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When animals speak book cover
When animals speak : toward an interspecies democracy
Eva Meijer
QL776 .M45 2019
"In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak politically. She highlights the importance of listening to animal voices, introducing ways to help us bridge the divide between the human and non-human world. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and politics, Meijer provides fascinating, real-world examples of animal communities who use their voices to speak, and act, in political ways. Meijer encourages us to rethink our relations with other animals, showing that their voices should be taken into account as the starting point for a new interspecies democracy." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Until we reckon : violence, mass incarceration, and a road to repair
Danielle Sered
HV8688 .S47 2019
"Danielle Sered's brilliant and groundbreaking Until We Reckon steers directly and unapologetically into the question of violence, offering approaches that will help end mass incarceration and increase safety. Sered asks us to reconsider the purposes of incarceration and argues persuasively that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking people who commit violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make amends in ways that are meaningful to those they have hurt. Critically, Sered argues that the reckoning owed is not only on the part of those who have committed violence, but also by our nation’s overreliance on incarceration to produce safety." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Twilight of democracy : the seductive lure of authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum
JC480 .A67 2020
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist explains why some of her contemporaries have abandoned liberal democratic ideals in favor of strongman cults, nationalist movements, or one-party states. In Twilight of Democracy, prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum argues that we should not be surprised by this change: There is an inherent appeal to political systems with radically simple beliefs, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Applebaum reveals the patterns that link the new advocates of illiberalism and charts how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and nostalgia to change their societies." -- Provided by publisher.
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Too much and never enough : how my family created the world's most dangerous man
Mary L. Trump
E913 .T775 2020
"In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric." -- Provided by publisher.
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Tacky's revolt : the story of an Atlantic slave war
Vincent Brown
HT1096 .B75 2020
"Tacky's revolt, in modern-day Jamaica, was the largest slave uprising in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic. A strikingly modern guerilla conflict, the revolt inspired both fear of and sympathy toward black lives. Vincent Brown offers a gripping account of the fighting and its reverberations across an interconnected world." -- Provided by publisher.
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Smellosophy : what the nose tells the mind
A. S. Barwich
QP458 .B366 2020
"A. S. Barwich asks a deceptively simple question: What does the nose tell the brain, and how does the brain understand it? Barwich interviews experts in neuroscience, psychology, chemistry, and perfumery in an effort to understand the biological mechanics and myriad meanings of odors. Barwich proposes that what we know suggests the brain acts not only like a map but also as a measuring device, one that senses and processes simple and complex odors. Accounting for the sense of smell upsets theories of perception philosophers have developed. In their place, Smellosophy articulates a new model for understanding how the brain represents sensory information." -- Provided by publisher.
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The sensitives : the rise of environmental illness and the search for America's last pure place
Oliver Broudy
RB152.5 .B756 2020
"A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of 'sensitives'--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone signals, that have no effect on 'normals.'" -- Provided by publisher.
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The road from Raqqa : a story of brotherhood, borders, and belonging
Jordan Ritter Conn
DS99.R27 C66 2020
"The Alkasem brothers, Riyad and Bashar, spend their childhood in Raqqa, the Syrian city that would later become the capital of ISIS. Wanting to expand his notion of government and justice, Riyad moves to the United States to study law, but his plans are derailed and he eventually falls in love with a Southern belle. After his older brother moves to America, Bashar embarks on a brilliant legal career under the same corrupt Assad government that Riyad despises. Reluctant to abandon his comfortable (albeit conflicted) life, he fails to perceive the threat of ISIS until it's nearly too late." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The power of discord : why the ups and downs of relationships are the secret to building intimacy, resilience, and trust
Edward Tronick, Claudia M. Gold
BF637.C45 T76 2020
"You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. And according to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and pediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, it is actually crucial to our social and emotional development. In The Power of Discord they show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues." -- Provided from Amazon.
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The polymath : a cultural history from Leonardo Da Vinci to Susan Sontag
Peter Burke
HM728 .B87 2020
"From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius, from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless ways. Identifying 500 western polymaths, Burke explores their wide-ranging successes and shows how their rise matched a rapid growth of knowledge in the age of the invention of printing. It is only more recently that the further acceleration of knowledge has led to increased specialisation and to an environment that is less supportive of wide-ranging scholars and scientists. Spanning the Renaissance to the present day, Burke changes our understanding of this remarkable intellectual species." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Politics is for power : how to move beyond political hobbyism, take action, and make real change
Eitan Hersh
JK1764 .H477 2020
"Who is to blame for our broken politics? The uncomfortable answer to this question starts with ordinary citizens with good intentions. In Politics Is for Power, pioneering and brilliant data analyst Eitan Hersh shows us a way toward more effective political participation. Aided by political theory, history, cutting-edge social science, as well as remarkable stories of ordinary citizens who got off their couches and took political power seriously, this book shows us how to channel our energy away from political hobbyism and toward empowering our values." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Places of contested power : conflict and rebellion in England and France, 830-1150
Ryan Lavelle
DA130 .L38 2020
"The direct contestation of power played a crucial role in early medieval politics. Such actions, often expressed through violence, reveal much about established authorities, power and lordship. The book includes consideration of a range of factors relevant to the choice of location for such events, and examines the declarations and motivations of political actors, from disaffected princes to independently minded nobles, as well as those who responded to rebellion, to show how places and landscapes became used in political disputes. These include both "public" and "private", religious, urban and rural space." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Our final warning : six degrees of climate emergency
Mark Lynas
QC981.8.G56 L96 2020
"Mark Lynas delivers an alarming account of the future of our earth and our civilisation if current rates of global warming persist. We are living in a climate emergency. But how much worse could it get?" -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Older and wiser : new ideas for youth mentoring in the 21st century
Jean E. Rhodes
BF637.M45 R48 2020
"Youth mentoring is among the most popular forms of volunteering in the world. In Older and Wiser, mentoring expert Jean Rhodes draws on more than thirty years of empirical research to survey the state of the field. Her conclusions are sobering: there is little evidence that most programs-even those of the most renowned and trusted organizations-are truly effective. Rhodes shows that targeted, evidence-based approaches can create meaningful changes in teenagers' lives. She also recommends that we invest more to support and expand opportunities for natural mentoring relationships to bloom-in schools, youth sports leagues, and community organizations." -- Provided by publisher.
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Not made by slaves : ethical capitalism in the age of abolition
Bronwen Everill
HF5387 .E94 2020
"Bronwen Everill examines how abolitionists in the Atlantic world shaped emerging ideas of ethical commerce to fight the system of plantation slavery that had become an engine of modern capitalism. This book illuminates global consumer society and industrial capitalism at the turn of the nineteenth century, as well as underscores the roles of slavery and antislavery movements in the development of international capitalism. It also reminds us that concerns over fair trade and labor conditions remain relevant today." -- Provided by publisher.
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Nightingales in Berlin : searching for the perfect sound
David Rothenberg
ML3877 .R67 2019
"As philosopher and musician David Rothenberg shows in this searching and personal new book, the nightingale’s song is so peculiar in part because it reflects our own cacophony back at us. As vocal learners, nightingales acquire their music through the world around them, singing amidst the sounds of humanity in all its contradictions of noise and beauty, hard machinery and soft melody. Rothenberg has written a provocative and accessible book to attune us ever closer to the natural environment around us." -- Provided from Amazon.
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The man in the red coat
Julian Barnes
RG76.P69 B37 2020
"In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual shopping: a prince, a count, and a commoner with an Italian name. Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives which play out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time." -- Provided by publisher.
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Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse
Eric Alterman
E176.1 .A628 2020
"In Lying in State, Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies. He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation. Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old trend. Lying in State is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how we arrived in this age of alternative facts." -- Provided by publisher.
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Lives of houses
Kate Kennedy, Hermione Lee
PN164 .L58 2020
"A group of notable writers celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past. In Lives of Houses, a group of notable biographers, historians, critics, and poets explores these questions and more through fascinating essays on the houses of great writers, artists, composers, and politicians of the past. But Lives of Houses also considers those who are unhoused, unwilling or unable to establish a home. With more than forty illustrations, Lives of Houses illuminates what houses mean to us and how we use them to connect to and think about the past. The result is a fresh and engaging look at house and home." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Leave it as it is : a journey through Theodore Roosevelt's American wilderness
David Gessner
GE195 .G385 2020
"An urgent call to protect America's public lands, told through New York Times bestselling author David Gessner's American road trip with our greatest conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt, as his guide." -- Provided by publisher.
John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights book cover
John Hervey Wheeler, black banking, and the economic struggle for civil rights
Brandon K. Winford
E185.93.N6 W56 2020
"John Hervey Wheeler was one of the civil rights movement's most influential leaders. In articulating a bold vision of regional prosperity grounded in full citizenship and economic power for African Americans, this banker, lawyer, and visionary would play a key role in the fight for racial and economic equality throughout North Carolina. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed Wheeler to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, a position in which he championed equal rights for African Americans and worked with Vice President Johnson to draft civil rights legislation." -- Provided by publisher.
