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Project Muse

Works: 4,493 works in 4,704 publications in 1 language and 43,304 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Speeches  Academic theses 
Classifications: HD6068.2.U6, 305.4890623
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Most widely held works about Project Muse
Most widely held works by Project Muse
Living with lead : an environmental history of Idaho's Coeur d'Alenes, 1885-2011 by Bradley Dean Snow( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coeur d'Alenes, a twenty-five by ten mile portion of the Idaho Panhandle, is home to one of the most productive mining districts in world history. Historically the globe's richest silver district and also one of the nation's biggest lead and zinc producers, the Coeur d'Alenes' legacy also includes environmental pollution on an epic scale. For decades local waters were fouled with tailings from the mining district's more than one hundred mines and mills and the air surrounding Kellogg, Idaho was laced with lead and other toxic heavy metals issuing from the Bunker Hill Company's smelter. The same industrial processes that damaged the environment and harmed human health, however, also provided economic sustenance to thousands of local residents and a string of proud, working class communities. This dissertation constitutes an effort to explore and untangle the costs and benefits of a century of mining, milling and smelting in a relatively small, isolated Western enclave
American oligarchy : the permanent political class by Ronald P Formisano( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, [this book] demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. [The author] breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. [The author] delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As [the author] shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty."--
Islam, society and politics in Central Asia by Pauline Jones( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1990s, there was a consensus that Central Asia was witnessing an Islamic revival after independence, and that this would follow similar events throughout the Islamic world in the prior two decades, which had negative effects on both social and political development. Twenty years later, we are still struggling to fully understand the transformation of Islam in a region that's evolved through a complex and dynamic process, involving diversity in belief and practice, religious authority, and political intervention. This volume sheds light on these crucial questions by bringing together an international group of scholars who offer a fresh perspective on Central Asian states and societies. --
The Hernandez brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics by Enrique Garcia( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study offers a critical examination of the work of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Mexican-American brothers whose graphic novels are highly influential. The Hernandez brothers started in the alt-comics scene, where their 'Love and Rockets' series quickly gained prominence. They have since published in more mainstream venues but have maintained an outsider status based on their own background and the content of their work. Enrique Garca argues that the Hernandez brothers have worked to create a new American graphic storytelling that, while still in touch with mainstream genres, provides a transgressive alternative from an aesthetic, gender, and ethnic perspective. The brothers were able to experiment with and modify these genres by taking advantage of the editorial freedom of independent publishing. This freedom also allowed them to explore issues of ethnic and gender identity in transgressive ways. Their depictions of latinidad and sexuality push against the edicts of mainstream Anglophone culture, but they also defy many Latino perceptions of life, politics, and self-representation. The book concludes with an in-depth interview with Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez that touches on and goes beyond the themes explored in the book"
Jobs and the labor force of tomorrow migration, training, and education( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Vatican II as an ongoing theological event by Matthew Levering( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary scholars often refer to "the event of Vatican II," but what kind of an event was it? In this first book of the new CUA Press series Sacra Doctrina, Matthew Levering leads his readers to see the Council as a "theological event" -- a period of confirming and continuing God's self-revelation in Christ into a new historical era for the Church. This is an introduction to Vatican II with a detailed summary of each of its four central documents -- the dogmatic constitutions -- followed by explanations of how to interpret them. In contrast to other introductions, which pay little attention to the theological soil in which the documents of Vatican II germinated, Levering offers a reading of each conciliar Constitution in light of a key theological author from the era: René Latourelle, SJ for Dei Verbum (persons and propositions); Louis Bouyer, CO for Sacrosanctum Concilium (active participation); Yves Congar, OP for Lumen Gentium (true and false reform); and Henri de Lubac, SJ for Gaudium et Spes (nature and grace). This theological event is "ongoing," Levering demonstrates, by tracing in each chapter the theological debates that have stretched from the close of the council till the present, and the difficulties the Church continues to encounter in encouraging an ever deeper participation in Jesus Christ on the part of all believers. In this light, the book's final chapter compares the historicist (Massimo Faggioli) and Christological (Robert Imbelli) interpretations of Vatican II, arguing that historicism can undermine the Council's fundamental desire for a reform and renewal rooted in Christ. The conclusion addresses the concerns about secularization and loss of faith raised after the Council by Henri de Lubac, Joseph Ratzinger, and Yves Congar, arguing that contemporary Vatican II scholarship needs to take these concerns more seriously. -- Provided by publisher
Final causality in nature and human affairs by Richard F Hassing( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teleology - the inquiry into the goals or goods at which nature, history, God, and human beings aim - is among the most fundamental yet controversial themes in the history of philosophy. Are there ends in nonhuman nature? Does human history have a goal? Do humanly unintended events of great significance express some sort of purpose? Do human beings have ends prior to choice? The essays in this volume address the abiding questions of final causality. The chapters are arranged in historical order from Aristotle through Hegel to contemporary anthropic-principle cosmology
