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Imagining ExtinctionThe Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More

To Care for CreationThe Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Stephen Ellingson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367248
eISBN:
9780226367415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Historically, American religions have not been involved with the environmental movement, but during the early 1990s activists from a variety of religious traditions established a small number of ... More

Defectives in the LandDisability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics

Douglas C. Baynton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364162
eISBN:
9780226364339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226364339.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The movement to restrict immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was primarily intended to keep people with disabilities, otherwise known as “defectives,” out of the United ... More

Gringo GulchSex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Megan Rivers-Moore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226373386
eISBN:
9780226373553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373553.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is about the meanings that are made through the purchase, sale, and regulation of sexual services in the tourism district of a Latin American city. It explores how various kinds of mobility ... More

Live FormWomen, Ceramics, and Community

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Jenni Sorkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

A thematic and gendered history of post-war American ceramics, this book focuses on three American women ceramists, Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985), a Bauhaus-trained potter who taught form as ... More

Spiritual DespotsModern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

J. Barton Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Although attacks on priestcraft were ubiquitous in colonial India, the period’s rich archive of anticlerical writing has seldom been systematically studied. As this book shows, however, the spectre ... More

StormwaterA Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364957
eISBN:
9780226365145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

As a village grows into a city, its surfaces increasingly become covered by materials that prevent rain from soaking into the ground. Even small rainfalls on these impervious surfaces produce high ... More

Medieval Islamic MapsAn Exploration

Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Karen C. Pinto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

There are hundreds of cartographic images scattered throughout the medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of extant copies produced in a variety ... More

Muslims Talking PoliticsFraming Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria

Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria

Brandon Kendhammer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368986
eISBN:
9780226369174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369174.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For generations, both Islamic and Western intellectuals and policymakers have debated the prospects of Islam’s compatibility with democratic government, usually to few solid conclusions. Sadly, the ... More

Human PredicamentsAnd What to Do about Them

Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

John Kekes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is about understanding and coping with exceptionally difficult problems that stand in the way of living as we think we should. Living that way depends on pursuing possibilities that ... More

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