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Faculty Authors Fêted at Libraries Reception and Exhibition

Libraries Ninth Annual Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors

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Professor Angus Kress Gillespie described his work Crossing Under the Hudson to assembled guests at the Libraries Ninth Annual “Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors” opening reception Wednesday, March 21 in Alexander Library.  Acting Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard Edwards and Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Marianne Gaunt greeted participants and guests.  The exhibition will run March 23 - April 30 and will be on display in the lobby of the library. The exhibit includes 47 works by faculty in SAS and features four faculty with more than one publication. Information and descriptions of these publications are included below.

Excerpts from Professor Gillespie's "Tunnel Talk"

My most recent book is “Crossing Under the Hudson.” It’s the story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. It’s published by Rutgers University Press. I have tried to take a fresh look at the planning and construction…Of these two key links in the transportation infrastructure of NY and NJ. I also try to place these structures into a meaningful cultural context…With the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels have inspired.


Stephen King’s “The Stand” published in 1978 at 832 pages: U.S. Army develops super-flu as part of germ warfare. Something goes awry and 99.4% of humanity is killed. Larry Underwood of Manhattan flees on foot via Lincoln Tunnel: “There’s fresh air.  In fact, New Jersey never smelled so good.”

The film “Daylight” released in 1996, starring Sylvester Stallone: Thieves crash into a convoy of trucks carrying illegal toxic, volatile chemicals. The tunnel is collapsed at both ends, and people are trapped. Who can rescue them?  Only Sylvester Stallone because he knows the tunnel.

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Although movie critics generally prefer intellectual films that explore important ideas or portray heart-touching situations, they were remarkably kind to this action thriller, giving it full credit for what it was. For example, Susan Stark of the Detroit News wrote, “You’ve got fire, flood, and mud. You’ve got poisoned air, frazzled electrical connections, crumbling masonry.  You’ve got rats.” What’s not to like? Similarly, Gary Arnold of the Washington Times summarized the film by writing, “Vivid apprehensions about death by collision, crushing, suffocation, and conflagration are confirmed in a matter of minutes, and then enhanced by fears of drowning.” Finally, Melinda Miller of The Buffalo News paid this film the ultimate compliment by comparing it to a couple of horror classics when she wrote, “'Daylight’ will do for tunnels what ‘Jaws’ did for the beach and ‘Psycho’ did for showers."


Celebration of Recently Published Faculty Authors

SAS Publications

The Abyss of Madness
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
George E. Atwood
Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity. Utilizing the post-Cartesian psychoanalytic approach of phenomenological contextualism, as well as almost 50 years of clinical experience, George Atwood presents detailed case studies depicting individuals in crisis and the successes and failures that occurred in their treatment. Topics range from depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder to dreams, dissociative states to suicidality. Throughout is an emphasis on the underlying essence of humanity demonstrated in even the most extreme cases of psychological and emotional disturbance, and both the surprising highs and tragic lows of the search for the inner truth of a life – that of the analyst as well as the patient.

Un Diplomático Americano en la España de Franco (An American Diplomat in Franco Spain)
University of Valencia Press, 2011
Michael Aaron Rockland
American Studies Department, School of Arts and Sciences
Rockland’s thirteenth book is a memoir of the four years he spent in Spain as a cultural attaché with the American Embassy in Madrid toward the end of Franco's long dictatorship. Key chapters in the book concern a day Rockland spent alone with Martin Luther King in Madrid; a similar day he spent alone with Senator Ted Kennedy; and a chapter on the effects of the famous Palomares incident on his cultural work. Palomares is a little town on the coast of Spain on which the United States inadvertently dropped four hydrogen bombs (luckily unarmed) after the crash of a B-52 bomber and a KC-135 tanker in the skies over Spain. It was one of the key incidents in the Cold War. The bomber was on its way back from a mission to the Soviet border and its fail-safe position there (as if imitating the novel Fail Safe and the movie by that title, if not Dr. Strangelove). Rockland expects to publish his book in English with an American publisher in the very near future.

Ancestors & Relatives: Genealogy, Identity and Community
Oxford University Press, 2012
Eviatar Zerubavel
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Genealogy has long been one of humanity's greatest obsessions. But with the rise of genetics, and increasing media attention to it through programs like Who Do You Think You Are? and Faces of America, we are now told that genetic markers can definitively tell us who we are and where we came from. The problem, writes Eviatar Zerubavel, is that biology does not provide us with the full picture. After all, he asks, why do we consider Barack Obama black even though his mother was white? Why did the Nazis believe that unions of Germans and Jews would produce Jews rather than Germans? In this provocative book, he offers a fresh understanding of relatedness, showing that its social logic sometimes overrides the biological reality it supposedly reflects. In fact, rather than just biological facts, social traditions of remembering and classifying shape the way we trace our ancestors, identify our relatives, and delineate families, ethnic groups, nations, and species. Furthermore, genealogies are more than mere records of history. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, Zerubavel introduces such concepts as braiding, clipping, pasting, lumping, splitting, stretching, and pruning to shed light on how we manipulate genealogies to accommodate personal and collective agendas of inclusion and exclusion. Rather than simply find out who our ancestors were and identify our relatives, we actually construct the genealogical narratives that make them our ancestors and relatives. An eye-opening re-examination of our very notion of relatedness, Ancestors & Relatives offers a new way of understanding family, ethnicity, nationhood, race, and humanity.

