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Portraits of Public Service

Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.

Tourists and Trade

How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.

Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

Reauthoring Savage Inequalities

Offers rich, wide-ranging counternarratives to social, political, and educational discourses that characterize urban schools and communities as places of despair, revealing the resources and strategies of resistance that teachers, students, and families use to succeed and thrive.

Musicology of Religion

Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.

Bush League, Big City

The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams

Returning to Judgment

Explores the importance of political judgment in the work of Bernard Stiegler, and argues his approach to judgment marks an important break with continental political thought.

The Camp Abilities Story

The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.

Feminists Reclaim Mentorship

Feminists revisit their mixed experiences of mentoring and being mentored to reclaim mentorship as a project for new generations.

Cybersecurity Governance in Latin America

Explores the effects of the cyber revolution for security in the Americas.

Bronx Epitaph

The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.

Representing Childhood and Atrocity

Edited by Victoria Nesfield & Philip Smith
Subjects: Literature

Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.

The Political Theory of Salvage

Explores the political and theoretical significance of the use of salvaging discarded materials by social movements during their protest activities.

Making the Public Service Millennial

Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.

A Double Burden

Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.

Racism and Resistance

Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.

Primary Elections and American Politics

Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.

New York's Great Lost Ballparks

Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.

Adventures in Chinese Realism

Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.

Addiction Recovery and Resilience

Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.

Liberating Revolution

Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.

The Letchworth State Park Atlas

A visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.

Bitter Harvest

Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.

Resist, Organize, Build

Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.

Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?

Edited by Michael A. Smith
Subjects: Politics And Law

Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.

Sacred and Secular

Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.

Religion in Multidisciplinary Perspective

An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.

A New American Labor Movement

Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects

Edited by Jared Kemling
Subjects: Philosophy

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

From Pariah to Priority

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

Capitalism for All

Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.

Democracy at the Ballpark

Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.

The Humanistic Background of Science

The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.

Christianity and Politics in Tribal India

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.

Stakes Is High

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

White Cottage, White House

Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.

Black Lives Matter in US Schools

A powerful anthology on the role of curricula in perpetuating—and resisting—oppression.

Return to Point Zero

Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.

Tasting Coffee

Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.

Creating a Culture of Mindful Innovation in Higher Education

Offers a vision for innovation in higher education focused on societal progress and human development, as well as for higher education's role within a broader culture of innovation.

Human Landscapes

The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.

Black Women and Public Health

Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.

Barcelona, City of Comics

Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.

Inside the Green Lobby

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

America in Denial

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

The Atlantic and Africa

Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.

Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World

Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.

The Students We Share

Edited by Patricia Gándara & Bryant Jensen
Subjects: Education

Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.

Blacks in Niagara Falls

A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.

Flesh of My Flesh

Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought

Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.

Seeing Symphonically

Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.

Race and the Suburbs in American Film

Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.

Animals in Irish Society

By Corey Lee Wrenn
Subjects: Sociology

The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.

Material Insurgency

Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.

Faith, Hope, and Sustainability

A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.

Sappho's Legacy

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

Moving for Marriage

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

Convenient Criticism

By Dan Chen
Subjects: Communication

Explains why and how local critical reporting can exist in China despite the kinds of media control that are the hallmarks of authoritarian rule.

The Ideology of Civic Engagement

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond

Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.

Globalizing Organic

By Rafi Grosglik
Subjects: Sociology

Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.

The Science of Satyug

The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.

Screen Love

Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

Words of Destiny

Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.

Pharmapolitics in Russia

Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.

Bastard Politics

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

The Specter of Babel

Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.

Sense of Origins

Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.

Self-Direction

Relates how the self-direction movement was developed, the research that supports it, how the model has spread across the country and the globe, and recommendations and prospects for the future.

Building Pedagogues

An in-depth account and model of antiracist professional development for white practicing teachers.

Bringing the Nation Back In

Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.

The Politics of Right Sex

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

Freedom in Laughter

Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin’ circuit to the mainstream.

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan

Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.

Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

Epistemic Responsibility

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.

Manufactured Uncertainty

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

City on the Edge

Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.

Culture and Tactics

Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.

The Politics of People

Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.

Walkable Cities

Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.

Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory

Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.

The Autobiography of a Language

Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.

Beyond the Xs and Os

Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.

Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965

A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.

Blows to the Head

A provocative tale of an unlikely contender and her midlife transformation through boxing.

Tuning the Student Mind

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

Doghiker

A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.

Militant Acts

Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward.

Love and Violence

A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.

Fight to Live, Live to Fight

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

The Distortion of Nature's Image

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized

Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through ʼ70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.

Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

Postnormal Conservation

Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.

Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura

By Saladdin Ahmed
Subjects: Philosophy

Diagnoses our contemporary spatial experience as fundamentally totalitarian through a multilayered critical theory of space.