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Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna

Beyond Trans

Heath Fogg Davis • page 3

Four Steeples over the City Streets Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch

Alternative Sociologies of Religion

Insatiable Appetites

Growing God’s Family

Kelly L. Watson • page 12

Samuel L. Perry • page 35

Blaming Mothers

Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?

Latina Teachers

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Citizen Spies

Critical Race Theory, Third Edition

Environment and Society

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Keywords for Media Studies

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The Ways Women Age

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Abigail T. Brooks • page 22

An Unlikely Union

Paul Moses • page 10

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Christian Theologies of the Sacraments

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William Green • page 27

Exonerated

Diversión

Robert J. Norris • page 5

Alberto Sergio Laguna • page 38

Revoking Citizenship

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Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law

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Gender, Psychology, and Justice

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Beyond Deportation

The Age of Monopoly Capital

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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

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Civil Justice Reconsidered The Gang’s All Queer

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We Are Data

J O H N C H E N E Y- L I P P O L D

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, organizing the near limitless data that exists in our world. 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. These complex configurations not only form knowledge and social relationships in the digital and physical world, but also determine who we are and who we can be. Algorithms create and recreate us at our every digital step, 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 not for us—but for someone else. 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 algorithmically-constructed world.

WE ARE A L G ORI T HMS A ND T HE M A K ING OF OUR DIG I TA L SE LV E S

“We Are Data spells out the implications of being made of data in the digital age: our new ‘algorithmic identity.’ John Cheney-Lippold shows how algorithmic logics that undergird the architecture, regulation, monetization, and uses of the Internet have changed the nature of human experience and identity. Through witty and accessible examples, he eloquently lays out the social and political consequences of transcoding lived identity into measurable types in our new world. Clearly written, carefully researched, timely and intelligent, We Are Data is a compelling and much-needed book.” — Alexandra Juhasz, Chair, Film Department, Brooklyn College JOHN CHENEY-LIPPOLD is Assistant Professor of American Culture and Digital Studies at the University of Michigan.

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Water jer em y j. schmidt

Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity JEREMY J. SCHMIDT

Water Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity

“This sweeping book is brilliant, refreshing and bold. It asks two fundamental questions in which we should all be interested: where have the ideas of water as a ‘resource’ to be `managed’ for the good of society or the nation come from? And how have they driven world-wide economic development that has not infrequently done more harm than good?” —Steven C. Caton co-author of Water Sustainability: Anthropological Approaches and Prospects

JEREMY J. SCHMIDT is lecturer of Human Geography at Durham University. He is the coeditor of Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals.

An intellectual history of America’s water management philosophy Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For many, this brazen water grab and the social inequalities it produces reflect the lack of a coherent philosophy connecting people to the planet. Challenging this view, Jeremy Schmidt shows how water was made a “resource” that linked geology, politics, and culture to American institutions. Understanding the global spread and evolution of this philosophy is now key to addressing inequalities that exist on a geological scale. Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity, details the remarkable intellectual history of America’s water management philosophy. It shows how this philosophy shaped early twentiethcentury conservation in the United States, influenced American international development programs, and ultimately shaped programs of global governance that today connect water resources to the Earth system. Schmidt demonstrates how the ways we think about water reflect specific public and societal values, and illuminates the process by which the American approach to water management came to dominate the global conversation about water. Debates over how human impacts on the planet are connected to a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—tend to focus on either the social causes of environmental crises or scientific assessments of the Earth system. Schmidt shows how, when it comes to water, the two are one and the same. The very way we think about managing water resources validates putting even more water to use for some human purposes at the expense of others.

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Beyond Trans Does Gender Matter? HEATH FOGG DAVIS

Going beyond transgender to question the need for gender itself Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? Do they serve a real purpose or are these places and forms just mechanisms of exclusion? 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 gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life that have led to transgender bathroom bills, college admissions controversies, and more, 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 such as birth certificates, drivers’ licenses and passports; sex-segregated public restrooms; single-sex colleges; and sex-segregated sports. Speaking from his own experience and drawing upon major cases of sex discrimination in the news and in the courts, 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. For anyone in search of pragmatic ways to make our world more inclusive, Davis’ recommendations provide much-needed practical guidance about how to work through this complex issue. A provocative call to action, Beyond Trans pushes us to think how we can work to make America truly inclusive of all people.

BEYOND TRANS DOES GENDER MATTER? HEATH FOGG DAVIS

“Both clear-eyed and eye-opening, Beyond Trans challenges all of us—gendernonconforming and cisgender, trans and gender-conforming, individuals and organizations—to ask ourselves why and how we are using sex classifications, what harm they might be doing, and just how they’re even defining ‘sex.’ A provocative and compelling book.” —Joshua Gamson, author of Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship

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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Animus A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law WILLIAM D. ARAIZA

An introduction to the legal concept of unconstitutional bias If a town council denies a zoning permit for a group home for intellectually disabled persons because residents don’t want “those kinds of people” in the neighborhood, the town’s decision is motivated by the public’s dislike of a particular group. Constitutional law calls this rationale “animus.”

“In this thoughtful, carefully reasoned book, William D. Araiza takes on one of the most important issues of contemporary constitutional law: when does a government’s targeting of a particular group represent a constitutional wrong? In clear, concise language, Araiza makes the case that all Americans are protected against invidiously motivated government action, where that action amounts to unconstitutional animus.” —Katie Eyer, Rutgers Law School

WILLIAM D. ARAIZA is Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Previously, he clerked on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court.

Over the last two decades, the Supreme Court has increasingly turned to the concept of animus to explain why some instances of discrimination are unconstitutional. However, the Court’s condemnation of animus fails to address some serious questions. How can animus on the part of people and institutions be uncovered? Does mere opposition to a particular group’s equality claims constitute animus? Does the concept of animus have roots in the Constitution? Animus engages these important questions, offering an original and provocative introduction to this type of unconstitutional bias. William D. Araiza analyzes some of the modern Supreme Court’s most important discrimination cases through the lens of animus, tracing the concept from nineteenth century legal doctrine to today’s landmark cases, including Obergefell vs. Hodges and United States v. Windsor, both related to the legal rights of same-sex couples. Animus humanizes what might otherwise be an abstract legal question, illustrating what constitutes animus, and why the prohibition against it matters more today than ever in our pluralistic society.

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Exonerated A History of the Innocence Movement

Robert J. Norris

ROBERT J. NORRIS

The fascinating story behind the Innocence Movement’s quest for justice Documentaries like Making a Murderer, the first season of Serial, and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three 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 with key leaders such as Barry Scheck and Rob Warden as well as archival and field research into 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. He argues that while the innocence movement did not begin as an organized campaign, scientific, legal, and cultural developments led to a widespread understanding that new technology and renewed investigative diligence could both catch the guilty and free the innocent.

EXONERATED A History of the Innocence Movement

“Exonerated is the first serious, thorough history of the modern innocence movement. A major, innovative contribution to the scholarship on wrongful convictions and a true delight to read.” —Daniel S. Medwed, author of Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

ROBERT J. NORRIS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University.

Exonerated reveals the rich background story to this complex movement.

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R a l ph E l l ison’s i n v isibl E T h Eology

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology M. COOPER HARRISS

Examines the religious dimensions of Ralph Ellison’s concept of race Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man provides an unforgettable metaphor for what it means to be disregarded in society. While the term “invisibility” has become shorthand for all forms of marginalization, Ellison was primarily concerned with racial identity. M. Cooper Harriss argues that religion, too, remains relatively invisible within discussions of race and seeks to correct this through a close study of Ralph Ellison’s work.

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“From my first reading of Invisible Man, the voice of the protagonist stuck me—so funny, so knowing, so acquainted with tragedy, so ironic. It has encouraged me in the long process of writing this book, insisting that so many things not seen in our ordinary lives become indispensable when we behold the invisible. I hope this book enriches readers’ appreciation and understanding of Ellison, the profound religious and theological legacies of his work, and his concept of race. At the same time Ellison offers a template for understanding fundamental problems of our own era: Are we “post-racial”? How do you fight a “war on terror”? How does drone warfare’s “invisibility” reflect domestic values and priorities? My reading of Ellison proves that there’s more to these questions than meets the eye.” —M. Cooper Harriss

M. COOPER HARRISS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University.

Harriss examines the religious and theological dimensions of Ralph Ellison’s concept of race through his evocative metaphor for the experience of blackness in America, and with an eye to uncovering previously unrecognized religious dynamics in Ellison’s life and work. Blending religious studies and theology, race theory, and fresh readings of African-American culture, Harriss draws on Ellison to create the concept of an “invisible theology,” and uses this concept as a basis for discussing religion and racial identity in contemporary American life. Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology is the first book to focus on Ellison as a religious figure, and on the religious dynamics of his work. Harriss brings to light Ellison’s close friendship with theologian and literary critic Nathan A. Scott, Jr., and places Ellison in context with such legendary religious figures as Reinhold and Richard Niebuhr, Paul Tillich and Martin Luther King, Jr. He argues that historical legacies of invisible theology help us make sense of more recent issues like drone warfare and Clint Eastwood’s empty chair. Rich and innovative, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology will revolutionize the way we understand Ellison, the intellectual legacies of race, and the study of religion.

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Paranoid Science The Christian Right’s War on Reality ANTONY ALUMKAL

Explores the Christian Right’s fierce opposition to science, explaining how and why its leaders came to see scientific truths as their enemy For decades, the Christian Right’s high-profile clashes with science have made national headlines. From attempts to ban the teaching of evolution in public schools to climate change denial, efforts to “cure” gay people, and opposition to stem cell research, the Christian Right has battled against science. How did this hostility begin and, more importantly, why has it endured? Antony Alumkal provides a comprehensive background on the war on science—how it developed and why it will continue to endure. Drawing upon Richard Hofstadter’s influential 1965 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” Antony Alumkal argues that the Christian Right adopts a similar paranoid style in their approach to science. Alumkal demonstrates that Christian Right leaders see conspiracies within the scientific establishment, with scientists not only peddling fraudulent information, but actively concealing their true motives from the American public and threatening to destroy the moral foundation of society. By rejecting science, Christian Right leaders create their own alternative reality, one that does not challenge their literal reading of the Bible. While Alumkal recognizes the many evangelicals who oppose the Christian Right’s agenda, he also highlights the consequences of the war on reality – both for the evangelical community and the broader American public. A compelling glimpse into the heart of the Christian Right’s anti-science agenda, Paranoid Science is a must-read for those who hope to understand the Christian Right’s battle against science, and for the scientists and educators who wish to stop it.

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“Paranoid Science is a reliable and insightful guide to the fever swamps of evangelical science denial. A gripping, disturbing, and important contribution.” —Glenn Branch, Deputy Director, National Center for Science Education

ANTONY ALUMKAL is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of Asian American Evangelical Churches: Race, Ethnicity, and Assimilation in the Second Generation.

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution Edited by JOHN CROWLEY, MIKE MURPHY, and DONAL Ó DRISCEOIL A lavishly illustrated historical atlas of the Irish Revolution The Atlas of the Irish Revolution is a definitive resource that brings to life this pivotal moment in Irish history and nation-building. Published to coincide with the centenary of the Easter Rising, this comprehensive and visually compelling volume brings together all of the current research on the revolutionary period, with contributions from leading scholars from around the world and from many disciplines.

“Atlas of the Irish Revolution...aims to do for the revolutionary period what the awardwinning Atlas of the Great Irish Famine did for the second half of the 19th century. It will combine cutting-edge ‘big issue’ research with stories of people, provinces and parishes.” —The Irish Times

JOHN CROWLEY is Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University College Cork. He is co-editor of Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, the Atlas of Cork City and co-author of The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry with John Sheehan. MIKE MURPHY has been cartographer at the Department of Geography, University College Cork for over twenty-five years. He has worked on the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, Atlas of Cork City and The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. DONAL Ó DRISCEOIL is a lecturer in History at University College Cork.

