University Press Week 2013

Ideas Unbound

Projects that exemplify innovation in scholarly publishing.

  • University of Chicago Press

    Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary App

    Editor: David Pharies

    The University of Chicago Press's first truly pocket-sized book, the Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary app brings the decades-old standard University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary into the twenty-first century. It’s a fully functional dual-language app that allows users to search on words or phrases, set up vocabulary quizzes, and build word lists to align with their interests or classwork.

    The dictionary app was a remarkably collaborative project, taking great content developed over the years for the dictionary and using the skills of editorial, IT, and marketing staff to translate it into a new format that can reach a new generation of readers.

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    Year

    2013

  • Stanford University Press

    Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind

    Author: Osagie Obasogie
    ISBN: 9780804772785; E-ISBN: 9780804789271

    How do blind people understand race? The assumption that they don't has led to the emergence of "colorblindness"—the idea that law and public policy can replicate the blind community's apparent racial harmony by not "seeing" or acknowledging race—and has radically reshaped post-civil rights race discussions. But the findings in Blinded by Sight are startling: blind people understand race visually and it shapes their everyday lives just like for anyone else. By debunking this illusory racial utopia, Osagie Obasogie provides a new vision for social justice.

    This is a first-of-its-kind study by a young, energetic, and inquisitive scholar. The book is ambitious and original: it combines social science methods, historical and popular culture analysis, and legal scholarship. Blinded by Sight jumpstarts a very necessary conversation on how to rethink our core assumptions about racial understanding. It has also broken barriers of traditional publication funding models, chosen as an inaugural recipient of the Stanford Author's Fund award. The fund was established by the press in 2012, allowing press authors the opportunity to donate royalties to help underwrite the publication of new work by young scholars.

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    Year

    2014

  • McGill-Queen's University Press

    The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie

    Authors: Eric Lewis
    ISBN: 9780773541696

    The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie brings into focus the complete video oeuvre of a pioneering Canadian artist. Tracing the development of Safdie’s work and its implications for the future of media art, this volume provides a stunning perspective on her videos and sets a new standard for the presentation of video art in book form.

    Any book that attempts to visually document artwork faces a host of issues involving ideas of representation and depiction. The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie is innovative for its achievements in translating video art to the printed page. There are no screen-captures in this book. Each image was entirely re-created to best convey the aesthetic and movement of the videos themselves. The e-book also includes Safdie’s videos embedded in the text for an immersive reading experience.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Georgia Press

    The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago and the Power of Popular Feminism, 1970-2007

    Author: Jane F. Gerhard
    ISBN: 9780820336756; E-ISBN: 9780820345680

    Judy Chicago's monumental installation The Dinner Party was a sensation when it debuted in 1979, today considered the most popular art to emerge from the second-wave feminist movement. Gerhard examines the piece's popularity to understand how ideas about feminism migrated from activist and intellectual circles to the American mainstream in the last decades of the twentieth century.

    More than most social movements, feminism was transmitted through culture: Ms. magazine, All in the Family, and thousands of other cultural artifacts. But the phenomenon came under criticism in the late 1970s and 1980s. Gerhard analyzes divisions over whether cultural feminism was sufficiently activist at a time when the line between liberalism and radicalism was shifting.

    The path that The Dinner Party traveled sheds light on the ways popular feminism in particular can illuminate important trends and transformations in the broader culture. This title is the third book in the Since 1970 series, a series exploring a traditional subject area in an innovative way: strictly recent history, with a particular emphasis on books that either connect that decade to a longer trajectory or focus entirely on the last quarter of the twentieth century.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of California Press

    Boom: A Journal of California

    Editor: Jon Christensen
    ISSN: 21538018

    Thoughtful, provocative, and playful, Boom: A Journal of California aims to create a lively conversation about vital social, cultural, and political issues in California and the world beyond. Boom includes a wide range of photography, art, and writing, from scholarly articles to journalism, personal essays, and interviews.

    Boom is a brilliant example of a hybrid, translational model of journal publishing, an interdisciplinary magazine that blends scholarship and journalism in a new way, based in the academy but still accessible to a general audience. It has been hailed by the Columbia Journalism Review as "breaking ground, in terms of the character of its content and its business model."

    With a lavishly-illustrated format, editor Jon Christensen hopes to build on the award-winning success of the journal to bring together scholars and researchers with writers, photographers, artists, policymakers, advocates, and entrepreneurs to talk not just about California, but about California in the world. In addition to the core print and digital publication, Boom engages with its audience through an interactive web site, social media, and public events with institutional partners such as libraries, museums, and media outlets.

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    2010

  • Washington State University Press

    Lewis and Clark Trail Maps: A Cartographic Reconstruction, Volume I

    Author: Martin Plamondon II
    ISBN: 9780874222326

    William Clark expected cartographers would convert his survey notes and sketches from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-06) into maps soon after he returned. It never happened. Nearly two centuries later, using measurements and notes from Clark's journals, Martin Plamondon II fulfilled the explorer's ambition. The effort took more than thirty years, and is an astounding addition to expedition knowledge. This book, the first in a three-volume set completed in 2004, covers the route along the Missouri River between Camp River Dubois in Illinois and Fort Mandan in North Dakota.

    When he reconstructed their route nearly two hundred years later, Martin Plamondon II essentially became a Lewis and Clark expedition member and exemplified an innovative approach to history. His series, The Lewis and Clark Trail Maps: A Cartographic Reconstruction, epitomizes the kind of non-fiction history titles related to the Pacific Northwest that continue to be the hallmark of the Washington State University Press publishing program.

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    Year

    2000

  • University of Minnesota Press

    Debates in the Digital Humanities

    Editor: Matthew Gold
    ISBN: 9780816677948

    With Debates in the Digital Humanities, leading figures in the digital humanities explore the field’s rapid revolution. This title was published at a time when the field was seeing the establishment of digital humanities centers and initiatives, alongside simultaneous institutional budget cuts. Debates in the Digital Humanities includes the biggest names participating in, shaping, and debating the nature and future of the digital humanities. Published by the University of Minnesota Press in January 2012, it was later released as an open access edition with a custom-built social reading platform in January 2013.

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    Year

    2012

  • Temple University Press

    Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

    Authors: Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer
    ISBN: 9781439909850

    Envisioning Emancipation illustrates what freedom looked like for black Americans through a collection of many never-before-seen photographs compiled by a a leading historian and curator of African American photography and culture, and a historian of African American slavery and emancipation.

    Published in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and presenting a vivid portrayal of the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, Envisioning Emancipation has been described as "both intellectually innovative and emotionally enriching … [and] has transformed the way scholars will look at abolitionism ..." Alongside Temple University Press's longstanding reputation for award-winning titles in race, ethnicity, and gender studies, this title represents Temple's commitment to providing the best in academic scholarship.

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    Year

    2013

  • Cork University Press/Attic Press

    Secrets of the Irish Landscape

    Editor: Matthew Jebb
    ISBN: 9781782050100

    Secrets of the Irish Landscape examines many little understood aspects of the Irish landscape from the last Ice Age until now. Historians, archaeologists, biologists and earth scientists each bring their unique take on how the landscape and the life it supports have been crafted by natural and human events. Great enigmas of the past are now being unravelled, and this volume gives a fascinating and fresh glimpse of how Ireland’s unique and stunning ecosystem has evolved.

    The latest scientific theories, techniques and methods are used to bring readers up-to-date on remarkable stories. Unravelling this history employs a wide array of evidence and clues to build an amazing history that is part of all our pasts. The endeavours of humans have been every bit as critical as great ice-sheets, climatic catastrophes, and microscopic diseases in shaping and understanding the landscape.

    The book was published in conjunction with the major Irish television series Secrets of the Irish Landscape produced by RTE Television, with the goal of presenting complex scientific concepts to a general readership.

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    Year

    2013

  • University Press of Mississippi

    A Comics Studies Reader

    Editors: Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester
    ISBN: 9781604731088

    A Comics Studies Reader provides an introduction to comics scholarship and critical commentary, offering essays on a wide variety of comics forms—gag cartoons, comic strips, manga, comic books, graphic novels—over the course of the twentieth century and beyond. Featuring the work of such noteworthy writers and theorists as Gilbert Seldes, Fredric Wertham, David Kunzle, M. Thomas Inge, Amy Kiste Nyberg, Martin Barker, Thierry Groensteen, and others, this collection testifies to the rich cultural conversation that cartooning has generated throughout the world.

