New York University Press - Spring 2022 Catalogue

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Spring 2022


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How We Hide, Ignore, and Explain Away Problems JARED DEL ROSSO

From climate change to fake news, an entertaining and enlightening look at the widespread phenomenon of denial in our society Donald Trump won the election; climate change isn’t real; America is a color-blind country. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, why do so many of us refuse to admit the truth? In fact, as Jared Del Rosso argues in this thought-provoking book, denial is so much a part of our lives that we deny its existence all the time, even when this works against our best interest, even when we are being choked by its very fumes. Denial is one of those rare books that will change the way you think. In a highly readable style that draws on examples from current events, politics, and pop culture, Del Rosso teases out the complexities of denial, from “not noticing” that someone has food stuck in their teeth, to companies that engage in widespread fraud, like Enron and Wells Fargo, to the much larger-scale denials of climate change or systemic racism. In wide-ranging examples, Del Rosso explores the causes, strategies, and consequences of denial. When scandal hits and accusations of misconduct are made, he argues that individuals like Harvey Weinstein or Brett Kavanaugh, or organizations like the Catholic Church or Penn State, go through a series of moves to try to avoid accountability. Del Rosso focuses on the individuals involved but also asks: how could so many people not know what their priests, or their coaches, or their coworkers were doing? Del Rosso effectively argues that recognizing what denial looks like is the crucial first step in mitigating its effects on us, and society as a whole.

Jared Del Rosso is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. He is the author of Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

At a time when powerful people and institutions are increasingly being held accountable for their actions, Denial provides an undeniable reality check.

July 2022 320 Pages • 5 x 8 Cloth • 9781479828968 • $26.95 T (£18.99) Social Science

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“Poetry has leapt out of its world and into the world” Poetry is everywhere. From Amanda Gorman performing “The Hill We Climb” before the nation at Joe Biden’s Presidential inauguration, to poems regularly going viral on Instagram and Twitter, more Americans are reading and interacting with poetry than ever before. Avidly Reads Poetry is an ode to poetry and the worlds that come into play around the different ways it is written and shared.

Jacquelyn Ardam is the Assistant Director of UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. “It is a truth too rarely acknowledged that there is nothing better than being both smart and fun: how lucky for us, then, that Avidly Reads books are both. To delve into them is to engage new ideas without having to sacrifice pleasure for knowledge, or feeling for thinking.”—Naomi Fry, staff writer at The New Yorker

Mixing literary and cultural criticism with the author’s personal and often intimate relationship with poetry, Avidly Reads Poetry breathes life into poems of every genre—from alphabet poems and Shakespeare’s sonnets to Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and Rupi Kaur’s Instapoetry—and asks: How do poems come to us? How do they make us feel and think and act when they do? Who and what is poetry for? Who does poetry include and exclude, and what can we learn from it? Each section links a reason why we might read poetry with a type of poem to help us think about how poems are embedded in our lives, in our loves, our educations, our politics, and our social media, sometimes in spite of, and sometimes very much because of, the nation we live in. Part of the Avidly Reads series, this slim book gives us a new way of looking at American culture. With the singular blend of personal reflection and cultural criticism featured in the series, Avidly Reads Poetry shatters the wall between poetry and “the rest of us.”

April 2022 176 Pages • 4.37 x 7 4 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479813582 • $14.95 T (£10.99) Cloth • 9781479813551 • $79.00 X (£63.00) Literary Studies

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A Short History of Crisis and Resilience SAMUEL J. REDMAN

Celebrates the resilience of American cultural institutions in the face of national crises and challenges On an afternoon in January 1865, a roaring fire swept through the Smithsonian Institution. Dazed soldiers and worried citizens could only watch as the flames engulfed the museum’s castle. Rare objects and valuable paintings were destroyed. The flames at the Smithsonian were not the first—and certainly would not be the last— disaster to upend a museum in the United States. Beset by challenges ranging from pandemic and war to fire and economic uncertainty, museums have sought ways to emerge from crisis periods stronger than before, occasionally carving important new paths forward in the process. The Museum explores the concepts of “crisis” as it relates to museums, and how these historic institutions have dealt with challenges ranging from depression and war to pandemic and philosophical uncertainty. Fires, floods, and hurricanes have all upended museum plans and forced people to ask difficult questions about American cultural life. With chapters exploring World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the 1970 Art Strike in New York City, and recent controversies in American museums, this book takes a new approach to understanding museum history. By diving deeper into the changes that emerged from these key challenges, Samuel J. Redman argues that cultural institutions can—and should— use their history to prepare for challenges and solidify their identity going forward. A captivating examination of crisis moments in US museum history from the early years of the twentieth century to the present day, The Museum offers inspiration in the resilience and longevity of America’s most prized cultural institutions.

Samuel J. Redman is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums and Prophets and Ghosts: The Story of Salvage Anthropology. "Redman deftly considers the critical issues, past and present, that affect museums, offering a fascinating introduction to the ideology, hopes for, and problems of museum building and collection curation." —Claire Potter, The New School

April 2022 224 Pages • 5 x 8 Cloth • 9781479809332 • $24.95 T (£18.99) Cultural Studies

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SEX IS AS SEX DOES Governing Transgender Identity PAISLEY CURRAH

What the evolving fight for transgender rights reveals about government power, regulations, and the law Every government agency in the United States, from Homeland Security to your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to your local elementary school, has the authority to make its own rules for sex classification. Many transgender people find themselves in the bizarre situation of having different sex classifications on different documents. Whether you can change your legal sex to “F” or “M” (or more recently “X”) depends on what state you live in, what jurisdiction you were born in, and what government agency you’re dealing with. Paisley Currah is Professor of Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. An award-winning author, he is the founding co-editor of the journal Transgender Studies Quarterly and the co-editor of Transgender Rights and Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge.

Providing examples from different states, government agencies, and court cases, Currah explains how transgender people struggle to navigate this confusing and contradictory web of legal rules, definitions, and classifications. Unlike most gender scholars, who are concerned with what the concepts of sex and gender really mean, Currah is more interested in what the category of “sex” does for governments. What does “sex” do on our driver’s licenses, in how we play sports, in how we access health care, or in the bathroom we use? Why is there such resistance to people changing their sex designation? Or to dropping it from identity documents altogether? In this thought-provoking and original volume, Sex Is as Sex Does reveals the hidden logics that have governed sex classification policies in the United States. Ultimately, Currah demonstrates that, because the difficulties transgender people face are not just the result of transphobia but also stem from larger injustices, an identity-based transgender rights movement will not, by itself, be up to the task of resolving them.

May 2022 256 Pages • 6 x 9 2 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9780814717103 • $28.00 A (£20.99) LGBTQ Studies

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General Interest

PUBLIC FACES, SECRET LIVES A Queer History of the Women's Suffrage Movement

WENDY L. ROUSE Restores queer suffragists to their rightful place in the history of the struggle for women’s right to vote The women’s suffrage movement, much like many other civil rights movements, has an important and often unrecognized queer history. In Public Faces, Secret Lives Wendy L. Rouse reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the suffrage movement included a variety of individuals who represented a range of genders and sexualities. However, owing to the constant pressure to present a “respectable” public image, suffrage leaders publicly conformed to gendered views of ideal womanhood in order to make women’s suffrage more palatable to the public. Rouse argues that queer suffragists did take meaningful action to assert their identities and legacies by challenging traditional concepts of domesticity, family, space, and death in both subtly subversive and radically transformative ways. Queer suffragists also built lasting alliances and developed innovative strategies in order to protect their most intimate relationships, ones that were ultimately crucial to the success of the suffrage movement. Public Faces, Secret Lives is the first work to truly recenter queer figures in the women’s suffrage movement, highlighting their immense contributions as well as their numerous sacrifices.

Wendy L. Rouse is Associate Professor of History at San Jose State University. She is the author of Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement and The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850–1920

May 2022 256 Pages • 6 x 9 17 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479813940 • $27.00 A (£20.99) History

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Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress JUDY TZU-CHUN WU AND GWENDOLYN MINK The first biography of trailblazing legislator Patsy Takemoto Mink, best known as the legislative champion of Title IX “Every girl in Little League, every woman playing college sports, and every parent—including Michelle and myself—who watches their daughter on a field or in the classroom is forever grateful to the late Patsy Takemoto Mink.”—President Barack Obama, on posthumously awarding Mink the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and is Professor of Asian American Studies and Director of the Humanities Center at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Doctor Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: The Life of a Wartime Celebrity and Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era. Gwendolyn Mink was Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Smith College. She is the author and editor of many books, most recently coauthor of Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective.

Patsy Takemoto Mink was the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. Fierce and Fearless is the first biography of this remarkable woman, who first won election to Congress in 1964 and went on to serve in the House for twenty-four years, her final term ending with her death in 2002. Mink was an advocate for girls and women, best known for her work shepherding and defending Title IX, the legislation that changed the face of education in America, making it possible for girls and women to participate in school sports, and in education more broadly, at the same level as boys and men. Mink’s life is wonderfully chronicled by eminent historian Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink, Patsy’s daughter, a noted political science scholar and first-hand witness to the many political struggles that her mother had to overcome. Featuring family anecdotes, vignettes, and photographs, Fierce and Fearless offers new insight into who Mink was, and the progressive principles that fueled her mission. Fierce and Fearless provides vivid details of how Patsy Takemoto Mink changed the future of American politics. Celebrating the life and legacy of a woman, activist, and politician ahead of her time, this book illuminates the life of a trailblazing icon who made history.

May 2022 448 Pages • 6 x 9 30 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479831920 • $35.00 A (£26.99) Biography | Politics

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Inequality and Opportunity in Silicon Valley FRANCE WINDDANCE TWINE

An inside account of gender and racial discrimination in the high-tech industry Why is being a computer “geek” still perceived to be a masculine occupation? Why do men continue to greatly outnumber women in the high-technology industry? Since 2014, a growing number of employment discrimination lawsuits has called attention to a persistent pattern of gender discrimination in the tech world. Much has been written about the industry’s failure to adequately address gender and racial inequalities, yet rarely have we gotten an intimate look inside these companies. In Geek Girls, France Winddance Twine provides the first book by a sociologist that “lifts the Silicon veil” to provide firsthand accounts of inequality and opportunity in the tech ecosystem. Geek Girls captures what it is like to work as a technically skilled woman in Silicon Valley. With a sharp eye for detail and compelling testimonials from industry insiders, Twine shows how the technology industry remains rigged against women, and especially Black, Latinx, and Native American women from working class backgrounds. From recruitment and hiring practices that give priority to those with family, friends, and classmates employed in the industry, to social and educational segregation, to academic prestige hierarchies, Twine reveals how women are blocked from entering this industry. Women who do not belong to the dominant ethnic groups in the industry are denied employment opportunities, and even actively pushed out, despite their technical skills and qualifications.

France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author and a co-editor of ten books, including Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market and A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy.

Twine offers concrete insights into how the technology industry can address ongoing racial and gender disparities, create more transparency and empower women from underrepresented groups, who continued to be denied opportunities. May 2022 320 Pages • 6 x 9 8 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479803828 • $30.00 A (£22.99) Sociology

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A Cultural History of Bruce Lee DARYL JOJI MAEDA

Highlights Bruce Lee’s influence beyond martial arts and film

Daryl Joji Maeda is Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America and Rethinking the Asian American Movement.

An Asian and Asian American icon of unimaginable stature and influence, Bruce Lee revolutionized the martial arts by combining influences drawn from around the world. Uncommonly determined, physically gifted, and artistically brilliant, Lee rose to fame as part of a wave of transpacific globalization that bridged the nearly seven thousand miles between Hong Kong and California. Like Water unpacks Lee’s global impact, linking his legendary status as a martial artist, actor, and director to his continual traversals across the newly interconnected Asia and America. Daryl Joji Maeda’s unique blend of cultural history and biography, Like Water unearths the cultural strands that Lee intertwined in his rise to a new kind of global stardom. Moving from the gold rush in California and the British occupation of Hong Kong, to the Cold War and the deployment of American troops across Asia, Maeda builds depth and complexity to this larger-than-life figure. His cultural chronology of Bruce Lee reveals Lee to be both a product of his time and a harbinger of a more connected future. Nearly half a century after his tragic death, Bruce Lee remains an inspiring symbol of innovation and determination, with an enduring legacy as the first Asian American global superstar.

August 2022 352 Pages • 6 x 9 9 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479812868 • $30.00 A (£22.99) Biography | Cultural Studies

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Media Studies


The Crisis and Challenge of the Musical Archive MARK ANTHONY NEAL

A framework for understanding the deep archive of Black performance in the digital era In an era of Big Data and algorithms, our easy access to the archive of contemporary and historical Blackness is unprecedented. That iterations of Black visual art, such as Bert Williams’s 1916 silent film short “A Natural Born Gambler” or the performances of Josephine Baker from the 1920s, are merely a quick YouTube search away has transformed how scholars teach and research Black performance. While Black Ephemera celebrates this new access, it also questions the crisis and the challenge of the Black musical archive in a moment when Black American culture has become a global export. Using music and sound as its primary texts, Black Ephemera argues that the cultural DNA of Black America has become obscured in the transformation from analog to digital. Through a cross-reading of the relationship between the digital era and culture produced in the pre-digital era, Neal argues that Black music has itself been reduced to ephemera, at best, and at worst to the background sounds of the continued exploitation and commodification of Black culture. The crisis and challenges of Black archives are not simply questions of knowledge, but of how knowledge moves and manifests itself within Blackness that is obscure, ephemeral, fugitive, precarious, fluid, and increasingly digital.

Mark Anthony Neal is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor at Duke University. He is the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADC) at Duke, and co-directs the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity. He is the author of Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities, New Black Man, 2nd edition, Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic, and What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture. He is co-editor of That’s the Joint: The Hip Hop Studies Reader, Second edition. He is the host of the video webcast Left of Black.

Black Ephemera is a reminder that for every great leap forward there is a necessary return to the archive. Through this work, Neal offers a new framework for thinking about Black culture in the digital world.

March 2022 232 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479806904 • $27.00 S (£20.99) Cloth • 9781479806881 • $89.00 X (£71.00) African American Studies

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HIP HOP HERESIES Queer Aesthetics in New York City SHANTÉ PARADIGM SMALLS Unearths the queer aesthetic origins of NYC hip hop

June 2022 224 Pages • 6 x 9 11 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479808205 $28.00 S (£20.99) Cloth • 9781479808199 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Postmillennial Pop Media Studies

Hip Hop Heresies centers New York City as a space where vibrant queer, Black, and hip hop worlds collide and bond in dance clubs, schools, roller rinks, basketball courts, subways, and movie houses. Using this cultural nexus as the stage, Shanté Paradigm Smalls attends to the ways that hip hop cultural production in New York City from the 1970s through the early twenty-first century produced film, visual art, and music that offer queer articulations of race, gender, and sexuality. Providing a guidepost for future scholarship on queer, trans, and feminist hip hop studies, Hip Hop Heresies takes seriously the work that New York City hip hop cultural production has done and will do. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is Associate Professor of Black Studies in the Department of English and Faculty in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at St. John’s University.

