Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices, by Anita M. Weiss (Oxford University Press, 2020). “This book identiﬁes and analyzes the impact of the various ways in which local people are responding, taking stands, recapturing their culture, and saying ‘stop’ to the violent extremism that has manifested over the past decade (even longer) […]
Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater, by Theresa May (Routledge, 2020, 344 pages). The book “tells the story of how American theater has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the 20th century as it argues for theater’s potential power in the age of climate change. Using cultural and environmental history, […]
Gaming Sexism: Gender and Identity in the Era of Casual Video Games, by Amanda Cote, (NYU Press, 2020, 274 pages). “When the Nintendo Wii was released in 2006, it ushered forward a new era of casual gaming in which video games appealed to not just the stereotypical hardcore male gamer, but also to a much […]
Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust: History and Representation, edited by Sara J. Brenneis and Gina Herrmann (University of Torronto Press, 2020, 736 pages). “Spain has for too long been considered peripheral to the human catastrophes of World War II and the Holocaust. This volume is the first broadly interdisciplinary, scholarly collection to […]
Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction. Edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby.(Association of College & Research Libraries, 2019, 332 pages)
“As librarians, we often find ourselves outside the traditional structure of our education system. Time limits add another layer of complexity; how can […]
HandiLand: The Crippest Place on Earth, by Elizabeth A. Wheeler (University of Michigan Press, 2019, 274 pages).
Synopsis: “Elizabeth A. Wheeler invokes the fantasy of HandiLand, an ideal society ready for young people with disabilities before they get there, as a yardstick to measure how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go […]