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Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with NYU Press! We’re proud to publish many important works that challenge and reshape trad...
02/04/2020
Celebrating Black History: An eBook Special

Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with NYU Press! We’re proud to publish many important works that challenge and reshape traditional narratives of Black history in America. Find just a few of our favorites on the blog, and through the end of February, get any of these eBooks for just $1.99! https://bit.ly/2v0RuKk

We're proud to publish many important works that challenge and reshape traditional narratives of Black history in America. Find just a few of our favorites below, and th...

Public involvement in the electoral process has all but disappeared. Not since World War I has even half the electorate ...
02/04/2020
Why America Stopped Voting

Public involvement in the electoral process has all but disappeared. Not since World War I has even half the electorate cast ballots in an off-year election. Even at the presidential level, voting has plummeted dismally. Nonvoting has, over the past century, become ingrained at the heart of American politics.

It was not always this way. Find out what changed in Mark Kornbluh's fascinating study WHY AMERICA STOPPED VOTING https://bit.ly/38SraRo

Examines how giving up the vote became a fundamental aspect of modern American lifePublic involvement in the electoral process has all but disappeared. Not s...

"Hagerman's book is a careful, painful and convincing argument that when white people give their children advantages, th...
02/01/2020
White Kids

"Hagerman's book is a careful, painful and convincing argument that when white people give their children advantages, they are often disadvantaging others. Racism is so hard to overturn, in part, because white people prop it up when they work to make sure their children succeed." —NBC's "Think" blog

Margaret A. Hagerman’s riveting WHITE KIDS is out today, and provides an unflinching look at how affluent white children learn about race. https://bit.ly/2Rlz5AW

Winner, 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, given by the Family Section of the American Sociological AssociationFinalist, 2019 C. Wright Mills Award, given by ...

"A concern expressed among tobacco researchers is that vaping is renormalizing a behavior (smoking) that had become de-n...
01/31/2020
The Social Life of Vaping

"A concern expressed among tobacco researchers is that vaping is renormalizing a behavior (smoking) that had become de-normalized."

Mimi Nichter, author of LIGHTING UP, explores the troubling surge in the popularity of vaping among young people https://bit.ly/2GCZTX0

—Mimi Nichter In the past few years, vaping has become entrenched as an established part of the landscape of nicotine delivery devices.

Ready for the #SuperBowl? If you need more #football in your life, check out @michaelserazio's recommended reading list ...
01/31/2020
Super Bowl Sunday: A Reading List

Ready for the #SuperBowl? If you need more #football in your life, check out @michaelserazio's recommended reading list to learn more about America's fascination with sports https://bit.ly/2RXOrum

Michael Serazio recommends five books for understanding the place of sports in American culture

With the #SuperBowl almost upon us, Michael Serazio, author of THE POWER OF SPORTS, offers a reading list for anyone loo...
01/29/2020
Super Bowl Sunday: A Reading List

With the #SuperBowl almost upon us, Michael Serazio, author of THE POWER OF SPORTS, offers a reading list for anyone looking to learn more about the place of sports in American culture. Check out the five books he recommends on the blog https://bit.ly/2RXOrum

Michael Serazio recommends five books for understanding the place of sports in American culture

"...this work sounds an alarm for any and all readers interested in reversing the damage and danger of the nondemocratic...
01/28/2020
Uncounted

"...this work sounds an alarm for any and all readers interested in reversing the damage and danger of the nondemocratic dynamic threatening truth, justice, and the fight to vote." -Library Journal

UNCOUNTED is an answer to the assault on voting rights — and is crucial reading in advance of the 2020 presidential election. Order today. https://bit.ly/2LpxWor

An answer to the assault on voting rights—crucial reading in advance of the 2020 presidential electionThe Voting Rights Act of 1965 is considered one o...

FIXING PARENTAL LEAVE offers a real-world solution for parental leave that promotes gender equality at work and at home....
01/24/2020
Fixing Parental Leave

FIXING PARENTAL LEAVE offers a real-world solution for parental leave that promotes gender equality at work and at home. This is a book you won’t want to miss. https://bit.ly/2Yi9zOE

A real-world solution for parental leave that promotes gender equality at work and at homeWhat do Papua New Guinea, Suriname, and the United States have in c...

"Although neoliberalism is widely recognized as the central political-ideological project of twenty-first-century capita...
01/23/2020
Absolute Capitalism

"Although neoliberalism is widely recognized as the central political-ideological project of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is a term that is seldom uttered by those in power."

Read a piece by John Bellamy Foster on the origins of neoliberalism. His latest book, THE RETURN OF NATURE, is out today from Monthly Review https://bit.ly/2Rkiqxd

—John Bellamy Foster John Bellamy Foster explores the origins of neoliberalism

"Compiling this history and bringing it forward alone would be enough to make the book worthwhile—but the project doesn’...
01/22/2020
An Honor or a Curse? The Untold Story of Shortlisted Female Jurists - Legal Profession

"Compiling this history and bringing it forward alone would be enough to make the book worthwhile—but the project doesn’t stop there. Instead, Shortlisted also ambitiously engages with the question of how to sidestep such marginalization moving forward."

