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New Publications by Faculty
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
In 2012, the AAAS Faculty announced the release of several new publications.
Jacob Olupona published City of 201 Gods: Ile-Ike in Time, Space, and the Imagination. In a study that challenges familiar Western modes of thought, Jacob focuses on the Yoruba city of Ile-Ike in southwest Nigeria where the spread of Yoruba tradition in the African diaspora has come to define the cultural identity of millions of black and white people in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States.
Jennifer Hochschild co-authored Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America, with Vesla M. Weaver and Traci R. Burch. In April, Jennifer was featured in a Harvard Gazette article, listing this book as one of the six fresh books work pursuing among professors across Harvard University.
Michele Lamont guest-edited Ethnic and Racial Studies: Responses to Stigmatization in Comparative Perspectives: Brazil, Canada, Israel, France, South Africa, Sweden and The United States, with Nissim Mizrachi. This special issue offers a first systematic qualitative cross-national exploration of how diverse minority groups respond to stigmatization in a wide variety of contexts. Read the introduction to the issue free or listen to the podcast interview with Guest Editors.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Larry Bobo, and other social scientists co-edited The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present ,tracing the historical evolution of African American experiences, from the dawn of Reconstruction onward, through the perspectives of sociology, political science, law, economics, education and psychology.
The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader, edited by Abby Wolf, Assistant Director at the Du Bois Institute, was released in May. This compilation of essays follows Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s path as historian, theorist, canon-builder, and cultural critic. Click here to listen to Skip’s interview with Journalist Neal Conan at NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Among AAAS Faculty who released books this academic year, Robin Bernstein's 2011 book, “Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights” co-won the 2012 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).
Congratulation to AAAS faculty on their literary achievements in 2012.