Citizenship and identity in the age of surveillance / Pramod K. Nayar.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 12, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: Citizenship and identity in the age of surveillance / Pramod K. Nayar.
Author: Nayar, Pramod K.
Call Number: TK7882.E2 N39 2015
Description: ""Examines safety and surveillance discourses, new forms of subjectivity, the making of 'insecurity subjects' and what this book terms the surveilled self"--Provided by publisher"--

Anything that burns you : a portrait of Lola Ridge, radical poet / Terese Svoboda.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 12, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: Anything that burns you : a portrait of Lola Ridge, radical poet / Terese Svoboda.
Author: Svoboda, Terese.
Call Number: PS3535.I436 Z65 2016
Description: "Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet is the first full-length biography of Lola Ridge, a trailblazer for women, poetry, and human rights far ahead of her time. This biography traces her life from Ridge's childhood as an Irish immigrant in the mining towns of New Zealand to her years as a budding poet and artist in Sydney, Australia, and then to San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. By the 1920s, she was at the center of Modernism, and good friends with William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore, while promoting the careers of Hart Crane and Jean Toomer and editing the literary journals Others and Broom, in addition to writing brilliant socially critical poems. At one time considered one of the most popular poets of her day, Ridge later fell out of critical favor due to her impassioned verse and that looked head-on at the major social woes of society, infused with a radical belief in freedom, gleaned from her mentors Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger"--

Literacies, learning, and the body : putting theory and research into pedagogical practice / edited by Grace Enriquez, Elisabeth Johnson, Stavroula Kontovourki, and Christine A. Mallozzi.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 11, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Literacies, learning, and the body : putting theory and research into pedagogical practice / edited by Grace Enriquez, Elisabeth Johnson, Stavroula Kontovourki, and Christine A. Mallozzi.
Call Number: LB149 .L48 2016

God wills it : presidents and the political use of religion / David O'Connell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 11, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: God wills it : presidents and the political use of religion / David O'Connell.
Author: O'Connell, David, 1983-
Call Number: BR516 .O43 2015
Description: God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O{u2019}Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential. Case studies explore the religious arguments presidents have made to defend their decisions on issues like defense spending, environmental protection, and presidential scandals. O{u2019}Connell provides strong evidence that when religious rhetoric is used public opinion typically goes against the president, the media reacts harshly to his words, and Congress fails to do as he wants. An experimental chapter casts even further doubt on the persuasiveness of religious rhetoric. God Wills It shows that presidents do not talk this way because they want to. Presidents like Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were quite uncomfortable using faith to promote their agendas. They did so because they felt they must. God Wills It shows that even if presidents attempt to call on the deity, the more important question remains: Will God come when they do?--Provided by publisher.

Targeted : how technology is revolutionizing advertising and the way companies reach consumers / Mike Smith.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 5, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Targeted : how technology is revolutionizing advertising and the way companies reach consumers / Mike Smith.
Author: Smith, Mike, 1966-
Call Number: HF6146.I58 S65 2015
Description: Presents the latest advancements in Internet marketing, offering technology breakthroughs, industry developments, marketing strategies, and predictions for the future.

The Ferguson report : Department of Justice investigation of the Ferguson Police Department / United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division ; introduction by Theodore M. Shaw.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 1, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: The Ferguson report : Department of Justice investigation of the Ferguson Police Department / United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division ; introduction by Theodore M. Shaw.
Call Number: HV8148.F47 F47 2015
Description: "On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months afterward, protestors took to the streets demanding justice, testifying to the racist and exploitative police department and court system, and connecting the shooting of Brown with the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and other young black men at the hands of police across the country. In the wake of these protests, the Department of Justice launched a six-month investigation, resulting in a report that Colorlines characterizes as "so caustic it reads like an Onion article" and laying bare what the Huffington Post calls "a totalizing police regime beyond any of Kafka's ghastliest nightmares." Among the report's findings are that the Ferguson Police Department "Engages in a Pattern of Unconstitutional Stops and Arrests in Violation of the Fourth Amendment, " "Detain[s] People Without Reasonable Suspicion and Arrest[s] People Without Probable Cause, " "Engages in a Pattern of First Amendment Violations, " "Engages in a Pattern of Excessive Force, " and "Erode[s] Community Trust, Especially Among Ferguson's African-American Residents." Contextualized here in a substantial introduction by renowned legal scholar and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president Theodore M. Shaw, The Ferguson Report is a sad, sobering, and important document, providing a snapshot of American law enforcement at the start of the twenty-first century, with resonance far beyond one small town in Missouri"--

