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Highlights Earth Emotions

New Words for a New World GLENN A. ALBRECHT Examines our positive and negative Earth emotions. It explains the author's concept of solastalgia and other well-known ecoemotions such as biophilia and topophilia. Albrecht introduces us to the many new words needed to describe the full range of our emotional responses to the emergent state of the world. We need this creation of a hopeful vocabulary of positive emotions, argues Albrecht, so that we can extract ourselves out of environmental desolation and reignite our millennia-old biophilia— love of life—for our home planet. To do so, he proposes a dramatic change from the current human-dominated Anthropocene era to one that will be founded, materially, ethically, politically, and spiritually on the revolution in thinking being delivered by contemporary symbiotic science. Albrecht names this period the Symbiocene.

Glenn A. Albrecht is an Australian environmental philosopher. He retired from Murdoch University in 2014 as a Professor of Sustainability, and he is now an Honorary Associate in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney. Cornell University Press

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Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet Eating with the World in Mind NICO SLATE

Sheds new light on important periods in Gandhi’s life as they relate to his developing food ethic: his student years in London, his politicization as a young lawyer in South Africa, the 1930 Salt March challenging British colonialism, and his fasting as a means of self-purification and social protest during India’s struggle for independence. What became the pillars of Gandhi’s diet—vegetarianism, limiting salt and sweets, avoiding processed food, and fasting—anticipated many of the debates in twenty-firstcentury food studies, and presaged the necessity of building healthier and more equitable food systems.

Nico Slate is professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India and editor of Black Power beyond Borders: The Global Dimensions of the Black Power Movement.

University of Washington Press

10 b&w illus. | February 2019 | 256pp | HB | 9780295744957 | £23.99

May 2019 | 264pp | PB | 9781501715228 | £15.99

Revenge of the ShePunks

A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot VIVIEN GOLDMAN As an industry insider and pioneering postpunk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually wellrounded. In Revenge of the She-Punks, she probes four themes— identity, money, love, and protest—to explore what makes punk such a liberating art form for women. Born in London, Vivien Goldman has been a music journalist and documentarian for more than forty years and served as Bob Marley’s first U.K. publicist. She is a former member of the new-wave bands Chantage and The Flying Lizards. She is now an Adjunct Professor teaching Punk, Afrobeat and Reggae at New York University. Her five previous books include The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century. University of Texas Press May 2019 | 216pp | PB | 9781477316542 | £13.99

The Dark Fantastic

Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games EBONY ELIZABETH THOMAS An engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century: Rue from Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, Gwen from the BBC’s Merlin, and Angelina Johnson from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is Associate Professor in the Literacy, Culture, and International Educational Division at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. A former Detroit Public Schools teacher and National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, she is an expert on diversity in children’s literature, youth media, and fan studies. New York University Press Postmillennial Pop May 2019 | 240pp | HB | 9781479800650 | £21.99

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After Nationalism SAMUEL GOLDMAN Nationalism is on the rise across the Western world, serving as a rallying cry for voters angry at the unacknowledged failures of the Cover image consensus in favor of globalization that has forthcoming dominated politics and economics since the end of the Cold War. In After Nationalism, Samuel Goldman trains a sympathetic but skeptical eye on this trend, highlighting the deep challenges that face any contemporary effort to revive social cohesion at the national level. Noting the many obstacles standing in the way of basing any political project on widely shared values and beliefs, Goldman points to three pillars of midtwentieth-century nationalism, all of which are absent today: coercive Americanization, total mobilization for war, and widespread religious faith.

