SHIRLEY NATHAN-PULLIAM

The compelling autobiography of a nurse–turned–state senator determined to make health care equitable and available for all. From her childhood in Jamaica to her early days in nursing and, eventually, to her entry into politics, Shirley Nathan-Pulliam has exemplified what it means to translate principles and values into action through legislation and advocacy. Saving Stella takes readers on her personal and political journey by highlighting the injustices faced by Stella, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. The experience of helping Stella–a woman whose position in society denied her timely diagnosis and treatment for her breast cancer—inspired much of Nathan-Pulliam's professional path. Her gripping accounts of political battles, strategic alliances, and landmark bills provide insight into the art of governance and politics and the power of courage, perseverance, and remarkable compassion in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Nathan-Pulliam's passion to ensure a future where people like Stella can get the care they need drives her tireless efforts to address health disparities and fight for meaningful change. Saving Stella is a poignant and thought-provoking autobiography that sheds light on the complex realities of health care and the profound impact of policy decisions. It is a testament to one woman's determination to make a difference and create a more equitable and compassionate health care system for all.

APRIL 2024 Medical • Health Policy 192 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 12 b&w photos 9781421448862 • $34.95 • £29.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Shirley Nathan-Pulliam is a retired Maryland State Senator and retired Maryland State Delegate.



The People Who Made the Affordable Care Act Possible


Discover the hidden forces that shaped one of the most significant health care reforms in US history. In A Government of Insiders , William Genieys traces the winding path from the failed health policy priorities of the Clinton administration to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Genieys uncovers the pivotal role of a committed group of unelected governmental elites known as "long-term insiders" who meticulously developed policy ideas and political connections. During George W. Bush's presidency, these insiders reconceptualized the foundations of a far-reaching health coverage reform both within and outside the public sector. When President Obama took office, these insiders returned to positions of power and ensured that their reform vision took center stage. Genieys highlights how these people were instrumental in crafting and passing the ACA by integrating existing programs like Medicare and Medicaid, engaging market forces with an individual mandate and health care marketplaces, and addressing the crucial issue of cost containment. By shedding light on the action of these health coverage policy elites and their role as custodians of the public interest, Genieys challenges traditional assumptions about the influence of economic elites and reveals the positive role of unelected professionals in advancing the common good. A Government of Insidersis a groundbreaking exploration of the unseen forces behind major policy reform, providing a fresh perspective on the dynamics of power in American politics.

MARCH 2024 Medical • Health Policy 336 Pages • 6 x 9 • s 9781421447681 • $41.95 • £35.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

William Genieys is a research director at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics.



A groundbreaking look at the complex relationship between the built environment and population health in small-town America. The links between urban settings and health issues are well established, but the built environments of smaller cities and towns also play a crucial role in population well-being. In this book, Mahbub Rashid—who employs innovative spatial and social network analysis techniques to examine the impact of built form and space on people's behavior, psychology, society, and culture—uses extensive spatial, demographic, and health data to study the crucial role of the built environment in small Kansas cities. Rashid reveals the health disparities in these communities and offers spatial design and planning guidelines rooted in the World Health Organization's Healthy Cities and Communities model. This comprehensive book tackles physical health, mental health, lifestyle, and community well-being, shedding light on the interconnected factors that shape population health. Rashid presents groundbreaking strategies and solutions for public health professionals and policymakers, empowering them to foster healthier communities. The first book of its kind, Built Environment and Population Health in Small-Town Americasheds light on the critical factors shaping the well-being of these communities and provides valuable insights for building healthier futures.

MARCH 2024 Medical • Public Health 464 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 5 line drawings 9781421447995 • $55.95 • £46.50 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Mahbub Rashid (LAWRENCE, KS) is the dean of the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas. He is the author of The Geometry of Urban Layouts: A Global Comparative Study and Physical Space and Spatiality in Muslim Societies: Notes on the Social Production of Cities.



