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Fairy tales transformed? : twenty-first-century adaptations...Fairy tales transformed? : twenty-first-century adaptations and the politics of wonder / Cristina BacchilegaFairy-tale adaptations are ubiquitous in modern popular culture, but readers and scholars alike may take for granted the many voices and traditions folded into today’s tales. In Fairy Tales Transformed?: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder, accomplished fairy-tale scholar Cristina Bacchilega traces what she terms a “fairy-tale web” of multivocal influences in modern adaptations, asking how tales have been changed by and for the early twenty-first centu...
Life atomic : a history of radioisotopes in science and...Life atomic : a history of radioisotopes in science and medicine / Angela N. H. CreagerAfter World War II, the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) began mass-producing radioisotopes, sending out nearly 64,000 shipments of radioactive materials to scientists and physicians by 1955. Even as the atomic bomb became the focus of Cold War anxiety, radioisotopes represented the government’s efforts to harness the power of the atom for peace—advancing medicine, domestic energy, and foreign relations.
Thirteen days in September : Carter, Begin, and Sadat at...Thirteen days in September : Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David / Lawrence WrightWith his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes.
Women of the Klan : racism and gender in the 1920s /...Women of the Klan : racism and gender in the 1920s / Kathleen M. BleeIgnorant. Brutal. Male. One of these stereotypes of the Ku Klux Klan offers a misleading picture. In Women of the Klan, sociologist Kathleen M. Blee dismantles the popular notion that politically involved women are always inspired by pacifism, equality, and justice.
It’s not a random banana, but random fruit again makes an...It’s not a random banana, but random fruit again makes an appearance. 🍎🍏 #smclibrary #omgsmc #randomapple
Sad to hear about the passing of the legendary Leonard Nimoy....Sad to hear about the passing of the legendary Leonard Nimoy. Might need a classic Star Trek marathon this weekend. #smclibrary #llap
Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the...Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind / Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin DunbarWhen and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art, music and dance evolve? It is the contention of this pathbreaking and provocative book that it was the need for early humans to live in ever-larger social groups, and to maintain social relations over ever-greater distances the ability to think big that drove the enlargement of the human brain and the development of the human mind.
They and we : racial and ethnic relations in the United...They and we : racial and ethnic relations in the United States and beyond / Peter I. Rose Rose adds discussions of such concepts as immigrants and refugees, updates statistics and interprets what they mean, and introduces fresh ideas and recent findings by social scientists and historians. He pays particular attention to several recent phenomena such as the rise of anti-Americanism abroad and the stark reality for many of being placed in the role of stereotyped minorities on the world stage; the rebirth of nativism in the US in response to fear of what foreigners might bring with them; ...
Have you voted in the battle of the great books yet? Go to...Have you voted in the battle of the great books yet? Go to tinyurl.com/seminarbracket and vote today! #omgsmc
Technologies of sexiness : sex, identity, and consumer...Technologies of sexiness : sex, identity, and consumer culture / Adrienne Evans and Sarah RileyKey cultural shifts have enabled a “new sexualization” of women. Neoliberal, consumerist, and postfeminist media culture have shaped ways of understanding female sexuality, embodied by the figure of the choosing, empowered, entrepreneurial consumer citizen-woman, whose economic capital determines feminine success (and failure).
Reading style : a life in sentences / Jenny DavidsonA...Reading style : a life in sentences / Jenny DavidsonA professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her book shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments and subjective preferences that turn reading into a highly personal and political act.
Looking forward to the #Oscars tonight? Check out a past Best...Looking forward to the #Oscars tonight? Check out a past Best Picture winner on DVD from the #SMCLibrary! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
This nonviolent stuff’ll get you killed : how guns...This nonviolent stuff’ll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible / Charles E. CobbVisiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. “Just for self-defense,” King assured him. One of King’s advisors remembered the reverend’s home as “an arsenal.” Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights struggle has been long ignored.
41 : a portrait of my father / by George W. BushForty-three...41 : a portrait of my father / by George W. BushForty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words.
The great archaeologists : 201 illustrations, 188 in color...The great archaeologists : 201 illustrations, 188 in color / edited by Brian FaganThe Great Archaeologists takes the reader on a journey from the first attempt to establish just how ancient the “ancient past” really was, through the revelatory discovery of lost civilizations and unknown cultures, right up to today’s search for explanations about the past.We meet Thomsen and Worsaae, Danish researchers and rivals, and Sanz de Sautuola and Abbé Breuil, who astonished the world with their discoveries of cave art.
Invisibility Cloaks engaged! #omgsmc #smclibrary #smcorhogwartsInvisibility Cloaks engaged! #omgsmc #smclibrary #smcorhogwarts
恭禧发财. It’s the year of the sheep. We’ve got a few...恭禧发财. It’s the year of the sheep. We’ve got a few sheep among our library staff. We wish them, and all of you, happiness and prosperity in the year to come.
Behind the front : British soldiers and French civilians,...Behind the front : British soldiers and French civilians, 1914-1918 / Craig GibsonUntil now scholars have looked for the source of the indomitable Tommy morale on the Western Front in innate British bloody-mindedness and irony, not to mention material concerns such as leave, food, rum, brothels, regimental pride, and male bonding. However, re-examining previously used sources alongside never-before consulted archives, Craig Gibson shifts the focus away from battle and the trenches to times behind the front, where the British intermingled with a vast population of allied civilians, whom ...
The always awesome Margaret showing off some of our health,...The always awesome Margaret showing off some of our health, wellness, and body image resources at today’s Love Your Body fair. Come by, and say hi. And get some treats and info. #omgsmc #smclibrary #loveyourbody @smchealth
Freaking out about the job or internship hunt? Looking to...Freaking out about the job or internship hunt? Looking to advance in your career? Students and alumni have access to a wealth of career info in Vault Career Intelligence, new to SMC this year! We just showed it off at the Hiring Now fair last night. Check it out or ask a librarian for more info! #librarytiptuesday (yeah, we’re a bit late on the Tuesday tip) #smclibrary #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)