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Our Latest Longest

Losing Hearts and Minds in

he first rule of warfare is to know ones enemy. The second is
to know thyself. More than fifteen years and three quarters
of a trillion dollars after the US invasion of Afghanistan, its
clear that the United States followed neither rule well.
Americas goals in Afghanistan were lofty to begin with: dismantle
al Qaeda, remove the Taliban from power, remake the country into a
democracy. But not only did the mission come completely unmoored Nothing has ever been easy in the shadow
from reality, the United States wasted billions, and thousands of lives of the Hindu Kush, and the essays in
were lost. Our Latest Longest War is a chronicle of how, why, and in what Our Latest Longest War convey that
ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Edited by historian and Marine accurately, thoughtfully, and unblink-
lieutenant colonel Aaron B. OConnell, the essays collected here rep- ingly. This superb collection of essays
resent nine different perspectives on the warall from veterans of the by scholars and practitioners illuminates
conflict, both American and Afghan. Together, they paint a picture of the innumerable challenges and harsh
a war in which problems of culture and ideology derailed nearly every realities with which those of us engaged
field of endeavor. The authors also draw troubling parallels to the Viet- in Afghanistan contended in our collec-
nam War, arguing that deep-running ideological currents in Ameri- tive endeavor to ensure that the country
can life explain why the US government has repeatedly used armed was never again a sanctuary for al Qaeda
nation-building to try to transform failing states into modern, liberal or other transnational extremistsas it
democracies. In Afghanistan, as in Vietnam, this created a dramatic was when the 9/11 attacks were planned
mismatch of means and ends that neither money, technology, nor the there.
force of arms could overcome. General David Petraeus,
US Army (Ret), Commander of US Central
The war in Afghanistan has been the longest in US history. We lost Command (200810) and Commander of
the International Stabilization Force and
the war, and somehow we continue to lose it every day. These are diffi- US Forces in Afghanistan (201011)
cult topics for any American or Afghan to consider, especially for those
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Aaron B. OConnell is lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and

the author of Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps. Most recently,
he was associate professor of history at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis,

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Henry David Thoreau

A Life

Walden. Yesterday I came here to live.

hat entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the
intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough
to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt
to live deliberately in a small woods at the edge of his hometown of
Concord has been a touchstone for individualists and seekers since
the publication of Walden in 1854.
But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment
in living at Walden Pond. A member of the vibrant intellectual circle
centered on his neighbor Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was also an
ardent naturalist, a manual laborer and inventor, a radical political
activist, and more. Many books have taken up aspects of Thoreaus
character and achievements, but, as Laura Dassow Walls writes, Tho-
reau has never been captured between covers; he was too quixotic,
mischievous, many-sided. Two hundred years after his birth, and two
generations after the last full-scale biography, Walls restores Henry
David Thoreau to us in all his profound, inspiring complexity.
Walls traces the full arc of Thoreaus life, from his early days in
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Wherever there is knowledge, wherever there is virtue,
wherever there is beauty, he will find a home.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

at only forty-four years of age, Thoreau had witnessed the transforma- Walls has written a grand, big-hearted
tion of his world from a community of farmers and artisans into a bus- biography, as compulsively readable
tling, interconnected commercial nation. What did that portend for as a great nineteenth-century novel,
the contemplative individual and abundant, wild nature that Thoreau chock-full of new and fascinating detail
celebrated? about Thoreau, his family, his friends,

Drawing on Thoreaus copious writings, published and unpub- and his town. Wallss magnificentland-

lished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and markachievement is the best all around

contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his biography of Thoreau ever written. It not

brother, the ambitious Harvard College student, the ecstatic vision- only brings Thoreau vividly back to life,

ary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of it will fundamentally change how we see

the Cosmos. We meet the man whose belief in human freedom and him. We will hear no more about the her-

the value of labor made him an uncompromising abolitionist; and the mit of Walden Pond. Walls has given us a

solitary walker who found society in nature, but also found his own na- new socially engaged Thoreau for a new

ture in the society of which he was a deeply interwoven part. Running era, a freedom fighter for John Brown and

through it all is Thoreau the passionate naturalist, who, long before America, and a necessary prophet and

the age of environmentalism, saw tragedy for future generations in the spokesman for Concord, Massachusetts,

human heedlessness around him. and Planet Earth.

Robert D. Richardson,
The Thoreau I sought was not in any book, so I wrote this one, author of Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
says Walls. The result is a Thoreau unlike any seen since he walked the
streets of Concord, a Thoreau for our time and all time.

Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at
the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Granger, IN.

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Behind the Scenes of Natural
History Museums

ver the centuries, natural history museums have evolved
from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed
animals and pinned bugs to being crucial generators of
new scientific knowledge. They have also become vibrant educational
centers, full of engaging exhibits that share those discoveries with
students and an enthusiastic general public.
At the heart of it all from the very start have been curators. Yet

In Curators, one of our leading paleontol- after three decades as a natural history curator, Lance Grande found

ogists, Lance Grande, takes us behind the that he still had to explain to people what he does. This book is the

scenes of a great museum. Their precious answerand, oh, what an answer it is: lively, exciting, up-to-date, it

collections and hidden corridors hold offers a portrait of curators and curation like none weve seen, one that

tales of adventure, debate, and global ex- conveys the intellectual excitement and educational and social value of

ploration all in the search for knowledge. curation. Grande uses the personal story of his own careermost of it

Curators reveals the national treasures spent at Chicagos storied Field Museumto structure his account as

that are our natural history museums and he explores the value of research and collections, the importance of

tells the stories of how they hold secrets public engagement, changing ecological and ethical considerations,

of our past, but also keys to the future. and the impact of rapidly improving technology. Throughout, we are
Neil Shubin, guided by Grandes keen sense of mission, of a job where the why is
author of Your Inner Fish
always as important as the what.
Beautifully written and richly illustrated, this clear-eyed but loving
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and conservation landscape will appeal to fans of dusty dioramas and
SCIENCE digital displays alike.

Lance Grande is the Negaunee Distinguished Service Curator at the Field

Museum of Natural History, Chicago, where he conducts research on fishes,
paleontology, and evolutionary biology. He is the author of numerous books,
including The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Scenes from Deep Time and Gems and Gem-
stones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World.

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Down and Out in

the New Economy
How People Find (or Dont Find)
Work Today

inding a job used to be simple. Youd show up at an office and
ask for an application. A friend would mention a job in their
department. Or youd see an ad in a newspaper and send in
your cover letter. And once you got a job, you would stayoften for
Now . . . well, its complicated. If you want a shot at a good job, you
need a robust profile on LinkedIn. And an enticing personal brand. A fascinating, hands-on account of whats

Or something like thatcontemporary how-to books offer contradic- really required to get hired today.
Peter Capelli,
tory advice. But they agree on one thing: in todays economy, you cant author of Why Good People
just be an employee looking to get hiredyou have to market yourself Cant Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and
What Companies Can Do About It
as a business, one that can help another business achieve its goals.
Thats a radical transformation in how we think about work and
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job seekers, but for businesses and our very culture. In telling her story, BUSINESS CURRENT EVENTS

Gershon covers all parts of the employment spectrum: she interviews

hiring managers about how they assess candidates; attends personal
branding seminars; talks with managers at companies around the United
States to suss out regional differences. And she finds that not everything
has changed: though the technological trappings may be glitzier, in a lot
of cases, who you know remains more important than what you know.
Throughout, Gershon keeps her eye on bigger questions, interest-
ed not in what lessons job-seekers can takethough there are plenty
of those herebut on what it means to consider yourself a business.
What does that blurring of personal and vocational lives do to our
sense of our selves, the economy, our communities?
Rich in the voices of people deeply involved with all parts of the
employment process, Down and Out in the New Economy offers a snapshot
of the quest for work todayand a pointed analysis of its larger meaning.

Ilana Gershon is associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University and

the author of The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media.
general interest 5
Norman Maclean
A River Runs
through It and
Other Stories
With a New Foreword by Robert Redford

Young Men
and Fire
Twenty-Fifth-Anniversary Edition
With a New Foreword by Timothy Egan

hen Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs
through It to New York publishers, he received a slew of
rejections. One editor, so the story goes, replied it has
trees in it. Forty years later, the title novella is widely recognized as
one of the great American tales of the twen-
tieth century. Like Macleans later tri-
umph, Young Men and Fire, it is the finely
distilled product of a long life of often
surprising rapturefor fly fishing, for
the woods and their people, and for the
interlocked beauty of life and art. These
new editions will introduce a fresh audi-
ence to these classics of the American

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Moving and profound, A River Runs through Praise for A River Runs through It

If there is a smarter, more affecting medi-

It and Young Men and Fire honor the literary tation on the themes of fathers and sons,
legacy of a man who improbably gave voice brothers, the pleasures of the natural
world, love, loss, and the haunting power
to an essential corner of the American soul. of water, I have yet to come across it.
As it has for many others, A River Runs
Elegantly redesigned, A River Runs through It includes a new fore- through It became for me a kind of central
word by Robert Redford, whose film adaptation of River turns twenty- text, equal parts fishing primer, literary
five in 2017. Based on Macleans own experiences as a young man, the masterwork, and spiritual guide. . . . It
two novellas and short story it contains are set in the small towns and remains one of my most beloved books.
mountains of western Montana. It is a world populated with drunks, New York Times
loggers, card sharks, and whores, but also one rich in the pleasures of
Praise for Young Men and Fire
fly fishing, logging, cribbage, and family. By turns raunchy and elegiac,
these superb tales express, in Macleans own words, a little of the love A taut, terrifying yet poetic account.
I have for the earth as it goes by. . . . Maclean . . . is unsparing in his prose
and dogged in his reporting, piecing
A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire
together the elements that led to more
describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US
than a dozen men suffocating and burn-
Forest Services elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped
ing to death. The story, which Ive read at
into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two
least four times now, is agonizing to read,
hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally
making the hairs on my arms stand on
burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, in his last decades
end. It is also one of the most pleasurable
Maclean put together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy
experiences Ive had.
in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
New York Times Book Review
This twenty-fifth-anniversary edition includes a powerful new foreword by
Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time.
A River Runs through It
Though he grew up in the first decades of the twentieth century and Other Stories
in the western Rockiesworking summers in logging camps and for
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haunted by waters, Maclean writes at the close of A River Runs through FICTION

It. So, now, are we all.

Young Men and Fire

Norman Maclean (190290), woodsman, scholar, teacher, and storyteller, grew
up in and around Missoula, Montana, and worked for many years in logging MAY 352 p., 12 halftones, 1 line drawing,
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American Girls in
Red Russia
Chasing the Soviet Dream

f you were an independent, adventurous, liberated American
woman in the 1920s or 30s, where might you have sought escape
from the constraints and compromises of bourgeois living? Paris
and the Left Bank quickly come to mind. But would you have ever
thought of Russia and the wilds of Siberia? That choice was not as
unusual as it seems now. As Julia L. Mickenberg uncovers in American
Girls in Red Russia, beginning in the late nineteenth century, Russian
revolutionary ideology attracted many women, including suffragists,
In this enthralling account, Mickenberg
reformers, educators, journalists, and artists, as well as curious travel-
reveals the magnetic attraction of the
ers. Some were famous, like Isadora Duncan or Lillian Hellman; some
new Soviet Union to American women
were committed radicals, though many more were curious about the
seeking to reinvent working and family
Soviet experiment. But all came to Russia in search of social arrange-
lives in the twenties. But American Girls
ments that would be more equitable, just, and satisfying. And most in
in Red Russia also exposes the pain-
the end were disillusioned, sometimes by the mundane realities, others
ful paradox of imagining freedom in a
by ugly truths too horrifying to even contemplate.
repressive culture. This is an illuminating
achievement whose lessons speak to the Mickenberg reveals the complex motives that drew American wom-

utopian aspirations of men and women en to Russia, which appeared to be the very embodiment of modern

everywhere. ideas and ways of living. American women saw in Russia the hope for
Alice Kessler-Harris, a new era in which women would be not merely independent of men,
author of A Difficult Woman: The Challeng-
but also equal builders of a new society. Russian women, after all, had
ing Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
abortion rights, property rights, the right to divorce, maternity ben-
efits, and state-supported childcare. Yet as Mickenbergs sympathetic
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biography shows, Russia turned out to be as much a grim commune
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AMERICAN HISTORY WOMENS STUDIES sexual inequities that the immigrants had hoped to escape.
American Girls in Red Russia finally tells the forgotten stories of
these women, full of hope and grave disappointments.

Julia L. Mickenberg is associate professor of American studies at the University

of Texas at Austin. She is author of Learning from the Left and coeditor of Tales
for Little Rebels.

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Human Targets
Schools, Police, and the
Criminalization of Latino Youth
With a Foreword by James Diego Vigil

t fifteen, Victor Rios found himself a human targetflat on
his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and
a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a
drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher,
who mentored him and helped him find a job at an auto shop. That job
would alter the course of his whole lifeputting him on the road to col-
lege and eventually a PhD. Now, Rios is a rising star, hailed for his work
studying the lives of African American and Latino youth. How do we move beyond the cycle of
criminalization, violence, and mass
In Human Targets, Rios takes us to the streets of California, where
incarceration that American society
we encounter young men who find themselves in much the same situ-
has been stuck in for the last several
ation as fifteen-year-old Victor. We follow young gang members into
decades? Rios draws upon the perspec-
schools, homes, community organizations, and detention facilities,
tives of youththe very ones most likely
watch them interact with police, grow up to become fathers, get jobs,
to be labelled, incarcerated, or killedto
get rap sheetsand in some cases get killed. What is it that sets apart
provide insights to lead us out of our
young people like Rios who succeed and survive from the ones who
state of paralysis. Through his probing of
dont? Rios makes a powerful case that the traditional good kid/bad
their perspectives and experiences, Rios
kid, street kid/decent kid dichotomy is much too simplistic, arguing in-
develops new and original ways of think-
stead that authorities and institutions help create these identitiesand
ing about how to intervene, support, and
that they can play an instrumental role in providing young people with
alter outcomes for marginalized youth.
the resources for shifting between roles. In Rioss account, to be a poor
Pedro Noguera,
Latino youth is to be a human targetvictimized and considered an coauthor of Schooling for Resilience
enemy by others, viewed as a threat to law enforcement and schools, and
burdened by stigma, disrepute, and punishment. That has to change.
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who succeedand failat demonstrating to the system that they are SOCIOLOGY
ready to change their lives. In our post-Ferguson era, Human Targets is
essential reading.

Victor M. Rios is associate professor of sociology at the University of Califor-

nia, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and
Latino Boys and Street Life: Poverty, Gangs, and a Ph.D.
general interest 9

Picturing America
The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps

nstructive, amusing, colorfulpictorial maps have been used and
admired since the first medieval cartographer put pen to paper
depicting mountains and trees across countries, people and ob-
jects around margins, and sea monsters in oceans. More recent genera-
tions of pictorial map artists have continued that traditional mixture
of whimsy and fact, combining cartographic elements with text and
images and featuring bold and arresting designs, bright and cheerful
MAY 304 p., 158 color plates 81 /2 x 11 colors, and lively detail. In the United States, the art form flourished
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mass-produced for use as advertisements and decorative objectsthe
golden age of American pictorial maps.
Picturing America is the first book to showcase this vivid and popu-
lar genre of maps. Geographer and collector Stephen J. Hornsby
gathers together 158 delightful pictorial jewels, most drawn from the
extensive collections of the Library of Congress. In his informative
introduction, Hornsby outlines the development of the cartographic
form, identifies several representative artists, describes the process of
creating a pictorial map, and considers the significance of the form in
the history of Western cartography. Organized into six thematic sec-
tions, Picturing America covers a vast swath of the pictorial map tradi-
tion during its golden age, ranging from Maps to Amuse to Maps for
War. Hornsby has unearthed the most fascinating and visually striking
maps the United States has to offer: Disney cartoon maps, college cam-
pus maps, kooky state tourism ads, WWII promotional posters, and
many more. This remarkable, charming volumes glorious full-color
pictorial maps will be irresistible to any map-lover or armchair traveler.

Stephen J. Hornsby is director of the Canadian-American Center and pro-

fessor of geography and Canadian studies at the University of Maine. He is
author or coeditor of several books, including Historical Atlas of Maine.

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The Origins of
Cool in Postwar
ool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single
generation, it became the supreme compliment of Ameri-
can culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers
the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came
to define a global attitude and style. As Joel Dinerstein reveals in this
dynamic book, cool began as a stylish defiance of racism, a challenge
to suppressed sexuality, a philosophy of individual rebellion, and a
youthful search for social change. The Origins of Cool vibrates with the
Through eye-opening portraits of iconic figures, Dinerstein il- energy of its very subjectas restrained,
luminates the cultural connections and artistic innovations among composed, and revitalized as the postwar
Lester Young, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Billie Holiday, rebel himself. From the cafs of the
Frank Sinatra, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Marlon Brando, and James existentialists to the bars of film noir,
Dean, among others. We eavesdrop on conversations among John-Paul from Lester Youngs sax to Elviss pout,
Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Miles Davis, and on a forgotten de- Dinerstein offers a brilliant exegesis of
bate between Lorraine Hansberry and Norman Mailer over the white the simmering mode of resistance we call
negro and Black cool. We come to understand how the cool worlds of cool. He penetrates the meanings of a
Beat writers and Method actors emerged from the intersections of film misunderstood modea concept, a mood,
noir, jazz, and existentialism. Out of this mix, Dinerstein sketches nu- a posturewhile connecting the rich
anced definitions of cool that unite concepts from African American details of art and culture to the deepest
and Euro-American culture: the stylish stoicism of the ethical rebel transformations of the postwar world. The
loner; the relaxed intensity of the improvising jazz musician; the ef- Origins of Cool takes the elusive and in-
fortless, physical grace of the Method actor. To be cool is not to be hip, choate and renders them clear and nearly
and to be hot is definitely not to be cool. tangible, making the reader feel this mys-

This is the first work to trace the history of cool during the Cold terious current of postwar culture as if for

War by exploring the intersections of film noir, jazz, existential litera- the first time. This is a masterwork.
Jefferson Cowie,
ture, Method acting, blues, and rock-and-roll. Dinerstein reveals that author of Stayin Alive: The 1970s
they came together to create something completely newand that and the Last Days of the Working Class

something is cool.
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catalog. He is also the author of Swinging the Machine: Modernity, Technology, AMERICAN HISTORY
and African-American Culture and Coach: A History of New York Cool. He is
associate professor of English at Tulane University.
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Doodling for
A Coloring and Activity Book
With Illustrations by Lauren Nassef

o an outsider, working as a university professor might seem
like a dream: summers off, a few hours of class each week, an
exchange of ideas with brilliant colleagues, books and late
afternoon lattes. . . . Who wouldnt envy that life?
But those in the trenches of academe are well acquainted with the
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power plays, the peculiar colleagues, the over-parented students, the
stacks of essays that need to be graded ASAP.
No one understands this world better than novelist Julie Schum-
acher, who here provides a bitingly funny distraction designed to help
you survive life in higher education without losing your mind. Sardonic
yet shrewdly insightful, Doodling for Academics offers the perfect cogni-
tive relief for the thousands of faculty and grad students whose mentors
and loved ones failed to steer them toward more reasonable or lucrative
Through forty pages of original illustrations and activitiesfrom
coloring to paper dolls to mad libsthis book traces the arc of a typi-
cal day on campus. Get a peek inside the enigma of the student brain.
Imagine a utopian faculty meeting. Navigate the red tape maze of
university administration. With the help of hilarious illustrations by
Lauren Nassef, Schumacher infuses the world of campus greens and
university quads with cutting wit, immersing you deep into the weirdly
creative challenges of university life. Offering a satirical interactive ex
perience for scholars, the combination of humor and activities in this
book will bring academia into entertaining relief, making it the perfect
gift for your colleagues, advisors, or newly minted graduates.

Julie Schumacher is professor of English and director of the Creative Writing

Program at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of the best-selling
Dear Committee Members
Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

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The Peregrine
The Art and Architecture of an
Urban Raptor Recovery JUNE 208 p., 159 color plates 9 x 6
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eregrine falcons have their share of claims to fame. With a
diving speed of over two hundred miles per hour, these birds
of prey are the fastest animals on earth or in the sky, and they
are now well known for adapting from life on rocky cliffs to a different
kind of mountain: modern skyscrapers. But adaptability only helps so
much. In 1951, there were no peregrines left in Illinois, and it looked
as if the species would be wiped out entirely in North America. Today,
however, peregrines are flourishing.
In The Peregrine Returns, Mary Hennen gives wings to this extraor-
dinary conservation success story. Hennen focuses her tale on Illinoiss
Chicago Peregrine Program, a collaboration between researchers and
citizen scientists. She follows the journey of Illinoiss peregrines from
their devastating decline to the discovery of its cause (a thinning of
eggshells caused by a byproduct of DDT), through to recovery, reveal-
ing how the urban landscape has played an essential role in enabling
falcons to return to the wildand how people are now learning to live
in close proximity to these captivating raptors.
Both a model for conservation programs across the country and
an eye-opening look at the many creatures with which we share our
homes, this richly illustrated story of the Chicago Peregrine Program
is an inspiring example of how urban architecture can serve not only
our cities human inhabitants, but also their wild ones.

Mary Hennen is assistant collections manager for birds at the Field Museum,
Chicago, where she directs the Chicago Peregrine Program. Peggy Macnamara
is adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago;
artist-in-residence and associate of the zoology program at the Field Museum;
instructor at the Field Museum, Chicago Public Libraries Nature Connection,
and Art Institute family programs.

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Books from Dr. Eleanor
id you know that for every human on earth, there are about one million
ants? They are among the longest-lived insectswith some ant queens
passing the thirty-year markas well as some of the strongest. Fans of
both the city and countryside alike, ants decompose dead wood, turn over soil (in
some places more than earthworms), and even help plant forests by distributing
seeds. But while fewer than thirty of the nearly one thousand ant species living in
North America are true pests, we cringe when we see them marching across our
kitchen floors. Spiders face a similar problem: despite their magnificent talents
for crafting webs, capturing mosquitoes, and camouflage, for millennia arach-
nophobia has hampered our ability to appreciate these eight-legged and -eyed
No longer! In these witty, accessible, and beautifully illustrated guides,
Eleanor Spicer Rice and her coauthors metamorphose creepy-crawly revulsion
into ant-and-spider wonder. Emerging from the ambitious citizen science project
Your Wild Life, each guide offers an eye-opening entomological overview and
describes the natural history of notable species. Highlights of geographically fo-
cused installments include contributions to Ants of Chicago from E. O. Wilson and
Field Museum ant scientist Corrie Moreau, as well as insight into the ant denizens
of New Yorks subways and Central Park, while Common Ants and Spiders showcase
some of the most abundant and fascinating species found in our attics and tents,
front lawns and forestsand even offer tips on keeping ant farms in your home.
Exploring species from the hobbit and trapjaw ants of Chicago to the honey-
rump and Japanese crazy ants of New York City, from the high noon and harvest-
er ants of California to the spreading red imported fire ant and tiny (but gymnas-
tic) zebra jumping spider, the Dr. Eleanor guides will be a tremendous resource
for teachers, students, and scientists alike. But more than this, they will transform
the way we perceive the environment around us by deepening our understand-
ing of its littlest inhabitants, inspiring all of us to find our inner naturalist, get
outside, and crawl across the dirtmagnifying glass in hand.