The Arc of War: Origins, Escalation, and Transformation
University of Chicago Press, 2011
Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson
Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
The Arc of War provides an interpretation of the evolution of warfare from its origins nearly ten millennia ago to the present day. Among the questions the authors ask are when, and under what conditions, did human warfare begin? How has warfare subsequently evolved, and what causal mechanisms have driven these processes? They argue that the same general conditions and processes that led hunter-gatherer groups to develop into rudimentary political units and to engage in sustained, organized violence against each other have led to the evolution of warfare during the past ten millennia, though in a non-linear fashion and along different trajectories in different regions. They argue that the nature of political and military organization, the political economy, the threat environment, weaponry, and war co-evolve, with a change in one factor inducing changes in the others. The arc of war has no single driver, and it has varied during hunter-gatherer, agricultural, and industrial periods of political economy. The authors use this conceptual framework to examine the origins of war and its escalation through three major accelerations – in southern Mesopotamia predominately in the late fourth and early third millennium BCE, in the eastern Mediterranean and China in the last half of the first millennium BCE, and in the modern system centered in Europe from roughly 1500 to 1945. The same framework guides their interpretation of the evolving patterns of the last six decades, when warfare between the great powers has vanished and when civil wars within the weakest states in the system have been increasing in frequency for much of the period.

Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life
The Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press, 2011
Edited by Matthew S. Witkovsky; with essays by Jared Ash, Maria Gough, Jindřich Toman, Nancy J. Troy, Matthew S. Witkovsky, and Andrés Mario Zervigόn
Department of Art History, School of Arts and Sciences
Beginning around 1910, vanguard artists demanded that true art go beyond the intellectual and transform daily life. This volume highlights the work of six influential European artists who took this idea into the wider world, where it merged enthusiastically with demands in the industrial marketplace, the nascent mass media, and urban popular culture. Featured are Piet Zwart, a Dutch designer who brought his minimalist aesthetic vision to ubiquitous items like biscuit boxes and postage stamps; Karel Teige, leader of the Czech avant-garde, who produced brilliant book and journal designs; his compatriot Ladislav Sutnar, who brought modernist "good design" to tableware, clothing, and children's toys; Gustav Klutsis, who pioneered using photomontage for political purposes; Lazar (El) Lissitzky, who produced some of the most exciting book, poster, and exhibition designs of the 1920s and '30s in Germany and Russia; and German artist John Heartfield, who worked exclusively in photomontage to design book covers, journals, and agitational posters for the Communist cause.

Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World 
Indiana University Press, 2011
Dorothy L. Hodgson
Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples’ movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why?  Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept and in practice, plays out in the context of economic liberalization, transnational capitalism, state restructuring, and political democratization. Hodgson brings her long experience with Maasai to understand the shifting contours and content of their struggles for recognition, representation, rights, and resources over the past twenty years. Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous is a deep and sensitive reflection on the possibilities and limits of transnational advocacy and the dilemmas of political action, civil society and change in Maasai communities.

Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco
University of Minnesota Press, 2011
Zakia Salime
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
There are two major women’s movements in Morocco: the Islamists who hold sharia as the platform for building a culture of women’s rights, and the feminists who use the United Nations’ framework to amend sharia law. Between Feminism and Islam shows how the interactions of these movements over the past two decades have transformed the debates, the organization, and the strategies of each other. In Between Feminism and Islam, Zakia Salime looks at three key movement moments: the 1992 feminist One Million Signature Campaign, the 2000 Islamist mass rally opposing the reform of family law, and the 2003 Casablanca attacks by a group of Islamist radicals. At the core of these moments are disputes over legitimacy, national identity, gender representations, and political negotiations for shaping state gender policies. Located at the intersection of feminism and Islam, these conflicts have led to the Islamization of feminists on the one hand and the feminization of Islamists on the other. Documenting the synergistic relationship between these movements, Salime reveals how the boundaries of feminism and Islamism have been radically reconfigured. She offers a new conceptual framework for studying social movements, one that allows us to understand how Islamic feminism is influencing global debates on human rights.

Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America
Cornell University Press, 2011
Alvin B. Tillery Jr.
Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
In Between Homeland and Motherland, Alvin B. Tillery Jr. considers the history of political engagement with Africa on the part of African Americans, beginning with the birth of Paul Cuffe's back-to-Africa movement in the Federal Period to the Congressional Black Caucus's struggle to reach consensus on the African Growth and Opportunity Act of 2000. In contrast to the prevailing view that pan-Africanism has been the dominant ideology guiding black leaders in formulating foreign policy positions toward Africa, Tillery highlights the importance of domestic politics and factors within the African American community. Employing an innovative multimethod approach that combines archival research, statistical modeling, and interviews, Tillery argues that among African American elites—activists, intellectuals, and politicians—factors internal to the community played a large role in shaping their approach to African issues, and that shaping U.S. policy toward Africa was often secondary to winning political battles in the domestic arena. At the same time, Africa and its interests were important to America's black elite, and Tillery’s analysis reveals that many black leaders have strong attachments to the "motherland." Spanning two centuries of African American engagement with Africa, this book shows how black leaders continuously balanced national, transnational, and community impulses, whether distancing themselves from Marcus Garvey’s back-to-Africa movement, supporting the anticolonialism movements of the 1950s, or opposing South African apartheid in the 1980s.

Chinese Dialect Classification – Theory and Practice
Zhonghua shuju, 2011
Richard VanNess Simmons; translation into Chinese by Gu Qian
Asian Languages and Cultures Department, School of Arts and Sciences
This volume is a revision and translation of Simmons' Chinese Dialect Classification - A Comparative Approach to Harngjou, Old Jintarn, and Common Northern Wu. The book argues for the use of a comparative framework in dialect classification, using data drawn from extensive on-site fieldwork, gathered from living, colloquial dialects. The volume demonstrates how to develop a rigorous common phonological system with this kind of data that can be used to determine dialect relationships and outline the most workable and informative scheme of classification.

