New Books & Materials at the Library (2024)

New Books & Materials at the Library (1)The movement: the African American struggle for civil rights by Thomas C Holt (Thomas Cleveland)

Call Number: EBook

ISBN: 0197525806

Publication Date: 2021-01-28


Call Number: GN282.5.D47 F57 2021

ISBN: 9780062938497

Publication Date: 2021-04-06

Winner of the W.W. Howells Book Prize from the American Anthropological Association and named one of the best science books of 2021 by Science News "DeSilva takes us on a brilliant, fun, and scientifically deep stroll through history, anatomy, and evolution, in order to illustrate the powerful story of how a particular mode of movement helped make us one of the most wonderful, dangerous and fascinating species on Earth."--Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University and author of Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being "Breezy popular science at its best. . . . Makes a compelling case overall."--Science News Blending history, science, and culture, a stunning and highly engaging evolutionary story exploring how walking on two legs allowed humans to become the planet's dominant species. Humans are the only mammals to walk on two, rather than four legs--a locomotion known as bipedalism. We strive to be upstanding citizens, honor those who stand tall and proud, and take a stand against injustices. We follow in each other's footsteps and celebrate a child's beginning to walk. But why, and how, exactly, did we take our first steps? And at what cost? Bipedalism has its drawbacks: giving birth is more difficult and dangerous; our running speed is much slower than other animals; and we suffer a variety of ailments, from hernias to sinus problems. In First Steps, paleoanthropologist Jeremy DeSilva explores how unusual and extraordinary this seemingly ordinary ability is. A seven-million-year journey to the very origins of the human lineage, First Steps shows how upright walking was a gateway to many of the other attributes that make us human--from our technological abilities, our thirst for exploration, our use of language-and may have laid the foundation for our species' traits of compassion, empathy, and altruism. Moving from developmental psychology labs to ancient fossil sites throughout Africa and Eurasia, DeSilva brings to life our adventure walking on two legs. Delving deeply into the story of our past and the new discoveries rewriting our understanding of human evolution, First Steps examines how walking upright helped us rise above all over species on this planet. First Steps includes an eight-page color photo insert.

New Books & Materials at the Library (3)Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You, Second Edition by Agustín Fuentes

Call Number: eBook

ISBN: 9780520976818

Publication Date: 2022-05-10

A compelling takedown of prevailing myths about human behavior, updated and expanded to meet the current moment. There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are wholly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Agustín Fuentes tackles misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, and incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution that requires us to dispose of notions of "nature or nurture." Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields, including anthropology, biology, and psychology, Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy, sex, and gender. This revised and expanded editionprovides up-to-date references, data, and analyses, and addresses new topics, including the popularity of home DNA testing kits and the lies behind '"incel" culture; the resurgence of racist, nativist thinking and the internet's influence in promoting bad science; and a broader understanding of the diversity of sex and gender.

New Books & Materials at the Library (4)Ancient Art from Cyprus by Vassos Karageorghis; Joan Mertens; Marice Rose

Call Number: N5430 .M48 2000

ISBN: 9780870999444

Publication Date: 2000-01-01

"The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the richest and most varied representation, outside Cyprus, of Cypriot antiquities. These works were purchased by the newly established Museum in the mid-1870s from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola, a Civil War cavalry officer who had amassed the objects while serving as the American consul on Cyprus." "This catalogue is published on the occasion of the opening of the Museum's four permanent galleries for ancient art from Cyprus. It is also the first scholarly publication since 1914 devoted to the Cesnola Collection (which totals approximately six thousand objects). The volume features some five hundred pieces from the collection, illustrated in new color photography. Dating from about 2500 B.C. to about A.D. 300, these works rank among the finest examples of Cypriot art from the prehistoric, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Among the objects are monumental sculpture; weapons, tools, and domestic utensils; vases, lamps, and ritual paraphernalia; dedicatory figurines; engraved sealstones and jewelry; and luxury objects."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

New Books & Materials at the Library (5)The social role of art and culture in Central Asia by Aliya Abykayeva-Tiesenhausen (Editor)

Call Number: N7291 .S62 2023

ISBN: 1032195843

Publication Date: 2023

New Books & Materials at the Library (6)The Italian Renaissance Altarpiece by David Ekserdjian

Call Number: N7952.A1 E39 2021

ISBN: 9780300253641

Publication Date: 2021-07-27

The comprehensive study of the Italian Renaissance altarpiece from the 13th to the early 17th century The altarpiece is one of the most distinctive and remarkable art forms of the Renaissance period. It is difficult to imagine an artist of the time--whether painter or sculptor, major or minor--who did not produce at least one. Though many have been displaced or dismembered, a substantial proportion of these works still survive. Despite the volume of material available, no serious attempt has ever been made to examine the whole subject in depth until now. The Italian Renaissance Altarpiece is the first comprehensive study of the genre to examine its content and subject matter in real detail, from the origins of the altarpiece in the 13th century to the time of Caravaggio in the early 1600s. It discusses major developments in the history of these objects throughout Italy, covers the three key categories of Renaissance altarpiece--"immagini" (icons), "historie" (narratives), and "misteri" (mysteries)--and is illustrated with 250 beautiful reproductions of the artworks.

New Books & Materials at the Library (7)Raphael by Paul Joannides

Call Number: ND623.R2 J63 2022

ISBN: 9780500204849

Publication Date: 2022-07-19

For centuries, Raphael has been recognized as the supreme High Renaissance painter, with many considering him more versatile than Michelangelo and more prolific than his older contemporary Leonardo da Vinci. Though he died young at thirty-seven, Raphael's example as a paragon of classicism dominated the academic tradition of European painting until the mid-nineteenth century. This comprehensive survey looks at the different social and regional contexts of Raphael's work and all aspects of his artistic production. From early training in Urbino to travels across central Italy, particularly Florence, where he became a noted portraitist and painter of Madonnas, to engagement by the papal court, this volume covers all areas of the artist's practice. Focus is also devoted to the second half of Raphael's career, when he became the dominant artist in Rome--even ahead of Michelangelo--and as a sophisticate entrepreneur, was able to extend the range of his activities to that of architect, designer, pioneer archaeologist, and theoretician. A beautifully illustrated study with over 150 full-color reproductions of Raphael's work, ranging from major masterpieces to lesser-known paintings and drawings from all periods; art historian Paul Joannides, one of the world's leading experts on Raphael's drawings, sheds new light on this se

Titian, the Della Rovere Dynasty and His Portrait of Guidobaldo II and His Son by Anne-Marie Eze; Matthew Hayes; Ian Kennedy; Ian Verstegen

Call Number: ND623.T7 A789 2021

ISBN: 9781913645090

Publication Date: 2021-11-04

The surprising story of how a masterpiece of portraiture was discovered to be by Titian. Titian's portrait of Guidobaldo II with his son Francesco Maria represents the Duke of Urbino in his full power as supreme commander of papal troops, with his heir next to him. This rare, full-length double portrait has only recently been attributed to Titian after undergoing extensive analyses and restoration, revealing a beautiful painting in non finitoor "not finished" manner, with bravura impasto passages entirely characteristic of the master, all of which is illustrated and explained in this new book. This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of the painting's provenance, outlining the portrait's vicissitudes and reception at different moments in its near five-hundred-year history, reexamining its past ownership and presenting new documentary evidence to expand on and fill gaps in our knowledge of its whereabouts. The authors reflect on the technique, date, recent conservation, and authorship of the painting, proving it to be a masterpiece that only the great Titian could have created.

New Books & Materials at the Library (8)Curating As Feminist Organizing by Elke Krasny (Editor); Lara Perry (Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781032065304

Publication Date: 2022-10-07

What makes curating feminist organizing? How do curators relate to contemporary feminist concerns in their local conditions and the globalized artworld? The book brings together twenty curatorial case studies from diverse regions of the globe. Reflecting their own curatorial projects or analyzing feminist-inspired exhibitions, the authors in this book elaborate feminist curating as that which is inspired to challenge gender politics not only within but also beyond the doors of the museum and gallery. Connecting their wider feminist politics to their curatorial practices, the book provides case studies of curatorial practice that address the legacies of racialized and ethnic violence, including colonialism; which seek to challenges the state's regulation of citizenship and sexuality; and which realize the drive for economic justice in the organizations and roles in which curators work. The settings in which this work is done range from university art galleries to artist-run spaces and educational or activist programmes. This collection will be enjoyed by those studying and researching curating, exhibitions, socially and ecologically engaged contemporary art practices, and feminist transnational movements in diverse geographic contexts. The essays are of relevance to practicing curators, critical cultural practitioners, and artists.

New Books & Materials at the Library (9)Flesh and Bones by Monique Kornell; Thisbe Gensler (Contribution by); Naoko Takahatake (Contribution by); Erin Travers (Contribution by)

Call Number: NC760 .F59 2022

ISBN: 9781606067697

Publication Date: 2022-03-01

This illustrated volume examines the different methods artists and anatomists used to reveal the inner workings of the human body and evoke wonder in its form. For centuries, anatomy was a fundamental component of artistic training, as artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo sought to skillfully portray the human form. In Europe, illustrations that captured the complex structure of the body--spectacularly realized by anatomists, artists, and printmakers in early atlases such as Andreas Vesalius'sDe humani corporis fabrica libri septemof 1543--found an audience with both medical practitioners and artists. Flesh and Bonesexamines the inventive ways anatomy has been presented from the sixteenth through the twenty-first century, including an animated corpse displaying its own body for study, anatomized antique sculpture, spectacular life-size prints, delicate paper flaps, and 3-D stereoscopic photographs. Drawn primarily from the vast holdings of the Getty Research Institute, the over 150 striking images, which range in media from woodcut to neon, reveal the uncanny beauty of the human body under the skin. This volume is published to accompany an exhibition on view at the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center from February 22 to July 10, 2022.

New Books & Materials at the Library (10)Modern Sculpture by Douglas Dreishpoon (Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780520297494

Publication Date: 2022-10-25

This tapestry of primary sources is an essential primer on sculpture and its makers. Modern Sculpture presents a selection of manifestos, documents, statements, articles, and interviews from more than ninety sculptors, including a diverse selection of contemporary sculptors. With this book, editor Douglas Dreishpoon defers to artists, whose varied points of view illuminate sculpture's transformation--from object to action, concept to phenomenon--over the course of more than a century. Chapters arranged in chronological sequences highlight dominant stylistic, philosophical, and thematic threads uniting kindred groups. The result is an artist-centric history of sculpture as a medium of consequence and character.

