Editor's note: Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences publish dozens of books and hundreds of journal articles each year. What follows is a list of books by A&S faculty that have been published this year, either in hardback or paperback format.
Animals, Bodies, Places, Politics Edited by Marguerite S. Shaffer and Phoebe S. K. Young University of Pennsylvania Press “Rendering Nature collects the work of exemplary scholars working at the nexus of the vibrant fields of American studies and environmental history: simultaneously collaborative and ambitious.” —Andrew Isenberg, author of Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, […]
By Julie Carr, associate professor of English Solid Objects “‘It’s still dark / Then, a door,’ begins Julie Carr’s beautiful Think Tank. We are invited to step through it, into a space both interstitial and marked, always, with the parts that don’t adhere: ‘streaks of water between panes of glass,’ ‘shores . . . [like] garnets, […]
By Janice Ho, professor of English Cambridge University Press Nation and Citizenship in the Twentieth-Century British Novel charts how novelists imagined changing forms of citizenship in twentieth-century Britain. This study offers a new way of understanding the constitution of the nation-state in terms of the concept of citizenship. Through close readings, it reveals how major […]
Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime By Hillary Potter, professor of ethnic studies Routledge The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a […]
This study presents a semantic framework for analyzing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions.
By examining Amilcar Cabral’s theories and praxes, as well as several of the antecedents and major influences on the evolution of his radical politics and critical social theory, “Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory” simultaneously reintroduces, chronicles, and analyzes several of the core characteristics of the Africana tradition of critical theory.
Since the fourteenth century, Eastern Woodlands tribes have used delicate purple and white shells called “wampum” to form intricately woven belts. These wampum belts depict significant moments in the lives of the people who make up the tribes, portraying everything from weddings to treaties. Wampum belts can be used as a form of currency, but they are primarily used as a means to record significant oral narratives for future generations.
Denunciation became so commonplace under Stalin that people regarded it as their patriotic duty to spy on others and even expose members of their own family. The original Bolsheviks, for reasons of ideological purity, put great store in transparency. But under Stalin, transparency evolved into a state of constant surveillance.
Issues of global justice have received increasing attention in academic philosophy in recent years, but the gendered dimensions of these issues are often overlooked or treated as peripheral. This groundbreaking collection by Alison Jaggar brings gender to the centre of philosophical debates about global justice.
Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz argues that Wise’s film was not only hugely popular, but that it was also an artistic triumph that marked an important departure in the history of American movie making.
Lori Emerson examines how interfaces—from today’s multitouch devices to yesterday’s desktops, from typewriters to Emily Dickinson’s self-bound fascicle volumes—mediate between writer and text as well as between writer and reader. Following the threads of experimental writing from the present into the past, she shows how writers have long tested and transgressed technological boundaries.
“Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education” is an invaluable reference for educators and researchers working in GISc&T, providing coverage of the latest innovations in the field and discussion of what the future holds for GI Science education in the years to come.
The essays selected for this volume present critical viewpoints from the debate about the need to establish rights on behalf of greater environmental protection.
Challenges for a Sustainable Future Edited by Steven Vanderheiden, associate professor of political science Routledge This book brings together leading scholars on the politics of energy, examining the natural resources and developing technologies that are essential to its production and the various public and private factors affecting its use, along with the ecological consequences of […]
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