Transformative Education presents a comprehensive approach to college teaching that stresses both the presentation of topical coverage AND the development of critical thinking skills. The book focuses on several key points in the learning process such as student preparation for class, student engagement during class, and student review and organization of the material after class. The book discusses the urgent need for more and better high-quality college education, a goal that can be achieved by a methodical approach to gradual teaching improvement.
Rania Kassab Sweis
Each year, billions of dollars are spent on global humanitarian health initiatives. These efforts are intended to care for suffering bodies, especially those of distressed children living in poverty. But as global medical aid can often overlook the local economic and political systems that cause bodily suffering, it can also unintentionally prolong the very conditions that hurt children and undermine local aid givers. Investigating medical humanitarian encounters in Egypt, Paradoxes of Care illustrates how child aid recipients and local aid experts grapple with global aid's shortcomings and its paradoxical outcomes.
Rania Kassab Sweis examines how some of the world's largest aid organizations care for vulnerable children in Egypt, focusing on medical efforts with street children and out-of-school village girls. Her in-depth ethnographic study reveals how global medical aid fails to "save" these children according to its stated aims, and often maintains—or produces new—social disparities in children's lives. Foregrounding vulnerable children's responses to medical aid, Sweis moves past the unquestioned benevolence of global health to demonstrate how children must manage their own bodies and lives in the absence of adult care. With this book, she challenges readers to engage with the question of what medical caregivers and donors alike gain from such global humanitarian transactions.
Micah Young Myers and Erika Z. Damer
This volume considers representations of space and movement in sources ranging from Roman comedy to late antique verse, exploring how poetry in the Roman world is fundamentally shaped by its relationship to travel within the geography of Rome’s far-reaching empire.
The volume surveys Roman poetics of travel and geography in sources ranging from Plautus to Augustan poetry, from the Flavians to Ausonius. The chapters offer a range of approaches to: the complex relationship between Latin poetry, Roman identity, imperialism, and travel and geospatial narratives; and the diachronic and generic evolutions of poetic descriptions of space and mobility. In addition, two chapters, including the concluding one, contextualize and respond to the volume’s discussion of poetry by looking at ways in which Romans not only write and read poems about travel and geography, but also make writing and reading part of the experience of traveling, as demonstrated in their epigraphic practices. The collection as a whole offers important insights into Roman poetics and into ancient notions of movement and geographical space.
Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry will be of interest to specialists in Latin poetry, ancient travel, and Latin epigraphy as well as to those studying travel writing, geography, imperialism, and mobility in other periods. The chapters are written to be accessible to researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.
Scott Oldenburg and Kristin M.S. Bezio
Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine the intersection, conflict, and confluence of religion and the market before 1700.
Each chapter analyzes the unique interplay of faith and economy in a different locale: Syria, Ethiopia, France, Iceland, India, Peru, and beyond. In ten case studies, specialists of archaeology, art history, social and economic history, religious studies, and critical theory address issues of secularization, tolerance, colonialism, and race with a fresh focus. They chart the tensions between religious and economic thought in specific locales or texts, the complex ways that religion and economy interacted with one another, and the way in which matters of faith, economy, and race converge in religious images of the pre- and early modern periods. Considering the intersection of faith and economy, the volume questions the legacy of early modern economic and spiritual exceptionalism, and the ways in which prosperity still entangles itself with righteousness.
The interdisciplinary nature means that this volume is the perfect resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars working across multiple areas including history, literature, politics, art history, global studies, philosophy, and gender studies in the medieval and early modern periods
Sandra J. Peart
The oldest of nine children, John Stuart Mill was born on May 20, 1806; he died in France, where he spent many of his later years, on May 7, 1873.
Mill had a very extraordinary, strenuous education, overseen by his ambitious father James, who believed that one becomes improved via education and, once educated, that is the end of the matter. John Mill was reading Greek at age three and Latin at the age of eight. He was at heart always reform-minded, however, and his more mature views allowed that people might come to realize how best to reform, remake, and improve themselves. In fact, reform-mindedness is a major theme in Mill’s life. Among the many liberal causes associated with him are the defense of the abolition of slavery, repeal of the Corn Laws, extension of the franchise and property rights to women, reform of Irish property arrangements, and the question of birth control.
