This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
NYU Press Newsletter spring/summer 2012
This spring, we will guarantee your satisfaction with our newest crop of books. In Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society, Peter N. Stearns explores the paradox of why we’re not more content with our lives when society is generally thought to be better than ever. In Forging Napoleon’s Grande Armée: Motivation, Military Culture, and Masculinity in the French Army, 1800–1808, Michael J. Hughes looks at how Napoleonic culture shaped the motivations of his soldiers, many of whom had previously fought against tyranny. This book is in the new Warfare and Culture series, edited by Wayne E. Lee. Jessie Klein takes a hard look at the cycle of school violence in America, linking it to a larger societal pattern that values typically male, aggressive behavior in The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools. In Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled, the latest book in the Sexual Cultures series, Michael Cobb argues that singles might be the most reviled sexual minority today, and that the supremacy of the couple form blocks our understanding of the single person.
We also have a host of new books that address modern family issues, including Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood by Abbie E. Goldberg, and Not My Kid: What Parents Believe about the Sex Lives of Their Teenagers by Sinikka Elliot. Deborah A. Boehm’s Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans offers a sympathetic portrait of families divided by immigration policy. Ciara MCLaughLin, assistant Editor
A Note from the Director
A 2011 report by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), recommended that presses explore and develop new models of collaboration with libraries and other scholarly societies. NYU Press has been at the forefront of innovative collaborations. The University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), with almost 70 members, launched in January 2012. The UPCC offers academic libraries worldwide, in a new purchasing model, almost 15,000 university press e-books in frontlist and backlist collections. NYU Press is a founder of the UPCC. The American Literatures Initiative (ALI), a collaboration of five university presses, was formed in January 2008 with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to publish first books by scholars of American literature and literary history. The ALI has published almost fifty books, including ten from NYU Press. You can learn more at the newly redesigned website: www.americanliteratures.org. We have published two books in Early American Places, another Mellonfunded initiative among four university presses to publish first books in early American history: Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621–1713 by Christian Koot and Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania by Beverly Tomek. These and other collaborations, including a platform in NYU Libraries to host an initial collection of NYU Press backlist titles in open access formats, are innovative efforts to meet a key goal outlined in the AAUP report: “to ensure a robust scholarly communication system in the future.” stEvE Maikowski, dirECtor
(continued on last page)
Books in the News
We were thrilled to work with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Black in Latin America, his follow-up project to Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts. In reviewing Black in Latin America, The New Yorker said, “In approaching this vast topic, Gates displays disarming modesty and enthusiasm; his tone is that of a letter from a perceptive friend who can’t wait to share what he’s learned.” Terry Gross, the host of the NPR’s “Fresh Air,” dedicated an entire show to her interview with Gates about the book. Other glowing coverage included Library Journal, Booklist, The Associated Press, TheRoot.com, Huffingtonpost.com and TheDailyBeast.com. “[Judith Stacey] infuses her commentary and details her investigation from all sides of the aisle with well-researched facts and figures…Clever and practical blend of research, history and anecdote” is how Kirkus praised Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China. The book has been featured in media nationwide including The New York Times Magazine, NewYorkTimes.com, The atlantic, Salon.com, Jezebel.com, The New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Bitch Magazine, Library Journal, and Publishers weekly. Stacey appeared on radio and television shows across the country including Fox News, Wisconsin Public Radio and Baltimore Public Radio.
After an in-depth and moving profile of Victor Rios, author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rios was invited by NPR’s “On Point” to talk about his life and his book. PBS’s “Newshour” followed. Publishers weekly raved: “Rios deftly balances analysis with vivid anecdotes about uninterested educators, struggling parents, police brutality, and gang victimization.” The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream by Mary Romero, called by Library Journal “a valuable case study and a dramatic life story,” received glowing reviews from Kirkus, Publishers weekly, The Los angeles Times, The washington Independent, The Los angeles review of Books, The Englewood review of Books, and The detroit Free Press. The book also made The denver Post’s Bestseller list! Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition by Marni Davis, which The New York Times Book review called “thoughtful, instructive and often insightful,” garnered national coverage including Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers weekly, The Forward, The San Francisco Chronicle, Moment Magazine, Tablet Magazine, San diego Jewish world, Jewish Book Council, and Heeb.com. Davis was a guest on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show.”
rights and translations
As NYU establishes itself in Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and beyond, NYU Press books and authors are also gaining international recognition and distribution. Italian rights to Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment by Phil Zuckerman have been sold to Malcor Editions. In Poland, Speaking about Godard by Kaja Silverman and Harun Farocki (the MAMMAL Foundation) and Unspeakable Acts: Why Men Sexually Abuse Children by Doug W. Pryor NYU Press | spring/summer 2012 (Gdansk Psychology) will soon be out. French rights to Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide by Henry Jenkins were recently sold to Armand Colin. Turkey’s European Future: Behind the Scenes of America’s Influence on EU-Turkey Relations by Nathalie Tocci will be published in Turkish by Inkilap. Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times by Margaret Nelson will be published in Chinese by Enrich Publishing Limited. Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment by Phil Zuckerman will be published by Maumsanchaeke and September 12: Community and Recovery at Ground Zero by Gregory Smithsimon will be published by Geulhangari, both in Korean. Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India by Jinee Lokaneeta will be published throughout South Asia in English by Blackswan Orient, Ltd.
