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#LookItUP: A Gallery of Knowledge

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  • University of Alberta Press

    The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories

    Steering Committee Members: Cathie Crooks and Linda Cameron

    In June 2017, almost two years of planning culminated in a thought-provoking conference about publishing Indigenous authors and stories. The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories conference was the brainchild of the director of the University of Alberta Press, Linda Cameron, who was answering a challenge Gerald Beasley, Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian of the University of Alberta, put to all of his directors to find ways to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    Over 225 people registered for the conference, including writers, publishers, editors, librarians, journalists, filmmakers, educators, and students. More than 40% of the attendees self-identified as Indigenous. Together, attendees took part in cultural activities and interactive sessions with 20 phenomenal presenters from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Massachusetts.

    Our hope of creating conversations to develop ongoing, respectful relationships with Indigenous people and communities became a reality during the two-day event. As first steps toward continuing these conversations, we will maintain the conference website, develop greater linkages amongst conference attendees, and continue to build our relationships with one another.

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    2017

  • University of Alabama Press

    What Democracy Looks Like: The Rhetoric of Social Movements
    and Counterpublics

    Editors: Christina Foust, Amy Pason, and Kate Zittlow Rogness
    ISBN: 9780817358938

    What Democracy Looks Like is a compelling and timely collection which combines two distinct but related theories in rhetoric and communication studies, while also exploring theories and ideas espoused by those in sociology, political science, and cultural studies. This book fosters a more coherent understanding of social change among scholars of rhetoric and communication studies by juxtaposing the ideas of social movements and counterpublics—historically two key factors significant in the study of social change.


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    2017

  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

    Disasters in the United States: Frequency, Costs, and Compensation

    Authors: Vera Brusentsev and Wayne Vroman
    ISBN: 9780880995238

    Disasters are increasing in frequency throughout the world. In 2015 in the US, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recorded a total of 70 natural disasters with 43 of those receiving major disaster declarations. In contrast, 13 major disasters were declared in 1953. As a result, the costs and other complex issues associated with mitigation efforts of disasters is drawing increased attention from economists, insurers, and policymakers. The authors of this timely book not only examine the increasing frequency of natural disasters in the US, but also the geographic patterns, trends, and financial costs involved in rebuilding and compensating victims.

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    Year

    2017

  • University Press of Mississippi

    Ain't There No More: Louisiana's Disappearing Coastal Plain

    Authors: Carl Brasseaux and Donald Davis
    ISBN: 9781496809483

    For centuries, outlanders have openly denigrated Louisiana’s coastal wetlands residents and their stubborn refusal to abandon the region’s fragile prairies tremblants despite repeated natural and, more recently, man-made disasters. Yet, the cumulative environmental knowledge these wetlands survivors have gained through painful experiences over the course of two centuries holds invaluable keys to the successful adaptation of modern coastal communities throughout the globe.

    Ain’t There No More renders an easily read history filled with new insights and possibilities to address pending environmental disaster. Rare, previously unpublished images documenting a disappearing way of life accompany the narrative. The authors bring nearly a century of combined experience to distilling research and telling this story in a way invaluable to Louisianans, to policymakers, and to all those concerned with rising sea levels and seeking a long-term solution.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of North Texas Press

    Forging the Star:
    The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service

    Author: David S. Turk
    ISBN: 9781574416541

    As an agency that has shaped both US history and policy, the US Marshals Service has profoundly impacted local and regional communities since its founding in 1789. Though the US Marshals have been instrumental in various key moments of United States history—including Prohibition, public school integration during the Civil Rights movement, and the return of Elián González to Cuba, among others—little is widely known about the service.

    Forging the Star author David S. Turk, the official United States Marshals Service Historian, uses his expert knowledge and exhaustive research to make the inner workings of this complex organization accessible to all readers.

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    Year

    2016

  • University of Arizona Press

    Sustaining Wildlands: Integrating Science and Community
    in Prince William Sound

    Editors: Aaron Poe and Randy Gimblett
    ISBN: 9780816535644

    Twenty-eight scientists and managers and thirteen local community residents address what has come to be a central paradox in public lands management: the need to accommodate increasing human use while reducing the environmental impact of those activities. This volume draws on diverse efforts and perspectives to dissect this paradox, offering an alternative approach where human use is central to sustaining wildlands and recovering a damaged ecosystem like Prince William Sound.

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    Year

    2017

  • State University of New York Press

    The History of al-Tabari: Volumes 1-40

    Editor: Ehsan Yarshater

    Completed in 1999 by a distinguished group of Arabists and historians of Islam, the annotated translation of The History of al-Tabari is arguably the most celebrated chronicle produced in the Islamic lands on the history of the world and the early centuries of Islam.

    The thirty-nine-volume set, published in the SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies, under the general editorship of Professor Ehsan Yarshater of Columbia University, is the only complete English translation. The History was published by SUNY Press between 1985 and 1999, with the Index, Volume 40, added to the set in 2007. It is an essential and highly praised resource in Islamic studies.

    In 2016 SUNY Press made the complete set of The History of al-Tabari available electronically for library and institutional purchase through EBSCO and ProQuest. Readers may purchase individual volumes in Google Play and Amazon Kindle formats.

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    Year

    2016

  • Northwestern University Press

    The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago

    Editors: Abdul Alkalimat, Romi Crawford, and Rebecca Zorach
    ISBN: 9780810135932

    The Wall of Respect is the first in-depth, illustrated history of a lost Chicago monument. It gathers historic essays, poetry, and previously unpublished primary documents from the Black Liberation Movement’s founders to provide a visual guide to the work’s creation and evolution.

    The Wall of Respect, a revolutionary mural created by fourteen members of the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), received national critical acclaim when it was unveiled on the South Side of Chicago in 1967. Painters and photographers worked side by side on the mural, which became a platform for music, poetry, and political rallies, and changed over time to reflect the shifts in the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements.

    At the intersection of African American culture, politics, and Chicago art history, The Wall of Respect offers, in one keepsake-quality work, an unsurpassed collection of images and essays that illuminate a powerful monument that continues to fascinate artists, scholars, and readers in Chicago and across the United States.

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    Year

    2017

  • Wayne State University Press

    The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

    Editor: Rochelle Riley; Foreword: Nikole Hannah-Jones
    ISBN: 9780814345146

    The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery is a plea to America to understand what life, post-slavery, has been like for many African Americans. Descended from people whose unpaid labor built this land, African Americans have spent the last 150 years carrying the dual burden of fighting racial injustice and rising above the hateful bigotry that attempt to keep them shackled to that past.