In the summer of 1830, Mill met and fell headlong in love with the already married Harriet Taylor and began an intense and prolonged relationship with her. The repercussions of his friendship with and eventual marriage to Harriet were profound—and costly—and included isolation from family and friends. The experience formed the backdrop to his strong denunciation in On Liberty of the oppression associated with public opinion.
Harriet’s influence on Mill’s work was significant. Beginning in 1846 in a newspaper article and then recurring frequently thereafter, Mill attributed much of his work as a “joint production” with Taylor. In 1861, Mill completed one of his and Harriet’s most influential works, The Subjection of Women, on which he had collaborated closely with Harriet until her sudden death in 1858. Published in 1869, it was filled with many ideas ahead of their time.
In 1865, well after Harriet’s death, Mill became a member of Parliament. By that point, he had gained a great deal of fame as a logician, philosopher, and political economist. Mill’s time in Parliament was relatively brief but his influence did not dwindle in retirement. He spent many of his remaining years in France, living in Avignon until his death in 1873.
[Introduction to] Race, removal, and the right to remain : migration and the making of the United States / Samantha Seeley.
This work explores the conflicts over migration at the center of the social, political, intellectual, and physical landscape of the early United States. Examining the voluntary and forced migrations of Indigenous, African American, and Anglo Americans in the decades immediately following the Revolution, Samantha Seeley argues that the United States took shape as a white republic through contentious negotiations over who could move and where, who could remain and how. Removal was not sweeping, top-down federal legislation. Instead, it was a battle fought on multiple fronts. It encompassed tribal leaders' attempts to expel white settlers from Native lands and African Americans' legal battles to remain within states that sought to drive them out. National in scope, the book is grounded in a close examination of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri--states poised between the edges of slavery and freedom where removal was both warmly embraced and hotly contested
Karina Elizabeth Vázquez and Claudia García
Toda aproximacón critica a la obra de Aurora Venturini (La Plata, 1921 - Buenos Aires, 2015) supone el desafio de abordar a una escritora que ha suscitado mas especulaciones, incógnitas e inexactitudes biograficas , que coordenadas de acceso y transito por su rica producción literaria. i,Cómo hablar y que decir acerca de una autora convertida en una figura de culto, cuyos universos ficcionales nos interpelan desde la incomodidad y la irreverencia? Esta colección de ensayos criticos indaga en la narrativa de una escritora con un recorrido vital marcado por encuentros e intersecciones cruciales en la historia sociocultural y politica de la Argentina del siglo XX. Su prosa se distingue por una dicci6n (mica, donde se combinan lo poetico y lo soez, el neologismo y la sintaxis enrarecida. Los cuerpos signados por la violencia de las instituciones sociales y el amplio y complejo elenco de mujeres de su narrativa habitan realidades desmesuradas que hacen tambalear las estructuras desde las cuales se piensa el genero. La familia, la escuela, el matrimonio, la maternidad y tambien la literatura aparecen como instancias de coercion sobre los seres. Su literatura nos plantea el problema del reconocimiento del otro como un "ser", y sus textos se vuelven espacios o territorios en los que se disputa la vida. Su escritura esta atravesada por un cuestionamiento profundo de los soportes ideológicos que posibilitan la crueldad, la violencia y la injusticia social. La obra de Aurora Venturini dialoga con viejas problematicas y nuevos desafios: la violencia de genero, la maternidad, la no maternidad , las relaciones en tomo a las tareas de cuidado, el aborto, la familia y la edu cación como instancias de pedagogia re-productiva. No estamos frente a una voz inedita, sino ante una escritora que, en un presente abundante en miradas criticas, se alza como una voz acompasada con las agendas de los feminismos.