New Books & Materials at the Library (11)The Women Who Changed Architecture by Beverly Willis (Foreword by); Amale Andraos (Introduction by); Jan Cigliano Hartman (Editor)

Call Number: NA1997 .W664 2022

ISBN: 9781616898717

Publication Date: 2022-03-29

A 2022 ALA Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title A visual and global chronicle of the triumphs, challenges, and impact of over 100 women in architecture, from early practitioners to contemporary leaders. Marion Mahony Griffin passed the architectural licensure exam in 1898 and created exquisite drawings that buoyed the reputation of Frank Lloyd Wright. Her story is one of the many told in The Women Who Changed Architecture, which sets the record straight on the transformative impact women have made on architecture. With in-depth profiles and stunning images, this is the most comprehensive look at women in architecture around the world, from the nineteenth century to today. Discover contemporary leaders, like MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, spearheading sustainable design initiatives, reimagining cities as equitable spaces, and directing architecture schools. An essential read for architecture students, architects, and anyone interested in how buildings are created and the history behind them.

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New Books & Materials at the Library (12)Strategic Corporate Crisis Management by Brendan Monahan

Call Number: HD49 .M656 2023

ISBN: 9781032107387

Publication Date: 2022-11-29

Presenting an alternative to traditional models of centralized crisis management, this book makes the case for decentralizing crisis response and building resilience where it matters most, and provides an accessible, pragmatic approach for doing so. Focusing squarely on crisis management, the book challenges the notion that corporate crisis teams can be expected to swoop in and "save the day" the role of the crisis team should be to advance a culture of readiness across an organization, and to foster leadership and crisis competency where it's needed, when it's needed. Crisis management expert Brendan Monahan draws from current management and leadership thinking that challenges hierarchies, finds incredible potential in the power of an organization's people, and aligns with many of today's highest-performing organizations that have already adopted this approach. This may run counter to current crisis management texts prescribing highly disciplined planning and command structures, but following this book's alternative approach will unlock tremendous potential, deepen resilience, and improve outcomes in crisis response. Professionals in crisis management, business continuity, emergency management, risk management, and others with crisis management accountability will value this practical book for "corporate crisis first responders" to use when they encounter the extraordinary.

New Books & Materials at the Library (13)Ownership by Corey Rosen; John Case

Call Number: HD5650 .R7347 2022

ISBN: 9781523000821

Publication Date: 2022-09-13

Winner of the William Foote Whyte and Kathleen King Whyte Book Prize from the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing Employee ownership creates stronger companies, helps workers build wealth, and fosters a fairer, more stable society. In this book, two leading experts show how it works-and how it can be greatly expanded. Wages don't cover the bills. Wealth inequality is growing. Social trust is eroding. There are endless debates about what to do, but one key factor is inexplicably left out- who owns the companies that drive the economy? Ownership matters. Ownership by a few means benefits for a few. But if you spread ownership around, you spread the benefits of capitalism around. Employee ownership lets workers build real wealth, not just pick up a paycheck. And it's a piece of the puzzle that's in plain sight. As Corey Rosen and John Case point out, there are already thousands of prosperous employee-owned companies. Rosen and Case explain why so many companies end up being owned by Wall Street shareholders or private equity firms-and why that kind of ownership encourages a focus on short-term profits rather than the long-term sustainability needed by employees, communities, and the environment. They show the limits of reform efforts that don't address the essential issue of who owns what. But the heart of the book is a deep dive into how employee ownership originated, how it works now, and what needs to be done to expand it. The book looks at how the idea is growing, both in the United States and around the world-and why all sides of the political spectrum support it. Rosen and Case offer a vivid portrait of a form of ownership that results in more prosperous workers, more responsible companies, and a fairer, more stable society.

New Books & Materials at the Library (14)The Leader's Checklist, 10th Anniversary Edition by Michael Useem

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781613631195

Publication Date: 2021-10-26

Envision this scenario: An industrial manufacturer is breaking itself in three, and its board chair asks you, the chief financial officer, to step up to the helm of one of the spin-offs. You will take charge of everything, from plant operations and product marketing to human resources and governance practices. Are you ready to lead? In The Leader's Checklist, 10th Anniversary Edition: 16 Mission-Critical Principles, world-renowned leadership expert and Wharton professor Michael Useem shows you how to lead through any challenge--and shares how ITT's Denise Ramos did just that when she encountered this situation. In this illuminating guide, Useem offers a Leader's Checklist that will help you develop your ability to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments--for those moments when leadership really matters. To illustrate the principles, Useem examines where leaders go right--and wrong. He looks at:How Ramos, the former CEO of ITT, turned around the once-struggling enterprise; How AIG's tone-deaf response to the tumultuous events of the global financial crisis left the company vulnerable to one of the greatest corporate collapses in business history; andHow Virginia Rometty, the former executive chair of IBM, acquired and integrated a cloud-computing company to help turn around IBM's fortunes. Based on Useem's own research experience and an array of leadership investigators, thinkers, and practitioners, The Leader's Checklist offers actionable insights you can put into practice as a leader today.

New Books & Materials at the Library (15)Energy Leadership by Bruce D. Schneider

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781119899549

Publication Date: 2022-08-09

Awaken your potential by harnessing the power of your energy. How do you awaken the extraordinary potential in yourself and others? In the newly revised second edition of Energy Leadership: The 7 Level Framework for Mastery In Life and Business, Bruce D Schneider, Master Certified Coach and founder of iPEC, the global coach training and leadership development company, offers a simple yet powerful answer to that question, and it all boils down to one word--energy. Whether you're looking to create profound change in your personal life or build a conscious work culture humming with creativity, innovation, and unimaginable growth, you'll find the practical Energy Leadership(tm) framework and Core Energy Coaching(tm) skills contained within these pages to be an invaluable resource on your journey. And now, for the first time ever, you'll receive additional information once available only to participants in iPEC's advanced coach training program. You'll learn how to: Recognize the seven distinct levels of energy that are the key to understanding why everyone thinks and acts the way they do. Achieve peak performance by exploring the six factors that influence your energy and implementing specific techniques to shift energy in the moment. Identify what blocks and diminishes your energy and discover proven strategies for overcoming these and other obstacles to success. Become more powerful and effective in all aspects of your life. Motivate yourself and others to reach their full potential. In the 15 years since the publication of the first edition of Energy Leadership, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have discovered the remarkable personal and professional transformation that's possible with this groundbreaking methodology--and now you can, too. Visit to learn more.

New Books & Materials at the Library (16)Exporting Capitalism by Ethan B. Kapstein

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780674251632

Publication Date: 2022-06-14

The first comprehensive history of America's attempts to promote international development by exporting private enterprise, a story marked by frequent failure and occasional success. Foreign aid is a primary tool of US foreign policy, but direct financial support and ventures like the Peace Corps constitute just a sliver of the American global development pie. Since the 1940s, the United States has relied on the private sector to carry out its ambitions in the developing world. This is the first full account of what has worked and, more often, what has failed in efforts to export American-style capitalism. Ethan Kapstein draws on archival sources and his wide-ranging experience in international development to provide penetrating case studies from Latin America and East Asia to the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan, and Iraq. After WWII the Truman and Eisenhower administrations urged US companies to expand across the developing world. But corporations preferred advanced countries, and many developing nations, including Taiwan and South Korea, were cool to foreign investment. The Cold War made exporting capitalism more important than ever, even if that meant overthrowing foreign governments. The fall of the Soviet Union brought new opportunities as the United States promoted privatization and the bankrolling of local oligarchs. Following the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States believed it had blank slates for building these economies, but ongoing conflict eroded such hopes. Kapstein's sobering history shows that private enterprise is no substitute for foreign aid. Investors are often unwilling to put capital at risk in unstable countries. Only in settings with stable governments and diverse economic elites can private enterprise take root. These lessons are crucial as the United States challenges China for global influence.

New Books & Materials at the Library (17)Proposal Writing for Business Research Projects by Peter Samuels

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781032227214

Publication Date: 2022-12-21

This book helps students with the initial phases of their business research project, offering a clear step-by-step approach from defining aims and research questions through to conducting literature reviews and writing a methodology. Features to aid learning include chapter objectives, plentiful real-life examples to demonstrate good practice, exercises to apply the concepts and further reading for proactive investigation. A self-contained guide to every stage of writing an effective business research proposal, this text should be recommended reading for all advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Business Research Methods and embarking on a research project of their own.

New Books & Materials at the Library (18)Money Machine by Weijian Shan (Contribution by)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781394161201

Publication Date: 2023-02-07

An extraordinary tale of an American firm's astounding success in China In Money Machine: A Trailblazing American Venture in China, Weijian Shan delivers a compelling account of one of the most significant deals in private equity history: the first and only foreign acquisition of control of a Chinese national bank. Money Machine is the fascinating inside story of the transaction as told by the man who led it, from the intrigues of dealmaking to the complex and uncharted process of securing control by a foreign investor of a Chinese nationwide financial institution, a feat that had never before been attempted, nor has it been repeated. Shan also describes the astonishingly successful turnaround of the institution under the control of the American firm: the clash of cultures, the growth to strength and profitability, and ultimately, the extraordinarily profitable exit from the investment. In the process, he reveals new insights into how finance operates in China's capital system and how private equity firms can add real value to companies. Readers will also find: A peek behind the curtain of a process usually shrouded in secrecy: private equity dealmaking and moneymaking The complex negotiations between American private equity executives and Chinese regulators to implement a series of unprecedented changes The riveting details of the challenges that had to be overcome to return the bank to growth and profitability An exceptional firsthand account of truly singular deal-making and money-making, Money Machine will be of interest to investment bankers, investors, financial analysts and anyone who appreciates a suspenseful, true-life story.

