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Exile Within Exiles

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by James N. Green, Professor of Modern Latin American History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Herbert Daniel was a significant and complex figure in Brazilian leftist revolutionary politics and social activism from the mid-1960s until his death in 1992. As a medical student, he joined a revolutionary guerrilla organization but was forced to conceal his sexual identity from his comrades, a situation Daniel described as internal exile. After a government crackdown, he spent much of the 1970s in Europe, where his political self-education continued. He returned to Brazil in 1981, becoming engaged in electoral politics and social activism to champion gay rights, feminism, and environmental justice, achieving global recognition for fighting discrimination against those with HIV/AIDS. In Exile within Exiles, James N. Green paints a full and dynamic portrait of Daniel's deep commitment to leftist politics, using Daniel's personal and political experiences to investigate the opposition to Brazil's military dictatorship, the left's construction of a revolutionary masculinity, and the challenge that the transition to democracy posed to radical movements. Green positions Daniel as a vital bridge linking former revolutionaries to the new social movements, engendering productive dialogue between divergent perspectives in his writings and activism.

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Latinx Literature Unbound: Undoing Ethnic Expectation

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by Ralph E. Rodriguez, Professor of American Studies

Since the 1990s, there has been unparalleled growth in the literary output from an ever more diverse group of Latinx writers. Extant criticism, however, has yet to catch up with the diversity of writers we label Latinx and the range of themes about which they write. Little sustained scholarly attention has been paid, moreover, to the very category under which we group this literature. Latinx Literature Unbound, thus, begins with a fundamental question “What does it mean to label a work of literature or an entire corpus of literature Latinx?” From this question others emerge: What does Latinx allow or predispose us to see, and what does it preclude us from seeing? If the grouping―which brings together a heterogeneous collection of people under a seemingly homogeneous label―tells us something meaningful, is there a poetics we can develop that would facilitate our analysis of this literature?

In answering these questions, Latinx Literature Unbound frees Latinx literature from taken-for-granted critical assumptions about identity and theme. It argues that there may be more salubrious taxonomies than Latinx for organizing and analyzing this literature. Privileging the act of reading as a temporal, meaning-making event, Ralph E. Rodriguez argues that genre may be a more durable category for analyzing this literature and suggests new ways we might proceed with future studies of the writing we have come to identify as Latinx.

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Rising

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by Elizabeth Rush, Visiting Lecturer in English

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant―and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways.

In this highly original work of lyrical reportage, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place. Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice―a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago―with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both currently at risk and already displaced, Rising privileges the voices of those usually kept at the margins.

At once polyphonic and precise, Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.

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The Baroque Night

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by Spencer Golub, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

In The Baroque Night, authorial idiosyncrasy hybridizes the concepts of "baroque" and "noir" across the fields of film, theater, literature, and philosophy, arguing for mental function as form, as an impossible object, a container in which the container itself is the thing contained. The book is an experiment in thinking difference and thinking differently, an ethics of otherness and the abstract. Spencer Golub inverts the unreality of the real and the reality of fiction, exposing the tropes of memory, identity, and authenticity as a scenic route through life that ultimately blocks the view.

The Baroque Night draws upon materials that have not previously been included in studies of either the baroque or film noir, while offering new perspectives on other, more familiar sources. Leibniz's concepts of the monad and compossibility provide organizing thought models, and death, fear, and mental illness cast their anamorphic images across surfaces that are deeper and closer than they at first appear. Key characters and situations in the book derive from the works of Alfred Hitchcock, Henri-Georges Clozot, Jean-Pierre Melville, Oscar Wilde, Georges Perec, Patricia Highsmith, William Shakespeare, Jean Racine, Pierre Corneille, and Arthur Conan Doyle, among many others.

This is virtuality and reality for the phobic, making it a fascinating and viable document of and episteme for the anxious age in which we (always) find ourselves living, though not yet fully alive. This performance of suspect evidence speaks to and in the ways we are organically inauthentic, the cause of our own causality and our own worst eyewitnesses to all that appears and disappears in space and time.

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The Oath and the Office

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by Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science

An essential guide to the presidential powers and limits of the Constitution, for anyone voting―or running―for our highest office.

Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president’s executive order? In today’s fraught political climate, it often seems as if we must become constitutional law scholars just to understand the news from Washington, let alone make a responsible decision at the polls.

