Series Descriptions

Press Release: Rutgers University Press Launches Pinpoints, A New Series of Brief Books

The American Campus
Asian American Studies Today
Behind the Silver Screen
Comics Culture
Critical Caribbean Studies
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Critical Issues in Sport and Society
Families in Focus
Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights
Global Perspectives on Aging
Jewish Cultures of the World

Key Words in Jewish Studies
Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Nature, Society, and Culture
New Directions in International Studies Series

Pinpoints
Rivergate Regionals Collection
Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies
Techniques of the Moving Image Series
Violence Against Women and Children
War Culture

For general submission information and instructions on proposal preparation, please see our manuscript submission page.

The American Campus
Edited by Harold S. Wechsler

The American Campus series seeks books that explore recent developments and public policy issues in higher education in the United States. Topics of interest include access to college and affordability; drop-out rates; tenure and academic freedom; campus labor; the expansion of administrative posts and salaries; the crisis in the humanities and the arts; the corporate university and for-profit colleges; online education; controversy in sports programs; and gender, ethnic, racial, religious, and class dynamics and diversity. Books feature scholarship from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

SERIES EDITOR

Harold S. Wechsler, Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Katie Keeran
Editor
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset Street, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7786
ckeeran@rutgers.edu

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Asian American Studies Today
Edited by Huping Ling

The Asian American Studies Today series will publish quality books on cutting-edge themes and issues. We are eager to consider original scholarship, including broadly based histories of both long-standing and more recent immigrant populations; focused investigations of ethnic enclaves and understudied subgroups; and examinations of relationships among various cultural, regional, and socioeconomic communities. We also welcome manuscripts on subject areas that are in need of further critical inquiry, including transnationalism, globalization, homeland polity, and other pertinent topics.

SERIES EDITOR

Huping Ling is professor of history, the founder of the Asian Studies Program, and the past convener (department chair) at Truman State University. She is Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor at Wuhan Theoretical Research Center of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and China Central Normal University, and a visiting professor of the Institute of Overseas Chinese Studies at Jinan University. The executive editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS) from 2008 to 2012, Ling has published eleven books and over a hundred articles in Asian American studies. More.

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Katie Keeran
Editor
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset Street, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7786
ckeeran@rutgers.edu

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Behind the Silver Screen
Edited by Jon Lewis

When we take a larger view of a film’s “life” from development through exhibition, we find a variety of artists, technicians, and craftsmen in front of and behind the camera. Writers write. Actors, who are costumed and made-up, speak the words and perform the actions described in the script. Art directors and set designers develop the look of the film. The cinematographer decides upon a lighting scheme. Dialogue, sound effects, and music are recorded, mixed, and edited by sound engineers. The images, final sound mix, and special visual effects are assembled by editors to form a final cut. Moviemaking is the product of the efforts of these men and women, yet few film histories focus much on their labor.

Behind the Silver Screen calls attention to the work of filmmaking. When complete, the series will be comprised of ten volumes, one each on ten significant tasks in front of or behind the camera, on the set or in the post-production studio. The goal is to closely examine the various collaborative aspects of film production, one at a time / one per volume, and then to offer a chronology that allows the editors and contributors to explore the changes in each of these endeavors during six eras in film history: the silent screen (1895-1927), classical Hollywood (1928-1946); post-war Hollywood (1947-1967); the auteur renaissance (1968-1980); the New Hollywood (1981-1999), and the Modern Entertainment Marketplace (2000-present). Behind the Silver Screen promises a look at who does what in the making of a movie … it promises a history of filmmaking, not just a history of films.

SERIES EDITOR

Jon Lewis, Oregon State University

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Comics Culture
Edited by Corey K. Creekmur, Craig Fischer, Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Ana Merinor
 
Volumes in the Comics Culture series explore the artistic, historical, social, and cultural significance of newspaper comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels, with individual titles devoted to focused studies of key titles, characters, writers, and artists throughout the history of comics; additional books in the series address major themes or topics in comics studies, including prominent genres, national traditions, and significant historical and theoretical issues.  The series recognizes comics of all varieties, from mainstream comic books to graphic non-fiction, produced between the late 19th-century and the present. The books in the series are intended to contribute significantly to the rapidly expanding field of comics studies, but are also designed to appeal to comics fans and casual readers who seek smart critical engagement with the best examples of the form.

