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A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community
Edited by Ansley T. Erickson and Ernest Morrell
Educating Harlem brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to consider the history of schooling in perhaps the nation’s most iconic black community. The volume traces the varied ways that Harlem residents defined and pursued educational justice for their children and community despite consistent neglect and structural oppression.
Creative Thinking for Work and Life
William Duggan and Amy Murphy
The Art of Ideas brings together business concepts with stories of creativity in art, politics, and history to provide a visual and accessible guide to the art and science of new and useful ideas. Accompanied by charming and inviting illustrations, William Duggan and Amy Murphy help unlock the secret to creativity in business and in life.
New In Paper!
Julia Kristeva. Translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer
Julia Kristeva’s intricate, multifaceted novel The Enchanted Clock is built around a golden astronomical clock in the Palace of Versailles. Part detective mystery, part historical fiction, and full of ruminations on memory, love, and the transcendence of linear time, it is one of the most illuminating works of one of France’s great thinkers.
How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace
Paul B. Stares
Paul B. Stares proposes an innovative and timely strategy to resolve America’s foreign-policy predicament based on forging “preventive partnerships” and becoming less shortsighted and reactive. Preventive Engagement provides a detailed and comprehensive blueprint for the United States to shape the future and reduce the potential dangers ahead.
The Politics of Islam in Iran
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar traces half a century of shifting Islamist doctrines, demonstrating that religious narratives in Iran can change rapidly, frequently, and dramatically in accordance with elites’ threat perceptions. Religious Statecraft constructs a new picture of Iranian politics in which power drives Islamist ideology.