A chronological and thematically organized treatment of the period serves as the core of the Atlas, enhanced by over 400 color illustrations, maps and photographs. This academic tour de force illuminates the effects of the Revolution on Irish culture and politics, both past and present, and animates the period for anyone with a connection to or interest in Irish history.

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Atlas of the Great Irish Famine Edited by JOHN CROWLEY, WILLIAM J. SMYTH and MIKE MURPHY “An indispensable reference work...”

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A new facsimile edition of a classic work on New York’s architectural masterpiece—Central Park As growing numbers of people are visiting Central Park and a wide range of New Yorkers are drawn into its restoration, researchers and enthusiasts have turned repeatedly to one special book: A Description of the New York Central Park. It tells a story that began in 1858 when landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won the competition to design New York City’s most democratic environment. When the book was conceived in the mid-1860s, Olmsted and Vaux were battling to defend their plan. Threats to the park included a proposal to build ornate entrances, suggestive of French imperialism, and a proliferation of sculptures and monuments that were intruding in an otherwise natural setting. The volume’s author, Clarence C. Cook, a noted Victorian art critic, was the designers’ ally in their cause. As Maureen Meister reveals in her new Introduction, evidence suggests that Olmsted and Vaux instigated the book’s publication and advised Cook on what he wrote. This delightful facsimile edition offers much to the modern reader. Complementing Cook’s lively, often wry, text are the original images that were prepared by Albert Fitch Bellows. They depict many sites that still survive in the park today along with features that have been lost over time and long-lost structures that have been rebuilt recently. Together the text and illustrations are an homage to a magnificent public park that has come to be regarded as New York City’s greatest achievement and a model for the nation.

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CLARENCE C. COOK (1828-1900) was a prominent American author and art critic. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Cook graduated from Harvard in 1849 and settled in New York City. His other titles include The House Beautiful: Essays on Beds and Tables, Stools and Candlesticks and Art and Artists of Our Time. MAUREEN MEISTER is an art historian who has taught for many years at Boston area universities including Tufts, Lesley, and Northeastern. She is the author of Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England and Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Boston: Harvard’s H. Langford Warren; and the editor of H. H. Richardson: The Architect, His Peers, and Their Era.

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An Unlikely Union The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians PAUL MOSES

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Four Steeples over the City Streets Religion and Society in New York’s Early Republic Congregations KYLE T. BULTHUIS

A lively journey though the complex relationships between New York’s Irish and Italians They came from the poorest parts of Ireland and Italy and met as rivals on the sidewalks of New York. Beginning in the nineteenth century, the Irish and Italians clashed in the Catholic Church, on the waterfront, at construction sites, and in the streets. Then they made peace through romance, marrying each other on a large scale in the years after World War II. An Unlikely Union tells the dramatic story of how two of America’s largest ethnic groups learned to love and laugh with each other after decades of animosity. In this engaging history of the Irish and Italians, veteran New York City journalist and professor Paul Moses offers a classic American story of competition, cooperation, and resilience. At a time of renewed fear of immigrants, An Unlikely Union reminds us that Americans are able to absorb tremendous social change and conflict— and come out the better for it. “Paul Moses alluringly explores how the two groups assimilated from separate tracks and on occasion inevitably collided.” —The New York Times “A splendid array of characters passes through these fast-turning pages.” —America

PAUL MOSES is Professor of Journalism at Brooklyn College/CUNY and former city editor of Newsday, where he was the lead writer for a team that won the Pulitzer Prize. His book The Saint and the Sultan won the 2010 Catholic Press Association award for best history book. MARCH 2017 368 PAGES • 28 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-0415-3 • $16.95T (£13.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-7130-8 HISTORY • NEW YORK CITY 10

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The story of four diverse congregations in New York City in the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries In the fifty years after the Constitution was signed in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolis of over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a once tightknit community and its religious experience. In Four Steeples over the City Streets, Kyle T. Bulthuis examines the intertwining of four famous institutions—Trinity Episcopal, John Street Methodist, Mother Zion African Methodist, and St. Philip’s (African) Episcopal—to uncover the lived experience of these historical subjects, and just how religious experience and social change connected in the dynamic setting of early Republic New York. Drawing on a wide range of sources including congregational records and the unique histories of some of the churches leaders, Four Steeples over the City Streets reveals how these city churches responded to these transformations from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth century. “Bulthuis thoroughly merges US religious history with the history of New York City from the Colonial era through the early republic. . .A timely reminder of the strategic role that religion played in the New York City urban landscape.” —Choice

KYLE T. BULTHUIS is Assistant Professor of History at Utah State University.

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Vexed with Devils Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England

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ERIKA GASSER Stories of witchcraft and demonic possession in early modern England and colonial New England Those possessed by the devil in early modern England usually exhibited a common set of symptoms: fits, vomiting, visions, contortions, speaking in tongues, and an antipathy to prayer. However, it was a matter of interpretation, and sometimes public opinion, if these symptoms were visited upon the victim, or if they came from within. Both early modern England and colonial New England had cases that blurred the line between witchcraft and demonic possession, most famously, the Salem witch trials. While historians acknowledge some similarities in witch trials between the two regions, such as the fact that an overwhelming majority of witches were women, the histories of these cases primarily focus on local contexts and specifics. In so doing, they overlook the ways in which manhood factored into possession and witchcraft cases. Vexed with Devils is a cultural history of witchcraftpossession phenomena that centers on the role of men and patriarchal power. Erika Gasser reveals that witchcraft trials had as much to do with who had power in the community, to impose judgment or to subvert order, as they did with religious belief. She argues that the gendered dynamics of possession and witchcraft demonstrated that contested meanings of manhood played a critical role in the struggle to maintain authority. While all men were not capable of accessing power in the same ways, many of the people involved—those who acted as if they were possessed, men accused of being witches, and men who wrote possession propaganda—invoked manhood as they struggled to advocate for themselves during these perilous times. Gasser ultimately concludes that the decline of possession and witchcraft cases was not merely a product of change over time, but rather an indication of the ways in which patriarchal power endured throughout and beyond the colonial period. Vexed with Devils reexamines an unnerving time and offers a surprising new perspective on our own, using stories and voices which emerge from the records in ways that continue to fascinate and unsettle us.

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“Vexed with Devils brings together a number of key attributes: an important topic approached through excellent research involving a broad range of early modern texts and secondary historical scholarship. Erika Gasser is to be congratulated on a broad and detailed survey of material, which is well-expressed and interesting to read.” —Marion Gibson, Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus

ERIKA GASSER is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati.

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Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?

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Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World KELLY L. WATSON

SHANNON KING 2015 CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE WINNER OF THE ANNA JULIA COOPER/CLR JAMES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BOOK IN AFRICANA STUDIES PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BLACK STUDIES

Demonstrates how Harlemites’ fight for their rights and neighborhood established Harlem’s legendary political culture In Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?, Shannon King vividly uncovers early twentieth century Harlem as an intersection between the black intellectuals and artists who created the New Negro Renaissance and the working class who fought daily to combat institutionalized racism and gender discrimination in both Harlem and across the city. By studying blacks’ immense investment in community politics, King makes visible the hidden stirrings of a social movement deeply invested in a Black Harlem. Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway? is a vibrant story of the shaping of a community during a pivotal time in American history. “[An] excellent study…A must read for those interested in urban civil rights and race in the 20thcentury US.” —Choice

A history of cross-cultural encounters and the critical role of cannibalism in the early modern period Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who encountered Native Americans described them as cannibals as a matter of course, and they wrote extensively about the lurid cannibal rituals they claim to have witnessed. In this definitive analysis, Kelly L. Watson argues that the persistent rumors of cannibalism surrounding Native Americans served a specific and practical purpose for European settlers. Watson reads cannibalism as a part of a dominant European binary in which civilization is rendered as male and savagery is seen as female, and she argues that as Europeans came to dominate the New World, they continually rewrote the cannibal narrative to allow for a story in which the savage, effeminate, cannibalistic natives were overwhelmed by the force of virile European masculinity. Original and historically grounded, Insatiable Appetites uses the discourse of cannibalism to uncover the ways in which difference is understood in the West. KELLY L. WATSON is Assistant Professor of History and a member of the faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at Avila University in Kansas City.

SHANNON KING is Associate Professor of History at The College of Wooster (OH).

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Her Own Hero The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement WENDY L. ROUSE The surprising roots of the self-defense movement and the history of women’s empowerment At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the birth of the women’s self-defense movement. It is nearly impossible in today’s day and age to imagine a world without the concept of women’s selfdefense. Some women were inspired to take up boxing and jiu-jitsu for very personal reasons that ranged from protecting themselves from attacks by strangers on the street to rejecting gendered notions about feminine weakness and empowering themselves as their own protectors. Women’s training in self-defense was both a reflection of and a response to the broader cultural issues of the time, including the women’s rights movement and the campaign for the vote. Perhaps more importantly, the discussion surrounding women’s self-defense revealed powerful myths about the source of violence against women and opened up conversations about the less visible violence that many women faced in their own homes. Through selfdefense training, women debunked patriarchal myths about inherent feminine weakness, creating a new image of women as powerful and self-reliant. Whether or not women consciously pursued self-defense for these reasons, their actions embodied feminist politics. Although their individual motivations may have varied, their collective action echoed through the twentieth century, demanding emancipation from the constrictions that prevented women from exercising their full rights as citizens and human beings.

“Her Own Hero is interesting, engaging, and makes important contributions to the scholarly literatures on the history of gender, the history of feminism, and early twentiethcentury U. S. history. Wendy Rouse insightfully reconstructs the strategies that proponents of women’s self-defense employed to counter assertions that self-reliant women were masculine and deviant. A terrific, influential book!” —Jeffrey S. Adler, author of First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920

WENDY L. ROUSE is Assistant Professor at San Jose State University.

A fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most important women’s issues of all time. Her Own Hero will provoke good debate and offer distinct responses and solutions.

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The Gang’s All Queer The Lives of Gay Gang Members VANESSA R. PANFIL

The first inside look at the lives of gay gang members Many people believe that gangs are made up of violent thugs who are in and out of jail, and who are hyper-masculine and heterosexual. In The Gang’s All Queer, Vanessa Panfil introduces us to a different world. Meet gay gang members – sometimes referred to in popular culture as “homo thugs” – whose gay identity complicates criminology’s portrayal and representation of gangs, gang members, and gang life. In vivid detail, Panfil provides an in-depth understanding of how gay gang members construct and negotiate both masculine and gay identities through crime and gang membership.

THE LIVES OF GAY GANG MEMBERS

“The Gang’s All Queer not only provides an exciting and rich description of gay gang life, but it exposes the ease with which we’d heretofore seen gangs as an entirely (unexamined) heterosexual enterprise. A startling and essential book.” —Michael Kimmel, author of Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

VANESSA R. PANFIL is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice.

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The Gang’s All Queer draws from interviews with over 50 gay gang- and crime-involved young men in Columbus, Ohio, the majority of whom are men of color in their late teens and early twenties, as well as on-the-ground ethnographic fieldwork with men who are in gay, hybrid, and straight gangs. Panfil provides an eye-opening portrait of how even members of straight gangs are connected to a same-sex oriented underground world. Most of these young men still present a traditionally masculine persona and voice deeply-held affection for their fellow gang members. They also fight with their enemies, many of whom are in rival gay gangs. Most come from impoverished, “rough” neighborhoods, and seek to defy negative stereotypes of gay and Black men as deadbeats, though sometimes through illegal activity. Some are still closeted to their fellow gang members and families, yet others fight to defend members of the gay community, even those who they deem to be “fags,” despite distaste for these flamboyant members of the community. And some perform in drag shows or sell sex to survive. The Gang’s All Queer poignantly illustrates how these men both respond to and resist societal marginalization. Timely, powerful, and engaging, this book will challenge us to think differently about gangs, gay men, and urban life.

