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Before VoltaireThe French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

J.B. Shank

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A pervasive understanding holds that the foundation of calculus-based mathematical physics was laid by Issac Newton in his epochal treatise Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica of 1687. In ... More

Beyond DebtIslamic Experiments in Global Finance

Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

Daromir Rudnyckyj

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551920
eISBN:
9780226552118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226552118.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to calls for change—yet there is little popular awareness of ... More

Bulls MarketsChicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Sean Dinces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Bulls Markets offers a revised business history of the Chicago Bulls NBA franchise since the late 1970s, with a focus on the team's transition to a new arena, the United Center, in 1994. Journalists ... More

Cigarettes, Inc.An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Nan Enstad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226533285
eISBN:
9780226533452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533452.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Too often, notions of capitalist change rely on the myth of the willful entrepreneur from the global North who transforms the economy and delivers modernity—for good or ill—to the rest of the world. ... More

The Congressional EndgameInterchamber Bargaining and Compromise

The Congressional Endgame: Interchamber Bargaining and Compromise

Josh M. Ryan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582061
eISBN:
9780226582375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582375.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In bicameral legislatures like Congress, the two chambers must reach agreement before a bill is enacted into law, a process that is often chaotic and contentious. In The Congressional End Game: ... More

Currency StatecraftMonetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Benjamin J. Cohen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is the role of currency statecraft in world politics? When a national money gains international appeal, the power resources of the issuing country are augmented. Currency statecraft is about ... More

Do You See Ice?Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Karen Routledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Arctic has long been categorized by outsiders as a difficult place: bleak, cold, icy, barren. Adjectives like these settled over the Arctic in the mid-nineteenth century. They continue to shape ... More

The Economics of Poverty Traps

The Economics of Poverty Traps

Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, and Jean-Paul Chavas (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the world has seen much progress in economic growth and poverty reduction over the last few decades, the persistence of extreme poverty and its increased concentration in specific places has ... More

Enchanted AmericaHow Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226578477
eISBN:
9780226578644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

America is in civic chaos, its politics rife with conspiracy theories and false information. Nationalism and authoritarianism are on the rise, while scientists, universities, and news organizations ... More

Fighting Financial CrisesLearning from the Past

Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226479514
eISBN:
9780226479651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Financial crises, banking panics, have plagued all market economies and have throughout history. This book is about fighting financial crises. Lessons and rules are derived from history, in ... More

Friending the PastThe Sense of History in the Digital Age

Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226451817
eISBN:
9780226452005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Friending the Past asks if today's society, increasingly captivated by up-to-the-minute information media, can have a sense of history. What is the relation between past societies whose media forms ... More

A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Ronald Schechter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

We tend to think of terror as a bad thing, but this was not always the case. In eighteenth-century France the word “terror” had largely positive connotations. God was said to instill terror in the ... More

Germany's Ancient PastsArchaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700

Germany's Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700

Brent Maner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226592916
eISBN:
9780226593104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593104.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This study shows that Germany has had many ancient pasts, including ones that emphasized the local and regional character of archaeological finds and ones that advanced prehistory as an international ... More

The Government of DesireA Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

Miguel de Beistegui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547374
eISBN:
9780226547404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547404.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book is a contribution to the genealogy and critique of ourselves, and of our own present, advocated by Foucault. It does that by focusing on the problem of desire in our western culture. For ... More

Greening the AllianceThe Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives

Greening the Alliance: The Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives

Simone Turchetti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226595658
eISBN:
9780226595825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226595825.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Following the launch of Sputnik, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization became a prominent sponsor of scientific research in its member countries, a role it retained until the end of the Cold War. As ... More

Guerrilla MarketingCounterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Alexander L. Fattal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226590509
eISBN:
9780226590783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Guerrilla Marketing argues that counterinsurgency and marketing have merged together in Colombia. More specifically the book analyzes a government program to persuade FARC guerrillas to defect from ... More

The Intellectual Properties of LearningA Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

John Willinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The book traces the origins of the intellectual property concept across a millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West. It seeks to inform current debates over scholarly publishing by ... More

Interacting with PrintElements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

The Multigraph Collective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book delivers a reworking of the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a “multigraph,” the collective work ... More

The Invention of MadnessState, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Emily Baum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces a genealogy of madness in China from the turn of the twentieth century to the onset of war with Japan in 1937, revealing the complex and convoluted ways in which “madness” was ... More

IrrevocableA Philosophy of Mortality

Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Alphonso Lingis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In his latest book, the prolific writer and thinker Alphonso Lingis brings interdisciplinarity and lyrical philosophizing to the weight of reality, the weight of things, and the weight of life ... More

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