With nearly 9500 titles added to the catalogue in the past week, we can only scratch the surface with a few titles to note. What is important to know that Alloway Library's collection continues to grow in support of scholarship at TWU by adding eBooks and print resources.
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Animal spaces, beastly places: new geographies of human-animal relations /edited by Chris Philo and Chris Wilbert.
This book explores the variations on the human-animal spatial orderings. It develops new ways of thinking about human animal interactions and encourges us to find new ways for humans and animals to live together.
The body social: symbolism, self, and society /Anthony Synnott.
In which Anthony Synnott explores a subject which has been woefully ignored: our bodies. He surveys the history of thought about the body and senses, focusing on gender, the face, hair, smell etc. Thinking about the body will never be the same.
Confronting Hitler: German Social Democrats in defense of the Weimar Republic, 1929-1933 /William Smaldone.
Country music: selected early poems /Charles Wright ; with a foreword by David St. John.
Deng Xiaoping and the Chinese revolution: a political biography /David S.G. Goodman.
Diplomacy of Conscience provides a rich account of how the organization pioneered a combination of popular pressure and expert knowledge to advance global human rights. It traces Amnesty International's efforts to strengthen both popular human rights awareness and international law against torture, disappearances, and political killings. Drawing on primary interviews and archival research, Ann Marie Clark posits that Amnesty International's strenuously cultivated objectivity gave the group political independence and allowed it to be critical of all governments violating human rights. Its capacity to investigate abuses and interpret them according to international standards helped it foster consistency and coherence in new human rights law. Generalizing from this study, Clark builds a theory of the autonomous role of nongovernmental actors in the emergence of international norms pitting moral imperatives against state sovereignty.
The Einstein intersection /Samuel R. Delany ; foreword by Neil Gaiman.
Tells of the problems a member of an alien race, Lo Lobey, has assimilating the mythology of earth, where his kind have settled among the leftover artifacts of humanity."
An encyclopedia of swearing: the social history of oaths, profanity, foul language, and ethnic slurs in the English-speaking world /Geoffrey Hughes.
Covering the various social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults in the entire range of the English language, this encyclopedia emphasizes on American and British English. A-Z entries cover the full range of swearing and foul language in English, including fascinating details on the history and origins of each term.
Ephesians /Martin Kitchen.
Ethics for disaster /Naomi Zack.
Ethics for Disaster addresses the moral aspects of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, plane crashes, Avian Flu pandemics, and other disasters. Naomi Zack explores how these catastrophes illuminate the existing inequalities in society. By employing the moral systems of utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics to analyze the consequences of recent natural disasters, Zack reveals the special plight of the poor, disabled, and infirm when tragedy strikes.
Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima: history writing and the Second World War 1945-1990 /R.J.B. Bosworth.
Explores the way in which the main combatant societies of the Second World War have historicized that experience. Bosworth argues that the traumatic history of the war has remained crucial to the politics of post-war societies.
The first Christians in their social worlds: social-scientific approaches to New Testament interpretation /Philip F. Esler.
An examination of how the New Testament was influenced by the social realities of the early Christian communities for whom the books were wtitten. It reveals an intimate connection between society and Gospel.
Foucault's new domains /edited by Mike Gane and Terry Johnson.
Freud's wishful dream book /Alexander Welsh.
From autothanasia to suicide: self-killing in classical antiquity /Anton J.L. van Hooff.
The future of the Internet and how to stop it /Jonathan Zittrain.
This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success.
Humor in advertising: a comprehensive analysis /Charles S. Gulas and Marc G. Weinberger.
Draws on serious research on the use of humor from the fields of Advertising and Marketing, as well as Psychology, Mass Media, and Communications Studies. This book is intended for scholars and researchers in the field, as well as for advertising agency account planners and creative directors.
Getting to know Waiwai: an Amazonian ethnography /Alan Tormaid Campbell.
A beautifully written account of time spent with the Wayapi that looks forward to Wayapi survivors one hundred years from now and considers what will be left as the destruction of the Amazon rainforest proceeds.
(God) after Auschwitz: tradition and change in post-Holocaust Jewish thought /Zachary Braiterman.
In the beginning: fundamentalism, the Scopes trial, and the making of the antievolution movement /Michael Lienesch.
In the Beginning investigates the movement that has ignited debate in state legislatures and at school board meetings. Reaching back to the origins of antievolutionism in the 1920s, and continuing to the promotion of intelligent design today, Michael Lienesch skillfully analyzes one of the most formidable political movements of the twentieth century.
Examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personnel.
Imperial ascent: mountaineering, masculinity, and empire /Peter L. Bayers.
Study of mountaineering literature and how it is tied to imperial ideology and dominant notions of masculinity.
Information quality /editors, Richard Y. Wang [and others].
This volume presents cutting-edge research on information quality.
Japan in the world: Shidehara Kijūrō, pacifism, and the abolition of war.Volume II /Klaus Schlichtmann.
Japan in the World examines the life and work of Shidehara Kijuro, who was active as diplomat and statesman between 1896 until his death in 1951.