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Convicted and Condemned The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry KEESHA M. MIDDLEMASS

The lifelong consequences of felony convictions Every year, hundreds of thousands of people released from prison are forced to live on the margins of society. The educational and vocational training offered in many prisons are typically not recognized by accredited educational institutions as acceptable course work or by employers as valid work experience. In many states, those with felony convictions cannot receive financial aid for further education, vote in elections, receive welfare benefits, or live in public housing. In short, they are not treated as full citizens. Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons’ efforts to reintegrate into society. Convicted and Condemned explores the issue of prisoner reentry from the felons’ perspective. It features the voices of formerly incarcerated felons as they attempt to reconnect with family, learn how to acclimate to society, try to secure housing, find a job, and complete a host of other important goals. By examining policies implemented at the state and local levels, Keesha Middlemass shows how the law challenges and undermines prisoner reentry and creates secondclass citizens. A sobering account of the after-effects of mass incarceration, Convicted and Condemned is a powerful exploration of how individuals, and society as a whole, suffer when a felony conviction exacts a punishment that never ends. KEESHA M. MIDDLEMASS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Trinity University.

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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective Edited by FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING, MAXIMO LANGER, and DAVID S. TANENHAUS Offers a comprehensive approach to juvenile justice from some of the world’s leading voices While American scholars may have extensive knowledge about other justice systems around the world and how adults are treated, juvenile justice systems and the plight of youth who break the law throughout the world is less often studied. This important volume fills a large gap in the study of juvenile justice by providing an unprecedented comparison of criminal justice and juvenile justice systems across the world, looking for points of comparison and policy variance that can lead to positive change in the United States. Distinguished criminology scholars Franklin Zimring, Máximo Langer, and David Tanenhaus, and the contributors cover countries from Western Europe to rising powers like China, India, and countries in Latin America. The book uses its data on criminal versus juvenile justice in a wide variety of nations to create a new explanation of why separate juvenile and criminal courts are felt to be necessary. “This book is a valuable resource [to] gain an appreciation of how different cultures approach juvenile justice.” —Juvenile Justice Exchange

FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING is William G. Simon Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School. MÁXIMO LANGER is Professor of Law at UCLA. DAVID S. TANENHAUS is Professor of History and Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. MAY 2017 416 PAGES • 57 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-4388-6 • $28.00S (£22.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-2653-7 In the Youth, Crime, and Justice series CRIMINOLOGY • LAW SPR I NG 2017 • NY U PRESS

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Gender, Psychology, and Justice The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System Edited by CORINNE C. DATCHI and JULIE R. ANCIS

Gender, P syc holoGy, and Justic e

The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

How gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to impact the legal status and well-being of women and girls in the justice system

Women and girls’ contact with the justice system is often influenced by genderrelated assumptions and stereotypes. Because of this, women and girls have limited access to equitable justice and are increasingly caught up in outdated and harmful practices, including the net of the criminal justice system. Edited by Corinne C. Datchi and Julie R. Ancis

Gender, Psychology, and Justice uses psychological research to examine the experiences of women and girls involved in the justice system. Their experiences, from initial contact with justice and court officials, demonstrate how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to impact legal status and well-being. It reveals the practical implications of training and interventions grounded in psychological research, and suggests new principles for working with women and girls in legal settings. CORINNE C. DATCHI is Assistant Professor in the Professional Psychology and Family Therapy Department at Seton Hall University, and a board certified, licensed psychologist in independent private practice. JULIE R. ANCIS is Associate Vice President for Institute Diversity at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law Addressing Dramatic Shifts in Equality Jurisprudence ROGER J. R. LEVESQUE Explores minority youths’ civil rights claims of discrimination In the wake of the civil rights movement, the legal system dramatically changed its response to discrimination based on race, gender, and other characteristics. It is now showing signs of yet another dramatic shift, as it moves from considering difference to focusing on neutrality. Equality now means treating everyone the same way. Adolescents, Discrimination, and the Law articulates the need to address discrimination by recognizing and enlisting the law’s powers in multiple sites subject to legal regulation, ranging from families, schools, health and justice systems to religious and community groups. The legal system may champion ideals of neutrality in the goals it sets itself for treating individuals, but it cannot remain neutral in the values it supports and imparts. This volume shows that despite the shift to a focus on neutrality, the Court can and should effectively foster values supporting equality, especially among youth. ROGER J. R. LEVESQUE is Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University. His most recent books include Dangerous Adolescents, Model Adolescents: Shaping the Role and Promise of Education and Adolescents, Sex, and the Law: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Citizenship.

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The New Criminal Justice Thinking Edited by SHARON DOLOVICH and ALEXANDRA NATAPOFF A vital collection for reforming criminal justice

Civil Justice Reconsidered Toward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System STEVEN P. CROLEY

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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. By engaging both classic issues and new understandings, this volume offers a comprehensive framework for thinking about the modern justice system. 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, complexities that neither legal theory nor social science can answer alone. SHARON DOLOVICH is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Director of the UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program. ALEXANDRA NATAPOFF is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

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Prosecutes the civil litigation system and proposes practical reforms to increase access to the courts and reduce costs

Civil litigation has come under fire in recent years. Some critics portray a system of dishonest lawyers and undeserving litigants who prevail too often, and are awarded too much money. Others criticize the civil justice system for being out of reach for many who have suffered real injury. But contrary to these perspectives and popular belief, the civil justice system in the United States is not out of control. In Civil Justice Reconsidered, Steven Croley demonstrates that civil litigation is, for the most part, socially beneficial. However, while most of the system’s failures are overstated, they are not wholly off base; civil litigation often imposes excessive costs that, among other unfortunate consequences, impede access to the courts, and Croley offers ways to reform civil litigation in the interest of justice for potential plaintiffs and defendants, and for the rule of law itself. A better litigation system matters only because of what is at stake for real people, and Civil Justice Reconsidered speaks to those who can answer the call for reforming civil litigation in the United States. STEVEN P. CROLEY served in President Obama’s Administration on the Domestic Policy Council, as Deputy White House Counsel in the Office of White House Counsel, and as the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

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Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights. an intRoduction

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RICHARD DELGADO is Professor of Law at Seattle University. JEAN STEFANCIC is Research Professor of Law at Seattle University. She and Professor Delgado have collaborated on The Latino Condition, Second Edition (NYU Press, 2010), and The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005). MARCH 2017 224 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-4798-0276-0 • $19.00S (£15.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-4636-8 • $89.00X (£74.00) Previous Edition • PAPER • 978-0-8147-2135-3 In the Critical America series LAW • RACE & ETHNICITY 18

Revoking Citizenship

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BEN HERZOG With a foreword by EDIBERTO ROMÁN Why, when, and with what justification do states take away citizenship from their subjects? Expatriation, or the stripping away of citizenship and all the rights that come with it, is usually associated with despotic and totalitarian regimes. Yet these practices are not just a product of undemocratic events or extreme situations, but are standard clauses within the legal systems of most democratic states, including the United States. Witness, for example, Yaser Esam Hamdi, captured in Afghanistan in November 2001, sent to Guantánamo, transferred to a naval brig in South Carolina when it was revealed that he was a U.S. citizen, and held there without trial until 2004, when the Justice Department released Hamdi to Saudi Arabia without charge on the condition that he renounce his U.S. citizenship. Hamdi’s story may be the best known expatriation story in recent memory, but in Revoking Citizenship, Ben Herzog reveals America’s long history of making both naturalized immigrants and native-born citizens un-American after their citizenship was stripped away. Using the history and policies of revoking citizenship as a lens, Revoking Citizenship examines, describes, and analyzes the complex relationships between citizenship, immigration, and national identity. “For Herzog, expatriation policy and practices are windows to American understanding of citizenship.” —Choice

BEN HERZOG is a Lecturer at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. EDIBERTO ROMÁN is Professor of Law at Florida International University.

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Blaming Mothers American Law and the Risks to Children’s Health

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LINDA C. FENTIMAN A gripping explanation of the pervasive biases that drive prosecutors and judges to unfairly punish pregnant women and mothers Are mothers truly a danger to their children’s health? In 2004, a mentally disabled young woman in Utah was charged by prosecutors with murder after she declined to have a Caesarian section and subsequently delivered a stillborn child. In 2010, a pregnant woman who attempted suicide when the baby’s father abandoned her was charged with murder and attempted feticide after the daughter she delivered prematurely died. These are just two of the many cases that portray mothers as the major source of health risk for their children. The American legal system is deeply shaped by unconscious risk perception that distorts core legal principles to punish mothers who “fail to protect” their children. In Blaming Mothers, Professor Fentiman explores how mothers became legal targets. She explains the psychological processes we use to confront tragic events and the unconscious race, class, and gender biases that affect our perceptions and influence the decisions of prosecutors, judges, and jurors. Fentiman examines legal actions taken against pregnant women in the name of “fetal protection” including court ordered C-sections and maintaining brain-dead pregnant women on life support to gestate a fetus, as well as charges brought against mothers who fail to protect their children from an abusive male partner. She considers the claims of physicians and policymakers that refusing to breastfeed is risky to children’s health. And she explores the legal treatment of lead-poisoned children, in which landlords and lead paint manufacturers are not held responsible for exposing children to high levels of lead, while mothers are blamed for their children’s injuries. Blaming Mothers is a powerful call to reexamine who —and what—we consider risky to children’s health. Fentiman offers an important framework for evaluating childhood risk that, rather than scapegoating mothers, provides concrete solutions that promote the health of all of America’s children.

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BL AMING MOTHERS American Law and the Risks to Children’s Health

“Connects the dots across policy areas to provide a comprehensive answer to what can be done to improve children’s health when Mom is properly relocated to the sidelines. This is a wonderful book not only for those in medicine, public health, child welfare, education, and law but also for mothers and their families, that is, for everyone.” —Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

LINDA C. FENTIMAN is Professor at Pace University Law School.