The Oath and the Office is the book we need, right now and into the future, whether we are voting for or running to become president of the United States. Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers―and limits―that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history’s most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what “we the people” can do to influence the nation’s highest public office―including, if need be, removing the person in it. In these brief yet deeply researched chapters, we meet founding fathers such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, as well as key figures from historic cases such as Brown v. Board of Education and Korematsu v. United States.

Brettschneider breathes new life into the articles and amendments that we once read about in high school civics class, but that have real impact on our lives today. The Oath and the Office offers a compact, comprehensive tour of the Constitution, and empowers all readers, voters, and future presidents with the knowledge and confidence to read and understand one of our nation’s most important founding documents.

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Why You Eat What You Eat

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by Rachel Herz - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

“In this factual feast, neuroscientist Rachel Herz probes humanity’s fiendishly complex relationship with food.” ―Nature

How is personality correlated with preference for sweet or bitter foods? What genres of music best enhance the taste of red wine? With clear and compelling explanations of the latest research, Rachel Herz explores these questions and more in this lively book. Why You Eat What You Eat untangles the sensory, psychological, and physiological factors behind our eating habits, pointing us to a happier and healthier way of engaging with our meals.

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1 - Tobin, Sarah, Associate Director of Middle East Studies

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Everyday Piety: Islam and Economy in Jordan
Author: Sarah A. Tobin, Associate Director of Middle East Studies
Publisher: Cornell University Press; Pub. Date: February 2016; Subject: Academic; Middle East;

"In Everyday Piety, Sarah A. Tobin draws our attention to the complex and dynamic ways in which everyday practices of piety intersect with various dimensions of what might conventionally be called economic practices. The analysis is situated in Amman, Jordan, a growing metropolitan area in which portions of the landscape are being restructured by neoliberal practices, aesthetics, public spaces, and modes of social interaction. Tobin's original approach opens up new space for thinking about the role of religion in a rapidly changing region. A must-read and one of the most exciting and innovative works in years."—Jillian Schwedler, author of Faith in Moderation

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ISBN-13: 978-150170046-0

Item: 150170046

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Achebe, Chinua, Professor of Africana Studies

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Title: There was a Country: A Memoir

Author: Chinua Achebe, Professor of Africana Studies
Publisher: Penguin; Pub. Date: September 2013; Subject: Academic; Memoir;

"The defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970. The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people, Chinua Achebe’s people, many of whom were starved to death after the Nigerian government blockaded their borders…Achebe masterfully relates his experience, both as he lived it and how he has come to understand it…Marrying history and memoir, poetry and prose, There Was a Country is a distillation of vivid firsthand observation and forty years of research and reflection. Wise, humane, and authoritative, it will stand as definitive and reinforce Achebe’s place as one of the most vital literary and moral voices of our age.”--publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-014312403-0

Item: 014312403

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Andrea, Peter, Professor of Political Science

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Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America
Author: Peter Andreas, Professor of Political Science
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pub. Date: June 2014; Subject: Academic: American History;

"Providing a sweeping narrative history from colonial times to the present, Smuggler Nation is the first book to retell the story of America--and of its engagement with its neighbors and the rest of the world--as a series of highly contentious battles over clandestine commerce. As Peter Andreas demonstrates in this provocative and fascinating account, smuggling has played a pivotal and too often overlooked role in America's birth, westward expansion, and economic development, while anti-smuggling campaigns have dramatically enhanced the federal government's policing powers. The great irony, Andreas tells us, is that a country that was born and grew up through smuggling is today the world's leading anti-smuggling crusader.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-019974688-0

Item: 019936098

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Benton, Adia '99, Asst. Professor of Anthropology

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HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone
Author: Adia Benton '99, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; Pub. Date: February 2015; Subject: African Studies; Anthropology;

"What Adia Benton chronicles in this ethnographically rich and often moving book is how one war-ravaged nation reoriented itself as a country suffering from HIV at the expense of other, more pressing health concerns. During her fieldwork in the capital, Freetown, a city of one million people, at least thirty NGOs administered internationally funded programs that included HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Benton probes why HIV exceptionalism--the idea that HIV is an exceptional disease requiring an exceptional response--continues to guide approaches to the epidemic worldwide and especially in Africa, even in low-prevalence settings.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-081669243-9

Item: 081669243

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Bewes, Timothy, Assoc. Prof. of English

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The Event of Postcolonial Shame
Author: Timothy Bewes, Associate Professor of English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Pub. Date: December 2010; Paperback
Subject: Literary Criticism

"Drawing on thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Frantz Fanon, Theodor Adorno, and Gilles Deleuze, Bewes argues that in literature there is an "event" of shame that brings together these ethical and aesthetic tensions. Reading works by J. M. Coetzee, Joseph Conrad, Nadine Gordimer, V. S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Zo Wicomb, Bewes presents a startling theory: the practices of postcolonial literature depend upon and repeat the same structures of thought and perception that made colonialism possible in the first place. As long as those structures remain in place, literature and critical thinking will remain steeped in shame.

