Whether you’re looking for fun beach reads, additions for your fall syllabi, or inspiration for new writing projects, the August new releases from the Ideas on Fire authors truly deliver.
The Center Cannot Hold: Decolonial Possibility in the Collapse of a Tanzanian NGO
by Jenna N. Hanchey
Duke University Press
A powerful look at the radical geopolitical possibilities that emerge when everything falls apart.
Kids Across the Spectrums: Growing Up Autistic in the Digital Age
by Meryl Alper
How autistic kids are remaking media and culture through their use of digital technologies.
The Radical Imagination of Black Women: Ambition, Politics, and Power
by Pearl K. Ford Dowe
Oxford University Press
How activism and community building goals shape the work of Black women politicians in national, state, and local governments.
Real Life in Real Time: Live Streaming Culture
edited by Johanna Brewer, Bo Ruberg, Amanda L. L. Cullen, and Christopher J. Persaud
An exploration of the cultural and political impact of live streaming for communities, individuals, and social movements.
Death Glitch: How Techno-Solutionism Fails Us in This Life and Beyond
by Tamara Kneese
Yale University Press
A thought-provoking read on how the social media platform economy is transforming our experiences of death.
Women’s Activist Theatre in Jamaica and South Africa: Gender, Race, and Performance Space
by Nicosia Shakes
University of Illinois Press
A multisited, transnational ethnography of how Black women activists use theatre to fight for gender, racial, and sexual justice.