The Edge

The Edge: The War against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports

Oct. 20, 2016

Both entertaining and thought-provoking, The Edge not only visits the battlefields in the war against cheating and corruption, but also explores ways to ensure that “the spirit of sport” can survive in today’s high-tech, highly professional world.Read more »
Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement

While there have been a number of studies that have explored African American “movement culture” and African American “movement politics,” rarely has the mixture of black music and black politics or, rather, black music an as expression of black movement politics, been explored across several genres of African American “movement music.Read more »

Provenance by Paul M. Levitt

Sept. 1, 2016

A new book by English professor Paul M. Levitt. Set in Hungamon (aka Bogalusa), Louisiana 1988-89, Provenance takes the reader through progressive historical discoveries to the sources of a Hungarian painting that escaped the grasping fingers of Nazis and Communists, and to the secrets of two families, one Jewish, the owners of the Hungarian painting, and the other gentile, the owners of an American painting, which hides a dark tale.Read more »
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Alchemy in the Rain Forest

Feb. 17, 2016

Politics, Ecology, and Resilience in a New Guinea Mining Area By Jerry Jacka, assistant professor of anthropology Duke University Press In Alchemy in the Rain Forest Jerry K. Jacka explores how the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea’s highlands struggle to create meaningful lives in the midst of extreme social... Read more »