New Books Network

Shadaab Rahemtullah, “Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam” (Oxford UP, 2017)
Shadaab Rahemtullah‘s book Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam (Oxford University Press, 2017) offers a compelling comparative analysis of the works of four Muslim scholars of Islam – Asghar Ali Engineer, Farid Esack, Amina Wadud, and Asma Barlas. The book serves as an excellent introduction... Read More
Cassia Roth, “A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil” (Stanford UP, 2020)
While the negotiation of ideals of nationhood and citizenship have traditionally fallen under the purview of landmark court decisions, state reforms, and the political exigencies of statesmen, Cassia Roth‘s new book A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2020) chooses to... Read More
Amy Koerber, “From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History” (Penn State UP, 2018)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they) interviews Dr. Amy Koerber (she/hers), Professor at Texas Tech University, on the groundbreaking book From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History (Penn State University Press, 2018). Filled with fresh takes on classical rhetorical theories, From Hysteria is an... Read More
J. S. Hirsch and S. Khan, “Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus” (Norton, 2020)
The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common... Read More
Kimberly A. Hamlin, “Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener” (Norton, 2020)
Kimberly A. Hamlin is an award-winning historian and associate professor in American studies at Miami University of Ohio. Her book Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (W. W. Norton, 2020) offers a fascinating biography of a little-known suffrage leader. Gardner began life as Alice... Read More
V. Hudson, D. Bowen, P. Nielsen, “The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide” (Columbia UP, 2020)
Global history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. Yet almost universally, males subordinate females. How does the relationship between men and women shape the wider political order? Valerie M. Hudson, Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen‘s new book The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance... Read More
Jin Y. Park, “Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp” (U Hawaii Press, 2017)
Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp (University of Hawaii Press, 2017) by Jin Y. Park, professor of philosophy and religion at American university, is an account of the Korean Buddhist nun, Kim Iryŏp’s life and philosophy, which takes place from 1896-1971. Park eclectically references philosophers, feminists, and... Read More