Scott T. Allison
The burgeoning science of heroism continues to evolve and illuminate the myriad ways that heroes are created and transform society. This volume sheds light on a set of core concepts about heroism. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, the authors of this volume—all first year students at the University of Richmond—provide a compelling analysis of the genesis of heroism, the psychological underpinnings of heroism, and the sublime nature of heroism.
Among the core concepts investigated in this volume are heroic transformation, the hero’s journey, heroic loyalty, heroic underdogs, repudiation, paradoxical heroism, narcissism, heroic suffering, and the archetypal battle between good and evil.
Scott T. Allison
What lies at the core of heroism?
This book attempts to answer this daunting question. To understand the core of heroism – the forces underlying it – let’s first examine what heroism is at its surface. On the outside, heroism is a behavior, or set of behaviors. These actions are directed toward helping others, and they go beyond expectation and are considered by most people to be extraordinary (Franco, Blau, & Zimbardo, 2011). In addition, heroism involves taking great risks and making exceptional sacrifices (Allison, Goethals, & Kramer, 2017). We observe these extreme helping behaviors and we admire them -- but where do these actions come from? What hidden, internal processes are at work and can explain why some people step up, take chances, and dare to do what most of us are unable to do? What lurks at the core of heroic action?
The burgeoning science of heroism continues to evolve and illuminate the myriad ways that heroes are created and transform society. This volume sheds light on a set of core concepts about heroism. Adopting a psychological perspective, the authors of this volume—all senior psychology majors at the University of Richmond—provide a compelling analysis of the genesis of heroism, the socio-cultural underpinnings of heroism, and the sublime nature of heroism.
Among the core concepts investigated in this volume are moral modeling, anti-heroism, cultural influences, scientific heroism, heroic transformation, heroic mentorship, underdog heroism, martyrdom, contextual heroism, and tragic heroism.
[Introduction to] Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy: Can We Make American Democracy Work?
Melody C. Barnes, Corey D. B. Walker, and Thad Williamson
"How can we create and sustain an America that never was, but should be? How can we build a truly multiracial democracy in which everyone is valued and possesses the needed political, economic and social capital so that democracy becomes a meaningful way of life, for all citizens? By critically probing these questions, the editors of Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy seize the opportunity to bridge the gap between our democratic aspirations and our current reality. In a moment of democratic disappointment and anxiety, politicians, policy officials, scholars and citizens desire an effective response. This book assembles new voices and novel perspectives that offer a compelling vision for democracy and the prospects and possibilities afforded by community wealth building, an emerging policy paradigm focused on community-based, creative solutions to systemic problems. The contributors explore how, by cultivating the capacities of citizens, American democracy can be revived - indeed, created - as a veritable practice of everyday life. Scholars of democracy in political science, history, sociology, public policy, economics, African-American studies and related topics as well as policy practitioners, journalists and students will appreciate the cutting-edge work by leading scholars and the contributions from impactful practitioners from the White House to City Halls, in this discussion of the challenges facing contemporary American democracy and the prospects for reform and change."
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"Why and how does critical reporting persist at the local level in China despite state mediacontrol, a hallmark of authoritarian rule? Synthesizing ethnographic observation, interviews, survey and content analysis data, Convenient Criticism: Local Media and Governance and Urban China reveals evolving dynamics in local governance and the state-media relationship. Local critical reporting, though limited in scope, occurs because localleaders use media criticism strategically to increase bureaucratic control, address citizen grievances, and improve governance, something that ultimately advances their political careers. This new approach to governance enables the shaping of public opinion while at the same time disciplining subordinate bureaucrats. The Party-state now not only monopolizes propaganda but also expropriates criticism. In other words, we must recognize that media control has evolved within authoritarian politics from the suppression of journalism to its manipulation. Nevertheless, we should not view this in an entirely negative light as these practices enable and invigorate a unique brand of advocacy journalism by China's television journalists" -- Provided by publisher.
Paul M. Clikeman
Called to Account traces the evolution of the global public accounting profession through a series of scandals leading to voluntary or mandated reforms. Ever entertaining and educational, the book describes 16 of the most audacious accounting frauds of the last 80 years, and identifies the accounting standards and legislation adopted as a direct consequence of each scandal.
