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Items in Geography, Anthropology or Recreation that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Introduction to physical hydrology / Martin R. Hendriks
    GB 661.2 H46 2010
    As hydrology is now approached from environmental and social perspectives--in addition to the more traditional physical geography and civil engineering perspectives--there has never been a more opportune time to develop a sound understanding of the field.

    Introduction to Physical Hydrology provides students with a solid foundation in the core principles of the subject. Exploring the key rules that govern the flow of water on land, it considers the four major types of water: atmospheric, ground, soil, and surface. The text offers insights into major hydrological processes and shows how the principles of physical hydrology inform our understanding of climate and global hydrology. The book includes a carefully developed and class-tested pedagogical framework: it employs an extensive range of exercises, global examples, and a series of Math Toolboxes to help students engage with and master the material. A Companion Website features resources for students and instructors.

  • Ledniki, snezhniki, laviny Sovetskogo Soi︠uz︡a
    GB 2407 T8

  • Making sense : geography and environmental studies : a student's guide to research and writing / Margot Northey, Dianne Draper, and David B. Knight
    G 74 N67 2019
    Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this seventh edition of Making Sense in Geography and the Environmental Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this fullyupdated edition outlines general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as writing essays and reports, creating powerful visual aids, and properly documenting sources.

  • The nature of hope : grassroots organizing, environmental justice, and political change / edited by Char Miller and Jeffrey Crane
    GE 195 N42 2018eb
    The Nature of Hope focuses on the dynamics of environmental activism at the local level, examining the environmental and political cultures that emerge in the context of conflict. The book considers how ordinary people have coalesced to demand environmental justice and highlights the powerful role of intersectionality in shaping the on-the-ground dynamics of popular protest and social change.

    Through lively and accessible storytelling, The Nature of Hope reveals unsung and unstinting efforts to protect the physical environment and human health in the face of continuing economic growth and development and the failure of state and federal governments to deal adequately with the resulting degradation of air, water, and soils. In an age of environmental crisis, apathy, and deep-seated cynicism, these efforts suggest the dynamic power of a "politics of hope" to offer compelling models of resistance, regeneration, and resilience. The contributors frame their chapters around the drive for greater democracy and improved human and ecological health and demonstrate that local activism is essential to the preservation of democracy and the protection of the environment. The book also brings to light new styles of leadership and new structures for activist organizations, complicating assumptions about the environmental movement in the United States that have focused on particular leaders, agencies, thematic orientations, and human perceptions of nature.

    The critical implications that emerge from these stories about ecological activism are crucial to understanding the essential role that protecting the environment plays in sustaining the health of civil society. The Nature of Hope will be crucial reading for scholars interested in environmentalism and the mechanics of social movements and will engage historians, geographers, political scientists, grassroots activists, humanists, and social scientists alike.

  • The Legend of safed sife and fantasy in the city of Kabbalah / Eli Yassif ; translated by Haim Watzman
    GR 98 Y37 2019eb

  • Holy grounds : the surprising connection between coffee and faith - from dancing goats to Satan's drink / Tim Schenck
    GT 2918 S34 2019eb
    If you're religious about your coffee, you're in holy company.If you like your coffee with a bit of inspiration, a hint of humor, and a dose of insight, you'll enjoy pouring a mug full of java and curling up with Holy Grounds. Popular author and avid coffee drinker Tim Schenck brews just the right blend of the personal and historical as he explores the sometimes amusing and often profound intersection between faith and coffee.From the coffee bean's discovery by ninth-century Ethiopian Muslims to being condemned as Satan's drink by medieval Christians, to becoming an integral part of Passover in America, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations.In Holy Grounds, Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion, moving from faith-based legends that have become entwined with the history of coffee to personal narrative. He takes readers on a journey through coffee farms in Central America, a pilgrimage to Seattle, coffeehouses in Rome, and a monastic community in Pennsylvania.Along the way, he examines the power of ritual, mocks bad church coffee, introduces readers to the patron saint of coffee, wonders about ethical considerations for today's faith-based coffee lovers, and explores lessons people of faith should learn from coffeehouse culture about building healthy, authentic community.

  • Craving supernatural creatures : German fairy-tale figures in American pop culture / Claudia Schwabe
    GR 41.7 S39 2019eb

  • Teaching fairy tales / edited by Nancy L. Canepa
    GR 45 T43 2019eb

  • Status and conservation of solution caves in New Brunswick / Donald F. McAlpine
    GB 608.5.M12 1983

  • Infractions : rule violations, unethical conduct, and enforcement in the NCAA / Jerry Parkinson
    GV 351 P37 2019
    Jerry Parkinson spent nearly ten years, from 2000 to 2010, as a member of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, participating in over one hundred major infractions cases. He came away from that experience--and the experience of reading extensive commentary on infractions cases--with the conviction that most observers do not understand the NCAA's rules-enforcement process, despite the amount of public attention many major cases receive.

    Parkinson uses his insider's perspective, along with illustrative stories, to help readers understand how the NCAA's rules-enforcement process really works. These stories include: a university board of trustees chair committing suicide over an infractions case; a pay-for-play scandal leading directly to the state's governor; a head coach falsely portraying a deceased player as a drug dealer to cover up the coach's own misconduct; a gambler laundering his money by making the largest booster payments in NCAA history; and a coach's sexual abuse of children leading to some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed by the NCAA. Based on years of experience and infused with insight, Parkinson provides a broad view of the world of NCAA rule breakers and the NCAA rules-enforcement process.