    This title represents a key moment in the field of comics scholarship—a field in which the University Press of Mississippi is proudly at the forefront. Prior to this volume, comics studies was an inchoate academic discipline.

    This book helped define the field of comics studies by filling a void in the curriculum and continues to do so today. By providing a comprehensive collection of essays, the book introduces readers to the major debates, issues, and points of reference that continue to shape the field this anthology establishes the significance and breadth of comics studies.

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    Year

    2009

  • SUNY Press

    Beyond the Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence in Psychotherapy

    Author: Stanislav Grof
    ISBN: 9780873959537

    Originally published in 1985, Stanislav Grof's Beyond the Brain seriously challenged the existing neurophysiological models of the brain and broke new ground in the field of transpersonal psychology.

    One of SUNY Press's bestselling titles of all time, it helped establish the press as one of the leading publishers in the field, and has been translated into eleven languages.

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    Year

    1985

  • University of Massachusetts Press

    Flora of the Northeast: A Manual of the Vascular Flora of New England and Adjacent New York

    Authors: Dennis Magee and Harry E. Ahles
    ISBN: 9781558495777

    A comprehensive guide to more than 3,600 species of plants in greater New England, Flora of the Northeast is designed as both a reference work and a year-round field manual, this volume contains more than 2,400 range maps and 995 line drawings, designed to clarify descriptions used in the keys.

    This work’s innovation for the time was the inclusion of a new CD-ROM with a multiple-entry identification guide, hundreds of accompanying photographic images of genera, an illustrated glossary, and page reference numbers to genus descriptions in the manual.

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    Year

    2007

  • University of Toronto Press

    Design Works: How To Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design

    Author: Heather Fraser with foreword by Roger Martin
    ISBN: 9781442613904; E-ISBN: 9781442660564

    How can you translate design thinking into doing in a way that will lead to bigger breakthroughs and business strategies for success? In Design Works, high-profile business leaders around the world use approaches and methods from the design world to drive breakthrough innovation and growth.

    Design Works is the playbook for putting business design—a discipline integrating design methods and mindsets into strategic planning and innovation practices—into action across enterprise. Heather Fraser provides tools and tips, compelling case studies, and inspiring interviews with business leaders who have used design principles and practices to tackle enterprise challenges and map out new opportunities for growth.

    This best-selling book is a top title from the Rotman-UTP Publishing imprint, created in partnership with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and launched in 2008 with the goal of publishing actionable business information of exceptional quality for business professionals, students, and anyone interested in staying current with the latest in business thinking.

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    Year

    2012

  • New York University Press

    Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, 15th Anniversary Edition

    Author: Sylviane A. Diouf
    ISBN: 9781479847112

    Servants of Allah presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas. Although many assume that the Muslim faith brought with them was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu, Sylviane A. Diouf demonstrates how Islam flourished during slavery on a large scale. She details how, even while enslaved, many Muslims managed to follow most precepts of their religion. Literate, urban, and well-traveled, they drew on organization, solidarity, and the strength of their beliefs to play a major part in the most well-known slave uprisings. But for all their accomplishments and contributions to the African Diaspora, Muslims have been largely ignored.

    Servants of Allah illuminates the role of Islam in the lives of both individual practitioners and communities, and shows that though the religion did not survive in the Americas in orthodox form, its mark can be found in religions, traditions, and artistic creations of people of African descent. This 15th anniversary edition exemplifies the press's deep commitment to publishing up-to-date, groundbreaking scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

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    Year

    2013

  • MIT Press

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    Authors: Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Jeremy Douglass, Mark C. Marino, Michael Mateas, Casey Reas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter
    ISBN: 9780262018463

    This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text—in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources—that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.

    10 Print is a creative adventure in reading source code as a technical object and cultural icon, as well as a window onto the ways in which technical and artistic practices mingle. The book is a collaboration of 10 authors and looks at digital humanities and critical code studies in a profoundly new and innovative way.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Calgary Press

    Grey Matters: A Guide for Collaborative Research with Seniors

    Authors: Nancy Marlett and Claudia Emes
    ISBN: 9781552382516

    This study marks a major step in making collaboration between seniors, academic researchers, and community researchers a reality. Many aging adults are motivated to undertake research projects in later life or even return to university after retirement. Grey Matters is the result of a pilot project developed to study the effectiveness of collaborative research involving seniors. Because the project was such a success, the authors were encouraged to make their model available both to seniors interested in undertaking their own research and to those hoping to involve seniors in collaborative research. This guide provides a helpful framework for making the most of research projects by and with seniors.

    Grey Matters was the first open access book published by the University of Calgary Press. It was released simultaneously in traditional print book format and as a free downloadable PDF file from the press website. Since then, the press has brought out 50 frontlist and backlist titles as part of an open access initiative in an effort to ensure that the research of its authors is accessible to the widest possible audience.

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    Year

    2010

  • University of Washington Press

    In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum

    Editors: Robin K. Wright and Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse
    ISBN: 9780295992600

    In the Spirit of the Ancestors celebrates the vitality of contemporary Pacific Northwest Coast art by showcasing a selection of the Burke Museum's holdings of more than 2,400 late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century pieces. Essays focus on innovative artistic production while also exploring the important historical precedents that inspire and inform contemporary Native art.

    Cross-campus collaborations have always been an important part of the University of Washington Press’s publishing program, but in this new era of scholarly publishing, the press is placing even greater emphasis on building partnerships with the university community. This book represents the first title in a new collaborative series formed with the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum. The series editors worked closely with staff across every department of the press to develop, edit, produce, and market this book, introducing a new model for cross-campus collaboration in publishing books that showcase the strengths of both the press and its home institution.

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    Year

    2013

  • Wesleyan University Press

    Come home Charley Patton

    Author: Ralph Lemon
    ISBN: 9780819573193; E-ISBN: 9780819573216

    Come home Charley Patton is a moving and an imaginative memoir documenting the Civil Rights Era and contemporary southern culture. Intricately layered and deeply arresting, Ralph Lemon’s research on the African American experience intertwines personal anecdotes and family remembrances with diaristic accounts of the making of a dance, as Lemon journeys the mythic roads of migration—visiting the sites of lynchings, following the paths of Civil Rights marches, and meeting the descendants of early blues musicians. Come home Charley Patton is a rich, transcendent text, and a historically-charged meditation on memory in America. It is a formidable finale for the Geography trilogy (including Geography and Tree), three books connected thematically by racial identity and the related dance projects choreographed by Lemon. Generously illustrated with family photos, original art, and photos of the performance, the book will take its place in the canon of great African American writing.

    “Motion is intrinsic to Lemon’s understanding of the world, and this graceful, meditative, and unveiling odyssey, told in dancing language and kinetic drawings and photographs, reframes and recharges still hidden, still painful stories of the perplexities of race and freedom.”—Donna Seaman, Booklist

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    Year

    2013

  • Cornell University Press

    Behind the Kitchen Door

    Author: Saru Jayaraman with foreword by Eric Schlosser
    ISBN: 9780801451720

    How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions—discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens—affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Saru Jayaraman sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in New York, DC, Philadelphia, LA, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit, and New Orleans. Behind the Kitchen Door is a groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral implications of dining out.

    Behind the Kitchen Door is a perfect example of scholarship that actually makes a difference in the world, highlighting the roles of the 10 million people, many immigrants, many people of color, who bring their passion, tenacity, and vision to the American dining experience. This book was the driving force behind an innovative national campaign this year by the activist group Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, whose primary goal is to improve the wages and working conditions for the nation's 10 million restaurant workers. Jayaraman had the opportunity to speak out via television news, which helped raise awareness on Capitol Hill, where ROC is working to pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage for all restaurant workers.

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    Year

    2013

  • Baylor University Press

    Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs

    Author: Brett T. Robinson
    ISBN: 9781602588219

    Baylor University Press has long-committed to publishing "books for good." Appletopia exemplifies this commitment through an innovative perspective on the religious influences of culture-icon Steve Jobs.

