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New Titles Tuesday, August 9

Here is a selection of titles added to our collection recently.

 … And the church actually changed uncommon wisdom for pastors in an age of doubt, division, and decline /N. Graham Standish. … And the Church Actually Changed arises out of Standish’s work as a spiritual director and coach to clergy of all denominations and traditions, and as the pastor of a healthy, growing, and somewhat alternative church for more than twenty-two years. … And the Church Actually Changed addresses issues brought up by clergy themselves in his coaching work with them. Using an integrative approach to ministry, Standish draws on insights from counseling, spiritual direction, organizational development, and other fields.

 A complex exile homelessness and social exclusion in Canada /Erin Dej. A Complex Exile shows that the homelessness sector inadvertently reinforces the social exclusion of people who are homeless. This book goes beyond bio-medical and psychological perspectives on homelessness, mental illness, and addiction, to call for a transformation in how we respond to homelessness in Canada.

 A legacy of exploitation early capitalism in the Red River Colony, 1763-1821 /Susan Dianne Brophy. Brophy examines the early Red River Colony to show how its history informs present-day settler-colonial relations. This critical re-evaluation upends standard accounts of the Red River Colony by foregrounding Indigenous producers as a driving force of change. A Legacy of Exploitation offers a comprehensive account of legal, economic, and geopolitical relations to show how autonomy can become distorted as complicity in processes of dispossession. Brophy’s unflinching assessment lays bare the myths of pre-Confederation adventuring and the cruel reality of early settler-colonialism in Canada.

 After college navigating transitions, relationships, and faith /Erica Young Reitz. Reitz has specialized in helping college seniors and recent graduates navigate the transition to postcollege life. Drawing on best practices and research on senior preparedness, she offers practical tools for a life of faithfulness and flourishing during a critical, transitional time. This practical guide addresses the top issues graduates face: making decisions, finding friends, managing money, discerning your calling and much more.

 Arts, health and well-being a critical perspective on research, policy and practice /Norma Daykin. This important book develops a critical understanding of the bridging of arts and health domains, drawing on models and perspectives from social sciences to develop the case for arts and health as a social movement. This interdisciplinary perspective offers a new research agenda that can help to inform future developments and sustainability in arts, health and well-being.

 Bringing Bernard Lonergan down to earth and into our hearts and communities /John Raymaker and Godefroid Alekiabo Mombula.  Bringing Bernard Lonergan Down to Earth seeks to show how Lonergan addressed problems of community life.  Here the Christian theological virtues of faith, hope, and love are indispensable but that does not curtail from Lonergan’s uncanny ability to reach out to secularists by focusing on ethics. The importance of Lonergan’s interdisciplinary work is signaled in the book’s twelve explorations that detail for interested readers his extraordinary ability to solve major philosophical issues.

 By Gospel alone a historical, doctrinal, and pastoral counseling perspective on the primacy of the Gospel. /David Menendez. The present work pursues an apologetic plea on behalf of the gospel. Furthermore, we want to show that the Gospel provides a very practical framework to live in communion with God and with one another.

 Catholics and evangelicals for the common good a dialogue in an historic convergence /edited by Ronald J. Sider and John Borelli. This book reports on The National Association of Evangelicals’s official public policy document and the official public policy positions of American Catholics. The result was a series of annual meetings that brought together prominent Catholic and Evangelical scholars and public policy specialists to explore the extent of the common ground.that dialogue–and its contribution to the increasing Catholic-evangelical cooperation.

 Christian apologetics a comprehensive case for biblical faith /Douglas Groothuis. Groothuis makes a clear and rigorous case for Christian theism. Demonstrating how apologetics must be both rational and winsome, he addresses the most common questions and objections people raise regarding Christianity. The second edition of this landmark work has been updated throughout to address current issues and sources. It includes new chapters on topics such as doubt and the hiddenness of God, the atonement, the church, and lament as a Christian apologetic.

