Books published by NYU Press

On Infertile Ground

NYU Press | November 13, 2018 | 224 pages
A critique of population control narratives reproduced by international development actors in the 21st century Since the turn of the millennium, American media, scientists, and environmental activists have insisted that the global population crisis is “back”—and that the only way to avoid... More Info

Are Racists Crazy?

NYU Press | September 4, 2018 | 368 pages
The connection and science behind race, racism, and mental illness In 2012, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Oxford reported that - based on their clinical experiment - the beta-blocker drug, Propranolol, could reduce implicit racial bias among its users. Shortly after... More Info

By Any Media Necessary

NYU Press | November 6, 2018 | 352 pages
The participatory politics and civic engagement of youth in the digital age. Read Online at There is a widespread perception that the foundations of American democracy are dysfunctional, public trust in core institutions is eroding, and little is likely to emerge from... More Info

Beyond Trans

NYU Press | September 18, 2018 | 208 pages
Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do... More Info

We Are Data

NYU Press | November 6, 2018 | 320 pages
What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it Algorithms are everywhere, organizing the near limitless data that exists in our world. Derived from our every search, like, click, and purchase, algorithms determine the news we... More Info

Catch and Release

NYU Press | January 2, 2018 | 224 pages
The unexpected and fascinating interspecies relationship between humans and horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs are considered both a prehistoric and indicator species. They have not changed in tens of millions of years and provide useful data to scientists who monitor the health of the environment.... More Info

From Commune to Capitalism

NYU Press | June 22, 2018 | 224 pages
In the early 1980s, China undertook a massive reform that dismantled its socialist rural collectives and divided the land among millions of small peasant families. Known as the decollectivization campaign, it is one of the most significant reforms in China's transition to a market economy. From the... More Info

Spreadable Media

NYU Press | April 3, 2018 | 352 pages
"Spreadable Media" maps fundamental changes taking place in the contemporary media environment, a space where corporations no longer tightly control media distribution. This book challenges some of the prevailing frameworks used to describe contemporary media.  More Info

Culture as Politics

NYU Press | March 22, 2018 | 192 pages
Considered by many to be the most innovative British Marxist writer of the twentieth century, Christopher Caudwell was killed in the Spanish Civil War at the age of 29. Although already a published writer of aeronautic texts and crime fiction, he was practically unknown to the public until reviews... More Info

Trump in the White House

NYU Press | October 23, 2017 | 144 pages
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Health Care Under the Knife

NYU Press | March 15, 2018 | 344 pages
Disobedience : doctor workers unite!  More Info

Mapping My Way Home

NYU Press | November 22, 2017 | 304 pages
Stephanie Urdang was born in Cape Town, South Africa, into a white, Jewish family staunchly opposed to the apartheid regime. In 1967, at the age of twenty-three, no longer able to tolerate the grotesque iniquities and oppression of apartheid, she chose exile and emigrated to the United States.... More Info

A Foodie's Guide to Capitalism

NYU Press | October 24, 2017 | 256 pages
Capitalism drives our global food system. Everyone who wants to end hunger, who wants to eat good, clean, healthy food, needs to understand capitalism. This book will help do that. In his latest book, Eric Holt-Giménez takes on the social, environmental, and economic crises of the capitalist mode... More Info

Modern Imperialism, Monopoly Finance Capital, and Marx's Law of Value

NYU Press | February 22, 2018 | 280 pages
Unlike such obvious forms of oppression as feudalism or slavery, capitalism has been able to survive through its genius for disguising corporate profit imperatives as opportunities for individual human equality and advancement. But it was the genius of Karl Marx, in his masterwork, Capital, to... More Info

Ctrl + Z

NYU Press | May 1, 2018 | 256 pages
A gripping insight into the digital debate over data ownership, permanence and policy “This is going on your permanent record!” is a threat that has never held more weight than it does in the Internet Age, when information lasts indefinitely. The ability to make good on that threat is as... More Info

The Life and Death of Latisha King

NYU Press | March 20, 2018 | 192 pages
What can the killing of a transgender teen can teach us about the violence of misreading gender identity as sexual identity? The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brian McInerney in their junior high school classroom... More Info

Wife, Inc.

