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Green Library
v. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction (Adriaan Lanni and Robert W. Wallace) 1. Administering Justice in Ancient Athens: Framework and Core Principles (Robert W. Wallace) 2. Revenge and Punishment (Eva Cantarella) 3. Hyperides's Against Athenogenes and the Athenian Law on Agreements (Michael Gagarin) 4. Slaves Operating Businesses: Legal Ramifications for Ancient Athens-and for Modern Scholarship (Edward E. Cohen) 5. Toward a New Shape of the Relationship between Public and Private Law in Ancient Greece (Alberto Maffi) 6. "Heiliges Recht" and "Heilige Gesetze": Law, Religion, and Magic in Ancient Greece (Martin Dreher) 7. Summary Fines in Greek Inscriptions and the Question of "Greek Law" (Lene Rubinstein) 8. Soft Law in Ancient Greece? (Julie Velissaropoulos-Karakostas) 9. From Anthropology to Sociology: New Directions in Ancient Greek Law Research (Adriaan Lanni) 10. Oral Law in Ancient Greece? (Mogens Herman Hansen) 11. The Future of Classical Oratory (Gerhard Thur) Contributors Index Locorum Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315217 20180416
The ancient Greeks invented written law. Yet, in contrast to later societies in which law became a professional discipline, the Greeks treated laws as components of social and political history, reflecting the daily realities of managing society. To understand Greek law, then, requires looking into extant legal, forensic, and historical texts for evidence of the law in action. From such study has arisen the field of ancient Greek law as a scholarly discipline within classical studies, a field that has come into its own since the 1970s. This edited volume charts new directions for the study of Greek law in the twenty-first century through contributions from eleven leading scholars. The essays in the book's first section reassess some of the central debates in the field by looking at questions about the role of law in society, the notion of "contracts, " feuding and revenge in the court system, and legal protections for slaves engaged in commerce. The second section breaks new ground by redefining substantive areas of law such as administrative law and sacred law, as well as by examining sources such as Hellenistic inscriptions that have been comparatively neglected in recent scholarship. The third section evaluates the potential of methodological approaches to the study of Greek law, including comparative studies with other cultures and with modern legal theory. The volume ends with an essay that explores pedagogy and the relevance of teaching Greek law in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315217 20180416
Green Library
ix, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Adriaan Lanni and Robert W. Wallace
  • Administering justice in ancient Athens : framework and core principles / Robert W. Wallace
  • Revenge and punishment / Eva Cantarella
  • Hyperides's against Athenogenes and the Athenian law on agreements / Michael Gagarin
  • Slaves operating businesses : legal ramifications for ancient Athens--and for modern scholarship / Edward E. Cohen
  • Toward a new shape of the relationship between public and private law in Ancient Greece / Alberto Maffi
  • "Heiliges recht" and "heilige gesetze" : law, religion, and magic in ancient Greece / Martin Dreher
  • Summary fines in Greek inscriptions and the question of "Greek law" / Lene Rubinstein
  • Soft law in ancient Greece? / Julie Velissaropoulos-Karakostas
  • From anthropology to sociology : new directions in ancient Greek law research / Adriaan Lanni
  • Oral law in ancient Greece? / Mogens Herman Hansen
  • The future of classical oratory / Gerhard Thür.
The ancient Greeks invented written law. Yet, in contrast to later societies in which law became a professional discipline, the Greeks treated laws as components of social and political history, reflecting the daily realities of managing society. To understand Greek law, then, requires looking into extant legal, forensic, and historical texts for evidence of the law in action. From such study has arisen the field of ancient Greek law as a scholarly discipline within classical studies, a field that has come into its own since the 1970s. This edited volume charts new directions for the study of Greek law in the twenty-first century through contributions from eleven leading scholars. The essays in the book's first section reassess some of the central debates in the field by looking at questions about the role of law in society, the notion of "contracts, " feuding and revenge in the court system, and legal protections for slaves engaged in commerce. The second section breaks new ground by redefining substantive areas of law such as administrative law and sacred law, as well as by examining sources such as Hellenistic inscriptions that have been comparatively neglected in recent scholarship. The third section evaluates the potential of methodological approaches to the study of Greek law, including comparative studies with other cultures and with modern legal theory. The volume ends with an essay that explores pedagogy and the relevance of teaching Greek law in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315217 20180416
Law Library (Crown)
199 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm.