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Island on fire : the revolt that ended slavery in the British Empire
Tom Zoellner
HT1096 .Z54 2020
"For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved people. Island on Fire is a dramatic day-by-day account of this transformative uprising. A skillful storyteller, Tom Zoellner goes back to the primary sources to tell the intimate story of the men and women who tasted liberty for a few brief weeks. He memorably evokes the sights and sounds of the Caribbean in the 1830s, provides the first full portrait of its enigmatic leader Samuel Sharpe, and gives us a poignant glimpse of the dreams of the many Jamaicans who died for liberty." -- Provided by publisher.
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The Indies of the setting sun : how early modern Spain mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West
Ricardo Padrón
DU65 .P285 2020
"Although the tendency to depict America as a part of Asia is most often associated with the print cartography of Renaissance humanists living and working north of the Pyrenees, it was actually the Spanish-speaking world that was most committed to mapping the New World in terms of transpacific connectivity. These and other theories kept the New World connected to Asia in a variety of ways, subtending Spain's dreams, ultimately failed, of a transpacific empire. Padrón outlines the contours of a largely forgotten geopolitical imaginary whose existence and salience has only become visible from the perspective afforded by the twenty-first century, the Pacific Century." -- Provided by publisher.
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Imperfect women : a novel
Araminta Hall
PR6108.A458 I47 2020
"When Nancy Hennessy is murdered, she leaves behind two best friends, an adoring husband and daughter, and a secret lover whose identity she took to the grave. Nancy was gorgeous, wealthy, and cherished by those who knew her - from the outside, her life was perfect. But as the investigation into her death flounders and her friends Eleanor and Mary wrestle with their grief, dark details surface that reveal how little they knew their friend, each other, and maybe even themselves. A gripping, immersive novel about impossible expectations and secrets that fester and become lethal, Imperfect Women unfolds through the perspectives of three fascinating women." -- Provided by publisher.
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I live in the slums : stories
Canxue, Karen Gernant, Chen Zeping
PL2912.A5174 I55 2020
"Combining elements of both Chinese materiality--the love of physical things--and Western abstract thinking, Can Xue's stories invite her readers into an immersive landscape that blends reality and illusion, mixes the physical and spiritual, and probes the space between consciousness and unconsciousness." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world
Miles Ogborn
HT1096 .O34 2019
"As historical geographer Miles Ogborn reveals in The Freedom of Speech, no repressive tool has been as pervasive as the policing of words themselves. The battleground of slavery lay in who could speak and under what conditions. But, as Ogborn shows through keen attention to the narratives and silences in the archives, if slavery as a legal status could be made by words, it could be unmade by them as well. A masterful look at the duality of domination, The Freedom of Speech offers a rich interpretation of oral cultures that both supported and constantly threatened to undermine the slave system." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Don't need no thought control : western culture in East Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall
Gerd Horten
DD289 .H67 2020
"The fall of the Berlin Wall is typically understood as the culmination of political-economic trends that fatally weakened the East German state. Meanwhile, comparatively little attention has been paid to the cultural dimension of these dramatic events, particularly the role played by Western mass media and consumer culture. Don't Need No Thought Control explores the dynamic interplay of popular unrest, intensifying economic crises, and cultural policies under Erich Honecker. It shows how the widespread influence of Western cultural products forced GDR leaders into a series of grudging accommodations that undermined state power to a hitherto underappreciated extent." -- Provided by publisher.
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The COVID-19 catastrophe : what's gone wrong and how to stop it happening again
Richard C. Horton
RA644.C67 H67 2020
"Richard Horton, scrutinizes the actions that governments around the world took - and failed to take - as the virus spread from its origins in Wuhan to the global pandemic that it is today. He shows that many Western governments and their scientific advisors made assumptions about the virus and its lethality that turned out to be mistaken. Drawing on his own scientific and medical expertise, Horton outlines the measures that need to be put in place, at both national and international levels, to prevent this kind of catastrophe from happening again." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Commonwealth history in the twenty-first century
Saul Dubow, Richard Harry Drayton
DA16 .C66 2020
"Commonwealth features the work of younger scholars and highlights themes such as law and sovereignty, republicanism and the monarchy, French engagement with the Commonwealth, the anti-apartheid struggle, race and immigration, memory and commemoration, and banking. The volume focuses less on the Commonwealth as an institution than on the relevance and meaning of the Commonwealth to its member countries and peoples. The volume thereby aims to refresh interest in Commonwealth history as a field of comparative international history." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Collected stories
Lorrie Moore, Lauren Groff
PS3563.O6225 C65 2020
"This career-spanning collection of Moore's work showcases her talent for leavening tragedy with humor, for blending sorrow with subversive wit. The stories are peopled by a variety of lost souls grappling with pain or disappointment." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Code red : how progressives and moderates can unite to save our country
E. J. Dionne, Jr.
E912 .D559 2020
"E. J. Dionne, Jr. sounds the alarm in Code Red, calling for an alliance between progressives and moderates to seize the moment and restore hope to America's future for the 2020 presidential election. In Code Red, E. J. Dionne, Jr., calls for a shared commitment to decency and a politics focused on freedom, fairness, and the future, encouraging progressives and moderates to explore common ground and expand the unity that brought about Democrat victories in the 2018 elections. Dionne offers a strategy for progressives and moderates to think more clearly and accept the responsibilities that history now imposes on them." -- Provided by publisher.
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The button : the new nuclear arms race and presidential power from Truman to Trump
William James Perry, Tom Z. Collina
U264.3 .P47 2020
"William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever leaving explosive power this devastating under any one person's thumb." -- Provided by publisher.
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Break 'em up : recovering our freedom from big ag, big tech, and big money
Zephyr Teachout, Bernard Sanders
HD2757.2 .T43 2020
"Teachout makes a compelling case that monopolies are the root cause of many of the issues that today's progressives care about; they drive economic inequality, harm the planet, limit the political power of average citizens, and historically-disenfranchised groups bear the brunt of their shameful and irresponsible business practices. In order to build a better future, we must eradicate monopolies from the private sector and create new safeguards that prevent new ones from seizing power. Teachout offers a concrete path toward thwarting these enemies of working Americans and reclaiming our democracy before it's too late." -- Provided by publisher.
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Black opera : history, power, engagement
Naomi Adele André
ML1700 .A53 2018
"American and South African artists and composers have used opera to reclaim black people's place in history. Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences to explore this music's resonance with today's listeners. Interacting with creators and performers, as well as with the works themselves, André reveals how black opera unearths suppressed truths. These truths provoke complex, if uncomfortable, reconsideration of racial, gender, sexual, and other oppressive ideologies. Opera, in turn, operates as a cultural and political force that employs an immense, transformative power to represent or even liberate." -- Provided by publisher.
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AOC : the fearless rise and powerful resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Lynda Lopez
E901.1.O27 A55 2020
"From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, D.C. AOC investigates her symbolic and personal significance for so many, from her willingness to use her imperfect bi-lingualism, to the threat she poses by governing like a man, to the long history of Puerto Rican activism that she joins." -- Provided by publisher.
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The age of Hiroshima
Michael D. Gordin, G. John Ikenberry
D767.25.H6 A346 2020
"On August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world. The Age of Hiroshima reveals how the bombing of Hiroshima gave rise to new conceptions of our world and its precarious interconnectedness, and how we continue to live in its dangerous shadow today." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Active measures : the secret history of disinformation and political warfare
Thomas Rid
JF1525.I6 R54 2020
"More than four months before the 2016 election, Rid warned that Russian military intelligence was attempting to disrupt the democratic process. Here he tells the story of modern disinformation, beginning with the post-Russian Revolution clash between communism and capitalism, which would come to define the Cold War. He exposes the disturbing yet colorful history of professional, organized lying, revealing for the first time some of the century's most significant operations-- many of them nearly beyond belief. Rid also sheds new light on the 2016 election, especially the role of the infamous 'troll farm' in St. Petersburg." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean nuclear attacks against the United States : a speculative novel
Jeffrey G. Lewis
PS3612.E9653 A615 2018
"The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States." -- Provided by publisher.
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Understanding contemporary Africa
Peter J. Schraeder
DT30.5 .U536 2020
"An unparalleled introduction to the complexities of Africa today." -- Provided by publisher.
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A roadmap to reducing child poverty
Greg J. Duncan, Suzanne Le Menestrel, National Academies Press (U.S.), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.)
LC4091 .R63 2019
"The U.S. Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) to provide a nonpartisan, evidence-based report that would provide its assessment of the most effective means for reducing child poverty by half in the next 10 years. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty reviews the research on linkages between child poverty and child well-being, and analyzes the poverty-reducing effects of major assistance programs directed at children and families. This report also provides policy and program recommendations for reducing the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half within 10 years." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Race to the bottom : how racial appeals work in American politics
LaFleur Stephens-Dougan
HM1096 .S738 2020
"In this book the author argues that we focus on the use of negative racial appeals by the Republican Party, while ignoring the incentives that exist for some Democratic candidates to use race as much as, if not more than Republican candidates. The conventional wisdom is that a Democratic candidate would never be incentivized to invoke race and activate negative racial predispositions. The author explores when and why politicians of both parties will use negative racial appeals." -- Provided by publisher.