THE RACIAL RAILROAD JULIA H. LEE Reveals the legacy of the train as a critical site of race in the United States Despite the seeming supremacy of car culture in the United States, the train has long been and continues to be a potent symbol of American exceptionalism, ingenuity, and vastness. For almost two centuries, the train has served as the literal and symbolic vehicle for American national identity, manifest destiny, and imperial ambitions. It’s no surprise, then, that the train continues to endure in depictions across literature, film, and music. The Racial Railroad highlights the surprisingly central role that the railroad has played—and continues to play—in the formation and perception of racial identity and difference in the United States. April 2022 304 Pages • 6 x 9 11 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479812776 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479812752 $89.00 X (£71.00) Cultural Studies

Julia H. Lee is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California at Irvine.

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Performance, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Project of Emancipation JULIUS B. FLEMING JR. A bold rethinking of the Civil Rights Movement through the lens of Black theater “Freedom, Now!” This rallying cry became the most iconic phrase of the Civil Rights Movement, challenging the persistent command that Black people wait—in the holds of slave ships and on auction blocks, in segregated bus stops and schoolyards—for their long-deferred liberation. In Black Patience, Julius B. Fleming Jr. argues that, during the Civil Rights Movement, Black artists and activists used theater to energize this radical refusal to wait. Participating in a vibrant culture of embodied political performance that ranged from marches and sit-ins to jail-ins and speeches, these artists turned to theater to unsettle a violent racial project that Fleming refers to as “Black patience.” Inviting the likes of James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Douglas Turner Ward, Duke Ellington, and Oscar Brown Jr. to the stage, Black Patience illuminates how Black artists and activists of the Civil Rights era used theater to expose, critique, and repurpose structures of white supremacy. In this bold rethinking of the Civil Rights Movement, Fleming contends that Black theatrical performance was a vital technology of civil rights activism, and a crucial site of Black artistic and cultural production.

Julius B. Fleming Jr. is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he specializes in African American literary and cultural production and performance studies.

March 2022 320 Pages • 6 x 9 12 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479806843 • $29.00 S (£21.99) Cloth • 9781479806829 • $89.00 X (£71.00) In Performance and American Cultures African American Studies

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DISTRESSING LANGUAGE Disability and the Poetics of Error MICHAEL DAVIDSON The role of disability and deafness in art

April 2022 256 Pages • 6 x 9 24 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479813841 $29.00 S (£21.99) Cloth • 9781479813827 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Crip Literary Studies

Distressing Language is full of mistakes—errors of hearing, speaking, writing, and understanding. Michael Davidson engages the role of disability and deafness in contemporary aesthetics, exploring how physical and intellectual differences challenge our understanding of art and poetry. Davidson discusses a range of sites, from captioning errors and Bad Lip Reads on YouTube, to the deaf artist Christine Sun Kim’s audiovisual installations, and a poetic reinterpretation of the Biblical Shibboleth responding to the atrocities of the Holocaust. Deafness becomes a guide in each chapter of Distressing Language, giving us a closer look at a range of artistic mediums and how artists are working with the axiom of “error” to produce novel subjecthoods and possibilities. Michael Davidson is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY How Technologies Mediate Crisis and Normalize Inequality ELIZABETH ELLCESSOR A much-needed look at the growth of emergency media and its impact on our lives

April 2022 240 Pages • 6 x 9 11 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479811632 $28.00 S (£20.99) Cloth • 9781479811625 $89.00 X (£71.00) Media Studies

In an emergency, we often look to media: to contact authorities, to get help, to monitor evolving situations, or to reach out to our loved ones. Sometimes we aren’t even aware of an emergency until we are notified by one of the countless alerts, alarms, notifications, sirens, text messages, or phone calls that permeate everyday life. Yet most people have only a partial understanding of how such systems make sense of and act upon an “emergency.” In Case of Emergency argues that emergency media are profoundly cultural artifacts that shape the very definition of “emergency” as an opposite of “normal.” Looking broadly across a range of contemporary emergency-related devices, practices, and services, Elizabeth Ellcessor illuminates the cultural and political underpinnings and socially differential effects of emergency media. Elizabeth Ellcessor is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Miller Center.

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Photography, Property, and the Aesthetics of Racial Capitalism MONICA HUERTA Reimagines photography through the long history of ideas of expression The end of the nineteenth century saw massive developments and innovations in photography at a time when the forces of Western modernity—industrialization, racialization, and capitalism—were quickly reshaping the world. The Unintended slows down the moment in which the technology of photography seemed to speed itself—and so the history of racial capitalism—up. It follows the substantial shifts in the markets, mediums, and forms of photography during a legally murky period at the end of the nineteenth century. Monica Huerta traces the subtle and paradoxical ways legal thinking through photographic lenses reinscribed a particular aesthetics of whiteness in the very conceptions of property ownership. The book pulls together an archive that encompasses the histories of performance and portraiture alongside the legal, pursuing the logics by which property rights involving photographs are affirmed (or denied) in precedent-setting court cases and legal texts. Emphasizing the making of “expression” into property to focus our attention on the failures of control that cameras do not invent, but rather put new emphasis on, this book argues that designations of control’s absence are central to the practice and idea of property-making.

Monica Huerta is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Princeton University and author of Magical Habits.

The Unintended proposes that tracking and analyzing the sensed horizons of intention, control, autonomy, will, and volition offers another way into understanding how white supremacy functions. Ultimately, its unique historical reading practice offers a historically-specific vantage on the everyday workings of racial capitalism and the inheritances of white supremacy that structure so much of our lives. July 2022 304 Pages • 6 x 9 19 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479812400 • $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479812424 • $89.00 X (£71.00) In America and the Long 19th Century Cultural Studies

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SKIN THEORY Visual Culture and the Postwar Prison Laboratory CRISTINA MEJIA VISPERAS Studies the intersections of incarceration, medical science, and race in postwar America

July 2022 240 Pages • 6 x 9 20 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479810789 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479810772 $89.00 X (£71.00) Cultural Studies

In February 1966, a local newspaper described the medical science program at Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia, a “golden opportunity to conduct widespread medical tests under perfect control conditions.” Helmed by Albert M. Kligman, a University of Pennsylvania professor, these tests enrolled hundreds of the prison’s predominantly Black population in studies determining the efficacy and safety of a wide variety of substances, from common household products to chemical warfare agents. In this highly original work, Cristina Mejia Visperas approaches science as a fundamentally racial project by analyzing the privileged object and instrument of Kligman’s experiments: the skin. She theorizes the skin as visual technology, developing a compelling framework for understanding race, incarceration, and medical science in postwar America. Cristina Mejia Visperas is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Southern California.

THE DIGITAL BORDER Migration, Technology, Power LILIE CHOULIARAKI AND MYRIA GEORGIOU How do digital technologies shape the experiences and meanings of migration?

June 2022 272 Pages • 6 x 9 8 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479873401 $29.00 S (£21.99) Cloth • 9781479844319 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Critical Cultural Communication Media Studies

As the numbers of people fleeing war, poverty, and environmental disaster reach unprecedented levels worldwide, states also step up their mechanisms of border control. What is the role of digital technologies is shaping migration today? Taking their case studies from the biggest migration event of the twenty-first century in the West, the 2015 European migration “crisis” and its aftermath up to 2020, Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou offer a holistic account of the digital border as an expansive assemblage of technological infrastructures and media imaginaries to tell the story of migration as it unfolds in Europe’s outer islands as much as its most vibrant cities. Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, where she also serves as the department’s Doctoral Program Director. Myria Georgiou is Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, where she also serves as Research Director.

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PASIFIKA BLACK Oceania, Anti-colonialism, and the African World QUITO SWAN A lively living history of anti-colonialist movements across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans Despite its small landmass in relation to other continents, Oceania has been the site of large-scale political struggles and immensely significant historical processes. Pasifika Black is a compelling history of anti-colonial movements in this understudied region, exploring how Oceanic activists intentionally forged international connections in their fight for liberation. In a world grappling with the global significance of Black Lives Matter and state-sanctioned violence against Black and Brown bodies, Pasifika Black is a both triumphant history and tragic reminder of the ongoing quests for decolonization in Oceania, the African world, and the Global South. Quito Swan is Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

April 2022 336 Pages • 6 x 9 16 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479885084 $49.00 S (£39.00) In Black Power African American Studies

THE IRISH REVOLUTION A Global History EDITED BY FEARGHAL MCGARRY AND PATRICK MANNION How the Irish Revolution was shaped by international actors and events The Irish War of Independence is often understood as the culmination of centuries of political unrest between Ireland and the English. However, the conflict also has a vitally important yet vastly understudied international dimension. The Irish Revolution: A Global History reassesses the conflict as an inherently transnational event, examining how circumstances and individuals abroad shaped the course Ireland’s struggle for independence. Bringing together leading international scholars of modern Ireland, its diaspora, and the British Empire, this volume discusses the Irish revolution in a truly global sense. This is a vital work for all those interested in Irish history, providing a new understanding of Ireland’s place in the evolving postwar world. Patrick Mannion is Research Fellow in Irish History at the University of Edinburgh, where he works on the AHRC-funded project A Global History of Irish Revolution, 1916–23. Fearghal McGarry is Professor of Irish History at Queen’s University Belfast.

May 2022 368 Pages • 6 x 9 1 b/w illustration Cloth • 9781479808892 $35.00 S (£26.99) In The Glucksman Irish Diaspora Series History

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PARTY POLITICS IN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE Electoral System Change in Diverging Regimes BRYON MORASKI Examines how political parties navigate major election reforms by comparing electoral system changes in Russia and Ukraine at the same time, under different regimes In Party Politics in Russia and Ukraine, Bryon Moraski provides a window into the political landscapes of Russia and Ukraine, two countries that have clashed with each other—and struggled with their own popular revolts—in recent years. Drawing on election outcomes, party nominations, parliamentary voting, and other data, Moraski highlights how ruling parties, incumbent legislators, and others have adapted to major electoral system changes in both countries. June 2022 304 Pages • 6 x 9 35 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479807765 $35.00 S (£26.99) Cloth • 9781479807758 $99.00 X (£79.00) Political Science

Bryon Moraski is Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Florida.

REBUILDING EXPERTISE Creating Effective and Trustworthy Regulation in an Age of Doubt WILLIAM D. ARAIZA Why the public has lost faith in government and how it can be restored In 1964, over three-quarters of Americans trusted the federal government to do the right thing all or most of the time. By 1980, that number had plummeted to 26 percent, and Ronald Reagan won a sweeping victory for the presidency while proclaiming that government was not the solution to our problems but was itself the problem. Today, Americans’ trust in public institutions is at near historic lows and “bureaucracy” and “big government” are pejorative terms. In Rebuilding Expertise, William D. Araiza investigates the sources of this phenomenon and explains how we might rebuild trust in our public institutions.

June 2022 320 Pages • 6 x 9 Cloth • 9781479812288 $39.00 S (£31.00) Law

William D. Araiza is the Stanley A. August Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and author of Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law.

Law NYU Press

Spring 2022


A GUIDE TO CIVIL PROCEDURE Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives EDITED BY BROOKE COLEMAN, SUZETTE MALVEAUX, PORTIA PEDRO, AND ELIZABETH PORTER Shines a light on the ways in which civil procedure may privilege—or silence—voices in our justice system Law schools throughout the country are urgently seeking effective tools to address embedded inequality in the United States legal system. A Guide to Civil Procedure aims to serve as one such tool by centering questions of systemic injustice in the teaching, learning, and practice of civil procedure. Brooke Coleman is an Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. Suzette Malveaux is Provost Professor of Civil Rights Law and Director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado Law School. Portia Pedro is an Associate Professor of Law and a Peter Paul Career Development Professor at Boston University School of Law. Elizabeth Porter is the Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Charles I. Stone Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law.

July 2022 448 Pages • 6 x 9 12 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479805938 $75.00 X (£60.00) Law


Provides compelling and manageable solutions for how to reform the criminal justice system from the inside out A racial reckoning in the US criminal justice system was long overdue well before the highly publicized murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others in 2020. Progressive Prosecution argues that prosecutors, having helped build our failed system of mass incarceration, must now lead the charge to dismantle it. With contributions from practicing district attorneys as well as leading scholars in the fields of law and criminal justice, TaylorThompson and Thompson’s volume offers an unapologetically ambitious vision for reform. Progressive Prosecution acts as both a call to action and a practical guide, instructing prosecutors on what they need to do to bring about lasting and meaningful change. Anthony C. Thompson is Professor of Clinical Law Emerita at New York University School of Law Kim Taylor-Thompson is Professor of Clinical Law Emerita at New York University School of Law.

May 2022 320 Pages • 6 x 9 Cloth • 9781479809950 $45.00 S (£36.00) Law

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MENSTRUATION MATTERS Challenging the Law's Silence on Periods BRIDGET J. CRAWFORD AND EMILY GOLD WALDMAN Explores the burgeoning menstrual advocacy movement and analyzes how law should evolve to take menstruation into account. Approximately half the population menstruates for a large portion of their lives, but the law is mostly silent about the topic. Menstruation Matters asks what the law currently says about menstruation (spoiler alert: not much) and provides a roadmap for legal reform that can move society closer to a world where no one is held back or disadvantaged by menstruation. Bridget J. Crawford and Emily Gold Waldman examine these issues in a wide range of contexts, from schools to workplaces to prisons to tax policies and more.

Bridget J. Crawford is Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University..

June 2022 288 Pages • 6 x 9 Cloth • 9781479809677 $39.00 S (£22.99) Law

Emily Gold Waldman is Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Operations and Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

DIVORCE IN CHINA Institutional Constraints and Gendered Outcomes XIN HE Why are women still at a disadvantage in Chinese divorce courts?

New in Paperback June 2022 304 Pages • 6 x 9 15 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479816736 $30.00 S (£31.00) Law

Despite the increase of gender consciousness in Chinese society and a trove of legislation to protect women, why are Chinese women still disadvantaged in divorce courts? Xin He argues that institutional constraints to which judges are subject, a factor largely ignored by existing literature, play a crucial role. Divorce in China is the only study of Chinese divorce cases based on fieldwork and interviews conducted inside Chinese courtrooms over the course of a decade. With an unusual vantage point, Xin He offers a rare and unfiltered view of the operation of Chinese courts in the authoritarian regime. Through a socio-legal perspective highlighting the richness, sophistication, and cutting-edge nature of the research, Divorce in China is as much an account of Chinese courts in action as a social ethnography of China in the midst of momentous social change. Xin He is Professor of Law at Hong Kong University.

