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Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra’s dream and the...Journey to the sun : Junípero Serra’s dream and the founding of California / Gregory Orfalea Published to mark Junipero Serra’s 300th birthday, a major portrait of the intrepid priest who established the 18th-century missions of the Catholic Church in California draws on extensive research and original discoveries while discussing Serra’s passionate devotion to California’s native populations.
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The most read Banned Book according to our survey is The Great...The most read Banned Book according to our survey is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald!! #bannedbooksweek #smclibrary
Foodopoly : the battle over the future of food and farming...Foodopoly : the battle over the future of food and farming in America / Wenonah Hauter A terrific primer on the corporate control of food in the United States, and the actions of those who fight back, Foodopoly takes aim at the real culprit behind America’s food crisis: the ever-growing consolidation and corporatization of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.
12 Years a Slave (2014) Based on the true story of Solomon...12 Years a Slave (2014) Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
The Act of Killing (2014) The filmmakers examine a country where...The Act of Killing (2014) The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love
The mind-body stage : passion and interaction in the...The mind-body stage : passion and interaction in the Cartesian theatre / R. Darren Gobert Descartes’s notion of subjectivity changed the way characters would be written, performed by actors, and received by audiences. His coordinate system reshaped how theatrical space would be conceived and built. His theory of the passions revolutionized our understanding of the emotional exchange between spectacle and spectators.
Beyond post-traumatic stress : homefront struggles with the...Beyond post-traumatic stress : homefront struggles with the wars on terror / Sarah Hautzinger and Jean Scandlyn When soldiers at Fort Carson were charged with a series of 14 murders, PTSD and other “invisible wounds of war” were thrown into the national spotlight. With these events as their starting point, Jean Scandlyn and Sarah Hautzinger argue for a new approach to combat stress and trauma, seeing them not just as individual medical pathologies but as fundamentally collective cultural phenomena.
Underserved women of color, voice, and resistance :...Underserved women of color, voice, and resistance : claiming a seat at the table / [edited by] Sonja M. Brown Givens and Keisha Edwards Tassie This book argues that contemporary research on the lives and experiences of women of color tends to neglect the influence of women’s perceived access to voice on how they manage tensions related to race, class, and gender. This book explores the politics of pursuing voice by women of color across various social contexts.
Disobeying Hitler : German resistence after July 20, 1944...Disobeying Hitler : German resistence after July 20, 1944 / Randall Hansen On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was executed in the courtyard of the Third Reich’s military headquarters in Berlin for attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler. A member of the unsuccessful plot to overthrow the Nazi government — codenamed Operation Valkyrie — Stauffenberg was shot by a firing squad along with his co-conspirators, and their bodies were dumped in a shallow grave.
Nice whiteboard work, @juliusaye and @jaycubb. #smclibraryNice whiteboard work, @juliusaye and @jaycubb. #smclibrary
God and moral obligation / C. Stephen Evans Is there a...God and moral obligation / C. Stephen Evans Is there a connection between religion and morality? Ivan Karamazov, in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, famously declares that if God does not exist, then “everything is permitted.” Most philosophers reject such a view and hold that moral truths do not depend on God. C. Stephen Evans argues that the truth lies somewhere between these two claims.
Can you guess which books were banned or challenged somewhere in...Can you guess which books were banned or challenged somewhere in this country for these reasons? #smclibrary #bannedbooksweek
American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed...American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system / E. Fuller Torrey In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace “the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions” with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as “deinstitutionalization,” continues to impact mental health care.
Sin : the early history of an idea / Paula...Sin : the early history of an idea / Paula Fredriksen Ancient Christians invoked sin to account for an astonishing range of things, from the death of God’s son to the politics of the Roman Empire that worshipped him. In this book, award-winning historian of religion Paula Fredriksen tells the surprising story of early Christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that sin came to shape ideas about God no less than about humanity.
Welcome to Banned Book Week at SMC! Come in and check them...Welcome to Banned Book Week at SMC! Come in and check them out!! #omgsmc
Personal intelligence : the power of personality and how it...Personal intelligence : the power of personality and how it shapes our lives / John D. Mayer John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea: that in order to become our best selves, we use an even broader intelligence—which he calls personal intelligence—to understand our own personality and the personalities of the people around us.
When baseball went white : reconstruction, reconciliation,...When baseball went white : reconstruction, reconciliation, and dreams of a national pastime / Ryan A. Swanson The story of Jackie Robinson valiantly breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947 is one that most Americans know. But less recognized is the fact that some seventy years earlier, following the Civil War, baseball was tenuously biracial and had the potential for a truly open game. How, then, did the game become so firmly segregated that it required a trailblazer like Robinson?
The hole in the wall, I mean, Conceptual Art piece is getting...The hole in the wall, I mean, Conceptual Art piece is getting fancier. #OMGSMC
Military comedy films [electronic resource] : a critical...Military comedy films [electronic resource] : a critical survey and filmography of Hollywood releases since 1918 / Hal Erickson Beginning with Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms, released in America near the end of World War I, the military comedy film has been one of Hollywood’s most durable genres. This generously illustrated history examines over 225 Army, Navy and Marine-related comedies produced between 1918 and 2009.