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News from Duke University Press

March 03, 2015

We are excited to announce we will publish and distribute four titles from South End Press in 2015. South End Press folded in July 2014.

ConquestThe titles, which have been out of print since South End Press closed, are Exile and Pride:Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare; Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith; Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile andApartheid by Frank B. Wilderson, III; and Dean Spade’s Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law.

Both Andrea Smith and Frank Wilderson have published other books with Duke University Press, so taking on their South End Press titles seemed like a natural fit to Press editors Ken...

March 02, 2015

It’s March already, and time again for our round-up of new books be coming out this month. We have quite a list this time around!

Olsson cover image, 5804-6In Hitchcock à la Carte, a study of Alfred Hitchcock’s two television series, Jan Olsson demonstrates how Hitchcock created a personal brand built on his large body, gastronomical proclivities, and the manipulation of bodies and food, which allowed him to mark his creative oeuvre as strictly his own.

In It’s Been Beautiful, Gayle Wald examines Soul!, the first African...

February 27, 2015

In this guest post, Robeson Taj Frazier, author of The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination (December 2014) looks at the history of basketball and the fame of black basketball players in China.


Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes

In October 1979, the eminent historian John Hope Franklin traveled to China to participate in a series of academic lectures.  While there he was struck by Chinese citizens’ deep interest in black American life and culture. “They knew even the obscure utterances of…Angela Davis, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers,” he remarked.

Two additional names should have been included: NBA Hall of Famers Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes, the twin pillars of the 1978 champion Washington...

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