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Forms of Disappointment
Forms of Disappointment (September 2019)
Cuban and Angolan Narrative after the Cold War
Lanie Millar - Author

Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.

In Forms of Disappointment, Lanie Millar traces the legacies of anti-imperial solidarity in Cuban and Angolan novels and films after 1989. Cuba’s intervention in Angola’s post-independence civil war from 1976 to 1991 was ...(Read More)
 
 
Levinas and the Torah
Levinas and the Torah (September 2019)
A Phenomenological Approach
Richard I. Sugarman - Author

A Levinasian commentary on the Torah.

The French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906–95) was one of the most original Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. This book interprets the Hebrew Bible through the lens of Levinas’s religious philosophy. Richard I. Sugarman examines the Pentateuch using a phenomenological approach, drawing on both Levinas’s philosophical and Jewish writings. Sugarman puts Levinas in...(Read More)
 
 
Power and Progress
Power and Progress (September 2019)
Joseph Ibn Kaspi and the Meaning of History
Alexander Green - Author

Study of a fascinating medieval Jewish philosopher, focusing on his twin conceptions of history.

The philosopher and biblical commentator Joseph Ibn Kaspi (1280–1345) was a provocative Jewish thinker of the medieval era whose works have generally been overlooked by modern scholars. Power and Progress is the first book in English to focus on a central aspect of his work: Ibn Kaspi’s philosophy of history. Alex...(Read More)
 
 
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965 (September 2019)
Benjamin P. Bowser - Editor
Chelli Devadutt - Editor

A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.

In the past, the study of racial inequality in New York City has usually had a narrow focus, examining particular social problems affecting ethnic-racial groups. In contrast, this book provides a comprehensive overview of racial inequality in the city’s economy, housing, and education sectors over the last half-century. A collection of original ...(Read More)
 
 
Stories of School Yoga
Stories of School Yoga (September 2019)
Narratives from the Field
Andrea M. Hyde - Editor
Janet D. Johnson - Editor

Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.

The yoga-in-schools movement has been gaining momentum in recent years as adult practitioners realize the benefit of yoga in their personal lives and want to share it with children and youth. As the movement has grown, so has the need to understand how yoga works and its effects on individuals, gro...(Read More)
 
 
Subjects That Matter
Subjects That Matter (September 2019)
Philosophy, Feminism, and Postcolonial Theory
Namita Goswami - Author

Argues for postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice.

In this ambitious book, Namita Goswami draws on continental philosophy, postcolonial criticism, critical race theory, and African American and postcolonial feminisms to offer postcoloniality as a model for philosophical practice. Moving among and between texts, traditions, and frameworks, including the work of Gayatri Spivak, Theodor Adorno, Barbara Christian, Pa...(Read More)
 
 
The Architecture of Downtown Troy
The Architecture of Downtown Troy (September 2019)
An Illustrated History
Diana S. Waite - Author

Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.

Located about 150 miles north of Manhattan, on the east bank of the Hudson River, the city of Troy, New York, was once an industrial giant. It led the nation in iron production throughout much of the nineteenth century, and its factories turned out bells and cast-iron stoves that were sold the world over. Its pop...(Read More)
 
 
The Big Thaw
The Big Thaw (September 2019)
Policy, Governance, and Climate Change in the Circumpolar North
Ezra B. W. Zubrow - Editor
Errol Meidinger - Editor
Kim Diana Connolly - Editor

Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.

Climate change, one of the drivers of global change, is controversial in political circles, but recognized in scientific ones as being of central importance today for the United States and the world. In The Big Thaw, the editors bring together experts, advocates, and academic professionals who address the serious issue of how climate...(Read More)
 
 
The Great Agrarian Conquest
The Great Agrarian Conquest (September 2019)
The Colonial Reshaping of a Rural World
Neeladri Bhattacharya - Author

Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.

This book examines how, over colonial times, the diverse practices and customs of an existing rural universe—with its many forms of livelihood—were reshaped to create a new agrarian world of settled farming. While focusing on Punjab, India, this pathbreaking analysis offers a broad argument a...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of People
The Politics of People (September 2019)
Protest Cultures in China
Shih-Diing Liu - Author

Explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, focusing on dramatic forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity.

Since the 1989 Tiananmen Square occupation, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau have experienced an increase in and persistence of mass gatherings, demonstrations, and blockades staged as a means of protesting the ways in which people are governed. In this book, Shih-Diing Liu...(Read More)
 
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