  • Foreword by S. C. Gwynne Texas Offerings by Kenny Braun West Texas Gulf Coast Central Texas Panhandle East Texas Prairies and Lakes South Texas.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315477 20180618
"In his novel of Texas, The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer famously wrote that `the country is most barbarously large and final.' And indeed it is. Few artists and writers and photographers are big enough to embrace it. This book is proof that Kenny Braun is one who does, which is great news for the rest of us." -S. C. Gwynne, from the foreword Texas continually awes and surprises with its natural beauty. Within the state's quarter-million square miles are scenic landscapes as varied as the rugged desert mountains of the Big Bend country, cypress swamps and old-growth forests in the piney woods, ocean beaches and dunes along the Gulf Coast, and stretches of the Great Plains that spread as widely over the earth as the skies above. Kenny Braun has traveled the length and breadth of Texas photographing its vast lands. In As Far as You Can See, he presents a portfolio of stunning images that capture the natural splendor of the entire state. From sweeping landscape shots to detailed close-ups, Braun's photographs offer fresh, lovely views of Texas. He has a keen eye for the unexpected scene, whether it be the refreshing depths of the Balmorhea pool in arid West Texas or the Tuscan-like look of a Fredericksburg vineyard. Even when he photographs iconic spots such as Enchanted Rock or Caddo Lake, Braun finds new perspectives that allow viewers to see these familiar places as if for the first time. Accompanying the images are a brief introduction by Braun and a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author S. C. Gwynne. This winning combination of photographs and words makes As Far as You Can See a must-have book to own and to give.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315477 20180618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface by Dr. Gregory J. Vincent
  • Introduction
  • New beginnings in Texas education
  • Negotiating a space for blackness on campus and beyond
  • Overcoming the odds
  • Athletes to unintentional activists
  • The social politics of gender on the forty acres
  • Rearing a longhorn legacy : the Taylor family
  • Inside the ivory tower : from students to stewards
  • Epilogue by Fran Harris.
In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university. These historic moments aren't just special; they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. The story of integration at UT against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South is complex and momentous-a story that necessitates understanding and sharing. Likewise, this narrative is inextricably linked to current conversations about students' negotiations of identity and place in higher education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314418 20180611
Education Library (Cubberley)
359 pages : chiefly color illustrations, chiefly color maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction: The Story, the Letter, the Building 1. Origins: Millard Sheets, Howard Ahmanson, and Architecture before the Letter 2. Creating the Millard Sheets Studio, Creating the Home Savings Style 3. Building New Places 4. Home Savings in Your Changing Community 5. Expansion and Change after Howard Ahmanson 6. Beyond Millard Sheets, Beyond California 7. Preservation after Home Savings Acknowledgments Appendix A: List of Sheets Studio Artists and Contractors and Home Savings Artists Appendix B: How the Sheets Studio Mosaics Were Made, by Brian Worley, Sheets Studio Artist List of Interviews and Archival Collections Consulted Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315293 20180312
"I want buildings that will be exciting seventy-five years from now, " financier Howard Ahmanson told visual artist Millard Sheets, offering him complete control of design, subject, decoration, and budget for his Home Savings and Loan branch offices. The partnership between Home Savings-for decades, the nation's largest savings and loan-and the Millard Sheets Studio produced more than 160 buildings in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri over the course of a quarter century. Adorned with murals, mosaics, stained glass, and sculptures, the Home Savings (and Savings of America) branches displayed a celebratory vision of community history and community values that garnered widespread acclaim. Banking on Beauty presents the first history of this remarkable building program. Drawing extensively on archival materials, site visits, and oral history interviews, Adam Arenson tells a fascinating story of how the architecture and art were created, the politics of where the branches were built, and why the Sheets Studio switched from portraying universal family scenes to celebrating local history amid the dramatic cultural and political changes of the 1960s. Combining urban history, business history, and art and architectural history, Banking on Beauty reveals how these institutions shaped the corporate and cultural landscapes of Southern California, where many of the branches were located. Richly illustrated and beautifully written, Banking on Beauty builds a convincing case for preserving these outstanding examples of Midcentury Modern architecture, which currently face an uncertain future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315293 20180312