NYU Press is proud to announce the following awards: Finalist, silver Gavel Book Award, presented by the American Bar Association Jonathan Hafetz, Habeas Corpus After 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System 2012 simon & Gagnon lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the American sociological Association Judith Stacey, Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China 2012 winner of the Américo Paredes Book Award for Non-Fiction, presented by the Center for Mexican American studies at south texas College Mary Romero, The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream Choice’s Outstanding Academic titles from 2011 Susan L. Miller, After the Crime: The Power of Restorative Justice Dialogues between Victims and Violent Offenders Thomas Streeter, The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet Jessica M. Vasquez, Mexican Americans across Generations: Immigrant Families, Radical Realities 2012 winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, presented by the Modern language Association Darieck Scott, Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination 2011 winner of the lambda literary Award in lGBt studies Scott Herring, Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism 2012 winner of the Outstanding Book Award presented by the Academy of Criminal Justice sciences Susan L. Miller, After the Crime: The Power of Restorative Justice Dialogues between Victims and Violent Offenders 2011 winner of the Book Awards Contest in the Discipline of theology, presented by Alpha sigma Nu Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective 2011 Honorable Mention for the American sociological Association Culture section’s Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book Shaul Kelner, Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism 2011 winner of the st. Paul, Biglerville Prize from the lutheran Historical society of the Mid-Atlantic Friederike Baer, The Trial of Frederick Eberle: Language, Patriotism and Citizenship in Philadelphia’s German Community, 1790 to 1830
NYU Author Feature
Recent Award Winners
Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal Americas is the latest book by arlene dávila, noted scholar and nYu Professor of anthropology and american studies. Professor dávila’s previous books include Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race; Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and the Neoliberal City; and Latinos Inc: Marketing and the Making of a People. in Culture Works, dávila addresses an important dimension of the “work of culture.” Exposing the taken-for-granted assumptions around space, value, and mobility sustained by neoliberal treatments of culture, Culture Works critiques the hierarchies of cultural workers that these engender as they play out in a variety of settings, from shopping malls in Puerto rico and art galleries in new York to tango tourism in Buenos aires.
NYU Press | spring/summer 2012
BeCOMe A FrieND AND sUPPOrter
New York University Press is a department of the New York University Division of the Libraries. NYU Press is committed to publishing, in both electronic and print formats, important and distinctive authors and voices—academics, journalists, and writers. Our publishing program includes general interest or trade books, scholarly monographs, regional books, reference books, college texts, paperback reprints, and e-texts. We now publish 110 new books each year and have a strong backlist of over 2,500 books in print. Our core publishing disciplines are sociology, law, cultural and American studies, religion, American history, anthropology, politics, criminology, media and film, and psychology. We are committed to scholarly excellence. But such excellence is expensive, and few academic books are able to recover in sales the direct costs of copyediting, design, and manufacturing. Please become a Friend of the Press by sending a gift to NYU Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003. Let us know if you would like your donation to be directed to a specific series or academic discipline. NYU Press is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.
library of Arabic literature
NYU Press is pleased to announce a new translation series that will debut in Fall 2012: the Library of Arabic Literature. Supported by the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, the Library of Arabic Literature will publish key works, both classical and pre-modern, with the original Arabic and the English translation on facing pages. Philip F. Kennedy, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at NYU, is General Editor, backed by an editorial board that commissions new editions and translations from scholars around the world. Drawing on more than a millennium of Arabic writing, the series will encompass poetry, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, history, and historiography. The series will launch with three titles: The Epistle on Legal Theory by al-Shafi‘i, the oldest surviving work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence; A Treasury of Virtues by al-Qadi al-Quda’i, a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to ‘Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad; and Classical Arabic Literature: A Library of Arabic Literature Anthology, a rich assortment of poems and literary prose selected and translated by distinguished Arabist Geert Jan van Gelder, which will be published as an English-only paperback. The Library of Arabic Literature represents a major new publishing program for the Press, with the aim of introducing this vibrant literary heritage to a new audience of scholars, students, and general readers. For more information, visit www.libraryofarabicliterature.org.
stAY CUrreNt witH NYU Press
Find original articles, podcasts, and reviews on our blog, “From the Square”: www.fromthesquare.org. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/fromthesquare) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nyupress). Sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters at www.nyupress.org.
Announcing City of Promises: The History of the Jews of New York
We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of City of Promises: The History of the Jews of New York. Overseen by award-winning General Editor Deborah Dash Moore (University of Michigan), this three-volume boxed set relates the story of the Jewish people in New York from their arrival in 1654 to the present. Volume I, Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654–1865, by historian Howard Rock (Florida International University), chronicles the arrival of the first Jews to New York (then New Amsterdam) in 1654 and highlights their political and economic challenges. Volume II, Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840–1920, written by Annie Polland (Lower East Side Tenement Museum) and Daniel Soyer (Fordham University), describes New York’s transformation into a Jewish city. Volume III, Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920–2010, by historian Jeffrey Gurock (Yeshiva University), demonstrates that New York retained its preeminence as the capital of American Jews because of deep roots in local neighborhoods. Each volume includes a color and black and white visual essay by art historian Diana Linden, featuring early colonial portraits, art, architecture, and everyday culture and community. City of Promises gives the largest Jewish city in the United States, in the world, and in Jewish history its first comprehensive account. Available in August 2012 at $99.00 for the set, from booksellers everywhere.
MargiE guErra, Press Forward Editor and assistant to the director/subsidiary rights administrator
nYu Press 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor new York, nY 10003 www.nyupress.org
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.