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Moses in Pharaoh’s house : a liberation spirituality for...Moses in Pharaoh’s house : a liberation spirituality for North America / John J. MarkeyNorth Americans live in a culture of oppression, enslaved by a false sense that self-centered idealism is morally good and necessary for achieving the common good. This book uses the story of Moses and the Exodus to underscore the relationship between liberation and conversion by presenting a spirituality of conversion for the privileged and developing a connection between the liberation of the oppressed and the conversion of the privileged in North America.
Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know / Rickie...Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know / Rickie SolingerThe term “reproductive politics” was coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions about reproductive rights are just as complex–and controversial–as they were then.
“I’m no poetry expert, but I’ll read anything...“I’m no poetry expert, but I’ll read anything by Billy Collins.” (Mike Jung– Electronic Resources Manager.) Here is shown Collins’ The Lanyard, a favorite chosen by Sue Birkenseer– Reference and Instruction Librarian. See more from this former US Poet Laureate at call number 811.54 C692… #nationalpoetrymonth #smclibrary #lanyard
Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism...Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism / Benjamin RossMore than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, “Cars Choking Cities as ‘Urban Sprawl’ Takes Over.” Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason.
Never know what you’ll find in old magazines. This is in a...Never know what you’ll find in old magazines. This is in a bound volume on the 3rd floor from 1977. It is an advertisement via RECORD! Back in the day, you could pull this out and put it on your record player and hear the ad. Technology!! #tbt #norecordplayeremoji
Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course...Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course racing / Erin BeresiniA sports journalist details her experience training and running on the obstacle race circuit, running for miles through mud, fire, beneath barbed wire and climbing over 10-foot walls and describes the cast of characters she met along the way.
The Portuguese Club is selling linguiça and sweet bread in the...The Portuguese Club is selling linguiça and sweet bread in the Quad outside of the library. Stop by, get a roll, then swing by and read more about Portuguese history, or pick up a novel by the Nobel Prize winning author and Portugal native, José de Sousa Saramago. #omgsmc #saúde
Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time /...Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time / Brigid SchulteThis book asks whether working mothers in America – or anywhere – can ever find true leisure time. Or are our brains, our partners, our culture, our bosses, making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contained time,” in which we are in frantic life management mode until we are sound asleep?
Body and mind in motion : dance and neuroscience in conversation...Body and mind in motion : dance and neuroscience in conversation / Glenna Batson with Margaret WilsonWestern contemporary dance and body-mind education have engaged in a pas de deux for more than four decades. The rich interchange of Somatics and dance has altered both fields, but scholarship that substantiates these ideas through the findings of twentieth-century scientific advances has been missing. This book fills that gap and brings to light contemporary discoveries of neuroscience and somatic education as they relate to dance.
Under the watchful eyes of St John Baptist de La Salle, our own...Under the watchful eyes of St John Baptist de La Salle, our own Sue Birkenseer participates in today’s day long reading of The Odyssey. Her section of the epic poem is book 4, where we meet the king and queen of Sparta. #nationalpoetrymonth #omgsmc #smclibrary
The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are...The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality / Suzanna Danuta WaltersFrom Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gays into American life.
Food, sex and strangers : understanding religion as everyday...Food, sex and strangers : understanding religion as everyday life / Graham HarveyReligion is more than a matter of worshiping a deity or spirit. For many people, religion pervades every part of their lives and is not separated off into some purely private and personal realm. Religion is integral to many people’s relationship with the wider world, an aspect of their dwelling among other beings - both human and other-than-human - and something manifested in the everyday world of eating food, having sex and fearing strangers
Galileo’s reading / Crystal HallArgues the importance of...Galileo’s reading / Crystal HallArgues the importance of Galileo’s reading and engagement with a range of writers to the shaping of early modern philosophy.
The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes / Nicholas P....The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes / Nicholas P. MoneyA cup of seawater contains 100 million cells, which are preyed upon by billions of viruses. Fifty million tons of fungal spores are released into the atmosphere every year. And the human gut is home to somewhere between 500 and 1,000 species of bacteria. The more we learn about microbial biodiversity, the clearer it becomes that the vast majority of life has long gone unseen, and unobserved.
Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic / Laura...Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic / Laura DawesA century ago, a plump child was considered a healthy child. No longer. An overweight child is now known to be at risk for maladies ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease, and obesity among American children has reached epidemic proportions.Childhood Obesity in America traces the changes in diagnosis and treatment, as well as popular understanding, of the most serious public health problem facing American children today.
Today’s poetry selection is from SMC English Professor...Today’s poetry selection is from SMC English Professor Jeanne Foster. “When I was in my teens, I used to sit under an oak tree in Audubon Park in New Orleans and read ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.’ The poem was a friend to me when I was feeling sad and lonely; and through his poems, Walt Whitman became a friend I could count on being there. The poem is several pages long and so I have made a selection from it—one that still brings tears to my eyes.” Jeanne Foster’s new poetry collection– Goodbye, Silver Sister– has just been released from Northwestern University Pre...
What is chemistry? / Peter AtkinsMost people remember chemistry...What is chemistry? / Peter AtkinsMost people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible. For many the topic was seen as being fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules.
Extremism in America / edited by George MichaelExtremism in...Extremism in America / edited by George MichaelExtremism in America is a sweeping overview and assessment of the various brands of bigotry, prejudice, zealotry, dogmatism, and partisanship found in the United States, including the extreme right, the antiglobalization movement, Black Nationalism, Chicano separatism, militant Islam, Jewish extremism, eco-extremism, the radical antiabortion movement, and extremist terrorism.
Continuing with #nationalpoetrymonth.. “near the...Continuing with #nationalpoetrymonth.. “near the library, near Margaret & Sharon in their goddess zone, thinking of symbolic forms.” Not just a line in Brenda Hillman’s Halfway Through Civilization, Late to Another… That is a line inspired by our own Sharon Walters and Margaret Brown-Salazar. Really! #omgsmc #SMCLibrary
Scapegoats : thirteen victims of military injustice / Michael...Scapegoats : thirteen victims of military injustice / Michael ScottBeginning with defining the scapegoat and examining the conditions needed to qualify, this book then shares a history that is full of tales of those who have been wrongly castigated in the rush to find a culprit; only later, sometimes much later, when the real truth comes out, is the scapegoat exonerated. Exposed here, the real stories behind the myths that allow the reader to make a balanced judgment on history’s fairness to the individual.