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April 8th, 2021

In celebration of Earth Week, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores are pleased to present a series of reading lists addressing environmental issues and the challenges of sustainability. These lists are organized as part of UChicago ECo, a platform aimed at fostering connection among and support for the University of Chicago’s Environmental Community. You can find the full schedule of Earth Week events organized by UChicago ECo here, and learn how our shared community is thinking rigorously about environmental impact and ways to leverage data, practices, policies and creativity to help combat climate change. 

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Posted in: Bibliographies
April 8th, 2021


In celebration of Earth Week, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores are pleased to present a series of reading lists addressing environmental issues and the challenges of sustainability. These lists are organized as part of UChicago ECo, a platform aimed at fostering connection among and support for the University of Chicago’s Environmental Community. You can find the full schedule of Earth Week events organized by UChicago ECo here...

Posted in: Bibliographies
April 8th, 2021

 

In celebration of Earth Week, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores are pleased to present a series of reading lists addressing environmental issues and the challenges of sustainability. These lists are organized as part of UChicago ECo, a platform aimed at fostering connection among and support for the University of Chicago’s Environmental Community. You can find the full schedule of Earth Week events organized by UChicago ECo here, and learn how our shared community is thinking rigorously about environmental impact and ways to leverage data, practices, policies and creativity to help combat climate change. 

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Posted in: Bibliographies
April 8th, 2021

On April 12, join the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge for the first Cultures and Knowledge Workshop of the Spring Term. Professor Sarah Jessica Johnson will be discussing "Uncertainty is the Story: Cecilia’s Pregnancy in a Colonial Prison." This presentation explores how, in 1784, Cecilia Conway—a maroon woman arrested in New Orleans—asserted that she was pregnant and thereby leveraged the power of her reproductive labor. Cecilia was imprisoned at the height of a Spanish campaign against communities of cimarrones living outside New Orleans, and the prison at that time was crowded with maroons. The conversations between Cecilia and the prison's authorities that this work unearths constitute an original archive of Cecilia's assertions while accounting for their heavily-mediated and...

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April 2nd, 2021

On our Front Table this week, explore new histories of the twentieth-century literary landscape, from a former student's portrait of an influential theorist and critic to a refreshed understanding of an American novelist's literary collaborations with her partner, and a family history with close ties to the publishing industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


Absentees: On Variously Missing Persons (Zone Books)
Daniel Heller-Roazen

In thirteen interlocking chapters, Absentees explores the role of the missing in human communities, asking an urgent question: How does a person become a nonperson, whether by disappearance, disenfranchisement, or civil, social, or biological death? Only...

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March 26th, 2021

On our Front Table this week, explore interruptions of everyday life that reveal new paths forward, from the memoir of a cancer survivor attempting to rejoin the world, to the chronicle of a family that takes a collective gap year. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com


The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Catherine E. McKinley

Most of us grew up with images of African women that were purely anthropological, or they were...

Posted in: Front Table
March 19th, 2021

In our Front Table fiction selections, find meditations on family: a child is torn between parents and nations; an assemblage of Floridians grapple with the effects of parenthood and loss; a famous sci-fi writer takes on the profound disconnects between networks of origin and those of care; and a young woman uncovers secrets and roots in Istanbul. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com


A Beast in Paradise (Europa Editions)
Cécile Coulon

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March 12th, 2021

On our Front Table this week, explore stories from the lives of remarkable women: the complicated paths of the first two female American M.D.s; a barrier-breaking actress's life in her own words; a new translation of a French Azerbaijani writer's childhood memoirs; and the first biography of an acclaimed British author. Find the following titles and more at semcoop.com.


The Black Panther Party (Penguin Random House)
David F. Walker

Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant...

Posted in: Front Table
March 11th, 2021

John Mack was a Pulitzer Prize-winning psychiatrist who was challenged to look into claims of alien abduction, did so, and ended up believing the abductees. Did that make him credulous, or a visionary? Ralph Blumenthal's detailed, thoughtful and entertaining biography of Mack examines that question, and in doing so, probes the wider enigma of Mack himself. At risk of slipping into a psychiatric cliché, The Believer paints a picture of Mack as someone searching for answers to some of the biggest and most profound questions in life (not only extraterrestrial visitation, but also life after death), whilst simultaneously searching to fulfil some deep-seated need within himself. ...

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March 4th, 2021

On March 8, the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge will present the fourth in their Cultures and Knowledge Workshop series for the Winter Term. This workshop, titled "Democracy at Stake: Middle Class Ambivalance in Manila," will be presented by Professor Marco Garrido.

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The Filipino middle class was the leading group behind democratization in Manila at the end of the 20th century, helping bring about the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. In 2016, however, the upper and middle class largely voted for Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s most anti-democratic president since Marcos, and continued to support him even after his autocratic tendencies became apparent...

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