Samuel Goldman teaches political science and is Executive Director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at the George Washington University. He is literary editor of Modern Age and author of God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press University of Pennsylvania Press Radical Conservatisms June 2019 | 208pp | HB | 9780812251647 | £18.99

Black Feminism Reimagined After Intersectionality JENNIFER C. NASH

Nash reframes black feminism's engagement with intersectionality, often celebrated as its primary intellectual and political contribution to feminist theory. Charting the institutional history and contemporary uses of intersectionality in the academy, Nash outlines how women's studies has both elevated intersectionality to the discipline's primary program-building initiative and cast intersectionality as a threat to feminism's coherence. As intersectionality has become a central feminist preoccupation, Nash argues that black feminism has been marked by a single affect—defensiveness—manifested by efforts to police intersectionality's usages and circulations. Nash contends that only by letting go of this deeply alluring protectionist stance, the desire to make property of knowledge, can black feminists reimagine intellectual production in ways that unleash black feminist theory's visionary world-making possibilities.

Jennifer C. Nash is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University, author of The Black Body in Ecstasy also published by Duke University Press, and editor of Gender: Love. Duke University Press Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies February 2019 | 184pp | PB | 9781478000594 | £18.99


Portraits of a Practice THOMAS YARROW What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is Cover image it possible to live truthfully in a world of forthcoming contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring to the fore in Thomas Yarrow's vivid exploration of the lives and work of ten architects who comprise the Millar Howard Workshop, an architectural firm in the Cotswolds, UK. Yarrow takes us inside the world of architects, showing us the anxiety, exhilaration, hope, idealism, friendship, conflict, and the personal commitments that feed these acts of creativity. Architects rethinks "creativity," demonstrating how it happens in everyday practice and reveals the surprising and routine social negotiations through which designs and buildings are actually made.

Thomas Yarrow is a social anthropologist at Durham University. He is the author of Development Beyond Politics, and the co-author of Detachment, Differentiating Development, and Archaeology and Anthropology. Cornell University Press Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge 33 b&w halftones | July 2019 | 294pp | PB | 9781501738494 | £14.99

Classical Music

Expect the Unexpected KENT NAGANO & INGE KLOEPFER Getting to grips with classical music’s existential crisis, Nagano contends that it is too crucial to humanity’s survival to be allowed to disappear from our everyday reality. In his moving autobiography, making a compelling plea for classical music that is as exhilarating as it is though-provoking.

Kent Nagano is a renowned conductor working all over the globe.

After gaining success as a conductor in the US, he was appointed music director at the Opéra National de Lyon in 1988, where he served until 1998. From 1991 to 2000, he stood at the helm of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, and in 2003 he was appointed first music director of the Los Angeles Opera. From 2000 to 2006 he was chief conductor and artistic director of the Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin before becoming general music director at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (until July 2013) and music director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In 2015, he began his tenure as general music director and chief conductor of the Hamburg State Opera. McGill-Queen’s University Press February 2019 | 248pp | HB | 9780773556348 | £23.99

Close Reading with Computers

Textual Scholarship, Computational Formalism, and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas MARTIN PAUL EVE Most contemporary digital studies are interested in distant-reading paradigms for large-scale literary history. This book asks what happens when such telescopic techniques function as a microscope instead. The first monograph to bring a range of computational methods to bear on a single novel in a sustained fashion, it focuses on the award-winning and genrebending Cloud Atlas (2004). Published in two very different versions worldwide without anyone taking much notice, David Mitchell's novel is ideal fodder for a textual-genetic publishing history, reflections on micro-tectonic shifts in language by authors who move between genres, and explorations of how we imagine people wrote in bygone eras. Eve demonstrates a set of methods and provides open-source software tools that others can use in their own literary-critical practices. In this way, the project serves as a bridge between users of digital methods and those engaged in more traditional literary-critical endeavors.

Martin Paul Eve is Professor of Literature, Technology, and Publishing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Stanford University Press

June 2019 | 256pp | PB | 9781503609365 | £19.99

Democracy in Crisis

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Liberal democracies on both sides of the Atlantic find themselves approaching a state of emergency, beset by potent populist challenges of the right and left. Christian Lammert and Boris Vormann argue that the rise of populism in North Atlantic states is not the cause of a crisis of governance but its result. This crisis has been many decades in the making and is intricately linked to the rise of a certain type of political philosophy and practice in which economic rationality has hollowed out political values and led to an impoverishment of the political sphere more broadly.Looking to the future, Lammert and Vormann conclude their analysis with concrete suggestions for ways politics can once again be placed in the foreground, with markets serving social relations rather than the reverse.