The Wounds of Policies and Legal Doctrines EDWARD V. WALLACE

A firsthand look at how policies and legal doctrines affect families living in low-income urban neighborhoods. In Disparities in Urban Health, Edward V. Wallace examines the impacts of political and structural determinants of health on people living in urban settings. This timely book intertwines the personal stories of real families with a comprehensive analysis of the policies and legal doctrines that shape their lives. Through interviews and an investigation of various policies, Wallace provides a firsthand look at the challenges faced by these families and their experiences with health disparities. Their voices bridge the gap between theory and reality while offering compelling and vital perspectives on the complex issues that affect their health. Wallace highlights key policies that impact low-income communities, including the "no duty to treat" policy, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, comprehensive smoke-free laws, equitable development policies, and the Implied Warranty of Habitability law. These policies, among others, are examined through the lens of equity and social justice. The intimate portraits of real people and their struggles shed light on the challenges faced by many low-income families and offer a pathway toward addressing health disparities in our society.

JANUARY 2024 Medical • Public Health 208 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 2 halftones 9781421445694 • $29.95 • £25.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Edward V. Wallace (CINCINNATI, OH) is an associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies, an affiliate faculty within the College of Medicine, and the founder and director of the Minority Health certificate program at the University of Cincinnati. He is the coeditor of Ohio under COVID: Lessons from America's Heartland in Crisis.



Health Equity, Social Democracy, and the Egalitarian State SETH A. BERKOWITZ

Introduces a vision for the future of health equity and explains practical policy measures for how to achieve it. Health inequity is one of the defining problems of our time. But current efforts to address the problem focus on mitigating the harms of injustice rather than confronting injustice itself. Ultimately, this only makes the problem harder to solve. What the field of health equity needs is an egalitarian politics that directly challenges social inequality. In Equal Care, Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, offers an innovative vision for the future of health equity by examining the social mechanisms that link injustice to poor health. He also presents practical policies designed to create a system of social relations that ensures equal care for everyone. As Berkowitz illustrates, the project of social democracy works to improve health by bringing relationships of equality to the sites of human cooperation: in civil society, in political processes, and in economic activities. This book synthesizes three elements necessary for such a project—normative justification, mechanistic knowledge, and technical proficiency—into a practical vision of how to create health equity. Drawing from the fields of medicine, social epidemiology, sociology, economics, political science, philosophy, and more, Berkowitz makes clear that healthy inequity is social failure embodied, and the only true cures are political. This makes Equal Care essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of health equity.

MARCH 2024 Medical • Health Policy 352 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 1 halftone, 11 line drawings 9781421448244 • $45.95 • £38.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH (CHAPEL HILL, NC), is a general internist, practicing primary care physician, and clinician investigator. He is an associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.



The Overlooked Threats to Our Health YARA M. ASI

Armed conflict poses a huge threat to public health but perhaps not in the way you would think. It's time to reconsider our entire approach to human security. Thanks to our increasingly connected world, we can now witness the worst manifestations of war in ways we never could before. This makes it easier than ever to recognize dangerous conflicts as a threat to health and well-being—at least for those populations living in war zones. In How War Kills , Yara M. Asi exposes the devastating repercussions of war that extend far beyond the battlefield. By tracing the trajectory of violence throughout history, with a focus on contemporary conflicts, Asi argues that war has been overlooked from a public health perspective. From the breakdown of sanitation and other vital infrastructure to the scarcity of essential resources, war creates a perilous environment ripe for disease outbreaks and widespread suffering far beyond the reach of bullets and bombs. She also challenges the reactive nature of current humanitarian responses and calls for more proactive measures to prevent the catastrophic consequences of war and militarism. Drawing on data and stories from around the world, Asi breaks down the complex mechanics of war and how they impact human security. War is not an inevitable part of the human condition but is rather a global health crisis in dire need of intervention. Aimed at anyone seeking to understand why increased national security spending has left us feeling more insecure than ever, this book provides an eyeopening perspective on the "war machine" and makes an urgent call to dismantle it for everyone's sake.

JANUARY 2024 Medical • Public Health 232 Pages • 6 x 9 • s 9781421447896 • $29.95 • £25.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Yara M. Asi, PhD (ORLANDO, FL), is an assistant professor of global health management and informatics at the University of Central Florida, a visiting scholar at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and a Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and the Nation.