    Edited by award-winning Detroit newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley, The Burden is a powerful collection of essays that create, in a response to the false idea that slavery wasn't so bad and is something we should all just "get over," a chorus of evidence that the burden is real.

    The descendants of slaves continue to seek permission to put this burden down. As Riley writes, "slavery is not a relic to be buried, but a wound that has not been allowed to heal. You cannot heal what you do not treat. You cannot treat what you do not see as a problem. And America continues to look the other way." The Burden aims to address this problem. It is a must-read for every American.

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    Year

    2018

  • Syracuse University Press

    Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism

    Author: Damon Berry
    ISBN: 9780815635444

    Since the 1980 US presidential races, the term "religious right" has come to signify a politically and socially conservative form of Christianity. This term implies a joining of socially conservative evangelical Christianity with conservative politics that continues to shape the Republican Party to this day. But this relationship is hardly new in American history; certain forms of Christianity have long shared space with the political and nationalist right in the United States.

    Less well known, however, are the various other religions that have influenced white racist activities in America. The recent popularity of these ideologies has caused a shift away from, and resulting hostility toward, Christianity among white nationalists. In Blood and Faith, Berry explores the causes of this shift, as well as the challenges it has created for contemporary white nationalists who seek access to the conservative American political mainstream. Building on Michael Barkuns landmark study of racist Christianity, Religion and the Racist Right, Berry takes a fresh look at the complex and evolving relationship between American white nationalists and religion.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Nevada Press

    The Baneberry Disaster: A Generation of Atomic Fallout

    Authors: Larry Johns and Alan Johns
    ISBN: 9781943859450

    A compelling recollection of the environmental and human consequences of the underground nuclear test’s failure at Baneberry.

    The Baneberry Disaster covers the calamitous December 1970 Baneberry underground nuclear test that pumped nearly 7 million curies of radiation into the atmosphere, caused the suspension of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site for six months, and whose radioactive cloud exposed 86 test-site workers to radiation, two of whom died of leukemia less than four years later.

    The authors are attorneys from Las Vegas who spent 25 years pursuing a lawsuit for the victims at Baneberry. The story begins in 1971, just after the Baneberry test vented, and takes the reader through the years leading up to the trial, the 41-day trial in 1979, and the multiple appeals following the trial. It discusses the claims and lawsuits filed by others exposed to atomic testing, and the congressional investigations that led to the enactment of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act in 1990.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Nebraska Press

    How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan:
    Two Years in the Pashtun Homeland

    Author: Douglas Grindle; Acquiring Editor: Tom Swanson
    ISBN: 9781612349541

    Douglas Grindle spent six years as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Iraq, two years as a field researcher for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan, two years as a district advisor with USAID, and, most recently, five months in Kabul as a civilian researcher for the US Army.

    His book provides a firsthand account of how the war in Afghanistan was won in a rural district south of Kandahar City and how the newly created peace slipped away when vital resources failed to materialize and the United States headed for the exit. Grindle's insightful understanding of the Afghan people and their trials and tribulation make this book a crucial and important perspective in today's political climate.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Georgia Press

    UnCivil Wars Series

    Series Editors: Stephen Berry and Amy Murrell Taylor

    UnCivil Wars is a series dedicated to new ways of seeing and telling the American Civil War. Building on the Press’s strengths in the fields of gender, environment, and culture, authors in the series are encouraged to focus on unconventional social types and to think deeply about narrative strategy, telling their stories through memory, reverse chronology, snapshots and glimpses, multiple perspectives, or microhistory. The series takes its spirit from Walt Whitman’s insistence that the war was not singular but plural—a “many-threaded drama”—and from Thomas Mann’s conclusion that “out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made.”

    The series started with the inaugural title, Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges, in 2011 and is especially timely and pertinent now since it deconstructs the romanticism and investigates new questions of the Civil War Era. Recent topics covered include the environmental effects of the Civil War, iconic photographs of the Civil War, amputation in the Civil War South, and the transformation of Civil War bushwhackers to gunslingers in the American West.

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    2011

  • University of Akron Press

    Mr. Chairman: The Life and Times of Ray C. Bliss

    Authors: William Hershey and John Green
    ISBN: 97816292204

    Ray Bliss was a masterful behind-the-scenes force in the Republican Party for more than three decades at the local, state, and national levels. Recognized as a master of the “nuts and bolts” of practical politics, Bliss was among the first to use polling and television in campaigns. When Bliss took over as national chairman in 1965, the GOP was on life support after Barry Goldwater’s landslide defeat in the 1964 presidential election. Bliss rebuilt the party through hard work, innovation, a keen eye for detail, and uncanny political instincts. His shrewd ability to unite liberal, moderate, and conservative Republicans helped put Richard M. Nixon in the White House in 1968.

    Republicans today face many of the same challenges Bliss did nearly half a century ago as they struggle to present a united front on thorny issues such as health care and taxes, while accommodating diverse viewpoints. Bliss was critical of candidate-centered politics, more prevalent now than in his time. Donald J. Trump succeeded with this approach and Republicans today could learn from Bliss’s ability to uphold the party’s interest when working with independent-minded and unpredictable officeholders such as Nixon and Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes.

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    Year

    2017

  • Georgetown University Press

    A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution: What Every American Needs to Know

    Author: Andrew B. Arnold
    ISBN: 9781626165823

    The Constitution is not so simple that it explains itself—nor so complex that only experts can understand it.

    In this accessible, nonpartisan quick reference, historian Andrew Arnold provides concise explanations of the Constitution's meaning and history, offering little-known facts and anecdotes about every article and all twenty-seven amendments.

    Without wading through lengthy legal prose, heavy historical analysis, or polemical diatribes, A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution presents a straightforward way to understand the American Constitutional system.

    Small enough to put in your pocket, backpack, or briefcase, A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution can be used to comprehend current events, dig deeper into court cases, or sort out your own opinions on constitutional issues.

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    Year

    2018

  • Bucknell University Press

    Fixing Babel: An Historical Anthology of Applied English Lexicography

    Editor: Rebecca Shapiro
    ISBN: 9781611488098

    This anthology of English lexicography provides excerpts from the prefatory materials to dictionaries between the early 17th century and Noah Webster's American Dictionary (1828), contextualizing dictionaries in historical, national, linguistic, literary, and cultural contexts, and drawing attention to (1) both change and community with regard to the present in relation to the past, and (2) both difference and continuity with regard to the language itself. Rich and diverse as the English language is, this book demonstrates that it also embodies an extraordinary community and continuity.

