New Books Network

Erika Denise Edwards, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic” (U Alabama Press, 2020)
Argentina promotes itself as a country of European immigrants. This makes it an exception to other Latin American countries, which embrace a more mixed—African, Indian, European—heritage. Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic (University of Alabama Press, 2020) traces the origins of... Read More
Megan Burke, “When Time Warps: The Lived Experience of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence” (U Minnesota Press, 2019)
In When Time Warps: The Lived Experience of Gender, Race, and Sexual Violence (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), Megan Burke considers the relationship of sexual violence to lived time by reexamining and building upon the work of Simone de Beauvoir, and in conversation with Judith Butler, María Lugones, Maurice Merleau-Ponty,... Read More
James N. Green, “Exile Within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary” (Duke UP, 2018)
In Exile Within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke University Press, 2018), James N. Green tells the story of Herbert Daniel, a significant and complex figure in Brazilian leftist revolutionary politics and social activism from the mid-1960s until his death in 1992. As a medical student, Daniel joined a revolutionary... Read More
Todd Shepard, “Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979” (U Chicago Press, 2017)
Departing from the bold and compelling claim that we cannot fully understand the histories of decolonization and the so-called “sexual revolution” apart from one another, Todd Shepard’s Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979 (University of Chicago Press, 2017) is a complex analysis of the lasting impact of the Algerian Revolution... Read More
adrienne maree brown, “Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good” (AK Press, 2019)
In the introduction to Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (AK Press, 2019), adrienne maree brown defines pleasure activism as “the work we do to reclaim our whole, happy, and satisfiable selves from the impacts, delusions, and limitations of oppression and/or supremacy”. brown challenges the idea of activism from the... Read More
Juliane Hammer, “Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts Against Domestic Violence” (Princeton UP, 2019)
How do Muslim Americans respond to domestic violence? What motivates Muslim individuals and organizations to work towards eradicating domestic violence in their communities? Where do Muslim providers, survivors, victims, and organizations fit into the broader, mainstream anti-domestic violence movement? How do Muslims negotiate with religious tradition in their work against... Read More
S. Bergès, E. Hunt Botting, A. Coffee, “The Wollstonecraftian Mind” (Routledge, 2019)
The Wollstonecraftian Mind (Routledge, 2019) is an extensive compendium of Mary Wollstonecraft as a writer, as an interlocutor, as a philosopher and political theorist, and as a feminist thinker. The text, which is impressive in its reach, breath, and considerations, will be of use to any reader or scholar who... Read More