 Coherent Christianity toward an articulate faith /Louis Roy. Roy illustrates his conviction that Christianity consists in the most profound experience to which human beings are invited by God. This experience involves meaning and truth, hope and love, suffering and joy, solidarity and critique. It is a space of freedom, where diverse persons seek the light and make their decisions, interacting with the intellectual and affective resources of their culture. The book proposes an articulate and coherent vision of the Christian faith.

 Communicating COVID-19 everyday life, digital capitalism, and conspiracy theories in pandemic times /by Christian Fuchs. Fuchs analyses the changes of everyday communication in the COVID-19 crisis and how misinformation has spread online throughout the pandemic. He explores the foundations and rapid spread of conspiracy theories and anti-vaccination discourse on the Internet, paying particular attention to the vast amount of COVID-19 conspiracy theories about Bill Gates. He also interrogates Internet users’ reactions to these COVID-19 conspiracy theories as well as how Donald Trump communicated about COVID-19 on Twitter during the final year of his Presidency. Communicating COVID-19 is an essential work for anyone seeking to understand the role of digital technologies, changes in communication and the Internet, and the spread of conspiracy theories in the context of COVID-19.

 Contextualizing the faith a holistic approach /A. Scott Moreau. This comprehensive yet accessible textbook organizes contextualization, which includes everything the church is and does, into seven dimensions. Filled with examples, case studies, and diagrams and conversant with contemporary arguments and debates, it offers the author’s unique take on the challenge of adapting the faith in local cultures.

 Current controversies in philosophy of science /edited by Shamik Dasgupta, Ravit Dotan, and Brad Weslake. Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science asks twelve philosophers to debate six questions that are driving contemporary work in this area of philosophy. These debates explore the philosophical foundations of particular scientific disciplines, while also examining more general issues in the philosophy of science. The result is a book that’s perfect for the advanced philosophy student, building up her knowledge of the foundations of the field and engaging with its cutting-edge questions. Preliminary descriptions of each chapter, annotated lists of further readings for each controversy, and study questions for each chapter help provide clearer and richer snapshots of active controversies for all readers.

 Decolonizing data unsettling conversations about social research methods /Jacqueline M. Quinless. Decolonizing Data explores how ongoing structures of colonialization negatively impact the well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities across Canada, resulting in persistent health inequalities. Decolonizing Data provides a deeper understanding of the social dimensions of health as applied to Indigenous peoples, who have been historically underfunded in and excluded from health services, programs, and quality of care; this has most recently been seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on both western and Indigenous methodologies, this unique scholarly contribution takes a sociological perspective, as well as the two-eyed seeing approach to research methods.

 Desert daughters, desert sons rethinking the Christian desert tradition  /Rachel Wheeler. Wheeler argues that a new reading of the texts of the Christian desert tradition is needed to present the (often) anonymous women who inhabit the texts.

 Forming humanity redeeming the German Bildung tradition /Jennifer A. Herdt. Deftly uncovering Rhineland mysticism, Pietist introspection, and the rise of the bildungsroman, Herdt reveals bildung, or ethical formation, as the key to post-Kantian thought. While bildung was invoked to justify racism and colonialism by stigmatizing those deemed resistant to self-cultivation, it also nourished ideals of dialogical encounter and mutual recognition. Herdt reveals how the project of forming humanity lives on in our ongoing efforts to grapple with this complicated legacy

 From research to teaching a guide to beginning your classroom career /Michael Kibbe ; foreword by Gary M. Burge. The transition from graduate studies to teaching is full of challenges. In this concise, practical guide for the aspiring professor, Kibbe offers plenty of personal examples and tested advice as he covers preparation for teaching, best practices in the classroom, self-evaluation, and the discovery of your mission and method.

