• Peter Vandenberg
    September 23, 2015

    The book aims to serve as an exploration of the principle ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. The contributors address the development, transformation and interconnections among 36 of the most critical terms that make up writing studies - each a highly contested focal point of significant debates about matters of power, identity and values.

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  • Jessica Jerome
    September 09, 2015

    In 1988, a new health care system, the Sistema Único de Saúde (Unified Health Care System) was formally established in Brazil. The system was intended, among other goals, to provide universal access to health care services and to redefine health as a citizen's right and a duty of the state. "A Right to Health" explores how these goals have unfolded within an urban peripheral community located on the edges of the northeastern city of Fortaleza.

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  • Dustin Goltz
    June 17, 2015

    Enacting a critical intervention into the queer theoretical landscape, "Queer Praxis" offers an alternative engagement where contributors centralize lived experience. Readers gain familiarity with key concepts in queer thought, but also observe how these ideas can be navigated and negotiated in the social world.

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  • Clark Elliott
    June 03, 2015

    "The Ghost in My Brain" is a powerful record of what life is like as a concussive - the endless and exhausting need for creativity as one navigates through days filled with bizarre changes in perception, strange social dilemmas and a sometimes overwhelming sense of alienation. It's also an unforgettable chronicle of recovery, one that provides a window into the tremendous power of the human brain and offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas.

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  • Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina
    May 27, 2015

    Recently translated into English by DePaul's Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina, "How to Write a Thesis" was the first Italian manual on academic writing. Still a bestseller in Italy and now translated into 17 languages, the book has guided countless students through the process of writing term papers, theses and dissertations.

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  • Thomas Foster
    May 13, 2015

    "Women in Early America" tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic. This volume goes beyond the familiar stories of Pocahontas or Abigail Adams, recovering the lives and experiences of lesser-known women - both ordinary and elite, enslaved and free, Indigenous and immigrant - who lived and worked in not only British mainland America, but also New Spain, New France, New Netherlands and the West Indies.

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  • Nichole Pinkard
    April 29, 2015

    The popular image of the "digital native" is based on the assumption that all young people are equally equipped. Yet young people in low-income communities often lack access to those learning opportunities, tools and collaborators. "Digital Youth Network" describes an ambitious project to help economically disadvantaged middle-school students in Chicago develop skills across a learning ecology that spans school, community, home and online.

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