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    Year

    2016

  • University of Massachusetts Press

    People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Building

    Author: Karilyn Crockett
    ISBN: 9781625342966

    Massachusetts government officials started hatching a plan to build multiple highways circling and cutting through the heart of Boston, making steady progress through the mid-century. As it became clear what this plan would entail—including a disproportionate impact on poor communities of color—the people pushed back. Activists, many with experience in the civil rights and antiwar protests, began to organize in the 1960s and an unlikely multiracial coalition of urban and suburban residents and planners emerged to stop the interstate.


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    Year

    2018

  • Southern Illinois University Press

    An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments

    Author: Timothy S. Sedore
    ISBN: 9780809330324

    As America was torn apart by the horrors of the Civil War, no state bore the brunt of battle more than Virginia. Home to the Confederate capitol of Richmond and the linchpin of the eastern theater of the war, the state now bears a myriad of testaments to its harrowing past, waiting to be explored.

    With An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments, Timothy S. Sedore presents the first volume to enumerate Virginia's southern Civil War memorials. Sedore's illuminating and highly readable guide catalogs 360 of the state's most infamous and obscure commemorations, and will appeal to the traveler, historian, and armchair enthusiast alike.

    Much more than a tourist's handbook, however, this book draws on scholarly and field research to reveal these sites not only as monuments to history but also as public efforts to reconcile mourning with Southern postwar ideologies. Sedore analyzes in depth the nature of the attempts to publicly explain Virginia's sense of grief after the war, delving deep into the psychology of a traumatized area.

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    Year

    2011

  • University of Toronto Press

    Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries

    Author: Gérard Bouchard; Translator: Howard Scott
    ISBN: 9781442631908

    In Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard conceptualizes myths as vessels of sacred values that transcend the division between primitive and modern. These vessels become so influential as to make an indelible impression on people’s minds.

    We may no longer speak of Aphrodite or Gilgamesh but freedom, equality, social justice, environmentalism, democracy, and nationalism are sacred values in our world. Nobody would deny that equality for all citizens in France, the right to property in the United States, or racial equality in South Africa are sacrosanct.

    Bouchard’s refreshing and startling analysis reveals that as a sociological mechanism, myths have the power to bring societies together as well as tear them apart. In his own way, Bouchard awakens us to the transcendent power of myth that affects our daily lives, frequently unbeknownst to us.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Texas Press

    Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America

    Author: Randolph Lewis
    ISBN: 9781477312438

    "A sprightly tour down some of the surveillance society's most claustrophobic corridors," according to Cory Doctorow, Under Surveillance tackles the hidden costs of living under constant surveillance in post-9/11 American society.

    CCTV cameras, TSA scanners, NSA databases, big data marketers, predator drones, "stop and frisk" tactics, Facebook algorithms, hidden spyware, and even old-fashioned nosy neighbors—surveillance has become so ubiquitous that we take its presence for granted. Lewis's book prompts us to think deeply about what he calls "the soft tissue damage" inflicted by the culture of surveillance.

    A worried but ultimately genial guide to this landscape, Under Surveillance examines the unintended consequences of living under constant scrutiny and how it changes the way we think and feel about the world.

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    Year

    2017

  • West Virginia University Press

    Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory

    Authors: Alex Lichtenstein and Andrew Lichtenstein
    ISBN: 9781943665891

    Recent events in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere show how commemoration can become a flashpoint in broad struggles over politics and culture.

    MARKED, UNMARKED, REMEMBERED collects perspectives on public memory from leading historians and places them in dialog with photographs of significant sites from US history – some officially commemorated, others neglected or obscured. It poses unsettling questions about the contested memorialization of traumatic episodes from the nation’s past.

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    Year

    2017

  • University Press of Kentucky

    The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

    Editors: Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin
    ISBN: 9780813160658

    The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth.

    This comprehensive encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders, as well as an array of pioneers in art, science, and industry, and a register of notable figures from Kentucky who have had an impact on the national scene. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women.

    For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

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    Year

    2015

  • University of Michigan Press

    Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries, and Collections 1817–2017

    Editors: Kerstin Barndt and Carla M. Sinopoli
    ISBN: 9780472130276

    Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge explores the museums, libraries, and special collections of the University of Michigan on its bicentennial.

    Since its inception, U-M has been preserving and building vast collections and libraries, which testifies to its ambitious vision of the research university as a place where knowledge is accumulated, shared, and disseminated through teaching, exhibition, and publication. Today, two hundred years after the university’s founding, museums, libraries, and archives continue to be an important part of U-M. Viewed from an historic perspective, they provide a window through which we can explore the transformation of the academy, its public role, and the development of scholarly disciplines over the last two centuries.

    Beautifully illustrated with color photographs of these world-renowned collections, this book will appeal to readers interested in the history of museums and collections, the formation of academic disciplines, and of course the University of Michigan.

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    Year

    2017

  • Cork University Press

    Atlas of the Irish Revolution

    Editors: John Crowley and Donal O Drisceoil
    ISBN: 9781782051176

    The period from 1912 to 1922 was one of the most eventful in Ireland’s history. From the campaign for Home Rule, through World War One and the Easter Rising of 1916 to the foundation of the Free State, this was a decade of great change. Campaigns for social reforms — highlighted by the suffrage movement and the 1913 Lockout, for example — also went hand in hand with political events. The Decade of Centenaries programme aims to commemorate each step that Ireland took between 1912 and 1922 in a tolerant, inclusive, and respectful way.

    With this in mind Cork University Press have published the Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Written by the leading historians, geographers and literary scholars of the Irish revolutionary period, this work, with its authoritative texts, superb photographs, informative maps, and its reproduction of key documents, promises to be the outstanding publication of the ‘decade of commemorations.’

    The atlas has 105 contributors, 364 maps, and 707 illustrations.

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    Year

    2017

  • University Press of Florida

    Sea Level Rise in Florida: Science, Impacts, and Options

    Authors: Albert C. Hine, Don P. Chambers, Tonya D. Clayton, Mark R. Hafen,
    and Gary T. Mitchum
    ISBN: 9780813062891

    Sea levels are rising—globally and in Florida. The overwhelming majority of the scientific community expects a continuation of this trend for centuries to come due to climate change, ocean warming, and ice mass loss. In Florida, where much of the landscape is topographically low and underlain by permeable limestone, the stakes are particularly high. Modern-day sea level rise poses unprecedented challenges for sustainability, urban planning, and political action.

