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Press Forward: NYU Press's Spring/Summer 2012 Newsletter

Press Forward: NYU Press's Spring/Summer 2012 Newsletter

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This spring, we will guarantee your satisaction with our newestcrop o books. In
Satisaction
Not
Guaranteed: Dilemmas o Progress in Modern Society 
, Peter N. Stearns explores the para-dox o why we’re not more content with our lives when society isgenerally thought to be better than ever.In
Forging Napoleon’s Grande Armée: Motivation, Military Cul-ture, and Masculinity in the French Army, 1800–1808,
Michael J.Hughes looks at how Napoleonic culture shaped the motivationso his soldiers, many o whom had previously ought against tyr-anny. This book is in the new Warare and Culture series, editedby Wayne E. Lee.Jessie Klein takes a hard look at the cycle o school violence inAmerica, linking it to a larger societal pattern that values typi-cally male, aggressive behavior in
The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis o Bullying in America’s Schools
.In
Single: Arguments or the Uncoupled 
, the latest book in theSexual Cultures series, Michael Cobb argues that singles mightbe the most reviled sexual minority today, and that the suprem-acy o the couple orm blocks our understanding o the singleperson.We also have a host o new books that address modern amilyissues, including
Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood 
by Abbie E. Goldberg, and
Not My Kid: What Par-ents Believe about the Sex Lives o Their Teenagers
by Sinikka Elliot. Deborah A. Boehm’s
Intimate Migrations:Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans
oers a sympathetic portrait o amilies divided byimmigration policy.
Ciara MCLaughLin, assistant Editor
Editorial Corner
A 2011 report by the Association o American University Presses (AAUP),recommended that presses explore and develop new models o collaborationwith libraries and other scholarly societies. NYU Press has been at the ore-ront o innovative collaborations.The University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), with almost 70 members,launched in January 2012. The UPCC oers academic libraries worldwide, ina new purchasing model, almost 15,000 university press e-books in rontlistand backlist collections. NYU Press is a ounder o the UPCC.The American Literatures Initiative (ALI), a collaboration o fve universitypresses, was ormed in January 2008 with unding rom The Andrew W.Mellon Foundation to publish frst books by scholars o American literatureand literary history. The ALI has published almost fty books, including tenrom NYU Press. You can learn more at the newly redesigned website:
.amcanau.og
.We have published two books in Early American Places, another Mellon-unded initiative among our university presses to publish frst books in earlyAmerican history:
Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-DutchTrade, and the Development o the British Atlantic, 1621–1713 
by ChristianKoot and
Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and  Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania
by Beverly Tomek.These and other collaborations, including a platorm in NYU Libraries to hostan initial collection o NYU Press backlist titles in open access ormats, areinnovative eorts to meet a key goal outlined in the AAUP report: “to ensurea robust scholarly communication system in the uture.”
stEvE Maikowski, dirECtor
Press
NYU Press Newsletter
spng/summ 2012
A No fom h Dco
(continued on last page)
 