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 467 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Movements, Movimientos, and Movidas (Maria Cotera, Maylei Blackwell, and Dionne Espinoza) Part I. Hallway Movidas Chapter 1. Francisca Flores, and the History of the League of Mexican American Women and Its Evolution into the Comision Femenil Mexicana Nacional, 1958-1975 (Anna NietoGomez) Chapter 2. Mujeres Bravas: How Chicana Feminists Championed the Equal Rights Amendment and Feminist Agenda in 1977 at the Texas Women's Meeting and the International Women's Year National Conference (Martha P. Cotera) Chapter 3. "Women Need to Find Their Voice": Latinas Speak Out in the Midwest, 1972 (Leticia Wiggins) Chapter 4. "It's Not a Natural Order": Religion and the Emergence of Chicana Feminism in the Cursillo Movement in San Jose (Susana L. Gallardo) Chapter 5. Many Roads, One Path: A Testimonio of Gloria E. Anzaldua (Maylei Blackwell) Part II. Home-Making Movidas Chapter 6. La Causa de los Pobres: Alicia Escalante's Lived Experiences of Poverty and the Struggle for Economic Justice (Rosie C. Bermudez) Chapter 7. Women Who Make Their Own Worlds: The Life and Work of Ester Hernandez (Maylei Blackwell) Chapter 8. Feminista Frequencies: Chicana Radio Activism in the Pacific Northwest (Monica De La Torre) Chapter 9. Excavating the Chicano Movement: Chicana Feminism, Mobilization, and Leadership at El Centro de la Raza, 1972-1979 (Michael D. Aguirre) Chapter 10. The Space in Between: Exploring the Development of Chicana Feminist Thought in Central Texas (Brenda Sendejo) Chapter 11. Visions of Utopia while Living in Occupied Aztlan (Osa Hidalgo de la Riva and Maylei Blackwell ) Part III. Movidas of Crossing Chapter 12. Forging a Black-Brown Movement: Chicana and African American Women Organizing for Welfare Rights in Los Angeles (Alejandra Marchevsky) Chapter 13. "Tu Riata Es Mi Espalda": Elizabeth Sutherland's Chicana Formation (Annemarie Perez) Chapter 14. "La Raza en Canada": San Diego Chicana Activists, the Indochinese Women's Conference of 1971, and Third World Womanism (Dionne Espinoza) Chapter 15. Maria Jimenez: Reflexiones on Traversing Multiple Fronteras in the South (Samantha Rodriguez and Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal) Chapter 16. De Campesina a Internacionalista: A Journey of Encuentros y Desencuentros (Olga Talamante) Part IV. Memory Movidas Chapter 17. Unpacking Our Mothers' Libraries: Practices of Chicana Memory before and after the Digital Turn (Maria Cotera) Chapter 18. Refocusing Chicana International Feminism: Photographs, Postmemory, and Political Trauma (Marisela R. Chavez) Chapter 19. La Mariposa de Oro: The Journey of an Advocate (Elena Gutierrez and Virginia Martinez) Chapter 20. My Deliberate Pursuit of Freedom (Deanna Romero) Chapter 21. Manifesto de Memoria: (Re)Living the Movement without Blinking (Ines Hernandez-Avila) Notes Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315590 20180903
With contributions from a wide array of scholars and activists, including leading Chicana feminists from the period, this groundbreaking anthology is the first collection of scholarly essays and testimonios that focuses on Chicana organizing, activism, and leadership in the movement years. The essays in Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activisim and Feminism in the Movement Era demonstrate how Chicanas enacted a new kind of politica at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and developed innovative concepts, tactics, and methodologies that in turn generated new theories, art forms, organizational spaces, and strategies of alliance. These are the technologies of resistance documented in Chicana Movidas, a volume that brings together critical biographies of Chicana activists and their bodies of work; essays that focus on understudied organizations, mobilizations, regions, and subjects; examinations of emergent Chicana archives and the politics of collection; and scholarly approaches that challenge the temporal, political, heteronormative, and spatial limits of established Chicano movement narratives. Charting the rise of a field of knowledge that crosses the boundaries of Chicano studies, feminist theory, and queer theory, Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activisim and Feminism in the Movement Era offers a transgenerational perspective on the intellectual and political legacies of early Chicana feminism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315590 20180903
Green Library
ix, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Volume Introduction: Comedy as Theory, Industry, and Academic Discipline, Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz 1. The Carnivalesque Introduction: The Naked GunA: Rabelais and His World, Mikhail BakhtinB: "The Frames of Comic `Freedom, '" Umberto EcoC: "Sacred Catastrophe, Profane Laughter: Family Guy's Comedy in the Ritual of National Trauma, " Philip Scepanski 2. Comedy Mechanics & Absurdity Introduction: Man Seeking WomanA: Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, Henri BergsonB: The Logic of the Absurd, Jerry PalmerC: "Pie and Chase: Gag, Spectacle and Narrative in Slapstick Comedy, " Donald CraftonD: "The New Logic of the Absurd: The Eric Andre Show, " Evan Elkins 3. Psychoanalyzing Comedy Introduction: ArcherA: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Sigmund FreudB: "Humor, " Sigmund FreudC: "Lacan's Harpo, " Paul FlaigD: "Revenge of the Nerds: Failure, Laughter, and Liberation on The Big Bang Theory, " Andrew J. Owens 4. Irony Introduction: Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 2006A: Irony's Edge, Linda HutcheonB: "Speaking Too Soon: SNL, 9/11, and the Remaking of American Irony, " Matt SienkiewiczC: "Welcome to the Clickhole: The Economics of Internet Parody and Critique, " Amber Day 5. Genre Introduction: 22 Jump StreetA: Popular Film and Television Comedy, Steve Neale and Frank KrutnikB: "Comedy Verite? The Observational Documentary Meets the Televisual Sitcom, " Ethan ThompsonC: "Inventing the Situation Comedy: Jack Benny, the `Fall Guy, ' and the Making of a Genre, " Kathryn Fuller-Seeley 6. Race & Ethnicity Introduction: Key and PeeleA: Watching Race, Herman GrayB: "The Culture Behind Closed Doors: Issues of Gender and Race in the Writers' Room, " Felicia D. HendersonC: "Naturalizing Racial Differences Through Comedy: Asian, Black, and White Views on Racial Stereotypes in Rush Hour 2, " Ji Hoon Park, Nadine G. Gabbadon, and Ariel R. CherninD: "`Indians on TV (and Netflix)': The Comedic Trajectory of Aziz Ansari, " Bhoomi K. Thakore and Bilal Hussain 7. Gender & Sexuality Introduction: Inside Amy SchumerA: The Unruly Woman, Kathleen Rowe KarlynB: Pretty/Funny, Linda MizejewskiC: "Generic Closets: Sitcoms, Audiences and Black Male Gayness, " Alfred L. Martin Jr. 8. Nation & Globalization Introduction: Klovn and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Peter Kragh Jensen and Matt SienkiewiczA: A National Joke, Andy MedhurstB: "Transnational TV Comedy Audiences, " Inger-Lise Kalviknes BoreC: "Transgressing Boundaries as the Hybrid Global: Parody and Postcoloniality on Indian Television, " Sangeet KumarD: "Comedy and the Nation in The Trip, " Brett Mills Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477316009 20180903
