New Books Network

Sally Nuamah, “How Girls Achieve” (Harvard UP, 2019)
What does it take for all girls to achieve? What will it take to remove the seen and unseen barriers– some a matter of policy and others cultural practice–to more girls achieving the equitable education that is their human right? Sally Nuamah has an answer to these questions. She is... Read More
Hennie van Vuuren, “Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit” (Hurst, 2019)
In his new book, Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit (Hurst, 2019), Hennie van Vuuren examines the final decades of the apartheid regime in South Africa. He weaves together archival material, interviews and newly declassified documents to expose some of the darkest secrets of apartheid’s economic crimes and... 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
Sarah Reckhow, “Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics” (Harvard Education Press, 2019)
Who funds local school board elections? Local residents or major donors living elsewhere? Jeffrey R. Henig, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Sarah Reckhow seek to answer this question in Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics (Harvard Education Press, 2019). Henig is a professor of political science and... Read More
Racquel J. Gates, “Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture” (Duke UP, 2018)
Racquel J. Gates’ new book, Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2018), interrogates understandings of African-American representations on screen.  This book is an important analysis of the concepts of negative and positive representations, especially in regard to the narrow space that these binary classifications create. Gates... Read More