John Chrysostom /Wendy Mayer and Pauline Allen.
During a difficult time for the emerging Christian religion, John Chrysostom emerged as a dominant figure on the ecclesiastical and political landscape. Drawing on recent research, this book examines Chrysostom's influence.
The library at night /Alberto Manguel.
Inspired by the process of creating a library for his home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. "Libraries have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I've been seduced by their labyrinthine logic." In this personal, deliberately unsystematic, and wide-ranging book, he offers a meditation on the meaning of libraries. Manguel, a guide of irrepressible enthusiasm, conducts a unique library tour that extends from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought, oral "memory libraries" kept alive by prisoners, libraries of banned books, and the library of books never written.
The making of Stonehenge /Rodney Castleden ; illustrated by the author.
Castleden suggests that there is no one m̀eaning or p̀urpose for Stonehenge, that from its very beginning it has filled a variety of needs.
The Messianic disruption of Trinitarian theology /Kornel Zathureczky.
Relying on the core, messianic affinity that binds Christianity and Judaism together, Zathureczky offers a reconstruction of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity through the messianic lens provided by the thought of Walter Benjamin.
Offspring of empire: the Koch'ang Kims and the colonial origins of Korean capitalism, 1876-1945 /Carter J. Eckert.
Eckert challenges the standard view and argues that Japanese imperialism, while politically oppressive, was also the catalyst and cradle of modern Korean industrial development.
Peace-building by between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians /[edited by] Mohammed Abu-Nimer and David Augsburger.
This book addresses sensitive issues that often lead to misperception between Christians and Muslims. Considering the current state of the world, this timely work makes an important contribution that will help readers deepen their understanding of Muslims.
Harry Levin--one of America's major literary critics--offers a brilliant and original study of the whole world of comedy, concentrating on playwrights through the centuries, from Aristophanes and Plautus in classical times to Bernard Shaw and Bertolt Brecht and their recent successors. Viewing the comic repertory as a richly varied yet broadly unified whole, Levin provides a synthesis of theories and practice. Isolating two fundamental aspects of comedy--the ludicrous and irreverent 'playboy,' whom we laugh with, and the ridiculous and forbidding 'killjoy,' whom we laugh at--he traces the dialectical interplay of these components throughout history and across various cultures and media
The real price of war: how you pay for the war on terror /Joshua S. Goldstein.
The revival of death /Tony Walter.
This provocative book takes a sociological look at the revival of interest in death, focusing on the hospice movement and bereavement counselling. It will be required reading for anyone interested in the sociology of death and caring for the dying, the dead or bereaved.
The Shadow of Sparta /edited by Anton Powell and Stephen Hodkinson.
The studies in this volume provide new insights into the traditional historians' question, "What actually happened at Sparta?"
With The Skull Collectors, eminent historian Ann Fabian resurrects that popular and scientific movement, telling the strange--and at times gruesome--story of Samuel George Morton, his contemporaries, and their search for a scientific foundation for racial difference. From cranial measurements and museum shelves to heads on stakes, bloody battlefields, and the 'rascally pleasure' of grave robbing, Fabian paints a lively picture of scientific inquiry in service of an agenda of racial superiority, and of a society coming to grips with both the deadly implications of manifest destiny and the mass slaughter of the Civil War. Even as she vividly recreates the past, Fabian also deftly traces the continuing implications of this history, from lingering traces of scientific racism to debates over the return of the remains of Native Americans that are held by museums to this day.
Squeezed: what you don't know about orange juice /Alissa Hamilton.
Steven Soderbergh: the pocket essential [guide] /Jason Wood.
Taking sudoku seriously: the math behind the world's most popular pencil puzzle /Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman.
Packed with more than a hundred color illustrations and a wide variety of puzzles and brainteasers, Taking Sudoku Seriously uses this popular craze as the starting point for a fun-filled introduction to higher mathematics. /Christopher Smith.
Tales from the pager chronicles /Patrice Rancour.
This book, written in the narrative nonfiction tradition, follows the protagonist as she goes from one patient to the next, prompted by her pager, in the research cancer hospital in which she works. Rancour has an honest, humane, funny, and poetic style. She sweeps you along with her compassion, her wit, and her unerring ability to see into the truth of the matter. This book is for anyone who has an interest in what goes on in the patient rooms, hallways, stairwells, and elevators of a cancer hospital. You won't be able to put it down.
Twentieth-century theatre: a sourcebook /edited by Richard Drain.
A diverse selection of original texts on theatre by its most creative practitioners - actors, writers, directors and designers. Contributors include Jarry, Ionescu, Shaw, Brecht, Strindberg, Stanislawski, Lorca, Brook, Soyinka, Boal, Barba.
H.E. Goemans explores how various government leaders assess the cost ofwar in terms of domestic politics and their own postwar fates. The author looks at democracies, dictatorships, and mixed regimes and compares the willingness among leaders to back out of wars or risk the costs of continued warfare. In so doing, he offers a new perspective of the Great War that integrates domestic politics, international politics, and battlefield developments.