This Week’s New Books: Matching Organs with Donors, Divine Art, Infernal Machine, Not in This Family, Sweet Liberty

Matching Organs with Donors
Matching Organs with Donors: Legality and Kinship in Transplants


Marie-Andrée Jacob

248 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8122-4432-8 | $65.00 | £42.50

Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0650-0 | $65.00 | £42.50

A volume in the Contemporary Ethnography series

This sensitive ethnography reveals the methods and mindsets of doctors, patients, donors, and sellers in Israel's living kidney transplant bureaus. Matching Organs with Donors describes how these actors identify and adjudicate suitable matches between donor and recipient using terms borrowed from definitions of kinship.

Divine Art, Infernal MachineNow in Paperback

Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 illus.

Cloth  | ISBN 978-0-8122-4280-5 | $45.00 | £29.50

Paper | ISBN 978-0-8122-2216-6 | $26.50 | £17.50

Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-0467-4 | $26.50 | £17.50
A volume in the Material Texts series

The author of the hugely influential The Printing Press as an Agent of Change offers a magisterial and highly readable account of five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers. Once again, she makes a compelling case for the ways in which technological developments and cultural shifts are intimately related.

Not in This FamilyNow in Paperback


Not in This Family: Gays and the Meaning of Kinship in Postwar North America


Heather Murray

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 illus.

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4268-3 | $45.00 | £29.50

Paper 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2224-1 | $24.95 | £16.50

Ebook 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0740-8 | $24.95 | £16.50

A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

Not in This Family shows how gays and their heterosexual parents both have animated each other's sensibilities, consciousness, and even culture and politics. Author Heather Murray suggests a reciprocal family life and complicates the notion of gay banishment.

Sweet LibertyNow in Paperback

Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique

Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 illus.

Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4172-3 | $39.95 | £26.00

Paper 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2227-2 | $24.95 | £16.50
Ebook 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0356-1 | $24.95 | £16.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series

Sweet Liberty offers a history of Martinique and its relationship to metropolitan France during the final years of slavery in the French empire. It argues that an Atlantic-world approach reveals how race, slavery, class, and gender shaped what it meant to be French on both sides of the ocean.


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