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Sept. 24, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 1

The Burdens of Perfection: On Ethics and Reading in Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By Andrew H. Miller *91

(Cornell University Press) In this study of the 19th-century preoccupation with perfectionism, the author analyzes the period’s essayists and novelists and provides an extensive...

Biomedical Ambiguity: Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By Ian Whitmarsh *05

(Cornell University Press) In this study that contributes to the ongoing debate about the genetics of complex diseases and their “racial” or “hereditary” susceptibilities, the...

Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By Corey Brettschneider *02

(Princeton University Press) This volume reconciles the tension between the democratic principles of majority rule and individual rights by arguing that democracy demands many of...

Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By Ginger Strand *92

(Simon and Schuster) Seamlessly weaving science, history, aesthetics, and personal observation, this narrative reveals the hidden history of America’s most iconic sight, Niagara...

Deconstructing Legitimacy: Viceroys, Merchants, and the Military in Late Colonial Peru (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By Patricia H. Marks *03

(Pennsylvania State University Press) In this study of the overthrow of Viceroy Joaquín de la Pezuela on Jan. 29, 1821, the author reveals it to be the culmination of decades of...

Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By Craig Rennebohm with David Paul *73

(Beacon Press) For decades, Rennebohm, a Protestant pastor, has ministered to Seattle’s homeless who struggle with mental illness. In this collaboration with Paul, he shares the...

Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy (Posted on Sept. 24, 2008)

By edited by Nathaniel Persily, Jack Citrin, and Patrick J. Egan *00

(Oxford University Press) This study examines public opinion of a wide range of constitutional issues, including desegregation, school prayer, abortion, the death penalty, gay...

First
(Posted on Oct. 2, 2008)

(Organic Time Records) This duo, known as Allison & Stone, wrote, performed, engineered, and produced the 12 progressive-style rock/pop songs on this, their first CD. Balson says her “emotional and lyrical vocals bring the listener to a place of thought,...
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