This third edition offers expanded coverage of the Global Financial Crisis and international auditing. While retaining favorite chapters exposing the schemes of "Crazy Eddie" Antar, "Chainsaw Al" Dunlap, and Barry "the Boy Wonder" Minkow, new chapters describe the accounting problems at Lehman Brothers, Colonial Bank, and Olympus. Students will learn that financial fraud is a global problem, and that accounting reform is heavily influenced by politics.
With discussion questions and a chart mapping each chapter to topics covered in popular auditing textbooks, Called to Account is the ideal companion for classes in auditing, fraud examination, advanced accounting, or professional responsibilities.
Claudia Darrigrandi, Viviane Mahieux, and Mariela Méndez
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El affair Moreno es un volumen colectivo que se propone interpretar lo heterogéneo del trabajo de María Moreno. Compuesto por nueve ensayos y seis perfiles aproximativos de Lorena Amaro, Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Matthew Edwards, Germán Garrido, Karin Grammático, Viviane Mahieux, Francine Masiello, María José Sabo, Julieta Viu, Laura Demaría, Daniel Link, Alan Pauls, Verónica Yattah, Walter Romero y Tania Diz, este libro funciona como un dispositivo para articular los pensamientos teóricos que emergen de su presencia y su escritura.
María Moreno era la única mujer en una mesa del bar La Paz en la que estaban Di Paola, Fogwill, Bizzio y Briante, entre otros. Cuando en 1992 salió El affair Skeffington se me reveló como una poeta superior y cuando publicó El Petiso Orejudo ya no tuve duda alguna de que lo suyo era una escritura absolutamente nueva, donde combinaba investigación, imaginación y periodismo con la autobiografía y la teoría, todo hilvanado por su inteligencia sobrenatural.
Olivier Delers and Martin Sulzer-Reichel
"Wim Wenders: Making Films That Matter is the first book in 15 years to take a comprehensive look at Wim Wenders's extensive filmography. In addition to offering new insights into his cult masterpieces, the 10 essays in this volume highlight the thematic and aesthetic continuities between his early films and his latest productions. Wenders's films have much to contribute to current conversations on intermediality, whether it be through his adaptations of important literary works or his filmic reinventions of famous paintings by Edward Hopper or Andrew Wyeth. Wenders has also positioned himself as a decidedly transnational and translingual filmmaker taking on the challenge of representing peripheral spaces without falling into the trap of a neo-colonial gaze. Making Films That Matter argues that Wenders remains a true innovator in both his experiments in 3D filmmaking and his attempts to define a visual poetics of peace."
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Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey
Border walls permeate our world, with more than thirty nation-states constructing them. Anthropologists Margaret E. Dorsey and Miguel Díaz-Barriga argue that border wall construction manifests transformations in citizenship practices that are aimed not only at keeping migrants out but also at enmeshing citizens into a wider politics of exclusion. For a decade, the authors studied the U.S.-Mexico border wall constructed by the Department of Homeland Security and observed the political protests and legal challenges that residents mounted in opposition to the wall. In Fencing in Democracy Dorsey and Díaz-Barriga take us to those border communities most affected by the wall and often ignored in national discussions about border security to highlight how the state diminishes citizens' rights. That dynamic speaks to the citizenship experiences of border residents that is indicative of how walls imprison the populations they are built to protect. Dorsey and Díaz-Barriga brilliantly expand conversations about citizenship, the operation of U.S. power, and the implications of border walls for the future of democracy.
Joe Essid and Brian McTague
Writing Centers at the Center of Change looks at how eleven centers, internationally, adapted to change at their institutions, during a decade when their very success has become a valued commodity in a larger struggle for resources on many campuses.
Bringing together both US and international perspectives, this volume offers solutions for adapting to change in the world of writing centers, ranging from the logistical to the pedagogical, and even to the existential. Each author discusses the origins, appropriate responses, and partners to seek when change comes from within a school or outside it. Chapters document new programs being formed under changing circumstances, and suggest ways to navigate professional or pedagogical changes that may undermine the hard work of more than four decades of writing-center professionals.
