New Books List

Publisher:

London : Bloomsbury, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 327.1247041092 M152S 2014

Pages:

xiv, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.
Publisher:

San Francisco : Jossey-Bass ; 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 378.73 Z399C 2007

Pages:

xxv, 356 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
A practical, hands-on resource that is filled with examples, samples, forms, and checklists, Campus Crisis Management will help administrators evaluate, revise, or establish a comprehensive crisis management plan appropriate for their institution. Campus Crisis Management contains the must-have information on crisis management.
Publisher:

New York : Columbia University Press, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 321.8 D383 2012

Pages:

130 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities. Giorgio Agamben traces the tense history of constitutions and their coexistence with various governments. Alain Badiou contrasts current democratic practice with democratic communism. Daniel Bensaid ponders the institutionalization of democracy, while Wendy Brown discusses the democratization of society under neoliberalism. Jean-Luc Nancy measures the difference between democracy as a form of rule and as a human end, and Jacques Rancière highlights its egalitarian nature. Kristin Ross identifies hierarchical relationships within democratic practice, and Slavoj Zizek complicates the distinction between those who desire to own the state and those who wish to do without it.
Publisher:

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 306.709174927 M414D 2007

Pages:

xiv, 453 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Sexual desire has long played a key role in Western judgments about the value of Arab civilization. In the past, Westerners viewed the Arab world as licentious, and Western intolerance of sex led them to brand Arabs as decadent; but as Western society became more sexually open, the supposedly prudish Arabs soon became viewed as backward. Rather than focusing exclusively on how these views developed in the West, in Desiring Arabs Joseph A. Massad reveals the history of how Arabs represented their own sexual desires. To this aim, he assembles a massive and diverse compendium of Arabic writing from the nineteenth century to the present in order to chart the changes in Arab sexual attitudes and their links to Arab notions of cultural heritage and civilization.
Publisher:

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 306.2095692 N963E 2017

Pages:

167 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism¿popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. In Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon, Joanne Nucho shows how wrong this perspective can be. Through in-depth research with local governments, NGOs, and political parties in Beirut, she demonstrates how sectarianism is actually recalibrated on a daily basis through the provision of essential services and infrastructures, such as electricity, medical care, credit, and the planning of bridges and roads.
Publisher:

New York : Anchor Books, 1996.

Call Number:

KIC 305.3 B959G 1996

Pages:

xxv, 308 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In Gender Shock, Phyllis Burke explodes the many myths surrounding our rigid gender system of male and female by looking through three lenses of gender identity: Behavior, Appearance, and Science. Combining the latest research in psychology, genetics, neurology, and sociology, Burke finds that gender (or behavior) is not the result of one's biological sex (the body itself); that gender and sexuality are separate elements of the self; that there are more variations within each sex than there are between the two; and finally, based on world-class biologist Dr. Fausto-Sterling's theory of the five sexes, perhaps the most surprising myth of all is that there are only two kinds of bodies: the male and the female.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 361.96 F352G 2015

Pages:

xv, 264 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and for developing new forms of political mobilization. Interested in an emerging "politics of distribution," Ferguson shows how new demands for direct income payments (including so-called "basic income") require us to reexamine the relation between production and distribution, and to ask new questions about markets, livelihoods, labor, and the future of progressive politics.
Publisher:

New York : Henry Holt, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 327.7309051 C548H 2004

Pages:

301 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
An immediate national bestseller, Hegemony or Survival demonstrates how, for more than half a century the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of staking out the globe. Our leaders have shown themselves willing-as in the Cuban missile crisis-to follow the dream of dominance no matter how high the risks. World-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky investigates how we came to this perilous moment and why our rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species.
Publisher:

Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 320.95491 R159I 2017

Pages:

221 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Imagining Pakistan argues that the creation of Pakistan is a result of Muslim modernism in the Subcontinent, as it defined the struggle for identity, nationalism, and empowerment of Muslim communities. This modernist movement represented the ideals of inclusivity, equal rights, a liberal constitutional framework, and a shared sense of political community among diverse ethnic and regional groups. However, while this modernity was the ideal of Pakistan¿s founders, it faced resistance from Islamists obsessed with recovering a past legacy of lost Muslim glory. A major threat to political modernism also came from the military that wanted to create a strong and secure Pakistan through `controlled¿ democracy.
Publisher:

Minneapolis ; University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 307.12160959822 S598J 2014

Pages:

xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
AbdouMaliq Simone illustrates how the majority of Jakarta¿s population, caught between intense wealth and utter poverty, handles confluence and contradictions in their everyday lives. Exploring how inhabitants from different backgrounds regard each other, how they work together or keep their distance in order to make the city endure, he offers a powerful new way of thinking about urban life.
Publisher:

Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 327.1273 B658K 2004

Pages:

