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No Place on the Corner Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom Jan Haldipur • pg. 27 G.J. Barker-Benfield • pg. 36 On Infertile Ground Justice in a New World Jade S. Sasser • pg. 35 Brian P. Owensby & Richard J. Sensual Excess Ross • pg. 38 Amber Jamilla Musser • pg. 40 Old Futures Keywords for African American Alexis Lothian • pg. 41 Studies New in Paperback Erica R. Edwards et al. • pg. 40 Beyond Trans Returns of War Heath Fogg Davis • pg. 8 Long T. Bui • pg. 41 New in Paperback Afro-Fabulations Are Racists Crazy? Tavia Nyong’o • pg. 42 Sander L. Gilman & James M. Thomas • pg. 29 New in Paperback We Are Data Monthly Review Press John Cheney-Lippold • pg. 8 Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power New in Paperback Michael Tigar • pg. 50 New World A-Coming Judith Weisenfeld • pg. 12 New in Paperback New Village Press New in Paperback Works of Heart By Any Media Necessary Lynne Elizabeth & Suzanne Henry Jenkins et al. • pg. 18 Young • pg. 52 New in Paperback New Village Press The New Criminal Justice Thinking Placemaking with Children Sharon Dolovich & Alexandra and Youth Natapoff • pg. 28 Victoria Derr et al. • pg. 53 Library of Arabic Literature Wits University Press New in Paperback Shadow State The Life and Times of Ivor Chipkin & Mark Swilling • Abu Tammam pg. 56 Beatrice Gruendler • pg. 45

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WHITE KIDS Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America MARGARET A. HAGERMAN Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. In this heated context, sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. In fascinating detail, Hagerman considers the role that they and their families play in the reproduction of racism and racial inequality in America. White Kids, based on two years of research involving in-depth interviews with white kids and their families, is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking account of how they learn about race. In doing so, this book explores questions such as, “How do white kids learn about race when they grow up in families that do not talk openly about race or acknowledge its impact?” and “What about children growing up in families with parents who consider themselves to be ‘anti-racist’?”

MARGARET A. HAGERMAN is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University.

Featuring the actual voices of young, affluent white kids and what they think about race, racism, inequality, and privilege, White Kids illuminates how white racial socialization is much more dynamic, complex, and varied than previously recognized. It is a process that stretches beyond white parents’ explicit conversations with their children and includes not only the choices parents make about neighborhoods, schools, peer groups, extracurricular activities, and media, but also the choices made by the kids themselves. By interviewing children who are growing up in different racial contexts—from racially segregated to meaningfully integrated and from politically progressive to conservative—this important book documents key differences in the outcomes of white racial socialization across families. And by observing families in their everyday lives, this book explores the extent to which white families, even those with anti-racist intentions, reproduce and reinforce the forms of inequality they say they reject. “Masterful . . . Hagerman’s book deserves to be read widely, as it is a sociological gem!” —Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists

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WHAT WOULD MRS. ASTOR DO? The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age CECELIA TICHI

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A richly illustrated romp with America’s Gilded Age leisure class —and those angling to join it Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age. Between 1870 and 1900, the United States’ population doubled, accompanied by an unparalleled industrial expansion, and an explosion of wealth unlike any the world had ever seen. America was the foremost nation of the world, and New York City was its beating heart. There, the richest and most influential—Thomas Edison, J. P. Morgan, Edith Wharton, the Vanderbilts, Andrew Carnegie, and more—became icons, whose comings and goings were breathlessly reported in the papers of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. It was a time of abundance, but also bitter rivalries, in work and play. The Old Money titans found themselves besieged by a vanguard of New Money interlopers eager to gain entrée into their world of formal balls, debutante parties, opera boxes, sailing regattas, and summer gatherings at Newport. Into this morass of money and desire stepped Caroline Astor.

CECELIA TICHI is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of several novels and books, including Exposés and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900-2000, Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Spaces, High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music, and Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America (And What They Can Teach Us).

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Mrs. Astor, an Old Money heiress of the first order, became convinced that she was uniquely qualified to uphold the manners and mores of Gilded Age America. Wherever she went, Mrs. Astor made her judgments, dictating proper behavior and demeanor, men’s and women’s codes of dress, acceptable patterns of speech and movements of the body, and what and when to eat and drink. The ladies and gentlemen of high society took note. “What would Mrs. Astor do?” became the question every social climber sought to answer. And an invitation to her annual ball was a golden ticket into the ranks of New York’s upper crust. This work serves as a guide to manners as well as an insight into Mrs. Astor’s personal diary and address book, showing everything from the perfect table setting to the array of outfits the elite wore at the time. Channeling the queen of the Gilded Age herself, Cecilia Tichi paints a portrait of New York’s social elite, from the schools to which they sent their children, to their lavish mansions and even their reactions to the political and personal scandals of the day. Cecilia Tichi invites us on a beautifully illustrated tour of the Gilded Age, transporting readers to New York at its most fashionable. A colorful tapestry of fun facts and true tales, What Would Mrs. Astor Do? presents a vivid portrait of this remarkable time of social metamorphosis, starring Caroline Astor, the ultimate gatekeeper.

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“ A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich.” Ward McAllister

d become “ To many New Yorkers Society ha not a recreation and enjoyment, but a profession.” May Van Rensselaer

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America, “ We have too many politicians in en Many of our senators and congressm vor seem to base their title to public fa ck of refinement, la nd rsa ne an m h ut co un eir th on up ded socks upon the fact that they have discar or once wore blue-jeans.” Mrs. Astor FALL 2 018 • NYU PRE S S

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UPENDING THE IVORY TOWER Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League STEFAN M. BRADLEY The inspiring story of the black students, faculty, and administrators who forever changed America’s leading educational institutions and paved the way for social justice and racial progress The eight elite institutions that comprise the Ivy League— Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Cornell—are American stalwarts that have profoundly influenced history and culture by producing the nation’s and the world’s leaders. The few black students who attended Ivy League schools in the decades following WWII not only went on to greatly influence black America and the nation in general, but unquestionably awakened these most traditional and selective of American spaces.

STEFAN M. BRADLEY is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is author of Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s and co-editor of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence.

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Upending the Ivory Tower illuminates how the Black Power movement took root in the hallowed halls of America’s most esteemed institutions of higher education. Between the close of WWII and 1975, the civil rights and Black Power movements transformed the demographics and operation of the Ivy League on and off campus. As desegregators and racial pioneers, black students, staff, and faculty used their status in the black intelligentsia to enhance their predominantly white institutions while advancing black freedom. Although they were often marginalized because of their race and class, the newcomers altered educational policies and inserted blackness into the curricula and culture of the starkly white schools. This book attempts to complete the narrative of higher education history, while adding a much needed nuance to the history of the Black Power movement. It tells the stories of those students, professors, staff, and administrators who pushed for change, putting their status, and sometimes even their lives, in jeopardy. Black activists negotiated, protested, and demonstrated to create opportunities for the generations that followed. The enrichments these change agents made endure in the diversity initiatives and activism surrounding issues of race that exist in the modern Ivy League. Upending the Ivory Tower not only informs the civil rights and Black Power movements of the postwar era but also provides critical context for the Black Lives Matter movement that is growing in the streets and on campuses throughout the country today. As higher education continues to be a catalyst for change, there is no one better to inform today’s activists than those who transformed our country’s past and paved the way for its future. 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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KILLING WITH PREJUDICE Institutionalized Racism in American Capital Punishment R.J. MARATEA A history of the McCleskey v. Kemp Supreme Court ruling that effectively condoned racism in capital cases In 1978 Warren McCleskey, a black man, killed a white police officer in Georgia. He was convicted by a jury of 11 whites and 1 African American, and was sentenced to death. Although McCleskey’s lawyers were able to prove that Georgia courts applied the death penalty to blacks who killed whites four times as often as when the victim was black, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence in McCleskey v. Kemp, thus institutionalizing the idea that racial bias was acceptable in the capital punishment system. After a thirteen-year legal journey, McClesky was executed in 1991. In Killing with Prejudice, R.J. Maratea chronicles the entire litigation process which culminated in what has been called “the Dred Scott decision of our time.” Ultimately, the Supreme Court chose to overlook compelling empirical evidence that revealed the discriminatory manner in which the assailants of African Americans are systematically undercharged and the aggressors of white victims are far more likely to receive a death sentence. He draws a clear line from the lynchings of the Jim Crow era to the contemporary acceptance of the death penalty and the problem of mass incarceration today. R.J. MARATEA is Visiting Assistant Professor of

Criminal Justice at Seton Hall University. His research focuses on capital punishment and the sociological implications of mass communication. He has authored and co-edited several books, including The Politics of the Internet, Race and the Death Penalty, and Social Problems in Popular Culture.

The McClesky decision underscores the racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities in modern American capital punishment, and the case is fundamental to understanding how the death penalty functions for the defendant, victims, and within the American justice system as a whole.

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A ROSENBERG BY ANY OTHER NAME A History of Jewish Name Changing in America KIRSTEN FERMAGLICH A groundbreaking history of the practice of Jewish name changing in the 20th century, showcasing just how much is in a name Our thinking about Jewish name changing tends to focus on clichés: ambitious movie stars who adopted glamorous new names or insensitive Ellis Island officials who changed immigrants’ names for them. But as Kirsten Fermaglich elegantly reveals, the real story is much more profound. Scratching below the surface, Fermaglich examines previously unexplored name change petitions to upend the clichés, revealing that in twentieth-century New York City, Jewish name changing was actually a broad-based and voluntary behavior: thousands of ordinary Jewish men, women, and children legally changed their names in order to respond to an upsurge of antisemitism. Rather than trying to escape their heritage or “pass” as non-Jewish, most name-changers remained active members of the Jewish community. While name changing allowed Jewish families to avoid antisemitism and achieve white middle-class status, the practice also created pain within families and became a stigmatized, forgotten aspect of American Jewish culture.

KIRSTEN FERMAGLICH is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Michigan State University. She is the author of American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares and Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, critical edition. She is the co-editor of the journal American Jewish History.

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This first history of name changing in the United States offers a previously unexplored window into American Jewish life throughout the twentieth century. A Rosenberg by Any Other Name demonstrates how historical debates about immigration, antisemitism and race, class mobility, gender and family, the boundaries of the Jewish community, and the power of government are reshaped when name changing becomes part of the conversation. Mining court documents, oral histories, archival records, and contemporary literature, Fermaglich argues convincingly that name changing had a lasting impact on American Jewish culture. Ordinary Jews were forced to consider changing their names as they saw their friends, family, classmates, co-workers, and neighbors do so. Jewish communal leaders and civil rights activists needed to consider name changers as part of the Jewish community, making name changing a pivotal part of early civil rights legislation. And Jewish artists created critical portraits of name changers that lasted for decades in American Jewish culture. This book ends with the disturbing realization that the prosperity Jews found by changing their names is not as accessible for the Chinese, Latino, and Muslim immigrants who wish to exercise that right today.

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ACCESSIBLE AMERICA A History of Disability and Design BESS WILLIAMSON A history of design that is often overlooked—until we need it Have you ever hit the big blue button to activate automatic doors? Have you ever used an ergonomic kitchen tool? Have you ever used curb cuts to roll a stroller across an intersection? If you have, then you’ve benefited from accessible design— design for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. These ubiquitous touchstones of modern life were once anything but. Disability advocates fought tirelessly to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities became a standard part of public design thinking. That fight took many forms worldwide, but in the United States it became a civil rights issue; activists used design to make an argument about the place of people with disabilities in public life.

BESS WILLIAMSON is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In the aftermath of World War II, with injured veterans returning home and the polio epidemic reaching the Oval Office, the needs of people with disabilities came forcibly into the public eye as they never had before. The U.S. became the first country to enact federal accessibility laws, beginning with the Architectural Barriers Act in 1968 and continuing through the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, bringing about a wholesale rethinking of our built environment. This progression wasn’t straightforward or easy. Early legislation and design efforts were often haphazard or poorly implemented, with decidedly mixed results. Political resistance to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities was strong; so, too, was resistance among architectural and industrial designers, for whom accessible design wasn’t “real” design. Williamson provides an extraordinary look at everyday design, marrying accessibility with aesthetic, to provide an insight into a world in which we are all active participants, but often passive onlookers. Richly detailed, with stories of politics and innovation, Bess Williamson’s Accessible America takes us through this important history, showing how American ideas of individualism and rights came to shape the material world, often with unexpected consequences.

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WE ARE DATA

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Algorithms and The Making of Our Digital Selves JOHN CHENEY-LIPPOLD What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it Algorithms are everywhere. Derived from our every search, like, click, and purchase, algorithms determine the news we get, the ads we see, the information accessible to us and even who our friends are. Algorithms create and recreate us, using our data to assign and reassign our gender, race, sexuality, and citizenship status. They can recognize us as celebrities or mark us as terrorists. In this era of ubiquitous surveillance, contemporary data collection entails more than gathering information about us. Entities like Google, Facebook, and the NSA also decide what that information means, constructing our worlds and the identities we inhabit in the process. We have little control over who we algorithmically are. Our identities are made useful not for us—but for someone else.

Does Gender Matter? HEATH FOGG DAVIS

Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? In Beyond Trans, Heath Fogg Davis offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into not just Male and Female categories but even additional categories of Transgender and gender fluid. Davis, himself a transgender man, explores the underlying genderenforcing policies and customs in American life arguing that it is necessary for our society to take real steps to challenge the assumption that gender matters. He examines four areas where we need to re-think our sex-classification systems: sex-marked identity documents; sex-segregated public restrooms; singlesex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Davis presents a persuasive case for challenging how individuals are classified according to sex and offers concrete recommendations for alleviating sex identity discrimination and sex-based disadvantage.

Through a series of entertaining and engaging examples, John Cheney-Lippold draws on the social constructions of identity to advance a new understanding of our algorithmic identities. We Are Data will educate and inspire readers who want to wrest back some freedom in our increasingly surveilled and algorithmicallyconstructed world.

A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.

“A heady and rewarding explanation of our lives in the data age. [Cheney-Lippold’s] discussion of privacy...will fascinate many.” —STARRED Kirkus Reviews

“Davis’s solution-oriented Beyond Trans is a necessary voice in current debates about the administration of sex and transgender identity.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

JOHN CHENEY-LIPPOLD is Assistant Professor of American Culture and Digital Studies at the University of Michigan.

HEATH FOGG DAVIS is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University. He is the author of The Ethics of Transracial Adoption.

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An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli TED MERWIN The engaging history of a New York institution: the Jewish deli Winner, 2015 National Jewish Book Award presented by the Jewish Book Council For much of the twentieth century, the New York Jewish deli was an iconic institution in both Jewish and American life. As a social space it rivaled—and in some ways surpassed—the synagogue as the primary gathering place for the Jewish community. In popular culture it has been the setting for classics like When Harry Met Sally. And today, after a long period languishing in the trenches of the hopelessly oldfashioned, it is experiencing a nostalgic resurgence. Pastrami on Rye is the first full-length history of the New York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its full flowering not in the immigrant period, as some might assume, but in the interwar era, when the children of Jewish immigrants celebrated the first flush of their success in America by downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis. But it was the kosher deli that followed Jews as they settled in the outer boroughs of the city, and that became the most tangible symbol of their continuing desire to maintain a connection to their heritage. Ultimately, upwardly mobile American Jews discarded the deli as they transitioned from outsider to insider status in the middle of the century. Now contemporary Jews are returning the deli to cult status as they seek to reclaim their cultural identities.

