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Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United...Fresh fruit, broken bodies : migrant farmworkers in the United States / Seth M. HolmesFresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes’s material is visceral and powerful.
Deconstructing privilege : teaching and learning as allies in...Deconstructing privilege : teaching and learning as allies in the classroom / edited by Kim CaseAlthough scholarly examinations of privilege have increased in recent decades, an emphasis on privilege studies pedagogy remains lacking within institutions. This edited collection explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about various forms of systemic group privilege such as that based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, and class.
So, uh, yeah. The first floor is a bit crazy today. Plenty of...So, uh, yeah. The first floor is a bit crazy today. Plenty of computers are available in the computer lab. #stuffishappeningv2 #omgsmc
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Iraq : a political history / Adeed DawishaWith each day that...Iraq : a political history / Adeed DawishaWith each day that passed after the 2003 invasion, the United States seemed to sink deeper in the treacherous quicksand of Iraq’s social discord, floundering in the face of deep ethno-sectarian divisions that have impeded the creation of a viable state and the molding of a unified Iraqi identity. Yet as Adeed Dawisha shows in this superb political history, the story of a fragile and socially fractured Iraq did not begin with the invasion–it is as old as Iraq itself.
The lobby is a little crowded. Thanks for your patience for the...The lobby is a little crowded. Thanks for your patience for the next few days. All will be well soon. 👍
Also looking a bit empty. Hmm… I wonder what’s...Also looking a bit empty. Hmm… I wonder what’s happening here. #stuffishappeningv2
Here you see them… Soon you won’t. Reference...Here you see them… Soon you won’t. Reference collection is on the move!!! #stuffishappeningv2.0
Red state, blue state, rich state, poor state: why Americans...Red state, blue state, rich state, poor state: why Americans vote the way they do / Andrew Gelman … [et al.]On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans watched on television as polling results divided the nation’s map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become symbolic of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes–pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist blue-state Democrats woefully out of touch with heartland values. With wit and prodigious number crunching, Andrew Gelman debunks these and other ...
Across the board : the mathematics of chessboard problems /...Across the board : the mathematics of chessboard problems / John J. WatkinsAcross the Board is the definitive work on chessboard problems. It is not simply about chess but the chessboard itself–that simple grid of squares so common to games around the world. And, more importantly, the fascinating mathematics behind it. From the Knight’s Tour Problem and Queens Domination to their many variations, John Watkins surveys all the well-known problems in this surprisingly fertile area of recreational mathematics.
Bicycle design : an illustrated history / Tony Hadland and...Bicycle design : an illustrated history / Tony Hadland and Hans-Erhard Lessing The bicycle ranks as one of the most enduring, most widely used vehicles in the world, with more than a billion produced during almost two hundred years of cycling history. This book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle’s technical and historical evolution, from the earliest velocipedes (invented to fill the need for horseless transport during a shortage of oats) to modern racing bikes, mountain bikes, and recumbents.
Stuff is Happening, v2.0 officially kicks off today. This is the...Stuff is Happening, v2.0 officially kicks off today. This is the second straight summer of renovations and changes in St Albert Hall. Stay tuned for more information. And if you’re around during the summer, we apologize for the extra noise. #smclibrary
Side note: How to spot a librarian at the beach… Tote...Side note: How to spot a librarian at the beach… Tote bag, book, and towel from an academic press. Thanks for the gift, Taylor & Francis! 😉
Have you started your common summer reading yet? If you...Have you started your common summer reading yet? If you haven’t, today seems like a good day to start. #omgsmc #smclibrary
The war of the sexes: how conflict and cooperation have shaped...The war of the sexes: how conflict and cooperation have shaped men and women from prehistory to the present / Paul SeabrightAs countless love songs, movies, and self-help books attest, men and women have long sought different things. The result? Seemingly inevitable conflict. Yet we belong to the most cooperative species on the planet. Isn’t there a way we can use this capacity to achieve greater harmony and equality between the sexes?
#publishersbinding challenge this week has landed on the I in...#publishersbinding challenge this week has landed on the I in #roygbiv. Indigo. Is it dark blue? Is it closer to purple? We’ll split the difference with the unusual paper cover of a 1906 volume of Palgrave’s Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, splotched with blues and purples and a sprinkling of gold leafing. #librariesofinstagram
Every molecule tells a story / Simon CottonWritten by a seasoned...Every molecule tells a story / Simon CottonWritten by a seasoned teacher, speaker, and writer in the field of chemistry, this text provides a guidance on chemicals that make life possible and enrich the senses, as well as those that endanger it. It combines the science and history of certain molecules and deals with the chemistry of each substance in an interesting and easily understandable manner.
The Babylon complex : theopolitical fantasies of war, sex, and...The Babylon complex : theopolitical fantasies of war, sex, and sovereignty / Erin RunionsBabylon is a surprisingly multivalent symbol in U.S. culture and politics. Political citations of Babylon range widely, from torture at Abu Ghraib to depictions of Hollywood glamour and decadence. In political discourse, Babylon appears in conservative ruminations on democratic law, liberal appeals to unity, Tea Party warnings about equality, and religious advocacy for family values.
Batman / Matt YockeyABC’s action-comedy series Batman (1966–68)...Batman / Matt YockeyABC’s action-comedy series Batman (1966–68) famously offered a dual address in its wildly popular portrayal of a comic book hero in a live action format. Children uncritically accepted the show’s plots and characters, who were guided by lofty ideals and social values, while adults reacted to the clear parody of the values on display.
Tourism imaginaries : anthropological approaches / edited by...Tourism imaginaries : anthropological approaches / edited by Noel B. Salazar and Nelson H. H. GraburnThis academic anthology involves contributors from a variety of peoples and countries. They use various approaches, most involving ethnography or critical theory, to look at how people come to imagine someone or someplace as a tourist destination. Contributors use the term “tourist imaginaries” for this idea, and place it within the context of anthropology