New Books Network

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
Tsega Etefa, “The Origins of Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Politics and Violence in Darfur, Oromia, and the Tana Delta” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019) 
Are ethnic conflicts in Africa the product of age-old ancient hatreds? Tsega Etefa’s new book, The Origins of Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Politics and Violence in Darfur, Oromia, and the Tana Delta (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), provides an answer, arguing that elites mobilize their co-ethnics for political gain. To do so,... Read More
Michael Beckley, “Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower” (Cornell UP, 2018)
The United States has been the world’s dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts and commentators believe that other countries such as China are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the era of American hegemony over? Is America finished as a superpower? In his... Read More
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, “Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America” (Princeton UP, 2017)
In 1970s America, politicians began “getting tough” on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation’s penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era’s social upheaval on racialized deviants that the state was not accountable to serve or represent. Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in... Read More
Sarah L. Quinn, “American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation” (Princeton UP, 2019)
Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but government credit has been part of American life since the nation’s founding. Sarah L. Quinn’s new book dissects the political and social development of these policies in American Bonds:... Read More