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Above the FrayThe Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector

Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector

Shai M. Dromi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226680101
eISBN:
9780226680385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680385.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Humanitarian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) present themselves as servants of the most longstanding and universal human values. And yet, the idea that NGOs like Médecins sans Frontières, ... More

Aesthetic ScienceRepresenting Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720

Aesthetic Science: Representing Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720

Alexander Wragge-Morley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226680729
eISBN:
9780226681054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226681054.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The scientists affiliated with the early Royal Society of London have long been regarded as forerunners of modern empiricism, rejecting the symbolic and moral goals of Renaissance natural history in ... More

America's Inequality Trap

America's Inequality Trap

Nathan J. Kelly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226665474
eISBN:
9780226665641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665641.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Economic inequality in the United States has followed a distinct U-shaped pattern since the end of WWII - a dramatic decline until the 1970s followed by a steady increase that puts current levels of ... More

Appetite and Its DiscontentsScience, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Elizabeth A. Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores contemporary worries over eating through the lens of the history of science and medicine. It shows how appetite, once a matter of personal inclination and everyday life, from ... More

Arts of DyingLiterature and Finitude in Medieval England

Arts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval England

D. Vance Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226640853
eISBN:
9780226641041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book argues that the problem of how to designate death produces a long tradition of literature about dying in Old and Middle English, a literature that intensively and self-reflexively imagines ... More

Bankrupt in AmericaA History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century

Bankrupt in America: A History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century

Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Bradley A. Hansen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679563
eISBN:
9780226679730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679730.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Though the U.S. Constitution granted it the power to create a bankruptcy law, Congress did not pass the first permanent bankruptcy law until 1898. Bankruptcies rose from about one per 10,000 people ... More

Beyond the Usual BeatingThe Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago

Beyond the Usual Beating: The Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago

Andrew S. Baer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226700472
eISBN:
9780226700502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700502.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From 1972 to 1991 and beyond, detectives working under the supervision of Chicago police commander Jon Burge tortured or otherwise coerced confessions from over 118 black criminal suspects at Area 2 ... More

Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226633114
eISBN:
9780226633251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

A nation’s capital stock is widely recognized as a crucial determinant of the productivity of its workers and the standard of living of its citizens. Tracking the evolution of capital is therefore a ... More

The Challenge of NietzscheHow to Approach His Thought

The Challenge of Nietzsche: How to Approach His Thought

Jeremy Fortier

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679396
eISBN:
9780226679426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679426.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Friedrich Nietzsche has been one of the most widely read authors in the world from the time of his death to the present day, as well as one of the most controversial. He has been celebrated as a ... More

The Chattering MindA Conceptual History of Everyday Talk

The Chattering Mind: A Conceptual History of Everyday Talk

Samuel McCormick

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677637
eISBN:
9780226677804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677804.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Chattering Mind shows how a characteristically unproblematic form of modern communication—everyday talk—became a communication problem in itself, notably one in need of careful conceptual ... More

Chemically ImbalancedEveryday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Joseph E. Davis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686547
eISBN:
9780226686714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686714.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

For a generation, an intense debate has been waged over the expanding number of people who are diagnosed with a mental disorder and treated with prescription drugs such as Prozac and Adderall. One ... More

CinemachinesAn Essay on Media and Method

Cinemachines: An Essay on Media and Method

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226656564
eISBN:
9780226656878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656878.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Recent emphasis on digital imaging in screen narrative as “post-cinematic” tends to misdirect attention. The real breakpoint comes with the “post-filmic” image: a shift in how motion pictures move ... More

Civic GiftsVoluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and the Making of the American Nation-State

Elisabeth S. Clemens

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226559360
eISBN:
9780226670973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670973.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Civic Gifts traces how practices of reciprocity and organized mass benevolence—that is, philanthropy—have contributed to the development of novel forms of national solidarity and impressive governing ... More

Conventional Realism and Political InquiryChanneling Wittgenstein

Conventional Realism and Political Inquiry: Channeling Wittgenstein

John G. Gunnell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226661278
eISBN:
9780226661308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661308.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is an exploration of the relationship between philosophy and various forms of political inquiry and is specifically and primarily devoted to advancing an argument for conventional realism. ... More

A Different Order of DifficultyLiterature after Wittgenstein

A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature after Wittgenstein

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677019
eISBN:
9780226677293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A Different Order of Difficulty recasts the significance of Wittgenstein's philosophy for studies in literary modernism (and vice versa), reading Kafka, Woolf, Joyce, and Coetzee within the framework ... More

The Discourse of Police Interviews

The Discourse of Police Interviews

Marianne Mason and Frances Rock (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226647654
eISBN:
9780226647821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647821.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Discourse of Police Interviews examines how police interviews are discursively constructed and institutionally used to investigate and prosecute crimes. This volume investigates multiple ... More

Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that Wallace Stevens’s poetry develops increasingly sophisticated conjugations of the relationship between poetics and ecology, culminating in his late great long poem, “An Ordinary ... More

Engineered to SellEuropean Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Jan L. Logemann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Engineered to Sell traces the transnational careers of consumer engineers in advertising, market research and commercial design who transformed capitalism, from the 1930s through the 1960s. It argues ... More

For Money and EldersRitual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Robert W. Blunt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Many observers of Kenya’s complicated history see causes for concern, from the use of public office for private gain to a constitutional structure historically lopsided towards the executive branch. ... More

Learning One's Native TongueCitizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Tracy B. Strong

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

‘Learning Our Native Tongue’: Citizenship, Contestation and Conflict in America explores the American conceptions of citizenship from colonial times to present-day social media and terrorism. The ... More

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