New Books Network

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, “The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In his new book, The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Gavriel D. Rosenfeld reveals, for the first time, these postwar nightmares of a future that never happened and explains what they tell us about Western political, intellectual, and... Read More
Asa McKercher, “Canada and the World since 1867” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
If you haven’t been able to tell by the way I pronounce the word “about,” I should probably let you know that I’m from Canada. And I have to make a confession––growing up in Vancouver, I was fed the line that Canadian history was dull, that it lacked drama (i.e.... Read More
Cassia Roth, “A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil” (Stanford UP, 2020)
While the negotiation of ideals of nationhood and citizenship have traditionally fallen under the purview of landmark court decisions, state reforms, and the political exigencies of statesmen, Cassia Roth‘s new book A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2020) chooses to... Read More
Christopher Houston, “Istanbul, City of the Fearless: Urban Activism, Coup D’Etat, and Memory in Turkey” (U California Press, 2020)
Based on extensive field research in Turkey, Istanbul, Christopher Houston‘s new book Istanbul, City of the Fearless: Urban Activism, Coup D’Etat, and Memory in Turkey (University of California Press, 2020) explores social movements and the broader practices of civil society in Istanbul in the critical years before and after the... Read More
David G. García, “Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality” (U California Press, 2018)
Most Americans have a limited understanding of the history of segregation in the United States. While many are taught that segregation was as an institution of social control that dominated Southern society, economics, and politics from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, a much smaller... Read More
Brian A. Stauffer, “Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico’s Religionero Rebellion” (U New Mexico Press, 2019)
In Victory on Earth or in Heaven: Mexico’s Religionero Rebellion (University of New Mexico Press, 2019), Brian A. Stauffer reconstructs the history of Mexico’s forgotten “Religionero” rebellion of 1873-1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada. An essentially grassroots movement–organized by indigenous, Afro-Mexican, and mestizo... Read More
Knut A. Jacobsen, “Yoga in Modern Hinduism: Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga” (Routledge, 2017)
In his book Yoga in Modern Hinduism: Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga (Routledge, 2017), Knut A. Jacobsen examines the Kāpil Maṭh, a Sāṃkhyayoga institution emerging in the late nineteenth century Bengal. This movement (developing contemporaneously with modern yoga) is centered on the cave-dwelling renunciant yogin Hariharānanda Āraṇya. This book offers a... Read More