Boris Vormann is Professor of Politics at Bard College Berlin. Christian Lammert is Professor of North American Politics and Policy at Freie Universitat Berlin. Susan H. Gillespie is the founding

director of the Institute for International Liberal Education and Vice President for International Education at Bard College. University of Pennsylvania Press July 2019 | 144pp | HB | 9780812251630 | £18.99


The Power of Social Influences CASS R. SUNSTEIN We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division—separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes gender. How did this happen? In Conformity, Cass R. Sunstein argues that the key to making sense of living in this fractured world lies in understanding the idea of conformity—what it is and how it works—as well as the countervailing force of dissent. An understanding of conformity sheds new light on many issues confronting us today: the role of social media, the rise of fake news, the growth of authoritarianism, the success of Donald Trump, the functions of free speech, debates over immigration and the Supreme Court, and much more. Sunstein concludes that while much of the time it is in the individual’s interest to follow the crowd, it is in the social interest for individuals to say and do what they think is best. A well-functioning democracy depends on it.

Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at

Harvard. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is the bestselling co-author of Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness and The World According to Star Wars. New York University Press May 2019 | 176pp | HB | 9781479867837 | £14.99

Enduring Alliance

A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order TIMOTHY ANDREWS SAYLE Sayle recounts how the western European powers, along with the United States and Canada, developed a treaty to prevent encroachments by the Soviet Union and to serve as a first defense in any future military conflict. As the growing and unruly hodgepodge of countries, councils, commands, and committees inflated NATO during the Cold War, Sayle shows that the work of executive leaders, high-level diplomats, and institutional functionaries within NATO kept the alliance alive and strong in the face of changing administrations, various crises, and the flux of geopolitical maneuverings. Resilience and flexibility have been the true hallmarks of NATO. As Sayle deftly shows, the history of NATO is organized around the balance of power, preponderant military forces, and plans for nuclear war. But it is also the history riven by generational change, the introduction of new approaches to conceiving international affairs, and the difficulty of diplomacy for democracies.

Timothy Andrews Sayle is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Cornell University Press 10 b&w halftones, 2 maps | April 2019 | 360pp | HB | 9781501735509 | £27.99

Feast of Ashes

The Life and Art of David Ohannessian SATO MOUGHALIAN

Invisible Companions

Encounters with Imaginary Friends, Gods, Ancestors, and Angels J. BRADLEY WIGGER

Feast of Ashes tells the story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure. Ohannessian's life encompassed some of the most tumultuous upheavals of the modern Middle East. Born in an isolated Anatolian mountain village, he witnessed the rise of violent nationalism in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, endured arrest and deportation in the Armenian Genocide, founded a new ceramics tradition in Jerusalem under the British Mandate, and spent his final years, uprooted, in Cairo and Beirut.

In Invisible Companions–which is based on interviews conducted with children in five countries around the world–author J. Bradley Wigger explores the wild territory of children’s imaginations and the religious significance of our profoundly social minds, which make possible relationships with the seen and unseen alike. Punctuated throughout by children's colorful drawings of their see-through interlocutors, the book is highly engaging and alternately endearing, moving, and humorous. Not just for parents or for those who work with children, Invisible Companions will appeal to anyone interested in our mind's creative and spiritual possibilities.

Sato Moughalian is an award-winning flutist in New York City and

J. Bradley Wigger teaches religious education and childhood

Stanford University Press April 2019 | 440pp | HB | 9781503601932 | £23.99

Stanford University Press Spiritual Phenomena July 2019 | 256pp | HB | 9781503609112 | £19.99

Artistic Director of Perspectives Ensemble, founded in 1993 to explore and contextualize works of composers and visual artists. Since 2007, Ms. Moughalian has also traveled to Turkey, England, Israel, Palestine, and France to uncover the traces of her grandfather’s life and work, has published articles, and gives talks on the genesis of Jerusalem’s Armenian ceramic art.

