With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. Julien traces her life as an African American woman growing up in middle-class New Orleans in the 1950s and 1960s. Julien's narratives focus on her relationship with her mother, family, community, and the city itself, while touching upon life after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
"Bennett challenges his readers to rethink the black experience in colonial Mexico. ...He persuasively argues that exploitative labor systems, violence, and social hierarchy cannot, by themselves, define Afro-Mexican history..." —Robert Douglas Cope, Brown University
T. C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists, 1896–1914
Rachel Berenson Perry
"John Oliver has produced a record of distinguished scholarship during his career and there is tremendous need and value in this particular book for Hoosiers." —John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State University
"In these pages, Maclure comes alive in all his energy, genius, generosity, and glaring idiosyncrasies. ...The merits of Warren's work promise to make [this book] the standard biography." —Donald Pitzer, author of America's Communal Utopias
Giving circles have been seen as the most democratic of philanthropic mechanisms, working to meet social needs and solve community problems, while enhancing the civic education and participation of their members. Eikenberry examines this new phenomenon and considers what role voluntary associations and philanthropy can or should play in a democratic society.
"Hammack and Heydemann are filling an important gap in the literature on philanthropy, with a book that goes beyond the usual generalizations about the imposition of Western models backed by economic power or the celebration of global activism and its seamless—and disincarnated—networks of activists." —Nicolas Guilhot, London School of Economics
The UN and Development
In the first comprehensive overview of the development policies and activities of the United Nations system from the late 1940s to the present, Stokke demonstrates the UN's essential role and its future challenges in aiding the least developed countries and the globe's billion poorest inhabitants.
A remarkable partnership between the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya has built one of the most comprehensive and successful programs in the world to control HIV/AIDS.
Red Sea Citizens
In the late 19th century, the port of Massawa, in Eritrea on the Red Sea, was a thriving, vibrant, multiethnic commercial hub. This book tells the story of how Massawa rose to prominence as one of Northeast Africa's most important shipping centers.
Sango in Africa and the African Diaspora
Edited by Joel E. Tishken, Toyin Falola, and Akintunde Akinyemi
This volume considers the spread of polytheistic religious traditions from West Africa, the mythic Sango, the historical Sango, and syncretic traditions of Sango worship. Readers with an interest in the Yoruba and their religious cultures will find a diverse, complex, and comprehensive portrait of Sango worship in Africa and the African world.
A readable collection of artist interviews accompanied by historical backgrounds, biographical profiles, and lavish illustrations, this volume explores a broad spectrum of groundbreaking animation projects ranging from interactive installations and virtual environments to digital theater and telematic imaging.
Censorship in South Asia
Edited by Raminder Kaur and William Mazzarella
This book offers an expansive and comparative exploration of cultural regulation in contemporary and colonial South Asia. The contributors investigate a wide range of public cultural phenomena, from the cinema to advertising, from street politics to political communication, and from the adjudication of blasphemy to the management of obscenity.
Aging and the Indian Diaspora
"Sarah Lamb's compassionate voice and reflexive insights weave around the moving narratives of Bengali elders in this beautifully written, theoretically sophisticated ethnography. A classic in the anthropology of India, comparative modernities, and aging." —Kirin Narayan, author of My Family and Other Saints
"Nothing is harder to bring back to life than a dead pianist, no matter how effervescent or influential. The art dies with the fingers. What Allan Evans has done—not once but three times—is to make the late artist seem absolutely relevant to our times." —Norman Lebrecht
"Neal combines thoughtful, meticulous, razor-sharp analyses of songs and performances with an encyclopedic knowledge of country music history and of the connections between songs and performers." —Peter LaChapelle, author of Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California
"With a deep sensitivity to the nuances of Heidegger's German, this translation retains a liveliness and readability that captures something of the urgency and creativity of Heidegger's original presentation." —Christopher P. Long, Pennsylvania State University
"Long before the authors of the Radical Orthodoxy movement sought to move beyond the hegemony of secular reason and the false humility of theology, Bonhoeffer was pressing these very same issues." —Barry Harvey, Baylor University
Since its publication in 1993, Getting Back into Place has been recognized as a pioneering study of the importance of place in people's lives. This edition includes new material that reflects on the development of the field of environmental philosophy and presents Casey's current thinking on place and home in our increasingly troubled world.
In this volume, eminent New Testament scholars, historians, and philosophers debate whether Paul's promise can be fulfilled. Is the proper work of reading Paul to reconstruct what he said to his audiences? Is it crucial to retrieve the sense of history from the text? What are the philosophical undercurrents of Paul's message? This scholarly dialogue ushers in a new generation of Pauline studies.
The Speed of Light
In this mind-expanding exploration of light, Grandy moves from the scientific to the existential, from Einstein to Merleau-Ponty, from light as a phenomenon to light as that which is constitutive of reality.