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Knowledge and Incentives in Policy

by Stefanie Haeffele Rowman & Littlefield International (June 16, 2018)

The relative effectiveness of various institutions, such as the market or government, is based on the ability for individuals to access and use dispersed knowledge in society and the incentives that steer their...


Gigged

by Sarah Kessler St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2018)

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone...


Amity and Prosperity

by Eliza Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling...


Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

by Sasha Costanza-Chock The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism.

For decades, social movements have vied for attention from...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...


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by Noah Vawter, Mark Sample, Casey Reas & Michael Mateas et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing.

This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and...


Crimes That Changed Our World

by Paul H. Robinson & Sarah M. Robinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 08, 2018)

Can crime make our world safer? Crimes are the worst of humanity’s wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes “trigger” improvement in our lives. Crimes That Changed Our World explores some of the most important...


Diva Nation

by Laura Miller & Rebecca Copeland University of California Press (June 08, 2018)

Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how...


Transnational Return Migration of 1.5 Generation Korean New Zealanders

by Jane Yeonjae Lee Lexington Books (June 04, 2018)

Why do immigrants return home? Is return migration a failure or a success? How do returnees settle back into their original homeland while retaining their connections to their host society? How do returnees...


The Illusion of the Post-Colonial State

by W. Alade Fawole Lexington Books (June 01, 2018)

This book challenges the long-held conventional wisdom that Africa is a post-colonial society of sovereign nation-states despite the outward attributes of statehood: demarcated territories, permanent populations,...


Globalization and Feminist Activism

by Mary E. Hawkesworth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This thoroughly updated edition provides a comprehensive overview of two centuries of transnational feminist efforts to produce a more just global order. Mary Hawkesworth explores how social, economic, and political...


The Struggle against Imperialism

by Edward H. Judge & John W. Langdon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

This concise and engaging text argues that the Cold War and anti-colonial movements should properly be studied and taught together, not as distinct developments, but rather as interwoven aspects of a complex...


Absorbing the Blow

by Steven Wolinetz & Andrej Zaslove ECPR Press (May 31, 2018)

The significance of populist parties and their presence in party systems is undeniable. Parties like the Dutch Freedom Party, the French National Front, and the Five Star Movement in Italy rank among the largest...


The Right Answer

by John K. Delaney Henry Holt and Co. (May 29, 2018)

The first declared candidate for president in 2020 delivers a passionate call for bipartisan action, entrepreneurial innovation, and a renewed commitment to the American idea

The son of a union electrician and...


Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

by Jaron Lanier Henry Holt and Co. (May 29, 2018)

A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.

You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without...


Soul of a Democrat

by Thomas B. Reston St. Martin's Press (May 29, 2018)

In 2016 the Democratic Party lost control of every branch of government. Countless explanations and excuses have been offered, but in this heartfelt, evocative book longtime Democratic activist Thomas B. Reston...


Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...


American Roma

by Melanie R. Covert Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

American Roma: A Modern Investigation of Lived Experiences and Media Portrayals explores the representation of American Roma from the nineteenth-century to today by examining portrayals in newsprint, television,...


Poverty and Power

by Edward Royce Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2018)

Poverty and Power examines structural inequality in American society with a focus on the issue of poverty. The third edition features new material throughout, including discussions of the 2016 election and current...


The Chosen Ones

by Nikki Jones University of California Press (May 25, 2018)

How does one return to their community after a life peppered with drug charges, violent offenses, and trips to prison, all before adulthood? In The Chosen Ones, sociologist and feminist scholar Nikki Jones shares...


Women's Place in the Andes

by Florence E. Babb University of California Press (May 25, 2018)

In Women’s Place in the Andes Florence E. Babb draws on long-term anthropological research to reexamine the complex interworkings of gender, race, and indigeneity in Peru and beyond.  Interweaving five new...


Maverick

by Mary Zaia St. Martin's Press (May 22, 2018)

A lifetime of wisdom from a true American patriot

The country is more polarized than it has been for decades, but John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of colleagues and constituents...


Kings of the Yukon

by Adam Weymouth Little, Brown and Company (May 22, 2018)

An epic journey to explore the relationship between man and nature in one of the last wild places in the US

The Yukon is the third longest river in the United States. Every summer, millions of salmon migrate...


Cracks in the Wall

by Ben White Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, the situation on the ground in Palestine/Israel can only be described as a system of apartheid. Peace efforts have failed because of one, inconvenient truth:...