The book’s audience includes writing center and learning-commons administrators, university librarians, deans, department chairs affiliated with writing centers. It will also be useful for graduate students in composition, rhetoric, and academic writing.
Gill Robinson Hickman and Laura E. Knouse
This book examines a relatively unexplored area of leadership research—personal aspects of leadership—by considering the impact of leaders navigating their own personal crises on their relationships with teams, peers, and supervisors. Through original research as well as an integrative review of the literature, Hickman and Knouse focus on the "leader-as-person in crisis," including the real-life personal crises and experiences of leaders. This important volume offers a detailed and thoughtful description of intersecting factors that contribute to the ways in which leaders experience and cope with personal crises to spur additional research attention to this neglected area. This book also offers current and prospective leaders advice and direction on effectively navigating personal crises.
Peter I. Kaufman
Many progressives have found passages in Augustine's work that suggest he entertained hopes for meaningful political melioration in his time. They also propose that his “political theology” could be an especially valuable resource for “an ethics of democratic citizenship” or for “hopeful citizenship” in our times. Peter Kaufman argues that Augustine's “political theology” offers a compelling, radical alternative to progressive politics. He chronicles Augustine's experiments with alternative polities, and pairs Augustine's criticisms of political culture with those of Giorgio Agamben and Hannah Arendt.
This book argues that the perspectives of pilgrims (Augustine), refugees (Agamben), and pariahs (Arendt) are better staging areas than the perspectives and virtues associated with citizenship-and better for activists interested in genuine political innovation rather than renovation. Kaufman revises the political legacy of Augustine, aiming to influence interdisciplinary conversations among scholars of late antiquity and twenty-first century political theorists, ethicists, and practitioners.
Mariela Méndez, Claudia Darrigrandi, and Macarena Mallea
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El gran desafío de organizar un volumen sobre Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) reside en decir algo que ya no se haya dicho o en trazar una geografía afectiva que nos permita (re)visitar esa escritura que sigue desvelándonos a cien años de su nacimiento. Les contribuyentes de este libro se acercan a la autora desde una perspectiva más íntima, abordan aristas menos públicas y menos conocidas, y tímidamente van delineando retratos de una Clarice más cercana y menos hermética. Expandir la mirada significa entonces no solo incorporar nuevas perspectivas para pensar algunos de los textos conocidos de la escritora, sino también aportar lecturas de otros corpus menos explorados como son las crónicas, la narrativa infantil, su epistolario, sus pinturas y sus traducciones. Estos ensayos evidencian la necesidad que se impone de recuperar a Lispector en el centenario de su nacimiento desde y dentro del contexto latinoamericano, contrarrestando así la apropiación que se viene dando en inglés desde el norte anglo-parlante. Este volumen, además de homenaje, viene a inaugurar este nuevo trayecto.
This crash course in presidential history offers essential facts and fascinating trivia about every US chief executive from Washington to Trump. How many US presidents were Founding Brothers? Who decided on America's gold standard? What was Lincoln's nickname? Acclaimed historian Dan Roberts--host of radio's A Moment in Time--takes readers on a fun and informative romp through more than two hundred years of our presidential past. With just one minute a day, you can master all the essential facts of America's greatest leaders, policies, conflicts, trivia, and more! Packed with full-color photographs, paintings, and lively mini essays, Master Presidential History in 1 Minute a Day is the perfect armchair companion for history lovers and learners alike.
Charlynn Small and Mazella Fuller
The first of its kind, this edited volume provides in-depth, culturally sensitive material intended for addressing the unique concerns of Black women with eating disorders in addition to comprehensive discussions and treatment guidelines for this population.
The contributing authors—all of whom are Black professionals providing direct care to Black women—offer a range of perspectives to help readers understand the whole experience of their Black female clients. This includes not only discussion of their clients’ physical health but also of their emotional lives and the ways in which the stresses of racism, discrimination, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences can contribute to disordered eating. Through a wealth of diverse voices and stories, chapters boldly tackle issues such as stereotypes and acculturative stress.
