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Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernities

by Iain Chambers

Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernities is a ground-breaking work that revaluates the cultural and political understandings of the world today from the perspective of the south. Largely located...


Exceptional America

by Mugambi Jouet

Why does a country built on the concept of liberty have the highest incarceration rate in the world? How could the first Western nation to elect a person of color as its leader suffer from institutional racism? ...


The Water Problem

by Pat Mulroy

Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.

The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis,...


In Full Color

by Rachel Dolezal & Storms Reback

A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story.

In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as...


Moral Combat

by Patrick M. Markey & Christopher J. Ferguson

In family rooms across America, millions of children and teenagers are playing video games, such as Call of Duty, Halo, and Grand Theft Auto, roaming violent virtual worlds—with virtual guns in their hands....


The Education Invasion

by Joy Pullmann

Most Americans had no idea what Common Core was in 2013, according to polls. But it had been creeping into schools nationwide over the previous three years, and children were feeling its effects. They cried...


Purposeful Retirement

by Hyrum W. Smith, Ken Blanchard & Stephen M.R. Covey

ARE YOU GETTING READY TO SIMPLIFY LIFE AND MOVE FROM THE WORLD OF WORK TO A LIFE OF RETIREMENT AND GOOD LIVING ─ TO ENTER A HAPPY RETIREMENT? RETIREMENT AND GOOD LIVING: The author of "Purposeful Retirement",...


Reproductive Justice

by Loretta Ross & Rickie Solinger

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to...


The Joy of Big Knickers

by Kate Garraway

TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway has a lot on her mind. She's about to turn 50, which is fine (she thinks) but suddenly she seems to have MANY questions about EVERYTHING. Is she running out of time? Should...


The Secret Life of Bacon Tait, a White Slave Trader Married to a Free Woman of Color

by Hank Trent

Historians have long discussed the interracial families of prominent slave dealers in Richmond, Virginia, and elsewhere, yet, until now, the story of slave trader Bacon Tait remained untold. Among the most prominent...


An Impossible Dream?

by Sharon A. Stanley

Contemporary debate over the legacy of racial integration in the United States rests between two positions that are typically seen as irreconcilable. On one side are those who argue that we must pursue racial...


Homeward Bound

by Amy Ziettlow & Naomi Cahn

Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American...


The Ideas Industry

by Daniel Drezner

The public intellectual, as a person and ideal, has a long and storied history. Writing in venues like the New Republic and Commentary, such intellectuals were always expected to opine on a broad array of topics,...


A Revolution Undone

by H.A. Hellyer

Amid the turbulence of the 2011 Arab uprisings, the revolutionary uprising that played out in Cairo's Tahrir Square created high expectations before dashing the hopes of its participants. The upheaval led to...


Biosecurity Dilemmas

by Christian Enemark

Biosecurity Dilemmas examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of “biosecurity,” the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies. Biosecurity encompasses...


The Mythic Journey: Use Myths, Fairy Tales, and Folklore to Explain Life's Mysteries

by Liz Greene & Juliet Sharman-Burke

Greek gods, Norse heroes, Polynesian tricksters, and Native American warriors—they all have lessons to teach us.

Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales, and fables to explain...


On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

by Timothy Snyder

"We are rapidly ripening for fascism. This American writer leaves us with no illusions about ourselves." --Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us...


The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America's Courtrooms

by Kevin Davis

Called “the best kind of nonfiction” by Michael Connelly, this riveting new book combines true crime, brain science, and courtroom drama.

In 1991, the police were called to East 72nd St. in Manhattan, where...


Flâneuse

by Lauren Elkin

Financial Times, New Statesman and The Guardian Best Books of 2016

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The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the...


The Complacent Class

by Tyler Cowen

"Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, is the first thing I read every morning. And his brilliant new book, The Complacent Class, has been on my nightstand after I devoured it in one sitting. I am at round-the-clock...