Collected Papers: Mind and Language, 1972-2010
Oxford University Press, 2011
Stephen P. Stich
Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
This volume collects the best and most influential essays that Stephen Stich has published in the last 40 years on topics in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. They discuss a wide range of topics including grammar, innateness, reference, folk psychology, eliminativism, connectionism, evolutionary psychology, simulation theory, social construction, and psychopathology. However, they are unified by two central concerns. The first is the viability of the commonsense conception of the mind in the face of challenges posed by both philosophical arguments and empirical findings. The second is the philosophical implications of research in the cognitive sciences which, in the last half century, has transformed both our understanding of the mind and the ways in which the mind is studied. The volume includes a new introductory essay that elaborates on these themes and offers an overview of the papers that follow.

Crossing under the Hudson: The Story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels
Rivergate Books, 2011
Angus Kress Gillespie
American Studies Department, School of Arts and Sciences
Crossing under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey - the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the building of the tunnels, introduces readers to the people who worked there--then and now - and places the structures into a meaningful cultural context with the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels, engineering marvels of their day, have inspired over the years.

Culture and Civilization, Vol. 4: Religion in the Shadows of Modernity
Transaction Publishers, 2012
Edited by Irving Louis Horowitz
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Debates on the meaning of religious belief in an advanced technological age have established the emergence of religion as a fact of daily life. The nineteenth-century imagery of "warfare" between science and religion is long dismissed. Emphasizing this fact of the continuing relevance and importance of religion as a driving force in contemporary life is the stunning emergence on the world scene of militant Muslim beliefs in a period of relatively inactive religious belief elsewhere. In this volume of Culture and Civilization, religion is examined in the context of post-modern societies. The collection of essays is divided by themes: religions, civilizations, cultures, and the history of ideas. The contributors William Donohue, Simon Kuznets, A. L. Kroeber, Greg Mills, Yoani Sánchez, Murray Weidenbaum, Andreas Herberg-Rothe, Daniel Bell, John W. Gardner, John Charles, and Liu Xiaobo’s discuss a variety of topics, with titles including "The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse," "Why is Africa Poor?," "Freedom and Exchange in Communist Cuba," and the "Economic Structure and the Life of the Jews." This volume concludes with a grouping of review essays on famous figures ranging from Crane Brinton and Herbert Spencer to Max Gluckman and Hannah Arendt. The volume as a whole projects a sense of the future and avoids hysteria about the past. The contributors have a sharp edge and speak in a critical voice to the dilemmas of the present world order.

Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
Pennsylvania University Press, 2011
Tanya Sheehan
Art History Department, School of Arts and Sciences
In Doctored, Tanya Sheehan takes a new look at the relationship between photography and medicine in American culture, from the nineteenth century to the present. Sheehan focuses on Civil War and postbellum Philadelphia, exploring the ways in which medical models and metaphors helped strengthen the professional legitimacy of the city’s commercial photographic community at a time when it was not well established. By reading the trade literature and material practices of portrait photography and medicine in relation to one another, she shows how their interaction defined the space of the urban portrait studio as well as the physical and social effects of studio operations. Integrating the methods of social art history, science studies, and media studies, Doctored reveals important connections between the professionalization of American photographers and the construction of photography’s cultural identity.

Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account
Zed Books, 2011
Edited by Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
Economic Policy and Human Rights presents a powerful critique of three decades of neoliberal economic policies, assessed from the perspective of agreed upon human rights norms. In doing so, it brings together two areas of thought and action that have hitherto been separate: progressive economics concerned with promoting economic justice and human development; and human rights analysis and advocacy. Focusing on in-depth comparative case studies of the USA and Mexico and looking at issues such as public expenditure, taxation, and international trade, the book shows that heterodox economic analysis benefits greatly from a deeper understanding of a human rights framework. This is something progressive economists have often been skeptical of, regarding it as overly individualistic, not grounded in an understanding of economic issues, or too deeply entrenched in "Western" norms, discourses, and agendas. While such criticisms have some validity, the categorical rejection of the human rights framework is unwarranted. Instead, they can provide an invaluable ethical and accountability framework, challenging a narrow focus on efficiency and growth. This is a vital book for anyone interested in human rights and harnessing economics to create a better world.

Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel
Princeton University Press, 2012
David Kurnick
Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences
According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. Empty Houses challenges this consensus by reexamining the genre's development from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and exploring what has until now seemed an anomaly--the frustrated theatrical ambitions of major novelists. Offering new interpretations of the careers of William Makepeace Thackeray, George Eliot, Henry James, James Joyce, and James Baldwin--writers known for mapping ever-narrower interior geographies--this book argues that the genre's inward-looking tendency has been misunderstood. Delving into the critical role of the theater in the origins of the novel of interiority, David Kurnick reinterprets the novel as a record of dissatisfaction with inwardness and an injunction to rethink human identity in radically collective and social terms. Exploring neglected texts in order to reread canonical ones, Kurnick shows that the theatrical ambitions of major novelists had crucial formal and ideological effects on their masterworks. Investigating a key stretch of each of these novelistic careers, he establishes the theatrical genealogy of some of the signal techniques of narrative interiority. In the process he illustrates how the novel is marked by a hunger for palpable collectivity, and argues that the genre's discontents have been a shaping force in its evolution. A groundbreaking rereading of the novel, Empty Houses provides new ways to consider the novelistic imagination.

The Fierce and Gentle Wolf
Serafina Press, 2011
Jennifer T. Doherty and Gerald Goldin
Physics Department, School of Arts and Sciences
This full-color picture book tells of a young girl's love for the forest and its creatures, and the power she finds there. It is a remarkable sequel to the Mouse of Gold, which was created by Jennifer T. Doherty, Gerald Goldin and Cara Lockhart Smith for Serafina Press in 2006. Though a completely new story, it features the dormouse and the silver ring from the earlier tale. Cara Lockhart Smith's gentle, lively and detailed illustration of the natural world brings the story to life for very young children, while readers up to about eight years old will enjoy the richly-woven text.

Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011
Edited by Dorothy L. Hodgson
Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights. The essays address the gender-specific ways in which rights-based protocols have been analyzed, deployed, and legislated in the past and the present, and the implications for women and men, adults and children in various social and geographical locations. The contributors speak to central issues in current scholarly and policy debates about gender, culture, and human rights from comparative disciplinary, historical, and geographical perspectives. By taking "gender," rather than just "women," seriously as a category of analysis, the chapters suggest that the very sources of the power of human rights discourses, specifically "women's rights as human rights" discourses, to produce social change are also the sources of its limitations.

Home and the World: South Asia in Transition
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006
Edited by Helen Asquine Fazio, Atreyee Phukan, V.G. Julie Rajan, and Shreerekha Subramanian
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
Home and the World: South Asia in Transition appears at a crucial, pivotal time for South Asia as it interacts on the global plane. For in this new millennium, South Asia is rising even as it roils with internal contradictions and reacts to external pressures. India, as the most economically developed country, enjoys a soaring economy, while partisan politics and the old demons of poverty and caste continue to erode and stymie internally. Pakistan, twenty years after the fall of the dictator Zia-ul-Haq, has come of age and is beginning its cultural renaissance, and yet fundamentalist factions continue to retard advances for women and full participation in the global economy. South Asians live in virtually every nation on the earth, and “new world” ideas about national selfhood and identity shuttle between regressive, nostalgic impulses and progressive cause investment as immigrant money fuels both conservative insurrection and twenty-first century development. Gathering together essays by significant scholars, writers, diplomats, artists, curators, and activists, this volume addresses varied and divergent perspectives on nationalism, gender, diaspora and translation, art and untouchability. Provocative and au courant, Home and the World: South Asia in Transition is an accessible, lively, and essential reference volume for scholars of interdisciplinary humanities, political science and diplomacy as well as an informed general readership seeking to understand the global phenomenon of South Asia.

In Her Words: Critical Studies on Gloria Fuertes
Bucknell University Press, 2011
Edited by Margaret H. Persin
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, School of Arts and Sciences
During her lifetime, Gloria Fuertes achieved the status of a controversial cultural icon, both through her poetry for adults and through her poetry, recorded readings, and television programs for juveniles. This collection of lively essays, by authors who specialize in contemporary Spanish poetry, approaches the works of Gloria Fuertes from various theoretical and critical perspectives. In Her Words speaks to the inherent complexity of Gloria Fuertes's poetry, as manifested in its ultimate indeterminacy and undecidability, yet attests to this poet's abiding value as the voice of the marginalized-women, the poor, children, all the invisible members of society-who were silenced during the years of Spanish dictatorship under Franco. This book manifests the prescience of Fuertes's stands on a variety of social and cultural issues, from women's changing roles in society, gender and sexuality, identity within a society held captive by a dictatorial regime, to more universal themes such as love, justice, ethics, nature, and obsolete societal norms. In Her Words decisively addresses and ultimately rejects the Spanish cultural elite's inclination to disavow Fuertes's influence and reveals how her voice has shaped succeeding generations of Spanish poets and underscored the ubiquity of her verse in contemporary Spanish literature and culture. The subtlety and diversity of the essays included in this volume attest to the power of Gloria Fuertes's poetic creativity, her ability to appeal to a wide audience both in Spain and abroad, and her place in the contemporary Spanish poetic canon.

Latin America and Its People, Combined Volume
Prentice Hall, 2011
Cheryl E. Martin and Mark Wasserman
Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences
Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Latin America and Its People presents a fresh interpretative survey of Latin-American history from pre-Columbian times to the present. It examines the many institutions that Latin-Americans have built and rebuilt - families, governments, churches, political parties, labor unions, schools and armies - through the everyday lives of the diverse people who forged these institutions and later altered them to meet changing circumstances.

Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Laura M. Ahearn
Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology. A highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world, this book combines classic studies on language and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship and assumes no prior knowledge in linguistics or anthropology. It provides a unifying synthesis of current research and considers future directions for the field and covers key topics such as: language and gender, race, and ethnicity; language acquisition and socialization in children and adults; language death and revitalization; performance; language and thought; literacy practices; and multilingualism and globalization.

The Long Night of Dark Intent: A Half Century of Cuban Communism
Transaction Publishers, 2008
Edited by Irving Louis Horowitz
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
The Cuban Revolution of 1959 was a benchmark of triumph and a harbinger of tragedy to come. Rather than herald a new era of Cuba joining the world community of nations as a paragon of democracy as many fervently hoped and believed it would, it became instead a new stage in authoritarian rule in the Western hemisphere. For more than a half century since then Cuba has been defined by the capacity of a single family to command and determine the fate of a nation—and to do so with a minimum of opposition. Incredibly, even those professing adhesion to democratic norms have been ready to forgive the dictator his excesses. This volume explains the theory and practice of this absence of internal opposition and the persistence of external support for the Castro family and its entourage. The Long Night of Dark Intent is chronological in order, with the author indicating major points in each of the five decades covered. The volume covers five centers of system analysis: economics, politics, society, military, and ideology. Who or what "determines" events and decisions is the stuff of real history. It is precisely due to variability in causal chains in society that we have huge variance in levels of predictability. The course of the Cuban Revolution gives strong support for such an approach to the Castro Era. This is a unique, unflinching account with a strong emphasis on the importance of U.S. policy decisions over time.

