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The Political Consequences of Thinking
The Political Consequences of Thinking (August 1997)
Gender and Judaism in the Work of Hannah Arendt
Jennifer Ring - Author

Applies the perspectives of gender and ethnicity in a feminist analysis of the Eichmann controversy and offers a wholly new interpretation of Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem to The Life of the Mind.

In this book, Jennifer Ring offers a wholly new interpretation of Hannah Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem, with its bitter reception by the Jewish community, to The Life of t...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World
Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World (November 1995)
Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' - Author
Mahmoud M. Ayoub - Foreword by

A systematic treatment of the religious, intellectual, cultural, and social foundations of the Islamic resurgence in the modern Arab world that is grounded in the larger context of Arab and Islamic intellectual history.

"This is the most interesting, comprehensive, and intelligible study of the Arab/Islamic resurgence I have read to date. It stands in a class by itself as a learned synthesis of its subject. Its special strength is the richn...(Read More)

 
 
Paths to the Middle East
Paths to the Middle East (November 1993)
Ten Scholars Look Back
Thomas Naff - Editor

"This book brings together autobiographical reflections of some of the most prominent representatives of a generation of scholars whose contributions mark a turning point in the study of the Middle East."--John P. Spagnolo, Simon Fraser University

The field of Middle East studies is undergoing a generational change in academia, government, and the corporate community. The men and women who trained the present generation of scholars and who s...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity
Intellectuals and the Crisis of Modernity (August 1993)
Carl Boggs - Author

This book is a page-turner on a subject that is of the greatest interest to social theorists, historians, and that broad constituency of readers who are concerned with the fate of education, political life, and above all, the intellectual level of our period.

"With a style that is amazingly lucid and inviting, Boggs has provided a basic framework for discussing one of the most disquieting problems of our times: the absorption of what was once...(Read More)
 
 
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein
German Mysticism From Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein (July 1993)
A Literary and Intellectual History
Andrew Weeks - Author

"This book offers a fine overview of the emergence and development of a German mystical tradition. Weeks introduces the major figures and characterizes the nature of their religious experience. His work provides insights into specific doctrines or modes of thought while at the same time offering a framework into which the specifics may be fit in order to form a coherent whole."-- Debra L. Stoudt, University of Toledo

This book offers the re...(Read More)
 
 
Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey
Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey (April 1993)
An American Odyssey
Daniel F. Rice - Author

Reinhold Niebuhr and John Dewey frequently have been identified as the most influential American philosophers of their respective times. Although their direct contact in print and in political action was marginal, their substantive conflict over such issues as religion, naturalism, the liberal tradition, and democracy both reflected and shaped much of America's inner dialogue from 1932 to mid-century and beyond. In this intriguing book, Daniel Ric...(Read More)
 
 
Political Communication
Political Communication (January 1993)
Engineering Visions of Order in the Socialist World
Sarah Sanderson King - Editor
Donald P. Cushman - Editor

"This book has a unique communication drama analysis which provides insight into complex political/economic/social changes in an important area of the world. The events happening now in communist countries would rank among the most significant changes of this century, and will have implications far into the next century as well. The book will prove of interest to scholars and students in many disciplines, including such diverse disciplines as com...(Read More)
 
 
The Degeneracy Crisis and Victorian Youth
The Degeneracy Crisis and Victorian Youth (January 1993)
Thomas E. Jordan - Author

"Jordan reminds us that history, policy, and economics are great shaping forces in terms of setting ceilings on what children can be. There is much here that is important to scholars in child growth and development. But most important is that we are reminded of the plight of poor children today as well as yesterday." -- Margaret Yonemura, State University of New York, Binghamton

A book in the ecology of child development, The Degeneracy ...(Read More)
 
 
A Light Too Bright
A Light Too Bright (August 1992)
The Enlightenment Today: An Assessment of the Values of the European Enlightenment and a Search for New Foundations for Human Civilization
Paulos Mar Gregorios - Author

"The author has a special talent for bringing together vast amounts of material and summarizing in clear and insightful ways. This critique of the European Enlightenment is most significant in itself. While there have been other books on the Enlightenment, the approach taken here is unique and could only have been offered by a non-European."
-- Harold G. Coward, University of Calgary

Questioning the very legitimacy of Western lib...(Read More)
 
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