Books published by New York Univ Pr

Trust in Black America

New York Univ Pr | February 1, 2012 | 286 pages
The more citizens trust their government, the better democracy functions. However, African Americans have long suffered from the lack of protection by their government, and the racial discrimination they have faced breaks down their trust in democracy. Rather than promoting democracy, the United... More Info

The Left at War

New York Univ Pr | July 1, 2011 | 352 pages
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 and Bush's belligerent response fractured the American leftpartly by putting pressure on little-noticed fissures that had appeared a decade earlier. In a masterful survey of the post-9/11 landscape, renowned scholar Michael Berube revisits and reinterprets the major... More Info

No University Is an Island

New York Univ Pr | October 1, 2011 | 289 pages
Hebrew has survived as a continuously written literature for nearly 3,000 years. It is the oldest, and in some ways most successful, minority literature. While Hebrew is central to the social history of the Jews, its history also offers a panoramic window into the relationships of other minority... More Info

Circuits of Visibility

New York Univ Pr | July 18, 2011 | 317 pages
circuits of visibility explores transnational media environments as a way to understand the gendered constructions and contradictions that support globalization, with special emphasis on global feminist perspectives. Exploring the ways in which gendered subjects are produced and defined in media... More Info

Street kids

New York Univ Pr | May 9, 2011 | 247 pages
Street outreach workers comb public places such as parks, vacant lots, and abandoned waterfronts to search for young people who are living out in public spaces, if not always in the public eye. Street Kids opens a window to the largely hidden world of street youth, drawing on their detailed and... More Info

Intersexuality and the Law

New York Univ Pr | January 1, 2012 | 184 pages
The term "intersex" evokes diverse images, typically of people who are both male and female or neither male nor female. Neither vision is accurate. The millions of people with an intersex condition, or DSD (disorder of sex development), are men or women whose sex chromosomes, gonads, or sex anatomy... More Info

Fat Shame

New York Univ Pr | May 2, 2011 | 219 pages
A look at how fatness became a cultural stigma in the United States.  More Info

The Bully Society

New York Univ Pr | March 6, 2012 | 304 pages
István Meszáros's bold new study analyzes the historical choices facing us at the outset of the new millennium. Drawing on the theoretical arguments of his monumental and widely-acclaimed work, Beyond Capital, Mészáros shows that the economic boom of the 1990s was built not only on the... More Info

Empire at the Periphery

New York Univ Pr | July 18, 2011 | 293 pages
What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia's little boxes? Moving beyond the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocationsoffers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race and representation in the suburbs. Focusing on the region humorists have referred to as "Lesser Los... More Info

Socialism in Provence, 1871-1914

New York Univ Pr | May 1, 2011 | 370 pages
Departing from the usual emphasis on an urban and industrial context for the rise of socialism, Socialism in Provence 1871-1914 offers instead a reinterpretation of the early years of Marxist socialism in France among the peasantry. By focusing on a limited period and a particular region, Judt... More Info

Marxism and the French Left

New York Univ Pr | May 1, 2011 | 338 pages
During the 1970s radical politics in France underwent major changes, with the rise of the Socialist Party, the decline of the Communists, and the loss of faith in Marxism. Together with the diminished significance of the industrial proletariat and the problems presented by the electoral success of... More Info


New York Univ Pr | April 2, 2010 | 256 pages
Middle Easterners: Sometimes White, Sometimes Not- an article by John Tehranian The Middle Eastern question lies at the heart of the most pressing issues of our time: the war in Iraq and on terrorism, the growing tension between preservation of our national security and protection of our civil... More Info

Legalizing Prostitution

New York Univ Pr | December 1, 2011 | 284 pages
"Some towns in Nevada have legal brothels where sex can be bought lawfully, yet in Las Vegas, prostitutes and their patrons are regularly prosecuted for exchanging sex for money, just as they are elsewhere in the United States. While sex work has long been controversial, it has become even more... More Info

Policing Pleasure

New York Univ Pr | December 1, 2011 | 229 pages
Mónica waits in the Anti-Venereal Medical Service of the Zona Galactica, the legal, state-run brothel where she works in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Surrounded by other sex workers, she clutches the Sanitary Control Card that deems her registered with the city, disease-free, and able to work.  More Info

The Guantanamo Lawyers

New York Univ Pr | March 4, 2011 | 420 pages
Read free excerpts from the book athttp://www.theguantanamolawyers.comand explore the complete archive of narratives at Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States imprisoned more than seven hundred and fifty men at its naval base at Guantanamo Bay,... More Info

Black in Latin America

New York Univ Pr | July 30, 2011 | 259 pages
The influence of media on society is unquestioned. Its reach penetrates nearly every corner of the world and every aspect of life. But it has also been a contested realm, embodying class politics and the interests of monopoly capital. In The Political Economy of Media, one of the foremost media... More Info


New York Univ Pr | August 1, 2011 | 283 pages
What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia's little boxes? Moving beyond the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocationsoffers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race and representation in the suburbs.  More Info


New York Univ Pr | May 1, 2011 | 296 pages
The global financial crisis showed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions. At the same time, it showed the vulnerability of the world's richest countries And The enormous potential of some poorer ones. China, India, Brazil and other countries are growing faster than Europe or America... More Info

The slums of Aspen

New York Univ Pr | September 1, 2011 | 275 pages
Environmentalism usually calls to mind images of peace and serenity, a oneness with nature, and a shared sense of responsibility. But one town in Colorado, under the guise of environmental protection, passed a resolution limiting immigration, bolstering the privilege of the wealthy and scapegoating... More Info