  • Three seconds in Munich : the controversial 1972 Olympic basketball final / David A. F. Sweet
    GV 885.49 O43S84 2019
    One. Two. Three.

    That's as long as it took to sear the souls of a dozen young American men, thanks to the craziest, most controversial finish in the history of the Olympics--the 1972 gold-medal basketball contest between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's two superpowers at the time.

    The U.S. team, whose unbeaten Olympic streak dated back to when Adolf Hitler reigned over the Berlin Games, believed it had won the gold medal that September in Munich--not once, but twice. But it was the third time the final seconds were played that counted.

    What happened? The head of international basketball--flouting rules he himself had created--trotted onto the court and demanded twice that time be put back on the clock. A referee allowed an illegal substitution and an illegal free-throw shooter for the Soviets while calling a slew of late fouls on the U.S. players. The American players became the only Olympic athletes in the history of the games to refuse their medals.

    Of course, the 1972 Olympics are remembered primarily for a far graver matter, when eleven Israeli team members were killed by Palestinian terrorists, stunning the world and temporarily stopping the games. One American player, Tommy Burleson, had a gun to his head as the hostages were marched past him before their deaths.

    Through interviews with many of the American players and others, the author relates the horror of terrorism, the pain of losing the most controversial championship game in sports history to a hated rival, and the consequences of the players' decision to shun their Olympic medals to this day.


  • Blood, sweat, and tears : Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the history of Black college football / by Derrick E. White
    GV 939 G3W47 2019

  • How the New Deal built Florida tourism : the Civilian Conservation Corps and state parks / David J. Nelson
    G 155 U6N25 2019eb
    Countering the conventional narrative that Florida's tourism industry suffered during the Great Depression, this book shows that the 1930s were, in reality, the starting point for much that characterizes modern Florida's tourism. David Nelson argues that state and federal government programs designed to reboot the economy during this decade are crucial to understanding the state today.Nelson examines the impact of three connected initiatives--the federal New Deal, its Civilian Conservation Corps program (CCC), and the CCC's creation of the Florida Park Service. He reveals that the CCC designed state parks to reinforce the popular image of Florida as a tropical, exotic, and safe paradise. The CCC often removed native flora and fauna, introduced exotic species, and created artificial landscapes that were then presented as natural. Nelson discusses how Florida business leaders benefitted from federally funded development and the ways residents and business owners rejected or supported the commercialization and shifting cultural identity of their state.A detailed look at a unique era in which the state government sponsored the tourism industry, helped commodify natural resources, and boosted mythical ideas of the "Real Florida" that endure today, this book makes the case that the creation of the Florida Park Service is the story of modern Florida.

  • Reclaiming 42 : public memory and the reframing of Jackie Robinson's radical legacy / David Naze
    GV 865 R6N39 2019eb

    Reclaiming 42 centers on one of America's most respected cultural icons, Jackie Robinson, and the forgotten aspects of his cultural legacy. Since his retirement in 1956, and more strongly in the last twenty years, America has primarily remembered Robinson's legacy in an oversimplified way, as the pioneering first black baseball player to integrate the Major Leagues. The mainstream commemorative discourse regarding Robinson's career has been created and directed largely by Major League Baseball (MLB), which sanitized and oversimplified his legacy into narratives of racial reconciliation that celebrate his integrity, character, and courage while excluding other aspects of his life, such as his controversial political activity, his public clashes with other prominent members of the black community, and his criticism of MLB.

    MLB's commemoration of Robinson reflects a professional sport that is inclusive, racially and culturally tolerant, and largely postracial. Yet Robinson's identity--and therefore his memory--has been relegated to the boundaries of a baseball diamond and to the context of a sport, and it is within this oversimplified legacy that history has failed him. The dominant version of Robinson's legacy ignores his political voice during and after his baseball career and pays little attention to the repercussions that his integration had on many factions within the black community.

    Reclaiming 42 illuminates how public memory of Robinson has undergone changes over the last sixty-plus years and moves his story beyond Robinson the baseball player, opening a new, broader interpretation of an otherwise seemingly convenient narrative to show how Robinson's legacy ultimately should both challenge and inspire public memory.


  • Las Vegas in Singapore : violence, progress and the crisis of nationalist modernity / Lee Kah-Wee
    GV 1301 L44 2019eb

  • A dangerous journey : inside another year in boxing / Thomas Hauser
    GV1125

  • No horizon is so far : two women and their extraordinary journey across Antarctica / Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
    G 850 2000 A76 2019

    The extraordinary story of the first two women to cross Antarctica


    The fascinating chronicle of Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft's dramatic journey as the first two women to cross Antarctica, No Horizon Is So Far follows the explorers from the planning of their expedition through their brutal trek from the Norwegian sector all the way to McMurdo Station as they walked, skied, and ice-sailed for almost three months in temperatures reaching as low as -35°F, all while towing their 250-pound supply sledges across 1,700 miles of ice full of dangerous crevasses. Through website transmissions and satellite phone calls, Ann and Liv, two former schoolteachers, were able to broadcast their expedition to more than three million students in sixty-five countries to teach geography, science, and the importance of following your dreams.



  • Four fools in the age of reason : laughter, cruelty, and power in early modern Germany / Dorinda Outram
    GT 3670.5 G4O87 2019eb

    Unveiling the nearly lost world of the court fools of eighteenth-century Germany, Dorinda Outram shows that laughter was an essential instrument of power. Whether jovial or cruel, mirth altered social and political relations.

