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Agricultural Productivity and Producer Behavior

Agricultural Productivity and Producer Behavior

Wolfram Schlenker (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226619804
eISBN:
9780226619941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619941.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Agriculture historically employed a large share of the overall population. For example, even in 1800, more than half the population in most European countries was working in agriculture. With the ... More

The AliitesRace and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali

Spencer Dew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647968
eISBN:
9780226648156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648156.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Noble Drew Ali, leader of the Moorish Science Temple of America movement in the early twentieth-century, taught that "citizenship is salvation." This book examines the legacy of Ali's thoughts on ... More

Authoritarian ApprehensionsIdeology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria

Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria

Lisa Wedeen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650579
eISBN:
9780226650746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650746.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If the Arab uprisings initially heralded the end of tyrannies and a move toward liberal democratic governments, their defeat not only marked a reversal but was of a piece with emerging forms of ... More

Being Me Being YouAdam Smith and Empathy

Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy

Samuel Fleischacker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226661759
eISBN:
9780226661926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226661926.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many people today hold up empathy as crucial to caring about all humanity and bridging divides between hostile groups. Others accuse it of reinforcing xenophobic tribalism, and of directing people to ... More

Black WaveHow Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters

Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters

Daniel P. Aldrich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226638263
eISBN:
9780226638577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Japan's triple disasters - earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown- on March 11 2011 took more than 18,400 lives and caused $235 billion in damage across the Tohoku region. This book tackles ... More

Cartographic HumanismThe Making of Early Modern Europe

Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Katharina N. Piechocki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

What is “Europe,” and when did it come to be? While in the Renaissance the term “Europe” circulated widely, the continent itself was only in the making in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ... More

Citizen BrownRace, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

Colin Gordon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226647487
eISBN:
9780226647517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647517.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the citizenship experienced by African-Americans in St. Louis County across the last century by examining patterns of municipal incorporation and annexation (much of it in service ... More

The Conservative Case for Class Actions

The Conservative Case for Class Actions

Brian T. Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226659336
eISBN:
9780226659473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226659473.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book argues that political conservatives and libertarians should embrace class action lawsuits as the best way to police the marketplace. Contrary to common misperceptions, conservatives and ... More

Contesting LeviathanActivists, Hunters, and State Power in the Makah Whaling Conflict

Contesting Leviathan: Activists, Hunters, and State Power in the Makah Whaling Conflict

Les Beldo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226657370
eISBN:
9780226657547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657547.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In 1999, a whaling crew from the Makah Indian Nation hunted and killed a gray whale off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The hunt marked the return of a centuries-old tradition and, predictably, ... More

Cruising the Dead RiverDavid Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Fiona Anderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226603612
eISBN:
9780226603896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226603896.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Cruising the Dead River traces the queer history of the cruising ground of Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 1970s and early 1980s, arguing that the ruined buildings that dominated this queer ... More

The Culture of FeedbackEcological Thinking in Seventies America

The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Daniel Belgrad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book repaints the familiar image of the 1970s in American culture as a time of Me Generation malaise, by recovering the broad reach of a vibrant cultural movement that was dedicated to finding ... More

Dangerous CounselAccountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Matthew Landauer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the role of the sumboulos (adviser) in Greek conceptions of both democratic and autocratic politics. The distinctive role of advisers follows from the structural similarity between ... More

Dark LensImaging Germany, 1945

Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Françoise Meltzer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book draws on literature and a never-before-seen cache of photographs taken by a member of the French Resistance (who is also the author's mother), immediately following the Allied bombing of ... More

The Fear of Child SexualityYoung People, Sex, and Agency

The Fear of Child Sexuality: Young People, Sex, and Agency

Steven Angelides

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226648460
eISBN:
9780226648774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Sexuality is arguably the most highly cherished marker delineating the boundaries between childhood and adulthood in anglophone societies. When the boundaries between childhood innocence (or innocent ... More

Film, Music, Memory

Film, Music, Memory

Berthold Hoeckner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Film, Music, Memory demonstrates that cinema has shaped modern culture in part by changing its cultures of memory. Such change has rested in no small measure on the mnemonic powers of music. With the ... More

The Freedom of SpeechTalk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World

The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World

Miles Ogborn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226655925
eISBN:
9780226657714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657714.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book asks what the act of talking meant in a society based on racialized slavery? The answer involves understanding the power of speech as central to eighteenth-century Europeans’ definitions of ... More

Geocultural PowerChina's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Geocultural Power: China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century

Tim Winter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226658216
eISBN:
9780226658490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226658490.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect continents and integrate Eurasia via a multitude of collaborations spanning trade and infrastructure, culture and finance. Launched in 2013, it ... More

Higher and ColderA History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Vanessa Heggie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650883
eISBN:
9780226650913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650913.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The twentieth century saw humans going in unprecedented numbers to some of the most extreme environments on earth; setting foot for the first time at the north pole, south pole, and the summit of ... More

Imagining Judeo-Christian AmericaReligion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy

Imagining Judeo-Christian America: Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy

K. Healan Gaston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663715
eISBN:
9780226663999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663999.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The claim that the United States is a “Judeo-Christian” nation emerged in the 1930s and remains central to American political culture today, even as its political resonances have shifted. This book ... More

Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed" in TranslationA History from the Thirteenth Century to the Twentieth

Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation: A History from the Thirteenth Century to the Twentieth

Josef Stern, James T. Robinson, and Yonatan Shemesh (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226457635
eISBN:
9780226627878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Moses Maimonides’ twelfth century Guide of the Perplexed is the greatest philosophical text in the history of Jewish thought and a major philosophical work in all three faiths of the Middle Ages. ... More

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