Mouse vs. Cat in Chinese Literature

Tales and Commentary TRANSLATED BY WILT L. IDEMA FOREWORD BY HAIYAN LEE In literatures worldwide, animal fables have been analyzed for their revealingly anthropomorphic views, but until now little attention has been given to the animal tales of China. The complex, competitive relationship between rodents and the felines with whom they are perennially at war is explored in this presentation of Chinese tales about cats and mice. This entertaining volume will appeal to readers interested in Chinese literature and society, comparative literature, and posthumanist consideration of human-animal relations.

Wilt L. Idema is professor emeritus of Chinese literature at Harvard University. He is the author of Chinese Vernacular Fiction and translator of Two Centuries of Manchu Women Poets: An Anthology and other works of traditional Chinese literature. Haiyan Lee is professor of East Asian languages and cultures and of comparative literature at Stanford University. She is the author of Revolution of the Heart: A Genealogy of Love in China, 1900–1950, and The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination. University of Washington Press February 2019 | 272pp | PB | 9780295744834 | £23.99

studies at Louisville Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister and a recent Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology, Dr. Wigger has served churches in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Mexico. His most recent publications are the picture book for children, Thank You, God (2014), and Original Knowing: How Religion, Science, and the Human Mind Point to the Irreducible Depth of Life (2012).

Ordinary Unhappiness

The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace JON BASKIN

In recent years, the American fiction writer David Foster Wallace has been treated as a symbol, as an icon, and even a film character. Ordinary Unhappiness returns us to the reason we all know about him in the first place: his fiction. By closely examining Infinite Jest, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and The Pale King, Jon Baskin points readers to the work at the center of Wallace's oeuvre and places that work in conversation with a philosophical tradition that includes Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, and Cavell, among others. What emerges is a Wallace who not only speaks to our postmodern addictions in the age of mass entertainment and McDonald's but who seeks to address a quiet desperation at the heart of our modern lives. Freud said that the job of the therapeutic process was to turn "hysterical misery into ordinary unhappiness." This book makes a case for how Wallace achieved this in his fiction.

Jon Baskin is the Associate Director of the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program at the New School for Social Research and a founding editor of The Point. Stanford University Press Square One: First-Order Questions in the Humanities August 2019 | 200pp | PB | 9781503609303 | £17.99

Our Non-Christian Nation

How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, and Others Are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life JAY WEXLER Less and less Christian demographically, American is now home to an ever larger number of people who say they identify with no religion at all. In Our Non-Christian Nation, Jay Wexler travels the country to engage the non-Christians who have called on us to maintain our ideals of inclusivity and diversity. As Wexler reminds us, anyone who cares about pluralism, equality, and fairness should support a public square filled with a variety of religious and nonreligious voices. The stakes are nothing short of long-term social peace. A Professor at Boston University School of Law, Jay Wexler is also a humorist, short story writer, and novelist. A one-time clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former lawyer at the US Department of Justice, he has written for National Geographic, The Boston Globe, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Salon, and many other outlets. His books include When God Isn’t Green (2016) and Holy Hullabaloos. Stanford University Press June 2019 | 216pp | HB | 9780804798990 | £18.99

Picasso’s Demoiselles

The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece SUZANNE PRESTON BLIER

Eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers the previously unknown history of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, one of the twentieth century's most important, celebrated, and studied paintings. Drawing on her expertise in African art and newly discovered sources, Blier reads the painting not as a simple bordello scene, but as Picasso's interpretation of the diversity of representations of women from around the world he encountered in photographs and sculptures. These representations are central to understanding the painting's creation and help identify the demoiselles as global figures, mothers, grandmothers, lovers, and sisters, as well as part of the colonial world Picasso inhabited. Simply put, Blier fundamentally transforms what we know about this revolutionary and iconic work.