New Books & Materials at the Library (19)Ages of American Capitalism by Jonathan Levy

Call Number: HC103 .L38 2022

ISBN: 9780812985184

Publication Date: 2022-04-05

A leading economic historian traces the evolution of American capitalism from the colonial era to the present--and argues that we've reached a turning point that will define the era ahead. "A monumental achievement, sure to become a classic."--Zachary D. Carter, author of The Price of Peace In this ambitious single-volume history of the United States, economic historian Jonathan Levy reveals how capitalism in America has evolved through four distinct ages and how the country's economic evolution is inseparable from the nature of American life itself. The Age of Commerce spans the colonial era through the outbreak of the Civil War, and the Age of Capital traces the lasting impact of the industrial revolution. The volatility of the Age of Capital ultimately led to the Great Depression, which sparked the Age of Control, during which the government took on a more active role in the economy, and finally, in the Age of Chaos, deregulation and the growth of the finance industry created a booming economy for some but also striking inequalities and a lack of oversight that led directly to the crash of 2008. In Ages of American Capitalism, Levy proves that capitalism in the United States has never been just one thing. Instead, it has morphed through the country's history--and it's likely changing again right now. "A stunning accomplishment... an indispensable guide to understanding American history--and what's happening in today's economy."--Christian Science Monitor "The best one-volume history of American capitalism."--Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton

New Books & Materials at the Library (20)Thinking Like an Economist by Elizabeth Popp Berman

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780691167381

Publication Date: 2022-04-05

The story of how economic reasoning came to dominate Washington between the 1960s and 1980s--and why it continues to constrain progressive ambitions today For decades, Democratic politicians have frustrated progressives by tinkering around the margins of policy while shying away from truly ambitious change. What happened to bold political vision on the left, and what shrunk the very horizons of possibility? In Thinking like an Economist, Elizabeth Popp Berman tells the story of how a distinctive way of thinking--an "economic style of reasoning"--became dominant in Washington between the 1960s and the 1980s and how it continues to dramatically narrow debates over public policy today. Introduced by liberal technocrats who hoped to improve government, this way of thinking was grounded in economics but also transformed law and policy. At its core was an economic understanding of efficiency, and its advocates often found themselves allied with Republicans and in conflict with liberal Democrats who argued for rights, equality, and limits on corporate power. By the Carter administration, economic reasoning had spread throughout government policy and laws affecting poverty, healthcare, antitrust, transportation, and the environment. Fearing waste and overspending, liberals reined in their ambitions for decades to come, even as Reagan and his Republican successors argued for economic efficiency only when it helped their own goals. A compelling account that illuminates what brought American politics to its current state, Thinking like an Economist also offers critical lessons for the future. With the political left resurgent today, Democrats seem poised to break with the past--but doing so will require abandoning the shibboleth of economic efficiency and successfully advocating new ways of thinking about policy.

New Books & Materials at the Library (21)Priced Out by Uwe E. Reinhardt; Paul Krugman (Foreword by); Sen. William H. Frist (Foreword by); Tsung-Mei Cheng (Epilogue by)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780691192178

Publication Date: 2019-05-14

From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive--and why it doesn't have to be Uwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out, Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of today's U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. The problem, Reinhardt says, is not one of economics but of social ethics. There is no American political consensus on a fundamental question other countries settled long ago: to what extent should we be our brothers' and sisters' keepers when it comes to health care? Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America finances health care, and he offers a penetrating ethical analysis of recent reform proposals. At this point, he argues, the United States appears to have three stark choices: the government can make the rich help pay for the health care of the poor, ration care by income, or control costs. Reinhardt proposes an alternative path: that by age 26 all Americans must choose either to join an insurance arrangement with community-rated premiums, or take a chance on being uninsured or relying on a health insurance market that charges premiums based on health status. An incisive look at the American health care system, Priced Out dispels the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform.

New Books & Materials at the Library (22)J. P. Morgan and Co. and the Crisis of Capitalism by Martin Horn

Call Number: HG2481 .H67 2022

ISBN: 9781108498371

Publication Date: 2022-03-03

During the interwar period, J.P. Morgan was the most important bank in the world and at the crossroads of US politics, international relations and finance. In J.P. Morgan & Co. and the Crisis of Capitalism, Martin Horn brings us the first in-depth history of how J.P. Morgan responded to the greatest crisis in the history of financial capitalism, shedding new light on the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the coming of World War II. Horn shows how J.P. Morgan & Co as a business responded to the 1929 Crash and the Depression, including its part in the New York Stock Exchange Crash, arguing that the Morgan partners misread the seriousness of the crash. He also offers new insights into the interactions of politics and finance, exploring J.P. Morgan's relationship with the Hoover administration and the bank's clash with Roosevelt over New Deal legislation.

New Books & Materials at the Library (23)Teaching Business Information Literacy by Genifer Snipes (Editor); Marlinda Karo (Editor); Ash E. Faulkner (Editor); Lauren Reiter (Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780838939093

Publication Date: 2022-05-18

Business is currently one of the most popular degree programs among both graduate and undergraduate students, and non-business programs including engineering, design, and pure sciences--all interested in innovation, commercialization, and marketing--are increasingly integrating business training into their curriculum in the name of interdisciplinarity and improved job placement. There is a sustained and growing need for libraries to effectively support business information literacy. At the same time, the resources, research techniques, and assignments that business students need to master often have little in common with a traditional research paper. Teaching Business Information Literacy provides guidance to new business specialists, generalists, and subject librarians in other disciplines being asked to teach business research classes for the first time. Featuring more than 40 practical, classroom-proven lesson plans for one-shot, embedded, and credit-bearing library classes, it's divided into nine sections: Basic Business Research Finance and Accounting Entrepreneurship Management Marketing Specialty Subjects Data Literacy/Data Visualization Experiential Learning/Career Using Technology in the Classroom Chapters cover such crucial topics as competitive intelligence, market research, financial analysis, ethics, intellectual property, accounting and auditing, supply chain management, job searching, and more. Each one guides you through the background of the topic and activity being taught, pre-class planning and preparation, a step-by-step lesson plan, how to adapt the activity for other institutional contexts, and learning outcomes. Additional supporting materials such as slide decks, worksheets, and game boards are freely available in the ACRL Sandbox ( and findable with the tag "#bizinfolit."


New Books & Materials at the Library (24)Mass Media and American Politics by Doris A. Graber; Johanna L. Dunaway

Call Number: HN90.M3 G7 2023

ISBN: 9781544390932

Publication Date: 2022-03-10

A comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking,Mass Media and American Politicsis known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field, and for staying current with each new edition on issues of new and social media, media ownership, the regulatory environment, infotainment, and war-time reporting. Written by the late Doris Graber--a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics--and now lead by Johanna Dunaway, this book has set the standard for the course. New to this edition: Extensive coverage of political misinformation - the role changing communication technologies and mass media more generally are playing in its consumption and dissemination, as well as how the press is handling and should handle reporting on political misinformation, especially as it pertains to the presidency,elections,and crises like Covid-19. Updated coverage of the role social media and other popular digital platforms are playing (or not playing) in the effort to stop the spread of mis- and dis-information on their platforms, with special attention to both foreign and domestic efforts to use these platforms to incite violence, cause confusion about, and/or encourage distrust in, democratic institutions. Expanded treatment of rising affective, social, and ideological polarization in politics, with a special focus on whether and how mass media are contributing to these forms of polarization. New updates on causes and consequences of expanding news deserts, declining local news, and rampant growth of hedge-fund media ownership. Up to date coverage of what researchers are learning about the implications of growth in digital, social and mobile media use. What does it mean for attention to news and politics?

New Books & Materials at the Library (25)Collective Wisdom by Katerina Cizek; William Uricchio; Juanita Anderson (Contribution by); Maria Agui Carter (Contribution by); Detriot Narrative Detriot Narrative Age (Contribution by)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780262543774

Publication Date: 2022-11-01

How to co-create-and why- the emergence of media co-creation as a concept and as a practice grounded in equity and justice. Co-creation is everywhere- It's how the internet was built; it generated massive prehistoric rock carvings; it powered the development of vaccines for COVID-19 in record time. Co-creation offers alternatives to the idea of the solitary author privileged by top-down media. But co-creation is easy to miss, as individuals often take credit for-and profit from-collective forms of authorship, erasing whole cultures and narratives as they do so. Collective Wisdom offers the first guide to co-creation as a concept and as a practice, tracing co-creation in a media-making that ranges from collaborative journalism to human-AI partnerships. Why co-create-and why now? The many coauthors, drawing on a remarkable array of professional and personal experience, focus on the radical, sustained practices of co-creating media within communities and with social movements. They explore the urgent need for co-creation across disciplines and organization, and the latest methods for collaborating with nonhuman systems in biology and technology. The idea of "collective intelligence" is not new, and has been applied to such disparate phenomena as decision making by consensus and hived insects. Collective wisdom goes further. With conceptual explanation and practical examples, this book shows that co-creation only becomes wise when it is grounded in equity and justice.

Computer Science & Information Systems

New Books & Materials at the Library (26)Digital Influence Mercenaries by James J. F. Forest

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781682477229

Publication Date: 2022-04-15

In today's online attention economy, supply and demand have created a rapidly growing market for firms and entrepreneurs using the tactics, tools, and strategies of digital influence warfare to gain profit and power. This book focuses on the more malicious types of online activity such as deception, provocation, and a host of other dirty tricks conducted by these "digital influence mercenaries." They can be located anywhere with an Internet connection--Brazil, China, Iran, Macedonia, Russia, Zimbabwe--and the targets of their influence efforts can be whomever and wherever they are paid to attack. They can do this for state governments willing to pay and provide their targeting instructions (usually in support of foreign policy objectives) and may have specific metrics by which they will assess the mercenaries' performance. Non-state actors (including corporations and political parties) can pay for these kinds of digital influence services as well. And in addition to being paid for services rendered, digital influence mercenaries can also profit simply by manipulating the targeted advertising algorithms used by social media platforms. James J. F. Forest describes in detail the various tools and tactics these mercenaries use to exploit the uncertainties, fears, and biases of their targets including bots, deep-fake images, fake news, provocation, deception and trolling. He also shows how they weaponize conspiracy theories and disinformation to manipulate people's beliefs and perceptions. Forest also highlights how government agencies and social media platforms are trying to defend against these foreign influence campaigns through such tactics as shutting down offending websites, Facebook pages, and YouTube channels; tagging disinformation with warning labels; identifying and blocking coordinated inauthentic behavior; and suspending social media accounts, often permanently. European and North American governments have launched numerous investigations against these mercenaries, and in some cases have brought criminal charges. Forest concludes with suggestions for how each of us can learn to identify disinformation and other malicious efforts and defend ourselves in the future.

New Books & Materials at the Library (27)Go H*ck Yourself by Bryson Payne

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781718502000

Publication Date: 2022-01-18

Go H*ck Yourself is an eye-opening, hands-on introduction to the world of hacking, from an award-winning cybersecurity coach. As you perform common attacks against yourself, you'll be shocked by how easy they are to carry out - and realize just how vulnerable most people really are. This book will guide you through setting up a virtual hacking lab so you can safely try out attacks without putting yourself or others at risk. Then give step-by-step instructions which will walk you through executing every major type of attack, including physical access hacks, Google hacking and reconnaissance, social engineering and phishing, malware, password cracking, web hacking, and phone hacking.