    In Sea Level Rise in Florida, experts in oceanography and geology examine the cycle of sea levels in the past and the science behind the current measurements and the future projections. The authors assess the most likely range of sea level rise in Florida based on a synthesis of projections for the next hundred years. They also look at consequences for natural marine and coastal systems and how we can plan strategically for the inevitable changes. As the pace of sea level rise continues to accelerate, especially in Florida, the facts in this book are essential knowledge.

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    Year

    2016

  • Texas A&M University Press

    Ten Dollars to Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan

    Author: Patricia Bernstein
    ISBN: 9781623495299

    Ten Dollars to Hate tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s—by far the most “successful” incarnation since its inception in the ashes of the Civil War—and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas district attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be punished for taking the law into their own hands—in this case, for the vicious flogging of a young World War I veteran.

    The KKK is an ugly part of American history, and despite the best efforts of Dan Moody and others like him it is still with us today. Recent events have shown that the ugliness and violence of the past was not fully extinguished. As George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Bernstein shows us the truth of what our past looked like. It's up to us to ensure our future is brighter than our past.

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    Year

    2017

  • Leuven University Press

    'A Truly Golden Handbook': The Scholarly Quest for Utopia

    Editors: Veerle Achten, Geert Bouckaert, and Erik Schokkaert
    ISBN: 9789462700796

    What would the ideal society of the future look like? In 1516, the eminent English humanist Thomas More tried his hand at imagining a perfect society on a distant island. His Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. 500 years later, scholars of this university revisit More's best-known work and reflect on the ideal society of the future, using the scientific insights of today, including perspectives which More could never have imagined.

    In 'A Truly Golden Handbook', more than fifty KU Leuven scholars share their science-based utopian dreams. From the creation of spare organs, artificial intelligence and the genetic future, to global governance, ecological sustainability and pathways to more equality, this visionary book offers a broad interdisciplinary look at the world of tomorrow.

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    Year

    2016

  • University of British Columbia Press

    First Nations Languages Series

    Series Editor: Patricia Shaw; Acquisitions Editor: Darcy Cullen

    The Indigenous languages of the world, many of which are renowned for the complexity and richness of their linguistic structure, embody the cumulative cultural knowledge of Indigenous peoples. This vital linguistic heritage is currently under severe threat of extinction.

    This series is dedicated to the linguistic study of these languages. Each book comes out of extensive work with and in Indigenous communities. From two volumes of valued oral traditions of the Coast Salish people of the southern and eastern shores of Puget Sound, to a full grammar of the Musqueam dialect of Halkomelem, which the author work on in the late 1950s, the books in this series elucidate and preserve the languages.

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    Launched

    1997

  • University of the West Indies Press

    Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide

    Author: Hilary McD. Beckles
    ISBN: 9789766402686

    Since the mid-nineteenth-century abolition of slavery, the call for reparations for the crime of African enslavement and native genocide has been growing. In the Caribbean, grassroots and official voices now constitute a regional reparations movement. While it remains a fractured, contentious and divisive call, it generates considerable public interest, especially within sections of the community that are concerned with issues of social justice, equity, civil and human rights, education, and cultural identity.

    This is the first scholarly work that looks comprehensively at the reparations discussion in the Caribbean. Written by a leading economic historian of the region, a seasoned activist in the wider movement for social justice and advocacy of historical truth, Britain's Black Debt looks at the origins and development of reparations as a regional and international process. Weaving detailed historical data on Caribbean slavery and the transatlantic slave trade together with legal principles and the politics of postcolonialism, Beckles sets out a solid academic analysis of the evidence and concludes that Britain has a case of reparations to answer which the Caribbean should litigate.

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    Year

    2013

  • University of Notre Dame Press

    The future of manuscript taxonomy

    Title: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College
    Author: David T. Gura
    ISBN: 978026810060-5

    David T. Gura’s catalog contains 288 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts held by the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College. Bound manuscripts, leaves, and fragments, which span the late eleventh through the sixteenth century and include bibles, books of hours, calendars, liturgical texts, and much more, are given thorough critical treatment and scholarly description. Each manuscript description is based on Gura's intensive paleographical and codicological analyses. Academic librarians, manuscript dealers and collectors, and the community of scholars, curators, and librarians who work with medieval and Renaissance manuscripts will find this an accessible and valuable resource. Scott James Gwara, University of South Carolina, says, "[This catalog] represents the future of manuscript taxonomy, a departure from anything I know of for any American collection of manuscripts."

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    Year

    2016

  • University of New South Wales Press

    Best Australian Science Writing 2017

    Editor: Michael Slezak; Publisher and Press Director: Kathy Bail
    ISBN: 9781742235554

    Now in its seventh year, this annual collection celebrates the very best science writing published in Australia covering subjects of global interest. From the furthest reaches of the universe to the microscopic world of our genes, science offers writers the kind of scope other subjects simply can’t match. This lively, engaging and intriguing collection of 32 stories covers a wide range of subjects in the 2017 edition and challenges our perceptions of the world and how we exist within it.

    The Best Australian Science Writing 2017 is edited by The Guardian's award-winning science and environment reporter Michael Slezak, with a foreword by Professor Emma Johnston, UNSW Sydney Dean of Science. The book features the shortlisted entries for the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing, a prestigious award named in honour of Australia's first Nobel laureates, William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg. The Bragg prizes have been presented annually since 2012 and the book is highly regarded in the scientific and broader community.

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    Year

    2017

  • Purdue University Press

    Disaster Recovery Resources

    Authors: Purdue University Faculty

    Knowledge matters, in particular when recovering from natural disasters. Purdue University is a global leader in engineering (College of Engineering) as well as building construction technology (Purdue Polytechnic Institute). Purdue University Press has published books written by Purdue faculty, which can be resources to communities while recovering from and rebuilding after a disaster.

    Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos
    Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management
    Construction Site Planning and Logistical Operations: Site-Focused Management for Builders

    In response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and then Maria, Purdue University Press has made Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos freely available as a resource for those involved in recovery efforts. The Press is also offering special pricing on bulk orders and bundles of the three titles noted above.