    Outram takes us first to the court of Frederick William I of Prussia, who emerges not only as an administrative reformer and notorious militarist but also as a "master of fools," a ruler who used fools to prop up his uncertain power. The autobiography of the itinerant fool Peter Prosch affords a rare insider's view of the small courts in Catholic south Germany, Austria, and Bavaria. Full of sharp observations of prelates and princes, the autobiography also records episodes of the extraordinary cruelty for which the German princely courts were notorious. Joseph Fröhlich, court fool in Dresden, presents more appealing facets of foolery. A sharp salesman and hero of the Meissen factories, he was deeply attached to the folk life of fooling. The book ends by tying the growth of Enlightenment skepticism to the demise of court foolery around 1800.

    Outram's book is invaluable for giving us such a vivid depiction of the court fool and especially for revealing how this figure can shed new light on the wielding of power in Enlightenment Europe.


  • Pastime lost : the humble, original, and now completely forgotten game of English baseball / David Block
    GV 863.44 A1B56 2019eb

    Long before baseball became America's national pastime, English citizens of all ages, genders, and classes of society were playing a game called baseball. It had the same basic elements as modern American baseball, such as pitching and striking the ball, running bases, and fielding, but was played with a soft ball on a smaller playing field and, instead of a bat, the ball was typically struck by the palm of the hand. There is no doubt, however, that this simpler English version of baseball was the original form of the pastime and was the immediate forerunner of its better-known American offspring. Strictly a social game, English baseball was played for nearly two hundred years before fading away at the beginning of the twentieth century. Despite its longevity and its important role in baseball's evolution, however, today it has been completely forgotten.

    In Pastime Lost David Block unearths baseball's buried history and brings it back to life, illustrating how English baseball was embraced by all sectors of English society and exploring some of the personalities, such as Jane Austen and King George III, who played the game in their childhoods. While rigorously documenting his sources, Block also brings a light touch to his story, inviting us to follow him on some of the adventures that led to his most important discoveries.


  • A field on fire : the future of environmental history / edited by Mark D. Hersey and Ted Steinberg
    GF 13 F54 2019eb

  • Smell and history : a reader / edited by Mark M. Smith
    BF 271 S64 2019

  • Baseball : a history of America's game / Benjamin G. Rader
    GV863.A1

  • Folklore in Baltic history : resistance and resurgence / Sadhana Naithani
    GR 204 N34 2019

  • Hockey : a global history / Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman
    GV 846.5 H37 2018eb

  • Making space for the dead : catacombs, cemeteries, and the reimagining of Paris, 1780-1830 / Erin-Marie Legacey
    GT 3249 P37L44 2019eb

  • Sports crazy : how sports are sabotaging American schools / Steven J. Overman
    GV 346 O84 2019

  • Dave Campbell's favorite Texas college football stories / Dave Campbell ; foreword by Mickey Herskowitz
    GV 959.52 T4C36 2019

  • A rich and tantalizing brew : a history of how coffee connected the world / Jeanette M. Fregulia
    GT2918

  • To feast on us as their prey : cannibalism and the early modern Atlantic / edited by Rachel B. Herrmann
    GN 409 T6 2019

  • War tourism : Second World War France from defeat and occupation to the creation of heritage / Bertram M. Gordon
    G 155 F8G67 2018

    As German troops entered Paris following their victory in June 1940, the American journalist William L. Shirer observed that they carried cameras and behaved as "naïve tourists." One of the first things Hitler did after his victory was to tour occupied Paris, where he was famously photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower.

    Focusing on tourism by German personnel, military and civil, and French civilians during the war, as well as war-related memory tourism since, War Tourism addresses the fundamental linkages between the two. As Bertram M. Gordon shows, Germans toured occupied France by the thousands in groups organized by their army and guided by suggestions in magazines such as Der Deutsche Wegleiter fr Paris [The German Guide for Paris]. Despite the hardships imposed by war and occupation, many French civilians continued to take holidays. Facilitated by the Popular Front legislation of 1936, this solidified the practice of workers' vacations, leading to a postwar surge in tourism.

    After the end of the war, the phenomenon of memory tourism transformed sites such as the Maginot Line fortresses. The influx of tourists with links either directly or indirectly to the war took hold and continues to play a significant economic role in Normandy and elsewhere. As France moved from wartime to a postwar era of reconciliation and European Union, memory tourism has held strong and exerts significant influence across the country.


  • Headed into the wind : a memoir / Jack Loeffler
    GE 56 L64A3 2019

  • Empire of infields : baseball in Taiwan and cultural identity, 1895-1968 / John J. Harney
    GV 863.795 A1H37 2019

    When the Empire of Japan defeated the Chinese Qing Dynasty in 1895 and won its first colony, Taiwan, it worked to establish it as a model colony. The Japanese brought Taiwan not only education and economic reform but also a new pastime made popular in Japan by American influence: baseball. But unlike in many other models, the introduction of baseball to Taiwan didn't lead to imperial indoctrination or nationalist resistance. Taiwan instead stands as a fascinating counterexample to an otherwise seemingly established norm in the cultural politics of modern imperialism. Taiwan's baseball culture evolved as a cultural hybrid between American, Japanese, and later Chinese influences.

