New Books Network

Melanie Simms, “What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work?” (Sage, 2019)
What is the future of work? In What Do We Know and What Should We Do About the Future of Work? (Sage, 2019), Melanie Simms, a Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Glasgow offers an overview off a vast range of issues associated with work- in a... Read More
Elizabeth F. Cohen and Cyril Ghosh, “Citizenship” (Polity, 2019)
Political Theorists Elizabeth F. Cohen and Cyril Ghosh have written a sharp, concise, and complex analysis of the concept of citizenship, the theoretical origins of the term and idea, and they have provided some contemporary examples of the difficulties surrounding issues of citizenship. As part of the Polity Press series... Read More
David Farber, “Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
A shattering account of the crack cocaine years from award-winning American historian David Farber, Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed (Cambridge University Press, 2019) tells the story of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling ‘rock’ cocaine, the people who gave... Read More
Wendy Brown, “In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West” (Columbia UP, 2019)
Neoliberalism is one of those fuzzy words that can mean something different to everyone. Wendy Brown is one of the world’s leading scholars on neoliberalism and argues that a generation of neoliberal worldview among political, business, and intellectual leaders led to the populism we’re seeing throughout the world today. But... Read More
Lucas Richert, “Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs” (McGill-Queens UP, 2019)
Strange Trips isn’t only the title of Dr. Lucas Richert’s new book; it’s also a good description of the journey substances take from the black market to the doctor’s black bag—and, sometimes, back to the black market again. In Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs (McGill-Queens University... Read More
Evan Bennett, “When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont” (UP Florida, 2014)
Professor Evan Bennett of Florida Atlantic University, author of When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont (University Press of Florida, 2015) discusses the development and demise of family tobacco farms, tobacco farming culture, and the New Deal’s Federal Tobacco Program. Tobacco has left an... Read More
Andrew Sidman, “Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era” (Columbia UP, 2019)
In Andrew Sidman, Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era (Columbia University Press, 2019), offers a systematic explanation for how political polarization relates to the electoral influence of federal spending. He argues that the voters see the pork barrel as part of the larger issue... Read More