 ‘I know who caused COVID-19’ pandemics and xenophobia /Zhou Xun and Sander L. Gilman. Through a close analysis of four cases from around the world, this book explores prejudice toward groups who are thought to have caused and spread COVID-19. The authors examine stereotyping and the false attribution of blame towards these groups, as well as what happens when a collective is actually at fault, and how the community deals with these conflicting issues. This is a timely, cogent examination of the blame and xenophobia that have been brought to the surface by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Introduction to political science a Christian perspective /Fred Van Geest. Written for students who may not have any prior knowledge about political life, this textbook provides a nonpartisan introduction to the key concepts, institutions, and policies that shape politics today. Van Geest draws on a variety of sources and examples to present a balanced Christian perspective on political science.

 Jane Austen, early and late /Freya Johnston. A reexamination of Austen’s unpublished writings that uncovers their continuity with her celebrated novels–and that challenges distinctions between the writer’s early and late periods. Johnston examines the three manuscript volumes in which Austen collected her earliest writings, and finds that Austen’s regard and affection for them are revealed by her continuing to revisit and revise them throughout her adult life.  Johnston upends the conventional narrative according to which Austen discarded the satire and fantasy of her first writings in favour of the irony and realism of the novels. By demonstrating a stylistic and thematic continuity across the full range of Austen’s work, Johnston asks whether it makes sense to speak of an early and a late Austen at all.

 Jesus the priest /Nicholas Perrin. Perrin challenges the standard reading of classic texts to argue that the historical Jesus primarily identified himself not as sage or prophet but as Israel’s eschatological high priest. Jesus the Priest identifies Jesus’s priesthood as a mediating understanding that sheds crucial light on the kingdom of God. Perrin’s insightful theological contribution synthesizes the best in traditional/conservative and liberal reconstructions of Jesus’s life and teaching.

 Jesus, revolutionary of the poor Matthew’s subversive messiah /Mark Bredin ; foreword by Willard M. Swartley.  In Matthew, we see Jesus to be a man on the frontline, battling against the forces that stop the non-poor from living generously, and the poorest of the poor living abundantly the way God intended. This is Jesus as one who in his very being is an expression of God’s wrath against human beings who live their lives as if creation is a battle zone where only the selfish and powerful flourish.

 Just faith reclaiming progressive Christianity /Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons. Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how a strong religious left has accompanied every major progressive advance in our society, and he resurrects the long but forgotten history of progressive Christianity in the United States. This book is a rallying cry for a bold progressive Christianity that unapologetically fights for its values to impact the biggest political battles of our time–from immigration and economic fairness to LGBTQ+ and abortion rights.

 Learned, experienced, and discerning St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross on spiritual direction /Mark O’Keefe, OSB. Insights into the qualities that should mark a good spiritual director-learned, experienced, and discerning-as demonstrated by the spiritual texts of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.

 Making and breaking settler space five centuries of colonization in North America /Adam J. Barker. Barker traces the trajectory of settler colonialism, drawing out details of its operation that are embedded not only in imperialism but also in contemporary contexts that include problematic activist practices by would-be settler allies. Unflinchingly engaging with the systemic weaknesses of this process, he proposes an innovative, unified spatial theory of settler colonization in Canada and the United States that offers a framework within which settlers can pursue decolonial actions in solidarity with Indigenous communities.

 Mission strategy in the city cultivation of inter-ethnic common grounds /Enoch Jinsik Kim ; foreword by Douglas McConnell. This book was written to suggest an appropriate mission strategy by identifying key issues that impact urban ethnicities through an urban socioanthropological lens. The book discusses the author’s interactions with enclaves of ethnic minorities who had recently arrived in the city after migrating from rural areas. The minorities’struggles to balance cultural assimilation and tradition preservation are highlighted throughout.  Based on these observations, the author states that immigrants in many cities face similar social issues and find similar resolutions to them. Though there are many negative aspects to urban areas, readers will see some positive features of cities that can contribute to effective evangelism.

 Mixed blessing embracing the fullness of your multiethnic identity /Chandra Crane ; foreword by Jemar Tisby. Crane explores what Scripture and history teach us about ethnicity and how we can bring all of ourselves to our sense of identity and calling.