Maternal Employment and Child Health: Global Issues and Policy Solutions.
Edward Elgar, 2011
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
As women’s labor force participation has risen around the globe, scholarly and policy discourse on the ramifications of this employment growth has intensified. This book explores the links between maternal employment and child health using an international perspective that is grounded in economic theory and rigorous empirical methods. Women’s labor-market activity affects child health largely because their paid work raises household income, which strengthens families’ abilities to finance healthcare needs and nutritious food; however, time away from children could counteract some of the benefits of higher socioeconomic status that spring from maternal employment. New evidence based on data from nine South and Southeast Asian countries illuminates the potential tradeoff between the benefits and challenges families contend with in the face of women’s labor-market activity. This book provides new, original evidence on links between maternal employment and children’s health using data associated with three indicators of children’s nutritional status: birth size, stunting, and wasting. Results support the implementation and enforcement of policy interventions that bolster women’s advancement in the labor market and reduce under-nutrition among children.

Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film: Jungian and Eriksonian Perspectives
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Steven F. Walker
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, School of Arts and Sciences
In this book, Steven F. Walker considers the midlife transition from a Jungian and Eriksonian perspective, by providing vivid and powerful literary and cinematic examples that illustrate the psychological theories in a clear and entertaining way. For C. G. Jung, midlife is a time for personal transformation, when the values of youth are replaced by a different set of values, and when the need to succeed in the world gives place to the desire to participate more in the culture of one’s age and to further its development in all kinds of different ways. Erik Erikson saw "generativity," an expanded concern for others beyond one's immediate circle of family and friends, as the hallmark of this stage of life. Both psychologists saw it as a time for growth and renewal. Literary texts such Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, or Sophocles' Oedipus the King, and films such as Fellini's 8 ½ and Campion's The Piano, have the capacity to represent, sometimes more vividly and with greater dramatic concentration than actual life histories or case studies, the archetypal nature of the drama and in-depth transformation associated with the midlife transition. Midlife Transformation in Literature and Film focuses on the specific male and female archetypal paradigms and presents them within the general context of midlife transformation. For men, the theme of death of the young hero presides over the crisis and the transformative ordeal, whereas for women the theme of tragic abandonment acts as the prelude to further growth and independence.

Monetary Policy Under Financial Turbulence
Central Bank of Chile, 2011
Edited by Luis Felipe Céspedes, Roberto Chang, and Diego Saravia
Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences
The financial crisis that started in 2007 brought the global economy to the brink, and in many respects it is still unfolding, especially in Europe. While a fierce debate continues on how to understand and deal with the crisis, a consensus is emerging with regard to the originating shocks, the mechanisms that amplified those shocks, and official policy responses, especially from central banks. The new consensus assigns a substantially bigger role to financial imperfections and institutions than was previously assumed, to the point that one can safely say that for the next several years, research on macroeconomic policy will be dominated by the interaction between financial frictions, the financial system, and aggregate fluctuations. This volume gathers twelve contributions by distinguished scholars analyzing the causes of the crisis, the role of financial instruments and financial imperfections in its propagation, and the role that policymakers could play through the use of monetary and fiscal policies. These studies expand on theoretical and empirical issues surrounding the new consensus and identify significant lessons for macroeconomic and financial policy.

Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras
Ashgate, 2011
Edited by V.G. Julie Rajan and Sanja Bahun-Radunović
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
How various mythologies challenge, enable, and inspire women artists and activists across the globe to communicate personal and historical experiences of violence is the central concern of this collection. Beginning with the observation that twentieth- and twenty-first century female writers and artists often use myth to represent their social and artistic struggles, the distinguished international scholars and writers consider mythic fabulations as spaces for contested meanings and resistant readings. The identified resistance of the mythic material to repression-working, as it were, in opposition to another celebrated drive/role of myth, that of containment-makes the use of myth particularly stimulating for twentieth-century and contemporary female artists; and it is an interest in the aesthetic and political consequences of such resistances that animates this book. Exemplifying the diverse types of engagement with myth and femininity, literary criticism, discussions of film and art, artwork, as well as original creative writing, could all be found within the boundaries of this innovative volume. Femininity, myth, and violence are here explored in contexts such as female mythopoiesis in the early twentieth century; the politics of representation in contemporary writing; revision of old myths; and creation of new myths in multicultural female experiences. Keeping the focus on the actual works of art, the editors and contributors offer scholars and teachers an inclusive way to approach literature and the arts that avoids the limits imposed by genre or national and regional boundaries.

Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies, Volume I
Camden House, 2011
Edited by William Collins Donahue and Martha B. Helfer
Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages, School of Arts and Sciences
Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop at Duke University, the first ongoing forum in North America for German Jewish studies. It publishes innovative research in German Jewish Studies and serves as a venue for introducing new directions in the field, analyzing the development and definition of the field itself, and considering the place of German Jewish Studies within the disciplines of both German Studies and Jewish Studies. Additionally, it examines issues of pedagogy and programming at the undergraduate, graduate, and community levels. The contributions are organized in three sections according to their approach to German Jewish Studies: theoretical and philosophical, literary-historical, or approaches that focus on the Jew(s) in today's Germany.

Origins of Political Extremism: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Cambridge University Press, 2011
Manus I. Midlarsky
Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
This wide-ranging book suggests that ephemeral gains, together with mortality salience, form basic explanations for the origins of political extremism and constitutes a theoretical framework that also explains later mass violence. Drawn from social psychological theory, this framework is applied to multiple forms of political extremism including the rise of Italian, Hungarian and Romanian fascism, Nazism, radical Islamism, and Soviet, Chinese, and Cambodian communism. Other applications include a rampaging military (Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia) and extreme nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, the Ottoman Empire, and Rwanda. Polish anti-Semitism after World War II and the rise of separatist violence in Sri Lanka also are examined.

