New Books Network

Melanie Simms, “What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work?” (Sage, 2019)
What is the future of work? In What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work? (Sage, 2019), Melanie Simms, a Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Glasgow offers an overview off a vast range of issues associated with work- in a... Read More
Wendy Brown, “In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West” (Columbia UP, 2019)
Neoliberalism is one of those fuzzy words that can mean something different to everyone. Wendy Brown is one of the world’s leading scholars on neoliberalism and argues that a generation of neoliberal worldview among political, business, and intellectual leaders led to the populism we’re seeing throughout the world today. But... Read More
Amy Allen and Mari Ruti, “Critical Theory Between Klein and Lacan: A Dialogue,” Part 2 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
What happens when a Kleinian and Lacanian have a committed, generous, and accessible conversation about the commonalities and differences between their psychoanalytic perspectives? In this special, two-part interview, host Jordan Osserman joins authors Amy Allen, a prominent representative of Frankfurt School critical theory with expertise on Klein, and Mari Ruti,... Read More
Remi Joseph-Salisbury, “Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience” (Emerald, 2018)
What are the experiences of mixed-race men? In Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience (Emerald Publishing, 2018),  Remi Joseph-Salisbury, a Presidential Fellow in Sociology at the University of Manchester, explores the double consciousness of black mixed-race men in America and the UK. Theoretically rich, with detailed empirical case... Read More
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, “The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games” (NYU Press, 2019)
Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television... Read More
Benjamin Kahan, “The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality” (U Chicago Press, 2019)
In this installment of New Books in History, Jana Byars talks with Benjamin Kahan, Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at LSU, about his newest work, The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Despite countless dropped calls,... Read More
Kfir Cohen Lustig, “Makers of Worlds, Readers of Signs: Israeli and Palestinian Literature of the Global Contemporary” (Verso, 2019)
Differently than existing accounts that concentrate on Israeli and Palestinian nationalism, Kfir Cohen Lustig‘s Makers of Worlds, Readers of Signs: Israeli and Palestinian Literature of the Global Contemporary (Verso, 2019) suggests a new theoretical and historical approach to Israeli and Palestinian literature as well as to the contemporary system of... Read More