SERIES EDITORS

Corey K. Creekmur, University of Iowa
Craig Fischer, Appalachian State University
Charles Hatfield, California State University - Northridge
Jeet Heer, Independent Scholar, Toronto
Ana Merino, University of Iowa

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Leslie Mitchner
Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7787
lmitch@rutgers.edu

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Critical Caribbean Studies
Edited by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, and Michelle Stephens

Already influential in postcolonial, literary, and race studies, the field of Caribbean studies still has much more to offer to contemporary debates throughout the arts and sciences and beyond. This series aims to contribute to these efforts, paying particular attention to the four main research clusters of Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, where the co-editors serve as members of the executive board.

  1. Caribbean Critical Studies, Theory, and the Disciplines
  2. Archipelagic Studies and Creolization
  3. Caribbean Aesthetics, Poetics, and Politics
  4. Caribbean Colonialities

Focused particularly in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, although attentive to the context of earlier eras, this series encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methods and is open to scholarship in a variety of areas, including diaspora and transnational studies, critical theory and race studies, gender and sexuality studies, sociology, environmental studies, anthropology, history, geography, literary and cultural studies, and popular culture.

SERIES EDITORS

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Michelle Stephens, English and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Katie Keeran
Editor
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset Street, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7786
ckeeran@rutgers.edu

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Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Edited by Raymond J. Michalowski

The Critical Issues in Crime and Society series is home to books providing critical analyses of contemporary problems in crime and justice. Series books cover a broad range of topics including specific types of crime, wrongful behavior by economically or politically powerful actors, controversies over justice system practices, and issues related to the intersection of identity, crime, and justice. The series offers thoughtful works that are accessible to scholars, professional criminologists, general readers, and students.

SERIES EDITOR

Raymond J. Michalowski, Northern Arizona University

Submission Information:
Before submitting a manuscript, please send a brief email of inquiry summarizing your project. Include brief descriptions of your proposed audience, the anticipated length of the completed book (in words, including all notes and scholarly apparatus), the book’s relation to any competing titles, and any planned special features (e.g. illustrations, tables).

Contact:

Peter Mickulas
Editor
mickulas@rutgers.edu

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Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Edited by Janet Golden and Rima D. Apple

The U.S. healthcare system is coming under increasing scrutiny in the public arena, as elected officials, medical professionals, and citizens begin to grapple with rapidly increasing costs and overall declines in public health. In this context, Critical Issues in Health and Medicine books explore such contemporary dilemmas from a variety of perspectives, among them political, legal, historical, sociological, and comparative, and with attention to crucial dimensions such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and culture.

Examples of appropriate topics include:

  • Health issues in immigrant communities in the United States
  • The influence of media campaigns on consumer choice of drugs
  • How gender affects medical education
  • The role of globalization on the U.S. health system
  • The role of identity politics in health activist communities
  • Environmental health and justice

SERIES EDITORS

Janet Golden, Department of History, Rutgers-Camden

Rima D. Apple, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Submission Information:
Before submitting a manuscript, please send a brief email of inquiry summarizing your project. Include brief descriptions of your proposed audience, the anticipated length of the completed book (in words, including all notes and scholarly apparatus), the book’s relation to any competing titles, and any planned special features (e.g. illustrations, tables).

Contact:

Peter Mickulas
Editor
mickulas@rutgers.edu

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Critical Issues in Sport and Society
Edited by Douglas Hartmann and Michael Messner

Critical Issues in Sport and Society features scholarly books that help expand our understanding of the myriad ways in which sport is intertwined with social life in the contemporary world. Using the tools of various scholarly disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, history, media studies and others, books in this new series investigate the growing impact of sport and sports-related activities on various aspects of social life as well as key developments and changes in the sporting world and emerging sporting practices. Series authors produce groundbreaking research that brings empirical and applied work together with cultural critique and historical perspectives written in an engaging, accessible format.

Examples of appropriate topics include:

  • Examinations of new and emerging sports such as mixed martial arts or roller derby
  • Analyses of drug or steroid use in major sports at either the professional or amateur level
  • Studies of the effect of statutes such as Title IX on the structure of collegiate sports as well as the broader social impacts of such transformations
  • Treatments of sport as a site for reproduction or contestation of various forms of social inequality
  • Empirical investigations into sport’s relation to health, obesity, and wellness

SERIES EDITORS

Douglas Hartmann, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota

Michael Messner, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California

Submission Information:

Before submitting a manuscript, please send a brief email of inquiry summarizing your project. Include brief descriptions of your proposed audience, the anticipated length of the completed book (in words, including all notes and scholarly apparatus), the book’s relation to any competing titles, and any planned special features (e.g. illustrations, tables).

