New Books in January

Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with these new titles out in January:

animate-planet-coverKath Weston’s Animate Planet addresses the emergence of a new animism in the context of food, energy, water, and climate to trace how new intimacies between humans, animals, and the environment are emerging as people attempt to understand how the high-tech ecologically damaged world they have made is remaking them.

In Collecting, Ordering, Governing, a diverse team of international scholars explore the relationships between anthropological fieldwork, museum collecting and display, and practices of social governance of metropolitan, settler, and colonized populations in the early twentieth-century in Australia, Britain, France, New Zealand, and the United States.

selected-political-writings-coverSelected Political Writings is the latest in our Stuart Hall: Selected Writings Series. Written between 1957 and 2011 and appearing in publications such as New Left Review and Marxism Today, these twenty essays are Stuart Hall’s best known and most important writings that directly engage with political issues.

INCITE!’s The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers essays by radical activists, educators, and non-profit staff from around the globe who critically rethink the long-term consequences of what they call the “non-profit industrial complex,” which works against the efforts of social justice organizations.

living-a-feminist-life-coverIn Living a Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist. Ahmed highlights the ties between feminist theory and living a life that sustains it by building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship and discussing the figure of the feminist killjoy.

Providing heterogeneous accounts of the intersections between the fine art world with literature, jazz, film, and theater in New York, Paris, Milan, Brazil, and Cuba between 1959 and 1960, the contributors to Breathless Days, 1959-1960 show this period to be pivotal in the culture and politics of Western Europe and the Americas.

decolonizing-dialectics-coverIn Decolonizing DialecticsGeorge Ciccariello-Maher brings the work of Georges Sorel, Frantz Fanon, and Enrique Dussel together with contemporary Venezuelan politics to formulate a decolonized dialectics that is suited to the struggle against the legacies of slavery and colonialism while also breaking the impasse between dialectics and postcolonial theory.

Of Gardens and Graves combines personal reflection, political analysis, and literary criticism with memoir and journalistic observation. Suvir Kaul examines the textures of everyday life in Kashmir in the years following the region’s pervasive militarization in 1990. Of Gardens and Graves also includes contemporary Kashmiri poetry and a photo-essay by Javed Dar.

Licia Fiol-Matta’s Great Woman Singer uses a theoretical framework built on Lacan and Foucault to trace the careers of four iconic female Puerto Rican singers to explore how their voices, performance style, physical appearance, and subject matter of their songs challenged social and cultural norms.

brilliant-imperfection-coverDrawing on memoir, history, and theory, Eli Clare’s Brilliant Imperfection complicates the understanding of cure, seeing it as an ideology that serves contradictory purposes—from saving lives to social control—while critiquing cure rhetoric and the drive to cure disabled people through an insistence of the value of disability.

Facing the Planetary sees William E. Connolly expand his influential work on democratic pluralism to confront the perils of climate change by calling on us to deepen our attachment to the planet and to create a worldwide coalition of people from all demographics to contest the forces that prevent us from addressing climate change.

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