Suzanne Preston Blier is Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and the author and editor of numerous books, including Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba

Duke University Press

353 illus., 8pp color insert | July 2019 | 448pp | PB | 9781478000198 | £23.99

Poems Written Abroad

Poppies, Politics, and Power


The first publication of the earliest collection of poetry by the famous poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and radical, Sir Stephen Spender (1909-1995). Spender wrote and compiled this manuscript in 1927, when he was living in Nantes and Lausanne. In tone and diction, Spender’s poems range from creatively traditional to unexpectedly innovative. This beautiful facsimile edition, authorized by the Spender estate, faithfully reproduces the features of the original manuscript now held by the Lilly Library, including the frontispiece, an ink drawing by Spender himself, and little-known photographs of the poet. The editor’s extensive introduction and detailed explanatory notes situate Spender’s juvenilia in the context of his life and work and the history of modern poetry. The volume will appeal to readers with interests in modern poetry, gender studies, and fine books.

Christoph Irmscher is Provost Professor of English and Director of the Wells Scholars Program at Indiana University. His many books include Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science and Max Eastman: A Life. Indiana University Press Special Publications of the Lilly Library July 2019 | 154pp | HB | 9780253041678 | £27.99

Afghanistan and the Global History of Drugs and Diplomacy JAMES THARIN BRADFORD Cover image

Historians have long neglected Afghanistan's broader history when portraying the opium industry. But in Poppies, Politics, and Power, James Tharin Bradford rebalances the discourse, showing that it is not the past forty years of lawlessness that makes the opium industry what it is, but the sheer breadth of the twentieth-century Afghanistan experience. Rather than byproducts of a failed contemporary system, argues Bradford, drugs, especially opium, were critical components in the formation and failure of the Afghan state. By weaving together this global history of the drug trade and drug policy with the formation of the Afghan state and issues within Afghan political culture, Bradford completely recasts the current Afghan, and global, drug trade. forthcoming

James Tharin Bradford is Assistant Professor of History at Berklee College of Music, and Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College. He has published in the Journal of Iranian Studies, Oxford University Handbook of Drug History, and Illegal Cannabis Cultivation in the World.

Cornell University Press 8 b&w halftones, 1 map, 1 chart | June 2019 | 300pp | PB | 9781501739767 | £21.99

Reoccupy Earth

Notes toward an Other Beginning DAVID WOOD Habit rules our lives. While many of our individual habits seem perfectly reasonable, when aggregated together they spell ecological disaster. Beyond consumerism, other ways of living are clearly possible. Wood shows how an approach to philosophy attuned to our ecological existence can suspend the taken-forgranted and open up alternative forms of earthly dwelling, and how living responsibly with the earth means affirming the ways in which we are vulnerable, receptive, and dependent, and the need for solidarity all round.

David Wood is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His most recent book is Deep Time, Dark Times: On Being Geologically Human. Fordham University Press Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology April 2019 | 240pp | PB | 9780823283538 | £21.99

Seeing Politics

Film, Visual Method, and International Relations SOPHIE HARMAN Engaging with a broad range of topics – the politics of everyday life, health, HIV/AIDS, Africa, post-colonialism, gender/feminist theory, visuality, film, and method – in Seeing Politics Sophie Harman looks at scholars who are pushing the boundaries of how they do research, how they communicate their research to a broader audience, and what counts as scholarship in world politics. Through a detailed exploration of the political process of film production, from inception and co-production to distribution and exhibition, she addresses the tricky transnational relationships, government gatekeeping, and global hierarchies of film governance that control and marginalize the stories and people we see.

Sophie Harman is professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London. She recently completed her first feature film PILI as part of her project on ‘The Everyday Risk of HIV/AIDS treatment and care.’ Nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, PILI is a unique project in that is a co-produced piece of research between film-makers and the women of the Pwani region of Tanzania. McGill-Queen’s University Press June 2019 | 272pp | PB | 9780773557314 | £25.99

Star Wars after Lucas

A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy DAN GOLDING Focusing on The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017), and the television series Rebels (2014–18), Golding explores the significance of pop culture nostalgia in overcoming the skepticism, if not downright hostility, that greeted the Star Wars relaunch. At the same time he shows how Disney, even as it tapped a backward-looking obsession, was nonetheless creating genuinely new and contemporary entries in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars after Lucas delves into the various responses and political uses of the new Star Wars in a wider context, as in reaction videos on YouTube and hate-filled, misogynistic online rants. In its granular textual readings, broad cultural scope, and insights into the complexities of the multimedia galaxy, this book is as entertaining as it is enlightening, an apt reflection of the enduring power of the Star Wars franchise.