Contact:

Peter Mickulas
Editor
mickulas@rutgers.edu

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Families in Focus
Edited by Anita Ilta Garey, Naomi Gerstel, Karen V. Hansen, Rosanna Hertz, and Margaret K. Nelson

Families in Focus is home to cutting-edge books covering the breadth of scholarship on families and kinship. The editors seek books that explore families—as they adjust to changing intimate relationships, uncertain economic situations, and a larger global context than ever before. The series is especially geared to scholars whose work is attentive to family dynamics and the structures and cultures of inequalities among and within families. Families in Focus will publish social science research based on a variety of methodologies and will also occasionally publish synthetic pieces and edited collections.

SERIES EDITORS

Anita Ilta Garey, University of Connecticut

Naomi Gerstel, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University

Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College

Margaret K. Nelson, Middlebury College

Submission Information:

Before submitting a manuscript, please send a brief email of inquiry summarizing your project. Include brief descriptions of your proposed audience, the anticipated length of the completed book (in words, including all notes and scholarly apparatus), the book’s relation to any competing titles, and any planned special features (e.g. illustrations, tables).

Contact:

Peter Mickulas
Editor
mickulas@rutgers.edu

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Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights
Edited by Alexander Laban Hinton, Stephen Eric Bronner and Nela Navarro

As we enter the twenty-first century, genocide, war, crimes against humanity, and forms of mass atrocity constitute one of the greatest challenges that confront us. The Rutgers University Press series, Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights publishes cutting-edge scholarship from across the disciplines that enhance our understanding of such large-scale human rights violations and the principles and mechanisms that seek to prevent them, protect the vulnerable, and help victims recover. A partnership with the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, this series seeks to break new ground not just by publishing outstanding new titles related to its topical focus but also in developing a unique arrangement that will offer many of the authors the opportunity to have their books translated into Spanish and, possibly, other languages.

This series will include academic books as well as books aimed at a broader audience of practitioners and non-specialist readers.

SERIES EDITORS

Alexander Laban Hinton is a professor of anthropology and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University, Newark.

Stephen Eric Bronner is a professor of political science at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Nela Navarro is an instructor in classical and modern literatures at Rutgers University, Newark.


Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Marlie Wasserman
Director
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
marlie@rutgers.edu

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Global Perspectives on Aging
Edited by Sarah Lamb

This series publishes books that will deepen and expand our understanding of age, aging and late life in the United States and beyond. The series focuses on anthropology while being open to ethnographically vivid and theoretically rich scholarship in related fields, including sociology, religion, cultural studies, social medicine, medical humanities, gender and sexuality studies, human development, and cultural gerontology.

SERIES EDITOR

Sarah Lamb is a professor of anthropology at Brandeis University.


Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email attachments to:

Marlie Wasserman
Director
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
marlie@rutgers.edu

and

Sarah Lamb
Department of Anthropology
Brown 228, MS 006 
415 South Street
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02453
lamb@brandeis.edu

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Jewish Cultures of the World
Edited by Matti Bunzl and Jeffrey Shandler

Jewish Cultures of the World publishes books that examine Jewish life through the methodologies of ethnography and cultural studies. It includes the work of anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, folklorists, historians, linguists, and sociologists, as well as scholars working in the fields of cultural studies, performance studies, and religious studies. Dealing with Jewish existence throughout the diaspora and in Israel, and including studies of Jews’ interrelations with their non-Jewish neighbors, this series offers books of interest to scholars in Jewish studies and those in comparative religion, cultural anthropology, ethnic studies, and other related fields. Jewish Cultures of the World is committed to publishing works of vivid ethnography and strong writing, books of interest to an array of scholars in the humanities and social sciences as well as to a general audience.

Published in association with the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University.

SERIES EDITORS

Matti Bunzl is a professor of anthropology at University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign.

Jeffrey Shandler is a professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University.


Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Marlie Wasserman
Director
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
marlie@rutgers.edu

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Key Words in Jewish Studies
Edited by Deborah Dash Moore, MacDonald Moore, Andrew Bush

Key Words in Jewish Studies is a series of books that speak to the ferment in a rapidly changing field. Its goal is to provide clear and judiciously illustrated accounts of terms currently in use and to chart histories of past usage, so as to provide an entry into vigorous debate. Key words focus on the interrelationship of areas heretofore studied in isolation, and thus they provide the means to reorganizing knowledge in Jewish studies, consonant with current intellectual concerns. The books in the series are useful for the many new programs in the field, supporting teachers and proving attractive for course use. Far from consolidating and narrowing a critical lexicon, deciphering key words stimulates discussion about the boundaries of Jewish studies, its relationship to other forms of cultural studies, and the position of Jewish studies in the larger sphere of culture. With this series we open a new and exciting chapter in Jewish studies for the 21st century.
Manuscript and proposal submissions are by invitation only.

