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The Bukharan Crisis

The Bukharan Crisis

A Connected History of 18th Century Central Asia
In the first half of the eighteenth century, Central Asia’s Bukharan Khanate descended into a crisis from which it would not recover. Bukharans suffered failed harvests and famine, a severe fiscal downturn, invasions from the north and the south, rebellion, and then revolution. To date, efforts to identify the ...
Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

Environment and Urbanization in Modern Italy

The only environmental history of Italy in the latter half of the twentieth century in English.

Conscript Nation

Conscript Nation

Coercion and Citizenship in the Bolivian Barracks
Military service in Bolivia has long been compulsory for young men. This service plays an important role in defining identity, citizenship, masculinity, state formation, and civil-military relations in twentieth-century Bolivia. The project of obligatory military service originated as part of an attempt to restrict the power of indigenous communities after ...
Havel

Havel

Unfinished Revolution
This is the story of a man who tried to resurrect the spirit of democratic life. He was born into a time of chaos and absurdity, and he took it as his fate to carry a candle into the night. This is his story and the story of many others, ...
Bring Now the Angels

Bring Now the Angels

Poems
This collection juxtaposes text from Google Search autocomplete with the intimate language of prayer. Corporate jargon coexists with the incantatory and ancient ghazal form. Ahmed’s second book of poetry explores the terrain of loss—of a beloved family member, of human dignity and potential, of the earth as it ...
Bonfire Opera

Bonfire Opera

Poems
Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide: where a desert meets the sea, a civilization, no-man’s land. Here in Bonfire Opera, grief and Eros grapple in the same domain. A bullet-hole through the heart, a house full of ripe persimmons, a ghost in a garden. ...
The Architecture of Good Behavior

The Architecture of Good Behavior

Psychology and Modern Institutional Design in Postwar America
Inspired by the rise of environmental psychology and increasing support for behavioral research after the Second World War, new initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels looked to influence the human psyche through form, or elicit desired behaviors with environmental incentives, implementing what Joy Knoblauch calls “psychological functionalism.” Recruited ...
Defiant Geographies

Defiant Geographies

Race and Urban Space in 1920s Rio de Janeiro
Defiant Geographies examines the destruction of a poor community in the center of Rio de Janeiro to make way for Brazil’s first international mega-event. As the country celebrated the centenary of its independence, its postabolition whitening ideology took on material form in the urban development project that staged Latin ...
Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination

Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination

Placing Atmospheric Knowledges
As global temperatures rise under the forcing hand of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, new questions are being asked of how societies make sense of their weather, of the cultural values, which are afforded to climate, and of how environmental futures are imagined, feared, predicted, and remade. Weather, Climate, and ...
Radiation Evangelists

Radiation Evangelists

Technology, Therapy, and Uncertainty at the Turn of the Century
Radiation Evangelists explores X-ray and radium therapy in the United States and Great Britain during a crucial period of its development, from 1896 to 1925. It focuses on the pioneering work of early advocates in the field, the “radiation evangelists” who, motivated by their faith in a new technology, trust in new ...
The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt

The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt

Poems
The Painted Bunting’s Last Molt explores fatherhood, parenting, and separation anxiety; and the ways in which time and memory are both a prison and a giver of joy. Fifteen years in the making, Virgil Suárez’s new collection uses his mother’s return to Cuba after 50 years of ...
Holiday in the Islands of Grief

Holiday in the Islands of Grief

Poems
In his new collection, Jeffrey McDaniel confronts the insular and expansive qualities of loss. With electric language and surrealistic imagery, McDaniel’s poems deliver the quotidian elements of middle-age life while weaving us in & out of childhood and adulthood alongside body and mind. The tragic and life affirming share ...
Itineraries of Expertise

Itineraries of Expertise

Science, Technology, and the Environment in Latin America

Sixteen contributors dig deeper and uncover the national and transnational negotiation of expertise, including the role of Latin American experts in these processes.

Gone to Ground

Gone to Ground

A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam

An examination of the profound and rapid growth of Africa’s largest city during a pivotal era of national and global uncertainty.

The Slide

The Slide

Leyland, Bonds, and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates

In the deciding game of the 1992 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered the most dramatic and devastating loss in team history when former Pirate Sid Bream slid home with the winning run. Bream’s infamous slide ended the last game played by Barry Bonds in a Pirates uniform and sent the franchise reeling into a record twenty-season losing streak. The Slide tells the story of the myriad events, beginning with the aftermath of the 1979 World Series, which led to the fated 1992 championship game and beyond.

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