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    Published Since

    2010

  • University of California Press

    Case Studies in the Environment: Quality cases, comprehensive coverage
    of environmental issues

    Editor-in-Chief: Wil Burns
    ISSN: 2473-9510

    Case Studies in the Environment is a journal of peer-reviewed case study articles, case study pedagogy articles, and a repository for editor-reviewed case study slides. The journal aims to inform faculty, students, educators, professionals, and policymakers on case studies and best practices in the environmental sciences and studies.

    Research grants may require that you 'broaden the impact' of your work through innovation in teaching and training (e.g., develop curricular materials and pedagogical methods); contribute to the science of learning; and broaden engagement with your research to people outside your immediate field. Publishing in Case Studies in the Environment is a very meaningful way of broadening impact of your work.

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    Launched

    2017

  • Wilfrid Laurier University Press

    Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island

    Editors: Sophie McCall and Deanna Reder
    ISBN: 9781771123006

    Read, Listen, Tell brings together an extraordinary range of Indigenous stories from across Turtle Island (North America). From short fiction to as-told-to narratives, from illustrated stories to personal essays, these stories celebrate the strength of heritage and the liveliness of innovation. Building on two decades of scholarly work to centre Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, the book transforms literary method while respecting and honouring Indigenous histories and peoples of these lands.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Pittsburgh Press

    Overtaken by the Night: One Russian's Journey through Peace,
    War, Revolution, and Terror

    Author: Richard Robbins Jr.
    ISBN: 9780822945161

    Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky was a witness to his country's unfolding tragedy—the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide.

    Highly readable, Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of Dzhunkovsky's incredible life that reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but even more extraordinary for being true, and particularly relevant in this centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

    The book is from the Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies, which offers many telling histories derived from the Russian archives, only recently available to Western scholars.

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    Year

    2017

  • Northern Illinois University Press

    From Prague to Jerusalem: An Uncommon Journey of a Journalist

    Author: Milan J. Kubic
    ISBN: 9780875807645

    Journalists are tasked with finding and reporting on the truth—an important duty and a risky endeavor for those reporting from unstable countries. Milan Kubic's career as a Newsweek correspondent spanned 31 years and three continents.

    Beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Kubic's riveting memoir describes his arrival in the United States in the 1950s, his time covering the White House, and the decades he reported from abroad, including coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, starting with the Six Day War in 1967.

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    Year

    2017

  • Duke University Press

    Read to Respond

    Produced by: Duke University Press Marketing and Sales Group

    Our Read to Respond series highlights some of our most groundbreaking scholarship engaged with today’s pressing issues. Each topic, from student activism to racial justice, queer studies to environmental activism, includes a reading list that encourages thoughtful conversation on current events. Book introductions are freely available, and full articles are available until December 15, 2017.

    Resource list topics include:
    Student activism
    Racial justice
    Queer studies
    Environmental activism

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    Year

    2017

  • Johns Hopkins University Press

    Sharks of the Shallows: Coastal Species in Florida and the Bahamas

    Author: Jeffrey Carrier
    ISBN: 9781421422947

    Agile, sleek, and precise, sharks are marvels of evolution that have adapted to thrive in every major aquatic realm on the planet. However, few places on Earth are home to the amazing diversity of shark species that beautify the shallow waters of Florida and the Bahamas. In this first-ever book on sharks of this region, biologist Jeffrey Carrier reveals the captivating lives of these marine predators.

    Guiding readers through basic biology, key attributes, and identification tips, the book explores what makes sharks such successful apex predators. Carrier explains fascinating phenomena: the bizarre shape of the hammerhead, a bull shark's ability to swim hundreds of miles up freshwater rivers, and how sharks may be equipped with the animal kingdom’s most sophisticated sensory systems.

    With stunning full-color underwater photography, Sharks of the Shallows brings readers directly alongside these unfairly maligned creatures. And not a moment too soon! Sharks are experiencing stresses unlike any in their long history, struggling to survive in a changing ocean. They will continue to grace our coastlines only if we care enough to understand them.

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    Year

    2017

  • Temple University Press

    Knowledge for Social Change: Bacon, Dewey, and the Revolutionary Transformation of Research Universities in the Twenty-First Century

    Authors: Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, John Puckett, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, Francis E. Johnston, and Joann Weeks
    ISBN: 9781439915189

    Employing history, social theory, and a detailed contemporary case study, Knowledge for Social Change argues for reshaping research universities to function as democratic, civic, and community-engaged institutions dedicated to advancing learning for social change. The authors focus on the contributions to learning made by Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Jane Addams, and John Dewey—as well as their own work at Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships to help create and sustain democratically engaged universities for the public good.

    Knowledge for Social Change highlights university-assisted community schools to effect a change in research universities that will contribute to more democratic societies. The authors call on democratic-minded academics to create a global movement to advance learning for the "relief of man's estate"—an iconic phrase by Francis Bacon emphasizing the continuous betterment of the human condition—and to realize Dewey's vision of a "Great Community" of participatory, democratic, collaborative, and interdependent societies.

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    Year

    2017

  • Penn State University Press

    Journal of Information Policy

    Editors: Krishna Jayakar, Amit Schejter, and Richard Taylor
    ISSN: 2381-5892

    The Journal of Information Policy brings contemporary scholarly research and analysis of significant information policy issues to the attention of policymakers in a timely fashion via an online format.

    Multidisciplinary and international in scope, this refereed scholarly journal publishes articles, comments, book reviews, literature reviews, and invited commentary. The journal interprets the term information policy broadly, with the understanding that its meaning and parameters may evolve in a rapidly changing society. It also embraces the full range of information and communications users, institutions, technologies, applications, businesses, and cultures.

    The Journal of Information Policy is a publication of the Institute for Information Policy at The Pennsylvania State University. It is also an open access publication, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC-ND and available via PSU Press Unlocked, a new open access initiative.

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    2015

  • Stanford University Press

    Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court

    Author: Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve
    ISBN: 9780804790437

    In the award-winning Crook County, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve bursts open the courthouse doors and enters the hallways, courtrooms, judges' chambers, and attorneys' offices to reveal a world of punishment determined by race, not offense.

    Gonzalez Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago—Cook County. Based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts, often in plain sight. We watch white courtroom professionals classify and deliberate on the fates of mostly black and Latino defendants while racial abuse and due process violations are encouraged and even seen as justified.

    Crook County's powerful and devastating narratives reveal startling truths about a legal culture steeped in racial abuse. Gonzalez Van Cleve urges all citizens in communities nationwide to take a closer look at the way we do justice in America and to hold our arbiters of justice accountable to the highest standards of equality.