    In Appletopia media and culture critic Brett T. Robinson reconstructs Steve Jobs' imagination for digital innovation in transcendent terms. From Zen Buddhism and Catholicism to dystopian and futurist thought, religion defined and branded Jobs' design methodology. Robinson resurrects Jobs' uncanny ability to integrate philosophical and religious thought with technological genius, laying the groundwork for Apple's ubiquity today. As it turns out, culture was eager to find meaning in the burgeoning technological revolution, naming Jobs as its prophet and Apple the deliverer of his message.

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    Year

    2013

  • University Press of Kansas

    Writing the Gettysburg Address

    Author: Martin Johnson
    ISBN: 9780700619337

    Four score and seven years ago … Are any six words of our nation's history better known? And yet after 150 years the dramatic and surprising story of how Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address has never been fully told. Until now.

    Writing the Gettysburg Address resolves the puzzles and problems that have shrouded the composition of Lincoln’s most admired speech in mystery for fifteen decades. Johnson traces when Lincoln first started his speech, the document he brought to Gettysburg, the manuscript Lincoln held while speaking, and what Lincoln’s audience actually heard.

    Ultimately, Johnson shows that the Gettysburg Address grew and changed with each step of Lincoln’s eventful journey to the podium. His two-minute speech made the battlefield and the cemetery into landmarks of the American imagination, but it was Lincoln’s own journey that made the Gettysburg Address. An appealing combination of scholarly enterprise and Sherlock Holmes-like detective work solves the central mysteries which have surrounded the composition of our nation’s most admired speech.

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    Year

    2013

  • United States Institute of Peace Press

    The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy

    Editor: Robin Wright
    ISBN: 9781601270849; E-ISBN: 9781601270917

    A comprehensive but concise overview of Iran's politics, economy, military, foreign policy, and nuclear program. The books provides top-level thematic briefings by 50 experts from both the Middle East and the West that explain what drives Iran and how the West might engage with it.

    The book exists simultaneously on its own website, in print, and in ebook form. Its editor, veteran journalist Robin Wright, uses the book website as a hub for new articles on Iran, interviews, links to related resources, and a blog. The print version was described as "beautifully wrought" by a review in Foreign Affairs.

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    Year

    2010

  • Wayne State University Press

    Reveal Your Detroit: An Intimate Look at a Great American City

    Author: Bradford Frost
    ISBN: 9780814339633; E-ISBN: 9780814339640

    Through a unique partnership model with forty-five community organizations, the Detroit Institute of Arts' 2012 community photography project "Reveal Your Detroit" offered Detroit residents the chance to respond to the Museum's contemporary photography exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010. Using disposable cameras, each participant captured people, places, and things that make their lives in Detroit distinctive, inspired by the questions "What does your Detroit look like?" and "How do you want others to see it?" In the final display, more than 2,300 images rotated across 60 digital photo frames, from a selection of over 10,000 submissions.

    For this volume, Bradford Frost selected 192 images from the exhibit to showcase the perspectives of hundreds of residents and the places they presented, from the gritty to the sublime. Reveal Your Detroit is not only a beautiful gift book and record of a transforming American city, it is also a testament to the possibilities of creative partnership between grassroots organizations and larger cultural institutions. Anyone with roots in Detroit or an interest in community-based art will appreciate its multilayered picture.

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    Year

    2013

  • Duquesne University Press

    Preaching the Gospel of Black Revolt: Appropriating Milton in Early African American Literature

    Author: Reginald A. Wilburn
    ISBN: 9780820704715

    Wilburn examines the presence and influence of John Milton in a diverse array of early African American writing. Explaining that these early authors were attracted to Milton because of his preeminent status in literary tradition, strong Christian convictions, and poetic use of the English language, Wilburn explores their "completing and complicating" of Milton, especially in their rhetorical affiliations with the poet's satanic epic for their own messianic purposes of freedom and racial uplift.

    In more than 300 years of literary analysis and criticism related to the work of John Milton, no critic ever recognized the pervasive intertextual appeal of Milton's poetry for black reading audiences. This innovative project brings together not only the British poet of the 1600s and African American writers of the early nineteenth century, but issues of history, culture, religion, race, and rhetoric. Reginald Wilburn focuses on a diverse array of known and unknown early African American authors such as Phillis Wheatley, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Frederick Douglass, and Anna Julia Cooper, highlighting their rhetoric of freedom and uplift and its surprisingly specific indebtedness to Milton.

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    Year

    2014

  • University Press of Florida

    Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

    Author: Tanya Maria Golash-Boza
    ISBN: 9780813035741

    Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English—in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades—to address what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than eighty interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this study explains how ideas of race, color, and mestizaje in Peru differ greatly from those held in other Latin American nations.

    The groundbreaking conclusion that Tanya Maria Golash-Boza draws from her rigorous inquiry is that Peruvians of African descent give meaning to blackness without always referencing Africa, slavery, or black cultural forms. This represents a significant counterpoint to diaspora scholarship that points to the importance of slavery in defining blackness in Latin America, as well as studies that place cultural and class differences at the center of racial discourses in the region.

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    Year

    2011

  • Duke University Press

    Project Euclid

    Community-driven, high-quality, and affordable mathematics and statistics online

    Project Euclid, a discipline-specific publishing platform, is a successful inter-institutional venture between Cornell University Library and Duke University Press.

    By providing both a feature-rich online hosting service and a growing collection of curated content, Project Euclid is uniquely able to support all types of mathematics and statistics publications. This includes well-established journals with substantial circulation, smaller journals with fewer resources, open-access publications, monograph series, and digitized book collections.

    The end result is a vibrant online information community for independent and society journals. This assures that mathematics and statistics will continue to benefit from a healthy balance of scholarly societies, independent publishers, and commercial enterprises.

    Since 2008 Duke University Press has been a proud partner with Cornell University Library in jointly managing Project Euclid. The new platform, launching in November 2013, is a bright signal to the scholarly communication community of what is achievable when two diverse academic institutions come together and work collaboratively to leverage complementary strengths.

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    2003

  • West Virginia University Press

    A Natural History of the Central Appalachians

    Author: Steven L. Stephenso
    ISBN: 9781933202686; E-ISBN: 9781935978725

    Concise and accessible, A Natural History of the Central Appalachians thoroughly examines the biology and ecology of the plants, animals, and other organisms of the Appalachian region of eastern North America. With more than 120 images, it provides an overview of the landscape, including major changes that have taken place over the past 300 million years; describes the types of forest and other plant communities currently present; and examines living systems from microorganisms and fungi to birds and mammals. Beginning with the arrival of the first Native Americans, A Natural History of the Central Appalachians also discusses the past, present, and future influences of human activity upon this geographic area.

    West Virginia University Press’s new Central Appalachian Natural History series investigates this region in depth: the development of these natural processes and the myriad details of the resulting flora and fauna, geology, woodlands and wetlands. A Natural History of the Central Appalachians is the first book in this series and its highly designed interior and approachable scientific analysis explores and defines a new approach to the study of natural history.

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    Year

    2013

  • Texas Tech University Press

    The Way of Oz: A Guide to Wisdom, Heart, and Courage

    Author: Robert V. Smith with illustrator Dusty Higgins
    ISBN: 9780896727397

    You've met them all in your own life: the influential mentor, the inspiring public servant, the successful leader, the visionary who draws a community together. You may not realize that you've also met them in a classic of American literature and cinema.

    In The Way of Oz, Robert V. Smith adopts the virtues of the beloved and familiar characters from the Wizard of Oz stories, along with the trials and triumphs of author L. Frank Baum, as a road map for personal and professional growth. The magical archetypes of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and the Wizard guide readers to a deeper understanding of lifelong learning, loving, serving, and leading.

    The Way of Oz includes 13 QR codes linking text to individual YouTube videos, in which university faculty, staff, and students discuss topics raised in the book. The Way of Oz is the first title with which Texas Tech University Press has explored video multimedia components.