Eleanor Spicer Rice ( is an entomologist and writer. Alex Wild

( is a wildlife photographer and curator of entomology at the
University of Texas, Austin. Rob Dunn is a biologist and writer at North Carolina State
University. Christopher M. Buddle is associate professor in the Department of Natural
Resource Science at McGill University, where he studies the biodiversity of spiders and

14 general interest
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Dr. Eleanors Book of Common Ants

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Dr. Eleanors Book of Common

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general interest 15

The Evolution of
onsider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a power-
ful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes,
and thrilling climactic phrasesall on the fly. Or maybe
its a team of software engineers brainstorming their way to the next
Google. Maybe its simply a child playing with her toys. What do all of
these activities share? With wisdom, humor, and joy, philosopher Stephen
T. Asma answers that question in this book: imagination. And from there
he takes us on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit.
Guided by neuroscience, animal behavior, evolution, philosophy,
This is a terrific book. It is a grand, and psychology, Asma burrows deep into the human psyche to look
expansive journey through the central at the enigmatic but powerful engine that is our improvisational
role of improvisation and imagination in creativitythe source, he argues, of our remarkable imaginational
everything we experience, think, and do. capacity. How is it, he asks, that a story can evoke a whole world inside
Asma shows how our marvelous capacity of us? How are we able to rehearse a skill, a speech, or even an entire
for improvisationfrom knapping flint to scenario simply by thinking about it? How does creativity go beyond
childhood play to dancing to musical per- experience and help us make something completely new? And how
formance to creative science, philosophy, does our moral imagination help us sculpt a better society? As he
and artis grounded in our embodied shows, huge swaths of our cognitive experiences are made up by what-
capacities for perception, bodily move- ifs, almosts, and maybes, an imagined terrain that churns out one
ment, emotion, and imagination. of the most overlooked but necessary resources for our flourishing:
Mark Johnson,
possibilities. Considering everything from how imagination works in
author of Morality for Humans
our physical bodies to the ways we make images, from the mechanics
of language and our ability to tell stories to the creative composition of
JUNE 320 p., 20 halftones 6 x 9
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-22533-3 of imagination into a grand scale: as one of the decisive evolutionary
PSYCHOLOGY SCIENCE forces that has guided human development from the Paleolithic era to
today. The result is an inspiring look at the rich relationships among
improvisation, imagination, and culture, and a privileged glimpse into
the unique nature of our evolved minds.

Stephen T. Asma is distinguished scholar and professor of philosophy in the

Department of Humanities as well as Fellow of the Research Group in Mind,
Science, and Culture at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of nu-
merous books, including Against Fairness, also published by the University of
Chicago Press.

16 general interest

A Fragile Life
Accepting Our Vulnerability

t is perhaps our noblest cause, and certainly one of our oldest:
to end suffering. Think of the Buddha, Chuang Tzu, or Marcus
Aurelius: stoically composed figures impervious to the torments
of the wider world, living their lives in complete serenityand teach-
ing us how to do the same. After all, isnt a life free from suffering the
ideal? Isnt it what so many of us seek? Absolutely not, argues Todd May
in this provocative but compassionate book. In a moving examination
of life and the trials that beset it, he shows that our fragility, our ability
to suffer, is actually one of the most important aspects of our humanity.
May starts with a simple but hard truth: suffering is inevitable.
Would that all academics wrote as clearly
At the most basic level, we suffer physicallya sprained ankle or a
as May! Hes a real teacher, who proves
bad back. But we also suffer insults and indifference. We suffer from
that much, if not all, of whats expressed
overburdened schedules and unforeseen circumstances, from moral
in abstruse prose can be said in a man-
dilemmas and emotional heartaches. Even just thinking about our own
ner that any attentive mind can readily
mortalitythe fact that we only live one lifecan lead us to tremen-
understand. A Fragile Life is a clear and
dous suffering. No wonder philosophies such as Buddhism, Taosim,
honest exploration, illustrated by helpful
Stoicism, and even Epicureanismall of which counsel us to rise above
stories, of how we should think about our
these plightshave had appeal over the centuries. May highlights the
vulnerability to suffering. It will appeal to
tremendous value of these philosophies and the ways they can guide
anyone whos interested in how philoso-
us toward better lives, but he also exposes a major drawback to their
phy can illuminate and guide our lives.
tenets: such invulnerability is too emotionally disengaged from the Scott Samuelson,
world, leading us to place too great a distance between ourselves and author of The Deepest Human Life

our experience. Rather than seeking absolute immunity, he argues,

most of us just want to hurt less and learn how to embrace and accept MARCH 232 p. 51 /2 x 81 /2
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mately lays out a new way of thinking about how we exist in the world,
one that reassures us that our suffering, rather than a failure of physi-
cal or psychological resilience, is a powerful and essential part of life

Todd May is the Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of philosophy at Clemson

University. He is the author of many books, including A Significant Life, also
published by the University of Chicago Press.

general interest 17

Supersizing Urban
How Inner Cities Got Fast Food
with Government Help

ore than one third of adults in the United States are obese.
The CDC estimates that there are over 112,000 obesity-
related deaths annually, and for years now, the government
has waged a very public war on the problem. Former Surgeon General
Richard Carmona warned in 2006 that obesity is the terror within,
going so far as to call it a threat that will dwarf 9/11. Health care reform,
MARCH 248 p., 2 tables 6 x 9 prevention and wellness grants, information requirements for menus,
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Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaignit seems like every year brings
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-92194-5 a new initiative attempting to stem the tide of obesity in the United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE What doesnt get mentioned in all this? The fact that the federal
government helped create the obesity crisis in the first placeespe-
cially in one place where it is acute, among urban African American
communities. With Supersizing Urban America, Chin Jou tells that
little-known story of how the US government got into the business of
encouraging fast food in inner cities, with unforeseen consequences
were only beginning to understand. Jou begins her story in the late
1960s, when predominantly African American neighborhoods went
from having no fast food chain restaurants to being littered with them.
She uncovers the federal policies that have helped to subsidize that ex-
pansion, including loan guarantees to fast food franchisees, programs
intended to promote minority entrepreneurship, and urban revitaliza-
tion initiatives. On top of all that, fast food companies began to relent-
lessly market to urban African American consumers. An unintended
consequence of these developments was that low-income, minority
communities became disproportionately affected by the obesity
In the first book about the US governments problematic role in
promoting fast food in inner-city America, Jou tells a riveting story of the
food industry, obesity, and race relations in America that is essential to
understanding health and obesity in contemporary urban America.

Chin Jou is a lecturer in American history at the University of Sydney.

18 general interest

Natures Fabric
Leaves in Science and Culture

eaves are all around usin backyards, cascading from window
boxes, even emerging from small cracks in city sidewalks given
the slightest glint of sunlight. Perhaps because they are every-
where, its easy to overlook the humble leaf, but a close look at them pro-
vides one of the most enjoyable ways to connect with the natural world.
A lush, incredibly informative tribute to the leaf, Natures Fabric
offers an introduction to the science of leaves, weaving biology and
chemistry with the history of the deep connection we feel with all
things growing and green. Leaves come in a staggering variety of
textures and shapes: they can be smooth or rough, their edges smooth,
lobed, or with tiny teeth. They have adapted to their environments AUGUST 512 p., 514 color plates, 49 halftones,
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close, to the impressive defense strategies some leaves have evolved to NATURE SCIENCE

reduce their consumption. (Recent studies suggest, for example, that

some plants can detect chewing vibrations and mobilize potent chemi-
cal defenses.) In many cases, weve learned from the extraordinary ad-
aptations of leaves, such as the invention of new self-cleaning surfaces
inspired by the water-repellant coatings found on some leaves. But we
owe much more to leaves, and Lee also calls our attention back to the
fact that our very livesand the lives of all on the planetdepend on
them. Not only is foliage the ultimate source of food for every living
thing on land, its capacity to cycle carbon dioxide and oxygen can be
considered among evolutions most important achievementsand one
that is critical in mitigating global climate change.
Taking readers through major topics like these while not losing
sight of the small wonders of nature we see every dayif youd like to
identify a favorite leaf, Lees glossary of leaf characteristics means you
wont be left out on a limbNatures Fabric is eminently readable and
full of intriguing research, sure to enhance your appreciation for these
extraordinary green machines.

For fifty years, David Lee has researched leaves, first in the Asian tropics and
later at Florida International University, where he continues his studies as
emeritus professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is the author
of several books, including Natures Palette, also published by the University of
Chicago Press.
general interest 19

A Perfect Mess
The Unlikely Ascendancy of
American Higher Education

ead the news about Americas colleges and universitiesris-
ing student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts be-
tween faculty and administratorsand its clear that higher
education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree re-
minds us in this book, its always been that way. And thats exactly why
it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning
in the world. Detailing American higher educations unusual struggle
for survival in a free market that never guaranteed its place in soci-
This book will be of interest to anyone etya fact that seemed to doom it in its early days in the nineteenth
concerned with the state of higher educa- centuryhe tells a lively story of the entrepreneurial spirit that drove
tion in the United Statesespecially to American higher education to become the best.
those who are open to seeing the usual And the best it is: today Americas universities and colleges pro-
opinions strongly challenged. In fluid duce the most scholarship, earn the most Nobel prizes, hold the largest
prose Labaree presents new and compel- endowments, and attract the most esteemed students and scholars
ling insights into the dynamics behind from around the world. But this was not an inevitability. Weakly
the success of the American systemor funded by the state, American schools in their early years had to rely
non-systemof higher education, several on student tuition and alumni donations in order to survive. This gave
of which will be sure to raise eyebrows them tremendous autonomy to seek out sources of financial support
and prompt debate. and pursue unconventional opportunities to ensure their success. As
Paul Reitter, Labaree shows, by striving as much as possible to meet social needs
coeditor of The Rise of the
Research University and fulfill individual ambitions, they developed a broad base of politi-
cal and financial support that, grounded by large undergraduate
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practical, and the elite in a single complex system.
The answers to todays problems in higher education are not easy,
but as this book shows, they shouldnt be: no single person or institu-
tion can determine higher educations future. It is something that fac-
ulty, administrators, and studentsadapting to societys needswill
determine together, just as they have always done.

David F. Labaree is professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford

University. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, The
Trouble with Ed Schools and Someone Has to Fail.
20 general interest

Reviving Social Hope

hat was it about Barack Obamas campaign of hope that
resonated so much not just with Americans, but people
the world over? Have we really become so despairingin
the face of collapsed economies and the threat of violence around
every cornerthat a simple rallying cry to remember hope can have
such a powerful effect? In this moving and thoughtful book, Ronald
Aronson explores our relationship to hope at a time some have called
the end of history, others the end of politics, in order to formulate a
more active stance, one in which hope is far more than a mood or feel-
ingit is the very basis of social will and political action.
An important and original work. Aronson
Aronson examines our own heartbreaking story: a century of
recognizes that there cannot be engaged
violence, upheaval, and the undelivered promises of progressall of
political action without a reasonable hope
which have contributed to the evaporation of social hope. As he shows,
that significant change is possible. And
we are now in an era when hope has been privatized, whendespite
he worries that social, political, econom-
all the ways we are connected to each otherwe are desperately alone,
ic, and institutional changes, both at the
struggling to weather the maelstrom around us, demoralized by the
national and international levels, have
cynicism that permeates our culture and politics, and burdened with
tended to undermine traditional Western
finding personal solutions to social problems. Yet social hope, Aronson
values and beliefs about the possibili-
argues, still persists. Carefully exploring what we mean when we say
ties of progress in human affairs. Taking
we hope and teasing hope apart from its dangerously misconstrued
stock of that loss of hope and questioning
sibling, progress, he locates real seeds of change. He argues that always
what has led to it, he ultimately provides
underlying our experienceeven if we completely ignore itis a sense
a path toward a renewal of hope in human
of social belonging, and that this can be reactivated into a powerful
progressive social change.
collective force, an active we. He looks to various political movements,
David Sprintzen,
from the massive collective force of environmentalists to the stunning author of Camus: A Critical Examination
rise of movement-centered politicians such as Bernie Sanders and
Jeremy Corbyn, as powerful examples of socially energized, politically APRIL 208 p. 6 x 9
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create a better future for ourselves, but only if we do it together.

Ronald Aronson is distinguished professor emeritus of the history of ideas at

Wayne State University. He is the author or editor of numerous books, includ-
ing, most recently, We Have Only This Life to Live and Living without God.

general interest 21

The Bittersweet
Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the
Corner, and at Ringside

eighing in with a balance of the visceral and the cerebral,
boxing has attracted writers for millennia. Yet few of the
writers drawn to it have truly known the sportand most
have never been in the ring. Moving beyond the typical sentimentality,
romanticism, or cynicism common to writing on boxing, The Bittersweet
Science is a collection of essays about boxing by contributors who are
Gritty and smart, this championship card
not only skilled writers but also have extensive firsthand experience at
replaces Lieblings The Sweet Science for
ringside and in the gym, the corner, and the ring itself.
me because it comes from the inside and
Carlo Rotella and Michael Ezra have assembled a roster of fresh
the sweat tastes real.
Robert Lipsyte, voicesjournalists, fiction writers, fight people, and morewho ex-
author of The Contender plore the fight worlds many aspects. From manager Charles Farrells
unsentimental defense of fixing fights to former Gold Glover Sarah
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the people who are drawn toor sometimes stuck inthe boxing
world. We get close-up profiles of marquee attractions like Bernard
Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr., as well as portraits of rising stars and
compelling cornermen, along with first-person, hands-on accounts
from fighters points of view. We are schooled in not only how to hit
and be hit, but why and when to throw in the towel. We experience the
intimate immediacy of ringside, and we learn that for every champion
theres a regiment of journeymen, dabblers, and anglers for advantage;
for every aspiring fighter, theres a veteran in painful decline.
Collectively, the perspectives in The Bittersweet Science offer a powerful
in-depth picture of boxing, bobbing and weaving through the desires,
delusions, and dreams of boxers, fans, and the cast of managers, trainers,
promoters, and hangers-on who make up life in and around the ring.

Carlo Rotella is author of Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories
and Cut Time: An Education at the Fights, both also published by the University
of Chicago Press. Michael Ezra is professor of American multicultural studies
at Sonoma State University.
22 general interest

for Parents
What You Need to Know to Help
Your Child Succeed

he Everyday Mathematics (EM) program was developed
by The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project
(UCSMP) and is now used in more than 185,000 classrooms
by almost three million students. Its research-based learning delivers Many parents, including academics, are
the kinds of results that all school districts aspire to. Yet despite that concerned about their local schools adop-
tremendous success, EM often leaves parents perplexed. Learning is tion of Everyday Mathematics. However,
accomplished not through rote memorization, but by actually engag- many do not understand the structure of
ing in real-life math tasks. The curriculum isnt linear, but rather spi- the curriculum or the mathematical needs
rals back and forth, weaving concepts in and out of lessons that build of twenty-first-century citizens. This book
overall understanding and long-term retention. Its no wonder that is a substantial resource that will allow
many parents have difficulty navigating this innovative mathematical parents to develop a broader and deeper
and pedagogic terrain. understanding of the curriculums philoso-
phy, emphasis, and structure.
Now help is here. Inspired by UCSMPs firsthand experiences with
Stacy Brown,
parents and teachers, Everyday Mathematics for Parents will equip parents California State Polytechnic
with an understanding of EM and enable them to help their children University, Pomona

with homework. Featuring accessible explanations of the research-based

philosophy and design of the program, and insights into the strengths This book is a lifesaver for busy parents

of EM, this little book provides the big-picture information that parents trying to help their children under-

need. Clear descriptions of how and why this approach is different are stand their homework. It will be a great

paired with illustrative tables that underscore the unique attributes of resource for when their child needs help,

EM. Detailed guidance for assisting students with homework includes and it can even teach parents and their

explanations of the key EM concepts that underlie each assignment. children to love math again.
Laura Smith,
Easy to use, yet jam-packed with knowledge and helpful tips, Every- parent of a fifth-grade math student
day Mathematics for Parents will become a pocket mentor to parents and
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Founded in 1983, The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project is the
largest university-based mathematics curriculum project in the United States. general interest 23

Going Public
A Guide for Social Scientists
With Illustrations by Corey Fields

t a time when policy discussions are dominated by I feel
instead of I know, it is more important than ever for social
scientists to make themselves heard. When those who pos-
sess in-depth training and expertise are excluded from public debates
about pressing social issuessuch as climate change, the prison
system, or healthcarevested interests can sway public opinion in un-
informed ways. Yet few graduate students, researchers, or faculty know
how to do this kind of workor feel empowered to do it.
Theres much to admire in this brave and While there has been an increasing call for social scientists to
much-needed book about doing public engage more broadly with the public, concrete advice for starting the
scholarship. The text is clearly written conversation has been in short supply. Arlene Stein and Jessie Daniels
and consistently engaging. The examples seek to change this with Going Public, the first guide that truly explains
are vivid, compelling, and fresh. The how to be a public scholar. They offer guidance on writing beyond the
adviceabout the pros and cons of going academy, including how to get started with op-eds and articles and
publicis candid and wise. Id recom- later how to write books that appeal to general audiences. They then
mend it to any aspiring academic who turn to the digital realm with strategies for successfully building an
wants their voice to carry beyond the online presence, cultivating an audience, and navigating the unique
ivory tower. challenges of digital world. They also address some of the challenges
Eric Klinenberg,
Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and facing those who go public, including the pervasive view that anything
Surprising Appeal of Living Alone less than scholarly writing isnt serious and the stigma that ones work
might be dubbed journalistic.
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing,
and Publishing Going Public shows that by connecting with experts, policymakers,
journalists, and laypeople, social scientists can actually make their own
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Arlene Stein is professor of sociology at Rutgers University, where she directs
the Institute for Research on Women. She is the author of four books, includ-
ing Reluctant Witnesses and The Stranger Next Door. She has also written for the
Nation, Jacobin, and the New Inquiry, among others. Jessie Daniels is professor
of sociology and critical social psychology at Hunter College and the Gradu-
ate Center, CUNY. She is the author or editor of five books, including Cyber
Racism and Being a Scholar in the Digital Era, and blogs at Racism Review.

24 general interest

The Art of Creative

A Field Guide for Writers

ll writers conduct research. For some this means poring over
records and combing archives, but for many creative writers
research happens in the everyday worldwhen they scribble
an observation on the subway, when they travel to get the feel for a
city, or when they strike up a conversation with an interesting stranger.
The Art of Creative Research helps writers take this natural inclination to
explore and observe and turn it into a workableand enjoyablere-
search plan. It shows that research shouldnt be seen as a dry, plodding
Is it wrong to use the word thrilling for
aspect of writing. Instead, its an art that all writers can master, one
a book about research? As a long-time
that unearths surprises and fuels imagination. This lends authenticity
writing teacher, I am thrilled by the ideas
to fiction and poetry as well as nonfiction.
in this book, ideas that push writers away
Philip Gerard distills the process into fundamental questions: How
from their small and self-conscious mat-
do you conduct research? And what can you do with the information
ter and outward into the greater world.
you gather? He covers both in-person research and work in archives
Gerard shows us that research and cre-
and illustrates how the different types of research can be incorporated
ativity, far from being two opposite poles,
into stories, poems, and essays using examples from a wide range of
are forever intertwined. This book is an
writers in addition to those from his own projects. Throughout, Ge-
inspiring map that leads us into the world
rard brings knowledge from his seasoned background into play, draw-
of research, a world large enough to hold
ing on his experiences as a reporter and a writer of both fiction and
both romance and hard fact.
nonfiction. His enthusiasm for adventure is infectious and will inspire David Gessner,
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Carolina Wilmington.

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Flavor and Soul

Italian America at Its African
American Edge

n the United States, African American and Italian cultures have
been intertwined for more than a hundred years. From as early as
nineteenth-century African American opera star Thomas Bowers
The Colored Marioall the way to hip-hop entrepreneur Puff
Daddy dubbing himself the Black Sinatra, the affinity between black
and Italian cultures runs deep and wide. Once you start looking, youll
find these connections everywhere. Sinatra croons bel canto over the
limousine swing of the Count Basie band. Snoop Dogg deftly tosses off
Flavor and Soul is so damn good. The the line Im Lucky Luciano bout to sing soprano. Like the Brooklyn
readerwhether passingly curious or pizzeria and candy store in Spike Lees Do the Right Thing and Jungle Fever,
utterly investedis going to have a ball or the basketball sidelines where Italian American coaches Rick Pitino
and come out wiser, better informed, and and John Calipari mix it up with their African American players,
more determined to do the right thing, too. black/Italian connections are a thing to beholdand to investigate.
Thomas J. Ferraro,
author of Feeling Italian: In Flavor and Soul, John Gennari spotlights this affinity, calling
The Art of Ethnicity in America it the edgenow smooth, sometimes serratedbetween Italian
American and African American culture. He argues that the edge is
Flavor and Soul is brilliant, encyclopedic a space of mutual emulation and suspicion, a joyous cultural meeting
scholarship that also accomplishes the sometimes darkened by violent collision. Through studies of music and
rare work of speaking directly to and from sound, film and media, sports and foodways, Gennari shows how an
the heart. This is a passionate treasure Afro-Italian sensibility has nourished and vitalized American culture
book of scholarship and ultimately a writ large, even as Italian Americans and African Americans have
handbook for living a rich, surprising, fought each other for urban space, recognition of overlapping histories
culturally-guided life. of suffering and exclusion, and political and personal rispetto.
Elizabeth Alexander,
author of The Light of the World: A Memoir Thus, Flavor and Soul is a cultural contact zonea piazza where
people express deep feelings of joy and pleasure, wariness and distrust,

MARCH 296 p., 12 halftones 6 x 9

amity and enmity. And it is only at such cultural edges, Gennari ar-
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John Gennari is associate professor of English and critical race and ethnic stud-
ies at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Blowin Hot and Cool: Jazz
and Its Critics, also published by the University of Chicago Press. He lives in
South Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and their twin daughters.

