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Pride Month: Reimagining Queer Protest in Singapore

It’s Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re reaching out to some of our UTP authors and asking them them to delve deeper into their books as well as share what Pride might look like this year. In this post, Robert Phillips, author of Virtual Activism: Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore, discusses the history of the LGBT movement, and in particular, examines how the movement has unfolded in Singapore over the last twenty years.

Solidarity in Protest: A New Textbook Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Available this summer, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, and shows how youth activists in San José draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. In this post, author Karen Stocker delves into her new book and discusses some of the main strategies leaders in the book have and looks at the recent protests taking place in the United States and around the world.

Isolation Reading for the Week of April 27

Every week we’re bringing you some great books chosen by our staff for your work-from-home reading. This week, Rebecca Duce, one of our amazing sales reps, has chosen Posthumanism as her staff pick for week 4.

Capacities for Compassion: From Water to Wine

Released earlier this year, From Water to Wine explores how Angola has changed since the end of its civil war in 2002. The text’s themes are relevant to making sense of both the current crisis and the deeper questions facing Angola. Author Jess Auerbach discusses these in our latest blog post.