Read a review of the forthcoming book #Shortlisted, the inspiring and previously untold history of the women considered—but not selected—for the US Supreme Court https://bit.ly/36kG69i

Renee Knake Jefferson & Hannah Brenner Johnson, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (2020).Melissa MortazaviLegal scholarship that creates new avenues of inquiry is inherently appealing, but when it also reveals obscured narratives of power in American society, you have the making...

"We are blessed in this presidential election year that former Deputy Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Righ...
01/21/2020
January 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us

"We are blessed in this presidential election year that former Deputy Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and voting rights expert Gilda R. Daniels has written the definitive book on fighting against voter suppression and the erosion of our democracy."

#Uncounted is this month’s #RequiredReading, according to Ms. Magazine https://bit.ly/2GgntbD

From gender identity to travel to the evolution of the soul, these 30 books are bound to get your 2020 journey off to an auspicious start.

Today we honor #MartinLutherKing with a look at the history of Black political and social activism, and the movements an...
01/20/2020
Black Politics & Activism: An eBook Special

Today we honor #MartinLutherKing with a look at the history of Black political and social activism, and the movements and activists he inspired. Check out our reading list to find fascinating #eBooks for just $1.99 each https://bit.ly/2Qvabhm

From the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement to today, these eBooks explore the stories of activists and politicians who have dedicated their lives to working toward a...

"Our policymakers have a rhetoric of caring about children, but in fact they are profoundly failing our children. As wit...
01/19/2020
An interview with scholar Tim Dean: “We need a Greta Thunberg of sex education!”

"Our policymakers have a rhetoric of caring about children, but in fact they are profoundly failing our children. As with climate denial, so with sexual denial. We need a Greta Thunberg of sex education!"

Read an interview with Tim Dean, the author of the afterword for the new book Raw: PrEP, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Barebacking from University of Regina Press https://bit.ly/2uZehpX

—Tim Dean interviewed by Sarah E. Bode Tim Dean discusses the future of sex education, implications of barebacking in a new decade, a...

"For anyone looking to deepen their understanding of immigration or curious about how we got here and possible solutions...
01/18/2020
Understanding Immigration: A Reading List

"For anyone looking to deepen their understanding of immigration or curious about how we got here and possible solutions, the following books deserve a place on your bookshelf."

Shoba Wadhia, author of #Banned, shares her picks to help readers get informed about #immigration https://bit.ly/2R0ggml

—Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia For anyone looking to deepen their understanding of immigration or curious about how we got here and possible solutions, the following books des...

"Neither one of you gets to misuse the struggle for gender equality and women’s liberation for your own electoral purpos...
01/17/2020
I Am Still Wondering About Elizabeth and Bernie

"Neither one of you gets to misuse the struggle for gender equality and women’s liberation for your own electoral purposes."

Zillah Eisenstein, author of ABOLITIONIST SOCIALIST FEMINISM, examines the recent conflict between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

—Zillah Eisenstein What does it mean to deal with the racism and misogyny of the electoral arena?

We're thrilled to share that Elisabeth Gallas has been honored with this year's award for Writing Based on Archival Mate...
01/17/2020
2019 National Jewish Book Award Winners

We're thrilled to share that Elisabeth Gallas has been honored with this year's award for Writing Based on Archival Material from the Jewish Book Council for her incredible work A MORTUARY OF BOOKS https://bit.ly/2u2eUi5

New York, January 15, 2020—Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards, now in its sixty-ninth year. The winners include Pamela S.

"A compelling tale of two boys and their struggle to forge a path for freedom out of a slave nation."  —Kirkus ReviewsDo...
01/16/2020
Educated for Freedom

"A compelling tale of two boys and their struggle to forge a path for freedom out of a slave nation." —Kirkus Reviews

Don’t miss EDUCATED FOR FREEDOM, out now! https://bit.ly/2RpxtpS

The powerful story of two young men who changed the national debate about slavery In the 1820s, few Americans could imagine a viable future for black childre...

"The way we talk about history matters. And this is especially true in the case of the Philippines..."Rick Baldoz, autho...
01/16/2020
Migration and the Remains of US Empire

"The way we talk about history matters. And this is especially true in the case of the Philippines..."

Rick Baldoz, author of THE THIRD ASIATIC INVASION, argues on Public Books that we must place the politics of empire at the forefront of discussions of immigration and border making https://bit.ly/2uUwNjn

The way we talk about history matters. And this is especially true in the case of the Philippines, which, in many ways, served as a laboratory for America’s imperial ...

"Why would a Jewish person in the US want to change his or her name? And, what is the context within which this was happ...
01/16/2020
Interview with Kirsten Fermaglich, author of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing | Reading Religion

"Why would a Jewish person in the US want to change his or her name? And, what is the context within which this was happening?"

Kirsten Fermaglich, author of A ROSENBERG BY ANY OTHER NAME, gives us the answers on Reading Religion https://bit.ly/2RohUNw

Interview with Kirsten Fermaglich, author of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America.