From classical Hollywood film comedies to sitcoms, recent political satire, and the developing world of online comedy culture, comedy has been a mainstay of the American media landscape for decades. Recognizing that scholars and students need an authoritative collection of comedy studies that gathers both foundational and cutting-edge work, Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz have assembled The Comedy Studies Reader. This anthology brings together classic articles, more recent works, and original essays that consider a variety of themes and approaches for studying comedic media-the carnivalesque, comedy mechanics and absurdity, psychoanalysis, irony, genre, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and nation and globalization. The authors range from iconic theorists, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Sigmund Freud, and Linda Hutcheon, to the leading senior and emerging scholars of today. As a whole, the volume traces two parallel trends in the evolution of the field-first, comedy's development into myriad subgenres, formats, and discourses, a tendency that has led many popular commentators to characterize the present as a "comedy zeitgeist"; and second, comedy studies' new focus on the ways in which comedy increasingly circulates in "serious" discursive realms, including politics, economics, race, gender, and cultural power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477316009 20180903
Green Library

10. Country music USA [2018]

xviii, 748 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Foreword by Henry Sapoznik Preface Chapter 1. The Folk Background before Commercialism Chapter 2. The Early Period of Commercial Hillbilly Music Chapter 3. The First Country Singing Star: Jimmie Rodgers Chapter 4. Country Music during the Depression Chapter 5. The Cowboy Image and the Growth of Western Music Chapter 6. The War Years: The National Expansion of Country Music Chapter 7. The Boom Period: The Emergence of a Big Business, 1946-1953 Chapter 8. The Development of Country-Pop Music and the Nashville Sound Chapter 9. The Reinvigoration of Modern Country Music, 1960-1972 Chapter 10. Bluegrass Chapter 11. Country Music, 1972-1984 Chapter 12. Tradition and Change: Country Music, 1985-2000 Chapter 13. A New Century Notes Bibliographical Essays Index Index of Song Titles.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315347 20180723
"Fifty years after its first publication, Country Music USA still stands as the most authoritative history of this uniquely American art form. Here are the stories of the people who made country music into such an integral part of our nation's culture. We feel lucky to have had Bill Malone as an indispensable guide in making our PBS documentary; you should, too." -Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Country Music: An American Family Story From reviews of previous editions: "Considered the definitive history of American country music." -Los Angeles Times "If anyone knows more about the subject than [Malone] does, God help them." -Larry McMurtry, from In a Narrow Grave "With Country Music USA, Bill Malone wrote the Bible for country music history and scholarship. This groundbreaking work, now updated, is the definitive chronicle of the sweeping drama of the country music experience." -Chet Flippo, former editorial director, CMT: Country Music Television and CMT.com "Country Music USA is the definitive history of country music and of the artists who shaped its fascinating worlds." -William Ferris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music USA has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio into the twenty-first century. In this fiftieth-anniversary edition, Malone, the featured historian in Ken Burns's 2019 documentary on country music, has revised every chapter to offer new information and fresh insights. Coauthor Tracey Laird tracks developments in country music in the new millennium, exploring the relationship between the current music scene and the traditions from which it emerged.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315347 20180723
Green Library
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Seeing Lake Patzcuaro, Transforming Mexico Chapter 2. Creating Patzcuaro Tipico: Architecture, Historical Preservation, and Race Chapter 3. Creating the Traditional, Creating the Modern Chapter 4. Creating Historical Patzcuaro Chapter 5. Creating Cardenas, Creating Mexico Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314203 20180409
In the 1930s, the artistic and cultural patronage of celebrated Mexican president Lazaro Cardenas transformed a small Michoacan city, Patzcuaro, into a popular center for national tourism. Cardenas commissioned public monuments and archeological excavations; supported new schools, libraries, and a public theater; developed tourism sites and infrastructure, including the Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares; and hired artists to paint murals celebrating regional history, traditions, and culture. The creation of Patzcuaro was formative for Mexico; not only did it provide an early model for regional economic and cultural development, but it also helped establish some of Mexico's most enduring national myths, rituals, and institutions. In Creating Patzcuaro, Creating Mexico, Jennifer Jolly argues that Patzcuaro became a microcosm of cultural power during the 1930s and that we find the foundations of modern Mexico in its creation. Her extensive historical and archival research reveals how Cardenas and the artists and intellectuals who worked with him used cultural patronage as a guise for radical modernization in the region. Jolly demonstrates that the Patzcuaro project helped define a new modern body politic for Mexico, in which the population was asked to emulate Cardenas by touring the country and seeing and embracing its land, history, and people. Ultimately, by offering Mexicans a means to identify and engage with power and privilege, the creation of Patzcuaro placed art and tourism at the center of Mexico's postrevolutionary nation building project.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314203 20180409