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Beyond Deportation

Anthropology and Law

The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

A Critical Introduction

SHOBA SIVAPRASAD WADHIA Foreword by LEON WILDES The first book to describe the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law When Beatles star John Lennon faced deportation from the U.S. in the 1970s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. He argued that Lennon should be granted “nonpriority” status pursuant to INS’s (now DHS’s) policy of prosecutorial discretion, the first moment that the prosecutorial discretion policy became public knowledge. Today, prosecutorial discretion is more widely known in light of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program, a record number of deportations and a stalemate in Congress to move immigration reform. In Beyond Deportation Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia draws on her years of experience as an immigration attorney, policy leader, and law professor to advocate for a bolder standard on prosecutorial discretion, greater mechanisms for accountability when such standards are ignored, improved transparency about the cases involving prosecutorial discretion, and recognition of “deferred action” in the law as a formal benefit. “This timely review of immigration prosecutorial discretion will be very valuable to those interested in immigration law….an essential resource.” —Choice

SHOBA SIVAPRASAD WADHIA is the Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and the Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. LEON WILDES is founder and senior partner of the New York based immigration law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C. MAY 2017 240 PAGES • 17 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-7005-9 • $28.00S (£22.99) In the Citizenship and Migration in the Americas series LAW • POLITICAL SCIENCE 20

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MARK GOODALE Foreword by SALLY ENGLE MERRY

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Anthropology And lAw A CritiCAl introduCtion

An introduction to the anthropology of law that explores the connections between law, politics, and technology

From legal responsibility for genocide to rectifying past injuries to indigenous people, the anthropology of law addresses some of the crucial ethical issues of our day. Over the past twenty-five years, anthropologists have studied how new forms of law have reshaped important questions of citizenship, biotechnology, and rights movements, among many others. Meanwhile, the rise of international law and transitional justice has posed new ethical and intellectual challenges to anthropologists. Foreword by

Sally engle Merry

Anthropology and Law provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of law in the post-Cold War era. Mark Goodale introduces the central problems of the field and builds on the legacy of its intellectual history, while a foreword by Sally Engle Merry highlights the challenges of using the law to seek justice on an international scale. The book’s chapters cover a range of intersecting areas including language and law, history, regulation, indigenous rights, and gender. For a complete understanding of the consequential ways in which anthropologists have studied, interacted with, and critiqued the ways and means of law, Anthropology and Law is required reading. “Vivid and accessible...” —David Nelken, King’s College London

MARK GOODALE is Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Lausanne. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Human Rights at the Crossroads. SALLY ENGLE MERRY is Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University. MAY 2017 320 PAGES • 1 black & white illustration PAPER • 978-1-4798-9551-9 • $35.00S (£28.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-3613-0 • $99.00X (£82.00) ANTHROPOLOGY • LAW 1.800.996.NYUP


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Environment and Society

Mobile Selves

A Reader

Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Edited by CHRISTOPHER SCHLOTTMANN, DALE JAMIESON, COLIN JEROLMACK and ANNE RADEMACHER, with MARIA DAMON EDITED BY

Christopher Schlottmann, Dale Jamieson, Colin Jerolmack, and Anne Rademacher

ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY A READER

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Connects the core themes of environmental studies to the urgent issues and debates of the twenty-first century

An explanation of how Peruvian migrants maintain meaningful social relations across borders

In an era marked by climate change, rapid urbanization, and resource scarcity, environmental studies has emerged as a crucial area of study.

In this engaging volume Ulla D. Berg examines the conditions under which Peruvians of rural and working-class origins leave the central highlands to migrate to the United States. By exploring the ways in which they communicate with the families and communities back home, this book makes a major contribution to understanding technology’s role in fostering new forms of migrant sociality and subjectivity. It focuses on the forms of community and belonging that these mediations enable, adding to important anthropological debates about affect, subjectivity, and sociality in today’s mobile world. It also makes significant contributions to studies of inequality in Latin America, showcasing the intersection of transnational mobility with structures and processes of exclusion in both national and global contexts.

Assembling canonical and contemporary texts, this volume presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society, such as: social mobilization on behalf of environmental objectives; the relationships between human population, economic growth and stresses on the planet’s natural resources; debates about the relative effects of collective and individual action; and unequal distribution of the social costs of environmental degradation. Organized around key themes, the book introduces students to the history of environmental studies, and demonstrates how the field’s interdisciplinary approach uniquely engages the essential issues of the present. CHRISTOPHER SCHLOTTMANN is Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. DALE JAMIESON is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University. COLIN JEROLMACK is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at New York University.

A key resource for understanding the experiences of racialized and indigenous migrant populations, Mobile Selves demonstrates the critical role that ethnography can play in transdisciplinary migration studies and exemplifies what comparative migration studies stand to gain from anthropological analysis and ethnographic methodologies. ULLA D. BERG is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Latino Studies at Rutgers University.

ANNE RADEMACHER is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Anthropology at New York University. MARIA DAMON analyzes policy instruments for sustainable development as well as capacity building in response to climate change. JANUARY 2017 416 PAGES • 18 black and white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-9491-8 • $35.00S (£28.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-0193-0 • $99.00X (£82.00) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES WWW.NYUPRESS.ORG

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The Ways Women Age Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention ABIGAIL T. BROOKS Why some women choose to use, while others refuse, cosmetic intervention What is it like to be a woman growing older in a culture where you cannot go to the doctor, open a magazine, watch television, or surf the Internet without encountering products and procedures that are designed to make you look younger? What do women have to say about their decision to embrace cosmetic anti-aging procedures? And, alternatively, how do women come to decide to grow older without them? In the United States today, women are the overwhelming consumers of cosmetic anti-aging surgeries and technologies. And while not all women undergo these procedures, their exposure to them is almost inevitable.

“This book identifies one of the most significant, but mostly ignored, changes in women’s lives in the 21st century: the redefinition of anti-aging technology, including surgery, as normal maintenance of the female body. This is a book just as much for your female friends as for social scientists, an important read for us all.” —Barbara Risman, author of Families as They Really Are

ABIGAIL T. BROOKS is Director of the Women’s Studies Program and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Providence College.

Set against the backdrop of commercialized medicine in the United States, Abigail T. Brooks investigates the anti-aging craze from the perspective of women themselves, examining the rapidly changing cultural attitudes, pressures, and expectations of female aging. Drawn from in-depth interviews with women in the United States who choose, and refuse, to have cosmetic anti-aging procedures, The Ways Women Age provides a fresh understanding of how today’s women feel about aging. The women’s stories in this book are personal biographies that explore identity and body image and are reflexively shaped by beauty standards, expectations of femininity, and an increasingly normalized climate of cosmetic anti-aging intervention. The Ways Women Age offers a critical perspective on how women respond to 21st century expectations of youth and beauty.

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Finding Feminism Millennial Activists and the Unfinished Gender Revolution ALISON DAHL CROSSLEY

F I N D I N GM F EMINIS

The tactics of young feminists who are part of an active movement for social change. In 2014, after a young man murdered six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then killed himself, the news provoked an eye-opening surge of feminist activism. Fueled by the wide circulation of the killer’s hateful manifesto and his desire to exact “revenge” upon young women, feminists online and offline around the world clamored for a halt to such acts of misogyny. Despite the widespread belief that feminism is out-of-style or dead, this mobilization of young women fighting against gender oppression was overwhelming. In Finding Feminism, Alison Dahl Crossley analyzes feminist activists at three different U.S. colleges, revealing that feminism is alive on campuses, but is complex, nuanced, and context-dependent. Young feminists are carrying the torch of the movement, despite a climate that is not always receptive to their claims. These feminists engaged in social justice organizing in unexpected contexts and spaces, such as multicultural sororities, student government, and online. Sharing personal stories of their everyday experiences with inequality, the young women in Finding Feminism employ both traditional and innovative feminist tactics. They use the Internet and social media as a tool for their activism—what Alison Dahl Crossley calls ‘Facebook Feminism.’ The university, as an institution, simultaneously aids and constrains their fight for gender equality.

Millennial Activists and the Unfinished Gender Revolution Alison Dahl Crossley

“Finally, we have a book that takes an inside look at the importance of feminism to today’s college women. Finding Feminism shatters the popular myth that feminism is no longer a significant force in the lives of younger women. Crossley’s book paints a rich portrait of the myriad forms of feminist activism.” —Verta Taylor, coauthor of Survival in the Doldrums and The Oxford Handbook of Women’s Activism

ALISON DAHL CROSSLEY is Associate Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

Offering a stunning and hopeful portrait of today’s young feminist leaders, Finding Feminism provides insight into the contemporary feminist movement in America.

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Latina Teachers

In Our Hands

Creating Careers and Guarding Cultures

The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy

GLENDA M. FLORES

ELIZABETH PALLEY and COREY S. SHDAIMAH

Glenda M. Flores

Latina teachers

How Latina teachers are making careers and helping students stay in touch with their roots

A call for better child care policies, exploring the reasons why there has been so little headway on a problem that touches so many families

Latina women make up the fastest growing non-white group entering the teaching profession at a time when it is estimated that 20% of all students nationwide now identify as Latina/o. Through ethnographic and participant observation in two underperforming majority-minority schools in Los Angeles, as well as interviews with teachers, parents and staff, Glenda M. Flores examines the complexities stemming from a growing workforce of Latina teachers.

Working mothers are common in the United States. In over half of all two-parent families, both parents work, and women’s paychecks on average make up 35 percent of their families’ incomes. Most of these families yearn for available and affordable child care but state-funded child car remains scarce in the United States. And even in prosperous times, child care is rarely a priority for U.S. policy makers.

The teachers profiled use Latino cultural resources and serve as agents of ethnic mobility. They actively teach their students how to navigate American race and class structures while retaining their cultural roots, necessary tactics in an American education system that has not fully caught up with the nation’s demographic changes. Flores also explores the challenges faced by Latina teachers, including language barriers and cultural acclimation, and professional inequalities that continue to affect women of color at work.

In In Our Hands: The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy, Elizabeth Palley and Corey S. Shdaimah explore the reasons behind the relative paucity of U.S. child care and child care support. The book includes data from interviews with 23 prominent child care and early education advocates and researchers who have spent their careers seeking expansion of child care policy and funding and an examination of the legislative debates around key child care bills of the last halfcentury. Palley and Shdaimah analyze the special interest and niche groups that have formed around existing policy, arguing that such groups limit the possibility for debate around U.S. child care policy.

Creating Careers and Guarding Culture

An unprecedented look at an understudied population, Latina Teachers presents an important picture of the women who are increasingly shaping the way America’s children are educated. GLENDA M. FLORES is Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

“A deep dive into the history of child care policy in the United States and an examination of the cultural forces which have influenced the debate.” —NBC News

ELIZABETH PALLEY is Professor of Social Work at Adelphi University. COREY S. SHDAIMAH is Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator for the MSW/JD Dual Degree Program at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

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NEW IN PAPERBACK Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship

Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

JOSHUA GAMSON Foreword by MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY

A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Modern Families

JENNIFER N. FISH A personal, intimate account of the extraordinary ways that today’s families are being created From adoption and assisted reproduction, to gay and straight parents, coupled and single, and multi-parent families, the stories in Modern Families explain how individuals make unconventional families by accessing a broad range of technological, medical and legal choices that expand our definitions of parenting and kinship. These tales are deeply personal and political. The process of forming these families involved jumping tremendous hurdles—social conventions, legal and medical institutions—with heightened intention and inventiveness, within and across multiple inequities and privileges. Yet each of these families, however they came to be, shares the same universal joys that all families share. “A fascinating look at the remarkable range of experiences that is broadening the very idea of family” —Booklist. “Gamson’s description of the fierce love and determination that drove the creation of these families is candid and moving...[A] compelling book.” —Times Literary Supplement

JOSHUA GAMSON is Professor of Sociology at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Claims to Fame: Celebrity in Contemporary America, Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity, and The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco.

DOMESTIC WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! A Global Movement

for Dignity

From grassroots to global activism, the untold story of the world’s first domestic workers’ movement

Domestic workers exist on the margins of the world labor market. Maids, Jennifer N. Fish nannies, housekeepers, au pairs, and other care workers are most often ‘off the books,’ working for long hours and low pay. Many women who perform these jobs are migrants, and are oftentimes dependent upon their employers for room and board as well as their immigration status, creating an extremely vulnerable category of workers in the growing informal global economy. and Human Rights

Drawing on over a decade’s worth of research, plus interviews with a number of key movement leaders and domestic workers, Jennifer N. Fish presents the compelling stories of the pioneering women who, while struggling to fight for rights in their own countries, mobilized transnationally to enact change. Domestic Workers of the World Unite! chronicles how a group with so few resources could organize and act within the world’s most powerful international structures and give voice to the wider global plight of migrants, women, and informal workers. For anyone with a stake in international human and workers’ rights, this is a critical and inspiring model of civil society organizing. JENNIFER N. FISH is a sociologist and Professor and Chair of Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University. Her publications include Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa and Women’s Activism in South Africa: Working Across Divides.