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Paper trails : migrants, documents, and legal insecurity
Sarah Bronwen Horton, Josiah McC Heyman
KF4840 .P37 2020
"PAPER TRAILS is an edited volume that offers a critical analysis of various types of identity documentation, such as U.S. state-issued driver's licenses, to examine the power dynamics between migrants and traditional immigrant-receiving countries. This collection unites anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and political scientists to examine the processes through which migrants are inscribed into official bureaucratic systems at various scales of government to show how states exert their power and how migrants navigate new systems of control. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in migration studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, political science, and security studies." -- Provided by publisher.
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The media manifesto
Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman, Justin Schlosberg, Lina Dencik
P95.54 .F46 2020
"Why there can be no meaningful democracy without media reform." -- Provided by publisher.
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The lives and deaths of shelter animals
Katja M. Guenther
HV4764 .G85 2020
"In this book, Katja Guenther enters the charged atmosphere of a high-kill shelter in LA in order to find out what logics are at play in the decisions about whether and which animals should die. She challenges readers to consider the evidence she unearths, showing that what happens at these shelters has everything to do with human systems of oppression. Drawing on three years of ethnography, conducted while serving as a volunteer at the shelter, Guenther unlocks the hidden world of shelter politics to examine how power is exerted, not only over the animals, but also over the human volunteers, and the surrounding urban population." -- Provided by publisher.
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How should democracies fight terrorism?
Patti Tamara Lenard
HV6431 .L456 2020
"Why our democratic values shouldn't be sacrificed on the altar of national security." -- Provided by publisher.
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Freedom is a place : the struggle for sovereignty in Palestine
Ron J. Smith
DS127.6.O3 S65 2020
"Freedom Is a Place gives readers a snapshot of everyday life in the 1967 oPt (occupied Palestinian territories). A project of subaltern geopolitics, it helps both new and seasoned scholars of the region better understand occupation: its purpose, varied manifestations, and on-the-ground functions. Freedom Is a Place uncovers how lessons from Israel's seventy-plus-years occupation are used by other states to oppress restive populations. At the same time, Smith identifies how these lessons also can be mobilized to create new spaces and strategies toward achieving liberation." -- Provided by publisher.
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The finance curse : how global finance is making us all poorer
Nicholas Shaxson
HG3881 .S116 2020
"Tracing the curse back through economic history, Shaxson uncovers how we got to this point. He exposes offshore tax havens; the uncontrolled growth of monopolies; the myths around the Celtic Tiger and its low corporate tax rate; the bizarre industry of wealth management; the destructive horrors of private equity; and the sinister ‘Competitiveness Agenda’.Nicholas Shaxson revealed the dark heart of tax havens long before the Panama and Paradise Papers. Now he tells the explosive story of how finance established a stranglehold on society and points us towards a way out." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Fight for Scottish democracy : rebellion and reform in 1820
Murray Armstrong
HD8399.S32 A76 2020
"Three Scottish weavers, James Wilson, Andrew Hardie and John Baird, were hanged and beheaded for high treason in the summer of 1820. Nineteen more men were transported to the penal colony of Botany Bay. Their crime? To have taken up arms against a corrupt and nepotistic parliament, and the aristocratic government that refused to reform it. This Scottish general strike and insurrection is a little-known chapter of British history and yet remains an immensely important one in the long fight for democracy. In The Fight for Scottish Democracy, Murray Armstrong brings these events dramatically to life." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Exploring the political economy and social philosophy of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom
Peter J. Boettke, Bobbi Herzberg, Brian Kogelmann
HB119.O88 E86 2020
"The interdisciplinary chapters in this volume explore and engage the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, along with the Bloomington School of political economy more generally." -- Provided by publisher.
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Excluding the Jew within us
Jean-Luc Nancy, Sarah Clift
DS145 .N2713 2020
"A leading philosopher argues that anti-Semitism is rooted in the structures of Western thought." -- Provided by publisher.
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Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds
David Hill
DU170 .H55 2019
"The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one of the most successful nations in the world today. But in truth, the New World of the 18th century was dotted with failed colonies, and New South Wales nearly joined them. Yet through fortunate decisions, a few remarkably good leaders, and most of all good luck, Sydney survived and thrived. Bestselling historian David Hill tells the story of the first three decades of Britain's earliest colony in Australia in a fresh and compelling way." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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China's engine of environmental collapse
Richard Smith
GE190.C6 S65 2020
"As the world hurtles towards environmental oblivion, China is leading the charge. The nation's CO2 emissions are more than twice those of the US with a GDP just two-thirds as large. China leads the world in renewable energy yet it is building new coal-fired power plants faster than renewables. The country's lakes, rivers, and farmlands are severely polluted yet China's police state can't suppress pollution, even from its own industries. Richard Smith explains how the country's bureaucratic rulers are driven by nationalist-industrialist tendencies that are even more powerful than the drive for profit under 'normal' capitalism." -- Provided from Amazon.
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The beggar's pawn
John L'Heureux
PS3562.H4 B44 2020
"David and Maggie Holliss are an ordinary married couple about to ease into a comfortable, well-earned retirement while tending to three middle-aged children with whom they share an edgy relationship of love and resentment. Reginald Parker enters their lives when he saves their dog from being run over by a truck, and when asked how they can possibly thank him, he replies with a request for the loan of two hundred dollars. They lend it to him, gladly, and thus begins what will become for them and their family a nightmare that moves from comic resignation to stark tragedy." -- Provided by publisher.
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Anthropology and activism : new contexts, new conversations
Anna J. Willow, Kelly A. Yotebieng
GN397.5 .A566 2020
"This book offers a comprehensive and current look at the complex relationship between anthropology and activism. Activism has become a vibrant research topic within anthropology and many scholars now embrace their own roles as engaged social actors, which has compelled reflexive attention to the anthropology/activism intersection and its implications. With contributions by emerging scholars as well as leading activist anthropologists, this volume illuminates the diverse ways in which the anthropology/activism relationship is being navigated." -- Provided by publisher.
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Animal Internet : nature and the digital revolution
Alexander Pschera, Martin Wikelski, Elisabeth Lauffer
QL51 .P7313 2016
"Some 50,000 creatures around the globe--including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats and snails--are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will not only aid in conservation efforts and warn us about tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but radically transform our relationship to the natural world. With a broad cultural and historical lens, this book examines human ties with animals. Alexander Pschera sees the Internet as creating a historic opportunity for a new dialogue between man and nature." -- Provided by publisher.
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25 great sentences and how they got that way
Geraldine Woods
PE1441 .W67 2020
"25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way is for word lovers, readers interested in encountering new authors or revisiting favorite works, and aspiring writers. The author, a master English teacher at Horace Mann for several decades, leads readers on a delightful tour of sentences by authors in the canon, using deft analysis and humor to "look under the hood" and allow us to see what makes a sentence great." -- Provided by publisher.
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You're fired : the perfect guide to beating Donald Trump
Paul Begala
JK1726 .B45 2020
""You're fired!" Donald Trump became famous bellowing those words in a make-believe boardroom. In November, tens of millions of Americans want to yell it right back at him. Yet Trump has seemed to almost defy the laws of political physics. Paul Begala, one of America's greatest political talents, lays out the strategy that will defeat him and send him and his industrial-strength spray-on tan machine back to Mar-a-Lago." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Tonta
Jaime Hernandez
PN6727.H48 T66 2019
"In this graphic novel, teenager Tonta is staying for the weekend with her half-sister. At home, Tonta's stepfather is shot during a botched burglary, which leads to the discovery of family secrets that require Tonta to confront some unpleasant truths that she previously managed to suppress or remain ignorant of. Meanwhile, back at school, Tonta and Gomez discover that Coach Angel harbors a secret of her own while local punk band Ooot provides the soundtrack for a summer not soon to be forgotten." -- Provided by publisher.
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Swearing and cursing : contexts and practices in a critical linguistic perspective
Nico Nassenstein, Anne Storch
P410.O27 S93 2020
"While most of the more recent influential work on swearing has concentrated on English, this contribution redirects the necessary focus onto a sociolinguistics of swearing that puts transgressive practices in non-Western languages into the focus. The transdisciplinary volume contains innovative case studies that address swearing and cursing in parts of the world characterized by consequences of colonialism and increasingly debated inequalities. The book envisages to address transgressive linguistic practices, performances and contexts in Africa, Asia, America and Europe -including individuals' creativity, subversive power and agency." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Stuck : why Asian Americans don't reach the top of the corporate ladder
Margaret May Chin
HM1263 .C45 2020
"In Stuck, Chin shows that there is a 'bamboo ceiling' in the workplace, describing a corporate world where racial and ethnic inequalities prevent upward mobility. An unfair lack of trust from their coworkers, absence of role models, sponsors and mentors, and for women, sexual harassment and prejudice especially born at the intersection of race and gender are only a few of the factors that hold Asian American professionals back. Ultimately, Chin sheds light on the experiences of Asian Americans in the workplace, providing insight into and a framework of who is and isn’t granted access into the upper echelons of American society, and why." -- Provided by publisher.
