Here are the latest arrivals in the Penn Press warehouse. These books are available for purchase now at www.pennpress.org. Look for them at your favorite bookseller.
| To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers
264 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4557-8 | $39.95 | £26.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0883-2 | $39.95 | £26.00
A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series
Through the relationships between the African American civil rights groups of the 1960s and 1970s and the United Farm Workers, a primarily Mexican American union, To March for Others examines the complexities of forming coalitions across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic divides in pursuit of justice and equality. Read more . . .
| Caught on Camera: Film in the Courtroom from the Nuremberg Trials to the Trials of the Khmer Rouge
Christian Delage. Edited and translated by Ralph Schoolcraft and Mary Byrd Kelly
352 pages | 6 x 9 | 77 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4556-1 | $59.95 | £39.00
A volume in the Critical Authors & Issues series
Combining the practical knowledge of a renowned director with the perspective of a historian and media specialist, Christian Delage explores the conditions and consequences of using film for the purposes of justice and memory by examining archival footage from war crime trials from Nuremberg to the present. Read more . . .
| Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510
Kim M. Phillips
328 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4548-6 | $79.95 | £52.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0894-8 | $79.95 | £52.00
A volume in the Middle Ages Series
Drawing on medieval accounts of the earliest European journeys to China, India, Mongolia, and southeast Asia, Before Orientalism explores European attitudes toward Asian eating habits, sexual practices, femininities, and civility, reconstructing a precolonial vision of the East that was often neutral or admiring. Read more . . .
| Revitalizing American Cities
Edited by Susan M. Wachter and Kimberly A. Zeuli
312 pages | 6 x 9 | 40 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4555-4 | $69.95 | £45.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0888-7 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series
Revitalizing American Cities explores the historical, regional, and political factors that have allowed some small industrial cities to regain their footing in a changing economy, and considers strategies cities can use for successful rebuilding. Read more . . .
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"I think it's important for people to understand how human rights relate to them," said Carrie Booth Walling in an interview for the Flint, Michigan television news program First at Four. During her appearance, the Albion College political science professor linked current events to her new book on the United Nations security council, All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention.ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI
This morning economist Andrew Zimbalist, coauthor of the forthcoming The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball, talked about the use and misuse of data in professional sports management on CNBC's Squawk Box. Watch the interview here.
The staff at Penn Press cannot confirm or deny that both of his shoes are phones, but we're pleased to say that Philip Mudd, author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, stood his ground on the Colbert Report last night.
Mudd, the former Deputy Director of the Counterterrorist Center at the Central Intelligence Agency and later as Deputy Director of the National Security Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, answered hard questions and absurd questions with equal poise.
He also gave the Colbert Nation some sage advice: read a book.
This week, Philip Mudd, author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, hit the airwaves again to discuss current national security and intelligence events. As former CIA deputy director of counterterrorism and former FBI deputy of director of national security, Mudd offers a uniquely informed perspective on issues such as terrorism and surveilence.
Yesterday, Mudd was a guest on WNYC radio's The Brian Lehrer Show.
This morning, he appeared on NBC's Today Show to answer questions about the Edward Snowden affair. Visit www.today.com for a clip of his interview.
George E. Demacopoulos, associate professor of theology at Fordham University and author of The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity, spoke with ABC News on the future of the papacy and the Roman Catholic church after the resignation of Pope Benedict.
Mia Bloom, author of Bombshell: Women and Terrorism, is tonight's guest on WPSU's Conversations from Penn State.
"Once a rare and shocking occurrence, the number of females engaging in terrorism in is on the rise. Who are these women and what is driving them to kill? Mia Bloom, a leading expert on suicide terrorism, answers these questions and more."
Ruth Mazo Karras, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota, discusses the case of an unmarried couple in fifteenth-century Paris. The incident is one of many in her latest Penn Press book, Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages. The legal and religious details of this extramarital union are particular to the Middle Ages, yet the likely motivations of the people involved seem timeless.
Those in search of simple, old fashioned models of love and marriage might be disappointed by some of the realities of medieval coupling. "Tradition is always invented," says Karras, who reminds us that the traditional marriage that people in the twenty-first century have invented for themselves is not really that similar to the state of matrimony in the Middle Ages.
Karras is the author of several books, including From Boys to Men: Formations of Masculinity in Late Medieval Europe and coeditor of Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe. She is also coeditor of the journal Gender & History and Series Editor for The Middle Ages Series published by Penn Press.