New Books & Materials at the Library (28)Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice by Gina Ann Garcia

Call Number: LC2670.6 .G354 2023

ISBN: 9781421445908

Publication Date: 2023-02-14

The framework to help Hispanic-Serving Institutions transform into spaces of liberation that promote racial equity and social justice. Beyond having over a quarter of their undergraduate students be Hispanic, what makes Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) uniquely Latinx? And how can university leaders, faculty, and staff transform these institutions into spaces that promote racial equity, social justice, and collective liberation? In Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice, Gina Ann Garcia argues that in order to serve Latinx students and other students of color, these institutions must acknowledge how whiteness operates across the organization, from the ways that it is governed and how decisions are made to how education and knowledge are delivered. Diversity alone is insufficient for achieving a dynamic learning environment within higher education institutions. Garcia's framework for transforming HSIs into truly Latinx institutions is grounded in critical theories, yet it advances new ways of thinking about how to organize colleges and universities that are actively serving students of color, low-income students, and students from other minoritized backgrounds. This framework connects multiple important dimensions, including mission, identity, strategic purpose, membership, curriculum, student services, physical infrastructure, governance, leadership, external partnerships, and external influences. Drawing on over 25 years of HSI research, Garcia offers unique solutions for colleges and universities that want to better serve their students. With over 550 colleges and universities already eligible for the HSI designation, this book is a must-read for everyone in higher education.

New Books & Materials at the Library (29)Teaching Literature Rhetorically by Jennifer Fletcher

Call Number: EBook

ISBN: 1625310714

Publication Date: 2018-07-06

English language arts teachers often find themselves defending their discipline and the practical values it has. "When will I read this again?" is an all too common question heard in classrooms. Author Jennifer Fletcher faced the same questions and more. In Teaching Literature Rhetorically: Transferable Literacy Skills for 21st Century Students she shows you how to help your students develop transferable literacy skills that allow them to succeed not just in their English language arts classes, but in their future lives and careers. The book is built around eight high-utility literacy skills and practices that will help students communicate effectively and with confidence as they navigate important transitions in their lives: Integrating skills and knowledge from texts Reading closely and critically Assessing rhetorical situations Negotiating different perspectives Developing and supporting a line of reasoning Analyzing genres Communicating with self and others in mind Reading and writing with passion Teaching Literature Rhetorically offers readers writing prompts, readings, discussion questions, graphic organizers, as well as examples of student work and activities for helping students to understand key rhetorical concepts. As Fletcher writes in her introduction "rhetorical thinking promotes the transfer of learning -- the single most important goal we can have as teachers if we hope to have a positive impact on our students' lives." This book will help teachers everywhere do just that.

Education - Curriculum Resource Center

New Books & Materials at the Library (30)My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf; Ashley Barron (Illustrator)

Call Number: JUV PZ7.1.L3926 My 2021

ISBN: 9781525304149

Publication Date: 2021-09-07

A young girl, who is visually impaired, finds much to celebrate as she explores the city she loves. A young girl and her father spend a day in the city, her city, traveling to the places they go together: the playground, the community garden, the market, an outdoor concert. As they do, the girl describes what she senses in delightfully precise, poetic detail. Her city, she says, "rushes and stops, and waits and goes." It "pitters and patters, and drips and drains." It "echoes" and "trills," and is both "smelly" and "sweet." Her city also speaks, as it "dings and dongs, and rattles and roars." And sometimes, maybe even some of the best times, it just listens. Darren Lebeuf uses his keen observational skills as an award-winning photographer to poetically capture sensory experiences in this charming ode to city life. The rhythmic, lyrical text makes for an appealing read-aloud. Ashley Barron's vividly hued cut-paper collage illustrations add compelling visual interest to the text's descriptions. Though the main character is visually impaired, she travels around the city and enthusiastically enjoys its many offerings, and actively contributes to the lyrical bustle of city life by putting on a violin performance in the park. The author's use of limited but evocative language can help children develop an aesthetic awareness and can serve as a perfect jumping-off point for children to use their senses to specifically describe, and appreciate, their own surroundings. The story and illustrations were reviewed by a blind sensitivity reader.

New Books & Materials at the Library (31)Fox at Night by Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)

Call Number: JUV PZ7.1.T29 Fn 2021

ISBN: 9780062977083

Publication Date: 2021-03-02

Geisel Award winner and ALA Notable Book of the Year! In his next I Can Read adventure, Fox--the hilarious trickster character featured in Geisel Award-winningFox the Tiger--overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals. Fox is up late in the night. There are shadows and noises everywhere. Fox is sure the night is full of monsters! Then he meets the real creatures of the night and realizes they are not so scary after all. Carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and whimsical illustrations, Fox at Night is ideal for sharing with your emergent reader.The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.

New Books & Materials at the Library (32)Beak and Ally #1: Unlikely Friends by Norm Feuti (Illustrator)

Call Number: JUV PZ7.7.F495 Unl 2021

ISBN: 9780063021587

Publication Date: 2022-01-04

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award winner! "What do you get when you cross a crusty alligator and a perky bird A surprising friendship you'll be sure to cheer for. Beak and Ally is a warm, funny winner!" --Terri Libenson, author of theNew York Timesbestselling Emmie & Friends series A brand-new early reader graphic novel series about finding friendship in unexpected places! This fun and funny buddy comedy is perfect for fans of Narwhal & Jelly, emerging readers, and all kids who love comics. Ally the alligator is perfectly happy being alone . . . until one day a noisy bird named Beak lands on her snout. Beak thinks Ally is lonely and needs a friend. He has all sorts of friendship goals in mind, like riding bikes together, going to the movies together, and even solving mysteries together! But when a Long-Billed Party Pooper crashes Beak's nest-warming party, Ally decides to show Beak something important to her: sticking up for what's right.

New Books & Materials at the Library (33)Avalanches and Landslides by K. S. Mitchell

Call Number: CRC QC929.A8 M58 2023

ISBN: 9781637382998

Publication Date: 2022-08-01

This gripping book provides an overview of avalanches and landslides, including how they form, the most extreme events in history, and how science and technology help keep people safe. Short paragraphs of easy-to-read text are paired with plenty of colorful photos to make reading engaging and accessible. The book also includes a table of contents, fun facts, sidebars, comprehension questions, a glossary, an index, and a list of resources for further reading. Apex books have low reading levels (grades 2-3) but are designed for older students, with interest levels of grades 3-7.

New Books & Materials at the Library (34)Human Anatomy for Kids by Kristie Wagner

Call Number: CRC QM27 .W33 2022

ISBN: 9798886085129

Publication Date: 2022-06-14

Learn what makes our bodies move with the Junior Scientists series for kids ages 6 to 9 Are you curious about what your body looks like under your skin? Do you wonder where your food goes after you eat it? Check out what's happening inside your body with this kid's anatomy book. You'll take a tour of your tissues, organs, muscles, and bones, and find out how they work together to help you move, think, and grow. Explore a kid's anatomy book that includes: Detailed visual guides--Colorful pictures and diagrams show you the names of all your body parts, how your body fights off germs, how snacks become energy, and more. Fun facts--This kid's anatomy book is packed full of fascinating tidbits, like why your body grows hair and what causes freckles. Anatomy in action--Try hands-on activities like pulling the DNA out of strawberries! Discover how your body works with Human Anatomy for Kids.

New Books & Materials at the Library (35)Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour; Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)

Call Number: JUV PZ7.L13577 Mam 2022

ISBN: 9781536211511

Publication Date: 2022-03-29

A little girl stays home with Mama when Mommy goes off on a work trip in this tender, inviting story that will resonate with every child who has missed a parent. For one little girl, there's no place she'd rather be than sitting between Mama and Mommy. So when Mommy goes away on a work trip, it's tricky to find a good place at the table. As the days go by, Mama brings her to the library, they watch movies, and all of them talk on the phone, but she still misses Mommy as deep as the ocean and as high as an astronaut up in the stars. As they pass by a beautiful garden, the girl gets an idea . . . but when Mommy finally comes home, it takes a minute to shake off the empty feeling she felt all week before leaning in for a kiss. Michael L. Printz Award winner Nina LaCour thoughtfully renders a familiar, touching story of a child who misses a parent, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita, whose distinctive style brings charm and playfulness to this delightful family of three.

New Books & Materials at the Library (36)Twas the Night Before Pride by Joanna McClintick; Juana Medina (Illustrator)

Call Number: JUV PZ8.3.M1323 Tw 2022

ISBN: 9781536213430

Publication Date: 2022-05-03

A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective--honoring those in the LGBTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality. Pride's . . . a day that means "Together, we are strong!" This joyful picture-book homage to a day of community and inclusion--and to the joys of anticipation--is also a comprehensive history. With bright, buoyant illustrations and lyrical, age-appropriate rhyme modeled on "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," it tackles difficult content such as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches. On the night before Pride, families everywhere are preparing to partake. As one family packs snacks and makes signs, an older sibling shares the importance of the march with the newest member of the family. Reflecting on the day, the siblings agree that the best thing about Pride is getting to be yourself. Debut author Joanna McClintick and Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina create a new classic that pays homage to the beauty of families of all compositions--and of all-inclusive love.

New Books & Materials at the Library (37)Firsts and Lasts by Leda Schubert; Clover Robin (Illustrator)

Call Number: CRC QB637.4 .S36 2022

ISBN: 9781536211023

Publication Date: 2022-03-01

With evocative words and glorious cut-paper collages, this celebration of the transitions between seasons summons the first--and last--signals of the seasonal cycle. What is the first sign of spring? And what is the last glimpse of winter? The joy of the changing seasons means saying hello to new but familiar rituals, like spring picnics in the park or homemade lemonade in summer. But there's also the bittersweet feeling of doing something for the last time, like mowing the lawn one final time on a brown day in autumn, or watching the last of the geese fly south in the early weeks of winter. Whichever way you mark the changing of the seasons, every year feels like an extraordinary miracle! In this jubilant ode to seasonal rituals, Leda Schubert evokes the familiar, enchanting rhythm of the four seasons, while Clover Robin's bold collages bring warmth and magic to everyday occurrences.

