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The Sound of Vultures' Wings
The Sound of Vultures' Wings (January 2021)
The Tibetan Buddhist Chod Ritual Practice of the Female Buddha Machik Labdron
Jeffrey W. Cupchik - Author
Ven. Phuntsok Rabgey - Foreword by

Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.

The Sound of Vultures’ Wings offers the first in-depth exploration of the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition, which is based on the liturgical song-poems of the twelfth-century Tibetan female ascetic Machik Labdrön (1055–1153). Chöd is a musical/meditative Vajrayāna method for cutting off the root of suffering, name...(Read More)
 
 
Bounded Integration
Bounded Integration (December 2020)
The Religion-State Relationship and Democratic Performance in Turkey and Israel
Aviad Rubin - Author

Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.

In this comparative study of the religion-state relationship in Turkey and Israel in the modern era, Bounded Integration reveals the influence this dynamic interaction has had on democratic performanc...(Read More)
 
 
Citizenship and Service
Citizenship and Service (December 2020)
The Politics of Civic National Service in Israel
Etta Bick - Author

Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.

All citizens in a democracy are promised the same guaranteed rights, but should they have the same obligations? Should minorities with different attitudes toward the state be obliged to do national service in the name of equality? And what are the social and political consequences for minor...(Read More)
 
 
Demons of Change
Demons of Change (December 2020)
Antagonism and Apotheosis in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism
Andrei A. Orlov - Author

 
 
Get Real
Get Real (December 2020)
49 Challenges Confronting Higher Education
William G. Tierney - Author

 
 
Holidays of the Revolution
Holidays of the Revolution (December 2020)
Communist Identity in Israel, 1919-1965
Amir Locker-Biletzki - Author

 
 
Human Becomings
Human Becomings (December 2020)
Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics
Roger T. Ames - Author

Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.

Human Becomings, Roger T. Ames argues that the appropriateness of categorizing Confucian ethics as role ethics turns largely on the conception of person that is presupposed within the interpretive context of classical Chinese philosophy. By beginning with f...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletaria...(Read More)
 
 
Mind Reeling
Mind Reeling (December 2020)
Psychopathology on Film
Homer B. Pettey - Editor

Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.

Mind Reeling investigates how cinema displays and mirrors psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder, amnesia, psychotic delusions, obsessive compulsive behavior, trauma, paranoia, and borderline personalities. It explores a range of genres, including biopics, comedies, film noirs, contemp...(Read More)
 
 
Racialized Visions
Racialized Visions (December 2020)
Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

As a Francophone nation, Haiti is seldom studied in conjunction with its Spanish-speaking Caribbean neighbors. Racialized Visions challenges the notion that linguistic difference has kept the populations of these countries apart, instead highlighting ongoing exch...(Read More)
 
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