New Books Network

Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, “For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss A Mother F*cker Out When Snatching An Edge Ain’t Enough”
Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi has written her own beautiful choreo drama titled For Black Trans Girls Who Gotta Cuss A Mother F*cker Out When Snatching An Edge Ain’t Enough. Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi describes For Black... Read More
Mary-Elizabeth Murphy, “Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, DC, 1920-1945” (UNC Press, 2018)
Though women’s roles in the black freedom struggle remain under-acknowledged, scholars continue to make their importance clear. In her new book, Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, DC, 1920-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2018), Mary-Elizabeth Murphy (Associate Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University) examines black women’s... Read More
Lisa Greenwald, “Daughters of 1968: Redefining French Feminism and the Women’s Liberation Movement” (U Nebraska Press, 2019)
May ’68 marked a watershed moment in French society, culture, and political life. The feminist movement was no exception. Women took to the streets and meeting halls around the country, challenging outdated sexual standards, fighting for reproductive freedom, and articulating women’s oppression in radically new ways. In Daughters of 1968:... Read More
Polina Kroik, “Cultural Production and the Politics of Women’s Work in American Film and Literature” (Routledge, 2019)
How does thinking about gender and work help to rethink cultural hierarchies? In Cultural Production and the Politics of Women’s Work in American Film and Literature (Routledge, 2019), Polina Kroik, who teaches at Fordham University and Baruch College, CUNY, explores the relationship between work and gender in American culture. The... Read More
Cyril Ghosh, “De-Moralizing Gay Rights: Some Queer Remarks on LGBT Rights Politics in the US” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
In his book, De-Moralizing Gay Rights: Some Queer Remarks on LGBT+ Rights Politics in the US (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Cyril Ghosh interrogates three arenas of debate over LGBT+ rights in the contemporary American landscape—debates over and critiques of pinkwashing, the recent US Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), and... Read More
Kaitlin Sidorsky, “All Roads Lead to Power: The Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for US Women” (UP Kansas, 2019)
Kaitlin Sidorsky’s new book, All Roads Lead to Power: The Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for US Women (University Press of Kansas, 2019), is an extremely well written and important analysis of women in public life and public service. This book combines qualitative and quantitative research to examine... Read More
Harshita M. Kamath, “The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance” (U California Press, 2019)
Harshita M. Kamath‘s new book The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance (University of California Press, 2019) features an investigation of men donning a women’s guises to impersonate female characters – most notably Satyabhāmā, the wife of the Hindu deity Krishna –within the insular Brahmin community of the... Read More