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The rules of contagion : why things spread - and why they stop
Adam Kucharski
HM1033 .K83 2020b
"Our lives are shaped by outbreaks - of disease, of misinformation, even of violence - that appear, spread and fade away with bewildering speed. From 'superspreaders' who might spark a pandemic or bring down a financial system to the social dynamics that make loneliness catch on, The Rules of Contagion offers compelling insights into human behaviour and explains how we can get better at predicting what happens next. Along the way, Adam Kucharski explores how innovations spread through friendship networks, what links computer viruses with folk stories - and why the most useful predictions aren't necessarily the ones that come true." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The riches of this land : the untold, true story of America's middle class
Jim Tankersley
HT690.U6 T36 2020
"The untold story of what once made America's economy great--and why it now keeps falling into crisis." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The pull of the stars : a novel
Emma Donoghue
PR6054.O547 P85 2020
"In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders, a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. But in the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways." -- Provided by publisher.
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The presidents vs. the press : the endless battle between the White House and the media -- from the founding fathers to fake news
Harold Holzer
JK554 .H65 2020
"An award-winning presidential historian offers an authoritative account of American presidents' attacks on our freedom of the press. "The FAKE NEWS media," Donald Trump has tweeted, "is not my enemy. It is the enemy of the American people." Never has our free press faced so great a threat. Yet the tension between presidents and journalists is as old as the republic itself. Harold Holzer guides readers through the clashes between chief executives and journalists, showing how these battles were waged and won, while girding us for a new fight to protect our nation's greatest institution: a free and functioning press." -- Provided by publisher.
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Nostalgia for the empire : the politics of neo-Ottomanism
M. Hakan Yavuz
DR438.8 .Y38 2020
"This book examines the social and political origins of beleaguered and wistful expressions of nostalgia about the Ottoman Empire for various groups in the region. Rather than focus on how Ottomanism evolved, the book examines how social and political memories of the Ottoman past have been transformed in Turkish society along with reactions from the outside world. This book explores why Turkish society has selectively brought the Ottoman Empire back into the public mindset and for what purpose. The book traces how memory of the Ottoman period has changed in Turkish literature, mainstream history books and other cultural products from the 1940s to the 21st century."-- Provided by publisher.
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Memorial Drive : a daughter's memoir
Natasha D. Trethewey
PS3570.R433 Z46 2020
"At nineteen Trethewey's world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma. Here she explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. Moving through her mother's history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a 'child of miscegenation' in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Let's talk : how English conversation works
David Crystal
P95.45 .C79 2020
"Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete: these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation. David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different kinds of talk and reveals the rules we use unconsciously, even in the most routine exchanges of everyday conversation. We tend to think of conversation as something spontaneous, instinctive, habitual. It has been described as an art, as a game, sometimes even as a battle. Whichever metaphor we use, most people are unaware of what the rules are, how they work, and how we can bend and break them when circumstances warrant it." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Islamic militant activism in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany : "Islands in a Sea of Disbelief"
Martijn de Koning, Carmen Becker, Ineke Roex
BP65.B4 K66 2020
"Based on ethnographic research in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, this book presents a novel approach to studying Muslim militant activism. While much existing research focuses on the process of radicalization, these authors introduce a different set of questions that investigate specific modes of activism, and their engagement with dominant discourses and practices in media and state policies. This perspective highlights a form of activism and resistance in which activists turn against policies and debates centering on Muslims and Islam, while attempting to create and protect an alternative space for themselves in which they can experience Islam according to their own perception of it." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The end of everything : (astrophysically speaking)
Katie Mack
QB991.E53 M33 2020
"We know the universe had a beginning, and expanded from a state of unimaginable density to an all-encompassing cosmic fireball to a simmering fluid of matter and energy. This laid down the seeds for everything from black holes to one rocky planet orbiting a star near the edge of a spiral galaxy that happened to develop life as we know it. But what happens at the end? Mack takes us on a tour through five of the cosmos's possible finales. Along the way she guides us through cutting-edge science and major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory, and much more." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Ellis Island : a people's history
Małgorzata Szejnert, Sean Gasper Bye
JV6484 .S9813 2020
"This is the people’s history of Ellis Island: the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it. Szejnert draws on unpublished testimonies, memoirs, archival photographs, and correspondence from many internees and immigrants. At the book's core is a trove of personal letters from immigrants to their loved ones back home-- letters which were confiscated and never delivered, finally discovered in a basement in Warsaw. Szejnert weaves together the personal experiences of forgotten individuals as well as Ellis Island employees. The result is a story of a place and its people, steeped in politics and history, that reshaped the United States." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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A dominant character : the radical science and restless politics of J. B. S. Haldane
Samanth Subramanian
QH31.H27 S83 2020
"Beautifully written and richly detailed, Samanth Subramanian's A Dominant Character recounts J. B. S. Haldane's boisterous life and examines the questions he raised about the intersections of genetics and politics-questions that resonate even more urgently today." -- Provided by publisher.
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Caste : the origins of our discontents
Isabel Wilkerson
HT725.U6 W55 2020
"In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more."-- Provided by the publisher.
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Calling bullshit : the art of skepticism in a data-driven world
Carl T. Bergstrom, Jevin D. West
B837 .B47 2020
"These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Bergstrom and West provide a modern handbook to the art of skepticism. Cataloging bullshit in its many forms, they explain and offer readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. From misleading statistics to "fake news," Bergstrom and West help you recognize bullshit whenever and wherever you encounter it-- in data, in conversation, even within yourself." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Bound by war : how the United States and the Philippines built America's first Pacific century
Christopher Capozzola
E183.8.P6 C36 2020
"Tens of thousands of Filipino soldiers and sailors fought and died under the American flag in the Pacific during the Second World War. In Bound by War, award-winning historian Christopher Capozzola offers a revelatory new portrait of twentieth-century American foreign relations by following the generations of Filipinos and Americans who crossed the Pacific in military uniforms in the century after America's ships first steamed into Manila Bay. Bound by War retells the history of the United States from a Pacific perspective, revealing the United States as a colonizing and occupying power. It is a fresh and definitive portrait of two nations and their decades of fateful entanglement." -- Provided by publisher.
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Atomic Spy : the dark lives of Klaus Fuchs
Nancy Thorndike Greenspan
UB271.R9 F8355 2020
"Klaus Fuchs was convicted of espionage by Britain in 1950 for handing over the designs of the plutonium bomb to the Russians, and has gone down in history as one of the most dangerous agents in American and British history. After years of struggle and ideological conflict, when Fuchs joined the atomic bomb project his loyalties were firmly split. He started handing over top secret research to the Soviets in 1941, and continued for years from deep within the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, seemingly driven by a dedication to peace, seeking to level the playing field of the world powers." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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America in the world : a definitive history of U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy
Robert B. Zoellick
E183.7 .Z64 2020
"In addition to presenting the compelling and influential stories of statesmen and diplomats from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, to Henry Kissinger and James Baker, America in the World also lays out Zoellick's critical framework, the "five traditions" of American diplomacy. These traditions include a focus on the home continent, the role of trade relations, changing attitudes towards alliances, the bonds between countries across the Americas, and the belief in the exceptionalism of the United States." -- Provided by publisher.
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The university is closed for open day : themes and scenes from 21st century Australia
Stephen Knight
DU107 .K65 2019
"Stephen Knight turns his modernly analytical and historically aware mind to current attitudes and actions in need of serious examination. What is the impact of the bush myth on the national consciousness of Australian fiction? What has suddenly happened to Australian crime fiction? Other essays look at unraveling travelling, the tiny machines that obsess us, then those bizarrely flourishing modern identity-enhancers--tattoos and personalized number plates--and of course, the state of the contemporary university. Here is 21st century national complexity, its origins and its international connections, explored in a socially referential and almost always serious way." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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United States and Africa relations, 1400s to the present
Toyin Falola, Raphael Chijioke Njoku
DT38 .F35 2020
"This multilayered study of the history of relations between Africa and the Americas focuses on the United States from the colonial era to the present. The relationship began with the dawn of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which preceded the official founding of the United States. The early stage of relations highlight the contours of slavery and African American struggles for survival, emancipation, and reconnection with the African ancestral homeland. The African American experience was the most notable life force that produced the trans-Atlantic exchanges and continued to drive them until 1900. This process will likely continue to affect the future of United States-Africa relations." -- Provided by publisher.
