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The Compensations of PlunderHow China Lost Its Treasures

The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Justin M. Jacobs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides a new interpretive framework for Western archaeological expeditions along the Silk Road in northwestern China during the first three decades of the twentieth century. By placing ... More

Heredity under the MicroscopeChromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Soraya de Chadarevian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226685083
eISBN:
9780226685250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685250.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book is about chromosomes and the study of human heredity in the second half of the twentieth century. Today chromosomes are viewed as macromolecular assemblies and are analyzed with an array of ... More

Tacit Racism

Tacit Racism

Anne Warfield Rawls and Waverly Duck

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703558
eISBN:
9780226703725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703725.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Every time we interact with another person, we draw unconsciously on a set of expectations to guide us through the encounter. What many of us in the United States—especially White people—do not ... More

The Cost of InclusionHow Student Conformity Leads to Inequality on College Campuses

The Cost of Inclusion: How Student Conformity Leads to Inequality on College Campuses

Blake R. Silver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703862
eISBN:
9780226704197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704197.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Young people are told that college is a place where they will “make friendships that will last a lifetime.” What happens when students arrive on campus and enter a new social world? The Cost of ... More

Race to the BottomHow Racial Appeals Work in American Politics

Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226698847
eISBN:
9780226699035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699035.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

African American voters are a key demographic to the modern Democratic base, and conventional wisdom has it that there is political cost to racialized “dog whistles,” especially for Democratic ... More

Both from the Ears and MindThinking about Music in Early Modern England

Both from the Ears and Mind: Thinking about Music in Early Modern England

Linda Phyllis Austern

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226701592
eISBN:
9780226704678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This interdisciplinary study shows the extent to which literate sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English people considered music beyond its heard and performed aspects. It explains the remarkable ... More

Church State CorporationConstruing Religion in US Law

Church State Corporation: Construing Religion in US Law

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226454559
eISBN:
9780226454726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454726.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Through readings of the opinions of the US Supreme Court and other legal texts, this book shows how “the church” as a religious collective is granted special privilege in US law. In-depth analyses of ... More

Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Michael Taussig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks ... More

Merchants of MedicinesThe Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century

Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century

Zachary Dorner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226706801
eISBN:
9780226706948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706948.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Merchants of Medicines reinterprets the long-distance medicine trade as an economic and political project essential to empire. Systems of exchange, plantation agriculture, military fiscalism, and ... More

A Philosopher's EconomistHume and the Rise of Capitalism

A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism

Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226597447
eISBN:
9780226691251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691251.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

As part of his study of human nature and the “science of man,” the great Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) wrote extensively on economics. A Philosopher’s Economist is the first systematic ... More

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