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Asia inside out : connected places / edited by Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, Peter C. Perdue.

January 29, 2016 - 4:40pm
Title: Asia inside out : connected places / edited by Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, Peter C. Perdue.
Call Number: DS5.9 .A74 2015
Description: "Asia Inside Out : Connected Places reveals the dynamic forces that have historically linked regions of the world's largest continent, stretching from Japan and Korea to the South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Middle East. This volume highlights the transregional flows of goods, ideas, and people across natural and political boundaries--sea routes, delta ecologies, and mountain passes, ports and oasis towns, imperial capitals and postmodern cities. It challenges the conventional idea that defined geopolitical regions as land-based, state-centered, and possessing linear histories. Exploring themes of maritime connections, mobile landscapes, and spatial movements, the authors examine significant sites of linkage and disjuncture from the early modern period to the present. The chapters reveal how eighteenth-century pirates shaped the interregional networks of Vietnam's Tonkin Gulf, how Kashmiri merchants provided intelligence of remote Himalayan territories to competing empires, and how for centuries a vibrant trade in horses and elephants fueled the Indian Ocean economy. Other topics investigated include cultural formations in the Pearl River delta, global trade in Chittagong's transformation, gendered homemaking among mobile Samurai families, border zones in Qing China and contemporary Burma, colonial spaces linking India and Mesopotamia, transnational marriages in Oman's immigrant populations, new cultural spaces in Korean Pop, and the unexpected adoption of the Latin script by ethnically Chinese Muslims in Central Asia. The book shows the constant fluctuations over many centuries in the making of Asian territories and illustrates the confluence of factors in the historical construction of place and space"--Provided by publisher.

The long defeat : cultural trauma, memory, and identity in Japan / Akiko Hashimoto.

January 29, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: The long defeat : cultural trauma, memory, and identity in Japan / Akiko Hashimoto.
Author: Hashimoto, Akiko, 1952-
Call Number: D744.7.J3 H37 2015
Description: "In The Long Defeat, Akiko Hashimoto explores the stakes of war memory in Japan after its catastrophic defeat in World War II, showing how and why defeat has become an indelible part of national collective life, especially in recent decades. Divisive war memories lie at the root of the contentious politics surrounding Japan's pacifist constitution and remilitarization, and fuel the escalating frictions in East Asia known collectively as Japan's "history problem." Drawing on ethnography, interviews, and a wealth of popular memory data, this book identifies three preoccupations - national belonging, healing, and justice - in Japan's discourses of defeat. Hashimoto uncovers the key war memory narratives that are shaping Japan's choices - nationalism, pacifism, or reconciliation - for addressing the rising international tensions and finally overcoming its dark history." -- Publisher's description

The Handy English grammar answer book / Christine A. Hult.

January 22, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The Handy English grammar answer book / Christine A. Hult.
Author: Hult, Christine A.,
Call Number: PE1112 .H845 2016
Description: "Whether it's for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable--or banal. Whether you are writing a term paper, a scientific article, a resume, a business email, a text message, or presenting information in the social media, The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction--and explanation--of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, including ... How did language begin?How did English become a language spoken worldwide?What is Middle English?How did Noah Webster affect the English language?What efforts have been made toward reforming spelling?Are there any language universals?What is an adverb?What is a compound sentence?What is a dialect?What is jargon?What is a noun?What is a split infinitive?What is passive voice and when should you avoid it?Why are English words so hard to spell?What is the i-before-e ruleHow do I use commas correctly in sentences?When should I use parentheses?How do I use capitalization on the Internet?When do I use that versus which ?What types of dictionaries are there?How do I find the right level of formality in my writing style?What is a sentence fragment?What is a misused modifier?Should I use its or it's?What is academic writing?What is the difference between primary and secondary research?How do I respect copyright laws?How do I use materials ethically on my own websites?What is plagiarism and how do I avoid it?How do I plan a structure for my term paper?How do I write an outline?How do I avoid writer's block?What is considered good essay form?How do I write business emails?Should I include personal data in a resume?What is netiquette ?How do I write an effective blog? For speakers and writers of all ages and skill levels, The Handy English Grammar Answer Book brings you straightforward explanations, tips on avoiding and fixing grammatical mistakes, as well as numerous examples of good writing. This helpful book includes an appendix of model papers, letters and sample writing for every occasion--from business or social communications to academic papers or Internet forums. Appendices on irregular verbs, idioms, homophones, prepositions, frequently misspelled words, wordy phrases, frequently confused word pairs, and other common mistakes bring a deeper understanding to readers. There is also a glossary of commonly used terms, a bibliography, and an index." --Publisher description.

Radium and the secret of life / Luis A. Campos.

