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Creating the Creation MuseumHow Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life

Creating the Creation Museum: How Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life

Kathleen C. Oberlin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479881642
eISBN:
9781479897520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The typical story about creationist social movements centers on battles in the classroom or in the courtroom—like the Scopes Trial in 1925. But there is a new setting: a museum. “Prepare to Believe” ... More

Democratic FailureNOMOS LXIII

Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Today we confront the prospect that some of the world’s oldest and most durable democracies may be backsliding, at risk of failure. But how should we conceptualize and measure democratic failure, ... More

Evil Deeds in High PlacesChristian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

David E. Settje

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Christians today participate as a significant force in politics, asserting their historic role as arbiters of morality and ethics in the process despite being of very different minds about what that ... More

The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes CarlsonCatholic, Socialist, Feminist

The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson: Catholic, Socialist, Feminist

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479802180
eISBN:
9781479892006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

On December 8, 1941, Grace Holmes Carlson, the only female defendant among eighteen Trotskyists convicted under the Smith Act, was sentenced to sixteen months in federal prison for advocating the ... More

Front of the House, Back of the HouseRace and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers

Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers

Eli Revelle Yano Wilson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800612
eISBN:
9781479800674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800612.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In restaurants, why do all the white people work in the front and the brown people in the back? What keeps these workers apart, consigned to highly unequal types of jobs? Drawing on six years of ... More

Horrible White PeopleGender, Genre, and Television's Precarious Whiteness

Horrible White People: Gender, Genre, and Television's Precarious Whiteness

Taylor Nygaard and Jorie Lagerwey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479885459
eISBN:
9781479805341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

At the same time that reactionary conservative political figures like Donald Trump were elected and disastrous socioeconomic policies like Brexit were voted into law, representations of bleakly comic ... More

The Intimacies of ConflictCultural Memory and the Korean War

The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Daniel Y. Kim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479800797
eISBN:
9781479800018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800797.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Though known primarily in the United States as “the forgotten war,” the Korean War was a watershed event that fundamentally reshaped both domestic conceptions of race and the interracial dimensions ... More

Lifeblood of the ParishMen and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479872244
eISBN:
9781479868346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479872244.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Each year the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, celebrates its annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola. The crowning event is the Dance of ... More

Living Apart TogetherLegal Protections for a New Form of Family

Living Apart Together: Legal Protections for a New Form of Family

Cynthia Grant Bowman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479891047
eISBN:
9781479874248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891047.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book describes a new way of being a couple and a new family form—living apart together—where couples who are committed to one another nevertheless maintain separate residences and finances. ... More

The Smell of RiskEnvironmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics

The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics

Hsuan L. Hsu

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479807215
eISBN:
9781479805372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Smell of Risk considers the capacities of olfaction as a tool for sensing and staging modernity’s differentiated atmospheres and their associated environmental risks. Focusing on American ... More

The Sustainability MythEnvironmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Melissa Checker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479835089
eISBN:
9781479859245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835089.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Are today’s sustainable cities built on their own undoing? This book uncovers the hidden costs of sustainable policies and practices in an era of hyper-gentrification. From state-of-the-art parks to ... More

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