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From the Columbia Studies in International and Global History series
The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War
Mona L. Siegel
Peace on Our Terms is the first book to demonstrate the centrality of women’s activism to the Paris Peace Conference and the critical diplomatic events of 1919. Mona L. Siegel tells the timely story of how female activists transformed women’s rights into a global rallying cry, laying a foundation for generations to come.
From the New Directions in Critical Theory series
How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia
Capitalism on Edge offers a novel diagnosis of the current moment to reveal that the potential for sweeping transformation must come from an unexpected direction. Albena Azmanova demonstrates that capitalism is not on its deathbed, revolution is not in the cards, and utopianism cannot steer us toward a brighter future.
From the Literature Now series
An Experiment in Collective Criticism
Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards
In The Ferrante Letters, four critics create a series of epistolary readings of the Neapolitan Quartet that also develops new ways of reading and thinking together. In a series of intertwined, original, and daring readings of Elena Ferrante’s work and her fictional world, they strike a tone that falls between the seminar and the book club.
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From the Gender and Culture series
A View from the Margins
Susan Fraiman reformulates domesticity, freeing it from associations with conformity and sentimentality. Ranging across periods and genres, and diversifying the archive of domestic depictions, Extreme Domesticity stresses the heterogeneity of households and probes the multiplicity of domestic meanings.
Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health Information
Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Paul A. Offit shares hard-earned wisdom on the dos and don’ts of battling misinformation. From conspiracy theories linking vaccines to autism to Holocaust and climate-change denial. Bad Advice is a humorous guide to taking on quack experts and self-appointed activists and a must-read for any American disturbed by politicized attacks on science.