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY is Presidential Chair and Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. March 2017 240 PAGES • 1 black & white illustration PAPER • 978-1-4798-6973-2 • $15.95T (£12.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-4246-9 SOCIOLOGY WWW.NYUPRESS.ORG

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ISLAMOPHOBIA

Islamophobia and Racism in America ERIK LOVE

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Confronting and combating Islamophobia in America

RACISM IN AMERICA

Islamophobia has long been a part of the problem of racism in the United States, and it has only gotten worse in the wake of shocking terror attacks, the ongoing refugee crisis, and calls from public figures like Donald Trump for drastic action. As a result, the number of hate crimes committed against Middle Eastern Americans of all origins and religions have increased, and civil rights advocates struggle to confront this striking reality.

Erik Love

“An important look at the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and the activists who work to fight it.” —Mehdi Bozorgmehr, author of Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond

ERIK LOVE is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

In Islamophobia and Racism in America, Erik Love draws on in-depth interviews with Middle Eastern American advocates. He shows that, rather than using a wellworn civil rights strategy to advance reforms to protect a community affected by racism, many advocates are choosing to bolster universal civil liberties in the United States more generally, believing that these universal protections are reliable and strong enough to deal with social prejudice. In reality, Love reveals, civil rights protections are surprisingly weak, and do not offer enough avenues for justice, change, and community reassurance in the wake of hate crimes, discrimination, and social exclusion. A unique and timely study, Islamophobia and Racism in America wrestles with the disturbing implications of these findings for the persistence of racism— including Islamophobia—in the twenty-first century. As America becomes a “majority-minority” nation, this strategic shift in American civil rights advocacy signifies challenges in the decades ahead, making Love’s findings essential for anyone interested in the future of universal civil rights in the United States.

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Contraceptive Risk The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine WILLIAM GREEN

CONTRACEPTIVE RISK

The sordid history of Depo-Provera and the complex working relationship between the FDA, the U.S. government, and big pharma

The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

Depo-Provera is known as an injectable hormonal birth control method, but few are familiar with its dark and complicated history. Although officially approved by the FDA in 1992, Depo-Provera was used and tested on patients, often without informed consent, since its initial development in the late 1960s. William Green

Through a fascinating combination of archival materials and interviews, William Green crafts a landmark study of the scientific development, legal cases, policy, and institutional operations related to Depo-Provera. He exposes the drug’s history of testing without informed consent, its negative side effects, and the use of the drug as chemical castration for male sex offenders. The story of Depo-Provera’s complicated history calls for a paradigm shift from approaching pharmaceutical development for profit to a more ethical consideration of contraceptive drugs. Contraceptive Risk is a thoroughly researched and engrossing approach to the scientific, political and institutional forces involved in health law and policy, as well as the multifaceted politics of measuring risk. WILLIAM GREEN is Professor of Government at Morehead State University in Kentucky.

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The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists LISA PACE VETTER

The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists

Recovering the powerful and influential contributions of women in the nation’s formative years

The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists traces the significance of Frances Wright, Harriet Martineau, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth in shaping American political thinking. Their efforts to expand the reach of America’s founding ideals laid the groundwork not only for women’s suffrage and the abolition of slavery, but for the broader expansion of civil, political, and human rights that would characterize much of the twentieth century and continues to unfold today. L I S A PAC E V E T T E R

Drawing on a careful reading of speeches, letters and other archival sources, Lisa Pace Vetter shows the ways in which the early women’s rights movement and Abolitionism were central to the development of American political thought. A complex and thoughtful guide to the indispensable role of women in shaping the American way of life, The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists is essential for a comprehensive understanding of the history of American political thought. LISA PACE VETTER is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Affiliate Faculty member of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the author of “Women’s Work” as Political Art: Weaving and Dialectical Politics in Homer, Aristophanes, and Plato.

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NOMOS LVIII

China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia

Edited by JACK KNIGHT and MELISSA SCHWARTZBERG

Edited by DAVID B. H. DENOON

NOMOS LV I I I

Wealth

An in-depth philosophical study into the implications of wealth inequality in modern societies

Wealth, and specifically its distribution, has been a topic of great debate in recent years. Calls for justice against corporations implicated in the 2008 financial crash; populist rallying against “the one percent”; distrust of the influence of wealthy donors on elections and policy—all of these issues have their roots in a larger discussion of how wealth operates in American economic and political life. Edited by

Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartzberg

In Wealth a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law and philosophy address the complex set of questions that relate to economic wealth and its implications for social and political life in modern societies. The volume thus brings together a range of perspectives on wealth, inequality, capitalism, oligarchy, and democracy. The essays also cover a number of more specific topics including limitarianism, U.S. Constitutional history, the wealth defense industry, slavery, and tax policy. Economic wealth and its distribution is a pressing issue and this latest installment in the NOMOS series offers new and thought-provoking insights. JACK KNIGHT is Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University.

US-China Relations, Volume II

U.S.–China relationS VolUme ii

Wealth

China, the United StateS, and the FUtUre oF SoUtheaSt aSia

Policy and economic experts explain the economic trends and varied political goals at work in Southeast Asia

With China’s emergence as a powerful entity in Southeast Asia, the region has become an unlikely site of conflict between two of the world’s EDiTED bY DaviD b. H. Denoon great powers. The United States, historically regarded as the protector of Pacific Southeast Asia, is now called upon to respond to what many would consider bullying on the part of the Chinese. contributors

Vikram Nehru Ann Marie Murphy Amy Freedman

Evan Laksmana Heng Yee-Kuang Tran Troung Thuy Zakaria Ahmad

Catharin Dalpino Edward Lincoln G. V. C. Naidu and Gulshan Sachdeva

Chen Shaofeng Chu Shulong Marvin Ott Michael McDevitt

While certainly inclined to help the country’s former allies, the United States has grown undeniably closer to China in the recent decades of global interconnected economic growth. China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia delves into the complicated dynamics of this situation. Covering topics such as the controversial response to human rights violations, the effects of global economic interconnectedness, and contested sovereignty over resource-rich islands, this volume provides a modern and nuanced perspective on the state of the region. For anyone interested in understanding the evolving global balance of power, China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia illuminates how countries as different as Thailand and Indonesia see the growing competition between Beijing and Washington.

MELISSA SCHWARTZBERG is Professor of Politics at New York University.

DAVID B. H. DENOON is Professor of Politics and Economics at New York University.

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No Shortcut to Change An Unlikely Path to a More Gender Equitable World KARA ELLERBY A much-needed critique of the weaknesses inherent in international gender policy Gender equality has become a central aspect of global governance and development in the twentyfirst century. States increasingly promote women in government, ensure women’s economic rights, and protect women from violence, all in the name of creating a more gender equitable world. No Shortcut to Change is a historical, theoretical, and political overview of why the common, liberal-feministdriven ‘shortcut’ approach has not actually improved the status of women throughout the world—and why a new approach taking social, racial, and political hierarchies into account alongside gender is sorely needed. This innovative book unites several streams of international relations and feminist theory in pursuit of a practical solution to global gender inequality. Kara Ellerby gives an overview of what ‘add-women’ policymaking looks like and has (or has not) accomplished, examining three key policy areas: •

Women’s representation—including policies and practices to include more women in all branches of government, such as legislative quotas, which in many countries have been established to ensure enough women are represented in legislative bodies; The recognition of women’s economic rights, such as the right for a woman to own property and find gainful employment Combating violence against women, through domestic violence and rape laws, which remains a major problem throughout the world.

Ellerby explores how poor implementation, informal practices, gender binaries, and intersectionality remain key issues in addressing women’s inclusion policy around the world. Ultimately, she concludes that all of these efforts have been co-opted by global neoliberal institutions, often reinforcing gender differences rather than challenging them. No Shortcut to Change is an eye-opening overview for anyone interested in gender equality.

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kara ellerby “No Shortcut to Change is a groundbreaking critique of common-sense approaches to improving gender equality throughout the world. A must-read book for anyone who seriously cares about this important issue.” —Laura Sjoberg, author of Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping

KARA ELLERBY is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Political Science and International Relations, and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Delaware.

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keywords Collaborative in design and execution, the books in the Keywords series bring together scholars across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, to contribute essays on a single term to help trace the contours and debates of a particular field. Keywords are the nodal points in many of today’s most dynamic and vexed discussions of political and social life, both inside and outside of the academy. Providing accessible A-to-Z surveys of prevailing scholarly concepts, the books serve as flexible tools for carving out new areas of inquiry.

Keywords for Media Studies Edited by LAURIE OUELLETTE and JONATHAN GRAY

KEYWORDS FOR MEDIA STUDIES

The essential vocabulary of Media Studies

Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and complicating its established and emergent terminology. The book Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray places thinking about media and society into historical context, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations. EDITED BY

Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies.

LAURIE OUELLETTE is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches media and cultural studies. She is the co-author of Better Living Through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship. JONATHAN GRAY is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Television Entertainment, Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts, and Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality.

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The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society

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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. Citizen Spies shows how “If You See Something, Say Something” is more than just a new Homeland Security program; it has been an essential civic responsibility throughout the history of the United States. From the town crier of Colonial America to the recruitment of youth through “junior police,” to the rise of Neighborhood Watch, AMBER Alerts, and Emergency 9-1-1, 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 police-affiliated social media, as well as the U.S.’s recurrent anxieties about political dissidents and ethnic minorities from the Red Scare to the War on Terror, Reeves teases out how vigilance toward neighbors has long been aligned with American ideals of patriotic and moral duty. Taking the long view of the history of the citizen spy, this book offers a muchneeded perspective for those interested in how we arrived at our current moment in surveillance culture and contextualizes contemporary trends in policing.

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“In an age where surveillance studies tends to focus on digital systems and technologies, Joshua Reeves’s excellent work reminds us of the long duree of governance through the recruitment of citizens as extensions of police. This deep expedition into peer to peer spying meticulously connects seeing to saying, observing to reporting, and ultimately surveillance to communication. Citizen Spies takes us on a rollicking ride where we discover that our neighbors are as integral as the devices in snoop and snitch culture.” —Jack Z. Bratich, author of Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture JOSHUA REEVES is Assistant Professor of New Media Communications and Speech Communication at Oregon State University.

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Paranormal America

Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture Second Edition CHRISTOPHER D. BADER, JOSEPH O. BAKER, and F. CARSON MENCKEN

PAR ANO RM AL AM ERIC A

The untold account of the countless Americans who believe in, or personally experience, paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and psychics

GHOST ENCOUNTERS, UFO SIGHTINGS,

Given the popularity of television shows such as Finding Bigfoot, Ghost Hunters, Supernatural, and American Horror Story, there seems to be an insatiable public hunger for mystical happenings. But who believes in the paranormal? Based on extensive research and their own unique personal experiences, Christopher Bader, Joseph Baker and F. Carson Mencken reveal that a significant number of Americans hold these beliefs and that for better or worse, we undoubtedly live in a paranormal America. BIGFOOT HUNTS, and OTHER CURIOSITIES

in RELIGION and CULTURE

SECOND EDITION

CHRISTOPHER D. BADER, JOSEPH O. BAKER, and F. CARSON MENCKEN

The second edition includes new and updated research based on findings from major national surveys regarding America’s relationship with the paranormal. The authors examine topics such as the ways in which paranormal beliefs relate to each other, whether they will give rise to a new religion, and how believers in the paranormal differ from “average” Americans. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes and provocative new findings, Paranormal America offers an entertaining yet authoritative examination of a growing segment of American religious culture. CHRISTOPHER D. BADER is Associate Professor of Sociology at Baylor University. JOSEPH O. BAKER is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University.

