Bibliographies

We invite visiting authors and scholars to submit a "Bibliography," with or without annotation, of books in some way related to their own book or work. Check each post for details on related events!

May 30th, 2018

How we feel is as vital to our survival as how we think. This claim, based on the premise that emotions are largely adaptive, serves as the organizing theme of Why We Need Religion. This book is a novel...
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May 24th, 2018

 Drawing on more than a decade of research—in molecular biology labs, commercial startups, governmental agencies, and civic spaces—Jenny Reardon demonstrates how the extensive efforts to transform genomics from high tech informatics practiced by a few to meaningful knowledge beneficial to all exposed the limits of long-cherished liberal modes of knowing and governing life. Those in the American South challenged the value of being included in genomics when no hospital served their community. Ethicists and lawyers charged with overseeing Scottish DNA and data questioned how to develop a system of ownership for these resources when their capacity to create things...

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May 23rd, 2018

From bestselling author Douglas Farr comes Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. Sustainable Nation seeks to shift the sustainability conversation towards the issue of how to change faster than ever be­fore. The book posits that society can overcome our major challenges around decarbonization in four generations: the lifetime of a child born today.

It is an ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, policymakers, architects, engaged stakeholders, and anyone who is eager to make a positive impact on our—and our descendants’—buildings, cities, and lives. Douglas Farr will discuss Sustainable Nation: Urban Patterns for the Future...

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May 15th, 2018

The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies. In this provocative book, Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice. Samuel will discuss...

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May 14th, 2018

Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right?  Radical Markets turns this thinking--and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant nineteenth-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation....

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May 11th, 2018

“I’ve still got my health so what do I care?” goes a lyric in an old Cole Porter song. Most of us, in fact, assume we can’t live full lives, or take on life’s challenges, without also assuming that we’re basically healthy and will be for the foreseeable future. But these days, our health and well-being are sorted through an ever-expanding, profit-seeking financial complex that monitors, controls, and commodifies our very existence. Given that our access to competent, affordable health care grows more precarious each day, the arrival of Health Care Under the Knife could not be more timely. In this empowering book, noted health-care...

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May 8th, 2018

What do midcentury “confessional” poets have in common with today’s reality TV stars? They share an inexplicable urge to make their lives an open book, and also a sense that this book can never be finished. Christopher Grobe argues that, in postwar America, artists like these forged a new way of being in the world. Identity became a kind of work—always ongoing, never complete—to be performed on the public stage.  

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May 7th, 2018

A new classic in the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Shop Class as SoulcraftHandmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction will help creative people in any field reconnect to the source of their creativity and revitalize their...

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May 5th, 2018

After September 11, 2001, the global War on Terror has made clear that Islam and Muslims are central to an imperial system of racism. Prior to 9/11, white supremacy had a violent relationship of dominance with Islam and Muslims. Racism against Muslims today borrows from centuries of white supremacy and is a powerful and effective tool to maintain the status quo. With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call...

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April 24th, 2018
 
Fortnight on Maxwell Street is a reluctant hero’s journey of...
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