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Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (October 2021)
Ann R. Hawkins - Editor
Erin N. Bistline - Editor
Maura Ives - Editor

Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.

A vital part of daily life in the nineteenth century, games and play were so familiar and so ubiquitous that their presence over time became almost invisible. Technological advances...(Read More)
 
 
The Humanistic Background of Science
The Humanistic Background of Science (October 2021)
Philipp Frank - Author
George A. Reisch - Editor
Adam Tamas Tuboly - Editor

The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.

Philipp Frank (1884–1966) was an influential philosopher of science, public intellectual, and Harvard educator whose last book, The Humanistic Background of Science, is finally available. Never publishe...(Read More)
 
 
Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Avant-Gardes in Crisis (September 2021)
Art and Politics in the Long 1970s
Jean-Thomas Tremblay - Editor
Andrew Strombeck - Editor

Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.

Avant-Gardes in Crisis claims that the avant-gardes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries are in crisis, in that artmaking both responds to political, economic, and social crises and reveals a crisis of confidence regarding resistance’s very possibi...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers (September 2021)
Stretching the Art of Thinking
Silvia Benso - Editor
Elvira Roncalli - Editor

A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.

Gathering the contributions of eleven contemporary Italian women thinkers who share a philosophical practice, Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers embraces a g...(Read More)
 
 
Unholy Trinity
Unholy Trinity (September 2021)
State, Church, and Film in Mexico
Rebecca Janzen - Author

Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.

Rebecca Janzen brings a unique applied understanding of religion to bear on analysis of Mexican cinema from the Golden Age of the 1930s onward. Unholy Trinity first examines canonical films like Emilio Fernández’s María Candelaria and Río Escondido that m...(Read More)
 
 
All the World Is Awry
All the World Is Awry (August 2021)
Al-Ma‛arrī and the Luzūmiyyāt, Revisited
R. Kevin Lacey - Author

Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.

Free-thinking poet, grammarian, social critic, and satirist, Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) remains one of the more celebrated and intriguing personalities in the his...(Read More)
 
 
Meander
Meander (August 2021)
Making Room for Rivers
Margaret Wooster - Author

Draws on the author’s own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region’s experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.

Meander tells the story of the Great Lakes region’s experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water. Drawing on her own experience as a watershed planner,...(Read More)
 
 
Antigone in the Americas
Antigone in the Americas (July 2021)
Democracy, Sexuality, and Death in the Settler Colonial Present
Andrés Fabián Henao Castro - Author

Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.

Sophocles’s classical tragedy, Antigone, is continually reinvented, particularly in the Americas. Theater practitioners and political theorists alike revisit the story to hold states accountable for t...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education for Democracy
Higher Education for Democracy (July 2021)
The Role of the University in Civil Society
William G. Tierney - Author

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Democracy and higher education are inextricably linked: universities not only have the ability to be key arbiters of how democracy is advanced, but they also need to reflect democratic values in their practices, objec...(Read More)
 
 
Perpetual Movement
Perpetual Movement (July 2021)
Alfred Hitchcock's Rope
Neil Badmington - Author

Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.

The first book-length study in English of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948), Perpetual Movement offers both a production history that draws extensively upon little-known archival materials, including set drawings and drafts of the screenplay, and a close examination...(Read More)
 
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