New Books in Law

Interviews with Scholars of the Law about their New Books

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episode 44: Duncan Williams, “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War” (Harvard UP, 2019


American Sutra is also an inspiring account of how Japanese-Americans embodied faith, ingenuity and sacrifice in the face of great adversity...


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episode 74: David Ray Papke, "Containment and Contagion: Law and the Oppression of the Urban Poor" (Michigan State UP, 2019)


The law does things, writes David Ray Papke, and it says things...


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episode 325: Debra Thompson, "The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census" (Cambridge UP, 2016)


This book, which unpacks the census itself, leads the reader to consider how this mundane tool actually translates the abstraction of the state into a concrete entity...


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   52m
 
 

episode 72: Leigh Goodmark, "Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence" (U California Press, 2018)


Leigh Goodmark asks us to evaluate the effects of criminalizing domestic violence...


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episode 324: Matthew Longo, "The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11" (Cambridge UP, 2017)


The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is not simply about the border because, as the book makes clear, borders are in no way simple...


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   55m
 
 

episode 39: Zeb Tortorici, "Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain" (Duke UP, 2018)


Men and women often engaged in ‘unnatural’ sexual acts revealed the relations of power in colonial society,...


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episode 61: Dagmar Herzog, "Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe" (U Wisconsin Press, 2018)


Herzog uncovers much that is unexpected. She analyzes Protestant and Catholic theologians that were pro-choice in the 1960s and 1970s...


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   41m
 
 

episode 133: Hidetaka Hirota, "Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy" (Oxford UP, 2018) 


Dr. Hirota’s book focuses on state legislation policies of immigration control in New York and Massachusetts...


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episode 131: Clarence Taylor, "Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City" (NYU Press, 2018)


Clarence Taylor looks at black resistance to police brutality in the city, and institutional efforts to hold the NYPD accountable, since the late 1930s and '40s.


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episode 469: Alexander S. Dawson, "The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs" (U California Press, 2018)


Peyote occupies a curious place in the United States and Mexico...


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 2019-01-17  58m