New Books Network

Joshua D. Farrington, “Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2016)
Reflecting on his fifty-year effort to steer the Grand Old Party toward black voters, Memphis power broker George W. Lee declared, “Somebody had to stay in the Republican Party and fight.” As Joshua D. Farrington, Instructor in African & African-American Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, recounts in Black Republicans and... Read More
Peregrine Schwartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow, “Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes” (Routledge, 2012)
This episode is the first in a new series, New Books in Interpretive Social Science, which will feature works on interpretive research design and practice alongside recently published exemplary interpretive social scientific studies. To get the ball rolling, the editors of the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods, and co-authors of... Read More
Maureen S. Hiebert, “Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence:  Society, Crisis, Identity” (Routledge, 2017)
How can this happen? If there’s any question that people interested in genocide ask, it’s this one. How can people do this to each other? How can this be possible? What is wrong with this world that this can happen? Maureen Hiebert‘s book Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crisis,... Read More
Kevin M. Baron, “Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act” (Edinburgh UP, 2019)
Kevin Baron’s new book, Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), is a fascinating analysis of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how this act, passed in the 1960s and signed by President Lyndon Johnson, has changed the ways that both the Executive Branch... Read More
Nazia Kazi, “Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018)
Nazia Kazi’s Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) is a brilliant and powerful meditation on the intersection and interaction of Islamophobia, racism, and U.S. imperial state power. This book seeks to reorient our understanding of Islamophobia from a phenomenon centered on individual attitudes and perceptions of hate,... Read More
Cyril Ghosh, “De-Moralizing Gay Rights: Some Queer Remarks on LGBT Rights Politics in the US” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
In his book, De-Moralizing Gay Rights: Some Queer Remarks on LGBT+ Rights Politics in the US (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Cyril Ghosh interrogates three arenas of debate over LGBT+ rights in the contemporary American landscape—debates over and critiques of pinkwashing, the recent US Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), and... Read More
Kaitlin Sidorsky, “All Roads Lead to Power: The Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for US Women” (UP Kansas, 2019)
Kaitlin Sidorsky’s new book, All Roads Lead to Power: The Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for US Women (University Press of Kansas, 2019), is an extremely well written and important analysis of women in public life and public service. This book combines qualitative and quantitative research to examine... Read More