New Books Network

Jean Jackson, “Managing Multiculturalism: Indigeneity and the Struggle for Rights in Colombia” (Stanford UP, 2019)
In Managing Multiculturalism: Indigeneity and the Struggle for Rights in Colombia (Stanford University Press) Jean Jackson narrates her remarkable journey as an anthropologist in Colombia for over 50 years. This is an extraordinary book because it shows us Jackson’s trajectory, the challenges she faced, the changes she underwent as a researcher... Read More
Teresa A. Goddu, “Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2020)
Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (University of Pennsylvania Press) is a richly illustrated history of the American Anti-Slavery Society and its print, material, and visual artifacts. Beginning with its establishment in the early 1830s, the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) recognized the need to reach and consolidate... Read More
Patrick Ffrench, “Roland Barthes and Film: Myth, Eroticism and Poetics” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
Roland Barthes and Film: Myth, Eroticism and Poetics (Bloomsbury) is a book by Patrick Ffrench, Professor of French at Kings College. It is a comprehensively researched and finely argued book that traces Barthes engagement with questions of cinema from early research pre-dating the publication of Mythologies to his last work,... Read More
J. Iber and M. Longoria, “Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present” (McFarland, 2020)
Today we are joined by Jorge Iber, Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science at Texas Tech, and Mario Longoria, a long-time author and educator who received his PhD in English in 2014. The two are the authors of Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers... Read More
Sai Balakrishnan, “Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019)
In the thoroughly researched, lucidly narrated new book Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India (University of Pennsylvania Press), Sai Balakrishnan (Assistant Professor of City and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley) examines the novel phenomenon of the conversion of agrarian landowners into urban shareholders in India’s newly emerging... Read More
Anne García-Romero, “The Fornes Frame” (U Arizona Press, 2016)
In The Fornes Frame: Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes (University of Arizona Press, 2016) playwright and theatre scholar Anne García-Romero traces the career and legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. Fornes was one of the most significant American playwrights of the twentieth century, and her legacy... Read More
Sherry L. Smith, “Bohemians West: Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth-Century America” (Heyday Books, 2020)
The opening years of the twentieth century saw a grand cast of radicals and reformers fighting for a new America, seeking change not only in labor picket lines and at women’s suffrage rallies but also in homes and bedrooms. In the thick of this heady milieu were Sara Bard Field... Read More
Anita Kurimay, “Queer Budapest, 1873-1961” (U Chicago Press, 2020)
By the dawn of the twentieth century, Budapest was a burgeoning cosmopolitan metropolis. Known at the time as the “Pearl of the Danube,” it boasted some of Europe’s most innovative architectural and cultural achievements, and its growing middle class was committed to advancing the city’s liberal politics and making it... Read More
Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier, “The House on Henry Street: The Enduring Life of a Lower East Side Settlement” (NYU Press, 2020)
On a cold March day in 1893, 26-year-old nurse Lillian Wald rushed through the poverty-stricken streets of New York’s Lower East Side to a squalid bedroom where a young mother lay dying—abandoned by her doctor because she could not pay his fee. The misery in the room and the walk... Read More
M. Ramirez and D. Peterson, “Ignored Racism: White Animus Toward Latinos (Cambridge UP, 2020)
Although Latinos are now the largest non-majority group in the United States, existing research on white attitudes toward Latinos has focused almost exclusively on attitudes toward immigration. Ignored Racism: White Animus Toward Latinos (Cambridge University Press) changes that. It argues that such accounts fundamentally underestimate the political power of whites’... Read More