REGULATING ABORTION The Politics of US Abortion Policy

DEBORAH R. MCFARLANE AND WENDY L. HANSEN Explores the historical development and severe ramifications of America's strict abortion regulations. Nearly one in four women in the United States undergoes an abortion during their lives. In Regulating Abortion, Deborah R. McFarlane and Wendy L. Hansen uncover the history of the complex web of regulations surrounding abortion in the United States and shed light on the stark reality of this heavily regulated and politically divisive health care service. McFarlane and Hansen delve into the historical development of abortion regulations since Roe v. Wade. They explore the underlying reasons for the extensive regulation of what they assert is a routine and safe medical procedure. The authors examine the multitude of factors that influence state-level abortion policies, including party affiliation, religion, the representation of women in legislatures, and political contributions. By demonstrating how these factors shape the landscape of abortion regulation across different states, they reveal the varying methods and justifications used to either restrict or protect abortion access, with a particular focus on the disproportionate impacts on women of color. The recent landmark US Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization overturned long-standing precedents. McFarlane and Hansen provide timely insights into the implications of this ruling and how it further amplifies the disparities among states in regulating abortion. An essential resource for understanding the influences driving this divide, Regulating Abortion offers a comprehensive analysis of US abortion policy contextualized by relevant Supreme Court decisions and a comparative exploration of abortion regulation in Western Europe.

MAY 2024 Medical • Health Policy 288 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 5 halftones, 20 line drawings 9781421448701 • $54.95 • £45.50 • Hardcover Also available as an e-book Deborah R. McFarlane is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Wendy L. Hansen is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.



Brazil's Zika outbreak revealed extreme health disparities and reproductive injustice across racial and socioeconomic lines. Brazil's 2015 Zika outbreak led to severe illnesses for many and the birth of several thousands of children with severe brain damage. Even though mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus affect people across society, these children were born almost exclusively to poor, and usually non-white, women. In Viruses and Reproductive Justice, Ilana Löwy explores the complicated health disparities and reproductive injustice that led to these cases of congenital Zika syndrome. Löwy examines the history of the outbreak in Brazil and connects it to broader questions concerning reproductive rights, the medical science behind understanding new pathogens, and the role of international health organizations in battling—or ignoring—public health crises. The explanation behind the strongly skewed distribution of cases among social classes was far from straightforward or obvious during the Zika outbreak. Löwy argues that the disproportionate effect of Zika on births among the poor is primarily a function of dramatic disparities in access to contraception and prenatal care, as well as Brazil's antiabortion laws: only wealthier women have access to safe abortions. This is a book about the changing meaning of an infectious disease outbreak and a haunting demonstration that an epidemic is both a biological and a political event produced by the complicated entanglement of humans, viruses, and mosquitoes.

JANUARY 2024 Medical • History 296 Pages • 6 x 9 • s 9781421447919 • $59.95 • £50.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Ilana Löwy (PARIS, FRANCE) is emerita senior research fellow at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. She is the author of Imperfect Pregnancies: A History of Birth Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis.



Climate, Aging, and Socioecology on Smith Island JANA KOPELENT REHAK

A captivating story of environmental crisis and community on Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Island environments are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of rapidly rising waters, accelerating ecological crisis. While we often think of this environmental reality in terms of the Global North and South, Alaska, or Micronesian or Indian nations, the devastating effects of a changing climate are also found on islands in the mid-Atlantic. In We Live in the Water, anthropologist Jana Kopelent Rehak sheds light on the profound impacts of a changing environment on the small coastal community of Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. This fascinating ethnographic account of Smith Island residents examines the challenges faced by an aging community that is grappling with flooding, land erosion, and population loss. By combining socioecology, life course theory, and eco-phenomenology, Kopelent Rehak offers a comprehensive understanding of how people's engagement with their ever-changing environment shapes their ways of being. We Live in the Water offers a fresh perspective on the human dimensions of changing climate, inviting readers to witness the complex interactions between the environment and the island's collective identity. Through vivid narratives and firsthand accounts, Kopelent Rehak explores the islanders' deep connection to their land and how they reinvent their traditions over generations. By bridging the gap between ecological studies and environmental anthropology, Kopelent Rehak provides a compelling framework for understanding the impacts of environmental crises on local communities and emphasizes the importance of integrated research in shaping public discourse.