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3 - the Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880
Oxford University Press, 2012
Edited by John Kucich and Jenny Bourne Taylor
Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences
The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the “literary” novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, traditions, and tendencies. Volume 3, The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1800 charts one of the most significant and exciting periods in the history of the genre. Beginning with the decade in which Scott's work helped inaugurate the three-volume novel, and in which many narrative genres, conventions, and preoccupations associated with Victorian fiction first emerged, it traces how these forms developed and changed in the mid-nineteenth century, as the novel became established at the centre of British national culture. The volume includes sections on book history, on major authors, and on the varieties of fiction and range of narrative modes during the period. It also features essays on theories of the novel, and on the novel's relationship to other aesthetic forms. Volume 3 also emphasizes the wider cultural role and significance of the novel during the period, including its impact on ideas of place and nation, as well as its intervention in political, scientific, and intellectual contexts.

Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures
Cambridge University Press, 2012
Matt K. Matsuda
Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences
Asia, the Pacific Islands and the coasts of the Americas have long been studied separately. This essential single-volume history of the Pacific traces the global interactions and remarkable peoples that have connected these regions with each other and with Europe and the Indian Ocean, for millennia. From ancient canoe navigators, monumental civilizations, pirates and seaborne empires, to the rise of nuclear testing and global warming, Matt Matsuda ranges across the frontiers of colonial history, anthropology and Pacific Rim economics and politics, piecing together a history of the region. The book identifies and draws together the defining threads and extraordinary personal narratives which have contributed to this history, showing how localized contacts and contests have often blossomed into global struggles over colonialism, tourism and the rise of Asian economies. Drawing on Asian, Oceanian, European, American, ancient and modern narratives, the author assembles a fascinating Pacific region from a truly global perspective.

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Vol. 7: Losses and Loyalties (April 1883-December 1884)
The John Hopkins University Press, 2011
Edited by Paul B. Israel, Louis Carlat, Theresa M. Collins, and David Hochfelder
The Thomas A. Edison Papers Project at Rutgers Volume 7 of the Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Losses and Loyalties (April 1883–December 1884), covers the beginning of the electric utility industry as Edison, vowing to "become a business man for a year," sought to replicate the success of his New York central station in scores of U.S. towns and cities, as well as in Europe and Latin America.  It also encompasses profound changes in his working and personal life, particularly the unexpected death of first his wife, Mary, about which the volume provides the first detailed account. In all, Volume 7 includes 352 selected documents, 181 pieces of art within the documents, some 2,000 endnotes, more than 200 new personal identifications, four original appendices, and a bibliography of approximately 500 works.

Reliabilism and Contemporary Epistemology: Essays
Oxford University Press, 2012
Alvin I. Goldman
Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and SciencesThis is a collection of very recent essays by the leading proponent of process reliabilism, explaining its relation to rival and/or neighboring theories including evidentialism, other forms of reliabilism, and virtue epistemology. It addresses other prominent themes in contemporary epistemology, such as the internalism/externalism debate, the epistemological upshots of experimental challenges to intuitional methodology, the source of epistemic value, and social epistemology. The Introduction addresses late-breaking responses to ongoing exchanges with friends, rivals, and critics of reliabilism.

Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry
University of Iowa Press, 2011
Evie Shockley
Department of English, School of Arts and SciencesBeginning with a deceptively simple question—What do we mean when we designate behaviors, values, or forms of expression as “black”?—Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics separates what we think we know about black aesthetics from the more complex and nuanced possibilities the concept has long encompassed. The study reminds us, first, that even among the radicalized young poets and theorists who associated themselves with the Black Arts Movement that began in the mid-1960s, the contours of black aesthetics were deeply contested and, second, that debates about the relationship between aesthetics and politics for African American artists continue into the twenty-first century. Shockley argues that a rigid notion of black aesthetics commonly circulates that is little more than a caricature of the concept. She sees the Black Aesthetic as influencing not only African American poets and their poetic production, but also, through its shaping of criteria and values, the reception of their work. Out of her readings, Shockley eloquently builds a case for redefining black aesthetics descriptively, to account for nearly a century of efforts by African American poets and critics to name and tackle issues of racial identity and self-determination. In the process, she resituates innovative poetry that has been dismissed, marginalized, or misread because its experiments were not “recognizably black”—or, in relation to the avant-garde tradition, because they were.

Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning
Oxford University Press, 2012
Larry Temkin
Department of Philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences
In choosing between moral alternatives -- choosing between various forms of ethical action -- we typically make calculations of the following kind: A is better than B; B is better than C; therefore A is better than C. These inferences use the principle of transitivity and are fundamental to many forms of practical and theoretical theorizing, not just in moral and ethical theory but in economics. Indeed they are so common as to be almost invisible. What Larry Temkin's book shows is that, shockingly, if we want to continue making plausible judgments, we cannot continue to make these assumptions.
Temkin shows that we are committed to various moral ideals that are, surprisingly, fundamentally incompatible with the idea that "better than" can be transitive. His book develops many examples where value judgments that we accept and find attractive, are incompatible with transitivity. While this might seem to leave two options -- reject transitivity, or reject some of our normative commitments in order to keep it -- Temkin is neutral on which path to follow, only making the case that a choice is necessary, and that the cost either way will be high. Temkin's book is a very original and deeply unsettling work of skeptical philosophy that mounts an important new challenge to contemporary ethics.

