New Books Network

Edward E. Curtis IV, “Muslim American Politics and the Future of US Democracy” (NYU Press, 2019)
In his new book Muslim American Politics and the Future of US Democracy (New York University Press, 2019), Edward E. Curtis IV interrogates the limitations of American liberalism in light of the states’ and its various actor’s exclusionary politics and rhetoric around Muslim American citizens. Curtis argues that the place... Read More
Erin Hatton, “Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment” (U California Press, 2020)
What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common? According to sociologist Erin Hatton, they are all part of a growing workforce of coerced laborers. Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment (University of California Press, 2020) explores this world of coerced labor through an unexpected... Read More
Amy Reed-Sandoval, “Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice” (Oxford UP, 2020)
In Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice (Oxford University Press, 2020), Amy Reed-Sandoval reframes the question of immigration justice by focusing on the historical development and lived experiences of socially undocumented identity. Drawing on ethnography, phenomenological analysis, storytelling, and a non-ideal theory approach, she tracks the development of racialized, class-based,... Read More
Marcus P. Nevius, “City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856” (U Georgia Press, 2020)
In his newly released book City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856 (University of Georgia Press, 2020), Professor Marcus P. Nevius (Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Rhode Island) tells the interrelated histories of petit marronage, an informal slave’s... Read More
Dennis Baron, “What’s Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She” (Liveright, 2020)
Today Dennis Baron talks about his new book What’s Your Pronoun?: Beyond He & She (Liveright, 2020). Baron is professor emeritus in English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has written many books about language and its connection to culture. What’s Your Pronoun addresses an important cultural question about... Read More
Benjamin Wittes, “Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office” (FSG, 2020)
Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2020) guides the reader through both historical and contemporary considerations of how the American presidency was originally structured and how it has evolved over more than 200 years. This fascinating examination of the presidency... Read More
Jacob Turner, “Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
In his new book Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Jacob Turner explains why AI is unique, what legal and ethical problems it could cause, and how we can address them. It argues that AI is unlike is any other previous technology, owing to its ability to take... Read More