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Empire News
Empire News (July 2021)
The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India
Priti Joshi - Author

 
 
An Unfinished Revolution
An Unfinished Revolution (June 2021)
Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women's Rights
Marguerite Kearns - Author

The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.

Through the lens of one family’s history, An Unfinished Revolution tells the story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights in the United States. The book opens with ten-year-old Marguerite Kearns listening to her grandfather Wi...(Read More)
 
 
Reading, Wanting, and Broken Economics
Reading, Wanting, and Broken Economics (May 2021)
A Twenty-First-Century Study of Readers and Bookshops in Southampton around 1900
Simon R. Frost - Author

Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.

Combining historical study, theorization, and experimental fiction, this book takes commodity culture and book retail around 1900, as the prime example of a market of symbolic goods. With the port of Southampton, England, as his case study, Simon R...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women's Yoga History
Black Women's Yoga History (March 2021)
Memoirs of Inner Peace
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author
Jana Long - Foreword by

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of ensla...(Read More)
 
 
The Specter of Babel
The Specter of Babel (November 2020)
A Reconstruction of Political Judgment
Michael J. Thompson - Author

Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.

In an age of rising groupthink, reactionary populism, social conformity, and democratic deficit, political judgment in modern society has reached a state of crisis. In The Specter of Babel, Michael J. Thompson offers a critical reconstruction of the concept of political judgment that can help resuscitate cri...(Read More)
 
 
Bending the Arc
Bending the Arc (August 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, pe...(Read More)
 
 
DIY on the Lower East Side
DIY on the Lower East Side (August 2020)
Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis
Andrew Strombeck - Author

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

The severe financial austerity imposed on New York City during the 1975 fiscal crisis resulted in a city falling apart. Broken windows, crumbling walls, and piles of bricks were everywhere. While, for many, this physical decay was a sign that the postwar welfare state had failed, f...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (August 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin' circuit to the mainstream.

In this groundbreaking book, Malcolm Frierson moves comedy from the margins to the center of the American Civil Rights Movement. Freedom in Laughter reveals how stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby used their increasing mainstream success to advance pol...(Read More)
 
 
The Great Agrarian Conquest
The Great Agrarian Conquest (September 2019)
The Colonial Reshaping of a Rural World
Neeladri Bhattacharya - Author

Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.

This book examines how, over colonial times, the diverse practices and customs of an existing rural universe—with its many forms of livelihood—were reshaped to create a new agrarian world of settled farming. While focusing on Punjab, India, this pathbreakin...(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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