Religion NYU Press

Spring 2022


THE FORBIDDEN BODY Sex, Horror, and the Religious Imagination DOUGLAS E. COWAN

From creature features to indie horror flicks, find out what happens when sex, horror, and the religious imagination come together Throughout history, religion has attempted to control nothing so much as our bodies: what they are and what they mean; what we do with them, with whom, and under what circumstances; how they may be displayed—or, more commonly, how they must be hidden. Yet, we remain fascinated, obsessed even, by bodies that have left, or been forced out of, their “proper” place. The Forbidden Body examines how horror culture treats these bodies, exploring the dark spaces where sex and the sexual body come together with religious belief and tales of terror. Taking a broad approach not limited to horror cinema or popular fiction, but embracing also literary horror, weird fiction, graphic storytelling, visual arts, and participative culture, Douglas E. Cowan explores how fears of bodies that are tainted, impure, or sexually deviant are made visible and reinforced through popular horror tropes. The volume challenges the reader to move beyond preconceived notions of religion in order to decipher the “religious imagination” at play in the scary stories we tell over and over again.

Douglas E. Cowan is Professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies at Renison University College. Some of his previous books include Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television, Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen, and America’s Dark Theologian: The Religious Imagination of Stephen King.

Cowan argues that stories of religious bodies “out of place” are so compelling because they force us to consider questions that religious belief cannot comfortably answer: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why do we suffer? And above all, do we matter? As illuminating as it is unsettling, The Forbidden Body offers a fascinating look at how and why we imagine bodies in all the wrong places.

May 2022 336 Pages • 6 x 9 16 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479803118 • $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479803101 • $89.00 X (£71.00) Religion

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BLACK BUDDHISTS AND THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation RIMA VESELY-FLAD Explores how Black Buddhist teachers and practitioners interpret Western Buddhism in unique spiritual and communal ways

April 2022 336 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479810499 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479810482 $89.00 X (£71.00) Religion

Rima Vesely-Flad examines the distinctive features of Blackidentifying Buddhist practitioners, arguing that Black Buddhists interpret Buddhist teachings in ways that are congruent with Black radical thought. Indeed, the volume makes the case that given their experiences with racism—both in the larger society and also within largely white-oriented Buddhist organizations—Black cultural frameworks are necessary for illuminating the Buddha’s wisdom.This unique volume shows the importance of Black Buddhist teachers’ insights into Buddhist wisdom, and how they align Buddhism with Black radical teachings, helping to pull Buddhism away from dominant white cultural norms. Rima Vesely-Flad is an Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy and the Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College.

THE SECULAR PARADOX On the Religiosity of the Not Religious JOSEPH BLANKHOLM A radically new way of understanding secularism which explains why being secular can seem so strangely religious

June 2022 336 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479809509 $32.00 S (£24.99) Cloth • 9781479809493 $89.00 X (£ 71.00) In Secular Studies Religion

For much of America’s rapidly growing secular population, religion is an inescapable source of skepticism and discomfort. It shows up in politics and in holidays, but also in common events like weddings and funerals. In The Secular Paradox, Joseph Blankholm argues that, despite their desire to avoid religion, nonbelievers often seem religious because Christianity influences the culture around them so deeply. Relying on several years of ethnographic research among secular activists and organized nonbelievers in the United States, the volume explores how very secular people are ambivalent toward belief, community, ritual, conversion, and tradition. As they try to embrace what they share, secular people encounter, again and again, that they are becoming too religious. Trying to strike the right balance, secular people alternate between the two sides of their ambiguous condition: absolutely not religious and part of a religion-like secular tradition. Joseph Blankholm is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Religion NYU Press

Spring 2022


CREOLE RELIGIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN, THIRD EDITION An Introduction EDITED BY MARGARITE FERNÁNDEZ OLMOS AND LIZABETH PARAVISINI-GEBERT An updated introduction to the religions developed in the Caribbean region Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the overlapping religions that have developed as a result of the creolization process. Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity, as well as on African traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief. This third edition updates the scholarship by featuring new critical approaches such as queer studies, environmental studies, and diasporic studies. Margarite Fernández Olmos is Emerita Professor of Spanish and Latin American literatures at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert is Professor of Caribbean culture and literature in the Department of Hispanic Studies and The Environmental Studies Program at Vassar College, where she holds the Sarah Tod Fitz Randolph Distinguished Professor Chair.

August 2022 384 Pages • 6 x 9 27 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479803484 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479803477 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Religion

WOMEN IN YORUBA RELIGIONS OYÈRÓNKÉ OLÁDÉMỌ Provides an overview of women’s roles and representations within Yoruba and Yoruba-derived religions, with a particular focus on women’s experiences in Yoruba indigenous, Christian, and Islamic religions Women in Yoruba Religions examines the profound influence of Yoruba culture in Yoruba religion, Christianity, Islam, and AfroDiasporic religions such as Santeria and Candomblé, placing gender relations in historical and social contexts. Oyeronke Olademo asserts that Yoruba operate within a system of gender balance, so that neither of the sexes can be subsumed in the other. Olademo utilizes historical and phenomenological methods, incorporating impressive data from interviews and participant-observation, showing how religion is at the core of Yoruba lived experiences and is intricately bound up in all sectors of daily life in Yorubaland and abroad in the diaspora. Oyèrónké Oládémọ is Professor of Comparative Religious Studies, Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

July 2022 192 Pages • 6 x 9 15 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479813995 $22.00 S (£16.99) Cloth • 9781479813971 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Women in Religions Religion

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MY SECOND-FAVORITE COUNTRY How American Jewish Children Think About Israel SIVAN ZAKAI Reveals how young American Jewish children come to develop their views about Israel Israel has long occupied a prominent place in the lives and imaginations of American Jews, serving as both a symbolic touchstone and a source of intercommunal conflict. In My Second-Favorite Country, Sivan Zakai offers the first longitudinal study of how American Jewish children come to think and feel about Israel, tracking their evolving conceptions from kindergarten to fifth grade. Ultimately, Zakai argues that in order to take children’s ideas seriously and better prepare them for a world full of disagreement, a substantive shift in educational practices is necessary. June 2022 272 Pages • 6 x 9 7 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479808984 $25.00 S (£18.99) Cloth • 9781479808953 $89.00 X (£71.00) Religion

Sivan Zakai is the Sara S. Lee Associate Professor of Jewish Education at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

RELIGION AND US EMPIRE Critical New Histories EDITED BY TISA WENGER AND SYLVESTER A. JOHNSON Shows how American forms of religion and empire developed in tandem, shaping and reshaping each other over the course of American history The United States has been an empire since the time of its founding, and this empire is inextricably intertwined with American religion. Religion and US Empire examines the relationship between these dynamic forces throughout the country’s history and into the present. The volume will serve as the most comprehensive and definitive text on the relationship between US empire and American religion. Religion and US Empire is an urgent work of history, offering the context behind a relationship that is, for better or worse, very much alive today." August 2022 384 Pages • 6 x 9 14 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479810390 $38.00 S (£29.99) Cloth • 9781479810345 $99.00 X (£79.00) In North American Religions Religion

Tisa Wenger is Associate Professor of American Religious History at Yale Divinity School. Sylvester A. Johnson directs the Center for Humanities at Virginia Tech and is a Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture.

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Spring 2022


Social Science

UNINSURED IN CHICAGO How the Social Safety Net Leaves Latinos Behind ROBERT VARGAS

Why millions of Latinx people don’t access the healthcare system, even in times of need More than a decade after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, around eleven million Latinx citizens around the country remain uninsured. In Uninsured in Chicago, Robert Vargas explores the roots of this crisis, showing us why, despite their eligibility, Latinx people are the racial group least likely to enroll in health insurance. Following the lives of forty uninsured Latinx people in Chicago, Vargas provides an up-close look at America’s broken healthcare system, and how it impacts marginalized groups. From excruciatingly long waits and expensive medical bills, to humiliating interactions with health navigators and emergency room staff, he shows us why millions of Latinx people avoid the healthcare system, even in times of need. With a compassionate eye, Vargas highlights the unique struggles Latinx people face as the largest racial group without health insurance in the United States. An intimate account of the lives of uninsured Latinos, this book imagines new, powerful ways to strengthen our social safety net to better serve our most vulnerable communities. "Vargas takes us to the everyday worlds that Latino millennials inhabit and navigate as they seek medical care. In rich ethnographic detail, he shows us why and how young Latinos make health insurance decisions, revealing a complex web of bureaucracies of neglect, criminalized health care economies, family obligations, and informal networks. But his contributions go beyond enriching our theoretical understandings of health insurance decisions; he outlines policies that will bring hope to those who struggle for the human right to health care." ~Cecilia Menjivar, co-author of Immigrant Families

Robert Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Chicago. He is the author of the award-winning book Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio.

March 2022 224 Pages • 6 x 9 4 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479807147 • $26.00 S (£29.99) Cloth • 9781479807130 • $89.00 X (£71.00) In Latina/o Sociology Sociology

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THE OPPORTUNITY TRAP High-Skilled Workers, Indian Families, and the Failures of the Dependent Visa Program

PALLAVI BANERJEE Unravels how US visa laws fail Indian professional workers and their legally dependent spouses and families The Opportunity Trap is the first book to look at the impact of the H-4 dependent visa programs on women and men visa holders in Indian families in America. Comparing two distinct groups of Indian immigrant families —families of male high-tech workers and female nurses—Pallavi Banerjee reveals how visa policies that are legally gender and race neutral in fact have gendered and racialized ramifications for visa holders and their spouses. The Opportunity Trap provides a critical look at our visa system, underscoring how it fails immigrant families. March 2022 304 Pages • 6 x 9 11 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479841042 $32.00 S (£19.99) Cloth • 9781479852918 $89.00 X (£71.00) Sociology

Pallavi Banerjee is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Calgary.

THE SOCIOLOGY OF BULLYING Power, Status, and Aggression Among Adolescents EDITED BY CHRISTOPHER DONOGHUE An important new collection on the nature and consequences of bullying

June 2022 352 Pages • 6 x 9 20 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479803880 $30.00 S (£24.99) Cloth • 9781479803873 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Critical Perspectives on Youth Sociology

School shootings and suicides by young victims of bullying have spurred a proliferation of anti-bullying programs, yet most of the research done on school bullying has been from psychologists. The Sociology of Bullying will be the first volume to present the leading ideas in sociology about bullying among adolescents that moves beyond an individualistic approach and instead offers ideas about how to address bullying as a byproduct of social systems, biases, and status hierarchies. Sociologists investigate the impact of social forces on bullying among adolescents, such as inequality, heteronormativity, militarized capitalism, racism, cancel culture, power, and competition.

Christopher Donoghue is Associate Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University.

NYU Press

Spring 2022


Social Science

FAMILIES WE KEEP LGBTQ People and Their Enduring Bonds with Parents RIN RECZEK AND EMMA BOSLEY-SMITH Why LGBTQ adults don’t end troubled ties with parents and why (perhaps) they should Families We Keep is a surprising look at the life-long bonds between LGBTQ adults and their parents. Alongside the importance of “chosen families” in the queer community, Rin Reczek and Emma Bosley-Smith found that very few LGBTQ people choose to become estranged from their parents, even if those parent refuse to support their gender identity, sexuality, or both. Reczek and Bosley-Smith challenge our deep-rooted conviction that family—and specifically, our relationships with our parents—should be maintained at any cost. Families We Keep shines a light on the shifting importance of family in America, and how LGBTQ people navigate its complexities as adults." Rin Reczek is Professor of Sociology at The Ohio State University. Emma Bosley-Smith is a doctoral candidate in sociology at The Ohio State University.

May 2022 224 Pages • 6 x 9 2 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479813339 $28.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479813322 $89.00 X (£71.00) Sociology

QUEER CARNIVAL Festivals and Mardi Gras in the South AMY L. STONE The importance of citywide festivals like Mardi Gras and Fiesta for the LGBTQ community Festivals like Mardi Gras and Fiesta have come to be annual events in which entire cities participate, and LGBTQ people are a visible part of these celebrations. In other words, the party is on, the party is queer, and everyone is invited. In Queer Carnival, Amy Stone takes us inside these colorful, eye-catching, and often raucous events, highlighting their importance to queer life in America’s urban South and Southwest. Stone shows how these events serve a larger fundamental purpose, helping LGBTQ people to cultivate a sense of belonging in cities that may be otherwise hostile. Queer Carnival provides an important new perspective on queer life in the South and Southwest, showing us the ways that LGBTQ communities not only survive, but thrive, even in the most unexpected places.

Amy L. Stone is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

April 2022 272 Pages • 6 x 9 22 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479801985 $30.00 S (£20.99) Cloth • 9781479801961 $89.00 X (£71.00) LGBTQ Studies

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Spider Goats, Genetic Modification, and the Will to Change Nature LISA JEAN MOORE Explores genetic modification in animals, including goats bred to contain the DNA of spiders, and speculates about what such advances portend for the future

Lisa Jean Moore is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. She is author of Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid and co-author of Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility and Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee.

July 2022 240 Pages • 6 x 9 23 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479814411 • $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479814398 • $89.00 X (£71.00) Sociology

The process of manipulating the genetic material of one animal to include the DNA of another creates a new transgenic organism. Several animals, notably goats, mice, sheep, and cattle are now genetically modified in this way. In Our Transgenic Future, Lisa Jean Moore wonders what such scientific advances portend. Will the natural world become so modified that it ceases to exist? After turning species into hybrids, can we ever get back to the original, or are they forever lost? Does genetic manipulation make better lives possible, and if so, for whom? Moore centers the story on goats that have been engineered by the US military and civilian scientists using the DNA of spiders. The goat’s milk contains a spider-silk protein fiber; it can be spun into ultra-strong fabric that can be used to manufacture lightweight military body armor. Researchers also hope the transgenically produced spider silk will revolutionize medicine with biocompatible medical inserts such as prosthetics and bandages. Based on in-depth research with spiders in Florida and transgenic goats in Utah, Our Transgenic Future focuses on how these spidergoats came into existence, the researchers who maintain them, the funders who have made their lives possible, and how they fit into the larger science of transgenics and synthetics. This book is a fascinating story about the possibilities of science and the likely futures that may come.

NYU Press

Spring 2022


Social Science

LOSING SLEEP Risk, Responsibility, and Infant Sleep Safety LAURA HARRISON New insights into the anxiety over infant sleep safety New parents are inundated with warnings about the fatal risks of “co-sleeping,” or sharing a bed with a newborn, from medical brochures and website forums, to billboard advertisements and the evening news. In Losing Sleep, Laura Harrison uncovers the origins of the infant sleep safety debate, providing a window into the unprecedented anxieties of modern parenthood. Harrison argues that our understanding of sleep-related infant death, and the crisis of infant mortality in general, has burdened parents, especially parents of color, in increasingly punitive ways. As the government takes a more visible role in criminalizing parents, including those whose children die in their sleep, this book provides much-needed insight into a new era of parenthood.

