Coffee from East Africa, wine from California and chocolate from Côte d'Ivoire: all of these products that many of us consume regularly are based on labor processes -- often under inhuman conditions -- but always based on a combination of various work processes which are often unfamiliar. What are the daily routines of workers in different parts of the world, and how have they changed over time.
A new book by a University of Cincinnati political researcher details how conservative Christians driven by anti-abortion politics co-opted the rights-based language of political liberalism to win political and legal battles and build grassroots support.
Stories have power, in both good and bad. According to Professor of Comparative Literature Hanna Meretoja from the University of Turku, Finland, some cultural practices of storytelling are connected to repressive mechanisms of power, while other practices are empowering. Professor Meretoja and Professor of French and Comparative Literature Colin Davis from Royal Holloway (University of London, England) have edited the publication Storytelling and Ethics which examines the ethical potential and risks of different storytelling practices, with focus on storytelling in relation to traumatic experiences.
The book, Work-based Practice in the Early Years - A Guide for Students, will benefit Early Years students through their first year of study
'Sweet, deferent, generous, dutiful, responsible, arrogant, belligerent' -- these are just a few of the traits that Penn State Liberal Arts Professor of English Sandra Spanier said Ernest Hemingway reveals in a series of personal correspondence that she and her team have collected and published in the fourth volume of "The Letters of Ernest Hemingway (1929-1931)."
In a new book a Kent political scientist imagines a revolutionary 20th century in which the Russian Revolution spreads westward to Europe and the US, upending the course of 20th century history. In this version of events, Eleanor Roosevelt ends up living her life as a lesbian and Yiddish is a major European language.
Supercomputers contain thousands of processing cores, and within a few years a computer with 100 million cores -- and the capacity to do a billion billion calculations per second -- is expected. To write code that runs on all these cores simultaneously, software engineers use parallel programming -- and a model called OpenACC makes it easier. Profs. Sunita Chandrasekaran at University of Delaware and Guido Juckeland from HZDR have co-edited the first printed textbook on the subject.
Diane Jones Allen, the UTA director of landscape architecture in UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, used case studies in New Orleans, Baltimore and Chicago to write "Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form," published recently by Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design.
Like today, ancient food fads came with dire warnings about the consequences of new arrivals on the scene. For example, when Sicilian sweets were introduced to Greece, some regarded them as a delicious luxury while others -- such as Plato -- said they would destroy the morality of the people. From battlefields and imperial courts to sanctuaries and boudoirs, tasting is a dangerous game in antiquity.
A new book called Armenia's Future, Relations with Turkey, and the Karabagh Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018 edition September 19, 2017) is a collection of articles, speeches and interviews by Levon Ter-Petrossian -- Armenia's first post-Soviet president -- from 1990 to 2016. The book provides a unique window into the political transformations of this period and the issues that have plagued Armenia's politics since its independence.