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Ted Templeman : a platinum producer's life in music
Ted Templeman, Greg Renoff
ML429.T418 A3 2020
"This autobiography recounts Templeman's remarkable life from child jazz phenom in Santa Cruz, California, in the 1950s to Grammy-winning music executive during the '70s and '80s. Along the way, Ted details his late '60s stint as an unlikely star with the sunshine pop outfit Harpers Bizarre and his grind-it-out days as a Warner Bros. tape listener, including the life-altering moment that launched his career as a producer: his discovery of the Doobie Brothers. Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music takes us into the studio sessions of No. 1, as Ted recounts memories and the behind-the-scene dramas that engulfed both massively successful acts." -- Provided by publisher.
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Refuge in a moving world : tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
JV6346 .R44 2020
"Refuge in a Moving World discusses migration and displacement from a kaleidoscopic collection of voices. Through interdisciplinary lenses, the contributors explore the ways that different people experience and respond to their own situations and to those of other people. Refuge in a Moving World combines vital reflections on the intricacies of conceptualizing experiences of forced migration and how people inhabit and negotiate everyday life. Ultimately, Refuge in a Moving World argues that working collaboratively to share experiences of migration and displacement fosters more sustainable responses to our moving world." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Public opinion
David L. Weakliem
HM1236 .W43 2020
"Why your opinions are not necessarily your own." -- Provided by publisher.
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My village : selected poems, 1966-2014
Sheng Wu
PL2921 .S54 2020
"Wu Sheng has written vivid poems about rural life and the land since the 1960s, when he became one of Taiwan’s most popular poets. His poems are rooted in the soil, embued with an unshakable affinity for the people who till it, sweat over it, and eventually are buried in it, and serve as his personal response to the industrialization, urbanization and globalization of his vanishing world." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Modern Sufis and the state : the politics of Islam in South Asia and beyond
Katherine Pratt Ewing, Rosemary R. Corbett
BP188.8.S64 M63 2020
"Modern Sufism and the State brings together a range of scholars-including anthropologists, historians, and religious-studies specialists-to challenge common assumptions that are made about Sufism today. Focusing on India and Pakistan within a broader global context, this book provides locally grounded accounts of how Sufis in South Asia have engaged in politics from the colonial period to the present. A wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection, Modern Sufis and the State is a timely call to think critically about the role of public discourse in shaping perceptions of Sufism." -- Provided by publisher.
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Mass mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 1945-1960
Alec Holcombe
DS560.6 .H66 2020
"Immediately after its founding by Hò̂ Chí Minh in September 1945, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) faced challenges from rival Vietnamese political organizations and from a France determined to rebuild her empire after the humiliations of WWII. Hò̂, with strategic genius, courageous maneuver, and good fortune, was able to delay full-scale war with France for sixteen months in the northern half of the country. This was enough time for his Communist Party, under the cover of its Vietminh front organization, to neutralize domestic rivals and install the rough framework of an independent state." -- Provided by publisher.
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The labyrinth of modernity : horizons, pathways, and mutations
Johann P. Arnason
HM585 .A76 2020
"Offering a vital reflection on the unity and diversity of the modern world, this important new book connects with the current debate on multiple modernities and argues that this notion can only be properly understood in a civilizational context. Johann Arnason presupposes the idea of modernity as a new civilization with its specific social imaginary, centred on strong visions of human autonomy but open to differentiation on institutional and ideological levels, as well as in changing historical contexts. Arnason goes on to deal with Communism as the most important alternative version of modernity, and with East Asian developments as a particularly complex and instructive case of interacting modernities." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Difficult light
Tomás González, Andrea Rosenberg
PQ8180.17.O483 L8913 2020
"Grappling with his son's death, the painter David explores his grief through art and writing, etching out the rippled landscape of his loss. Over twenty years after his son's death, nearly blind and unable to paint, David turns to writing to examine the deep shades of his loss. Despite his acute pain, or perhaps because of it, David observes beauty in the ordinary: in the resemblance of a woman to Egyptian portraits, in the horseshoe crabs that wash up on Coney Island, in the foam gathering behind a ferry propeller; in these moments, González reveals the world through a painter's eyes. Difficult Light is a daring meditation on grief, written in candid, arresting prose." -- Provided by publisher.
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Cuppy and Stew : the bombing of Flight 629, a love story : a novel
Eric K. Goodman
PS3557.O583 C87 2020
"In November, 1955, a young man in Denver, Colorado, hid twenty-five sticks of dynamite and a crude timer in his mother's suitcase. United Flight 629 blew up twelve minutes after taking off, killing everyone aboard. Part historical novel, part memoir, CUPPY AND STEW tells one family's story before and after the bomb went off. Narrated by a young girl whose parents died on Flight 629, CUPPY AND STEW evokes the not-so-innocent 1950s, and the struggles of Cuppy and Stew's daughters to survive their parents' deaths. Eric Goodman's sixth novel is not only his most moving but also his most personal. His wife's parents perished on United 629." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Congress in reverse : repeals from Reconstruction to the present
Jordan M. Ragusa, Nathaniel Birkhead
KF4945 .R34 2020
"In this book, the authors examine when and why Congress repeals existing laws. Birkhead and Ragusa explore Congress's ability to "undo" existing statutes. The authors demonstrate that the dynamics of law creation and law repealing are not mirror opposites, and develop a new theory for understanding Congressional behavior that focuses on the majority party's ideological cohesiveness as well as its recent experience out of power. The authors argue that repeals are most common when the parties are ideologically cohesive and the majority party wins control of Congress after a long stint in the minority." -- Provided by publisher.
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Combatting modern slavery : why labour governance is failing and what we can do about it
Genevieve LeBaron
HD4871 .L43 2020
"A compelling exposé of the failings of corporate anti-slavery initiatives." -- Provided by publisher.
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Bounded rationality
Graham Mallard
HD30.23 .M35 2020
"This short book introduces the field of bounded rationality to a beginning readership in economics. It is intended to be a tour of the key concepts involved in the modelling of bounded rationality, the approaches that have been adopted and some of the most revealing, and at times surprising, findings that have been generated. The book explores how bounded rationality has been used in economic models to shed light on real life behaviour and how doing so has led to specific policy implications that would otherwise have gone unappreciated." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Beyond exception : new interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula
Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, Neha Vora
GN640 .K36 2020
"This book analyzes what the theory of exceptionalism in the Arabian Peninsula does, how it is used by various people, and how it helps shape power relations in the societies that the authors study." -- Provided by publisher.
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Cataloguing culture legacies of colonialism in museum documentation
Hannah Turner
GN406 .T87 2020
"Cataloguing Culture examines how colonialism operates in museum bureaucracies. Using the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History as her reference, Hannah Turner organizes her study by the technologies framing museum work over 200 years: field records, the ledger, the card catalogue, the punch card, and eventually the database. She examines how categories were applied to ethnographic material culture and became routine throughout federal collecting institutions. As Indigenous communities encounter the documentary traces of imperialism while attempting to reclaim what is theirs, this timely work shines a light on access to and return of cultural heritage." -- Provided by publisher.
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Grief : the biography of a Holocaust photograph
David Shneer
TR140.B2658 S56 2020
"Grief: The Biography of a Holocaust Photograph shows how Baltermants used the image of a grieving woman to render this gruesome mass atrocity into a transcendentally human tragedy. David Shneer tells the story of how one photograph from the trench became much more widely known than the others, eventually being titled "Grief." Shneer shows that this photograph must be seen as an iconic Holocaust photograph. Unlike emaciated camp survivors or barbed wire fences, Shneer argues, the Holocaust by bullets in the Soviet Union make "Grief" a quintessential Soviet image of Nazi genocide." -- Provided by publisher.