    In Empire of Infields John J. Harney traces the evolution and identity of Taiwanese baseball, focusing on three teams: the Nenggao team of 1924-25, the Kanō team of 1931, and the Hongye schoolboy team of 1968. Baseball developed as an aspect of Japanese cultural practices that survived the end of Japanese rule at the end of World War II and was a central element of Japanese influence in the formation of popular culture across East Asia. The Republic of China (which reclaimed Taiwan in 1945) only embraced baseball in 1968 as an expression of a distinct Chinese nationalism and as a vehicle for political narratives.

    Empire of Infields explores not only the development of Taiwanese baseball but also the influence of baseball on Taiwan's cultural identity in its colonial years and beyond as a clear departure from narratives of assimilation and resistance.


  • Queer as camp : essays on summer, style, and sexuality / Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason, editors
    GV192

  • Implied nowhere : absence in folklore studies / Shelley Ingram, Willow G. Mullins, and Todd Richardson ; foreword by Anand Prahlad
    GR 41.7 I64 2019

  • Gamer nation : video games and American culture / John Wills
    GV1469.3

    In 1975, design engineer Dave Nutting completed work on a new arcade machine. A version of Taito's Western Gun , a recent Japanese arcade machine, Nutting's Gun Fight depicted a classic showdown between gunfighters. Rich in Western folklore, the game seemed perfect for the American market; players easily adapted to the new technology, becoming pistol-wielding pixel cowboys. One of the first successful early arcade titles, Gun Fight helped introduce an entire nation to video-gaming and sold more than 8,000 units.

    In Gamer Nation , John Wills examines how video games co-opt national landscapes, livelihoods, and legends. Arguing that video games toy with Americans' mass cultural and historical understanding, Wills show how games reprogram the American experience as a simulated reality. Blockbuster games such as Civilization , Call of Duty , and Red Dead Redemption repackage the past, refashioning history into novel and immersive digital states of America. Controversial titles such as Custer's Revenge and 08.46 recode past tragedies. Meanwhile, online worlds such as Second Life cater to a desire to inhabit alternate versions of America, while Paperboy and The Sims transform the mundane tasks of everyday suburbia into fun and addictive challenges.

    Working with a range of popular and influential games, from Pong , Civilization , and The Oregon Trail to Grand Theft Auto , Silent Hill , and Fortnite , Wills critically explores these gamic depictions of America. Touching on organized crime, nuclear fallout, environmental degradation, and the War on Terror, Wills uncovers a world where players casually massacre Native Americans and Cold War soldiers alike, a world where neo-colonialism, naive patriotism, disassociated violence, and racial conflict abound, and a world where the boundaries of fantasy and reality are increasingly blurred. Ultimately, Gamer Nation reveals not only how video games are a key aspect of contemporary American culture, but also how games affect how people relate to America itself.


  • New Orleans sports : playing hard in the Big Easy / edited by Thomas Aiello
    GV 584.5 N38N48 2019

  • Ancient and modern practices of citizenship in Asia and the West : care of the self / edited by Gregory Bracken
    GT3
    This book is a collection of papers originally presented at a conference of the same name in the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden in 2016. The contributors come from a variety of different disciplines, including architecture, urbanism, philosophy, and history, and their essays make comparative examinations of the practices of citizenship from the ancient world to the present day in both the East and West. While the book's point of departure is philosophical, its key aim is to examine how philosophy can be applied to the betterment of the everyday lives of citizens in cities in the West and Asia. The papers' comparative approach, between East and West, and ancient and modern, lead to a greater understanding of the challenges facing cities in the twenty-first century, and, by looking to past examples, suggest ways of addressing them.

  • Eva Palmer Sikelianos : a life in ruins / Artemis Leontis
    GV 1785 S5543L46 2019

    The first biography of a visionary twentieth-century American performer who devoted her life to the revival of ancient Greek culture

    This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874-1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, as Artemis Leontis reveals, Palmer's most spectacular performance was her daily revival of ancient Greek life. For almost half a century, dressed in handmade Greek tunics and sandals, she sought to make modern life freer and more beautiful through a creative engagement with the ancients. Along the way, she crossed paths with other seminal modern artists such as Natalie Clifford Barney, Renée Vivien, Isadora Duncan, Susan Glaspell, George Cram Cook, Richard Strauss, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, Henry Miller, Paul Robeson, and Ted Shawn.

    Brilliant and gorgeous, with floor-length auburn hair, Palmer was a wealthy New York debutante who studied Greek at Bryn Mawr College before turning her back on conventional society to live a lesbian life in Paris. She later followed Raymond Duncan (brother of Isadora) and his wife to Greece and married the Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos in 1907. With single-minded purpose, Palmer re-created ancient art forms, staging Greek tragedy with her own choreography, costumes, and even music. Having exhausted her inheritance, she returned to the United States in 1933, was blacklisted for criticizing American imperialism during the Cold War, and was barred from returning to Greece until just before her death.

    Drawing on hundreds of newly discovered letters and featuring many previously unpublished photographs, this biography vividly re-creates the unforgettable story of a remarkable nonconformist whom one contemporary described as "the only ancient Greek I ever knew."


  • Every nation has its dish : black bodies and black food in twentieth-century America / Jennifer Jensen Wallach
    GT 2853 U6W35 2018eb

  • By the fire : Sami folktales and legends / collected and illustrated by Emilie Demant Hatt ; translated by Barbara Sjoholm
    GR 138.5 V3413 2019

    The first English publication of Sami folktales from Scandinavia collected and illustrated in the early twentieth century

    Although versions of tales about wizards and magical reindeer from northern Scandinavia are found in European folk and fairytale collections, stories told by the indigenous Nordic Sami themselves are rare in English translation. The stories in By the Fire , collected by the Danish artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt (1873-1958) during her travels in the early twentieth century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi, are the exception--and a matchless pleasure, granting entry to a fascinating world of wonder and peril, of nature imbued with spirits, and strangers to be outwitted with gumption and craft.

