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Tasting Coffee
Tasting Coffee (June 2022)
An Inquiry into Objectivity
Kenneth Liberman - Author

 
 
Inside the Green Lobby
Inside the Green Lobby (February 2022)
The Fight to Save the Adirondack Park
Bernard C. Melewski - Author

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scences struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

Inside the Green Lobby recounts the behind-the-scenes efforts, both at the State Capitol in Albany and the halls of Congress, of a lobbyist for a major environmental advocacy group. Bernard C. Melewski worked to save the six-million acre A...(Read More)
 
 
The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Inequality
The Archaeology of Inequality (September 2021)
Tracing the Archaeological Record
Orlando Cerasuolo - Editor

Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.

The Archaeology of Inequality explores the different aspects of social boundaries and articulation by comparing several interdisciplinary approaches for the analysis of the archaeological data, as well as actual c...(Read More)
 
 
Seeing Symphonically
Seeing Symphonically (August 2021)
Avant-Garde Film, Urban Planning, and the Utopian Image of New York
Erica Stein - Author

Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.

Can the cinema imagine a different way of developing, using, and living in the city? Is it possible to do so using images of the extant city? Seeing Symphonically shows how a group of independent experimental, documentary, and featu...(Read More)
 
 
Empire News
Empire News (July 2021)
The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India
Priti Joshi - Author

Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.

In Empire News, Priti Joshi examines the neglected archive of English-language newspapers from India to unpack the maintenance and tensions of empire. Focusing on the period between 1845 and 1860, she analyzes circul...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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