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    Year

    2012

  • University of North Texas Press

    Multi-Ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America

    Author: Ricardo Rozzi
    ISBN: 9781574412826; E-ISBN: 9781574413458

    This unique book blends cultural ethnography with an illustrated guide to the forest birds of southern Chile and Argentina. Fifty bird species are named in Yahgan, Mapudungun, Spanish, English, and scientific nomenclature, followed by a description, full color photographs, distribution map, habitat and lifestyle, and history in the region. Each entry is augmented further with indigenous accounts of the bird in history and folklore.

    The book includes two CDs with recordings of birdcalls and their names in four languages, followed by numerous narratives of Yahgan and Mapuche stories about the birds translated directly from interviews with elders of both communities.

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    Year

    2010

  • Modern Language Association of America

    Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology

    Editors: Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens
    ISBN: 9781603291453

    Literary Studies in the Digital Age, the first born-digital and dynamic open access anthology to appear on MLA Commons, offers an overview of digital literary studies and aims to familiarize readers with tools and techniques used in an important and growing field. In the volume’s core essays, contributors discuss a wide range of topics related to computer-assisted textual analysis, including textual databases, data mining and visualization, digital scholarly editing, and the strategic and also ethical role of the individual in complex digital systems. In subsequent contributions and comments, the volume’s readers will chart the field’s future and push the anthology in new directions.

    In 2013 the MLA launched MLA Commons, a networking and publication platform linking MLA members and providing new avenues for scholarly communication and collaboration. Readers are invited to log in to MLA Commons accounts (a benefit of membership in the association) in order to comment on essays, submit their own work, and suggest ideas for future iterations of the volume.

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    Launched

    2013

  • University of Alabama Press

    Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White

    Author/Artist: Lila Quintero Weaver
    ISBN: 9780817386191; E-ISBN: 9780817386191

    Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is an arresting and moving personal story about childhood, race, and identity in the American South, rendered in stunning illustrations by author Lila Quintero Weaver. In 1961, when Weaver was five, she and her family emigrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Marion, Alabama, in the heart of Alabama's Black Belt. As educated, middle-class Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture. Darkroom is Weaver's personal story as well, struggling to understand both a foreign country and the horrors of US race relations.

    The graphic novel exemplifies the University of Alabama Press's commitment to illuminating American history in new ways, from Jim Crow-era racism to the present. She opens new doors into the Civil Rights movement by including the first-person voice, a young Hispanic perspective, and an innovative graphic format. Truthful, accessible, and relevant to readers of any race, age, or reading level, Darkroom gives readers a hopeful sense of present possibilities by showing that the past was never as simple as it looks.

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    Year

    2012

  • Gallaudet University Press

    Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction, Fifth Edition

    Authors: Clayton Valli and Ceil Lucas
    ISBN: 9781563685071

    Completely reorganized to reflect the growing intricacy of the study of ASL linguistics, the fifth edition of Linguistics of American Sign Language presents 26 units in seven updated parts, from "Defining Linguistics" to "Language in Use." This latest edition includes new phonology terminology and examples, updates on the meanings of individual signs and sentences, an entirely new section on Black ASL, revisions to bilingualism and language contact units, and an enhanced ASL in film section. Signs described only with written explanations in past editions now have both photographic samples in the text and full demonstrations via DVD.

    The Linguistics of American Sign Language, Fifth Edition represents the culmination of the groundbreaking work of establishing American Sign Language as a fully realized linguistic entity. Along with a thorough examination of the basic linguistics of ASL, this edition features literature, poetry, and other art forms of Deaf people, including new research on the distinct variation of Black ASL, all featured in an accompanying DVD. This work epitomizes the mission of Gallaudet University Press, to disseminate scholarship about the language, culture, and history of Deaf people throughout the world.

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    Year

    2011

  • University of Alberta Press

    Canadian Folk Art to 1950

    Authors: John A. Fleming and Michael J. Chambers
    ISBN: 9780888646309

    Immerse yourself in more than 425 previously unpublished colour photographs of Canada's disappearing traditional folk art. The authors' discovery of distinctive objects from across Canada inspired them to reclassify folk art, and to analyze and interpret their examples in 17 thematic chapters. The "aesthetic of the everyday" of Canada's material heritage is presented through paintings and carvings, quilts and rugs, tables and trade signs—just to mention a few. Traditional art forms of diverse community groups express cultural identity, documented through the unique lens of photographer James A. Chambers. Historians, curators, collectors, designers, and dealers, as well as anyone who appreciates material culture, will want to have this collection in their libraries.

    "Humor, whimsy, beauty, and imagination abound in the book's pages" - Maine Antique Digest

    "The authors and photography have successfully married the structural and visual aspects of Canadian traditional folk art into a coherent whole. Structure and theme and mood are simply a foundation that allows the reader to connect with the illustrated works" - The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase

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    Year

    2013

  • Getty Publications

    Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia

    Editor: Stephanie Schrader
    ISBN: 9781606061312

    Peter Paul Rubens’s fascinating depiction of a man wearing Korean costume of around 1617, currently part of the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, has been considered noteworthy since it was made. Looking East explores the various facets of Rubens’s compelling drawing. Schrader traces the interpretations and meanings ascribed to it over centuries: could Rubens have actually encountered a particular Korean man who sailed to Europe, or did he instead draw a model wearing Asian clothing? And what did Europeans really know about Korea during the period in which this drawing was produced? These questions and many more are asked and explored by the book’s contributors.

    With a gallery of stunning full-color images, the enhanced ebook for iPad allows art historians and scholars alike to delve more deeply into Rubens's encounter with Asia than ever before. The ebook's unique "open to explore" and "pinch-zoomable" options let readers magnify Ruben's works within the iPad's generous display with a million more pixels than an HDTV, allowing unprecedented access into the making of Rubens's work.

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    Year

    2013

  • Fordham University Press

    Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940

    Editors: Bartholomew Bland and Kirsten Jensen
    ISBN: 9780943651446

    It was not until the first decade of the twentieth century, as artists like Robert Henri and John Sloan turned their attention to the urban scene, that American art shifted its focus from bucolic landscapes to the cities, the towns, the crowds, and especially the raucous urban scene of Manhattan—by then the nation’s most important metropolis.

    Industrial Sublime focuses on the shift in both style and sensibility during the years 1900-1940, and explores the development of a new mode of landscape painting and pictorial ideals suited to America’s role as a global industrial power. The book follows the mission of Fordham University Press's regional imprint, Empire State Editions, to publish high-quality books about New York City and the Hudson Valley. It offers a deeper understanding of the urban landscape, highlighting the role of industrialization in American art as a transformative agent in the cultural mindset. Industrial Sublime is co-published with the Hudson River Museum, exemplifying Fordham's commitment to working with local institutions.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Missouri Press

    Atlas of Lewis and Clark in Missouri

    Authors: James Harlan and James Denny
    ISBN: 9780826214737

    The Atlas of Lewis and Clark in Missouri is a splendid recreation of the natural landscape in the days when a vast western frontier was about to be explored. The Corps of Discovery's expedition began in territorial Missouri, and this book of computer-generated maps opens an extraordinary window onto the rivers, land, and settlement patterns of the period. This book is an intensive examination of the Missouri portion of the expedition through a series of 27 maps developed by combining early nineteenth-century U.S. General Land Office survey documents with narratives of the trip derived from expedition journals.

    The important and valuable new feature of this publication is that authors Harlan and Denny have taken old survey maps of Missouri, made by the General Land Office in the decade after Lewis & Clark, assembled that mosaic of survey maps into a whole, and plotted the journey as if it had been made on the river that those old maps show. It's immediately clear that the modern river differs significantly, due to changes in its course in the intervening two centuries. Among the resulting surprises? A visual demonstration that America's seminal voyage of exploration departed not from a site presently in Illinois, as some had thought, but from one now in Missouri.

