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Popular Culture

by Marcel Danesi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 13, 2018)

For courses in popular culture, media and society, and sociology of the media.

Pop culture surrounds us. Its products are the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the books we read; they are on our televisions,...


Revolt Against the Modern World

by Julius Evola Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2018)

With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that passes for progress in the modern world. As a gadfly,...


Men Among the Ruins

by Julius Evola Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2018)

Julius Evola's masterful overview of the political and social manifestations of our time, the "age of decline" known to the Hindus as the Kali Yuga.

• Reveals the occult war that underlies the crises that have...


The Poisoned City

by Anna Clark Henry Holt and Co. (July 10, 2018)

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.

Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched...


Back to Black

by Kehinde Andrews Zed Books (July 10, 2018)

  • Definitive book on the roots and evolution of Black radicalism. 
    • Published at a time when race and racism are at the forefront of political discussion on both sides of the Atlantic. 
  • Highly readable account...


The Future of Terrorism

by Walter Laqueur & Christopher Wall St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2018)

An expert on terrorism and an expert on counterterrorism answer the two questions everyone is asking about the rise of terrorism today: why is this happening, and when will it end?

Since the death of bin Laden...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Editions Rhéartis (June 30, 2018)

« Pride and prejudice » is a romantic novel published in 1813. It's a social critique of rigidity of the society from XIX century. The main story revolves around two characters: Elizabeth Bennet y Fitzwilliam...


To Heal the World?

by Jonathan Neumann St. Martin's Press (June 26, 2018)

A devastating critique of the presumed theological basis of the Jewish social justice movement—the concept of healing the world.

What is tikkun olam? This obscure Hebrew phrase means literally “healing the...


The Cyber Threat and Globalization

by Jack A. Jarmon & Pano Yannakogeorgos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 26, 2018)

The Cyber Threat and Globalization is designed for students of security studies and international relations, as well as security professionals who want a better grasp of the nature and existential threat of...


A New Reality

by David Dewane, Jonas Salk, Jonathan Salk & Elizabeth H Blackburn City Point Press (June 26, 2018)

A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future provides a startling, fresh new message of understanding, perspective and hope for today’s tense, rapid-fire, kaleidoscopically changing world. 

A New...


God on High

by Laurie Cozad Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

God on High examines cannabis-based religious groups in Canada and the United States. These religious groups are on the rise as cannabis use is further decriminalized or legalized. In examining these groups,...


Rendezvous with Oblivion

by Thomas Frank Henry Holt and Co. (June 19, 2018)

From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What’s the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—perfect for this political moment.

What does a middle-class...


Conservatism

by Roger Scruton St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2018)

“…one of the most eloquent and even moving evocations of the conservative tradition in Western politics, philosophy and culture I have ever read…the ideal primer for those who are new to conservative ideas…”...


Formerly Known As Food

by Kristin Lawless St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2018)

One of Bustle's "17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018" • One of The Revelator's "16 New Environmental Books for June" • One of Equinox's "5 Books High Performers Should Read in June" • One...


The Fraternitas Saturni

by Stephen E. Flowers Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 19, 2018)

The most in-depth work in English on the most influential secret magic group of 20th-century Germany, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn

• Explores the history of the Order from its founding...


Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice

by Christopher J. Libby Lexington Books (June 18, 2018)

Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice is to ask how it might be possible today to uphold an understanding of the prophetic voice that comports in essential ways with its expression in the biblical vision,...


Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2018)

This Multi-level Governance Series study focuses on Ukraine’s advances in regional development, territorial reform and decentralisation since 2014. The Government launched a reform to merge local governments...


Everyday Adjustments in Havana

by Hope Bastian Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

By comparing the current reform process under President Raúl Castro to Cuba’s opening to market capitalism during the 1990s Special Period crisis, Everyday Adjustments in Havana: Economic Reforms, Mobility,...


The Australian Nexus

by Randall Doyle Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

In 2018, Australia finds itself at the center of a geopolitical storm within the Indo-Pacific region. With the meteoric rise of China and the perceived decline of U.S. influence and power in East Asia, Australia...


Humanitarian Action and Ethics

by James Smith, Ayesha Ahmad & Hugo Slim Zed Books (June 15, 2018)

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date work on humanitarian ethics currently available.
  • Brings together contributions from humanitarian and health professionals, philosophers and social/political scientists.
  • Many...


Traders in Motion

by Kirsten W. Endres & Ann Marie Leshkowich Southeast Asia Program Publications (June 15, 2018)

With essays covering diverse topics from street vendors in Hanoi to the waste-trading community in the Red River Delta, Traders in Motion covers the fields of anthropology, political science, and development...


Confronting Dystopia

by Eva Paus ILR Press (June 15, 2018)

In Confronting Dystopia, a distinguished group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions, and income. Focusing on the economic and political implications...