TED MERWIN is Associate Professor of Religion and Judaic Studies at Dickinson College (PA), where he is Founding Director of the Milton B. Asbell Richly researched and compellingly told, Pastrami on Rye gives Center for Jewish Life. He writes about Jewish us the surprising story of a quintessential New York institution. theater, dance, and food for the New York Jewish Week and other major newspapers and magazines. “[An] affable dive into the culture and history of the Jewish deli.” —New York Times Book Review

“Pastrami on Rye proves entertaining, provocative, and— appropriately—food for thought.” —JewishBookCouncil.org

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FIGHT THE POWER

African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City CLARENCE TAYLOR A story of resistance, power and politics as revealed through New York City’s complex history of police brutality The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was the catalyst for a national conversation about race, policing, and injustice. The subsequent killings of other black (often unarmed) citizens led to a surge of media coverage which in turn led to protests and clashes between the police and local residents that were reminiscent of the unrest of the 1960s. Fight the Power examines the explosive history of police brutality in New York City and the black community’s long struggle to resist it. Taylor brings this story to life by exploring the institutions and the people that waged campaigns to end the mistreatment of people of color at the hands of the police, including the black church, the black press, black communists, and civil rights activists. Ranging from the 1940s to the mayoralty of Bill de Blasio, Taylor describes the significant strides made in curbing police power in New York City, describing the grassroots street campaigns as well as the accomplishments achieved in the political arena and in the city’s courtrooms.

CLARENCE TAYLOR is Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College, CUNY, and author of The Black Churches of Brooklyn, Knocking at Our Own Door: Milton Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools, Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century, and, most recently, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights and the New York City Teachers Union.

Taylor challenges the belief that police reform is born out of improved relations between communities and the authorities, arguing that the only real solution is radically reducing police domination of New York’s black citizens. "The time is ripe for this kind of book; and this history delivers the most informed and reasonable voice to an unprecedented and eager public readership." —Komozi Woodard, author of A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics

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THE HOLLYWOOD JIM CROW The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry MARYANN ERIGHA

The story of racial hierarchy in the American film industry The #OscarsSoWhite campaign, and the content of the leaked Sony emails which revealed, among many other things, that a powerful Hollywood insider didn’t believe that Denzel Washington could “open” a western genre film, provide glaring evidence that the opportunities for people of color in Hollywood are limited. In The Hollywood Jim Crow, Maryann Erigha tells the story of inequality, looking at the practices and biases that limit the production and circulation of movies directed by racial minorities. She examines over 1,300 contemporary films, specifically focusing on directors, to show the key elements at work in maintaining “the Hollywood Jim Crow.” Unlike the Jim Crow era where ideas about innate racial inferiority and superiority were the grounds for segregation, Hollywood’s version tries to use economic and cultural explanations to justify the underrepresentation and stigmatization of Black filmmakers.

MARYANN ERIGHA is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Georgia.

Erigha exposes the key elements at work in maintaining Hollywood’s racial hierarchy, namely the relationship between genre and race, the ghettoization of Black directors to black films, and how Blackness is perceived by the Hollywood producers and studios who decide what gets made and who gets to make it. Erigha questions the notion that increased representation of African Americans behind the camera is the sole answer to the racial inequality gap. Instead, she suggests focusing on the obstacles to integration for African American film directors. Hollywood movies have an expansive reach and exert tremendous power in the national and global production, distribution, and exhibition of popular culture. The Hollywood Jim Crow fully dissects the racial inequality embedded in this industry, looking at alternative ways for African Americans to find success in Hollywood and suggesting how they can band together to forge their own career paths.

February 2019 240 Pages | 6 x 9 | 17 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-4787-7 | $25.00S (£18.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-8664-7 | $89.00X (£68.00) Sociology WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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NEW WORLD A-COMING

The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America WALTER EARL FLUKER

A powerful insight into the historical and cultural roles of the black church, the dilemmas it faces, and the roadmap for an ethical path forward If we are in a post-racial era, then what is the future of the black church? In The Ground Has Shifted, Walter Earl Fluker passionately and thoroughly discusses the historical and current role of the black church and argues that the older race-based language and metaphors of religious discourse have outlived their utility. He offers instead a larger, global vision for the black church that focuses on young black men and other disenfranchised groups who have been left behind in a world of globalized capital. Lyrically written with an emphasis on the dynamic and fluid movement of life itself, Fluker argues that the church must find new ways to use race as an emancipatory instrument if it is to remain central in black life, and he points the way for a new generation to reclaim the black church’s historical identity and to turn to the task of infusing character, civility, and a sense of community among its congregants. “An exuberant, thought-provoking assessment of the dilemmas facing black churches. [A] passionate analysis and call for change.” —STARRED Publishers Weekly WALTER EARL FLUKER is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project, and the Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership (MLK-IDEAL) at Boston University.

October 2018 304 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-9718-6 | $19.00S (£14.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-1038-3 In the Religion, Race, and Ethnicity series Religion 12

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Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration JUDITH WEISENFELD Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today “God did not make us Negroes,” declared religious leaders in new, black religious movements of the early twentieth-century urban North. They insisted that so-called Negroes are, in reality, Ethiopian Hebrews, Asiatic Muslims, or raceless children of God. Rejecting conventional American racial classification, many black southern migrants and immigrants from the Caribbean embraced these alternative visions of black history, racial identity, and collective future, thereby reshaping the black religious and racial landscape. In New World A-Coming, Judith Weisenfeld draws on extensive archival research and incorporates a rich array of sources to highlight the experiences of average members. The book demonstrates that the efforts by members of these movements to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America about the nature of racial identity and the collective future of black people that still resonate today. “A comprehensive study of the formation of 20th-century black religious movements....Weisenfeld’s wide-ranging study is eloquent yet succinct.” —Publishers Weekly JUDITH WEISENFELD is Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of Hollywood Be Thy Name and African American Women and Christian Activism.

November 2018 368 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-6585-7 | $23.00S (£17.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-8880-1 Religion 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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WANAMAKER’S TEMPLE

The Business of Religion in an Iconic Department Store NICOLE C. KIRK How a pioneering merchant blended religion and business to create a unique American shopping experience On Christmas Eve, 1911, John Wanamaker stood in the middle of his elaborately decorated department store building in Philadelphia as shoppers milled around him picking up last minute Christmas presents. On that night and for years to come, the store was filled with the sound of Christmas carols sung by thousands of shoppers, accompanied by the store’s Great Organ. Wanamaker recalled that moment in his diary, “I said to myself that I was in a temple,” a sentiment quite possibly shared by the thousands who thronged the store that night.

NICOLE C. KIRK is Frank and Alice Schulman Chair of Unitarian Universalist History and assistant professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School.

Remembered for his store’s extravagant holiday decorations and displays, Wanamaker built one of the largest retailing businesses in the world and helped to define the American retail shopping experience. From the freedom to browse without purchase and the institution of one price for all customers to generous return policies, he helped to implement retailing conventions that continue to define American retail to this day. Wanamaker was also an active Christian leader, participating in the major Protestant moral reform movements from his youth until his death in 1922. But most notably, he found ways to bring his religious commitments into the life of his store. He focused on the religious and moral development of his employees, creating training programs and summer camps to build their character, while among his clientele he sought to cultivate a Christian morality through decorum and taste. Wanamaker’s Temple examines how and why Wanamaker blended business and religion in his Philadelphia store, offering a historical exploration of the relationships between religion, commerce, and urban life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and illuminating how they merged in unexpected and public ways. Wanamaker’s marriage of religion and retail played a pivotal role in the way American Protestantism was expressed and shaped in American life, and opened a new door for the intertwining of personal values with public commerce.

October 2018 288 Pages | 6 x 9 | 21 black & white illustrations Cloth | 978-1-4798-3593-5 | $35.00S (£26.99) Religion WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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“JESUS SAVED AN EX-CON” Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration EDWARD OROZCO FLORES

An examination of the efforts of faith-based organizations to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated While religious outreach to those with criminal records has typically been associated with an emphasis on private spirituality, this book sheds light on how faith-based organizations utilize the public arena, mobilizing to expand the social and political rights of former inmates. In “Jesus Saved an Ex-Con,” Edward Orozco Flores profiles Community Renewal Society and LA Voice, two faith-based organizations which have actively waged community organizing campaigns to expand the rights of people with records. He illuminates how these groups help the formerly incarcerated to re-enter broader communities through the expansion of citizenship rights. Flores explores how the formerly incarcerated use redemption scripts to participate in civic engagement, to remove the felony conviction question from employment applications, and to restrict the use of criminal background checks in housing and employment. He shows that people with records can redeem themselves while also challenging and changing the way society receives them. EDWARD OROZCO FLORES is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. He is the author of God’s Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity and Gang Recovery.

October 2018 224 Pages | 6 x 9 | 14 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-6454-6 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-8414-8 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Religion and Social Transformation series Religion 14

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SOLIDARITY AND DEFIANT SPIRITUALITY

Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence TRACI C. WEST How activists in Ghana, South Africa, and Brazil provide inspiration and strategies for combating gender violence in the United States The U.S. has consistently positioned itself as a moral exemplar, seeking to export its philosophy and values to other societies. Yet in this book, Traci C. West argues that the U.S. has much to learn from other countries when it comes to addressing gender-based violence. West traveled to Ghana, South Africa, and Brazil to interview activists involved in the struggle against gender violence. In each of these places, as in the United States, Christianity and anti-black racism have been implicated in violence against women. With a transnational focus on religion and racism, West brings a new perspective to efforts to systemically combat gender violence. Calling attention to forms of violence in the U.S. and international settings, such as marital rape, sex trafficking of women and girls, domestic violence, and the targeting of lesbians, the book offers an expansive and nuanced view of how to form activist solidarity in tackling this violence. It features bold and inspiring approaches by black women leaders working in each setting to uproot the myriad forms of violence against women and girls. TRACI C. WEST is Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School. She is the author of Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter and Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence and Resistance Ethics.

January 2019 336 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-3399-3 | $35.00S (£26.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-4903-1 | $99.00X (£76.00) In the Religion and Social Transformation series Religion 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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AFTER THE PROTESTS ARE HEARD

Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation SHARON D. WELCH

When the protests are over, a guide to creating long-lasting social change beyond the barricades From the Women’s March in D.C. to #BlackLivesMatter rallies across the country, there has been a rising wave of protests and social activism. These events have been an important part of the battle to combat racism, authoritarianism, and xenophobia in Trump’s America. However, the struggle for social justice continues long after the posters and megaphones have been packed away. After the protests are heard, how can we continue to work toward lasting change?

SHARON D. WELCH is Affiliate Faculty and Former Provost and Professor of Religion and Society at Meadville Lombard Theological School. She is author of numerous books, including A Feminist Ethic of Risk.

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone invested in the fight for social justice. Welch highlights examples of social justice work accomplished at the institutional level. From the worlds of social enterprise, impact investing, and sustainable business, After the Protests Are Heard describes the work being done to promote responsible business practices and healthy, cooperative communities. The book also illuminates how colleges and universities educate students to strive toward social justice on campuses across the country, such as the Engaged Scholarship movement, which fosters interactions between faculty and students and local and global communities. In each of these instances, activists work from within institutions to transform practices and structures to foster justice and equality. After the Protests Are Heard confronts the difficult reality that social change is often followed by spikes in violence and authoritarianism. It offers important insights into how the nation might more fully acknowledge the brutal costs of racism and the historical drivers of racial injustice, and how people of all races can contain such violence in the present and prevent its resurgence in the future. For many members of the social justice community, the real work begins when the protests end. After the Protests Are Heard is a must-read for everyone interested in social justice and activism – from the barricades and campuses to the breakrooms and cubicles.

January 2019 272 Pages | 6 x 9 | 6 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-5790-6 | $28.00S (£21.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-8364-6 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Religion and Social Transformation series Current Affairs | Politics WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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SOCIAL MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT

The New Intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley STUART CUNNINGHAM and DAVID CRAIG How the transformation of social media platforms and userexperience have redefined the entertainment industry In a little over a decade, competing social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, have given rise to a new creative industry: social media entertainment. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and interactivity, communication and content industries, social media entertainment creators have harnessed these platforms to generate new kinds of content separate from the centurylong model of intellectual property control in the traditional entertainment industry. Social media entertainment has expanded rapidly and the traditional entertainment industry has been forced to cede significant power and influence to content creators, their fans, and subscribers. Digital platforms have created a natural market for embedded advertising, changing the worlds of marketing and communication in their wake. Combined, these factors have produced new, radically shifting demands on the entertainment industry, posing new challenges for screen regimes, media scholars, industry professionals, content creators, and audiences alike.

STUART CUNNINGHAM is Distinguished Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology. His most recent books include Media Economics (with Terry Flew and Adam Swift, 2015), Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World (with Jon Silver, 2013), and Hidden Innovation: Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector (2013).

Stuart Cunningham and David Craig chronicle the rise of social media entertainment and its impact on media consumption and production. A massive, industry-defining study with insight from over 100 industry insiders, Social Media Entertainment explores the latest transformations in the entertainment industry in this time of digital disruption.

DAVID CRAIG is Clinical Associate Professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a Fellow at the Peabody Media Center. Craig is also a veteran media producer and executive nominated for many Emmy Awards.

February 2019 368 Pages | 6 x 9 | 33 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-4689-4 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-9028-6 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Postmillennial Pop series Media Studies 16

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THE IDENTITY TRADE

Selling Privacy and Reputation Online NORA A. DRAPER The successes and failures of an industry that claims to protect and promote our online identities What does privacy mean in the digital era? As technology increasingly blurs the boundary between public and private, questions about who controls our data become harder and harder to answer. Our every web view, click, and online purchase can be sold to anyone to store and use as they wish. At the same time, our online reputation has become an important part of our identity—a form of cultural currency. The Identity Trade examines the relationship between online visibility and privacy, and the politics of identity and selfpresentation in the digital age. In doing so, Nora Draper looks at the revealing two-decade history of efforts by the consumer privacy industry to give individuals control over their digital image through the sale of privacy protection and reputation management as a service. Through in-depth interviews with industry experts, as well as analysis of media coverage, promotional materials, and government policies, Draper examines how companies have turned the protection and promotion of digital information into a business. Along the way, she also provides insight into how these companies have responded to and shaped the ways we think about image and reputation in the digital age. NORA A. DRAPER is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire.

Tracking the successes and failures of companies claiming to control our digital ephemera, Draper takes us inside an industry that has commodified strategies of information control. This book is a discerning overview of the debate around who controls our data, who buys and sells it, and the consequences of treating privacy as a consumer good.