26 general interest
Diary of Our Fatal Illness Little Kisses

This moving book-length prose poem tells the story of an Called the master of the poetic one-liner by the New York
aged man who suffers a prolonged and ultimately fatal ill- Times, acclaimed poet and critic Lloyd Schwartz takes his
ness. From initial diagnosis to remission to relapse to death, characteristic tragicomic view of life to some unexpected
the experience is narrated by the mans son, a practicing and disturbing places in this, his fourth book of poetry.
doctor. Charles Bardes, a physician and poet, draws on Here are poignant and comic poems about personal loss
years of experience with patients and sickness to construct the mysterious disappearance of his oldest friend, his moth-
a narrative that links myth, diverse metamorphoses, and ers failing memory, a precious gold ring gone missing
the modern mechanics of death. We stand with the doc- along with uneasy love poems and poems about family,
tors, the family, and, above all, a sick man and his disease identity, travel, and art with all of its potentially recupera-
as their voices are artfully crafted into a new and powerful tive power. Humane, deeply moving, and curiously hopeful,
language of illness. these poems are distinguished by their unsentimental but
heartbreaking tenderness, pitch-perfect ear for dialogue,
Charles Bardes is an internal medicine specialist at New York formal surprises, and exuberant sense of humor.
Presbyterian Hospital and professor of clinical medicine and as-
sociate dean at Weill Cornell Medical College. His books include Lloyd Schwartz is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the
Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia, and his poems and essays have University of Massachusetts Boston, the commentator on classical
appeared in numerous publications, including Agni, Ploughshares, music and the visual arts for National Public Radios Fresh Air,
and Raritan. and a noted Elizabeth Bishop scholar. In 1994, he was awarded
the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His books of poetry include Cairo
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The Great Cat and

Dog Massacre
The Real Story of World War IIs
Unknown Tragedy

he tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one
has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand
cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government,
vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would
thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize house-
hold pets?
This is a brilliant telling of an impor- In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history,
tant but neglected story of Britains piecing together the compelling story of the lifeand deathof Brit-
Peoples War. Keans reconstruction ains wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent
of the unnecessary slaughter of hundreds Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led
of thousands of pet animals at the outbreak Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable
of war will live long in the readers patches, send their children away to the countrysideand kill the fam-
memory. But it is matched by her meticu- ily pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Keans
lous recovery of the changing aspect of narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences
animal-human relations throughout the of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon
remaining six years of conflict. pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance
Jerry White,
author of London in the and helping people to survivea contribution for which the animals
Twentieth Century: A City and Its People gained government recognition.
Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state
Animal Lives
archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtu-
MARCH 248 p., 30 halftones 6 x 9 ally forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War
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ten and generously illustrated, Keans account of this forgotten aspect
of British history moves animals to center stageforcing us to rethink
our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share
our homes.

Hilda Kean is visiting professor at the University of Greenwich and an honor-

ary senior research associate at University College London. Her many books
include Animal Rights: Political and Social Change in Britain since 1800 and
London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories.

28 special interest
Bankers and Empire
How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

From the end of the nineteenth centu- this period, taking a close look at both
ry until the onset of the Great Depres- the institutions and individuals who de-
sion, Wall Street embarked on a stun- fined this era of American capitalism in
ning, unprecedented, and often bloody the West Indies. Whether in Wall Street
period of international expansion in minstrel shows or in dubious practices
the Caribbean. The precursors to in- across the Caribbean, the behavior of
stitutions like Citibank and JPMorgan the banks was deeply conditioned by
Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and bankers racial views and prejudices.
lesser-known financial entities, sought to Drawing deeply on a broad range of
push out their European rivals so that sources, Hudson reveals that the banks
they could control banking, trade, and experimental practices and projects
finance in the region. In the process, in the Caribbean often led to embar-
they trampled local sovereignty, grap- rassing failure, and, eventually, literal APRIL 368 p., 13 halftones, 1 table 6 x 9
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and backed US imperialismand they Empire is a groundbreaking book, one
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set the model for bad behavior by banks, which will force readers to think anew
visible still today. about the relationship between capital-
In Bankers and Empire, Peter James ism and race.
Hudson tells the provocative story of

Peter James Hudson is assistant professor of history and African American studies at the
University of California, Los Angeles.

Make It Rain
State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Weather control. Juxtaposing those weather in America. Harper shows

two words is enough to raise eyebrows that governments from the federal to
in a world where even the best weather the local became helplessly captivated
models still fail to nail every forecast, by the idea that weather control could
and when the effects of climate change promote agriculture, health, industrial
on sea level height, seasonal averages output, and economic growth at home,
of weather phenomena, and biologi- or even be used as a military weapon
cal behavior are being watched with and diplomatic tool abroad. Clear fog
interest by all, regardless of political for landing aircraft? Theres a project for
or scientific persuasion. But between that. Gentle rain for strawberries? Lets
the late nineteenth centurywhen the do it! Enhanced snowpacks for hydro-
United States first funded an attempt electric utilities? Check. The heyday of
to shock rain out of cloudsand the these weather control programs came MARCH 304 p., 30 halftones, 4 tables
late 1940s, rainmaking (as it had been during the Cold War, as the atmosphere
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In Make It Rain, Kristine C. Harper Yet Harper demonstrates that today HISTORY SCIENCE
tells the long and somewhat ludicrous there are clear implications for our at-
history of state-funded attempts to tempts to solve the problems of climate
manage, manipulate, and deploy the change.

Kristine C. Harper is associate professor of history at Florida State University. She is the
author of Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology.

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Blackface Nation
Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music,

As the United States transitioned from public adored African Americans who
a rural nation to an urbanized, indus- fit blackface stereotypes even as they
trial giant between the War of 1812 and used those stereotypes to rationalize
the early twentieth century, ordinary white supremacy. By the early twentieth
people struggled over the question of century, the blackface version of the
what it meant to be American. As Brian American identity had become a part
Roberts shows in Blackface Nation, this of Americas consumer culture, while
struggle is especially evident in popular the Hutchinsons songs were increas-
culture and the interplay between two ingly regarded as old-fashioned. Black-
specific strains of music: middle-class face Nation elucidates the central irony
folk and blackface minstrelsy. in Americas musical history: much of
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nineteenth century, are perhaps the people who believed strongly in white
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AMERICAN HISTORY MUSIC groups songs expressed an American often depicted as white, repressed, and
identity rooted in communal values, boringly bourgeois was often socially
with lyrics focusing on abolition, wom- and racially inclusive, committed to re-
ens rights, and socialism. Blackface form, and devoted to challenging the
minstrelsy, on the other hand, em- immoralities at the heart of Americas
bodied the love-crime version of rac- capitalist order.
ism, in which vast swaths of the white
Brian Roberts teaches writing and history at the University of Northern Iowa. He is the
author of American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle Class Culture.

Power without Victory

Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist

For decades, Woodrow Wilson has been the story of Wilson. Throntveit makes
remembered as either a paternalistic the case that Wilson was not a Wilso-
liberal or reactionary conservative at nian, as that term has come to be un-
home and as a nave idealist or cynical derstood, but a principled pragmatist
imperialist abroad. He won two elec- in the tradition of William James. He
tions by promising a deliberative demo- did not seek to stamp American-style
cratic process that would ensure justice democracy on other peoples, but to en-
and political empowerment for all. Yet able the gradual development of a gen-
under Wilson, Jim Crow persisted, in- uinely global system of governance that
terventions in Latin America increased, would maintain justice and facilitate
JUNE 416 p. 6 x 9
and a humiliating peace settlement was peaceful changea goal that, contrary
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tices still plagued the nationleaving lectual, cultural, and political history,
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some Americans today to wonder what, Throntveit gives us a new vision of Wil-
exactly, the buildings and programs son, as well as a model of how to think
bearing his name are commemorating. about the complex relationship be-
In Power without Victory, Trygve tween the world of ideas and the worlds
Throntveit argues that there is more to of policy and diplomacy.

Trygve Throntveit is a Deans Fellow for Civic Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is
30 special interest the author of William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic.
Patent Politics
Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the
United States and Europe

Over the past thirty years, the worlds plants in the United States and Europe,
patent systems have experienced civil she shows how political culture, ideol-
society pressure like never before. From ogy, and history shape patent system
farmers to patient advocates, new voices politics. Clashes over whose voices and
are arguing that patents impact public what values matter in the patent sys-
health, economic inequality, moral- tem, as well as what counts as knowl-
ityeven democracy. These challeng- edge and whose expertise is important,
es, to domains that we usually consider look quite different in these two places.
technical and legal, seem odd. But in And through these debates, the United
Patent Politics, Shobita Parthasarathy States and Europe are developing very
argues that patent systems have always different approaches to patent and in-
been deeply political and social. novation governance. Not just the first FEBRUARY 304 p., 9 halftones 6 x 9
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sies over patents on life forms linked in-depth analysis of the political under-
to important advances in biology and pinnings and implications of modern
agriculture as well as potentially life- patent systems, and it provides a timely
saving medicines. Contrasting battles analysis of how we can reform these sys-
over patents on animals, human em- tems around the world to maximize the
bryonic stem cells, human genes, and public interest.

Shobita Parthasarathy is associate professor of public policy and womens studies at the
University of Michigan.

Under Osmans Tree

The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Osman, the founder of the Ottoman the worlds most crucial zone of con-
Empire, had a dream in which a tree nection and interaction. Accordingly,
sprouted from his navel. As the tree the Ottoman Empires many varied en-
grew, its shade covered the earth; as vironments affected and were affected
Osmans empire grew, it, too, covered by global trade, climate, and disease.
the earth. This is the most widely ac- From the mud of Egypts canals to
cepted foundation myth of the longest- the treetops of Anatolia, Alan Mikhail
lasting empire in the history of Islam tackles major aspects of the Middle
and offers a telling clue to its unique Easts environmental history: natural
legacy. Underlying every aspect of the resource management, climate, human
Ottoman Empires epic historyfrom and animal labor, energy, water control,
its founding around 1300 to its end in disease, and politics. He also points to
the twentieth centuryis its success- some of the ways in which the regions MARCH 336 p., 17 halftones, 6 tables
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most remarkable qualities of the Ot- Ottoman history, Under Osmans Tree HISTORY SCIENCE
toman Empireits longevity, politics, offers a bold new interpretation of the
economy, and society. past five hundred years of Middle East-
The early modern Middle East was ern history.

Alan Mikhail is professor of history at Yale University. He is the author of The Animal in
Ottoman Egypt and Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History and the edi-
tor of Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa. special interest 31
About Method
Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing

Scientists views on what makes an ex- study. By analyzing key episodes in the
periment successful have developed transformation of venom research,
dramatically throughout history. Dif- Schickore is able to draw out the factors
ferent criteria for proper experimenta- that have shaped methods discourse.
tion were privileged at different times, About Method shows that meth-
entirely new criteria for securing exper- odological advancement throughout
imental results emerged, and the true history has not been simply a steady
meaning of commitment to experimen- progression towards better, more so-
tation altered. In About Method, Jutta phisticated and improved methodolo-
Schickore captures this complex trajec- gies of experimentation. Rather, it was
tory of change from 1660 to the twen- a progression in awareness of the obsta-
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with poisonous snakes and venom were the myriad unknown complexities of
both challenging and controversial, the nature. The first long-term history of
experimenters produced very detailed this development and of snake venom
records of their investigations, which research, About Method offers a major
go back three hundred yearsmaking contribution to integrated history and
it uniquely suited for such a long-term philosophy of science.

Jutta Schickore is associate professor of history and philosophy of science and medicine at
Indiana University. She is the author of The Microscope and the Eye: A History of Reflections,
17401870, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Cul de Sac
Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue

In the eighteenth century, the Cul de markets, was a particularly modern

Sac plain in Saint-Domingue, now expression of eighteenth-century capi-
Haiti, was a vast open-air workhouse talism. But it rested on a foundation of
of sugar plantations. This microhistory economic and political traditionalism
of one plantation owned by the Ferron that stymied growth and adaptation.
de la Ferronnayses, a family of Breton The result was a system heading toward
nobles, draws on remarkable archival collapse as planters, facing a series
finds to show that despite the wealth of larger crises in the French empire,
such plantations produced, they oper- vainly attempted to rein in the inher-
ated in a context of social, political, and ent violence and instability of the slave
environmental fragility that left them society they had built. In recovering
weak and crisis prone. the lost world of the French Antillean
MARCH 264 p., 7 halftones, 3 maps, Focusing on correspondence be- plantation, Cul de Sac ultimately reveals
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tion processes and highly integrated economic and ideological dead end.

Paul Cheney is associate professor of history at the University of Chicago. He is the author
of Revolutionary Commerce: Globalization and the French Monarchy.

32 special interest
Visions of Sodom
Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in
England, c. 15501850

The book of Genesis records the fiery was not only a marker of sexual sins,
fate of Sodom and Gomorraha storm but also the epitome of falseusually
of fire and brimstone was sent from Catholicreligion, an exemplar of the
heaven and, for the wickedness of the iniquitous city, a foreshadowing of the
people, God destroyed the cities and worlds fiery end, an epitome of divine
all the plains, and all the inhabitants and earthly punishment, and an actual
of the cities, and that which grew upon place that could be searched for and
the ground. According to many Prot- discovered. Visions of Sodom investigates
estant theologians and commentators, each of these ways of reading Sodoms
one of the Sodomites many crimes was annihilation in the three hundred years
homoerotic excess. after the Reformation. The centrality of
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ing homoerotic desire and behavior centuries, and retains an apocalyptic EUROPEAN HISTORY RELIGION
in Britain between the Reformation echo in the religious fundamentalism
and the nineteenth century. Sodom of our own time.

H. G. Cocks is associate professor of history at Nottingham University, UK. He is the author

of Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in Nineteenth-Century England and Classified and coedi-
tor of The Modern History of Sexuality.

Backpack Ambassadors
How Youth Travel Integrated Europe

Even today, in an era of cheap travel of Europe into ever-closer contact. As

and constant connection, the image of greater and greater numbers of young
young people backpacking across Eu- people trekked around the continent,
rope remains seductively romantic. In and a truly international youth culture
Backpack Ambassadors, Richard Ivan Jobs began to emerge, the result was a Eu-
tells the story of backpacking in Europe rope that, even in the midst of Cold
in its heyday, the decades after World War tensions, found its people more
War II, revealing that these footloose and more connected, their lives more
young people were doing more than and more integrated. Drawing on ar-
just exploring for themselves. Rather, chival work in eight countries and five
with each step, each border crossing, languages, and featuring trenchant
each friendship, they were quietly help- commentary on the relevance of this
ing knit the continent together. period for contemporary concerns MAY 352 p., 32 halftones, 1 line drawing
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personal desire for freedom of move- ers could ever have realized. EUROPEAN HISTORY TRAVEL
ment brought the people and places

Richard Ivan Jobs is professor of history at Pacific University in Oregon. He is the author of
Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War and coedi-
tor of Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century.

special interest 33
Latin America
The Allure and Power of an Idea

Latin America is a concept firmly second, a serious and uncompromising

entrenched in its philosophical, mor- critique of the current Latin Ameri-
al, and historical meanings. And yet, canismwhich circulates in United
Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo argues in this States-based humanities and social
landmark book, it is an obsolescent sciences; and, third, accepting that
racial-cultural idea that ought to have we might actually be stuck with Latin
vanished long ago with the banishment America, Tenorio-Trillo charts a path
of racial theory. Latin America: The Al- forward for the writing and teaching of
lure and Power of an Idea makes this case Latin American history. Accessible and
persuasively. forceful, rich in historical research and
Tenorio-Trillo builds the book specificity, the book offers a distinctive,
on three interlocking steps: first, conceptual history of Latin America and
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redefinitions of empire and cultural, interdisciplinary scholarship.
political, and economic intellectualism;

Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo is the Samuel N. Harper Professor of history at the University of

Chicago and associate professor at the Centro de Investigacin y Docencia Econmicas,
Mexico City. He is the author of many books including I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the
Turn of the Twentieth Century, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

History as a Kind of Writing

Textual Strategies in Contemporary French Historiography

In academia, the traditional role of the discussions of lengthy dissertations on

humanities is being questioned by the 1960s social and economic history to
postspostmodernism, poststruc- a more contemporary focus on events,
turalism, and postfeminismwhich actors, memory, and culture, the book
means that the project of writing histo- digs deep into the how of history. How
ry only grows more complex. In History do historians arrange their data into
as a Kind of Writing, scholar of French narratives? What strategies do they
literature and culture Philippe Carrard employ to justify the validity of their
speaks to this complexity by focusing descriptions? Are actors given their
the lens on the current state of French own voice? Along the way, Carrard
historiography. also readdresses questions fundamen-
Carrards work here is expansive tal to the field, including its necessary
MARCH 264 p., 3 tables 6 x 9 membership in the narrative genre, the
examining the conventions historians
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42801-7 ing light on views put forward by liter- writing, and the place of history as a
ary theorists, theorists of history, and science, distinct from the natural and
historians themselves. Ranging from theoretical sciences.

Philippe Carrard is a visiting scholar in the Comparative Literature Program at Dartmouth

College. He is the author of Poetics of the New History: French Historical Discourse from Braudel
to Chartier and The French Who Fought for Hitler: Memories from the Outcasts. He lives in New
Hampshire and Switzerland.

34 special interest
Decolonizing the Map
Cartography from Colony to Nation

Almost universally, newly independent tures in the History of Cartography at

states seek to affirm their independence the Newberry Library, encompass more
and identity by making the production than two centuries and three conti-
of new maps and atlases a top priority. nentsLatin America, Africa, and
For formerly colonized peoples, how- Asia. Ranging from the late eighteenth
ever, this process neither begins nor century through the mid-twentieth,
ends with independence, and it is rarely contributors study topics from mapping
straightforward. Mapping their own and national identity in late colonial
land is fraught with a fresh set of issues: Mexico to the enduring complications
how to define and administer their ter- created by the partition of British India
ritories, develop their national identity, and the racialized organization of space
establish their role in the community of in apartheid and post-apartheid South
nations, and more. The contributors to Africa. A vital contribution to studies of
Decolonizing the Map explore this com- both colonization and cartography, De-
The Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr.
plicated relationship between mapping colonizing the Map is the first book to sys- Lectures in the History of
and decolonization while engaging tematically and comprehensively exam- Cartography
with recent theoretical debates about ine the engagement of mapping in the
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James R. Akerman is director of the Newberry Librarys Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for CARTOGRAPHY HISTORY
the History of Cartography, editor of Cartographies of Travel and Navigation, and coeditor of
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

The Mediterranean Incarnate

Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since
World War II

In The Mediterranean Incarnate, anthro- Mazara del Vallo, located on the south-
pologist Naor Ben-Yehoyada takes us western tip of Sicily some ninety nauti-
aboard the Naumachos for a thirty-sev- cal miles northeast of the African shore.
en-day voyage in the fishing grounds Ben-Yehoyada intertwines the towns
between Sicily and Tunisia. He also recent turbulent historywhich has
takes us on a historical exploration been fraught with conflicts over fish-
of the past eighty years to show how ing rights, development projects, and
the Mediterranean has reemerged as how the Mediterranean should figure
a modern transnational region. From in Italian politics at largewith deep
Sicilian poaching in North African ter- accounts of life aboard the Naumacho,
ritory to the construction of the Trans- linking ethnography with historical
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relations in the central Mediterranean the historical processes of transnational
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while detailing the remarkable bonds region formation, one offered by these
that have formed between the Sicilians moving ships as they weave together new
and Tunisians who live on its waters. social and political constellations.
The book centers on the town of

Naor Ben-Yehoyada is assistant professor of anthropology at Columbia University.

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Art and Textile Politics, 1970s1990s

n 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in
Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies
Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto
t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as
a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and
wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to
the more recent phenomenon of craftivismthe politics and social
practices associated with handmakingFray explores textiles and their
role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and
JUNE 296 p., 90 color plates, 62 halftones
71 /2 x 10 race in times of economic upheaval.
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States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting
amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that
textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly
about what the politics of textiles might be. Her case studies from the
1970s through the 1990sincluding the improvised costumes of the
theater troupe the Cockettes, the braided rag rugs of US artist Har-
mony Hammond, the thread-based sculptures of Chilean artist Cecilia
Vicua, the small hand-sewn tapestries depicting Pinochets torture,
and the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quiltare often taken as
evidence of the inherently progressive nature of handcrafted textiles.
Fray, however, shows that such methods are recruited to often ambiva-
lent ends, leaving textiles very much in the fray of debates about
feminized labor, protest cultures, and queer identities; the malleability
of cloth and fiber means that textiles can be activated, or stretched, in
many ideological directions.
The first contemporary art history book to discuss both fine art
and amateur registers of handmaking at such an expansive scale, Fray
unveils crucial insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space be-
tween artistic and political poleshigh and low, untrained and highly
skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art.

Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor of modern and contemporary art at

the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical
Practice in the Vietnam War Era and coauthor of Art in the Making: Artists and
Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing.
36 special interest
Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Photography is often associated with processes can be understood as pre-

the psychic effects of trauma: the auto- senting or simulating a residue, trace,
matic nature of the process, wide-open or index of a traumatic event. These
camera lens, and light-sensitive film re- approaches, which involve close physi-
cord chance details unnoticed by the cal contact or the short-circuiting of
photographersimilar to what hap- artistic agency, are favored by artists
pens when a traumatic event bypasses who wish to convey the disorienting ef-
consciousness and lodges deeply in the fect and elusive character of trauma.
unconscious mind. Photography, Trace, Informing the work of a number of con-
and Trauma takes a groundbreaking temporary artistsincluding Tacita
look at photographic art and works in Dean, Jasper Johns, Mary Kelly, Gabriel
other media that explore this impor- Orozco, and Gerhard Richterthe con-
tant analogy. cept of the trace is shown to be vital for
Examining photography and film, any account of the aesthetics of trauma; FEBRUARY 184 p., 17 color plates,
molds, rubbings, and more, Margaret it has left an indelible mark on the his- 29 halftones 7 x 10
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author of several books, including Beyond Pleasure: Freud, Lacan, Barthes, and coauthor of E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-37033-0
Writing Art History: Disciplinary Departures, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Isa Genzken
Sculpture as World Receiver

The work of German sculptor Isa commodity, and the body. Contextual-
Genzken is brilliantly receptive to the izing the sculptors engagement with
ever-shifting conditions of modern life. fellow artists, such as Joseph Beuys and
In this first book devoted to the artist, Bruce Nauman, Lee situates Genzken
Lisa Lee reflects on Genzkens tendency within a critical and historical frame-
to think across media, attending to work that begins in politically fraught
sculptures, photographs, drawings, and 1960s West Germany and extends to
films from the entire span of her four- the globalized present. Here we see
decade career, from student projects in how Genzken tests the relevance of the
the mid-1970s to recent works seen in utopian aspirations and formal innova-
Genzkens studio. tions of the early twentieth century by JUNE 192 p., 68 color plates,
12 halftones 7 x 9
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self, Lee establishes four major themes is essential for anyone interested in con- ART
in Genzkens oeuvre: embodied percep- temporary art.
tion, architecture and built space, the
Lisa Lee is assistant professor of art history at Emory University.

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William Kentridge
Being Led by the Nose

outh African artist William Kentridges drawings, films, books,
installations, and collaborations with opera and theater compa-
nies have established him as a world-class star in contemporary
art, media, and theater. In 2010, and again in 2013, he staged Dmitri
Shostakovichs The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera; after the premiere,
the New York Times noted that Kentridge, who directed this produc-
MAY 224 p., 71 color plates, 6 halftones tion, helped design the sets and created the videos that animate the
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ART MUSIC dinary behind-the-scenes look at his work for the show.
Kentridge has long been admired for his unconventional use of
conventional media to produce art that is stunning, evocative, and
narratively powerfuland how he works is as important as what he
creates. This book is more than just a simple record of The Nose. The
opera serves as a springboard into a bracing conversation about how
Kentridges methods serve his unique mode of expression as a narra-
tive and political artist. Taylor draws on his etchings, sculptures, and
drawings to render visible the communication that occurs between his
mind and hand as he thinks through the activity of making. Beauti-
fully illustrated in color, William Kentridge offers striking insights about
one of the most innovative artists of our present moment.
Todays art world is powerfully drawn to Kentridge because hes
mastered one of our periods greatest challenges: how to create an art
of cultural authority, one that takes the moral measure of our time.
New York Magazine

Jane Taylor is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material
Performance at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South
Africa. Her books include The Transplant Men, Of Wild Dogs, and Ubu and the
Truth Commission.