NYU Press | April 3, 2018 | 272 pages
A fascinating look at the changing role of wives in modern America After a half century of battling for gender equality, women have been freed from the necessity of securing a husband for economic stability, sexual fulfillment, or procreation. Marriage is a choice, and increasingly women (and men)... More Info

Struggling for Ordinary

NYU Press | March 6, 2018 | 224 pages
An in-depth look at the role of media in the struggle for transgender inclusion From television shows like Orange is the New Black and Transparent, to the real-life struggles of Caitlyn Jenner splashed across the headlines, transgender visibility is on the rise. But what was it like to live as a... More Info

Feminist Manifestos

NYU Press | April 3, 2018 | 704 pages
A wide-reaching collection of groundbreaking feminist documents from around the world. Feminist Manifestos is an unprecedented collection of 150 documents from feminist organizations and gatherings in over 50 countries over the course of three centuries. In the first book of its kind, the... More Info

Empire in the Air

NYU Press | December 12, 2017 | 224 pages
Examines the role that race played in the inception of the airline industry Empire in the Air is at once a history of aviation, and an examination of how air travel changed lives along the transatlantic corridor of the African diaspora. Focusing on Britain and its Caribbean colonies, Chandra... More Info

Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism

NYU Press | October 24, 2017 | 368 pages
Reveals the ideal of a sustainable ecosocialist world in Marx’s writings Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent... More Info

Meth Wars

NYU Press | December 6, 2016 | 304 pages
From the hit television series Breaking Bad, to daily news reports, anti-drug advertising campaigns and highly publicized world-wide hunts for “narcoterrorists” such as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the drug, methamphetamine occupies a unique and important space in the public’s imagination.... More Info

The National Question

NYU Press | December 10, 2018 | 320 pages
Provocative writings on the question of national self-determination and its relationship with socialism.  More Info

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left

NYU Press | August 22, 2017 | 248 pages
Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s. These ideas paved the way... More Info

The Gang's All Queer

NYU Press | August 15, 2017 | 312 pages
The first inside look at gay gang members. Many people believe that gangs are made up of violent thugs who are in and out of jail, and who are hyper-masculine and heterosexual. In The Gang’s All Queer, Vanessa Panfil introduces us to a different world. Meet gay gang members – sometimes referred... More Info

No Shortcut to Change

NYU Press | August 15, 2017 | 288 pages
A critical examination of the weaknesses inherent in international gender policy. Gender equality has become a central aspect of global governance and development in the 21st century. States increasingly promote women in government, ensure women’s economic rights and protect women from violence,... More Info

The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists

NYU Press | July 11, 2017 | 320 pages
Recovering the powerful and influential contributions of women from the nation’s formative years. The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists traces the significance of Frances Wright, Harriet Martineau, Angelina and Sarah Grimké, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner... More Info

Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

NYU Press | July 25, 2017 | 320 pages
From grassroots to global activism, the untold story of the world's first domestic workers' movement. Domestic workers exist on the margins of the world labor market. Maids, nannies, housekeepers, au pairs, and other care workers are most often ‘off the books,’ working for long hours and low... More Info

Her Own Hero

NYU Press | August 8, 2017 | 288 pages
The surprising roots of the self-defense movement and the history of women’s empowerment. At the turn of the twentieth century, women famously organized to demand greater social and political freedoms like gaining the right to vote. However, few realize that the Progressive Era also witnessed the... More Info

A Redder Shade of Green

NYU Press | June 22, 2017 | 160 pages
A socialist response to the looming ecological crisis As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and eco-socialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural... More Info

The Politics of Immigration (2nd Edition)

NYU Press | May 22, 2017 | 312 pages
A straightforward discussion of the issues surrounding immigration U.S. immigration has been the subject of furious debates for decades. On one side, politicians and the media talk about aliens and criminals, with calls to “deport them all.” On the other side, some advocates idealize immigrants... More Info

Creating an Ecological Society

NYU Press | May 29, 2017 | 384 pages
Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth’s ability to support other forms of life.... More Info

