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The Politics of Right Sex
The Politics of Right Sex (June 2020)
Transgressive Bodies, Governmentality, and the Limits of Trans Rights
Courtenay W. Daum - Author

Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.

While the growing attention to trans rights and the development of trans-specific interest groups suggest that the time is right for a trans rights movement akin to prior civil rights movements, The Politics of Right Sex explores the limitations of rights-based mobilizati...(Read More)
 
 
Tuning the Student Mind
Tuning the Student Mind (June 2020)
A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education
Molly Beauregard - Author

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

How can we rethink teaching practices to include and engage the whole student? What would student experience look like if we integrated silence and feeling with empirical analysis? Tuning the Student Mind is the story of one teacher’s attempt to answer these questions by creating an innovative college course that marries the spiritual and the...(Read More)
 
 
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 argued, is manufactured through relationships. Peo...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing the Nation Back In
Bringing the Nation Back In (March 2020)
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Struggle to Define a New Politics
Mark Luccarelli - Editor
Rosario Forlenza - Editor
Steven Colatrella - Editor

Argues that concern with the national and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first century-politics.

Bringing the Nation Back In takes as its starting point a series of developments that shaped politics in the United States and Europe over the past thirty years: the end of the Cold War, the rise of financial and economic globalization, the creation of the European Union, and the development of t...(Read More)
 
 
Civilization and Barbarism
Civilization and Barbarism (March 2020)
Punishing Criminals in the Twenty-First Century
Graeme R. Newman - Author

Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.

The practice of mass incarceration has come under increasing criticism by criminologists and corrections experts who, nevertheless, find themselves at a loss when it comes to offering credible, practical, and humane alternatives. In Civilization and Barbarism, Graeme R. Newman argues t...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of Senescence
The Aesthetics of Senescence (January 2020)
Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Andrea Charise - Author

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

The Aesthetics of Senescence investigates how chronological age has come to possess far-reaching ideological, ethical, and aesthetic implications, both in the past and present. Andrea Charise argues that authors of the nineteenth century used the imaginative resources of liter...(Read More)
 
 
Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory
Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory (December 2019)
Paul Blackledge - Author

Offers a powerful new interpretation of Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory.

In this comprehensive overview of Friedrich Engels’s writings, Paul Blackledge critically explores Engels’s contributions to modern social and political theory generally and Marxism specifically. Through a careful examination both of Engels’s role in the forging of Marxism in the 1840s, and his contributi...(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)
 
 
Stories of School Yoga
Stories of School Yoga (September 2019)
Narratives from the Field
Andrea M. Hyde - Editor
Janet D. Johnson - Editor

Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs.

The yoga-in-schools movement has been gaining momentum in recent years as adult practitioners realize the benefit of yoga in their personal lives and want to share it with children and youth. As the movement has grown, so has the need to understand how yoga works and its effects on individuals, gro...(Read More)
 
 
Postnormal Conservation
Postnormal Conservation (June 2019)
Botanic Gardens and the Reordering of Biodiversity Governance
Katja Grötzner Neves - Author

Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.

Since their inception in the sixteenth century, botanic gardens have been embroiled with matters of governance. In Postnormal Conservation, Katja Grötzner Neves reveals that, throughout its long history, the botanical garden institution ha...(Read More)
 
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