Laura Harrison is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

August 2022 304 Pages • 6 x 9 4 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479801152 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479801145 $89.00 X (£71.00) Sociology

POLICING THE RACIAL DIVIDE Urban Growth Politics and the Remaking of Segregation DAANIKA GORDON A behind-the-scenes account of the harsh realities of policing in a segregated city For thirteen months, Daanika Gordon shadowed police officers in two districts in “River City,” a profoundly segregated rust belt metropolis. She found that officers in predominantly white neighborhoods provided responsive service and engaged in community problem-solving, while officers in predominantly Black communities reproduced long-standing patterns of over-policing and under-protection. Such differences have marked US policing throughout its history, but policies that were supposed to alleviate racial tensions in River City actually widened the racial divides Policing the Racial Divide tells story of how race, despite the best intentions, often dominates the way policing unfolds in cities across America.

Daanika Gordon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Tufts University.

May 2022 288 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479814053 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479814046 $89.00 X (£71.00) Criminology

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COAL, CAGES, CRISIS The Rise of the Prison Economy in Central Appalachia JUDAH SCHEPT

How prisons became economic development strategies for rural Appalachian communities

Judah Schept is Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the author of the award-winning Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion.

As the United States began the project of mass incarceration, rural communities turned to building prisons as a strategy for economic development. More than 350 prisons have been built in the U.S. since 1980, with certain regions of the country accounting for large shares of this dramatic growth. Central Appalachia is one such region; there are eight prisons alone in Eastern Kentucky. If Kentucky were its own country, it would have the seventh highest incarceration rate in the world. In Coal, Cages, Crisis, Judah Schept takes a closer look at this stunning phenomenon, providing insight into prison growth, jail expansion and rising incarceration rates in America’s hinterlands. Drawing on interviews, site visits, and archival research, Schept traces recent prison growth in the region to the rapid decline of its coal industry. By linking prison growth to other sites in this landscape—coal mines, coal waste, landfills, and incinerators—Schept shows that the prison boom has less to do with crime and punishment and much more with the overall extraction, depletion, and waste disposal processes that characterize dominant development strategies for the region. Schept argues that the future of this area now hangs in the balance, detailing recent efforts to oppose its carceral growth. Coal, Cages, Crisis offers invaluable insight into the complex dynamics of mass incarceration that continue to shape Appalachia and the broader United States.

April 2022 336 Pages • 6 x 9 39 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479858972 • $32.00 S (£24.99) Cloth • 9781479837151 • $99.00 X (£79.00) Social Science

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JAILHOUSE INFORMANTS Psychological and Legal Perspectives JEFFREY S. NEUSCHATZ AND JONATHAN M. GOLDING Offers a new understanding of jailhouse informants and the role they play in wrongful convictions Jailhouse informants—witnesses who testify in a criminal trial, often in exchange for some incentive—are particularly persuasive to jurors. Research shows that such testimony increases the likelihood of a guilty verdict. But it is also a leading contributor to wrongful convictions. Informants, after all, are generally criminals who are offering testimony in return for some key motivator, such as a reduced sentence. There is a critical need to understand the influence of jailhouse informants and how their testimony can best be handled in court in the interests of justice. Jailhouse Informants is the first work of its kind that rises to the challenge of answering these difficult questions. Jeffrey S. Neuschatz is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Jonathan M. Golding is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky.

March 2022 208 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479803316 $30.00 S (£22.99) Cloth • 9781479803309 $89.00 X (£71.00) In Psychology and Crime Psychology

MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATIONS IN IMMIGRATION COURT A Guide for Mental Health and Legal Professionals VIRGINIA BARBER RIOJA, ADEYINKA M. AKINSULURE-SMITH, AND SARAH VENDZULES Provides a comprehensive an overview of issues likely to be addressed by mental health professionals in immigration court Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court examines the growing role of mental health professionals in the immigration system as they conduct forensic evaluations for applications, provide short- and long- term treatment to immigrants, help prepare people emotionally to be deported, and provide support for immigrants in detention centers. Virginia Barber Rioja is Co-chief of Mental Health for Correctional Health Services/New York City Health and Hospitals and Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at New York University. Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith is Professor of Psychology at the City College of New York, the City University of New York (CUNY) and at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Sarah Vendzules is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender.

August 2022 256 Pages • 6 x 9 2 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479802616 $35.00 S (£26.99) Cloth • 9781479802630 $99.00 X (£79.00) In Psychology and Crime Psychology

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RESEARCHING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE Embodied and Intersectional Approaches EDITED BY APRIL D. J. PETILLO AND HEATHER R. HLAVKA An interdisciplinary collection of critical, feminist reflections on interpersonal gender violence Despite the growing interest in the subject of gender violence, surprisingly little has been written in recent years about the methodology behind this emerging field of research. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to fill this gap by empowering scholars to conduct gender violence research in ways that deconstruct rather than reinforce existing power structures and hierarchies. A powerful tool for conducting productive scholarship, Researching Gender-Based Violence provides recommendations for interrogating, practicing, and collaborating across fields, disciplines, and lived realities. August 2022 208 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479812202 $28.00 S (£20.99) Cloth • 9781479812189 $89.00 X (£71.00) Women's & Gender Studies

April D. J. Petillo is Assistant Professor of Public/Applied Sociology (Race, Gender and Culture) at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University. Heather R. Hlavka is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences at the Klinger College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University.

THE IMAGINED JUROR How Hypothetical Juries Influence Federal Prosecutors ANNA OFFIT Examines the outsized influence of jurors on prosecutorial discretion Thanks to television and popular media, the jury is deeply embedded in the American public’s imagination of the legal system. For the country’s federal prosecutors, however, jurors have become an increasingly rare sight. Today, in fact, less than 2% of their cases will proceed to an actual jury trial. And yet, when federal prosecutors describe their jobs and what the profession means to them, the jury is a central theme. Imagined jurors, it turns out, are a critical, if flawed, resource for introducing lay perspective into the legal process. As Offit shows, recentering laypeople and achieving the democratic promise of our legal system will require renewed commitment to the jury trial and juries that reflect the diversity of the American public. August 2022 192 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479808540 $28.00 S (£20.99) Cloth • 9781479808533 $89.00 X (£71.00) Law

Anna Offit is Assistant Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

NYU Press

Spring 2022


Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

OSTRAKA IN THE COLLECTION OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY EDITED BY GERT BAETENS, ROGER S. BAGNALL, CLEMENTINA CAPUTO, ÉLODIE MAZY, DAVID M. RATZAN A comprehensive edition and commentary of 77 ostraka Ostraka in the Collection of New York University is a comprehensive edition and commentary of 77 ostraka, or potsherds with ancient texts written on them, from Greco-Roman and late antique Egypt. Seventy-two of these ostraca are housed in NYU Special Collections, originally purchased by Caspar Kraemer in 1932, then the chair of the NYU Classics Department. Although Kraemer advertised the imminent publication of the texts in 1934 and later collaborated with the famed papyrologist Herbert Youtie, neither completed the project. The ostraka in this small collection span the 2nd century BCE to the 8th century CE and include both Greek and Coptic texts. The five ostraka published in this volume not held by NYU include one that had been part of Kraemer’s original purchase but was subsequently lost, and four ostraka now held by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They are included in this volume both for the sake of completeness and because the present authors were able to improve the readings in light of the context provided by the dossier as a whole. In addition to the scholarly edition of these texts, the volume contains a full discussion of their provenance, the taxes involved, the taxpayers and tax-collectors, and a ceramological analysis of the sherds as media for these texts.

Gert Baetens holds a PhD from KU Leuven and specializes in Greek and Demotic papyrology and the history of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Roger S. Bagnall is Leon Levy Director and Professor of Ancient History Emeritus at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Clementina Caputo holds a PhD from the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). Between 2016 and 2019, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in Germany. Élodie Mazy is a PhD candidate at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where she received her master’s degrees in Classics and History. David M. Ratzan is the Head of the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU.

January 2022 300 Pages • 8 1/2 x 11 78 b/w illustrations Cloth • 9781479813797 • $85.00 S (£68.00) In ISAW Monographs Archaeology

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THE ESSENCE OF REALITY A Defense of Philosophical Sufism AYN AL-QUDAT EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY MOHAMMED RUSTOM A groundbreaking exposition of Islamic mysticism The Essence of Reality was written over the course of just three days in 514/1120, by a scholar who was just twenty-four. The text, like its author Ayn al-Quḍāt, is remarkable for many reasons, not least of which that it is in all likelihood the earliest philosophical exposition of mysticism in the Islamic intellectual tradition. This important work would go on to exert significant influence on both classical Islamic philosophy and philosophical mysticism. Ayn al-Qudat was a philosopher, mystic, and judge who was born in the western Iranian city of Hamadān. He was the student of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī (d. 520/1126), the brother of the famous Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111). A maverick figure, he was put to death by the Seljuqs at the age of thirtyfour, ostensibly on charges of heresy. Mohammed Rustom is Professor of Islamic Studies at Carleton University. An internationally recognized scholar whose works have been translated into over ten languages, he specializes in Sufism, Islamic philosophy, and Qurʾanic exegesis.

April 2022 350 Pages • 6 x 9 Cloth • 9781479816590 • $35.00 S (£26.99) In Library of Arabic Literature Arabic Literature | Religion

Written in a terse yet beautiful style, The Essence of Reality consists of one hundred brief chapters interspersed with Quranic verses, prophetic sayings, Sufi maxims, and poetry. In conversation with the work of the philosophers Avicenna and al-Ghazālī, the book takes readers on a philosophical journey, with lucid expositions of questions including the problem of the eternity of the world; the nature of God’s essence and attributes; the concepts of “before” and “after”; and the soul’s relationship to the body. All these discussions are seamlessly tied into Ayn al-Quḍāt’s foundational argument—that mystical knowledge lies beyond the realm of the intellect.

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LOVE, DEATH, FAME Poetry and Lore from the Emirati Oral Tradition AL-MAYIDI IBN ZAHIR EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY MARCEL KURPERSHOEK Poems and tales of a literary forefather of the United Arab Emirates Love, Death, Fame features the poetry of al-Māyidī ibn Ẓāhir, who has been embraced as the earliest poet in what would later become the United Arab Emirates. Although little is known about his life, he is the subject of a sizeable body of folk legend and is thought to have lived in the seventeenth century, in the area now called the Emirates. The tales included in Love, Death, Fame portray him as a witty, resourceful, scruffy poet, at times combative and at times kindhearted. His poetry primarily features verses of wisdom and romance, with scenes of clouds and rain, desert migrations, seafaring, and pearl diving. Like Arabian Romantic and Arabian Satire, this collection is a prime example of Nabaṭī poetry, combining vernacular language of the Arabian Peninsula with archaic vocabulary and images dating to Arabic poetry’s very origins. Distinguished by Ibn Ẓāhir’s unique voice, Love, Death, Fame offers a glimpse of what life was like four centuries ago in the region that is now the UAE.

al-Mayidi ibn Zahir (b. seventeenth century) is regarded as the earliest “Emirati” poet. Marcel Kurpershoek is a senior research fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi. A specialist in the oral traditions and poetry of Arabia, he is the author of the five-volume Oral Poetry and Narratives from Central Arabia, as well as several books on Middle Eastern history and culture.

March 2022 400 Pages • 6 x 9 Cloth • 9781479806577 • $35.00 S (£26.99) In Library of Arabic Literature Arabic Literature

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EDITED AND TRANSLATED BY MARIO KOZAH FOREWORD BY DAVID GORDON WHITE A brilliant cross-cultural Arabic interpretation of a key text of yoga philosophy The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is the foundational text of yoga philosophy, used by millions of yoga practitioners and students worldwide. Written in a question-and-answer format, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali deals with the theory and practice of yoga and the psychological question of the liberation of the soul from attachments.

Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (d. ca. 442/1050) was an accomplished Iranian scholar and polymath. Mario Kozah is Assistant Professor of Islamic History and Civilization at the Department of Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University. His publications include a monograph on al-Bīrūnī titled The Birth of Indology as an Islamic Science: AlBīrūnī’s Treatise on Yoga Psychology. David Gordon White is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Yoga in Practice and The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography.

New in Paperback May 2022 300 Pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Paper • 9781479813216 • $15.00 T (£11.99) Cloth • 9781479804139 • $89.00 X (£71.00) In Library of Arabic Literature Arabic Literature | Religion

This book is a new rendering into English of the Arabic translation and commentary of this text by the brilliant eleventh-century polymath al-Bīrūnī. Given the many historical variants of the Yoga Sutras, his Kitāb Bātanjali is important for yoga studies as the earliest translation of the Sanskrit. It is also of unique value as an Arabic text within Islamic studies, given the intellectual and philosophical challenges that faced the medieval Muslim reader when presented with the intricacy of composition, interpretation, and allusion that permeates this translation.

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JAMĀL AL-DĪN ʿABD AL-RAḤĪM AL-JAWBARĪ TRANSLATED BY HUMPHREY DAVIES FOREWORD BY S. A. CHAKRABORTY Uncovering the professional secrets of conmen and swindlers in the medieval Middle East The Book of Charlatans is a comprehensive guide to trickery and scams as practiced in the thirteenth century in the cities of the Middle East, especially in Syria and Egypt. Al-Jawbarī was well versed in the practices he describes and may have been a reformed charlatan himself. Divided into thirty chapters, the book reveals the secrets of everyone from “Those Who Claim to be Prophets” to “Those Who Claim to Have Leprosy” and “Those Who Dye Horses.” The material is informed in part by the author’s own experience with alchemy, astrology, and geomancy, and in part by his extensive research. The work is unique in its systematic, detailed, and inclusive approach to a subject that is by nature arcane and that has relevance not only for social history but also for the history of science. Covering everything from invisible writing to doctoring gemstones and quack medicine, The Book of Charlatans opens a fascinating window into a subculture of beggars’ guilds and professional con artists in the medieval Arab world. “Provides us with an unusual glimpse into the street life of medieval Islamic societies rarely captured in more elevated Arabic literary sources.” — New York Review of Books

Jamāl al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm al-Jawbarī (fl. early seventh/thirteenth century) was born in the Ghouta region near Damascus. He was the author of three texts, of which only The Book of Charlatans survives. Humphrey Davies is an award-winning translator of some twenty-five works of modern Arabic literature. He is affiliated with the American University in Cairo. S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, The City of Brass, was short-listed for the Locus, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy awards.