38 special interest
Abstraction in Reverse
The Reconfigured Spectator in Mid-Twentieth-Century
Latin American Art

During the mid-twentieth century, Concrete art, redefined the role of both
Latin American artists working in sev- the artist and the spectator. Instead of
eral different cities radically altered the manufacturing autonomous artworks
nature of modern art. Reimagining the prior to the act of viewing, these art-
relationship of art to its public, these ists presented a range of projects that
artists granted the spectator a greater required the spectator in order to be
role than ever before in the realization complete. Importantly, as Alberro
of the artwork. The first book to ex- shows, these artists set aside regional-
plore this phenomenon on an interna- ist art in favor of a modernist approach
tional scale, Abstraction in Reverse traces that transcended the traditions of any
the movement as it evolved across South nation-state. Along the way, the artists MARCH 368 p., 58 color plates,
America and parts of Europe. fundamentally altered the concept of 17 halftones 7 x 10
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Jess Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia velopment with parallels in the greater ART
Clark, in breaking with the core tenets art world.
of the form of abstract art known as

Alexander Alberro is the Virginia Wright Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art His-
tory at Barnard College and Columbia University.

Fred Sandbacks Sculpture

Stretching lengths of yarn across inte- place, as well as its relationship to mini-
rior spaces, American artist Fred Sand- mal and conceptual art of the 1960s
back (19432003) created expansive creates a link between viewers and space
works that underscore the physical that is best understood as sculptural
presence of the viewer. This book, the even as it almost surpasses physical
first major study of Sandback, explores form. At the same time, the economy
the full range of his art, which not only of Sandbacks site-determined practice
disrupts traditional conceptions of ma- draws viewers focus to their connec-
terial presence, but also stages an eth- tion to space and others sharing it. As
ics of interaction between object and Vazquez shows, Sandbacks art aims for
observer. nothing less than a total recalibration of
Drawing on Sandbacks substantial the senses, as the spectator is caught on
JUNE 240 p., 30 color plates,
archive, Edward A. Vazquez demon- neither one side nor the other of an ob-
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Edward A. Vazquez is associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and ART
Architecture at Middlebury College.

special interest 39

Thinking Like a
Political Scientist
A Practical Guide to Research

ach year, tens of thousands of students who are interested in
politics go through a rite of passage: they take a course in
research methods. Many find the subject to be boring or con-
fusing, and with good reason. Most of the standard books on research
methods fail to highlight the most important concepts and questions.
Instead, they brim with dry technical definitions and focus heavily on
Howard has filled an important void in the statistical analysis, slighting other valuable methods. This approach
discipline with this valuable alternative not only dulls potential enjoyment of the course, but prevents students
to the traditional approach to teaching from mastering the skills they need to engage more directly and mean-
undergraduate research methods. Think- ingfully with a wide variety of research.
ing Like a Political Scientist is engaging With wit and practical wisdom, Christopher Howard draws on
and relevant, as it takes students through more than a decade of experience teaching research methods to trans-
what political scientists actually do form a typically dreary subject and teach budding political scientists
develop and test theories that explain the critical skills they need to read published research more effectively
political phenomena. This book will be and produce better research of their own. The first part of the book
immensely helpful for studentsand is devoted to asking three fundamental questions in political science:
their instructorswho want to emphasize What happened? Why? Who cares? In the second section, Howard
research. demonstrates how to answer these questions by choosing an appropri-
Sarah Poggione, ate research design, selecting cases, and working with numbers and
Ohio University
written documents as evidence. Drawing on examples from American
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and comparative politics, international relations, and public policy,
and Publishing
Thinking Like a Political Scientist highlights the most common challenges
FEBRUARY 248 p., 6 figures, 9 tables 6 x 9 that political scientists routinely face, and each chapter concludes with
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Christopher Howard is the Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government
POLITICAL SCIENCE REFERENCE and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of two
books, The Welfare State Nobody Knows and The Hidden Welfare State, and coeditor
of The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy.

40 special interest

Combative Politics
The Media and Public Perceptions
of Lawmaking

rom the Affordable Care Act to No Child Left Behind, politi-
cians often face a puzzling problem: although most Americans
support the aims and key provisions of these policies, they
oppose the bills themselves. How can this be? Why does the American
public so often reject policies that seem to offer them exactly what they
By the time a bill is pushed through Congress or ultimately defeated,
weve often been exposed to weeks, monthseven yearsof media
coverage that underscores the unpopular process of policymaking, and Atkinson makes clear in this impressive
Mary Layton Atkinson argues that this leads us to reject the bill itself. and important new book that the mass
Contrary to many Americans understandings of the policymaking medias appetite for conflict leads them to
process, the best answer to a complex problem is rarely self-evident, emphasize rancor rather than substance
and politicians must weigh many potential options, each with merits in their coverage of policy debates. This
and drawbacks. As the public awaits a resolution, the media tends to distorted coverage sours the public on
focus not on the substance of the debate but on descriptions of par- the legislation being debated, and many
tisan combat. This coverage leads the public to believe everyone in citizens who agree with the substance
Washington has lost sight of the problem altogether and is merely pur- of the policy nevertheless oppose it be-
suing policies designed for individual political gain. Politicians in turn cause they become disgusted with the
exacerbate the problem when they focus their objections to proposed apparently ceaseless, politically moti-
policies on the policymaking process, claiming, for example, that a vated squabbling. Lucid and readable,
bill is being pushed through Congress with maneuvers designed to Broken Politics offers solid empirical
limit minority party input. These negative portrayals become linked in evidence for exactly how media cover-
many peoples minds with the policy itself, leading to backlash against age influences policy opinion above and
bills that may otherwise be seen as widely beneficial. beyond the effects of citizens policy
We can make changes to help inoculate Americans against the preferences.
idea that debate always signifies dysfunction in government. Atkinson Thomas Nelson,
Ohio State University
argues that journalists should strive to better connect information
about policy provisions to the problems they are designed to amelio-
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Mary Layton Atkinson is assistant professor of political science at the University POLITICAL SCIENCE
of North Carolina at Charlotte.
special interest 41
Neither Liberal nor Conservative
Ideological Innocence in the American Public

Congress is crippled by ideological con- current state of American public opin-

flict. The political parties are more po- ion. Real liberals and real conservatives
larized today than at any time since the are found in impressive numbers only
Civil War. Americans disagree, fiercely, among those who are deeply engaged
about just about everything, from ter- in political life. The ideological battles
rorism and national security, to taxes between American political elites show
and government spending, to immigra- up as scattered skirmishes in the gen-
tion and gay marriage. eral public, if they show up at all.
Well, Americans disagree fiercely. If ideology is out of reach for all
But average Americans do not. This, at but a few who are deeply and seriously
least, was the position staked out by Philip engaged in political life, how do Ameri-
E. Converse in his famous essay on be- cans decide whom to elect president or
Chicago Studies in American Politics lief systems, which drew on surveys car- whether affirmative action is good or
MAY 224 p., 37 line drawings, 41 tables
ried out during the Eisenhower Era to bad? Kinder and Kalmoe offer a per-
6x9 conclude that most Americans were in- suasive group-centered answer. Political
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45231-9 nocent of ideology. In Neither Liberal nor preferences arise less from ideological
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Conservative, Donald R. Kinder and Na- differences than from the attachments
Paper $26.00s/19.50 than P. Kalmoe argue that ideological and antagonisms of group life.
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45259-3 innocence applies nearly as well to the
Donald R. Kinder is the Philip E. Converse Collegiate Professor in the Department of Politi-
cal Science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for
Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is coauthor, most recently, of The End of
Race? Obama, 2008, and Racial Politics in America. Nathan P. Kalmoe is assistant professor of
political communication and political science at Louisiana State University.

More Than a Feeling

Personality, Polarization, and the Transformation of the
US Congress

Whatever you think about the widening To determine how strongly individuals
divide between Democrats and Republi- display these traits, the authors identi-
cans, ideological differences do not ex- fied correlates across a wealth of data,
plain why politicians from the same par- including speeches, campaign contribu-
ties, who share the same goals and policy tions and expenditures, committee in-
preferences, often argue fiercely about volvement, willingness to filibuster, and
how best to attain them. This perplexing even Twitter feeds. They then show how
misalignment suggests that we are miss- we might expect to see the influence of
ing an important piece of the puzzle. these traits across all aspects of legisla-
With More Than a Feeling, Adam J. tors political behaviorfrom the type
Ramey, Jonathan D. Klingler, and Gary and quantity of legislation they spon-
APRIL 256 p., 24 halftones, 23 tables E. Hollibaugh Jr. have developed an in- sor and their style of communication to
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45584-6 novative framework incorporating what whether they decide to run again or seek
Cloth $75.00x/56.50 are known as the Big Five dimensions a higher office. They also argue convinc-
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of personalityopenness to experi-
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45603-4 ence, conscientiousness, extraversion, have come to dominate Capitol Hill in
agreeableness, and neuroticismto recent years may be contributing to a lot
improve our understanding of political of the gridlock and frustration plaguing
behavior among members of Congress. the American political system.

Adam J. Ramey is assistant professor of political science at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Jonathan D. Klingler is an IAST Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Tou-
louse. Gary E. Hollibaugh Jr. is assistant professor of political science and a faculty affiliate at
42 special interest the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.
Ethics and the Orator
The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

For thousands of years, critics have at- attacked him as morally indifferent or
tacked rhetoric and the actual practice have only taken his persuasive ends seri-
of politics as unprincipled, insincere, ously (setting his moral concerns to the
and manipulative. In Ethics and the Ora- side), Ethics and the Orator demonstrates
tor, Gary A. Remer disagrees, offering how Cicero presents his ideal orator as
the Ciceronian rhetorical tradition as exemplary not only in his ability to per-
a rejoinder. He argues that the Cice- suade, but in his capacity as an ethical
ronian tradition is based on practical person. Remer makes a compelling case
or rhetorical politics, rather than on that Ciceronian valuesbalancing the
idealistic visions of a politics-that-never- moral and the useful, prudential rea-
wasa response that is ethically sound, soning, and decorumare not particu-
if not altogether morally pure. lar only to the philosopher himself, but
Remers study is distinct from are distinctive of a broader Ciceronian MARCH 304 p. 6 x 9
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the progenitor of an ethical rhetorical
Quintilian, John of Salisbury, Justus POLITICAL SCIENCE
perspective. Contrary to many, if not
most, studies of Cicero since the mid- Lipsius, Edmund Burke, the authors of
nineteenth century, which have either The Federalist, and John Stuart Mill.

Gary A. Remer is associate professor of political science at Tulane University. He is the

author of Humanism and the Rhetoric of Toleration and coeditor of Talking Democracy: Historical
Perspectives on Rhetoric and Democracy.

Shakespeares Roman Trilogy

The Twilight of the Ancient World

Paul A. Cantor first probed Shake- the first stirrings of the medieval and
speares Roman playsCoriolanus, Ju- the modern worlds. More broadly, Can-
lius Caeser, and Antony and Cleopatrain tor places Shakespeares plays in a long
Shakespeares Rome. With Shakespeares tradition of philosophical speculation
Roman Trilogy, he now argues that these about Rome, with special emphasis on
plays form a trilogy that portrays the Machiavelli and Nietzsche. In a path-
tragedy not simply of their protagonists breaking chapter, he undertakes the
but of an entire political community. first systematic comparison of Shake-
Cantor analyzes the way Shake- speare and Nietzsche on Rome, explor-
speare chronicles the rise and fall of ing their central point of contention:
the Roman Republic and the emer- Did Christianity corrupt the Roman Em-
gence of the Roman Empire. The pire or was the corruption of the Empire
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but it also opens up new spiritual pos- Shakespeares Roman Trilogy reveals the
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sibilities that Shakespeare correlates true profundity of the Roman Plays.
with the rise of Christianity and thus
Paul A. Cantor is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English and Comparative Lit-
erature at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Shakespeares Rome: Republic and
Empire, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

special interest 43
Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Are our identities attached to our faces? vision coverage, performances by pop
If so, what happens when the face con- culture icons, hospital records, person-
nected to the self is gone foreveror al interviews, films, and military files.
replaced? In Face/On, Sharrona Pearl She argues that we are on the cusp of
investigates the stakes for changing the a new ethics, in an opportune moment
faceand the changing stakes for the for reframing essentialist ideas about
facein both contemporary society appearance in favor of a more expan-
and the sciences. sive form of interpersonal interaction.
The first comprehensive cultural Accessibly written and respectfully il-
study of face transplant surgery, Face/ lustrated, Face/On offers a new perspec-
On reveals our true relationships to fac- tive on face transplant surgery as a way
es and facelessness, explains the signifi- to consider the self and its representa-
APRIL 272 p., 8 halftones 6 x 9 cance we place on facial manipulation, tion as constantly present and evolving.
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46122-9 and decodes how we understand loss, Highly interdisciplinary, this study will
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reconstruction, and transplantation of
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Paper $35.00s/26.50 the face. To achieve this, Pearl draws on about critical interventions into recent
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46153-3 a vast array of sources: bioethical and medicine, makeover culture, and the
MEDICINE CULTURAL STUDIES medical reports, newspaper and tele- beauty industry.

Sharrona Pearl is assistant professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Com-
munication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of About Faces: Physiognomy
in Nineteenth-Century Britain and editor of Images, Ethics, Technology.

Bodies in Flux
Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Medical professionals, scientists, and Bodies in Flux looks at the many ways
patients have long grappled with the humans coproduce medical knowledge.
dubious nature of medical certainty Each chapter investigates one specific
regarding diagnosis, treatment, and scientific method for negotiating medi-
prognosis of disease states. Construct- cal uncertainty in cancer care, including
ing certainty requires reductions and evidential visualization, assessment, syn-
deductions. It requires us to take what thesis, and computation. The cases pull
we know now and make best guesses back the curtain to show doctors delib-
about what will be. We try to make erating over the best ways to treat a pa-
peace with medical uncertainty by tient, the FDA holding drug hearings to
monitoring symptoms, modeling risk, decide dosage, researchers synthesizing
and looking toward evidence. But bod- studies into evidence-based standards,
MARCH 256 p., 5 halftones, ies in flux always outpace the human and pharmaceutical companies design-
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gaze. With research, technologies, and ing genetic tests for consumers. Christa
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make decisions about care? ies flux and frailty.
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MEDICINE Christa Teston is assistant professor of English at Ohio State University.

44 special interest
Wealth, Commerce, and Philosophy
Foundational Thinkers and Business Ethics
With a Foreword by Deirdre N. McCloskey

The moral dimensions of how we con- source of clear, accurate, and compel-
duct business affect all of our lives in ling accounts of how the ideas of foun-
ways big and small, from the prevention dational thinkersfrom Aristotle to
of environmental devastation to the po- Friedrich Hayek to Amartya Senre-
licing of unfair trading practices, from late to wealth, commerce, and markets.
arguments over minimum wage rates to The essays illuminate perspectives that
those over how government contracts have often been ignored or forgotten,
are handed out. Yet for as deep and informing discussion in fresh and of-
complex a field as business ethics is, it ten unexpected ways. In doing so, the
has remained relatively isolated from authors not only throw into relief com-
the larger, global history of moral phi- mon misunderstandings and misap-
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classical Chinese thought and medi- move business ethics beyond the ever-
eval Islamic philosophy, this volume changing opinions of headline-driven
provides business ethicists a unified debate.

Eugene Heath is professor of philosophy at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He
is the author or coeditor of several books, including Morality and the Market and Adam Fergu-
son. Byron Kaldis is academic dean of the School of Humanities and professor of European
philosophy at the Hellenic Open University in Greece. He is the author of several books
including Holism, Language, and Persons and editor of the Sage Encyclopedia of Philosophy and
the Social Sciences.

Artistic License
The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

The art scene today is one of appropria- authorship, and artists rights, Hick ex-
tionof remixing, reusing, and recom- amines the philosophical challenges
bining the works of other artists. From presented by the role of intellectual
the musical mash-ups of Girl Talk to property in the art world and vice versa.
the pop-culture borrowings of Damien Using real-life examples of artists who
Hirst and Jeff Koons, its clear that the have incorporated copyrighted works
artistic landscape is shiftingwhich into their art, he explores issues of artis-
leads to some tricky legal and philo- tic creation and the nature of infringe-
sophical questions. In this up-to-date, ment as they are informed by analytical
thorough, and accessible analysis of aesthetics and legal and critical theory. MAY 240 p. 6 x 9
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legal and moral. tionship between artist, artwork, and PHILOSOPHY LAW
Engaging with long-standing de- the law.
bates about the nature of originality,

Darren Hudson Hick is visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University. He
is the author of Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art and coeditor of The Aesthetics and
Ethics of Copying.
special interest 45
Improvising Improvisation
From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

There is an ever-increasing number improvisation isnt so much a genre,

of books on improvisation, ones that idiom, style, or techniqueits a pre-
richly recount experiences in the heat dicament we are thrown into, one we
of the creative moment, theorize on the find ourselves in. The predicament,
essence of improvisation, and offer con- he shows, is a complex entwinement of
vincing arguments for improvisations choice and decision. The performativ-
impact across a wide range of human ity of choice during improvisation may
activity. This book is nothing like that. happen in the moment, but it is al-
In a provocative and at times moving ready determined by an a priori mode
experiment, Gary Peters takes a differ- of decision. In this way, improvisation
ent approach, turning the philosophy happens both within and around the
of improvisation upside down and in- actual moment, negotiating a simulta-
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BorgesPeters illuminates new funda- ing and rigorously argued new perspec-
mentals about what, as an experience, tive on improvisation across an extraor-
improvisation truly is. As he shows, dinary range of disciplines.

Gary Peters is chair of critical and cultural theory and head of research at York St. John
University. He is the author of Irony and Singularity: Aesthetic Education from Kant to Levinas
and The Philosophy of Improvisation, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

The I in Team
Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

There is one sound that will always be with a bat, or toss one through a hoop?
loudest in sports. It isnt the squeak Because such activities and the massive
of sneakers or the crunch of helmets; public events that surround them form
it isnt the grunts or even the stadium some of the most meaningful ritual
music. Its the deafening roar of sports identity practices we have today. They
fans. For those few among us on the are a primary way weas individuals
outside, sports fandomwith its war and a collectivedecide both who we
paint and pennants, its pricey cable are and who we are not. And as such,
TV packages and esoteric stats reeled they are also one of the key ways that
off like codelooks highly irrational, various social structuressuch as race
entertainment gone overboard. But and gender hierarchiesare sustained,
as Erin C. Tarver demonstrates in this lending a dark side to the joys of being a
JUNE 256 p., 3 tables 6 x 9 book, sports fandom is extraordinarily sports fan. Drawing on everything from
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PHILOSOPHY SPORTS tal stranger can throw a ball, or hit one high the stakes of the game are.

Erin C. Tarver is assistant professor of philosophy at Oxford College of Emory University.

She is coeditor of Feminist Interpretations of William James.

46 special interest

achiavelli is popularly known as a teacher of tyrants, a key
proponent of the unscrupulous Machiavellian politics laid
down in his landmark political treatise The Prince. Others
cite the Discourses on Livy to argue that Machiavelli is actually a pas-
sionate advocate of republican politics who saw the need for occasional
harsh measures to maintain political order. Which best characterizes
the teachings of the prolific Italian philosopher? With Machiavellis Poli-
tics, Catherine H. Zuckert turns this question on its head with a major
reinterpretation of Machiavellis prose works that reveals a surprisingly
cohesive view of politics.
Machiavellis Politics is an exceedingly
Starting with Machiavellis two major political works, Zuckert ambitious bookcomparable in many
shows that the moral revolution Machiavelli sets out in The Prince lays ways with Zuckerts magnum opus on
the foundation for the new form of democratic republic he proposes Plato. In the case of Machiavelli, the
in the Discourses. Distrusting ambitious politicians to serve the public devil is in the details, and this is one of
interest of their own accord, Machiavelli sought to persuade them the few scholarly works to carefully and
in The Prince that the best way to achieve their own ambitions was to thoroughly tackle Machiavellis entire
secure the desires and ambitions of their subjects and fellow citizens. corpus. But the book is much more than
In the Discourses, he then describes the types of laws and institutions an indispensable scholarly resource. It is
that would balance the conflict between the two in a way that would a work of controversy that scholars and
secure the liberty of most, if not all. In the second half of her book, others interested in Machiavelli will find
Zuckert places selected later worksLa Mandragola, The Art of War, challenging and exciting.
The Life of Castruccio Castracani, Clizia, and Florentine Historiesunder Paul A. Rahe,
Hillsdale College
scrutiny, showing how Machiavelli further developed certain aspects of
his thought in these works. In The Art of War, for example, he explains
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A stunning and ambitious analysis, Machiavellis Politics brilliantly

shows how many conflicting perspectives do inform Machiavellis
teachings, but that one needs to consider all of his works in order to
understand how they cohere into a unified political view.

Catherine H. Zuckert is a Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science at the

University of Notre Dame. She is the author of several books and the coau-
thor, with Michael P. Zuckert, of Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philoso-
phy, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
special interest 47
Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict

More than five hundred years after and Giovanni Giorgini. Organized into
Machiavelli wrote The Prince, his land- four sections, the book focuses first on
mark treatise on the pragmatic appli- Machiavellis place in the history of po-
cation of power remains a pivot point litical thought: Is he the last of the an-
for debates on political thought. While cients or the creator of a new, distinctly
scholars continue to investigate inter- modern conception of politics? And
pretations of The Prince in different what might the answer to this question
contexts throughout history, from the reveal about the impact of these dispa-
Renaissance to the Risorgimento and rate traditions on the founding of mod-
Italian unification, other fruitful lines ern political philosophy? The second
of research explore how Machiavellis section contrasts current understand-
ideas about power and leadership can ings of Machiavellis view of virtues in
further our understanding of contem- The Prince. The relationship between
MARCH 440 p. 6 x 9 porary political circumstances. political leaders, popular power, and
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and Camila Vergara have brought to- section develops several claims about
gether the most recent research on The that relationship. Finally, the fourth
Prince, with contributions from many of section explores the legacy of Machia-
the leading scholars of Machiavelli, in- velli within the republican tradition of
cluding Quentin Skinner, Harvey Man- political thought and his relevance to
sfield, Erica Benner, John McCormick, enduring political issues.

David Johnston teaches political philosophy at Columbia University. He is the author, most
recently, of A Brief History of Justice. Nadia Urbinati is the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor
of Political Theory at Columbia University and the author of The Tyranny of the Moderns.
Camila Vergara is a PhD candidate in political science at Columbia University.

Following Searle on Twitter

How Words Create Digital Institutions

Twitter allows us to build communi- the use of SFDs. Searles speech act
ties, track celebrities, raise our social theories provide a framework for illu-
profile, and promote a personal brand. minating how Twitter membership aris-
Adam Hodgkin thinks Twitter is much es, how users of Twitter relate to each
more than a mere social media toolit other by following, and how increas-
is a terrain ripe for a conceptual and ingly complex content is conveyed with
theoretical analysis of our use of digital tweets. Using this framework, Hodgkin
language. In Following Searle on Twitter, places language, action, intention, and
Hodgkin takes John Searles theory of responsibility at the core of the digital
speech acts as Status Function Declara- culture and the digital institutions that
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argues that Twitter is an institution tions are still deeply rooted in language.
built, constituted, and evolving through
Adam Hodgkin is the chairman of London-based Exact Editions. He was previously a philos-
ophy editor, electronic publisher at Oxford University Press, and cofounder and employee
at Cherwell Scientific Publishing, xrefer, and Exact Editions. He lives in Italy and tweets @
48 special interest adamhodgkin.

