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- New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 27.95
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors. Over the following weeks, the world watched in horror as a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe: fail-safes failed, cooling systems... more...
- New Press, The 2002; US$ 22.95
Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power , Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky?s recent talks on the past, present, and future... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 18.95
In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of ?get tough on crime? attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and ?90s, a range of strategies, from ?three... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 26.95
Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, but she also runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Despite this, as one of the nation?s leading healthy food advocates,... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 24.95
“Mercia Murray is a woman of fifty-two years who has been left.? Abandoned by her partner in Scotland, where she has been living for twenty-five years, Mercia returns to her homeland of South Africa to find her family overwhelmed by alcoholism and secrets. Poised between her life in Scotland and her life in South Africa, she recollects the past with... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 17.95
Hailed in hardcover as “compelling? ( Kirkus Reviews ) and an “astonishing [and] wrenching story? ( The London Free Press ), Bitter Chocolate is an eye-opening look at one of our most beloved consumer products. Tracing the fascinating origins and evolution of chocolate from the banquet tables of Montezuma?s Aztec court in the early sixteenth century... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 24.95
By the Windham Campbell Prize winner The appearance of Zoë Wicomb?s first set of short stories, You Can?t Get Lost in Cape Town , precipitated the founding of a fan club that has come to include Toni Morrison, J.M. Coetzee, Bharati Mukherjee, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and writers at the New York Times , the London Times , the Wall Street Journal,... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95
On April 16, 2009, the Justice Department released never-before-seen secret memos describing, in graphic detail, the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA under the Bush administration?s ?war on terror.? Now, for the first time, the key documents are compiled in one remarkable volume, showing that the United States government?s top attorneys... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 21.95
Appealing to both comics fans and Asian Americans seeking to claim their place in American culture, Secret Identities makes brilliant use of the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience. This groundbreaking graphic anthology brings together leading Asian American creators in the comics industry?including... more...