New Books Network

Jane H. Hong, “Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion” (UNC Press, 2019)
Over the course of less than a century, the U.S. transformed from a nation that excluded Asians from immigration and citizenship to one that receives more immigrants from Asia than from anywhere else in the world. Yet questions of how that dramatic shift took place have long gone unanswered. In... Read More
Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller, “The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
In The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Joseph Blocher and Darrell A.H. Miller insist that the Second Amendment is widely recognized but fundamentally misunderstood by the public and public officials. Misconceptions about what the amendment allows, forbids, and how it function... Read More
Jenna Jordan, “Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations” (Stanford UP, 2019)
One of the central pillars of US counterterrorism policy is that capturing or killing a terrorist group’s leader is effective. Yet this pillar rests more on a foundation of faith than facts. In Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations (Stanford University Press, 2019), Jenna Jordan examines over a thousand... Read More
Mark Bartholomew, “Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing” (Stanford Law Books, 2017)
Advertising is everywhere. By some estimates, the average American is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements each day. Whether we realize it or not, “adcreep”―modern marketing’s march to create a world where advertising can be expected anywhere and anytime―has come, transforming not just our purchasing decisions, but our relationships, our sense... Read More
Andrew Israel Ross, “Public City/Public Sex: Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris” (Temple UP, 2019)
In his provocative new book, Public City/Public Sex: Homosexuality, Prostitution, and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Temple University Press, 2019), Dr. Andrew Israel Ross maps out the intersection between histories of sexualities and the urban history of Paris in the 1800s. He examines how the regulation of public sex created... Read More
Stanley Fish, “The First: How to Think About Hate Speech” (One Signal, 2019)
Stanley Fish is a well-known scholar regarding the First Amendment and free speech. In his latest book, The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-truth, and Donald Trump (One Signal, 2019), Professor Fish discusses the popular and legal meanings of the First Amendment’s... Read More
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, “Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump” (NYU Press, 2019)
Immigration is one of the most complex issues of our time in the United States and around the world. Enforcing immigration law in the U.S. involves a mix of courts and executive agencies with lots of opportunities for confusion, miscommunication, and changes in approach from administration to administration. While these... Read More