New Books Network

Mollie Gerver, “The Ethics and Practice of Refugee Repatriation” (Edinburgh Press, 2018)
Moral and political theorists have paid a healthy amount of attention to states’ rights to determine who may reside within their territory.  Accordingly, there’s a large literature on immigration, borders, asylum, and refugees.  However, relatively little work has been done on questions concerning how refugees are treated once they have... Read More
Abraham A. Singer, “The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation” (Oxford UP, 2018)
In The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation (Oxford University Press, 2018), Abraham Singer essentially marries together two disciplinary schools of thought and approaches to understand and consider the corporate firm. In his work, Singer takes seriously the idea, structure, function, and position of the... Read More
Jill Stauffer, “Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard (Columbia UP, 2015)
In Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard (Columbia University Press 2015, paperback 2018), Jill Stauffer argues that survivors of unjust treatment and dehumanization can experience further harm when individuals and institutions will not or cannot hear the survivors’ claims about what they suffered and what they are owed... Read More
Chip Colwell, “Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture” (U Chicago Press, 2017)
Five decades ago, Native American leaders launched a crusade to force museums to return their sacred objects and allow them to rebury their kin. Today, hundreds of tribes use the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to help them recover their looted heritage from museums across the country. As... Read More
Max Felker-Kantor, “Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD” (UNC Press, 2018)
In recent years, the treatment of African Americans by police departments around the country has come under increased public scrutiny. As any student of the longer historical relationship between law enforcement and people of color will know, this relationship has been the subject of tension and scrutiny at many moments... 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
Michael A. Schoeppner, “Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
Between 1822 and 1857, eight Southern states barred the ingress of all free black maritime workers. According to lawmakers, they carried a ‘moral contagion’ of abolitionism and black autonomy that could be transmitted to local slaves. Those seamen who arrived in Southern ports in violation of the laws faced incarceration,... Read More