BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven Carl Smith, “An Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Home to the so-called big five publishers as well as hundreds of smaller presses, renowned literary agents, a vigorous arts scene, and an uncountable number of aspiring and established writers alike, New York City… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jennifer Randles, “Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America” (Columbia UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley “Fragile families”―unmarried parents who struggle emotionally and financially―are one of the primary targets of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federal policy that has funded marriage education programs in nearly every state. These programs, which… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Susan B. Hyatt, Boone Shear and Susan Wright, eds., “Learning Under Neoliberalism: Ethnographies of Governance in Higher Education” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
As part of the neoliberal trends toward public-private partnerships, universities all over the world have forged more intimate relationships with corporate interests and more closely resemble for-profit corporations in both structure and practice. These transformations, accompanied by new forms of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jake Oresick, “The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburghs First Public High School” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The Schenley Experiment is the story of Pittsburghs first public high school, a social incubator in a largely segregated city that was highlyeven improbablysuccessful throughout its 156-year existence. Established in 1855 as Central High School and reorganized in 1916, Schenley… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Constance T. Fischer, Leswin Laubscher, and Roger Brooke, eds.,  “The Qualitative Vision for Psychology: An Invitation to a Human Science Approach” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
This volume, edited by three leading proponents and practitioners of human science psychology, serves as an invitation to readers new to this approach while also renewing that invitation to those who have long embraced and advanced research in the field… Read More
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