The Teahouse under Socialism

by Di Wang Cornell University Press (June 15, 2018)

To understand a city fully, writes Di Wang, we must observe its most basic units of social life. In The Teahouse under Socialism, Wang does just that, arguing that the teahouses of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan...


Smash the Pillars

by Antonio Carmona Báez, Melissa F. Weiner, Lianne Leonora & Teresa Maria Díaz Nerio et al. Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

Smash the Pillars builds on the efforts by scholars and activists to decolonize Dutch history and memory, as they resist the epistemological violence imposed by the state, its institutions, and dominant narratives....


Post-Colonial Cameroon

by Julius A. Amin, Joseph Takougang, Lotsmart Fonjong & Walter Gam Nkwi et al. Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

In this unique volume, leading scholars examine how Cameroonians organize and experience their lives under Cameroonian leadership and local responses to that leadership. The volume offers essential case studies...


The Islamic State

by Anthony Celso Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

This book analyses the Islamic State (IS) within a comparative framework of past Sunni jihadist movements. It argues jihadist failure to overthrow Muslim apostate states has led to a progressive radicalization...


Gigged

by Sarah Kessler St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2018)

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone...


Amity and Prosperity

by Eliza Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 12, 2018)

In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling...


Mudgirls Manifesto

by The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective New Society Publishers (June 12, 2018)

In the face of widespread burnout and a world gone crazy, how to we find things to say "yes" to, rather than a resounding "no"?

On North America's West Coast, there's a group of rebel women who ten years ago...


The Bone and Sinew of the Land

by Anna-Lisa Cox PublicAffairs (June 12, 2018)

The story of America's forgotten black pioneers, who escaped slavery, settled the frontier, and proved that racial equality was possible even as the country headed toward civil war.

The American frontier is one...


Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

by John Palfrey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks—debate...


Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

by Sasha Costanza-Chock The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism.

For decades, social movements have vied for attention from...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...


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by Noah Vawter, Mark Sample, Casey Reas & Michael Mateas et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing.

This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and...


Crimes That Changed Our World

by Paul H. Robinson & Sarah M. Robinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 08, 2018)

Can crime make our world safer? Crimes are the worst of humanity’s wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes “trigger” improvement in our lives. Crimes That Changed Our World explores some of the most important...


Has the Gay Movement Failed?

by Martin Duberman University of California Press (June 08, 2018)

The past fifty years have marked significant shifts in attitude toward and acceptance of LGBTQ people in the United States and the West. Yet the extent of this progress, argues Martin Duberman, has been more...


Diva Nation

by Laura Miller & Rebecca Copeland University of California Press (June 08, 2018)

Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how...


Hello, Shadowlands

by Patrick Winn Icon Books Ltd (June 07, 2018)

Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlands reveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux— a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals...


How the Liberal Arts Can Save Liberal Democracy

by Steven M. DeLue Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Currently, liberal democracy is threatened by authoritarian movements, not just in the United States but also in societies around the world. The liberal arts helps to arrest these tendencies because of the support...


Medical Transnationalism

by Sou Hyun Jang Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Medical Transnationalism examines Korean immigrants’ distinctive healthcare behaviors, contributing factors to their medical tourism, and their experiences and evaluations of medical tourism. Analyzing survey...


Changemakers

by Fay Weller & Mary Wilson New Society Publishers (June 05, 2018)

With every news report, the world seems to be careening off the rails. It's all too easy to slip into despair waiting for co-opted, self-serving governments to act.

Hope and action is the antidote. We each...


Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

A nuanced, story-driven narrative about the deeply intertwined business and cultural relationship between the United States and Mexico, and the need to tear down, rather than fortify, walls

A certain narrative...


The Price of Greatness

by Jay Cost Basic Books (June 05, 2018)

An incisive account of the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and of the origins of our wealthy yet highly unequal nation

In the history of American politics there are few stories...


A Little Piece of Light

by Donna Hylton & Kristine Gasbarre Hachette Books (June 05, 2018)

Today, Donna Hylton is a groundbreaking advocate for criminal justice reform--she was a featured speaker at the 2017 Women's March on Washington, and she works hand-in-hand with other influential voices such...


In Search of Pure Lust

by Lise Weil She Writes Press (June 05, 2018)

• Celebrates a vital moment in lesbian as well as in feminist history that’s now being distorted if not erased, at a time when LGBTQI issues are in the spotlight. • An estimated 3.5% of adults in the United...


Knowledge and Incentives in Policy

by Stefanie Haeffele Rowman & Littlefield International (June 04, 2018)

The relative effectiveness of various institutions, such as the market or government, is based on the ability for individuals to access and use dispersed knowledge in society and the incentives that steer their...