FEBRUARY 2024 Nature • Regional 232 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 35 b&w photos, 1 b&w illus 9781421448428 • $34.95 • £29.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book Jana Kopelent Rehak (BALTIMORE, MD) is a cultural anthropologist, visual artist, photographer, filmmaker, and professor at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Recovering Face: Czech Political Prisoners and coeditor of The Politics of Joking: Anthropological Engagements.


SPANNING THE GILDED AGE James Eads and the Great Steel Bridge JOHN K. BROWN

HAGLEY LIBRARY STUDIES IN BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY, AND POLITICS The fascinating history of the St. Louis Bridge, the first steel structure in the world. In Spanning the Gilded Age, John K. Brown tells the daring, improbable story of the construction of the St. Louis Bridge, known popularly as the Eads Bridge. Completed in 1874, it was the first structure of any kind—anywhere in the world—built of steel. This history details the origins, design, construction, and enduring impact of a unique feat of engineering, and it illustrates how Americans built their urban infrastructure during the nineteenth century. With three graceful arches spanning the Mississippi River, the Eads Bridge's twin decks carried a broad boulevard above a dual-track railroad. To place its stone piers on bedrock, engineer James Eads pioneered daring innovations that allowed excavators to work one hundred feet beneath the river. With construction scarcely begun, Eads circulated a prospectus—offering a 500 percent return on investment—that attracted wealthy investors, including J. Pierpont Morgan in New York and his father, Junius, in London. This recordbreaking design, which employed a novel method to lay its foundations and an untried metal for its arches, was projected by a steamboat man who had never before designed a bridge. By detailing influential figures such as James Eads, the Morgans, Andrew Carnegie, and Jay Gould, Spanning the Gilded Age offers new perspectives on an era that saw profound changes in business, engineering, governance, and society. Beyond the bridge itself, Brown explores a broader story: how America became urban, industrial, and interconnected. This triumph of engineering reflects the Gilded Age's grand ambitions, and the bridge remains a vital transportation artery today.

MAY 2024 History • United States 416 Pages • 6 x 9 • t 9781421448626 • $34.95 • £29.00 • Hardcover Also available as an e-book

John K. Brown is the author of The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice. He taught history, applied ethics, and writing in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia.



A Cultural History of the Funeral Home in America DEAN G. LAMPROS

A spirited look at how funeral homes impacted American consumerism,the built environment,and national identities. Funeral homes—those grand, aging mansions repurposed into spaces for embalming, merchandising, funeral services, and housing for the funeral director and their family—are immediately recognizable features of the American landscape, and yet the history of how these spaces emerged remains largely untold. In Preserved, Dean Lampros uses the history of this uniquely American architectural icon to explore the twentieth century's expanding consumer landscape and reveal how buildings can help construct identities. Across the United States, Lampros traces the funeral industry's early twentieth-century exodus from gloomy downtown undertaking parlors to outmoded Victorian houses in residential districts. As savvy retailers and accidental preservationists, funeral directors refashioned the interiors into sumptuous retail settings that stimulated consumer demand for luxury burial goods. These spaces allowed for more privacy, more parking, and helped turn Americans away from traditional home funerals toward funeral homes instead. Moreover, by moving into neighborhoods that were once the domain of white elites, African American funeral directors uplifted their industry and altered the landscape of white supremacy. The funeral home has tracked major changes in American culture, including an increased reliance on the automobile and the rise of consumer culture. Preserved offers an in-depth cultural history of a space that is both instantly familiar and largely misunderstood.

MARCH 2024 Social Science • Death & Dying 400 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 43 b&w photos, 6 line drawings 9781421448404 • $34.95 • £29.00 • Hardcover Also available as an e-book Dean Lampros (HYDE PARK, MA) is a historian of the built environment, consumer culture, and identity construction. He teaches cultural history and American studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Roger Williams University.



