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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

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

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

Experiments with PowerObeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

J. Brent Crosson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

From eighteenth-century slave rebellions to contemporary responses to police brutality, Caribbean methods of problem-solving “spiritual work” have been criminalized under the label “obeah.” Connected ... 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

Herodotus in the Anthropocene

Herodotus in the Anthropocene

Joel Alden Schlosser

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226704708
eISBN:
9780226704982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Herodotus in the Anthropocene develops a vision of earthly flourishing that can inspire and inform action in the twenty-first century. The book argues that Herodotus’ Histories offers a cluster of ... More

HomeschoolingThe History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice

James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226627113
eISBN:
9780226627397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627397.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Homeschooling—pervasive in colonial times, an anomaly a half century ago, today a national movement—now has a two-faced nature, one ugly and threatening as seen by critics, the other beautiful and ... More

Listening to ChinaSound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Thomas Irvine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From bell ringing to fireworks, gongs to cannon salutes, a dazzling variety of sounds and soundscapes marked the China encountered by the West around 1800. These sounds were gathered by diplomats, ... More

Localism and the Ancient Greek City-State

Localism and the Ancient Greek City-State

Hans Beck

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711348
eISBN:
9780226711515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226711515.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ancient Greece was a connected world. This book turns to the flipside of omnipresent connectivity. It argues that the local had a pervasive influence on the communal experience in Greece. The ... More

Making Social Welfare Policy in AmericaThree Case Studies since 1950

Making Social Welfare Policy in America: Three Case Studies since 1950

Edward D. Berkowitz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226692067
eISBN:
9780226692371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226692371.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Making Social Welfare Policy synthesizes the author’s previous work on the history of important social welfare programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children. ... 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

The Myth of the Imperial PresidencyHow Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive

The Myth of the Imperial Presidency: How Public Opinion Checks the Unilateral Executive

Dino P. Christenson and Douglas L. Kriner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226704227
eISBN:
9780226704531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

For almost fifty years, astute political observers have warned of the emergence of an “imperial presidency” that threatens the very fabric of our constitutional system of checks and balances. Central ... More

The Naked TruthViennese Modernism and the Body

The Naked Truth: Viennese Modernism and the Body

Alys X. George

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226669984
eISBN:
9780226695006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226695006.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Naked Truth is an interdisciplinary cultural history of the body in the long Viennese fin de siècle (1870–1938). Though often described in terms of a fascination with the psyche, modernist ... 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

Picturing Political PowerImages in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Allison K. Lange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703244
eISBN:
9780226703381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Picturing Political Power analyzes images of political power from the nation’s founding through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Building on scholarship that focuses on antislavery ... 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

Rousseau's ReaderStrategies of Persuasion and Education

Rousseau's Reader: Strategies of Persuasion and Education

John T. Scott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226689142
eISBN:
9780226689289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689289.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The paradox of Rousseau’s thought and his writing is that he must persuade his readers that they are deceived by what they see before their own eyes and that they must learn to see anew. This book ... More

The Science of WalkingInvestigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

The Science of Walking: Investigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

Andreas Mayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226328355
eISBN:
9780226352480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352480.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Walking seems to be a familiar activity that we execute daily without much reflection. Since the late eighteenth century, human locomotion became increasingly the object of scientific theories and ... More

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