January 2019 320 Pages | 6 x 9 | 4 black & white illustrations Cloth | 978-1-4798-9565-6 | $35.00S (£26.99) In the Critical Cultural Communication series Current Affairs WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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CONNECTED YOUTH & DIGITAL FUTURES This series explores young people’s day-to-day lives and futures. The volumes consider changes at the intersection of civil and political reform, transformations in employment and education, and the growing presence of digital technologies in all aspects of social, cultural and political life. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning (DML) Initiative has supported two research networks that have helped launch this series:

the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network and the Connected Learning Research Network. The DML Initiative and the DML Hub at the University of California, Irvine, also support production and free reading online for this series Visit connectedyouth.nyupress.org to read the books open access and explore the multimedia components of these titles.

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BY ANY MEDIA NECESSARY

THE CLASS

The participatory politics and civic engagement of youth in the digital age By Any Media Necessary offers a profoundly different picture of contemporary American youth. Exploring new forms of political activities and identities emerging from the practice of participatory culture, this book reveals how shifts in communication have unleashed a new political dynamism in American youth.

An intimate look at how children network, identify, learn and grow in a connected world. The Class examines young people's experiences of growing up and learning in a digital world. This original and engaging study portrays the texture of students’ everyday lives to understand how the structures of social class and cultural capital shape the development of personal interests, relationships and autonomy. Providing insights into how young people’s social, digital, and learning networks enable or disempower them, Livingstone and Sefton-Green reveal that the experience of disconnections and blocked pathways is often more common than that of connections and new opportunities.

The New Youth Activism HENRY JENKINS, SANGITA SHRESTHOVA, LIANA GAMBER-THOMPSON, NETA KLIGLER-VILENCHIK and ARELY M. ZIMMERMAN

Living and Learning in the Digital Age SONIA LIVINGSTONE and JULIAN SEFTON-GREEN

HENRY JENKINS is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. SANGITA SHRESTHOVA is the Director of Henry Jenkins’s Media, Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) project based at USC. LIANA GAMBER-THOMPSON is a Program Associate at the National Writing Project and the Community Manager for Connected Learning TV. NETA KLIGLER-VILENCHIK is Assistant Professor of Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ARELY M. ZIMMERMAN is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Mills College in Oakland, California.

SONIA LIVINGSTONE is Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

November 2018 352 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-7414-9 | $19.00S (£14.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-9998-2 Media Studies

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AFFINITY ONLINE

How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning MIZUKO ITO, CRYSTLE MARTIN, RACHEL CODY PFISTER, MATTHEW H. RAFALOW, KATIE SALEN, and AMANDA WORTMAN How online affinity networks expand learning and opportunity for young people. Across subcultures and geographies, young fans have found each other and formed community online. Through in-depth case studies of online affinity networks, Affinity Online considers how young people have found new opportunities for expanded learning in the digital age. While providing a wealth of positive examples, from gamers who solve math problems together to Harry Potter fans who knit for a cause, the book also examines the ways in which these communities still reproduce inequalities. Concluding with concrete suggestions for how learning opportunities could be made available to more young people, Affinity Online shows that online affinity networks are creating new spaces of opportunity for realizing the ideals of connected learning. MIZUKO ITO is Professor-in-Residence at the Humanities Research Institute and the director of the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine. CRYSTLE MARTIN is postdoctoral research fellow for the Digital Media and Learning Hub at University of California, Irvine. RACHEL CODY PFISTER is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. MATTHEW H. RAFALOW is a social scientist at YouTube. KATIE SALEN is Professor in Informatics at UC Irvine. AMANDA WORTMAN is the Research Manager for the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, at University of California, Irvine.

December 2018 256 Pages | 6 x 9 | 28 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-5275-8 | $26.00S (£19.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-0192-3 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Connected Youth and Digital Futures series Media Studies WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

THE DIGITAL EDGE

How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality S. CRAIG WATKINS with ANDRES LOMBANA-BERMUDEZ, ALEXANDER CHO, VIVIAN SHAW, JACQUELINE RYAN VICKERY, and LAUREN WEINZIMMER How black and Latino youth learn, create, and collaborate online The Digital Edge examines how the digital and socialmedia lives of low-income youth, especially youth of color, have evolved amidst rapid social and technological change. Analyzing data from a year-long ethnographic study, the authors investigate how the digital media ecologies and practices of black and Latino youth have adapted as a result of the wider diffusion of the internet all around us. Their eager adoption of different technologies have forged new modes of collectivity–using peer networks, these teens' impassioned interests are remaking the digital world.

The Digital Edge carefully documents some of the emergent challenges for creating a more equitable digital and educational future. Ultimately, the book addresses how schools can support the ability of students to develop the social, technological, and educational skills required to navigate twenty-first century life. S. CRAIG WATKINS is Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. ANDRES LOMBANA-BERMUDEZ is a researcher, designer, and digital strategist. ALEXANDER CHO is a digital media anthropologist. VIVIAN SHAW is a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. JACQUELINE RYAN VICKERY is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas. LAUREN WEINZIMMER is a PhD candidate in Critical Media Studies in the department of Communication at the University of Minnesota.

December 2018 304 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-4985-7 | $26.00S (£19.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-5411-0 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Connected Youth and Digital Futures series Media Studies FALL 2 018 • NYU PRE S S

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CITIZEN SPIES

WHOSE GLOBAL VILLAGE?

The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society JOSHUA REEVES The history of recruiting citizens to spy on each other in the United States. Ever since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, we think about surveillance as the datatracking digital technologies used by the likes of Google, the National Security Administration, and the military. But in reality, the state and allied institutions have a much longer history of using everyday citizens to spy and inform on their peers. Joshua Reeves explores how ordinary citizens have been taught to carry out surveillance on their peers. Emphasizing the role humans play as “seeing” and “saying” subjects, he demonstrates how American society has continuously fostered cultures of vigilance, suspicion, meddling, snooping, and snitching. Tracing the evolution of police crowd-sourcing from “Hue and Cry” posters and America’s Most Wanted to policeaffiliated social media, Reeves teases out how vigilance toward neighbors has long been aligned with American ideals of patriotic and moral duty. This book offers a much-needed perspective for those interested in how we arrived at our current moment in surveillance culture and contextualizes contemporary trends in policing. “This book carefully examines historical accounts and court cases up to present day, and the withering effects of police crowdsourcing on America’s dream of security, comfort, and liberty.” —Starred Library Journal JOSHUA REEVES is Associate Professor of New Media

Communications and Speech Communication at Oregon State University.

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Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World RAMESH SRINIVASAN A call to action to include marginalized, non-western communities in the continuously expanding digital revolution In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a “global village,” where we all seem to be connected as an online community. Yet while we think of platforms as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This book asks us to re-consider ‘whose global village’ we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. "Whose Global Village? offers an alternate path...into a future where new technology operates in greater harmony with grassroots concerns and culturally diverse populations across the world.” —Cenk Uygur, Founder of The Young Turks RAMESH SRINIVASAN is the Director of the Digital Cultures Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies and Design and Media Arts at UCLA. His work has been featured by Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, The Young Turks, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post.

December 2018 272 Pages | 6 x 9 | 33 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-5608-4 | $22.00S (£16.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-6296-2 Media Studies 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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POSTRACIAL RESISTANCE

Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity RALINA L. JOSEPH

How Black women in the spotlight negotiate the postracial gaze of Hollywood and beyond From Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Shonda Rhimes to their audiences and the industry workers behind the scenes, Ralina L. Joseph considers the way that Black women are required to walk a tightrope. Do they call out racism only to face accusations of being called “racists”? Or respond to racism in code only to face accusations of selling out? Postracial Resistance explores how African American women celebrities, cultural producers, and audiences employ postracial discourse to refute postracialism itself. In a world where they’re often written off as stereotypical “Angry Black Women,” Joseph offers that some Black women in media use “strategic ambiguity,” deploying the failures of post-racial discourse to name racism and thus resist it. Joseph listens to and observes Black women as they perform and negotiate race in strategic ambiguity. Using textual readings of the media’s representation of these women; interviews with writers, producers, and studio executives; and audience ethnographies of young women viewers, Joseph maps the tensions and strategies that all Black women must engage to challenge the racialized sexism of everyday life.

NETFLIX NATIONS

The Geography of Digital Distribution RAMON LOBATO How streaming services and internet distribution have transformed global television culture Television, once a broadcast medium, is now delivered to viewers via apps, screens large and small, and media players of all kinds. In this unfamiliar environment, new global giants of television distribution are emerging—including Netflix, the world’s largest subscription video-on-demand service. Combining media industry analysis with cultural theory, Ramon Lobato explores the political and policy tensions at the heart of the digital distribution revolution, tracing their longer history through our evolving understanding of media globalization. Netflix Nations considers the ways that subscription video-on-demand services, but most of all Netflix, have irrevocably changed the circulation of media content. It tells the story of how a global video portal interacts with national audiences, markets, and institutions, and what this means for how we understand global media in the internet age. Netflix Nations addresses a fundamental tension in the digital media landscape—the clash between the internet’s capacity for global distribution and the territorial nature of media trade, taste, and regulation. Netflix Nations will help readers make sense of a complex, ever-shifting streaming media environment.

RALINA L. JOSEPH is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington, the founding director of the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, and the author of Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial.

RAMON LOBATO is Senior Research Fellow in Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. His previous books include Shadow Economies of Cinema, The Informal Media Economy, and Geoblocking and Global Video Culture.

October 2018 280 Pages | 6 x 9 | 17 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-8637-1 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-6282-5 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Critical Cultural Communication series Media Studies

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ANTI-FANDOM

Dislike and Hate in the Digital Age Edited by MELISSA A. CLICK A revealing look at the pleasure we get from hating figures like politicians, celebrities, and TV characters, showcased in approaches that explore snark, hate-watching, and trolling The work of a fan takes many forms: following a favorite celebrity on Instagram, writing steamy fan fiction fantasies, and attending meet-andgreets. While fandom that manifests as feelings of like and love are commonly understood, examined less frequently are the equally intense, but opposite feelings of dislike and hatred. Anti-Fandom, a collection of 15 original and innovative essays, provides a framework for future study through theoretical and methodological exemplars that examine anti-fandom in the contemporary digital environment through gender, generation, sexuality, race, taste, authenticity, nationality, celebrity, and more. From hatewatching Girls and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to trolling celebrities and their characters on Twitter, these chapters ground the emerging area of anti-fan studies with a productive foundation. The book's focus on the pleasures, performances, and practices that constitute anti-fandom will generate new perspectives for understanding the impact of hate on our identities, relationships, and communities. MELISSA A. CLICK is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Gonzaga University. Her work has been published in the anthologies Fandom and Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn. She is coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom and Bitten by Twilight.

January 2019 352 Pages | 6 x 9 | 10 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-5104-1 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-0527-3 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Postmillennial Pop series Media Studies 22

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NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY DEANA A. ROHLINGER

A sociological approach to understanding new media’s impact on society We use cell phones, computers, and tablets to access the Internet, read the news, watch television, chat with our friends, make our appointments, and post on social networking sites. In New Media and Society, Deana Rohlinger provides a sociological approach to understanding how new media shape our interactions, our experiences, and our institutions. Using case studies and in-class exercises, each chapter takes up a different topic and assesses how new media alter our worlds as well as our expectations and experiences in institutional settings. Instead of arguing that these changes are “good” or “bad” for American society, the book uses sociological theory to challenge readers to think about the consequences of these changes, which typically have both positive and negative aspects. New Media and Society discusses the effects new media have on how we think about education, practice our religions, understand police surveillance, conceptualize work, and participate in politics. Each chapter includes key sociological concepts, engaging activities that illustrate the ideas covered in the chapter, as well as links, films, and references to additional online material. DEANA A. ROHLINGER is Professor of Sociology at Florida State University. She is the author of Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America and coeditor of Social Movements and Mass Media and Media, Movements, and Political Change.

February 2019 240 Pages | 6 x 9 | 44 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-4569-9 | $28.00S (£21.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-9787-2 | $89.00X (£68.00) Sociology 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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GROWING UP QUEER

Kids and the Remaking of LGBTQ Identity MARY ROBERTSON LGBTQ kids reveal what it’s like to be young and queer today Growing Up Queer explores the changing ways that young people are now becoming LGBT-identified in the U.S. Through interviews and three years of ethnographic research at an LGBTQ youth drop-in center, Mary Robertson focuses on the voices and stories of youths themselves in order to show how young people understand their sexual and gender identities, their interest in queer media, and the role that family plays in their lives.

MARY ROBERTSON is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University San Marcos.

The young people who participated in this research are among the first generation to embrace queer identities as children and adolescents. This groundbreaking and timely consideration of queer identity demonstrates how sexual and gender identities are formed through complicated, ambivalent processes as opposed to being natural characteristics that one is born with. In addition to showing how youth understand their identities, Growing Up Queer describes how young people navigate queerness within a culture where being gay is the “new normal.” Using Sara Ahmed’s concept of queer orientation, Robertson argues that being queer is not just about one’s sexual and/or gender identity, but is understood through intersecting identities including race, class, ability, and more. By showing how society accepts some kinds of LGBTQidentified people while rejecting others, Growing Up Queer provides evidence of queerness as a site of social inequality. The book moves beyond an oversimplified examination of teenage sexuality and shows, through the voices of young people themselves, the exciting yet complicated terrain of queer adolescence.

November 2018 224 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-7694-5 | $26.00S (£19.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-7960-1 | $89.00X (£68.00) In the Critical Perspectives on Youth series Sociology WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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THE GAY MARRIAGE GENERATION TOXIC SHOCK How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture PETER HART-BRINSON

The generational and social changes that caused an unprecedented shift toward support for gay marriage How did gay marriage— something unimaginable two decades ago—come to feel inevitable to even its staunchest opponents? Drawing on over 95 interviews with two generations of Americans, as well as historical analysis and public opinion data, Peter Hart-Brinson argues that a fundamental shift in our understanding of homosexuality sparked the generational change that fueled gay marriage’s unprecedented rise. While older generations grew up imagining gays and lesbians in terms of their behavior, younger generations came to understand them in terms of their identity. Over time, as the older generation and their ideas slowly passed away, they were replaced by a new generational culture that brought gay marriage to all fifty states. Through revealing interviews, Hart-Brinson explores how different age groups embrace, resist, and create society’s changing ideas about gay marriage. The book captures a wide range of voices from diverse social backgrounds at a critical moment in the culture wars, right before the turn of the tide. The story of gay marriage’s rapid ascent offers profound insights about how the continuous remaking of the population through birth and death, mixed with our personal, biographical experiences of our shared history and culture, produces a society that is continually in flux and constantly reinventing itself.

