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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)
 
 
Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (July 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

 
 
Bending the Arc
Bending the Arc (June 2020)
Striving for Peace and Justice in the Age of Endless War
Steve Breyman - Editor
John W. Amidon - Editor
Maureen Baillargeon Aumand - Editor

Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.

Since the late 1990s the annual Kateri Tekakwitha Interfaith Peace Conference in upstate New York has grown to become the region’s premier peace conference. Bending the Arc provides a history of the conference and brings together the inspiring, personal stories from such well-known participants as Med...(Read More)
 
 
Carl Schmitt between Technological Rationality and Theology
Carl Schmitt between Technological Rationality and Theology (June 2020)
The Position and Meaning of His Legal Thought
Hugo E. Herrera - Author

Situates Schmitt’s legal scholarship in the context of debates regarding whether his thought broadly was more theological or technocratic.

Carl Schmitt, one of the most influential legal and political thinkers of the twentieth century, is known chiefly for his work on international law, sovereignty, and his doctrine of political exception. This book argues that greater prominence should be given to his early work in legal...(Read More)
 
 
Reconstructing the Civic
Reconstructing the Civic (June 2020)
Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel
Amal Jamal - Author

Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.

Reconstructing the Civic examines the civic activism of the homeland Palestinian minority in Israel. Employing a multi-methodological and empirically rich approach, Amal Jamal blends historical description with interviews of Palestinian elites drawn ...(Read More)
 
 
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3 (June 2020)
Vitality and Continuity in Times of Change
Sharon F. Cramer - Editor
Peter L. K. Knuepfer - Editor

Explores the impact of shared governance in times of campus and system transition.

Shared governance impacts every member of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Contributors to this volume—presenters at multiple SUNY Voices conferences on Shared Governance—explore how campus members can effectively improve the dialogue about critical issues and become better informed about th...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Right Sex
The Politics of Right Sex (June 2020)
Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights
Courtenay W. Daum - Author

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

While the growing attention to trans rights and the development of trans-specific interest groups suggest that the time is right for a trans rights movement akin to prior civil rights movements, The Politics of Right Sex explores the limitations of rights-based mobilizati...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking Difference with Heidegger and Levinas
Thinking Difference with Heidegger and Levinas (June 2020)
Truth and Justice
Rozemund Uljée - Author

Highlights the extent to which the two thinkers share a common philosophical framework, while also demonstrating how Levinas shifts the orientation of philosophical thinking from truth to justice.

Tracing the relationship between truth and justice as articulated by Heidegger and Levinas, Rozemund Uljée presents the relation between the two thinkers as a subtle, profound, and complex rapport, which includes both their proxi...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking Faith after Christianity
Thinking Faith after Christianity (June 2020)
A Theological Reading of Jan Patočka's Phenomenological Philosophy
Martin Koci - Author

Examines theological motifs in the work of Jan Patočka, drawing out their implications for contemporary theology and philosophy of religion.

This book examines the work of Czech philosopher Jan Patočka from the largely neglected perspective of religion. Patočka is known primarily for his work in phenomenology and ancient Greek philosophy, and also as a civil rights activist and critic of modernity. In this book,...(Read More)
 
 
Tuning the Student Mind
Tuning the Student Mind (June 2020)
A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education
Molly Beauregard - Author

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

How can we rethink teaching practices to include and engage the whole student? What would student experience look like if we integrated silence and feeling with empirical analysis? Tuning the Student Mind is the story of one teacher’s attempt to answer these questions by creating an innovative college course that marries the spiritual and the...(Read More)
 
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