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Reel bad Arabs : how Hollywood vilifies a people
Jack G. Shaheen
PN1995.9.A68 S54 2015
"In this comprehensive study of over one thousand films, award-winning film authority Jack G. Shaheen documents the tendency to portray Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1 - brutal, heartless, uncivilized "Others" bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners. He examines how and why such a stereotype has grown and spread in the film Industry and what should be done to change Hollywood's defamation of Arabs." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Introduction to public health
Mary-Jane Schneider, Henry S. Schneider
RA425 .S28 2021
"Offering a thorough, accessible and lively overview of public heath for students new to the field, Introduction to Public Health offers a broad-reaching, practical framework for understanding the forces and organizations of public health today. Through engaging, nontechnical language, illustrative real world examples, and the current political, economic, and cultural news of the day, students gain a clear understanding of the scope of today's public health problems and possible solutions." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Grammars of identity/alterity : a structural approach
Gerd Baumann, André Gingrich, European Association of Social Anthropologists
HM753 .G73 2006
"This collection offers a fresh perspective on the ongoing debates on these questions in the social sciences and the humanities by focusing specifically on one theoretical proposition, namely, that the seemingly universal processes of identity formation and exclusion of the 'other' can be differentiated according to three modalities. All contributors directly engage with rigorous empirical testing and theoretical cross-examination of this proposition. their results have direct implications not only for a more differentiated understanding of collective identities, but also for a better understanding extreme collective violence and genocide." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Yellowcake towns : uranium mining communities in the American West
Michael A. Amundson
TN490
"Amundson follows the ups and downs of these uranium towns over a forty-year period from uranium's origins as atomic bomb material in the early days of the Manhattan Project and the 1950s boom to its use in nuclear power plants, the Three Mile Island accident, and the 1980s bust. He examines the interplay between ever-changing federal uranium mining policies and the uranium industry, and its effects on each community." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Violence over the land : Indians and empires in the early American West
Ned Blackhawk
E78.G67 B53 2006
"Blackhawk, a Western Shoshone himself, does not portray the natives as victims. Instead, he demonstrates that their perseverance and ability to adapt to changing conditions over the last two centuries allowed them to help shape the world around them ... This is one of the finest studies available on native peoples of the great basin region." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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From the ground up : environmental racism and the rise of the environmental justice movement
Luke W. Cole, Sheila R. Foster
GE180 .C65 2001
"From the Ground Up critically examines one of the fastest growing social movements in the United States, the movement for environmental justice. Tracing the movement's roots, Luke Cole and Sheila Foster combine long-time activism with powerful storytelling to provide gripping case studies of communities across the U.S -- towns like Kettleman City, California; Chester, Pennsylvania; and Dilkon, Arizona -- and their struggles against corporate polluters. The authors effectively use social, economic and legal analysis to illustrate the historical and contemporary causes for environmental racism." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Stuck : how vaccine rumors start - and why they don't go away
Heidi Larson
RA638 .L37 2020
"Stuck examines how the issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy are, more than anything, about people feeling left out of the conversation. A new dialogue is long overdue, one that addresses the many types of vaccine hesitancy and the social factors that perpetuate them. To do this, Stuck provides a clear-eyed examination of the social vectors that transmit vaccine rumors, their manifestations around the globe, and how these individual threads are all connected." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The diary of Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964
Malcolm X, Herb Boyd, Ilyasah Shabazz, Haki R. Madhubuti, James H. Cone
BP223.Z8 L57 2013
"The heart of the book is Malcolm's impressions, his personal observations on the people he meets and the circumstances he encounters, his own feelings of trepidation and inadequacy. There are segments in which the book will be complemented by passages from Malcolm's autobiography, though in our book his immediate reactions have not been disturbed by editors. And in several ways and instances the diary amplifies the autobiography." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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With masses and arms : Peru's Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement
Miguel La Serna
HV6433.P42 M68446 2020
"Miguel La Serna's gripping history of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) provides vital insight into both the history of modern Peru and the link between political violence and the culture of communications in Latin America. Smaller than the well-known Shining Path but just as remarkable, the MRTA emerged in the early 1980s at the beginning of a long and bloody civil war. Taking a close look at the daily experiences of women and men who fought on both sides of the conflict, this fast-paced narrative explores the intricacies of armed action from the ground up." -- Provided by publisher.
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Visitors at the end of life : finding meaning and purpose in near-death phenomena
Allan Kellehear
BF1063.D4 K45 2020
"About 30 percent of hospice patients report to their palliative caretakers a "visitation" by someone who is not there: a phenomenon known in end-of-life care as a death-bed vision. These visions can be of dead friends or family members, and typically occur on average three days before death. Most interestingly, individuals from wildly diverse geographic regions and religions all report similar visions. Allan Kellehear, a medical anthropologist and expert on death and dying, has gathered data and conducted studies on these experiences across cultures, and found analogs between places as diverse as New York and Melanesia." -- Provided by publisher.
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The uplands : book of the Courel and other poems
Uxío Novoneyra, Erín Moure
PQ9469.2.N65 A6 2020
"Poetry. Environmental Studies. THE UPLANDS: BOOK OF THE COUREL AND OTHER POEMS by the great Galician poet Uxío Novoneyra, translated by Erín Moure. Novoneyra is a poet and man of the land, and stands with Lorca as a poetic visionary of 20th century Spain. He was devoted to his region, the mountainous Courel, to its variant of Galician and to its names and ways, as well as to Galician culture as a whole, to the expression of all minority cultures and to freedom from imperialism, war, and economic expansionism. His œuvre--rich in sound, syllable, silence and gesture--reveals him as an eco-poet before the concept existed." -- Provided from Amazon.
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The United States, 1865-1920 : reuniting a nation
Adam D. Burns
E661 .B96 2020
"The United States, 1865-1920: Reuniting a Nation explores how the U.S. attempted to heal Civil War-era divisions, as well as maintain and strengthen its unity as new rifts developed in the conflict's aftermath. Taking a broadly thematic approach to the period, Adam Burns examines the development of the United States from political, social, and foreign relations perspectives. Concise and accessible, the volume uses a variety of primary source documents to help stimulate discussion and encourage the use of historical evidence as support for different interpretations of the era." -- Provided by publisher.
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Social capital
Joonmo Son
HM708 .S666 2020
"Much-needed critical assessment of a ubiquitous concept in the social sciences." -- Provided by publisher.
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Protecting Asia's heritage : yesterday and tomorrow.
Piriya Krairœ̄k, Siam Society
DS12 .P76 2020
"Asian activists, organizers, critics, teachers, artists, and entrepreneurs have become passionately involved in protecting Asia's heritage. In this book, twelve principal authors from eleven of the region's countries present their experience of what has been done in the past and their ideas on what should be done in the future. Chapters cover Siam's temples, Korean religious murals, Beijing's neighborhoods, Lao textiles, Javanese ruins, Cambodian dance, old Bangkok and George Town, Philippine creative arts, Calcutta's architecture, China's salt industry, and the Burmese cat. This book records the start of a conversation that promises to transform the protection of Asia's heritage." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Power in modernity : agency relations and the creative destruction of the king's two bodies
Isaac Reed
HN49.P6 R43 2020
"Isaac Reed's Power in Modernity aims to be a major contribution to social theory. Drawing on an eclectic range of ideas from across the humanities and social sciences, Reed rethinks the fundamentals of sociological theorizing of power-upsetting canonical traditions and remaking them with insights from poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and critical race studies. Power in Modernity is sure to be of interest to political sociologists and social theorists especially, and it will serve sociologists and other social scientists well who are interested in how power operates across many different social situations." -- Provided by publisher.
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Poor man's fortune : White working-class conservatism in American metal mining, 1850-1950
Jarod Roll
HD8039.M72 U687 2020
"White working-class conservatives have played a decisive role in American history, particularly in their opposition to social justice movements, radical critiques of capitalism, and government help for the poor and sick. 'Poor Man's Fortune' tells a story, excavating the long history of white working-class conservatism in the century from the Civil War to World War II. With a close study of metal miners in the Tri-State district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, Jarod Roll reveals why successive generations of white, native-born men willingly and repeatedly opposed labor unions and government-led health and safety reforms, even during the New Deal." -- Provided by publisher.
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Muslims and crusaders : Christianity's wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic sources
Niall Christie
D157 .C474 2020
"Muslims and Crusaders combines chronological narrative, discussion of important areas of scholarly enquiry and evidence from Islamic primary sources to give a well-rounded survey of Christianity's wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382. Revised, expanded and updated to take account of the most recent scholarship, this second edition enables readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the crusading period by presenting the crusades from the viewpoints of those against whom they were waged, the Muslim peoples of the Levant. Engaging with a wide range of translated primary source documents, including chronicles, dynastic histories, religious and legal texts, and poetry, Muslims and Crusaders is ideal for students and historians of the crusades"-- Provided by publisher.
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Measuring culture
John Mohr, Christopher Bail, Margaret Ann Frye McCauley, Jennifer C. Lena, Omar Lizardo
HM623 .M64 2020
"Measuring Culture is an essential point of entry for both those new to the field and those who are deeply immersed in the measurement of meaning. Written collectively by a team of leading qualitative and quantitative sociologists of culture, the book considers three common subjects of measurement-people, objects, and relationships-and then discusses how to pivot effectively between subjects and methods. Measuring Culture takes the reader on a tour of the state of the art in measuring meaning, from discussions of neuroscience to computational social science." -- Provided by publisher.
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Management fundamentals
Steven Cohen, William B. Eimicke
HD31.2 .C636 2020
"The Concise Guide to Management will succinctly define the basic practices and concepts that guide modern management and contemporary managers. By focusing on the work that managers perform, it provides the core concepts of organizational management. That work is divided into three areas of practice: operation, opportunities, and organization. The book builds on its authors' decades of experience as organizational managers and management professors. Designed for new managers as a roadmap and for experienced managers as a reference guide, this book could be adopted as easily in business schools as in public administration schools." -- Provided by publisher.