Clinicians of any race will gain new tools for assessing, diagnosing, and treating disordered eating in Black women and will be empowered to provide better care for their clients.
[Preface to] The Origins of Roman Christian Diplomacy: Constantius II and John Chrysostom as Innovators
This book illuminates the origins of Roman Christian diplomacy through two case studies: Constantius II’s imperial strategy in the Red Sea; and John Chrysostom's ecclesiastical strategy in Gothia and Sasanian Persia.
Both men have enjoyed a strong narrative tradition: Constantius as a persecuting, theological fanatic, and Chrysostom as a stubborn, naïve reformer. Yet this tradition has often masked their remarkable innovations. As part of his strategy for conquest, Constantius was forced to focus on Alexandria, demonstrating a carefully orchestrated campaign along the principal eastern trade route. Meanwhile, whilst John Chrysostom' s preaching and social reform have garnered extensive discussion, his late sermons and letters composed in exile reveal an ambitious program to establish church structures outside imperial state control.
The book demonstrates that these two pioneers innovated a diplomacy that utilised Christianity as a tool for forging alliances with external peoples; a procedure that would later become central to Byzantine statecraft. It will appeal to all those interested in Early Christianity and late antique/medieval history.
[Introduction to] Black Lives and Bathrooms: Racial and Gendered Reactions to Minority Rights Movements.
J. E. Sumerau and Eric A. Grollman
Black Lives and Bathrooms: Racial and Gendered Reactions to Minority Rights Movements examines how people respond to minority movements in ways that maintain existing patterns of racial and gender inequality. By studying the Black Lives Matter and Transgender Bathroom Access movement efforts, J.E. Sumerau and Eric Anthony Grollman analyze how cisgender white people define minority movements in relation to their existing notions of United States social norms; react to minority movements utilizing racial, classed, gendered, and sexual stereotypes that reinforce racism, sexism, and cissexism in society; and propose ways that racial and gender minorities could gain conditional acceptance by behaving in ways cisgender white people find more comfortable and normal. Throughout this work, Sumerau and Grollman note how assumptions about whiteness and cisnormativity are spread as cisgender white people respond to racial and gender movements seeking social change.
Jeppe von Platz
How should we design our economic systems? Should we tax the rich at a higher rate than the poor? Should we have a minimum wage? Should the state provide healthcare for all? These and many related questions are the subject of distributive justice, and different theories of distributive justice provide different ways to think about and answer such questions. This book provides a thorough introduction to the main theories of distributive justice and reveals the underlying sources of our disagreements about economic policy. It argues that the universe of theories of distributive justice is surprisingly simple, yet complicated. It is simple in that the main theories of distributive justice are just four in number, and in that these theories each offer a distinct, well-defined theoretical approach to distributive justice; yet it is complicated in that the main theories disagree at several distinct, fundamental levels, and in that it is possible to spin innumerable new theories from the elements of the four main theories.
Covers the four major theories of distributive justice and their leading philosophers, elucidating the attractions and drawbacks of each:
Friedrich A. von Hayek and right-liberalism;
John Rawls and left-liberalism;
Robert Nozick and libertarianism;
Gerald A. Cohen and socialism.
Explains why these four theories have come to dominate most philosophical discussions on distributive justice, highlighting the essential answer provided in each that is lacking in other theories.
Lori Watson and Jessica Flanigan
In this 'for and against' work, ethicists Lori Watson and Jessica Flanigan debate the criminalization of sex work. Watson argues for a sex equality approach to prostitution in which buyers are criminalized and sellers are decriminalized, known as the Nordic Model. Flanigan argues that sex work should be fully decriminalized because decriminalization ensures respect for sex workers' and clients' rights, and is more effective than alternative policies.
Putting these two views on sex work into conversation with one another, and opening up space for readers to weigh both approaches, the book provides a thorough, accessible exploration of the issues surrounding sex work, written with both sympathy and philosophical rigor.
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