The Power of the Cognitive

atherine Hayles is known for breaking new ground at the in-
tersection of the sciences and the humanities. In Unthought,
she once again bridges disciplines by revealing how we think
without thinkinghow we use cognitive processes that are inaccessible
to consciousness yet necessary for it to function.
Marshalling fresh insights from neuroscience, cognitive science,
cognitive biology, and literature, Hayles expands our understanding of
cognition and demonstrates that it involves more than consciousness
Traditionally, we have associated cogni-
alone. Cognition, as Hayles defines it, is applicable not only to noncon-
tion with consciousness, and hence only
scious processes in humans but to all forms of life, including unicel-
with human beings. Unthought provides
lular organisms and plants. Startlingly, she also shows that cognition
evidence from neuroscience, literary stud-
operates in the sophisticated information-processing abilities of tech-
ies, economics, urban planning, robotics,
nical systems: when humans and cognitive technical systems interact,
computer science, and other fields to
they form cognitive assemblagesas found in urban traffic control,
demonstrate that this narrow view is not
drones, and the trading algorithms of finance capital, for instance
only restrictive but dangerous. Hayles
and these assemblages are transforming life on earth. The result is
shows that if we think of cognition as
what Hayles calls a planetary cognitive ecology, which includes both
pattern-recognition and the capacity to
human and technical actors and which poses urgent questions to hu-
respond to environmental changes, then
manists and social scientists alike.
most living things and many technical
At a time when scientific and technological advances are bringing
devices are cognizers. This cutting-edge,
far-reaching aspects of cognition into the public eye, Unthought reflects
one-of-a-kind book offers a model of how
deeply on our contemporary situation and moves us toward a more
to mediate between science and philoso-
sustainable and flourishing environment for all beings.
phy in an intelligent and respectful way.
Laura Otis,
N. Katherine Hayles is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke author of Rethinking Thought: Inside the
University. She is the author of many books, including, most recently, How Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists
We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis, also published by the
University of Chicago Press.
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The Bond of the Furthest Apart
Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

In French filmmaker Robert Bressons reason and will, Dostoevskys subver-

cinematography, the linkage of frag- sions of Christian conventions, Tolstoys
mented, dissimilar images challenges incompatible beliefs about death, or
our assumption that we know either Kafkas focus on creatures neither hu-
what things are in themselves or the in- man nor animal, Cameron illuminates
finite ways in which they are entangled. how the repeated juxtaposition of dis-
The bond of Sharon Camerons title parate, even antithetical, phenomena
refers to the astonishing connections carves out new approaches to defining
found both within Bressons films and the essence of being, one where the very
across literary works by Tolstoy, Dos- nature of fixed categories is brought
toevsky, and Kafka, whose visionary into question. An innovative look at a
rethinkings of experience are akin to classic French auteur and three giants
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segregate aspects of reality. literature, film, ethics, aesthetics, and
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Sharon Cameron is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita of English at Johns Hopkins
University. She is the author of many books, including, most recently, Impersonality: Seven
Essays, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

The Legal Epic

Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

The seventeenth century saw some of and religion should reflect the will of
the most important legal changes in God. Throughout Paradise Lost, Milton
Englands history, yet the period has invites his readers to judge actions us-
been largely overlooked in the rich field ing not only reason and conscience but
of literature and law. Helping to fill this also core principles of early modern ju-
gap, The Legal Epic is the first book to sit- risprudence. Law thus informs Miltons
uate the great poet and polemicist John attempt to justify the ways of God to
Milton at the center of late seventeenth- men and points readers toward the
century legal history. types of legal justice that should prevail
Alison A. Chapman argues that on earth.
Miltons Paradise Lost sits at the apex of Adding to the growing interest in
the early modern periods long fasci- the cultural history of law, The Legal Epic
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LITERATURE LAW fore that in different ways, both law

Alison A. Chapman is professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She

is the author of Patrons and Patron Saints in Early Modern English Literature.

50 special interest
The Invention of the Oral
Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century

Just as todays embrace of the digital has taverns, marketplaces, and on the street.
sparked interest in the history of print Their encounters forged new concep-
culture, the rise of commercial print tions of the oral, as McDowell demon-
culture in eighteenth-century Britain in- strates through an impressive array of
spired reflection at the time on the tra- sources, including travel narratives,
ditions that had seemingly preceded it. elocution manuals, theological writings,
And so it was, as Paula McDowell shows ballad collections, and legal records.
in this book, that what we know as oral Challenging traditional models of oral
culture was identified and soon celebrat- versus literate societies and key assump-
ed during the very period of the British tions about cultures ties to the spoken
book trades ascendancy. and the written word, this landmark
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Paula McDowell is associate professor of English at New York University. She is the author
of The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace,
16781730 and Elinor James: Printed Writings.

Eclipse of Action
Tragedy and Political Economy

According to traditional accounts, the ines the tense relations between action
history of tragedy is itself tragic: follow- and production, doing and making, in
ing a miraculous birth in fifth-century playwrights from Aeschylus, Marlowe,
Athens and a brilliant resurgence in Shakespeare, and Milton to Beckett,
the early modern period, tragic drama Arthur Miller, and Sarah Kane. Rich-
then falls into a marked decline. While ard Halpern places these figures in
challenging the notion that tragedy has conversation with works by Aristotle,
died, this wide-ranging study argues Smith, Hegel, Marx, Hannah Arendt,
that it faces an unprecedented chal- Georges Bataille, and others in order
lenge in modern times from an unex- to trace the long history of the ways
pected quarter: political economy. in which economic thought and tragic
Since Aristotle, tragedy has been drama interact. At heart, this ambitious
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political economy has claimed that crucially, the means at its disposal for
the source of happiness lies primarily surmounting them.
in production. Eclipse of Action exam-

Richard Halpern is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature at New York Univer-
sity. He is the author of several books, including Norman Rockwell: The Underside of Innocence,
also published by the University of Chicago Press.

special interest 51
Sweet Science
Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Today we do not expect poems to carry argues, share in reviving Lucretiuss De

scientifically valid information. But rerum natura to advance a view of bio-
it was not always so. In Sweet Science, logical life as neither self-organized nor
Amanda Jo Goldstein returns to the autonomous, but rather dependent on
beginnings of the division of labor be- the collaborative and symbolic processes
tween literature and science to recover that give it viable and recognizable
a tradition of Romantic life writing for form. They summon De rerum natura
which poetry was a privileged tech- for a logic of life resistant to the vitalist
nique of empirical inquiry. stress on self-authorizing power and to
Goldstein puts apparently literary make a monumental case for poetrys
projects, such as William Blakes poetry role in the perception and communi-
of embryogenesis, Goethes journals On cation of empirical realities. The first
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45858-8 and Marxs coming historical materialism.
Lamarck, and tienne Geoffroy Saint-
Hilaire. Such poetic sciences, Goldstein
Amanda Jo Goldstein is assistant professor of English at Cornell University.

Revolution of the Ordinary

Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

This radically original book argues for cal power of the particular case. Con-
the power of ordinary language philos- trasting ordinary language philosophy
ophya tradition inaugurated by Lud- with dominant strands of Saussurean
wig Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and and post-Saussurean thought, she high-
extended by Stanley Cavellto trans- lights the formers originality, critical
form literary studies. In engaging and power, and potential for creative use.
lucid prose, Toril Moi demonstrates this Finally, she challenges the belief that
philosophys unique ability to lay bare good critics always read below the sur-
the connections between words and the face, proposing instead an innovative
world, dispel the notion of literature as view of texts as expression and action,
a monolithic concept, and teach read- and of reading as an act of acknowl-
ers how to learn from a literary text. edgment. Intervening in cutting-edge
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theorys desire for generality doomed to philosophically serious account of why
failure, and brings out the philosophi- words matter.
Toril Moi is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, with addi-
tional appointments in theater studies, English, and philosophy, at Duke University. Her
books include Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory and Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of
Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy.

52 special interest
Tough Enough
Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

This book focuses on six brilliant wom- to the preeminence of empathy as the
en who are often seen as particularly ethical posture from which to exam-
tough-minded: Simone Weil, Hannah ine pain. Their writing and art reveal
Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, an adamant belief that the hurts of
Diane Arbus, and Joan Didion. Aligned the world must be treated concretely,
with no single tradition, they escape directly, and realistically, without re-
straightforward categories. Yet their course to either melodrama or callous-
work evinces an affinity of style and ness. As Deborah Nelson shows, this
philosophical viewpoint that derives stance offers an important counter-
from a shared attitude toward suffer- tradition to the common postwar poles
ing. What Mary McCarthy called a cold of emotional expressivity on the one
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Deborah Nelson is associate professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the
author of Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America.

The Medieval Invention of Travel


Over the course of the Middle Ages, known travel writers. As Shayne Aaron
the economies of Europe, Asia, and Legassie demonstrates, the Middle Ages
northern Africa became more closely inherited a Greco-Roman model of he-
integrated, fostering the international roic travel, which viewed the ideal jour-
and intercontinental journeys of mer- ney as a triumph over temptation and
chants, pilgrims, diplomats, missionar- bodily travail. Medieval travel writers
ies, and adventurers. During a time in revolutionized this ancient paradigm
history when travel was often difficult, by incorporating practices of reading
expensive, and fraught with danger, and writing into the ascetic regime of
these wayfarers composed accounts of the heroic voyager, fashioning a bold
their experiences in unprecedented new conception of travel that would
numbers and transformed traditional endure into modern times. Engaging
conceptions of human mobility. methods and insights from a range of
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Shayne Aaron Legassie is associate professor of English and comparative literature at

the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is coeditor of Cosmopolitanism and the
Middle Ages.

special interest 53
Animal Skins and the Reading Self in
Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Just like we do today, people in medi- ing bestiaries are copied on parchment
eval times struggled with the concept made of animal skin, which also resem-
of human exceptionalism and the sig- bles human skin. Using a rich array of
nificance of other creatures. Nowhere examples, she shows how the content
is this more apparent than in the medi- and materiality of bestiaries are linked
eval bestiary. Sarah Kays exploration of due to the continual references in the
French and Latin bestiaries offers fresh texts to the skins of other animals, as
insight into how this prominent genre well as the ways in which the pages
challenged the boundary between its themselves repeatedlyand at times,
human readers and other animals. it would seem, deliberatelyintervene
Bestiaries present accounts of ani- in the reading process. A vital contri-
mals whose fantastic behaviors should bution to animal studies and medieval
MARCH 232 p., 28 color plates, be imitated or avoided, depending on manuscript studies, this book sheds
28 halftones 6 x 9 new light on the European bestiary and
the given trait. In a highly original ar-
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LITERATURE ART literal and material, as nearly all surviv-
Sarah Kay is professor of French at New York University. Her many books include Parrots
and Nightingales: Troubadour Quotations and the Development of European Poetry and The Place of
Thought: The Complexity of One in Late Medieval French Didactic Poetry.

In the Skin of a Beast

Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

In medieval literature, when humans mestication, and tales of women and

and animals meetwhether as friends snakes converging in a representation
or foesissues of mastery and submis- of territorial claims and noble status.
sion are often at stake. In the Skin of a These works reveal that the qualities
Beast shows how the concept of sover- traditionally used to define sovereignty
eignty comes to the fore in such narra- lineage and gender among them
tives, reflecting larger concerns about are in fact mobile and contingent. In
relations of authority and dominion medieval literary texts, as McCracken
at play in both human-animal and hu- demonstrates, human dominion over
man-human interactions. animals is a disputed model for sover-
Peggy McCracken discusses a range eign relations among people: it justifies
of literary texts and images from me- exploitation even as it mandates protec-
MAY 240 p., 16 color plates 6 x 9
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LITERATURE PHILOSOPHY tions of the wolfs desire for human do- nature of human exceptionalism.

Peggy McCracken is the Domna C. Stanton Collegiate Professor of French, Womens Stud-
ies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Her many publications
include The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero: Blood, Gender, and Medieval Literature and The
Romance of Adultery: Queenship and Sexual Transgression in Old French Literature.

54 special interest
Gershom Scholem
An Intellectual Biography

Gershom Scholem (18971982) was os- the modern condition. Positioning

tensibly only a scholar of Jewish mysti- Scholems work and life within early
cism, yet he occupies a powerful role in twentieth-century Germany, Palestine,
todays intellectual imagination, having and later the state of Israel, Engel in-
influential contacts with an extraordi- tertwines Scholems biography with his
nary cast of thinkers, including Hans historiographical work, which stretches
Jonas, Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, back to the Spanish expulsion of Jews
Hannah Arendt, and Theodor Adorno. in 1492, through the lives of Rabbi
In this first biography of Scholem, Amir Isaac Luria and Sabbatai Zevi, and up
Engel shows how Scholem grew from a to Hasidism and the dawn of the Zion-
scholar of an esoteric discipline to a ist movement. Through parallel narra-
thinker wrestling with problems that tives, Engel touches on a wide array of
reach to the very foundations of the important topics, including immigra- Studies in German-Jewish Cultural
modern human experience. tion, exile, Zionism, World War I, and History and Literature, Franz
As Engel shows, in his search for the creation of the state of Israel, ulti- Rosenzweig Minerva Research
the truth of Jewish mysticism Scholem mately telling the story of the realiza- Center, Hebrew University of
molded the vast literature of Jewish tionsand failuresof a dream for a Jerusalem
mystical lore into a rich assortment of modern Jewish existence.
MARCH 240 p., 8 halftones 6 x 9
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Poetic Relations
Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

What is the relationship between our here a different way of thinking about
isolated and our social selves, between selfhood altogether. For them, she ar-
aloneness and interconnection? Con- gues, the self is neither alone nor uni-
stance M. Furey probes this question versally connected, but is forever inter-
through a suggestive literary tradition: active and dynamically constituted by
early Protestant poems in which a sin- specific relationships. By means of an
gle speaker describes a solitary search analysis equally attentive to theological
for God. ideas, social conventions, and poetic
As Furey demonstrates, John Don- form, Furey reveals how poets who un-
ne, George Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, derstand introspection as a relational
and others describe inner lives that are act, and poetry itself as a form ideally
surprisingly crowded, teeming with suited to crafting a relational self, offer
human as well as divine companions. us new ways of thinking about selfhood MAY 224 p. 51 /2 x 81 /2
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bequeathed to us the modern distinc- both secular and religious ways of be-
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tion between self and society reveal ing in the world.
Constance M. Furey is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University. She is
the author of Erasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of Letters.

special interest 55
The Myth of Disenchantment
Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

A great many theorists have argued that religious studies. Ironically, the myth
the defining feature of modernity is of mythless modernity formed at the
that people no longer believe in spirits, very time that Britain, France, and Ger-
myths, or magic. Jason A . Josephson- many were in the midst of occult and
Storm argues that as broad cultural his- spiritualist revivals. Indeed, Josephson-
tory goes, this narrative is wrong, given Storm argues, these disciplines found-
that attempts to suppress magic have ing figures were not only aware of, but
failed more often than they have suc- profoundly enmeshed in, the occult mi-
ceeded. Even the human sciences have lieu; and it was specifically in response
been more enchanted than is common- to this burgeoning culture of spirits
ly supposed. But that raises the ques- and magic that they produced notions
tion: How did a magical, spiritualist, of a disenchanted world.
MAY 400 p., 5 figures 6 x 9 mesmerized Europe ever convince itself By providing a novel history of the
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-40322-9 that it was disenchanted? human sciences and their connection
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-40353-3 the births of philosophy, anthropology, counts of modernity and its break from
RELIGION PHILOSOPHY sociology, folklore, psychoanalysis, and the premodern past.

Jason A. Josephson-Storm is associate professor in and chair of the Department of Religion

at Williams College. He is the author of The Invention of Religion in Japan, also published by
the University of Chicago Press.

An extraordinary collection that is

MOOCs and Their Afterlives
essentially unique. It encompasses
Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education
an incomparably fuller picture of
educational technology. Its assess-
ments of education technology are A trio of headlines in the Chronicle of cation, rhetoric, philosophy, literary
framed by high-profile experienced Higher Education seems to say it all: in studies, history, computer science, and
users balanced across digital hu- 2013, A Bold Move Toward MOOCs journalismto tease out lessons and
manities, rhetoric and composition, Sends Shock Waves; in 2014, Doubts chart a course into the future of open,
About MOOCs Continue to Rise; and online education. Instructors talk about
mass communication, education,
in 2015, The MOOC Hype Fades. At what worked and what didnt. Students
pedagogy, and cultural studies.
the beginning of the 2010s, MOOCs, or share their experiences as participants.
This book is careful, scholarly, bal- Massive Open Online Courses, seemed And scholars consider the ethics of
anced, and critical. poised to completely revolutionize high- this education. The collection goes
Marc Bousquet, er education. But now, just a few years beyond MOOCs to cover variants such
Emory University into the revolution, educators enthusi- as hybrid or blended courses, SPOCs
asm seems to have cooled. As advocates (Small Personalized Online Courses),
JULY 384 p., 9 halftones, 6 line drawings,
and critics try to make sense of the rise and DOCCs (Distributed Open Collab-
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we go from here? the MOOC movement and will serve as
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46959-1 Elizabeth Losh has gathered ex- a thoughtful guide to those shaping the
EDUCATION CURRENT EVENTS perts from across disciplinesedu- next steps for open education.

Elizabeth Losh is associate professor of English and American studies at William and Mary.
She is the author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time
of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes, and The War on Learning: Gaining
Ground in the Digital University, as well as coauthor of Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide
56 special interest to Writing.

The Ambitious
Elementary School
Its Conception, Design, and
Implications for Educational Equality

vercoming educational inequality is an overwhelming prob-
lem in the United States, and researchers arent certain
whether or not elementary schools are even up to the task,
whether they can ameliorate existing social inequalities and initi-
ate opportunities for economic and civic flourishing for all children.
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ground up with precisely these goals in mind, approaching education-
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Drawing on an in-depth study of real schools on the South Side EDUCATION

of Chicago, the authors argue that effectively addressing educational

inequality requires a complete reorganization of institutional struc-
tures as well as wholly new norms, values, and practices. They examine
a model that pulls teachers out of their isolated classrooms and places
them into collaborative environments where they can share their cur-
ricula, teaching methods, and assessments of student progress with a
school-based network of peers, parents, and other professionals who all
collaborate to ensure that every child receives instruction tailored to
his or her developing skills. Cooperating schools share new tools and
become sites for the training of new teachers. Parents become respect-
ed partners, and expert practitioners work with researchers to evaluate
their work and refine their models for educational organization and
practice. The authors show not only what such a model looks like but
the dramatic results it produces for student learning and achievement.

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick is assistant professor at Drexel University in the

Life Course Outcomes Research Program of the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute,
with a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology at the College
of Arts and Sciences. Stephen W. Raudenbush is the Lewis-Sebring Distin-
guished Service Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University
of Chicago. Lisa Rosen is the executive director of the UChicago Science of
Learning Center.

special interest 57
The Case for Contention
Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools

From the fights about the teaching of debates. Too often we resort to insults
evolution to the details of sex educa- and accusations. Wouldnt an educa-
tion, it may seem like American schools tional system that focuses on how to
are hotbeds of controversy. But as Jona- have debates in civil and respectful ways
than Zimmerman and Emily Robertson improve our public culture and help us
show in this book, it is precisely because overcome the political impasses that
such topics are so inflammatory outside plague us today? The authors argue
school walls that they are so commonly that we need to not only better prepare
avoided within them. And this, they ar- our educators for the teaching of hot-
gue, is a tremendous disservice to our button issues but also provide them the
students. Armed with a detailed history autonomy and legal protection to do so.
of American educational policy and And we need to know exactly what con-
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EDUCATION they also show that we can fix it.
As the authors highlight: We are
terrible at having informed, reasonable

Jonathan Zimmerman is professor of history of education in the Graduate School of Edu-

cation at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of six books, including, most
recently, Campus Politics, and is a regular contributor to newspapers such as the New York
Times and the Washington Post. Emily Robertson is associate professor emerita at Syracuse
University. She is coauthor of Ethical Standards of the American Educational Research Association.

The Nature of Legal Interpretation

What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from
Linguistics and Philosophy

Language shapes and reflects how we draws upon a variety of experts from
think about the world. It engages and several fields, who collectively exam-
intrigues us. Our everyday use of lan- ine the interpretation of legal texts.
guage is quite effortlesswe are all In The Nature of Legal Interpretation, the
experts on our native tongues. Despite contributors argue that the meaning
this, issues of language and meaning of language is crucial to the interpre-
have long flummoxed the judges on tation of legal texts, such as statutes,
whom we depend for the interpreta- constitutions, and contracts. Accord-
tion of our most fundamental legal ingly, expert analysis of language from
texts. Should a judge feel confident in linguists, philosophers, and legal schol-
defining common words in the texts ars should influence how courts inter-
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LAW meaning of texts be decisive, or at least essays put forth a significant and pro-
influential? vocative discussion of how best to char-
To fully engage and probe these acterize the nature of language in legal
questions of interpretation, this volume texts.

