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Exploring American Girlhood through 50 Historic Treasures

by Ashley E. Remer & Tiffany R. Isselhardt

Who are the girls that helped build America?

Conventional history books shed little light on the influence and impact of girls’ contributions to society and culture. This oversight is challenged by Girl Museum...


Gen Z

by Regina Luttrell & Karen McGrath

Explores how Gen Z is a generation to be admired and celebrated for their superhero qualities.

From the authors of The Millennial Mindset: Unraveling Fact from Fiction, comes this thought-provoking in-depth consideration...


Ten Days in a Mad-House - Feigning Insanity in Order to Reveal Asylum Horrors

by Bly & Frances E. Willard

?Ten Days in a Mad-House? is an 1887 work by American journalist Elizabeth Seaman. Originally published as a series of articles for the New York World, the book contains Seaman's ground-breaking exposé of an...


Senior Services Today

by Ashley Brooks

Senior citizens (frequently referred to by the more inclusive term “older adults”) are one of the largest and fastest growing demographics in the world. Public libraries have a duty to serve these individuals...


Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy

by Shireen Walton

?Who am I at this (st)age? Where am I and where should I be, and how and where should I live?? These questions, which individuals ask themselves throughout their lives, are among the central themes of this book,...


Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland

by Pauline Garvey & Daniel Miller

There are not many books about how people get younger. It doesn?t happen very often. But Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland documents a radical change in the experience of ageing.

Based on two ethnographies,...


The Global Smartphone

by Daniel Miller, Shireen Walton, Xinyuan Wang & Laila Abed Rabho et al.

The smartphone is often literally right in front of our nose, so you would think we would know what it is. But do we? To find out, 11 anthropologists each spent 16 months living in communities in Africa, Asia,...


A Southern Perspective on Development Studies

by Carlos Mallorquin

Episodes in the history of Latin American social sciences and the various discursive formations communicated by means of a Western-centric language might be especially uncomfortable or intractable to the reader,...


Magical gems in their contexts

by Kata Endreffy, M. Nagy Arpad & Jeffrey Spier

The studies in this book derive from an international workshop held in Budapest in 2012 on magical gems: precious stone amulets engraved with inscriptions, images and magical signs, which represent the most...


Driven

by Marcello Di Cintio

In conversations with drivers ranging from veterans of foreign wars to Indigenous women protecting one another, Di Cintio explores the borderland of the North American taxi.

?The taxi,? writes Marcello Di Cintio,...


Red Nation Rising

by David Correia, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Nick Estes & Melanie Yazzie et al.

Red Nation Rising is the first book ever to investigate and explain the violent dynamics of bordertowns. Bordertowns are white-dominated towns and cities that operate according to the same political and spatial...


Common Preservation

by Jeremy Brecher & Todd Vachon

As world leaders eschew cooperation to address climate change, nuclear proliferation, economic meltdown, and other threats to our survival, more and more people experience a pervasive sense of dread and despair....


Seconds Out

by Alison Dean

Kicking ass and taking notes?what it?s like to be a woman in the ring.

Alison Dean teaches English literature. She also kicks people. Hard.

Despite having several amateur fights under her belt, she struggles...


The Perfect Vagina

by Lindy McDougall

In the West, a specific ideal for female genitalia has emerged: one of absence, a "clean slit," attained through the removal of pubic hair and, increasingly, through female genital cosmetic surgery known as...


Running in Good Faith?

by Alan D. Krinsky

Could a religiously observant Jew, in good conscience, run as a libertarian candidate, promoting a libertarian platform? Or, would doing so betray fundamental Jewish values? Running in Good Faith? Observant...


Jane Jacobs's First City

by Glenna Lang

A thorough investigation of how Jane Jacobs?s ideas about the life and economy of great cities grew from her home city, Scranton

Jane Jacobs?s First City vividly reveals how this influential thinker and writer?s...


The Homeschool Choice

by Kate Henley Averett

The surprising reasons parents are opting out of the public school system and homeschooling their kids

Homeschooling has skyrocketed in popularity in the United States: in 2019, a record-breaking 2.5 million...


Remake the World

by Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor, a leading intellectual and organizer on the left discusses the growing appeal of socialism in a world with such extreme economic inequality. She looks at how to get the most out of organizing meetings...


Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures

by Arielle Zibrak

"My guilty pleasure wasn?t just reading low-brow fiction or even female-authored fiction, it was being femme itself."

What is it about ribald romance novels, luxurious interior design, and frothy wedding dresses...


The Operating System

by Eric Laursen & Maia Ramnath

  • A work of political philosophy written for a general audience
  • We’re living through a period of profound disillusion with the institutions of the State. A 2017 poll by Pew Research Center found that only 43%...