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  • Why Indonesia’s Muslim preachers are doing so well


    Cornell University Press has just published Hearing Allah’s Call: Preaching and performance in Indonesian Islam. Anthropologist Birgit Braeuchler interviewed the author, Julian Millie, of Monash University, about his new book. Birgit Braeuchler: Your... more >>


  • The Bell Tolls for Ringling


    By Steve Zeitlin, author of The Poetry of Everyday Life This past spring I bought two tickets to the last show of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, scheduled for May 21, 2017, in Uniondale, New York. The iconic three-ring circus... more >>


  • Doc Martyn’s Sage Marketing: Cover Copy


    In real estate, as we all know, it’s location, location, location. In the book world that location is the cover of the book and the websites on which the book is featured. In both cases, the prime real estate is where you find the descriptive copy for... more >>


  • Outbox: Smart Books


    By Michael J. McGandy A couple of months ago I was recording a segment for “1869: The Cornell University Press Podcast” and our marketing director, Martyn Beeny, asked me what I meant when I talked about “smart books.” I had used the term in... more >>


  • Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance


    Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and Governance is a new series forthcoming from Cornell University Press. It will be edited by anthropologists Ilana Feldman, Will Garriott, Kevin Karpiak, and Sameena Mulla. Download the flyer for more... more >>


  • Washington Plan Threatens Our Water


    By Karen Schneller-McDonald Plans afoot in Washington threaten water protection. Recently the Trump administration rescinded the Stream Protection Rule, which protected water quality at mountaintop removal mining sites. Now the President has directed... more >>


  • Adventures in #Acquisitioning: AAUP 2017


    By Bethany Wasik Two months ago, for the second consecutive year, I represented Cornell University Press at the AAUP Annual Meeting. The discussion panels, networking opportunities, and ambient air temperatures in Austin, TX, were extremely positive... more >>


  • Patrice McMahon gives us the lowdown on NGOs on the latest episode of 1869, the Cornell University Press podcast


    In episode 14, Patrice McMahon, associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, talks about the role of NGOs in post-conflict peacebuilding. She gives us the history of NGOs as an international force, explains the role... more >>


  • Help Save the Bees


    There was finally some good news this week about the plight of the honeybees. After more than a decade of alarming declines in bee populations across the United States, a new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers new hope for... more >>


  • Consulting Hafez on the Trump Administration


    By Steve Zeitlin, author of The Poetry of Everyday Life In a bedroom she shared with her three siblings in Elmhurst, Queens, 9-year-old Sahar Muradi snuggled up to her mom.  Sensing her daughter’s pensive mood, her mother asked, “Is there something on... more >>



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