Insubordinate Spaces

The Insubordinate Spaces series, edited by George Lipsitz, is a home for books that resist and rethink the increasingly outsized power market forces wield over public and private life and over the rules and assumptions of scholarly investigation and discourse. The series seeks to explore the origins and evolution of these contemporary and historical subordinating institutions and practices, as well as emergent insubordinate social spaces and institutions crafted to resist market imperatives and provide alternatives to them in the form of new publics, new polities, and new politics.

Against the Deportation Terror

Organizing for Immigrant Rights in the Twentieth Century

Rachel Ida Buff

Reveals the formerly little-known history of multiracial immigrant rights organizing in the United States

298 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 18 halftones, 1 map


Civic Intimacies

Black Queer Improvisations on Citizenship

Niels van Doorn

Mapping the political and personal stakes of Black queer lives in Baltimore

262 pages | 6 x 9


The Improviser’s Classroom

Pedagogies for Cocreative Worldmaking

Edited by Daniel Fischlin and Mark Lomanno

Forthcoming Spring 2024
Exploring improvisation as a fundamental practice for teaching and learning

386 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 4 figures, 8 halftones


Insubordinate Spaces

Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice

Barbara Tomlinson and George Lipsitz

How contemporary activists, artists, and academics oppose oppressive structures of power and unjust social relations to create a more decent and democratic future

284 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 halftones


The Palestinian Idea

Film, Media, and the Radical Imagination

Greg Burris

A window into the Palestinian freedom struggle, drawing on an analysis of Palestinian film and media

270 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones