Bananas & Terrorism

November 24, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Corporate Social Irresponsibility in Bananaland Marcelo Bucheli (author of Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000. New York: New York University Press, 2005) After extended efforts to clean up its awful image,




God & Gay Marriage on Huffington Post

November 21, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Phil Zuckerman, author of Society without God, recently wrote about Proposition 8 & religious nations on the Huffington Post. We posted an early version of this op-ed, but this one is even better! Proposition 8




Follow That Sperm

November 21, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Naomi Cahn, author of Families by Law (NYU Press 2004) and the forthcoming Test Tube Families (NYU Press 2008), along with Wendy Kramer, founder of the Donor Sibling Registry, recently published this op-ed in the




Tin Panhandling

November 19, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Tin Pan Alley, the longtime NYC home of America’s songwriting industry, is up for sale. The New York Times wrote about efforts to save the historic block, using an interview with NYU Press author David




Presidential Fashion Statements

November 18, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU and author of the forthcoming Nice Work If You Can Get It (NYU Press 2009), provided much of the commentary for a recent NYTimes article




Toni Morrison Endorses White Cargo

November 17, 2008 nyupressblog 0

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison recently endorsed White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America (NYU Press 2008), by Michael Walsh and Don Jordan. On NPR’s All Things Considered, Prof. Morrison called




Academic Books for Kids

November 14, 2008 nyupressblog 0

By Jill Norgren, author of Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President The late Tony Hillerman did it; so have Madonna, Katie Couric, Brooke Shields, Bette Midler, and Lynne Cheney. Each of these celebrities




Chronic Rebels

November 13, 2008 nyupressblog 0

The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews Julia Mickenberg and Philip Nel, authors of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. The idea for the book came after Mickenberg, an associate professor of




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