Offering a new mode of postcolonial reading, The Event of Postcolonial Shame demands a literature and a criticism that acknowledge their own ethical deficiency without seeking absolution from it."--publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-069114166-4

Item: 069114166

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Blyth, Mark, Professor of Political Science

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Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
Author: Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pub. Date: January 2015; Subject: Non-fiction; Economics;

Indie Bound Review:
"Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013

Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. Not from an orgy of government spending, but as the direct result of bailing out, recapitalizing, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system. Through these actions private debt was rechristened as government debt while those responsible for generating it walked away scot-free, placing the blame on the state, and the burden on the taxpayer.

That burden now takes the form of a global turn to austerity, the policy of reducing domestic wages and prices to restore competitiveness and balance the budget. The problem, according to political economist Mark Blyth, is that austerity is a very dangerous idea. First of all, it doesn't work. As the past four years and countless historical examples from the last 100 years show, while it makes sense for any one state to try and cut its way to growth, it simply cannot work when all states try it simultaneously: all we do is shrink the economy. In the worst case, austerity policies worsened the Great Depression and created the conditions for seizures of power by the forces responsible for the Second World War: the Nazis and the Japanese military establishment. As Blyth amply demonstrates, the arguments for austerity are tenuous and the evidence thin. Rather than expanding growth and opportunity, the repeated revival of this dead economic idea has almost always led to low growth along with increases in wealth and income inequality. Austerity demolishes the conventional wisdom, marshaling an army of facts to demand that we recognize austerity for what it is, and what it costs us.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-019938944-5

Item: 019938944

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Braun, Lundy, Professor of Medical Science &Africana Studies

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Breathing Race into the Machine: he Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics
Author: Lundy Braun, Professor of Medical Science and Africana Studies
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; Pub. Date: February 2014; Subject: Academic;

"In the antebellum South, plantation physicians used a new medical device--the spirometer--to show that lung volume and therefore vital capacity were supposedly less in black slaves than in white citizens. At the end of the Civil War, a large study of racial difference employing the spirometer appeared to confirm the finding, which was then applied to argue that slaves were unfit for freedom. What is astonishing is that this example of racial thinking is anything but a historical relic.

In Breathing Race into the Machine, science studies scholar Lundy Braun traces the little-known history of the spirometer to reveal the social and scientific processes by which medical instruments have worked to naturalize racial and ethnic differences, from Victorian Britain to today. Routinely a factor in clinical diagnoses, preemployment physicals, and disability estimates, spirometers are often 'race corrected,' typically reducing normal values for African Americans by 15 percent.

An unsettling account of the pernicious effects of racial thinking that divides people along genetic lines, Breathing Race into the Machine helps us understand how race enters into science and shapes medical research and practice.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-081668357-4

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Brennan, Jason, Asst. Prof. of Philosophy

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The Ethics of Voting
Author: Jason Brennan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Pub. Date: April 2011; Hardcover
Subject: Political Science

"Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. In this provocative book, Jason Brennan challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens--in fact, he argues, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote.

Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic policies. Brennan shows why voters have duties to make informed decisions in the voting booth, to base their decisions on sound evidence for what will create the best possible policies, and to promote the common good rather than their own self-interest. They must vote well--or not vote at all. Brennan explains why voting is not necessarily the best way for citizens to exercise their civic duty, and why some citizens need to stay away from the polls to protect the democratic process from their uninformed, irrational, or immoral votes.