Green Library
xxxii, 265 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Series Editor's Preface (Michael Gagarin) Translator's Preface (Edward Harris) Series Introduction (Michael Gagarin) Oratory in Classical Athens The Orators The Works of the Orators Government and Law in Classical Athens The Translation of Greek Oratory Abbreviations Note on Currency Bibliography of Works Cited Introduction to Demosthenes (Michael Gagarin) Life Works Style Significance Introduction to This Volume (Edward Harris) DEMOSTHENES (Edward Harris) 23. Against Aristocrates 24. Against Timocrates 25-26. Against Aristogeiton I and II Bibliography for This Volume Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477313527 20180312
This is the fifteenth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public. Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have recently been attracting particular interest: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. This volume provides introductions, translations, and notes for four speeches found in the Demosthenic corpus that have not been translated in recent times. Against Aristocrates deals with matters of foreign policy involving a mercenary general, Charidemus, and is a valuable source for Athenian homicide law. Against Timocrates involves domestic politics and provides important information about Athenian procedures for enacting legislation. In both speeches, the litigants stress the importance of the rule of law in Athenian democracy and emphasize key ideas, such as the monopoly of legitimate force by the state, the need for consistency in statutes, and the principle of no punishment without a written law. The remaining two speeches, Against Aristogeiton, are forgeries composed in the Hellenistic period, as Edward Harris demonstrates conclusively through a study of laws and legal procedures and an analysis of style and vocabulary.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477313527 20180312
Green Library
326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Roberto Burle Marx and the Ecological Modern Chapter 1. Constructing Culture in Brazil: Politics and the Public Landscape Chapter 2. Forest Narratives Brazilian Landscapes, April 27, 1967 Suggestions for the Preservation of National Parks, August 1967 Forest Politics and the Destruction of Forests, March 25, 1969 Forest Conservation, February 12, 1971 Chapter 3. Landscapes of the Baroque Interior Parks, Gardens, and Public Plazas, May 23, 1968 Cultural Contribution, November 28, 1968 Defense of Nature Reserves, June 27, 1969 Defense of the Landscape, August 25, 1969 Chapter 4. Large Parks, Statues, and Disfigurement Statues in Gardens, August 29, 1968 Sacrificed Landscape, January 28, 1969 Preservation of Landscape Conditions, September 17, 1970 Landscape Complex, July 7, 1973 Green Spaces, July 11, 1973 Chapter 5. The Scientific Park Current Conditions at the Botanical Garden, February 7, 1968 The Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, September 27, 1968 The Botanical Garden and Woodland Nursery, August 26, 1969 The Botanical Garden of Belo Horizonte, May 6, 1970 Chapter 6. Military Gardens Garden and Ecology, July-September 1969 Epilogue: The Counselor Acknowledgments Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315736 20180604
"Burle Marx created a new and modern grammar for international landscape design." -Lauro Cavalcanti, quoted in the New York Times "The real creator of the modern garden." -American Institute of Architects Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is internationally known as one of the preeminent modernist landscape architects. He designed renowned public landscapes in Brazil, beginning with small plazas in Recife in the 1930s and culminating with large public parks in the early 1960s, most significantly the Parque do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro. Depositions explores a pivotal moment in Burle Marx's career-the years in which he served as a member of the Federal Cultural Council created by the military dictatorship in the mid-1960s. Despite the inherent conflict and risk in working with the military regime, Burle Marx boldly used his position to advocate for the protection of the unique Brazilian landscape, becoming a prophetic voice of caution against the regime's policies of rapid development and resource exploitation. Depositions presents the first English translation of eighteen environmental position pieces that Burle Marx wrote for the journal Cultura , a publication of the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture, from 1967 through 1973. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson introduces and contextualizes the depositions by analyzing their historical and political contexts, as well as by presenting pertinent examples of Burle Marx's earlier public projects, which enables a comprehensive reading of the texts. Addressing deforestation, the establishment of national parks, the place of commemorative sculpture, and the unique history of the Brazilian cultural landscape, Depositions offers new insight into Burle Marx's outstanding landscape oeuvre and elucidates his transition from prolific designer to prescient counselor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315736 20180604
Green Library
xiv, 140 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • "Seagoing Bellhops, Chambermaids and Dishwashers": Black Sailors in a White Navy
  • "Going Nowhere": Depression-Era McLennan County
  • "God's Strength and Mother's Blessing": The Attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
  • "A Simple Act of Justice": The Navy Cross
  • "An Everlasting Inspiration": Jim Crow in Retreat
  • "Tell All My Friends Not to Shed Any Tears for Me": To Tarawa and Beyond
  • "They Appreciate What I Did": The Doris Miller Legacy.
