New Books Network

Brooke Newman, “A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica” (Yale UP, 2018)
In an empire built on racial slavery, what roles do blood purity and citizenship play in the creation of subject citizens? This is one of the many questions broached by Dr. Brooke Newman in her new book A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica (Yale University Press, 2018),... Read More
Prakash Shah, “Western Foundations of the Caste System” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
The Indian caste system is an ancient, pervasive institution of social organization within the subcontinent – or is it? Join me as I speak with Dr. Prakash Shah (Reader in Culture and Law at the Queen Mary University of London, UK) about his co-edited work, Western Foundations of the Caste System (Palgrave... Read More
Nico Slate, “Lord Cornwallis is Dead: The Struggle for Democracy in the United States and India” (Harvard UP, 2019)
In the twenty-first century, India and the United States are two closely connected states. Some of this is economic, and with it comes a concern that jobs in the United States are being outsourced to India. The two countries also face concerns over terrorism, engage in cultural dialogue with each... Read More
Whitney G. Gamble, “Christ and the Law: Antinomianism at the Westminster Assembly” (Reformation Heritage Books, 2018)
The Westminster Assembly (1643-53) was one of the most important ecclesiastical councils in the history of Reformed Protestantism, but until very recently it had received little in the way of scholarly attention. With the rediscovery of the minutes of the assembly, and their publication in 5 volumes by Oxford University... Read More
Christine Loh, “Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong” (Hong Kong UP, 2018)
There can be little doubt that Hong Kong has stood out as a particularly intense East Asian news hotspot in recent years. Whether reports have focused on pro-democracy protests, abducted booksellers or PRC Mainland integration plans, most of this news has revolved around a common theme – namely questions over... Read More
Susan Carlile, “Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind” (U Toronto Press, 2018)
Though not as well known today as some of her literary contemporaries, Charlotte Lennox wrote numerous works during the mid-18th century that won her critical acclaim and influenced subsequent generations of authors. In Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind (University of Toronto Press, 2018), Susan Carlile draws upon Lennox’s published works,... Read More
Farhana Shaikh, “From Imposter to Impact: Arts Leadership in the 21st Century” (Dahlia Publishing, 2019)
What are the characteristics of the 21st Century arts leader? In From Imposter to Impact: Arts Leadership in the 21st Century (Dahlia Publishing, 2019), Farhana Shaikh, a writer, publisher, and journalist, details lessons from key arts thinkers. The book covers issues including funding, networking, audience development, the challenge of digital, and diversity in... Read More