The hacked world order : how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age / Adam Segal.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 29, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: The hacked world order : how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age / Adam Segal.
Author: Segal, Adam, 1968-
Call Number: JZ1254 .S44 2016
Description: "The internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the "internet of things" could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of cyberspace as a digital utopia has long been put to rest. Governments are increasingly developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace in an effort to control the flow, organization and ownership of information. In A Hacked World Order, Adam Segal shows how governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. Israel is intent on derailing the Iranian nuclear weapons program. India wants to prevent Pakistani terrorists from using their Blackberries to coordinate attacks. Brazil has plans to lay new fiber cables and develop satellite links so its Internet traffic no longer has to pass through Miami. China does not want to be dependent on the West for its technology needs. These new digital conflicts pose no physical threat-no one has ever died from a cyberattack-but they serve to both threaten and defend the integrity of complex systems like power grids, financial institutions, and security networks. Segal describes how cyberattacks can be launched by any country, individual, or private group with minimal resources in mere seconds, and why they have the potential to produce unintended and unimaginable problems for anyone with an internet connection and an email account. State-backed hacking initiatives can shut down, sabotage trade strategies, steal intellectual property, sow economic chaos, and paralyze whole countries. Diplomats, who used to work behind closed doors of foreign ministries, must now respond with greater speed, as almost instantaneously they can reach, educate, or offend millions with just 140 characters. Beginning with the Stuxnet virus launched by the US at an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010 and continuing through to the most recent Sony hacking scandal, A Hacked World Order exposes how the internet has ushered in a new era of geopolitical maneuvering and reveals the tremendous and terrifying implication on our economic livelihood, security, and personal identity."--

The tides of mind : uncovering the spectrum of consciousness / David Gelernter.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 28, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: The tides of mind : uncovering the spectrum of consciousness / David Gelernter.
Author: Gelernter, David Hillel,
Call Number: BF311 .G396 2016
Description: An "exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the 'mental spectrum, ' reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds"--Dust jacket flap.

Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond / Sonia Shah.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 24, 2016 - 12:40pm
Title: Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond / Sonia Shah.
Author: Shah, Sonia,
Call Number: RA643 .S52 2016
Description: "Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera-- one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens-- and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today"--

Environmental justice / Gordon Walker.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 23, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Environmental justice / Gordon Walker.
Author: Walker, Gordon P.
Call Number: GE220 .W35 2012
Description: "Environmental justice has increasingly become part of the language of environmental activism, political debate, academic research and policy making around the world. It raises questions about how the environment impacts on different people's lives. Does pollution follow the poor? Are some communities far more vulnerable to the impacts of flooding or climate change than others? Are the benefits of access to green space for all, or only for some? Do powerful voices dominate environmental decisions to the exclusion of others? This book focuses on such questions and the complexities involved in answering them. It explores the diversity of ways in which environment and social difference are intertwined and how the justice of their interrelationship matters. It has a distinctive international perspective, tracing how the discourse of environmental justice has moved around the world and across scales to include global concerns, and examining research, activism and policy development in the US, the UK, South Africa and other countries. The widening scope and diversity of what has been positioned within an environmental justice 'frame' is also reflected in chapters that focus on waste, air quality, flooding, urban greenspace and climate change. In each case, the basis for evidence of inequalities in impacts, vulnerabilities and responsibilities is examined, asking questions about the knowledge that is produced, the assumptions involved and the concepts of justice that are being deployed in both academic and political contexts. Environmental Justice offers a wide ranging analysis of this rapidly evolving field, with compelling examples of the processes involved in producing inequalities and the challenges faced in advancing the interests of the disadvantaged. It provides a critical framework for understanding environmental justice in various spatial and political contexts, and will be of interest to those studying Environmental Studies, Geography, Politics and Sociology."--Publisher's website.

Narconomics : how to run a drug cartel / Tom Wainwright.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 22, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Narconomics : how to run a drug cartel / Tom Wainwright.
Author: Wainwright, Tom, 1982-
Call Number: HV5801 .W325 2016
Description: "How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work ... [and have more success in efforts] to win the war against this global, highly organized business"--Amazon.com.

