Interracial couples, intimacy, and therapy : crossing racial borders / Kyle D. Killian
Grounded in the personal narratives of twenty interracial couples with multiracial children, this volume uniquely explores interracial couples’ encounters with racism and discrimination, partner difference, family identity, and counseling and therapy. It intimately portrays how race, class, and gender shape relationship dynamics and a partner’s sense of belonging. Assessment tools and intervention techniques help professionals and scholars work effectively with multiracial families as they negotiate difference, resist familial and societal disapproval, and strive for increased intimacy.
Amglish in, like, ten easy lessons : a celebration of the new world lingo / Arthur E. Rowse
The author describes how Amglish, or American English influenced by internet and texting grammar and syntax, has begun to dominate our global language. Featuring an ironic manual on how to use this developing language, Amglish is a light and highly entertaining addition to the literature on grammar and punctuation. Illustrated with original drawings throughout, the book shows readers how to improve their Amglish and have fun doing so.
Strange rebels : 1979 and the birth of the 21st century / Christian Caryl
Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel globalization and radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan that ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. More than any other year in the latter half of the twentieth century, 1979 heralded the economic, political, and religious realities that define the twenty-first.
The universe within : discovering the common history of rocks, planets, and people / Neil Shubin
The best-selling author of Your Inner Fish traces the unique qualities of the human species to astronomical events that occurred millions of years ago, revealing how the molecular development of human life can be linked to the evolution of the cosmos.
Jesus and the rise of nationalism : a new quest for the nineteenth-century historical Jesus / Halvor Moxnes
The great German theologian Albert Schweitzer famously drew a line under 19th century historical Jesus research by showing that at the bottom of the well lay not the face of Joseph’s son, but rather the features of all the New Testament scholars who had tried to reveal his elusive essence. In his thoughtful and provocative new book, Halvor Moxnes takes Schweitzer’s observation much further: the doomed “quest for the historical Jesus” was determined not only by the different personalities of the seekers who undertook it, but also by the social, cultural, and political agendas of the countries from which their presentations emerged.
Humour across frontiers, or, Round the world in 80 jokes / by Richard D. Lewis
We often hear the expression “The …………..ese have no sense of humour.” Strictly speaking, this must be untrue, as all people laugh, therefore, something has tickled their sense of incongruity. What is obvious is that different peoples laugh at different things, therefore a sense of humour cannot be defined as a constant. The dry, subtle, humorous English professor could be regarded as a weird eccentric by an Arab or as a cackling madman by a Japanese.
The poetry of the American Civil War / edited by Lee Steinmetz
Deeply affecting and diverse in perspective, The Poetry of the American Civil War is the first comprehensive volume to focus entirely on poetry written and published during the Civil War. Of the nearly one thousand books of poetry published in the 1860s, some two hundred addressed the war in some way, and these collectively present a textured portrait of life during the conflict.
Seeing red : Hollywood’s pixeled skins : American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, and Denise K. Cummings
In this collection of accessible essays for general readers and undergraduates, Markowitz (Washington and Lee University) brings together scholars in American Indian studies, literature, history, and cultural anthropology (plus a Native American filmmaker) to challenge the dominant ideologies concerning Native Americans that have been dished up by the mainstream cinema over the past 100 years; they also review recent independent productions, covering a total of 36 films, from 1925 to 2004.
Death, American style : a cultural history of dying in America / Lawrence R. Samuel
The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America’s defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as ‘un-American’ experiences. Arguing that death and dying may be our last major taboo, this book shows how death and dying became almost unmentionable words over the course of the last century.
The psychology of fatigue : work, effort, and control / Robert Hockey
Fatigue can have a major impact on an individual’s performance and wellbeing, yet is poorly understood, even within the scientific community. There is no developed theory of its origins or functions, and different types of fatigue (mental, physical, sleepiness) are routinely confused.