Top 11 Blog Posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re looking back on our most popular blog posts of the year. To get you excited for the New Year countdown, we’re giving you a countdown of our own. Read on to see which blog post came out on top!

978-0-8223-3566-511. Critical Time Studies

Recent Duke University Press works explore time as it relates to cultural politics, queer histories, feminism, and modern German culture.

 

Remnants10. Rachel Harding Launches Remnants in Baltimore

Guest poster Rachel Harding recounts the launch of the memoir she and her mother, civil rights activist Rosemarie Freeney Harding, collaborated on for a decade.

 

ddfhs_38_29. French Historical Studies publishes special issue on the history of food in France

What’s better than France and food? The special issue editors of “Food and France: What Food Studies Can Teach Us about History” introduce the topics of the issue, ranging from coffee in 17th-century France to black-market Parisian restaurants.

 

8. Animal and Posthuman Studies

A host of recent scholarship reveals the surprisingly unstable boundaries between human and nonhuman, with perspectives from fields like queer and trans studies, biopolitics, ethnography, and religious studies.

 

ddglq_20_47. An Interview with Marcia Ochoa: How She Envisions the Future of GLQ

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies co-editor Marcia Ochoa tells us what to expect from the journal over the next few years, including scholarship on queer anthropology, the global south, and transgender studies.

 

environmental-humanities-black6. Environmental Humanities joins Duke University Press

There was a lot of excitement surrounding our new publishing partnership with open access journal Environmental Humanities when it was announced in August.

 

Ferguson S15 author photo5. Q&A with James Ferguson

We sat down with Stanford professor James Ferguson in May to discuss his new book Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution, which examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa.

 

4. An Introduction to the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

Co-editor Frances Hasso takes a look at the changes—both aesthetic and content-based—that JMEWS has undergone during its transition to Duke University Press.

 

rmartinphotobio3. Randy Martin, 1957-2015

We were saddened to hear of the passing of author, editor, and professor Randy Martin, whose valuable work explored the intersections of art and politics and enriched the fields greatly.

 

Brian-Massumi2. Q&A with Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi provides insight into his new book Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception, describing how 9/11 shaped its birth and development and building on the foreign policy ideas presented in the book.

 

Conquest1. Duke University Press Brings South End Press Books Back into Print

It looks like everyone was glad to hear about the revival of four books formerly published by South End Press. Exile and PrideConquestIncognegro, and Normal Life have been welcome additions to our list of offerings.

 

Keep an eye on our blog during the coming year—which posts do you think will be the most popular? And for more Duke University Press news in 2016, make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and this blog.

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