New Books & Materials at the Library (38)La Víspera de Orgullo by Joanna McClintick; Juana Medina (Illustrator)

Call Number: JUV PZ74.3 .M3522 2022

ISBN: 9781536223620

Publication Date: 2022-05-03

A glittering celebration of queer families puts Pride gently in perspective--honoring those in the LBGTQ+ community who fought against injustice and inequality. Es la víspera de Orgullo y muchas familias se están preparando para participar. Mientras una familia en particular empaca bocadillos y hace cartelones, une hermane mayor comparte la importancia de la marcha con el miembro más nuevo de su familia. Sentada en el sofá con una mamá a cada lado, la familia habla sobre el significado del Orgullo. Es un día lleno de brillo, arcoíris y amor, pero también honra a aquella gente de la comunidad LGBTQ+ que luchó contra la injusticia y la desigualdad. Todes están de acuerdo en que lo mejor del Orgullo es mostrar quien realmente eres. Joanna McClintick y Juana Medina crean un nuevo clásico que rinde homenaje a la belleza de un amor inclusivo y el poder de nuestra propia identidad. This joyful picture-book homage to a day of community and inclusion--and to the joys of anticipation--is also a comprehensive history. With bright, buoyant illustrations and lyrical, age-appropriate rhyme modeled on "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," it tackles difficult content such as the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS marches. On the night before Pride, families everywhere are preparing to partake. As one family packs snacks and makes signs, an older sibling shares the importance of the march with the newest member of the family. Reflecting on the day, the siblings agree that the best thing about Pride is getting to be yourself. Debut author Joanna McClintick and Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina create a new classic that pays homage to the beauty of families of all compositions--and of all-inclusive love.

Film Studies

New Books & Materials at the Library (39)The Aliens Are Here by Fraser A. Sherman

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781476685045

Publication Date: 2022-10-06

Aliens: They have taken the form of immigrants, invaders, lovers, heroes, cute creatures that want our candy or monsters that want our flesh. For more than a century, movies and television shows have speculated about the form and motives of alien life forms. Movies first dipped their toe into the genre in the 1940s with Superman cartoons and the big screen's first story of alien invasion (1945's The Purple Monster Strikes). More aliens landed in the 1950s science fiction movie boom, followed by more television appearances (The Invaders, My Favorite Martian) in the 1960s. Extraterrestrials have been on-screen mainstays ever since. This book examines various types of the on-screen alien visitor story, featuring a liberal array of alien types, designs and motives. Each chapter spotlights a specific film or TV series, offering comparative analyses and detailing the tropes, themes and cliches and how they have evolved over time. Highlighted subjects include Eternals, War of the Worlds, The X-Files, John Carpenter's The Thing and Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.

Gender & Women's Studies

New Books & Materials at the Library (40)White Women by Regina Jackson; Saira Rao

Call Number: HT1563 .J33 2022

ISBN: 9780143136439

Publication Date: 2022-11-01

In the vein of So You Want to Talk About Race and Me and White Supremacy, a no-holds-barred guidebook aimed at white women who want to stop being nice and start dismantling white supremacy.

New Books & Materials at the Library (41)In Defense of Witches by Mona Chollet; Sophie R. Lewis (Translator); Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by)

Call Number: HQ1122 .C54713 2022

ISBN: 9781250271419

Publication Date: 2022-03-08

Mona Chollet's In Defense of Witches is a "brilliant, well-documented" celebration (Le Monde) by an acclaimed French feminist of the witch as a symbol of female rebellion and independence in the face of misogyny and persecution. Centuries after the infamous witch hunts that swept through Europe and America, witches continue to hold a unique fascination for many: as fairy tale villains, practitioners of pagan religion, as well as feminist icons. Witches are both the ultimate victim and the stubborn, elusive rebel. But who were the women who were accused and often killed for witchcraft? What types of women have centuries of terror censored, eliminated, and repressed? Celebrated feminist writer Mona Chollet explores three types of women who were accused of witchcraft and persecuted: the independent woman, since widows and celibates were particularly targeted; the childless woman, since the time of the hunts marked the end of tolerance for those who claimed to control their fertility; and the elderly woman, who has always been an object of at best, pity, and at worst, horror. Examining modern society, Chollet concludes that these women continue to be harrassed and oppressed. Rather than being a brief moment in history, the persecution of witches is an example of society's seemingly eternal misogyny, while women today are direct descendants to those who were hunted down and killed for their thoughts and actions. With fiery prose and arguments that range from the scholarly to the cultural, In Defense of Witches seeks to unite the mythic image of the witch with modern women who live their lives on their own terms.

New Books & Materials at the Library (42)The Case of the Married Woman by Antonia Fraser

Call Number: PR5112.N5 Z73 2022

ISBN: 9781639361571

Publication Date: 2022-05-03

Award-winning historian Antonia Fraser brilliantly portrays a courageous and compassionate woman who refused to be curbed by the personal and political constraints of her time. Caroline Norton dazzled nineteenth-century society with her vivacity, her intelligence, her poetry, and in her role as an artist's muse. After her marriage in 1828 to the MP George Norton, she continued to attract friends and admirers to her salon in Westminster, which included the young Disraeli. Most prominent among her admirers was the widowed Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. Racked with jealousy, George Norton took the Prime Minister to court, suing him for damages on account of his 'Criminal Conversation' (adultery) with Caroline. A dramatic trial followed. Despite the unexpected and sensational result--acquittal--Norton was still able to legally denyCaroline access to her three children, all under seven. He also claimed her income as an author for himself, since the copyrights of a married woman belonged to her husband. Yet Caroline refused to despair. Beset by the personal cruelties perpetrated by her husband and a society whose rules were set against her, she chose to fight, not surrender. She channeled her energies in an area of much-needed reform: the rights of a married woman and specifically those of a mother. Over the next few years she campaigned tirelessly, achieving her first landmark victory with the Infant Custody Act of 1839. Provisions which are now taken for granted, such as the right of a mother to have access to her own children, owe much to Caroline, who was determined to secure justice for women at all levels of society from the privileged to the dispossessed.


New Books & Materials at the Library (43)Leningrad: Siege and Symphony by Brian Moynahan

Call Number: D764.3.L4 M69 2015

ISBN: 9780802124302

Publication Date: 2015-10-13

In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work-his seventh symphony- against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. Using a wealth of new material, Moynahan tells the story of the cruelties inflicted by Stalin and Hitler on a city of exquisite beauty and rich cultural history, and the symphony that inspired its survival.

New Books & Materials at the Library (44)America and the Holocaust by Rafael Medoff

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780827615182

Publication Date: 2022-05-01

The first comprehensive volume to teach about America's response to the Holocaust through visual media, America and the Holocaust: A Documentary History explores the complex subject through the lens of one hundred important documents that help illuminate and amplify key episodes and issues. Each chapter pivots on five key documents: two in image form and three in text form.Individual introductions that contextualize the documents are followed by explanatory text, analysis of historical implications, and suggestions for further reading.A concluding state-of-the-field essay documents how scholars have arrived at the presented information. A complementary teacher's guide with questions for discussion is available online. The twenty chapters address a broad range of subjects and events, among them America's response to Hitler's rise, U.S. public opinion about Jews, immigration policy, the Wagner-Rogers bill to save children, American rescuers, news coverage of atrocities, American Jewish and Christian responses to the Holocaust, the campaign for U.S. rescue action, the question of bombing Auschwitz, and liberation. Viewing real documents as a means to understanding core issues will deepen reader involvement with this material. High school and college students as well as general readers of all levels of knowledge will be engaged in understanding this crucial chapter in American history and weighing questions regarding mass atrocities in our own era.

New Books & Materials at the Library (45)Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

Call Number: DA590 .S55 2012

ISBN: 9781400067893

Publication Date: 2012-01-10

In this magisterial new biography, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith brings to life one of the world's most fascinating and enigmatic women: Queen Elizabeth II. From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world's most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last sixty years with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace. In Elizabeth the Queen, we meet the young girl who suddenly becomes "heiress presumptive" when her uncle abdicates the throne. We meet the thirteen-year-old Lilibet as she falls in love with a young navy cadet named Philip and becomes determined to marry him, even though her parents prefer wealthier English aristocrats. We see the teenage Lilibet repairing army trucks during World War II and standing with Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on V-E Day. We see the young Queen struggling to balance the demands of her job with her role as the mother of two young children. Sally Bedell Smith brings us inside the palace doors and into the Queen's daily routines--the "red boxes" of documents she reviews each day, the weekly meetings she has had with twelve prime ministers, her physically demanding tours abroad, and the constant scrutiny of the press--as well as her personal relationships: with Prince Philip, her husband of sixty-four years and the love of her life; her children and their often-disastrous marriages; her grandchildren and friends. Compulsively readable and scrupulously researched, Elizabeth the Queen is a close-up view of a woman we've known only from a distance, illuminating the lively personality, sense of humor, and canny intelligence with which she meets the most demanding work and family obligations. It is also a fascinating window into life at the center of the last great monarchy.

New Books & Materials at the Library (46)Bread and Freedom by Mona El-Ghobashy

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781503601765

Publication Date: 2021-07-13

A multivocal account of why Egypt's defeated revolution remains a watershed in the country's political history. Bread and Freedom offers a new account of Egypt's 2011 revolutionary mobilization, based on a documentary record hidden in plain sight--party manifestos, military communiqués, open letters, constitutional contentions, protest slogans, parliamentary debates, and court decisions. A rich trove of political arguments, the sources reveal a range of actors vying over the fundamental question in politics: who holds ultimate political authority. The revolution's tangled events engaged competing claims to sovereignty made by insurgent forces and entrenched interests alike, a vital contest that was terminated by the 2013 military coup and its aftermath. Now a decade after the 2011 Arab uprisings, Mona El-Ghobashy rethinks how we study revolutions, looking past causes and consequences to train our sights on the collisions of revolutionary politics. She moves beyond the simple judgments that once celebrated Egypt's revolution as an awe-inspiring irruption of people power or now label it a tragic failure. Revisiting the revolutionary interregnum of 2011-2013, Bread and Freedom takes seriously the political conflicts that developed after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, an eventful thirty months when it was impossible to rule Egypt without the Egyptians.

New Books & Materials at the Library (47)China and the Founding of the United States by Dave Xueliang Wang

Call Number: E163 .W36 2021

ISBN: 9781793644350

Publication Date: 2021-10-25

This book examines the influence of China on the founding of the United States. The author analyzes how the Founding Fathers recognized China's distinct approaches to agriculture, architecture, and philosophy and drew from them as they sought to establish a political identity and heritage for the United States.