Scapegoats of September 11th: Hate Crimes and State Crimes in the War on Terror
Galmuri: Seoul, Korea, 2011; Translated into Korean by J. Park.
Original publisher: Rutgers University Press, 2006
Michael Welch
Criminal Justice Program, School of Arts and Sciences
From its largest cities to deep within its heartland, from its heavily trafficked airways to its meandering country byways, America has become a nation racked by anxiety about terrorism and national security. In response to the fears prompted by the tragedy of September 11th, the country has changed in countless ways. Airline security has tightened, mail service is closely examined, and restrictions on civil liberties are more readily imposed by the government and accepted by a wary public. The altered American landscape, however, includes more than security measures and ID cards. The country's desperate quest for security is visible in many less obvious, yet more insidious ways. In Scapegoats of September 11th, Michael Welch argues that the "war on terror" is a political charade that delivers illusory comfort, stokes fear, and produces scapegoats used as emotional relief. Regrettably, much of the outrage that resulted from 9/11 has been targeted at those not involved in the attacks on the Pentagon or the Twin Towers. As this book explains, those people have become the scapegoats of September 11th. Welch takes on the uneasy task of sorting out the various manifestations of displaced aggression, most notably the hate crimes and state crimes that have become embarrassing hallmarks both at home and abroad.

Second Thoughts: Sociology Challenges Conventional Wisdom, 5th edition
Sage, 2012
Janet M. Ruane and Karen A. Cerulo
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Do birds of a feather flock together or do opposites attract? Does haste make waste or should you strike while the iron is hot? Adages like these—or conventional wisdoms—shape our social life. This 5th edition of Second Thoughts reviews several popular beliefs and notes how such adages cannot be taken at face value.  This unique text encourages students to step back and sharpen their analytic focus with 24 essays that use social research to expose the gray areas of commonly held beliefs, revealing the complexity of social reality and sharpening students’ sociological vision.

Shanghainese Dictionary and Phrasebook; Shanghainese-English/English-Shanghainese
Hippocrene Books, 2011
Richard VanNess Simmons
Asian Languages and Cultures Department, School of Arts and Sciences
With more than 14 million speakers, Shanghainese is the most widespread member of the Wu family of Chinese dialects and the predominant language of the city of Shanghai and the Yangzi River delta. Distinct from and mutually unintelligible with the “official” Chinese dialect of Mandarin, Shanghainese is experiencing a revival both within Shanghai and throughout central China. Used in business deals, cultural activities and daily social interactions, Shanghainese is one of the most important dialects spoken in China and essential for visitors who want to experience Shanghai fully. This concise, portable reference includes all the essential language a traveler needs, phonetically rendered in a way that is intuitive to English speakers. The bilingual dictionary includes carefully-selected vocabulary, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on everyday topics like dining, accommodations, and sightseeing.

South Asia and Its Others: Reading the "Exotic"
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
Edited by V.G. Julie Rajan and Atreyee Phukan
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
The essays in South Asia and Its Others: Reading the “Exotic” reveal fresh perspectives on the notion of exoticism in South Asia, and also challenge and extend existing scholarship in the broader discourse of what constitutes South Asia. Significantly, the anthology considers how the phenomenon of “exoticization” may be interpreted as a strategic methodology utilized by writers of South Asian descent to examine critically both the post-colonialist ramifications of casteism, religious intolerance, and gender violence across differing cultural contexts within the region, and how current perceptions of “native” and “diasporic” South Asian subjects problematize ideologies of authenticity across Western-Eastern divides. The papers in this collection show how authors of South Asian ethnicity construct their own version of an “exotic” South Asia globally and the colonialist discourse of “exoticism” is employed as a discursive tool that uncovers the ambiguity that continues to mark the marginality of identities even today.

Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory
Columbia University Press, 2012
Edited by Marianne DeKoven and Michael Lundblad
Department of English, School of Arts and Sciences
Why has the academy struggled to link advocacy for animals to advocacy for various human groups? Within cultural studies, in which advocacy can take the form of a theoretical intervention, scholars have resisted arguments that add “species” to race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and other human-identity categories as a site for critical analysis.  Species Matters considers whether cultural studies should pay more attention to animal advocacy and whether, in turn, animal studies should pay more attention to questions raised by cultural theory. The contributors to this volume explore these issues particularly in relation to the “humane” treatment of animals and various human groups and the implications, both theoretical and practical, of blurring the distinction between “the human” and “the animal.” They address important questions raised by the history of representing humans as the only animal capable of acting humanely and provide a framework for reconsidering the nature of humane discourse, whether in theory, literary and cultural texts, or current advocacy movements outside of the academy.

Strato of Lampsacus: Text, Translation, and Discussion
Transaction Publishers, 2010
Edited by Marie-Laurence Desclos and William W. Fortenbaugh
Department of Classics, School of Arts and Sciences
Strato was the third head of the Peripatetic School after Aristotle and Theophrastus. He succeeded the latter in c. 286 BCE and was in turn succeeded by Lyco of Troas in c. 268. Diogenes Laertius describes Strato as a distinguished person who became known as "the physicist," because more than anyone else he devoted himself to the careful study of nature. Strato’s concern with the physical world is well attested by the titles of his books: On the Void, On the Heaven, and On the Wind. His other books point to a keen interest in human physiology, animal life, and diseases. But it would be a mistake to think that Strato was uninterested in other areas of philosophic concern. Indeed, he wrote works on logic, first principles, theology, politics, and ethics. None of this work survives intact, but the reports that have come down to us reveal much of present-day interest. Included is a new and complete edition of the ancient sources, together with a critical apparatus to the ancient texts, an English translation, and notes to the translation.

Student Companion to Accompany Biochemistry, Second Edition
W. H. Freeman and Company, 2013
Frank H. Deis, Nancy Counts Gerber, Richard I. Gumport, and Roger E. Koeppe II
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences
The Student Companion is designed to guide students through the challenging material needed to master biochemistry. The idea is simple: by systematically dividing the daunting task of learning a large body of information into more manageable tasks, the Companion lets you study material in sensible increments and helps you retain what you have read. The basic steps outlined for learning and reviewing each chapter help you set your objectives, prepare for exams, and establish study habits that will serve you in future courses.