Brian G. Slocum is a professor of law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of
Law in Sacramento, California.
58 special interest
The Bilingual Courtroom
Court Interpreters in the Judicial Process
Second Edition
With a New Preface

Susan Berk-Seligsons groundbreaking dated review of both theoretical and

book draws on more than one hundred policy-oriented research relevant to
hours of taped recordings of Spanish/ the use of interpreters in legal settings,
English court proceedings in federal, particularly from the standpoint of
state, and municipal courtsalong linguistic pragmatics. It provides new
with extensive psycholinguistic re- insights into interpreting in quasi-judi-
search using translated testimony and cial, informal, and specialized judicial
mock jurorsto present a systematic settings; updates trends in interpreter
study of court interpreters that raises certification and credentialing, both in
some alarming, vitally important con- the United States and abroad; explores
cerns. Contrary to the assumption that remote interpreting and interpreter MAY 352 p., 1 halftone, 4 line drawings,
interpreters do not affect the dynamics of training programs; looks at political 14 tables 6 x 9
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ing found guilty or not guilty of a crime. tion draws attention to the continued
This second edition of the The Bi- need for critical study of interpreting in
Previous edition ISBN-13:
lingual Courtroom includes a fully up- our ever diversifying society. 978-0-226-04378-4

Susan Berk-Seligson is research professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of

Spanish and Portuguese, an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Latin American
Studies, Research, and an associate of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, all at
Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Coerced Confessions: The Discourse of Bilingual Police

Evidence of the Law

Proving Legal Claims

American jurisprudence devotes an claim. As a result, similar principles of

elaborate body of doctrineand an evidentiary admissibility, standards of
equally elaborate body of accompany- proof, and burdens of proof operate,
ing scholarly commentaryto wor- and must operate, in the background of
rying about how to prove facts. It es- claims about the law. This book brings
tablishes rules for the admissibility of these evidentiary principles for proving
evidence, creates varying standards of law out of the shadows so that they can
proof, and assigns burdens of proof be analyzed, clarified, and discussed.
that determine who wins or loses when Viewing legal problems through this
the facts are unclear. But the law is lens of proof illuminates debates about
shockingly inexplicit when addressing everything from constitutional inter-
these issues with respect to the proof of pretation to the role of stipulations in
legal claims. litigation. Rather than prescribe resolu-
As Gary Lawson shows, legal tions to any of those debates, Evidence
claims are inherently objects of proof, of the Law instead provides a set of tools FEBRUARY 264 p. 6 x 9
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claims is just a special case of the more
general norms governing proof of any
Gary Lawson is the Philip S. Beck Professor at the Boston University School of Law. He
is coauthor of The Origins of the Necessary and Proper Clause and The Constitution of Empire:
Territorial Expansion and American Legal History and is author of seven editions of Federal
Administrative Law. He lives in Acton, Massachusetts. special interest 59
Relations of People and Place

Whether referring to a place, a nonhu- range from cultivated soils to multigen-

man animal or plant, or a state of mind, erational forests to sunflowers pushing
wild indicates autonomy and agency, a through cracks in a city alley. Spanning
will to be, a unique expression of life. diverse geographies, these essays cel-
Yet two contrasting ideas about wild ebrate the continuum of wildness, re-
nature permeate contemporary discus- vealing the many ways in which human
sions: either that nature is most wild in communities can nurture, adapt to,
the absence of a defiling human pres- and thrive alongside their wild nonhu-
ence, or that nature is completely hu- man kin.
manized and nothing is truly wild. From the contoured lands of Wis-
This book charts a different path. consins Driftless region to remote
Exploring how people can become at- Alaska, from backyards to reclaimed
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play, Wildness brings together stories is and could be, as well as how it might
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about the interdependence of every- be recovered in our livesand with it,
day human lifeways and wildness. As how we might unearth a more profound,
the contributors show, far from being wilder understanding of what it means
an all or nothing proposition, wildness to be human.
exists in variations and degrees that
Gavin Van Horn is the director of Cultures of Conservation for the Center for Humans and
Nature and coeditor of City Creatures, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
John Hausdoerffer is a fellow for the Center for Humans and Nature as well as the executive
director of the Center for Environment & Sustainability at Western State Colorado Univer-
sity, where he is professor of environmental sustainability and philosophy.

Vaudeville Melodies
Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American
Culture, 18701929

If you enjoy popular music and culture circuit and administered from central-
today, you have vaudeville to thank. ized booking offices. Gebhardt shows
From the 1870s until the 1920s, vaude- us how vaudeville transformed relation-
ville was the dominant context for ships among performers, managers,
popular entertainment in the United and audiences, and argues that these
States, laying the groundwork for the changes affected popular music culture
music industry we know today. in ways we are still seeing today. Draw-
Nicholas Gebhardt introduces us ing on firsthand accounts, Gebhardt ex-
to the performers, managers, and au- plores the practices by which vaudeville
diences who turned disjointed variety performers came to understand what
show acts into a phenomenally success- it meant to entertain an audience, the
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huge network of theaters, each part of a
Nicholas Gebhardt is professor of jazz and popular music studies at Birmingham City Uni-
versity, UK. He is the author of The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives and Going For Jazz: Musical
Practices and American Ideology, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press.
60 special interest
Music in the World
Selected Essays

In music studies, Timothy D. Taylor is the globalized neoliberal capitalism of

known for his insightful essays on mu- the past few decades.
sic, globalization, and capitalism. Music In addition to chapters on music,
in the World is a collection of some of capitalism, and globalization, Music in
Taylors most recent writingsessays the World includes previously unpub-
concerned with questions about music lished essays on the continuing utility
in capitalist cultures, covering a histori- of the culture of concept in the study of
cal span that begins in the late nine- music, a historicization of treatments of
teenth and early twentieth centuries affect, and an essay on value and music.
and continues to the present. These Taken together, Taylors essays chart
essays look at shifts in the production, the changes in different kinds of music
dissemination, advertising, and con- in twentieth- and twenty-first-century
sumption of music from the industrial music and culture from a variety of the- MARCH 240 p., 13 halftones, 4 tables
capitalism of the nineteenth century to oretical perspectives. 6x9
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of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of many books and articles, including, most
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recently, Music and Capitalism: A History of the Present, also published by the University of
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44242-6
Chicago Press.

How Life Got Made

Life is not what it used to be. In the fi- living things in order to understand bet-
nal years of the twentieth century, mi- ter how life works. The first book-length
grs from engineering and computer ethnographic study of this discipline,
science devoted themselves to biology Synthetic documents the social, cultural,
and made a resolution: that if the aim rhetorical, economic, and imaginative
of biology is to understand life, then transformations biology has undergone
making life would yield better theories in the post-genomic age. Roosth traces
than experimentation. Armed with the this new science from its origins at MIT
latest biotechnology techniques, these to start-ups, laboratories, conferences,
scientists treated biological media as and hackers garages across the United
elements for design and manufacture: Stateseven to contemporary efforts
viruses named for computers, bacte- to resurrect extinct species. Her careful
rial genomes encoding passages from research reveals that rather than open- MARCH 256 p., 16 halftones 6 x 9
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pools. Exploring the life sciences emblematic SCIENCE ANTHROPOLOGY

In Synthetic: How Life Got Made, cul- of our time, Synthetic tells the origin story
tural anthropologist Sophia Roosth re- of the astonishing claim that biological
veals how synthetic biologists make new making fosters biological knowing.

Sophia Roosth is the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor for history of science at
Harvard University.

special interest 61
Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Darwins concept of natural selection the minutiae of his unpublished notes,

has been exhaustively studied, but his annotations in his personal library, and
secondary evolutionary principle of his extensive correspondence, Evelleen
sexual selection remains largely unex- Richards offers a richly detailed, multi-
plored and misunderstood. Yet sexual layered history. Her fine-grained analy-
selection was of great strategic impor- sis comprehends the extraordinarily
tance to Darwin because it explained wide range of Darwins sources and
things that natural selection could not disentangles the complexity of theory,
and offered a naturalistic, as opposed practice, and analogy that went into the
to divine, account of beauty and its per- making of sexual selection. Richards
ception. deftly explores the narrative strands of
Only now, with Darwin and the this history and vividly brings to life the
Making of Sexual Selection, do we have chief characters involved. Twenty years
FEBRUARY 672 p., 48 halftones 6 x 9 a comprehensive and meticulously re- in the making and a true milestone in
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SCIENCE HISTORY man, rather than the myth, and exam- the social and cultural contingencies of
ines both the social and intellectual the shaping of an importantif contro-
roots of Darwins theory. Drawing on versialbiological concept.

Evelleen Richards is honorary professor in the history and philosophy of science at the Uni-
versity of Sydney and affiliated scholar of history and philosophy of science at University of

The Profit of the Earth

The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

While there is enormous public inter- nascent US Department of Agriculture

est in biodiversity, food sourcing, and to import seeds and cuttings for free
sustainable agriculture, romantic at- distribution to American farmers. She
tachments to heirloom seeds and fam- then turns to immigrant agricultural
ily farms have provoked misleading knowledge, exploring how public and
fantasies of an unrecoverable agrarian private institutions attempting to boost
past. The reality, as Courtney Fullilove Midwestern wheat yields drew on the re-
shows, is that seeds are inherently po- sources of willing and unwilling settlers.
litical objects transformed by the ways Last, she explores the impact of these
they are gathered, preserved, distribut- cereal monocultures on biocultural di-
ed, regenerated, and improved. In The versity, chronicling a fin-de-sicle Ohio
Profit of the Earth, Fullilove unearths the pharmacists attempt to source Purple
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parts, The Profit of the Earth is a narrative tions between ideologies of property
history of the collection, circulation, rights and common use that persist in
and preservation of seeds. Fullilove be- national and international develop-
gins with the political economy of ag- mentultimately challenging readers
ricultural improvement, recovering the to rethink fantasies of global agricul-
efforts of the US Patent Office and the tures past and future.

Courtney Fullilove is assistant professor of history, environmental studies, and science in

society at Wesleyan University, in Connecticut.
62 special interest
The Outward Mind
Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Though underexplored in contempo- John Ruskin, and others to argue that

rary scholarship, the Victorian attempts scientific studies of mind and emotion
to turn aesthetics into a science remain transformed the way that nineteenth-
one of the more fascinating aspects of century writers and artists understood
that era. As mind and emotion were the experience of beauty and effective-
increasingly understood in terms of ly redescribed aesthetic judgment as a
biology, aesthetic experience began to biological adaptation. Looking beyond
be thought of less as abstract judgment the Victorian period to humanistic crit-
and more as an interaction between ical theory today, he also shows how the
the nervous system and the materiality historical relationship between science
of art. In The Outward Mind, Benjamin and aesthetics could be a vital resource
Morgan approaches this period of inno- for rethinking aspects of contemporary
vation as an important origin point for literary and cultural criticismsuch MAY 368 p., 30 halftones 6 x 9
current attempts to understand art or as materialism, empathy, practice, and ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44211-2
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century to laboratory psychology in the ongoing debate, Morgan argues for the SCIENCE HISTORY

early twentieth, Morgan draws on little- importance of understanding the arts

known archives of Victorian intellectu- and sciences as being incontrovertibly
als such as William Morris, Walter Pater, intertwined.

Benjamin Morgan is assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago.

Life on Ice
A History of New Uses for Cold Blood

After the atomic bombing at the end of tracks were meant to form an endur-
World War II, anxieties about survival ing total archive of indigenous blood
in the nuclear age led scientists to be- before it was altered by the polluting
gin stockpiling and freezing hundreds forces of modernity. Freezing allowed
of thousands of blood samples from that blood to act as a time-traveling re-
indigenous communities around the source. Radin explores the unique cul-
world. These samples were believed to tural and technical circumstances that
embody potentially invaluable biologi- created and gave momentum to the
cal information about genetic ancestry, phenomenon of life on ice and shows
evolution, microbes, and much more. how these preserved blood samples
Today, they persist in freezers as part of served as the building blocks for bio-
a global tissue-based infrastructure. In medicine at the dawn of the genomic
MARCH 288 p., 16 halftones 6 x 9
Life on Ice, Joanna Radin examines how age. In an era of vigorous ethical, legal,
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nial regions in the decades after World larger picturehow we got here and SCIENCE HISTORY
War IIshaped the practice known as the promises and problems involved
biobanking. with finding new uses for cold human
The Cold War projects Radin blood samples.

Joanna Radin is assistant professor of the history of medicine at Yale University, where she
also holds appointments in history and anthropology.

special interest 63
Science in the Archives
Pasts, Presents, Futures

Archives bring to mind rooms filled ing across disciplines and centuries,
with old papers and dusty artifacts. But contributors cover episodes in the his-
for scientists, the detritus of the past tory of astronomy, geology, genetics,
can be a treasure trove of material vital philology, climatology, medicine, and
to present and future research: fossils moreas well as fundamental practices
collected by geologists; data banks as- such as collecting, retrieval, and data
sembled by geneticists; case histories mining. Chapters cover topics from dox-
published in medical journals; weather ology in Greco-Roman antiquity to NSA
diaries and data silos trawled by climate surveillance techniques of the twenty-
scientists; libraries visited by histori- first century. Thoroughly exploring the
ans. These are the vital collections, as- practices, politics, economics, and poten-
sembled and maintained over millen- tial of the sciences of the archives, this
MARCH 392 p., 25 halftones, nia, which define the sciences of the volume reveals the essential historical di-
11 line drawings, 1 table 6 x 9
archives. mension of the sciences, while also add-
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43222-9
With Science in the Archives, Lorraine ing a much-needed long-term perspec-
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Paper $37.50s/28.00 portant role that these archives play in uses of Big Data in science.
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43253-3
the natural and human sciences. Rang-
Lorraine Daston is director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin
and is visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

All the Boats on the Ocean

How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

In this transnational, interdisciplinary the Atlantic and Indian Oceans after

history, Carmel Finley explores how bluefin. At the same time, government
government subsidies propelled the subsidies in nations such as Spain and
expansion of fishing from a coastal, in- the Soviet Union fueled fishery expan-
shore activity into a global industry that sion on an industrial scale, with the So-
is pushing species toward extinction. viet fleet utterly depleting the stock of
While nation states struggling for ocean rosefish (or Pacific ocean perch) and
supremacy have long used fishing as an other groundfish from British Columbia
imperial strategy, the Cold War brought to California. This massive global explo-
a new emphasis: fishing became a means sion in fishing power led nations to ex-
for nations to make distinct territorial pand their territorial limits in the 1970s,
claims. A network of trade policies and forever changing the seas.
FEBRUARY 224 p., 11 halftones 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44337-9 tariffs allowed cod from Iceland and Looking across politics, econom-
Cloth $45.00s/34.00 tuna canned in Japan into the Ameri- ics, and biology, All the Boats on the Ocean
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44340-9 can market, destabilizing fisheries in casts a wide net to reveal how the sub-
SCIENCE New England and Southern California. sidy-driven expansion of fisheries in the
With the subsequent establishment of Pacific during the Cold War led to the
tuna canneries in American Samoa and growth of fisheries science and the cre-
Puerto Rico, Japanese and American ation of international fisheries manage-
tuna boats moved from the Pacific into ment.

Carmel Finley is a newspaper reporter turned historian of science who teaches in the De-
partment of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. She is coeditor of Two Paths
toward Sustainable Forests: Public Values in Canada and the United States and the author of All
the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management, the latter
published by the University of Chicago Press. She lives in Corvallis, OR.
64 special interest
Phylogeny and Evolution of the Angiosperms
Revised and Updated Edition

Angiospermsor flowering plants provides an up-to-date, comprehensive

are the most diverse and species-rich overview of the evolution of and relation-
group of seed-producing land plants, ships among these vital plants, as well as
comprising more than 13,000 genera of our attempts to reconstruct these rela-
and over 300,000 species. Not only are tionships. Incorporating molecular phy-
they a model group for studying the logenetics with morphological, chemi-
patterns and processes of evolutionary cal, developmental, and paleobotanical
diversification, outside the laboratory data, as well as a more detailed account
they also play major roles in our econo- of early angiosperm fossils and impor-
my, diet, and our courtship rituals, pro- tant fossil information for each evolu-
ducing our fruits, legumes, and grains, tionary branch of the angiosperms, the JUNE 560 p., 60 color plates, 36 halftones,
not to mention the flowers in our Val- new edition integrates fossil evidence 129 line drawings, 18 tables 81 /2 x 11
entines bouquets. They are also crucial into a robust phylogenetic framework. ISBN-13: 978-0-226-38361-3
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ecologically, dominating most terrestri- Also including a wealth of new color im- E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44175-7
al and some aquatic landscapes. ages, this book will be an essential ref- SCIENCE
This fully revised edition of Phy- erence for botanists, plant systematists, Previous editing published by Sinauer
logeny and Evolution of the Angiosperms and evolutionary biologists alike. ISBN-13: 978-0-87893-817-9

Douglas Soltis and Pamela Soltis are distinguished professors in the Florida Museum of
Natural History at the University of Florida. Peter Endress is professor emeritus of botany
at the University of Zurich. Mark Chase is director of the Jodrell Laboratory at the Royal
Botanic Gardens, Kew. Steven Manchester is curator in the Division of Paleobotany at the
Florida Museum of Natural History. Walter Judd is professor in the Florida Museum of
Natural History. Lucas Majure is a biologist of new world succulents at the Desert Botanical
Garden in Arizona. Evgeny Mavrodiev is an associate scientist at the Florida Museum of
Natural History and in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida.

Biological Individuality
Integrating Scientific, Philosophical, and Historical

Bringing together biologists, historians, development, function, and ecology; to

and philosophers, this book provides a ground philosophical questions about
multifaceted exploration of biological the nature of organisms and causation;
individuality that identifies leading and and to probe historical and cultural cir-
less familiar perceptions of individual- cumstances that resonate with parallel
ity both past and present, what they are questions about the nature of society.
good for, and in what contexts. Biologi- Charting an interdisciplinary research
cal practice and theory recognize indi- agenda that broadens the frameworks
viduals at myriad levels of organization, in which biological individuality is dis-
JUNE 400 p., 14 halftones, 2 tables 6 x 9
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cal questions about multilevel natural biological paradigms based on model E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44659-2
selection and Darwinian fitness; to il- organisms through to philosophical SCIENCE HISTORY
luminate empirical questions about generalization and historical reification.

Scott Lidgard is the MacArthur Associate Curator of Fossil Invertebrates in the Integra-
tive Research Center at the Field Museum, Chicago, and a lecturer in the Committee on
Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago. Lynn K. Nyhart is the Vilas-Bablitch-
Kelch Distinguished Achievement Professor of the History of Science at the University of
WisconsinMadison. special interest 65
The Politics of Scale
A History of Rangeland Science

Steeped in US soil, this first history of grew in a politically fraught landscape.

rangeland science looks to the origins Neither the scientists nor the public
of rangeland ecology in the late nine- agencies could escape the influences of
teenth-century American west, explor- bureaucrats and ranchers who demand-
ing the larger political and economic ed results, and the ideas that became
forces thattogether with scientific scientific orthodoxyfrom fire sup-
studyproduced legacies focused on pression and predator control to fenc-
immediate economic success rather ing and carrying capacitiescontained
than long-term ecological well being. flaws and blind spots that plague public
During the late 1880s and early debates about rangelands to this day.
1890s, a variety of forcesfrom the Looking at the global history of
Homestead Act of 1862 to the exter- rangeland science through the Cold War
MARCH 288 p., 20 halftones, mination of bison, foreign investment, and beyond, The Politics of Scale identifies
10 line drawings, 2 tables 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-08311-7 and lack of government regulation the sources of past conflicts and mistakes
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-08325-4 development of the western range, path forward, one in which rangeland
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with disastrous environmental conse- science is guided less by capital and the
SCIENCE AMERICAN HISTORY quences. To address the crisis, govern- state and more by communities working
ment agencies turned to scientists, but in collaboration with scientists.
as Nathan F. Sayre shows, range science

Nathan F. Sayre is professor and chair of geography at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is the author, most recently, of Working Wilderness.

A Good That Transcends

How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform

Since the birth of the modern envi- the causes of our embedded culture of
ronmental movement in the 1970s, the resistance, but also offers hope for true,
United States has witnessed dramatic lasting environmental initiatives.
shifts in social equality, ecological view- A lawyer by training, with expertise
points, and environmental policy. With in property rights, Freyfogle uses his le-
these changes has also come an in- gal knowledge to demonstrate that bad
creased popular resistance to environ- land use practices are rooted in the way
mental reform, but, as Eric T. Freyfogle in which we see the natural world, value
reveals in this book, that resistance has it, and understand our place within it.
far deeper roots. Calling upon key en- Drawing upon a diverse array of disci-
vironmental voices from the past and plines from history and philosophy to
presentincluding Aldo Leopold, the life sciences, economics, and lit-
FEBRUARY 240 p. 6 x 9 Wendell Berry, David Orr, and even erature, Freyfogle seeks better ways for
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-32608-5 Pope Francis in his Encyclicaland humans to live in nature, helping us to
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-32611-5 exploring core concepts like wilderness rethink our relationship with the land
Paper $30.00s/22.50 and the tragedy of the commons, A and craft a new conservation ethic.
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-32625-2 Good That Transcends not only unearths
Eric T. Freyfogle is professor and the Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair in the Col-
lege of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also affiliated
with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. He is the author
of numerous books, including Agrarianism and the Good Society and Why Conservation is
Failing and How It Can Regain Ground.
66 special interest

Howard S. Becker is a master of his persons father as evidence of the fam-

discipline. His reputation as a teacher, ilys social class, but studies have shown
as well as a sociologist, is supported by this to be a flawed measurefor one
his best-selling quartet of sociological thing, a lot of people answer that ques-
guidebooks: Writing for Social Scientists, tion too vaguely to make the reasoning
Tricks of the Trade, Telling About Society, plausible. The book is filled with ex-
and What About Mozart? What About amples like this, and Becker uses them
Murder? It turns out that the master so- to expose a series of errors, suggesting
ciologist has yet one more trick up his ways to avoid them, or even to turn
sleevea fifth guidebook, Evidence. them into research topics in their own
Becker has for seventy years been right. He argues strongly that because
mulling over the problem of evidence. no data-gathering method produces to-
He argues that social scientists dont tally reliable information, a big part of
take questions about the usefulness of the research job consists of getting rid JUNE 240 p., 2 tables 6 x 9
their data as evidence for their ideas se- of error. Readers will find Beckers new- ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46623-1
est guidebook a valuable tool, useful for Cloth $60.00x/45.00
riously enough. For example, research-
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ers have long used the occupation of a social scientists of every variety. Paper $20.00s/15.00
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Howard S. Becker is the author of several books, including Writing for Social Scientists, Telling
About Society, Tricks of the Trade, and, most recently, What About Mozart? What About Murder?
He lives and works in San Francisco.

Varieties of Social Imagination

Edited and with a Preface by Andrew Abbott

In July 2009, the American Journal of key, and Peru . . . and occasionally the
Sociology (AJS) began publishing book United States and Europe.
reviews by an individual writing as Bar- Sociologist and AJS editor Andrew
bara Celarent, professor of particular- Abbott was secretly behind the Celarent
ity at the University of Atlantis. Myste- essays, and in Varieties of Social Imagina-
rious in origin, Celarents essays taken tion, he brings the work together for the
together provide a broad introduction first time. Previously available only in
to social thinking. Through the close the journal, the thirty-six meditations
reading of important texts, Celarents found here allow readers not only to
short, informative, and analytic essays engage more deeply with a diversity of
engaged with long traditions of social thinkers from the past, but to imagine
thought across the globefrom India, more fully a sociologyand a broader
Brazil, and China to South Africa, Tur- social sciencefor the future. APRIL 320 p. 6 x 9
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special interest 67
Who Cleans the Park?
Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

Americas public parks are in a golden workers, Krinsky and Simonet argue,
age, but keeping the polish on land- the nature of public work must be re-
mark parks and in neighborhood play- evaluated. Based on four years of field-
grounds alike means that the trash work in New York City, Who Cleans the
must be picked up, benches painted, Park? unearths a new urban order based
equipment tested, and leaves raked. on nonprofit partnerships and a rheto-
Bringing this often-invisible work into ric of responsible citizenship, which at
view, however, raises profound questions the same time promotes unpaid work,
for citizens of cities. reinforces domination of workers at the
In Who Cleans the Park? John Krin- workplace, and increases the value of
sky and Maud Simonet explain that the park-side property. Who Cleans the Park?
work of maintaining parks has inter- asks difficult questions about who ben-
MARCH 288 p., 5 halftones, sected with broader trends in welfare efits from public work, ultimately forc-
4 line drawings, 3 tables 6 x 9 reform, civic engagement, criminal jus- ing us to think anew about the way we
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43544-2 tice, and the rise of public-private part- govern ourselves, with implications well
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John Krinsky is professor of political science at the City College of New York and the City
University Graduate Center. Maud Simonet is a researcher with the National Scientific
Research Center at the Institutions and Historical Dynamics of Economy and Society
research center at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre.