Forward
 
Books in the News
NYU P | spng/summ 2012
As NYU establishes itsel in Shang-hai, Abu Dhabi, and beyond, NYUPress books and authors are alsogaining international recognition anddistribution.Italian rights to
Society without God:What the Least Religious Nations CanTell Us about Contentment 
by PhilZuckerman have been sold to MalcorEditions. In Poland,
Speaking about Godard 
by Kaja Silverman and HarunFarocki (the MAMMAL Foundation)and
Unspeakable Acts: Why Men Sexu-ally Abuse Children
by Doug W. Pryor(Gdansk Psychology) will soon be out. French rights to
Convergence Culture:Where Old and New Media Collide
by Henry Jenkins were recently sold toArmand Colin.
Turkey’s European Future: Behind the Scenes o America’s Infuence onEU-Turkey Relations
by Nathalie Tocci will be published in Turkish by Inkilap.
Parenting Out o Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times
by MargaretNelson will be published in Chinese by Enrich Publishing Limited.
Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Content-ment 
by Phil Zuckerman will be published by Maumsanchaeke and
September 12: Community and Recovery at Ground Zero
by Gregory Smithsimon will bepublished by Geulhangari, both in Korean.
Transnational Torture: Law, Violence,and State Power in the United States and India
by Jinee Lokaneeta will be pub-lished throughout South Asia in English by Blackswan Orient, Ltd.We were thrilled to work with Proessor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on
Black inLatin America
, his ollow-up project to
Faces o America: How 12 Extraordi-nary People Discovered their Pasts
. In reviewing
Black in Latin America
,
TheNe Yke 
said, “In approaching this vast topic, Gates displays disarmingmodesty and enthusiasm; his tone is that o a letter rom a perceptive riendwho can’t wait to share what he’s learned.” Terry Gross, the host o the NPR’s“Fresh Air,” dedicated an entire show to her interview with Gates about the book.Other glowing coverage included
Liby Junl 
,
Bklist 
, The AssociatedPress, TheRoot.com, Hufngtonpost.com and TheDailyBeast.com.“[Judith Stacey] inuses her commentary and details her investigation rom allsides o the aisle with well-researched acts and fgures…Clever and practicalblend o research, history and anecdote” is how
Kikus
praised
Unhitched: Love,Marriage, and Family Values rom West Hollywood to Western China
. Thebook has been eatured in media nationwide including
The Ne Yk TimesMgzine
, NewYorkTimes.com,
The atlntic
, Salon.com, Jezebel.com,
The NeYk Pst 
,
Chicg Tibune
,
Bitch Mgzine
,
Liby Junl 
, and
Publishesweekly 
. Stacey appeared on radio and television shows across the countryincluding Fox News, Wisconsin Public Radio and Baltimore Public Radio.Ater an in-depth and moving profle o Victor Rios, author o
Punished: Polic-ing the Lives o Black and Latino Boys
, appeared in
The Chnicle f Highe Euctin
, Rios was invited by NPR’s “On Point” to talk about his lie andhis book. PBS’s “Newshour” ollowed.
Publishes weekly 
raved: “Rios detlybalances analysis with vivid anecdotes about uninterested educators, strug-gling parents, police brutality, and gang victimization.”
The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream
by MaryRomero, called by
Liby Junl 
“a valuable case study and a dramatic liestory,” received glowing reviews rom
Kikus
,
Publishes weekly 
,
The Ls ange-les Times
,
The wshingtn Inepenent 
,
The Ls angeles revie f Bks
,
TheEngle revie f Bks
, and
The detit Fee Pess
. The book also made
The denve Pst 
’s Bestseller list!
 Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age o Prohibition
by Marni Davis,which
The Ne Yk Times Bk revie
called “thoughtul, instructive andoten insightul,” garnered national coverage including
Kikus
,
Liby Junl 
,
Publishes weekly 
,
The F 
,
The Sn Fncisc Chnicle
,
Mment Mg- zine
,
Tblet Mgzine
,
Sn dieg Jeish wl 
,
 Jeish Bk Cuncil 
, andHeeb.com. Davis was a guest on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show.”
rgh and tanaon
 
Recent Award Winners
   N   Y   U    A   u   t   h   o   r   F   e   a   t   u   r   e
NYU P | spng/summ 2012
NYU Press is proud to announce the ollowing awards:
Fna, sv Gav Book Aad, pnd by hAmcan Ba Aocaon
Jonathan Haetz,
Habeas Corpus Ater 9/11:Conronting America’s New Global Detention System
2012 smon & Gagnon lfm AchvmnAad, pnd by h Amcan socoogcaAocaon
Judith Stacey,
Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values rom West Hollywood to Western China
2012 wnn of h Améco Pad Book Aadfo Non-Fcon, pnd by h Cn foMxcan Amcan sud a souh txa Cog
Mary Romero,
The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream
Choc’ Ouandng Acadmc t fom 2011
Susan L. Miller,
 Ater the Crime: The Power o Restorative Justice Dialogues between Victims and Violent Oenders
Thomas Streeter,
The Net Eect: Romanticism,Capitalism, and the Internet 
Jessica M. Vasquez,
Mexican Americans acrossGenerations: Immigrant Families, Radical Realities
2012 wnn of h Aan Bay Mmoa Book Aad,pnd by h Modn languag Aocaon
Darieck Scott,
Extravagant Abjection: Blackness,Power, and Sexuality in the Arican AmericanLiterary Imagination
2011 wnn of h lambda lay Aad n lGBtsud
Scott Herring,
 Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism
Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal  Americas
 e le b byalee dál, e cl nYu Pfe f aply amec se. Pfe dál’pe b cle
Latino Spin:Public Image and the Whitewash-ing of Race
;
Barrio Dreams: PuertoRicans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal City 
; 
Latinos Inc: Marketing and the Making of a People
.i
Culture Works
, dál ee mp me f e“ f cle.” Exp ee-f-e mp pce, le,  mblye by elbel emef cle,
Culture Works
cqee ece f cll e ee eee  ey ply   ey f e, fm p-p mll  Pe rc  llee  ne Y   -m  Be ae.
An Dáva
2012 wnn of h Ouandng Book Aad pnd by h Acadmy of Cmna Jucscnc
Susan L. Miller,
 Ater the Crime: The Power o Restorative Justice Dialogues between Victims and Violent Oenders
2011 wnn of h Book Aad Con n h Dcpn of thoogy, pnd by Aphasgma Nu
Rubén Rosario Rodríguez,
Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective
2011 Honoab Mnon fo h Amcan socoogca Aocaon Cuu scon’ MayDouga Pz fo B Book
Shaul Kelner,
Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism
2011 wnn of h s. Pau, Bgv Pz fom h luhan Hoca socy of hMd-Aanc
Friederike Baer,
The Trial o Frederick Eberle: Language, Patriotism and Citizenship in Philadelphia’sGerman Community, 1790 to 1830

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