In the past week 17 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on the link for more information.

Black sexual politics: African Americans, gender, and the new racism /Patricia Hill Collins.
This title explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today.

Decolonizing research: indigenous storywork as methodology /edited by Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan and Jason De Santolo; with a foreword by Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
This title brings together indigenous researchers and activists from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to assert the unique value of indigenous story-work as a focus of research, and to develop methodologies that rectify the colonial attitudes inherent in much past and current scholarship.

Living proof: stories of resilience along the mathematical journey /Allison K. Henrich, Emille D. Lawrence, Matthew A. Pons, David G. Taylor, editors.
This title is a collection of personal reflections on what it means to be, and to become, a mathematician. Each story reveals a unique and refreshing understanding of the barriers erected by our cultural focus on “math is hard”.

Oral tradition and the New Testament: a guide for the perplexed /Rafael Rodríguez.
This title provides examples of the ways in which oral-tradition research can bring texts into clearer focus (the ‘why’). The author adopts a fourfold structure to cover the topic, beginning with basic essentials for further discussion of oral-tradition research and definitions of key terms (the ‘what’). He then moves on to discuss the key players in this area (the ‘who’) before examining the methods involved in oral-tradition research among New Testament scholars (the ‘how’).

Pentecostal republic: religion and the struggle for state power in Nigeria /Ebenezer Obadare.
Through the lens of Christian–Muslim struggles for supremacy, this title charts the turbulent course of democracy in the Nigerian Fourth Republic, exploring the key role religion has played in ordering society. The author shows that religio-political contestations have become integral to Nigeria’s democratic process, and are fundamental to understanding its future.

The subversive evangelical: the ironic charisma of an irreligious megachurch /Peter J. Schuurman.
This title shows how a growing group of reflexive evangelicals from the Meeting House, an Ontario-based Anabaptist megachurch use irony to critique their own tradition and distinguish themselves from the stereotype of right-wing evangelicalism.

Ukraine: an illustrated history /Paul Robert Magocsi.
This volume provides a concise and easy-to-read historical survey of the country of Ukraine from earliest times to the present. Each of the book’s forty-six chapters is framed by a historical map, which graphically depicts the key elements of the chronological period or theme addressed within.

The ultimate marketing toolkit: ads that attract customers, brochures that create buzz, Web sites that wow /Paula Peters.
This book gives marketers what they need to make their businesses thrive. In simple, nontechnical language, the author shows professionals how to use marketing tools like: blogs and blogging, pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, email offers, and e-newsletters.

Understanding narrative inquiry: the crafting and analysis of stories as research /Jeong-Hee Kim.
This comprehensive, thought-provoking introduction to narrative inquiry in the social and human sciences guides readers through the entire narrative inquiry process—from locating narrative inquiry in the interdisciplinary context, through the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, to narrative research design, data collection (excavating stories), data analysis and interpretation, and theorizing narrative meaning.