457 pages; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. Remarks from the previous edition: "Far and away the best book on the topic."¿Noam Chomsky "A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy."¿ Choice "I enjoyed it immensely."¿Gore Vidal "The single most useful summary of CIA history."¿John Stockwell "Each chapter I read makes me more and more angry."¿Helen Caldicott "A very useful piece of work, daunting in scope, important."¿Thomas Powers, author and Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist "A very valuable book. The research and organization are extremely impressive."¿A.J. Langguth, author and former New York Times bureau chief For those who want the details on our most famous -actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about our lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what our foreign policy goals really are. William Blum is the author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World¿s Only Superpower .
Publisher:

New York : New York University Press, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 305.4209415 B215M 2012

Pages:

vii, 210 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
A particular dark triumph of modern nationalism has been its ability to persuade citizens to sacrifice their lives for a political vision forged by emotional ties to a common identity. Both men and women can respond to nationalistic calls to fight that portray muscular warriors defending their nation against an easily recognizable enemy. This ¿us versus them¿ mentality can be seen in sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalas, Serbs and Kosovars, and Protestants and Catholics. In Muscular Nationalism, Sikata Banerjee takes a comparative look at India and Ireland and the relationship among gender, violence, and nationalism. Exploring key texts and events from 1914-2004, Banerjee explores how women negotiate ¿muscular nationalisms¿ as they seek to be recognized as legitimate nationalists and equal stakeholders in their national struggles.
Publisher:

New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 303.4834 B269O 2013

Pages:

322 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In as little as a decade, artificial intelligence could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies around the world are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail¿human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine.
Publisher:

Albany : State University of New York Press, 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 305.8 R118 2007

Pages:

vi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Offering a wide variety of philosophical approaches to the neglected philosophical problem of ignorance, this groundbreaking collection builds on Charles Mills¿s claim that racism involves an inverted epistemology, an epistemology of ignorance. Contributors explore how different forms of ignorance linked to race are produced and sustained and what role they play in promoting racism and white privilege. They argue that the ignorance that underpins racism is not a simple gap in knowledge, the accidental result of an epistemological oversight. In the case of racial oppression, ignorance often is actively produced for purposes of domination and exploitation. But as these essays demonstrate, ignorance is not simply a tool of oppression wielded by the powerful. It can also be a strategy for survival, an important tool for people of color to wield against white privilege and white supremacy. The book concludes that understanding ignorance and the politics of such ignorance should be a key element of epistemological and social/political analyses, for it has the potential to reveal the role of power in the construction of what is known and provide a lens for the political values at work in knowledge practices.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 323.44820973 O941R 2016

Pages:

xvii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Bring students¿ worlds into the classroom with Reading Pop Culture: A Portable Anthology, a compact and affordable collection that encourages students to plug in to popular culture in order to become critical thinkers and writers. This edition features an expanded introduction and greater range of reading genres¿from blog posts and infographics to academic essays¿prompting students to read their diverse cultural experiences as topics of inquiry: How does advertising influence our consumer habits? What are the intersections of gender, race, and language in contemporary music? What effects has "prestige television" had on Hollywood? Reading Pop Culture¿s thematic chapters and paired readings raise questions like these to get students writing.
Publisher:

New York : Seven Stories Press, 2006.

Call Number:

KIC 322.42097309047 S617 2006

Pages:

x, 390 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to "bring the war home." The Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.
Publisher:

Cambridge ; Polity, 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 306.4 H866B 2013

Pages:

258 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In everyday life we are not, for the most part, actively conscious of our bodies or the bodies of others ¿ we simply take them for granted. This new edition of a lively introduction to the sociology of the body examines what certain aspects of our bodies, such as the size, shape, smell and demeanour, reveal about the social organization of everyday life and how the body is crucial to the way we engage with the world and the people around us.
Publisher:

Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1991.

Call Number:

KIC 301.01 H773C 1991

Pages:

xxxii, 340 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Axel Honneth's Critique of Power is a rich interpretation of the history of critical theory, which clarifies its central problems and emphasizes the "social" factors that should provide that theory with a normative and practical orientation. Honneth focuses on the dialog between French and German social theory that was beginning at the time of Michel Foucault's death. It traces the common roots of the work of Foucault and Jürgen Habermas to a basic text of the last generation of critical theorists¿Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment¿and draws from this connection the outline of a program that might unite and surpass their seemingly irreconcilable methods of critiquing power structures. In doing so, Honneth provides a constructive and nonpolemical framework for comparisons between the two theorists. And he presents a novel interpretation of Foucault's analysis of social systems.
Publisher:

Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1991.