Modernity and the Jews in Western

Social Thought

In Modernity and the Jews in Western Social dents conceived the modern city and
Thought, Chad Alan Goldberg brings its new modes of social organization in
us a major new study of Western social part by reference to the Jewish immi-
thought through the lens of Jews and grants concentrating there. In all three
Judaism. In France, where antisemites countries, social thinkers invoked real
decried the French Revolution as the or purported differences between Jews
Jewish Revolution, mile Durkheim and gentiles to elucidate key dualisms
challenged depictions of Jews as agents of modern social thought. The Jews
of revolutionary subversion or counter- thus became an intermediary through
revolutionary reaction. When German which social thinkers discerned in a
thinkers such as Karl Marx, Georg Sim- roundabout fashion the nature, prob-
mel, Werner Sombart, and Max Weber lems, and trajectory of their own wider
JUNE 256 p., 2 tables 6 x 9 debated the relationship of the Jews to societies. Goldberg rounds out his fas-
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SOCIOLOGY Thomas, Robert Park, and their stu-

Chad Alan Goldberg is professor of sociology and affiliated with the Center for German and
European Studies, the George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies,
and the George L. Mosse Program in History at the University of WisconsinMadison.
He is the author of Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmens Bureau to
Workfare, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
68 special interest
Big House on the Prairie
Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

For the past fifty years, America has being, but also to protect and improve
been extraordinarily busy building their reputations. For some rural lead-
prisons. Since 1970 we have tripled the ers, fostering a prison in their town is
total number of facilities, adding more a means of achieving order in a rapidly
than 1,200 new prisons to the land- changing world. Taking us into the
scape. This building boom has taken decision-making meetings and track-
place across the country but is largely ing the impact of prisons on economic
concentrated in rural southern towns. development, poverty, and race, Eason
In 2007, John M. Eason moved demonstrates how groups of elite whites
his family to Forrest City, Arkansas, and black leaders share power. Situat-
in search of answers to key questions ing prisons within dynamic shifts that
about this trend: Why is America rural economies are undergoing and
showing how racially diverse commu- FEBRUARY 240 p., 1 halftone, 4 maps,
building so many prisons? Why now?
3 line drawings, 5 tables 6 x 9
And why in rural areas? Eason quickly nities lobby for prison construction,
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choose to build prisons not simply in takes shape and operates.
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-41048-7
hopes of landing jobs or economic well-
John M. Eason is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University.

What Is an Event?

We live in a world of breaking news, from the micro-level of individual life

where at almost any moment our ev- events to the macro-level of historical
eryday routine can be interrupted by a revolutions, contemporary terrorist
faraway event. Events are central to the attacks, and financial crises. Wagner-
way that individuals and societies ex- Pacifici takes a close look at a number of
perience life. Even lifes inevitable mo- cases, both real and imagined, through
mentsbirth, death, love, and war the reports, personal narratives, paint-
are almost always a surprise. Inspired by ings, iconic images, political posters,
the cataclysmic events of September 11, sculptures, and novels they generate
Robin Wagner-Pacifici presents here a and through which they live on. What
tour de force, an analysis of how events is ultimately at stake for individuals
erupt and take off from the ground of and societies in events, Wagner-Pacifici
ongoing, everyday life, and how they argues, are identities, loyalties, social
then move across time and landscape. relationships, and our very experiences MARCH 240 p., 14 color plates,
What Is an Event? ranges across sev- of time and space. What Is an Event? 1 halftone 6 x 9
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how events are constructed out of rup- the formations and flows of the events SOCIOLOGY PHILOSOPHY
tures, it provides a mechanism for un- that mark and shape our lives.
derstanding eventful forms and flows,

Robin Wagner-Pacifici is the University in Exile Professor of Sociology at the New School
for Social Research. She is the author of a number of books, most recently The Art of Surren-
der: Decomposing Sovereignty at Conflicts End, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

special interest 69
Neoliberal Apartheid
Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994

In recent years, as peace between Israe- ized poor. Neoliberal Apartheid explores
lis and Palestinians has remained cru- this paradox.
elly elusive, scholars and activists have After a decade of research in the
increasingly turned to South African Johannesburg and Jerusalem regions,
history and politics to make sense of Andy Clarno presents here a detailed
the situation. In the early 1990s, both ethnographic study of the precarious-
South Africa and Israel began negoti- ness of the poor in Alexandra town-
ating with their colonized populations. ship, the dynamics of colonization and
South Africans saw results: the state enclosure in Bethlehem, the growth of
was democratized and black South Af- fortress suburbs and private security in
ricans gained formal legal equality. Johannesburg, and the regime of secu-
Palestinians, on the other hand, won rity coordination between the Israeli
MARCH 288 p., 28 halftones 6 x 9 neither freedom nor equality, and to- military and the Palestinian Authority
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42992-2
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day Israel remains a settler-colonial in the West Bank. The first compara-
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43009-6 state. Despite these different outcomes, tive study of the changes in these two
Paper $30.00s/22.50 the transitions of the last twenty years areas since the early 1990s, the book
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43012-6 have produced surprisingly similar so- addresses the limitations of liberation
cioeconomic changes in both regions: in South Africa, highlights the impact
growing inequality, racialized poverty, of neoliberal restructuring in Palestine,
and advanced strategies for securing and argues that a new form of neoliberal
the powerful and policing the racial- apartheid has emerged in both contexts.

Andy Clarno is assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at the Univer-
sity of Illinois at Chicago.

Thinking Through Methods

A Social Science Primer

Sociological research is hard enough al- level. Rather than offer mechanical
readyyou dont need to make it even rules and applications, Martin chooses
harder by smashing about like a bull in instead to team up with the reader to
a china shop, not knowing what youre think through and with methods. He
doing or where youre heading. Or so acknowledges that we are human be-
says John Levi Martin in this witty, in- ingsand thus prone to the same cog-
sightful, and desperately needed prim- nitive limitations and distortions found
er on how to practice rigorous social sci- in subjectsand proposes ways to com-
ence. Thinking Through Methods focuses pensate for these limitations. Martin
on the practical decisions that you will also forcefully argues for principled
FEBRUARY 280 p., 3 line drawings, need to make as a researcherwhere symmetry, contending that bad ethics
2 tables 6 x 9 the data you are working with comes makes for bad research, and vice versa.
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43172-7 possible data you could have gathered. workone that students will turn to
Paper $30.00s/22.50 again and again throughout the course
This is a users guide to sociologi-
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43186-4
cal research, designed to be used at of their sociological research.
both the undergraduate and graduate

John Levi Martin is the Florence Borchert Bartling Professor of Sociology at the University
of Chicago. He is the author of Social Structures, The Explanation of Social Action, and Think-
ing Through Theory.

70 special interest
Dislocating the Orient
British Maps and the Making of the Middle East, 18541921

While the twentieth centurys conflict- ent. In the course of their colonial
ing visions and exploitation of the activities, however, the British began to
Middle East are well documented, the conceive of the Middle East as a sepa-
origins of the concept of the Middle rate and distinct part of the world, with
East itself have been largely ignored. consequences that continue to be felt
With Dislocating the Orient, Daniel Foli- today. As they reimagined boundaries,
ard tells the story of how the land was the British produced, disputed, and fi-
brought into being, exploring how nally dramatically transformed the ge-
maps, knowledge, and blind ignorance ography of the areaboth culturally
all participated in the construction of and physicallyover the course of their
this imagined region. Foliard vividly il- colonial era.
lustrates how the British first defined Using a wide variety of primary
APRIL 320 p., 45 halftones,
the Middle East as a geopolitical and texts and historical maps to show how 2 line drawings 7 x 10
cartographic region in the nineteenth the idea of the Middle East came into ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45133-6
and early twentieth centuries through being, Dislocating the Orient will interest Cloth $60.00s/45.00
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region had never been clearly distin- ish empire, cultural geography, and HISTORY CARTOGRAPHY
guished from the East or the Ori- cartography.

Daniel Foliard is a lecturer at Paris Ouest University.

Race, Class, and Politics in the

Cappuccino City

For long-time residents of Washington, fying space in which long-time black

DCs Shaw/U Street, the neighborhood residents are joined, and variously dis-
has become almost unrecognizable in placed, by an influx of young, white,
recent years. Where the citys most infa- relatively wealthy, and/or gay profes-
mous open-air drug market once stood, sionals who, in part as a result of global
a farmers market now sells grass-fed economic forces and the recent devel-
beef and homemade duck egg ravioli. opment of central business districts,
On the corner where AM.PM carryout have returned to the cities earlier gen-
used to dish out soul food, a new estab- erations fled decades ago. As a result,
lishment sells a $28 foie gras burger. America is witnessing the emergence
Shaw is experiencing a dramatic trans- of what Hyra calls cappuccino cities.
formation, from ghetto to gilded A cappuccino has essentially the same
APRIL 240 p., 14 halftones,
ghetto, where white newcomers are re- ingredients as a cup of coffee with milk,
6 line drawings, 17 tables 6 x 9
habbing homes, developing dog parks, but is considered upscale, and is double ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44936-4
and paving the way for a third wave cof- the price. In Hyras cappuccino city, the Cloth $90.00x/67.50
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fee shop on nearly every block. black inner-city neighborhood under-
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Race, Class, and Politics in the Cap- goes enormous transformations and E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44967-8
puccino City is an in-depth ethnography becomes racially lighter and more ex- SOCIOLOGY
of this changing neighborhood. Derek pensive by the year.
S. Hyra captures here a quickly gentri-

Derek S. Hyra is associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy
at American University. He is the author of The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transforma-
tion of Harlem and Bronzeville, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
special interest 71
Rights on Trial
How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality

Gerry Handley faced years of blatant a range of marginalized groups. But,

race-based harassment before he filed as Ellen Berrey, Robert L. Nelson, and
a complaint against his employer. He Laura Beth Nielsen show, this progres-
had an unusually strong case, with copi- sive vision of the law falls far short in
ous documentation and coworkers sup- practice. The adversarial character of
port, and he settled for $50,000, even litigation imposes considerable costs
winning back his job. But victory came that make plaintiffs feel like theyve lost
at a high cost. Legal fees cut into Hand- regardless of the outcome of the case.
leys winnings, and tensions surround- And even when the case is resolved in
ing the lawsuit poisoned the workplace. the plaintiffs favor, the conditions that
A year later, he lost his job due to down- gave rise to the lawsuit rarely change.
sizing. Handley exemplifies the burden In fact, the contemporary approach to
JUNE 320 p., 2 halftones, plaintiffs bear in contemporary civil workplace discrimination law perversely
7 line drawings, 10 tables 6 x 9
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rights litigation. comes to reinforce the hierarchies that
Cloth $90.00x/67.50 On the surface, Americas commit- antidiscrimination laws were created to
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46685-9 ment to equal opportunity in the work- redress. Rights on Trial reveals the fun-
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place has never been clearer. Virtually damental flaws of workplace discrimina-
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46699-6
every company has antidiscrimination tion law and offers practical recommen-
policies in place, and there are laws dations for how we might better address
designed to protect these rights across persistent patterns of discrimination.

Ellen Berrey is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto and an affiliated
scholar of the American Bar Foundation. She is the author of The Enigma of Diversity.
Robert L. Nelson is professor of sociology and law at Northwestern University and the Mac-
Crate Research Chair at the American Bar Foundation. Laura Beth Nielsen is professor of
sociology at Northwestern University and research professor at the American Bar Foundation.

Far Out
Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Westerners have long imagined the Hi- ists fantasies into their national image
malayas as the worlds last untouched and crafting Nepal as a premier tourist
place and a repository of redemptive destination. Liechty describes three dis-
power and wisdom. Beatniks, hippie tinct phases: the postwar era, when the
seekers, spiritual tourists, mountain country provided a Raj-like throwback
climbersdiverse groups of people experience for rich Americans; Nepals
have traveled there over the years, emergence as an exotic outpost of hip-
JANUARY 392 p., 22 halftones 6 x 9
searching for their own personal Shan- pie counterculture in the 1960s; and its
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42880-2 gri-La. In Far Out, Mark Liechty traces rebranding into a hip adventure desti-
Cloth $105.00x/79.00 the Western fantasies that captured the nation, which began in the 1970s and
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42894-9 continues today. He shows how West-
imagination of tourists in the decades
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E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42913-7 after World War II, asking how the idea ern projections of Nepal as an isolated
of Nepal shaped the everyday cross-cul- place inspired creative enterprises and,
tural interactions that it made possible. paradoxically, allowed locals to partici-
Emerging from centuries of po- pate in the global economy. Based on
litical isolation but eager to engage the twenty-five years of research, Far Out
world, Nepalis struggled to make sense blends ethnographic analysis, a lifelong
of the hordes of exotic, enthusiastic passion for Nepal, and a touch of hu-
foreigners. They quickly embraced the mor to produce the first comprehensive
phenomenon, however, and harnessed history of what tourists looked forand
it to their own ends by building tour- foundon the road to Kathmandu.

Mark Liechty is associate professor of anthropology and history at the University of Illinois
72 special interest at Chicago.
Crying for Our Elders
African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has dren in Uganda, Cheney traces how
defined the childhoods of an entire the best interest principle that governs
generation. Over the past twenty years, development work targeting children
international NGOs and charities have often does more harm than good, stig-
devoted immense attention to the mil- matizing orphans and leaving children
lions of African children orphaned by in the post-antiretroviral era even more
the disease. But in Crying for Our Elders, vulnerable to exploitation. She details
anthropologist Kristen E. Cheney ar- the dramatic effects this has on tradi-
gues that these humanitarian groups tional family support and child protec-
have misread the crisis. Moreover, she tion, and stresses child empowerment
explains how the global humanitarian over pity. Crying for Our Elders advances
focus on orphanhood often elides the current discussions on humanitarian-
social and political circumstances that ism, childrens studies, orphanhood, FEBRUARY 248 p., 16 halftones 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43740-8
present the greatest adversity to vulner- and kinship. By exploring the unique ex-
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able childrenin effect, actually deep- perience of AIDS orphanhood through ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43754-5
ening the crisis and thereby affecting the eyes of children, caregivers, and poli- Paper $35.00s/26.50
childrens lives as irrevocably as the dis- cymakers, Cheney shows that, despite the E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-43768-2
ease itself. extreme challenges of growing up in the
Through ethnographic fieldwork era of HIV/AIDS, the post-ARV genera-
and collaborative research with chil- tion still holds out hope for the future.

Kristen E. Cheney is a senior lecturer of children and youth studies at the International
Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. She is the author of Pillars of the Nation: Child
Citizens and Ugandan National Development, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Beyond Surgery
Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

Over the past few decades, maternal salvation.

childbirth injuries have become a po- Through her in-depth ethnogra-
tent symbol of Western biomedical phy of two repair and rehabilitation
intervention in Africa, affecting more centers operating in Ethiopia, Hannig
than one million women across the takes the reader deep into a world be-
global south. Western-funded hospitals hind hospital walls, where women re-
have sprung up, offering surgical su- count stories of loss and belonging,
tures that ostensibly allow women who shame and delight. As she chronicles
suffer from obstetric fistula to return the lived experiences of fistula patients
to their communities in full health. in clinical treatment, Hannig explores
Journalists, NGO staff, celebrities, and the danger of labeling culture the
some physicians have crafted a stock culprit, showing how this common ar-
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afflicted women as victims of a back- insufficient medical care in rural Af- Cloth $85.00x/64.00
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With Beyond Surgery, medical anthro- effort to deepen our understanding of
pologist Anita Hannig unsettles this medical missions in Africa, expose cul-
picture for the first time and reveals tural biases, and clear the path toward
the complicated truth behind the idea more effective ways of delivering care to
of biomedical intervention as quick-fix those who need it most.
Anita Hannig is assistant professor of anthropology at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
special interest 73
Mobile Secrets
Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique

In just over a decade, mobile phones who have adopted mobile phones in
have become part of everyday life almost their daily lives, Archambault shows
everywhere, radically transforming that they have become necessary tools
how we access and exchange informa- for pretense and falsification, allowing
tion. Many have argued that in Africa, youths not only to mitigatebut also
where most people have gone from no court, produce, and sustainuncer-
phone to mobile phones, this improved tainty in their efforts to create fulfill-
access to technology and information ing lives in the harsh world of postwar
will usher in socio-economic develop- Mozambique. She explores how tele-
ment, changing everything from health communication opens up new virtual
services to electoral participation to en- spaces of sociality in which people can
gagement with the global economy. imagine and enact alternate lives. As
APRIL 224 p., 11 halftones 6 x 9 With Mobile Secrets, Julie Soleil Ar- Mobile Secrets shows, new technologies
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44743-8 have not only facilitated access to infor-
chambault reveals how better access to
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44757-5 information is not necessarily a good mation in Mozambique, but they have
Paper $30.00s/22.50 thing, and offers a complete rethink- also helped mute social conflicts, allow-
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44760-5 ing of how we understand uncertainty, ing everyone to feign ignorance about
ANTHROPOLOGY AFRICAN STUDIES truth, and ignorance. By engaging with the workings of the postwar intimate
young adults in a Mozambique suburb economy.

Julie Soleil Archambault is assistant professor of anthropology at Concordia University, in


A Socialist Peace?
Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

For the last twenty years, the West Af- Its political situation is polarized by
rican nation of Guinea has exhibited fiercely competitive ethnic groups.
all the characteristics that have corre- Weapons flow freely through its lands
lated with civil wars in other countries, and across its borders. And, finally, it is
and Guineans themselves regularly talk still recovering from the oppressive re-
about the inevitability of war tearing gime of Skou Tour. Yet it is that aspect
their country apart. Yet the country has that McGovern points to: while Tours
narrowly avoided civil conflict again reign was hardly peaceful, it was suc-
and again. In A Socialist Peace?, Mike cessfuloften through highly coercive
McGovern asks how this was possible, and violent measuresat establishing
how a nation could beat the odds and a set of durable national dispositions,
evade civil war. which have kept the nation at peace.
JUNE 240 p., 13 halftones, 1 table 6 x 9
All six of Guineas neighbors have Exploring the ambivalences of contem-
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Cloth $90.00x/67.50 experienced civil war or separatist porary Guineans toward the afterlife of
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45360-6 insurgency in the past twenty years. Tours reign as well as their abiding
Paper $30.00s/22.50 sense of socialist solidarity, McGovern
Guinea itself has similar makings for
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-45374-3
it. It is rich in resources, yet its people sketches the paradoxes that can under-
are some of the poorest in the world. gird political stability.

Mike McGovern is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan. He

is the author of Making War in Cte dIvoire and Unmasking the State, both published by the
University of Chicago Press.

74 special interest
The Returns of Fetishism
Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea
With a New Translation of On the Worship of Fetish Gods

For more than 250 years, Charles de ries of language, On the Worship of Fetish
Brossess term fetishism has exerted Gods is an enigmatic text that is often
great influence over our most ambi- difficult for contemporary audiences to
tious thinkers. Used as an alternative assess. In a thorough introduction to
to magic but nonetheless expressing the text, Leonard situates de Brossess
the material force of magical thought, work within the cultural and intellec-
de Brossess term has proved indispens- tual milieu of his time. Then, Morris
able to thinkers as diverse as Kant, traces the concept of fetishism through
Hegel, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Baudril- its extraordinary permutations as it was
lard, and Derrida. With this book, Dan- picked up and transformed by the fields
iel H. Leonard offers the first fully an- of philosophy, comparative religion, po-
notated English translation of the text litical economy, psychoanalysis, and an- JUNE 480 p. 6 x 9
that started it all: On the Worship of Fetish thropology. Ultimately, she breaks new ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46461-9
Gods, and Rosalind C. Morris offers in- ground, moving into and beyond recent Cloth $105.00x/79.00
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46475-6
cisive commentary that helps modern studies by thinkers such as William Pi- Paper $35.00s/26.50
readers better understand it and its etz, Hartmut Bhme, and Alfonso Iaco- E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46489-3
legacy. no through illuminating discussions on ANTHROPOLOGY RELIGION
The product of de Brossess autodi- topics ranging from translation issues to
dactic curiosity and idiosyncratic theo- Africanity to new materialism.

Charles de Brosses (170977) was a noted French thinker who wrote on topics ranging
from philology to linguistics to history. Rosalind C. Morris is professor of anthropology at
Columbia University. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, Accounts
and Drawings from Underground and That Which is Not Drawn. Daniel H. Leonard is assistant
professor in the Program for Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas at Bilkent University in
Ankara, Turkey.

A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi

Drive the streets of Nairobi and you political facets of late twentieth-century
are sure to see many matatuscolorful Africa. In their diversity of idiosyncrat-
minibuses that transport huge num- ic designs they express multiple and
bers of people around the city. Once divergent aspects of Kenyan lifein-
ramshackle affairs held together with cluding rapid urbanization, organized
duct tape and wire, matatus today are crime, entrepreneurship, social insecu-
name-brand vehicles maxed out with rity, the transition to democracy, chaos
aftermarket detailing. They can be stately and congestion, popular culture, and
black or come in extravagant colors, many othersat once embodying both
sporting names, slogans, or entire tab- Kenyas staggering social problems and
leaus, with airbrushed portraits of every- the bright promises of its future. Offer-
one from Kanye West to Barack Obama, ing a shining model of interdisciplin-
of athletes, movie stars, and religious ary analysis, Mutongi mixes historical, JUNE 352 p., 31 halftones 6 x 9
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-13086-6
figures. In this richly interdisciplinary ethnographic, literary, linguistic, and
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book, Kenda Mutongi explores the his- economic approaches to tell the story ISBN-13: 978-0-226-47139-6
tory of the matatu from the 1960s to the of the matatu as a powerful expression Paper $30.00s/22.50
present. of the entrepreneurial aesthetics of the E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-47142-6

As Mutongi shows, matatus offer a postcolonial world. AFRICAN STUDIES HISTORY

window onto many socioeconomic and

Kenda Mutongi is professor of history at Williams College and the author of Worries of the
Heart, also published by the University of Chicago Press. special interest 75

Write No Matter
Advice for Academics

espite growing academic responsibilities, looming family
commitments, and ballooning inboxes, every scholar in this
catalog found ways to write a book. To those still struggling
to fulfill their writing goals, a finished bookor even steady jour-
nal articlesmay seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen
proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe.
Jensen begins by busting the myth that universities are supportive
Write No Matter What is research- and writing environments. She points out that academia, an arena dedi-
practice-based, direct, and written in an cated to scholarship, offers pressures that actually prevent scholarly
exceptionally readable style. Busy faculty writing. She shows how to acknowledge these less-than-ideal condi-
members will find creative and straight- tions, and how to keep these circumstances from draining writing time
forward strategies for creating more time, and energy. Jensen introduces tools and techniques that encourage
space, and energy for writing. frequent, low-stress writing. She points out common ways writers stall
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, and offers workarounds that maintain productivity. Her focus is not on
University of Massachusetts Amherst
content, but on how to overcome whatever stands in the way of aca-

Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, demic writing.

and Publishing Write No Matter What draws on popular and scholarly insights into
the writing process and stems from Jensens experience designing and
MAY 192 p. 51 /2 x 81 /2
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46167-0 directing a faculty writing program. With more than three decades as
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46170-0 an academic writer, Jensen knows what really helps and hinders the
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scholarly writing process for scholars in the humanities, social sciences,
REFERENCE and sciences.
Cut down the academic sword of Damocles, Jensen advises. Learn
how to write often and effectively, without pressure or shame. With her
encouragement, writers of all levels will find ways to create the writing
support they need and deserve.

