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Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State (November 2021)
Sebastian Maslow - Editor
Christian Wirth - Editor

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Mired in national crises since the early 1990s, Japan has had to respond to a rapid population decline; the Asian and global financial crises; the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukus...(Read More)
 
 
Home as Found
Home as Found (November 2021)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Stephen Carl Arch - Historical introduction, notes, and text

A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.

Within months of publishing Homeward Bound, James Fenimore Cooper continued that story in a second, stand-alone novel, Home as Found. One of the most important of his long career, H...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education (November 2021)
Timothy W. Burns - Author

The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.

Liberal democracy is today under unprecedented attack from both the left and the right. Offering a fresh and penetrating examination of how Leo Strauss understood the emergence of liberal democracy and what is necessary to sustain and elevate it, ...(Read More)
 
 
Lives beyond Borders
Lives beyond Borders (November 2021)
US Immigrant Women's Life Writing, Nationality, and Social Justice
Ina C. Seethaler - Author

Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.

A cross-cultural, comparative study of contemporary life writing by women who migrated to the United States from Mexico, Ghana, South Korea, and Iran, Lives beyond Borders broadens and deepens critical work on immigrant life w...(Read More)
 
 
Outdoors at Idlewild
Outdoors at Idlewild (November 2021)
The Building of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Nathaniel Parker Willis - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century’s leading authors.

During the 1850s and 60s, by far the most prominent author in all of New York State was the writer, editor, and publisher Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867). Nearly as prominent as Willis himself was his Hudson Valley estate, Idlewild, where literary ...(Read More)
 
 
Pragmatist Ethics
Pragmatist Ethics (November 2021)
A Problem-Based Approach to What Matters
James Jakób Liszka - Author

Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.

Grounded in American pragmatism, Pragmatist Ethics proposes a rethinking of ethics. Rather than looking to the good—a concept for which consensus is difficult to ...(Read More)
 
 
Sisterlocking Discoarse
Sisterlocking Discoarse (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy
Valerie Lee - Author

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

In Sisterlocking Discoarse, hair is a medium for reflecting on how academic leadership looks, performs, and changes when embodied by a Black woman. In these ten essays, Valerie Lee traverses...(Read More)
 
 
The Holiday in His Eye
The Holiday in His Eye (November 2021)
Stanley Cavell's Vision of Film and Philosophy
William Rothman - Author

Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell’s oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.

From The World Viewed to Cities of Words, writing about movies was strand over strand with Stanley Cavell’s philosophical work. Cavell was one of the first philosop...(Read More)
 
 
The Last Noble Gendarme
The Last Noble Gendarme (November 2021)
How the Tsar's Last Head of Security and Intelligence Tried to Avert the Russian Revolution
Vladimir G. Marinich - Author

Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.

The Last Noble Gendarme is the first biography of Major General Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev and his wife, Sofia. Tsar Nicholas II’s last chief of security, Globachev was an eyewitness to the seething turmoil in the capital of the Russian Empire. Beginning in 1915 he tried to avert ...(Read More)
 
 
The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(Read More)
 
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