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The Power Of Glamour: Longing And The Art Of Visual Persuasion - Virginia Postrel
Call Number: BH39 .P66925 2013
An exploration of glamour, a potent cultural force that influences where people choose to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote, offers empowerment to be smarter about engaging with the world.


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Christianity And Classic Culture: A Study Of Thought And Action From Augustus To Augustine - Charles Norris Cochrane
Call Number: BR170 .C6 2003
Charles Cochrane's theme in Christianity and Classical Culture is the fundamental change in thought and action that occurred from the reign of Augustus to the time of Augustine. The classical world sought to practice politics and understand the world in purely rational terms, but the difficulties of this program were already evident as Christianity began developing a completely new understanding of the human world. It is from this revolution in ideas that our modern world was forged.



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Molded In The Image Of Changing Woman - Maureen Trudelle Schwarz
Call Number: E99.N3 S3578 1997
Navajo views on the human body and personhood.

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All Our Kin - Carol B. Stack
Call Number: E185.86 .S697 1997
Originally published: All our kin : strategies for survival in a Black community.

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Dancing With The Devil - Jose E. Limon
Call Number: F395.M5 L56 1994
Society and cultural poetics in Mexican-American south Texas.

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Ethnography And The Historical Imagination - John & Jean Comaroff
Call Number: GN345 .C64 1992
In their work on Africa and colonialism, John and Jean Comaroff have explored some of the fundamental questions of social science, delving into the nature of history and human agency, culture and consciousness, ritual and representation

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Food And Everyday Life - Thomas M. Conroy
Call Number: GT2850 .F66 2014


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Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History Of Violence - Geoffrey Canada
Call Number: HQ784.V55 C36 2010
Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where "sidewalk boys" learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In his memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

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Translated Woman: Crossing The Border With Esperanza's Story - Ruth Behar
Call Number: HQ1465.M63 B44 2003
Tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler.

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Smoke Signals: A Social History Of Marijuana - Martin Lee
Call Number: HV5822.M3 L34 2013
In this book the author, an Investigative journalist, traces the social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in an ongoing culture war.

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Marxism And Literature - Raymond Williams
Call Number: HX531 .W47 1977
In this book, the author analyzes previous contributions to a Marxist theory of literature from Marx himself to Lukacs, Althusser, and Goldmann, and develops his own approach by outlining a theory of 'cultural materialism' which integrates Marxist theories of language with Marxist theories of literature.

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Professor Mommy - Rachel Connelly & Kristen Ghodsee
Call Number: LB2332.3 .C66 2014
Professor Mommy is a guide for women who want to combine the life of the mind with the joys of motherhood. The book provides practical suggestions gleaned from the experiences of the authors, together with those of other women who have successfully combined parenting with professorships.

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Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, And America - Jonathan Gould
Call Number: ML421.B4 G68 2007
A cultural and musical history of the 1960s in Britain and America captures the pulse of the era through the music of the Beatles, critically analyzing why the group became a trans-Atlantic phenomenon while discussing the evolution of the group's music.


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Meet The Beatles: A Cultural History Of The Band that Shook Youth, Gender, And The World - Steven D. Stark
Call Number: ML421.B4 S68 2005
The band that changed popular culture forever has become so shrouded in cultural mythology that it is difficult today to really understand how or why. Stark puts their impact into perspective by revealing both the personal details and the larger events, examining the ways in which the Beatles' own lives were inextricably tied to the cultural, youth, and gender revolutions they helped create and lead during the 1960s.

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The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn
Call Number: ML421.B4 L495 2010

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The Beatles: All These Years - Mark Lewisohn
Call Number: ML421.B4 L47 2013
Tune In is the first volume of a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

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Would You Kill The Fat Man? The Trolley Problem And What Your Answer Tells Us - David Edmonds
Call Number: BJ1012 .E34 2014
In this book, David Edmonds, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with the ethical dilemma posed by the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy.

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The Violent Bear It Away - Flannery O'Connor
Call Number: PS3565.C57 V56 2007
First published in 1955, this book is a dark and absorbing example of the Gothic sensibility and bracing satirical voice that are united in Flannery O'Conner's work. In it, the orphaned Francis Marion Tarwater and his cousins, the schoolteacher Rayber, defy the prophecy of their dead uncle--that Tarwater will become a prophet and will baptize Rayber's young son, Bishop.



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Inside The Human Genome: A Case For Non-Intelligent Design - John C. Avise
Call Number: QH325 .A895 2010
How do you explain flaw in a world engineered by God? Avise extends this age-old question to the most basic aspect of humanity's physical evidence-- our genes-- and provides the evolutionary answers.

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The Epigenetics Revolution - Nessa Carey
Call Number: QH450 .C37 2012
Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity.

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Reader's Digest North American Wildlife - Editors of Reader's Digest
Call Number: QL151 .R395 2012
Identifies and describes varieties of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, trees, and wildflowers found in North America.


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Telling Genes: The Story Of Genetic Counseling In America - Alexandra Minna Stern
Call Number: RB155.7 .S743 2012
For sixty years genetic counselors have served as the messengers of important information about the risks, realities, and perceptions of genetic conditions. More than 2,500 certified genetic counselors in the United States work in clinics, community and teaching hospitals, public health departments, private biotech companies, and universities. This work considers the purpose of genetic counseling for twenty-first century families and society and places the field into its historical context.

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Introduction To Art Therapy: Faith In The Product - Bruce L. Moon
Call Number: RC489.A7 M663 2008
The goal of art therapy is to get beneath the surface of things, and once there, to use a gentle nudge to brush away the emotional debris of life and make room for more living. The revisions in the new edition of Introduction to Art Therapy further amplifies the impact of the original book.

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