NYU Press author Robin Bernstein wins IRSCL award
One of our authors, Robin Bernstein, recently won the Award from the International Research Society for Children’s Literature for her book, Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. Congratulations!
This Throwback Thursday, we’re unearthing this classic from 2003: Queer Latinidad, by Juana Maria Rodriguez. Give us some of that steamy discursive action!
Our Fall 2013 Catalog is HERE!
Check it out, and let us know your favorites!
Throwback Thursday: Pride Edition
Here at NYU Press, we occasionally rediscover books from our past that shock or surprise us. Rather than being a source of concern for our mothers and various religious leaders, we’d like to think that the titillating content of our collection is what makes us unique… right?
Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month, we will be highlighting past queeriosities from our catalogue as part of our Throwback Thursday series. Up first is Martin P. Levine’s Gay Macho (1998), which is serving up some Marlboro pack realness—not to mention a hunky leatherman. Check it out!
Known for her legal thrillers, University of Colorado law professor Wesson (Chilling Effect) employs her expertise to great effect in this exhaustive study of a famous crime that left its mark on the American legal system…Wesson’s efforts result in a true crime drama that’s well researched, easy to read, and oddly compelling.
…the familiar understanding of the Civil Rights movement is that Martin Luther King, Jr., was the person who initiated it—but in fact, ass-kicking investigator and activist Rosa Parks was initiating resistance while King was still in high school. She wasn’t an elderly woman who happened to sit on the bus: she was a radical activist who saw what needed to be done, and then kept her mouth shut so that she could become a strategic symbol.
Loving the one on the top-right.
But I know that the moments I’ve felt the loneliest are when I’ve been in a relationship, wondering why there’s so much distance when there should only be closeness. The coupled are supposed to be the lucky ones, so why all this sadness? Is it possible that the coupled inoculate themselves against this haunting sense of disconnect by refusing it away, and pushing their confusion onto the single, insisting, again and again, that it’s the single who are lonely, not they?
“Getting Wasted” on Fat Tuesday
Mardi Gras is a day of raucous celebration, especially among college students. Of course, sometimes these celebrations can go a bit too far, an issue that Thomas Vander Ven examines in his work, Getting Wasted. In the work, Van provides an account for the excesses that typically occur on college campuses, especially around days like this. Nevertheless, we at NYU Press hope that you have a fantastic Fat Tuesday–just go easy on the cocktails!
For many, the Superbowl is a time of admirable athleticism, commercials rivaling cinema megaproductions, and elaborate snack food arrangements. In some special cases, it’s even a time of adorable puppies. Just look at those mugs!
But the Superbowl is also an opportunity to recognize the NFL’s important contributions to the civil rights movement, as the integration of African American players into the League only cemented the foundation for the widespread social change that was to follow. Charles K. Ross explores these developments and the histories of the NFL’s early African American players in Outside the Lines, published by (yours truly!) NYU Press. With both the Superbowl and Black History Month on the horizon, there couldn’t be a better time to check out this fascinating book!
(Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’m going to curl up in an armchair, turn on the Puppy Bowl, and do some reading.)