"An ethnographic and historical examination of Islamic ritual practices in the era of mass communication, The Calls of Islam provides a superb demonstration of anthropological analysis at its best. A major contribution to our understanding of the complicated nexus of religion, nationalism, and technology." —Charles Hirschkind, University of California, Berkeley
"Opens promising vistas for legal and political discourse. Its multidisciplinary orientation and the erudition of the author make for a text that has crossover appeal." —Olúfémi Táíwò, Cornell University
"Captures the dynamic quality of life in a great African city as people prove their entrepreneurial genius without ever losing sight of collective goals and shows contexts of contemporary African life through the eyes and voices of Africans themselves. It is their imaginary that is presented here." —Allen F. Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles
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"A unique and novel approach. . . . The volume, led off by Green's substantial introduction, adds nuance to the Central Asia field and elevates our understanding of travel literature as a genre." —Scott Levi, Ohio State University
"A concrete, thoughtful guide to teaching an important but difficult subject in a complex way, useful to both secondary and college-level teachers . . . a rich and critical case study of interdisciplinary teaching." —Sherry Linkon, Youngstown State University
"Death in 'Winterreise' brings a fresh new perspective on the expressive power of Schubert’s great cycle. Suurpää negotiates skillfully between larger contexts and individual details. Neither imposing nor ignoring its cyclic aspects, he allows the inexorable trajectory of the latter part of these winter songs to tell its own narrative and musical story." —Frank Samarotto, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
"Sometimes a document appears which crystallizes the knowledge of a subject in an unprecedented way. This video-documentary does just that. It is a splendid achievement and an invaluable resource." —Piano & Keyboard
The landscape of the Calumet, an area that sits astride the Indiana–Illinois state line at the southern end of Lake Michigan was shaped by the glaciers that withdrew toward the end of the last ice age—about 45,000 years ago. In the years since, many natural forces, including wind, running water, and the waves of Lake Michigan, have continued to shape the land.
In 1982, a time of new and unprecedented challenges for television and radio, John Whitney became Director General of London's Independent Broadcasting Authority. To Serve the People draws from Whitney’s experience during these difficult times.