Books published by NYU Press

Exonerated

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
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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

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

Water

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

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

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
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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
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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

Tales for Little Rebels

NYU Press | March 15, 2010 | 313 pages
In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, “Strike down the wall!” and liberates itself from the “egg state.” In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. Rather than teaching children to obey... More Info

The Reawakening of the Arab World

NYU Press | April 1, 2016 | 288 pages
Previously published by Pambazuka Press in 2012 under the title of 'The People's Spring: the Future of the Arab Revolution.' This edition contains a new chapter analyzing U.S. geo-strategy.  More Info

The Crime of All Crimes

NYU Press | March 29, 2016 | 320 pages
Cambodia. Rwanda. Armenia. Nazi Germany. History remembers these places as the sites of unspeakable crimes against humanity, and indisputably, of genocide. Yet, throughout the twentieth century, the world has seen many instances of violence committed by states against certain groups within their... More Info

Cuba and the U.S. Empire

NYU Press | May 1, 2016 | 455 pages
"Sections of this book were previously published as Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History by Ocean Press (1997)"  More Info

A Body, Undone

NYU Press | March 15, 2016 | 208 pages
In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of English who had celebrated her fiftieth birthday a month before. As she crested a... More Info

Women Doing Life

NYU Press | February 19, 2016 | 320 pages
How do women – mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces and grandmothers -- make sense of judgment to a lifetime behind bars? In Women Doing Life, Lora Bex Lempert examines the carceral experiences of women serving life sentences, presenting a typology of the ways that life-sentenced women grow and... More Info

A Bun in the Oven

NYU Press | March 22, 2016 | 256 pages
There are people dedicated to improving the way we eat, and people dedicated to improving the way we give birth. A Bun in the Oven is the first comparison of these two social movements. The food movement has seemingly exploded, but little has changed in the diet of most Americans. And while... More Info

A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

NYU Press | February 22, 2016 | 336 pages
Millions of words have been written about the Cuban Revolution, which, to both its supporters and detractors, is almost universally understood as being won by a small band of guerillas. In this unique and stimulating book, Stephen Cushion turns the conventional wisdom on its head, and argues that... More Info

Deadly Injustice

NYU Press | December 11, 2015 | 384 pages
The murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial and acquittal of his assailant, George Zimmerman, sparked a passionate national debate about race and criminal justice in America that involved everyone from bloggers to mayoral candidates to President Obama himself. With... More Info

Stella

NYU Press | August 28, 2015 | 224 pages
Stella, first published in 1859, is an imaginative retelling of Haiti’s fight for independence from slavery and French colonialism. Set during the years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), Stella tells the story of two brothers, Romulus and Remus, who help transform their homeland from the... More Info

The Socialist Imperative

NYU Press | July 22, 2015 | 224 pages
In a little more than a decade, economist Michael A. Lebowitz has written several major works about the transition from socialism to capitalism: Beyond Capital(winner of the Deutscher Prize), Build It Now, The Socialist Alternative, and The Contradictions of “Real Socialism.” Here, he develops... More Info

Contesting Intersex

NYU Press | August 11, 2015 | 240 pages
When sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes, marking her as intersex. Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to “protect” the development of her gender identity; it was years before Davis... More Info

Modern Families

NYU Press | September 10, 2015 | 240 pages
The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago, some fantastically so, as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales—his own included—that... More Info

This Muslim American Life

NYU Press | September 18, 2015 | 304 pages
Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake “Mustafa Bayoumi” was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media... More Info

The Hidden Structure of Violence

NYU Press | July 17, 2015 | 304 pages
Acts of violence assume many forms: they may travel by the arc of a guided missile or in the language of an economic policy, and they may leave behind a smoldering village or a starved child. The all-pervasiveness of violence makes it seem like an unavoidable, and ultimately incomprehensible,... More Info

Not Gay

NYU Press | July 31, 2015 | 240 pages
A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay?  More Info

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

NYU Press | June 5, 2015 | 240 pages
This is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators... More Info

Punishment in Popular Culture

NYU Press | June 5, 2015 | 320 pages
The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural presuppositions that undergird America’s distinctive... More Info

