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The Losing Parties: Out-Party National Committees, 1956-1993
How do Democratic and Republican party leaders react after their party has lost a presidential election? Is there a pattern of response to defeat that reflects the distinctive cultures of the two parties? This book answers these questions by examining how the two national party organizations have responded to presidential election defeats between 1956 and 1993. Yale University Press More ...
Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women
What should we make of the prominence of female characters in the plays of Euripides? Not, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz concludes, that he was either a misogynist or a feminist before his time. Tracking the relationship between male anxiety and female desire in his drama, she demonstrates in this rich and incisive book that Euripides' plays support a structure of male dominance while simultaneously inscribing female strength. More ...
Fair Play: Sports, Values, & Society
Professor of Philosophy Bob Simon is the author of Fair Play: Sports, Values, & Society. We have become used to the world of sports being rocked by scandals. Stars are deprived of their Olympic gold medals because of their use of performance-enhancing drugs; heroes are suspended or banned from their sport for gambling or for connections to gambling; major universities are involved in recruiting scandals and are accused of exploiting their own students. But ethical concerns about sports run deeper than the current scandals in today's headlines. More ...
Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism
Professor of Women's Studies Chadra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo and Lourdes Torres edited Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism. This academic work is a compilation of 15 essays that offers examples of current feminist perspectives on race, class and Third World issues. More ...
Sandinistas
Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert is the author of Sandinistas, a book about the Nicaraguan revolution and the party that leads it, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). More ...
Dorothy Healey Remembers
Dorothy Healey was a member of the Communist movement in the U.S. from 1928 until 1973, leading the Southern California District for over 20 years. She is one of the few women to rise to power in the American Communist Party. She is a survivor of the epic labor struggles of California’s migrant workers in the 1930s and at one point even had a $10,000 price on her head, as she was hunted by vigilantes and police. Dorothy Healey Remembers: A Life in the American Communist Party, recounts her life in her own words, written in collaboration with William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History Maurice Isserman. Isserman edited and supplemented Healey’s engaging narrative. He fills the story, drawing from private letters, the recollections of friends and relatives, newspaper articles, and secret FBI documents. More ...
Before Reading: Narrative Conventions and the Politics of Interpretation
How does what we know shape the ways we read? Starting from the premise that any productive theory of narrative must take into account the presuppositions the reader brings to the text, Before Reading explores how our prior knowledge of literary conventions influences the processes of interpretation and evaluation. Available again with a new preface by James Phelan, Before Reading offers a valuable and coherent framework for approaching the study of narrative. More ...
The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn: A Memoir
As evocative as the aspen foliage that enlivens the high country in October, The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn, originally published in 1982, is the centerpiece of a trilogy that John Nichols wrote about his first fifteen years in Taos, New Mexico. The other volumes are If Mountains Die and On the Mesa. More ...
On the Mesa
For the first time in paperback with a new foreword by the author, On the Mesa is an autobiographical celebration of life in a fragile and marginal place. On the deserted sagebrush plain just west of his home in Taos, New Mexico, John Nichols finds a healing serenity and an astonishing variety of life and mood that casual observers rarely notice. With On the Mesa, Nichols takes his place with the great nature writers of the West. More ...
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