05BF5C3D-FE25-CDD2-D0B43F36A4F6028E
15F328E9-0287-A0D8-FDE517CB347CB61F
Public Events
Public Events Calendar >>

DIRECTIONS AND COLLEGE MAP

Media Relations
315-859-4680

Faculty Books  RSS Feed

271 to 280 out of 325

State Institutions, Private Incentives, Global Capital
The growth of global finance since 1960 constitutes one of the most important transformations in social relations during the twentieth century. Using historical, statistical, and graphical techniques, State Institutions, Private Incentives, and Global Capital examines three important aspects of this phenomenal shift in the international political economy. First, Andrew Sobel explores the reawakening of the international financial markets, mapping their extraordinary transformation since the early 1960s and discussing the role of politics in that metamorphosis. The author then offers a fresh understanding of the systematic differences in access for borrowers in this rapidly transforming and expanding global capital pool. He then demonstrates the influence of political factors in producing differential access to the global capital pool. Showing how the character and stability of a country's political system affects investors's decisions to invest in that country, Sobel breaks new ground in understanding the basis for the frequent admonitions by the World Bank and others that a stable political and legal system are essential for states to attract significant foreign investment. More ...
Stride! Fats, Jimmy, Lion, Lamb, and All the Other Ticklers
Stride! traces the stride piano style from its roots in minstrel shows and ragtime, through the contributions of itinerant entertainers, to its joyful birth in Harlem, where it became known as Harlem Piano. More ...
Body and Soul
Body and Soul is the dark tale of three characters and how their lives eventually intersect. Mole, a young man whose parents have split and whose mother dies later on, must deal with the grief inflicted on his life as he also gropes with growing up alone. "X," a young, violent art student whose bigotry is aimed at, among others, Mole's Chinese American background, is heading straight for his doom. Finally, is a Jewish taxi driver, dealing with the loss of his son, and who is instrumental on the fatal night all three lives converge. More ...
Ezra and Dorothy Pound: Letters in Captivity, 1945-1946
After the fall of Mussolini, Ezra Pound was imprisoned at the American Disciplinary Training Center in Pisa, Italy for his pro-fascist broadcasts made over Rome Radio during WWII. It was during his incarceration that he composed the draft material for his famous Pisan Cantos. This volume contains 150 previously unpublished letters between Ezra and his wife Dorothy Pound that were written throughout his internment and subsequent transfer to Washington, D.C., where he was tried for treason and eventually deemed incompetent and placed in a mental ward. The correspondence will constitute one of the most imporatnt documents in literary modernism, and also one of the most dramatic tales of doomed literary genius in our times. More ...
Acts of the Apostles
As American-led forces assemble in Saudi Arabia for the largest military operation since Normandy, computer designer Todd Griffith discovers a secret function burried within the Kali chip. That night he is shot. Five years later, burnt-out Silicon Valley software engineer Nick Aubrey boards a "red-eye" flight to Boston and winds up seated next to a very disturbed man who claims to know the secret of Gulf War Syndrome. More ...
How the Body Prays
Peter Weltner '64 is the author of How the Body Prays (Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Pr., 1999). An "exquisitely written" work, the chronicle of a family, its courage, cowardice, and pride, as distinctively viewed by its diverse members from generation to generation. "A family saga of unusual complexity," lyrical in quality, by an award-winning fiction writer who teaches at San Francisco State University. More ...
Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction
Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction poses the question: What must city government do to make the City of Philadelphia a preferred place to live, work, and play into the next century? Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel and his associates in the City Controller's Office treat the reader to an extraordinary insider's account of the inner workings of city government, utilize sophisticated modeling techniques to present a vision of Philadelphia's future, and present a plethora of novel ideas for improving the city for the 21st-century. It presents the fullest assessment to date of the overall economic, governmental, and social dynamics shaping Philadelphia and the region; serves as a primer to understanding city government and public policy for citizens, policy professionals, and elected leaders alike; and convincingly demonstrates the interconnectedness of the city and its suburbs. More ...
The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America
In March 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the formation of the Alliance for Progress, a program dedicated to creating prosperous, socially just, democratic societies throughout Latin America. Over the next few years, the United States spent nearly $20 billion in pursuit of the Alliance's goals, but Latin American economies barely grew, Latin American societies remained inequitable, and sixteen extra constitutional changes of government rocked the region. In this close, critical analysis, Stephen Rabe explains why Kennedy's grand plan for Latin America proved such a signal policy failure. More ...
Helpful Hints for Enjoying Coin Collecting
Every day, people from all walks of life join the ranks of coin collectors. Until now, there has been no single source of information to which novice collectors could refer for the knowledge they need to adequately and safely get started. In this easy-to-use book, Bill Fivaz shares his experience of over 50 years of coin collecting to provide the reader with the information, advice, and skills one needs to have FUN in this popular hobby. More ...
Arethusa: Vile Bodies, Roman Satire and Corporeal Discourse
“This is an essay about bodies: how they are represented and what that representation reveals about the fears, desires, and attitudes of the society that produced them. Concepts of physiology and corporeality determine identity--both male and female, but especially female--throughout ancient texts. I am interested in discovering how Roman satire defined the relationship between body and "self" for women: how it shaped, controlled, and represented the female self through the gendering of the body. My original intention in writing this essay was to examine the bodies of women as they are represented in the Roman satirists. But I soon realized that I was both confining myself too narrowly and also spreading myself over too wide an area. As I reread the texts, two things became clear: female bodies could only be examined in the context of bodies in general, and Juvenal has a unique way, among all the Roman satirists, of focalizing bodies.” -Preface of “The House I Live In Is Not My Own”: Women’s Bodies in Juvenal’s Satires, Barbara Gold More ...
<<First   <Back   24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33   Next>   Last>>
Cupola