New in Paperback May 2022 300 Pages • 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Paper • 9781479813247 • $16.00 T (£11.99) Cloth • 9781479897636 • $89.00 X (£71.00) In Library of Arabic Literature Arabic Literature

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EDUCATED FOR FREEDOM The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys Who Grew Up to Change a Nation

ANNA MAE DUANE The powerful story of two young men who changed the national debate about slavery In the 1820s, few Americans could imagine a viable future for black children. Even abolitionists saw just two options for African American youth: permanent subjection or exile. Educated for Freedom tells the story of James McCune Smith and Henry Highland Garnet, two black children who came of age and into freedom as their country struggled to grow from a slave nation into a free country. The story of their lives, their work, and their friendship testifies to the imagination and activism of the free black community that shaped the national journey toward freedom. A must-read for those interested in antebellum African American life and education." ~Library Journal (starred) February 2022 240 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479816712 $16.95 S (£12.99) Cloth • 9781479847471 History

Anna Mae Duane is Associate Professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut

IN PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America KABRIA BAUMGARTNER Winner, 2021 AERA Outstanding Book Award Uncovers the hidden role of women in the desegregation of American education The story of school desegregation in the United States often begins in the mid-twentieth-century South. Drawing on archival sources and genealogical records, Kabria Baumgartner uncovers the story’s origins in the nineteenth-century Northeast and identifies a previously overlooked group of activists: African American girls and women.

April 2022 320 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479816729 $23.00 S (£17.99) Cloth • 9781479823116 In Early American Places History

In Pursuit of Knowledge argues that African American girls and women strategized, organized, wrote, and protested for equal school rights—not just for themselves, but for all. Their activism gave rise to a new vision of womanhood: the purposeful woman, who was learned, active, resilient, and forward-thinking. In this thought-provoking book, Baumgartner demonstrates that the confluence of race and gender has shaped the long history of school desegregation in the United States right up to the present. Kabria Baumgartner is Associate Professor of American studies at the University of New Hampshire.

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF SHIELDS GREEN The Life and Death of a Harper's Ferry Raider LOUIS A. DECARO, JR. Explores the life of Shields Green, one of the Black men who followed John Brown to Harper’s Ferry in 1859 "The stories of the Black members of John Brown’s Harpers Ferry company have too long been shrouded in obscurity and myth. Scholarship about them has finally, in the 21st century, revealed their truth. And among those engaged in that scholarship, Louis DeCaro stands out! His dedication to the true story of Shields Green is second to none. The Untold Story of Shields Green is a revelation for anyone interested in the complete and true history of the struggle to end slavery in America." ~Danny Glover, actor Louis A. DeCaro, Jr. is Associate Professor of Church History at Alliance Theological Seminary.

February 2022 248 Pages • 6 x 9 14 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479816705 $16.95 S (£12.99) Cloth • 9781479802753 History

WE ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 JOSHUA M. MYERS The Howard University protests from the perspective and worldview of its participants We Are Worth Fighting For is the first history of the 1989 Howard University protest. The three-day occupation of the university’s Administration Building was a continuation of the student movements of the sixties and a unique challenge to the politics of the eighties. Upset at the university’s appointment of the Republican strategist Lee Atwater to the Board of Trustees, students forced the issue by shutting down the operations of the university. The protest, inspired in part by the emergence of “conscious” hip hop, helped to build support for the idea of student governance and drew upon a resurgent black nationalist ethos.

Joshua M. Myers teaches Africana Studies in the Department of AfroAmerican Studies at Howard University.

April 2022 288 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479816767 $16.95 S (£12.99) Cloth • 9781479811755 In Black Power History

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FIXING PARENTAL LEAVE The Six Month Solution GAYLE KAUFMAN A real-world solution for parental leave that promotes gender equality at work and at home What do Papua New Guinea, Suriname, and the United States have in common? These three nations are the only ones that do not offer some form of parental leave to new parents. The US lags far behind the rest of the world on this important issue, raising questions about our commitment to gender equality and the welfare of our families In Fixing Parental Leave, Gayle Kaufman takes an in-depth look at parental leave policies in the US, the UK, and Sweden, and evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of leave policies in each country.

March 2022 256 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479885039 $18.95 S (£14.99) Cloth • 9781479810369 $89.00 X (£71.00)

Gayle Kaufman is Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina.

TWITTER A Biography JEAN BURGESS AND NANCY K. BAYM The sometimes surprising, often humorous story of the forces that came together to shape the central role Twitter now plays in contemporary politics and culture

March 2022 144 Pages • 6 x 9 3 hts Paper • 9781479801756 $13.95 S (£10.99) Cloth • 9781479811069 Media Studies

Is Twitter a place for sociability and conversation, a platform for public broadcasting, or a network for discussion? Digital platforms have become influential in every sphere of communication, from the intimate and everyday to the public, professional, and political. Since the scrappy startup days of social media in the mid-2000s, not only has the worldwide importance of platforms grown exponentially, but also their cultures have shifted dramatically, in a variety of directions. These changes have brought new opportunities for progressive communities to thrive online, as well as widespread problems with commercial exploitation, disinformation, and hate speech. Twitter’s growth over the past decade, like that of much social media, has far surpassed its creators’ vision. Jean Burgess is Director of the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology. Nancy K. Baym is a Sr. Principal Researcher at Microsoft in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Finalist, 2021 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies Winner, 2021 PROSE Award in the Cultural Anthropology & Sociology Category

“The Tragedy of Heterosexuality wastes absolutely no time getting to the point . . . it is at heart a somber, urgent academic examination of the many ways in which opposite-sex coupling can

hurt the very individuals who cling to it most. . . . [M]ight be just the thing to rescue heteroJANE WARD sexuality from its unearned hegemony in our shared cultural imagination.” New York Times Book Review

expect from heterosexuality.” Bitch Magazine

A troubling“Theaccount desire intelligent generosityof of spiritheterosexual of Jane Ward’s bullseye critique of heterosexual culturein is the icing on the cake of its timeliness, necessity, and page-turning readability. I lost track the era of #MeToo of the number of times I wrote ‘f *ck YES’ in the margins as I read this book.” Hanne Blank, author of Fat and Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality


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Ward also takes an intriguing look at the multi-billion-dollar self-help industry, which markets goods and services to help heterosexual couples without addressing the root of their problems. Ultimately, she encourages straight men and women to take a page out of queer culture, reminding them “about the human capacity to desire, fuck, and show respect at the same time." "The Tragedy of Heterosexuality wastes absolutely no time getting to the is at heart a somber, urgent academic examination of the many ways in which opposite-sex coupling can hurt the very individuals who cling to it most....[The book] might be just the thing to rescue heterosexuality from its unearned hegemony in our shared cultural imagination." ~New York Times Book Review

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feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She is the author of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men (New York University Press, 2015), and Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations. "

A great read for LGBTQ+ and straight readers, Jane Ward's non-fiction book tackles compulsory heterosexuality, heteronormativity, patriarchy, and how they impact us all." ~Cosmopolitan UK's "Best Books by LGBTQ+ Authors"

February 2022 216 Pages • 6 x 9 16 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781479804467 • $14.95 T (£10.99) Cloth • 9781479851553 In Sexual Cultures Cultural Studies

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AND GENTLY HE SHALL LEAD THEM Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi ERIC BURNER The story of the remarkable life of Civil Rights leader Bob Moses From his role as one of the architects of the civil rights movement to his work with inner city children late into his life, Robert Moses was one of America's most courageous, energetic, and influential leaders. Wary of the cults of celebrity he saw surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X and fueled by a philosophy that shunned leadership, Moses always labored behind the scenes. This first biography sheds significant light on the intellectual and philosophical worldview of a man who was rarely seen but whose work created a lasting impact on American life.

Eric Burner is a partner at the law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth.

July 1995 308 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780814712504 $29.00 S (£23.99) Biography


An examination of the influence of race and racism on the research experience A white woman studies upper-class eighth grade girls at her alma mater on Long Island and finds a culture founded on misinformation about its own racial and class identity. A Black American researcher is repeatedly assumed by many Brazilian subjects to be a domestic servant or sex worker. Through encounters such as these, Racing Research, Researching Race explores how ideologies of race and racism intersect with nationality and gender to shape the research experience. Featuring contributions from scholars working across anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, women’s studies, political science, and Asian American studies, this volume offers new perspectives anyone embarking on research in their field.

July 2000 296 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780814782422 $29.00 S (£23.99) Sociology

France Winddance Twineis Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jonathan Warren is Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

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CRITICAL RACE FEMINISM, SECOND EDITION A Reader EDITED BY ADRIEN KATHERINE WING A classic anthology of writings on the legal status and lived experiences of women of color Now in its second edition, the acclaimed anthology Critical Race Feminism presents over 40 readings on the legal status of women of color by leading authors and scholars such as Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Kathleen Neal Cleaver, and Angela Harris. The collection gives voice to Black, Latina, Asian, Native American, and Arab women, and explores both straight and queer perspectives. Both a forceful statement and a platform for change, the anthology addresses an ambitious range of subjects, from life in the workplace and motherhood to sexual harassment, domestic violence, and other criminal justice issues. Extending beyond national borders, the volume tackles global issues such as the rights of Muslim women, immigration, multiculturalism, and global capitalism. Adrien Katherine Wing is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law.

October 2003 444 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780814793947 $30.00 S (£23.99) In Critical America Law

THE DERRICK BELL READER EDITED BY RICHARD DELGADO AND JEAN STEFANCIC An essential collection of the writings of progressive lawyer and race activist Derrick Bell Lawyer, activist, teacher, writer: for over 40 years, Derrick Bell provoked his critics and challenged his readers with uncompromising candor and progressive views on race and class in America. A founder of Critical Race Theory and pioneer of the use of allegorical stories as tools of analysis, Bell's groundbreaking work shattered conventional legal orthodoxies and turned comfortable majoritarian myths inside out. Edited and with an extensive introduction by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, The Derrick Bell Reader reflects the tremendous breadth of issues that Bell grappled with over his phenomenal career, including affirmative action, Black nationalism, legal education and ethics. Together, these selections offer the most complete collection of Derrick Bell's writing available today. Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of Law.

August 2005 493 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780814719701 $35.00 S (£27.99) In Critical America Law



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STEFAN HEYM TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER LOCASCIO INTRODUCTION BY VICTOR GROSSMAN A first-ever English translation which reveals the inner voice of a brilliant Bolshevik politician during the first global revolution

Stefan Heym, the bestselling German author, was Hitler’s youngest literary exile. As a young man he had seen the Reichstag on fire in 1933, and after the war he returned to the shattered Reichstag as a survivor in American uniform. After fleeing Nazism for the United States and serving in the U.S. army, he found himself fleeing McCarthyism and circling back to what had in the meantime become the German Democratic Republic. After the takeover by West Germany he was elected to the Bundestag in 1994 on the ticket of the Party of Democratic Socialism. Under East German rule, he had been a tolerated, and even honored, dissident, and yet once the German Democratic Republic dissolved he asked: "Are there not experiences of life in the former East Germany that would be useful for Germany's common future? Maybe the guaranteed job? The secure career? The sure roof over one's head?”

March 2022 576 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 Paper • 9781583679555 • $28.00 S Cloth • 9781583679425 • $89.00 X Literature

Through this dramatic history by Stefan Heym, we become intimate with the story of the maverick and internationalist Karl Radek. Beginning as Lenin's companion at the dawning of the October Revolution, Radek later became Stalin’s favorite intellectual – only to find himself entangled in the great purges of the late 1930s and scripting his own trial. In this, his last historical novel, Heym reveals Radek as a brilliant Bolshevik journalist and politician who found himself at every turn of the wheel of fate. A central figure of the communist world, Radek was such a controversial and perennially ambiguous personality that even his historical biography seems a work of fiction. With his thick glasses and most non-Aryan appearance, marked by what some might have seen as distinctively Jewish argumentative skills and humor, Radek’s enormous talent as a writer, political acumen, and continuous curiosity carried him through event after event. As Heym sculpts credible conversations with Lenin, Luxembourg, Liebknecht, Trotsky, Stalin, and many others (all seen from Radek’s perspective) we come to know Radek as a man haunted by the fear that the insurgency will cease to move forward, living his life as a frenzied chase in pursuit of the continuation of the revolution, until the very end. Originally published in Munich in 1995, this first-ever English translation of Radek fashions the inner voice of a unique figure in the global revolutionary wave of the first half of the twentieth century.

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An American Anti-Fascist in the Spanish Civil War MIGUEL FERGUSON EDITED BY PAUL BUHLE AND MIGUEL FERGUSON WITH FRASER OTTANELLI ART BY ANNE TIMMONS A graphic history featuring the true story of three friends from Brooklyn who join in the global fight against fascism In this exhilarating graphic novel about the Spanish Civil War, three American friends set off from Brooklyn to join in the fight determined to make Spain “the tomb of fascism” for the sake of us all. Together they defy the U.S. government and join the legendary Abraham Lincoln Brigade, throw themselves into battle, and conduct sabotage missions behind enemy lines. As Spain is shattered by the savagery of combat during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), readers see the darkening clouds of the World War to come. Artist Anne Timmons has created a thrilling graphic novel in the spirit of the “war comic” genre that appeared after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into World War II. Drawing upon the real-life experiences of Lincoln Brigade veteran Abe Osheroff, writer Miguel Ferguson offers a lively, accessible resource based on actual events during the Great Depression and the Spanish Civil War. ¡Brigadistas! will stir the memories of older audiences who remember the Spanish Civil War as a time of unparalleled international solidarity and heartbreak, and it will expose young audiences to the passions, politics, and conflicts of a bygone era with striking contemporary relevance. The boundless courage and abiding heroism of Americans who risked everything to fight against fascism — illuminated beautifully by Miguel Ferguson & Paul Buhle and artist Anne Timmons in this moving and unforgettable account of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War.

Miguel Ferguson is an award-winning professor, author, and educational entrepreneur. As the founder of the company OfCourse!, he creates innovative curricula and provides training on public policy and social justice topics. Anne Timmons is a Portland-based painter and illustrator whose work has appeared in a range of national magazines. In addition to teaming up with Trina Robbins on illustrated biographies and adaptations, she has worked with Paul Buhle on Studs Terkel's Working and Bohemians. Paul Buhle, retired Brown University Senior Lecturer, has authored and edited more than forty books on the American and Caribbean Left, and is the editor of more than a dozen nonfiction graphic novels. Fraser M. Ottanelli teaches the history of U.S. radicalism and immigration at the University of South Florida.

