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The Body Wars

The Body Wars

Poems
What would it take to be home in one’s body, to walk around the world as oneself, knowing the pain within and without us? Jan Beatty boldly answers that question by making a fire map of the body. These roiling poems smack into walls of meditation, only to slide ...
American Dinosaur Abroad

American Dinosaur Abroad

A Cultural History of Carnegie's Plaster Diplodocus

The Untold Story of Carnegie’s Prized Dinosaur and Its Influence on European Culture

Identity in a Secular Age

Identity in a Secular Age

Science, Religion, and Public Perceptions

A Nuanced Analysis of Perceptions about the Relationship between Evolutionary Science, Religion, and Personal Belief

Poland 1945

Poland 1945

War and Peace

How Ordinary People in Poland Experienced the Last Months of World War II and the First Months of Peace

City of Lake and Prairie

City of Lake and Prairie

Chicago's Environmental History

The First Comprehensive Examination of Chicago’s Environmental History from Indigenous Peoples to Twenty-First Century Environmental Restoration

Earnest, Earnest?

Earnest, Earnest?

Poems

Winner of the 2019 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.

The Volcano and After

The Volcano and After

Selected and New Poems 2002-2019
Alicia Suskin Ostriker’s passionate voice has long been acknowledged as a vital force in American poetry. From urgent spiritual quest to biting political satire, from elegy to comedy, from celebration of the city street and the world “as a paradise might be / if we had eyes to see,” to ...
Be Holding

Be Holding

A Poem

A New Poem from the Author of The Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude and The Book of Delights

The Islands

The Islands

Six Fictions
Driving in Cars with Homeless Men

Driving in Cars with Homeless Men

Stories

Winner of the 2019 Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, selected by Min Jin Lee

Race and Modern Architecture

Race and Modern Architecture

A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present
Although race—a concept of human difference that establishes hierarchies of power and domination—has played a critical role in the development of modern architectural discourse and practice since the Enlightenment, its influence on the discipline remains largely underexplored. This volume offers a welcome and long-awaited intervention for the field ...
Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Natural History Societies and Civic Culture in Victorian Scotland

Winner of the Frank Watson Prize in Scottish History, 2011

The relationship between science and civil society is essential to our understanding of cultural change during the Victorian era. Science was frequently packaged as an appropriate form of civic culture, inculcating virtues necessary for civic progress. In turn, civic culture was presented as an appropriate context for enabling and supporting scientific progress. Finnegan’s study looks at the shifting nature of this process during the nineteenth century, using Scotland as the focus for his argument. Considerations of class, religion and gender are explored, illuminating changing social identities as public interest in science was allowed—even encouraged—beyond the environs of universities and elite metropolitan societies.

Toward Nationalizing Regimes

Toward Nationalizing Regimes

Conceptualizing Power and Identity in the Post-Soviet Realm
The collapse of the Soviet Union famously opened new venues for the theories of nationalism and the study of processes and actors involved in these new nation-building processes. In this comparative study, Kudaibergenova takes the new states and nations of Eurasia that emerged in 1991, Latvia and Kazakhstan, and seeks to ...
Steppe Dreams

Steppe Dreams

Time, Mediation, and Postsocialist Celebrations in Kazakhstan
Steppe Dreams concerns the political significance of temporality in Kazakhstan, as manifested in public events and performances, and its reverberating effects in the personal lives of Kazakhstanis. Like many holidays in the post-Soviet sphere, public celebrations in Kazakhstan often reflect multiple temporal framings—utopian visions of the future, or romanticized ...
The Science of History in Victorian Britain

The Science of History in Victorian Britain

Making the Past Speak
New attitudes towards history in nineteenth-century Britain saw a rejection of romantic, literary techniques in favour of a professionalized, scientific methodology. The development of history as a scientific discipline was undertaken by several key historians of the Victorian period, influenced by German scientific history and British natural philosophy. This study ...

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