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Suffrage and Its Limits
Suffrage and Its Limits (September 2020)
The New York Story
Kathleen M. Dowley - Editor
Susan Ingalls Lewis - Editor
Meg Devlin O'Sullivan - Editor
Kathy Hochul - Preface

Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women’s social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.

Suffrage and Its Limits offers a unique interdisciplinary overview of the legacy and limits of suffrage for the women of New York State. It commemorates the state suffrage centennial of 2017, yet arrives in time to contribute ...(Read More)
 
 
Taxation in Utopia
Taxation in Utopia (September 2020)
Required Sacrifice and the General Welfare
Donald Morris - Author

An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.

Taxation in Utopia explores utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation. At its core, taxation is an ethical question. It requires people to sacrifice for the benefit of others, whether or not they also benefit themselves. Donald Morris re...(Read More)
 
 
The Chainbearer
The Chainbearer (September 2020)
Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Lance Schachterle - Editor
James P. Elliott - Editor
Lance Schachterle - Historical introduction
Wesley T. Mott - Historical introduction
John P. McWilliams - Historical introduction
Lance Schachterle - Explanatory notes

Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.

In 1845 and 1846, James Fenimore Cooper published The Littlepage Manuscripts, a trilogy reflecting on...(Read More)
 
 
Adult Life
Adult Life (August 2020)
Aging, Responsibility, and the Pursuit of Happiness
John Russon - Author

Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.

What does it mean to be an adult? In this original and compelling work, John Russon answers that question by leading us through a series of rich reflections on the psychological and social dimensions of adulthood and by exploring some of the deepest ethical and existential issues that confront human life: intimac...(Read More)
 
 
Bending the Arc
Bending the Arc (August 2020)
Striving for Peace and Justice in the Age of Endless War
Steve Breyman - Editor
John W. Amidon - Editor
Maureen Baillargeon Aumand - Editor

Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.

Since the late 1990s the annual Kateri Tekakwitha Interfaith Peace Conference in upstate New York has grown to become the region’s premier peace conference. Bending the Arc provides a history of the conference and brings together the inspiring, personal stories from such well-known participants as Med...(Read More)
 
 
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 then moves on to the main lines of argument and how...(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)
 
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