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WORK WORK WORK Labor, Alienation, and Class Struggle MICHAEL D. YATES A potent glimpse into the behind-the-scenes workplace control mechanisms which prevent workers from defending themselves from exploitation This book reveals the raw truth: The labor market is in fact a mere veil over the exploitation of workers. Peek behind it, and we clearly see the extraction, by a small but powerful class of productive property-owning capitalists, of a surplus from a much larger and propertyless class of wage laborers. In these strikingly lucid and passionately written chapters, Yates explains the reality of labor markets, the nature of work in capitalist societies, and the nature and necessity of class struggle, which alone can bring exploitation – and the system of control that makes it possible – to a final end. July 2022 216 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 Paper • 9781583679654 $19.00 S Cloth • 9781583679425 $89.00 X Politics

Michael D. Yates is Editorial Director of Monthly Review Press. For many years, he taught working people in labor education programs throughout the United States, seeking to teach, speak, and write for and with the working class and not just about it. He has helped organize labor unions and has written extensively about them. His most recent book is Can the Working Class Change the World? (Monthly Review Press).

ANNE BRADEN SPEAKS Selected Writings and Speeches, 1947-1999 EDITED BY BEN WILKINS An unusual compilation which correct the near-omission of a central female leader from standard histories of the civil rights movement

August 2022 216 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 Paper • 9781583679708 $19.00 S Cloth • 9781583679425 $89.00 X Politics | Literature

Anne Braden was raised to be a southern belle. Instead she became a revolutionary who helped to shape the self-understanding of the entire civil rights movement. As a journalist throughout the 1960s, she offered a penetrating, historically-grounded analysis of events which was widely read by civil rights activists. She was an informal advisor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; a close associate of key leaders such as Ella Baker, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and Myles Horton; and a mentor to countless young revolutionaries until her death in 2006. Finally, and for the first time, we have full access to a representative collection of Braden’s writings, speeches, and letters, and the full spectrum of their subject matter: from the role of the South in American society, to the function of anti-communism, to the relationship between race and capitalism. Anne Braden (1924-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and renowned freedom fighter. Ben Wilkins is an activist in labor and civil rights.

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A guide to the role of capitalism in creating the current state of climate emergency Over the last 11,700 years, during which human civilization developed, the earth has existed within what geologists refer to as the Holocene Epoch. Now science is telling us that the Holocene Epoch in the geological time scale has ended, replaced by a new more dangerous Anthropocene Epoch, which began around 1950. The Anthropocene Epoch is characterized by an “anthropogenic rift” in the biological cycles of the Earth System, marking a changed reality in which human activities are now the main geological force impacting the earth as a whole, generating at the same time an existential crisis for the world’s population. What caused this massive shift in the history of the earth? In this comprehensive study, John Bellamy Foster tells us that a globalized system of capital accumulation has induced humanity to foul its own nest. The result is a planetary emergency that threatens all present and future generations, throwing into question the continuation of civilization and ultimately the very survival of humanity itself. Only by addressing the social aspects of the current planetary emergency, exploring the theoretical, historical, and practical dimensions of the capitalism’s alteration of the planetary environment, is it possible to develop the ecological and social resources for a new journey of hope.

John Bellamy Foster is professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and editor of Monthly Review. He has written many books including The Robbery of Nature (with Brett Clark) and The Return of Nature, which won the Deutscher Memorial prize.

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THE BOOK OF JUDITH Opening Hearts Through Poetry EDITED BY SPOON JACKSON, MARK FOSS, AND SARA PRESS An homage to the life of poet, writer, and teaching artist Judith Tannenbaum and her impact on incarcerated and marginalized students

August 2022 224 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 5 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321744 $19.95 S Cloth • 9781613321751 $89.00 X Education | Biography

The Book of Judith honors Judith Tannenbaum but also reflects, through both form and content, on the complexities of seeing both the parts and the whole. The book presents different aspects of Judith—poet, teaching artist, friend, mentor, colleague—through a collection of original poetry, prose, essay, illustration, and fiction from 33 contributors. In so doing, it echoes her own determination to perceive contradiction without judgment. For the next generation of teaching artists in Corrections and elsewhere, the book serves as an inspiration on the qualities needed to survive and thrive in a multi-faceted, ever-changing environment. Spoon Jackson is a poet serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in California state prisons. Mark Foss is a Montreal-based author Sara Press is Judith Tannenbaum’s daughter, who grew up listening to her mother’s raw stories about teaching poetry in San Quentin.

WE BUILT A VILLAGE Cohousing and the Commons

We Built a Village Cohousing and the Commons Diane Rothbard Margolis Foreword by David Bollier

August 2022 224 Pages • 6 x 9 12 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321782 $20.00 S Cloth • 9781613321799 $89.00 X Urban Studies

DIANA MARGOLIS Describes the development of one of the first cohousing communities in the U.S. offering a social understanding of its commons Cohousing, a form of communal living that clusters around shared common space, began about a half century ago in Denmark. We Built a Village describes the process of planning and building of an early cohousing community in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the way the people involved simultaneously built their homes and their social structure. As both a memoir and a sociological analysis that probes the differences between commons and markets, it is unique among books about cohousing. When this group of people began in the late 1990s to construct their cohousing community, they set in motion a counterpoint between the physical spaces and the social configurations that would guide their lives together, even up to creative responses to the recent pandemic. Diana Margolis is a founding member of Cambridge Cohousing where she has lived for more than twenty years. She is a former member of the Coho/US Board of Directors and co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Cohousing Research Network. She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 1980–1981. She is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.

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Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire EDITED BY EDVIGE GIUNTA AND MARY ANNE TRASCIATTI Candid and intimate accounts of the factoryworker tragedy that shaped American labor rights On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the eighth floor of the Asch Building in Greenwich Village, New York. The top three floors housed the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a factory where approximately 500 workers, mostly young immigrant women and girls, labored to produce fashionable cotton blouses, known as “waists.” The fire killed 146 workers in a mere 15 minutes but pierced the perpetual conscience of citizens everywhere. The Asch Building had been considered a modern fireproof structure, but inadequate fire safety regulations left the workers inside unprotected. The tragedy of the fire, and the resulting movements for change, were pivotal in shaping workers' rights and unions. A powerful collection of diverse voices, Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Fire brings together stories from writers, artists, activists, scholars, and family members of the Triangle workers. Nineteen contributors from across the globe speak of a singular event with remarkable impact. One hundred and eleven years after the tragic incident, Talking to the Girls articulates a story of contemporary global relevance and stands as an act of collective testimony: a written memorial to the Triangle victims.

Edvige Giunta is a professor of English at New Jersey City University. Born in Sicily, she first became interested in the Triangle fire as a young activist. She has trained scores of students in the art of memoir and created the first course devoted to the Triangle fire. Mary Anne Trasciatti is President of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. The daughter and granddaughter of garment workers, she has devoted the past twelve years of her life to ensuring the creation of a Triangle Fire Memorial. She is a professor of Rhetoric and Director of Labor Studies program at Hofstra University in Long Island.

March 2022 352 Pages • 6 x 9 50 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321508 • $26.95 A Cloth • 9781613321515 • $89.00 X History | Literature



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RISKING A SOMERSAULT IN THE AIR Conversations with Nicaraguan Writers (Revised edition) MARGARET RANDALL First revised edition of interviews with 14 prominent activists whose writings influenced the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and help us understand present-day Nicaragua Margaret Randall presents a dynamic collection of personal interviews with Nicaragua's most important writer-revolutionaries who played major roles in the 1979 revolution and the subsequent reconstruction. Among the writers included are Gioconda Belli, Tomás Borge, Omar Cabezas, Ernesto Cardenal, Vidaluz Menéses, Julio Valle-Castillo, and Daisy Zamora. The work also features 50 evocative photographs from the era by Margaret Randall. June 2022 240 Pages • 5.83 x 8.27 50 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321829 $22.95 S Cloth • 9781613321836 $89.00 X Politics | Art

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet with a long history of social activism (in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, as well as the United States). More than 150 published books reflect her personal experience and generational struggles. She has also translated much poetry by others. In Mexico, she co-founded El Corno Emplumado, a bilingual journal that published more than 700 writers from 35 countries.

MY LIFE IN 100 OBJECTS MARGARET RANDALL Traces the remarkable life of a feminist poet through the items and images that have have defined her experiences My Life in 100 Objects is a personal reflection on the events and moments that shaped the life and work of one extraordinary woman. With a masterful, poetic voice, Margaret Randall uses talismanic objects and photographs as launching points for her nonlinear narrative. Through each “object,” Randall uncovers another part of herself, starting in a museum in Amman, Jordan, and ending in the Latin American Studies Association in Boston. Interwoven throughout are her most precious relationships, her growth as an artist, and her brave, revolutionary spirit.

September 2020 250 Pages • 5 x 8 100 color illustrations Paper • 9781613321140 $24.00 A Cloth • 9781613321157 $89.00 X Memoir

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet with a long history of social activism. Returning to the US in 1984, the government ordered her deported, claiming her writing subversive. She won her case in 1989. Among her recent awards are the Poet of Two Hemisphere Prize (Quito, Ecuador 2019) and the 2020 George Garrett Award given by AWP.

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Spring 2022



Margaret Randall's personal stories offer profound insights into the artists who most influenced her life Artists in My Life is a collection of intimate and conversational accounts of the visual artists that have impacted the renowned poet activist Margaret Randall on her own journey as an artist. Randall writes of each relationship through multiple lenses: as makers of art, social commentators, women in a world dominated by male values, and in solitude or collaboration with communities and the larger artistic arena. She analyses the impact each artist had on Randall’s own work and on the larger art community. The work strives to answer bigger questions about visual art as a whole and its lasting political influence on the world stage. Randall describes her motivations: ”I go beneath the surface, asking questions and telling stories. I have wanted to answer questions such as: Why is it that visual art—drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture—grabs me and, in particular instances, feels as if it changes me at the molecular level? How do art and memory interact? How do reason and intuition come together in art? Do women and men make art differently? Does great art change the viewer? Does it change the artist? How does art travel through time?”

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet with a long history of social activism (in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, as well as the United States). More than 150 published books reflect her personal experience and generational struggles. She has also translated much poetry by others. In Mexico, she co-founded El Corno Emplumado, a bilingual journal that published more than 700 writers from 35 countries. Returning to the US in 1984, the government ordered her deported, claiming her writing subversive. She won her case in 1989. Among her recent awards are the Poet of Two Hemisphere Prize (Quito, Ecuador 2019) and the 2020 George Garrett Award given by AWP.

"Animating the work of Elaine de Kooning, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lucy Lippard, Sabra Moore, Jane Norling, and Barbara Byers, among others, Randall underscores the distinct ways materiality “draws us into meaning” and collective memory". —Roberto Tejada, author of Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness

April 2022 240 Pages • 5.83 x 8.27 71 color illustrations Cloth • 9781613321591 • $30.00 T Politics | Art



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DIVINING CHAOS The Autobiography of an Idea AVIVA RAHMANI A spirited memoir of artist Aviva Rahmani, offering a relatable narrative to discuss trigger point theory and the importance of eco-art activists

June 2022 336 Pages • 6 x 9 12 color, 6 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321669 • $30.00 S Cloth • 9781613321676 • $89.00 X Art | Politics | Memoir

Divining Chaos provides a personal memoir of eco-artist Aviva Rahmani. The story gives insight into her Trigger-Point theory thesis and unparalleled exclusivity to the moments in her life that shaped her as an artist and activist. Detailing the history that led Rahmani to two seminal projects: Ghost Nets, restoring a coastal town dump to flourishing wetlands, and The Blued Trees Symphony, which applied the premises to challenge natural gas pipelines with a novel legal theory about land use, Rahmani shares intimate decisions that shaped her life’s work. Her discussions on trigger point theory argue to predict, confront, and determine outcomes to the ecological challenges we face today. Aviva Rahmani is an ecoartist whose work has been exhibited, published, and funded internationally. She is an affiliate with the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder and gained her PhD from the University of Plymouth, UK.

MEETING THE MOMENT Socially Engaged Performance, 1965–2020, by Those Who Lived It

JAN COHEN-CRUZ AND RAD PEREIRA Socially engaged theater makers and performers discuss the challenges and potentialities of their work

May 2022 352 Pages • 6 x 9 18 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321546 $26.95 S Cloth • 9781613321553 $89.00 X Arts | Performance

Meeting the Moment explores experiences of a diverse range of progressive theater and performance makers in the U.S., in their own words, since 1965. These performers, often unknown beyond their immediate audience, articulate diverse influences. Curating stories from over 75 interviews and informal exchanges with the makers and performers of socially engaged theater, Cohen-Cruz and Pereira present the struggles of artists who stand on the line of both rigorous artmaking and community care. The work offers insight into the challenges and adaptations of the field, recognizing limitations due to discrimination and unequal opportunity that have presented themselves to performance artists and their work over the past 55 years. The book’s voices point to more diverse and inclusive practices and give hope for the future of the art. Jan Cohen-Cruz is a scholar and practitioner of activist and community-based performance. Rad Pereira is a cultural worker, performing artist, healer, and educator in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, with a home base in Brooklyn, New York.

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Spring 2022



Listening to the Land, Healing the Colonizer Mind LOUISE DUNLAP

An insightful look at the historical damages early colonizers of America caused and how their descendants may recognize and heal the harm done to the earth and the native peoples Inherited Silence tells the story of beloved land in California’s Napa Valley—how the land fared during the onslaught of colonization and how it fares now in the drought, development, and wildfires that are the consequences of the colonial mind. Author Louise Dunlap’s ancestors were among the first Europeans to claim ownership of traditional lands of the Wappo people during a period of genocide. They lived the dream of Manifest Destiny; their consciousness changing only gradually over the generations. As Dunlap inherited the space from her family, she began to wonder about the unspoken history of the land on which she resided. What kept her ancestors from seeing and telling the truth of their history? What did they bring west with them from the very earliest colonial experience in New England? Dunlap looks back into California’s and America’s history for the key to their silences and a way to heal the wounds of the land, its original people, and the harmful mind of the colonizer. It’s a powerful story that will awaken others to consider their own ancestors’ role in colonization and encourage them to begin reparations for the harmful actions of those who came before. More broadly, it offers a way for every reader to evaluate their own current life actions and the lasting impact they can have on society and our planet.

Louise Dunlap is a fifth-generation Californian. She has taught writing to undergraduate and graduate students in urban and environmental planning, worked with writers in advocacy groups, wrote Undoing the Silence, and began journeys into the hidden history of white supremacy that led to this book. She honors the spiritual teachings of many traditions and, in 2004, was ordained by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of Interbeing, with the name True Silent Teaching.

July 2022 240 Pages • 6 x 9 10 b/w illustrations Paper • 9781613321706 • $22.95 S Cloth • 9781613321713 • $89.00 X Environmental Studies | History



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STACEY HANNEM, CHRISTOPHER J. SCHNEIDER Traces contemporary shifts in power in relation to the increased recognition and censure of sexual misconduct

Stacey Hannem is a sociologist and Professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on sex work, sexual violence, and the intersections of criminal law and justice policy with stigma, marginalization, and gender. Christopher J. Schneider is professor of sociology at Brandon University. His research focuses on how developments in media and technology contribute to changes in social interaction and social control.

