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Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era (May 2019)
Heather E. Harris - Editor

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era expands the discourse about Barack Obama’s two terms as president by reflecting upon the impact of neo-racism during his tenure. Continually in conversation with Étienne Balibar’s conceptualization of neo-racism as being racism without race, the contributors examine how identities become the target of neo...(Read More)
 
 
Something's Happening Here
Something's Happening Here (May 2019)
A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock
Mark Berger - Author

The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.

The meadow outside Bethel, New York, is eerily empty and silent. Yesterday it held half a million cheering people, and only a few hours ago, the closer, Jimi Hendrix, recast the “Star Spangled Banner” as a firefight in the Mekong Delta. Mark Berger’s been here the whole time. Arriving four days early,...(Read More)
 
 
Stranger in a Strange State
Stranger in a Strange State (May 2019)
The Politics of Carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown
Christopher J. Galdieri - Author

Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.

Candidates normally run for office in the places where they live. Occasionally, however, a politician will run as a carpetbagger—someone who moves to a new state for the express purpose of running, or who runs in one state after holding office in another. Stranger in a Strange State...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Paradigms
The Politics of Paradigms (May 2019)
Thomas S. Kuhn, James B. Conant, and the Cold War “Struggle for Men’s Minds”
George A. Reisch - Author

Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

The Politics of Paradigms shows that America’s most famous and influential book about science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions of 1962, was inspired and shaped by Thomas Kuhn’s political interests, his relationship ...(Read More)
 
 
The Real Metaphysical Club
The Real Metaphysical Club (May 2019)
The Philosophers, Their Debates, and Selected Writings from 1870 to 1885
Frank X. Ryan - Editor
Brian E. Butler - Editor
James A. Good - Editor
John R. Shook - Introduction

A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.

The Metaphysical Club, a gathering of intellectuals in the 1870s, is widely recognized as the crucible where pragmatism, America’s distinctively original philosophy, was refined and proclaimed. Louis Menand’s bestseller about the group was a dramatic publishing success. However, only three actual mem...(Read More)
 
 
Writing the Talking Cure
Writing the Talking Cure (May 2019)
Irvin D. Yalom and the Literature of Psychotherapy
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.

A distinguished psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Irvin D. Yalom is also the United States’ most well-known author of psychotherapy tales. His first volume of essays, Love’s Executioner, became an immediate best seller, and his first novel, When Nietzsche Wept, continues to enjoy critical and popular success. Yalom has create...(Read More)
 
 
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World (April 2019)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Christopher R. DeCorse - Editor

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.

This interdisciplinary volume brings together a richly substantive collection of case studies that examine European-indigene interactions, economic relations, and their materialities in the formation of the modern world. Research has demonst...(Read More)
 
 
Animating Black and Brown Liberation
Animating Black and Brown Liberation (April 2019)
A Theory of American Literatures
Michael Datcher - Author

Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.

Animating Black and Brown Liberation introduces a vital new tool for reading American literatures. Rooted in both ancient Egyptian ideas about life and cutting-edge theories of animacy, or levels of aliveness, this tool—ankhing—enables Michael Datcher to examine th...(Read More)
 
 
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons (April 2019)
Traditionalist Films in the Hollywood Renaissance, 1967-1972
Ken Windrum - Author

Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.

The era known as the Hollywood Renaissance is celebrated as a time when revolutionary movies broke all the rules of the previous “classical” era as part of the ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Yet many films during this era did not overtly smash the system but provided more tr...(Read More)
 
 
From News to Talk
From News to Talk (April 2019)
The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in US Journalism
Kimberly Meltzer - Author

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

From News to Talk examines what journalists think about the movement toward often opinionated, sometimes uncivil, talk in news. It provides an important intervention in debates about the future of news by investigating what journalists themselves perceive as the forces affecting this move...(Read More)
 
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