    Between 1907 and 1916 Demant Hatt recorded tales of magic animals, otherworldly girls who marry Sami men, and cannibalistic ogres or Stallos. Many of her storytellers were women, and the memorable tales included in this collection tell of plucky girls and women who outfox their attackers (whether Russian bandits, mysterious Dog-Turks, or Swedish farmers) and save their people. Here as well are tales of ghosts and pestilent spirits, murdered babies who come back to haunt their parents, and legends in which the Sami are both persecuted by their enemies and cleverly resistant. By the Fire , first published in Danish in 1922, features Demant Hatt's original linoleum prints, incorporating and transforming her visual memories of Sápmi in a style influenced by the northern European Expressionists after World War I.

    With Demant Hatt's field notes and commentary and translator Barbara Sjoholm's Afterword (accompanied by photographs), this first English publication of By the Fire is at once a significant contribution to the canon of world literature, a unique glimpse into Sami culture, and a testament to the enduring art of storytelling.


  • Moving boarders : skateboarding and the changing landscape of urban youth sports / Matthew Atencio, Becky Beal, E. Missy Wright, ZáNean McClain
    GV 859.8 A84 2018

  • National races : transnational power struggles in the sciences and politics of human diversity, 1840-1945 / edited by Richard McMahon
    GN 62.8 N37 2019
    National Races explores how politics interacted with transnational science in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This interaction produced powerful, racialized national identity discourses whose influence continues to resonate in today's culture and politics. Ethnologists, anthropologists, and raciologists compared modern physical types with ancient skeletal finds to unearth the deep prehistoric past and true nature of nations. These scientists understood certain physical types to be what Richard McMahon calls "national races," or the ageless biological essences of nations.

    Contributors to this volume address a central tension in anthropological race classification. On one hand, classifiers were nationalists who explicitly or implicitly used race narratives to promote political agendas. Their accounts of prehistoric geopolitics treated "national races" as the proxies of nations in order to legitimize present-day geopolitical positions. On the other hand, the transnational community of race scholars resisted the centrifugal forces of nationalism. Their interdisciplinary project was a vital episode in the development of the social sciences, using biological race classification to explain the history, geography, relationships, and psychologies of nations.

    National Races goes to the heart of tensions between nationalism and transnationalism, politics and science, by examining transnational science from the perspective of its peripheries. Contributors to the book supplement the traditional focus of historians on France, Britain, and Germany, with myriad case studies and examples of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century racial and national identities in countries such as Russia, Italy, Poland, Greece, and Yugoslavia, and among Jewish anthropologists.

  • Painting the skin : pigments on bodies and codices in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica / edited by Élodie Dupey García and María Luisa Vázquez de Ágredos Pascual
    GT 2341 M6P35 2018

  • Transcontinental dialogues : activist alliances with indigenous peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia / edited by R. Aída Hernández Castillo, Suzi Hutchings, and Brian Noble
    GN 42 T73 2019

  • Archaeologies of listening / edited by Peter R. Schmidt and Alice B. Kehoe
    GN 33 A69 2019eb
    Archaeologists tend to rely on scientific methods to reconstruct past histories, an approach that can alienate local indigenous populations and limit the potential of archaeological research. Essays in this volume argue that listening to and learning from local and descendant communities is vital for interpreting the histories and heritage values of archaeological sites.Case studies from around the world demonstrate how a humanistic perspective with people-centric practice decolonizes the discipline by unlocking an intellectual space and collaborative role for indigenous people. These examples show how listening to oral traditions has opened up broader understandings of ancient rituals in Tanzania--where indigenous knowledge paved the way to significant archaeological finds about local iron technology. Archaeologists working with owners of traditional food ovens in Northern Australia discovered the function of mysterious earth mounds nearby, and the involvement of local communities in the interpretation of the Sigiriya World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka led to a better understanding of indigenous values. The ethical implications for positioning archaeology as a way to bridge divisions are also explored. In a case study from Northern Ireland, researchers risked sparking further conflict by listening to competing narratives about the country's political past, and a study of archival records from nineteenth-century grave excavations in British Columbia, where remains were taken without local permission, reveals why indigenous people in the region still regard archaeology with deep suspicion.The value of cultural apprenticeship to those who have long-term relationships with the landscape is nearly forgotten today, contributors argue. This volume points the way to a reawakening of the core principles of anthropology in archaeology and heritage studies. Contributors: Peter Schmidt | Alice Kehoe | Kathryn Weedman Arthur | Catherine Carlson | Billy Ó Foghlú | Audrey Horning | Steve Mrozowski | George Nicholas | Innocent Pikirayi | Jonathan Walz | Camina Weasel Moccasin | Jagath Weerasinghe

  • Coming together : comparative approaches to population aggregation and early urbanization / edited by Attila Gyucha
    GN 380 C66 2019eb

  • The Patagonian Sublime The Green Economy and Post-Neoliberal Politics / Marcos Mendoza
    G 155 A7M46 2018

  • Downtown Mardi Gras : new carnival practices in post-Katrina New Orleans / Leslie A. Wade, Robin Roberts, and Frank de Caro
    GT 4211 N4W34 2019

  • Foraging in the past : archaeological studies of hunter-gatherer diversity / edited by Ashley K. Lemke
    GN 388 F67 2018
    The label "hunter-gatherer" covers an extremely diverse range of societies and behaviors, yet most of what is known is provided by ethnographic and historical data that cannot be used to interpret prehistory. Foraging in the Past takes an explicitly archaeological approach to the potential of the archaeological record to document the variability and time depth of hunter-gatherers.

