Books to Read with the News

The Politics of Reproduction

Adoption, Abortion, and Surrogacy in the Age of Neoliberalism

Modhumita Roy and Mary Thompson, Eds.

“[Shows] us how the notion of ‘choice’ works in the context of the transnational force of neoliberalism and other inequalities … to produce reproduction that is more, not less, stratified.” —Laura Briggs

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Zoetropes and the Politics of Humanhood

Allison L. Rowland

“Brings together rhetorical and biopolitical theory in a groundbreaking study of how and why entities are brought into humanhood and granted ethical and political value.” —Jenell Johnson

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Any Friend of the Movement

Networking for Birth Control, 1920–1940

Jimmy Elaine Wilkinson Meyter

“Makes an important contribution to … scholarship that seeks to uncover the great variability in the struggle for both the legalization of birth control and the provision of contraception to American women.” —Journal of American History

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The Guild of the Infant Saviour

An Adopted Child’s Memory Book

Megan Culhane Galbraith

An adoptee’s memoir and cultural history of pre-Roe v. Wade adoption in the US.

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Bodies of Technology

Women’s Involvement with Reproductive Medicine

Ann R. Saetnan, Nelly Oudshoorn, and Marta Kirejczyk, Eds.

“[Shows] that a careful reflection on reproductive techniques is sharpened by attention to the details of specific contexts.” —The International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

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On Our Way Home from the Revolution

Reflections on Ukraine

Sonya Bilocerkowycz

“An emotionally urgent personal reckoning.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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Con Papá / With Papá

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama and Illustrated by Nicky Rodriguez

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Decolonial Conversations in Posthuman and New Material Rhetorics

Edited by Jennifer Clary-Lemon and David M. Grant

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Gendered Defenders: Marvel’s Heroines in Transmedia Spaces

Bryan J. Carr and Meta G. Carstarphen, Eds.

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Women’s Friendship in Medieval Literature

Edited by Karma Lochrie and Usha Vishnuvajjala

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Enlistment: Lists in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Edited by Eva von Contzen and James Simpson

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Ripe: Essays

Negesti Kaudo

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Finding Querencia: Essays from In-Between

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

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Las aventuras de Chupacabra Charlie

Written by Frederick Luis Aldama
Illustrated by Chris Escobar

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies, (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies) American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.


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