New Books List

Publisher:

Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 305.09174927 M235A 2019

Pages:

xiii, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"Today's headlines paint the Middle East as a collection of war-torn countries and extremist groups consumed by sectarian rage. Ussama Makdisi's Age of Coexistence reveals a hidden and hopeful story that counters this cliched portrayal. It shows how a region rich with ethnic and religious diversity created a modern culture of coexistence amid Ottoman reformation, European colonialism, and the emergence of nationalism. Moving from the nineteenth century to the present, this groundbreaking book explores, without denial or equivocation, the politics of pluralism during the Ottoman Empire and in the post-Ottoman Arab world. Rather than judging the Arab world as a place of age-old sectarian animosities, Age of Coexistence describes the forging of a complex system of coexistence, what Makdisi calls the "ecumenical frame." He argues that new forms of antisectarian politics, and some of the most important examples of Muslim-Christian political collaboration, crystallized to make and define the modern Arab world. Despite massive challenges and setbacks, and despite the persistence of colonialism and authoritarianism, this framework for coexistence has endured for nearly a century. It is a reminder that religious diversity does not automatically lead to sectarianism. Instead, as Makdisi demonstrates, people of different faiths, but not necessarily of different political outlooks, have consistently tried to build modern societies that transcend religious and sectarian differences"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher:

New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2016.

Call Number:

001.42 C518C 2016

Pages:

xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
CiteSpace is a freely available computer program written in Java for visualizing and analyzing literature of a scientific domain. A knowledge domain is broadly defined in order to capture the notion of a logically and cohesively organized body of knowledge. It may range from specific topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder to fields of study lacking clear-cut boundaries, such as research on terrorism or regenerative medicine. CiteSpace takes bibliographic information, especially citation information from the Web of Science, and generates interactive visualizations. Users can explore various patterns and trends uncovered from scientific publications, and develop a good understanding of scientific literature much more efficiently than they would from an unguided search through literature. The full text of many scientific publications can be accessed with a single click through the interactive visualization in CiteSpace. At the end of a session, CiteSpace can generate a summary report to summarize key information about the literature analyzed. This book is a practical guide not only on how to operate the tool but also on why the tool is designed and what implications of various patterns that require special attention. This book is written with a minimum amount of jargon. It uses everyday language to explain what people may learn from the writings of scholars of all kinds. (Imprint: Novinka)
Publisher:

London : Corsair, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 306.4613 G285H 2017

Pages:

280 pages ; 20 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Roxane Gay addresses the experience of living in a body that she calls 'wildly undisciplined.' She casts an insightful and critical eye over her childhood, teens, and twenties -- including the devastating act of violence that was a turning point at age 12 -- and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life. With candor, vulnerability, and authority, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen.
Publisher:

England : Routledge, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 320.954 O446I 2011

Pages:

x, 273 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The question of why some countries have democratic regimes and others do not is a significant issue in comparative politics. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is not. Focusing on the specificities and the nuances of each state system, the author examines in detail the balance of authority and power between popular or elected politicians and the state apparatus through substantial historical analysis. India and Pakistan are both large, multi-religious and multi-lingual countries sharing a geographic and historical space that in 1947, when they became independent from British rule, gave them a virtually indistinguishable level of both extreme poverty and inequality. All of those factors militate against democracy, according to most theories, and in Pakistan democracy did indeed fail very quickly after Independence. It has only been restored as a facade for military-bureaucratic rule for brief periods since then. In comparison, after almost thirty years of democracy, India had a brush with authoritarian rule, in the 1975-76 Emergency, and some analysts were perversely reassured that the India exception had been erased. But instead, after a momentous election in 1977, democracy has become stronger over the last thirty years. Providing a comparative analysis of the political systems of India and Pakistan as well as a historical overview of the two countries, this textbook constitutes essential reading for students of South Asian History and Politics. It is a useful and balanced introduction to the politics of India and Pakistan.
Publisher:

Cambridge : Harvard Education Press, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 371 I598 2010

Pages:

xiv, 216 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
At last, we have a book that moves school and district leaders closer to the classroom. The authors challenge the myth of leadership as an isolated, hierarchical exercise focused on grand plans and visions and bring us back where we belong—amid the complex reality of students’ and teachers’ daily lives. Full of practical, specific, and compelling evidence, Instructional Rounds in Education will have a profound influence on educational leaders who are willing to invest the time to observe, listen, and learn. — Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center
Publisher:

New York, NY : Continuum International Publication Group, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 378.41 M495 2012

Pages:

x, 198 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
This text takes a radical look at the nature of adult learning in the postgraduate context and at the implications of this for universities and their courses. While, over recent decades, schools have had to undergo major re-assessments about how learning is developed into curriculum, how learning is delivered to students, and how that learning is assessed, universities have remained very largely detached from these pedagogical/andragogical issues. However, the circumstances of higher education provision have changed. There is also€real pressure now from vocationalism. Meeting the Challene.
Publisher:

London C. Hurst & Co. Publishers Ltd., 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 320.554 T577R 2013

Pages:

xiv, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"There is a widespread consensus today that the constitutional flexibility to alter boundaries has bolstered the stability of India's democracy, and reduced the potential for conflicts around language. Debates continue about the potential to create more states in response to the demands of marginalised ethnic communities, disgruntled farmers, opportunistic politicians, regional industrialists and others who seek--in different ways--to reshape political and economic arenas. Remapping India looks at the most recent episode of state creation in 2000, when the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand came into being in some of the poorest, yet resource-rich, regions of Hindi-speaking north and central India. Their creation represented a new turn in the history of territorial organisation in India. This book explains the politics that lay behind this episode of post-linguistic state reorganisation, and what it means for the future design of India's federal system"--
Publisher:

New York : Columbia Global Reports, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 382.9 E261S 2016

Pages:

142 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
"Edwards offers a ... look at one little-known but powerful provision in most modern trade agreements that is designed to protect the financial interests of global corporations against the governments of sovereign states. She [posits] that investor-state dispute settlement --a 'shadow court' that allows corporations to sue a nation outside its own court system--has tilted the balance of power on the global stage"--Amazon.com.
Publisher:

Gurgaon, India : Penguin Viking, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 320.954 A286S 2019

Pages:

xiv, 240 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
How do we make sense of Muslims of India? Do Muslims of India form a political community? Does the imagined conflict between Islam and modernity affect the Muslims political behavior in this country? Are Muslim religious institutions-mosques and madarsas-directly involved in politics? Do they instruct the community to vote strategically in all elections? What are Muslim issues? Is it only about triple talaq? Are Muslims truly nationalists? Or, do they continue to remain just an other in India? While these questions intrigue us, we seldom debate to find pragmatic answers to these queries. Examining the everydayness of Muslims in contemporary India, in this book Hilal Ahmed offers an evocative story of politics and Islam in India.
Publisher:

Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 1996.

Call Number:

KIC 370.192 C968 1996

Pages:

xiv, 338 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world. "Those of us who do critical ethnographic research must be willing to move across national and international borders to probe further the meaning of our conceptions of schooling as related to the economy, society, and culture. Levinson, Foley, and Holland are the first to my knowledge to put together a volume that takes seriously the global dimensions of issues under consideration in critical cultural studies. The authors specifically probe issues of cultural production in a wide variety of economic and cultural contexts, making a major contribution to the literature. The essays span Taiwan, Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, the U.S., and Nepal. The potential for engaging with these essays in a variety of ways is truly exciting and I urge readers to work across essays in order to probe theoretical issues of importance." -- From the Foreword by Lois Weis Eleven historical-ethnographic case studies examine the social and cultural projects of modern schools, and the contestations, dramatic and not, that emerge in and around and against them. These case studies, ranging from Taiwan to South Texas, build upon an original joining of anthropology, critical education theory, and cultural studies. The studies advance the concept of cultural production as a way of understanding the dynamics of power and identity formation underlying different forms of "education." Using the concept of the "educated person" as a culture-specific construct, the authors examine conflicts and points of convergence between cultural practices and knowledges that are produced in and out of schools.
Publisher:

Albany : State University of New York Press, 2001.

Call Number:

KIC 791.4375 P659F 2001

Pages:

xi, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Social Sciences

Summary:
The Films of Harold Pinter is a collection of ten original essays on the screenplays of master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter. Written by noted Pinter and film specialists, the book explores individual Pinter masterpieces such as The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Go-Between, Accident, and The Pumpkin Eater. Along with offering explications of the films themselves, it also provides insights into Pinter’s creative process and the differences between the novel, drama, and film.