Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi ViennaHans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities But in this groundbreaking book, prize winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was not only involved in the racial policies of

Grad School Essentials: A Crash Course in Scholarly Skills

Grad School Essentials: A Crash Course in Scholarly SkillsWhat s the hardest part of grad school It s not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high It s that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best Professor Zachary Shore aims to change this With humorous, lively prose, Professor Shore teaches you to master

The Only Road (The Only Road #1)

The Only Road (The Only Road #1)Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream Instantly, he knows Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead.Everyone in Jaime s small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that s known for violence and drug trafficking Anyone who refuses

The Limits of Critique

The Limits of CritiqueWhy must critics unmask and demystify literary works Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic s task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it

The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail

The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant TrailIn his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist and MacArthur Genius Fellow Jason De Le n sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time the human consequences of US immigration policy The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the

Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis

Contesting Intersex: The Dubious DiagnosisWhen sociologist Georgiann Davis was a teenager, her doctors discovered that she possessed XY chromosomes, marking her as intersex Rather than share this information with her, they withheld the diagnosis in order to protect the development of her gender identity it was years before Davis would

The Intimacies of Four Continents

The Intimacies of Four ContinentsIn this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial trades and Western liberalism Reading across archives,

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the ChthuluceneIn the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the OppressedFirst published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970 The methodology of the late Paulo Freire has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world Freire s work has taken on especial urgency in the

Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. DallowayHeralded as Virginia Woolf s greatest novel, this is a vivid portrait of a single day in a woman s life When we meet her, Mrs Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last minute details of party preparation while in her mind she is something much than a perfect society hostess As she

Jane Eyre

Jane EyreOrphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls

The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction

The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An IntroductionMichel Foucault offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the PrisonLibrarian note an alternate cover for this edition can be found here In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from