On the morning of December 7, 1941, after serving breakfast and turning his attention to laundry services aboard the USS West Virginia, Ship's Cook Third Class Doris "Dorie" Miller heard the alarm calling sailors to battle stations. The first of several torpedoes dropped from Japanese aircraft had struck the American battleship. Miller hastily made his way to a central point and was soon called to the bridge by Lt. Com. Doir C. Johnson to assist the mortally wounded ship's captain, Mervyn Bennion. Miller then joined two others in loading and firing an unmanned anti-aircraft machine gun-a weapon that, as an African American in a segregated military, Miller had not been trained to operate. But he did, firing the weapon on attacking Japanese aircraft until the .50-caliber gun ran out of ammunition. For these actions, Miller was later awarded the Navy Cross, the third-highest naval award for combat gallantry.Historians Thomas W. Cutrer and T. Michael Parrish have not only painstakingly reconstructed Miller's inspiring actions on December 7. They also offer for the first time a full biography of Miller placed in the larger context of African American service in the United States military and the beginnings of the civil rights movement.Like so many sailors and soldiers in World War II, Doris Miller's life was cut short. Just two years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Miller was aboard the USS Liscome Bay when it was sunk by a Japanese submarine. But the name-and symbolic image-of Dorie Miller lived on. As Cutrer and Parrish conclude, "Dorie Miller's actions at Pearl Harbor, and the legend that they engendered, were directly responsible for helping to roll back the navy's then-to-fore unrelenting policy of racial segregation and prejudice, and, in the chain of events, helped to launch the civil rights movement of the 1960s that brought an end to the worst of America's racial intolerance.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623496029 20180226
Green Library
81 pages : illustrations, maps, 1 color portrait ; 28 cm.
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • The tree mortality crisis as an introduction to forest management in California
  • Increasing pace and scale through collaboration
  • CAL FIRE L.A. Moran Reforestation Center (LAMRC) tour
  • Embracing fire as an essential tool for forest resiliency
  • California's wood-processing infastructure
  • Outreach and education
  • Looking forward : turning plans into action.
"In this report, the Commission calls for transformational culture change in its forest management practices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported in December 2017 that approximately 27 million trees had died statewide on federal, state and private lands since November 2016. The tally brought to 129 million the number of trees that have died in California forests during years of drought and bark beetle infestations since 2010. During its review, the Commission found that California’s forests suffer from neglect and mismanagement, resulting in overcrowding that leaves them susceptible to disease, insects and wildfire. The Commission found commitment to long-lasting forest management changes at the highest levels of government, but that support for those changes needs to spread down not just through the state’s massive bureaucracy and law- and policymaking apparatuses, but among the general public as well. Complicating the management problem is the fact that the State of California owns very few of the forests within its borders – most are owned by the federal government or private landowners. Among the Commission’s nine recommendations, it urges the state to take a greater leadership role in collaborative forest management planning at the watershed level. The Good Neighbor Authority granted in the 2014 Farm Bill provides a mechanism for the state to conduct restoration activities on federal land, but state agencies must have the financial and personnel resources to perform this work. As part of this collaborative effort, it calls upon the state to use more prescribed fire to reinvigorate forests, inhibit firestorms and help protect air and water quality. Central to these efforts must be a statewide public education campaign to help Californians understand why healthy forests matter to them, and elicit buy-in for the much-needed forest treatments."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 15, 1910
  • Part 1. Newsman in the far north, 1891-1899. In search of Christopher Columbus: the Bahamas, June 1891
  • Arctic enthusiasm is an intermittent fever: Washington DC, February 1894
  • A dog show and the Seven Islands: Belgium, Norway, and Spitsbergen, April-May 1894
  • Shipwrecked at the Hotel White Bear: Spitsbergen, May-July, 1894
  • The president cannot be stampeded: Washington DC, February-May 1898
  • Like opening a grave: Northbrook Island, Franz Josef Land, July 28, 1898
  • Tell them what it was like for us here: Franz Josef Land, August-December, 1898
  • The strenuous life: Franz Josef Land, February-July 1899
  • Part 2: The insider, 1900-1904. The people are barely able to exist: Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, April-August 1902
  • With Johnny D'Mitch and the Coal Barons: Washington DC and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August-October 1902
  • This crime against organized labor: Colorado and Washington DC, June-December, 1904
  • Part 3. The polar airship, 1095-1906. Motor sledges and airships: Washington DC, 1903-1906
  • The scheme was crazy enough to seem workable: Paris, France, and Tromsø, Norway, January-June 1906
  • The airship station on Virgo Bay: Danes Island, Spitsbergen, July-August 1906
  • Wellman vs. Peary: Washington DC, November 1906-May 1907
  • Balloons, aeroplanes, and the acrobatic photographer: Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and France, 1901-1907
  • Go? Of course. What else are we here for?: Danes Island, Spitsbergen, July-September 1907
  • Lost in a Snowstorm above the Polar Sea: Spitsbergen, September 2, 1907
  • Campaigns and dollars: Washington DC and various locations, 1908-1909
  • Under the ice, over the ice: Danes Island, Spitsbergen, 1908-1909
  • Nowhere does his story ring true: Norway, Denmark, France, and the United States, September-November 1909.
