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Hate speech, pornography, and the radical attack on free speech...Hate speech, pornography, and the radical attack on free speech doctrine / James WeinsteinDoes American free speech doctrine discriminate against women and minorities? In Hate Speech, Pornography, and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine, James Weinstein carefully examines the charge that in interpreting the First Amendment as protecting hate speech and pornography while allowing myriad other exceptions to free speech, American courts have privileged the Interests of the rich and powerful over the interests of women and people of color.
American politics and the African American quest for universal...American politics and the African American quest for universal freedom / Hanes Walton, Jr. [and] Robert C. SmithThis dynamic and comprehensive text from two nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had – and continue to have – on American politics.
Away for the summer? If you live near a participating Link+...Away for the summer? If you live near a participating Link+ library, you can request your Link+ books to be delivered there! And faculty, staff, and graduate students can get books and articles mailed to you through our document delivery service; call 925-631-4229 for more info. #librarytiptuesday #omgsmc #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
The folklore of the freeway : race and revolt in the modernist...The folklore of the freeway : race and revolt in the modernist city / Eric AvilaFreeway development in the United States has often encountered resistance from affected individuals, neighborhoods and communities. This book recounts some of the stories of that resistance. It explores and comments on the causes, describing the buildup of capital, organization, expertise and political will that generated the interstate highway system.
The classification of sex : Alfred Kinsey and the organization...The classification of sex : Alfred Kinsey and the organization of knowledge / Donna J. DruckerAlfred C. Kinsey’s revolutionary studies of human sexual behavior are world-renowned. His meticulous methods of data collection, from comprehensive entomological assemblies to personal sex history interviews, raised the bar for empirical evidence to an entirely new level. In The Classification of Sex, Donna J. Drucker presents an original analysis of Kinsey’s scientific career in order to uncover the roots of his research methods.
For now, do watch your step. Some old shelving was removed, but...For now, do watch your step. Some old shelving was removed, but the bolts remain. Those will be gone soon, and more seating and computers will arrive. #stuffishappeningv2 #smclibrary
Celebrity capital : assessing the value of fame / Barrie...Celebrity capital : assessing the value of fame / Barrie GunterCelebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns. They are used to promote health messages. In other words, celebrities are often perceived to possess qualities that give them special value or what we will refer to here as ‘celebrity capital’.
The buried giant / Kazuo IshiguroAs the wars that have ravaged...The buried giant / Kazuo IshiguroAs the wars that have ravaged Britain fade into the past, Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, set out on a journey to find the son they have not seen in years, and are joined in their travels by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned charge, and a knight.
Emergency anthems / Alex GreenAlex Green’s work blossoms...Emergency anthems / Alex GreenAlex Green’s work blossoms on the page like small explosions. A surf-side Spoon River tinged with Chandler, Dali, and David Lynch. Neon sunsets, lost girls, grifting tennis instructors, and dazed surfers with bite scars shaped like lightning bolts. And through it all, the dark, swift flash of sharks. Serious and hilarious, Green’s pop culture satire lunges with the same deft surprise as those sharks.
It’s hard to be saying farewell, and we don’t really...It’s hard to be saying farewell, and we don’t really have to for another week, but we toast long time Access Services librarian, Sharon Walters, as she heads off to retirement after 31 years at Saint Mary’s. #omgsmc #smclibrary
Boom towns : restoring the urban American dream / Stephen J.K....Boom towns : restoring the urban American dream / Stephen J.K. WaltersAmerican cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again.
Hooded Americanism : the history of the Ku Klux Klan / David M....Hooded Americanism : the history of the Ku Klux Klan / David M. ChalmersChalmers provides a wealth of information as he covers 100 years of clan history from 1865 through 1965. Much of the book focuses on the Klan’s peak years between 1915 and 1928 - providing state by state or regional background of Klan activity during this period.
An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950 / Tom...An environmental history of wildlife in England, 1650-1950 / Tom WilliamsonWhile few detailed surveys of fauna or flora exist in England from the period before the nineteenth century, it is possible to combine the evidence of historical sources (ranging from game books, diaries, churchwardens’ accounts and even folk songs) and our wider knowledge of past land use and landscape, with contemporary analyses made by modern natural scientists, in order to model the situation at various times and places in the more remote past.
Funny girl : a novel / Nick HornbySet in 1960’s London,...Funny girl : a novel / Nick HornbySet in 1960’s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby’s latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
The Library is happy to play host to a children’s...The Library is happy to play host to a children’s storytime from 2-3pm today. Take a break from Reunion Weekend festivities to bring your little one to the Quiet Study room on the 3rd floor for a story and an SMC coloring book. #omgsmc #smclibrary
Lighting up : the rise of social smoking on college campuses /...Lighting up : the rise of social smoking on college campuses / Mimi NichterWhile the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a short lived phase or do they continue throughout the college years? And what happens after college, when they enter the “real world”?
Making room for one another : dynamic and designed dialogicality...Making room for one another : dynamic and designed dialogicality in a kindergarten classroom / Gerri AugustQuoting an abolitionist preacher, Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice”. This is true, but the moral arc doesn’t bend on its own. We must lean into the task.
The meaning of tango : the story of the Argentinian dance /...The meaning of tango : the story of the Argentinian dance / Christine DennistonFrom the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the riveting story of the dance that captivated the world – a tale of politics and passion, immigration, and romance. The Meaning of Tango traces the development of the dance, from its birth in poverty-stricken Buenos Aires, through the craze of the early 20th century, right up to its recent revival today thanks to Broadway shows such as Tango Argentino.
The inner life of the dying person / Allan KellehearThis unique...The inner life of the dying person / Allan KellehearThis unique book recounts the experience of facing one’s death solely from the dying person’s point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access challenges assumptions about the emotional and spiritual dimensions of dying, showing readers that–along with suffering, loss, anger, sadness, and fear–we can also feel courage, love, hope, reminiscence, transcendence, transformation, and even happiness as we die.
For love of country : what our veterans can teach us about...For love of country : what our veterans can teach us about citizenship, heroism, and sacrifice / Howard Schultz and Rajiv ChandrasekaranIn a collection of compelling, original portraits, the CEO of Starbucks and a National Book Award Nominee celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation’s American veterans.