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After RedliningThe Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation

Rebecca K. Marchiel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226723648
eISBN:
9780226723785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After Redlining explains the changed relationship between urbanites and their banks during the last third of the twentieth century, and argues that an urban social movement drove the change. In so ... More

BeethovenA Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226669052
eISBN:
9780226669199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669199.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores the animating presence of the political in almost every aspect of Beethoven's life, work, and legacy. Beethoven was a civically engaged thinker confronted with severe challenges. ... More

Blood RelationsTransfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Blood Relations: Transfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Jenny Bangham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226739977
eISBN:
9780226740171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740171.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Blood Relations explores the relationships between mid-century blood transfusion and the development of human genetics. It focuses on Britain, which established its first national transfusion service ... More

The Calamity FormOn Poetry and Social Life

The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

Anahid Nersessian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226701288
eISBN:
9780226701455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Romanticism coincided with two major historical developments: the Industrial Revolution and, with it, a turning point in our relationship to the earth, its inhabitants, and its climate. Drawing on ... More

Campaign Finance and American DemocracyWhat the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712802
eISBN:
9780226713137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Campaign finance reformers, politicians, and academics have been arguing for decades that democracy is imperiled by a threat that permeates all of politics: money. Money in politics, these elites ... More

Cartesian PoeticsThe Art of Thinking

Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking

Andrea Gadberry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226722979
eISBN:
9780226723167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723167.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Cartesian Poetics is a defense of the “resultless enterprises” of poetry and thinking that enlists an unlikely ally in its cause: René Descartes. Against the historical charge that Descartes’ ... More

Catastrophic ThinkingExtinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

David Sepkoski

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226348612
eISBN:
9780226354613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354613.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. We’re told that human activity is currently producing a ... More

Chimpanzees in ContextA Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Chimpanzees in Context: A Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Lydia M. Hopper and Stephen R. Ross (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727844
eISBN:
9780226728032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226728032.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The study of the chimpanzee, the human’s closest relative, has led scientists to exciting discoveries about evolution, behavior, and cognition over the past half century. In this book, both young and ... More

Coming ToConsciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Timothy M. Harrison

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226725093
eISBN:
9780226725260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226725260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Coming To argues that poetry played a central but forgotten role in the seventeenth-century invention of the concept of consciousness. The story of consciousness’s emergence is usually told in a ... More

Congress in ReverseRepeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Congress in Reverse: Repeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226717333
eISBN:
9780226717500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226717500.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Countless observers, from the Framers to modern day academics, examine the government's capacity to enact new legislation. Congress in Reverse is the first book to focus on repeals as an important ... More

Congress OverwhelmedThe Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Congress is overwhelmed. It has become so overwhelmed its constitutional status as a co-equal branch of government is at serious risk. In this volume, leading congressional scholars explore the ... More

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton is widely known as the poet of liberty and freedom. But his commitment to justice, which runs throughout his prose works, is often missed when viewed at the distance of the twenty-first ... More

Critique of FreedomThe Central Problem of Modernity

Critique of Freedom: The Central Problem of Modernity

Otfried Höffe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226465906
eISBN:
9780226466064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466064.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this ambitious book, philosopher Otfried Höffe provides a sophisticated account of the principle of freedom and its role in the project of modernity. Höffe addresses a set of complex questions ... More

Democracy DeclinedThe Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Democracy Declined: The Failed Politics of Consumer Financial Protection

Mallory E. SoRelle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226711652
eISBN:
9780226711829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226711829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Borrowing has become the American way of life. We increasingly rely on consumer credit to purchase daily necessities and to weather unexpected emergencies. But borrowing to live is a double-edged ... More

Diet for a Large PlanetIndustrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Diet for a Large Planet: Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

Chris Otter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226697109
eISBN:
9780226705965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705965.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides a history of the causes, experiences, and consequences of Britain's post-1750 shift to a diet rich in meat, wheat, and sugar. The origins of this shift lay in Britain's ... More

Difference without DominationPursuing Justice in Diverse Democracies

Difference without Domination: Pursuing Justice in Diverse Democracies

Danielle Allen and Rohini Somanathan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226681191
eISBN:
9780226681368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226681368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book seeks to understand the relations among social diversity, justice, and democracy and to clarify how social diversity should inform our thinking about both justice and democracy. Among kinds ... More

Digital DivisionsHow Schools Create Inequality in the Tech Era

Digital Divisions: How Schools Create Inequality in the Tech Era

Matthew H. Rafalow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226726557
eISBN:
9780226726724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726724.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Education researchers struggle with the fact that students arrive at school already shaped by their unequal childhoods. Would we see greater gains among less privileged students if they had a more ... More

The Economic OtherInequality in the American Political Imagination

The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination

Meghan Condon and Amber Wichowsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226691732
eISBN:
9780226691909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691909.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Economic inequality is at a record high in the United States, but public demand for redistribution is not rising with it. This book shows that this paradox and other mysteries about class and ... More

Everyone Loves Live MusicA Theory of Performance Institutions

Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions

Fabian Holt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226738406
eISBN:
9780226738680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738680.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the early twenty-first century, the economic growth in live music and especially music festivals caused a sensation in the music industries, in pop aesthetics, and in the media. This birth of a ... More

The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origins of life and cell death were the two most foundational events on which all other biological processes rest. This book provides the most up-to-date syntheses of why and how life and cell ... More

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