New Books Network

Pernilla Myrne, “Female Sexuality in the Early Medieval Islamic World: Gender and Sex in Arabic Literature” (IB Taurus, 2020)
In this episode, I talk with Pernilla Myrne about her exciting and excellently researched book Female Sexuality in the Early Medieval Islamic World: Gender and Sex in Arabic Literature, published with IB Taurus in 2020. Pernilla Myrne is an Associate Professor of Arabic Literature and History at the University of Gothenburg... Read More
Crystal Mun-hye Baik, “Reencounters: On the Korean War and Diasporic Memory Critique” (Temple UP, 2020)
This interview coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, a war that, as Baik reminds us, has not officially ended. How are the particularities of the Korean War, as an unended war, expressed in the lives of survivors and their descendants? This work explores how violence is narrated... Read More
Ismael Garcia-Colon, “Colonial Migrants at the Heart of Empire: Puerto Rican Workers on U.S. Farms” (U California Press, 2020)
Colonial Migrants at the Heart of Empire: Puerto Rican Workers on U.S. Farms (University of California Press, 2020) is the first in-depth look at the experiences of Puerto Rican migrant workers in continental U.S. agriculture in the twentieth century. The Farm Labor Program, established by the government of Puerto Rico... Read More
Melissa K. Merry, “Warped Narratives: Distortion in the Framing of Gun Policy” (U Michigan Press, 2020)
If gun violence kills so many Americans, why don’t we see more effective solutions? How much does the way we frame an issue impact how we feel about it? How often are hot button issues deeply polarized due to the biased or intentionally manipulated ways they are presented to the... Read More
Robert Sroufe, “Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business” (Emerald, 2018)
Integration has been a key theme across the general management, organizational behavior, supply chain management, strategy, information systems and the environmental management literature for decades. Sustainability continues to be, at the “top of the agenda” in the C-suite. Despite this, specialists in academia and organizations lack the peripheral vision to... Read More
Jeremy Black, “War in Europe: 1450 to the Present” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)
War in Europe: 1450 to the Present (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016) is a masterful overview of war and military development in Europe since 1450, bringing together the work of a renowned historian of modern European and military history in a single authoritative volume. Beginning with the impact of the Reformation and... Read More
Hafsa Lodi, ”Modesty: A Fashion Paradox” (Neem Tree Press, 2020)
Modest fashion is a growing, global multi-billion-dollar market. As a fashion trend, it has increasingly made its way into high-profile runways, has been endorsed by celebrities, and profiled in major fashion publications and news outlets.   Hafsa Lodi’s  Modesty: A Fashion Paradox (Neem Tree Press, 2020) investigates how and why modest fashion became a mainstream... Read More
Peniel E. Joseph, “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” (Basic, 2020)
How do the political afterlives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. continue to shape American democracy? How does a common myth of opposition distort our understanding of civil rights? In his dual biography, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.... Read More
Ilze Hugo, “The Down Days” (Skybound Books, 2020)
Few science fiction writers have their vision of the future tested upon publication. But that’s what happened to Ilze Hugo, whose novel about a mysterious epidemic, The Down Days (Skybound Books, 2020), debuted in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. “For it to be published right in the middle of... Read More