New Books & Materials at the Library (48)On Savage Shores by Caroline Dodds Pennock

Call Number: E58 .D6337 2023

ISBN: 9781524749262

Publication Date: 2023-01-24

A landmark work of narrative historythat shatters our previous Eurocentric understanding of the Age of Discovery by telling the story of theIndigenous Americans who journeyed across the Atlantic to Europe after 1492 We have long been taught to presume that modern global history began when the "Old World" encountered the "New", when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America in 1492. But, as Caroline Dodds Pennock conclusively shows in this groundbreaking book, for tens of thousands of Aztecs, Maya, Totonacs, Inuit and others--enslaved people, diplomats, explorers, servants, traders--the reverse was true: they discovered Europe. For them, Europe comprised savage shores, a land of riches and marvels, yet perplexing for its brutal disparities of wealth and qualityof life, and its baffling beliefs. The story of these Indigenous Americans abroad is a story of abduction, loss, cultural appropriation, and, as they saw it, of apocalypse--a story that has largely been absent from our collective imagination of the times. From the Brazilian king who met Henry VIII to the Aztecs who mocked up human sacrifice at the court of Charles V; from the Inuk baby who was putonshow in a London pub to the mestizo children of Spaniards who returned "home" with their fathers; from the Inuit who harpooned ducksonthe Avon river to the many servants employed by Europeans of every rank: here are a people who were rendered exotic, demeaned, and marginalized, but whose worldviews and cultures had a profound impact on European civilization. Drawing on their surviving literature and poetry and subtly layering European eyewitness accounts against the grain, Pennock gives us a sweeping account of the Indigenous American presence in, and impact on, early modern Europe.

New Books & Materials at the Library (49)The SAGE Encyclopedia of Filipina/x/o American Studies by Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal (Editor); Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (Editor); E. J. R. DAVID (Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781071828991

Publication Date: 2022-11-03

Filipino Americans are one of the three largest Asian American groups in the United States and the second largest immigrant population in the country. Yet within the field of Asian American Studies, Filipino American history and culture have received comparatively less attention than have other ethnic groups. Over the past twenty years, however, Filipino American scholars across various disciplines have published numerous books and research articles, as a way of addressing their unique concerns and experiences as an ethnic group. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Filipina/x/o American Studies, the first on the topic of Filipino American Studies, offers a comprehensive survey of an emerging field, focusing on the Filipino diaspora in the United States as well as highlighting issues facing immigrant groups in general. It covers a broad range of topics and disciplines including activism and education, arts and humanities, health, history and historical figures, immigration, psychology, regional trends, and sociology and social issues.

Justice Studies

New Books & Materials at the Library (50)The Shadow System by Sylvia A. Harvey

Call Number: HV8885 .H37 2020

ISBN: 9781568588803

Publication Date: 2020-04-07

From an award-winning journalist, a searing exposé of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families -- including the 2.7 million American children who have a parent locked up. In The Shadow System, award-winning journalist Sylvia A. Harvey follows the fears, challenges, and small victories of three families struggling to live within the confines of a brutal system. In Florida, a young father tries to maintain a relationship with his daughter despite a sentence of life without parole. In Kentucky, where the opioid epidemic has led to the increased incarceration of women, many of whom are white, one mother fights for custody of her children. In Mississippi, a wife steels herself for her husband's thirty-ninth year in prison and does her best to keep their sons close. Through these stories, Harvey reveals a shadow system of laws and regulations enacted to dehumanize the incarcerated and profit off their families -- from mandatory sentencing laws, to restrictions on prison visitation, to astronomical charges for brief phone calls. The Shadow System is an eye-opening account of the way incarceration has impacted generations of American families; it delivers a galvanizing clarion call to fix this broken system.

Viral Justice by Ruha Benjamin

Call Number: HN90.S6 B446 2022

ISBN: 9780691222882

Publication Date: 2022-10-11

From the author of Race After Technology, an inspiring vision of how we can build a more just world--one small change at a time "A true gift to our movements for justice."--Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow Long before the pandemic, Ruha Benjamin was doing groundbreaking research on race, technology, and justice, focusing on big, structural changes. But the twin plagues of COVID-19 and anti-Black police violence inspired her to rethink the importance of small, individual actions. Part memoir, part manifesto, Viral Justice is a sweeping and deeply personal exploration of how we can transform society through the choices we make every day. Vividly recounting her personal experiences and those of her family, Benjamin shows how seemingly minor decisions and habits could spread virally and have exponentially positive effects. She recounts her father's premature death, illuminating the devastating impact of the chronic stress of racism, but she also introduces us to community organizers who are fostering mutual aid and collective healing. Through her brother's experience with the criminal justice system, we see the trauma caused by policing practices and mass imprisonment, but we also witness family members finding strength as they come together to demand justice for their loved ones. And while her own challenges as a young mother reveal the vast inequities of our healthcare system, Benjamin also describes how the support of doulas and midwives can keep Black mothers and babies alive and well. Born of a stubborn hopefulness, Viral Justice offers a passionate, inspiring, and practical vision of how small changes can add up to large ones, transforming our relationships and communities and helping us build a more just and joyful world.

Mass Graves, Truth and Justice by Ellie Smith (Editor); Melanie Klinkner (Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781800882379

Publication Date: 2023-02-14

Across the world, mass graves, often containing a multitude of human remains, are sites of human loss, suffering and unimaginable acts of cruelty. While no one mass grave or its investigation is the same, all mass graves contain evidence that is essential to the realisation of justice and accountability goals for victims, affected communities, states in transition and the international community. This book tactfully examines this sensitive topic, demonstrating how mass grave investigations can be highly complex, context-specific, lengthy and expensive processes, requiring significant planning, coordination, expertise and resources. The book analyses the various processes involved in mass grave investigation from a number of disciplinary perspectives and a variety of geographical, cultural and political contexts, including Bosnia, Guatemala, Libya, Nepal and Rwanda. Chapters feature expert contributions from voices in the fields of forensic sciences, advocacy and the judiciary, along with world-leading international legal expertise on mass graves, their protection and investigation. This timely book will be an ideal resource for practitioners and academics in the fields of international criminal law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law and transitional justice. Students interested in forensic archaeology, anthropology, fact-finding and human rights investigations will also find this a stimulating read.

Literature & Writing

New Books & Materials at the Library (51)Jack London and the Sea by Anita Duneer

Call Number: SP COLL PS3523.O46 Z622456 2022 FacPubn & Ebook

ISBN: 9780817321253

Publication Date: 2022-09-06

The first book-length study of London as a maritime writer Jack London's fiction has been studied previously for its thematic connections to the ocean, but Jack London and the Sea marks the first time that his life as a writer has been considered extensively in relationship to his own sailing history and interests. In this new study, Anita Duneer claims a central place for London in the maritime literary tradition, arguing that for him romance and nostalgia for the Age of Sail work with and against the portrayal of a gritty social realism associated with American naturalism in urban or rural settings. The sea provides a dynamic setting for London's navigation of romance, naturalism, and realism to interrogate key social and philosophical dilemmas of modernity: race, class, and gender. Furthermore, the maritime tradition spills over into texts that are not set at sea. Jack London and the Sea does not address all of London's sea stories, but rather identifies key maritime motifs that influenced his creative process. Duneer's critical methodology employs techniques of literary and cultural analysis, drawing on extensive archival research from a wealth of previously unpublished biographical materials and other sources. Duneer explores London's immersion in the lore and literature of the sea, revealing the extent to which his writing is informed by travel narratives, sensational sea yarns, and the history of exploration, as well as firsthand experiences as a sailor in the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. Organized thematically, chapters address topics that interested London: labor abuses on "Hell-ships" and copra plantations, predatory and survival cannibalism, strong seafaring women, and environmental issues and property rights from San Francisco oyster beds to pearl diving in the Paumotos. Through its examination of the intersections of race, class, and gender in London's writing, Jack London and the Sea plumbs the often-troubled waters of his representations of the racial Other and positions of capitalist and colonial privilege. We can see the manifestation of these socioeconomic hierarchies in London's depiction of imperialist exploitation of labor and the environment, inequities that continue to reverberate in our current age of global capitalism.

New Books & Materials at the Library (52)American Houses: Literary Spaces of Resistance and Desire by Rodrigo Andrés (Volume Editor); Cristina Alsina Rísquez (Volume Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9789004520318

Publication Date: 2022-08-18

Already in 1854, Henry David Thoreau had declared in Walden that "Most men appear never to have considered what a house is" (225). Like Thoreau, many other renowned American writers have considered what houses are and, particularly, what houses do, and they have created fictional dwellings that function not only as settings, but as actual central characters in their works. The volume is specifically concerned with the structure, the organization, and the objects inside houses, and argues that the space defined by rooms and their contents influences the consciousness, the imaginations, and the experiences of the humans who inhabit them. Winner of the Spanish Association for American Studies' Javier Coy Award 2022 for best edited volume. Contributors are: Cristina Alsina Rísquez, Rodrigo Andrés, Vicent Cucarella-Ramon, Arturo Corujo, Mar Gallego, Ian Green, Michael Jonik, Wyn Kelley, Cynthia Lytle, Carme Manuel, Paula Martín-Salván, Elena Ortells, Eva Puyuelo-Ureña, Dolores Resano, and Cynthia Stretch.

New Books & Materials at the Library (53)Young Adult Literature, Fourth Edition by Michael Cart

Call Number: PS374.Y57 C37 2022

ISBN: 9780838947470

Publication Date: 2022-05-09

Editorial Advisory Board:Sarah Park Dahlen, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;Marianne Martens, Associate Professor, School of Information, Kent State University;Amy Pattee, Associate Professor and Co-coordinator of Dual-Degree MS LIS/MA Children's Literature, School of Library and Information Science, Children's Literature, Simmons University "Comprehensive and substantial ... a highly recommended resource," raved VOYA about the third edition. Now, to keep pace with changes in the field of publishing and realign itself to the newest generation of young adults, Cart returns with a sweeping update of his classic text. Relied upon by educators, LIS instructors and students, and practitioners for its insight and thoroughness, his book surveys the landscape of YA lit both past and present, sketching out its origins and showing how it has evolved to deal with subjects every bit as complex as its audience; closely examines teen demographics, literacy, audiobooks, the future of print, the role of literary criticism, and other key topics; provides updated coverage of perennially popular genre fiction, including horror, sci fi, and dystopian fiction; delves deeply into multicultural and LGBTQIA+ literature, substantially updated in this edition; features expansive interviews with best-selling authors like Eric Shanower, Jackie Woodson, andBill Konigsberg as well as several publishers and leaders in the field; discusses the impact of the Printz Award, ALAN's Walden Award, the National Book Award, TheLos Angeles TimesBook Award, and other honors; and features abundant bibliographic material to aid in readers' advisory and collection development.