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    Year

    2016

  • University of Virginia Press

    Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia

    Author: Scott Beardsley
    ISBN: 9780813940533

    Higher Calling presents an urgent discussion on a revolution taking place in the ranks of higher education. Current dean of the prestigious Darden Business School and a former executive at McKinsey & Company, Scott Beardsley is uniquely qualified to shed light on the academy's increasing turn to the business world and other arenas to find the right skill sets and expertise to run universities that are growing more and more complex. Providing not only an analysis of nontraditional leaders in higher education but also strategies for developing skills and selecting leaders, Beardsley offers a wealth of information for the modern university in the face of change.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Wisconsin Press

    Understanding and Teaching American Slavery

    Editors: Bethany Jay and Cynthia Lynn Lyerly
    ISBN: 9780299306649

    Perhaps no topic in US history is as emotionally fraught as the nation's centuries-long entanglement with slavery. How can teachers get students to understand the racist underpinnings of that institution and acknowledge its legacies in contemporary America? How can they overcome students' shame, anger, guilt, or denial? How can they incorporate into the classroom important primary sources that may contain obsolete and racist terms, images, and ideas?

    This book, designed for college and high school teachers, is a critical resource for understanding and teaching this challenging topic in all its complexity. It offers practical, expert advice for teaching specific content, utilizing sources, and getting students to think critically. Contributors address (among other topics) slavery and the nation's founders, the diverse experiences of the enslaved, slavery's role in the Civil War, and the relationship between slavery and the northern economy. Other chapters offer ideas for teaching through slave narratives, runaway ads, spirituals, films, and material culture. Taken together, the essays in the volume help instructors tackle problems, discover opportunities, and guide students in grappling with the ugliest truths of America's past.

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    Year

    2016

  • Fordham University Press

    The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications

    Author: John D. Feerick
    ISBN: 9780823252015

    The Twenty-Fifth Amendment has been a trending topic in the news lately. As reported by Google, searches for the term “25th Amendment Trump” has spiked five times since President Trump assumed office in January.

    According to the National Constitution Center, “the Twenty-Fifth Amendment was passed to clarify what happens upon the death, removal, or resignation of the President or Vice President and how the Presidency is temporarily filled if the President becomes disabled and cannot fulfill his responsibilities.”

    This third edition of The Twenty-Fifth Amendment updates John Feerick’s landmark study with a look at current legal scholarship and the Amendment’s uses over the past 20 years. The Amendment was originally criticized as vague and undemocratic, but it has made possible swift and orderly presidential successions during some of the most extraordinary events in American history. The Twenty-Fifth Amendment is evolving rapidly, and this book is an invaluable guide for legal scholars, government decision makers, historians, political scientists, teachers, and students studying the US’s highest office.

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    Year

    2013

  • George Mason University Press

    Playfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed
    How We See the World

    Author: Bruce Berkowitz
    ISBN: 9781942695042

    William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent statistical graphics—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are also aware he developed theories explaining international trade and investment, made contributions to concepts like price indexes and measures of national power, and pioneered strategic analysis.

    Yet even those familiar with his work will be surprised to learn that Playfair was, in fact, a secret agent, carrying out espionage and subversion against France on behalf of Great Britain. Many of his contributions to economics and statistics were a direct result of his most audacious operation, the first full-scale campaign to collapse a nation’s currency, as the French First Republic turned radical.

    This is the first book to uncover the full, true account of this remarkable, colorful man—undeniably brilliant, hopelessly flawed, and fundamentally important. Part biography, part history, and part detective story, its pages reveal the inventions and adventures of this larger-than-life swashbuckler, rogue, genius, and patriot.

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    Year

    2017

  • Athabasca University Press

    Speaking Power to Truth: Digital Discourse and the Public Intellectual

    Editors: Michael Keren and Richard Hawkins
    ISBN: 9781771990332

    As knowledge is drawn into the orbit of power, and as the line between knowledge and opinion is blurred, what role will the public intellectual play in the promotion and nurturing of democratic processes and goals? The contributors to Speaking Power to Truth reflect on the concept of truth in a technologically mediated public sphere. Consider the following quote:

    “What historically have been accepted as ‘truths,’ in the sense of distinguishing knowledge from opinion or fact from fiction, are themselves products of complex negotiations, often over long periods of time, between progressive and repressive forces that coexist within the inherently disputatious governance structures of knowledge production."

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    Year

    2015

  • Gallaudet University Press

    Sign Language Studies

    Editor: Ceil Lucas,
    ISSN: 0302-1475

    Sign Language Studies, a quarterly journal, publishes a wide range of original scholarly articles and essays relevant to signed languages and signing communities from all over the world.

    The journal provides a forum for the dissemination of important ideas and opinions concerning these languages and the communities who use them.

    Topics of interest include linguistics, anthropology, semiotics, Deaf culture, and Deaf history and literature.

    And check out the Sign Language Studies map to explore the world of sign languages studied in this influential and important journal.

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    Since

    1972

  • New York University Press

    Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

    Author: Heath Fogg Davis
    ISBN: 9781479855407

    Reexamining the gender-enforcing policies and customs in American life, Heath Fogg Davis' Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for, and purpose of, gender categories. By questioning the use of sex categories on birth certificates, college admissions, and even on bathroom stalls, Davis, himself a transgender man, offers an impassioned call to rethink the usefulness of dividing the world into just Male and Female categories. Begging the ultimate question; why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories at all? And what can be done to challenge the assumption that gender matters?

    "Reading Beyond Trans is like having one’s window shades thrown open after arising from a long night of sleep: the sunlight burns the eyes, but it awakens them . . . Beyond Trans features accessible, clear prose and direct argumentation. Anyone with an interest in trans rights and the public application of gender theory would benefit from Davis’ book. Beyond Trans is as much a call to remediate the harm done to trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals as it is a plea for good reasoning." —Popmatters.com

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    Year

    2017

  • Columbia University Press

    A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind

    Author: David J. Helfand
    ISBN: 9780231168724

    We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperately need to address complex social problems such as climate change, the food and water crises, biodiversity collapse, and emerging threats to public health. This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. Anyone can do it—indeed, everyone must do it if our species is to survive on this crowded and finite planet.