Joli Jensen is the Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication at the Univer-

sity of Tulsa, where she founded and directs the Henneke Faculty Writing
Program. She is the author of Is Art Good For Us? Beliefs about High Culture in
American Life; The Nashville Sound: Authenticity and Commercialization in Country
Music; and Redeeming Modernity: Contradictions in Media Criticism.

76 special interest
Humanism Challenges Materialism in
Economics and Economic History

Most of the existing research on eco- and David Mitch have brought together
nomic history relies either solely or ul- a distinguished group of scholars who
timately on calculations of material in- synthesize and build on McCloskeys
terest to explain the major events of the work. The essays illustrate the ways
modern world. However, care must be in which the humanistic approach to
taken not to rely too heavily on materi- economics that McCloskey pioneered
alism, with its associated confidence in can open up new vistas for the study
perfectly rational actors that simply do of economic history and cultivate rich
not exist. What is needed is a more re- synergies with a wide range of disci-
alistic, human-centered approach that plines. The contributors show how val-
can take account of the role of nonma- ues and beliefs become embedded in
terial values and beliefs, an approach the language of economics and shape
convincingly articulated by Deirdre economic outcomes. Chapters on meth- JANUARY 312 p., 2 halftones,
6 line drawings 6 x 9
McCloskey in her landmark trilogy of odology are accompanied by case stud- ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42958-8
books on the moral and ethical basis of ies discussing particular episodes in Cloth $65.00s/49.00
modern economic life. economic history. E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42961-8

Roderick Floud, Santhi Hejeebu, ECONOMICS HISTORY

Roderick Floud is an economic historian and president emeritus of London Metropolitan

University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including, The Cambridge
Economic History of Modern Britain: Volumes I and II. Santhi Hejeebu is associate professor in
the Department of Economics at Cornell College. David Mitch is professor in and chair of
the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the
author of The Rise of Popular Literacy in Victorian England.

After the Flood

How the Great Recession Changed Economic Thought

The past three decades have been impact on our understanding of global
characterized by vast changes to global financial markets and the innovative
financial marketsand not in politi- processes whereby scholars have adapted
cally unstable countries but in the heart their research to gain a greater under-
of the developed world, from the Great standing of them. Among the contribu-
Recession in the United States to the tors are Jos Scheinkman and Lars
banking crises in Japan and the Euro- Peter Hansen, who bring up to date de-
zone. As we try to make sense of what cades of collaborative research on the
caused these crises and how we might mechanisms that tie financial markets
reduce risk factors and prevent recur- to the broader economy; Patrick Bolton,
rence, the fields of finance and eco- who argues that limiting bankers pay
nomics have also seen vast change, as may be more effective than limiting the
scholars and researchers have advanced activities they can undertake; Edward MARCH 304 p., 17 halftones,
19 line drawings, 15 tables 6 x 9
their thinking to better respond to the Glaeser and Bruce Sacerdote, who study ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44354-6
recent crises. the social dynamics of markets; and E. Cloth $55.00s/41.50
A momentous collection of the Glen Weyl, who argues that economists E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44368-3
best recent scholarship, After the Flood are influenced by the incentives their ECONOMICS
illustrates both the scope of the crises consulting opportunities create.

Edward L. Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard
University, where he also directs the Taubman Center for State and Local Government
at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Tano Santos is the David L. and Elsie M.
Dodd Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University. E. Glen Weyl
is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research New York City and a visiting senior research
scholar in the Department of Economics at Yale University. special interest 77
Knot of the Soul
Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam

In this unsettling and innovative chosis in psychiatric hospitals, visionary

book, anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo torments of the soul in urban life, the
addresses the problem of the subject hardship of undocumented migration,
through a dual examination of the con- and the liturgical space of Quranic
cept of the unconscious in psychoanalysis healing. Demonstrating how contempo-
and Islamic theological-medical rea- rary Islamic cures for madness address
soning, reflecting on the maladies of some of the core preoccupations of the
the soul at a time of tremendous global psychoanalytic approach, she reveals
upheaval. Drawing on in-depth anthro- how a religious and ethical relation to
pological and historical research in Mo- the ordeal of madness might actually
rocco and on perceptive listening, she allow for spiritual transformation. Alto-
offers both an ethnographic journey gether, this sophisticated work illumi-
JUNE 384 p., 11 halftones 6 x 9 through madness and contemporary nates new dimensions of psychoanalysis
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46492-3 formations of despair and a philosophi- and the ethical imagination while also
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cal and theological exploration of the sensitively examining the collective psy-
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46508-1
Paper $37.50s/28.00 vicissitudes of the psyche and soul. chic strife that so many communities
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46511-1 Pandolfos study spans a breadth endure today.
ANTHROPOLOGY RELIGION that encompasses experiences of psy-

Stefania Pandolfo is professor and director of the Medical Anthropology Program on Criti-
cal Studies in Medicine, Science, and the Body at the University of California, Berkeley.
She is the author of Impasse of the Angels.

Living and Trading in Electronic Finance

We often think of finance as a glamor- and brokers, and on international di-

ous world, a place where investment rect trading experience, Predas fasci-
bankers amass huge profits in gleam- nating ethnography investigates how
ing downtown skyscrapers. Theres an- ordinary people take up financial
other side to finance, thoughthe mil- trading, how they form communities
lions of amateurs who log on to their of their own behind their computer
computers every day to make their own screens, and how electronic finance en-
trades. The shocking truth, however, is courages them to trade more and more
that less than 2% of these amateur trad- frequently. Along the way, Preda finds
ers make a consistent profit. Why, then, the answer to the paradox of amateur
do they do it? tradingthe traders arent so much
In Noise, Alex Preda explores the seeking monetary rewards in the finan-
FEBRUARY 264 p., 2 line drawings 6 x 9 world of the people who trade even cial markets, rather the trading itself
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42734-8 when by all measures they would be bet- helps them to fulfill their own personal
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ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42748-5 ter off not trading. Based on firsthand goals and aspirations.
Paper $35.00s/26.50 observations, interviews with traders
E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-42751-5
Alex Preda is professor at Kings College London. He is the author of Framing Finance: The
Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism, also published by the University of Chicago
Press, and coeditor of the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance.

78 special interest
The Politics of Value
Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

The Great Recession not only shook tem. In the first case, activists raised
Americans economic faith but also questions about the responsibilities of
prompted powerful critiques of eco- business, in the second about the sig-
nomic institutions. This timely book nificance of local economies, and in
explores three movements that gath- the third about the contributions of
ered force after 2008: the benefit cor- the public sector. Through these move-
poration, which requires social respon- ments, Jane L. Collins maps a set of
sibility and eschews share price as the cultural conversations about the types
best metric for success; the Slow Money of investments and activities that con-
movement, which fosters peer-to-peer tribute to the health of the economy.
investing; and the 2011 Wisconsin pro- Compelling and persuasive, The Poli-
tests against a bill restricting the union tics of Value offers a new framework for
rights of state workers. viewing economic value, one grounded MARCH 192 p. 6 x 9
Each case shows how the con- in thoughtful assessment of the social ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44600-4
division of labor and the relationship of Cloth $75.00x/56.50
crete actions of a group of citizens can
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prompt us to reflect on what is needed the state and the market to civil society. Paper $26.00s/19.50
for a just and sustainable economic sys- E-book ISBN-13: 978-0-226-44628-8
Jane L. Collins is professor of community and environmental sociology at the University of
WisconsinMadison. She is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of several books, including
Threads: Gender, Labor, and Power in the Global Apparel Industry, also published by the Univer-
sity of Chicago Press.

special interest 79

80 paperbacks

Of Beards and Men

The Revealing History of Facial Hair

rom the hipster heart of Brooklyn to the Midwestern plains,
beards are everywhere. When did beards go from patchy playoff
tradition to gentlemanly comportment? Of Beards and Men
makes the case that todays bearded renaissance is part of a centuries-
long cycle in which facial hairstyles have varied in response to chang-
ing ideals of masculinity. Christopher Oldstone-Moore adeptly lays to
rest common misperceptions about beards and vividly illustrates the
connection between grooming, identity, culture, and masculinity. To a
surprising degree, we find, the history of men is written on their faces.
A history of Western civilization as written on the faces of its lead-
Oldstone-Moores long view on our
ing men.Washington Post
unshaven history is likely to stand
Its unlikely you'll take any beardor mustacheat face value
unchallenged for some time.
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The Chicago Guide

to Communicating
Second Edition

or more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Sci-
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Praise for the first edition
This new edition has been thoroughly revised to address crucial
Montgomery wants scientists to cast off issues in the changing landscape of scientific communication, with
the straitjacket of convention when they an increased focus on those writers working in corporate settings,
write for other scientists, or at least to government, and nonprofit organizations, as well as academia. Half a
ask a friend to loosen the ties. He covers dozen new chapters tackle the evolving needs and paths of scientific
a huge amount of ground, from papers writers. These sections address plagiarism and fraud, writing graduate
and review articles to book reviews, theses, translating scientific material, communicating science to the
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metaphor and the occasional rhetorical about their work in the larger context of communication about science,
flourish. addressing the roles of media and the public in scientific attitudes as
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author or coauthor of numerous books, most recently The Shape of the New:
Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World and Does Science Need a Global
Language? English and the Future of Research, the latter published by the Univer-
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The Architecture of
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rom sprawling houses to compact bungalows and from world-
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William Allin Storrer is one of the experts leading this charge,
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published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Awake in the Dark

The Best of Roger Ebert
Second Edition
With an Updated Foreword by David Bordwell

or nearly half a century, Roger Eberts wide knowledge, keen
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Ebert loves movies more, and better, than
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Shakespeares Rome
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For more than forty years, Paul A. Can- In Shakespeares Rome, Cantor ex-
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University of Chicago Press New Publications Spring 2017 AUTHOR INDEX
Abramson/Obsolescence, 86 Furey/Poetic Relations, 55 Lawson/Evidence of the Law, 59 Roberts/Blackface Nation, 30
Akerman/Decolonizing the Map, Garoupa/Judicial Reputation, 86 Lee/Isa Genzken, 37 Roosth/Synthetic, 61
35 Gebhardt/Vaudeville Melodies, Lee/Natures Fabric, 19 Rotella/The Bittersweet
Alberro/Abstraction in Reverse, 60 Legassie/The Medieval Science, 22
39 Gennari/Flavor and Soul, 26 Invention of Travel, 53 Sayre/The Politics of Scale, 66
Archambault/Mobile Secrets, Gerard/The Art of Creative Lidgard/Biological Individuality, Schickore/About Method, 32
74 Research, 25 65 Schumacher/Doodling for
Aronson/We, 21 Gershon/Down and Out in the Liechty/Far Out, 72 Academics, 12
Asma/The Evolution of New Economy, 5 Losh/MOOCs and Their Schwartz/Little Kisses, 27
Imagination, 16 Glaeser/After the Flood, 77 Afterlives, 56 Slocum/The Nature of Legal
Atkinson/Combative Politics, 41 Goldberg/Modernity and the Maclean/A River Runs through It Interpretation, 58
Bardes/Diary of Our Fatal Jews in Western Social Thought, and Other Stories, 6 Soltis/Phylogeny and Evolution
Illness, 27 68 Maclean/Young Men and Fire, 7 of the Angiosperms, 65
Becker/Evidence, 67 Goldstein/Sweet Science, 52 Manchester/Phylogeny and Spicer Rice/Dr. Eleanors Book
Ben-Yehoyada/The Mediterra- Grande/Curators, 4 Evolution of Angiosperms, 65 of Common Ants, 15
nean Incarnate, 35 Halpern/Eclipse of Action, 51 Marcon/The Knowledge of Spicer Rice/Dr. Eleanors Book
Berk-Seligson/The Bilingual Hannig/Beyond Surgery, 73 Nature, 86 of Common Ants of California, 15
Courtroom, 59 Harper/Make It Rain, 29 Martin/Thinking Through Spicer Rice/Dr. Eleanors Book
Berrey/Rights on Trial, 72 Harrison/The Territories of Methods, 70 of Common Ants of Chicago, 15
Bryan-Wilson/Fray, 36 Science and Religion, 86 May/A Fragile Life, 17 Spicer Rice/Dr. Eleanors Book
Cameron/The Bond of the Hayles/Unthought, 49 McCracken/In the Skin of a of Common Ants of New York
Furthest Apart, 50 Heath/Wealth, Commerce, and Beast, 54 City, 15
Cantor/Shakespeares Roman Philosophy, 45 McDowell/The Invention of the Spicer Rice/Dr. Eleanors Book
Trilogy, 43 Hennen/The Peregrine Returns, Oral, 51 of Spiders with Chris Buddle, 15
Cantor/Shakespeares Rome, 85 13 McGhee Hassrick/The Stein/Going Public, 24
Carrard/History as a Kind of Hick/Artistic License, 45 Ambitious Elementary School, 57 Storrer/The Architecture of
Writing, 34 Hodgkin/Following Searle on McGovern/A Socialist Peace? 74 Frank Lloyd Wright, Fourth
Celarent/Varieties of Social Twitter, 48 Melzer/Philosophy Between the Edition, 83
Imagination, 67 Hornsby/Picturing America, 10 Lines, 86 Tarver/The I in Team, 46
Chapman/The Legal Epic, 50 Howard/Thinking Like a Political Mickenberg/American Girls in Taylor/Music in the World, 61
Chaskin/Integrating the Inner Scientist, 40 Red Russia, 8 Taylor/William Kentridge, 38
City, 86 Hudson/Bankers and Empire, 29 Mikhail/Under Osmans Tree, 31 Tenorio-Trillo/Latin America, 34
Cheney/Crying for Our Elders, 73 Hyra/Race, Class, and Politics in Moi/Revolution of the Ordinary, Teston/Bodies in Flux, 44
Cheney/Cul de Sac, 32 the Cappuccino City, 71 52 The University of Chicago
Clarno/Neoliberal Apartheid, 70 Iversen/Photography, Trace, and Montgomery/The Chicago Guide School Mathematics Project/
Cocks/Visions of Sodom, 33 Trauma, 37 to Communicating Science, 82 Everyday Mathematics for
Collins/The Politics of Value, 79 Jensen/Write No Matter What, Morgan/The Outward Mind, 63 Parents, 23
Cortright/Drones and the Future 76 Mutongi/Matatu, 75 Throntveit/Power without
of Armed Conflict, 86 Jobs/Backpack Ambassadors, Nelson/Tough Enough, 53 Victory, 30
Daston/Science in the Archives, 33 OConnell/Our Latest Longest Van Horn/Wildness, 60
64 Johnston/Machiavelli on Liberty War, 1 Vazquez/Aspects, 39
de Brosses/The Returns of and Conflict, 48 Oldstone-Moore/Of Beards and Wagner-Pacifici/What Is an
Fetishism, 75 Josephson-Storm/The Myth of Men, 81 Event? 69
Dudley/Guitar Makers, 86 Disenchantment, 56 Pandolfo/Knot of the Soul, 78 Walls/Henry David Thoreau, 2
Eason/Big House on the Prairie, Jou/Supersizing Urban America, Parthasarathy/Patent Politics, Zimmerman/The Case for
69 18 31 Contention, 58
Ebert/Awake in the Dark, 84 Kay/Animal Skins and the Pearl/Face/On, 44 Zuckert/Leo Strauss and the
Engel/Gershom Scholem, 55 Reading Self in Medieval Latin Peters/Improvising Problem of Political Philosophy,
Finley/All the Boats on the and French Bestiaries, 54 Improvisation, 46 86
Ocean, 64 Kean/The Great Cat and Dog Preda/Noise, 66 Zuckert/Machiavellis Politics,
Floud/Humanism Challenges Massacre, 28 Radin/Life on Ice, 63 47
Materialism in Economics, 77 Kinder/Neither Liberal nor Ramey/More Than a Feeling, 42
Foliard/Dislocating the Orient, Conservative, 42 Remer/Ethics and the Orator, 43
71 Krinsky/Who Cleans the Park?, Richards/Darwin and the
Fullilove/The Profit of the Earth, 68 Making of Sexual Selection, 62
62 Labaree/A Perfect Mess, 20 Rios/Human Targets, 9
TITLE INDEX University of Chicago Press New Publications Spring 2017
About Method/Schickore, 32 Down and Out in the New Knot of the Soul/Pandolfo, 78 The Politics of Scale/Sayre, 66
Abstraction in Reverse/Alberro, Economy/Gershon, 5 The Knowledge of Nature and The Politics of Value/Collins,
39 Dr. Eleanors Book of Common the Nature of Knowledge in 79
After the Flood/Glaeser, Ants/Rice, Wild, Dunn, 1415 Early Modern Japan/Marcon, Power without Victory/
Santos, Weyl, 77 Dr. Eleanors Book of Common 86 Throntveit, 30
All the Boats on the Ocean/ Ants of California/Rice, Wild, Latin America/Tenorio-Trillo, 34 The Profit of the Earth/
Finley, 64 Dunn, 1415 The Legal Epic/Chapman, 50 Fullilove, 62
The Ambitious Elementary Dr. Eleanors Book of Common Leo Strauss and the Problem Race, Class, and Politics in
School/Hassrick, Raudenbush, Ants of Chicago/Rice, Wild, of Political Philosophy/Zuckert, the Cappuccino City/Hyra, 71
Rosen, 57 Dunn, 1415 Zuckert, 86 The Returns of Fetishism/de
American Girls in Red Russia/ Dr. Eleanors Book of Common Life on Ice/Radin, 63 Brosses, Morris, Leonard, 75
Mickenberg, 8 Ants of New York City/Rice, Little Kisses/Schwartz, 27 Revolution of the Ordinary/
Animal Skins and the Read- Wild, Dunn, 1415 Machiavelli on Liberty and Moi, 52
ing Self in Medieval Latin and Dr. Eleanors Book of Common Conflict/Johnston, Urbanati, Rights on Trial/Berrey, Nelson,
French Bestiaries/Kay, 54 Spiders/Rice, Buddle, 1415 Vergara, 48 Nielsen, 72
The Architecture of Frank Drones and the Future of Machiavellis Politics/Zuckert, A River Runs through It and
Lloyd Wright/Storrer, 83 Armed Conflict/Cortright, 47 Other Stories/Maclean, 67
The Art of Creative Research/ Fairhurst, Wall, 86 Make It Rain/Harper, 29 Science in the Archives/
Gerard, 25 Eclipse of Action/Halpern, 51 Matatu/Mutongi, 75 Daston, 64
Artistic License/Hick, 45 Ethics and the Orator/Remer, The Medieval Invention of Shakespeares Roman Trilogy/
Aspects/Vazquez, 39 43 Travel/Legassie, 53 Cantor, 43
Awake in the Dark/Ebert, 84 Everyday Mathematics for Par- The Mediterranean Incarnate/ Shakespeares Rome/Cantor,
Backpack Ambassadors/Jobs, ents/The University of Chicago Ben-Yehoyada, 35 85
33 School Mathematics Project, 23 Mobile Secrets/Archambault, A Socialist Peace?/McGovern,
Bankers and Empire/Hudson, Evidence/Becker, 67 74 74
29 Evidence of the Law/Lawson, Modernity and the Jews in Supersizing Urban America/
Beyond Surgery/Hannig, 73 59 Western Thought/Goldberg, 68 Jou, 18
Big House on the Prairie/ The Evolution of Imagination/ MOOCs and Their Afterlives/ Sweet Science/Goldstein, 52
Eason, 69 Asma, 16 Losh, 56 Synthetic/Roosth, 61
The Bilingual Courtroom/ Face/On/Pearl, 44 More Than a Feeling/Ramey, The Territories of Science and
Berk-Seligson, 59 Far Out/Liechty, 72 Klingler, Hollibaugh Jr., 42 Religion/Harrison, 86
Biological Individuality/Lidgard, Flavor and Soul/Gennari, 26 Music in the World/Taylor, 61 Thinking Like a Political
Nyhart, 65 Following Searle on Twitter/ The Myth of Disenchantment/ Scientist/Howard, 40
The Bittersweet Science/ Hodgkin, 48 Josephson-Storm, 56 Thinking Through Methods/
Rotella, Ezra, 22 A Fragile Life/May, 17 The Nature of Legal Martin, 70
Blackface Nation/Roberts, 30 Fray/Bryan-Wilson, 36 Interpretation/Slocum, 58 Tough Enough/Nelson, 53
Bodies in Flux/Teston, 44 Gershom Scholem/Engel, 55 Natures Fabric/Lee, 19 Under Osmans Tree/Mikhail,
The Bond of the Furthest Going Public/Stein, Daniels, 24 Neither Liberal nor 31
Apart/Cameron, 50 A Good That Transcends/ Conservative/Kinder, Kalmoe, 42 Unthought/Hayles, 49
The Case for Contention/ Freyfogle, 66 Neoliberal Apartheid/Clarno, 70 Varieties of Social
Zimmerman, Robertson, 58 The Great Cat and Dog Mas- Noise/Preda, 78 Imagination/Celarent, 67
The Chicago Guide to Commu- sacre/Kean, 28 Obsolescence/Abramson, 86 Vaudeville Melodies/Gebhardt,
nicating Science/Montgomery, Guitar Makers/Dudley, 86 Of Beards and Men/Oldstone- 60
82 Henry David Thoreau/Walls, Moore, 81 Visions of Sodom/Cocks, 33
Combative Politics/Atkinson, 23 The Origins of Cool in Postwar We/Aronson, 21
41 History as a Kind of Writing/ America/Dinerstein, 11 Wealth, Commerce, and Phi-
Crying for Our Elders/Cheney, Carrard, 34 Our Latest Longest War/ losophy/Heath, Kaldis, 45
73 Human Targets/Rios, 9 OConnell, 1 What Is an Event?/Wagner-
Cul de Sac/Cheney, 32 Humanism Challenges The Outward Mind/Morgan, 63 Pacifici, 69
Curators/Grande, 4 Materialism in Economics Patent Politics/Parthasarathy, Who Cleans the Park?/Krinsky,
Darwin and the Making of and Economic History/Floud, 31 Simonet, 68
Sexual Selection/Richards, 62 Hejeebu, Mitch, 77 The Peregrine Returns/ Wildness/Van Horn,
Decolonizing the Map/ The I in Team/Tarver, 46 Hennen, 13 Hausdoerffer, 60
Akerman, 35 In the Skin of a Beast/ A Perfect Mess/Labaree, 20 William Kentridge/Taylor, 38
Diary of Our Fatal Illness/ McCracken, 54 Philosophy Between the Lines/ Write No Matter What/Jensen,
Bardes, 27 Improvising Improvisation/ Melzer, 86 76
Dislocating the Orient/Foliard, Peters, 46 Photography, Trace, and Young Men and Fire/Maclean,
71 Integrating the Inner City/ Trauma/Iversen, 37 67
Doodling for Academics/ Chaskin, Joseph, 86 Phylogeny and Evolution of the
Schumacher, 12 The Invention of the Oral/ Angiosperms/Soltis, Soltis,
McDowell, 51 Endress, Chase, Manchester,
Isa Genzken/Lee, 37 Judd, Majure, Mavrodiev, 65
Judicial Reputation/Garoupa, Picturing America/Hornsby, 10
Ginsburg, 86 Poetic Relations/Furey, 55
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