Bonnie Morris, author of Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor, will be interviewed live from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) this Sunday, February 2, on C-SPAN2's Book TV In Depth program. The discussion will focus on her Revenge book other publications.
We are pleased to announce that three of our books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013! Selected by Choice's subject editors, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles. IU Press honorees include:
The Complete Dinosaur Second Edition Edited by M. K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., and James O. Farlow Bob Walters, Art Consultant
"This 'encyclopedia,' written by more than 60 paleontologists recognized for their ongoing work with these amazing creatures, is a rich source of information. . . . Highly recommended."
Gaining Ground The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods Second Edition Jennifer A. Clack
"[A] remarkable reference work, with detailed anatomical descriptions of early tetrapods and their ancestors, a discussion of the environments these creatures inhabited, a chronicle of important fossil sites and discoveries, and an expert summary of the tetrapod family tree. The text is clear . . . and the book is well illustrated, making it an ideal reference for students and researchers. . . . Highly recommended."
A History of Women in Russia From Earliest Times to the Present Barbara Evans Clements
"Clements's writing is engaging, clear, and jargon free, making this book easily accessible to a general audience. . . . Highly recommended."
"Molé's book is an ethnographically sound and theoretically
sophisticated contribution to the understanding of how neoliberal policies are
experienced and embodied in Southern Europe, and also of how such policies are
conceptualized in medical and legal terms. As such, it is recommended for those
interested in the anthropology of Italy, for medical and legal anthropologists,
and for students of labor relations." —American Ethnologist
"Molé’s analysis is thus multifaceted, sophisticated, and full of insightful observations. Yet ... the most intriguing contribution of this book is how it may open the eyes of Americans (and others) to our own social constructions of work and workplace change... Molé’s exploration of mobbing in Italy is both informative and insightful." —American Journal of Sociology
"Anne Frank Unbound ... tell[s] us a great deal about the myriad uses to which one individual story has been and can be put. ... In addition to these ethical and political questions, the essays engage productively with the aesthetic choices made by writers, visual artists, filmmakers, performance artists, and comedians, who recast Anne Frank in a variety of media and situations. ... If Anne Frank Unbound is any indication, the diary will certainly continue ... to raise a set of persistent ethical, political, and aesthetic questions that have been with us since its first publication." —Women's Review of Books
"Hoffert sheds a bright light on the life of the imperious, irascible, opinionated Alva Vanderbilt Belmont. The author posits that Belmont was an unlikely champion of women’s rights and that her work was crucial to the success of women’s rights. Belmont’s money and political connections benefitted women’s causes; her social and celebrity status brought press attention and additional financial support." —CCWH Newsletter
Author Bonnie Morris will return to her alma mater Binghamton University to discuss Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor. Morris's talk, "Radical Visions, Feminist Words: Recalling Binghamton's Women's History Program in the 1980s," will take place May 1 at 7 p.m. She will also sign copies of her book at the event. For more information, visit the university's website.
"This book is painstakingly researched, providing a compelling portrait of the intricacies of Zanzibari politics in the post-independence period and the historical legacies that shaped those politics. ... [I]t will stimulate the sorts of discussions about race, nationalism, and memory that can help to reshape and move scholarship forward."
The Question of Gender
"[The editors] provide fresh analyses of the state of gender studies and the dynamic theories of 'sexual difference' as proposed, tested, and critiqued by Joan Wallach Scott."
Mercury, Mining, and Empire
"With meticulous research and vivid prose, Nicholas A. Robins examines silver mining's human cost in the royal mercury mines of Huancavelica, Peru, and the silver mines of Potosi."
"[V]ibrant texts, brimming with possibilities for rethinking, rereading, and reinflecting the links between perception, ontology, epistemology, politics, and ethics. ... [A]llow[s] for the possibility of further reflections on the material conditions of intellectual inquiry, and for what materialities our 'immaterial labors' might creatively enact, change, transform." —Women's Studies Quarterly