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Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul
Professor of Economics Erol Balkan and Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Henry Rutz have co-authored “Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul,” a text published in January by Berghahn Books. More ...
Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World
S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, recently published the book, Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World with the London-based film studies press, Wallflower (distributed in the US via Columbia UP). The book is one of the first truly interdisciplinary works on the topic, investigating religions via film studies, and film via religious studies. Religions and films are akin, Plate argues, in that they both create worlds for their seers, hearers, doers, believers. At the altar and before the screen, audiences are invited to become participants via myths and rituals, cinematography and editing. More ...
Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context
Professors of Government Carol Drogus and Stephen Orvis have written a textbook, Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context, that has been published by CQ Press. More ...
Greek Tragedy
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, has published a new book titled Greek Tragedy (Wiley and Blackwell). More ...
Sinographies: Writing China
Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives Steven Yao, has co-edited a volume of essays titled Sinographies: Writing China, published by the University of Minnesota Press. The volume includes an essay by Yao titled "Transplantation and Modernity: The Chinese/American Poems of Angel Island." It discusses the poetry inscribed upon the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station Detention building in San Francisco Bay, the site of entry for the vast majority of the 175,000 Chinese immigrants to the U.S. between 1910 and 1940. The book was co-edited with Eric Hayot, associate professor of comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University and Haun Saussy, Bird White Housum Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University. More ...
Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality
Martha Mockus, the Jane Watson Irwin Chair and visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, has published a book, Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality (Routledge, Nov. 2007). This book theorizes the notion of “lesbian musicality” in the musical career of avant-garde composer, accordionist and author Pauline Oliveros, whose radical innovations of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s have redefined the aesthetic and formal parameters of American experimental music. More ...
Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather
Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs are co-editors of Violence, the Arts and Willa Cather. Urgo also wrote the introduction to the book, which contains essays from the 2005 International Willa Cather Seminar of the same name. More ...
Europe at Bay
In their newly released book Europe at Bay, Alan Cafruny, Hamilton’s Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, and J. Magnus Ryder, professor of international relations at Oxford Brookes University, contend that “Absent the fundamental social and political changes that might engender a positive and coherent regional agency, Europe appears condemned to continuing dependency on the United States’ precarious imperium.” More ...
Introduction to the Economics of Financial Markets
James Bradfield, Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of Economics, has authored a text titled Introduction to the Economics of Financial Markets, published by Oxford University Press. More ...
The Working Landscape: Founding, Preservation, and the Politics of Place
In his new book, “The Working Landscape: Founding, Preservation, and the Politics of Place” (MIT Press), Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Peter F. Cannavò focuses on the displacement and transformation of our landscape, the “crisis of place facing the United States.” He points out that “rampant development, unsustainable exploitation of resources, environmental degradation, and the commodification of places are ruining built and natural landscapes, disconnecting people from their surroundings and threatening individuals’ fundamental sense of place. Meanwhile, preservationists often respond with a counterproductive stance that rejects virtually any change in the landscape.” More ...
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