A Social History SHARRA L. VOSTRAL

A history of Toxic Shock Syndrome Historian Sharra Vostral’s Toxic Shock is the first history of TSS. Vostral shows how commercial interests negatively affected women’s health outcomes; the insufficient testing of the first super-absorbency tampon; how TSS became a ‘women’s disease,’ for which women must constantly monitor their own bodies. Further, Vostral discusses the awkward, veiled and vague ways public health officials and the media discussed the risks of contracting TSS through tampon use and how this has hampered regulatory actions and health communication around TSS, tampon use, and product safety. A study at the intersection of public health and social history, Toxic Shock brings to light the complexities behind a stigmatized and under-discussed issue in women’s reproductive health. Importantly, Vostral warns that as we move forward with joint replacements, implants, and internal medical devices, we must understand the relationship of technology to bacteria and recognize that both can be active agents within the human body. In other words, unexpected consequences and risks of bacteria and technology interacting with each other remain. SHARRA L. VOSTRAL is Associate Professor of History at Purdue University. She is the author of Under Wraps: A History of Menstrual Hygiene Technology.

PETER HART-BRINSON is Associate Professor of Sociology and Communication/Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

October 2018 320 Pages | 6 x 9 | 20 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-2623-0 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-0051-3 | $89.00X (£68.00) Sociology 24

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TAKING BACK THE BOULEVARD

Art, Activism, and Gentrification in Los Angeles JAN LIN The promises and conflicts faced by public figures, artists, and leaders of Northeast Los Angeles as they enliven and defend their neighborhoods Los Angeles is well known as a sprawling metropolis with endless freeways that can make the city feel isolating and separate its communities. Yet in the past decade, as Jan Lin argues in Taking Back the Boulevard, there has been a noticeable renewal of public life on several of the city’s iconic boulevards. Focusing especially on the cultural scene of Northeast Los Angeles, Lin shows how these gentrifying communities help satisfy a white middle-class consumer demand for authentic experiences of “living on the edge” and a spirit of cultural rebellion. Drawing on community survey research, interviews with community residents and leaders, and ethnographic observation, this book argues that the revitalization in Northeast LA by arts leaders and neighborhood activists marks a departure in the political culture from the older civic engagement to more socially progressive coalition work. Finally, Lin explores how accelerated gentrification and mass displacement of Latino/a and working-class households in the 2010s has sparked new rounds of activism as the community grapples with new class conflicts and racial divides in the struggle to selfdetermine its future.

THE NEW ARAB URBAN

Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress Edited by HARVEY MOLOTCH and DAVIDE PONZINI Cities of the Arabian Peninsula reveal contradictions of contemporary urbanization The fast-growing cities of the Persian Gulf are, whatever else they may be, indisputably sensational and bespeak strategies to diversify economies and pursue grand ambitions across the Earth. Shining special light on Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha—where the dynamics of extreme urbanization are so strongly evident—the authors of The New Arab Urban trace what happens when money is plentiful, regulation weak, and labor conditions severe. To address such questions, this book’s contributors place the new Arab urban in wider contexts of trade, technology, and design. Drawn from across disciplines and diverse home countries, they investigate how these cities import projects, plans and structures from the outside, but also how, increasingly, Gulf-originated initiatives disseminate to cities far afield. Brought together by noted scholars, sociologist Harvey Molotch and urban analyst Davide Ponzini, this timely volume adds to our understanding of the modern Arab metropolis—as well as of cities more generally. Gulf cities display development patterns that, however unanticipated in the standard paradigms of urban scholarship, now impact the world. HARVEY MOLOTCH is Professor of Sociology at New York University.

JAN LIN is Professor of Sociology at Occidental College. He is the author of The Power of Urban Ethnic Places: Cultural Heritage and Community Life and co-editor of The Urban Sociology Reader.

DAVIDE PONZINI is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

January 2019 256 Pages | 6 x 9 | 49 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-9570-0 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-0980-6 | $89.00X (£68.00) Sociology

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SEX AND STIGMA

Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels SARAH JANE BLITHE, ANNA WIEDERHOLD WOLFE, and BREANNA MOHR An intimate and original look at the lives of Nevada’s legal sex workers through the voices of current and former employees, brothel owners, madams, and local law enforcement The state of Nevada is the only jurisdiction in the United States where prostitution is legal. The stigma and secrecy pervading sex work contribute to experiences of oppression and unfair labor practices for many legal prostitutes in Nevada. Sex and Stigma engages with stories of women living and working in these “hidden” organizations to interrogate issues related to labor rights, secrecy, privacy, and discrimination in the current legal brothel system. Including interviews with current and former legal sex workers, Sex and Stigma examines how widespread beliefs about the immorality of selling sexual services have influenced the history and laws of legal brothel prostitution. With unique access to a difficult-to-reach population, the authors privilege the voices of brothel workers throughout the book as they reflect on their struggles to engage in their communities, conduct business, maintain personal relationships, and transition out of the industry. Sex and Stigma serves as a resource on the policies guiding legal prostitution in Nevada and provides an intimate look at the lived experiences of women performing sex work. SARAH JANE BLITHE is Associate Professor of

Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. ANNA WIEDERHOLD WOLFE is Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication at Texas A&M University. BREANNA MOHR is an M.A. student at the University of

Nevada, Reno.

January 2019 320 Pages | 6 x 9 | 16 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-2070-2 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-5929-0 | $89.00X (£68.00) Women's & Gender Studies 26

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THE TAMING OF NEW YORK’S WASHINGTON SQUARE A Wild Civility ERICH GOODE

The surprising and unofficial system of social control and regulation that keeps crime rates low in New York City’s Washington Square Park Located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park where every day hundreds, if not thousands of people, pass through. The park has an extremely low crime rate and sociologist, and local resident, Erich Goode wants to know why. He notes that many visitors do violate park rules and ordinances, even engaging in misdemeanors. And yet contrary to the well-known “broken windows” theory, which suggests that small crimes left unchecked lead to major crimes, serious crimes hardly ever take place there. With rich and detailed observations as well as indepth interviews, Goode demonstrates how onlookers, bystanders, and witnesses provide an effective system of social control, keeping more serious wrongdoing in check. Goode also profiles the parks visitors, showing us that the park is a major draw to residents and tourists alike. Goode looks at the patterns of who visits the park, when they come, and, once in the park, where they go. Regardless of where they live, Goode argues, all of the Park’s visitors help keep the park safe and lively. The Taming of New York’s Washington Square is an engaging and entertaining look at a surprisingly safe space in the heart of Manhattan. ERICH GOODE is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stony Brook University. He is the author of numerous books, including Drugs in American Society, Deviant Behavior, and Justifiable Conduct.

December 2018 336 Pages | 6 x 9 | 21 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-9821-3 | $30.00S (£22.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-7857-4 | $89.00X (£68.00) Criminology 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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NO PLACE ON THE CORNER

The Costs of Aggressive Policing JAN HALDIPUR

The impact of stop-and-frisk policing on a South Bronx community What’s it like to be stopped and frisked by the police while walking home from the supermarket with your young children? How does it feel to receive a phone call from your fourteenyear-old son who is in the back of a squad car because he laughed at a police officer? How does a young person of color cope with being frisked several times a week since the age of 15? These are just some of the stories in No Place on the Corner, which draws on three years of intensive ethnographic fieldwork in the South Bronx before and after the landmark 2013 Floyd v. City of New York decision that ruled that the NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” policing methods were a violation of rights.

JAN HALDIPUR is Assistant Professor of Sociology at

California State University, Long Beach.

Through riveting interviews and with a humane eye, Jan Haldipur shows how a community endured this aggressive policing regime. Though the police mostly targeted younger men of color, Haldipur focuses on how everyone in the neighborhood—mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters, even the district attorney’s office—was affected by this intense policing and thus shows how this South Bronx community as a whole experienced a collective form of punishment. One of Haldipur’s key insights is that police patrols effectively cleared the streets of residents and made public spaces feel off-limits or inaccessible to the people who lived there. In this way community members lost the very ‘street corner’ culture that has been a hallmark of urban spaces. This profound social consequence of aggressive policing effectively keeps neighbors out of one another’s lives and deeply hurts a community’s sense of cohesion. No Place on the Corner makes it hard to ignore the widespread consequences of aggressive policing tactics in major cities across the United States. “An important contribution and a great read.” —Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things

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N E W IN PAPERBACK

PRIVATIZATION

NOMOS LX Edited by JACK KNIGHT and MELISSA SCHWARTZBERG A distinguished group of scholars explores the moral values and political consequences of privatization The 21st century has seen a proliferation of privatization across industries in the United States, from security and the military to public transportation and infrastructure. In this latest installment from the NOMOS series, an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars in political science, law, and philosophy examine the moral and political consequences of transferring state-provided or state-owned goods and services to the private sector. The essays consider how we should evaluate the decision to privatize, both with respect to the quality of outcomes that might be produced, and in terms of the effects of privatization on the core values underlying democratic decision-making. Privatization also affects the structure of governance in a variety of important ways, and these essays evaluate the consequences of privatization on the state. Privatization sheds new light on these highly salient questions of contemporary political life and institutional design. JACK KNIGHT is Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and

Political Science at Duke University. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism, with James Johnson, and The Choices Justices Make, with Lee Epstein. MELISSA SCHWARTZBERG is Silver Professor of Politics at New York University and author of Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule and Democracy and Legal Change.

December 2018 352 Pages | 5.5 x 8.25 Cloth | 978-1-4798-4293-3 | $65.00X (£50.00) In the NOMOS - American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy series Political Science 28

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THE NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE THINKING Edited by SHARON DOLOVICH and ALEXANDRA NATAPOFF

A vital collection for reforming criminal justice. After five decades of punitive expansion, the entire U.S. criminal justice system— mass incarceration, the War on Drugs, police practices, the treatment of juveniles and the mentally ill, glaring racial disparity, the death penalty and more — faces challenging questions. What exactly is criminal justice? How much of it is a system of law and how much is a collection of situational social practices? What roles do the Constitution and the Supreme Court play? How do race and gender shape outcomes? How does change happen, and what changes or adaptations should be pursued? The New Criminal Justice Thinking addresses the challenges of this historic moment by asking essential theoretical and practical questions about how the criminal system operates. In this thorough and thoughtful volume, scholars from across the disciplines of legal theory, sociology, criminology, Critical Race Theory, and organizational theory offer crucial insights into how the criminal system works in both theory and practice. For those interested in criminal law and justice, The New Criminal Justice Thinking offers a profound discussion of the complexities of our deeply flawed criminal justice system. SHARON DOLOVICH is Professor of Law at UCLA and founding director of its Prison Law & Policy Program. Her work includes an award-winning ethnography of the LA County Jail’s segregation units. ALEXANDRA NATAPOFF is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and an elected member of the American Law Institute.

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NEW I N PAPE RBAC K

ARE RACISTS CRAZY?

How Prejudice, Racism, and Antisemitism Became Markers of Insanity SANDER L. GILMAN and JAMES M. THOMAS The connection and science behind race, racism, and mental illness In 2012, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Oxford reported that—based on their clinical experiment—the beta-blocker drug, Propranolol, could reduce implicit racial bias among its users. Shortly after the experiment, an article in Time Magazine cited the study, posing the question: Is racism becoming a mental illness? In Are Racists Crazy? Sander Gilman and James Thomas trace the idea of race and racism as psychopathological categories, and ask a slightly different question than that posed by Time: How did racism become a mental illness? The authors provide a rich account of how the 19th century ‘Sciences of Man’ —including anthropology, medicine, and biology—used race as a means of defining psychopathology and how assertions about race and madness became embedded within disciplines that deal with mental health and illness. An illuminating and riveting history of the discourse on racism, antisemitism, and psychopathology, Are Racists Crazy? connects past and present claims about race and racism. “A tour d’horizon of the historical relationship among race, racism, and mental illness.” —Kirkus Reviews SANDER L. GILMAN is Distinguished Professor of the

Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as Professor of Psychiatry, at Emory University.

CRIMINAL TRIALS AND MENTAL DISORDERS THOMAS L. HAFEMEISTER The complicated relationship between defendants with mental health disorders and the criminal justice system In striving to ensure that all criminal defendants are treated equally under the law, the American criminal justice system attempts to apply rules and procedures evenhandedly. Yet, the criminal justice system has also recognized exceptions when special circumstances underlie a defendant’s behavior or are likely to skew the defendant’s trial. One of the most controversial set of exceptions involves criminal defendants with a mental disorder. A series of special rules and procedures has evolved over the centuries that lawyers and judges apply to cases involving defendants with a mental disorder. This book provides an analysis of the key issues in this dynamic interplay between individuals with a mental disorder and the criminal justice system. The volume identifies the various stages of criminal justice proceedings when the mental status of a defendant may be relevant, associated legal and policy issues, the history and evolution of these issues, and how they are currently resolved. This book provides an important resource for students and scholars with an interest in mental health, law, and criminal justice. THOMAS L. HAFEMEISTER ,PhD, JD, is co-author (with

Christopher Slobogin, Douglas Mossman, and Ralph Reisner) of Law and the Mental Health System: Civil and Criminal Aspects.

JAMES M. THOMAS is Assistant Professor of Sociology at

the University of Mississippi. September 2018 368 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-8730-9 | $25.00S (£18.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-5612-1 In the Biopolitics series Psychology WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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NEW IN PAPE RBACK

N E W IN PAPERBACK

EXONERATED

THE POVERTY INDUSTRY

A History of the Innocence Movement ROBERT J. NORRIS The fascinating story behind the innocence movement’s quest for justice Documentaries like Making a Murderer and the first season of Serial captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This interest is warranted: more than 1,800 people have been set free in recent decades after being convicted of crimes they did not commit. In response to these exonerations, federal and state governments have passed laws to prevent such injustices; lawyers and police have changed their practices; and advocacy organizations have multiplied across the country. Together, these activities are often referred to as the “innocence movement.” Exonerated provides the first in-depth look at the history of this movement through interviews and the major cases that brought awareness to wrongful convictions in the United States. Robert Norris also examines how and why the innocence movement took hold, pointing to the scientific, legal, and cultural developments that led to a widespread understanding that new technology and renewed investigative diligence could both catch the guilty and free the innocent. Exonerated reveals the rich background story to this complex movement. “A useful contribution to an important national conversation about crime and punishment.” —Kirkus Reviews ROBERT J. NORRIS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University.

February 2019 304 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-2199-0 | $24.00S (£17.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-8627-2 Current Affairs 30

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The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens DANIEL L. HATCHER

The shocking truth about how state governments and their private industry partners are profiting from the social safety net Government aid doesn’t always go where it’s supposed to. Foster care agencies team up with companies to take disability and survivor benefits from abused and neglected children. States and their revenue consultants use illusory schemes to siphon Medicaid funds intended for children and the poor into general state coffers. Child support payments for foster children and families on public assistance are converted into government revenue. In The Poverty Industry, Daniel L. Hatcher reveals how state governments and their private industry partners are profiting from the social safety net, turning America’s most vulnerable populations into sources of revenue. As policy experts across the political spectrum debate how to best structure government assistance programs, a massive siphoning of the safety net is occurring behind the scenes. In the face of these abuses of power, Hatcher offers a road map for reforms to realign the practices of human service agencies with their intended purpose, to prevent the misuse of public taxpayer dollars, and to ensure that government aid truly gets to those in need. “In this meticulously researched book Hatcher...lifts the lid on a system that rather than helping the needy, systematically turns them into ‘a source of revenue’.” —The Guardian DANIEL L. HATCHER is Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore.

