Stanford University Press

Stanford University Press is committed to the dissemination of new knowledge that will benefit, challenge and illuminate our society. The Press publishes around 130 books per year in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with a strong concentration in History, Literature, Philosophy, and Asian Studies, and growing lists in Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Religion.

Key subject areas

Business & Economics

Middle East Studies



Security Studies

Asian Studies

Jewish Studies

Film & Media

Stanford Catalogues

Stanford Featured Titles

The Future of Executive Development

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu, Das Narayandas

30 November 2021

Taxis vs. Uber

Courts, Markets, and Technology in Buenos Aires

Juan Manuel del Nido

9 November 2021

Networked Nonproliferation

Making the NPT Permanent

Michal Onderco

5 October 2021

Green Mass

The Ecological Theology of St. Hildegard of Bingen

Michael Marder

7 September 2021

Networking Print in Shakespeare’s England

Influence, Agency, and Revolutionary Change

Blaine Greteman

17 August 2021

The Origins of COVID-19

China and Global Capitalism

Li Zhang

3 August 2021

Vendors' Capitalism

A Political Economy of Public Markets in Mexico City

Ingrid Bleynat

27 July 2021

Toward the Critique of Violence

A Critical Edition

Walter Benjamin, Peter Fenves, Julia Ng

22 June 2021

The Current Economy

Electricity Markets and Techno-Economics

Canay Özden-Schilling

15 June 2021

Pricing and Revenue Optimization

Second Edition

Robert L. Phillips

18 May 2021

It Could Lead to Dancing

Mixed-Sex Dancing and Jewish Modernity

Sonia Gollance

25 May 2021

A Constitution for the Living

Imagining How Five Generations of Americans Would Rewrite the Nation's Fundamental Law

Beau Breslin

20 April 2021

Political Grammars

The Unconscious Foundations of Modern Democracy

Davide Tarizzo

6 April 2021

10% Less Democracy

Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less

Garett Jones

16 March 2021

How to Make a Wetland

Water and Moral Ecology in Turkey

Caterina Scaramelli

16 March 2021

A History of False Hope

Investigative Commissions in Palestine

Lori Allen

15 December 2020

Showpiece City

How Architecture Made Dubai

Todd Reisz

27 October 2020

The Subject of Human Rights

Danielle Celermajer, Alexandre Lefebvre

22 September 2020

Stanford Featured Series

Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures

Series editors: Joel Beinin & Laleh Khalili

This series explores the social and political conditions that enable various forms of cultural expression in the Middle East—whether Islamic, nationalist, or secular—and the ways in which these forms legitimate regimes and operate as social movements. Books in this series are particularly concerned with the relationships between the new international economy, local states, national and sub-national communities, and local, regional, and transnational forms of culture. With a chronological focus from World War II to the present, this series produces books of cutting-edge scholarship and broad appeal that address the region spanning from Morocco to Pakistan—the zone that constitutes the historic core of the Muslim-majority world.

Stanford Briefs

The Stanford Briefs imprint presents an innovative collection of new books. Published across our various disciplines, these books address the essence of a topic. Briefs are essay-length works freed from the technical requirements of the scholarly journal article and the elaborate documentation of the full-length research monograph. All Briefs are peer-reviewed, and the criteria we use to select and approve each manuscript match the rigor and high standards of our traditional monographs. Without sacrificing the quality of carefully edited and produced content, these books are published on faster schedules to allow for time-sensitive dialogue. Short and incisive, Stanford Briefs promote intelligent debate, bringing novel perspectives to a wide range of readers.

South Asia in Motion

Series editor: Thomas Blom Hansen

South Asia is on the move. People, goods, ideas, aesthetic forms, institutional designs, and political dynamics originating in South Asia have been increasingly important across the globe throughout the 20th century. Today, seismic social, economic, and cultural shifts across the region undermine old certainties, unsettle long established social hierarchies and patterns of life, transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people. This series foregrounds scholarly work that critically and imaginatively explores these vast and deep transformations and the complex historical conditions that made them possible. The series is focused on contemporary issues and distinctly modern and colonial investigations grounded in strong empirical, ethnographic, and archival work.

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