Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
A unique, firsthand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of "ordinary" life.
The first English-language translation of an important figure in modern Confucian thought.
The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.
Considers how Hollywood films since the 1960s have both reflected and shaped attitudes toward rape and sexual violence.
A powerful and original statement on the nature of film and the intimate relation of “film imagination” to our lives as human beings in the world.
Brings together scholars and higher education system leaders to highlight concrete examples of system change and realignment to advance student success.
Analyzes international and cultural relationships informed by "China," a category that is becoming ever more indispensable and yet unstable in everyday narratives.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
Addresses the revolutionary impact of genetics, isotopes, and data science on the study of migration and mobility in past human societies.
Examines the filmic representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity and its role in mediating racial politics in Mexico.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
Presents sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout the artist's illustrious career.
Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
The critical biography of a dynamic and under-represented figure who produced and starred in some of the most innovative works of her day.
The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
Questions universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.
Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
Explores how nostalgia operates in contemporary US film and television.
Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.
A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhārata studies.
Offers a timely reconsideration of the writings of Gloria Anzaldúa, treating issues of multiplicitous agency, identarian politics, and the stakes of coalition building as core themes in the author's work.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Provides a new way of thinking about film's relation to theatre.
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
An original and innovative exploration of Antigone, femininity, and love in various cosmological, philosophical, and theological contexts.
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.
Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.
Shows the importance of honor for leaders, both as a source of noble ambition to pursue the public good and as dangerous temptation to seek glory through domination.
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Draws on two different but strikingly similar streams in our world tradition to argue for the contemporary philosophical relevance of “culture.”
Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.
Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.
Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Offers both a production history and a close analysis, with a chapter for each of the film's eleven shots.
Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.
This political memoir exposes the weaknesses of democratic culture in the United States and suggests ways to strengthen it in the face of rising authoritarianism.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.
Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
This critical reader covers Joseph Margolis’s controversial views of mind, truth, science, and reality, along with his revolutionary theories about culture, art, language, personhood, and morality.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
The first exploration of vegan Irish epistemology, one that can be traced along its history of animism, agrarianism, ascendency, adaptation, and activism.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Examines policies, norms, and classroom practices of the US and Mexican education systems, with the aim of preparing educators to understand and help transnational children and youth.
Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.
Explores key questions about translations and translators of South Asian Buddhist texts, past and present.
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
Analyzes the value of using case-based methodologies to address contemporary social justice issues in philosophy.
Demonstrates how residents can play a leading role in the positive transformation of their communities in the face of economic and population decline.
Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
Extensive meditations on the theme of the voyage in six Hitchcock films: Psycho, The 39 Steps, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Rich and Strange, and Suspicion.
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
Examines the key role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement.
Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Argues for a decolonial reinterpretation of Sophocles’ classical tragedy, Antigone, that can help us to rethink the anti-colonial politics of militant mourning in the Americas.
A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.