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Ethical Vegetarianism
Ethical Vegetarianism (January 1999)
From Pythagoras to Peter Singer
Kerry S. Walters - Editor
Lisa Portmess - Editor

"Ethical Vegetarianism offers just the right mix of 'food for thought.' The movement for a more peaceful world has for too long hungered for a book like this. Here, truly, is a volume devoted to what we eat that belongs alongside those more numerous books describing how to cook it." -- Tom Regan, author of The Case for Animal Rights

For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights ac...(Read More)
 
 
Haunted Children
Haunted Children (August 1998)
Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders
Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D. - Author

Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

"Haunted Children is fascinating. The cases are brief but pointed. Roemmelt dances around the reader with just the sort of inventive variety and surprises that I imagine he would use in his therapy. The domain of child therap...(Read More)
 
 
The New Insecurity
The New Insecurity (December 1997)
The End of the Standard Job and Family
Jerald Wallulis - Author

Examines the impact of the loss of expectations of permanent employment and enduring family relationships on individuals today and explores how changes in the collective endeavor to provide security could help.

Since 1973, the median family income in the United States has remained static, in marked contrast to the period from 1947 to 1973, when it actually doubled. Downsizing and corporate restructuring have produced w...(Read More)
 
 
The Phantom of the Cinema
The Phantom of the Cinema (December 1997)
Character in Modern Film
Lloyd Michaels - Author

The first book to focus on the representation of character in film, encompassing the art cinema, popular movies, and documentaries.

"I find this book continually interesting and alive with insights. With the cultural studies agenda alive today, character has returned to center stage, but generally as a mirror of types in society. Michaels delivers a more cinematic view of character, one that tells us more about the mediu...(Read More)
 
 
A Society Fit for Human Beings
A Society Fit for Human Beings (October 1997)
E. M. Adams - Author

Argues for a humanistic cultural reformation to counter our materialistic values and science-dominated intellectual life and shows how this would affect our lives and transform our society.

"This is a work of much wisdom. One can rarely read a book and then say that, if we would only follow this author's advice, the world might be saved. I had that experience in reading Adams's book. I know of no book of this scope that ...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming Human Culture
Transforming Human Culture (July 1997)
Social Evolution and the Planetary Crisis
Jay Earley - Author

Explains how human social evolution has led both to worthwhile achievements and moral horrors and provides perspective on today's planetary crisis by viewing it as a transition within the larger picture of social evolution.

"I know of no other book that is as complete in its story about how we got to where we are and what must be done about it. Earley's argument is well ordered and is consistent with all the information ...(Read More)
 
 
The American Presidency Under Siege
The American Presidency Under Siege (March 1997)
Gary L. Rose - Author

Attributes the failure of the modern presidency to the development of a political system that inherently impedes creative leadership, and offers prescriptive measures to restore the governing capacity of the president.

This book explores the failure of the modern American presidency, a failure the author attributes to the development of a political system that impedes creative leadership. The American presidency, Gary L. Rose argues, i...(Read More)
 
 
The Films of Jean-Luc Godard
The Films of Jean-Luc Godard (March 1997)
Wheeler Winston Dixon - Author

A generously illustrated overview of, and introduction to, the entirety of Godard's work as a filmmaker and video artist.

"Dixon has written an excellent book, thoroughly researched and documented and distinguished by insightful commentary and wonderful bagatelles. By performing an anatomy on the corpus of Godardian cinema, Dixon discovers not only that Godard has pronounced the death of cinema in his own films but also...(Read More)
 
 
PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture
PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture (March 1997)
Mark A. Reid - Author

Shows how film, literature, photography, and television news broadcasts construct myths about race, gender, sexuality, and nation and reinforce socialized ways of looking at these identities, and examines how some creative works and public reactions challenge these myths.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the civil rights movement and other national and cultural movements fractured dominant paradigms of American identity and dema...(Read More)
 
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