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    Year

    2003

  • Liverpool University Press

    Modern Languages Open

    Launching in spring 2014, Modern Languages Open (MLO) is a peer-reviewed platform from Liverpool University Press for the open access publication of modern languages research for a global audience. MLO will offer:

    - Interdisciplinarity across the modern languages
    - Engagement with other fields from a modern languages perspective
    - Rigorous peer review pre-publication and interactivity post-publication
    - Rapid turnaround from submission to publication
    - Open access under CC-BY or CC-BY-NC licenses
    - Incentives for article reviewers
    - Flexibility article length: 3,000-15,000 words
    - International dissemination under the imprimatur of Liverpool University Press, one of the world's leading publishers in the modern languages

    "MLO will galvanize innovative scholarship and may indeed change the course of publishing" - Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages & Literature, Harvard University

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    Launching

    2014

  • Syracuse University Press

    Public: A Journal of Imagining America

    Editor: Jan Cohen-Cruz
    ISSN: 23262567

    Public: A Journal of Imagining America is a peer-reviewed, multimedia e-journal focused on humanities, arts, and design in public life. Public encourages community-engaged learning, research, and practice across boundaries through vivid description and analysis, documentation, evaluation, inquiry, and critique. It is part of the national consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, committed to the relationship between culture and participatory democracy.

    Public connects disciplines such as the arts in economic development, humanities and social justice, and design and environmental stewardship, and often highlights more than one perspective on its subjects through collaboration with people across traditional divisions of knowledge and from multiple contexts.

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    Launched

    2013

  • Catholic University of America Press

    A Service of Love: Papal Primacy, the Eucharist, and Church Unity

    Author: Paul McPartlanr
    ISBN: 9780813221359; E-ISBN: 9780813221366

    A crucial topic in Catholic-Orthodox ecumenical dialogue is the nature and exercise of universal primacy in the church. In 1995, Pope John Paul II expressed the hope that pastors and theologians of both churches might seek ways in which the papal ministry could accomplish "a service of love recognized by all concerned" (Ut Unum Sint). In this short and penetrating study, Paul McPartlan, a member of the international Roman Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue, presents a proposal, carefully argued both historically and theologically, for a primacy exercising a service of love in a reconciled church, West and East.

    Vatican II directed that those working for reconciliation between Catholics and Orthodox pay close attention to the relationships that pertained between the Eastern churches and the see of Rome before the split of 1054. McPartlan seeks to do just that, notably incorporating the teaching of the council on the role of the papacy to craft a proposal that may commend itself to Catholics and to Orthodox. The book constitutes a significant contribution to the dialogue between the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, and the notion of Christian unity.

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    Year

    2013

  • TCU Press

    The Texas Legation Papers, 1836-1845

    Editor: Kenneth Stevens
    ISBN: 9780875653938

    The Texas Legation Papers, 1836-1845 is a volume of lost letters and documents from the early turbulent years of the Republic of Texas, compiled by editor Ken Stevens to reveal the untold stories surrounding the birth of the state of Texas.

    For nine years, between the war for independence from Mexico until its annexation to the United States, Texas’s diplomatic representatives informed local leaders about the United States’ views on critical issues: recognition, annexation, relations with Mexico, boundary issues, and Native American troubles. The Texas diplomats were responsible for administering the successful transition of the Republic of Texas into the 28th member of the United States.

    The Texas Legation Papers contains the detailed accounts of this era. It exemplifies TCU Press's commitment to disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Texas and the American West. Many of the papers contextualized in this volume were lost for over a century. This project brought together many different scholars and departments to make known to the public the little-known events surrounding Texas's time as a republic.

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    Year

    2012

  • University of Texas Press

    The Big Book

    Author: W. Eugene Smith
    ISBN: 9780292754683

    W. Eugene Smith, an icon in the field of twentieth-century photography, is best known as the master of the humanistic photographic essay. In 1959, he began creating an extended photo-essay called “The Big Book,” a complex retrospective of his work that would reflect his philosophy of art and critique of the world. Smith’s layout grouped photographs out of context and chronology to form a series of connected “visual chapters and subchapters." After three years of labor, Smith completed two folio-sized maquettes. With 380 pages and 450 images, they were universally rejected and never published.

    Five decades later, an exact facsimile of “The Big Book,” from the Smith Archive at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, is in print for the first time—an essential and unprecedented primary source document. Additionally, with the publication of The Big Book, CCP and the University of Texas Press launch a new photography book series that will present rare, unpublished primary source material from the CCP’s collections. The partnership will create a joint brand for both institutions and serve as a model for sharing of staff, resources, and project costs between universities with common goals.

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    Year

    2013

  • Yale University Press

    Interaction of Color: Mobile App for iPad

    Author: Josef Albers

    The critically acclaimed digital edition of one of the most influential books on color ever written, now in the 50th anniversary year of its publication. Josef Albers's masterwork achieves its full, interactive potential in this groundbreaking new application, hailed as "the example the world has been waiting for" (Debbie Millman, Design Matters) and "the gateway to an entire way of thinking ... it will blow your mind" (Liz Stinson, Wired).

    Josef Albers's Interaction of Color is now widely revered as one of the most influential art books ever written, and this app faithfully honors and enhances the original masterpiece and carries Albers's famed teaching methodology into the twenty-first century. Created in partnership with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and developed by Potion, an award-winning design and technology firm specializing in interactive experiences, the Interaction of Color app has been devised to engage and benefit professionals and students alike, artists and design practitioners across disciplines, arts educators, and anyone who wishes to learn more about how to think creatively about color and its uses. With innovative technology, including a remarkable and beautiful new color palette tool, the app allows users to engage in the hands-on experimentation with color that Albers placed at the center of his work with students.

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    Year

    2013

  • Penn State University Press

    The Politics of the Provisional: Art and Ephemera in Revolutionary France

    Author: Richard Taws
    ISBN: 9780271054186

    In revolutionary France the life of things could not be assured. War, shortage of materials, and frequent changes in political authority meant that few large-scale artworks or permanent monuments to the Revolution's memory were completed. On the contrary, visual practice in revolutionary France was characterized by the production and circulation of a range of transitional, provisional, ephemeral, and half-made images and objects, from printed paper money, passports, and almanacs to temporary festival installations and relics of the demolished Bastille. Addressing this mass of images conventionally ignored in art history, The Politics of the Provisional contends that they were at the heart of debates on the nature of political authenticity and historical memory during the French Revolution. Thinking about material durability, this book suggests, was one of the key ways in which revolutionaries conceptualized duration, and it was crucial to how they imagined the Revolution's transformative role in history.

    The Politics of the Provisional is the first book in the Art History Publication Initiative, a collaborative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Thanks to the grant, this book will be available in ebook editions via Kindle, Nook Study, Google Editions, ebrary, EBSCO, Project MUSE, and JSTOR.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Wisconsin Press

    Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War

    Editors: John Day Tully, Matthew Masur, and Brad Austin
    ISBN: 9780299294137; E-ISBN: 9780299294137

    The inaugural book in the new Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History, Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War helps high school and college teachers navigate through cultural touchstones, myths, political debates, and the myriad trouble spots enmeshed in the national memory of one of the most significant eras in American history.

    This particular title connects Wisconsin's lists in American history, Southeast Asian Studies, oral tradition, film studies, and popular culture. The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History commemorates an inspiring UW historian who was committed in his teaching to helping students think critically about the past with the goal of creating a better future.

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    Year

    2013

  • Louisiana State University Press

    Dirtdobber Blues: A Novel

    Author: Cyril E. Vetter
    ISBN: 9780807138304; E-ISBN: 9780807138311

    Charles “Butch” Hornsby lived hard and fast. One of the most versatile artists to emerge from South Louisiana, Hornsby touched and frustrated his friends in equal measure. Dirtdobber Blues, a fictionalized account of Hornsby’s life written by his close friend Cyril Vetter, provides the gritty but engrossing story of this man, his demons, and his art.

    The author calls this book "faction," fiction based on facts from the life of the Louisiana musician, singer, and artist Butch Hornsby. This book was constructed to include text, color photos of Hornsby's art, sheet music of Hornsby's most popular songs, and a CD of him and others singing those songs. The digital edition plays a different song through each chapter of the book.

    Cyril Vetter was Louisiana State University Press's first author to grasp the potential of digital devices, and he tailored his book to work on such devices as well as in traditional print editions.

