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November's New Books

Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Right/wrong : how technology transforms our ethics by Juan Enriquez

There is a whole canon of scholarly ethics books written with the express purpose of telling you what is RIGHT and what is WRONG. This is not one such book. Juan Enriquez wants to make it easier for us to talk to one another, to prod one another, to understand and guide one another without an everlasting certainty of strict RIGHT v WRONG.

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Imperial Mecca : Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj by Michael Christopher Low

Michael Christopher Low analyzes the late Ottoman hajj and Hijaz region as transimperial spaces, reshaped by the competing forces of Istanbul's project of frontier modernization and the extraterritorial reach of British India's steamship empire in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

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The world colonization made : the racial geography of early American empire by Brandon Mills

This book is about the colonization movement of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in North America.

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Ch'ixinakax utxiwa : on practices and discourses of decolonisation by Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui ; translated by Molly Geidel

A cutting-edge work on how colonial structures of domination affect indigenous identities and cultures.

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That middle world : race, performance, and the politics of passing by Julia S. Charles

In this book, Julia Charles investigates the construction and performance of racial identity in select works of passing literature by Black writers.

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Life after COVID-19 : the other side of crisis edited by Martin Parker

A rapid intervention into current commentary and debate, Life After COVID-19 looks at a wide range of topical issues including the state, co-operation, work, money, travel and care.

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Walker Evans : starting from scratch by Svetlana Alpers

A magisterial study of celebrated photographer Walker Evans

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Conspiracy culture : post-Soviet paranoia and the Russian imagination by Keith A. Livers

Conspiracy Culture traces the roots of the phenomenon within the sphere of culture and history, examining the long arc of Russian paranoia from the present moment back to earlier nineteenth-century sources, such as Dostoevsky's anti-nihilist novel Demons.

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Stripped : reading the erotic body by Maggie M. Werner

Explores the bodies, acts, and discourses that constitute embodied erotic rhetoric by foregrounding the material communication practices of performing bodies and proposing complementary frameworks and theories for analyzing them.

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Wild things : the disorder of desire by Jack Halberstam

Wild Things is queer theorist Jack Halberstam's account of sexuality in general, and queerness in particular, after nature.