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Çigdem Çidam, “In the Street: Democratic Action, Theatricality, and Political Friendship” (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books Network , June 16th, 2022


Çigdem Çidam, Associate Professor of Political Science at Union College, has a new book titled In the Street: Democratic Action, Theatricality, and Political Friendship (Oxford UP, 2021) that examines political…


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Amy L. Stone, “Queer Carnival: Festivals and Mardi Gras in the South” (NYU Press, 2022)

New Books Network , June 15th, 2022


Queer Carnival: Festivals and Mardi Gras in the South (NYU Press, 2022) reveals the importance of citywide celebrations like Mardi Gras and Fiesta for LGBTQIA+ communities in the US South….


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Holger Droessler, “Coconut Colonialism: Workers and the Globalization of Samoa” (Harvard UP, 2022)

New Books Network , June 15th, 2022


In Coconut Colonialism: Workers and the Globalization of Samoa (Harvard UP, 2022), Holger Droessler provides a novel history of the impact of globalization on Sāmoa and vice versa. Using a series of…


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The Future of Religion: A Conversation with Robin Dunbar

New Books Network , June 14th, 2022


Of the many differences between the West and the rest of the world the issue of religiosity is one of the most striking. In the West ever fewer…


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Louis M. Maraj, “Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics” (Utah State UP, 2020)

New Books Network , June 14th, 2022


Black or Right: Anti/Racist Campus Rhetorics (Utah State University Press, 2020) explores notions of Blackness in white institutional—particularly educational—spaces. In it, Louis M. Maraj theorizes how Black identity operates with/against…


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Lin Song, “Queering Chinese Kinship: Queer Public Culture in Globalizing China” (Hong Kong UP, 2021)

New Books Network , June 10th, 2022


China has one of the largest queer populations in the world, but what does it mean to be queer in a Confucian society in which kinship roles, ties,…


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Edward Anthony Avery-Natale, “Ethics, Politics, and Anarcho-Punk Identifications: Punk and Anarchy in Philadelphia” (Lexington, 2016)

New Books Network , June 10th, 2022


Edward Anthony Avery-Natale’s book Ethics, Politics, and Anarcho-Punk Identifications: Punk and Anarchy in Philadelphia (Lexington, 2016) explores the ways in which those who identify as punks and anarchists living in the…


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Danya Glabau, “Food Allergy Advocacy: Parenting and the Politics of Care” (U Minnesota Press, 2022)

New Books Network , June 10th, 2022


A detailed exploration of parents’ fight for a safe environment for their kids, interrogating how race, class, and gender shape health advocacy The success of food allergy activism…


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Moises Lino e Silva, “Minoritarian Liberalism: A Travesti Life in a Brazilian Favela” (U Chicago Press, 2022)

New Books Network , June 10th, 2022


Minoritarian Liberalism: A Travesti Life in a Brazilian Favela (University of Chicago Press, 2022) is a mesmerizing ethnography of the largest favela in Rio, where residents articulate their own politics…


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Ethnography, Humility, Identity, and the Academy

New Books Network , June 10th, 2022


In today’s episode of How To Be Wrong we welcome Dr. Khytie Brown, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin….


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Trina Nileena Banerjee, “Performing Silence: Women in the Group Theatre Movement in Bengal” (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books Network , June 9th, 2022


Trina Nileena Banerjee’s book Performing Silence: Women in the Group Theatre Movement in Bengal (Oxford UP, 2021) addresses the absence of a sustained and critical engagement with the gender politics…


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Lily Pearl Balloffet, “Argentina in the Global Middle East” (Stanford UP, 2020)

New Books Network , June 9th, 2022


Argentina lies at the heart of the American hemisphere’s history of global migration booms of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century: by 1910, one of every three Argentine…


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Stan BH Tan-Tangbau et al., “Jazz in Socialist Hà Nội: Improvisations Between Worlds” (Routledge, 2022)

New Books Network , June 8th, 2022


Jazz in Socialist Hà Nội: Improvisations between Worlds (Routledge, 2022) examines the germination and growth of jazz under communist rule—perceived as the “music of the enemy” and “ideologically decadent”—in the…


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Catherine Besteman, “Militarized Global Apartheid” (Duke UP, 2020)

New Books Network , June 8th, 2022


In Militarized Global Apartheid, Catherine Besteman offers a sweeping theorization of the ways in which countries from the global north are reproducing South Africa’s apartheid system on a worldwide scale…


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Peer Schouten, “Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa” (Cambridge UP, 2020)

New Books Network , June 8th, 2022


Peer Schouten, of the Danish Institute for International Studies, has written a breathtaking book. Roadblock Politics: The Origins of Violence in Central Africa (Cambridge, 2022). Schouten mapped more than 1000…


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Reighan Gillam, “Visualizing Black Lives: Ownership and Control in Afro-Brazilian Media” (U Illinois Press, 2022)

New Books Network , June 7th, 2022


A new generation of Afro-Brazilian media producers have emerged to challenge a mainstream that frequently excludes them. Reighan Gillam delves into the dynamic alternative media landscape developed by…


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Allison Hahn, “Media Culture in Nomadic Communities” (Amsterdam UP, 2021)

New Books Network , June 7th, 2022


In Media Culture in Nomadic Communities (Amsterdam University Press, 2021), author Allison Hahn examines the ways that new communications technologies have changed how nomadic and mobile communities engage in political advocacy,…


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Pavla Simková, “Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands” (U Massachusetts Press, 2021)

New Books Network , June 6th, 2022


The Boston Harbor Islands have been called Boston’s “hidden shores.” While some are ragged rocks teeming with coastal wildlife, such as oystercatchers and harbor seals, others resemble manicured…


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Andrew Bickford, “Chemical Heroes: Pharmacological Supersoldiers in the US Military” (Duke UP, 2021)

New Books Network , June 3rd, 2022


In Chemical Heroes: Pharmacological Supersoldiers in the US Military (Duke UP, 2021), Andrew Bickford analyzes the US military’s attempts to design performance enhancement technologies and create pharmacological “supersoldiers” capable of withstanding…


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James S. Bielo, “Materializing the Bible: Scripture, Sensation, Place” (Bloomsbury, 2021)

New Books Network , June 2nd, 2022


What happens when the written words of biblical scripture are transformed into experiential, choreographed environments? To answer this question, anthropologist James Bielo explores a diverse range of practices…


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Andrew Leon Hanna, “25 Million Sparks: The Untold Story of Refugee Entrepreneurs” (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books Network , June 1st, 2022


Andrew Leon Hanna’s book 25 Million Sparks: The Untold Story of Refugee Entrepreneurs (Cambridge UP, 2022) takes readers inside the Za’atari refugee camp to follow the stories of three courageous…


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Moisés Lino e Silva, “Minoritarian Liberalism: A Travesti Life in a Brazilian Favela” (U Chicago Press, 2022)

New Books Network , June 1st, 2022


Normative liberalism has promoted the freedom of privileged subjects, those entitled to rights—usually white, adult, heteronormative, and bourgeois—at the expense of marginalized groups, such as Black people, children,…


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Marcos E. Pérez, “Proletarian Lives: Routines, Identity, and Culture in Contentious Politics” (Cambridge UP, 2022)

New Books Network , May 31st, 2022


What drives and sustains participation in unemployed workers’ movements in Argentina? Today’s guest, Marcos Perez, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Washington and…


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Christopher Harker, “Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence, and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine” (Duke UP, 2020)

New Books Network , May 31st, 2022


In Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence, and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine (Duke UP, 2020), Christopher Harker demonstrates that financial debt is as much a spatial phenomenon as it is a temporal and…


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