New Books Network

Christopher Houston, “Istanbul, City of the Fearless: Urban Activism, Coup D’Etat, and Memory in Turkey” (U California Press, 2020)
Based on extensive field research in Turkey, Istanbul, Christopher Houston‘s new book Istanbul, City of the Fearless: Urban Activism, Coup D’Etat, and Memory in Turkey (University of California Press, 2020) explores social movements and the broader practices of civil society in Istanbul in the critical years before and after the... Read More
Chelsea McCracken, “A Grammar of Belep” (Walter de Gruyter, 2019)
Chelsea McCracken talks about her new book A Grammar of Belep (Walter de Gruyter, 2019). McCracken is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at Dixie State University and Senior Research Analyst of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education. She became involved in the homeschool reform movement as a result... Read More
David G. García, “Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality” (U California Press, 2018)
Most Americans have a limited understanding of the history of segregation in the United States. While many are taught that segregation was as an institution of social control that dominated Southern society, economics, and politics from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, a much smaller... Read More
Brian A. Stauffer, “Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico’s Religionero Rebellion” (U New Mexico Press, 2019)
In Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico’s Religionero Rebellion (University of New Mexico Press, 2019), Brian A. Stauffer reconstructs the history of Mexico’s forgotten “Religionero” rebellion of 1873-1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada. An essentially grassroots movement–organized by indigenous, Afro-Mexican, and mestizo... Read More
Knut A. Jacobsen, “Yoga in Modern Hinduism: Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga” (Routledge, 2017)
In his book Yoga in Modern Hinduism: Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga (Routledge, 2017), Knut A. Jacobsen examines the Kāpil Maṭh, a Sāṃkhyayoga institution emerging in the late nineteenth century Bengal. This movement (developing contemporaneously with modern yoga) is centered on the cave-dwelling renunciant yogin Hariharānanda Āraṇya. This book offers a... Read More
Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird, “Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior” (Princeton UP, 2020)
In their new book, Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior (Princeton University Press, 2020), political scientists Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird explore the political behavior of African American voters in the United States and examine extensive data to determine how this particular group of voters have... Read More
Claudio Saunt, “Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory” (Norton, 2020)
The Trail of Tears, during which the United States violently expelled thousands of Indigenous peoples from their ancestral homelands in the southeast, was anything but inevitable. Nor was it not the only manifestation of the federal government’s hotly debated Indian Removal policy of the 1830s. In his latest book Unworthy... Read More