New Books Network

Leta Hong Fincher, “Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China” (Verso, 2018)
On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, five activists were detained by the police in China for their plans to distribute anti-sexual harassment stickers. Although such detainments usually last 24 hours, these women were detained 37 days, the legal limit for detention without bringing charges. Dubbed the Feminist... Read More
Jamila Lee-Johnson, and Ashley Gaskew, “Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education” (Routledge, 2018)
Jamila Lee-Johnson and Ashley Gaskew, doctoral students in education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, join us in this episode to discuss their recently published co-edited volume entitled, Critical Theory and Qualitative Data Analysis in Education (Routledge, 2018). In addition to talking about their own journey to becoming critical... Read More
Sally Nuamah, “How Girls Achieve” (Harvard UP, 2019)
What does it take for all girls to achieve? What will it take to remove the seen and unseen barriers– some a matter of policy and others cultural practice–to more girls achieving the equitable education that is their human right? Sally Nuamah has an answer to these questions. She is... Read More
Anthony Nownes, “Organizing for Transgender Rights: Collective Action, Group Development, and the Rise of a New Social Movement” (SUNY Press, 2019)
Hard won transgender rights have been under attack by the Trump administration. Officials across government have sought to overturn decisions made by the Obama administration to expand rights to transgender people. Who fought those battles and continues to lobby to defend the transgender community is the topic of Anthony Nownes‘... Read More
Allison Schrager, “An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk” (Portfolio, 2019)
Whether you are a commuter weighing options of taking the bus vs walking to get you to work on time or a military general leading troops into war, risk is something we deal with every day. Even the most cautious of us can’t opt out—the question is always which risks... Read More
Christopher Herbert, “Gold Rush Manliness: Race and Gender on the Pacific Slope” (U Washington Press, 2018)
Not all gold rushes are created equal, argues Christopher Herbert, Associate Professor of History at Columbia Basin College. Dr. Herbert’s new book, Gold Rush Manliness: Race and Gender on the Pacific Slope (University of Washington Press, 2018) is a comparative study of Western gold rushes in British Columbia and California.... Read More