January 22, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Radium and the secret of life / Luis A. Campos.
Author: Campos, Luis A.,
Call Number: QD181.R1 C36 2015

The politics of virginity : abstinence in sex education / Alesha E. Doan and Jean Calterone Williams.

January 22, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The politics of virginity : abstinence in sex education / Alesha E. Doan and Jean Calterone Williams.
Author: Doan, Alesha E., 1972-
Call Number: HQ35 .D63 2008
Description: The Politics of Virginity details what abstinence programs teach students, exposes the political and religious agendas behind such programs, and analyzes the damaging effects to women of the resurrection of the chastity belt: including sexual disempowerment, distorted power dynamics in relationships, increased vulnerability to sexual assault, increased emotional vulnerability, increased risk of unintended pregnancy, and STD/HIV infection. By focusing on the marriage of morality politics with gender politics and of ignorance with chastity that underlies abstinence-only education, the authors fill a major gap in the literature of reproductive politics and policy.

Beyond bullying : breaking the cycle of shame, bullying, and violence / Jonathan Fast.

January 21, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Beyond bullying : breaking the cycle of shame, bullying, and violence / Jonathan Fast.
Author: Fast, Jonathan,
Call Number: BF575.S45 F27 2016

Clean and white : a history of environmental racism in the United States / Carl A. Zimring.

January 21, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Clean and white : a history of environmental racism in the United States / Carl A. Zimring.
Author: Zimring, Carl A., 1969-
Call Number: GE230 .Z56 2015

The complete vegetarian cookbook : a fresh guide to eating well with 700 foolproof recipes / by the editors at America's test kitchen.

January 21, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: The complete vegetarian cookbook : a fresh guide to eating well with 700 foolproof recipes / by the editors at America's test kitchen.
Call Number: TX837 .C5943 2015
Description: This vegetarian cookbook from the editors at America's Test Kitchen features 250 vegan and 500 gluten-free recipes. Each recipe is listed and identified as vegan, gluten-free or fast (less than 45 minutes from start to finish).

The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world / Michael Marmot.

January 20, 2016 - 3:40pm
Title: The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world / Michael Marmot.
Author: Marmot, Michael, 1945-
Call Number: RA418.5.P6 M385 2015
Description: In a Baltimore inner-city neighborhood, a man's life expectancy is 63; in another neighborhood not far away, it's 83. The same 20-year avoidable disparity exists in nearby neighborhoods of cities around the world. In Sierra Leone, one in 21 fifteen-year-old women will die in her fertile years of a maternal-related cause; in Italy, the figure is one in 17,100; but in the United States, which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, it is one in 1,800. Why? Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor; poverty alone doesn't drive ill health--inequality does. Suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes are all linked to social disadvantage. In every country, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage and shorter lives. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals, the better their health. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasized access to technical solutions and changes in the behavior of individuals, but these methods only go so far. What really makes a difference is creating the conditions for people to have control over their lives. Author Marmot emphasizes that the rate of illness of a society as a whole determines how well it functions: the greater the health inequity, the greater the dysfunction. We have the tools and resources to improve levels of health for individuals and societies around the world, and not to do so would be a form of injustice. The Health Gap presents compelling evidence for a radical change in the way we think about health and indeed society, and inspires us to address the societal imbalances in power, money, and resources that work against health equity.--Adapted from book jacket.

Why therapy works : using our minds to change our brains / Louis Cozolino.

January 19, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Why therapy works : using our minds to change our brains / Louis Cozolino.
Author: Cozolino, Louis J.,
Call Number: RC480.5 .C647 2016

Brain over binge : why I was bulimic, why conventional therapy didn't work, and how I recovered for good / Kathryn Hansen.

January 19, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Brain over binge : why I was bulimic, why conventional therapy didn't work, and how I recovered for good / Kathryn Hansen.
Author: Hansen, Kathryn, 1982-
Call Number: RC552.B84 H36 2011
Description: "Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books, which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn Hansen, the author of Brain over Binge, disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. Kathryn explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way- as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her own brain to recover - quickly and permanently. Sound theories and research support the ideas in this brave and refreshing new book, which holds promise for helping many who struggle with any form of binge eating." -- from author's website, http://www.brainoverbinge.com.

Rethinking American women's activism / Annelise Orleck.

January 18, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Rethinking American women's activism / Annelise Orleck.
Author: Orleck, Annelise.
Call Number: HQ1410 .O75 2015
Description: "In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's activism, she weaves the personal with the political, vividly evoking the events and people who participated in our era's most far-reaching social revolutions. In short, thematic chapters, Orleck enables readers to understand the impact of women's activism, and highlights how feminism has flourished through much of the past century within social movements that have too often been treated as completely separate. Showing that women's activism has taken many forms, has intersected with issues of class and race, and has continued during periods of backlash, Rethinking American Women's Activism is a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone interested in women's history and social movements"--