The Social Gospel in American Religion A History CHRISTOPHER H. EVANS

The Social Gospel in American Religion

A remarkable history of the powerful and influential social gospel movement

A H I S T O RY

The global crises of child labor, alcoholism and poverty were all brought to our attention through the social gospel movement. Its impact on American society makes it one of the most influential developments in American religious history. Christopher H. Evans traces the development of the social gospel in American Protestantism, and illustrates how the religious idealism of the movement also rose up within Judaism and Catholicism. Christopher H. Evans

Evans demonstrates how the presence of the social gospel continued in American culture long after its alleged demise following World War I. He also explores the relationship between the liberal social gospel of the early twentieth century and later iterations of social reform in late twentieth century evangelicalism. The Social Gospel in American Religion considers an impressive array of historical figures including Washington Gladden, Emil Hirsch, Frances Willard, Reverdy Ransom, Walter Rauschenbusch, Stephen Wise, John Ryan, Harry Emerson Fosdick, A.J. Muste, Georgia Harkness, and Benjamin Mays. It demonstrates how these figures contributed to the shape of the social gospel in America, while arguing that the movement’s legacy lies in its profound influence on broader traditions of liberal-progressive political reform in American history. CHRISTOPHER H. EVANS is Professor of Theology at Boston University.

F. CARSON C. MENCKEN is professor of sociology at Baylor University. APRIL 2017 304 PAGES • 68 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-1528-9 • $28.00S (£22.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-1965-2 • $89.00X (£74.00) Previous Edition • PAPER • 978-0-8147-9135-6 RELIGION 32

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Drawn to the Gods Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy DAVID FELTMATE The world of religious satire as seen through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows—The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy—David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion’s proper place in American society are communicated through comedy. The book includes discussion of a wide range of American religions, including Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Native American Religions, New Religious Movements, “Spirituality,” Hinduism, and Atheism. Along the way, readers are shown that jokes about religion are influential tools for teaching viewers how to interpret and judge religious people and institutions. Feltmate develops a picture of how each show understands and communicates what constitutes good religious practice as well as which traditions they seek to exclude on the basis of race and ethnicity, stupidity, or danger. From Homer Simpson’s spiritual journey during a chili-pepper induced hallucination to South Park’s boxing match between Jesus and Satan to Peter Griffin’s worship of the Fonz, each show uses humor to convey a broader commentary about the role of religion in public life. Through this examination, an understanding of what it means to each program to be a good religious American becomes clear.

RELIgIon RELIGION AnD AND HuMoR HUMOR In THE THE SIMpSonS, IN S IMPSONS, SouTH PARK pARk , &&FAMILy SOUTH FAMILYguy GU Y

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“Drawn to the Gods is a thorough and comprehensive study... Feltmate’s arguments are compelling and insightful, and quite lively.” —Gary Laderman, Goodrich C. White Professor of American Religious History and Cultures, Emory University

DAVID FELTMATE is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Drawn to the Gods is a book that both fans and scholars will enjoy as they discover the significance of religious satire in these iconic television programs.

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Religion and Progressive Activism New Stories About Faith and Politics

Edited by RUTH BRAUNSTEIN, TODD NICHOLAS FUIST and RHYS H. WILLIAMS

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ACTIVISM NEW STORIES ABOUT FAITH AND POLITICS

A new approach to understanding religiously motivated social action, and the realities of the American political landscape

To many mainstream-media saturated Americans, the terms “progressive” and “religious” may not seem to go hand-in-hand. As religion is usually tied to conservatism, an important way in which religion and politics intersect is being overlooked. EDITED BY

RUTH BRAUNSTEIN, TODD NICHOLAS FUIST, and RHYS H. WILLIAMS

Progressive Religion and Social Activism focuses on this significant intersection, revealing that with almost every political issue or area of public concern, progressive religious activists are a driving force in American public life. Taken together, the book challenges common perceptions of religiously motivated social action, and offers a more grounded and nuanced understanding of religion and the American political landscape. In a coherent and accessible way, this book engages and rethinks long accepted theories of religion, social movements, and of the role of faith in democratic politics and civic life. RUTH BRAUNSTEIN is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. TODD NICHOLAS FUIST is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University. RHYS H. WILLIAMS is Professor of Sociology at Loyola University, Chicago, where he also directs the McNamara Center for the Social Study of Religion.

Alternative Sociologies of Religion Through Non-Western Eyes JAMES V. SPICKARD Explores what the sociology of religion would look like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or Native American culture rather than in a Christian one Sociology has long used Western Christianity as a model for all religious life. As a result, the field has tended to highlight aspects of religion that Christians find important, such as religious beliefs and formal organizations, while paying less attention to other elements. What aspects of religion would scholars see more clearly if they had been raised in Confucian China? What could they learn about religion from Ibn Khaldūn, the famed 14th century Arab scholar? What would they better understand, had they been born Navajo, whose traditional religion certainly does not revolve around beliefs and organizations? Through these thought experiments, Spickard shows how non-Western ideas understand some aspects of religions--even of Western religions— better than does standard sociology. The volume shows how non-Western frameworks can shed new light on several different dimensions of religious life, including the question of who maintains religious communities, the relationships between religion and ethnicity as sources of social ties, and the role of embodied experience in religious rituals. These approaches reveal central aspects of contemporary religions that the dominant way of doing sociology fails to notice. Each approach also provides investigators with new theoretical resources to guide them deeper into their subjects. The volume makes a compelling case for adopting a global perspective in the social sciences. JAMES V. SPICKARD is Professor of Sociology at the University of Redlands.

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Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch

Growing God’s Family

Indian American Christianity in Motion

The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism

PREMA A. KURIEN

SAMUEL L. PERRY

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Traces the religious adaptation of members of an important Indian Christian church—the Mar Thoma denomination—as they make their way in the United States

Illustrates the hidden challenges embedded within the evangelical adoption movement

Growing God’s Family

For over a decade, prominent leaders and organizations among American evangelicals Evangelic a l Ac t iv ism have spent a substantial amount of time and money in an effort to address what they believe to be the “orphan crisis” of the United States. Yet, despite an expansive commitment of resources, there is no reliable evidence that these efforts have been successful. Why have evangelical mobilization efforts been so ineffective? The Glob a l

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This book exposes how a new paradigm of ethnicity and Prema A. Kurien religion, and the megachurch phenomenon, is shaping contemporary immigrant religious institutions, specifically Indian American Christianity. Kurien draws on multi-site research in the US and India to provide a global perspective on religion by demonstrating the variety of ways that transnational processes affect religious organizations and the lives of members, both in the place of destination and of origin. The widespread prevalence of megachurches and the dominance of American evangelicalism created an environment in which the traditional practices of the ancient South Indian Mar Thoma denomination seemed alien to its American-born generation, and many young adults left to attend evangelical megachurches. Kurien examines the pressures church members face to incorporate contemporary American evangelical worship styles into their practice, including an emphasis on an individualistic faith, and praise and worship services, often at the expense of maintaining the ethnic character and support system of their religious community. Wide in scope, this book is a must read for an audience interested in the study of global religions and cultures. PREMA A. KURIEN is Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University and author of two award-winning books, Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity: International Migration and the Reconstruction of Community Identities in India, and A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism. JUNE 2017 304 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-4798-2637-7 • $35.00S (£28.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-0475-7 • $99.00X (£82.00) RELIGION WWW.NYUPRESS.ORG

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To answer this question, Samuel L. Perry draws on interviews with over 220 movement leaders and grassroots families, as well as national data on adoption and fostering, to show that the problem goes beyond orphan care. Perry argues that evangelical social engagement is fundamentally self-limiting and difficult to sustain because their approach does not work on a practical level. Growing God’s Family ultimately reveals this peculiar irony within American evangelicalism by exposing how certain aspects of the evangelical subculture may stimulate activism to address social problems, even while these same subcultural characteristics undermine their own strategic effectiveness. It provides the most recent analysis of dominant elements within the evangelical subculture and how that subculture shapes the engagement strategies of evangelicals as a group. SAMUEL L. PERRY is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

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The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó

Christian Theologies of the Sacraments

America’s Miraculous Church

A Comparative Introduction

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Nestled in a valley at the feet of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, the Santuario de Chimayó has been called the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in America. Brett Hendrickson

The book tells the fascinating stories of the Pueblo and Nuevomexicano Catholic origins of the site and the building of the church, the eventual transfer of the property to the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and the modern pilgrimage of believers alongside thousands of tourists. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as fieldwork in Chimayó, Brett Hendrickson examines the claims that various constituencies have made on the Santuario, its stories, dirt, ritual life, commercial value, and aesthetic character. The importance of the story of the Santuario de Chimayó goes well beyond its sacred dirt, to illuminate the role of Southwestern Hispanics and Catholics in American religious history and identity. The healing powers and marvel of the Santuario shine through the pages of Hendrickson’s book, allowing readers of all faiths to feel like they have stepped inside an institution in American and religious history. BRETT HENDRICKSON is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lafayette College.

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Christian Theologies of the Sacraments

Delves into the ancient debate regarding the nature and purpose of the seven sacraments

What are the sacraments? For centuries, this question has elicited a lively discussion among theologians, and a variety of answers that do anything but outline a unified belief concerning these fundamental ritual structures. Edited by Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson

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In this extremely cohesive and well-crafted volume, a group of renowned scholars map the theologies of sacraments offered by key Christian figures from the Early Church through the twenty-first century. Together, they provide a guide to the variety of views about sacraments found throughout Christianity, showcasing the variety of approaches to understanding the sacraments across the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox faith traditions. Rather than attempting to distill these into a single view, the book addresses many of the questions that theologians have tackled over the two thousand -year history of Christianity. In doing so, it paves the way for developing theologies of sacraments for present and future contexts. The definitive resource on theologies of the sacraments, this volume is a must-read for students, theologians, and spiritually interested readers alike.

JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB is Affiliate Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Canon for Vocations in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, and editor of Christian Theologies of Scripture (NYU Press 2006) and Christian Theologies of Salvation (NYU Press 2017). DAVID A. JOHNSON is Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta, Georgia.

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Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left A History of the Impossible MALIK GAINES Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the Sixties Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s. These ideas paved the way for imaginative models for social transformation through performance. Using the notion of excess— its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence— Malik Gaines considers how performances of that era circulated a black political discourse capable of unsettling commonplace understandings of race, gender, and sexuality. Following the transnational route forged by W.E.B. Du Bois, Josephine Baker, and other modern political actors, from the United States to West Africa, Europe and back, this book considers how artists negotiated at once the local, national, and diasporic frames through which race has been represented. Looking broadly at performances found in music, theater, film, and everyday life—from American singer and pianist Nina Simone, Ghanaian playwrights Efua Sutherland and Ama Ata Aidoo, Afro-German actor Günther Kaufmann, to California-based performer Sylvester—Gaines explores how shared signs of racial legacy and resistance politics are articulated with regional distinction. Bringing the lens forward through contemporary art performance at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Gaines connects the idea of sixties radicality to today’s interest in that history, explores the aspects of those politics that are lost in translation, and highlights the black expressive strategies that have maintained potent energy. Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the Sixties, following the evolution of black identity politics to reveal blackness’s ability to transform contemporary social conditions.

Bl ac k Performanc e on the out sk irt s of the lef t A History of tHe imp ossib le

Malik Gaines

“As for many in my generation, the political, counter-cultural, and intellectual histories of the 60s have been a source of inspiration for me, but also frustration, as we wonder what became of the transformative possibility promised by those powerful movements. We find that the period’s radical energies were not always organized around progress narratives that would deliver the future from the past, but rather brilliantly, they used the difficulty of black representation to offer ambivalent, contradictory theories about a subject’s place in history, and the politics of that place. In this work, I trace the ways these radical energies continue to circulate through the politics of representation.” —Malik Gaines

MALIK GAINES is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the performance group My Barbarian. AUGUST 2017 248 PAGES • 24 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-0430-6 • $28.00S (£22.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-3703-8 • $89.00X (£74.00) In the Sexual Cultures series AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES • PERFORMANCE STUDIES

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Fugitive Science

Diversión

Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

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Fugitive

How the work of an influential group of black artists confronted and refuted scientific racism

Traversing the archives of early African American literature, performance, and visual culture, Fugitive Science chronicles a littleknown story about race and science in America. While the history of scientific racism in the nineteenth century has been well-documented, there was also a counter-movement of African Americans who worked to refute its claims.

