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Chasman, Deborah

Works: 7 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 4,486 library holdings
Genres: Art 
Roles: Editor
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Most widely held works by Deborah Chasman
Islam and the challenge of democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy aims to correct this deficiency. The book engages the reader in a rich discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. The collection begins with a lead essay by Khaled Abou El Fadl, who argues that democracy, especially a constitutional democracy that protects basic individual rights, is the form of government best suited to promoting a set of social and political values central to Islam. Because Islam is about submission to God and about each individual's responsibility to serve as His agent on Earth, Abou El Fadl argues, there is no place for the subjugation to human authority demanded by authoritarian regimes. The lead essay is followed by eleven others from internationally respected specialists in democracy and religion. They address, challenge, and engage Abou El Fadl's work. The contributors include John Esposito, Muhammad Fadel, Noah Feldman, Nader Hashemi, Bernard Haykel, Muqtedar Khan, Saba Mahmood, David Novak, William Quandt, Kevin Reinhart, and Jeremy Waldron
Drawing us in : how we experience visual art( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do we gain from visual art and what do we stand to lose without it?" "For many of the contributors, visual art makes us see what we haven't seen before; it surprises, transforms, and comforts us. There are other perspectives too: critic Dave Hickey claims that art has no deep moral purpose, and that the artist should not have to work under the burden. Art, he writes, is just a whole lot of fun and therein lies its revolutionary potential. For anyone who has felt moved by the visual, this collection offers a range of views on how and why art matters in our psychic, social, and political lives."--Jacket
Here lies my heart : essays on why we marry, why we don't, and what we find there( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these intensely personal essays, contemporary writers probe their experiences in and thoughts about one of our most enduring social and cultural institutions. Husbands and wives celebrate marriages that work, mourn those that don't, and write frankly about adultery. Includes essays by Mark Doty, Gerald Early, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cynthia Heimel, Vivian Gornick, Phillip Lopate, Nancy Mairs, and David Mamet
Race capitalism justice( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Johnson, Harvard historian and author of the acclaimed River of Dark Dreams, urges us to embrace a vision of justice attentive to the history of slavery--not through the lens of human rights, but instead through an honest accounting of how slavery was the foundation of capitalism, a legacy that continues to afflict people of color and the poor. Inspired by Cedric J. Robinson's work on racial capitalism, as well as Black Lives Matter and its forebears--including the black radical tradition, the Black Panthers, South African anti-apartheid struggles, and organized labor--contributors to this volume offer a critical handbook to racial justice in the age of Trump."--Page 4 of cover
Work inequality basic income by Brishen Rogers( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication offers a debate about what it will take to tackle income inequality and what kind of future we should aim to create
The president's house is empty : losing and gaining public goods( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication offers a debate about public goods, what they are, how to provide them, and how to ensure equitable access
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Islam and the challenge of democracy
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Drawing us in : how we experience visual artHere lies my heart : essays on why we marry, why we don't, and what we find there