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Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (July 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

 
 
Bending the Arc
Bending the Arc (June 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)
 
 
Doghiker
Doghiker (March 2020)
Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills
Alan Via - Author

A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.

Much more than a guidebook showing readers great places to hike with their canine companions in upstate New York, Doghiker is a dog owner’s operating manual and tool kit. A lifelong dog owner, Alan Via makes a strong case for responsible ownership and offers guidance on selecting a canine hikin...(Read More)
 
 
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965 (September 2019)
Benjamin P. Bowser - Editor
Chelli Devadutt - Editor

A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.

In the past, the study of racial inequality in New York City has usually had a narrow focus, examining particular social problems affecting ethnic-racial groups. In contrast, this book provides a comprehensive overview of racial inequality in the city’s economy, housing, and education sectors over the last half-century. A collection of original ...(Read More)
 
 
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature
Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature (January 2019)
Critical Theory, Moral Authority, and Radicalism in the Anthropocene
Andy Scerri - Author

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

In Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature, Andy Scerri offers a comprehensive overview of the critical theory project from the 1960s to the present, refracted through the lens of US politics and the Amer...(Read More)
 
 
Partial Truths and Our Common Future
Partial Truths and Our Common Future (September 2018)
A Perspectival Theory of Truth and Value
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

In this book, Donald A. Crosby defends the idea that all claims to truth are at best partial. Recognizing this, he argues, is a necessary safeguard against arrogance, close-mindedness, and potentially violent reactions to...(Read More)
 
 
Poor Joshua
Poor Joshua (August 2018)
The DeShaney Case and Child Abuse in America
John R. Howard - Author

Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.

In DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, a bitterly divided Supreme Court rejected a claim brought on behalf of five-year old Joshua DeShaney, left permanently disabled after sustained abuse, despite regular home visits by social workers charged with monitoring his welfare. In its de...(Read More)
 
 
We Are Going to Be Lucky
We Are Going to Be Lucky (August 2018)
A World War II Love Story in Letters
Elizabeth L. Fox - Edited and annotated

Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.

We Are Going to Be Lucky
tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words. Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. Deeply committed to social justice and bonded by love, both vowed to write to one anoth...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Mystery 101
Mystery 101 (February 2018)
An Introduction to the Big Questions and the Limits of Human Knowledge
Richard H. Jones - Author

Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.

Offering readers much to ponder, Richard H. Jones approaches the “big questions” of philosophy such as the nature of reality, consciousness, free will, the existence of God, and the meaning of life not by weighing the merits of leading arguments in these debates, but instead by questioning the extent to which we are even in a position t...(Read More)
 
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