SERIES EDITORS
Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan

MacDonald Moore teaches at the University of Michigan

Andrew Bush is a Professor of Hispanic Studies and Co-chair of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College

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Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States
Edited by Matthew Garcia, Marivel Danielson, Roxanne Doty, Douglas Massey, Catherine Ramírez, Néstor Rodríguez, Claudia Sadowski-Smith, and Angharad Valdivia
 
This series publishes books that deepen and expand our knowledge and understanding of the various Latina/o populations in the United States in the context of their transnational relationships with cultures of the broader Americas. The focus is on the history and analysis of Latino cultural systems and practices in national and transnational spheres of influence from the nineteenth century to the present. The series is open to scholarship in political science, economics, anthropology, linguistics, history, cinema and television, literary and cultural studies, and popular culture and encourages interdisciplinary approaches, methods, and theories. The series grew out of discussions with faculty at the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, where an interdisciplinary emphasis is being placed on transborder and transnational dynamics.

SERIES EDITORS

Matthew Garcia, Professor of History and Transborder Studies; Director of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; and Director of Comparative Border Studies
Arizona State University   

Daniel Arreola, Professor of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University

Marivel Danielson, Associate Professor of Literature, Cultural Studies in the School of Transborder Studies
Arizona State University

Roxanne Doty, Associate Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University                 

Douglas Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Princeton University

Catherine Ramírez, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Néstor Rodríguez, Professor of Sociology
University of Texas, Austin

Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Associate Professor of English
Arizona State University

Angharad Valdivia, Professor of Communications, Media Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Leslie Mitchner
Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7787
lmitch@rutgers.edu

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Nature, Society, and Culture
Edited by Scott Frickel

A sophisticated and wide-ranging sociological literature analyzing nature-society-culture interactions has blossomed in recent decades.  This new series provides a platform for showcasing the best of that scholarship: carefully crafted empirical studies of socio-environmental change and the effects such change has on ecosystems, social institutions, historical processes and cultural practices. The series aims for topical and theoretical breadth.  Anchored in sociological analyses of the environment, the series will be home to studies that employ a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate the pressing socio-environmental questions of our time – from environmental inequality and risk, to the science and politics of climate change and serial disaster, to the environmental causes and consequences of urbanization and war-making, and beyond.

SERIES EDITOR

Scott Frickel, Brown University

Submission Information:
Before submitting a manuscript, please send a brief email of inquiry summarizing your project. Include brief descriptions of your proposed audience, the anticipated length of the completed book (in words, including all notes and scholarly apparatus), the book’s relation to any competing titles, and any planned special features (e.g. illustrations, tables).

Contact:

Peter Mickulas
Editor
mickulas@rutgers.edu

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New Directions in International Studies Series
Edited by Patrice Petro

This series highlights innovative new approaches to the study of the local and global as well as multiple forms of identity and difference. It focuses on transculturalism, technology, media, and representation, featuring the work of scholars who explore various components and consequences of globalization, such as the increasing flow of peoples, ideas, images, information, and capital across borders.

SERIES EDITOR

Patrice Petro is a professor of English and film studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is past president of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and has written and edited numerous books, including Beyond Globalization: Making New Worlds in Media, Art, and Social Practices; Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s; Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the War on Terror; and Global Currents: Media and Technology Now.

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Leslie Mitchner
Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7787
lmitch@rutgers.edu

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Pinpoints

Press Release: Rutgers University Press Launches Pinpoints, A New Series of Brief Books

Pinpoints is a new series of concise ebooks created to explore complex topics by explaining key theories, current scholarship, and important concepts in a brief, accessible style. Each Pinpoints ebook, in under 100 pages, enables readers to gain a working knowledge of essential topics quickly.

Written by leading Rutgers University faculty, the ebooks showcase preeminent scholars from the humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Pinpoints ebooks provide readers with access to world class teaching and research faculty and offer a window to a broad range of subjects, for a wide circle of scholars, students, and non-specialist general readers.

Rutgers University Press, through its groundbreaking Pinpoints series, brings affordable and quality educational opportunities to readers worldwide.

