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.

Global Stories for Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2016 nyupressblog 0

A collection of titles that not only uncover inequalities faced by women across various industries and cultures, but also highlight a few of the many victories of women fighting for, and bringing, justice and equality to all.

Happy Women in Translation Month!

August 5, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Gemma Juan-Simó
We’re joining the literary community in celebrating Women in Translation Month this August. In honor of the occasion, we’re featuring The Principles of Sufism by ʿĀʾishah al-Bāʿūniyyah, now available in both hardcover and paperback editions from our Library of Arabic Literature.

Brexit will fuel citizenship arbitrage

June 24, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Peter J. Spiro
The unexpected result in the British referendum is hitting the news today like a thunderclap. As the financial markets tumble, few will escape Brexit’s consequences. But none will feel Brexit more than those whose employment and residential security have been contingent on the UK’s continued EU membership.

Buying a Bride vs. Making a Match

June 21, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Marcia Zug
The stigma of meeting someone online is gone, but there is one glaring exception to this acceptance: mail-order marriage. The dislike of mail-order marriage has a complicated history, but while the reasons men and women seek mail-order marriages have changed throughout the centuries, its use as a means to increase one’s marital options and thereby improve one’s situation through marriage has changed very little.

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