 No exit: Arab existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and decolonization /Yoav Di-Capua. By closely following the remarkable career of Arab existentialism, Di-Capua reconstructs the cosmopolitan milieu of the generation that tried to articulate a political and philosophical vision for an egalitarian postcolonial world. He tells this story by touring a fascinating selection of Arabic and Hebrew archives, including unpublished diaries and interviews. Today, when the prospect of global ethical engagement seems to be slipping ever farther out of reach, No Exit provides a timely, humanistic account of the intellectual hopes, struggles, and victories that shaped the Arab experience of decolonization and a delightfully wide-ranging excavation of existentialism’s non-Western history.

 On Descartes’ passive thought: the myth of Cartesian dualism /Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner. On Descartes’ Passive Thought is the culmination of a life-long reflection on the philosophy of Descartes by one of the most important living French philosophers. In it, Marion examines anew some of the questions left unresolved in his previous books about Descartes, with a particular focus on Descartes’s theory of morals and the passions.

 Outgrowing Dawkins God for grown-ups /Rupert Shortt. Dawkins purports to demolish the claims of mainstream religion, starting with belief in a Creator. Shortt’s response in Outgrowing Dawkins is that the high priest of New Atheism quite literally doesn’t know what he’s talking about, because the deity he rejects is a childish parody. From this flow many further muddles and straw man arguments. Shortt’s incisive rebuttal includes positive suggestions for advancing an often-sterile debate.

 Pediatric palliative care a model for exemplary practice /Betty Davies, Rose Steele, and Jennifer Baird. Pediatric Palliative Care lays out a road map for healthcare providers interested in optimizing care for seriously ill children and their families. Grounded in clinical practice and the study of positive rather than problematic encounters between providers and parents, the book presents an evidence-based model of exemplary interaction. This is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for healthcare providers interested in (re)discovering how to maximize positive outcomes for both families and providers.

 Philosophy in a technological world gods and titans /James Tartaglia. Drawing on work from a range of philosophers, including Heidegger, Spinoza and Hume, alongside Isiah Berlin, Roger Shattuck, John Gray, Tartaglia argues that rational discussion based around such traditional philosophical themes needs to be maintained, especially in our current circumstances, and that this can and should replace physicalism as the common sense of the secular world as we move forward in the 21st century.

New Titles Tuesday, July 19

Here is a selection of titles recently added to the collection

 Beyond rights: the Nisg̲̲a’a Final Agreement and the challenges of modern treaty relationships /Carole Blackburn. Beyond Rights explores the ground-breaking achievement of the Nisga’a Treaty and its impact. Using this pivotal case study, Beyond Rights analyzes both the potential and the limits of treaty making as a way to address historical injustice and achieve contemporary legal recognition. It also assesses the possibilities for a distinct Indigenous citizenship in a settler state with a long history of exclusion and assimilation..

 Building the army’s backbone: Canadian non-commissioned officers in the Second World War /Andrew L. Brown. Building the Army’s Backbone tells the story of how senior leadership created a corps of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) that helped the burgeoning force train, fight, and win. This innovative book uncovers the army’s two-track NCO production system: locally organized training programs were run by units and formations, while centralized programs were overseen by the army.

 Catherine & Diderot: the empress, the philosopher, and the fate of the Enlightenment /Robert Zaretsky.  A history of the famous encounter between the French philosopher Denis Diderot and his patron, Empress Catherine II of Russia, in 1773. The book begins many years earlier and traces the life of Diderot and Catherine in alternating chapters, painting a vivid and complex portrait of eighteenth-century Europe where new Enlightenment thinking co-existed with old monarchical systems. Zaretsky has written an intellectual and political history of the time by spotlighting the exchange of ideas between a philosopher who reflected on the nature of power and a ruler who excercised it.  Zaretsky pieces together their conversations from letters to each other and to other correspondents, as well as from Diderot’s (still untranslated) memoirs.