Convicted and Condemned

NYU Press | June 27, 2017 | 288 pages
Through the compelling words of former prisoners, Convicted and Condemned examines the lifelong consequences of a felony conviction. Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons’ efforts to reintegrate into society. The educational and vocational training offered in many... More Info

Paranoid Science

NYU Press | May 23, 2017 | 256 pages
Explores the Christian Right’s fierce opposition to science, explaining how and why its leaders came to see scientific truths as their enemy For decades, the Christian Right’s high-profile clashes with science have made national headlines. From attempts to insert intelligent design creationism... More Info

Harbors Rich with Ships

NYU Press | March 22, 2017 | 224 pages
A bold new collection of the writings of Miroslav Krleža, in English for the first time Miroslav Krleža was a giant of Yugoslav literature, yet remarkably little of his writing has appeared in English. In a body of work that spans more than five dozen books, including novels, short stories,... More Info


NYU Press | May 16, 2017 | 304 pages
The fascinating story behind the innocence movement's quest for justice. Documentaries like Making a Murderer, the first season of Serial, and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This... More Info

Beyond Trans

NYU Press | June 6, 2017 | 208 pages
Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification. Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions applications or on bathroom doors, why do... More Info

Cruising Utopia

NYU Press | November 30, 2009 | 223 pages
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Beyond Monogamy

NYU Press | August 16, 2016 | 208 pages
A man and woman are in an open relationship. They have agreed that having sexual partners outside of their relationship is permissible. One night, when her partner is in another city, the woman has sex with the man’s best friend. What does this mean for their relationship? More importantly, why... More Info

Finding Feminism

NYU Press | April 25, 2017 | 256 pages
The contemporary tactics of millennial feminists who are part of an active movement for social change. In 2014, after a young man murdered six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then killed himself, the news provoked an eye-opening surge of feminist activism. Fueled by the... More Info

Insatiable Appetites

NYU Press | April 1, 2017 | 288 pages
A comparative history of cross-cultural encounters and the critical role of cannibalism in the early modern period. Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European... More Info

We Are Data

NYU Press | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it Algorithms are everywhere, organizing the near limitless data that exists in our world. Derived from our every search, like, click, and purchase, algorithms determine the news we... More Info


NYU Press | April 4, 2017 | 320 pages
An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy. Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For... More Info

Critical Race Theory (Third Edition)

NYU Press | March 7, 2017 | 224 pages
Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more. Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism,... More Info

The Ways Women Age

NYU Press | March 7, 2017 | 288 pages
The story of how and why some women choose to use, while others refuse, cosmetic intervention. What is it like to be a woman growing older in a culture where you cannot go to the doctor, open a magazine, watch television, or surf the internet without encountering products and procedures that are... More Info

Syriza Wave

NYU Press | January 23, 2017 | 272 pages
Utterly corrupt corporate and government elites bankrupted Greece twice over. First, by profligate deficit spending benefitting only themselves; second, by agreeing to an IMF “bailout” of the Greek economy, devastating ordinary Greek citizens who were already enduring government-induced... More Info

Educational Justice

NYU Press | January 10, 2016 | 248 pages
That education should instill and nurture democracy is an American truism. Yet organizations such as the Business Roundtable, together with conservative philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Walmart’s owners, the Waltons, have been turning public schools into corporate mills. Their top-down... More Info

The American War in Vietnam

NYU Press | August 1, 2016 | 198 pages
On May 25, 2012, President Obama announced that the United States would spend the next thirteen years – through November 11, 2025 – commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and the American soldiers, “more than 58,000 patriots,” who died in Vietnam. The fact that at least 2.1... More Info

Studs Terkel

NYU Press | August 26, 2016 | 240 pages
Studs Terkel was an American icon who had no use for America’s cult of celebrity. He was a leftist who valued human beings over political dogma. In scores of books and thousands of radio and television broadcasts, Studs paid attention – and respect – to “ordinary” human beings of all... More Info

Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism

NYU Press | July 1, 2016 | 144 pages
Out of early twentieth-century Russia came the world’s first significant effort to build a modern revolutionary society. According to Marxist economist Samir Amin, the great upheaval that once produced the Soviet Union has also produced a movement away from capitalism – a long transition that... More Info