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Welcome to the March issue of Bluelines!

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new & noteworthy

Ivan Illich: An Intellectual Journey Ivan Illich: An Intellectual Journey

David Cayley

“Cayley convincingly illuminates how Illich’s thought developed and how it revolves around certain central insights: complementarity, the vernacular, incarnation, and a reading of history that sees the West as a deviation from the Gospel. In so doing, Cayley reconnects Illich with the work of important contemporary social theorists—Latour, Agamben, Milbank, and others—and shows how Illich anticipated their work in many ways. This book is unique, much needed, and masterfully executed.”
—William Cavanaugh, author of Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World

Consuming Painting: Food and the Feminine in Impressionist Paris Consuming Painting: Food and the Feminine in Impressionist Paris

Allison Deutsch

Consuming Painting offers an impressive new take on the history of late nineteenth-century French art, one that makes clear for the first time the sensorial range in the historical reception of modern painting. In her reevaluation and retranslation of art criticism, combined with her highly persuasive descriptions of a range of paintings, Deutsch shows the sustained discourse of desire and disgust built into the deeply gendered metaphorics of painting as culinary consumption.”—Marnin Young, author of Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time

The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary The Museum Age in Austria-Hungary

Art and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century

Matthew Rampley, Markian Prokopovych, and Nóra Veszprémi

“This is a highly original study. There is no other comparative treatment of the development of art museums in the major cities of the Habsburg monarchy, and only such a study can address effectively the analytic questions about the development and functions of the art museums in a changing public sphere that are raised here.”—Gary B. Cohen, author of Education and Middle-Class Society in Imperial Austria, 1848–1918

Rhetorics of Democracy in the Americas Rhetorics of Democracy in the Americas

Edited by Adriana Angel, Michael L. Butterworth, and Nancy R. Gómez

“With an impressive diversity of both topics and authors, Rhetorics of Democracy in the Americas invites readers to consider the structural determinants as well as living habits of twenty-first-century politics. Angel, Butterworth, and Gómez demonstrate leadership in intellectual and disciplinary ways, bringing scholars together and suggesting with notable hope the future of international collaborations. This rich and deeply grounded collection courageously directs attention to the racial and class-based struggles that continue to challenge the Americas.”—E. Johanna Hartelius, editor of The Rhetorics of US Immigration: Identity, Community, Otherness

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If you missed our February virtual author panel, “Africana Religions” you can watch it on the PSU Press Facebook page!

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new from eisenbrauns

RINBE 2 A Handbook of Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Near East

Three Thousand Deities of Anatolia, Syria, Israel, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Elam

Douglas R. Frayne and Johanna H. Stuckey, with illustrations by Stéphane D. Beaulieu

“A must for every scholar of the ancient religions of western Asia.”—Gary Beckman, author of The babilili-Ritual from Hattusa

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