January 2019 288 Pages | 6 x 9 Paper | 978-1-4798-2697-1| $24.00S (£17.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-7472-9 In the Families, Law, and Society series Politics 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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ARAB NEW YORK

Politics and Community in the Everyday Lives of Arab Americans EMILY REGAN WILLS From Bay Ridge to Astoria, political action in Arab New York Arab Americans are a numerically small proportion of the U.S. population yet have been the target of a disproportionate amount of political scrutiny. Most non-Arab Americans know little about what life is actually like within Arab communities and in organizations run by and for the Arab community. Big political questions are central to the Arab American experience—how are politics integrated into Arab Americans’ everyday lives?

EMILY REGAN WILLS is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

February 2019 224 Pages | 6 x 9 | 10 black & white illustrations Paper | 978-1-4798-5487-5 | $27.00S (£20.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-9765-0 | $89.00X (£68.00) Politics WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

In Arab New York, Emily Regan Wills looks outside the traditional ideas of political engagement to see the importance of politics in Arab American communities in New York. Regan Wills focuses on the spaces of public and communal life in the five boroughs of New York, which are home to the third largest concentration of people of Arab descent in the U.S. Many different ethnic and religious groups form the overarching Arab American identity, and their political engagement is complex. Regan Wills examines the way that daily practice and speech form the foundation of political action and meaning. Drawing on interviews and participant observation with activist groups and community organizations, Regan Wills explores topics such as Arab American identity for children, relationships with Arab and non-Arab Americans, young women as leaders in the Muslim and Arab American community, support and activism for Palestine, and revolutionary change in Egypt and Yemen. Ultimately, she claims that in order to understand Arab American political engagement and see how political action develops in Arab American contexts, one must understand Arab Americans in their own terms of political and public engagement. They are, Regan Wills argues, profoundly engaged with everyday politics and political questions that don’t match up to conventional politics. Arab New York draws from rich ethnographic data and presents a narrative, compelling picture of a community engaging with politics on its own terms. Written to expand the existing literature on Arab Americans to include more direct engagement with politics and discourse, Arab New York also serves as an appropriate introduction to Arab American communities, ethnic dynamics in New York City and elsewhere in urban America, and the concept of everyday politics.

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ETHNIC BOUNDARIES IN TURKISH POLITICS

The Secular Kurdish Movement and Islam ZEKI SARIGIL The Kurdish Movement in Turkey’s growing alliance with Islam One of the fault lines of Turkish politics traditionally has been the divide between religious and secular movements. However, as Zeki Sarigil argues, the secular Kurdish movement in Turkey has increasingly become aligned with Islam. As a result, Islam has become part of the movement’s political discourse, strategies and actions. Ethnic Boundaries in Turkish Politics traces the evolving relations between the leftist, secular Kurdish movement and Islam. Based on 104 interviews in several provinces in Turkey between 2011 and 2015 as well as ethnographic data, public opinion surveys and statements from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Kurdish leaders, Sarigil shows how the secular Kurdish movement increasingly has been endorsing Islam and Islamic actors. Sarigil demonstrates that a group of strategic and ideological factors have encouraged and/ or forced Kurdish leaders to redraw symbolic and social boundaries of the movement. The study also shows that the Kurdish boundary making was not without any tension or contestation. The boundary expansion by Kurdish ethnopolitical elites triggered both internal and external boundary contestations. The movement’s embrace of Islam on a more widespread level has major ramifications for politics in Turkey and in the region. Ethnic Boundaries in Turkish Politics has important insight into the PKK, modern Turkish and Islamic societies and highlights the increasing role of Islam in global politics. ZEKI SARIGIL is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

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COMING OUT OF COMMUNISM

The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe CONOR O’DWYER

How homophobic backlash unexpectedly strengthened mobilization for LGBT political rights in post-communist Europe While LGBT activism has increased worldwide, there has been strong backlash against LGBT people in Eastern Europe. Although Russia is the most prominent anti-gay regime in the region, LGBT individuals in other post-communist countries also suffer from discriminatory laws and prejudiced social institutions. Combining an historical overview with interviews and case studies, Conor O’Dwyer analyzes the development and impact of LGBT movements in post-communist Eastern and Central Europe. O’Dwyer argues that backlash against LGBT individuals has had the paradoxical effect of encouraging stronger and more organized activism, significantly impacting the social movement landscape in the region. As these peripheral Eastern and Central European countries vie for inclusion or at least recognition in the increasingly LGBT-friendly European Union, activist groups and organizations have become even more emboldened to push for change. Using fieldwork in five countries and interviews with activists, organizers, and public officials, O’Dwyer explores the intricacies of these LGBT social movements and their structures, functions, and impact. The book provides a unique and engaging exploration of LGBT rights groups in Eastern and Central Europe and their ability to serve as models for future movements attempting to resist backlash. CONOR O’DWYER is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. He is the author of Runaway State-Building: Patronage Politics and Democratic Development.

September 2018 352 Pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table & 5 figures Paper | 978-1-4798-5148-5 | $35.00S (£26.99) Cloth | 978-1-4798-7663-1 | $99.00X (£76.00) Political Science 1. 8 0 0 . 9 9 6 . NYUP


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SPACES OF SECURITY

Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance and Control Edited by SETHA LOW and MARK MAGUIRE An ethnographic investigation into the dynamics between space and security in countries around the world It is difficult to imagine two contexts as different as a soccer stadium and a panic room. Yet, they both demonstrate dynamics of the interplay between security and space. This book focuses on the infrastructures of security, considering locations as varied as public entertainment venues to border walls to blast-proof bedrooms. Around the world, experts, organizations, and governments are managing societies in the name of security, while scholars and commentators are writing about surveillance, state violence, and new technologies. Yet few truly consider the spatial dimensions of security, and particularly how the relationship between space and security varies across cultures. This volume explores spaces of security not only by attending to how security is produced by and in spaces, but also by emphasizing the ways in which it is constructed in the contemporary landscape. The book explores diverse contexts ranging from biometrics in India to counterterrorism in East Africa to border security in Argentina. The ethnographic studies demonstrate the power of a spatial lens to highlight aspects of security that otherwise remain hidden, while also adding clarity to an elusive and dangerous way of managing the world. SETHA LOW is Professor of Anthropology, Environmental

Psychology, Geography and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Public Space Research Group at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

KOREAN AMERICAN FAMILIES IN IMMIGRANT AMERICA

How Teens and Parents Navigate Race SUMIE OKAZAKI and NANCY ABELMANN

An engaging ethnography of Korean American immigrant families navigating the United States Both scholarship and popular culture on Asian American immigrant families have long focused on intergenerational cultural conflict and stereotypes. This book turns the tables on the conventional imagination of the Asian American immigrant family, arguing that, in fact, families are often on the same page about the challenges and difficulties of navigating the U.S.’s racialized landscape. Focusing on the stories of five families with young adults, the book argues that Korean American immigrant parents and their children today struggle to cope with an American society in which each of their lives is shaped by racism, discrimination, and gender. Thus, the foremost goal in the minds of most parents is to prepare their children to succeed by instilling protective character traits. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods and focusing on both generations, this book makes the case for delving more deeply into the ideas of immigrant parents and their teens about raising children and growing up in America—ideas that defy easy classification as “Korean” or “American.” SUMIE OKAZAKI is Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

MARK MAGUIRE is Dean of Maynooth University Faculty of Social Sciences.

NANCY ABELMANN was Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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ILLEGAL ENCOUNTERS

The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People Edited by DEBORAH A. BOEHM and SUSAN J. TERRIO The impact of the U.S. immigration and legal systems on children and youth Illegal Encounters considers illegality, deportability, and deportation in the lives of young people. A primary focus of the volume is to understand how children and youth encounter, move through, or are outside of a range of legal processes. Even if young people do not directly interact with state immigration systems—because they are U.S. citizens or have avoided detention—they are nonetheless deeply affected by the reach of the government in its many forms. Contributors privilege the voices and everyday experiences of immigrant children and youth themselves. By combining different perspectives from advocates, service providers, attorneys, researchers, and young immigrants, the volume presents rich accounts that can contribute to informed debates and policy reforms. Illegal Encounters sheds light on the unique ways in which policies, laws, and legal categories shape so much of daily life for young immigrants. The book makes visible the burdens, hopes, and potential of a population of young people and their families who have been largely hidden from public view and are currently under siege. DEBORAH A. BOEHM is Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies/Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno.

FEMINIST ACCOUNTABILITY

Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power ANN RUSSO

Explores accountability as a framework for building movements to transform systemic oppression and violence In an age when feminism has become increasingly mainstream, noted feminist scholar and activist Ann Russo asks feminists to consider the ways that our own behavior might contribute to the interlocking systems of oppression that we aim to dismantle. Feminist Accountability offers an intersectional analysis of three main areas of feminism in practice: anti-racist work, community accountability and transformative justice, and U.S.-based work in and about violence in the global south. Russo explores accountability as a set of frameworks and practices to show us how we might cultivate accountability so that we can contribute to the feminist work of transforming oppression and violence. Grounded in theories, analyses, and politics developed by feminists of color and transnational feminists of the global south, with her own thirty plus years of participation in community building, organizing, and activism, Russo provides insider expertise and critical reflection on leveraging frameworks of accountability to upend inequitable divides and the culture that supports them.

SUSAN J. TERRIO is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University.

ANN RUSSO is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director of the Women’s Center at DePaul University. She is the author of Taking Back Our Lives: A Call to Action for the Feminist Movement and co-editor of Talking Back, Acting Out: Women Negotiating the Media Across Cultures.

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ON INFERTILE GROUND

Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change JADE S. SASSER A critique of population control narratives reproduced by international development actors in the 21st century Since the turn of the millennium, American media, scientists, and environmental activists have insisted that the global population crisis is “back”—and that the only way to avoid catastrophic climate change is to ensure women’s universal access to contraception. In On Infertile Ground, Jade S. Sasser explores how a small network of international development actors, including private donors, NGO program managers, scientists, and youth advocates, is bringing population back to the center of public environmental debate. Using interviews and case studies from a wide range of sites, Sasser demonstrates how population growth has been reframed as an urgent source of climate crisis and a unique opportunity to support women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. ­Although wellintentioned, these groups also perpetuate the same myths about the sexuality and lack of virtue and control of women and the people of global south that have been debunked for decades. Unless the development community recognizes the pervasive repackaging of failed narratives, Sasser argues, true change and development progress will not be possible. On Infertile Ground presents a unique critique of international development that blends the study of feminism, environmentalism, and activism in a groundbreaking way.

THE POLITICIZATION OF SAFETY Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses JANE K. STOEVER

A look at gun control, campus sexual assault, immigration, and more that considers the future of responses to domestic violence Domestic violence is commonly assumed to be a bipartisan, nonpolitical issue. Nevertheless, the Violence Against Women Act expired for over 500 days between 2012 and 2013 due to differences between the U.S. Senate and House, demonstrating that legal protections for domestic abuse survivors are both highly political and highly vulnerable. The Politicization of Safety provides a critical historical perspective on domestic violence responses in the United States. It grapples with the ways in which child welfare systems and civil and criminal justice responses intersect, and considers the different, overlapping ways in which survivors of domestic abuse are forced to cope with institutionalized discrimination. Readers are invited to question assumptions about how society and the legal system respond to intimate partner violence and to challenge the domestic violence field to move beyond old paradigms and contend with larger justice issues. "This book is a fresh and sophisticated analysis of domestic violence policy, firmly grounded in social science research and legal theory." —Karla Fischer, Ph.D., J.D. JANE K. STOEVER is Professor at the University of

California, Irvine School of Law, where she directs the Domestic Violence Clinic.

JADE S. SASSER is Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside.

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PHILLIS WHEATLEY CHOOSES FREEDOM

History, Poetry, and the Ideals of the American Revolution G.J. BARKER-BENFIELD The dramatic story of Phillis Wheatley, a free, black poet who resisted the pressures of arranged marriage, truly embodying the ideals of the American Revolution There is an uncomfortable paradox at the heart of the American Revolution: many of the men leading the war for independence were slave owners, contradicting the ideal of freedom that they claimed to represent. Meanwhile, abolitionists encouraged freed Christianized slaves to return to Africa to Christianize the continent and send free blacks away from America. This tension is revealed through the dramatic story of Phillis Wheatley, an African-American poet who refused to marry a man she had never met and return with him to Africa as a missionary. Agreeing to the proposed marriage—arranged by Congregationalist minister Samuel Hopkins—would have echoed the social mores of the time. However, due to her prodigious talents as a poet, Wheatley won her freedom, allowing her to take her future into her own hands. G.J. Barker-Benfield considers Wheatley’s story and Hopkins’s plan in the broader context of the American Revolution. The ideals of the revolution motivated Hopkins and some of his contemporaries to propose freeing African slaves and thus address the “monstrous inconsistency” fundamental to the white slave owners leading the revolution. In so doing, they presented themselves as freedom fighters who resisted the threat of slavery at the hands of British tyranny. Wheatley challenged this inconsistency and, taking the revolutionaries’ rhetoric seriously, called for liberty for all human hearts: women’s and men’s, blacks’ and whites’. G.J. BARKER-BENFIELD is Professor Emeritus at the University of Albany, SUNY.

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VAGRANTS AND VAGABONDS Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic KRISTIN O’BRASSILL-KULFAN

The riveting story of control over the mobilization of poor migrants, and how this movement shaped current perceptions of class and status in the United States Vagrants. Vagabonds. Hoboes. Identified by myriad names, the homeless and geographically mobile have been with us since the earliest periods of recorded history. In the early days of the United States, these poor migrants populated the roads and streets of major cities and towns. This book documents their travels and experiences across the Atlantic world, excavating their life stories from the records of criminal justice systems and relief organizations. Vagrants and Vagabonds examines the subsistence activities of the mobile poor, from migration to wage labor to petty theft, and how local and state municipal authorities criminalized these activities, prompting extensive punishment. Kristin O’BrassillKulfan examines the intertwined legal constructions, experiences, and responses to these so-called “vagrants,” arguing that we can glean important insights about poverty and class in this period by paying careful attention to mobility. Ultimately, Vagrants and Vagabonds argues that poor migrants, the laws designed to curtail their movements, and the people charged with managing them, were central to shaping everything from the role of the state to contemporary conceptions of community to class and labor status, the spread of disease, and punishment in the early American republic. KRISTIN O’BRASSILL-KULFAN is Instructor in the Department of History at Rutgers University.

