New Books Network

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
Tina Sikka, “Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable” (Springer, 2019)
How can feminist theory help address the climate crisis? In Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable (Springer Verlag, 2019), Tina Sikka, a lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Newcastle, considers the limitations of our current approach to climate change, and the means through which... Read More
Kate Ervine, “Carbon” (Polity, 2018)
The crisis of global warming overwhelms the imagination with its urgency, yet more than ever we need patient, clear-sighted. and careful assessments of the possibilities for transforming the global political economy.  Carbon (Polity, 2018) is an excellent addition to our evolving efforts to understand clearly where we are and where we... Read More
Natalie Koch, “Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power, and Sport in Global Perspective” (Routledge, 2017)
Today we are joined by Natalie Koch, Associate Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and editor of Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power, and Sport in Global Perspective (Routledge, 2017).  In our conversation, we discuss the growing field of critical sports... Read More
Farhana Shaikh, “From Imposter to Impact: Arts Leadership in the 21st Century” (Dahlia Publishing, 2019)
What are the characteristics of the 21st Century arts leader? In From Imposter to Impact: Arts Leadership in the 21st Century (Dahlia Publishing, 2019), Farhana Shaikh, a writer, publisher, and journalist, details lessons from key arts thinkers. The book covers issues including funding, networking, audience development, the challenge of digital, and diversity in... Read More