Culture

One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture s value n nCulture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward Terry Eagleton, one of our

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Exploded Views)

In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm as long as you re beautiful and walk on two legs After all, the ogre never gets the princess And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a girl with a disability ever think she ll have a happy ending n nBy examining the ways th

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right

Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet On one side the alt right ranges from the once obscure neo reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to mainstream manifestations such as

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With g

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft n nIn his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment In his brilliant follow

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy n nBridging women s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery Historian Stephanie E Jones Rogers draws

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

Belew s book helps explain how we got to today s alt right Terry Gross, Fresh Air n nThe white power movement in America wants a revolution Its soldiers are not lone wolves but highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview made up of white supremacy, virulent antic

Mythologies

No denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis, Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies There is no proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way read

Orientalism

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said s groundbreaking critique of the West s historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic n nIn this wide ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of orientalism to the cent