Sports and Black Struggles for Justice since the Late Nineteenth Century


A captivating exploration of Black American civil rights activism through the lens of sport. In Frontline Bodies, Nicolas Martin-Breteau argues that sports are not— and have never been—purely about entertainment for Black Americans. Instead, beginning in the 1890s during Reconstruction, Black Americans proactively used athletics as a tactic to fight racial oppression. Since the body was the primary target of anti-Black racial oppression, African Americans turned sports into a key medium in their struggles for dignity, equality, and justice. Although Black photography and art also aimed at displaying the dignity of the Black body, sports arguably had the greatest impact on American and international public opinion. Martin-Breteau considers the work of Edwin B. Henderson, a prominent Black physical educator, civil rights activist, and historian of Black sports. Training Black children as athletes, Henderson felt, would work both to fortify racial pride and to dismantle racial prejudices—two necessary requirements for a successful political liberation struggle. In this way, physical education became political education. By the end of World War II, the tactic of racial uplift through sports had reached its peak of popularity, only to subsequently lose its appeal among younger activists, many of whom believed that the strategy was ineffective in fighting institutional racism and served mainly as an emulation of middle-class white norms.

APRIL 2024 History • African American & Black 376 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 23 b&w photos, 16 b&w illus. 9781421448640 • $59.95 • £50.00 • Hardcover Also available as an e-book Nicolas Martin-Breteau is an associate professor of US and African American history at the University of Lille in France.

By the end of the twentieth century, Martin-Breteau argues, racial uplift through sports had lost its emancipating power. The emphasis on the accumulation of wealth for professional athletes, as well as sports' ability to reinforce anti-Black stereotypes, had become a political problem for true collective liberation. By studying the relationship between athletics and politics, Frontline Bodies renews the history of minority bodies and their power of action.



Immigration, Race, and Dispossession

EDITED BY T. ALEXANDER ALEINIKOFF AND ALEXANDRA DÉLANO ALONSO Why an account of "the peopling" of the United States must include the stories of indigenous people, enslaved persons, and those living in territories and foreign nations taken and acquired by the United States. In New Narratives on the Peopling of America, editors T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Alexandra Délano Alonso present an extraordinary collection of original essays that reshape our understanding of the peopling of the United States. This thought-provoking volume goes beyond conventional accounts of immigration by reexamining narratives about foreign-born populations in the United States. It situates them as part of a larger story of forced displacement and dispossession that needs to include indigenous people, enslaved persons, deported and returned migrants, and those residing in territories and foreign nations acquired by the United States. The diverse range of contributors—which include academics, journalists, artists, legal scholars, and activists—confront complex topics such as migration, racial justice, tribal sovereignty, and the pursuit of equality. As nationalism, globalization, and economic challenges reshape the social and political landscape, this timely volume calls for a reevaluation and reconstruction of national narratives of belonging. Challenging nativist tropes and offering broader understandings of collective history, this pathbreaking book centers issues of race and dispossession in the story of the American people. New Narratives on the Peopling of America is an essential resource for students and a compelling read for general readers seeking a deeper understanding of the complex tapestry of American identity.

JANUARY 2024 History • United States 488 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 27 color photos, 10 b&w illus. 9781421448664 • $34.95 • £29.00 Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

T. Alexander Aleinikoff (BROOKLYN, NY) is dean of the New School for Social Research and director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School. He is the author of Semblances of Sovereignty: The Constitution, the State, and American Citizenship and the coauthor of The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime. Alexandra Dlano Alonso (QUEENS, NY) is an associate professor of Global Studies at The New School. She is the author of From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration, and Social Rights beyond Borders and Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848.