New Books & Materials at the Library (54)Violence in the Work of Composition by Scott Gage (Editor); Kristie S. Fleckenstein (Editor)

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9781646422791

Publication Date: 2022-10-21

Focusing on overt and covert violence and bringing attention to the many ways violence inflects and infects the teaching, administration, and scholarship of composition, Violence in the Work of Composition examines both forms of violence and the reciprocal relationships uniting them across the discipline. Addressing a range of spaces, the collection features chapters on classroom practices, writing centers, and writing program administration, examining the complicated ways writing instruction is interwoven with violence, as well as the equally complicated ways writing teachers may recognize and resist the presence and influence of violence in their work. This book provides a focused, nuanced, and systematic discussion of violence and its presence and influence across pedagogical and administrative sites. Violence in the Work of Composition offers a close look at the nature of violence as it emerges in the work of composition; provides strategies for identifying violence, especially covert violence, addressing its impact and preventing its eruption across many sites; and invites readers to reflect on both the presence of violence and the hope for its cessation. Contributors consider, first, how compositionists can recognize the ways their work inadvertently enacts and/or perpetuates violence and, second, how they can intervene and mitigate that violence. Rich with the voices of myriad stakeholders, Violence in the Work of Composition initiates an essential conversation about violence and literacy education at a time when violence in its many forms continues to shape our culture, communities, and educational systems. Contributors: Kerry Banazek, Katherine Bridgman, Eric Camarillo, Elizabeth Chilbert Powers, Joshua Daniel, Lisa Dooley, Allison Hargreaves, Jamila Kareem, Lynn C. Lewis, Trevor Meyer, Cathryn Molloy, Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, Ellen Skirvin, Krista Speicher Sarraf, Thomas Sura, James Zimmerman

Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences

New Books & Materials at the Library (55)Control of Communicable Diseases Manual by David L. Heymann (Editor)

Call Number: RA643 .C72 2022

ISBN: 9780875533230

Publication Date: 2022-02-28

Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 21st Edition, is the trusted source for public health professionals on identifying and controlling infectious diseases for over 100 years. The updated edition includes new chapters on SARS-CoV-2, Zika, and many more. This landmark publication is essential to all those in and around public health.

New Books & Materials at the Library (56)Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual by Linda Lee PHELPS

Call Number: REF RT48.6 .P44 2023

ISBN: 9781975198954

Publication Date: 2022-09-01

Clearly written, logically organized, and updated to reflect the 2021-2023 NANDA-I definitions and classifications; Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 12th Edition, delivers fast, easy access to essential information and instills the confidence students need to successfully apply diagnoses in a wide variety of clinical settings; This enhanced, thoroughly revised edition leverages the nursing process to guide students through 267 comprehensive monographs for NANDA-I-approved nursing diagnoses. Each standalone monograph is alphabetized for quick reference and written and reviewed by leaders throughout the field of nursing, making it easier than ever to access reliable, up-to-date nursing diagnosis information, related factors, and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses criteria for patient-centered care or safe practice.

New Books & Materials at the Library (57)The NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory by Pamela R. Jeffries

Call Number: RT73 .N56 2022

ISBN: 9781975185046

Publication Date: 2021-09-22

The NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory, Second Edition establishes the substantive foundation essential for research, education, and practice, and advances knowledge in the area of simulation. Created through a systematic process involving robust research and literature review, along with nursing perspectives from those immersed in simulations, this work can be an effective tool or guide to implementation as well as further research. This Second Edition provides an updated review of the theory, which explains the phenomenon of simulation, presents an updated systematic review of the theoretical constructs and uses of the theory, and highlights future research needs in the area of clinical simulation. This mid-range theory provides a way to study the phenomenon of simulation that can facilitate the exploration of best practices, outcomes, and system change through research and development that will contribute further to the discovery of new knowledge and practices.

Music, Theatre & Dance

New Books & Materials at the Library (58)Careers in the Music Industry by Allison Blake (Editor)

Call Number: REF ML3795 .C15 2021

ISBN: 9781637000298

Publication Date: 2022-02-28

A musician might start by playing guitar in their teenaged bedroom, but the machinery behind their career is significant. Songwriters, composers, singers, all levels of musicians, and conductors train with individual teachers and often attend arts and music schools. Performance spaces managers and booking agents, sound engineers, promoters, and traveling crews are all crucial in bringing live performances to their audiences. On the business side, talent and business managers guide careers, and entertainment attorneys review contracts. The evolving recording business hosts a variety of careers as vinyl recording reemerge, and streaming platforms take the place of live performances due to the pandemic. Musicians in recording and digital media can also work on a range of projects such as recording radio and TV commercials or video game and film scores. Career options in the music industry are more varied than ever before, and technology just expands the field.

New Books & Materials at the Library (59)Daniels' Orchestral Music by David Daniels; David W. Oertel; David A. Rahbee

Call Number: ML128.O5 D3 2022

ISBN: 9781442275201

Publication Date: 2022-06-30

Daniels' Orchestral Music is the gold standard for all orchestral professionals--from conductors, librarians, programmers, students, administrators, and publishers, to even instructors--seeking to research and plan an orchestral program, whether for a single concert or a full season. This sixth edition, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the original edition, has the largest increase in entries for a new edition of Orchestral Music: 65% more works (roughly 14,050 total) and 85% more composers (2,202 total) compared to the fifth edition. Composition details are gleaned from personal inspection of scores by orchestral conductors, making it a reliable one-stop resource for repertoire. Users will find all the familiar and useful features of the fifth edition as well as significant updates and corrections. Works are organized alphabetically by composer and title, containing information on duration, instrumentation, date of composition, publication, movements, and special accommodations if any. Individual appendices make it easy to browse works with chorus, solo voices, or solo instruments. Other appendices list orchestral works by instrumentation and duration, as well as works intended for youth concerts. Also included are significant anniversaries of composers, composer groups for thematic programming, a title index, an introduction to Nieweg charts, essential bibliography, internet sources, institutions and organizations, and a directory of publishers necessary for the orchestra professional. This trusted work used around the globe is a must-have for orchestral professionals, whether conductors or orchestra librarians, administrators involved in artistic planning, music students considering orchestral conducting, authors of program notes, publishers and music dealers, and instructors of conducting.

Philosophy & Religion

New Books & Materials at the Library (60)George Yancy by Clevis Headley (Editor); Joe R. Feagin (Editor); Judith Butler (Foreword by); Kimberley Ducey (Editor)

Call Number: B948.Y364 G46 2021

ISBN: 9781538137482

Publication Date: 2021-10-13

This collection gives George Yancy's transformative work in social and political philosophy and the philosophy of race the critical attention it has long deserved. Contributors apply perspectives from disciplines including philosophy, sociology, education, communication, peace and conflict studies, religion, and psychology.

New Books & Materials at the Library (61)Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany by Corey W. Dyck (Editor)

Call Number: B2615 .W66 2021

ISBN: 9780198843894

Publication Date: 2021-06-22

Women and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Germany showcases the vibrant and diverse contributions on the part of women in eighteenth-century Germany and explores their under-appreciated influence upon philosophical debate in Germany in this period. Among the women profiled in this volume are Sophie of Hanover, Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, Johanna Charlotte Unzer, Wilhelmina of Bayreuth, Amalia Holst, Henriette Herz, Elise Reimarus, and Maria von Herbert. Their contributions span the range of philosophical topics in metaphysics, logic, and aesthetics, to moral and political philosophy, and pertain to the main philosophical movements in the period. They engage controversial issues of the day, such as atheism and materialism, but also women's struggle for access to education and for recognition of their civic entitlements, and they display a range of strategies for intellectual engagement in doing so. This collection vigorously contests the presumption that the history of German philosophy in the eighteenth century can be told without attending to the important roles that women played in the signature debates of the period.

New Books & Materials at the Library (62)Rousseau, Nietzsche, and the Image of the Human by Paul Franco

Call Number: B2137 .F73 2021

ISBN: 9780226800301

Publication Date: 2021-09-30

Rousseau and Nietzsche presented two of the most influential critiques of modern life and much can still be learned from their respective analyses of problems we still face. In Rousseau, Nietzsche, and the Image of the Human, Paul Franco examines the relationship between Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Friedrich Nietzsche, arguably the two most influential shapers and explorers of the moral and cultural imagination of late modernity. Both thinkers leveled radical critiques of modern life, but those critiques differed in important respects. Whereas Rousseau focused on the growing inequality of modern society and the hypocrisy, self-division, and loss of civic virtue it spawned, Nietzsche decried the democratic equality he identified with Rousseau and the loss of individual and cultural greatness it entailed. Franco argues, however, that Rousseau and Nietzsche are more than mere critics; they both put forward powerful alternative visions of how we ought to live. Franco focuses specifically on their views of the self and its realization, their understandings of women and the relation between the sexes, and their speculative conceptions of politics. While there are many similarities in their positive visions, Franco argues that it is the differences between them from which we have most to learn.

New Books & Materials at the Library (63)What World Is This? by Judith Butler

Call Number: BD435 .B89 2022

ISBN: 9780231208284

Publication Date: 2022-11-08

The pandemic compels us to ask fundamental questions about our place in the world: the many ways humans rely on one another, how we vitally and sometimes fatally breathe the same air, share the surfaces of the earth, and exist in proximity to other porous creatures in order to live in a social world. What we require to live can also imperil our lives. How do we think from, and about, this common bind? Judith Butler shows how COVID-19 and all its consequences--political, social, ecological, economic--have challenged us to reconsider the sense of the world that such disasters bring about. Drawing on the work of Max Scheler, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and critical feminist phenomenology, Butler illuminates the conditions in which we seek to make sense of our disorientation, precarity, and social bonds. What World Is This? offers a new account of interdependency in which touching and breathing, capacities that amid a viral outbreak can threaten life itself, challenge the boundaries of the body and selfhood. Criticizing notions of unlimited personal liberty and the killing forces of racism, sexism, and classism, this book suggests that the pandemic illuminates the potential of shared vulnerabilities as well as the injustice of pervasive inequalities. Exposing and opposing forms of injustice that deny the essential interrelationship of living creatures, Butler argues for a radical social equality and advocates modes of resistance that seek to establish new conditions of livability and a new sense of a shared world.

Political Science

New Books & Materials at the Library (64)Toward the Critique of Violence by Walter Benjamin; Peter Fenves (Editor); Julia Ng (Editor)

Call Number: B105.V5 B4613 2021

ISBN: 9780804749527

Publication Date: 2021-06-22

Marking the centenary of Walter Benjamin's immensely influential essay, "Toward the Critique of Violence," this critical edition presents readers with an altogether new, fully annotated translation of a work that is widely recognized as a classic of modern political theory. The volume includes twenty-one notes and fragments by Benjamin along with passages from all of the contemporaneous texts to which his essay refers. Readers thus encounter for the first time in English provocative arguments about law and violence advanced by Hermann Cohen, Kurt Hiller, Erich Unger, and Emil Lederer. A new translation of selections from Georges Sorel's Reflections on Violence further illuminates Benjamin's critical program. The volume also includes, for the first time in any language, a bibliography Benjamin drafted for the expansion of the essay and the development of a corresponding philosophy of law. An extensive introduction and afterword provide additional context. With its challenging argument concerning violence, law, and justice--which addresses such topical matters as police violence, the death penalty, and the ambiguous force of religion--Benjamin's work is as important today as it was upon its publication in Weimar Germany a century ago.

