Maids, Neo-Slavery and NGOs

February 27, 2009 nyupressblog 0

By Aihwa Ong; from Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders and Genders, edited by Seyla Benhabib and Judith Resnik. The underpaid, starved and battered foreign maid, while not the statistical norm, has become the image of




There’s Something About Hasia

February 23, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Hasia Diner is getting an extraordinary amount of pre-pub buzz for her forthcoming book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: , coming out in April from NYU Press From Kirkus (starred review): Diner hurls a




Is Graffiti Good for Soho?

February 18, 2009 nyupressblog 1

Just one of the many interesting points in the NYTimes City Room review of Graffiti Lives by Greg Snyder: A provocative map in the book points out that unlike other “quality of life” crimes, graffiti




Tales for Little Rebels on Book TV

February 12, 2009 nyupressblog 0

Editors Philip Nel and Julia Mickenberg talk about their collection of Radical Children’s Literature at Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC – and luckily C-SPAN was there to tape it.




Count Sperm Tonight at Bluestockings

February 12, 2009 nyupressblog 0

WSQ: Trans- at Bluestockings Thursday, Feb 12, 7pm Featuring Lisa Jean Moore, author of Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid Join fiction, non-fiction, and poetry contributors as they share selections from Trans-, the




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