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Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals (January 2021)
Critical Perspectives in an Era of Political and Economic Uncertainty
Curtis Ventriss - Author

Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.

We live in an era where many citizens feel increasingly uncertain about their futures, having to deal with stagnant wages, globalization, and wealth and income inequality, while, at the same time, policymakers appea...(Read More)
 
 
Super Schoolmaster
Super Schoolmaster (January 2021)
Ezra Pound as Teacher, Then and Now
Robert Scholes - Author
David Ben-Merre - Author

Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.

Once described by T. S. Eliot as “first and foremost, a teacher and campaigner,” Ezra Pound has received no shortage of critical attention. Super Schoolmaster suggests that Pound still has quite a bit to teach readers in the twenty-first century, particularly amid increasing threats t...(Read More)
 
 
The Ideology of Civic Engagement
The Ideology of Civic Engagement (January 2021)
AmeriCorps, Politics, and Pedagogy
Sara Carpenter - Author

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Over the last thirty years, calls for the civic engagement of the American citizenry, especially young people, have gotten increasingly louder. A clear message has emerged that today’s pressing social problems are best addressed through the inno...(Read More)
 
 
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict (January 2021)
A Post-Eurocentric Approach
Daniela Huber - Author

Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.

Despite decades of international diplomatic efforts, a solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is still as elusive as ever, forcing us to ask the question: have global and regional powers, rather than helpi...(Read More)
 
 
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia
The Muslim World in Modern South Asia (January 2021)
Power, Authority, Knowledge
Francis Robinson - Author

Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.

Over the past two hundred years, two great processes have shaped Muslim societies: Western domination and the industrial capitalism that came with it, and the Islamic revival that preceded the Western ...(Read More)
 
 
Till Kingdom Come
Till Kingdom Come (January 2021)
Medieval Hinduism in the Modern Himalaya
Lokesh Ohri - Author

The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.

Hinduism, as is well known, has taken a multitude of shapes and forms. Some Hindu “little traditions” have remained obscure or understudied to this day due to their regional remoteness. One such offshoot is the influential ...(Read More)
 
 
Tracing the Path of Yoga
Tracing the Path of Yoga (January 2021)
The History and Philosophy of Indian Mind-Body Discipline
Stuart Ray Sarbacker - Author

A comprehensive and theory-rich investigation of the history and philosophy of yoga, from its Indian origins to the contemporary context.

Clear, accessible, and meticulously annotated, Tracing the Path of Yoga offers a comprehensive survey of the history and philosophy of yoga that will be invaluable to both specialists and to nonspecialists seeking a deeper understa...(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

Demonstrates how conflict between a human adept as the divine warrior and an otherworldly antagonist plays a key role in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic accounts.

Antagonistic imagery has a striking presence in apocalyptic writings of Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity. In these visionary accounts, the role of the divine warrior fighting against demonic forces is ...(Read More)
 
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