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Green Library
v. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
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
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)
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)
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211207583 20180618
Green Library
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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496202284 20180618
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496202284 20180618
Green Library
xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Stumbling into a family
  • Tenzin's story
  • Migmar's story
  • Becoming friends
  • Four children
  • Becoming American
  • Tenzin's brilliant idea
  • Revelations in India
  • Back to Bylakuppe
  • Tangled traditions
  • A curriculum for saving Tibet
  • Double wedding
  • Search for the middle way
  • Lost temples and found suitcases
  • The family next door.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvii, 199 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Prohibitions
  • Bad faith
  • Denial of agency
  • Pollution of agency
  • The double standard of content
  • False categorizing
  • Isolation
  • Anomalousness
  • Lack of models
  • Responses
  • Aesthetics.
Green Library
xiii, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • A Note on the Photographs A Note on Corporate Actors List of Important Individuals Chapter 1. Black Water Chapter 2. Dureno Chapter 3. The Death of Yori'ye Chapter 4. The Cocama Arrive Chapter 5. Damaged World Chapter 6. Prohibition and Protest Chapter 7. The Possibility of Coexistence Chapter 8. Life in Oil Acknowledgments Notes Glossary Works Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315088 20180530
Oil is one of the world's most important commodities, but few people know how its extraction affects the residents of petroleum-producing regions. In the 1960s, the Texaco corporation discovered crude in the territory of Ecuador's indigenous Cofan nation. Within a decade, Ecuador had become a member of OPEC, and the Cofan watched as their forests fell, their rivers ran black, and their bodies succumbed to new illnesses. In 1993, they became plaintiffs in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit that aims to compensate them for the losses they have suffered. Yet even in the midst of a tragic toxic disaster, the Cofan have refused to be destroyed. While seeking reparations for oil's assault on their lives, they remain committed to the survival of their language, culture, and rainforest homeland. Life in Oil presents the compelling, nuanced story of how the Cofan manage to endure at the center of Ecuadorian petroleum extraction. Michael L. Cepek has lived and worked with Cofan people for more than twenty years. In this highly accessible book, he goes well beyond popular and academic accounts of their suffering to share the largely unknown stories that Cofan people themselves create-the ones they tell in their own language, in their own communities, and to one another and the few outsiders they know and trust. Their words reveal that life in oil is a form of slow, confusing violence for some of the earth's most marginalized, yet resilient, inhabitants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315088 20180530
Green Library
xix, 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (come color) ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures, Plates, Charts, and Tables Foreword, by Ali S. Asani Acknowledgments Introduction: Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam, by Michael Frishkopf and Federico Spinetti Part One: Transregional 1. Listening to Islamic Gardens and Landscapes, by D. Fairchild Ruggles Part Two: The Ottoman Empire and Turkey 2. A Sound Status among the Ottoman Elite: Architectural Patrons of Sixteenth-Century Istanbul Mosques and Their Recitation Programs, by Nina Ergin 3. A Concert Platform: A Space for a Style in Turkish Music, by John Morgan O'Connell 4. Articulating Otherness in the Construction of Alevi-Bektasi Rituals and Ritual Space in a Transnational Perspective, by Irene Markoff Part Three: The Arab World 5. Venerating Cairo's Saints through Monument and Ritual: Islamic Reform and the Rise of the Architext, by Michael Frishkopf 6. Nightingales and Sweet Basil: The Cultural Geography of Aleppine Song, by Jonathan H. Shannon 7. Aural Geometry: Poetry, Music, and Architecture in the Arabic Tradition, by Samer Akkach Part Four: Andalusia and Europe 8. Tents of Silk and Trees of Light in the Lands of Najd: The Aural and the Visual at a Mawlid Celebration in the Alhambra, by Cynthia Robinson 9. Aristocratic Residences and the Majlis in Umayyad Cordoba, by Glaire D. Anderson 10. Sounds of Love and Hate: Sufi Rap, Ghetto Patrimony, and the Concrete Politics of the French Urban Periphery, by Paul A. Silverstein Part Five: Central and South Asia 11. Ideal Form and Meaning in Sufi Shrines of Pakistan: A Return to the Spirit, by Kamil Khan Mumtaz 12. The Social and Sacred Microcosm of the Kiiz UEi: Space and Sound in Rituals for the Dead among the Kazakhs of Mongolia, by Saida Daukeyeva Part Six: Iran 13. Listening to Pictures in Iran, by Anthony Welch 14. Of Mirrors and Frames: Music, Sound, and Architecture at the Iranian Zurkhaneh, by Federico Spinetti References Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477312469 20180416
Tracing the connections between music making and built space in both historical and contemporary times, Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam brings together domains of intellectual reflection that have rarely been in dialogue to promote a greater understanding of the centrality of sound production in constructed environments in Muslim religious and cultural expression. Representing the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, art history, architecture, history of architecture, religious studies, and Islamic studies, the volume's contributors consider sonic performances ranging from poetry recitation to art, folk, popular, and ritual musics-as well as religious expressions that are not usually labeled as "music" from an Islamic perspective-in relation to monumental, vernacular, ephemeral, and landscape architectures; interior design; decoration and furniture; urban planning; and geography. Underscoring the intimate relationship between traditional Muslim sonic performances, such as the recitation of the Qur'an or devotional songs, and conventional Muslim architectural spaces, from mosques and Sufi shrines to historic aristocratic villas, gardens, and gymnasiums, the book reveals Islam as an ideal site for investigating the relationship between sound and architecture, which in turn proves to be an innovative and significant angle from which to explore Muslim cultures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477312469 20180416
Green Library
xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: City Reading: Public Space and Cultural Citizenship in Latin America 1. Campaigning for the Capital: Bogota and Buenos Aires as UNESCO World Book Capitals 2. Reading on Wheels: Stories of Convivencia in Bogota and Santiago 3. Cacerolazos y bibliotecas: Solidarity, Reading, and Public Space after the Argentine Economic Crisis (2001-2002) 4. Recycled Reading and the Cartonera Collectives: Publishing from the Ground Up 5. Books That Bite: Libraries of Banned Books in Argentina Conclusion: Stories at the Intersection Notes Works Cited Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315170 20180611
Public reading programs are flourishing in many Latin American cities in the new millennium. They defy the conception of reading as solitary and private by literally taking literature to the streets to create new communities of readers. From institutional and official to informal and spontaneous, the reading programs all use public space, distribute creative writing to a mass public, foster collective rather than individual reading, and provide access to literature in unconventional arenas. The first international study of contemporary print culture in the Americas, Public Pages reveals how recent cultural policy and collective literary reading intervene in public space to promote social integration in cities in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile. Marcy Schwartz looks at broad institutional programs such as UNESCO World Book Capital campaigns and the distribution of free books on public transportation, as well as local initiatives that produce handmade books out of recycled materials (known as cartoneras) and display banned books at former military detention centers. She maps the connection between literary reading and the development of cultural citizenship in Latin America, with municipalities, cultural centers, and groups of ordinary citizens harnessing reading as an activity both social and literary. Along with other strategies for reclaiming democracy after decades of authoritarian regimes and political violence, as well as responding to neoliberal economic policies, these acts of reading collectively in public settings invite civic participation and affirm local belonging.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315170 20180611
Education Library (Cubberley)
xvi, 101 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library