    Well-established and young scholars present new prehistoric data and describe new methods and theories to investigate ancient forager lifeways and document hunter-gatherer variability across the globe. The authors use relationships established by cross-cultural data as a background for examining the empirical patterns of prehistory. Covering underwater sites in North America, the peaks of the Andes, Asian rainforests, and beyond, chapters are data rich, methodologically sound, and theoretically nuanced, effectively exploring the latest evidence for behavioral diversity in the fundamental process of hunting and gathering.

    Foraging in the Past establishes how hunter-gatherers can be considered archaeologically, extending beyond the reach of ethnographers and historians to argue that only through archaeological research can the full range of hunter-gatherer variability be documented. Presenting a comprehensive and integrated approach to forager diversity in the past, the volume will be of significance to both students and scholars working with or teaching about hunter-gatherers.

    Contributors: Nicholas J. Conard, Raven Garvey, Keiko Kitagawa, John Krigbaum, Petra Krönneck, Steven Kuhn, Julia Lee-Thorp, Peter Mitchell, Katherine Moore, Susanne C. Münzel, Kurt Rademaker, Patrick Roberts, Britt Starkovich, Brian A. Stewart, Mary Stiner

  • Working with the ancestors : mana and place in the Marquesas Islands / Emily C. Donaldson
    GN 671 M3D66 2019

  • The second generation of African American pioneers in anthropology / edited by Ira E. Harrison, Deborah Johnson-Simon, and Erica Lorraine Williams
    GN 17.3 U6S43 2018eb
    After the pioneers, the second generation of African American anthropologists trained in the late 1950s and 1960s. Expected to study their own or similar cultures, these scholars often focused on the African diaspora but in some cases they also ranged further afield both geographically and intellectually. Yet their work remains largely unknown to colleagues and students. This volume collects intellectual biographies of fifteen accomplished African American anthropologists of the era. The authors explore the scholars' diverse backgrounds and interests and look at their groundbreaking methodologies, ethnographies, and theories. They also place their subjects within their tumultuous times, when antiracism and anticolonialism transformed the field and the emergence of ideas around racial vindication brought forth new worldviews. Scholars profiled: George Clement Bond, Johnnetta B. Cole, James Lowell Gibbs Jr., Vera Mae Green, John Langston Gwaltney, Ira E. Harrison, Delmos Jones, Diane K. Lewis, Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, Oliver Osborne, Anselme Remy, William Alfred Shack, Audrey Smedley, Niara Sudarkasa, and Charles Preston Warren II

  • Pecos River Style rock art : a prehistoric iconography / James Burr Harrison Macrae
    GN 799 P4M224 2018

  • New directions in Cypriot archaeology / edited by Catherine Kearns and Sturt W. Manning
    GN 855 C93N48 2019

  • Staging Brazil : choreographies of Capoeira / Ana Paula Höfling
    GV 1796 C145H647 2019

    Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira is the first in-depth study of the processes of legitimization and globalization of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian combat game practiced today throughout the world. Ana Paula Höfling contextualizes the emergence of the two main styles of capoeira, angola and regional, within discourses of race and nation in mid-twentieth century Brazil. This history of capoeira's corporeality, on the page and on the stage, includes analysis of early-illustrated capoeira manuals and reveals the mutual influences between capoeira practitioners, tourism bureaucrats, intellectuals, artists, and directors of folkloric ensembles. Staging Brazil sheds light on the importance of capoeira in folkloric shows in the 1960s and 70s--both those that catered to tourists visiting Brazil and those that toured abroad and introduced capoeira to the world.


  • Dancing spirit, love, and war performing the translocal realities of contemporary Fiji / Evadne Kelly
    GV1728

  • We average unbeautiful watchers : fan narratives and the reading of American sports / Noah Cohan
    GV 715 C65 2019
    Sports fandom--often more than religious, political, or regional affiliation--determines how millions of Americans define themselves. In We Average Unbeautiful Watchers , Noah Cohan examines contemporary sports culture to show how mass-mediated athletics are in fact richly textured narrative entertainments rather than merely competitive displays. While it may seem that sports narratives are "written" by athletes and journalists, Cohan demonstrates that fans are not passive consumers but rather function as readers and writers who appropriate those narratives and generate their own stories in building their sense of identity.

    Critically reading stories of sports fans' self-definition across genres, from the novel and the memoir to the film and the blog post, We Average Unbeautiful Watchers recovers sports games as sites where fan-authors theorize interpretation, historicity, and narrative itself. Fan stories demonstrate how unscripted sporting entertainments function as identity-building narratives--which, in turn, enhances our understanding of the way we incorporate a broad range of texts into our own life stories.

    Building on the work of sports historians, theorists of fan behavior, and critics of American literature, Cohan shows that humanistic methods are urgently needed for developing nuanced critical conversations about athletics. Sports take shape as stories, and it is scholars in the humanities who can best identify how they do so--and why that matters for American culture more broadly.

