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After UniquenessA History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Erika Balsom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities ... More

China's Green ReligionDaoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

James Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231175869
eISBN:
9780231544535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

How can Daoism, China's indigenous religion, give us the aesthetic, ethical, political, and spiritual tools to address the root causes of our ecological crisis and construct a sustainable future? In ... More

Class ClownsHow the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Jonathan A. Knee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179287
eISBN:
9780231543330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The past thirty years have seen dozens of otherwise successful investors try to improve education through the application of market principles. They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative ... More

Conservatives Against CapitalismFrom the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Peter Kolozi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166522
eISBN:
9780231544610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166522.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Few beliefs seem more fundamental to American conservatism than faith in the free market. Yet throughout American history, many of the major conservative intellectual and political figures have ... More

Contemporary DriftGenre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present

Theodore Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181921
eISBN:
9780231543897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181921.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

What does it mean to call something “contemporary”? More than simply denoting what’s new, it speaks to how we come to know the present we’re living in and how we develop a shared story about it. The ... More

Critical Theory in Critical TimesTransforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Penelope Deutscher and Cristina Lafont (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231181518
eISBN:
9780231543620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231181518.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

We live in critical times. We face a global crisis in economics and finance, a global ecological crisis, and a constant barrage of international disputes. Perhaps most dishearteningly, there seems to ... More

David Foster Wallace's Balancing BooksFictions of Value

David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Jeffrey Severs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What do we value? Why do we value it? And in a neoliberal age, can morality ever displace money as the primary means of defining value? These are the questions that drove David Foster Wallace, a ... More

Desegregating the PastThe Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Robyn Autry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

At the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, visitors confront the past upon arrival. They must decide whether to enter the museum through a door marked "whites" or another marked ... More

"Do You Have a Band?"Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

"Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Daniel Kane

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In "Do ... More

Endangered EconomiesHow the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Geoffrey Heal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This ... More

Evolving Brains, Emerging GodsEarly Humans and the Origins of Religion

Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

E. Fuller Torrey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231183369
eISBN:
9780231544863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231183369.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming ... More

Experiments in DemocracyHuman Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a ... More

Extreme DomesticityA View from the Margins

Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is ... More

Faithful to SecularismThe Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

David T. Buckley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religion and democracy can make tense bedfellows. Secular elites may view religious movements as conflict-prone and incapable of compromise, while religious actors may fear that anticlericalism will ... More

Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

How does one make decisions today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to ... More

Foucault's FuturesA Critique of Reproductive Reason

Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason

Penelope Deutscher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176415
eISBN:
9780231544559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In Foucault's Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault's thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work on sexuality ... More

From Head Shops to Whole FoodsThe Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Joshua Clark Davis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of storefronts—including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers—brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, ... More

Genes, Brains, and Human PotentialThe Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Ken Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178426
eISBN:
9780231543767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

For countless generations people have been told that their potential as humans is limited and fundamentally unequal. The social order, they have been assured, is arranged by powers beyond their ... More

Health Care as a Right of CitizenshipThe Continuing Evolution of Reform

Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Gunnar Almgren

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

While the Obama administration's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to ... More

Holy Wars and Holy AllianceThe Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Manlio Graziano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religions are reemerging in the social, political, and economic spheres previously occupied and dominated by secular institutions and ideologies. In the wake of crises exposing the limits of secular ... More

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