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October 13th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore constructions of American identity, from a refugee who institutionalized Latin American philosophy, to the racism of retail branding, and a sprawling history of Texas as an idea. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com...

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October 6th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore a range of psychological perspectives on right-wing extremism, from diagnoses of frustrated drives to connections with cultism and apocalyptic impulses. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


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October 5th, 2019

 


A place like the Seminary Co-op is in some sense made of writing, but what can writing make? That question finds its way in conversations with Timothy Cresswell, Dani Shapiro and others on the first episode of the third season of Open Stacks.


"For decades, Maxwell Street was a place where people from all corners of the city mingled to buy and sell...

Open Stacks Podcast
September 29th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore population movements with a study of the marginalization of transnational subjects, a travel journal reflecting on Jewish life in Latin America, and a history of Polish Chicago. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


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September 22nd, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore the relationship between aesthetics and politics, from Syrian artistic practices in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings, to a novel of dystopian inequality, and a history of radical political syntheses in British avant garde music. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com...

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September 15th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore the constitution of transnational identities, from the geographic imaginations of black South African and African American writers, to a global history of Maoism. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.



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September 8th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore the social questions raised by science and technology, from neuroscientific perspectives on gender to the implications of synthetic meats and the bioethics of healthcare. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


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September 1st, 2019

On our Front Table this week, first explore histories of science, from a classic critique of racial pseudosciences to the long intellectual history of parallel universes. Then find imaginative and historical studies of the relation between capitalism and environmental catastrophe. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


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August 25th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, explore new perspectives on literary history with an investigation of the impact of archival practices on African American literature, a biography of a fifteenth-century Arab-language woman poet, and reflections on the meanings of a color across periods and media. Browse the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


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August 18th, 2019

On our Front Table this week, bring philosophical traditions to bear on contemporary life, from the classical articulation of cosmopolitanism to the concept of "bildung" and the practice of critique. Also find imaginative biographies that disclose broader worlds, including the woman who shot Andy Warhol, eighteen trans men at the turn of the twentieth century, and the marmoset of the Bloomsbury Set. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


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