  • Dancing revolution : bodies, space, and sound in American cultural history / Christopher J. Smith
    GV 1623 S65 2019

  • Bad film histories : ethnography and the early archive / Katherine Groo
    G 347 G76 2019eb

    A daring, deep investigation into ethnographic cinema that challenges standard ways of writing film history and breaks important new ground in understanding archives

    Bad Film Histories is a vital work that unsettles the authority of the archive. Katherine Groo daringly takes readers to the margins of the film record, addressing the undertheorization of film history and offering a rigorous corrective. Taking ethnographic cinema as a crucial case study, Groo challenges standard ways of thinking and writing about film history and questions widespread assumptions about what film artifacts are and what makes them meaningful. Rather than filling holes, Groo endeavors to understand the imprecisions and absences that define film history and its archives.

    Bad Film Histories draws on numerous works of ethnographic cinema, from Edward S. Curtis's I n the Land of the Head Hunters , to a Citroën-sponsored "croisière" across Africa, to the extensive archives of the Maison Lumière and the Musée Albert-Kahn, to dozens of expedition films from the 1910s and 1920s. The project is deeply grounded in poststructural approaches to history, and throughout Groo draws on these frameworks to offer innovative and accessible readings that explain ethnographic cinema's destabilizing energies.

    As Groo describes, ethnographic works are mostly untitled, unauthored, seemingly infinite in number, and largely unrestored even in their digital afterlives. Her examination of ethnographic cinema provides necessary new thought for both film scholars and those who are thrilled by cinema's boundless possibilities. In so doing, she boldly reexamines what early ethnographic cinema is and how these films produce meaning, challenging the foundations of film history and prevailing approaches to the archive.


  • Staging Fairyland : folklore, children's entertainment, and nineteenth-century pantomime / Jennifer Schacker
    GR 550 S33 2018

    In nineteenth-century Britain, the spectacular and highly profitable theatrical form known as "pantomime" was part of a shared cultural repertoire and a significant medium for the transmission of stories. Rowdy, comedic, and slightly risqu?, pantomime productions were situated in dynamic relationship with various forms of print and material culture. Popular fairy-tale theater also informed the production and reception of folklore research in ways that are often overlooked. In Staging Fairyland: Folklore, Children's Entertainment, and Nineteenth-Century Pantomime , Jennifer Schacker reclaims the place of theatrical performance in this history, developing a model for the intermedial and cross-disciplinary study of narrative cultures.

    The case studies that punctuate each chapter move between the realms of print and performance, scholarship and popular culture. Schacker examines pantomime productions of such well-known tales as "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Jack and the Beanstalk," as well as others whose popularity has waned-such as, "Daniel O'Rourke" and "The Yellow Dwarf." These productions resonate with traditions of impersonation, cross-dressing, literary imposture, masquerade, and the social practice of "fancy dress." Schacker also traces the complex histories of Mother Goose and Mother Bunch, who were often cast as the embodiments of both tale-telling and stage magic and who move through various genres of narrative and forms of print culture. These examinations push at the limits of prevailing approaches to the fairy tale across media. They also demonstrate the degree to which perspectives on the fairy tale as children's entertainment often obscure the complex histories and ideological underpinnings of specific tales.

    Mapping the histories of tales requires a fundamental reconfiguration of our thinking about early folklore study and about "fairy tales" their bearing on questions of genre and ideology but also their signifying possibilities-past, present, and future. Readers interested in folklore, fairy-tale studies, children's literature, and performance studies will embrace this informative monograph.


  • Making dances that matter : resources for community creativity / Anna Halprin with Rachel Kaplan
    GV1785.H267

    Anna Halprin, vanguard postmodern dancer turned community artist and healer, has created ground-breaking dances with communities all over the world. Here, she presents her philosophy and experience, as well as step-by-step processes for bringing people together to create dances that foster individual and group well-being. At the heart of this book are accounts of two dances: the Planetary Dance, which continues to be performed throughout the world, and Circle the Earth. The Circle the Earth workshop for people living with AIDS has generated dozens of "scores" for others to adapt. In addition, the book provides a concrete guide to Halprin's celebrated Planetary Dance. Now more than 35 years old, Planetary Dance promotes peace among people and peace with the Earth. Open to everyone, it has been performed in more than 50 countries. In 1995 more than 400 participants joined her in a Planetary Dance in Berlin commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Potsdam Agreements, at the end of World War II. More recently, she took the Planetary Dance to Israel, bringing together Israelis and Palestinians as well as other nationalities. Throughout this book Halprin shows how dance can be a powerful tool for healing, learning and mobilizing change, and she offers insight and advice on facilitating groups. If we are to survive, Halprin argues, we must learn, experientially, how our individual stories weave together and strengthen the fabric of our collective body. Generously illustrated with photographs, charts and scores, this book will be a boon to dance therapists, educators and community artists of all types.


