New Books Network

Emilia Nielsen, “Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair” (U Toronto Press, 2019)
In this interview, Prof. Emilia Nielsen discusses the problem of the usual breast cancer narrative. She says that the happy stories of breast cancer survivors are so common that any other types of narrative almost require an apology. Emilia Nielsen is an assistant professor of arts, medicine and healing at... Read More
Amy Aronson, “Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Amy Aronson is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Fordham University and former editor at Working Woman and Ms. magazines. Her biography, Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life (Oxford University Press, 2019), gives us the life of a women’s rights activist, labor lawyer, radical pacifist, writer, and co-founder... Read More
Sarah Handley-Cousins, “Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North” (U Georgia Press, 2019)
All wars, in a practical sense, center on the destruction of the human body, and in Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North (University of Georgia Press, 2019), Sarah Handley-Cousins, a clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, shows how disability was a necessary by-product of the... Read More
Donna Guy, “Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina: Letters to Juan and Eva Perón” (U New Mexico Press, 2016)
Donna Guy’s 2016 book Creating Charismatic Bonds in Argentina: Letters to Juan and Eva Perón (University of New Mexico Press) is a history of Peronist populism that puts everyday people at the center of her exploration. Using letters written by Argentine citizens to the Perón couple between 1946 and 1955,... Read More
Sally Holloway, “The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture” (Oxford UP, 2019)
What was the role of love and courtship in eighteenth-century English culture? In her new book, The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture (Oxford University Press, 2019), Sally Holloway uses innovative methods to explore the history of romantic love in the long eighteenth century. Examining... Read More
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, “Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Everyday Life in an In-Between City” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato‘s Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Everyday Life in an In-Between City (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013) is a book about home and not-home, eloquently told about the hopes and dreams, fears and hardships of migrant women trying to make life and livelihoods in inner city Johannesburg. The result is an... Read More
Kathleen Sheppard, “The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology” (Lexington, 2017)
After Napoleon occupied Egypt, Europeans became obsessed with the ancient cultures of the Nile. In Britain, the center of Egyptology research was University College London (UCL). At the heart of the UCL program was the Egyptologist, Margaret Alice Murray. During this golden age of Egyptian Archaeology, Murray was training students,... Read More