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Inside dazzling mountains : Southwest native verbal arts /...Inside dazzling mountains : Southwest native verbal arts / edited by David L. Kozak Inside Dazzling Mountains provides fresh new translations of Native oral literatures of the Southwest, a region of vital and varied cultures and languages. The collection features songs, stories, chants, and orations from the four major language groups of the Southwest: Yuman, Nadíne (Apachean), Uto-Aztecan, and Kiowa-Tanoan.
In search of power : African Americans in the era of...In search of power : African Americans in the era of decolonization, 1956-1974 / Brenda Gayle Plummer In Search of Power is a history of the era of civil rights, decolonization, and Black Power. In the critical period from 1956 to 1974, the emergence of newly independent states worldwide and the struggles of the civil rights movement in the United States exposed the limits of racial integration and political freedom. Dissidents, leaders, and elites alike were linked in a struggle for power in a world where the rules of the game had changed.
Inside the California food revolution : thirty years that...Inside the California food revolution : thirty years that changed our culinary consciousness / Joyce Goldstein ; with Dore Brown In this authoritative and immensely readable insider’s account, celebrated cookbook author and former chef Joyce Goldstein traces the development of California cuisine from its formative years in the 1970s to 2000, when farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion cooking had become part of the national vocabulary.
Media literacy : keys to interpreting media messages / Art...Media literacy : keys to interpreting media messages / Art Silverblatt, Andrew Smith, Don Miller, Julie Smith, and Nikole Brown Covering print, photography, film, radio, television, and new media, this textbook instructs readers on how to take a critical approach to media and interpret the information overload that is disseminated via mass communication.
The anti-education era : creating smarter students through...The anti-education era : creating smarter students through digital learning / James Paul Gee An education scholar describes the benefits of digital learning and discusses the concept of “synchronized intelligence” which allows for the organization of people and their electronic tools to problem-solve, create innovation and contribute in a global world.
The work of art in the world : civic agency and public...The work of art in the world : civic agency and public humanities / Doris Sommer The Work of Art in the World offers a celebration of socially engaged art that develops momentum and meaning as it circulates through society and an impassioned call for citizens to collaborate in the co-creation of a more just and more beautiful world.
Library Tip Tuesday: The SMC Library’s Textbook Collection...Library Tip Tuesday: The SMC Library’s Textbook Collection is bigger than ever! 2-hour checkouts. Don’t let a delayed Amazon shipment leave you struggling to catch up—check the Library catalog to see if we have your required text. #librarytiptuesday #omgsmc #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Acts of God : stories / Ellen Gilchrist Presents eleven...Acts of God : stories / Ellen Gilchrist Presents eleven scenarios in which people survive, persevere, and even triumph over forces beyond their control, from a teenager joining in the search for survivors after a tornado to a woman taking control over her fate, which is her greatest act of courage.
Navigating the social world : what infants, children, and...Navigating the social world : what infants, children, and other species can teach us / edited by Mahzarin R. Banaji, Susan A. Gelman Navigating the social world requires sophisticated cognitive machinery that, although present quite early in crude forms, undergoes significant change across the lifespan. This book will be the first to report on evidence that has accumulated on an unprecedented scale, showing us what capacities for social cognition are present at birth and early in life, and how these capacities develop through learning in the first years of life.
Corporeality, medical technologies and contemporary culture /...Corporeality, medical technologies and contemporary culture / Francisco Ortega This book examines the confusions and contradictions that manifest in prevalent attitudes towards the body, as well as in related bodily practices. The body is simultaneously our reference for the certainties of nature and the locus of a desire for transformation and reinvention. The body is at the same time worshipped and despised; an object of desire and of design.
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When I was a first year student, I wish I had known…....When I was a first year student, I wish I had known…. (Great contributions from our junior and senior orientation leaders). Aren’t you glad you know now? Be sure to share all the wonderful library information with our new first years!
Sports, peacebuilding and ethics / Linda M. Johnston,...Sports, peacebuilding and ethics / Linda M. Johnston, editor This volume shows how sports can be an effective mechanism for peacebuilding, especially when incorporated into conflict-resolution programs. In examining such programs, the contributors ask key questions and address issues that impede the programs and effectiveness.
The sabermetric revolution : assessing the growth of...The sabermetric revolution : assessing the growth of analytics in baseball / Benjamin Baumer and Andrew Zimbalist Derived from the acronym for the Society for American Baseball Research, or SABR, sabermetrics aims to analyze baseball performance in order to level the playing field for poor teams, who face rich teams that have the means to buy the best players. Baumer and Zimbalist want to set the record straight about analytics in baseball: what parts of baseball analytics are fad-driven and what parts have merit.
Monitoring democracy : when international election...Monitoring democracy : when international election observation works, and why it often fails / Judith G. Kelley In recent decades, governments and NGOs—in an effort to promote democracy, freedom, fairness, and stability throughout the world—have organized teams of observers to monitor elections in a variety of countries. But when more organizations join the practice without uniform standards, are assessments reliable?
The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing / Douwe...The Nostalgia factory : memory, time and ageing / Douwe Draaisma You cannot call to mind the name of a man you have known for 30 years. You walk into a room and forget what you came for. What is the name of that famous film you’ve watched so many times? These are common experiences, and as we grow older we tend to worry about these lapses. Is our memory failing? Is it dementia?
Yellow peril! : an archive of anti-Asian fear / edited and...Yellow peril! : an archive of anti-Asian fear / edited and introduced by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats The “yellow peril” is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture—indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era. Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, animating, for example, campaign commercials from the 2012 presidential election
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Hunting in the shadows : the pursuit of Al Qa’ida...Hunting in the shadows : the pursuit of Al Qa’ida since 9/11 / Seth G. Jones A former senior advisor at U.S. Special Operations Command recounts the history of the United States’ ongoing battle against al-Qaida, describing investigations conducted by the combined efforts of the CIA, FBI and MI5 and the shifting alliances between terrorist groups.
Odd girl out : the hidden culture of aggression in girls /...Odd girl out : the hidden culture of aggression in girls / Rachel Simmons Identifies the subtle means by which girls behave aggressively toward one another and examines specific behaviors while explaining the importance of enabling girls to express anger and resolve conflicts.