 Cents and sensibility: what economics can learn from the humanities /Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, with a new preface by the authors. In Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities-especially the study of literature-offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Arguing that Adam Smith’s heirs include Austen, Chekhov, and Tolstoy as much as Keynes and Friedman, Morson and Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith’s great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on ethics, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The authors contend that a few decades later, Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. Original, provocative, and inspiring, Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a dialogue between economics and the humanities and also shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself.

 Christianity and moral identity in higher education /Perry L. Glanzer and Todd C. Ream. Glanzer and Ream argue that a moral education takes place within a university committed to a moral tradition that can set forth a comprehensive moral ideal for the university and its students about human well-being.

 Converts to the real: Catholicism and the making of continental philosophy /Edward Baring. In the middle decades of the twentieth century phenomenology grew from a local philosophy in a few German towns into a movement that spanned Europe. In Converts to the Real, Edward Baring uncovers an unexpected force behind this prodigious growth: Catholicism.  Converts to the Real uncovers a surprising genealogy for post-war European thought, with important implications for our understanding of the process of secularization and for the set of schools and ideas we now call continental philosophy..

 Creating a caring science curriculum: a relational emancipatory pedagogy for nursing /Marcia Hills, Jean Watson, Chantal Cara. Creating a Caring Science Curriculum is written in response to a perception that the curriculum revolution in nursing education had yet to fulfill its mandate to reform nursing education to embrace a human Caring Science perspective. This book is intended to provoke further debate and discussion about Caring Science as the foundation and philosophy of nursing, to explore emancipatory approaches to pedagogy, and to provide a philosophical/theoretical framework and a Caring Science curriculum development process as a way to move the nursing education agenda forward.

 Crucial accountability: tools for resolving violated expectations, broken commitments, and bad behavior /Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems–permanently.

 Cultural engagement: a crash course in contemporary issues /Joshua D. Chatraw and Karen Swallow Prior. Cultural Engagement introduces the main principles of cultural engagement and surveys a variety of Christian responses to nine of today’s key cultural issues including sexuality; gender roles; human life and reproductive technology; immigration and race; creation and creature care; politics; work; the arts; and war, weapons, and capital punishment.

 Emotional intelligence 2.0 /Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves ; foreword by Patrick Lencioni. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose—increasing your EQ. Here’s what people are saying about it:

 Emotional intelligence in nursing: essentials for leadership and practice improvement /Estelle Codier. This book is undertaken to provide a conceptual and historical description of EI as a concept and its application to nursing practice; illustrate use of EI abilities across various aspects of nursing practice ; describe the current evolution of the body of nurse EI research, offer ideas about how to develop EI abilities.

 Encountering world religions: a Christian introduction /Irving Hexham. Hexham introduces all the world’s major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way. He outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered.

 Exodus in the New Testament /edited by Seth M. Ehorn. This book examines citations and allusions to Exodus (and Exodus traditions) within the New Testament.

 Health equity, diversity, and inclusion: context, controversies, and solutions /Patti R. Rose Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion helps the reader understand key social justice issues relevant to health disparities and/or health equity, taking the reader from the classroom to the real world to implement new solutions. Current trends and movements, including the role of social media in the provision of health care information for improved health literacy; mass incarceration and criminal justice reform; and much more.

 Introducing political philosophy: a policy-driven approach /William Abel, Elizabeth Kahn, Tom Parr, and Andrew WaltonIntroducing Political Philosophy is the only text to showcase contemporary policy problems through the lens of key debates in political philosophy.Introducing Political Philosophy is a thought-provoking introduction that invites readers to consider and analyse philosophical controversies.

  John Rawls: the path to a theory of justice /Andrius Gališanka. In this incisive new intellectual biography, Gališanka argues that in misunderstanding the origins and development of Rawls’s central argument, previous narratives fail to explain the novelty of his philosophical approach and so misunderstand the political vision he made prevalent. Gališanka draws on newly available archives of Rawls’s unpublished essays and personal papers to clarify the justifications Rawls offered for his assumption of basic moral agreement. Gališanka’s intellectual-historical approach reveals a philosopher struggling toward humbler claims than critics allege.

