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Apr 17

Interview with Zareena Grewal, author of “Islam is a Foreign Country” -

Listen to this exclusive interview with author Zareena Grewal on the New Books Network!

Apr 16

Leg Over Leg: Finalist for Best Translated Book Award

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We’re delighted to announce that Library of Arabic Literature’s Leg Over Leg, Volume 1 by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, translated by Humphrey Davies is one of 10 finalists for the Best Translated Book Award in fiction! See the full list here.

Head on over to Three Percent to take a look back at the reasons “why these books should win,” according to the judges and other readers.

Apr 15

"[A] wide-ranging analysis that touches on feminism, the military, marriage, the Internet, and discourse around scientific research. Walters’s humane, transformative vision soars in this must-read for anyone interested in LGBT politics.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
The Tolerance Trap publishes next month, and the praise is rollin’ in! Check out the book’s website for more information.

"[A] wide-ranging analysis that touches on feminism, the military, marriage, the Internet, and discourse around scientific research. Walters’s humane, transformative vision soars in this must-read for anyone interested in LGBT politics.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

The Tolerance Trap publishes next month, and the praise is rollin’ in! Check out the book’s website for more information.

Apr 09

In asserting that gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens want rights such as pay equity, voting rights, and an end to discrimination in the workplace and judicial system—indeed, ‘full and deep integration and inclusion in the American dream’—[the author] makes it clear that tolerance is much too limited a goal.

An enlightening examination of identity and the quest for ‘deep freedom’ by a largely misunderstood and marginalized group.

” — Kirkus Reviews, on Suzanna Danuta Walters’ The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality (NYU Press, 2014)

Apr 02

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Looking for a new read? Check out our Spring 2014 catalog—and let us know what books make your “to-read” list!

Looking for a new read? Check out our Spring 2014 catalog—and let us know what books make your “to-read” list!

Apr 01

It may be April 1, but we’re not joshing ya: Over at Salon, you can read a free excerpt from Pranksters, out today from NYU Press!
Plus, check out an exclusive interview with author—and self proclaimed prankster—Kembrew McLeod.
Happy April Fools’ Day!

It may be April 1, but we’re not joshing ya: Over at Salon, you can read a free excerpt from Pranksters, out today from NYU Press!

Plus, check out an exclusive interview with author—and self proclaimed prankster—Kembrew McLeod.

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Mar 24

A call to men: Ending violence against women -

Another excellent Women’s History Month post on our blog!

Feb 25

Ladies, what are your go-to books for professional advice?
Find out why writer, journalist, and TED speaker Joshunda Sanders thinks What Works for Women at Work by mother-daughter duo, Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey, is a book that any working women can follow.
Read her article here.

Ladies, what are your go-to books for professional advice?

Find out why writer, journalist, and TED speaker Joshunda Sanders thinks What Works for Women at Work by mother-daughter duo, Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey, is a book that any working women can follow.

Read her article here.

Feb 24

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Feb 18

So I’d like to make a suggestion to jettison the Firsts, Festivals, and Foods trio of Black History Month for a different style of learning about Black and American history. Kids learn who the First Black astronaut was, the First Black senator, and so forth. But what happens after the First? I suggest we do away with how we teach about ‘Firsts,’ and I’ll leave the Festivals and Foods to other, more creative minds.

When we focus on the Firsts, and not What Followed, we allow ourselves to be seduced by the silence in between milestones of Black History. If we do not look into the gaps between the Firsts, then we fail to see the ways that other individuals, institutions, and social practices worked—often quite deliberately—to crush the spirit of those Firsts, and to make it plain that Black people who wanted to follow in their footsteps would be met with massive resistance.

So I ask that we pair the question ‘What Followed and Why?’ with each First, to ensure that our students can understand the reasons why we still celebrate Firsts, why they remain rarities decades after slavery and Jim Crow.

What happened after Benjamin Banneker made plans for our nation’s capitol, the First Black engineer to be recognized as such by white folks? Why the gap in Black urban planners between Banneker and… well, I must admit I cannot bring to mind a famous Black urban planner. What stymied efforts to bring up generations of Bannekers to design welcoming, sustainable urban spaces to be shared by people of all colors? Why are so many urban areas still segregated, decades after the First Black mayors were elected?

Until we look closely at What Followed, and try to learn lessons from that part of our American history, our celebrations of Firsts will feel less festive and more frustrating as time goes by.

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Excerpt from “Black History Month, post-racial style," by Catherine R. Squires (@catupnorth), author of The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century (NYU Press, 2014).

(Source: profkew, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

Feb 12


Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator
Andreas Bernard
February 2014, Cloth
9780814787168, $35.00
 
Read the introduction here.

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator
Andreas Bernard
February 2014, Cloth
9780814787168, $35.00
 
Read the introduction here.

What would New York City be like without elevators?
Andreas Bernard, author of Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator, offers three ways the elevator transformed the city’s social landscape. 
(via New York Post)

What would New York City be like without elevators?

Andreas Bernard, author of Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator, offers three ways the elevator transformed the city’s social landscape

(via New York Post)

Smart Talk: Dr. Joan Williams: What Works for Women at Work -

“The reason women ‘don’t ask’ is because they are not idiots.”—Joan C. Williams, author of What Works for Women at Work 

Feb 07

“This is one of the reasons…it’s so difficult to be a female executive…Everything you do is hyper-scrutinized. And you are…judged if you don’t put a particular social agenda—advancing women—incredibly high on your priority list in a way that men don’t have to. [Yahoo CEO Melissa] Mayer bans flexible work and we can’t stop talking. Men do this all the time and we just never hear about it.” —

Joan C. Williams, author of What Works for Women at Work 

(via thesmithian)