New Books Network

Justin Gomer, “White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights” (UNC Press, 2020)
Justin Gomer is the author of White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2020. White Balance explores the connection between politics and film from the 1970s to the 1990s. Gomer illustrates the myriad of ways that Hollywood... Read More
Andrew S. Baer, “Beyond the Usual Beating” (U Chicago Press, 2020)
In the 1970s and 1980s, a group of Chicago police officers routinely tortured criminal suspects in their custody, while fellow cops, state attorneys and elected officials looked the other way. In his book, Beyond the Usual Beating: The Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements For Police Accountability in... Read More
Jennifer Domino Rudolph, “Baseball as Mediated Latinidad: Race, Masculinity, Nationalism, and Performances of Identity” (Ohio State UP, 2020)
In her incisive study Baseball as Mediated Latinidad: Race, Masculinity, Nationalism, and Performances of Identity (Ohio State University Press, 2020), Jennifer Domino Rudolph analyzes major league baseball’s Latin/o American players—who now make up more than twenty-five percent of MLB—as sites of undesirable surveillance due to the historical, political, and sociological weight placed... Read More
Marc Zimmer, “The State of Science” (Prometheus Books, 2020)
New research and innovations in the field of science are leading to life-changing and world-altering discoveries like never before. What does the horizon of science look like? Who are the scientists that are making it happen? And, how are we to introduce these revolutions to a society in which a... Read More
Christina Dunbar-Hester, “Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures” (Princeton UP, 2020)
In Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Princeton University Press, 2020), Christina-Dunbar Hester, an associate professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, explores the world of open technology – communities centered on knowledge sharing. In particular, she investigates how these communities are considering... Read More