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Far from rejecting science, these figures were careful readers of antebellum science who linked diverse fields—from astronomy to physiology—to both on-the-ground activism and more speculative forms of knowledge creation. From the recovery of neglected figures like Robert Benjamin Lewis, Hosea Easton, and Sarah Mapps Douglass, to new accounts of Martin Delany, Henry Box Brown, and Frederick Douglass, Fugitive Science makes natural science central to how we understand the origins and development of African American literature and culture. This distinct and pioneering book will spark interest in anyone wishing to learn more on race and society. BRITT RUSERT is Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies.

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Diversión

Play and Popular Culture in

Cuban America ALBERT SERGIO LAGUNA

A re-examination of the Cuban diaspora through the lens of popular culture

In an era of warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba, this book updates the conversation about the movement of Cubans to America through an analysis of how this community has changed over the past twentyfive years. Laguna explores the generational shifts and tensions in a Cuban America where the majority is now made up of immigrants who arrived since the 1990s and those born in the U.S. To describe these demographic shifts, Laguna examines the centrality of play and popular culture in a community that has been historically described as angry, reactionary, and melancholic. Through readings of a wide range of popular culture forms originating in Miami and Cuba from the 1970s through the present, Laguna explores stand-up comedians, festivals, a form of media distribution on the island called “el paquete,” and the viral social media content of Los Pichy Boys. Diversión contends that our understanding of the Cuban diaspora is lacking not in seriousness, but in play. In the wake of the largest migration wave in Cuban history, Diversión and its focus on play is crucial reading for those who seek to understand not only the Cuban American diaspora, but cultural and economic life on the island. ALBERT SERGIO LAGUNA is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration at Yale University.

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Chicana/o Remix

Unnamable

Art and Errata Since the Sixties

The Ends of Asian American Art

KAREN MARY DAVALOS

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Chicana/o

Remix

Rewrites our understanding of the last 50 years of Chicana/o cultural production

Chicana/o Remix casts new light not only on artists— such as Sandra de la Loza, Judy Baca, and David Botello, among others— but on the exhibitions that feature their work, and the collectors, curators, critics, and advocates who engage it. Art and Errata since the Sixties

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Combining feminist theory, critical ethnic studies, art historical analysis, and extensive archival and field research, Karen Mary Davalos argues that narrow notions of identity, politics, and aesthetics limit our ability to understand the full capacities of Chicana/o art. She employs fresh vernacular concepts such as the “errata exhibit,” or the staging of exhibits that critically question mainstream art museums, and the “remix,” or the act of bringing new narratives and forgotten histories from the background and into the foreground. These concepts, which emerge out of art practice itself, drive her analysis and reinforce the rejection of familiar narratives that evaluate Chicana/o art in simplistic, traditional terms, such as political versus commercial, or realist versus conceptual. As a leading scholar in the study of Chicana/o artists, art spaces, and exhibition practices, Davalos presents her most ambitious project to date in this re-examination of fifty years of Chicana/o art production. KAREN MARY DAVALOS, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is an independent curator and an author of three books about Chicana/o art.

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Redraws the map of Asian American art, attempting to free it from a categorization that stifles more than it reveals

UNNAMABLE

Charting its historical conditions and the expansive contexts of its emergence, Susette Min challenges the notion of Asian American art as a site of reconciliation or as a way for marginalized artists to enter into an established canon. Pressing critically on the politics of visibility and how this categorization reduces artworks by Asian American artists within narrow parameters of interpretation, Unnamable reconceives Asian American art not as a subset of objects, but as a medium that disrupts representations and embedded knowledge. By approaching Asian American art in this way, Min refigures the way we see Asian American art as an oppositional practice, less in terms of its aspirations to be seen—its greater visibility—and more in terms of how it models a different way of seeing and encountering the world. THE ENDS OF

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Uniquely presented, the chapters are organized thematically as mini-exhibitions, and offer readings of select works by contemporary artists including Tehching Hsieh, Byron Kim, Simon Leung, Mary Lum, and Nikki S. Lee. Min displays a curatorial practice and reading method that conceives of these works not as “exemplary” examples of Asian American art, but as engaged in an aesthetic practice that is openended. Ultimately, Unnamable insists that in order to reassess Asian American art and its place in art history, we need to let go not only of established viewing practices, but potentially even the category of Asian American art itself. SUSETTE MIN is Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches Asian American studies, art history, curatorial studies, and cultural studies. JULY 2017 272 PAGES • 64 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-0-8147-6430-5 • $30.00S (£24.99) CLOTH • 978-0-8147-6429-9 • $89.00X (£74.00) ART • ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES SPR I NG 2017 • NY U PRESS

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Cosmopolitanisms Edited by BRUCE ROBBINS and PAULO HORTA With an afterword by KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH

An indispensable collection that re-examines what it means to belong in the world “Where are you from?” The word cosmopolitan was first used as a way of evading exactly this question, when Diogenes the Cynic declared C o s m o p o l i ta n i s m s himself a “kosmo-polites,” or citizen of the world. Cosmopolitanism displays two impulses—a detachment from one’s place of origin and an assertion of membership in some larger, more compelling collective. EditEd by brucE robbins and Paulo lEmos Horta WitH an aftErWord by KWamE antHony aPPiaH

Cosmopolitanisms works from the premise that there is more than one kind of cosmopolitanism. It can no longer stand as a single ideal against which all smaller loyalties and forms of belonging are judged and can be defined as one of many possible modes of life, thought, and sensibility that are produced when commitments and loyalties are multiple and overlapping. Featuring essays by major thinkers, this collection asks what these plural cosmopolitanisms have in common, and how the cosmopolitanisms of the underprivileged might serve the ethical values and political causes that matter to their members. This book gives a new meaning to belonging and its ground-breaking arguments call for deep and necessary discussion and discourse. BRUCE ROBBINS is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. PAULO LEMOS HORTA is Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi. KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH is Professor Philosophy and Law at New York University.

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Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna Edited by ROGER S. BAGNALL, ROBERTA CASAGRANDE-KIM, AKIN ERSOY, and CUMHUR TANRIVER, With Contributions by BURAK YOLAÇAN An in-depth archaeological report featuring graffiti found during a recent excavation at the Ancient Greek city of Smyrna Excavation in the basement of the Roman basilica in the agora of ancient Smyrna brought to light over hundreds graffiti and many drawings which are published in this richly illustrated volume. These texts and images encompass a range of subjects or interests, including gladiators and games, local politics, love, sex, word-play, and riddles. A distinctive aspect of the corpus is the many depictions of ships, some of which are very detailed. The present volume provides comprehensive editions of the texts, descriptions of the drawings, and an extensive introduction to the subjects of the graffiti, how they were produced, and who was responsible for them. A complete set of color photographs is included. ROGER S. BAGNALL is Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. ROBERTA CASAGRANDE-KIM is Assistant Manager of Exhibitions and Publications at the Onassis Foundation in New York. AKIN ERSOY is Assistant Professor at Izmir Dokuz Eylül University and Director of the Ancient City of Smyrna Excavations. CUMHUR TANRIVER is Associate Professor at Izmir Ege University and epigraphist of the Ancient City of Smyrna Excavations.

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The Excellence of the Arabs

Scents and Flavors

IBN QUTAYBAH Edited by JAMES MONTGOMERY and PETER WEBB Translated by SARAH B. SAVANT and PETER WEBB

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Written by one of the most prolific scholars of the early Abbasid era, The Excellence of the Arabs is a spirited defense of Arab identity—its merits, values, and origins—at a time of political unrest and fragmentation.

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The Excellence of the Arabs has two parts. The first, Arab Preeminence, accuses his opponents of blasphemous envy, and takes the form of an extended argument for Arab privilege. The second, The Excellence of Arab Learning, describes fields of knowledge in which Ibn Qutaybah believed pre-Islamic Arabians excelled, such as astronomy, divination, horse husbandry, and poetry. And by incorporating extensive excerpts from the poetic heritage—“the archive of the Arabs”—Ibn Qutaybah aims to demonstrate that poetry is itself sufficient corroboration of Arab superiority.

JAMES E. MONTGOMERY is Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall. SARAH BOWEN SAVANT is Associate Professor at The Aga Khan University, London. PETER WEBB is Lecturer in Arabic literature and culture at the University of Leiden. MARCH 2017 400 PAGES CLOTH • 978-1-4798-0957-8 • $40.00S (£33.00) ARABIC LITERATURE WWW.NYUPRESS.ORG

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This popular 13th-century Syrian cookbook is an ode to what its anonymous author calls the “greater part of the SCENTS AND FLAVORS pleasure of this life,” namely the A SYRIAN COOKBOOK consumption of food and drink. Collecting 635 meticulous recipes, Scents and Flavors invites us to savor an inventive cuisine that elevates simple ingredients by combining the sundry aromas of herbs, spices, fruits, and flower essences. L

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A masterpiece on mysticism by one of Islam’s greatest female scholars

The Principles of Sufism

ʿĀʾISHAH AL-BĀʿŪNIYYAH Translated by T. EMIL HOMERIN Foreword by ROS BALLASTER

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Insights into a life of integrity

A Treasury of Virtues Sayings, Sermons, and Teaching of ʿAlī, with the one Hundred Proverbs, attributed to al-Jāḥiẓ

AL-QĀḌĪ AL-QUḌĀʿĪ Translated by TAHERA QUTBUDDIN Foreword by ROWAN WILLIAMS

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A brilliant tongue-in-cheek tour of the Afterlife

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Mission to the Volga

ABU ZAYD AL-SIRAFI Foreword by ZVI BEN-DOR BENITE Translated by TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH

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Lively depictions of the natural life, peoples, and kingdoms around the Indian Ocean

Traveling eastward, we discover a vivid human landscape—from Chinese society to Hindu religious practices—as well as a colorful range of natural wilderness—from flying fish to Tibetan musk-deer and Sri Lankan gems. The juxtaposed accounts create a kaleidoscope of a world not unlike our own, a world on the road to globalization. In its ports, we find a priceless cargo of information. Here are the first foreign descriptions of tea and porcelain, a panorama of unusual social practices, cannibal islands, and Indian holy men—a marvelous, mundane world, contained in the compass of a novella. “These accounts are full of fascination and wonder…” —Times Literary Supplement

ABU ZAYD AL-SIRAFI was a seafarer who moved from the Persian port-city of Siraf to Basra in 303 H/915-916 AD. He wrote the second half of Accounts of China and India, supplementing an earlier section written by an unknown mariner and merchant fifty years earlier. TIM MACKINTOSH-SMITH is a noted British travel author, best known for his trilogy on the renowned Moroccan world-traveler Ibn Buttutah, which earned him a spot among Newsweek’s top twelve travel writers of the past hundred years. APRIL 2017 146 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-4798-3059-6 • $15.00T (£11.99) TRAVEL WWW.NYUPRESS.ORG

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A riveting travelogue from Baghdad to the Central Asian steppe

Mission to the Volga is the earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic—a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in what is now central Russia.