"I am proud that the Pinpoints series showcases the fine work of Rutgers faculty and puts Rutgers scholarship into the hands of readers worldwide." —Richard L. Edwards, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers University

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Rivergate Regionals Collection

Rivergate Regionals is a collection of books published by Rutgers University Press, focusing on New Jersey and the surrounding region. Since its founding in 1936, Rutgers University Press has been devoted to serving the people of New Jersey and this collection solidifies that tradition. The books in the Rivergate Regionals Collection explore history, recreation, sports, nature, health and medicine, the environment, the arts, and politics. By incorporating the collection within the larger Rutgers University Press editorial program, the Rivergate Regionals Collection enhances our commitment to publishing the best books about our great state and surrounding region.

Submission Information:

Marlie Wasserman
Director
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
marlie@rutgers.edu

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Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies
Edited by Myra Bluebond-Langner, Ph.D., Founder of Rutgers University Center for Children and Childhood Studies

The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies is dedicated to increasing our understanding of children and childhoods, past and present, throughout the world. Childrens voices and experiences are central. Authors come from a variety of fields, including anthropology, criminal justice, history, literature, psychology, religion, and sociology. The books in this series are intended for students, scholars, practitioners, and those who formulate policies which affect children’s everyday lives and futures.

SERIES EDITOR

Myra Bluebond-Langer, Ph.D., Founder of Rutgers University Center for Children and Childhood Studies

Submission Information:

Myra Bluebond-Langner
Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People
Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care
UCL-Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London, England
WC1N 1EH
Email: bluebond@ucl.ac.uk

and

Marlie Wasserman
Director
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
marlie@rutgers.edu

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Techniques of the Moving Image Series
Edited by Murray Pomerance

Volumes in the Techniques of the Moving Image series explore the relationship between what we see onscreen and the technical achievements undertaken in filmmaking to make this possible. Books explore some defined aspect of cinema—work from a particular era, work in a particular genre, work by a particular filmmaker or team, work from a particular studio, or work on a particular theme—in light of some technique and/or technical achievement, such as cinematography, direction, acting, lighting, costuming, set design, legal arrangements, agenting, scripting, sound design and recording, and sound or picture editing. Historical and social background contextualize the subject of each volume.

SERIES EDITOR

Murray Pomerance is a professor of sociology at Ryerson University in Toronto. Among his many books are The Eyes Have It: Cinema and the Reality Effect; Shining in Shadows: Movie Stars of the 2000s; A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film; Johnny Depp Starts Here; and An Eye for Hitchcock.

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Leslie Mitchner
Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7787
lmitch@rutgers.edu

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Violence Against Women and Children
Edited by Judy L. Postmus

Millions of women and children are affected by violence across the globe. Gender-based violence affects individuals, families, communities, and policies. The Violence Against Women and Children series will include books written by experts from a wide range of disciplines including social work, sociology, health, criminal justice, education, history, and women's studies. A unique feature of the series will be the collaboration between academics and community practitioners. The primary author of each book in most cases will be a scholar, but at least one chapter will be written by a practitioner who draws out the practical implications of the academic research. Topics will include physical and sexual violence; psychological, emotional, and economic abuse; stalking; trafficking; and childhood maltreatment, and will incorporate a gendered, feminist, or womanist analysis. Books in the series will be addressed to an audience of academics and students as well as to practitioners and policy makers.

SERIES EDITOR

Judy L. Postmus, Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University and founder and director of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children.

Send proposals to both:
Judy L. Postmus (digital copies only): postmus@ssw.rutgers.edu

and

Katie Keeran (digital and hard copies):
Editor
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset Street, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7786
ckeeran@rutgers.edu
 

War Culture
Edited by Daniel Leonard Bernardi

This new series will publish original manuscripts that address the myriad ways in which warfare informs diverse cultural practices, as well as the way cultural practices–from cinema to social media–inform the practice of warfare. Books will also illuminate the insights and limitations of critical theories that describe, explain and politicize the phenomena of war culture. Traversing both national and intellectual borders, authors from a wide range of fields and disciplines will collectively examine the articulation of war, its everyday practices, and its impact on individuals and societies throughout modern history. 

SERIES EDITOR

Daniel Leonard Bernardi is a professor and the chair of the cinema department at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Star Trek and History: Race-ing Toward a White Future (1998), co-author of Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism and the Struggle for Strategic Influence (2012), editor of five books on race and ethnicity in American cinema, and co-founder of the series Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States. A veteran of the Iraq War (2009-2010) and other overseas deployments, Bernardi brings his war experience, as well as his expertise in critical and cultural theory, to the War Culture series.

Proposals for consideration should be sent through both regular mail and as email to:

Leslie Mitchner
Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 445-7787
lmitch@rutgers.edu

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