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Waste Not
Waste Not (November 2019)
A Jewish Environmental Ethic
Tanhum S. Yoreh - Author

Traces the development of bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, from its biblical origins to the contemporary environmental movement.

Bal tashḥit, the Jewish prohibition against wastefulness and destruction, is considered to be an ecological ethical principle by contemporary Jewish environmentalists. Waste Not provides a comprehensive intellectual history of t...(Read More)
 
 
When I Am Italian
When I Am Italian (November 2019)
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

“My ancestral Italian village in America was in Waterbury, Connecticut.” In this sentence, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the central question of this book: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Clapps Herman takes a complicated and ...(Read More)
 
 
Authorized Agents
Authorized Agents (October 2019)
Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal
Frank Kelderman - Author

Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

In the nineteenth century, Native American writing and oratory extended a long tradition of diplomacy between indigenous people and settler states. As the crisis of forced removal profoundly reshaped Indian country between 1820 and 1860, tribal leaders and intellectuals worked with coauthors, interpreters, and amanuenses to address...(Read More)
 
 
Bergson and History
Bergson and History (October 2019)
Transforming the Modern Regime of Historicity
Leon ter Schure - Author

Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.

Henri Bergson is famous for his explorations of time as duration, yet he rarely referred to history in his writings. Simultaneously, historians and philosophers of history have generally disregarded Bergson’s ideas about the nature of time. Modernity has brought change at an ever-accelerating rate, and one of the...(Read More)
 
 
Culture and Tactics
Culture and Tactics (October 2019)
Gramsci, Race, and the Politics of Practice
Robert F. Carley - Author

Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.

While scholars of social and political movements tend to analyze tactics in terms of their effectiveness in achieving specific outcomes, Robert F. Carley argues by contrast that tactics are, above all, what social movements do. They are not mere means to an end so much as they are a public form...(Read More)
 
 
Genealogies of the Secular
Genealogies of the Secular (October 2019)
The Making of Modern German Thought
Willem Styfhals - Editor
Stéphane Symons - Editor

Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization, and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.

While the concept of secularization is traditionally used to define the nature of modern culture, and sometimes to uncover the theological origins of secular modernity, its validity is being questioned ever more radi...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida (October 2019)
Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane - Author

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida into dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

In Merleau-Ponty and Nishida, Adam Loughnane initiates a dialogue between two of the twentieth century’s most important phenomenologists from the Eastern and Western philosophical worlds. He guides the reader through the comp...(Read More)
 
 
Sounds Like Helicopters
Sounds Like Helicopters (October 2019)
Classical Music in Modernist Cinema
Matthew Lau - Author

Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.

Classical music masterworks have long played a key supporting role in the movies—silent films were often accompanied by a pianist or even a full orchestra playing classical or theatrical repertory music—yet the complexity of this role has thus far been underappreciated. Sounds Like Helicopters c...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater (October 2019)
Russian Policy Dramas
Elena Aydarova - Author

An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.

Around the world, countries undertake teacher education reforms in response to international norms and assessments. Russia has been no exception. Elena Aydarova develops a unique theatrical framework to tell the story of a small group of reformers who enacted a major reform to modernize teacher education in Russia. Based on scrip...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Jihad
The Art of Jihad (October 2019)
Realism in Islamic Political Thought
Malik Mufti - Author

Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.

Now all but forgotten, there exists within medieval Islamic political thought a coherent “realist” tradition analogous to its Western counterpart. In The Art of Jihad, Malik Mufti begins by analyzing...(Read More)
 
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