 Métis rising: living our present through the power of our past /edited by Yvonne Boyer and Larry Chartrand. Métis Rising draws on a remarkable cross-section of perspectives to tell the histories, stories, and dreams of people from varied backgrounds, demonstrating that there is no single Métis experience – only a common sense of belonging and a commitment to justice. The contributors to this unique collection, most of whom are Métis themselves, examine often-neglected aspects of Métis existence in Canada. Métis Rising is an extraordinary work that exemplifies how contemporary Métis identity has been forged by social, economic, and political concerns into a force to be reckoned with..

 Myth and meaning in Jordan Peterson: a Christian perspective /edited by Ron Dart. TWU Authors: Stephen M. Dunning; Matthew Steem and Joy Steem. In Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson, scholars across various disciplines explore various aspects of Jordan Peterson’s thought from a Christian perspective. Both critical and charitable, sober-minded and generous, this collection of ten essays is a key resource for those looking to faithfully engage with Jordan Peterson’s thought.

 Nursing ethics: feminist perspectives /Helen Kohlen, Joan McCarthy, editors. The aim of this book is to show how feminist perspectives can extend and advance the field of nursing ethics. It engages in the broader nursing ethics project of critiquing existing ethical frameworks as well as constructing and developing alternative understandings, concepts, and methodologies. The essays chart the development of feminist perspectives in the field of nursing ethics from the late 19th century to the present day and consider the impact of gender roles and gendered understandings on the moral lives of nurses, patients and families.

 Religion at the edge: nature, spirituality, and secularity in the Pacific Northwest /edited by Paul Bramadat, Patricia O’Connell Killen, and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme. TWU Author: Michael Wilkinson. Religion at the Edge explores the rise of religious nones, the decline of mainstream Christian denominations, spiritual and environmental innovation, increasing religious pluralism, and the growth of smaller, more traditional faith groups. The first research-driven book to address religion, spirituality, and irreligion in the Pacific Northwest, Religion at the Edge expands our understanding of the nature, scale, and implications of socioreligious changes in North America, and the relevance of regionalism to that discussion..

 Religious diversity in Canadian public schools: rethinking the role of law /Dia Dabby. Grounding its analysis in three seminal Supreme Court cases, Religious Diversity in Canadian Public Schools reveals complex legal processes that compress multidimensional conversations into an oppositional format and exclude the voices of children themselves. Dabby contends that schools are in fact microsystems with the power to construct their own rules and relationships.

 Shelley’s Adonais: a critical edition /Anthony D. Knerr. 

 Stoic wisdom: ancient lessons for modern resilience /Nancy Sherman. Making Stoic wisdom relevant and accessible, Sherman distils time-honored techniques for building modern resilience. Drawing on the thought of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca, and others, Sherman argues that Stoic resilience is miscast as rugged self-reliance.  Bringing ancient wisdom to bear on 21st century settings Sherman shows how Stoicism can both prepare us for an uncertain future and help us reduce the stress and anxiety of modern life.

 The evil within: why we need moral philosophy /Diane Jeske. In applying the tools of moral philosophy to case studies of Nazi death camp commandants, American slaveholders, and a psychopathic serial killer, the author demonstrates how we can become better moral deliberators, thereby fulfilling our duties of due care in moral deliberation, moral self-scrutiny, and the development of moral virtue. These case studies serve as extended real-life thought experiments of moral deliberation gone wrong, and can show us how  impediments to effective moral deliberation can be identified and overcome by the study and use of moral philosophy.

 The genius of the ancient Egyptians /Sonya Newland.  Find out how the ancient Egyptians built their temples and pyramids, irrigated and farmed their land, and took care of their people during life and after death. Discover how their brilliant developments in farming, papermaking, timekeeping, and medicine still influence the world today.