Water in Kentucky by Robert A Krieger( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic Brazil divided by Peter Kingstone( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Czech bluegrass : notes from the heart of Europe by Lee Bidgood( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluegrass has found an unlikely home, and avid following, in the Czech Republic. The music's emergence in Central Europe places it within an increasingly global network of communities built around bluegrass activities. Lee Bidgood offers a fascinating study of the Czech bluegrass phenomenon that merges intimate immersion in the music with on-the-ground fieldwork informed by his life as a working musician
Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War : the Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race by William M Knoblauch( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early 1980s were a tense time. The nuclear arms race was escalating, Reagan administration officials bragged about winning a nuclear war, and superpower diplomatic relations were at a new low. Nuclear war was a real possibility and antinuclear activism surged. By 1982 the Nuclear Freeze campaign had become the largest peace movement in American history. In support, celebrities, authors, publishers, and filmmakers saturated popular culture with critiques of Reagan's arms buildup, which threatened to turn public opinion against the president. Alarmed, the Reagan administration worked to co-opt the rhetoric of the nuclear freeze and contain antinuclear activism. Recently declassified White House memoranda reveal a concerted campaign to defeat activists' efforts. In this book, William M. Knoblauch examines these new sources, as well as the influence of notable personalities like Carl Sagan and popular culture such as the film The Day After, to demonstrate how cultural activism ultimately influenced the administration's shift in rhetoric and, in time, its stance on the arms race.--
Law and mourning( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] brings together a distinguished group of scholars to explore the many and complex ways that law both regulates and gives meaning to our experience of loss. The essays in this volume illuminate how law helps us to absorb and contend with loss and its reverberations, channeling the powerful emotions associated with death and protecting those vulnerable to them. At the same time, law creates a regulatory framework for death as it establishes the necessity for a clear demarcation of the boundary between life and death, defines what we can and cannot do with the remains of the dead, and creates both privileges and disabilities for survivors. The contributors to the volume also explore how mourning generates critiques of existing legal and political orders which seem compelled by calls from the dead, unleashing an indifference to legal consequences in survivors that can undermine or destroy law." -- Publisher's website
Our hidden treasures by Antonine Maillet( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonine Maillet, prodigieuse « Acadienne, femme et écrivaine », tisse habilement les fils du mythe, de la patrie et de lendemains nouveaux dans cette inspirante allocution prononcée à l'occasion de la cérémonie de remise de la Médaille Symons
When women rule the court : gender, race, and Japanese American basketball by Nicole Willms( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly one hundred years, basketball has been an important part of Japanese American life. Women's basketball holds a special place in the contemporary scene of highly organized and expansive Japanese American leagues in California, in part because these leagues have produced numerous talented female players. Using data from interviews and observations, Nicole Willms explores the interplay of social forces and community dynamics that have shaped this unique context of female athletic empowerment. As Japanese American women have excelled in mainstream basketball, they have emerged as local stars who have passed on the torch by becoming role models and building networks for others"--
Word toys : poetry and technics by Brian Kim Stefans( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes of Emerson : rethinking realism in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather by Diana Hope Polley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the ways in which two major periods in nineteenth-century American literature "Romanticism and Realism" have come to be understood and defined. 'Echoes of Emerson: Rethinking Realism in Twain, James, Wharton, and Cather' traces the complex and unexplored relationship between American realism and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Critics often read American realism as a clear disavowal of earlier American romantic philosophy and as a commitment to recognizing the stark realities of a new postbellum order. Diana Hope Polley's study complicates these traditional assumptions by reading American realism as an ongoing dialogue with the ideas - often idealisms - of America's greatest romantic philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. In this illuminating work, Polley offers detailed readings of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, and Willa Cather's My Antonia - all through the lens of Emersonian philosophy and discourse. This unique contribution to nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary studies shows how these texts revisit Emerson's antebellum 'republic of the spirit' philosophy
Lessons learned from public workforce program experiments( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book provides analysis on evaluations of several USDOL-sponsored public workforce programs
George Eliot's religious imagination : a theopoetics of evolution by Marilyn Orr( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Eliot's Religious Imagination addresses the much-discussed question of Eliot's relation to Christianity in the wake of the sociocultural revolution triggered by the spread of theories of evolution. The standard view is that the author of Middlemarch and Silas Marner "lost her faith" at this time of religious crisis. Orr argues for a more nuanced understanding of the continuity of Eliot's work, as one not shattered by science, but shaped by its influence. Orr's wide-ranging and fascinating analysis situates George Eliot in the fertile intellectual landscape of the nineteenth century, among thinkers as diverse as Ludwig Feuerbach, David Strauss, and Soren Kierkegaard. She also argues for a connection between George Eliot and the twentieth-century evolutionary Christian thinker Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Her analysis draws on the work of contemporary philosopher Richard Kearney as well as writers on mysticism, particularly Karl Rahner. The book takes an original look at questions many believe settled, encouraging readers to revisit George Eliot's work. Orr illuminates the creative tension that still exists between science and religion, a tension made fruitful through the exercise of the imagination. Through close readings of Eliot's writings, Orr demonstrates how deeply the novelist's religious imagination continued to operate in her fiction and poetry."--back cover
Sisterhood and solidarity : workers' education for women, 1914-1984 by Joyce L Kornbluh( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of occupational sex-typing : the feminization of clerical labor in Great Britain by Samuel Cohn( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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