Excerpt: White World Order, Black Power Politics

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As part of our month-long celebration of Black History Month, here’s an excerpt from the Introduction of White World Order, Black Power Politics, by Robert Vitalis. This award-winning book contends that racism and imperialism are the twin forces that propelled the course of the United States in the world in the early twentieth century and in turn affected the way that diplomatic history and international relations (originally known as “race relations”) were taught and understood in the American academy.

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Big Media!

How about a brief recap of the big media hits we enjoyed in 2017? Yes? Ok, then.

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Peter Conners’s Cornell ’77 hit all the right notes for maximum media exposure – perfect timing with the 40th anniversary, an eager audience of fans, and a serendipitous collaboration with Rhino. All of these factors, along with great teamwork at CUP, resulted in remarkable mainstream coverage in Rolling Stone, Spin, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Review of Books, Relix, Vice/Noisey, All About Jazz, and, of course, High Times.

Our other major Cornell-related title this year, Forever Faithful, made the media rounds on a more local circuit, but hit all the media mainstays – the Cornell Alumni Magazine, the Cornell Chronicle, and the Ithaca Journal. Most notably was the month-long serialization of the book in the Ithaca Journal. A feature on the book was on the front page on September 29th, and excerpts were printed on the front page of the sports section on September 29th, October 6th, October 10th, October 13th, October 17th, October 20th, and October 24th. They even made a short video on the book which we’ve included on the book’s webpage.

Other highlights include New York Times articles on Marisa Scheinfeld’s The Borscht Belt and Goodier and Pastorello’s Women Will Vote as well as an op-ed from Fran Quigley; J. C. Sharman’s The Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management being reviewed in The Economist and The Financial Times; Mark de Rond’s excerpt in The Times (UK) magazine; Brandon Keim’s appearance on NPR’s Science Friday; Quartz’s feature on Fran Quigley’s Prescription for the People; Alex Posecznick and Charles Dorn in Inside Higher Ed; profiles on Felia Allum and Mark de Rond in Times Higher Education; and Gordon Lafer’s The One Percent Solution being reviewed in The New York Review of Books.

Big Media!

Recent Award Winners

Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca by Eileen Kane: Winner, Marshall Shulman Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Honorable mention, Reginald Zelnik Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Honorable mention, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid: Winner, Reginald Zelnik Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia by Erika Monahan: Honorable Mention, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery by Margaret Ellen Newell: Winner, Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize (Massachusetts Historical Society)

The Depths of Russia: Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism by Douglas Rogers: Winner, Davis Center Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Winner, Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies); Honorable Mention, Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

The Devil’s Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland by Keely Stauter-Halsted: Winner, Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)

 

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1815 by Matt Erlin is the winner of the DAAD Book Prize (German Studies Association)

The Consuming Temple: Jews, Department Stores, and the Consumer Revolution in Germany, 1880-1940 by Paul Lerner is the winner of the Dorothy Rosenberg Prize (American Historical Association)

Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia by Nuria Silleras-Fernandez is the winner of the Premio del Rey (American Historical Association)

The Devil’s Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland by Keely Stauter-Halsted is the winner of the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize (American Historical Association)

Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa by Scott Straus is the winner of the Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize (Georgetown University)

Recent Award Winners

Award-winning books in 2016 thus far

 

With the start of the academic year, let’s take a moment to recognize the many Cornell University Press titles that have received awards so far in 2016:

Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble: Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier
Honorable Mention, Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize (Renaissance Society of America)

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach, and Lawrence J. Vale
Winner, International Planning History Society Book Award

Islam in Saudi Arabia 
David Commins
Winner, Foreign Affairs 2015 Best Book of the Year (Middle East)

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy 
Marcia M. Gallo
Winner, Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction
Winner, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction (Publishing Triangle)

Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914
Edin Hajdarpasic
Winner, Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities) Continue reading “Award-winning books in 2016 thus far”

Award-winning books in 2016 thus far

Recent Award Winners

 

