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Ceremony Men
Ceremony Men (May 2020)
Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection
Jason M. Gibson - Author

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

By analyzing one of the world’s greatest collections of Indigenous song, myth, and ceremony—the collections of linguist/anthropologist T. G. H. Strehlow—Ceremony Men demonstrates how inextricably intertwined ethnographic collections can become in complex his...(Read More)
 
 
Fearless
Fearless (May 2020)
A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America
Neil Thomas Proto - Author

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

In 1977, a thirty-nine-year-old Italian American professor of Renaissance literature, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was chosen as the next president of Yale University, a radical act that was immediately perceived as a threat to the university’s embedde...(Read More)
 
 
From Situated Selves to the Self
From Situated Selves to the Self (May 2020)
Conversion and Personhood among Roman Catholics in Tokyo
Hisako Omori - Author

Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.

In many parts of the world, the Roman Catholic Church in the twenty-first century finds itself mired in scandal, and its future prospects appear fairly dim in the eyes of many social critics. In From Situated Selves to the Self, however, Hisako Omori finds a radically different situation, with jubilant...(Read More)
 
 
Funny How?
Funny How? (May 2020)
Sketch Comedy and the Art of Humor
Alex Clayton - Author

Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.

What makes something funny? This book shows how humor can be analyzed without killing the joke. Alex Clayton argues that the brevity of a sketch or skit and its typical rejection of narrative development make it comedy-concentrate, providing a rich field for exploring how humor works. Focusing on a dozen or so skits and scenes, Clayto...(Read More)
 
 
Kept from All Contagion
Kept from All Contagion (May 2020)
Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth-Century Literature
Kari Nixon - Author

Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory’s implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.

Kept from All Contagion explores the surprising social effects of germ theory in the late nineteenth century. Connecting groups of authors rarely studied in tandem by highlighting their shared interest in changing interpersonal relationships in the...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #41
Mediaevalia Volume #41, (05/2020)


 
 
Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities (May 2020)
William G. Tierney - Editor
Suneal Kolluri - Editor

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

Relational sociology was conceived by theorists frustrated by what they viewed as an incomplete accounting of social reality. Torn between notions of structural rigidity, on the one hand, and rational choice individualism, on the other, relational sociologists have sought new units of analysis. Social reality, they have ...(Read More)
 
 
Restless Spirits
Restless Spirits (May 2020)
Plays
William S. Yellow Robe Jr. - Author
Jace Weaver - Editor
Hanay L. Geiogamah - Foreword by

A collection of plays by American Indian playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

Restless Spirits is a collection of previously unpublished plays by contemporary Assiniboine playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr. Including one full-length and seven one-act plays, this book reflects one of the author’s most creative and productive periods in his career. Selected by Yellow Robe, in consultation with editor Jace Weaver, the pl...(Read More)
 
 
See America
See America (May 2020)
The Politics and Administration of Federal Tourism Promotion, 1937-1973
Mordecai Lee - Author

The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today.

Created in 1937 by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and given formal status by Congress in 1940, the US Travel Bureau played a seminal role by setting the precedent for federal involvement in tourism. Business, otherwise hostile to FDR’s New Deal, enthusiastically su...(Read More)
 
 
The Historical Mind
The Historical Mind (May 2020)
Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age
Justin D. Garrison - Editor
Ryan R. Holston - Editor

Timely and provocative assessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in “post-constitutional” America.

America is increasingly defined not only by routine disregard for its fundamental laws, but also by the decadent character of its political leaders and citizens—widespread consumerism and self-indulgent behavior, cultural hedonism and anarchy, the coarsening of moral and political discourse, an...(Read More)
 
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