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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

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

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

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

How Much Inequality Is Fair?Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

How Much Inequality Is Fair?: Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

Venkat Venkatasubramanian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180726
eISBN:
9780231543224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180726.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Many in the United States feel that the nation’s current level of economic inequality is unfair and that capitalism is not working for 90% of the population. Yet some inequality is inevitable. The ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Identifying with NationalityEuropeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria

Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria

Will Hanley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177627
eISBN:
9780231542524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177627.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Nationality is the most important legal mechanism sorting and classifying the world's population today. An individual's place of birth or naturalization determines where he or she can and cannot be ... More

IslamAn American Religion

Islam: An American Religion

Nadia Marzouki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176804
eISBN:
9780231543927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176804.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and ... More

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

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

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

How the Gloves Came OffLawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture

How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180788
eISBN:
9780231543255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180788.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Guantánamo Bay, and far-flung CIA "black sites" after the attacks of 9/11 included cruelty that defied legal and normative prohibitions in U.S. and ... More

Japan's Security RenaissanceNew Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Andrew L. Oros

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231172615
eISBN:
9780231542593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172615.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and ... More

Teenage Suicide NotesAn Ethnography of Self-Harm

Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Terry Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

"Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic. I'd look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self-determination. By ... More

The Traveler's Guide to SpaceFor One-Way Settlers and Round-Trip Tourists

The Traveler's Guide to Space: For One-Way Settlers and Round-Trip Tourists

Neil F. Comins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177542
eISBN:
9780231542890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177542.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

If you have ever wondered about space travel, now you have the opportunity to understand it more fully than ever before. Traveling into space and even emigrating to nearby worlds may soon become part ... More

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