Books published by NYU Press

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 | January 20, 2018 | 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 | January 20, 2018 | 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


NYU Press | January 20, 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

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

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

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

Nice Work If You Can Get It

NYU Press | April 1, 2009 | 264 pages
2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that—a dream? In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Andrew Ross... More Info

Dying to get high

NYU Press | August 3, 2008 | 257 pages
Investigates one community of seriously ill patients fighting the federal government for the right to use physician-recommended marijuana. This book tackles the broader, complex history of medical marijuana in America. It asks what distinguishes a legitimate patient from an illegitimate "pothead,"... More Info

No University Is an Island

NYU Press | February 3, 2010 | 289 pages
The modern university is sustained by academic freedom. It guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. This title presents an account of the social, political, and cultural forces undermining academic freedom.  More Info