New Books Network

Leta Hong Fincher, “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China” (Verso, 2018)
On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, five activists were detained by the police in China for their plans to distribute anti-sexual harassment stickers. Although such detainments usually last 24 hours, these women were detained 37 days, the legal limit for detention without bringing charges. Dubbed the Feminist... Read More
Jamila Lee-Johnson, and Ashley Gaskew, “Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education” (Routledge, 2018)
Jamila Lee-Johnson and Ashley Gaskew, doctoral students in education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, join us in this episode to discuss their recently published co-edited volume entitled, Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education (Routledge, 2018). In addition to talking about their own journey to becoming critical... Read More
Laurence Cox, “Why Social Movements Matter: An Introduction” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018)
In his book Why Social Movements Matter: An Introduction (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), Senior Lecturer Laurence Cox, from Maynooth University, highlights how social movements have shaped the world we live in and their importance for today’s social struggles. He also explores the complex relationship between progressive social movements and political... Read More
John Komlos, “Foundations of Real-World Economics: What Every Economics Student Needs to Know” (Routledge, 2019)
I met with John Komlos, an American economic historian of Hungarian descent and former holder of the Chair of Economic History at the University of Munich. We spoke about his latest book, Foundations of Real-World Economics: What Every Economics Student Needs to Know (Routledge, 2019). This is a very original... Read More
Serene J. Khader, “Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Transnational feminist theory and practice is faced with a dilemma: how should we contest and resist gender-based oppression, while at the same time respecting cultural difference? In her book, Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic (Oxford University Press, 2018), Serene J. Khader argues for a way out of this universalism/relativist impasse. She... Read More