The anatomy of addiction : what science and research tell us about the true causes, best preventive techniques, and most successful treatments / Akikur Mohammad, MD.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 22, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: The anatomy of addiction : what science and research tell us about the true causes, best preventive techniques, and most successful treatments / Akikur Mohammad, MD.
Author: Mohammad, Akikur,
Call Number: RC564 .M634 2016
Description: "As compelling as it is informative and authoritative, The Anatomy of Addiction will lead you to a better understanding about the causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction. It explains in layman's terms what constitutes effective, evidence-based addiction medicine and how to find it. This book provides actionable, scientific information for addicts and their families and details how to avoid so-called rehab clinics that are at best useless and at worst dangerous and even life threatening"--

Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency / Virginia Comolli.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 22, 2016 - 5:40am
Title: Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency / Virginia Comolli.
Author: Comolli, Virginia.
Call Number: HV6433.N6 C64 2015
Description: "Northern and central Nigeria have been engulfed in a violent insurgency campaign waged by Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad, a.k.a. 'Boko Haram', and for a time, its splinter group 'Ansaru'. From its inception an inward-looking, almost parochial, movement, Boko Haram, and even more so Ansaru, have now shown clear signs of regionalisation, expanding their operations across West Africa and forging links with al-Qaeda affiliated groups. Boko Haram's stated aim is to Islamise Africa's most populous country but, like earlier Nigerian Islamist groups, of which there is a long tradition in the Sahel, the discontent prompting young Nigerians and other young West African Muslims to join the insurgency is rooted in more than just religious orthodoxy and cannot be disentangled from their economic, social and political marginalisation. In spite of talks about dialogue and amnesty for those prepared to renounce violence, the Federal Government's response has been a militarised one, resulting in the largest deployment of the Nigerian armed forces since the end of the Civil War. But what is the real magnitude of the threat? What can foreign partners do to support Abuja? How effective is the current government's strategy in tackling the insurgency? And, more importantly, are the root causes of the insurgency being addressed and the foundations for a durable peace being established?"--Publisher description. .505. 00

Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate / Jared Del Rosso.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 21, 2016 - 4:40am
Title: Talking about torture : how political discourse shapes the debate / Jared Del Rosso.
Author: Del Rosso, Jared.
Call Number: HV8599.U6 D45 2015

Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror / Michael V. Hayden.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 17, 2016 - 8:40pm
Title: Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror / Michael V. Hayden.
Author: Hayden, Michael V. (Michael Vincent), 1945-
Call Number: JK468.I6 H39 2016
Description: "An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both the CIA and the NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and momentous change For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran the CIA. In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort. It is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war, and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last five hundred years? What was the NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did the NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013? "--

The space within : inside great Chicago buildings / Patrick F. Cannon ; Photographs by James Caulfield.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The space within : inside great Chicago buildings / Patrick F. Cannon ; Photographs by James Caulfield.
Author: Cannon, Patrick F.
Call Number: NA2850 .C365 2016
Description: "Original photographs and essays on more than forty Chicago-area residences, religious institutions, and public and commercial buildings, focusing on the structures' interiors and the stories behind them"--

Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries / Colin Pask.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries / Colin Pask.
Author: Pask, Colin, 1943-
Call Number: QA99 .P385 2015

Civil rights and the making of the modern American state / Megan Ming Francis, Pepperdine University.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Civil rights and the making of the modern American state / Megan Ming Francis, Pepperdine University.
Author: Francis, Megan Ming, 1981-
Call Number: JC599.U5 F73 2014
Description: "Did the civil rights movement impact the development of the American state? Despite extensive accounts of civil rights mobilization and narratives of state building, there has been surprisingly little research that explicitly examines the importance and consequence that civil rights activism has had for the process of state building in American political and constitutional development. Through a sweeping archival analysis of the NAACP's battle against lynching and mob violence from 1909 to 1923, this book examines how the NAACP raised public awareness, won over American presidents, and secured the support of Congress. In the NAACP's most far-reaching victory, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional rights of black defendants were violated by a white mob in the landmark criminal procedure decision Moore v. Dempsey. This book demonstrates the importance of citizen agency in the making of new constitutional law in a period unexplored by previous scholarship"--

The creative tarot : a modern guide to an inspired life / Jessa Crispin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The creative tarot : a modern guide to an inspired life / Jessa Crispin.
Author: Crispin, Jessa.
Call Number: BF1879.T2 C695 2016
Description: A guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration. Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, "The Creative Tarot" is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process.

Critical care nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, David W. Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP, Dean of Academic Affairs/Associate Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 17, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: Critical care nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editor, David W. Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP, Dean of Academic Affairs/Associate Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio.
Call Number: RT120.I5 C766 2016
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