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    Year

    2011

  • Purdue University Press

    Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy: Theory, Issues, and Practice

    Editor: Nancy Parrish-Plass
    ISBN: 9781612492735

    The use of animals by psychotherapists as treatment for emotional and behavioral problems, attachment issues, trauma, and developmental disorders has been a growing trend. Since the 1960s, Israel has come to be the most advanced country in the world in animal-assisted psychotherapy. Great effort has been put into understanding the mechanisms behind AAP, as well as into developing ethical guidelines that take into account the therapist's responsibility toward both client and animal. This volume emphasizes evidence-based, clinically sound applications, and also addresses some of the challenges the field still needs to overcome to gain widespread legitimacy.

    The study of the human-animal bond has substantial implications for both our health and those of our pets. In recent years a substantial increase in research has been funded both by the National Institutes for Health and the pet care and pet food industries. While this book is only one in a series, it is one of the first to be made entirely open access through HABRI Central, an online platform built by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue Libraries and the College of Veterinary Medicine, made possible through financial support from the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation.

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    Year

    2013

  • Harvard University Press

    Dictionary of American Regional English: Volumes I-VI, and Digital DARE

    Editors: Frederic C. Cassidy and Joan Houston Hall

    In 1962, Frederic Cassidy, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was appointed chief editor of a dictionary of American dialects. Starting in 1965, 80 fieldworkers surveyed 1,002 representative communities across the U.S. Editors mapped the trove of data and spent the next 40 years combining it with printed citations to reveal the geographic distributions of thousands of usages. The product of decades of labor is a six-volume, 60,000-entry dictionary that offers definitions, variant spellings, word origins, and variant pronunciations—but also shows where a word is used and its synonyms across the country.

    Later this fall, Harvard University Press will launch DARE Digital. In its centennial year, Harvard University Press is looking both back, to its publication of foundational works, and forward, to extending the influence of these and other vital works of scholarship into the future. No project better represents this moment than DARE: the product of 50 years of still-ongoing scholarship, transforming the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool to benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.

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    Year

    1985

  • University of Manitoba Press

    Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature

    Author: Keavy Martin
    ISBN: 9780887557361

    Winner of the 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize, Stories in a New Skin explores Arctic literary traditions to reveal a path into Inuit literary criticism. Looking at a range of genres and historical periods, it shows that Inuit texts constitute an autonomous and vibrant literary tradition.

    University of Manitoba Press is committed to publishing books that explore new areas in Native studies and Aboriginal history. This groundbreaking and award-winning book is the first to consider Inuit literature on its own terms. In the words of the prize jury, "Stories in a New Skin radically shifts academic understandings about the nature and location of knowledge. This book is not about expanding familiar canons, but about changing the ways we read."

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    Year

    2012

  • Indiana University Press

    Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives

    Editor: Alvin H. Rosenfeld
    ISBN: 9780253008787; E-ISBN: 9780253008909

    Dating back millennia, antisemitism has been called "the longest hatred." By exploring the sources, goals, and consequences of today's antisemitism and its relationship to the past, this original research contributes to an understanding that could help diminish its appeal and mitigate its harmful effects.

    Resurgent Antisemitism exemplifies the strength of both Indiana University Press and its host institution in Jewish Studies. Several of the press's authors, including Alvin H. Rosenfeld, are affiliated with the prestigious Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University. The collaboration between the press and the university has produced many important books in Jewish Studies, making the press leaders in this field.

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    Year

    2013

  • National Gallery of Art

    Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial

    Authors: Sarah Greenough and Nancy Anderson
    ISBN: 9780300197730

    Tell It with Pride celebrates Augustus Saint-Gaudens' magisterial Shaw Memorial, honoring Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first regiments of African American soldiers formed during the Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the storming of Fort Wagner, the regiment's defining engagement (the battle at the core of Edward Zwick's Oscar-winning Glory), Tell It with Pride seeks to make real these anonymous African American soldiers.

    The mission of the publishing program at the National Gallery of Art is to provide authoritative information and interpretive analysis on its collections following the highest standards of both print and digital publication. The Shaw Memorial, on long-term loan to the Gallery, is visited by millions of people each year. Tell It with Pride not only commemorates its battle but honors the officers and especially the soldiers by giving faces to as many of them as possible, including a full roster with name, rank, age, occupation, and fate in the Battle of Fort Wagner. In this way the National Gallery hopes to serve both the public and the scholarly community.

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    Year

    2013

  • Georgetown University Press

    The Georgetown Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: Arabic-English, English-Arabic

    Editor: Mohamed Maamouri
    ISBN: 9781589019157

    This comprehensive reference focuses on conversation, emphasizing the colloquial speech of educated residents of Baghdad. Including approximately 17,500 Iraqi Arabic entries and approximately 10,750 English-to-Iraqi entries, the dictionary provides conventional Arabic script for main entries. These entries are organized by root, as is standard for Arabic dictionaries. It employs International Phonetic Alphabet for all terms to demonstrate correct pronunciation, offers extensive examples to illustrate how the Iraqi words are used, and indicates relevant parts of speech for each Iraqi entry and subentry.

    Georgetown University Press published its first Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic in 1967—just a few years after its beginning. Recently the press began working with the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) of the University of Pennsylvania to update, expand, and enhance the colloquial Iraqi dictionary. The 2013 version includes a more than 30% increase in terms for contemporary speech than found in the original. By creating this resource for the Arabic language community, the press has been able to demonstrate a commitment to serving those teaching and learning Less Commonly Taught Languages.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Arizona Press

    Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature

    Editors: Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen
    ISBN: 9780816529070

    "This book is an imagining." So begins this collection examining critical, Indigenous-centered approaches to understanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirit (GLBTQ2) lives and communities and the creative implications of queer theory in Native studies. This book is not so much a manifesto as it is a conversation among a luminous group of scholar-activists revisiting the history of gay and lesbian studies in Indigenous communities while forging a path for Indigenous centered theories and methodologies.

    Rooted in the Indigenous Americas and the Pacific, and drawing on disciplines ranging from literature to anthropology, contributors to Queer Indigenous Studies call Indigenous GLBTQ2 movements and allies to center an analysis that critiques the relationship between colonialism and heteropatriarchy. Based on the reality that queer Indigenous people "experience multilayered oppression that profoundly impacts our safety, health, and survival," this book is at once an imagining and an invitation to the reader to join in the discussion of decolonizing queer Indigenous research and theory and, by doing so, to partake in allied resistance working toward positive change.

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    Year

    2011

  • University of North Carolina Press

    The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, Enhanced Ebook

    Author: William Ferris

    The Storied South features the voices of 26 of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward. Masterfully drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by renowned folklorist William Ferris over the past 40 years, the book reveals how storytelling is viscerally tied to southern identity and how the work of these southern or southern-inspired creators has shaped the way Americans think and talk about the South. The volume features 45 of Ferris's striking photographic portraits of the speakers and a CD and DVD of original audio and film of the interviews. The enhanced ebook edition features 32 audio and 10 video clips embedded throughout the text, plus 87 additional photographs.

    William Ferris is one of the pioneers in the field of southern studies. After co-editing The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, the first regional encyclopedia of its kind, Ferris went on to chair the National Endowment for the Humanities, where he worked to help states all over the country establish projects to document their cultural histories in a similar way.

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    Year

    2013

  • RIT Press

    HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America

    Editorial Director: Michael Ruhling
    ISSN: 21632723

    HAYDN, the journal of the Haydn Society of North America, is dedicated to the dissemination of all areas and methodologies of research and performance considerations regarding the music, culture, life and times of Joseph Haydn and his circle. Each semiannual issue includes large and small articles, reviews, reactions to previous articles, and other new and pertinent information.

    The journal's web-based format is intended to take full advantage of current and emerging electronic media, including musical scores and audio recordings.

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    Launched

    2011

  • Rutgers University Press

    Pinpoints

    Pinpoints is a new series of concise ebooks created to explore complex topics by explaining key theories, current scholarship, and important concepts in a brief, accessible style. Each Pinpoints ebook, in under 100 pages, enables readers to gain a working knowledge of essential topics quickly.

    Written by leading Rutgers University faculty, the ebooks showcase preeminent scholars from the humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Pinpoints ebooks provide readers with access to world class teaching and research faculty and offer a window to a broad range of subjects, for a wide circle of scholars, students, and non-specialist general readers.

    Rutgers University Press, through its groundbreaking Pinpoints series, brings affordable and quality educational opportunities to readers worldwide.