Death in the Shape of a Young Girl

NYU Press | April 24, 2015 | 352 pages
In the early 1970s, a number of West German left-wing activists took up arms, believing that revolution would lead to social change. In the years to come, the bombings, shootings, kidnappings and bank robberies of the Red Army Faction (RAF) and Movement 2nd June dominated newspaper headlines and... More Info

Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century

NYU Press | October 22, 2014 | 288 pages
In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new... More Info

Lighting Up

NYU Press | February 13, 2015 | 272 pages
While the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a... More Info

In a Queer Time and Place

NYU Press | January 1, 2005 | 213 pages
Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms - especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within... More Info

The Spectacular Few

NYU Press | May 25, 2017 | 237 pages
“Mark Hamm is, without doubt, the world’s leading expert on prison radicalization. Based on decades of research, this book presents a nuanced and sophisticated picture,. Beautifully written, it is the most complete, and the most empirically rigorous, account of this phenomenon to date.  More Info

In the Shadow of Zion

NYU Press | November 21, 2014 | 352 pages
From the late nineteenth century through the post-Holocaust era, the world was divided between countries that tried to expel their Jewish populations and those that refused to let them in. The plight of these traumatized refugees inspired numerous proposals for Jewish states. Jews and Christians,... More Info

Caring Democracy

NYU Press | May 25, 2017 | 228 pages
Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care... More Info

One Day in December

NYU Press | April 1, 2013 | 400 pages
Celia Sánchez is the missing actor of the Cuban Revolution. Although not as well known in the English-speaking world as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Sánchez played a pivotal role in launching the revolution and administering the revolutionary state. She joined the clandestine 26th of July... More Info

Sammlung

NYU Press | May 25, 1988 | 447 pages
From the historical roots of second-wave feminism to current debates about feminist theory and politics. This introduction to Anglo-American feminist thought provides a critical and panoramic survey of dominant trends in feminism since 1968. Feminism is too often considered a monolithic movement,... More Info

Failed Evidence

NYU Press | September 3, 2012 | 260 pages
With the popularity of crime dramas like CSI focusing on forensic science, and increasing numbers of police and prosecutors making wide-spread use of DNA, high-tech science seems to have become the handmaiden of law enforcement. But this is a myth,asserts law professor and nationally known expert... More Info

Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles

NYU Press | August 22, 2011 | 253 pages
From Megan's Law to Jessica's Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS... More Info

Shutting Down the Streets

NYU Press | September 12, 2011 | 207 pages
Recently, a wall was built in eastern Germany. Made of steel and cement blocks, topped with razor barbed wire, and reinforced with video monitors and movement sensors, this wall was not put up to protect a prison or a military base, but rather to guard a three-day meeting of the finance ministers... More Info

Race, Ethnicity, and Policing

NYU Press | March 15, 2010 | 535 pages
From Rodney King and "driving while black" to claims of targeting of undocumented Latino immigrants, relationships surrounding race, ethnicity, and the police have faced great challenge. Race, Ethnicity, and Policingincludes both classic pieces and original essays that provide the reader with a... More Info

Jose Carlos Mariategui

NYU Press | August 1, 2011 | 480 pages
José Carlos Mariátegui is one of Latin America's most profound but overlooked thinkers. A self-taught journalist, social scientist, and activist from Peru, he was the first to emphasize that those fighting for the revolutionary transformation of society must adapt classical Marxist theory to the... More Info

The mask of anarchy

NYU Press | September 1, 2006 | 350 pages
"Ellis has written a very honest and brave book about a ghastly human experience which has, one learns, much less to do with the primordial past than about the future."--Ecclesiastical History"Outstanding. . . . A fascinating and profound exploration of what Ellis sees as Liberians' deep spiritual... More Info

Moving Working Families Forward

NYU Press | October 1, 2011 | 253 pages
Even as our political system remains deeply divided between right and left", there is a clear yearning for a more moderate third way that navigates an intermediate position to address the most pressing issues facing the United States today.Moving Working Families Forwardpoints to a Third Way... More Info

What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism

NYU Press | June 1, 2011 | 187 pages
Praise for Foster and Magdoff's The Great Financial Crisis: In this timely and thorough analysis of the current financial crisis, Foster and Magdoff explore its roots and the radical changes that might be undertaken in response. . . .  More Info

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