  • Entering the global arena : emerging states, soft power strategies and sports mega-events / Jonathan Grix, Paul Michael Brannagan, Donna Lee
    GV 712 G75 2019

  • The Palgrave handbook of ethnicity / editors, Steven Ratuva
    GN 495.6 P35 2019

  • Swimming communities in Victorian England / Dave Day, Margaret Roberts
    GV 838.4 G7D39 2019eb

  • Aikido as transformative and embodied pedagogy : teacher as healer / Michael A. Gordon
    GV1114.35

  • Chinese dream and practice in Zhejiang -- ecology / editors, Jiahua Pan and Manhong Shen
    GE160.C6

  • Handbook of engaged sustainability / editor, Joan Marques
    GE 196 H36 2019eb

  • Mixed Methods and Cross Disciplinary Research : Towards Cultivating Eco-Systemic Living / Janet McIntyre-Mills, Norma R. A. Romm, editors
    GE 220 M58 2019

  • Ethnobotany of the Mountain Regions of Far Eastern Europe : Ural, Northern Caucasus, Turkey, and Iran / edited by Ketevan Batsatsashvili, Zaal Kikvidze, Rainer Bussmann
    GN575

  • Handbook of eating and drinking : interdisciplinary perspectives / editor, Herbert L. Meiselman
    GT 2850 H36 2019eb

  • Remote Sensing Image Classification in R
    GA102.4.R44G143QA76

  • Computer games : 7th Workshop, CGW 2018, held in conjunction with the 27th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 13, 2018, Revised Selected Papers / Tristan Cazenave, Abdallah Saffidine, Nathan Sturtevant (eds.)
    GV1469.15

  • Game Development with Ren'Py : introduction to visual novel games using ren'py, tyranobuilder, and twine / Robert Ciesla
    GV 1469.3 C54 2019

  • Fun, taste, & games : an aesthetics of the idle, unproductive, and otherwise playful / John Sharp and David Thomas
    GV 14 S44 2019eb

    Reclaiming fun as a meaningful concept for understanding games and play.

    "Fun" is somewhat ambiguous. If something is fun, is it pleasant? Entertaining? Silly? A way to trick students into learning? Fun also has baggage--it seems inconsequential, embarrassing, child's play. In Fun, Taste, & Games , John Sharp and David Thomas reclaim fun as a productive and meaningful tool for understanding and appreciating play and games. They position fun at the heart of the aesthetics of games. As beauty was to art, they argue, fun is to play and games--the aesthetic goal that we measure our experiences and interpretations against.

    Sharp and Thomas use this fun-centered aesthetic framework to explore a range of games and game issues--from workplace bingo to Meow Wolf, from basketball to Myst , from the consumer marketplace to Marcel Duchamp. They begin by outlining three elements for understanding the drive, creation, and experience of fun: set-outsideness, ludic forms, and ambiguity. Moving from theory to practice and back again, they explore the complicated relationships among the titular fun, taste, and games. They consider, among other things, the dismissal of fun by game journalists and designers; the seminal but underinfluential game Myst , and how tastes change over time; the shattering of the gamer community in Gamergate; and an aesthetics of play that goes beyond games.


  • Playing smart : on games, intelligence and artificial intelligence / Julian Togelius
    GV 1469.34 P79T64 2018eb

    A new vision of the future of games and game design, enabled by AI.

    Can games measure intelligence? How will artificial intelligence inform games of the future? In Playing Smart , Julian Togelius explores the connections between games and intelligence to offer a new vision of future games and game design. Video games already depend on AI. We use games to test AI algorithms, challenge our thinking, and better understand both natural and artificial intelligence. In the future, Togelius argues, game designers will be able to create smarter games that make us smarter in turn, applying advanced AI to help design games. In this book, he tells us how.

    Games are the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence. In 1948, Alan Turing, one of the founding fathers of computer science and artificial intelligence, handwrote a program for chess. Today we have IBM's Deep Blue and DeepMind's AlphaGo, and huge efforts go into developing AI that can play such arcade games as Pac-Man . Programmers continue to use games to test and develop AI, creating new benchmarks for AI while also challenging human assumptions and cognitive abilities. Game design is at heart a cognitive science, Togelius reminds us--when we play or design a game, we plan, think spatially, make predictions, move, and assess ourselves and our performance. By studying how we play and design games, Togelius writes, we can better understand how humans and machines think. AI can do more for game design than providing a skillful opponent. We can harness it to build game-playing and game-designing AI agents, enabling a new generation of AI-augmented games. With AI, we can explore new frontiers in learning and play.


  • Gaming the Iron Curtain : how teenagers and amateurs in communist Czechoslovakia claimed the medium of computer games / Jaroslav Švelch
    GV 1469.17 S63A39 2018eb

  • Women and the gift economy : a radically difference worldview is possible / edited by Genevieve Vaughan
    GT 3040 W65 2007eb

  • Self help : life lessons from the bizarre wrestling career of Al Snow / Al Snow and Ross Owen Williams
    GV 1196 S66A3 2019eb

  • The maternal roots of the gift economy / edited by Genevieve Vaughan
    GT 3040 M38 2019

  • First gear : a motorcycle memoir / Lorrie Jorgensen
    GV1060.2.J67

  • Vancouver Island / Theo Dombrowski
    GV 199.44 C22V36 2019eb

    Featuring a fresh design and the most current route updates, Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

    This unique and colourful guidebook sorts through all of the various possibilities and selects for the reader the very best day hikes on Vancouver Island, with locations throughout the region, including:

    Carmanah Walbran Matheson Lake to Roche Cove Mount Finlayson Gowlland Tod Park Jocelyn Peak Loop Skutz Falls Loop Stocking Lake and Heart Lake Haslam Trail to Timberland Lake Top Bridge and Englishman River Mount Arrowsmith The Lakes of Forbidden Plateau With hikes ranging from 6 km to 25 km and from easy to challenging, these routes are all accessible from generally reliable roads. In addition, each hike is accompanied by a clear, colourful map, step by step directions and full-colour photographs.

    Each hike includes:

    detailed directions to trailheads colour maps and photographs seasonal information round-trip distances trail commentary difficulty ratings
Updated: Tuesday 24 September 2019
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