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    Launching

    2014

  • Minnesota Historical Society Press

    Minnesota in the 70s

    Authors: Dave Kenney and Thomas Saylor
    ISBN: 9780873518932

    The 1970s were more than big hair, mirror balls, and leisure suits. These were the years that bridged the chasm between the anti-establishment tumult of the 1960s and the morning-in-America conservatism of the 1980s. In Minnesota, this evolution unfolded in ways that defied expectations. No longer was Minnesota merely a vague, snow-covered outpost in the American consciousness. It was a place of note and consequence—a state of presidential candidates, grassroots activism, civic engagement, environmental awareness, and Mary Tyler Moore. Its governor appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Its city skylines shot up with uncharacteristic immodesty. Its farmers enjoyed some of their best years ever. Minnesota forged an identity during the 1970s that would persist, rightly or wrongly, for decades to come.

    The enhanced Minnesota in the 70s ebook features more than 80 additional photos and 10 video clips of TV news footage from the 70s, including pieces on anti-war demonstrations at the university, Sigurd Olson, gas lines, and the People’s Bakery. The Press also co-produced a documentary based on the book with Twin Cities Public Television's Minnesota Productions and Partnerships.

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    Year

    2013

  • Oregon State University Press

    Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

    Author: Judith Li with illustrator M.L. Herrin
    ISBN: 9780870716966

    An engaging blend of science and storytelling for 8- to 12-year-olds, Ellie's Log shares the story of 10-year-old Ellie and her friend Ricky, who explore the forest where Ellie lives. Together, they learn how trees provide habitat for plants and animals high in the forest canopy, among mossy old logs on the forest floor, and in the streams that run through the forest. This beautifully illustrated book features pages from Ellie's field notebook to provide a model for recording nature observations, Ellie's advice to readers about keeping a field notebook, and online resources for teachers, including a Teacher's Guide.

    Ellie's Log is the first children's book from the Oregon State University Press. Written by a stream ecologist and illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by a professional science communicator, the book builds on the strong press list in forestry, natural resource management, and environmental history, and was inspired by research done at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in central Oregon.

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    Year

    2013

  • Kent State University Press

    Wick Poetry First Book Series

    Editors: David Hassler and Maggie Anderson

    Since 1994, the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize has been offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner a cash payment and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by The Kent State University Press. The first book published in the series in 1995 was Already the World by Victoria Redel (Gerald Stern, judge). The 2012 winner was The Dead Eat Everything by Michael Mlekoday (Dorianne Laux, judge). The 18 books (and counting) in the series represent a fine example of innovation in the art of poetry.

    Each autumn the prizewinner and judge give a reading together on the Kent State campus. Over several days the first book poet conducts workshops with students and works with the Wick Poetry Center staff and fellows. The poetry prize and first book series represent a longstanding and culturally enriching collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center and The Kent State University Press. The press is immensely proud of its partnership with the Wick Center in giving a voice to new and emerging poets.

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    Launched

    1995

  • University of Notre Dame Press

    City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain

    Author: Jaime Lara
    ISBN: 9780268033644

    City, Temple, Stage is a new interpretation of the art, architecture, and liturgy created for the conversion of Aztecs and other native peoples of central Mexico by European Franciscan missionaries in the mid-sixteenth century. Lara argues that these architectural constructions are quasi-theatrical sets for elaborate educational and liturgical events that acted as rehearsals for the last age of world history. His analysis of the iconography associated with the Aztec religion and with Euro-Christian apocalyptic texts, supported by over 230 images, enables him to show close parallels between the symbols and metaphors of Aztec religion and medieval Catholicism that fostered an unusual synthesis between different world visions.

    Lara’s ability to uncover new aspects of a well-trod academic field benefits scholarship while advancing our appreciation of history. His interdisciplinary, innovative scholarship is the type of work the University of Notre Dame Press strives to nurture and publish.

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    Year

    2005

  • University of Illinois Press

    Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

    Author: Matthew L. Jocker
    ISBN: 9780252037528

    The creation of enormous and inclusive databases, the digitization of literary works, and the steady improvement in search engines enable scholars in the digital humanities to ask very big questions. Using computational analysis to retrieve key words, phrases, and linguistic patterns across thousands of texts in digital libraries, Matthew L. Jockers introduces readers to large scale literary computing and the revolutionary potential of macroanalysis—a new approach to the study of the literary record designed for probing the digital-textual world as it exists today, in digital form and in large quantities. Moving beyond the limitations of literary interpretation based on the "close reading" of individual works, Jockers describes how this new method of studying large collections of digital material can help us to better understand and contextualize the individual works within those collections.

    Macroanalysis is a key text in the University of Illinois Press's Topics in the Digital Humanities series. It is perfectly timed for society's current fascination with "big data."

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    Year

    2013

  • Johns Hopkins University Press

    Living with Itch: A Patient's Guide

    Authors: Gil Yosipovitch, MD and Shawn G. Kwatra, MD
    ISBN: 9781421412337; E-ISBN: 9781421412344

    Millions of people worldwide have chronic or even intractable itch. Just like chronic pain, chronic itch interferes with a person’s ability to function—and even affects quality of life. Living with Itch offers relief, drawing on the authors’ vast knowledge of itch, the suffering it causes, and available treatments.

    Itch researchers and clinicians Yosipovitch and Kwatra explain the cascade of physiological events that causes us to experience itch. They describe the many skin diseases, from atopic dermatitis (eczema) to psoriasis, and conditions like chronic kidney disease, lymphoma, HIV, and neuropathies that cause itch. Living with Itch provides information on preventing itch as well as topical and systemic ways to treat it. Patient and parent narratives illustrate how people cope with itch and how, with medical and social support, itch can be managed.

    Developed in iBooks author, the multi-touch iBook version of this title is an interactive e-book with patient videos and three-dimensional graphics. Readers who prefer other ebook platforms or print can access the multi-media content through access to a supplemental website.

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    Year

    2013

  • Texas A&M University Press

    The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context

    Author: Shelley Wachsmann
    ISBN: 9781603444293

    When Wachsmann began his analysis of the small ship model excavated by assistants of famed Egyptologist W.M.F. Petrie in Gurob, Egypt, in 1920, he expected to produce a brief monograph that would shed light on the model and the ship type that it represented. Instead, Wachsmann discovered that the model held clues to the identities and cultures of the enigmatic Sea Peoples, to the religious practices of ancient Egypt and Greece, and to the oared ships used by the Bronze Age Mycenaean Greeks.

    The online resources that accompany the book illustrate Wachsmann’s research and analysis. They include 3D interactive models that allow readers to examine the Gurob model on their computers as if held in the hand, both in its present state and in two hypothetical reconstructions. The online component also contains high-resolution color photos of the model, maps and satellite photos of the site, and other related materials. This collaborative effort of the author, Texas A&M University Press, and Donald Sanders of the Institute for the Visualization of History sought to create an innovative, user-friendly, hybrid scholarly publication that expands the reader's ability to understand and evaluate the information.

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    Year

    2012

  • Abilene Christian University Press

    The Texas Forts Trail

    Author: Kristine Davis with photographer Derrick Birdsall
    ISBN: 9780891123651

    The eight forts and one Spanish presidio featured in The Texas Forts Trail represent some of the best preserved frontier military posts in the West. The full-color book breaks down the 650 miles of one of Texas's ten driving trail regions, created to provide a manageable way in which to tour the vast state.

    The Texas Forts Trail contains a brief history of each fort, along with memorable events and notable figures. It describes life on the frontier under fear of Comanche raids, visits from Robert E. Lee and William Tecumseh Sherman, the Warren Wagon Train Massacre, and what it was like to be a soldier on patrol in the mid-1800s.

    For the past 15 years the Texas Heritage Trails Program has sponsored the trail, and this new book brings its eight frontier forts and one Spanish presidio together in a beautiful combination of spectacular photos and historical description.

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    Year

    2013

  • National Academies Press

    Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

    Authors: NGSS Lead States
    ISBN: 9780309272278

    Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K–12 students should know. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve partnered to create standards through a collaborative state-led process. The standards are specifically designed to meet the needs of all students, across all different levels of learning. They are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to prepare all students for college and careers with a solid science education. This two-volume set features a spiral bound book with the standards and a paperback book containing appendixes and other important material.