In this colorful documentary from the tenth century, the enigmatic Ibn Fadlan relates his experiences as part of an embassy sent by Caliph al-Muqtadir to deliver political and religious instruction to the recently-converted King of the Bulghars. During eleven months of grueling travel, Ibn Fadlan records the marvels he witnesses on his journey, including an aurora borealis and the white nights of the North. Crucially, he offers a description of the Viking Rus, including their customs, clothing, body painting, and a striking account of a ship funeral. Together, these anecdotes illuminate a vibrant world of diversity during the heyday of the Abbasid Empire, narrated with as much curiosity and zeal as they were perceived by its observant beholder. “A compelling account which is the earliest firsthand description of travel from the Muslim world.” —Times Literary Supplement

IBN FADLAN was a member of a diplomatic mission sent by the Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir in 309-310 H/921-922 AD to the king of the Volga Bulghars. His is the only existing record of that mission. TIM SEVERIN is a British explorer, film-maker, and lecturer. JAMES E. MONTGOMERY is the Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall.

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A Redder Shade of Green Intersections of Science and Socialism IAN ANGUS A socialist response to the looming ecological crisis As the Anthropocene advances, people across the redgreen political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Others wonder if Darwin’s evolutionary theories disprove Marx’s revolutionary views, or if capitalist history contradicts Anthropocene science. Some ask if all this worry about climate change and the ecosystem might lead to a “catastrophism” that weakens efforts to heal the planet.

“A Redder Shade of Green is a book for all those who want to build a broad-based, unified, revolutionary and worldwide struggle on behalf of humanity and the Earth, putting people and the planet before profits.” —John Bellamy Foster, author, Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature; editor, Monthly Review

Ian Angus responds to these concerns in A Redder Shade of Green, with a fresh, insightful clarity, bringing socialist values to science, and scientific rigor to socialism. He challenges not only mainstream green thought, but also radicals who misuse or misrepresent environmental science. Angus’s argument that confronting environmental destruction requires both cutting-edge scientific research and a Marxist understanding of capitalism makes this book an essential resource in the fight to prevent environmental destruction in the twenty-first century.

IAN ANGUS is editor of the ecosocialist journal Climate & Capitalism. His book, Facing the Anthropocene, has been described as “a crisp, eloquent, and deeply informed call to arms by a leading ecosocialist” by Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums, and as “the best radical book on the state of the planet I have read in the past year” by John Foran, co-founder of the Climate Justice Project and author of Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions.

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Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy KOHEI SAITO Reveals the ideal of a sustainable ecosocialist world in Marx’s writings Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent belief in the necessity of humans to dominate the natural world, in order to end material want and create a new world of fulfillment and abundance—a world where nature is mastered, not by anarchic capitalism, but by a planned socialist economy. Understandably, this perspective has come under sharp attack, not only from mainstream environmentalists but also from ecosocialists, many of whom reject Marx outright. Kohei Saito’s Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism lays waste to accusations of Marx’s ecological shortcomings. Delving into Karl Marx’s central works, as well as his natural scientific notebooks—published only recently and still being translated—Saito also builds on the works of scholars such as John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett, to argue that Karl Marx actually saw the environmental crisis embedded in capitalism. “It is not possible to comprehend the full scope of [Marx’s] critique of political economy,” Saito writes, “if one ignores its ecological dimension.” Saito’s book is crucial today, as we face unprecedented ecological catastrophes—crises that cannot be adequately addressed without a sound theoretical framework. Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism shows us that Marx has given us more than we once thought, that we can now come closer to finishing Marx’s critique, and to building a sustainable ecosocialist world.

“Saito’s book is marked by a deep knowledge of Marxist theory, especially the debate over Marxism and ecology. Saito brings a major new source into the debate: Marx’s forthcoming notebooks on ecology. This results in a new interpretation of Marx, one that is timely, given the economic and ecological crises of contemporary capitalism.” —Kevin B. Anderson, author, Marx at the Margins

KOHEI SAITO received his PhD from Humboldt University in Berlin. He is currently a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has published articles and reviews on Marx’s ecology, including “The Emergence of Marx’s Critique of Modern Agriculture,” and “Marx’s Ecological Notebooks,” both in Monthly Review. He is working on editing the complete works of Marx and Engels, Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) Volume IV/18, which includes a number of Marx’s natural scientific notebooks.

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Harbors Rich in Ships The Selected Revolutionary Writings of Miroslav Krleža, Radical Luminary of Modern World Literature Written by MIROSLAV KRLEŽA Edited and Translated by ŽELJKO CIPRIŠ A bold new collection of the writings of Miroslav Krleža, in English for the first time

“Krleža was and shall remain a pivotal figure, and no one interested in twentieth-century Croatian and South Slavic literature can ignore him…. He fully deserves to be ranked among the luminaries of contemporary world literature.” —Ante Kadić, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Russian and East European Institute

ŽELJKO CIPRIŠ was born in Zagreb, Croatia (former Yugoslavia), and obtained a doctorate in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. He is professor of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of the Pacific, and translator of several classic Japanese leftist novels.

Miroslav Krleža was a giant of Yugoslav literature, yet remarkably little of his writing has appeared in English. In a body of work that spans more than five dozen books, including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and essays, Krleža steadfastly pursued a radical humanism and artistic integrity. Harbors Rich in Ships gives English-speaking readers an unprecedented opportunity to appreciate the astonishing breadth of Krleža’s literary creations. Beautifully translated by Željko Cipriš, this collection of seven representative early texts introduces a new audience to three stories from Krleža’s renowned antimilitarist book, The Croatian God Mars; an autobiographical sketch; a oneact play; a story from his collection of short stories, One Thousand and One Deaths; and his signature drama, The Glembays, a satirical account of the crime-ridden origins of one of Zageb’s most aristocratic families. Born in 1893 Zagreb, then a city in the AustroHungarian Empire, Miroslav Krleža died in 1981 Zagreb, after it had become part of Croatia, a republic in socialist Yugoslavia. He was educated in military academies that served the Hapsburg monarchy, however, after fighting on the Eastern Front during the First World War, he was sickened by the War’s lethal nationalism and became a fervent anti-militarist. Krleža joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1918, but his opposition to Stalin’s artistic dictum of social realism, as well as his refusal to support Stalin’s purges, led to his expulsion from the Party in 1939. He nevertheless helped found several literary and political journals, and became a driving force in Yugoslavia’s literature. This collection will help readers of all interests and ages see just why Krleža is considered among the best of the literary moderns.

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A straightforward discussion of the issues surrounding immigration U.S. immigration has been the subject of furious debates for decades. On one side, politicians and the media talk about aliens and criminals, with calls to “deport them all.” On the other side, some advocates idealize immigrants and gloss over problems associated with immigration. Dialogue becomes possible when we dig deeper and ask tough questions: Why are people in other countries leaving their homes and coming here? What does it mean to be “illegal”? How do immigration raids, prisons, and border walls impact communities? Who suffers and who profits from our current system—and what would happen if we transformed it? The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers goes beyond soundbites to tackle these concerns in straightforward language and an accessible questionand-answer format. First published in 2007, this updated and expanded edition is an effective tool to confront current stereotypes and disinformation. Those who believe immigrants take jobs from citizens, don’t pay taxes, strain public services, and threaten the dominant culture will find their assumptions challenged with compelling arguments and hard data. Ideal for classroom use, The Politics of Immigration provides those who are undecided about immigration with the facts and clear reasoning they need to develop an informed opinion.

Praise for the first edition: “We desperately need to put aside false information about immigrants, to see them as we see ourselves with honesty and compassion. This book gives powerful meaning to the slogan ‘No Human Being is Illegal.’ I hope it will be widely read.” —Howard Zinn, author, A People’s History of the United States

JANE GUSKIN and DAVID WILSON have been writing since 1990 about immigration, labor, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Their articles have appeared in Truthout, NACLA Report on the Americas, MRZine, The Huffington Post, and other publications. For over twenty years, they co-edited Weekly News Update on the Americas, an Englishlanguage bulletin covering grassroots news from Latin America. Guskin also edited a companion publication, Immigration News Briefs. Guskin and Wilson are both based in New York City, where they work for immigrant and labor rights. MAY 2017 312 PAGES PAPER • 978-1-5836-7636-3 • $24.00S CLOTH • 978-1-5836-7637-0 • $95.00X POLITICAL SCIENCE

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The Age of Monopoly Capital Selected Correspondence of Paul M. Sweezy and Paul A Baran, 1949-1964 PAUL A. BARAN and PAUL M. SWEEZY Edited by NICHOLAS BARAN and JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER The rich correspondence that preceded the publication of Monopoly Capital

“The first serious attempt to extend Marx’s model of competitive capitalism to the new conditions of monopoly capitalism.” —Howard Sherman, economist, Professor Emeritus, University of California-Riverside; author, with E.K. Hunt, of Economics: An Introduction to Traditional and Radical Views

NICHOLAS BARAN is the son of PAUL A. BARAN. He is an attorney, former computer technology journalist, and author of Inside the Information Superhighway Revolution. JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER is editor of Monthly Review and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon. He has written widely on political economy and ecology, including, most recently, The Endless Crisis (with Robert W. McChesney) and The Ecological Rift (with Brett Clark and Richard York).

Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy were two of the leading Marxist economists of the twentieth century. Their seminal work, Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order, published in 1966, two years after Baran’s death, was in many respects the culmination of fifteen years of correspondence between the two, from 1949 to 1964. During those years, Baran, a professor of economics at Stanford, and Sweezy, a former professor of economics at Harvard, then co-editing Monthly Review in New York City, were separated by three thousand miles. Their intellectual collaboration required that they write letters to one another frequently and, in the years closer to 1964, almost daily. Their surviving correspondence consists of some one thousand letters. The letters selected for this volume illuminate not only the development of the political economy that was to form the basis of Monopoly Capital, but also the historical context—the McCarthy Era, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis—in which these thinkers were forced to struggle. Not since Marx and Engels carried on their epistolary correspondence has there has been a collection of letters offering such a detailed look at the making of a prescient critique of political economy—and at the historical conditions from which that critique was formed.

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Discounted Life

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Saving Face

The Dubious Diagnosis

The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

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How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire

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2016 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability, American Sociological Association

Raising Generation Rx

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A Taste for Brown Bodies

Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

HIRAM PEREZ

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Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems

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Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality

Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism

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MOUSTAFA BAYOUMI

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A Description of the New York Central Park.....................9 A Redder Shade of Green..................................................44 A Treasury of Virtues........................................................42 Accounts of China and India............................................43 Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law.....................16 Age of Monopoly Capital, The...........................................48 al-Bā‘ūniyyah, ‘Ā’ishah......................................................42 al-JawzĪ, Ibn........................................................................42 al-Ma‘arrī, Abū l-‘Alā’........................................................42 al-Qudā‘ī, al-Qā‘ī...............................................................42 al-Shāfi‘ī..............................................................................42 al-Sirafi, Abu Zayd.............................................................43 al-Shidyāq, Ahmad Fāris..................................................42 Ali, Kecia............................................................................42 Alternative Sociologies of Religion...................................34 Alumkal, Antony.................................................................7 An Unlikely Union.............................................................10 Ancis, Julie R.....................................................................16 Angus, Ian........................................................................44 Animus..................................................................................4 Anthony, Sean W................................................................42 Anthropology and Law.......................................................20 Appiah, Kwame Anthony..................................................40 Araiza, William D................................................................4 Atlas of the Great Irish Famine..........................................8 Atlas of the Irish Revolution................................................8 Bader, Christopher D........................................................32 Bagnall, Roger S................................................................40 Baker, Joseph O.................................................................32 Ballaster, Ros.....................................................................42 Baran, Paul A.....................................................................48 Baran, Nicholas.................................................................48 Benite, Zui Ben-Dor..........................................................43 Berg, Ulla D........................................................................21 Beyond Deportation...........................................................20 Beyond Trans........................................................................3 Black Performance on the Outskirts of 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