May 2022 368 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780889778092 • $29.95 A Cloth • 9780889778702 • $89.00 X Politics

In 2015, The New York Times ran just a single headline with the term “sexual misconduct.” Three years later, it ran dozens of such headlines, averaging more than one per week, and expanded coverage across other media organizations followed. This shift in coverage is reflective of significant changes in public discourse about sexual harm helping to hold some perpetrators accountable for their behaviour and paved the path for #MeToo and related movements against sexual abuse and harm to receive national and global attention. In Defining Sexual Misconduct, Stacey Hannem and Christopher Schneider trace contemporary shifts in power in relation to the increased recognition and censure of sexual misconduct and the ways in which the shifting social landscape is communicated in the coverage of sexual misconduct in media. "This book really helps to illuminate and clarify the potential harms that can be done in the absence of sexual consent. By walking us through well-known examples from news reports, the authors make us think about the challenges survivors face when disclosing, how hard it is to hold abusers accountable, and the complexities and ambiguities of sexual consent and sexual agency — and the role played by the media, both social and traditional. " —Dan Savage, author of It Gets Better and American Savage

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Spring 2022


THE ECOLOGICAL BUFFALO On the Trail of a Keystone Species WES OLSON PHOTOS BY JOHANE JANELLE FOREWORD BY HARVEY LOCKE AFTERWORD BY LEROY LITTLEBEAR An expert on the buffalo tells the history of this keystone species through extensive research and beautiful photographs The mere mention of the buffalo instantly brings to mind the vast herds that once roamed the North American continent, and few wild animals captivate our imaginations as much as the buffalo do. Once numbering in the tens of millions, these magnificent creatures played a significant role in structuring the varied ecosystems they occupied. With the arrival of Europeans and their rapacious capacity for wildlife destruction, the buffalo was all but exterminated. In a span of just thirty years during the mid-1800s, buffalo populations plummeted from more than 30 million to just twenty-three. And with them went all of the intricate food webs, the trophic cascades, and the inter-species relationships that had evolved over thousands of years. Despite this brush with extinction, the buffalo survived, and isolated populations are slowly recovering. As this recovery proceeds, the relationships the animals once had with thousands of species are being re-established in a remarkable process of ecological healing. The intricacy of those restored relationships is the subject of this book. Based on author Wes Olson’s thirty-five years of working intimately with bison—and featuring Johane Janelle’s stunning photography— The Ecological Buffalo is a story that takes the reader on a journey to understand the myriad connections this keystone species has with the Great Plains.

Wes Olson was raised in the foothills of western Alberta, and it was there that he developed a passion for wild places and wild species. Following a thrity-two-year career as a Canadian National Park warden, Wes lives an 80 acre patch of forest and beaver ponds beside Elk Island National Park in central Alberta. He is the author of A Field Guide to Plains Bison and Portraits of the Bison. Johane Janelle’s photography has been featured on many magazine covers, such as Horse-Sport, Horse-Canada, Horse & Country, and Western Horse Review, as well as A Field Guide to Plains Bison and Portraits of the Bison. “Wondrous … to hear bison knowledge from Wes Olson, [a] National Treasure. ” — Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood), Twitter, 25 June 2013

May 2022 304 Pages • 10.875x10 180 full color photos, 60 illustrations Paper • 9780889778719 • $34.95 T Nature | Ecology



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A powerful memoir from an Indigenous educator Through my eyes, my community was creative, innovative and self-sufficient. In this remote northern traditional First Nation society, the skills, knowledge and abilities that the community needed to survive were all there. . . . The stories are not just of survival and hardship but of the power of the human spirit and the sheer natural genius of individuals.” — Cecil King

Cecil King is an Odawa from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve and a retired Professor Emeritus of Queen’s University. He served for more than sixty years as an Indigenous educator. He currently resides in Saskatoon. [Cecil King,] the teacher, respected community leader, and post-secondary professor and administrator, argues most convincingly for a system of First Nations education that incorporates fully Indigenous history, culture, and present-day realities." — Don Smith, University of Calgary

Cecil King grew up in the small settlement of Buzwah, Ontario, situated on Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island. This moving memoir shares King’s life on reserve and describes his experiences attending Buzwah Indian Day School and St. Charles Garnier Residential School. After furthering his education, King returned home to Buzwah as a teacher. He quickly became disillusioned with the Ontario curriculum and how inadequately it resonated with on-reserve youth and the realities of Indigenous life. It was then that King began his unparalleled legacy to ensure Indian Control of Indian Education in Canada. Over the course of his fifty-year career in education, he would found the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan, become the first director of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University, and develop Ojibwe language courses across North America. A remarkable story about a remarkable man, The Boy from Buzwah is a powerful testament to Dr. Cecil King’s work and legacy.

February 2022 356 Pages • 5 x 8 Paper • 9780889778504 • $25.95 T Cloth • 9780889778535 • $89.00 X Memoir

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Spring 2022



A Reckoning on the Great Plains DAWN MORGAN

A probing memoir examining family tragedy on the Great Plains A surprise rodeo leaves a buffalo bull dead and a cowboy gored to death. Seeing the death of the one man who was kind to him, Dawn Morgan’s father shoulders the blame and ends up dead. His sudden death, and the blundering way Morgan learns of it, forces her to reflect not only on the events in the bloodied corral, but also on the buffalo herds decimated and Indigenous Peoples displaced to make way for settlement in ranching and farming country in the prairies. Unsettled is a deeply moving work of literary non-fiction, a probing memoir examining family tragedy in relation to stories—both fact and fiction—of settlers and Indigenous Peoples on the Great Plains. Morgan shares the internal struggle between resistance and allegiance to the settler-descendent stories she grew up with while paying respects to her father and documenting the censorship she faces from her mother, loyal still to the pioneer myth of the early twentieth century. It is only when both parents are gone that Morgan is liberated to write a story of reckoning on the northern Great Plains.

Dawn Morgan is currently Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. "Unsettled is a pioneer history like no other. It starts with a buffalo, a gunshot, and a dead father, then moves through time and prairie spaces—as if Marcel Proust gallops past Cormac McCarthy—before returning to a mother’s Saskatchewan deathbed. A tremendous book, of the kind that arrives once in a generation. " —Erín Moure, author of The Elements

March 2022 392 Pages • 5 x 8 Paper • 9780889778573 • $19.95 T Cloth • 9780889778603 • $89.00 X Memoir



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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Saskatchewan's Political and Economic Transformation DALE EISLER An in-depth look at the political landscape of Saskatchewan from its leftist roots to its recent shift to the right In From Left to Right, Dale Eisler explores the events that have changed the character of the province, and how others see it, in significant ways. Beginning his analysis in the late 1960s, Eisler outlines major international and domestic events that shaped the world and Canada. He then traces specific moments in time in the political and economic life of Saskatchewan that were a result of those factors, leading to the political and economic reality of Saskatchewan today.

April 2022 392 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780889778641 $29.95 S Cloth • 9780889778672 $89.00 X Politics

Dale Eisler is a former journalist, senior federal public service and currently Senior Policy Fellow at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

OWÓKNAGE The Story of Carry The Kettle Nakoda First Nation CARRY THE KETTLE NAKODA FIRST NATION The definitive story of the Nakoda people, in their own words Born out of a meticulous, well-researched historical and current traditional land-use study, Owóknage is the first book to tell the definitive, comprehensive story of the Nakoda people (formerly known as the Assiniboine), in their own words. From pre-contact to current-day life, from thriving on the Great Plains to forced removal from their traditional, sacred lands in the Cypress Hills via a Canadian “Trail of Tears” starvation march to where they now currently reside south of Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, this is their story of resilience and resurgence.

May 2022 412 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9780889778146 $34.95 S Cloth • 9780889778153 $89.00 X History

Cega̔ K´iɳna Nakoda Oyáté (Carry The Kettle Nakoda First Nation) is located south of Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, though the traditional home territory is the western end of the Cypress Hills.

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Spring 2022


SHIFTING BASELINE SYNDROME AARON KREUTER A satiric and searing collection of poetry obsessed with television, oceans, Jewish history, and time In Shifting Baseline Syndrome, Aaron Kreuter asks the hard questions: will the Anthropocene have a laugh track? Is it okay to marry your eighteenth cousin? Is it the end . . . of Earth? Of capitalism? Of television? Throughout Kreuter’s sophomore collection, the TV remote is never far. Shifting Baseline Syndrome is both searching and searing, veering between satire and sincerity, history and prophecy, and human and non-human worlds. As these clash ecstatically with loathing—and with the end looming—Kreuter demonstrates why we’ll keep doing what we’ve always done: hoping, for once, that the series finale will be good. Aaron Kreuter is the author of the short story collection You and Me, Belonging and the poetry collection Arguments for Lawn Chairs.

March 2022 96 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 Paper • 9780889778542 $16.95 S Poetry

SYNAPTIC ALISON CALDER An award-winning poet attempts to map the brain’s neural connections, raising fundamental questions about identity and interiority This intricate, yearning work from award-winning poet Alison Calder asks us to think about the way we perceive and the ways in which we seek to know ourselves and others. In Synaptic, each section explores key themes in science, neurology, and perception. The lyric considerations in these poems are juxtaposed against the scientific-like footnotes which, in turn, invoke questions undermining authority and power. The speakers in these poems are searching for knowledge. Everyone is looking for a miracle.

Alison Calder grew up in Saskatoon. She is the author of Wolf Tree and In the Tiger Park, and she lives in Winnipeg where she teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.

April 2022 96 Pages • 5.5 x 8.5 Paper • 9780889778610 $16.95 S Poetry



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Their mental health in today’s world and what we can do to help them JENNY PERKEL

A psychologist’s guide for parents, care-givers and health care practitioners to the emotional challenges facing children and their parents today Current research shows that certain childhood mental disorders are diagnosed more frequently today than in previous generations. Many of today’s children and teenagers are more unhappy, anxious and distressed than young people used to be. In this highly informative book, child psychologist Jenny Perkel explores in depth why this might be so, highlighting what modern-day South African children and adolescents are experiencing and the environment in which they are being raised. Perkel discusses a broad spectrum of issues faced by today’s children and adolescents: the Covid19 pandemic, the influence of electronic media, diverse family structures, stress and trauma, and difficult socio-economic circumstances. While offering no easy answers or formulaic solutions to the problems of troubled children, she shows how to think about children’s mental well-being in today’s South Africa. Children in Mind is an invaluable resource for all those who work with troubled children and adolescents: psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators and parents. The author’s informed and compassionate approach will help equip professionals and parents to help young people navigate complex issues and make adjustments in their behavior in order to live more balanced and happier lives.

April 2022 200 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781776147472 • $20.00 S Cloth • 9781776147489 • $89.00 X Psychology

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Spring 2022



The Case for a Universal Basic Income in South Africa and Beyond HEIN MARAIS Examines the need and prospects for a UBI As jobs disappear and wages flat-line, paid work is an increasingly fragile and unattainable basis for dignified life. This predicament, deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic, is sparking urgent debates about alternatives such as a universal basic income (UBI). Highly topical and distinctive in its approach, In the Balance: The Case for a Universal Basic Income in South Africa and Beyond is the most rounded and up-to-date examination yet of the need and prospects for a UBI in a global South setting such as South Africa. Hein Marais casts the debate about a UBI in the wider context of the dispossessing pressures of capitalism and the onrushing turmoil of global warming, pandemics and social upheaval. Marais surveys the meaning, history and appeal of a UBI before even-handedly weighing the case for and against such an intervention. The book explores the vexing questions a UBI raises about the relationship of paid work to social rights, about prevailing notions of entitlement and dependency, and the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. Along with cost estimates for different versions of a basic income in South Africa, it discusses financing options and lays out the social, economic and political implications. This incisive new book advances both our theoretical and practical understanding of the prospects for a UBI.

July 2022 232 Pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781776147724 • $20.00 S Cloth • 9781776146932 • $89.00 X Politics | Economics


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AWAKENING CREATIVITY Dandelion School Blossoms LILY YEH $34.95[S] • Cloth 9780981559377 Published by New Village Press Arts


Environmental Studies


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FACING THE ANTHROPOCENE Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System IAN ANGUS $19.00[S] • Paper 9781583676097 Published by Monthly Review Press Politics

THE RETURN OF NATURE Socialism and Ecology JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER $28.00[S] • Paper 9781583679289 Published by Monthly Review Press History

WHAT EVERY ENVIRONMENTALIST NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CAPITALISM FRED MAGDOFF $16.00[S] • Paper 9781583672419 Published by Monthly Review Press Politics

THE ROBBERY OF NATURE Capitalism and the Ecological Rift JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER $28.00[S] • Paper 9781583678398 Published by Monthly Review Press Politics

POLLUTED PROMISES Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice in a Southern Town MELISSA CHECKER $28.00[S] • Paper 9780814716588 Social Science

THE SUSTAINABILITY MYTH Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice MELISSA CHECKER $30.00[S] • Paper 9781479855278 Social Science

A BOOK OF ECOLOGICAL VIRTUES Living Well in the Anthropocene HEESOON BAI $36.95[A] • Paper 9780889777569 Published by University of Regina Press Environmental Studies

LEARNING TO DIE Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis ROBERT BRINGHURST $14.95[T] • Paper 9780889775633 Published by University of Regina Press Environmental Studies

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World Politics


CHINA'S GRAND STRATEGY A Roadmap to Global Power? DAVID B. H. DENOON $38.00[S] • Paper 9781479804092 Politics

MODERN ALBANIA From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe FRED C. ABRAHAMS $26.00[S] • Paper 9781479838097 Politics

CRISIS AND PREDATION India, COVID-19, and Global Finance THE RESEARCH UNIT FOR POLITICAL ECONOMY $15.00[S] • Paper 9781583679241 Published by Monthly Review Press Politics

ONE VIRUS, TWO COUNTRIES What COVID-19 Tells Us About South Africa STEVEN FRIEDMAN $20.00[S] • Paper 9781776147434 Published by Wits University Press Politics

DESTROYING DEMOCRACY Neoliberal capitalism and the rise of authoritarian politics MICHELLE WILLIAMS $35.00[S] • Paper 9781776146994 Published by Wits University Press Politics

EXTRAORDINARY THREAT The U.S. Empire, the Media, and Twenty Years of Coup Attempts in Venezuela JUSTIN PODUR $25.00[S] • Paper 9781583679166 Published by Monthly Review Press Politics

BRICS AND THE NEW AMERICAN IMPERIALISM Global rivalry and resistance VISHWAS SATGAR $35.00[S] • Paper 9781776145287 Published by Wits University Press Politics