Dan Golding is lecturer in media and communications at the

Swinburne University of Technology and an award-winning writer with more than two hundred international publications. He is cohost of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV show What Is Music and the producer of the soundtrack to Push Me Pull You. University of Minnesota Press March 2019 | 256pp | HB | 9781517905422 | £16.99

The ABC of It

Why Children’s Books Matter LEONARD MARCUS Original artwork and materials explore children’s literature and its impact in society and culture over time A favorite childhood book can leave a lasting impression, but as adults we tend to shelve such memories.For fourteen months beginning in June 2013, more than half a million visitors to the New York Public Library viewed an exhibition about the role that children’s books play in world culture and in our lives. With this book, the nostalgia and vision of that exhibit can be experienced anywhere. The story of the origins of children’s literature is a tale with memorable characters and deeds, from Hans Christian Andersen and Lewis Carroll to E. B. White and Madeleine L’Engle, who safeguarded a place for wonder in a world increasingly dominated by mechanistic styles of thought, to artists like Beatrix Potter and Maurice Sendak who devoted their extraordinary talents to revealing to children not only the exhilarating beauty of life but also its bracing intensity.

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading authorities on

children’s books and illustration. Among his many books are Minders of Make-Believe and Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, he is on the faculty of New York University and the School of Visual Arts. University of Minnesota Press March 2019 | 240pp | PB | 9781517908010 | £33.00

The Hundreds

The Journalist of Castro Street

LAUREN BERLANT & KATHLEEN STEWART Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart speculate on writing, affect, politics, and attention to processes of world-making. The experiment of the one hundred word constraint—each piece is one hundred or multiples of one hundred words long— amplifies the resonance of things that are happening in atmospheres, rhythms of encounter, and scenes that shift the social and conceptual ground. What's an encounter with anything once it's seen as an incitement to composition? What's a concept or a theory if they're no longer seen as a truth effect, but a training in absorption, attention, and framing? The Hundreds includes four indexes in which Andrew Causey, Susan Lepselter, Fred Moten, and Stephen Muecke each respond with their own compositional, conceptual, and formal staging of the worlds of the book.

Lauren Berlant is George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is author of Cruel Optimism and The Female Complaint, both also published by Duke University Press. Kathleen Stewart is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin, and author of Ordinary Affects, also published by Duke University Press. Duke University Press February 2019 | 184pp | PB | 9781478002888 | £18.99

The Life of Randy Shilts ANDREW E STONER

As the acclaimed author of And the Band Played On, Randy Shilts became the country's most recognized voice on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His success emerged from a relentless work ethic and strong belief in the power of journalism to help mainstream society understand not just the rising tide of HIV/AIDS but gay culture and liberation. Stoner's biography follows the remarkable life of the brash, pioneering journalist. Shilts's reporting on AIDS in San Francisco broke barriers even as other gay writers and activists ridiculed his overtures to the mainstream and labeled him a traitor to the movement, charges the combative Shilts forcefully answered. Behind the scenes, Shilts overcame career-threatening struggles with alcohol and substance abuse to achieve the notoriety he had always sought, while the HIV infection he had purposely kept hidden began to take his life.Filled with new insights and fascinating detail, The Journalist of Castro Street reveals the historic work and passionate humanity of the legendary investigative reporter and author.