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy by Marcia M. Gallo is winner of the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Non-fiction (Publishing Triangle) and is also a Lambda Literary Award Finalist (LGBT Nonfiction category)

Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914 by Edin Hajdarpasic is winner of the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage by Todd H. Hall is Cowinner of the DPLST Book Prize (Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association)

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order by Eric Helleiner is winner of the Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations (Historical International Relations Section of the International Studies Association)

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War by Isabel V. Hull is winner of the American Society of International Law Book Award

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid has received honorable mention for the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery by Margaret Ellen Newell is winner of the James A. Rawley Prize in the History of Race Relations in the United States (Organization of American Historians)

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeves is winner of the Alec Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)

Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply by David Soll is cowinner of the Herbert H. Lehman Award (New York Academy of History at Columbia University)

The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China by Luigi Tomba is winner of the Joseph Levenson Prize for Books in Chinese Studies, Post-1900 (Association for Asian Studies)

Women without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia by Jennifer Utrata is winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award given by the Eastern Sociological Society

The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads by Charity Vogel is cowinner of the Herbert H. Lehman Award (New York Academy of History at Columbia University)

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

 

For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789 by Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon is a Choice Magazine 2015 Outstanding Academic Title

Class Lives: Stories from Across our Economic Divide, edited by Chuck Collins, Jennifer Ladd, Maynard Seider, and Felice Yeskel, was shortlisted for the C. L. R. James Award given by the Working-Class Studies Association

From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era by Thomas C. Field Jr. is a Choice Magazine 2015 Outstanding Academic Title

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy by Marcia M. Gallo is Finalist in the Gay & Lesbian Non-Fiction category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards given by USA Book News  Continue reading “Recent Award Winners”

Recent Award Winners

Mark Thompson wins 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

Mark Thompson, author of Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, has been named as the winner of the 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature given by the Jan Michalski Foundation.

From the Foundation’s press release: “The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is awarded each year by the Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The Prize is awarded for a work of fiction or non-fiction, irrespective of the language in which it is written. The winner receives an amount of CHF 50,000 [USD 48,600 at today’s exchange rate], offering the possibility of greater dedication to her or his writing. To make up the jury, the Foundation has invited exceptional writers who are multilingual, selected for their knowledge of various literary genres, but particularly for their cultural openness.”

Mark Thompson wins 2015 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature

Marina Rustow named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Congratulations to Marina Rustow, author of Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate, who has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow on the basis of her work with the Cairo Geniza texts. From the MacArthur Foundation’s description of Rustow’s work:

“In Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate (2008), Rustow focuses on the period from 909 to 1171 C.E. and upends long-accepted ideas about the relationship between two rival Jewish communities under Fatimid rule. Prior historians, basing their interpretation on literary polemics, had depicted the Rabbanites and Karaites (or Qaraites) of Egypt and Syria as factions bitterly divided by theological difference, the latter branded as heretics and marginalized. Rustow examined nonliterary Geniza documents (such as letters, legal contracts, and state petitions and decrees) and revealed a wealth of social, economic, and political transactions between the two groups. The finding calls into question the depth of the religious schism, suggesting a higher level of tolerance and cooperation than had been assumed.”

Marina Rustow named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Recent Award Winners

Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800–1200 by Maureen C. Miller is the winner of the John Gilmary Shea Prize (American Catholic Historical Association)

Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon by Melani Cammett is the winner of the winner of the Giovanni Sartori Book Award (Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section of the American Political Science Association) and received Honorable Mention, Gregory Luebbert Best Book Award (Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association)

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order by Eric Helleiner is the winner of the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France by Christian Ayne Crouch is winner of the Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize (French Colonial Historical Society)  Continue reading “Recent Award Winners”

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution by Willard Sunderland is the winner of the 2015 Ohio Academy of History Book Award

Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 by Ipek Yosmaoğlu is shortlisted for the 2015 Runciman Award given by the Anglo-Hellenic League