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Lower ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy
Tressie McMillan Cottom
LB2328.52.U6 C68 2018
"Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of the expansion of for-profit education. Now with a new foreword by Stephanie Kelton ... this ... book cuts to the very core of our nation's broken social contracts and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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The impoverishment of the American college student
James V. Koch
LB2340.2 .K63 2019
"Tuition and fees at public colleges and universities consistently have risen twice or even three times as fast as comparable increases in the Consumer Price Index in recent years. Higher education funding and tuition and fee inflation are complicated matters that very few people understand well. The Impoverishment of the American College Student clarifies the central issues and provides plentiful data to support its key points. It is a must-read for anyone who believes that maintaining access to and the affordability of public colleges are vitally important to our society's future." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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How we show up : reclaiming family, friendship, and community
Mia Birdsong
HM761 .B57 2020
"A provocative, essential guide to showing up for each other and cultivating community, from activist, community organizer and thought leader whose viral TED talk has been viewed more than 1.8 million times." -- Provided by publisher.
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The handbook of collective violence : current developments and understanding
Carol A. Ireland, Michael Lewis, Anthony C. Lopez, Jane L. Ireland
HM1116 .H35 2020
"The Handbook of Collective Violence covers a range of contexts in which collective violence occurs, bringing together international perspectives from psychology, criminology and sociology into one complete volume. This handbook presents some of the most interesting topics within the area of collective violence, drawing upon international expertise and including some of the most well-known academics and practitioners of our generation. Structured into four parts: understanding war; terrorism; public order and organized violent crime; and gang and multiple offender groups, this volume provides academics and practitioners with an up-to-date resource that covers core areas of interest and application." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Grunts : the American combat soldier in Vietnam
Kyle Longley, Jacqueline E. Whitt
DS558 .L655 2020
"Grunts: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam provides a fresh approach to understanding the American combat soldier's experience in Vietnam by focusing on the day-to-day experiences of front-line troops. The book delves into the Vietnam combat soldier's experience, from the decision to join the army, life in training and combat, and readjusting to civilian life with memories of war. By utilizing letters, oral histories, and memoirs of actual veterans, Kyle Longley and Jacqueline Whitt offer a powerful insight into the minds and lives of the 870,000 "grunts" who endured the controversial war." -- Provided by publisher.
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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
HB74.P8 L479 2020
"Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Direct action in Montevideo : Uruguayan anarchism 1927-1937
Fernando O'Neill Cuesta , Luigi Celentano
HX882.Z7 M66613 2020
"Direct Action in Montevideo is the astonishing tale of anarchists willing to use extraordinary methods to achieve their goals. Seen as mere criminals by the legal system, the author met many of them in prison, where he was serving his own sentence. These men were rebels who violated the norms of a social order they considered unjust, often responding to the violence of exploitation and immiseration with a violence of their own, robbing banks to fund revolutionary activities, planting bombs, fighting strikebreakers, aiding fugitives, and attacking, even assassinating, bosses and political figures." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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China's economy : what everyone needs to know
Arthur R. Kroeber
HC427.95 .K76 2020
"This book is an effort to explain how China's economy got to where it is today, where it might be headed in the coming years, and what China's rise means for the rest of the world. Since the first edition was published in 2016 China's relevance to the world has increased dramatically, thanks to the more assertive foreign policy of president Xi Jinping and the move by the United States under the Trump Administration to treat China as a geopolitical rival. An economy is a complicated organism, which does not easily lend itself to description by narrative, as one might tell the story of a person's life." -- Provided by publisher.
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Anthropological controversies : the "crimes" and misdemeanours that shaped a discipline
Gavin Weston, Natalie Djohari
GN33.6 .W42 2020
"This book uses controversies as a gateway through which to explore the origins, ethics, key moments and people in the history of anthropology. It draws on a variety of cases including complicity in 'human zoos', Malinowski's diaries, and the Human Terrain System to explore how anthropological controversies act as a driving force for change, how they offer a window into the history of and research practice in the discipline, and how they might frame wider debates such as those around reflexivity, cultural relativism, and the politics of representation. The volume provokes discussion about research ethics and practice with tangible examples where grey areas are brought into sharp relief." -- Provided by publisher.
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The vanishing half
Brit Bennett
PS3602.E66444 V36 2020
"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. One sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing." -- Provided by publisher.
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The Valuation of digital intangibles : technology, marketing and Internet
Roberto Moro Visconti
HF5681.I55 M67 2020
"This book offers a primer on the valuation of digital intangibles, a trending class of immaterial assets. Startups like successful unicorns, as well as consolidated firms desperately working to re-engineer their business models, are now trying to go digital and to reap higher returns by exploiting new intangibles. This book is innovative in its design and concept since it tackles a frontier topic with an original methodology, combining academic rigor with practical insights. This book comprehensively addresses related valuation issues, and demonstrates how best practices can be applied to specific asset appraisals, making it of interest to researchers, students, and practitioners alike." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Slowdown : the end of the great acceleration-- and why its good for the planet, the economy, and our lives
Daniel Dorling, Kirsten McClure
HM891 .D67 2020
"Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that human progress has been slowing down since the early 1970s. Danny Dorling uses compelling visualizations to illustrate how fertility rates, growth in GDP per person, increases in life expectancy, and even the frequency of new social movements have all steadily declined over the last few generations. Rather than lament this turn of events, Dorling embraces it as a moment of promise and a move toward stability, and he notes that many of the older great strides in progress that have defined recent history also brought with them widespread warfare, divided societies, and massive inequality." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Royal genealogy in the age of Shakespeare
Trevisan Sara
DA356 .T74 2020
"In this game of thrones, royal genealogy was the instrument that could best represent, distort, create, favour or undermine the ancestral right of the current ruler and their potential successors. In the form of scrolls, charts, books, paper rags and even maps, the genealogies of Elizabeth I, James I, and the main pretenders were circulated in Britain and Europe in manuscript and print. Most of these texts are here reproduced in print for the first time, with lavish illustrations; they reveal the political divisions, concerns, treasons and celebrations that lurked behind their splendour." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Researching the paranormal : how to find reliable information about parapsychology, ghosts, astrology, cryptozoology, near-death experiences, and more
Courtney M. Block
BF1029 .B56 2020
"In this book, you'll find an assortment of resources that seriously examine various paranormal topics. You'll also learn how you can apply the components of credibility to find additional research as well as information on conducting your own paranormal investigations." -- Provided by publisher.
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Putin's people : how the KGB took back Russia and then took on the West
Catherine Belton
DK510.763 .B5 2020
"In Putin's People, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs. In a story that ranges from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump's America, Putin's People is a gripping and terrifying account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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New money : how payment became social media
Lana Swartz
HG173 .S93 2020
"This accessible and insightful analysis comes at a moment of disruption: from “fin‑tech” startups to cryptocurrencies, a variety of technologies are poised to unseat traditional financial infrastructures. Swartz explains these changes, traces their longer histories, and demonstrates their consequences. She shows just how important these invisible systems are. Getting paid and paying determines whether or not you can put food on the table. The data that payment produces is uniquely revelatory—and newly valuable. New forms of money create new forms of identity, new forms of community, and new forms of power." -- Provided from Amazon.
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A more perfect reunion : race, integration, and the future of America
Calvin Baker
E185.615 .B268 2020
"Calvin Baker argues in this bracing, necessary book, we are now in that future: racism has torn the country apart and threatens our democracy. The only solution, Baker argues, is integration, which he defines as the full self-determination and participation for all African-Americans, as well as all other oppressed groups, in every facet of national life. Integration is the only remedy to a racist state and to our divisions, and the deepest challenge to the racial order. It is the real goal of civil rights, and the most radical, neglected idea in American politics. As Baker reminds us, we live in a revolutionary democracy; now we must finish that revolution." -- Provided by publisher.
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Magnificence and princely splendour in the Middle Ages
Richard W. Barber
CB353 .B37 2020
"This book is not only about objects and occasions, but also about the people who created them, from the kings themselves and their court servants to the artists, craftsmen and musicians of all kinds, down to the scribes and clerks, the showmen, dancers and acrobats, and the servants at table. All this is explored in this wide-ranging survey, covering the whole of western Europe, members of whose extended royal family were at different times kings of Poland, Hungary, Naples, Jerusalem, England, and, dukes of Burgundy. Pageantry and displays of splendour always catch our attention, and medieval feasts and tournaments are among the most popular forms of historical re-enactment today." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Lincoln and the American founding
Lucas E. Morel
E457.2 .M848 2020
"This book is a scholarly introduction for the general reader on the most important political actors and documents of the American revolutionary era that shaped Abraham Lincoln's politics." -- Provided by publisher.
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Let them eat Tweets : how the right rules in an age of extreme inequality
Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
JC573.2.U6 H33 2020
"Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson demonstrate, plutocrats and populists are now effectively allies in an intensifying fight to lock in America's skyrocketing inequality. Yet today's Republicans are an anomaly. Not only are they doubling down on a truly radical, elite-benefitting economic agenda, but even once-respectable conservatives have turned to nativist appeals and racist dog whistles-and, increasingly, to assaults on democracy itself. Drawing on decades of research, Hacker and Pierson offer a new framework for understanding this vicious circle of deregulation and fear-mongering-and show how we can fight it." -- Provided by publisher.
