New Books Network

A. Nilsen, K. Nielsen, A. Vaidya, “Indian Democracy: Origins, Trajectories, Contestations” (Pluto Press, 2019)
More than 70 years after its founding, with Narendra Modi’s authoritarian Hindu nationalists in government, is the dream of Indian democracy still alive and well? Indian Democracy: Origins, Trajectories, Contestations (Pluto Press, 2019), a prescient collection of essays, dialogues and commentary from scholars, activists and journalists, tries to come up with answers.... Read More
Chandra Russo, “Solidarity in Practice: Moral Protest and the US Security State” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In her book Solidarity in Practice: Moral Protest and the US Security State (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chandra Russo explores how solidarity activists contest the practices of the US security state both within its borders and abroad. Russo follows three social movement organizations (The School of the Americas Watch, the Migrant... Read More
Clare Daniel, “Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era” (U Massachusetts Press, 2017)
On this episode, Dr. Lee Pierce (she/they)–Asst. Prof. of Rhetoric and Communication at the State University of New York at Geneseo–interviews Dr. Clare Daniel (she/hers)–Administrative Assistant Professor of Women’s Leadership at Tulane University–on her judicious new book Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era from University... Read More
Joseph C. Sternberg, “The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future” (PublicAffairs, 2019)
Joseph C. Sternberg‘s book The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future (PublicAffairs, 2019) is an analysis of the economic condition of the Millennial generation, which was as cohort of people born between 1981 and 1996.  This generation has experienced much trauma in the... Read More
Daniel HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes, “Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity” (U Minnesota Press, 2019)
Dan HoSang and Joe Lowndes’ new book, Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) documents the changing politics of race and class in the age of Trump across a broad range of phenomena, showing how new forms of racialization work to... Read More
Christopher J. Galdieri, “Stranger in a Strange State: The Politics of Carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown” (SUNY Press, 2019)
Chris Galdieri has written an engaging analysis of carpetbagging in American politics. Stranger in a Strange State: The Politics of Carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown (SUNY Press, 2019), and its focus on individual case studies, highlight understandings of electoral politics in the United States and how individual ambition,... Read More
Christopher Childers, “The Webster-Hayne Debate: Defining Nationhood in the Early American Republic” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
No, not the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Perhaps even more important than that Illinois contest of 1858 was the Webster-Hayne debate of 1830. Confused? Drawing a blank? Not really your fault. Would you be even more surprised to hear that these were debates held not out in front of voters, but in... Read More