New Books Network

Cymene Howe, “Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene (Duke UP, 2019)
This is the first of three interviews with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer about their duo-graph, Wind and Power in the Anthropocene (Duke University Press, 2019).  Also listen to my interview with Boyer about his volume, Energopolitics, as well as my interview with both authors together about collaborative research and... Read More
Suzanne Scott, “Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry” (NYU Press, 2019)
Suzanne Scott’s new book Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry (NYU Press, 2019) provides an overview of the convergence culture industry and the world of fandom while examining the role that gender and misogyny has played in understanding who is and is not considered an “authentic”... Read More
William Elison, “The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
William Elison‘s The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai (University of Chicago Press, 2018) explores how slum residents, tribal people, and members of other marginalized groups use religious icons to mark urban spaces in Mumbai. Interestingly, not all of Elison’s interview subjects identify... Read More
Nancy Lough and Andrea N. Geurin, “Routledge Handbook of the Business of Women’s Sport” (Routledge, 2019)
Shortly after the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup earlier this summer, a friend suggested to me that it signaled the long-awaited arrival of soccer as a mainstream sport in the U.S. I thought a second, remembering the commercials around the game and the way the television cameras shot the... Read More
Belinda Stillion Southard, “How to Belong: Women’s Agency in a Transnational World” (Penn State UP, 2018)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they)–Asst. Prof. of Communication at the State University of New York at Geneseo–interviews Dr. Belinda Stillion Southard (she/hers)–Assoc. Prof. of Communication at the University of Georgia–on the illuminating new book, How to Belong: Women’s Agency in a Transnational World... Read More
Peregrine Schwartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow, “Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes” (Routledge, 2012)
This episode is the first in a new series, New Books in Interpretive Social Science, which will feature works on interpretive research design and practice alongside recently published exemplary interpretive social scientific studies. To get the ball rolling, the editors of the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods, and co-authors of... Read More
Lindsey Green-Simms, “Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa” (U Minnesota Press, 2019)
Cars promise freedom, autonomy, and above all, movement but leave whole cities stuck in traffic, breathing polluted air, exposed of deadly crashes, and dependent on vast the vast infrastructures of road networks, and oil production. Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) examines the paradoxes... Read More