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SELLING THE SIGHTS

The Invention of the Tourist in American Culture WILL B. MACKINTOSH

A fascinating journey through the origins of American tourism In the early nineteenth century, thanks to a booming transportation industry, Americans began to journey away from home simply for the sake of traveling, giving rise to a new cultural phenomenon—the tourist. In Selling the Sights, Will B. Mackintosh describes the origins and cultural significance of this new type of traveler and the moment in time when the emerging American market economy began to reshape the availability of geographical knowledge, the material conditions of travel, and the variety of destinations that sought to profit from visitors with money to spend. Entrepreneurs began to transform the critical steps of travel—deciding where to go and how to get there—into commodities that could be produced in volume and sold to a marketplace of consumers. The identities of Americans prosperous enough to afford such commodities were fundamentally changed as they came to define themselves through the consumption of experiences. Mackintosh ultimately demonstrates that the cultural values and market forces surrounding tourism in the early nineteenth century continue to shape our experience of travel to this day.

WILL B. MACKINTOSH is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Mary Washington, where he teaches and writes about early American history, cultural and intellectual history, the history of travel and tourism, and the history of capitalism.

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JUSTICE IN A NEW WORLD

Negotiating Legal Intelligibility in British, Iberian, and Indigenous America Edited by BRIAN P. OWENSBY and RICHARD J. ROSS A historical and legal examination of the conflict and interplay between settler and indigenous laws in the New World This ambitious volume advances our understanding of how natives and settlers in both the British and Iberian New World empires struggled to use the other’s ideas of law and justice as a political, strategic, and moral resource. In so doing, indigenous people and settlers alike changed their own practices of law and dialogue about justice. Europeans and natives appealed to imperfect understandings of their interlocutors’ notions of justice and advanced their own conceptions during workaday negotiations, disputes, and assertions of right. Settlers’ and indigenous peoples’ legal presuppositions shaped and sometimes misdirected their attempts to employ each other’s law. Chapters explore the problem of “legal intelligibility,” and offer a critical comparison between English and Iberian New World empires. Ultimately, Justice in a New World offers both a deeper understanding of the transformation of notions of justice and law among settlers and indigenous people, and a dual comparative study of what it means for laws and moral codes to be legally intelligible. BRIAN P. OWENSBY is Professor in the Department of

History at the University of Virginia. RICHARD J. ROSS is Professor of Law and History at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) and Director of the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History.

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MAKING JUDAISM SAFE FOR AMERICA

World War I and the Origins of Religious Pluralism JESSICA COOPERMAN A compelling story of how Judaism became integrated into mainstream American religion In 1956, the sociologist Will Herberg described the United States as a “triple-melting pot,” a country in which “three religious communities - Protestant, Catholic, Jewish – are America.” This description of an American society in which Judaism and Catholicism stood as equal partners to Protestantism begs explanation, as Protestantism had long been the dominant religious force in the U.S. Historians have often turned to the experiences of World War II in order to explain this transformation. However, World War I’s impact on changing conceptions of American religion is too often overlooked. This book argues that World War I programs designed to protect the moral welfare of American servicemen brought new ideas about religious pluralism into structures of the military. The leaders of the newly formed Jewish Welfare Board (JWB), which became the military’s exclusive Jewish partner in the effort to maintain moral welfare among soldiers, used the opportunities created by war to negotiate a new place for Judaism in American society. This volume shows how, at this crucial turning point in world history, the JWB managed to use the policies and power of the U.S. government to advance its own agenda: to shape the future of American Judaism and to assert its place as a truly American religion. JESSICA COOPERMAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion Studies and Director of Jewish Studies at Muhlenberg College.

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EMERGENT WORLDS

Alternative States in Nineteenth-Century American Culture EDWARD SUGDEN

Reimagines the American 19th century through a sweeping interdisciplinary engagement with oceans, genres, and time Emergent Worlds re-locates nineteenth-century America from the land to the oceans and seas that surrounded it. Edward Sugden argues that these ocean spaces existed in a unique historical fold between the transformations that inaugurated the modern era—colonialism to nationalism, mercantilism to capitalism, slavery to freedom, and deferent subject to free citizen. As travellers, workers, and writers journeyed across the Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean Sea, they had to adapt their political expectations to the interstitial social realities that they saw before them while also feeling their very consciousness, particularly their perception of time, mutate. These four domains—oceanic geography, historical folds, emergent politics, and dissonant times—in turn, provided the conditions for the development of three previously unnamed genres of the 1850s: the Pacific elegy, the black counterfactual, and the immigrant gothic.

EDWARD SUGDEN is Lecturer of American Literature at King’s College London.

In telling the history of these emergent worlds and their importance to the development of the literary cultures of the US Americas, Sugden proposes narratives that alter some of the most enduring myths of the field, including the westward spread of US imperialism, the redemptionist trajectory of black historiography, and the notion that the US Americas constituted a new world. Introducing a new generic vocabulary for describing the literature of the 1850s and crossing over oceans and languages, Emergent Worlds invokes an alternative nineteenth-century America that provides nothing less than a new way to read the era.

"Animating my research for Emergent Worlds was the question 'why does nineteenth-century America feel so weird and alien to me?' I was interested in exploring why a century that was said to herald the birth of a recognizably modern world felt so askew, distant, and, often, bizarre. What I discovered was that this was because there were forms of being, thinking, and writing in operation within nineteenth-century America that have since vanished or only partially survived. What Emergent Worlds provides is a map of these other ways of life, showing where they came from (the oceans), how they circulated (in time, ideology), and their relationship to culture (in genre)." EDWARD SUGDEN

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KEYWORDS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Edited by ERICA R. EDWARDS, RODERICK A. FERGUSON, and JEFFREY O. G. OGBAR A new vocabulary for African American Studies As the longest-standing interdisciplinary field, African American Studies has laid the foundation for critically analyzing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within the academy and beyond. This volume assembles the keywords of this field for the first time, exploring not only the history of those categories but their continued relevance in the contemporary moment. Taking up a vast array of issues such as slavery, colonialism, prison expansion, sexuality, gender, feminism, war, and popular culture, Keywords for African American Studies showcases the startling breadth that characterizes the field. Featuring an august group of contributors across the social sciences and the humanities, the keywords assembled within the pages of this volume exemplify the depth and range of scholarly inquiry into Black life in the United States. Connecting lineages of Black knowledge production to contemporary considerations of race, gender, class, and sexuality, Keywords for African American Studies provides a model for how the scholarship of the field can meet the challenges of our social world. ERICA R. EDWARDS is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University. RODERICK A. FERGUSON is Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

SENSUAL EXCESS

Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance AMBER JAMILLA MUSSER

Reimagines black and brown sensuality to develop new modes of knowledge production In Sensual Excess, Amber Jamilla Musser imagines epistemologies of sensuality that emerge from fleshiness. To do so, she works against the framing of black and brown bodies as sexualized, objectified, and abject, and offers multiple ways of thinking with and through sensation and aesthetics. Each chapter draws our attention to particular aspects of pornotropic capture that black and brown bodies must always negotiate. Though these technologies differ, together they add to our understanding of the ways that structures of domination and white supremacy produce violence and work to contain bodies and pleasures within certain legible parameters. To do so, Sensual Excess analyzes moments of brown jouissance that exceed these constraints. Through examinations of installations and performances like Kara Walker’s A Subtlety and Nao Bustamante’s Neapolitan, Musser unpacks the relationships between racialized sexuality and consumption to interrogate foundational concepts in psychoanalytic theory, critical race studies, feminism, and queer theory. In so doing, Sensual Excess offers a project of knowledge production focused not on mastery, but on sensing and imagining otherwise, whatever and wherever that might be.

Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut.

AMBER JAMILLA MUSSER is Associate Professor of American Studies at George Washington University. She is the author of Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism (2014), also published by NYU Press.

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RETURNS OF WAR

South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory LONG T. BUI

The legacy and memory of wartime South Vietnam through the eyes of Vietnamese refugees In 1975, South Vietnam fell to communism. Although this former ally of the United States has vanished from the world map, Long T. Bui maintains that its memory endures for refugees with a strong attachment to this ghost country. Blending ethnography with oral history, archival research, and cultural analysis, Returns of War considers how the historical legacy of a nation that only existed for twenty years is being kept alive by its dispersed stateless exiles. Returns of War argues that "Vietnamization" and the end of South Vietnam signals more than an example of flawed American military strategy, but a larger allegory of power, providing cover for U.S. imperial losses while denoting the inability of the (South) Vietnamese and other colonized nations to become independent, modern liberal subjects. Bui argues that the collapse of South Vietnam under Vietnamization complicates the already difficult memory of the Vietnam War, pushing for a critical understanding of South Vietnamese agency beyond their status as the war’s ultimate “losers.” Examining the lasting impact of Cold War military policy and culture upon the “Vietnamized” afterlife of war, this book weaves questions of national identity, sovereignty, and selfdetermination to consider the generative possibilities of theorizing South Vietnam as an incomplete, ongoing search for political and personal freedom. LONG T. BUI is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

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OLD FUTURES

Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility ALEXIS LOTHIAN

Traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media Old Futures explores the social, political, and cultural forces feminists, queer people, and people of color invoke when they dream up alternative futures as a way to imagine transforming the present. Lothian shows how queer possibilities emerge when we practice the art of speculation: of imagining things otherwise than they are and creating stories from that impulse. Queer theory offers creative ways to think about time, yet so far it has rarely considered the possibility that, instead of a queer present reshaping the ways we relate to past and future, the futures imagined in the past can lead us to queer the present. Examining speculative texts from the 1890s to the 2010s, Lothian considers the ways in which early feminist utopias and dystopias, Afrofuturist fiction, and queer science fiction media have insisted that the future can and must deviate from dominant narratives of global annihilation or highly restrictive hopes for redemption. Gathering stories of and by populations who have been marked as futureless or left out by dominant imaginaries, Lothian offers new insights into what we can learn from efforts to imaginatively redistribute the future. ALEXIS LOTHIAN is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Core Faculty in the Design Cultures & Creativity Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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AFRO-FABULATIONS

The Queer Drama of Black Life TAVIA NYONG’O Argues for a conception of black cultural life that exceeds postblackness and conditions of loss In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong’o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the era of postblackness. Moving fluidly between the insurgent art of the 1960’s and the intersectional activism of the present day, AfroFabulations challenges genealogies of blackness that ignore its creative capacity to exceed conditions of traumatic loss, social death, and archival erasure.

TAVIA NYONG’O is Professor of African American

Studies, American Studies, and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University. He is the author of The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory, which won the Errol Hill award. He is a co-editor of the journal Social Text and of the NYU Press series, Sexual Cultures.

If black survival in an anti-black world often feels like a race against time, Afro-Fabulations looks to the modes of memory and imagination through which a queer and black polytemporality is invented and sustained. Moving past the antirelational debates in queer theory, Nyong’o posits queerness as “angular sociality,” drawing upon queer of color critique in order to name the gate and rhythm of black social life as it moves in and out of step with itself. He takes up a broad range of sites of analysis, from speculative fiction to performance art, from artificial intelligence to Blaxploitation cinema. Reading the archive of violence and trauma against the grain, Afro-Fabulations summons the poetic powers of queer world-making that have always been immanent to the fight and play of black life. "As a scholar, I am fascinated by how artists, writers, and performers respond to history, both in terms of its varied burdens and traumas, as well as a source of fantasy and play. It seemed to me that a lot of what gets called afrofuturism could more accurately, or more broadly, be called afrofabulation, just in terms of the range of temporalities that such work can evoke. I wrote the book within the framework of queer and trans studies insofar as these fields are often, mistakenly in my view, considered to be presentist. The queer drama of black life, at least as I see it, is not solely mired in the present. Rather, it draws upon virtual pasts and speculative futures. This is what the book is about." TAVIA NYONG’O

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“The entire series promises to be an invaluable mine of knowledge for scholars and general readers who need an introduction to the universal appeal and validity of the enlightening and enlightened literary heritage of the ArabicIslamic intellectual tradition.” —Journal of Islamic Studies

WAR SONGS

ʿANTARAH IBN SHADDĀD, Edited by JAMES E. MONTGOMERY Translated by JAMES E. MONTGOMERY with RICHARD SIEBURTH, Foreword by PETER COLE POEMS OF LOVE AND BATTLE BY ARABIA’S LEGENDARY WARRIOR From the sixth-century highlands of Najd in the Arabian peninsula, on the eve of the advent of Islam, come the strident cries of a legendary warrior and poet. The black outcast son of an Arab father and an Ethiopian slave mother, ʿAntarah ibn Shaddād struggled to win the recognition of his father and tribe. He defied social norms and, despite his outcast status, loyally defended his people. ʿAntarah captured his tumultuous life in uncompromising poetry that combines flashes of tenderness with blood-curdling violence. His war songs are testaments to his life-long battle to win the recognition of his people and the hand of ʿAblah, the free-born woman he loved but who was denied him by her family. War Songs presents the poetry attributed to ʿAntarah and includes a selection of poems taken from the later Epic of ʿAntar, a popular story-cycle that continues to captivate and charm Arab audiences to this day with tales of its hero’s titanic feats of strength and endurance. ʿAntarah’s voice resonates here, for the first time in vibrant, contemporary English, intoning its eternal truths: commitment to one’s beliefs, loyalty to kith and kin, and fidelity in love.

JAMES E. MONTGOMERY is Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall.

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RICHARD SIEBURTH is Professor of English, French,

A Literary-Historical Study JAMES E. MONTGOMERY

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PETER COLE is an acclaimed poet and award-

winning translator of Hebrew and Arabic, both medieval and modern.

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ARABIAN ROMANTIC

Poems on Bedouin Life and Love ʿABDALLĀH IBN SBAYYIL, Edited and translated by MARCEL KURPERSHOEK LOVE POEMS FROM LATE 19TH-CENTURY ARABIA Arabian Romantic captures what it was like to live in central Arabia before the imposition of austere norms by the Wahhābī authorities in the early 20th century: tales of robbery and hot pursuit; perilous desert crossings; scenes of exhaustion and chaos when water is raised from deep wells under harsh conditions; the distress of wounded and worn-out animals on the brink of perdition; once proud warriors who are at the mercy of their enemy on the field of battle. Such images lend poignancy to the suffering of the poet’s love-stricken heart, while also painting a vivid portrait of typical Bedouin life. Ibn Sbayyil (ca. 1853–1933), a town dweller from the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula, was a key figure in the Nabaṭī poetic tradition. His poetry, which is still recited today, broke with the artifice of the preceding generation by combining inherited idiom and original touches reflecting his environment. Translated into English for the first time by Marcel Kurpershoek, Arabian Romantic will delight readers with a poetry that is direct, fluent, and expressive, and that has entertained Arabic speakers for over a century.

MARCEL KURPERSHOEK is a senior research fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi and the editortranslator of Arabian Satire: Poetry from 18th-Century Najd, published by the Library of Arabic Literature. 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 (1994–2005). He served as the Netherlands ambassador to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Poland, and until 2015 as special envoy to Syria.

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NEW I N PAPE RBAC K

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABŪ TAMMĀM

ABŪ BAKR AL-ṢŪLĪ, Translated by BEATRICE GRUENDLER, Foreword by TERENCE CAVE A ROBUST DEFENSE OF A POETIC GENIUS Abū Tammām (d. 231 or 232 H/845 or 846 AD) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria to Greek Christian parents, he converted to Islam and quickly made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad, promoting a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin language. Both highly controversial and extremely popular, this sophisticated verse influenced all subsequent poetry in Arabic and epitomized the “modern style” (badīʿ), an avant-garde aesthetic that was very much in step with the intellectual, artistic, and cultural vibrancy of the Abbasid dynasty.