    This survival guide supplies an essential set of apps for the prefrontal cortex while making science both accessible and entertaining. It will dissolve your fear of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the key concepts of probability, all while celebrating the precise use of language and logic. David Helfand, one of our nation's leading astronomers and science educators, has taught scientific habits of mind to generations in the classroom, where he continues to wage a provocative battle against sloppy thinking and the encroachment of misinformation.

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    Year

    2016

  • Liverpool University Press

    Are We All Addicts Now?: Digital Dependence

    Editors: Henrietta Bowden-Jones and Vanessa Bartlett
    ISBN: 9781786940810

    Are We All Addicts Now? is an artist-led enquiry by Katriona Beales into digital hyper-connectivity and the normalization of addictive behaviours through our everyday interactions with digital devices.

    While internet addiction is not yet considered an official psychiatric disorder, it is gaining increased recognition as a behavioral phenomenon in both scientific study and the popular press. This project is the first interdisciplinary exploration of this burgeoning diagnostic territory.

    The book combines visual and textual research, including artistic works, alongside essays from contributors in the fields of anthropology, digital culture, psychology and philosophy. Informed by the latest scientific research, the book acknowledges the increasing difficulty many people experience in controlling their online habits. At the same time, it also thinks beyond the biological model of internet addiction toward the social and political dimensions that shape everyday online activities and habit-forming behaviour.

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    Year

    2017

  • McGill-Queen's University Press

    Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws: Yerí7 re Stsq'ey's-kucw

    Authors: Marianne Ignace and Ronald E. Ignace
    ISBN: 9780773551305

    Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws is a journey through the 10,000-year history of the Interior Plateau nation in British Columbia. Told through the lens of past and present Indigenous storytellers, this volume details how a homeland has shaped Secwépemc existence while the Secwépemc have in turn shaped their homeland. This book exemplifies how traditional Indigenous knowledge and oral history with Western scientific research (anthropology, paleontology, paleobotany, linguistics, geology, etc.) can support and clarify each other.

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    Year

    2017

  • Utah State University Press, an imprint of the University Press of Colorado

    Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition

    Author: Bruce McComiskey
    ISBN: 9781607327448

    Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition is a timely exploration of the increasingly widespread and disturbing effect of “post-truth” on public discourse in the United States. McComiskey analyzes the instances of fake news, feigned ethos, hyperbole, and other forms of post-truth rhetoric employed in recent political discourse.

    The book frames “post-truth” within rhetorical theory, referring to the classic triad of logos, ethos, and pathos. McComiskey shows that it is the loss of grounding in logos that exposes us to the dangers of post-truth. As logos is the realm of fact, logic, truth, and valid reasoning, Western society faces increased risks—including violence, unchecked libel, and tainted elections—when the value of reason is diminished and audiences allow themselves to be swayed by pathos and ethos.

    In a post-truth world, where neither truth nor falsehood has reliable meaning, language becomes purely strategic, which has serious consequences not only for the study of composition but for public discourse.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Calgary Press

    Canadian History and Environment: A series produced in partnership by the University of Calgary Press and the Network in Canadian History & Environment

    Series Editor: Alan MacEachern

    Canadian History and Environment is a series produced in partnership between the University of Calgary Press and the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). It explores topical issues in Canadian history as seen through an environmental lens.

    Available as traditional print books and freely online via Open Access, these books explore diverse, important issues from historical GIS to Northern environmental history, the Canadian-American water relationship to human-animal relations.

    Together, the University of Calgary Press and NiCHE are working to make well-researched, innovative, and essential research available to a wide audience. Canadian History and Environment is a series of essential importance as the world works to understand environmental change.

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    Launched

    2011

  • University of Illinois Press

    The Geopolitics of Information

    Series Editors: Dan Schiller, Pradip Thomas, and Yuezhi Zhao;
    Acquiring Editor: Daniel Nasset

    The geopolitics of information has moved to the center of the encompassing and increasingly conflicted question of who will shape the global political economy, and how. The dispensation of the world's communication systems and information resources constitutes both a domain of political-economic rivalry conducted by states and corporations, and a field of social contestation involving a wider set of social actors. This series encompasses both emergent pressure points and environing social-historical dynamics; and both states' efforts to project power extraterritorially and the wider, more multifaceted, political-economic processes to which state policies contribute.

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    Launched

    2014

  • Princeton University Press

    The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge

    Authors: Abraham Flexner and Robbert Dijkgraaf
    ISBN: 9780691174761

    The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge is a powerful defense of curiosity-driven research that does not require immediate application, delivered by past and present directors of the Institute for Advanced Study. According to a review in the Financial Times, "Flexner's essay needs to be reread, not just by government officials and business leaders but by scientists and voters as well." Rather than serving an immediate, obvious purpose, the pursuit of knowledge for the sake of satiating curiosity is far more valuable, according to the authors. Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute and the man who helped bring Albert Einstein to the United States, describes a great paradox of such research: the search for answers to deep questions often leads not only to the greatest scientific discoveries, but also to the most revolutionary technological breakthroughs. The Institute's current director, Robbert Dijkgraaf, makes the case that society can achieve progress only by truly valuing and substantially funding the curiosity-driven "pursuit of useless knowledge."

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    Year

    2017

  • Ohio State University Press

    Reality Bites: Rhetoric and the Circulation of Truth Claims in U.S. Political Culture

    Author: Dana L. Cloud
    ISBN: 9780814213612

    Fake news, alternative facts, post truth—terms all too familiar to anyone in US political culture and concepts at the core of Dana L. Cloud’s new book, Reality Bites, which explores truth claims in contemporary political rhetoric in the face of widespread skepticism regarding the utility, ethics, and viability of an empirical standard for political truths.

    Cloud observes how appeals to truth often assume—mistakenly—that it is a matter of simple representation of facts. However, since neither fact-checking nor “truthiness” can respond meaningfully to this problem, she argues for a rhetorical realism—the idea that communicators can bring knowledge from particular perspectives and experiences into the domain of common sense.

    Through case studies, Cloud advocates for the usefulness of narrative, myth, embodiment, affect, and spectacle in creating accountability in contemporary US political rhetoric. If dominant reality “bites”—in being oppressive and exploitative—it is time, Cloud argues, for those in the reality-based community to “bite back.”

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    Year

    2018

  • University of Chicago Press

    The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

    Editors: The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff
    ISBN: 9780226287058

    The Chicago Manual of Style embodies more than one hundred years of editorial knowledge. Starting with the 15th edition, the Manual has relied on an advisory board that includes authors, editors, and wordsmiths across publishing.

