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Building Pedagogues
Building Pedagogues (August 2020)
White Practicing Teachers and the Struggle for Antiracist Work in Schools
Zachary A. Casey - Author
Shannon K. McManimon - Author

An in-depth account and model of antiracist professional development for white practicing teachers.

Antiracist professional development for white teachers often follows a one-size-fits-all model, focusing on narrow notions of race and especially white privilege at the expense of more radical analyses of white supremacy. Frustrated with this model, Zachary A. Casey and Shannon K. M...(Read More)
 
 
DIY on the Lower East Side
DIY on the Lower East Side (August 2020)
Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis
Andrew Strombeck - Author

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

The severe financial austerity imposed on New York City during the 1975 fiscal crisis resulted in a city falling apart. Broken windows, crumbling walls, and piles of bricks were everywhere. While, for many, this physical decay was a sign that the postwar welfare state had failed, f...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (August 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin' circuit to the mainstream.

In this groundbreaking book, Malcolm Frierson moves comedy from the margins to the center of the American Civil Rights Movement. Freedom in Laughter reveals how stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby used their increasing mainstream success to advance pol...(Read More)
 
 
Image and Argument in Plato's Republic
Image and Argument in Plato's Republic (August 2020)
Marina Berzins McCoy - Author

Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.

Although Plato has long been known as a critic of imagination and its limits, Marina Berzins McCoy explores the extent to which images also play an important, positive role in Plato’s philosophical argumentation. She begins by examining the poetic educational context in which Plato is writing and th...(Read More)
 
 
Jouissance
Jouissance (August 2020)
A Lacanian Concept
Néstor A. Braunstein - Author
Silvia Rosman - Translation and introduction by

A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.

Whether inscribed within the context of capitalist or neoliberal logic and its imperative to “enjoy,” as a critique of all forms of heteronormativity, a liberating force in a positive reading of ...(Read More)
 
 
Keys to the Beyond
Keys to the Beyond (August 2020)
Frithjof Schuon's Cross-Traditional Language of Transcendence
Patrick Laude - Author

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

This book explores the work of the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) by focusing on the way he develops his own expansive adaptations of traditional religious terms. As a leading proponent of perennial philosophical and religious thought, Schuon borrows...(Read More)
 
 
Letters from Hollywood
Letters from Hollywood (August 2020)
1977-2017
Bill Krohn - Author

Engaging essays on a wide spectrum of Hollywood directors and the films they created.

Journalist and filmmaker Bill Krohn has been the Los Angeles correspondent for the French magazine Cahiers du cinéma for over forty years. Letters from Hollywood brings together thirty-four of his essays, many of them appearing in English for the first time. Focusing most pieces on a particular director and film, Krohn use...(Read More)
 
 
Modernity as Exception and Miracle
Modernity as Exception and Miracle (August 2020)
Eduardo Sabrovsky - Author
Javier Burdman - Translator
Peter Fenves - Introduction

Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.

Translated from the Spanish De lo extraordinario: Nominalismo y Modernidad, this book argues that a defining aspect of modernity is an ever-increasing pursuit of, and need for, what Eduardo Sabrovsky calls “the extraordinary,” a term that encompasses both the exception and the miraculous. Sabrovsky show...(Read More)
 
 
Off the Derech
Off the Derech (August 2020)
Leaving Orthodox Judaism
Ezra Cappell - Editor
Jessica Lang - Editor

Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.

In recent years, many formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews have documented leaving their communities in published stories, films, and memoirs. This movement is often identified as “off the derech” (OTD), or off the path, with ...(Read More)
 
 
On Metaphysical Necessity
On Metaphysical Necessity (August 2020)
Essays on God, the World, Morality, and Democracy
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.

In this collection of essays, Franklin I. Gamwell offers a defense of transcendental metaphysics, especially in its neoclassical form, and builds a case for its importance as a tool for addressing abiding problems in philosophical theology and morality—including talk about God, human fault, mor...(Read More)
 
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