A history of steamboats and railroads in the United States prior to the Civil War. In the first half of the nineteenth century, transportation in the United States underwent an extraordinary transformation. Steamboats and railroads turned long-distance travel from an arduous undertaking into a regularized commodity: travel became something that people could purchase. Historians have long understood the economic and political ramifications of improved travel, but the social and cultural dimensions of early steam transit are less studied. In The American Transportation Revolution, Aaron W. Marrs explores the cultural influence of steamboats and railroads, which fascinated Americans across the country. Demonstrating the wide cultural reach of steam transit, Marrs draws from an eclectic set of sources, including children's books, comic almanacs, music, sermons, etiquette guides, cartoons, and employee rulebooks. This rich tapestry of cultural production helped "naturalize" steam technology for Americans before they ever encountered steam transit in person. Before ever seeing a railroad, Americans could read a novel that took place on a railroad, see an image of a train on currency, or purchase piano music imitating a train. These cultural artifacts made these new forms of transport feel familiar and natural. Marrs examines how cultural norms about travel emerged through the proscriptions of etiquette authors and the actions of travelers themselves, how enslaved people made innovative use of transportation networks to escape from slavery, and much more. Marrs convincingly demonstrates steam transportation's broad cultural impact on the United States, and how Americans, in turn, imprinted their own meaning on this new technology.

APRIL 2024 Transportation • Automotive 280 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 16 halftones 9781421448497 • $64.95 • £54.00 Hardcover Also available as an e-book

Aaron W. Marrs (WASHINGTON, DC) is a historian at the US Department of State. He is the author of Railroads in the Old South: Pursuing Progress in a Slave Society.



Mission-Driven Strategic Planning for Nonprofits ALICIA M. SCHATTEMAN

Drive meaningful change, align your mission and vision, and achieve your nonprofit's goals with this in-depth, six-stage strategic planning guide for nonprofits. In Pursuing Impact, scholar and former nonprofit executive director Alicia Schatteman shares her unique experience and expertise to help organizations navigate the complexities of strategic planning effectively. Going beyond the typical step-by-step manuals, Schatteman addresses the nuances that nonprofit leaders face during the planning and implementation stages and emphasizes the cyclical nature of planning while acknowledging the need for flexibility and adaptability. Tailored to small and medium-sized nonprofits, this guide recognizes the challenges they may encounter with limited capacity and resources. Schatteman's comprehensive six-stage strategic planning cycle offers practical insights and strategies to guide nonprofit leaders from readiness to implementation. Drawing on her academic background and real-world experience, Schatteman presents a blend of research and practical application to take you through the process of identifying stakeholders, gathering data, involving the board, putting a plan together, and allocating resources. Through relatable stories and lessons learned from various nonprofits, she demystifies the process and empowers you to create strategic plans with impact. Pursuing Impact will help you transform your organization's future by providing the tools, insights, and resources you need to drive meaningful change, align your mission and vision, and achieve your goals. Strategic planning is not just a destination—it's an ongoing journey to success.

MAY 2024 Business & Economics • Strategic Planning 208 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 26 b&w illus. 9781421448824 • $26.95 • £22.50 • Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book Alicia Schatteman (SUGAR GROVE, IL) is an associate professor of nonprofit management and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Northern Illinois University.



How did creative genius develop in tandem with the criminalization of Blackness in the early United States? In Criminal Genius in African American and US Literature, 1793-1845, Erin Forbes uncovers a model of racialized, collective agency in American literature and culture. Identifying creative genius in the figure of the convict, the zombie, the outlaw, the insurgent, and the fugitive, Forbes deepens our understanding of the historical relationship between criminality and Blackness and reestablishes the importance of the aesthetic in early African American literature. Demonstrating that racialization and criminalization are historically entwined processes, Forbes focuses on cases where criminal matters are—or seem to be—outside the law, and where the possibility of reparation lies instead in the aesthetic realm. Racialized criminality predated, and helped to shape, the structure of legal enslavement: it impacted Black Americans from colonial to US labor camps, to debt bondage and the penitentiary, and ultimately to violent policing and systemic mass incarceration. Along the way, these very systems of racialized criminalization also generated fugitive, creative possibilities that challenged white supremacist regimes. Drawing on original archival research to map alternative constellations of agency across a range of cultural geographies—such as Philadelphia's 1793 yellow fever epidemic, New England crime periodicals, Black Atlantic political philosophy, the poetics of insurgency, and the maroon aesthetics of the Great Dismal Swamp— Forbes shows how different forms of subjectivity, especially those associated with the criminal, the enslaved, and the nonhuman, challenge the boundedness of the legal subject. Revealing that agency was a deeply contested concept in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Criminal Genius offers new ways of reading dispossessed literary and historical figures back into the historical record.

