Homeless assistance has frequently adhered to the “three hots and a cot” model, which prioritizes immediate material needs but may fail to address the political and social exclusion of people experiencing homelessness. In this study, Loehwing reconsiders typical characterizations of homelessness, citizenship, and democratic community through unconventional approaches to homeless advocacy and assistance.
“Written with elegant clarity, Stillion Southard’s book boldly theorizes collective identity outside the bounds of nationality and citizenship. The book offers three case studies that inspire political imagination and hope. The Peace Women, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Michelle Bachelet teach lessons we all should learn.”
—Catherine Helen Palczewski, coauthor of Gender in Communication: A Critical Introduction
“This book speaks softly and carries a big wallop. Through precise readings and meticulous historical research, Stewart demonstrates that there was a common transnational epistemology uniting black reformers. Highly recommended.”
—Kathryn Lofton, author of Consuming Religion
“This book is groundbreaking, not only for scholars interested in women’s health, or health or science studies more generally, but also for rhetorical scholars and (post)humanists.”
—Celeste M. Condit, author of Angry Public Rhetorics: Global Relations and Emotion in the Wake of 9/11
Ilan Stavans, author of the forthcoming graphic novel Don Quixote of la Mancha, discusses what makes the beloved novel so relevant in this animated video talk for Ted-Ed.
Mounting his skinny steed, Don Quixote charges an army of giants. It is his duty to vanquish these behemoths in the name of his beloved lady, Dulcinea. There’s only one problem: the giants are merely windmills. What is it about this tale of the clumsy yet valiant knight that makes it so beloved? Ilan Stavans investigates.
Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantiumby Bissera V. Pentcheva is the winner of the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion (Historical Studies) from the American Academy of Religion
Inside Higher Ed calls Votes That Count and Voters Who Don’t by Sharon E. Jarvis and Soo-Hye Han “more insightful than the usual complaints about American politics devolving into a horse race in an echo chamber.” Read more here.
Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: Transcending Textuality: Quevedo and Political Authority in the Age of Print, part of our Romance Studies series.
In Transcending Textuality, Ariadna García-Bryce provides a fresh look at post-Trent political culture and Francisco de Quevedo’s place within it by examining his works in relation to two potentially rival means of transmitting authority: spectacle and. . . (more)
Style ranked #6 out of the Top 20 Journals in Google Scholar’s “Literature & Writing” Category!
Style invites submissions that address questions of style, stylistics, and poetics. These submissions may include research and theory in discourse analysis, literary and nonliterary genres, narrative, figuration, metrics, and rhetorical analysis. In addition, Style also now welcomes contributions employing recent developments in several psychologies—cognition, bioevolutionary psychology, family systems, and human development—as those may relate to the study of literature and the humanities.
Free article from Journal of Speculative Philosophy
“Good kid, m.A.A.d city: Kendrick Lamar's Autoethnographic Method” from Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32.3 is free to read until November 2. The article analyzes Kendrick Lamar’s second album to demonstrate why autoethnography is important as both a way of understanding and expressing reality and why it's centrally important for “doing” Africana. Read it here.
The story of copper and the role it has played since the dawn of metallurgy more than 7,000 years ago is a remarkable, at times breathtaking, often inspiring tale of evolution and innovation; it imparts some of the greatest technological achievements of man and his persistent striving towards. . . . (more)
Following the work of scholars who have attempted to rehabilitate the notion of “chosenness” in the Hebrew Bible and others who have focused more narrowly on the fate of non-Israelites in the Old Testament, The Unfavored centers on the role of two “unfavored” characters within Israel—Judah and. . . . (more)
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