Books

The Martyr and the Traitor

Aug. 16, 2017

Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution About the book : In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring... Read more »
AIDS

AIDS and Masculinity in the African City

Aug. 15, 2017

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, yet the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. AIDS and Masculinity in the African City tackles this issue head on and examines how AIDS has altered the ways masculinity is lived in Uganda—a country known as Africa’s great AIDS success story. Based on a decade of ethnographic research in an urban slum community in the capital Kampala, this book reveals the persistence of masculine privilege in the age of AIDS and the implications such privilege has for combating AIDS across the African continent.Read more »
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The Holocaust Across Generations: Trauma and its Inheritance Among Descendants of Survivors

Feb. 28, 2017

About the author: Janet Jacobs is professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Book description: Over the last two decades, the cross-generational transmission of trauma has become an important area of research within both Holocaust studies and the more broad study of genocide. The overall... Read more »
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Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script

Feb. 1, 2017

About the book: Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and the civic life of a modern state. Elias Sacks... Read more »
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The History of the Death Penalty in Colorado

Feb. 1, 2017

About the book: In The History of the Death Penalty in Colorado , noted death penalty scholar Michael Radelet chronicles the details of each capital punishment trial and execution that has taken place in Colorado since 1859. The book describes the debates and struggles that Coloradans have had over the... Read more »
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Why inequality is an environmental issue

Jan. 5, 2017

In award-winning book, sociologist takes on "Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment."Read more »
HIV

Love, Money, and HIV

Dec. 22, 2016

Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into “consuming women” lies at the heart of women’s coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa.Read more »
Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script

Dec. 22, 2016

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment.Read more »
Biological Control: Perspectives for Maintaining Provisioning Services in the Anthropocene

Integrated Pest Management

Dec. 20, 2016

The book deals with the present state and problems of integrated pest management as relating to stakeholder acceptance of IPM and how integrated pest management can become a sustainable practice.Read more »
Romanticism in the shadow of war : literary culture in the napoleonic war years

Romanticism in the shadow of war : literary culture in the napoleonic war years

Dec. 20, 2016

Jeffrey N. Cox reconsiders the history of British Romanticism, seeing the work of Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats responding not only to the 'first generation' Romantics led by Wordsworth, but more directly to the cultural innovations of the Napoleonic War years.Read more »

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