    Next Generation Science Standards follows in the footsteps of other landmark science titles published by NAP to promote a vision for science education in the 21st century. This book version of the online Achieve standards will be a handy offline reference to access when creating lesson plans and presents information in a linear way. Next Generation Science Standards exemplifies the creativity of National Academies Press and underscores our commitment to supporting teachers and promoting a science-literate society.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Michigan Press

    Philosophers' Imprint

    Editors: Stephen Darwall and J. David Velleman
    ISSN: 1533628X

    Philosophers' Imprint is a refereed series of original papers in philosophy, published by Michigan Publishing. The Imprint was founded in the spirit of the open access movement, to promote a future in which funds currently spent on journal subscriptions are redirected to the dissemination of scholarship for free, via the internet.

    The Imprint's target audience consists primarily of academic philosophers and philosophy students, but it also aims to attract non-academic readers to philosophy by making excellent philosophical scholarship available without license or subscription. With its first article published in 2001, Philosophers' Imprint has become iconic in its field for exemplifying excellence in online open-access scholarly publishing.

    The most important innovation of Philosophers' Imprint was perhaps the editors' savvy approach to bridging the gap between old and new values, resulting in a publication that embraces the best of digital infrastructure, while establishing itself as prestigious in its field in a relatively short amount of time.

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    Launched

    2001

  • University of Virginia Press

    SAH Archipedia

    Editors: Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsle

    The Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series is one of the most valuable resources for a comprehensive view of each state's most notable buildings. With SAH Archipedia, this content goes online in a richly illustrated, peer-reviewed digital resource. Including over 11,000 entries in its first installment, SAH Archipedia features all of the material from the print edition plus exclusive online content, with over 8,000 illustrations (many in color), mapping functionality, and a powerful XML-based search.

    Archipedia has an unprecedented inter-departmental reach across the University of Virginia Press. It grew out of the print series Buildings of the United States, and thus had a foundation in excellent editing and design. The expertise from the press's electronic imprint Rotunda allowed the press to enhance this content with the access and functionality of an online resource. As a collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians, Archipedia also reflects the press's tradition of reaching out to other institutions to create unique new content.

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    Launched

    2012

  • University Press of Colorado

    Coffee House Positano: A Bohemian Oasis in Malibu, 1957-1962

    Author: Jay Ruby
    E-ISBN: 9781607322726

    This unique auto-ethnographic study of life at the Coffee House Positano—a Bohemian coffee house in Malibu, California—during the late 1950s and early 1960s is a combination of historical reconstruction and personal memoir. An ebook consisting of a collection of memories expressed through multiple formats—text, image, audio, and video—it describes in illuminating detail the great range of people who frequented Positano and the activities that took place there over its short but influential existence.

    Coffee House Positano is the University Press of Colorado's first multimedia ebook. This remarkable combination of memoir, anthropological study, and historical reflection brings audio and video resources together with traditional text and images to explore the place, the people, and the activities found at this small but influential hub of 1950s counterculture.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of British Columbia Press

    Standing Up With Ga'axsta'las: Jane Constance Cook and the Politics of Memory, Church, and Custom

    Authors: Leslie A. Robertson with the Kwagu’l Gixsam Clan
    ISBN: 9780774823845

    Standing Up with Ga’axsta’las is a compelling conversation with the colonial past initiated by the descendants of Kwakwaka’wakw leader and activist Jane Constance Cook (1870-1951). Drawing from oral histories, archival materials, and historical and anthropological works, Standing Up offers a nuanced portrait of a cultural mediator, devout Christian, and an activist for land claims, fishing and resource rights, and adequate health care. This powerful meditation on memory documents how the Kwagu’l Gixsam revived their dormant clan to forge a positive social and cultural identity for future generations.

    "This most innovative book ... will quickly become a methodological model for ethnohistorians. The non-linear narrative, with the focus on an interaction between the anthropologist, the indigenous community ... provides a way of dealing with memory and history through the presentation of multiple voices. As one committee member stated, 'The book models a collaborative process that more and more of us will be challenged to undertake. I think the future of our profession is that we will be expected to write with, rather than about, indigenous communities ...'" - Award citation, American Society for Ethnohistory

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    Year

    2012

  • University of Arkansas Press

    Camp Nine: A Novel

    Author: Vivienne Schiffer
    ISBN: 9781557289728

    Camp Nine explores how fear and prejudice during World War II resulted in the relocation of thousands of Japanese Americans to two camps in Arkansas.

    The University of Arkansas Press does not typically publish novels, but decided to make an exception with Camp Nine because of the book’s connection to Japanese relocation in Arkansas during World War II, a little-known episode in Arkansas history. The idea worked. The novel was chosen for the Arkansas State Library’s program "If All Arkansas Read the Same Book," which encourages people to read a book and participate in discussions across the state. Camp Nine was also used as the basis for a lesson plan created by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, tying content in the novel to teaching frameworks established by the state. The unusual publishing choice was a success in furthering the University of Arkansas Press mission to publish books that serve Arkansas and the region.

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    Year

    2011

  • Princeton University Press

    The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election

    Authors: John Sides and Lynn Vavreck
    ISBN: 9780691156880; E-ISBN: 9781400848003

    Game changer. We heard it so many times during the 2012 US presidential election. But what actually made a difference in the contest, and what was just hype? Using an unusual "moneyball" approach, Sides and Vavrek look beyond the anecdotes and conventional wisdom that often pass for election analysis. Instead, they draw on extensive quantitative data about the economy, public opinion, news coverage, and political advertising to separate what was truly important from what was irrelevant. Combining this data with the best social science research and colorful on-the-ground reporting, they provide the most accurate and precise account of the election yet—and the only book of its kind.

    An election book unlike any other, The Gamble represents an effort to publish analysis by professional political scientists as part of the campaign conversation. Research and writing was conducted in real time, as the campaign unfolded. A strong narrative alongside cutting-edge research is accessible to both a broad audience and specialist readers. First drafts of chapters and their peer review appeared online—free to download, released in time for key events like primaries and party conventions, resulting in a first-rate work of political science research published alongside that of journalists and politicians.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Nebraska Press

    Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860

    Author: Anne F. Hyde
    ISBN: 9780803224056

    To most people living in the North American West, the Louisiana Purchase made little difference: the United States was just another imperial overlord to be assessed and manipulated. This was not, as Anne Hyde makes clear, virgin wilderness discovered by virtuous Anglo entrepreneurs. Rather, the United States was a newcomer in a place already complicated by vying empires.

    Tracing family stories from the Canadian North to the Spanish and Mexican borderlands and from the Pacific Coast to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, Hyde's narrative moves from the earliest years of the Indian trade to the Mexican War and the gold rush era. Her work reveals how, in the 1850s, immigrants to these newest regions of the United States violently wrested control from Native and other powers, and how conquest and competing demands for land and resources brought about a volatile frontier culture.

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history, Empires, Nations, and Families offers a fundamental rethinking of the history of the North American West. It is a generative work of scholarship.

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    Year

    2011

  • Columbia University Press

    Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life

    Author: Michael Marder
    ISBN: 9780231161244

    The margins of philosophy are populated by non-human, non-animal living beings—including plants. While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life, Michael Marder puts this life at the forefront of the current deconstruction of metaphysics. In his formulation, "plant-thinking" is the non-cognitive, non-ideational, and non-imagistic mode of thinking proper to plants, as much as the process of bringing human thought itself back to its roots and rendering it plantlike.

    By connecting, changing, and expanding the fields of philosophy, animal studies, and biology, Plant-Thinking exemplifies Columbia University Press's mission to publish outstanding original scholarship that contributes to an understanding of global human concerns. Combining a philosophical approach with cutting-edge science, Marder's book is an innovative interdisciplinary study investigating the place of plants in the history of Western thought and the potential for considering existence itself from the vegetal point of view. Plant-Thinking provides a striking example of a scholarly book that forces readers to radically reevaluate their conceptions of the place of humankind in the world and the academic context in which such a book can be published.

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    Year

    2013

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