    New revisions also take readers’ suggestions into account, drawing from a wide range of professional experiences. From this comes a book that both sets the standards for an industry and serves as a conservator of its institutional knowledge.

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    Year

    2017

  • Catholic University of America Press

    The Business Francis Means: Understanding the Pope's Message on the Economy

    Author: Martin Schlag
    ISBN: 9780813229737

    This book offers an explanation of Pope Francis' views on the economy and business. As the head of the Catholic Church, and an incredibly popular global figure, it's important to have a clear view of what his papacy is saying about these issues. This book attempts to show that both the left and the right have mis-construed his message.

    Francis himself is a symbol of 'community'—another important value of university presses—and he has inspired great respect from both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. His overall message and papacy is to inspire us to act in ways to strengthen our ties to one another.

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    Year

    2017

  • Baylor University Press

    Undomesticated Dissent: Democracy and the Public Virtue of Religious Nonconformity

    Author: Curtis W. Freeman
    ISBN: 9781481306881

    Undomesticated Dissent provides a sweeping intellectual history of the public virtue of religiously motivated dissent from the seventeenth century to the present, by carefully comparing, contrasting, and then weighing the various types of dissent—evangelical and spiritual dissent (John Bunyan), economic and social dissent (Daniel Defoe), radical and apocalyptic dissent (William Blake). Freeman offers dissenting imagination as a generative source for democracy, as well as a force for resistance to the coercive powers of domestication. 

    By placing Bunyan, Defoe, and Blake within an extended argument about the nature and ends of democracy, Undomesticated Dissent reveals how these three men transmitted their democratic ideas across the globe, hidden within the text of their stories. Freeman concludes that dissent, so crucial to the establishing of democracy, remains equally essential for its flourishing.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Washington Press

    Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities
    Join to Defend Rural Lands

    Author: Zoltán Grossman; Foreword: Winona LaDuke
    ISBN: 9780295741512

    Often when Native nations assert their treaty rights and sovereignty, they are confronted with a backlash from their neighbors, who are fearful of losing control of the natural resources. Yet, when both groups are faced with an outside threat to their common environment—such as mines, dams, or an oil pipeline—these communities have unexpectedly joined together to protect the resources. Some regions of the United States with the most intense conflicts were transformed into areas with the deepest cooperation between tribes and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers to defend sacred land and water.

    Unlikely Alliances explores this evolution from conflict to cooperation through place-based case studies in the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, Northern Plains, and Great Lakes regions during the 1970s through the 2010s. These case studies suggest that a deep love of place can begin to overcome even the bitterest divides.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of North Carolina Press

    Authors Off the Page: Expert Commentary on the Issues of the Day

    Editorial Director: Mark Simpson-Vos

    In April 2017, UNC Press Blog published the first in a planned series of week-long virtual roundtables featuring UNC Press authors drawing on their work to address issues of contemporary concern.

    More than ever, university presses are keenly aware of our role in publishing trustworthy, peer-reviewed scholarship that informs and educates readers as they seek to understand events of the present day in rich context. At UNC Press, we proudly embrace this mission as we publish work that not only serves communities of academic research but also translates the best scholarship for a public that craves reliable information.

    Our first roundtable centers on the subject of US immigration. The idea that the United States is a "nation of immigrants" is woven deeply into the fabric of American life, yet even the most cursory review of our history indicates how complex and troubled the subject of immigration has been. This roundtable includes five short essays by leading scholars of immigration, with a new essay published each day.

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    Launched

    2017

  • Oregon State University Press

    Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data

    Editors: Scott Slovic and Paul Slovic
    ISBN: 9780870717765

    We live in the age of Big Data, awash in a sea of ever-expanding information—a constant deluge of facts, statistics, models, and projections. The human mind is quickly desensitized by information presented in the form of numbers, and yet many important social and environmental phenomena, ranging from genocide to global climate change, require quantitative description.

    The essays and interviews in Numbers and Nerves explore the quandary of our cognitive responses to quantitative information, while also offering compelling strategies for overcoming insensitivity to the meaning of such information. With contributions by journalists, literary critics, psychologists, naturalists, activists, and others, this book represents a unique convergence of psychological research, discourse analysis, and visual and narrative communication.

    In the past two decades, cognitive science has increasingly come to understand that we, as a species, think best when we allow numbers and nerves, abstract information and experiential discourse, to work together. This book provides a roadmap to guide that collaboration.

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    Year

    2015

  • Yale University Press

    Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

    Author: James C. Scott
    ISBN: 9780300182910

    This sweeping and provocative book condenses the best current archeological and historical knowledge about early state formation and domestication to create a new picture of how and why humans were assembled in towns and ruled by states. This excursion into deep history offers an accessible and fascinating alternative basis for understanding the rise of civilizations and communities.

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    Year

    2017

  • University of Missouri Press

    A New Basis for Animal Ethics: Telos and Common Sense

    Author: Bernard Rollin
    ISBN: 9780826221018

    This book, the culmination of forty years of theorizing about the moral status of animals, explicates and justifies society’s moral obligation to animals in terms of the commonsense metaphysics and ethics of Aristotle’s concept of telos. Rollin uses this concept to assert that humans have a responsibility to treat animals ethically. Aristotle used the concept, from the Greek word for "end" or "purpose," as the core explanatory concept for the world we live in. We understand what an animal is by what it does. This is the nature of an animal, and helps us understand our obligations to animals.

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    Year

    2016

  • Manchester University Press

    Sustainable art communities: Contemporary creativity and policy
    in the transnational Caribbean

    Editors: Leon Wainwright and Kitty Zijlmans
    ISBN: 9781526117281

    This collection sets out a range of perspectives on the challenges that the Caribbean is facing today, showing how the arts hold a crucial role in forging a more sustainable Caribbean community. It forcefully attests to the view that visual art in particular has a specific contribution to make and that this in turn means striving to foster a sustainable arts community that can contend with an environment of uneven infrastructure, opportunity, and public awareness.

    Spanning the scholarly, artistic and professional fields of arts and heritage, this book compares two of the Caribbean's key linguistic regions—the Anglophone and the Dutch—to address the themes of global-local relations, capital, patronage, morality, contestation, sustainability and knowledge exchange. The result is a milestone of collaboration from diverse global settings of the Caribbean and its diaspora, including Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, Curaçao, the Netherlands, UK, Germany, and the US.

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    Year

    2017

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