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The heart of a leader : 52 emotional intelligence insights to advance your career
Kristin Harper
BF637.L4 H367 2020
"The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights to Advance Your Career uncovers insider secrets on leadership for go-getters who aren't satisfied with status quo careers. When Harper graduated from business school, she had the technical skills to succeed, but she wasn't equipped to navigate the politics, personalities, and changing priorities that accompany the work environment. Through a combination of hard work, sound guidance from mentors, and a commitment to continuous improvement, she was named vice president of a Fortune 15 company in her 30s. Now, she's sharing these insights with you." -- Provided by publisher.
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Hamlet's choice : religion and resistance in Shakespeare's revenge tragedies
Peter Lake
PR2807 .L35 2020
"In this rich, incisive account, Peter Lake reveals how in 'Titus Andronicus' and 'Hamlet' Shakespeare worked through a range of Tudor anxieties, including concerns about the nature of justice, resistance, and salvation. The unfolding action, Lake argues, is best understood in terms of contemporary debates about the legitimacy of resistance and the relation between religion and politics. Relating the plays to their broader political and polemical contexts, Lake sheds light on the nature of revenge, resistance, and religion in post-Reformation England." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Friends and strangers
J. Courtney Sullivan
PS3619.U43 F75 2020
"From the best-selling author of Maine, a gorgeous, compulsively-readable novel that tells the story of the complex relationship between two women, Elisabeth, a privileged new mother and writer attempting to find her footing after childbirth, and Sam, the idealistic, working-class college student she hires to nanny her young son." -- Provided by publisher.
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Fraternal enemies : Israel and the Gulf monarchies
Clive Jones, Yoel Guzansky
DS119.6 .J66 2019
"Relations between Israel and the Gulf states are not anything new. Jones and Guzansky contend that, at the very least, ties between Israel and many of its Gulf counterparts are now more vibrant than hitherto realized. They constitute a tacit security regime which, while based on hard power interests, does not preclude competition in other areas. Ultimately, these relations are helping shape a new regional order in the Middle East." -- Provided by publisher.
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Financial derivatives : a blessing or a curse?
Simon Grima, Eleftherios I Thalassinos, Rebecca Dalli Gonzi, Ioannis E. Thalassinos
HG6024.A3 G75 2020
"Should we fear financial derivatives, or embrace them? Finance experts Simon Grima and Eleftherios I. Thalassinos explore what financial derivatives are, and whether the investment world should consider them useful tools, or a complete waste of time and money." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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Empire of the Black Sea : the rise and fall of the Mithridatic world
Duane W. Roller
DS156.P8 R65 2020
"Existing from the early third century BC to 63 BC, the Mithridatic kingdom of Pontos was one of the most powerful entities in the Mediterranean world. This is the first study in English of this kingdom in its entirety, from its origins under King Mithridates I around 280 BC until its last and greatest king, the erudite and cultured Mithridates VI the Great, fell victim to the expanding ambitions of the Roman Republic in 63 BC. Through a series of astute marriage alliances, political acumen, and military ability, the Pontic rulers dominated the culture and politics of the Black Sea region for over 200 years." -- Provided by publisher.
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The deviant's war : the homosexual vs. the United States of America
Eric Cervini
HQ75.8.K35 C47 2020
"Eric Cervini's The Deviant's War unfolds over the course of the 1960s, as the Mattachine Society of Washington, the group Kameny founded, became the first organization to protest the systematic persecution of gay federal employees. It traces the forgotten ties that bound gay rights to the Black Freedom Movement, the New Left, lesbian activism, and trans resistance. Above all, it is a story of America (and Washington) at a cultural and sexual crossroads; of shocking, byzantine public battles with Congress; of FBI informants; murder; betrayal; sex; love; and ultimately victory." -- Provided by publisher.
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The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump
Eric A. Posner
E183 .P785 2020
"In The Demagogue's Playbook, acclaimed legal scholar Eric Posner offers a blueprint for how America can prevent the rise of a demagogue and protect the features of a democracy that help it thrive-and restore national greatness, for one and all." -- Provided by publisher.
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Colombia : what everyone needs to know
Richard D. Mahoney
F2271 .M28 2020
"Colombia is easily the most confounding country in the Americas. Its democratic tradition is among the most long-standing in the hemisphere, with only eleven years of military rule otherwise marring its 208 years of independence. With Latin America's third-largest population and third-largest economy, Colombia has achieved stellar rates of export growth during the last 75 years, but it has also suffered from one of the worst levels of income distribution in the Americas. The richest 10% of Colombians earn 53 times as much as the poorest 10%." -- Provided by publisher.
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Blue ticket : a novel
Sophie Mackintosh
PR6113.A26493 B58 2020
"A mesmerizing, refracted vision of our society: In a world where women can't have it all, but are selected as either mothers or workers at the beginning of their adult lives, is choice the biggest burden of all?" -- Provided by publisher.
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Bank notes and shinplasters : the rage for paper money in the early republic
Joshua R. Greenberg
HG591 .G74 2020
"This book is about the chaotic world of money in the pre-Civil War United States (from the Revolutionary War to the 1860s). There were various kinds of currency, with different values and different discounts and various restrictions on where it could be used. This book investigates how everyday people gained and used financial knowledge in this complex currency environment." -- Provided by publisher.
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Zoetropes and the politics of humanhood
Allison L. Rowland
P301.5.P47 R69 2020
"A rhetorical analysis that builds on necropolitical theory to critique the discursive practices of inclusion into humanhood. Looks at how language such as rhetorical figures and tropes produce and contest the shifting boundaries of the human." -- Provided by publisher.
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We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir
Samra Habib
HQ75.4.H38 A3 2019
"A queer Muslim searches for the language to express her truest self, making peace with her sexuality, her family, and Islam. When Samra discovers that her mother has arranged her marriage, she must again hide a part of herself until she simply can't any longer. So begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her to Tokyo, where she comes to terms with her sexuality, and to a queer-friendly mosque in Toronto, where she returns to her faith in the same neighbourhood where she attended her first drag show. Along the way, she learns that the facets of her identity aren't as incompatible as she was led to believe, and that her people had always been there--the world just wasn't ready for them yet." -- Provided by publisher.
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The tribalization of Europe : a defence of our liberal values
Marlene Wind
JN40 .W56 2020
"An urgent wakeup call on the dangers of the new tribalism in global politics." -- Provided by publisher.
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Telephone : a novel
Percival Everett
PS3555.V34 T45 2020
"Zach Wells, a laconic geologist-slash-paleobiologist, has the trappings of a comfortable life, yet is not contented. He's expert in the geological history of a cave in the Grand Canyon, but less so where his wife and daughter are concerned. And when his daughter develops unusual vision problems and has a seizure, the world of this family of three crumbles. Powerless in the face of his daughter's slow deterioration, Wells finds a note asking for help tucked into a jacket he's ordered online, and sets off on a quixotic rescue mission." -- Provided by publisher.
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Plantation coffee in Jamaica 1790-1848
Kathleen E. A. Monteith
HD9199.J252 M66 2019
"Comprehensive history of the Jamaican coffee industry, covering a period of rapid expansion and decline." -- Provided from Melvyl.
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A Nicaraguan exceptionalism? : Debating the legacy of the Sandanista revolution
Hilary Francis
F1528 .N53 2020
"In recent years, child migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have made the perilous journey to the United States in unprecedented numbers, but their peers in Nicaragua have remained at home. The present government has promulgated a discourse of Nicaraguan exceptionalism, arguing that Nicaragua is unique thanks to the heritage of the 1979 Sandinista revolution. An interdisciplinary work, the book brings together historians, anthropologists and sociologists to explore the multifarious ways in which the revolutionary past continues to shape public policy – and daily life – in Nicaragua’s tumultuous present." -- Provided by publisher.
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Never Speak to Strangers : and Other Writing from Russia and the Soviet Union
David Satter
DK266 .S28 2020
"David Satter arrived in the Soviet Union in June, 1976 as the correspondent of the Financial Times of London and entered a country that was a giant theater of the absurd. From 1976 to the present, he saw four different Russias, which differed from each other radically while remaining essentially the same. From 1976 to 1982, the Soviet Union was at the height of its world power and its people were in thrall to an absurd ideology. The articles in this unique collection are a chronicle of Russia from the day David Satter arrived in the Soviet Union until the present. This collection reflects David Satter's 40-year attempt to see them as they are." -- Provided from Amazon.
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Lean against this late hour
Garūs ʻAbd al-Malikiyān, Ahmad Nadalizadeh, Idra Novey
PK6562.1.B23 A2 2020
"A vivid, affecting portrait of life in the shadow of violence and loss, for readers of both English and Persian (bilingual edition). The first selection of poems by renowned Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian to appear in English, this collection is a mesmerizing, disorienting descent into the trauma of loss and its aftermath. In spare lines, Abdolmalekian conjures surreal, cinematic images that pan wide as deftly as they narrow into intimate focus. Time is a thread come unspooled: pain arrives before the wound, and the dead wait for sunrise." -- Provided by publisher.