New Books Network

Louis Hyman, “Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream became Temporary” (Viking, 2018)
It has become a truism that work has become less secure and more precarious for a widening swath of American workers. Why and how this has happened, and what workers can and should do about it, is the subject of a wide-ranging new book, Temp: How American Work, American Business,... Read More
Chris Arnade, “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America” (Sentinel, 2019)
A lot of politicians like to say that there are “two Americas,” but do any of them know what life is really like for the marginalized poor? We speak with journalist and photographer, Chris Arnade, about the forgotten towns and people of back row America. In 2011, Chris left a... Read More
A. R. Ruis, “Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States” (Rutgers UP, 2017)
In this this interview, Dr. Carrie Tippen talks with A.R. Ruis about the 2017 book Eating to Learn: Learning to Eat The Origins of School Lunch in the United States – published in 2017 by Rutgers University Press. Ruis narrates the development of school lunch programs from the late 19th... Read More
William D. Lopez, “Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
What happens to families and communities after immigration raids? William D. Lopez answers this question and more in his new book Separated: Family & Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019). Using ethnographic methods and interviews to deep dive into the aftermath of a local... Read More
Philip M. Napoli, “Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age” (Columbia UP, 2019)
Philip M. Napoli has been thinking about algorithmic news and social media feed curation for quite some time, as he acknowledges in his new book, Social Media and the Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age (Columbia University Press, 2019). Initially this topic was not as pressing as it... Read More
Michael R. Boswell, “Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities” (Island Press, 2019)
Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities (Island Press, 2019) is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change... Read More
Daniel T. Kirsch, “Sold My Soul for a Student Loan” (Praeger, 2019)
With free college in the national conversation, there’s been no better time for Daniel T. Kirsch’s new book Sold My Soul for a Student Loan: Higher Education and the Political Economy of the Future (Praeger, 2019). Kirsch teaches at California State University, Sacramento. American colleges and universities boasts an impressive... Read More