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Understanding Long-Run Economic GrowthGeography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy

Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226116341
eISBN:
9780226116426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116426.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conditions for sustainable growth and development are among the most-debated topics in economics, and the consensus is that institutions matter greatly in explaining why some economies are more ... More

Unearthing the NationModern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Unearthing the Nation: Modern Geology and Nationalism in Republican China

Grace Yen Shen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226090405
eISBN:
9780226090542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090542.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Unearthing the Nation uses the development of modern geology to explore the complex relationship between science and nationalism in Republican China. While social commentators of the time could link ... More

Unfinished GesturesDevadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Davesh Soneji

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768090
eISBN:
9780226768113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents the social and cultural history of courtesans in South India, who are generally called devadasis, focusing on their encounters with colonial modernity in the nineteenth and early ... More

Unfreezing the ArcticScience, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Andrew Stuhl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416649
eISBN:
9780226416786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Arctic is often imagined as a scene of unprecedented environmental and social transformations. Such conceptions conceal historical legacies that precede climate change and globalization in the ... More

The University of ChicagoA History

The University of Chicago: A History

John W. Boyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This book is a history of the University of Chicago, from its first founding in 1857 through its re-founding in 1890 till today. It presents the story of the emergence and growth of a complex ... More

Unmasking the StateMaking Guinea Modern

Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925097
eISBN:
9780226925110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed “fetishes.” The ... More

The Unrepentant RenaissanceFrom Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

Richard Strier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226777511
eISBN:
9780226777535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777535.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Who during the Renaissance could have dissented from the values of reason and restraint, patience and humility, rejection of the worldly and the physical? These widely articulated values were part of ... More

Unruly ComplexityEcology, Interpretation, Engagement

Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement

Peter J. Taylor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226790350
eISBN:
9780226790398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226790398.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Ambitiously identifying fresh issues in the study of complex systems, this book, in a model of interdisciplinary exploration, makes these concerns accessible to scholars in the fields of ecology, ... More

Unsettled BelongingEducating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11

Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11

Thea Renda Abu El-Haj

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226289328
eISBN:
9780226289632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289632.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Unsettled belonging is an ethnographic study that focuses on how young Palestinian Americans navigated and constructed belonging and citizenship across transnational fields; and it examines their ... More

Until Choice Do Us PartMarriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Clare Virginia Eby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Marriage has long been central to stories people tell about themselves. I chart the creation of an influential version of that story--one that still informs debates about marriage--in the Progressive ... More

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