New Books Network

Natalie Kimball, “An Open Secret: The History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Modern Bolivia” (Rutgers UP, 2020)
Natalie Kimball is the author of An Open Secret: The History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Modern Bolivia, out this year from Rutgers University Press. An Open Secret argues that, despite stigma and continued legal prohibitions, practices and attitudes surrounding abortion have changed in urban Bolivia since the 1950s.... Read More
Laura A. Dean, “Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia” (Policy Press, 2020)
Laura A. Dean (Assistant Professor of Political Science at Millikin University and director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab) has spent many years investigating the urgent human rights issue of human trafficking in Eurasia. In her 2020 monograph Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia (Policy Press, 2020), Dr. Dean analyzes the... Read More
Mariann Hardey, “The Culture of Women in Tech: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman” (Emerald, 2019)
What is the culture of the tech industry?  In The Culture of Women in Tech: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Emerald, 2019), Mariann Hardey, an Associate Professor in Marketing at Durham University, shows the ongoing inequalities faced by women in the IT industry. The book uses a range of... Read More
Rebecca Hanson and Patricia Richards, “Harassed: Gender, Bodies, and Ethnographic Research” (U California Press, 2019)
Researchers frequently experience sexualized interactions, sexual objectification, and harassment as they conduct fieldwork. These experiences are often left out of ethnographers’ “tales from the field” and remain unaddressed within qualitative literature. In Harassed: Gender, Bodies, and Ethnographic Research (University of California Press, 2019), Rebecca Hanson and Patricia Richards argue that... Read More
B. L. Johnson and M. M. Quinlan, “You’re Doing it Wrong! Mothering, Media and Medical Expertise” (Rutgers UP, 2019)
New mothers face a barrage of confounding decisions during the life-cycle of early motherhood which includes… Should they change their diet or mindset to conceive? Exercise while pregnant? Should they opt for a home birth or head for a hospital? Whatever they “choose,” they will be sure to find plenty... Read More
Teresa Bergman, “The Commemoration of Women in the United States” (Routledge, 2019)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Lee Pierce (s/t) interviews Teresa Bergman of the University of the Pacific on The Commemoration of Women in the United States: Remembering Women in Public Space (Routledge, 2019). Examining the public memorialization of women in the US over the past century, with a... Read More
Hilde Løvdal Stephens, “Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family’s Crusade for the Christian Home” (U Alabama Press, 2019)
Dr. Hilde Løvdal Stephens is a Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of South-Eastern Norway. Her first book is titled Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family’s Crusade for the Christian Home (University of Alabama Press, 2019). In it, Dr. Løvdal Stephens shows how Dr. James... Read More
R. Farrugia and K. D. Hay, “Women Rapping Revolution: Hip Hop and Community Building in Detroit” (U California Press, 2020)
On this episode of the New Books Network, Lee Pierce (s/t) interviews Rebekah Farrugia and Kellie D. Hay of Oakland University on their new book Women Rapping Revolution.(University of California Press, 2020). Detroit, Michigan, has long been recognized as a center of musical innovation and social change. Rebekah Farrugia and... Read More
Nora Haenn, “Marriage after Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Marriage after Migration: An Ethnography of Money, Romance, and Gender in Globalizing Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2019) tells the stories of five women in rural Mexico, each navigating the tricky terrain that is men’s international migration. With their husbands and sons working in the United States, will the women hold... Read More