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order by Eric Helleiner is shortlisted for the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance by Marek Korczynski is shortlisted for the 2015 Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award given by the British Sociological Association and the British Broadcasting Company

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development by Emily T. Yeh is the winner of the 2015 E. Gene Smith Book Prize on Inner Asia (China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies)

Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 by Suzy Kim is the winner of the James B. Palais Prize (Association for Asian Studies and the Northeast Asia Council)

Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence by Ken Miller is the winner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2014 Book of the Year Award

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War by Bruce Dancis, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin by Michael S. Gorham, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation by Faith Hillis, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

The Endtimes of Human Rights by Stephen Hopgood, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India by Francis Cody cowinner of the Edward Sapir Book Prize (Society for Linguistic Anthropology)

Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia by Valerie Kivelson, winner of the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History (Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press) and honorable mention, Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest by Jane T. Costlow, winner of the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC) and shortlisted for the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History (Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press)

Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies by Lauren R. Clay, honorable mention for the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History (American Society for Theatre Research) and finalist, George Freedley Memorial Award (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Theatre Library Association)

The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety by Amy L. Fraher, finalist in the Business: General category, 2014 USA Best Book Awards (USA Book News)

Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights by Wendy H. Wong, winner of the 2014 Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [ARNOVA])

Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia by James Mace Ward, honorable mention for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia by Lawrence P. Markowitz, honorable mention, Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56 by Katherine Lebow, winner of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno by David Frick, winner of the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia by Janina M. Safran, winner of the The Premio del Rey (American Historical Association)

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeves, honorable mention for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Prize

Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige by Yanek Mieczkowski, finalist for the Emme Award for Astronautical Literature (American Astronautical Society)

Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 by Charles K. Armstrong, winner of the 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History (American Historical Association)

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply by David Soll is the winner of the Abel Wolman Award given by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Historical Society

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeve has received Honorable Mention for the Heldt Prize in the category of Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood’s Cold War by John Sbardellati is the winner of the 2013 Michael Nelson Prize given by the International Association for Media and History

Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing by Jamie K. McCallum is the winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award given by the Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients by Dan Zuberi was honored with the Gold Award in the category of Social Sciences for Foreword Reviews’ 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards

The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz is one of 15 Kansas Notable Books for 2014

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work by Jeffrey Hilgert is cowinner of the 2014 Best Book in Human Rights Award given by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association

The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France by Camille Robcis is winner of the 2014 Berkshire Conference First Book Prize given by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900–1949 by Theodora Dragostinova’s has won honorable mention for the Edmund Keeley Book Prize given by the Modern Greek Studies Association

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas by Kathleen C. Schwartzman is winner of the 2013 William M. LeoGrande Prize for best book on U.S.-Latin American relations, given by the School of Public Affairs and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University

Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It by Morten Jerven and The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina by William Michael Schmidli were both named 2013 Foreign Affairs Magazine Best Books of the Year

Peacebuilding in Practice: Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns by Adam Moore is winner of the 2014 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award, given by the Political Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy by Charles D. Freilich is winner of the Tshetshik Prize in Security Studies given by the Institute for National Security Studies

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients by Dan Zuberi is one of six finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year in the Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction) category

In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950 by Alice Conklin is winner of the 2014 Ohio Academy of History Publication Award

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis by Mark Thompson is a National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist in Biography

Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU by James Kelly was awarded second place in the 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the categories Critical Care-Emergency Nursing and Public Interest and Creative Works

The following Cornell University Press books were named 2013 Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine:

Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value by Charles Altieri

Biology and Conservation of Martens, Sables, and Fishers: A New Synthesis edited by Keith B. Aubry, William J. Zielinski, Martin G. Raphael, Gilbert Proulx, and Steven W. Buskirk

The Mind of Thucydides edited by Hunter R. Rawlings III and Jeffrey Rusten

Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts: Literary and Visual Approaches by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Maidie Hilmo, and Linda Olson

Recent Award Winners