BEATRICE GRUENDLER is Professor of Arabic at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her books include The Development of the Arabic Scripts (1993), and Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry (2003).

In The Life and Times of Abū Tammām, translated into English for the first time, the courtier and scholar Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā al-Ṣūlī (d. 335 or 336 H/946 or 947 AD) mounts a robust defense of “modern” poetry and of Abū Tammām’s significance as a poet against his detractors, while painting a lively picture of literary life in Baghdad and Samarra. Born into an illustrious family of Turkish origin, al-Ṣūlī was a courtier, companion, and tutor to the Abbasid caliphs. He wrote extensively on caliphal history and poetry and, as a scholar of “modern” poets, made a lasting contribution to the field of Arabic literary history. Like the poet it promotes, al-Ṣūlī’s text is groundbreaking: it represents a major step in the development of Arabic poetics, and inaugurates a long line of treatises on innovation in poetry.

TERENCE CAVE is Emeritus Professor of French

Literature, St John’s College, Oxford.

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NAVIGATING THE ZEITGEIST

A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism HELENA SHEEHAN Helena Sheehan’s journey from faith to Marxism Why would an American girl-child, born into a good, IrishCatholic family in the thick of the McCarthy era – a girl who, when she came of age, entered a convent – morph into an atheist, feminist, and Marxist? The answer is in Helena Sheehan’s fascinating account of her journey from her 1940s and 1950s beginnings, into the turbulent 1960s, when the Vietnam War, black power, and women’s liberation rocked her assumptions and prompted a volley of life-upending questions – questions shared by millions of young people of her generation. But, for Helena Sheehan, the increasingly radicalized answers deepened through the following decades.

HELENA SHEEHAN is Professor Emerita at Dublin City University, where she taught history of ideas and media studies. She is also the author of several books, including Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History and Irish Television Drama: A Society and Its Stories, as well as magazine articles on politics, culture, and philosophy.

Beginning by overturning such certainties as America-is-theworld’s-greatest-country and the-Church-is-infallible, Sheehan went on to embrace existentialism, philosophical pragmatism, the new left, and eventually Marxism. Migrating from the United States to Ireland, she became involved with Irish republicanism and international communism in the 1970s and 1980s. Sheehan’s narrative vividly captures the global sweep and contradictions of second-wave feminism, antiwar activism, national liberation movements, and international communism in Eastern and Western Europe – as well as the quieter intellectual ferment of individuals living through these times. Navigating the Zeitgeist is an eloquently articulated voyage from faith to enlightenment to historical materialism that informs as well as entertains. This is the story of a well-lived political and philosophical life, told by a woman who continues to interrogate her times. “An uncompromisingly honest and utterly fascinating memoir from the drowned continent that was once western communism.” —Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Planet of Slums

January 2019 384 Pages | 5.5 x 8.25 Paper | 978-1-5836-7727-8 | $25.00S (£18.99) Cloth | 978-1-5836-7728-5 | $95.00X (£73.00) History | Politics 46

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THE COMING OF THE AMERICAN BEHEMOTH The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920 -1940 MICHAEL JOSEPH ROBERTO

A primer on fascism’s beginnings in the United States during the 1920s and the Great Depression Most people in the United States have been trained to recognize fascism in movements such as Germany’s Third Reich or Italy’s National Fascist Party, where charismatic demagogues manipulate incensed, vengeful masses. We rarely think of fascism as linked to the essence of monopolyfinance capitalism, operating under the guise of American free-enterprise. But, as Michael Joseph Roberto argues, this is exactly where fascism’s embryonic forms began gestating in the United States, during the so-called prosperous 1920s and the Great Depression of the following decade. Drawing from a range of authors who wrote during the 1930s and early 1940s, Roberto examines how the driving force of American fascism comes, not from reactionary movements below, but from the top, namely, Big Business and the power of finance capital. More subtle than its earlier European counterparts, writes Roberto, fascist America’s racist, top-down quashing of individual liberties masqueraded as “real democracy,” “upholding the Constitution,” and the pressure to be “100 Percent American.”

MICHAEL JOSEPH ROBERTO retired in 2016 from the faculty of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the largest historically black educational institution in the United States, where he taught contemporary world history. A longtime political activist in Greensboro, N.C., he has worked as a journalist and published essays in Monthly Review, Socialism and Democracy, and other scholarly journals. Roberto is also a percussionist who has performed with leading jazz and R&B musicians.

The Coming of the American Behemoth is intended as a primer, to forge much-needed discourse on the nature of fascism, and its particular forms within the United States. The book focuses on the role of the capital-labor relationship during the period between the two World Wars, when the United States became the epicenter of the world-capitalist system. Concentrating on specific processes, which he characterizes as terrorist and nonterrorist alike, Roberto argues that the interwar period was a fertile time for the incubation of a protean, more salable form of tyranny – a fascist behemoth in the making, whose emergence has been ignored or dismissed by mainstream historians. This book is a necessity for anyone who fears America tipping ever closer, in this era of Trump, to full-blown fascism.

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SAMIR AMIN

Memoirs of an Independent Marxist, Volume 1 SAMIR AMIN The autobiography of world-renowned Marxist economist, intellectual, and revolutionary, Samir Amin This is the first volume of the autobiography of Samir Amin, who, born in Cairo in 1931, became a world-renowned Marxist economist, intellectual, and revolutionary. In candid, illuminating detail, Amin describes his childhood and his parents, an Egyptian father and French mother, both medical doctors. We learn of his school days and studies at the Lycée Français in Port Saïd, and later his attempts to master political science, mathematics, statistics, and economics at the University of Paris. Amin’s doctoral thesis, which he defended in 1957, was groundbreaking. It analyzed economic underdevelopment and development, not as successive stages, but as two sides of the same coin: the globalized expansion of capitalism; accumulation on a world scale. Dedicated to Marx’s concept of changing the world and not just interpreting it, Samir Amin lays out his methods of theoretical reflection alongside accounts of militant action. This dual devotion is, of course, the reason why his analyses of the stark realities confronting the world’s poor have had such a lasting, international impact. Amin also brilliantly recounts the stages of his ongoing dialogue with popular movements in Africa, the Arab World, and Asia, struggling for a better future. Eloquently translated from the French by James Membrez, this is a fascinating read, original and filled with enlightenment as well as useful lessons.

SAMIR AMIN was born in Egypt in 1931 and received his Ph.D. in economics in Paris in 1957. He is director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. His numerous works include The Law of “What is splendid in Amin’s writing…is his lucidity of expression, his clear consistency of approach, and, above all, his absolutely Worldwide Value, Eurocentrism: Second Edition, unwavering condemnation of the ravages of capital and of The World We Wish to See, The Liberal Virus, bourgeois ideology in all its forms.… Amin remains an essential Accumulation on a World Scale, Imperialism and point of reference, and an inspiration.” Unequal Development, and The Implosion of — Bill Bowring, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books Contemporary Capitalism.

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A SOCIALIST DEFECTOR

From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee VICTOR GROSSMAN

The rise and successes, the travails, and the eventual demise of the German Democratic Republic told in personal detail by activist and writer Victor Grossman The circumstances that impelled Victor Grossman, a U.S. Army draftee stationed in Europe, to flee a military prison sentence were the icy pressures of the McCarthy Era. Grossman – a.k.a. Steve Wechsler, a committed leftist since his years at Harvard and, briefly, as a factory worker – left his barracks in Bavaria one August day in 1952, and, in a panic, swam across the Danube River from the Austrian U.S. Zone to the Soviet Zone. Fate – i.e., the Soviets – landed him in East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic. There he remained, observer and participant, husband and father, as he watched the rise and successes, the travails, and the eventual demise of the GDR socialist experiment. A Socialist Defector is the story, told in rare, personal detail, of an activist and writer who grew up in the U.S. free-market economy; spent thirty-eight years in the GDR’s nationally owned, centrally administered economy; and continues to survive, given whatever the market can bear in today’s united Germany.

VICTOR GROSSMAN, born Stephen Wechsler, a New York red-diaper baby of the 1930s, joined the Communist Party as a Harvard student. Fleeing the U.S. Army during the McCarthy Era, he swam the Danube River to the Soviet Zone of Austria and was sent to East Germany. There, he studied journalism and became a freelance writer and popular speaker. He was pardoned by the U.S. Army in 1994 and, in 2003, published an autobiography, Crossing the River: A Memoir of the American Left, the Cold War, and Life in East Germany.

Having been a freelance journalist and traveling lecturer – and the only person in the world to hold diplomas from both Harvard and the Karl Marx University – Grossman is able to offer insightful, often ironic, reflections and reminiscences, comparing the good and bad sides of life in all three of the societies he has known. His account focuses especially on the socialism he saw and lived – the GDR’s goals and achievements, its repressive measures and stupidities – which, he argues, offers lessons now in our search for solutions to the grave problems facing our world. This is a fascinating and unique historical narrative; political analysis told with jokes, personal anecdotes, and without bombast.

February 2019 336 Pages | 5.5 x 8.25 Paper | 978-1-5836-7738-4 | $23.00S (£17.99) Cloth | 978-1-5836-7739-1 | $95.00X (£73.00) Autobiography WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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MYTHOLOGIES OF STATE AND MONOPOLY POWER MICHAEL E. TIGAR

Reveals, deconstructs, and eviscerates mythologies surrounding the U.S. criminal justice system, racism, free expression, workers’ rights, and international human rights “Mythologies,” writes veteran human rights lawyer Michael E. Tigar, “are structures of words and images that portray people, institutions, and events in ways that mask an underlying reality.” For instance, the “Justice Department” appears, by its very nature and practice, to appropriate “justice” as the exclusive property of the federal government. In his brilliantly acerbic collection of essays, Tigar reveals, deconstructs, and eviscerates mythologies surrounding the U.S. criminal justice system, racism, free expression, workers’ rights, and international human rights. Lawyers confront mythologies in the context of their profession. But the struggle for human liberation makes mythology-busting the business of all of us. The rights we have learned to demand are not only trivialized in our current system of social relations; they are, in fact, antithetical to that system. With wit and eloquence, Michael Tigar draws on legal cases, philosophy, literature, and fifty-years’ experience as an attorney, activist, and teacher to bust the mythologies and to argue for real change. Praise for Tigar's long legal career: “Tireless striving for justice stretches his arms towards perfection.” —William J. Brennan, Supreme Court Justice MICHAEL E. TIGAR is Emeritus Professor at Duke Law

School and American University Washington College of Law. September 2018 160 Pages | 5.5 x 8.25 Paper | 978-1-5836-7742-1 | $22.00S (£16.99) Cloth | 978-1-5836-7743-8 | $95.00X (£73.00) Politics 50

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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN? Socialist Register 2019 LEO PANITCH and GREG ALBO

A series of essays carefully map the national, class, racial, and gender dimensions of the state, capitalism, and progressive forces today A World Turned Upside Down? poses two overarching questions for the new period opened by the Trump election and the continued growth of right-wing nationalisms. Is there an unwinding of neoliberal globalization taking place, or will globalization continue to deepen, but still deny the free cross-border movement of labor? Would such an unwinding entail an overall shift in power and accumulation to specific regions of the Global South that might overturn the current world order and foster the disintegration of the varied regional blocs that have formed? These questions are addressed through a series of essays that carefully map the national, class, racial, and gender dimensions of the state, capitalism, and progressive forces today. Sober assessment is crucial for the left to gain its political bearings in this trying period and the uncertainties that lie ahead. “The Socialist Register has been the intellectual lodestar for the international left since 1964.” —Mike Davis “I know the Register very well and have found it extremely stimulating, often invaluable.” —Noam Chomsky LEO PANITCH is professor of political science at York University in Toronto and author of Renewing Socialism: Democracy, Strategy, and Imagination. GREG ALBO is political economy professor in the Department of Political Science at York University and author of In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives (with Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin).

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KARL MARX AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN SOCIETY

The Life of Marx and the Development of His Work, Volume I MICHAEL HEINRICH

The contemporary conflicts, struggles, and disputes that engaged Karl Marx at the time of his writings For over a century, Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism has been a crucial resource for social movements. Now, recent economic crises have made it imperative for us to comprehend and actualize Marx’s ideas. But without a knowledge of Karl Marx’s life as he lived it, neither Marx nor his works can be fully understood. There are more than twenty-five comprehensive biographies of Marx, but none of them consider his life and work in equal, corresponding measure. This biography, planned for three volumes, aims to include what most biographies have reduced to mere background: the contemporary conflicts, struggles, and disputes that engaged Marx at the time of his writings, alongside his complex relationships with a varied assortment of friends and opponents.

MICHAEL HEINRICH taught economics for many years at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and was managing editor of PROKLA: Journal for Critical Social Science. He has written in depth on Marx’s critique of political economy in his book, The Science of Value. His An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital is probably the most popular introduction to Marx’s economic works in Germany.

This first volume will deal extensively with Marx’s youth in Trier and his studies in Bonn and Berlin. It will also examine the function of poetry in his intellectual development and his first occupation with Hegelian philosophy and with the so-called “young Hegelians” in his 1841 Dissertation. Already during this period, there were crises as well as breaks in Marx’s intellectual development that prompted Marx to give up projects and re-conceptualize his critical enterprise. This volume is the beginning of an astoundingly dimensional look at Karl Marx – a study of a complex life and body of work through the neglected issues, events, and people that helped comprise both. It is destined to become a classic.

ALEXANDER LOCASCIO translator of this biography

from German to English, has been active in the U.S. labor movement. His other translations include An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital and Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction. February 2019 464 Pages | 6 x 9 Cloth | 978-1-5836-7735-3 | $34.00A (£25.00) Politics WW W.NY U P R ESS.ORG

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WORKS OF HEART

Building Village Through the Arts Edited by LYNNE ELIZABETH and SUZANNE YOUNG Citizen artists revitalize place, celebrate culture, and inspire social change This full-color celebration of communities engaged in creative cultural expression profiles nine exemplary grassroots arts projects depicting an intersection of creativity with love of place. Stories range from children applying an African-inspired mud facade on their Oregon middle school to an annual blessing-procession and festival in North Philadelphia that brings to life dozens of the most depressed blocks in urban America. Other regions represented include Minneapolis, Boston, Berkeley, rural Maine, San Francisco, the Bronx, and Vancouver, Canada. Community-based arts resources are cited throughout. Works of Heart offers a compendium of multicultural humaninterest stories that will inspire and inform both community development professionals and citizen activists. Among those profiled are Lily Yeh and the Village of Arts and Humanities, Clara Wainwright and the Faith Quilts Project, River of Words Youth Art and Poetry, and the Beehive Design Collective. LYNNE ELIZABETH is founder and director of New Village Press. She was coeditor for Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space, What We See: Advancing the Investigations of Jane Jacobs, and Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods.