There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos
Rutgers University Press, 2010 (third printing)
Marc Mappen
Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences
In this lively romp through history from the primitive past to the present day, Marc Mappen’s message resonates—There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos. Real tales, wise tales, tall tales abound throughout the pages of Mappen’s collection, filled with zest, humor, scandal, and occasionally tragedy. Luminaries such as Annie Oakley, Ulysses S. Grant, Benedict Arnold, Ezra Pound, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and many others share a common bond with the state that witnessed prehistoric elephants roaming its pastures, the explosion on the USS Princeton, a Martian invasion, famous firsts like the phonograph, electric light, and movies, and, well, step aside Tony Soprano: mobster Al Capone strolling along the Atlantic City boardwalk. Providing a lens into American history through lively prose and more than twenty-five illustrations, There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos is as much fun as a trip to the Jersey Shore and definitely more rewarding than a night home watching television— simply stated, this book is one you can’t refuse to read.

William Howard Taft: The Travails of a Progressive Conservative
Cambridge University Press, 2012
Jonathan Lurie
Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences
In this new biographical study of the only American ever to have been both President and Chief Justice of the United States, Jonathan Lurie reassesses William Howard Taft's multiple careers, which culminated in Taft's election to the presidency in 1908 as the chosen successor to Theodore Roosevelt. By 1912, however, the relationship between Taft and Roosevelt had ruptured. Lurie reexamines the Taft-Roosevelt friendship and concludes that it rested on flimsy ground. He also places Taft in a progressive context, taking Taft's own self-description as "a believer in progressive conservatism" as the starting point. At the end of his biography, Lurie concludes that this label is accurate when applied to Taft.

Women Suicide Bombers: Narratives of Violence
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
V. G. Julie Rajan
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
This book offers an evaluation of female suicide bombers through postcolonial, Third World, feminist, and human-rights framework, drawing on case studies from conflicts in Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Chechnya, among others. Women Suicide Bombers explores why cultural, media, and political reports from various geographies present different information about and portraits of the same women suicide bombers. The majority of Western media and sovereign states engaged in wars against groups deploying bombings tend to focus on women bombers' abnormal mental conditions; their physicality - for example, their painted fingernails or their beautiful eyes; their sexualities; and the various ways in which they have been victimized by their backward Third World cultures, especially by "Islam." In contrast, propaganda produced by rebel groups deploying women bombers, cultures supporting those campaigns, and governments of those nations at war with sovereign states and Western nations tend to project women bombers as mythical heroes, in ways that supersedes the martyrdom operations of male bombers. Many of the books published on this phenomenon have revealed interesting ways to read women bombers' subjectivities, but do not explore the phenomenon of women bombers both inside and outside of their militant activities, or against the patriarchal, Orientalist, and Western feminist cultural and theoretical frameworks that label female bombers primarily as victims of backward cultures. In contrast, this book offers a corrective lens to the existing discourse, and encourages a more balanced evaluation of women bombers in contemporary conflict.

From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women’s Aesthetic Production
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
Edited by V.G. Julie Rajan and Sanja Bahun-Radunović
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women’s Aesthetic Production is an innovative collection of essays on female aesthetic production and myth, examining the ways in which women artists and writers utilize myth to negotiate their perceptions of feminine identity and feminine representation in an increasingly complex and culturally hybrid world. The featured essays and artistic contributions address a variety of contemporary female productions, including literature, performance, and visual art, in a markedly global scope. Representing a wide range of cultures, languages, geographic locales, and social contexts—from Jewish-Hindu and Kenyan-German, through Irish, Italian, American, to Vietnamese folktales—this diversified selection underscores the agency of “the feminine gaze” across a historical and geopolitical span, a gaze through which myths from various cultures and different cultural amalgams speak to us with force and with significance. The potency of this gaze is linked to the potential of myth simultaneously to encompass and compress history, and to offer the result as a backdrop against which the move from word to canvas—or from a mythic tale to its aesthetic appropriation—is performed in female aesthetic production.

The Word Unheard: Legacies of Anti-Semitism in German Literature and Culture
Northwestern University Press, 2011
Martha B. Helfer
Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages, School of Arts and Sciences
The publication of Martha B. Helfer’s The Word Unheard: Legacies of Anti-Semitism in German Literature and Culture marks a stunningly original new direction in the interpretation of canonical works of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century German literature. Between 1749 and 1850 - the formative years of the so-called Jewish Question in Germany - the emancipation debates over granting full civil and political rights to Jews provided the topical background against which all representations of Jewish characters and concerns in literary texts were read. Helfer focuses sharply on these debates and demonstrates through close readings of works by Gotthold Lessing, Friedrich Schiller, Achim von Arnim, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Adalbert Stifter, and Franz Grillparzer how disciplinary practices within the field of German studies have led to systematic blind spots in the scholarship on anti-Semitism to date. While all the authors discussed are well known and justly celebrated, the particular works addressed represent an effective mix of enduring classics and less recognized, indeed often scandalously overlooked, texts whose consideration leads to a reevaluation of the author’s more mainstream oeuvre. Although some of the works and authors chosen have previously been noted for their anti-Semitic proclivities, the majority have not, and some have even been marked by German scholarship as philo-Semitic - a view that The Word Unheard undertakes not so much to refute as to complicate, and in the process to question not only these texts but also the deafness of the German scholarly tradition. With implications that reach into many disciplines, The Word Unheard will be a foundational study for all scholars of modern Germany.



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