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Oct. 1, 2012

By Heimrad Bäcker Translated by Vincent Kling, professor of German and comparative literature at La Salle University in Philadelphia; and Patrick Greaney, assistant professor of German and comparative literature at CU-Boulder Dalkey Archive Press ‘transcript’ is a disturbing document. Using the techniques of concrete and visual poetry, Heimrad Bäcker presents...

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Patent, copyright protection picture changing in globalized economy

Oct. 1, 2012

It seems, at first blush, to be something of a no-brainer: strengthening protections on American intellectual property rights (or IPRs) — on everything from drugs to music to technology — would be a boon to the national economy. After all, we hardly want unscrupulous governments and businesses in Brazil, China,...

Thomas Andrews

A bird’s (and mule’s) eye view of U.S. history

Dec. 1, 2011

Thomas Andrews has a knack for framing American history unconventionally. In his award-winning book “Killing for Coal,” Andrews traced the central role of coal in Colorado’s economic growth, environmental change and social conflict. Now he’s turning his scholarly gaze toward another little-acknowledged actor in American history: animals. “Paying attention to...

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India in the Shadows of Empire

Oct. 1, 2011

A Legal and Political History (1774-1950) By Mithi Mukherjee, associate professor of history Oxford University Press This pioneering research offers a sweeping new interpretation of the complex and seemingly contradictory nature of Indian democracy and polity. In contrast to much of existing scholarship, it joins the colonial and postcolonial periods...

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It Came From Del Rio

Oct. 1, 2011

Part 1 of the Bunnyhead Chronicles By Stephen Graham Jones, professor of English Trapdoor Books There are borders, and then there are borders. Between right and wrong. Between Texas and Mexico. The first is a joke to Dodd Raines, the second a payday. Then there are the borders he’s made...

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Hip Hop’s Inheritance

March 1, 2011

From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement By Reiland Rabaka, associate professor of ethnic studies Lexington Books “Hip Hop’s Inheritance” arguably offers the first book-length treatment of what hip hop culture has, literally, “inherited” from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement and...

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The Evolution of Modern States

March 1, 2011

Sweden, Japan, and the United States By Sven Steinmo, professor of political science Cambridge University Press “The Evolution of Modern States” is a significant contribution to the literatures on political economy, globalization, historical institutionalism and social-science methodology. The book begins with a simple question: Why do rich capitalist democracies respond...

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Psycholinguistics

March 1, 2011

Introduction and Applications By Lise Menn, professor emerita of linquistics Plural Publishing Inc. For students in speech-language pathology, language education, psychology, linguistics, and for working language professionals, this text provides a clear and attractive introduction to current thinking on how our brains process language in speaking, understanding and reading. It...

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Missionary Scientists

March 1, 2011

Jesuit Science in Spanish South America, 1570-1810 By Andres I. Prieto, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese Vanderbuilt University Press “Missionary Scientists” explores the scientific activities of Jesuit missionaries in colonial Spanish America, revealing a little-known aspect of religions role in the scholarship of the early Spanish Empire. Grounded in...

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Arrested Histories

Dec. 1, 2010

Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War By Carole McGranahan, associate professor of anthropology Duke University Press In the 1950s, thousands of ordinary Tibetans rose up to defend their country and religion against Chinese troops. Their citizen army fought through 1974 with covert support from the Tibetan exile...

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