In a democracy, every citizen has the right to vote. This book reveals why sometimes it's best if they don't."—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-069114481-8

Item: 069114481

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Cammett, Melani, Assoc. Prof. of Political Science

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Globalization and Business Politics in Arab North Africa: A Comparative Perspective
Author: Melani Clarie Cammett, Associate Professor of Political Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Pub. Date: July 2010; Paperback
Subject: Political Science; Globalization;

"The main focus of the book is whether globalization and trade liberalization enable business associations to become real representatives of business interests rather than state-controlled or otherwise ineffective organizations in developing countries. The book relies heavily on more than 200 interviews with Moroccan and Tunisian workers and employers to trace changes in business associational life after trade liberalization in the 1980s and 1990s. The core argument is that pre-economic liberalization relations between business and the state condition how business groups organize in the face of large-scale economic change."—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-052115626-4

Item: 052115626

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Chudacoff, Howard, Professor of American History

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Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports
Author: Howard Chudacoff, George L. Littlefield Professor of American History; Professor of Urban Studies
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Pub. Date: December 2015; Subject: Academic; Sports;

"In Changing the Playbook, Howard P. Chudacoff delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that transformed college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues--race and gender, profit and power--that reflected societal tensions and, in many cases, remain pertinent today:
--the failed 1950 effort to pass a Sanity Code regulating payments to football players;
--the thorny racial integration of university sports programs;
--the boom in television money;
--the 1984 Supreme Court decision that settled who could control skyrocketing media revenues;
--Title IX's transformation of women's athletics;the cheating, eligibility, and recruitment scandals that tarnished college sports in the 1980s and 1990s;
--the ongoing controversy over paying student athletes a share of the enormous moneys harvested by schools and athletic departments.

A thought-provoking journey into the whos and whys of college sports history, Changing the Playbook reveals how the turning points of yesterday and today will impact tomorrow.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-025208132-3

Item: 025208132

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Coover, Robert - Robert Coover Festschrift

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The Review of Contemporary Fiction: Spring 2012 Vol. XXXII
Author: John O'Brien, ed.
Publisher: The Review of Contemporary Fiction; Pub. Date: July 2012; Subject: Robert Coover; Literary Criticism;

Festschrift: a volume of writings by different authors presented as a tribute or memorial especially to a scholar.

ISBN-13: 978-156478811-5

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Coover, Robert, Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts

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Huck Out West
Robert Coover, T.B. Stowell University Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts

Our leading postmodernist novelist turns his iconoclastic eye to a great American classic in this sequel to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
At the end of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and Tom Sawyer decide to escape “sivilization” and “light out for the Territory.” In Robert Coover’s Huck Out West, also “wrote by Huck,” the boys do just that, riding for the famous but short-lived Pony Express, then working as scouts for both sides in the war.
They are suddenly separated when Tom decides he’d rather own civilization than leave it, returning east with his new wife, Becky Thatcher, to learn the law from her father. Huck, abandoned and “dreadful lonely,” hires himself out to “whosoever.” He rides shotgun on coaches, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a gang of bandits, guides wagon trains, gets dragged into U.S. Army massacres, suffers a series of romantic and barroom misadventures.
He is eventually drawn into a Lakota tribe by a young brave, Eeteh, an inventive teller of Coyote tales who “was having about the same kind of trouble with his tribe as I was having with mine.” There is an army colonel who wants to hang Huck and destroy Eeteh’s tribe, so they’re both on the run, finding themselves ultimately in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush.
This period, from the middle of the Civil War to the centennial year of 1876, is probably the most formative era of the nation’s history. In the West, it is a time of grand adventure, but also one of greed, religious insanity, mass slaughter, virulent hatreds, widespread poverty and ignorance, ruthless military and civilian leadership, huge disparities of wealth. Only Huck’s sympathetic and gently comical voice can make it somehow bearable.--publisher description

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Coover, Robert, Visiting Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts

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The Brunist Day of Wrath
Author: Robert Coover, Visiting Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts
Publisher: Dzanc Books; Pub. Date: April 2014; Subject: Fiction;

"West Condon, small-town USA, five years later: the Brunists are back, loonies and 'cretina' aplenty in tow, wanting it all--sainthood and salvation, vanity and vacuity, God's fury and a good laugh--for the end is at hand…The Brunist Day of Wrath the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning The Origin of the Brunists, is both a scathing indictment of fundamentalism and a careful examination of a world where religion competes with money, common sense, despair, and reason.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-193860438-6

Item: 193860438

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Delaney, Carol, John Carter Brown Library

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Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem: How Religion Drove the Voyages that Led to America
Author: Carol Delaney
Publisher: Free Press; Pub. Date: July 2012; Subject: Academic; European History;

"Five hundred years after he set sail, the dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Here, finally, is a book that will radically change our interpretation of the man and his mission. Scholar Carol Delaney claims that the true motivation for Columbus’s voyages is very different from what is commonly accepted. She argues that he was inspired to find a western route to the Orient not only to obtain vast sums of gold for the Spanish Crown but primarily to help fund a new crusade to take Jerusalem from the Muslims—a goal that sustained him until the day he died. Rather than an avaricious glory hunter, Delaney reveals Columbus as a man of deep passion, patience, and religious conviction.

Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem is based on extensive archival research, trips to Spain and Italy to visit important sites in Columbus’s life story, and a close reading of writings from his day. It recounts the drama of the four voyages, bringing the trials of ocean navigation vividly to life and showing Columbus for the master navigator that he was. Delaney offers not an apologist’s take, but a clear-eyed, thought-provoking, and timely reappraisal of the man and his legacy. She depicts him as a thoughtful interpreter of the native cultures that he and his men encountered, and unfolds the tragic story of how his initial attempts to establish good relations with the natives turned badly sour, culminating in his being brought back to Spain as a prisoner in chains. Putting Columbus back into the context of his times, rather than viewing him through the prism of present-day perspectives on colonial conquests, Delaney shows him to have been neither a greedy imperialist nor a quixotic adventurer, as he has lately been depicted, but a man driven by an abiding religious passion.”--publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-030771651-143910237-4

Item: 143910237

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Elliott, Gregory C., Prof. of Sociology

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Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence
Author: Gregory C. Elliott, Professor of Sociology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Pub. Date: February 2009; Paperback
Subject: Sociology; Child Care

"Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence.

• Defines mattering and distinguishes among the three ways that people can matter to others: awareness, importance, and reliance.
•Utilizes empirical evidence from a quantitative analyses of data from a nationwide survey 2,004 adolescents to support author’s assertions.
•Explores the impact of structural and demographic factors such as family structure in developing of a sense of mattering in adolescents.
•Includes helpful indices, including his Mattering Index and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Index.
•Suggests how parents, teachers, and other significant people in the lives of adolescents can work to instill a sense of mattering in those under their care."—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-140516243-2

Item: 140516243

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Estlund, David M., Prof. of Philosophy

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Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework
Author: David M. Estlund, Professor of Philosophy
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Pub. Date: August 2009; Paperback
Subject: Philosophy; Political Philosophy

"Democracy is not naturally plausible. Why turn such important matters over to masses of people who have no expertise? Many theories of democracy answer by appealing to the intrinsic value of democratic procedure, leaving aside whether it makes good decisions. In Democratic Authority, David Estlund offers a groundbreaking alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and legitimacy must depend partly on democracy's tendency to make good decisions.

Estlund's theory--which he calls "epistemic proceduralism"--avoids epistocracy, or the rule of those who know. He argues that while some few people probably do know best, this can be used in political justification only if their expertise is acceptable from all reasonable points of view. If we seek the best epistemic arrangement in this respect, it will be recognizably democratic--with laws and policies actually authorized by the people subject to them."—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-069114324-8

Item: 069114324

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Evenson, Brian, Professor of Literary Arts

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Windeye
Author: Brian Evenson, Professor of Literary Arts
Publisher: Coffee House Press; Pub. Date: April 2012; Subject: Fiction;

"Brian Evenson is one of the treasures of American story writing, a true successor both to the generation of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but also to Edgar Allan Poe." —Jonathan Lethem

"A woman falling out of sync with the world; a king's servant hypnotized by his murderous horse; a transplanted ear with a mind of its own—the characters in these stories live as interlopers in a world shaped by mysterious disappearances and unfathomable discrepancies between the real and imagined. Brian Evenson, master of literary horror, presents his most far-ranging collection to date, exploring how humans can persist in an increasingly unreal world. Haunting, gripping, and psychologically fierce, these tales illuminate a dark and unsettling side of humanity.