  • Part 4. The Atlantic Ocean, 1910-1912. Mr. Wellman's unbusinesslike charm: Chicago, New York, and the White Nile River in Egyptian Sudan, February-March 1910
  • The funniest damn ship I ever joined: Atlantic City, New Jersey, July-August 1910
  • The airship, bringer of total war and universal peace: Osawatomie, Kansas, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, August-September 1910
  • The aero-not: Atlantic City, August-October 1910
  • It's Europe or bust from this minute on: Atlantic City, October 15, 1910
  • Only a question of time : Atlantic City, New York City, and the Long Island coast, October 15, 1910
  • The Queen of Spades: Nantucket Shoals, North Atlantic Ocean, October 16, 1910
  • A sort of bleeding to death: North Atlantic Ocean, October 17, 1910
  • CQD: North Atlantic Ocean, October 18, 1910
  • You're all right, old man! Atlantic City and New York City, October-December 1910
  • New dreams for the Aerial Age: New York City, Atlantic City, and Akron, Ohio, 1911
  • The most perilous element of all: Atlantic City, October 1911-July 1912
  • Epilogue: New York City, 1912-1934.
In his day Walter Wellman (1858-1934) was one of America's most famous men. To his contemporaries, he seemed like a character from a Jules Verne novel. He led five expeditions in search of the North Pole, two by dogsled and three by dirigible airship, and in 1910 made the first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air--which the self-styled expert on aerial warfare saw as a mission of world peace. He endured hardships, cheated death on more than one occasion, and surrounded himself with a team of assistants as eccentric and audacious as he was. In addition to his daring adventures, Wellman became a nationally known political reporter and unofficial spokesman for the McKinley and Roosevelt administrations. He was not the first newspaper-sponsored adventurer, but more than any of his predecessors he turned exploration into a real-time media event, and his reputation both flourished and suffered because of it. Wellman lived during a time of rapid social and technological change, when explorers were racing to fill in the last remaining blank spots on the map and when aviation promised to fulfill humanity's greatest hopes and darkest fears. Flight to the Top of the World is a window into Wellman's time and illuminates many of its dreams and contradictions.
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72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Entrepreneurship is a key means through which women can both empower themselves and contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. A vital part of this agenda includes the 61.3 million women who own and operate businesses within the ten member States of ASEAN. It is the particular challenges and opportunities that the recently introduced ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will bring to women entrepreneurs which provide the impetus and focus for this report. The measures set out in the AEC Blueprint 2025 are expected to affect the prospects for SME growth in various ways. This publication proposes critical actions that can be taken by ASEAN governments to address the particular constraints facing women entrepreneurs - in association with the finance sector, entrepreneur associations, international agencies, civil society and other key actors - towards the realisation of both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the AEC Blueprint 2025.
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xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Foreword by Carlo Petrini Acknowledgments Introduction: Jewish Foodways in Food History and the Jewish Diasporic Experience Simone Cinotto and Hasia R. Diner Part 1. Crossing and Bridging Culinary Boundaries: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptations of Jewish Food in the Encounter with the Non-Jewish Other 1. The Sausage in the Jews' Pantry: Food and Jewish-Christian Relations in Renaissance Italy Flora Cassen 2. Global Jewish Peddling and the Matter of Food Hasia R. Diner 3. Jews among Muslims: Culinary Contexts Nancy E. Berg Part 2. The Politics of Jewish Food: Culinary Articulations of Power, Identity, and the State 4. Mosaic or Melting Pot: The Transformation of Middle Eastern Jewish Foodways in Israel Ari Ariel 5. Soviet Jewish Foodways: Transformation through Detabooization Gennady Estraikh 6. The Embodied Republic: Colonial and Postcolonial French Sephardic Taste Joelle Bahloul Part 3. The Kosherization of Jewish Food: Playing Out Religion, Taste, and Health in the Marketplace and Popular Culture 7. Appetite and Hunger: Discourses and Perceptions of Food among Eastern European Jews in the Interwar Years Rakefet Zalashik 8. The Battle against Guefilte Fish: Asserting Sephardi Culinary Repertoires among Argentine Jews in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century Adriana Brodsky 9. Still Life: Performing National Identity in Israel and Palestine at the Intersection of Food and Art Yael Raviv Part 4. The Food of the Diaspora: The Global Identity, Memory, and History of Jewish Food 10. From the Comfort of Home to Exile: German Jews and Their Foodways Marion Kaplan 11. "To Jewish Daughters": Recipes for American Jewish Life, 1901-1918 Annie Polland 12. Dining in the Dixie Diaspora: A Meeting of Region and Religion Marcie Cohen Ferris List of Contributors Index.
