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Religion within the Limits of History Alone

Shows that pragmatic historicism is a significant intellectual tradition in the history of American religious and philosophical thought.

Popovers and Candlelight

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010

Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.

Improv for Democracy

Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs.

Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

The Fatah-Hamas Rift

By Gadi Hitman
Subjects: Area Studies

Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.

Barcelona, City of Comics

Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.

Defining Religion

Provides a new orientation to philosophy of religion and a new theory of how religion ought to be defined.

Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project

An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.

Contingency and Commitment

Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.

The Enneagram of G. I. Gurdjieff

Explores the meanings of G. I. Gurdjieff’s enneagram.

The Split Time

Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.

The Real Metaphysical Club

A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays.

Beyond the Xs and Os

Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.

Writ on Water

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.

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness

Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.

Biodeconstruction

Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.

Figures of Time

Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.

Continental Theory Buffalo

Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.

Doing Time

Proposes that cinematic time is not a fixed idea, but a dynamic exchange between film and viewer.

San Mateo de Cangrejos

Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.

Kept from All Contagion

Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.

States of Grace

Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.

See America

The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today.

Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World

Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.

Sharkey

The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.

Crossing the Gate

Challenges the accepted wisdom about women and gender roles in medieval China.

Beyond Gold and Diamonds

The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.

From Binghamton to the Battlefield

An annotated collection of over one hundred Civil War letters that trace a Union soldier's transformation from eager recruit to war-weary, battle-tested veteran.

Sons of Sarasvati

Edited and translated by Chinya V. Ravishankar
Introduction by Chinya V. Ravishankar
Subjects: Asian Studies

Presents rare biographies of traditional Indian scholars during the nineteenth century, a critical moment of transition for the Indian intellectual tradition.

Beyond Beauty

Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.

Body/Self/Other

Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.

Flash Points

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

Confucianism's Prospects

Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.

Fire in Paradise

A collection of poems written by father and daughter during the Pandemic Year 2020.

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem

Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.

The Moving of the Water

Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.

Vera and the Ambassador

A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Bending the Arc

Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.

Manufactured Uncertainty

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

Ziran

The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.

Jouissance

A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.

Years I Walked at Your Side

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

Native Foodways

Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.

Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema

Sheds light on emergent Latin America cinema that addresses the politics of environmental destruction, the unevenness of climate change consequences, and new ways of visualizing the world beyond the human.

A Spirit of Sacrifice

Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.

The Aesthetics of Senescence

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.

Language as Bodily Practice in Early China

Challenges the idea held by many prominent twentieth-century Sinologists that early China experienced a “language crisis. ”

Transnational Research in Technical Communication

Transnational Research in Technical Communication: Stories, Realities, and Reflections offers unique story-based insights into the complexities and challenges of transnational and intercultural research.

Dimensions of Blackness

A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.

Between the Rule of Law and States of Emergency

By Yoav Mehozay
Subjects: Area Studies

Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.

Enticement

Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden.

Working through Surveillance and Technical Communication

This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.

Leo Strauss on Science

The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.

The Other in Perception

By Susan Bredlau
Subjects: Philosophy

Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.

Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven

Offers a new theology of desire and delight based on the Christian hope for bodily resurrection.

John Dewey's Later Logical Theory

A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916-1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.

Philosophy, Mysticism, and the Political

Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.

Affectual Erasure

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Encountering the Impossible

The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.

Invisible Hosts

Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.

Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes

Explores mountain regions as cultural landscapes that have been shaped by long-term human-environment interactions.

Critical Studies on Heidegger

Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.

From El Dorado to Lost Horizons

Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.

Engaging Italy

By Etta M. Madden
Subjects: Literature

Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.

Beauty in the City

Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.

The Camp Abilities Story

The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.

Lacan and Romanticism

Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.

Gendered Lives

A gender studies textbook that takes an anthropological approach.

Enduring Critical Poses

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.

Freedom and Ground

A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.

Partial Truths and Our Common Future

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

Curtains of Light

Provides a new way of thinking about film's relation to theatre.

In Local Hands

The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.

Tourists and Trade

How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.

The Festival of Indra

Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.

Michael Baltutis

Michael Baltutis is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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Event: Book Talk and Signing with Amy J. Truesdell

December 12, 2022 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Broome County History Center, Binghamton, NY

Amy Truesdell will discuss and sign copies of her new book From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell at the Broome County History Center Exhibit Room. The book traces her great-great-grandfather's transition from eager recruit to battle-tested... Read more

Event: Book Talk and Signing with Amy J. Truesdell

December 29, 2022 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine

Amy Truesdell will discuss and sign copies of her new book From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell at the Rockland Library. The book traces her great-great-grandfather's transition from eager recruit to battle-tested veteran in the 27th... Read more

Event: Book Talk and Signing with Amy Truesdell

December 12, 2022 @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Montrose Public Library, Montrose, Pennsylvania

The Susquehanna County Historical Society will host Amy Truesdell for a Zoom and YouTube presentation on her newly released historical book “From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War letters of Rollin B. Truesdell” on December 12th at 1:30 p.m. She will be available... Read more

Event: Book Talk and Signing with Amy Truesdell

December 14, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, NY

Amy J. Truesdell will talk about her book, From Binghamton to the Battlefield: The Civil War Letters of Rollin B. Truesdell, and sign copies after her presentation. The book traces the experiences of her great-great-grandfather from the time he rushed from the family farm to... Read more

Because We Are Human

Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.

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Sappho's Legacy: Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle
Marina Karides
• Winner of the 2023 Gourmand Cookbook Award for Greece in the Women Category ...

Moving for Marriage

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

Tradition and Fantasy in the Tales of Reb Nahman of Bratslav

Considers the tales of Reb Nahman of Bratslav within a broad cultural milieu, including the romanticism of Reb Nahman's time, contemporary feminist hermeneutics, and the fantastic in various contexts.