New Books Network

Malcolm Keating, “Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
Philosophy of Language was a central concern in classical Indian Philosophy.  Philosophers in the tradition discussed testimony, pragmatics, and the religious implications of language, among other topics.  In his new book, Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Mukula’s ‘Fundamentals of the Communicative Function’ (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019),... Read More
Tammy R. Vigil, “Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992-2016” (UP of Kansas, 2019)
Tammy Vigil’s new book, Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992-2016 (University Press of Kansas, 2019), examines the contemporary “first spouses” on the campaign trail, at the nominating conventions, and pays particular attention to how these women (and one man, the 2016... Read More
Vincent DiGirolamo, “Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Crying the News: A History of America’s Newsboys (Oxford University Press, 2019) looks at the legion of children and teenagers who sold newspapers on city streets, moving trains, and even Civil War battlefields in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Author Vincent DiGirolamo, a history professor at Baruch College, is featured in this... Read More
Mariëlle Wijermars, “Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia: Television, Cinema, and the State” (Routledge, 2018)
In her new book, Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia: Television, Cinema and the State (Routledge, 2018), Mariëlle Wijermars discusses how history is being reimagined in pop culture and by the Russian government to give legitimacy and a sense of history to the Putin regime. She discusses the political reimagining overtime... Read More
Suzanne Scott, “Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry” (NYU Press, 2019)
Suzanne Scott’s new book Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry (NYU Press, 2019) provides an overview of the convergence culture industry and the world of fandom while examining the role that gender and misogyny has played in understanding who is and is not considered an “authentic”... Read More
Graham Thompson, “Herman Melville: Among the Magazines” (U Massachusetts Press, 2018)
“What I feel most moved to write, that is banned―it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the otherway I cannot.” Herman Melville wrote these words as he struggled to survive as a failing novelist. Between 1853 and 1856, he did write “the other way,” working exclusively for magazines. He earned... Read More
Joseph M. Adelman, “Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
During the American Revolution, printed material, including newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides, played a crucial role as a forum for public debate. In Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), Joseph M. Adelman, Associate Professor of History at Framingham State University,... Read More