Gender and culture; music; World War I

02/28/2011

Gordon, Sarah A. “Make it yourself”: home sewing, gender, and culture, 1890-1930. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Hodgdon, Tim. Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: masculinity in two countercultural communities, 1965-93. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Marchenkov, Vladimir L. The Orpheus myth and the powers of music. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 20093.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Steuer, Kenneth. Pursuit of an “unparalleled opportunity”: American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Jewish music in Nazi Germany; feminism; class and gender

02/25/2011

Hirsch, Lily E. A Jewish orchestra in Nazi Germany: musical politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Stansell, Christine. The feminist promise: 1792 to the present. New York: Modern Library, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Srole, Carole. Transcribing class and gender: masculinity and femininity in nineteenth-century courts and offices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Facebook; microfinance; cultural theory

02/24/2011

Mezrich, Ben. The accidental billionaires: the founding of Facebook: a tale of sex, money, genius and betrayal. New York: Anchor Books, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

  • This book was the basis for the film “The social network”.

Goldberg, Mike, and Eric Palladini. Managing risk and creating value with microfinance. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Doran, Robert, ed. Cultural theory after 9/11. Substance, issue 115, v.37/1. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Travel writing; Islam in America; secondhand smoke

02/23/2011

Huggan, Graham. Extreme pursuits: travel/writing in an age of globalization. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Ahmed, Akbar. Journey into America: the challenge of Islam. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Committee on Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Acute Coronary Events, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. Secondhand smoke exposure and cardiovascular effects: making sense of the evidence. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Diverse classrooms; affirmative action in education; immigration

02/22/2011

Lucas, Tamara, ed. Teacher preparation for linguistically diverse classrooms: a resource for teacher educators. New York: Routledge, 2011. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Featherman, David L., Martin Hall, and Marvin Krislov, eds. The next twenty-five years: affirmative action in higher education in the United States and South Africa. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Schmidt, Sr., Ronald, et al. Newcomers, outsiders, and insiders: immigrants and American racial politics in the early twenty-first century. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Counterinsurgency; counter-terrorism; Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans

02/21/2011

Felbab-Brown, Vanda. Shooting up: counterinsurgency and the war on drugs. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Howell, Jude, and Jeremy Lind, eds. Civil society under strain counter-terrorism policy, civil society, and aid post-9/11. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Committee on the Initial Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families ; Board on the Health of Select Populations. Returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan: preliminary assessment of readjustment needs of veterans, service members, and their families. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Climate, development, energy efficiency, ethics, evolution

02/18/2011

Development and climate change. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Bose, Ranjan K. Energy efficient cities: assessment tools and benchmarking practices. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Antholis, William, and Strobe Talbott. Fast forward: ethics and politics in the age of global warming. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Committee on the Earth System Context for Hominin Evolution ; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources ; Division on Earth and Life Studies. ; National Research Council of the National Academies. Understanding climate’s influence on human evolution. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Financial crisis, working poor, NGOs, achievement gaps

02/17/2011

World Bank Commission on Growth and Development. Post-crisis growth in developing countries: a special report of the Commission On Growth And Development on the implications of the 2008 financial crisis. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Gitterman, Daniel P. Boosting paychecks: the politics of supporting America’s working poor. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Holmén, Hans. Snakes in paradise: NGOs and the aid industry in Africa. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Paige, Rod, and Elaine Witty. The Black-White achievement gap: why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time. New York: AMACOM, 2010. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Electronic Shakespeare

02/16/2011

(Sounds like a great name for a rock band, no?)

Shakespeare, William. Ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasumssen. Twelfth night. New York: Modern Library, 2010.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Shakespeare, William. Ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasumssen. The merchant of Venice. New York: Modern Library, 2010.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Shakespeare, William. Ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasumssen. As you like it. New York: Modern Library, 2010.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Shakespeare, William. Ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasumssen. Henry V. New York: Modern Library, 2010.(Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


Electronic reference books: anti-capitalism, economic sociology, poverty

02/15/2011

Lowes, David E. The anti-capitalist dictionary. New York: Zed Books, 2006. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Smelser, Neil J., and Richard Swedberg, eds. The handbook of economic sociology. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)

Spicker, Paul, Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón, and David Gordon, eds. Poverty: an international glossary. London: Zed Books, 2007. (Publisher’s description)(Click here to access resource)


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