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The history of the Jewish people has been a history of migration. Although Jews invariably brought with them their traditional ideas about food during these migrations, just as invariably they engaged with the foods they encountered in their new environments. Their culinary habits changed as a result of both these migrations and the new political and social realities they encountered. The stories in this volume examine the sometimes bewildering kaleidoscope of food experiences generated by new social contacts, trade, political revolutions, wars, and migrations, both voluntary and compelled. This panoramic history of Jewish food highlights its breadth and depth on a global scale from Renaissance Italy to the post-World War II era in Israel, Argentina, and the United States and critically examines the impact of food on Jewish lives and on the complex set of laws, practices, and procedures that constitutes the Jewish dietary system and regulates what can be eaten, when, how, and with whom. Global Jewish Foodways offers a fresh perspective on how historical changes through migration, settlement, and accommodation transformed Jewish food and customs.
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ix, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A Note on Iota Adscript and the Transliteration of Proper Nouns Acknowledgments Introduction (Jonathan L. Ready and Christos C. Tsagalis) Part I. Rhapsodes Chapter 1. Performance Contexts for Rhapsodic Recitals in the Archaic and Classical Periods (Christos C. Tsagalis) Chapter 2. Reading Rhapsodes on Athenian Vases (Sheramy D. Bundrick) Chapter 3. Performance Contexts for Rhapsodic Recitals in the Hellenistic Period (Christos C. Tsagalis) Chapter 4. Rhapsodes and Rhapsodic Contests in the Imperial Period (Anne Gangloff) Chapter 5. Formed on the Festival Stage: Plot and Characterization in the Iliad as a Competitive Collaborative Process (Mary R. Bachvarova) Chapter 6. Did Sappho and Homer Ever Meet? Comparative Perspectives on Homeric Singers (Olga Levaniouk) Part II. Narrators and Characters Chapter 7. Odysseus Polyonymous (Deborah Beck) Chapter 8. Embedded Focalization and Free Indirect Speech in Homer as Viewpoint Blending (Anna Bonifazi) Chapter 9. Speech Training and the Mastery of Context: Thoas the Aetolian and the Practice of Muthoi (Joel P. Christensen) Chapter 10. Diomedes as Audience and Speaker in the Iliad (James O'Maley) Chapter 11. Hektor, the Marginal Hero: Performance Theory and the Homeric Monologue (Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr.) Chapter 12. Performance, Oral Texts, and Entextualization in Homeric Epic (Jonathan L. Ready) Chapter 13. Homer's Rivals? Internal Narrators in the Iliad (Adrian Kelly) Works Cited Contributors Index of Terms Index of Passages.
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Before they were written down, the poems attributed to Homer were performed orally, usually by rhapsodes (singers/reciters) who might have traveled from city to city or enjoyed a position in a wealthy household. Even after the Iliad and the Odyssey were committed to writing, rhapsodes performed the poems at festivals, often competing against each other. As they recited the epics, the rhapsodes spoke as both the narrator and the characters. These different acts-performing the poem and narrating and speaking in character within it-are seldom studied in tandem. Homer in Performance breaks new ground by bringing together all of the speakers involved in the performance of Homeric poetry: rhapsodes, narrators, and characters. The first part of the book presents a detailed history of the rhapsodic performance of Homeric epic from the Archaic to the Roman Imperial periods and explores how performers might have shaped the poems. The second part investigates the Homeric narrators and characters as speakers and illuminates their interactions. The contributors include scholars versed in epigraphy, the history of art, linguistics, and performance studies, as well as those capable of working with sources from the ancient Near East and from modern Russia. This interdisciplinary approach makes the volume useful to a spectrum of readers, from undergraduates to veteran professors, in disciplines ranging from classical studies to folklore.
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xvi, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Introduction Section 1: Living in Indian Country 1. Construction Indian Country 2. Sharitarish and the Possibility of Treaties 3 Non-Participatory Mapping Section 2: The Rise and Fall of "Indian Country" 4. The Cultural Construction of "Indian Country" 5. Science and the Destruction of "Indian Country" Section 3: Reclaiming Indian Country 6. The Metaphysics of Indian Naming Conclusion Acknowledgements.
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How the West Was Drawn explores the geographic and historical experiences of the Pawnees, the Iowas, and the Lakotas during the European and American contest for imperial control of the Great Plains during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. David Bernstein argues that the American West was a collaborative construction between Native peoples and Euro-American empires that developed cartographic processes and culturally specific maps, which in turn reflected encounter and conflict between settler states and indigenous peoples. Bernstein explores the cartographic creation of the Trans-Mississippi West through an interdisciplinary methodology in geography and history. He shows how the Pawnees and the Iowas-wedged between powerful Osages, Sioux, the horse- and captive-rich Comanche Empire, French fur traders, Spanish merchants, and American Indian agents and explorers-devised strategies of survivance and diplomacy to retain autonomy during this era. The Pawnees and the Iowas developed a strategy of cartographic resistance to predations by both Euro-American imperial powers and strong indigenous empires, navigating the volatile and rapidly changing world of the Great Plains by brokering their spatial and territorial knowledge either to stronger indigenous nations or to much weaker and conquerable American and European powers. How the West Was Drawn is a revisionist and interdisciplinary understanding of the global imperial contest for North America's Great Plains that illuminates in fine detail the strategies of survival of the Pawnees, the Iowas, and the Lakotas amid accommodation to predatory Euro-American and Native empires.
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