FEBRUARY 2024 Literary Criticism • American 256 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 22 halftones, 1 line drawing 9781421443751 • $94.95 • £79.00 • Hardcover 9781421443768 • $34.95 • £29.00 • Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Erin Forbes (BRISTOL, UK) is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Bristol.



HOPKINS STUDIES IN MODERNISM Redefines modern lyric poetry at the intersection of literary and media studies. In The Lyre Book, Matthew Kilbane urges literary scholars to consider lyric not as a genre or a reading practice but as a media condition: the generative tension between writing and sound. In addition to clarifying issues central to the study of modern poetry—including its proximity to popular song, hallowed objecthood, and seeming autonomy from historical determination—this revisionary theory of lyric presents a new history of modern US poetry as one sonorous practice among many clamorous others. Focusing on the mid-twentieth century, Kilbane traces the impact of new sound technologies on a diverse array of literary and musical works by Lorine Niedecker, Harry Partch, Louis and Celia Zukofsky, Sterling Brown, John Wheelwright, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Russell Atkins, and Helen Adam. Kilbane shows how literary critics can look to media history to illuminate poetry's social life, and how media scholars can read poetry for insight into the cultural history of technology. In this book, the lyric poem emerges as a sensitive barometer of technological change. Opening our poetic archives to pop songs, radio poems, closet operas, and speech-music, Kilbane reveals how poetry's encounters with musical practices are vital sites for historicizing lyric sound on the page. By developing a theory of poetry from the archive of media history, The Lyre Book positions the lyric poem as an indispensable artifact at the intersection of literary and media studies.

FEBRUARY 2024 Literary Criticism • Modern 344 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 8 b&w photos, 15 b&w illus. 9781421448114 • $114.95 • £95.50 • Hardcover 9781421448121 • $39.95 • £33.00 • Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Matthew Kilbane (SOUTH BEND, IN) is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.


THE NEW PHYSIOGNOMY Face, Form, and Modern Expression ROCHELLE RIVES

HOPKINS STUDIES IN MODERNISM A fascinating new study of the face, form, and history of expression. Advances in facial recognition, artificial intelligence, and other technologies provoke urgent ethical questions about facial expressivity and how we interpret it. In The New Physiognomy, Rochelle Rives roots contemporary facial dilemmas in a more expansive timeline of modernist engagements with the face to argue that facial ambiguity is essential to how we value other people. Beginning with nineteenth-century caricatures of Oscar Wilde's face, Rives reasons that modernist modes of reading the face perceived it as a manifestation of both biologically determined traits and scripted forms of personality. Considering faces such as sculptures of great poets, portraits of facially wounded World War I soldiers, W.H. Auden's aging face, and Cindy Sherman's recent photographic self-portraits, Rives reframes how to read modernist works by Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Jean Rhys, Joseph Conrad, Mina Loy, Henry Tonks, and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Such examples reveal connections between our specific methods of inquiry in the humanities and other scientific and political modes of understanding humans, challenging the work of contemporary reading technologies—from surface reading to facial recognition technology— that privilege accuracy and objectivity. With a multidisciplinary approach, The New Physiognomy refutes prevailing assumptions about form, inviting us to reconsider how we engage with the language, images, and faces of others. This groundbreaking exploration of modernist representations reshapes our understanding of the complexities of the human face in an increasingly technologically driven world.

APRIL 2024 Literary Criticism • Modern 240 Pages • 6 x 9 • s • 21 halftones 9781421448374 • $94.95 • £79.00 • Hardcover 9781421448381 • $34.95 • £29.00 • Trade Paperback Also available as an e-book

Rochelle Rives (NEW YORK, NY) is a professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. She is the author of Modernist Impersonalities: Affect, Authority, and the Subject.


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