Andrew E. Stoner is assistant professor of communication studies at California State University, Sacramento. His books include Campaign Crossroads. University of Illinois Press May 2019 | 304pp | PB | 9780252084263 | £17.99

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet JEFF KOSSEFF "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." Tells the story of the institutions that flourished as a result of this powerful statute. It introduces us to those who created the law, those who advocated for it, and those involved in some of the most prominent cases decided under the law. Kosseff assesses the law that has facilitated freedom of online speech, trolling, and much more. His keen eye for the law, combined with his background as an awardwinning journalist, demystifies a statute that affects all our lives –for good and for ill. While Section 230 may be imperfect and in need of refinement, Kosseff maintains that it is necessary to foster free speech and innovation.

Jeff Kosseff is Assistant Professor in the US Naval Academy’s Cyber Science department. He has practiced technology and First Amendment law, and clerked for Judges Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Leonie M. Brinkema of the US District Court for the Eastern District Court of Virginia. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the recipient of the George Polk Award in National Reporting. Cornell University Press April 2019 | 328pp | HB | 9781501714412 | £20.99

Wish I Were Here

Boredom and the Interface MARK KINGWELL Are you bored of the endless scroll of your social media feed? Do you swipe left before considering the human being whose face you just summarily rejected? Do you skim articles on your screen in search of intellectual stimulation that never arrives? If so, this book is the philosophical lifeline you have been waiting for. Offering a timely meditation on the profound effects of constant immersion in technology, also known as the Interface, the book draws on philosophical analysis of boredom and happiness to examine the pressing issues of screen addiction and the lure of online outrage. Without moralizing, Mark Kingwell takes seriously the possibility that current conditions of life and connection are creating hollowed-out human selves, divorced from their own external world. While scrolling, swiping, and clicking suggest purposeful action, such as choosing and connecting with others, Kingwell argues that repeated flicks of the finger provide merely the shadow of meaning, by reducing us to scattered data fragments, Twitter feeds, Instagram posts, shopping preferences, and text trends captured by algorithms. Written in accessible language, turns to philosophy for a cure to the widespread unease that something is amiss in modern waking life.

Mark Kingwell is professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto.

McGill-Queen’s University Press April 2019 | 216pp | HB | 9780773557123 | £23.99

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After Nationalism | 9780812251647 | HB........................................................£18.99 Architects | 9781501738494 | PB.....................................................................£14.99 Black Feminism Reimagined | 9781478000594 | PB......................................£18.99 Classical Music | 9780773556348 | HB...........................................................£23.99 Close Reading with Computers | 9781503609365 | PB................................£19.99 Conformity | 9781479867837 | HB..................................................................£14.99 Democracy in Crisis | 9780812251630 | HB...................................................£18.99 Earth Emotions | 9781501715228 | PB............................................................£15.99 Enduring Alliance | 9781501735509 | HB.......................................................£27.99 Feast of Ashes | 9781503601932 | HB.............................................................£23.99 Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet | 9780295744957 | HB.........................£23.99 Invisible Companions | 9781503609112 | HB................................................£19.99 Mouse vs. Cat in Chinese Literature | 9780295744834 | PB..........................£23.99 Ordinary Unhappiness | 9781503609303 | PB...............................................£17.99 Our Non-Christian Nation | 9780804798990 | HB..........................................£18.99 Picasso's Demoiselles | 9781478000198 | PB................................................£23.99 Poems Written Abroad | 9780253041678 | HB...............................................£27.99 Poppies, Politics, and Power | 9781501739767 | PB.......................................£21.99 Reoccupy Earth | 9780823283538 | PB...........................................................£21.99 Revenge of the She-Punks | 9781477316542 | PB.........................................£13.99 Seeing Politics | 9780773557314 | PB.............................................................£25.99 Star Wars after Lucas | 9781517905422 | HB..................................................£16.99 The ABC of It | 9781517908010 | PB................................................................£33.00 The Dark Fantastic | 9781479800650 | HB......................................................£21.99 The Hundreds | 9781478002888 | PB..............................................................£18.99 The Journalist of Castro Street | 9780252084263 | PB..................................£17.99 The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet | 9781501714412 | HB....£20.99 Wish I Were Here | 9780773557123 | HB........................................................£23.99

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Highlights Catalogue - S19  

Highlights Catalogue - S19