Shut Down the Business School

by Martin Parker Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

Business schools are institutions which, a decade after the financial crash, continue to act as loudspeakers for neoliberal capitalism with all its injustices and planetary consequences. In this lively and incendiary...


Towards a Gay Communism

by Mario Mieli Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory - now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation. *BR**BR*Among...


Gerrymandering

by Franklin L. Kury Hamilton Books (May 18, 2018)

In the spring of 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case that could have a revolutionary impact on American politics and how legislative representation is chosen....


1968

by Robert C. Cottrell & Blaine T. Browne Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2018)

The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned...


Badass Affirmations

by Becca Anderson Mango (May 15, 2018)

A funny, inspirational banquet of delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable one-liners from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, everyone from Rihanna...


How Bernie Won

by Jeff Weaver St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

The brilliant manager of Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign shows how Bernie took on the entire establishment and changed modern American politics for good.

When Jeff Weaver hopped in a car with Bernie...


How I Resist

by Maureen Johnson St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

"The Ultimate Resistance Guidebook." — Bustle

"This book will be a light in the darkness for some, and help guide them from despair."— Booklist

An all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited...


Citizens of Nowhere

by Niccolò Milanese, Lorenzo Marsili, Tania Bruguera & Yanis Varoufakis Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Authors are co-founders of European Alternatives and Marsil is also a co-ordinator for DiEM25 (co-founded by Yanis Varoufakis), which together have approximately 80,000 people signed up.

  • A radical political blueprint...

In the Name of Security – Secrecy, Surveillance and Journalism

by Johan Lidberg & Denis Muller Anthem Press (May 15, 2018)

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 saw the start of the so-called war on terror. The aim of ‘In the Name of Security – Secrecy, Surveillance and Journalism’...


An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba

by Doctor Nahla Abdo & Nur Masalha Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Ties together Palestinian experiences from 1948 to the present, revealing the Nakba to be part of an ongoing process of cultural erasure, and a crucial aspect of Palestinian identity.

  • An interdisciplinary collection...

It’s Only Blood

by Anna Dahlqvist & Alice E. Olsson Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood...


Food Aid in Sudan

by Susanne Jaspars Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

  • Totally unique in examining the evolution and effects of food aid practices in one country over a period of more than 50 years.

  • Rich in empirical material - based on extensive interviews with all those involved...

Walking through Fire

by Nawal El Saadawi & Sherif Hetata Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

'Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives. They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands...


A Daughter of Isis

by Nawal El Saadawi & Sherif Hetata Zed Books (May 15, 2018)

1. Volume one of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, the Arab world's leading feminist.2. Paints a beautifully textured portrait of the childhood that moulded Saadawi into a novelist and fearless campaigner...


Leapfrogging Inequality

by Rebecca Winthrop, Adam Barton & Eileen McGivney Brookings Institution Press (May 15, 2018)

Exemplary stories of innovation from around the world

Universal public education traditionally is seen as the one sure means to promote widespread economic and social advancement. But around the world, education...


Bullshit Jobs

by David Graeber Simon & Schuster (May 15, 2018)

From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.

Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring...


Speaking of Slavery

by Steven A. Epstein Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

In this highly original work, Steven A. Epstein shows that the ways Italians employ words and think about race and labor are profoundly affected by the language used in medieval Italy to sustain a system of...


Our Frontier Is the World

by Mischa Honeck Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Mischa Honeck’s Our Frontier Is the World is a provocative account of how the Boy Scouts echoed and enabled American global expansion in the twentieth century.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has long been...


Troubled Waters

by Mehran Kamrava Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Troubled Waters looks at four dynamics in the Persian Gulf that have contributed to making the region one of the most volatile and tension-filled spots in the world. Mehran Kamrava identifies the four dynamics...


The Evils of Polygyny

by Rose McDermott, Kristen Renwick Monroe, B. J. Wray & Valerie Hudson et al. Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Why do men act violently toward women?

What are the consequences of "normal violence," not only for women and children but also for the men who instigate it, and for the societies that sanction it?

The Evils...


Participation without Democracy

by Garry Rodan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Over the past quarter century new ideologies of participation and representation have proliferated across democratic and non-democratic regimes. In Participation without Democracy, Garry Rodan breaks new conceptual...


Objects of War

by Leora Auslander & Tara Zahra Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Historians have become increasingly interested in material culture as both a category of analysis and as a teaching tool. And yet the profession tends to be suspicious of things; words are its stock-in-trade....