New Books Network

Philip M. Plotch, “Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City” (Cornell UP, 2020)
Ever since New York City built one of the world’s great subway systems, no promise has been more tantalizing than the proposal to build a new subway line under Second Avenue in Manhattan. Yet the Second Avenue subway–although first envisioned in the 1920s, did not open until 2017—and even then... Read More
Adrian Johnston, “Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism Volume II: A Weak Nature Alone” (Northwestern UP, 2019)
Engaging with almost any Western philosopher of the last couple centuries means you are usually, whether you realize it or not, working in the shadow of Hegel, his work proving stubbornly resistant to attempts to remove from contemporary thought. This has itself proven to be a source of much debate... Read More
Jennifer L. Holland, “Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement” (U California Press, 2020)
Sandie Holguín speaks with Jennifer L. Holland about her book, Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement (University of California Press, 2020). In addition to her book, Dr. Holland has recently published an article in Feminist Studies, “‘Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust’: Children and Young Adults in the Anti-Abortion... Read More
Gerald Epstein, “What’s Wrong with Modern Money Theory? A Policy Critique” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
Since the last-but-one financial crisis abated and governments responded to better times by clawing back their stimulus packages, a once-obscure economic philosophy has been gaining a growing following on the left. But, following the extraordinary policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic, even some conservative commentators and policy makers are showing... Read More
Alyson McGregor, “Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health” (Hachette, 2020)
Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do About It (Hachette, 2020) tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women’s health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on male-centric models that ignore the unique biological and emotional differences... Read More
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part I: MA in Yoga Studies
In this interview, we have a candid conversation with Dr. Christopher Key Chapple of Loyola Marymount University about his outlook, teaching philosophy, and new developments in the field – his Master of Arts in Yoga Studies in particular. Stay tuned for Part II where we will focus on Chris’ scholarship,... Read More
David Kaiser, “Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World” (U Chicago Press, 2020)
David Kaiser is a truly unique scholar: he is simultaneously a physics researcher and a historian of science whose writing beautifully melds the past and future of science. As a historian, he studies mostly 20th-century physics, and in particular the history of quantum mechanics, Feynman diagrams, physics in the counterculture... Read More
Matto Mildenberger, “Carbon Captured: How Business and Labor Control Climate Politics” (MIT Press, 2020)
Why do some countries pass legislation regulating carbon or protecting the environment while others do not? In his new book Carbon Captured: How Business and Labor Control Climate Politics (MIT Press, 2020), Matto Mildenberger (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara) uses a comparative analysis of Norway, Australia,... Read More
Nancy Beck Young, “Two Suns of the Southwest” (U Kansas Press, 2019)
What does the 1964 presidential election have to teach us about party dynamics, civil rights and polarization? While many scholars have treated the dramatic candidates and characters such as Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater, Nancy Beck Young’s Two Suns of the Southwest: Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and the 1964... Read More