Uniting America by Peter Shinkle

Call Number: E806 .S513 2022

ISBN: 9781250762528

Publication Date: 2022-10-11

The untold story of the most crucial bipartisan alliance in United States history. As Adolf Hitler's Nazi armies threatened Europe, Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt urged a divided America to mobilize to defend democracy and freedom. Many Republicans accused FDR of leading the nation needlessly into war and demanded that America remain neutral. On June 20, 1940, FDR shocked the country by announcing that two prominent Republicans would take posts in his cabinet. Henry Stimson, former President Herbert Hoover's secretary of state, became secretary of war, and Frank Knox, the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 1936, became secretary of the navy. Roosevelt intended the appointments to build national unity. But building a coalition across party lines was a risky move that could have backfired politically. It also placed a bipartisan relationship at the center of America's confrontation with global fascism. FDR's Republican allies went on to play critical roles in leading the war effort, and many bills passed Congress during the war years with strong backing from both parties. Following Roosevelt's death, Stimson continued to champion bipartisanship under President Truman in the closing chapter of the war. This alliance stands as a historic example of united leadership in a nation scarred by political division. Uniting America is the first book to paint a full portrait of this extraordinary collaboration, tracing it back to its origins in 1933. Author Peter Shinkle reveals the true extent of bipartisanship during the war, including previously undisclosed information about Stimson's work with 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie and other Republicans who supported FDR. This fascinating and deeply researched book is a must-read for anyone who believes America must once again unite to defend democracy at home and abroad.

The Party and the People by Bruce J. Dickson

Call Number: Ebook

ISBN: 9780691186641

Publication Date: 2021-05-25

How the Chinese Communist Party maintains its power by both repressing and responding to its people Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has maintained unrivaled control over the country, persisting even in the face of economic calamity, widespread social upheaval, and violence against its own people. Yet the party does not sustain dominance through repressive tactics alone--it pairs this with surprising responsiveness to the public. The Party and the People explores how this paradox has helped the CCP endure for decades, and how this balance has shifted increasingly toward repression under the rule of President Xi Jinping. Delving into the tenuous binary of repression and responsivity, Bruce Dickson illuminates numerous questions surrounding the CCP's rule: How does it choose leaders and create policies? When does it allow protests? Will China become democratic? Dickson shows that the party's dual approach lies at the core of its practices--repression when dealing with existential, political threats or challenges to its authority, and responsiveness when confronting localized economic or social unrest. The state answers favorably to the demands of protesters on certain issues, such as local environmental hazards and healthcare, but deals harshly with others, such as protests in Tibet, Xinjiang, or Hong Kong. With the CCP's greater reliance on suppression since Xi Jinping's rise to power in 2012, Dickson considers the ways that this tipping of the scales will influence China's future. Bringing together a vast body of sources, The Party and the People sheds new light on how the relationship between the Chinese state and its citizens shapes governance.


New Books & Materials at the Library (65)The Good Life by Robert Waldinger; Marc Schulz

Call Number: BF575.H27 W35 2023

ISBN: 9781982166694

Publication Date: 2023-01-10

New York Times Bestseller What makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life? According to the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of happiness ever conducted, the answer to these questions may be closer than you realize. What makes a life fulfilling and meaningful? The simple but surprising answer is: relationships. The stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy, satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Harvard Study of Adult Development reveals that the strength of our connections with others can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through life. The invaluable insights in this book emerge from the revealing personal stories of hundreds of participants in the Harvard Study as they were followed year after year for their entire adult lives, and this wisdom is bolstered by research findings from this and many other studies. Relationships in all their forms--friendships, romantic partnerships, families, coworkers, tennis partners, book club members, Bible study groups--all contribute to a happier, healthier life. And as The Good Life shows us, it's never too late to strengthen the relationships you have, and never too late to build new ones. Dr. Waldinger's TED Talk about the Harvard Study, "What Makes a Good Life," has been viewed more than 42 million times and is one of the ten most-watched TED talks ever. The Good Life has been praised by bestselling authors Jay Shetty ("Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz lead us on an empowering quest towards our greatest need: meaningful human connection"), Angela Duckworth ("In a crowded field of life advice and even life advice based on scientific research, Schulz and Waldinger stand apart"), and happiness expert Laurie Santos ("Waldinger and Schulz are world experts on the counterintuitive things that make life meaningful"). With warmth, wisdom, and compelling life stories, The Good Life shows us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful through our connections to others.

Social Work

New Books & Materials at the Library (66)The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work by Frederic G. Reamer

Call Number: HV40 .R35 2022

ISBN: 9780231203968

Publication Date: 2022-09-06

Social work rests on complex philosophical assumptions that should be central to practice, education, and training. In this book, Frederic G. Reamer explores how these issues bear on the purpose, methods, and perspectives of social work and their far-reaching implications for practice and scholarship. Reamer examines major themes across the domains of moral and political philosophy, logic, epistemology, and aesthetics. He raises questions such as: How can ethical theories inform social workers' moral judgments? In what ways are canons of inductive and deductive logic relevant to social workers' thinking about their work? To what extent can scientific inquiry help social workers understand the nature and effect of their interventions? How can concepts related to aesthetics shed light on the nature of social work? Reamer's nuanced inquiry never loses sight of the concrete applications of philosophy to social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, or to broader goals of social change. This second edition of The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work is revised and updated throughout to address contemporary challenges. It focuses especially on newer thinking about the role of non-Western philosophical perspectives and the relevance of philosophy to social workers' commitments to multiculturalism, feminism, and antiracism.


New Books & Materials at the Library (67)Behind Their Screens by Emily Weinstein; Carrie James

Call Number: HM742 .W4526 2022

ISBN: 9780262047357

Publication Date: 2022-08-16

How teens navigate a networked world and how adults can support them. What are teens actually doing on their smartphones? Contrary to many adults' assumptions, they are not simply "addicted" to their screens, oblivious to the afterlife of what they post, or missing out on personal connection. They are just trying to navigate a networked world. In Behind Their Screens, Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, Harvard researchers who are experts on teens and technology, explore the complexities that teens face in their digital lives, and suggest that many adult efforts to help-"Get off your phone!" "Just don't sext!"-fall short. Weinstein and James warn against a single-minded focus by adults on "screen time." Teens worry about dependence on their devices, but disconnecting means being out of the loop socially, with absence perceived as rudeness or even a failure to be there for a struggling friend. Drawing on a multiyear project that surveyed more than 3,500 teens, the authors explain that young people need empathy, not exasperated eye-rolling. Adults should understand the complicated nature of teens' online life rather than issue commands, and they should normalize-let teens know that their challenges are shared by others-without minimizing or dismissing. Along the way, Weinstein and James describe different kinds of sexting and explain such phenomena as watermarking nudes, comparison quicksand, digital pacifiers, and collecting receipts. Behind Their Screens offers essential reading for any adult who cares about supporting teens in an online world.

New Books & Materials at the Library (2024)


Which library materials cannot be lent out? ›

All periodicals, newspapers, reference materials, special collection materials, theses and academic exercises.

What are the materials in the library? ›

Library Materials means a book, plate, picture, photograph, engraving, painting, drawing, map, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, broadside, manuscript, document, letter, public record, microfilm, sound recording, audiovisual materials in any format, electronic data processing records, artifacts, or other documentary, ...

How to respond to book challenges? ›

Listening with care is a vital first step in your response and cannot be skipped or rushed. Being a good listener keeps lines of communication open. Try to elicit the specific reason for their concern, whether they have read the entire work or only parts, and the specific action they would like the library to take.

What do we do in the library answer? ›

Libraries often provide quiet spaces for private studying, common areas to facilitate group study and collaboration, and public facilities for access to their electronic resources and the Internet.

What books Cannot be taken out of the library? ›

Sets of encyclopedias or books where losing one volume makes the set not as useful. Sometimes local history books are not allowed to circulate because they are hard to replace and often out of print. What are the various reference materials that cannot be taken out of the library? Encyclopedias and dictionaries.

How many books do you need to be considered a library? ›

A library by definition is a collection of books (though public libraries also have many other features). Therefore, anyone's collection of books is that person's library - there is no size qualification.

What makes a book challenged? ›

the material was considered to be "sexually explicit" the material contained "offensive language" the materials was "unsuited to any age group"

How do you challenge a book in the library? ›

The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom provides confidential support during censorship challenges to library materials, services, and programs. Anyone can report censorship, even if they do not require assistance. Report censorship by filling out this online form, or contacting OIF via email:

What is library censorship? ›

The removal of materials from a library based on the objections of a person or group. Censorship.

What are library users called? ›

The person who approaches or comes to the library is called “A LIBRARY USER OR LIBRARY PATRON, You can also call the person “A CLIENTELE “

What can not we do in the library? ›

You should not smoke in a library. You should leave other people alone. You should never steal books or other materials or damage them.

Who uses the library most? ›

The survey found that 53 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 35) had used a public library or traveling bookmobile library center in the past year. That's compared to just 45 percent of Gen Xers (36 to 51), 43 percent of Baby Boomers (52 to 70) and 36 percent of those in the Silent Generation (71 to 88).

How do libraries avoid copyright? ›

The library or archives will not be liable for copyright infringement when a patron makes copies using unsupervised reproducing equipment located on its premises, provided that the equipment displays a notice that the making of a copy may be subject to the copyright law.

What are some kinds of materials that libraries generally do not make available through interlibrary loan? ›

Libraries generally do not lend materials published within the last six (6) months, non-circulating and reference materials, genealogical materials, newspapers in original format (newspapers may usually be borrowed on microfilm), whole issues of magazines, computer software and games, rare or valuable items, and items ...

What are the don'ts in the library? ›

DON'TS • Reserve seats or tables. Eat, drink and sleep. Take books, magazines, newspapers, etc out of the Library.

What must we not do in the library? ›

spitting, defecating, urinating, or similar disruptive activities; intentionally damaging any items from the Library's collections or any items of Library property (see below, Protection of Library Materials and Government Property); and.


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