New Books Network

Tina Sikka, “Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable” (Springer, 2019)
How can feminist theory help address the climate crisis? In Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable (Springer Verlag, 2019), Tina Sikka, a lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Newcastle, considers the limitations of our current approach to climate change, and the means through which... Read More
Kate Ervine, “Carbon” (Polity, 2018)
The crisis of global warming overwhelms the imagination with its urgency, yet more than ever we need patient, clear-sighted. and careful assessments of the possibilities for transforming the global political economy.  Carbon (Polity, 2018) is an excellent addition to our evolving efforts to understand clearly where we are and where we... Read More
Rick Van Noy, “Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South” (U Georgia Press, 2019)
As climate change politics abound, Dr. Rick Van Noy’s Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South (University of Georgia Press, 2019) cuts through it all to get to the core. What matters? People’s experiences with climate forces and how they are managing them now and planning to do so... Read More
Nicole Walker, “Sustainability: A Love Story” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Today, I’m talking with Nicole Walker, who’s just published a new book about sustainability. In fact, that’s its title: Sustainability: A Love Story (Ohio State University Press, 2018). Now if some part of you is groaning at the possibility of hearing another gloom-and-doom sermon about the destruction of the planet... Read More
Nicholas Breyfogle, “Eurasian Environments: Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russian and Soviet History” (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)
Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, had produced a new edited volume, Eurasian Environments: Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russian and Soviet History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) that brings together multiple perspectives on Russian and Soviet environmental history. Starting with the story of two dams built 150... Read More
Rosalind Fredericks, “Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal” (Duke UP, 2018)
The production and removal of garbage, as a key element of the daily infrastructure of urban life, is deeply embedded in social, moral, and political contexts. In her book Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal (Duke University Press, 2018), Dr. Rosalind Fredericks illuminates the history of state-citizen relations... Read More
Eiko Maruko Siniawer, “Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan” (Cornell UP, 2018)
Eiko Maruko Siniawer’s Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan (Cornell University Press, 2018) is an absorbing look at the multiple and changing ways that waste—of resources, possessions, time, money, etc.—has been conceptualized in Japan since 1945. More than a history of garbage and waste disposal, Waste is a look at the aspirations... Read More