Call Number:

KIC 370.1 R185I 1991

Pages:

xxiii, 148 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This extraordinary book can be read on several levels. Primarily, it is the story of Joseph Jacotot, an exiles French schoolteacher who discovered in 1818 an unconventional teaching method that spread panic throughout the learned community of Europe. Knowing no Flemish, Jacotot found himself able to teach in French to Flemish students who knew no French; knowledge, Jacotot concluded, was not necessary to teach, nor explication necessary to learn. The results of this unusual experiment in pedagogy led him to announce that all people were equally intelligent.
Publisher:

Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 325.73 D278L 2015

Pages:

358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time¿the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 301 D677R 2015

Pages:

xi, 347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Many social theorists now call themselves 'relational sociologists', but mean entirely different things by it. The majority endorse a 'flat ontology', dealing exclusively with dyadic relations. Consequently, they cannot explain the context in which relationships occur or their consequences, except as resultants of endless 'transactions'. This book adopts a different approach which regards 'the relation' itself as an emergent property, with internal causal effects upon its participants and external ones on others. The authors argue that most 'relationists' seem unaware that analytical philosophers, such as Searle, Gilbert and Tuomela, have spent years trying to conceptualize the 'We' as dependent upon shared intentionality. Donati and Archer change the focus away from 'We thinking' and argue that 'We-ness' derives from subjects' reflexive orientations towards the emergent relational 'goods' and 'evils' they themselves generate. Their approach could be called 'relational realism', though they suggest that realists, too, have failed to explore the 'relational subject'.
Publisher:

Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1933.

Call Number:

KIC 364.134 R216T 1933

Pages:

viii, 499 pages : illustration, map. 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This book deals with the quest for a preventive to lynching which can be undertaken only after one has an understanding of what it is that is to be prevented. This necessary analysis of lynching--its background, circumstances, and meaning--introduces many baffling elements. The author has made a detailed study of the lynchings of 1930 in an effort to find an answer to the complexities of the problem.
Publisher:

Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.

Call Number:

KIC 323.1197073 T822 2002

Pages:

xviii, 219 pages : illustration, maps ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Sovereignty establishes a government-to-government relationship between American Indian tribes and the United States. Exploring tribal-state interactions over land and sovereignty, this book takes a geographical look at issues of environmental regulation, expansion of gaming, criminal jurisdiction, taxation, fishing, and transportation. The contributors find repeatedly that tribes and states have two choices¿litigate or cooperate. While identifying the encroachment of state jurisdiction in Indian country, this book also seeks to develop a resource for tribes, states, and all actors in their relationships and to show that no tribal-state interaction has to be a zero-sum game.
Publisher:

Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 1998.

Call Number:

KIC 305.9066 F299T 1998

Pages:

147 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Those who have heard Leslie Feinberg speak in person know how powerful and inspiring s/he can be. In Trans Liberation, Feinberg has gathered a collection of hir speeches on trans liberation and its essential connection to the liberation of all people. This wonderfully immediate, impassioned, and stirring book is for anyone who cares about civil rights and creating a just and equitable society.
Publisher:

New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 327.1273 C495V 2017

Pages:

229 pages.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
9/11 not only marked the worst domestic terror attack in U.S. history, but also unleashed electronic spying by the government on a massive worldwide scale. In a wholly original and engaging telling, Verax ("truth-teller" and one of Edward Snowden's code names) recounts the full story of American electronic surveillance post 9/11, in brilliant comics form. We follow Pratap Chatterjee, journalist sleuth, as he dives deep into the world of electronic surveillance and introduces its cast of characters: developers, companies, users, government agencies, whistleblowers, journalists, and, in a leading role, the devices themselves. He explains the complex ways governments follow the movements and interactions of individuals and countries, whether by tracking the players of Angry Birds, deploying "Stingrays" that listen in on phone calls or "deep packet inspection" that mines email, or by weaponizing programs with names like Howlermonkey and Godsurge to attack the infrastructure of states such as Iran and remotely guide the U.S.
Publisher:

New York : Zone Books ; 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 320.1 B877W 2017

Pages:

183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In Walled States, Waning Sovereignty, Wendy Brown reflects on the proliferation of nation-state walls in a time of eroded nation-state sovereignty and intensifying transnational powers unleashed by globalization. A leading theorist of neoliberalism, Brown argues that although the new walls may demarcate existent or aspirational nation-state boundaries, they do not arise as fortresses against invading national armies or even as articulations of sovereign statehood.
Publisher:

Berkeley : University of California Press, 1995.

Call Number:

KIC 305.42 W872 1995

Pages:

xiii, 457 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
In this collection of new reflections on the sexual politics, racial history, and moral predicaments of anthropology, feminist scholars explore a wide range of visions of identity and difference. How are feminists redefining the poetics and politics of ethnography? What are the contradictions of women studying women? How have gender, race, class, and nationality been scripted into the canon? Through autobiography, fiction, historical analysis, experimental essays, and criticism, the contributors offer exciting responses to these questions. Several pieces reinvestigate the work of key women anthropologists like Elsie Clews Parsons, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict, while others reevaluate the writings of women of color like Zora Neale Hurston, Ella Deloria, and Alice Walker. Some selections explore how sexual politics help to determine what gets written and what is valued in the anthropological canon. Other pieces explore new forms of feminist ethnography that 'write culture' experimentally, thereby challenging prevailing, male-biased anthropological models.