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The Democratic ConstitutionExperimentalism and Interpretation

The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation

Brian E. Butler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226474502
eISBN:
9780226474649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474649.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book takes the greatest democratic challenge for law to be the virtually unquestioned belief in the need for judicial supremacy in constitutional interpretation in order to protect society from ... More

The Refracted MuseLiterature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

Enrique Garciá Santo-Tomás

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226376462
eISBN:
9780226465876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465876.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain traces the arrival of Galileo Galilei’s telescope in Madrid in 1610, and its impact on 17th-century Spanish fiction. It examines a ... More

Power without VictoryWoodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment

Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment

Trygve Throntveit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226459875
eISBN:
9780226460079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460079.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

For decades, Woodrow Wilson has been remembered as either a paternalistic liberal or reactionary conservative at home and as a naïve idealist or cynical imperialist abroad. He won two US elections by ... More

Sweet ScienceRomantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Amanda Jo Goldstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458441
eISBN:
9780226458588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226458588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information. But it was not always so. This book returns to the beginnings of the division of labor between literature and science to ... More

The I in TeamSports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Erin C. Tarver

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Why does sports fandom matter so much to fans, who often don’t play the games they watch at all? This book philosophically investigates sports fandom, spanning the fields of feminist philosophy, ... More

A Socialist Peace?Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

A Socialist Peace?: Explaining the Absence of War in an African Country

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226453576
eISBN:
9780226453743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453743.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

For the last twenty years, the West African nation of Guinea has exhibited all of the conditions that have led to civil wars in other countries, and Guineans themselves regularly talk about the ... More

Decolonizing the MapCartography from Colony to Nation

Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation

James R. Akerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226422787
eISBN:
9780226422817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422817.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This volume considers consider the roles mapping has played in the passage from colony to nation—or, from dependent to independent state. The eight contributions, including a synoptic first chapter ... More

The Invention of the OralPrint Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Paula McDowell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that reflection on the spread of print commerce was a key factor in the shaping of our modern intellectual category of "oral culture." In 1700, the concept of oral culture did not ... More

Poetic RelationsIntimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Constance M. Furey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Poetic Relations probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early ... More

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the WorldThe Capacity to Work at Older Ages

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226442877
eISBN:
9780226442907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442907.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This is the seventh phase of an ongoing project on international social security which compares twelve developed countries’ experiences and uses differences in their retirement program provisions to ... More

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