Praised by Peter Straub for going 'furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice,' Brian Evenson is the author of ten books of fiction. He has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award, and the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel. Fugue State was named one of Time Out New York's Best Books of 2009. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and three O. Henry Prizes, including one for the title story in "Windeye," Evenson lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Department.”--publisher description

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Immobility
Author: Brian Evenson, Professor of Literary Arts
Publisher: Tor Books; Pub. Date: April 2013; Subject: Science Fiction;

"Immobility’s bleak landscape and doubting yet relentless protagonist display Brian Evenson, one of our best and bravest novelists, at his most probing and mordant. The book might almost be the product of a collaboration between the younger Samuel Beckett and the mid-career Buster Keaton. No one else in America is writing like this, and no one but he possesses Evenson's ravishing, diamond-like focus.”—Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of A Dark Matter

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Fugue State: Stories
Author: Brian Evenson, Professor of Literary Arts
Publisher: Coffee House Press; Pub. Date: July 2009; Subject: Fiction; Horror;

"Brian Evenson is the Donald Barthelme of psychological horror…he has birthed a distinctive, postmodern style for exploring his favorite macabre topics—amputation, post-apocalyptic landscapes, doppelgängers, 'creatures of darkness' and religious bloodshed. Yet the grimmest turns in Evenson's writing have always been connected to a singularly modern obsession with language."—Los Angeles Times

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By Hubert D. Jennings
Ed. by Carlos Pittela

The Poet with Many Faces is the first biography of Fernando Pessoa in English. Written in the early 1970s by Hubert D. Jennings, the book was intended for publication in 1974, when the Carnation Revolution in Portugal interrupted the editorial plans. The once lost typescript is published here for the first time, together with an anthology of more than 50 poems by Pessoa and his heteronyms - some translated from the original Portuguese by Jennings and others written in English by Pessoa himself. This volume also includes notes and a critical apparatus prepared by the editor Carlos Pittella, a forward by renowned Prof. George Monteiro and an afterword by Filipa de Freitas.

Published by Gávea-Brown Publications at Brown University.

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A Prank of Georges
Author: Thalia Field, Associate Professor of Literary Arts & Abigail Lang
Publisher: Essay Press; Pub. Date: April 2010; Paperback
Subject: Poetry

"A convoy, a motley, a mob of machines. Machines? By George! Gertrude Stein cranks the motor, and we're off to the carnival, the roller-coaster ride across genres, languages, typefaces and names. American names especially, where Wilson may come from Witkiewicz and castle from Katzenellengogen. It's dazzling. It's a riot. It self-deconstrcuts, but it won't disappoint you."--Rosemarie Waldrop--Backmatter

ISBN-13: 978-097911896-8

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Bird Lovers, Backyard
Author: Thalia Field, Associate Professor of Literary Arts
Publisher: New Directions; Pub. Date: April 2010; Paperback
Subject: Poetry

"Bird Lovers, Backyard continues Thalia Field’s interrogation of the act of storytelling and her experimentation with literary genre. Field’s illuminating essays, or stories, in poetic form, place scientists, philosophers, animals, even the military, in real and imagined events. Her open questioning brings in subjects as diverse as pigeons, chat rooms, nuclear testing, the building of the Kennedy Space Center, the development of seaside beaches, Konrad Lorenz, the American author and animal trainer Vicki Hearne, and the Swiss zoologist Heini Hediger. Throughout, she intermingles fact and fiction, probing the porous boundaries between human and animal, calling into question “what we are willing to do with words,” and spinning a world where life is haunted by echoes. Story and event survive through daring language, and the elegies of history."—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-081121840-5

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Incarnate: Story Material
Author: Thalia Field, Associate Professor of Literary Arts
Publisher: New Directions; Pub. Date: October 2004; Paperback
Subject: Poetry

"Thalia Field's inventive new book explores the very condition of being incarnate: how, invested with human form, we experience both suffering and ecstasy from childhood to adulthood to death. As with her previous book published by New Directions, Point and Line (2000), Incarnate defies categorization: it "industriously works the sparsely populated and as yet underdeveloped borderlands between poetry, fiction, theater, and contemporary classical music" (Review of Contemporary Fiction). In Incarnate: Story Material, she continues to reach beyond borders, examining how, trapped in our own stories, we act and react in a world of solidity, perceiving something "other" close at hand. With its amazing variety of poetic and prose-like forms, driven by a fierce and playful intelligence, Incarnate: Story Material challenges and moves us."—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-081121599-2

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Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction)Author: Thalia Field, Professor of Literary Arts
Publisher: Solid Objects; Pub. Date: November 2016; Subject: Fiction;

"Advancing what she started twenty years ago with her earliest explorations of essayistic fiction, Thalia Field has now composed what very well might be her life's work—a tragic, comical, and utterly fascinating tale of a marriage that vividly encapsulates not only the origins of experimental medicine, but an entire age that spirited experiments in literature, science, engineering, film, etc. It's nothing less than a history—gorgeously fictional, purposefully essayistic—of how we got where we are." —John D'Agata

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