“Community building is not just about housing, although we are doing that. It’s not just about gardens, but that’s an important backbone. It’s not just about education. It’s all of that, but we must remember the heart.” — Lily Yeh, founder, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia

SUZANNE YOUNG is a writer, editor, and essayist whose work has appeared in national periodicals, including the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and Brevity. She was editor for A Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Armenian Genocide and Designing Brand Identity, and is a regular reviewer for Booklist.

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PLACEMAKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities VICTORIA DERR, LOUISE CHAWLA, and MARA MINTZER

A richly illustrated, essential guide to engaging children and youth in the process of urban design From a history of children’s rights to case studies discussing global initiatives that aim to create child-friendly cities, Placemaking with Children and Youth offers comprehensive guidance in how to engage children and youth in the planning and design of local environments. It explains the importance of children’s active participation in their societies and presents ways to bring all generations together to plan cities with a high quality of life for people of all ages. Not only does it delineate best practices in establishing programs and partnerships, it also provides principles for working ethically with children, youth, and families, paying particular attention to the inclusion of marginalized populations.

VICTORIA DERR is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. LOUISE CHAWLA is Professor Emerita of Environmental Design at University of Colorado Boulder. MARA MINTZER is Director of Growing Up Boulder, a program in the Community Engagement Design and Research Center at University of Colorado Boulder.

Drawing on case studies from around the world—in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States—Placemaking with Children and Youth showcases children’s global participation in community design and illustrates how a variety of methods can be combined in initiatives to achieve meaningful change. The book features more than 200 visuals and detailed, thoughtful guidelines for facilitating a multiplicity of participatory processes that include drawing, photography, interviews, surveys, discussion groups, role playing, mapping, murals, model making, city tours, and much more. Whether seeking information on individual methods and project planning, interpreting and analyzing results, or establishing and evaluating a sustained program, readers can find practical ideas and inspiration from six continents to connect learning to the realities of students’ lives and to create better cities for all ages.

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER We are delighted that NYU Press is taking over the distribution and marketing of Wits University Press titles from April 2018. Wits University Press was established in 1922 and is South Africa’s oldest university press. It has a long history of publishing in fields as diverse as politics, psychology, history, archeology and Rock Art, theatre and literary studies. We are known for the high quality and progressive content of our publications and are increasingly broadening our author base to include researchers from the African continent. We chose to partner with NYU Press because of the quality of their publishing, distribution and marketing and, as the only African publisher represented by them, we hope that our titles will add a new dimension to their offering. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to work with such an exciting and nimble publisher.

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DEATH AND COMPASSION

The Elephant in Southern African Literature DAN WYLIE Examines what literature reveals about human attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them Elephants are in dire straits – again. They were virtually extirpated from much of Africa by European hunters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but their numbers resurged for a while in the heyday of late-colonial conservation efforts in the twentieth. Now, according to one estimate, an elephant is being killed every fifteen minutes. This is at the same time that the reasons for being especially compassionate and protective towards elephants are now so well-known that they have become almost a cliché: their high intelligence, rich emotional lives including a capacity for mourning, caring matriarchal societal structures, that strangely charismatic grace. Saving elephants is one of the iconic conservation struggles of our time.

DAN WYLIE is a lecturer in the English Department at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. He has published three books on the Zulu leader Shaka; a memoir; Dead Leaves: Two Years in the Rhodesian War; and several volumes of poetry.

As a society we must aspire to understand how and why people develop compassion – or fail to do so – and what stories we tell ourselves about animals that reveal the relationship between ourselves and animals. This book is the first study to probe the primary features, and possible effects, of some major literary genres as they pertain to elephants south of the Zambezi over three centuries: indigenous forms, early European travelogues, hunting accounts, novels, game ranger memoirs, scientists’ accounts, and poems. It examines what these literatures imply about the various and diverse attitudes towards elephants, about who shows compassion towards them, in what ways and why. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect. Death and Compassion is the first study to probe various literary genres. It examines what these literatures imply about human attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect.

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SHADOW STATE

The Politics of State Capture IVOR CHIPKIN and MARK SWILLING

MEMORY AGAINST FORGETTING

Memoir of a Time in South African Politics 1938 - 1964 SECOND EDITION

RUSTY BERNSTEIN Based on Betrayal of the Promise, a powerful analysis of events that helped galvanise resistance across civil society The 2017 publication of Betrayal of the Promise, the report that detailed the systematic nature of state capture, marked a key moment in South Africa’s most recent struggle for democracy. In the face of growing evidence of corruption and of the weakening of state and democratic institutions, it provided, for the first time, a powerful analysis of events that helped galvanise resistance within the Tripartite Alliance and across civil society. Working often secretly, the authors consolidated, for the first time, large amounts of evidence from a variety of sources. They showed that the Jacob Zuma administration was not simply a criminal network but part of an audacious political project to break the hold of whites and white business on the economy and to create a new class of black industrialists. State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) such as Eskom and Transnet were central to these plans. The report introduced a whole new language to discuss state capture, showing how SOEs were ‘repurposed’, how political power was shifting away from constitutional bodies to ‘kitchen cabinets’, and how a ‘shadow state’ at odds with the country’s constitutional framework was being built. Shadow State is an updated version of the original, explosive report that changed South Africa’s recent history.

Rusty Bernstein’s remarkable memoir of a life in South African resistance politics Lionel ‘Rusty’ Bernstein was arrested at Liliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, on 11 July 1963 and tried for sabotage, alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and other leaders of the African National Congress and Umkhonto we Sizwe in what came to be known as the Rivonia Trial. He was acquitted in June 1964, but was immediately rearrested. After being released on bail, he fled with his wife Hilda into exile, followed soon afterwards by their family. This classic text, first published in 1999, is a remarkable man’s personal memoir of a life in South African resistance politics from the late 1930s to the 1960s. In recalling the events in which he participated, and the way in which the apartheid regime affected the lives of those involved in the opposition movements, Rusty Bernstein provides valuable insights into the social and political history of the era. RUSTY BERNSTEIN was a member of the South African Communist Party and played a crucial role in drafting the 1954 Freedom Charter. He died in 2002. FOREWORDS BY LORD JOEL JOFFE (1932-2017), a South African-born British lawyer and Labour peer in the House of Lords, and THABO MBEKI, an anti-apartheid activist and former President of South Africa.

IVOR CHIPKIN is the Founding Director of the Public Affairs Research Institute linked to the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Cape Town. MARK SWILLING is Distinguished Professor in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University.

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I WANT TO GO HOME FOREVER

Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis Edited by LOREN B. LANDAU and TANYA PAMPALONE

Thirteen true stories about xenophobia and belonging in Johannesburg Generations of people from across Africa, Europe and Asia have turned metal from the depths of the earth into Africa’s wealthiest, most dynamic and most diverse urban center, a mega-city where post-apartheid South Africa is being made. Yet for newcomers as well as locals, the golden possibilities of Gauteng are tinged with dangers and difficulties. Chichi is a hairdresser from Nigeria who left for South Africa after a love affair went bad. Azam arrived from Pakistan with a modest wad of cash and a dream. Estiphanos trekked the continent escaping political persecution in Ethiopia, only to become the target of the May 2008 xenophobic attacks. Nombuyiselo is the mother of 14-year-old Simphiwe Mahori, shot dead in 2015 by a Somalian shopkeeper in Snake Park, sparking a further wave of anti-foreigner violence. After fighting white oppression for decades, Ntombi has turned her anger towards African foreigners, who, she says are taking jobs away from South Africans and fueling crime. Papi, a freedom fighter and activist in Katlehong, now dedicates his life to teaching the youth in his community that tolerance is the only way forward.

LOREN B. LANDAU is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. TANYA PAMPALONE is the managing editor of

the Global Investigative Journalism Network and moonlights as a non-fiction editor for Pan Macmillan South Africa. She won the prestigious journalism award for creative writing, the Standard Bank Sikuvile, in 2012.

These are some of the thirteen stories that make up this collection. They are the stories of South Africans, some Gautengborn, others from neighboring provinces, striving to realize the promises of democracy. They are also the stories of newcomers, from neighboring countries and from as far afield as Pakistan and Rwanda, seeking a secure future in those very promises. The narratives, collected by researchers, journalists and writers, reflect the many facets of South Africa’s post-apartheid decades. Taken together they give voice to the emotions and relations emanating from a paradoxical place of outrage and hope, violence and solidarity. They speak of intersections between people and their pasts, and of how, in the making of selves and the other they are also shaping South Africa. Underlying these accounts is a nostalgia for an imagined future that can never be realized. These are stories of forever seeking a place called ‘home’.

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Abelmann, Nancy ............................................33 Accessible America..............................................7 Affinity Online................................................19 Afro-Fabulations ............................................42 After the Protests Are Heard.............................15 Albo, Greg.......................................................50 Amin, Samir ...................................................48 Anti-Fandom..................................................22 Arab New York ................................................31 Arabian Romantic...........................................44 Barker-Benfield, G. J.........................................36 Bernstein, Rusty..............................................55 Blithe, Sarah Jane ...........................................26 Boehm, Deborah A...........................................34 Bradley, Stefan M. ............................................4 Bui, Long T.....................................................41 Cave, Terence ..................................................45 Chawla, Louise ..............................................52 Cheney-Lippold, John ....................................................8 Chipkin, Ivor ..................................................56 Cho, Alexander ...............................................19 Citizen Spies ..................................................20 Click, Melissa ................................................22 Cole, Peter ......................................................43 Coming of the American Behemoth, The ............47 Coming Out of Communism ............................32 Cooperman, Jessica ..........................................38 Craig, David ..................................................16 Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders ............29 Cunningham, Stuart........................................16 Derr, Victoria..................................................52 Digital Edge, The.............................................19 Diwan of 'Antarah ibn Shaddad .....................43 Draper, Nora ..................................................17 Edwards, Erica R. ..........................................40 Ego, Renaud ...................................................56 Emergent Worlds ............................................39 Erigha, Maryann............................................11 Ethnic Boundaries in Turkish Politics...............32 Feminist Accountability ...................................34 Ferguson, Roderick ..........................................40 Fermaglich, Kirsten ...........................................6 Fight the Power ..............................................10 Flores, Edward Orozco....................................14 Fluker, Walter Earl .........................................12 Gay Marriage Generation, The ........................24 Goode, Erich....................................................26 Grossman, Victor .............................................49 Ground Has Shifted ........................................12 Growing Up Queer .........................................23 Gruendler, Beatrice .........................................45 Hafemeister, Thomas L......................................29 Hagerman, Margaret A. ....................................1 Haldipur, Jan .................................................27 Hart-Brinson, Peter ........................................24 Hatcher, Daniel L............................................30 Heinrich, Michael ...........................................51 Hollywood Jim Crow, The ................................11 I want to go home forever ................................57 Identity Trade, The ..........................................17 Illegal Encounters ..........................................34 Ito, Mizuko ....................................................19

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Jesus Saved an Ex-Con ...................................14 Joseph, Ralina .................................................21 Justice in a New World ....................................38 Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society .....51 Keywords for African American Studies ...........40 Killing with Prejudice ......................................5 Kirk, Nicole C..................................................23 Knight, Jack ....................................................28 Korean American Families in Immigrant America33 Kurpershoek, Marcel .......................................44 Landau, Loren B ............................................57 Life and Times of Abu Tammam, The................45 Lin, Jan ..........................................................25 Lobato, Ramon ...............................................21 Locascio, Alex ..................................................51 Lombana-Bermudez, Andres ...........................19 Lothian, Alex ..................................................41 Low, Setha......................................................33 Mackintosh, Will B..........................................37 Maguire, Mark ...............................................33 Making Judaism Safe for America....................38 Maratea, R. J. ...................................................5 Martin, Crystle ..............................................19 Membrez, James .............................................48 Memory Against Forgetting...............................55 Merwin, Ted ....................................................9 Mintzer, Mara................................................52 Mohr, Breanna................................................26 Molotch, Harvey .............................................25 Montgomery, James .........................................43 Musser, Amber Jamilla ....................................40 Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power .......50 Navigating the Zeitgeist .................................46 Netflix Nations ...............................................21 New Arab Urban, The......................................25 New Media and Society...................................22 New World A-Coming ....................................12 No Place on the Corner ....................................27 Nyong'o, Tavia................................................42 O'Brassill-Kulfan, Kristin................................36 O'Dwyer, Conor..............................................32 Ogbar, Jeffrey O.G...........................................40 Okazaki, Sumie ..............................................33 Old Futures.....................................................41 On Infertile Ground ........................................35 Owensby, Brian P............................................38

Ross, Richard J. ...............................................38 Russo, Ann .....................................................34 Salen, Katie ....................................................19 Samir Amin ...................................................48 Sarigil, Zeki ...................................................32 Sasser, Jade S...................................................35 Schwartzberg, Melissa.....................................28 Selling the Sights .............................................37 Sensual Excess.................................................40 Sex and Stigma ...............................................26 Shadow State ..................................................56 Shaw, Vivian .................................................19 Sheehan, Helena..............................................46 Sieburth, Richard ...........................................43 Social Media Entertainment ...........................16 Socialist Defector, A..........................................49 Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality ..................14 Spaces of Security.............................................33 Srinivasan, Ramesh ........................................20 Stoever, Jane K.................................................35 Sugden, Edward..............................................39 Swiling, Mark.................................................56 Taking Back the Boulevard...............................25 Taming of New York's Washington Square, The..26 Taylor, Clarence...............................................10 Terrio, Susan J.................................................34 Tichi, Cecelia ....................................................2 Tigar, Michael ...............................................50 Toxic Shock ....................................................24 Upending the Ivory Tower.................................4 Vagrants and Vagabonds ..................................36 Vickery, Jacqueline ..........................................19 Visionary Animal ............................................56 Vostral, Sharra L..............................................24 Wanamaker's Temple........................................23 War Songs .......................................................43 Watkins, S. Craig.............................................19 We Are Data .....................................................8 Weisenfeld, Judith ............................................12 Welch, Sharon D...............................................15 West, Traci C....................................................14 What Would Mrs. Astor Do?...............................2 White Kids ........................................................1 Whose Global Village? .....................................20 Williamson, Bess................................................7 Wolfe, Anna Wiederhold...................................26 World Turned Upside Down?, The....................50

Pampalone, Tanya ...........................................57 Panitch, Leo ...................................................50 Pastrami on Rye ...............................................9 Pfister, Rachel Cody .........................................19 Phillis Wheatley Chooses Freedom ................................36 Placemaking with Children and Youth .............52 Politicization of Safety, The...............................35 Ponzini, Davide .............................................25 Postracial Resistance ........................................21 Poverty Industry ............................................30 Privatization..................................................28 Rafalow, Matthew H.......................................19 Reeves, Joshua.................................................20 Regan Wills, Emily .........................................31 Returns of War ...............................................41 Roberto, Michael .............................................47 Robertson, Mary .............................................23 Rohlinger, Deana A.........................................22 Rosenberg by Any Other Name, A.......................6

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