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Maxwell Faculty, Graduate Students Contribute to New Social Sciences Book

June 2, 2022

Faculty members Robert Rubinstein and Sandra Lane are among the co-editors and contributors to a new social sciences book titled, “The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine” (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2022). 

The handbook, which includes faculty and graduate student contributions, investigates the social contexts of health—including food and nutrition, race, class, ethnicity, trauma, gender, mental illness and the environment—to explain the complicated nature of illness. 

Monmonier Traces the Invention of the Clock System in New Book

April 7, 2022

Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, has published a new book, “Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address” (University of Iowa Press, 2022). 

Gueorguiev Explores How Chinese Communist Party Has Maintained Power in New Book

March 22, 2022

Maxwell School faculty member Dimitar Gueorguiev investigates how the Chinese Communist Party has maintained power in the People’s Republic of China throughout reforms and rapid development in his new book, “Retrofitting Leninism: Participation without Democracy in China” (Oxford University Press, 2021). 

Ackerman Examines Two Nationalist Insurrections to Explain Origin of the Mass Party in New Book

March 3, 2022
Edwin Ackerman examines two nationalist insurrections that were largely composed of a peasant-base in Mexico in 1921 and Bolivia in 1952 in his new book, "Origins of the Mass Party: Dispossession and the Party-Form in Mexico and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective" (University of Oxford Press, 2021).  

Drake Addresses Long-Standing Problems of Educational Inequality in New Book

February 25, 2022

In his new book, "Academic Apartheid: Race and the Criminalization of Failure in an American Suburb" (University of California Press, 2022), Sean J. Drake looks at how race and class intersect, contributing to educational inequality and modern school segregation. 

Lutz Examines How Social Contexts and Culture Affect Parenting Decisions in New Book

February 17, 2022
Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology at the Maxwell School, is the co-author of a new book, "Parenting in Privilege or Peril: How Social Inequality Enables or Derails the American Dream" (Teachers College Press, 2021). The book examines how social contexts and culture affect parenting decisions. 

Murphy examines race and borders in the colonial Caribbean in new book

December 18, 2021
In her new book, "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, traces how generations of Indigenous Kalinagos, free and enslaved Africans and settlers from a variety of European nations used maritime routes to forge connections that spanned the eastern Caribbean.

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