GEHL V CANADA Challenging Sex Discrimination in the Indian Act LYNN GEHL $21.95[S] • Paper 9780889778252 Published by University of Regina Press Law


Oskana Poetry & Poetics


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BLACKBIRD SONG RANDY LUNDY $16.95[T] • Paper 9780889775572 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

BURDEN DOUGLAS BURNET SMITH $16.95[T] • Paper 9780889777729 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

FIELD NOTES FOR THE SELF JAMES FRIDERES $16.95[T] • Paper 9780889776913 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

FORTY-ONE PAGES On Poetry, Language, and Wilderness JOHN STEFFLER $16.95[S] • Paper 9780889775879 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

LIVE ONES SADIE MCCARNEY $16.95[T] • Paper 9780889776500 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

PITCHBLENDE ELISE MARCELLA GODFREY $16.95[T] • Paper 9780889778405 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

RED OBSIDIAN New and Selected Poems STEPHAN TORRE $16.95[S] • Paper 9780889777750 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

RESISTANCE Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo SUE GOYETTE $21.95[T] • Paper 9780889778016 Published by University of Regina Press Poetry

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Sports, Race, and Gender


42 TODAY Jackie Robinson and His Legacy MICHAEL G. LONG $27.95[T] • Cloth 9781479805624 Sports

OUTSIDE THE LINES African Americans and the Integration of the National Football League CHARLES K. ROSS $28.00[S] • Paper 9780814774960 Sports

IS THERE LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL? Surviving the NFL JAMES A. HOLSTEIN $23.00[S] • Paper 9781479868308 Sports

IN BLACK AND WHITE Race and Sports in America KENNETH L. SHROPSHIRE $28.00[S] • Paper 9780814780374 Sports


DESI HOOP DREAMS Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity STANLEY I. THANGARAJ $28.00[S] • Paper 9780814760932 Sports

RECLAIMING TOM LONGBOAT Indigenous SelfDetermination in Canadian Sport JANICE FORSYTH $24.95[S] • Paper 9780889777286 Published by University of Regina Press Sports

GETTING IN THE GAME Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution DEBORAH L. BRAKE $28.00[S] • Paper 9780814760390 Law


Award Winning Backlist


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Winner, 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Academic/Scholarly Work THE CONTENT OF OUR CARICATURE African American Comic Art and Political Belonging REBECCA WANZO $29.00[S] • Paper 9781479889587 Media Studies

Longlisted, 2021 National Book Awards THE BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIER A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship DEBORAH WILLIS $35.00[A] • Cloth 9781479809004 History

Winner, Peter C. Rollins Prize, hosted by the Northeast Popular Culture Association THE INTIMACIES OF CONFLICT Cultural Memory and the Korean War DANIEL Y. KIM $29.00[S] • Paper 9781479805365 Cultural Studies

Winner, 2021 Robert K. Merton Book Award, Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association

Honorable Mention, 2021 Sexualities Section Book Award, given by the American Sociological Association CAMMING Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry ANGELA JONES $30.00[S] • Paper 9781479874873 Social Science

Honorable Mention, 2021 Asian America Section Book Award, given by the American Sociological Association ORGANIZING WHILE UNDOCUMENTED Immigrant Youth's Political Activism under the Law KEVIN ESCUDERO $27.00[S] • Paper 9781479834150 Social Science

Honorable Mention, 2021 Edited Collection Book Award, given by the Association for the Study of Food and Society A RECIPE FOR GENTRIFICATION Food, Power, and Resistance in the City ALISON HOPE ALKON $35.00[S] • Paper 9781479811373 Food Studies

Honorable Mention, 2021 Saul Viener Book Prize, given by the American Jewish Historical Society BEYOND THE SYNAGOGUE Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice RACHEL B. GROSS $39.00[S] • Cloth 9781479803385 Jewish Studies

ADVERSE EVENTS Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals JILL A. FISHER $30.00[S] • Paper 9781479862160 Social Science

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¡Brigadistas! ...........................43 A Guide to Civil Procedure 17 Akinsulure-Smith, Adeyinka M. ......................29 And Gently He Shall Lead ...40 Them Anne Braden Speaks ............44 Ardam, Jacquelyn ...................2 Artists in My Life ..................49 Avidly Reads Poetry................2 Baetens, Gert .........................31 Bagnall, Roger S. ..................31 Banerjee, Pallavi ...................24 Baumgartner, Kabria ............36 Baym, Nancy K. ...................38 Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition ...20 Black Ephemera ......................9 Black Patience .......................11 Blankholm, Joseph ...............20 Book of Charlatans, The ......35 Book of Judith, The ..............46 Bosely-Smith, Emma ...........25 Boy from Buzwah, The ........54 Burgess, Jean .........................38 Burner, Eric ...........................40 Calder, Alison .......................57 Capitalism in the Anthropocene ...................45 Caputo, Clementina .............31 Children in Mind .................58 Chouliaraki, Lilie ..................14 Coal, Cages, Crisis ...............28 Cohen-Cruz, Jan ..................50 Cowan, Douglas E. ..............19 Creole Religions of the Caribbean, Third Edition 21 Critical Race Feminism, Second Edition ..................41 Currah, Paisley ........................4 Davidson, Michael ...............12 Davies, Humphrey ................35 DeCaro, Jr., Louis A. ............37 Defining Sexual Misconduct ........................52 Del Rosso, Jared ......................1 Delgado, Richard ..................41 Denial .......................................1 Derrick Bell Reader, The .....41 Digital Border, The ...............14 Distressing Language ...........12 Divining Chaos .....................50 Divorce in China ..................18 Donoghue, Christopher .......24 Duane, Anna Mae ................36 Dunlap, Louise ......................51 Ecological Buffalo, The ........53 Educated for Freedom .........36 Eisler, Dale .............................56 Ellcessor, Elizabeth ...............12 Essence of Reality, The .........32 Families We Keep .................25 Ferguson, Miguel ..................43 Fierce and Fearless .................6

Fixing Parental Leave ...........38 Fleming, Jr., Julius B. ...........11 Forbidden Body, The ...........19 Foss, Mark .............................46 Foster, John Bellamy .............45 From Left to Right ................56 Geek Girls ................................7 Georgiou, Myria ...................14 Giunta, Edvige ......................47 Golding, Jonathan M. ..........29 Gordon, Daanika ..................27 Hannem, Stacey ....................52 Harrison, Laura ....................27 He, Xin ...................................18 Heym, Stefan .........................42 Hip Hop Heresies .................10 Hlavka, Heather R. ..............30 Huerta, Monica ....................13 Imagined Juror, The .............30 In Case of Emergency ..........12 In Pursuit of Knowledge .....36 In the Balance .......................59 Inherited Silence ..................51 Irish Revolution, The ...........15 Jackson, Spoon .....................46 Jailhouse Informants ...........29 Johnson, Sylvester A. ...........22 Kaufman, Gayle ....................38 King, Cecil .............................54 Kozah, Mario .........................34 Kreuter, Aaron ......................57 Kurpershoek, Marcel ...........33 Lee, Julia H. ..........................10 Like Water ................................8 Losing Sleep ..........................27 Love, Death, Fame ................33 Maeda, Darlyn Joji ..................8 Margolis, Diana Rothbard ...46 Mazy, Élodie ..........................31 Meeting the Moment ...........50 Menstruation Matters ..........18 Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court .......29 Mink, Gwendolyn ..................6 Moore, Lisa Jean ...................26 Moraski, Bryan .....................16 Morgan, Dawn ......................55 Museum, The ..........................3 My Life in 100 Objects .........48 My Second-Favorite Country ...............................22 Neal, Mark Anthony ...............9 Neuschatz, Jeffrey S. .............29 Offit, Anna .............................30 Oládémọ, Oyèrónké .............21 Olmos, Margarite Fernández ...........................21 Opportunity Trap, The .........24 Ostraka in the Collection of New York University .....31 Our Transgenic Future ........26

Owóknage .............................56 Oyáté, Cega̔ K´iɳna Nakoda ................................56 Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth 21 Party Politics in Russia and Ukraine ...............................16 Pasifika Black ........................15 Pereira, Rad ...........................50 Perkel, Jenny ..........................58 Petillo, April ..........................30 Policing the Racial Divide ...27 Press, Sara ..............................46 Progressive Prosecution .......17 Public Faces, Secret Lives ......5 Queer Carnival .....................25 Racial Railroad, The .............10 Racing Research, Researching Race ..............40 Radek ......................................42 Rahmani, Aviva......................50 Randall, Margaret ...........48, 49 Ratzan, David M. .................31 Rebuilding Expertise ............16 Reczek, Rin ............................25 Redman, Samuel J. .................3 Religion and US Empire ......22 Researching Gender-Based Violence ..............................30 Rioja, Virginia Barber...........29 Risking a Somersault in the Air ........................................48 Rustom, Muhammed ...........32 Schept, Judah .........................28 Schneider, Christopher J. ....52 Secular Paradox, The ............20 Sex Is as Sex Does ...................4 Shifting Baseline Syndrome 57 Skin Theory............................14 Smalls, Shanté Paradigm ......10 Sociology of Bullying, The ...24 Stefancic, Jean .......................41 Stone, Amy L. ........................25 Swan, Quito ...........................15 Synaptic ..................................57 Talking to the Girls ...............47 Tragedy of Heterosexuality, The .......................................39 Trasciatti, Mary Anne ..........47 Twine, France Winddance ....................7, 50 Twitter ....................................38 Uninsured in Chicago ..........23 Unintended, The ...................13 Unsettled ................................55 Untold Story of Shields Green, The ..........................37 Vargas, Robert .......................23 Vendzules, Sarah ...................29 Vesely-Flad, Rima .................20 Visperas, Cristina Mejia .......14 Ward, Jane ..............................39 Warren, Jonathan ..................40 We Are Worth Fighting For 37


We Built a Village ..................46 Wenger, Tisa ..........................22 Wilkins, Ben ..........................44 Wing, Adrien Katherine ......41 Women in Yoruba Religions .............................21 Work Work Work .................44 Wu, Judy Tzu-Chun ...............6 Yates, Michael D. ..................44 Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, The .......................................34 Zakai, Sivan ...........................22


Season Year Publication Schedule





ISAW Ostraka in the Collection of New York University Gert Baetens, Roger S. Bagnall, Clementina Caputo, Élodie Mazy, David M. Ratzan

New in Paperback Educated for Freedom Anna Mae Duane

Black Ephemera Mark Anthony Neal

New in Paperback The Untold Story of Shields Green Louis A. DeCaro, Jr.

Jailhouse Informants Jeffrey S. Neuschatz and Jonathan M. Golding Uninsured in Chicago Robert Vargas The Opportunity Trap Pallavi Banerjee Black Patience Julius B. Fleming Jr. Library of Arabic Literature Love, Death, Fame Marcel Kurpershoek New in Paperback Twitter Jean Burgess and Nancy K. Baym

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Monthly Review Press Radek Stefan Heym New Village Press Talking to the Girls Edvige Giunta, Mary Anne Trasciatti University of Regina Press The Boy from Buzwah Cecil King University of Regina Press Shifting Baseline Syndrome Aaron Kreuter University of Regina Press Unsettled Dawn Morgan

New in Paperback Fixing Parental Leave Gayle Kaufman New in Paperback The Tragedy of Heterosexuality Jane Ward

APRIL Avidly Reads Poetry Jacquelyn Ardam The Museum Samuel J. Redman Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition Rima Vesely-Flad Queer Carnival Amy L. Stone Coal, Cages, Crisis Judah Schept In Case of Emergency Elizabeth Ellcessor Distressing Language Michael Davidson

MAY New in Paperback In Pursuit of Knowledge Kabria Baumgartner

Fierce and Fearless Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink

New Village Press Artists in My Life Margaret Randall

Geek Girls France Winddance Twine

University of Regina Press Synaptic Alison Calder University of Regina Press From Left to Right Dale Eisler Wits University Press Children in Mind Jenny Perkel

Progressive Prosecution Anthony C. Thompson and Kim Taylor-Thompson Families We Keep Rin Reczek and Emma Bosley-Smith The Forbidden Body Douglas E. Cowan Public Faces, Secret Lives Wendy L. Rouse

The Racial Railroad Julia H. Lee

Policing the Racial Divide Daanika Gordon

Pasifika Black Quito Swan

The Irish Revolution Fearghal McGarry and Patrick Mannion

Library of Arabic Literature The Essence of Reality Mohammed Rustom New in Paperback We Are Worth Fighting For Joshua M. Myers

Library of Arabic Literature The Book of Charlatans Humphrey Davies Library of Arabic Literature The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali Mario Kozah

Monthly Review Press ¡Brigadistas! Miguel Ferguson New Village Press Meeting the Moment Jan Cohen-Cruz and Rad Pereira University of Regina Press Defining Sexual Misconduct Stacey Hannem, Christopher J. Schneider University of Regina Press Owóknage Carry The Kettle Nakoda First Nation University of Regina Press The Ecological Buffalo Wes Olson

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Spring 2022

JUNE Sex Is as Sex Does Paisley Currah Hip Hop Heresies Shanté Paradigm Smalls Menstruation Matters Bridget J. Crawford and Emily Gold Waldman

New Village Press Risking a Somersault in the Air Margaret Randall New Village Press Divining Chaos Aviva Rahmani

Party Politics in Russia and Ukraine Bryon Moraski


The Secular Paradox Joseph Blankholm


My Second-Favorite Country Sivan Zakai


The Sociology of Bullying Christopher Donoghue The Digital Border Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou Rebuilding Expertise William D. Araiza Divorce in China Xin He



Denial Jared Del Rosso

Like Water Daryl Joji Maeda

The Unintended Monica Huerta Our Transgenic Future Lisa Jean Moore

Researching Gender-Based Violence April D. J. Petillo and Heather Hlavka

Skin Theory Cristina Mejia Visperas

The Imagined Juror Anna Offit

Women in Yoruba Religions Oyèrónké Oládém

Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court Virginia Barber Rioja, Adeyinka M. AkinsulureSmith, and Sarah Vendzules

A Guide to Civil Procedure Brooke Coleman, Suzette Malveaux, Portia Pedro, and Elizabeth Porter Monthly Review Press Work Work Work Michael D. Yates New Village Press Inherited Silence Louise Dunlap Wits University Press In the Balance Hein Marais

Losing Sleep Laura Harrison Religion and US Empire Tisa Wenger, Sylvester A. Johnson Creole Religions of the Caribbean, Third Edition Margarite Fernández Olmos and Lizabeth ParavisiniGebert Monthly Review Press Capitalism in the Anthropocene John Bellamy Foster

Monthly Review Press Anne Braden Speaks Anne Braden and Ben Wilkins New Village Press The Book of Judith Spoon Jackson, Mark Foss, Sara Press New Village Press We Built a Village Diana Rothbard Margolis



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