New Books Network

Katie Jarvis, “Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France” (Oxford UP, 2019)
The king’s guards became increasingly nervous as they watched nearly 7,000 individuals march on Versailles on October 5, 1789. The crowd approaching the king’s chateau was overwhelmingly composed of women who were determined to make their grievances known. Furious at the ever rising price and scarcity of bread, Parisian market... Read More
Charles King, “Gods of the Upper Air: How A Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century” (Doubleday, 2019)
American anthropologists consider Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead to be foundational figures, but outside the academy few people know the details of their ideas. In this new volume, Charles King provides a carefully-researched and beautifully-written history of the Boas Circle that everyone will enjoy reading. King covers the... Read More
Patricia Marino, “Philosophy of Sex and Love” (Routledge, 2019)
For those who think that philosophy must speak to everyday experience and ordinary life, it would seem that philosophical questions occasioned by love and sex should take center stage.  Moral, epistemic, metaphysical, and political issues surrounding sex and love pervade our culture.  Where would pop music, television, and fine art... Read More
David Doddington, “Contesting Slave Masculinity in the American South” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Contesting Slave Masculinity in the American South (Cambridge University Press, 2018)  demonstrates the significance of internal divisions, comparison, and conflict in shaping gender and status in slave communities of the American South. David Doddington seeks to move beyond unilateral discussions of slave masculinity, and instead demonstrates how the repressions of... Read More
Cecilia Caballero et al. “The Chicana M(other)work Anthology: Porque Sin Madres No Hay Revolucion” (U Arizona Press, 2019)
In The Chicana M(other)work Anthology: Porque Sin Madres No Hay Revolucion (University of Arizona Press, 2019) editors Cecilia Caballero, Yvette Martinez-Vu, Judith Perez-Torres, Michelle Tellez, and Christine Vega, bring together a diverse collective of Women of Color Mother-Scholars to end the silence experienced by Mothers of Color in academia. In... Read More
Brett Krutzsch, “Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics” (Oxford UP, 2019)
On October 14, 1998, five thousand people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to mourn the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who had been murdered in Wyoming eight days earlier. Politicians and celebrities addressed the crowd and the televised national audience to share their grief... Read More
Suzanne Scott, “Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry” (NYU Press, 2019)
Suzanne Scott’s new book Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry (NYU Press, 2019) provides an overview of the convergence culture industry and the world of fandom while examining the role that gender and misogyny has played in understanding who is and is not considered an “authentic”... Read More