Learn more about the politics of #Iran in DEMOCRACY IN MODERN IRAN—the #eBook version is now available for just $1.99 ht...
01/15/2020
Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change

Learn more about the politics of #Iran in DEMOCRACY IN MODERN IRAN—the #eBook version is now available for just $1.99 https://amzn.to/35KSbUV

New perspectives on Iran's relationship to democracyCan Islamic societies embrace democracy? In Democracy in Modern Iran, Ali Mirsepassi maintains that it is possible, demonstrating that Islam is not inherently hostile to the idea of democracy. Rather, he provides new perspective on how such a po...

"Tango activism offers the special quality of a dance that invites strangers to encounter one another in a close embrace...
01/14/2020
Queering Tango

"Tango activism offers the special quality of a dance that invites strangers to encounter one another in a close embrace and share the intimacy of moving together to music. Queer tango activism belongs to a new kind of cultural politics which celebrates embodied difference, making intersectionality and inclusion its centrepiece."

Read about queer tango activism from Kathy Davis, author of DANCING TANGO https://bit.ly/2tiAheL

—Kathy Davis Queer tango activism belongs to a new kind of cultural politics which celebrates embodied difference, making intersectionality and inclusion its centrepiece.

Deepen your understanding of modern #Iran through five essential books. Explore the art, culture and politics of this co...
01/13/2020
Understanding Iran

Deepen your understanding of modern #Iran through five essential books. Explore the art, culture and politics of this complex country, and the ways each has been shaped by international conflict since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Check out the recommended reading list on our blog, and order or pre-order each book at 30% off https://bit.ly/2QMYzGM

Deepen your understanding of modern Iran through these four essential books.

01/10/2020
www.fromthesquare.org

"...the portrayal of Arabs and Iranians in Messiah fits a larger post-9/11 trend: representing (and conflating) Arabs, Iranians, and Muslims somewhat more positively than simply bombers and belly dancers. But they are still understood as solely religious and political beings."

Evelyn Alsultany explores how the Netflix show #Messiah both challenges and reinforces typical representations of Muslims in entertainment media https://bit.ly/2FE6Vu4

01/09/2020
www.fromthesquare.org

"The anti-immigrant health policies that contributed to Carlos’ death, and threaten the health of many more, offer a reminder that not all solidarity is morally praiseworthy. Solidarity based on hate (or racial, ethnic or religious antipathy) is all too common, dangerous, and sadly, powerful."

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy Parmet, authors of THE HEALTH OF NEWCOMERS, examine how anti-immigrant policies threaten both our health and our humanity https://bit.ly/2Nbq5f0

"The suffering of those experiencing these and many other traumatic events does not die with them. It lives on in their ...
01/08/2020
Transmuting Heartbreak—Listening to Our Past in 2020

"The suffering of those experiencing these and many other traumatic events does not die with them. It lives on in their descendants and in turn in the descendants of the descendants."

University of Regina Press author Irene Oore urges us to remember our past in this new year as violent ethnic cleansings, genocides, and other crimes against humanity continue to plague our world. https://bit.ly/2N7XKGh

—Irene Oore University of Regina Press author Irene Oore urges us to remember our past in this new year as violent ethnic cleansings, genocides, and other cr...

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this month, it’s a great time to reflect on the history and consider the fut...
01/07/2020
Black Politics & Activism: An eBook Special

As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this month, it’s a great time to reflect on the history and consider the future of Black activism and political involvement. From the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement to today, the books on this list explore the stories of activists and politicians who have dedicated their lives to working toward a better future for Black Americans. Now through the end of January, check out our blog to find fascinating eBooks for just $1.99! https://bit.ly/2Qvabhm

From the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement to today, these eBooks explore the stories of activists and politicians who have dedicated their lives to working toward a...

"The book captures the radical spirit of the time, with highly charged opinions and manifestos that form the basis for l...
01/06/2020
The Best Queer(ish) Non-Fiction Tomes We Read in 2019

"The book captures the radical spirit of the time, with highly charged opinions and manifestos that form the basis for later actions. In doing so Stein helps us understand how Stonewall affected what came later and how to view the impact of other uprisings."

So excited to see Marc Stein's THE STONEWALL RIOTS on The Advocate's list of the best non-fiction of 2019! https://bit.ly/2Fq4kUq

Featuring LGBTQ writers or subjects, here were some of our faves.

"Nobody knows more about the state of legal education than Ben Barton, and in this tour-de-force he addresses everything...
12/19/2019
Fixing Law Schools

"Nobody knows more about the state of legal education than Ben Barton, and in this tour-de-force he addresses everything from the past, to the present, to whether enrolling in law school is a good investment for the future. Highly recommended!" -Glenn Harlan Reynolds, University of Tennessee College of Law

In his #newbook, Benjamin H. Barton makes an urgent plea for much needed reforms to legal education - FIXING LAW SCHOOLS is available now https://bit.ly/32XzvQp

An urgent plea for much needed reforms to legal education The period from 2008 to 2018 was a lost decade for American law schools. Employment results were te...

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