Welcome to the September issue of Bluelines!
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“Beem uses his deep understanding of Western philosophical and theological traditions, plus contemporary social and cognitive psychology, to construct a strong and distinctive argument that we must cultivate certain virtues to combat polarization and misinformation. He offers essential guidance for anyone who cares about democracy.”—Peter Levine, author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America
“Negotiating the Christian Past in China coalesces granular, deeply researched ethnographic data into a fresh and expansive take on the unique patterns of Church-state engagement and the relationship between social memory and faith identity. This story is local and global, particular and general. For anyone who has not yet visited, or cannot travel to, Xiamen, especially Gulangyu Island, this book is the next best thing.”—Joseph T. H. Lee, Pace University
“[A] rare look inside Jewish homes, synagogues and other spaces, which the Jewish community normally keeps fairly locked down from outsiders.”—The Jerusalem Post
“Georg Forster is a well-conceived and important book that comes at a moment of unresolved tension around questions of nationalism and cosmopolitanism, globalization and imperialism, individual identity and group identity, and populism and democracy—questions that were central to Forster’s life and his writings. Written by one of the foremost scholars in German literary approaches to other cultures, it will make an important contribution to the scholarship on Enlightenment travel, thought, and writing.”—John Noyes, author of Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism
Publishers Weekly says of Fitzgerald and the War Between the Sexes by Scott Donaldson: “Animated by both scholarship and passion, these essays are well worth a look for Fitzgerald fans and literature students more generally.”
Victorian Popular Fictions says that Brian McCuskey’s How Sherlock Pulled the Trick is “filled with a fascinating array of primary sources on science, spiritualism, and ways of thinking, from the nineteenth century to the present.”
The Persian Revival: The Imperialism of the Copy in Iranian and Parsi Architecture by Talinn Grigor has been awarded the Saidi-Sirjani Book Award from the Association for Iranian Studies.
Join us at 4pm on Thursday, 10/6 for “Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination” featuring authors of four of our books in the Dimyonot series. Register for the event here.
Watch a recording of August’s event, “Germans Beyond Europe,” on our YouTube Channel.
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We are excited to announce the hiring of Annie Spencer, Journals Production Coordinator to the team at PSU Press! Annie joins us after working with Medieval Institute Publications for the past two years while receiving their M.A. in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University. Welcome to the team, Annie!
This ninth archaeological report of the Leon Levy Expedition presents the material remains of Ashkelon’s Hellenistic-period occupation. Drawing together contributions from a range of specialists, it adduces the evidence from Ashkelon’s material record to address larger economic, cultural, and political questions of the Hellenistic era.
“Bechar has undertaken an in-depth study of the ceramics at Hazor and put its assemblage in dialogue with those of surrounding settlements, which will extremely useful for archaeologists working in the region.”—Ellen Moris, author of Ancient Egyptian Imperialism
Coming in October
“Toulmé’s affecting storytelling depicts the vast differences of each country’s treatment of migrants, as well as the Kafkaesque maze many ordinary people fleeing hardships face. Series fans will appreciate this thoughtful conclusion, and the completed trilogy should gain a wider readership as well as ready adoption into schools or reading groups.”—starred review, Publishers Weekly
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