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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
Velvet green carpet begone! Check out the fresh look on the...Velvet green carpet begone! Check out the fresh look on the third floor’s floor. #smclibrary
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.
Protecting Yellowstone : science and the politics of...Protecting Yellowstone : science and the politics of national park management / Michael J. Yochim Yellowstone National Park looks like a pristine western landscape populated by its wild inhabitants: bison, grizzly bears, and wolves. But the bison do not always range freely, snowmobile noise intrudes upon the park’s profound winter silence, and some tourist villages are located in prime grizzly bear habitat.
Myth performance in the African diasporas : ritual,...Myth performance in the African diasporas : ritual, theatre, and dance / Benita Brown, Dannabang Kuwabong, and Christopher Olsen This book examines the concept and practice of myth performance in African Diaspora dramas and dances. These six essays chart a new path that enriches and enhances the understanding of African diaspora myth performance in literary and diaspora studies.
The library will be CLOSED from Thursday night, at 9pm, until...The library will be CLOSED from Thursday night, at 9pm, until Sunday morning. The closure is to ensure safety for all as new carpet is installed on the 3rd floor, more electrical wiring is brought in, and more asbestos abatement is completed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. #omgsmc #smclibrary #stuffishappening
Religions and environments : a reader in religion, nature...Religions and environments : a reader in religion, nature and ecology / Richard Bohannon Recent decades have witnessed a surge of literature and activism from religious leaders and thinkers on the natural environment. Religions and Environments: A Reader in Religion, Nature and Ecology brings together some of the most thought-provoking examples of such writings from the nineteenth century up to today, spanning a variety of methodological approaches and religious traditions, viewpoints and locations.
Intel wars : the secret history of the fight against...Intel wars : the secret history of the fight against terror / Matthew M. Aid The United States intelligence establishment is a colossus. With stations in 170 countries, armed with cutting-edge surveillance gear, high-tech weapons, and fleets of armed and unarmed drone aircraft, it commands the most extensive and advanced intel force in history. But America’s spy establishment still struggles to keep pace with a host of determined enemies around the world.
Manifold mirrors : the crossing paths of the arts and...Manifold mirrors : the crossing paths of the arts and mathematics / Felipe Cucker Most works of art, whether illustrative, musical or literary, are created subject to a set of constraints. In many (but not all) cases, these constraints have a mathematical nature, for example, the geometric transformations governing the canons of J.S. Bach, the various projection systems used in classical painting, the catalog of symmetries found in Islamic art, or the rules concerning poetic structure.
Not a scene from Dexter. It’s just the library balconies...Not a scene from Dexter. It’s just the library balconies being painted. #smclibrary #omgsmc
Of love and other demons / Gabriel García Márquez From the...Of love and other demons / Gabriel García Márquez From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera comes an extraordinary reading experience, the story of a doomed love affair between a twelve-year-old girl and a bookish priest, three times her age, who’s been sent to oversee her exorcism.
Interpretive autoethnography / Norman K. Denzin Denzin offers...Interpretive autoethnography / Norman K. Denzin Denzin offers this critique and methodological exploration of the life history-biography genre, turning it into a self-conscious project of interpretive autoethnography. He begins by discussing assumptions of biography and defining terms associated with various ways of telling personal stories.
Discipline and indulgence : college football, media, and...Discipline and indulgence : college football, media, and the American way of life during the cold war / Jeffrey Montez de Oca Discipline and Indulgence demonstrates how American popular culture during the early Cold War (1947–1964), especially college football, addressed the nation’s postwar affluence and consumerism and their effects on the population by integrating men into the economy of the Cold War as workers, warriors, and consumers.
Have you gotten your copy of the latest Saint Mary’s...Have you gotten your copy of the latest Saint Mary’s magazine? You may see yourself hard at study in the photo on the back cover. #smclibrary #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was...I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban / Malala Yousafzai Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women’s rights and education in the Taliban-controlled Swat Valley, survived an assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Workers brighten up the library for the Fall.Workers brighten up the library for the Fall.
Philosophy of dreams / Christoph Türcke In this reconstruction...Philosophy of dreams / Christoph Türcke In this reconstruction of human consciousness from the Stone Age through modern technology, Türcke argues that both civilization and mental processes are the results of a compulsion to repeat early traumas, one to which hallucination, imagination, mind, spirit, and God all developed in response.
Unruly media : YouTube, music video, and the new digital...Unruly media : YouTube, music video, and the new digital cinema / Carol Vernallis Unruly Media argues that we are the crest of a new international style in which sonic and visual parameters become heightened and accelerated. This audiovisual turn calls for new forms of attention. Post-classical cinema, with its multi-plot narratives and flashy style, fragments under the influence of audiovisual numbers and music-video-like sync.