The 9/11 Generation: Life in the Surveillance State

December 5, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Sunaina Marr Maira
Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught.

The glass ceiling and the future of women in office

November 28, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
While Secretary Clinton didn’t break the glass ceiling for holding office, perhaps she broke the ceiling for women running for the presidency from a major party. The circumstances for women’s participation should be favorable in the U.S., perhaps even more so now that there is an example to follow.

A Cynic Mourns

November 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Barbara Katz Rothman
“I never believed in the American dream. How is it possible to mourn the loss of something you never believed existed?”

Trump and the Scapegoating of Latinos

November 21, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Hector Amaya
Nativism and anti-Latino fervor among media and political voices in the United States paved the way for Trump’s ascendance by scapegoating Latinos for the economic difficulties of white working class people and the perceived failure of democracy.

Indie Bound: Brooklyn Book Festival Recap

November 14, 2016 nyupressblog 2

—Sara Johnson In honor of University Press Week, below is collaborative effort by five New York/New Jersey Presses at this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival. As there are many upcoming book festivals across the US, I thought

The work at hand

November 11, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Eric Zinner
In the wake of this traumatic election, and preparing for the onslaughts to come—against higher education, against the people and ideas we so ardently publish about and for—I thought it would he helpful to turn back to those same scholars for their thoughts, their ideas, for context, for perspective.

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