New Books Network

C. Strachan and L. Poloni-Staudinger, “Why Don′t Women Rule the World?: Understanding Women′s Civic and Political Choices” (Sage, 2019)
Why Don′t Women Rule the World?: Understanding Women′s Civic and Political Choices (Sage, 2019) is a comprehensive and useful addition to the established literature on women and politics. This book, authored by four political scientists with a diversity of training and expertise, delves into a broad and extensive overview of... Read More
Ather Zia, “Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism” (U Washington Press, 2019)
Ather Zia’s Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism (University of Washington Press, 2019) is a brilliant, bold, and urgent ethnography centered on Kashmiri women of the APDP (Association of the Parents of the Disappeared Persons). By combining meticulous historical analysis, ethnographic intimacy, and profound attention to the aspirations and... Read More
Remi Joseph-Salisbury, “Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience” (Emerald, 2018)
What are the experiences of mixed-race men? In Black Mixed-Race Men: Transatlanticity, Hybridity and ‘Post-Racial’ Resilience (Emerald Publishing, 2018),  Remi Joseph-Salisbury, a Presidential Fellow in Sociology at the University of Manchester, explores the double consciousness of black mixed-race men in America and the UK. Theoretically rich, with detailed empirical case... Read More
A Conversation with Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante about How Manuscripts Become Books
For a book to exist, there must be a lot more than a writer. Of course, the writer is the essential component. But what about all the other hard-working professionals who shepherd the text from manuscript to beautiful finished product? There are a bunch of them, and today we talk... Read More
Susan Goodier, “Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State” (Cornell UP, 2017)
In their co-authored book, Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State (Cornell University Press, 2017), Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello examine the many distinct, yet interconnected, groups that fought for women’s suffrage in New York State before 1917. New York produced some of the most well-known figures in... Read More
Gerry Milligan, “Moral Combat: Women, Gender and War in Italian Renaissance Literature” (U Toronto Press, 2018)
Gerry Milligan’s Moral Combat: Women, Gender and War in Italian Renaissance Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2018) takes as its subject the woman warrior in early modern Italy as she was and as she was represented across varied types of texts, both literary and historical. What emerges is a discursive construction... Read More
Nora Jaffary, “Reproduction and its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905” (UNC Press, 2016)
Nora Jaffary’s Reproduction and its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905 (University of North Carolina Press. 2016), tracks how medical ideas, practices, and policies surrounding reproduction changed between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries in Mexico. Perhaps the most important change analyzed in the book, and... Read More