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City on the Edge
City on the Edge (September 2020)
Hard Choices in the American Rust Belt
Michael Streissguth - Author

Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.

Why do people stay in a struggling city? City on the Edge explores this question through the lives of five people in Syracuse, New York, a quintessential rust-belt metropolis. Once a booming industrial center with a dynamic civic life and pr...(Read More)
 
 
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Pharmapolitics in Russia (September 2020)
Making Drugs and Rebuilding the Nation
Olga Zvonareva - Author

Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.

Over the last one hundred years, the Russian pharmaceutical industry has undergone multiple dramatic transformations, which have taken place alongside tectonic political shifts in society associated with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a ...(Read More)
 
 
Adult Life
Adult Life (August 2020)
Aging, Responsibility, and the Pursuit of Happiness
John Russon - Author

Drawing from philosophy and psychology, offers a clear and compelling interpretation of what it means to be an adult.

What does it mean to be an adult? In this original and compelling work, John Russon answers that question by leading us through a series of rich reflections on the psychological and social dimensions of adulthood and by exploring some of the deepest ethical and existential issues that confront human life: intimac...(Read More)
 
 
Sense of Origins
Sense of Origins (August 2020)
A Study of New York's Young Italian Americans
Rosemary Serra - Author
Scott R. Kapuscinski - Translator

Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.

In Sense of Origins, Rosemary Serra explores the lives of a significant group of self-identified young Italian Americans residing in New York City and its surrounding areas. The book presents and examines the results of a survey she conducted of their values, family ...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Right Sex
The Politics of Right Sex (August 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)
 
 
University Management, the Academic Profession, and Neoliberalism
University Management, the Academic Profession, and Neoliberalism (August 2020)
John S. Levin - Author
Marie C. Martin - Author
Ariadna I. López Damián - Author

A unique examination of how faculty and university administrators understand their work and professional identities under neoliberalism.

This book examines tensions and challenges in the professional lives and identities of contemporary academics. Drawing on extensive interviews conducted over seven years with academics in the United States and the United Kingdom, the authors analyze the experiences of four types of academics as they...(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 colleg...(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 ...(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 nation 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 the ...(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)
 
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