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The End of Dissatisfaction?
The End of Dissatisfaction? (November 2003)
Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of Enjoyment
Todd McGowan - Author

2004 Gary Olson Award for best book in cultural theory presented by JAC

Explains why the American cultural obsession with enjoying ourselves actually makes it more difficult to do so.

Exploring the emergence of a societal imperative to enjoy ourselves, Todd McGowan builds on the work of such theorists as Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek, Joan Copjec, and Theresa Brennan to argue that we a...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming the Dream
Transforming the Dream (March 2003)
Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision
Charles Sokol Bednar - Author

Explores the underlying assumptions of environmental studies and the need for a new paradigm for understanding our world.

Transforming the Dream
challenges American mainstream culture's obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative...(Read More)
 
 
The Next Generation
The Next Generation (June 2000)
Jewish Children and Adolescents
Ariela Keysar - Author
Barry A. Kosmin - Author
Jeffrey Scheckner - Author

Focusing on the more than one million Jewish children and adolescents living in the United States, this book questions the future of the Jewish community's next generation.

The Next Generation
offers valuable analyses of the critical issues concerning the entire United States Jewish community. Drawing on the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), the book questions the future of the Jewish community's next ge...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Life and American Culture
Jewish Life and American Culture (May 2000)
Sylvia Barack Fishman - Author

Illustrates how some Jews have created a new, hybrid form of Judaism, merging American values and behaviors with those from historical Jewish traditions.

Jews in the United States are uniquely American in their connections to Jewish religion and ethnicity. Sylvia Barack Fishman in her groundbreaking book, Jewish Life and American Culture, shows that contemporary Jews have created a hybrid new form of Judais...(Read More)
 
 
Representing Popular Sovereignty
Representing Popular Sovereignty (March 1999)
The Constitution in American Political Culture
Daniel Lessard Levin - Author

Explores the contradiction between the Constitution's importance as a political document with its weakness as a symbol in American popular culture.

Using the events of the Constitution's Bicentennial from 1987 to 1991 as a case study, Representing Popular Sovereignty explores the contradiction between the Constitution's importance as a political document and its weakness as a symbol in American popular culture....(Read More)
 
 
Sinners, Lovers, and Heroes
Sinners, Lovers, and Heroes (November 1997)
An Essay on Memorializing in Three American Cultures
Richard Morris - Author

This intriguing investigation of an historically embedded cultural struggle over the possession of America's "collective memory" has significant implications for how we interpret cultural conflict in past, present, and future America.

This book advances the thesis that memorials are fundamentally rhetorical and cultural forms of expression, that a careful examination of American memorializing discloses the contours of at...(Read More)
 
 
Affirmative Action's Testament of Hope
Affirmative Action's Testament of Hope (July 1997)
Strategies for a New Era in Higher Education
Mildred Garcia - Editor

Focuses on affirmative action and its impact on colleges and universities since its inception in 1965. Suggests different perspectives on and approaches to affirmative action and offers and presents various voices on the impact and philosophical implications of affirmative action.
"This book is mandatory reading for all higher education administrators. It is an excellent synthesis of policy, research, and practice. Affirmative Action...(Read More)
 
 
American Work Values
American Work Values (March 1997)
Their Origin and Development
Paul Bernstein - Author

Examines broad shifts in American work values from their Calvinist origins to present controversies involving work, welfare, and affirmative action.

American Work Values: Their Origin and Development
examines the broad shifts in American work values from their European origins to the present. It analyzes shifts from work as salvation to work as opportunity and alienation, and concludes with a more recent focus on self-fulfilling empl...(Read More)
 
 
Jews on the Move
Jews on the Move (January 1996)
Implications for Jewish Identity
Sidney Goldstein - Author
Alice Goldstein - Author

Based on data from the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey, the authors examine the high level of mobility among American Jews and their increasing dispersion throughout the United States, and how this presents new challenges to the national Jewish community.

"The clear documentation of the creation of a national Jewish community, the description of the shifting Jewish nature of the country's regions, and the analysis of the...(Read More)
 
 
Democracy and the Arts of Schooling
Democracy and the Arts of Schooling (October 1995)
Donald Arnstine - Author

"In the midst of all the noise generated these days over educational reform, one almost despairs of finding any who speak with some understanding of what education is about, namely the full development of human sensibilities and the full exercise of humancapacities. This is precisely what Arnstine does.

"I think that parts of this book are brilliant. Arnstine has explicated a set of distinctions (sometimes in ways that are quit...(Read More)
 
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