Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters / Emanuel Levy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters / Emanuel Levy.
Author: Levy, Emanuel, 1947-
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 L48 2015
Description: "Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. Since the 1970s, however, a new generation of openly gay directors has turned the closet inside out, bringing a poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture. Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews, Emanuel Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the 'queering' of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art, a trend that continues alongside a growing acceptance of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and differences between the 'North American' attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the 'European' perspectives of Pedro Almodovar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema."--Jacket.

Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.
Author: Savelle-Rocklin, Nina,
Call Number: RC552.E18
Description: Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing.

Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction / Maia Szalavitz.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 22, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction / Maia Szalavitz.
Author: Szalavitz, Maia,
Call Number: RC564 .S975 2017
Description: "More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality, " Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research, Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction"--

The French Revolution : from Enlightenment to tyranny / Ian Davidson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: The French Revolution : from Enlightenment to tyranny / Ian Davidson.
Author: Davidson, Ian, 1935-
Call Number: DC148 .D38 2016
Description: "The fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 has become the commemorative symbol of the French Revolution. But this violent and random act was unrepresentative of the real work of the early revolution, which was taking place ten miles west of Paris, in Versailles. There, the nobles, clergy and commoners of France had just declared themselves a republic, toppling a rotten system of aristocratic privilege and altering the course of history forever. The Revolution was led not by angry mobs, but by the best and brightest of France's growing bourgeoisie: young, educated, ambitious. Their aim was not to destroy, but to build a better state. In just three months they drew up a Declaration of the Rights of Man, which was to become the archetype of all subsequent Declarations worldwide, and they instituted a system of locally elected administration for France which still survives today. They were determined to create an entirely new system of government, based on rights, equality and the rule of law. In the first three years of the Revolution they went a long way toward doing so. Then came Robespierre, the Terror and unspeakable acts of barbarism. In a clear, dispassionate and fast-moving narrative, Ian Davidson shows how and why the Revolutionaries, in just five years, spiralled from the best of the Enlightenment to tyranny and the Terror. The book reminds us that the Revolution was both an inspiration of the finest principles of a new democracy and an awful warning of what can happen when idealism goes wrong"--Provided by publisher.

Environment, politics, and ideology in North Korea : landscape as political project / Robert Winstanley-Chesters.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Environment, politics, and ideology in North Korea : landscape as political project / Robert Winstanley-Chesters.
Author: Winstanley-Chesters, Robert, 1975-
Call Number: GE190.K7 W56 2015
Description: Environmental and developmental matters have long proved key to North Korea's "revolutionary" industrial and economic strategies. They have equally been important to Pyongyang's diplomatic and geo-political efforts both during the Warsaw Pact period and in our contemporary era following the collapse of its supportive and collaborative partners. However, while environmental issues have been very important to North Korea, academic analysis and commentary addressing this field of governmental and institutional functionality has been almost entirely lacking. This book fills this analytical void. Taking a narrative view of developmental approach throughout the political and ideological history of North Korea, Winstanley-Chesters first considers its impact on its landscapes and topographies in general throughout the era of the Kim dynasty. Second, in light of recent academic analysis suggesting North Korea as a space of Charismatic politics, the book focuses on the specificity of individual developmental sectors and projects, such as those addressing forestry and hydrology, seeking to trace general trends into these more particular environmental fields.--Back cover.

You're the only one I can tell : inside the language of women's friendships / Deborah Tannen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: You're the only one I can tell : inside the language of women's friendships / Deborah Tannen.
Author: Tannen, Deborah,
Call Number: BF575.F66 T36 2017
Description: Through research into the unique way women talk to one another, this validating and illuminating analysis of female friendship will help women lean into the comfort these powerful relationships offer and avoid the hurt feelings that come from common miscommunications.

Work with me : how to get people to buy into your ideas / Simon Dowling.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Work with me : how to get people to buy into your ideas / Simon Dowling.
Author: Dowling, Simon,
Call Number: HD57.7 .D689 2016
Description: "Work with Me shows you how to master the art of the 'buy-in.' You achieve better results when people go along with your ideas because they want to, not because they have to; the key is knowing how to build that kind of commitment This is the art of buy-in, and it's one of the most powerful skills you can have. When people are fully on board, they bring their full selves to the project. This drives their priorities, their performance, their innovation and ultimately, your outcome. Buy-in sits at the heart of creative and collaborative cultures; it drives highly adaptive and nimble teams. This book is a how-to guide for achieving buy-in, regardless of your leadership level. It's not about using power and authority, it's about building support and commitment to your ideas and initiatives. You can lead from any level, even laterally, and have a positive impact on the way things are done in your organisation. This book is your coach for speaking up, standing out and embracing the changes that fuel engaged workplaces and better business. Build engagement, agreement, commitment and ownership. Overcome obstacles and drive stellar performance. Deliver optimal outcomes through enthusiastic collaboration. Boost creativity, passion, energy and focus In the shift from traditional industrial economies to a value-focused economy of ideas, organisations thrive on great ideas, but those ideas don't count unless they're actually implemented. Work with Me shows you how to get people on board so you can bring great ideas to life."--Amazon website.

Hot health care careers : 30 occupations with fast growth and many new job openings / editorial staff, Andrew Morkes, Amy McKenna.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 4, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Hot health care careers : 30 occupations with fast growth and many new job openings / editorial staff, Andrew Morkes, Amy McKenna.
Call Number: R690 .H68 2017
Description: Health care jobs are a popular career option for students who enjoy helping others and learning about the latest cutting-edge technology and treatment methods! Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor that provide information on the promising career opportunities in the health care industry. --Publisher

Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 4, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
Author: Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989-
Call Number: Q141 .I33 2016
Description: A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual. Full of art, this collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Verna A. Myers.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 4, 2017 - 1:40pm
Title: What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Verna A. Myers.
Author: Myers, Verna,
Call Number: KF300 .M94 2013
Description: The book is a perfect handbook for anyone who is looking to develop the habits of culturally effective people. In this handy reference, you'll find answers to questions about all types of diversity issues and tips about how to practice culturally effective habits. With the variety of suggested follow-ups and actions contained within it, you will better know how to handle your own situations. --Publisher.
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