 The New Testament: its authority and canonicity /by Lee Martin McDonald.  McDonald shows students and researchers how the list of texts that constitute ‘the bible’ was once far more fluid than it is today and guides readers through the minefield of different texts, different versions, and the different lists of texts considered ‘canonical’ that abounded in antiquity.

 White space: race, privilege, and cultural economies of the Okanagan Valley /Daniel J. Keyes and Luís L.M. Aguiar. White Space analyzes the dominance of whiteness in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia to expose how this racial notion continues to sustain forms of settler privilege. Contributors to this perceptive collection move beyond appraising whiteness as if it were a solid and unshakable category. Instead they powerfully demonstrate how the concept can be re-envisioned, resisted, and reshaped in a context of neoliberal economic change.

New Titles Tuesday -Special COVID edition – July 12

So many COVID related titles added to the collection in the past week that we are highlighting just those.

 A world out of reach: dispatches from life under lockdown : selections from The Yale Review’s Pandemic files /edited and with an introduction by Meghan O’Rourke. Selections from the Pandemic Files published by The Yale Review, the preeminent journal of literature and ideas.

 COVID-19 and emerging environmental trends: a way forward /Joystu Dutta, Srijan Goswami, and Abhijit Mitra. This book revolves around the COVID-19 and its influence on all biotic and abiotic components on earth, with focus on the regulatory role of air quality during this pandemic, municipal solid waste management and COVID-19, how herd immunity influences COVID-19 and so on. With amalgamation of emerging environmental issues and the direct and indirect influences of COVID-19 on all these issues, it explains how pandemics change our thought and reset our priorities for action on a global scale. The book also explains control and mitigation of COVID-19 and cutting-edge research on COVID-19 with an empirical review on scientific efforts.

 COVID-19 and human rights /edited by Morten Kjaerum, Martha F. Davis, and Amanda Lyons. This timely collection brings together original explorations of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging, global effects on human rights. The contributors argue that a human rights perspective is necessary to understand the pervasive consequences of the crisis, while focusing attention on those being left behind and providing a necessary framework for the effort to build back better. Expert contributors to this volume address interconnections between the COVID-19 crisis and human rights to equality and non-discrimination, including historical responses to pandemics, populism and authoritarianism, and the rights to health, information, water access, and the environment. Acknowledging the pandemic as a defining moment for human rights, the volume proposes a post-crisis human rights agenda to engage civil society and government at all levels in concrete measures to roll back increasing inequality.

 Covid-19 and international business: change of era /edited by Marin A. Marinov and Svetla T. Marinova This book illustrates how governments have dealt with the pandemic and the consequent impacts on international business. It also explores the disrupted operations and responses of businesses as their worldwide interconnectivity has been seriously threatened. Employing the latest state of knowledge on the topic, the book is aimed at international business audience – scholars, students and managers who need to understand better the nature, scope and scale of the impacts of the pandemic on international business.

 COVID-19. Volumes I & II /edited by J. Michael Ryan. The two edited volumes in this set contribute to a broader understanding of the impact COVID-19 is having, and will have, on our understandings, efforts, and decisions of the future of global society.

 Death, grief and loss in the context of COVID-19 /edited by Panagiotis Pentaris. This book provides detailed analysis of the manifold ways in which COVID-19 has influenced death, dying and bereavement. Through three parts the book explores COVID-19 as a reminder of our own and our communities’ fragile existence, but also the driving force for discovering new ways of meaning-making, performing rites and rituals, and conceptualising death, grief and life. Contributors include scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners, accumulating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and international set of ideas and perspectives that will help the reader examine closely how Covid-19 has invaded social life and shaped trauma and loss.

 Educating tomorrow: learning for the post-pandemic world /Chris Brown and Ruth Luzmore. Taking you on a journey which considers the past and present to inform their prediction of the obstacles and opportunities posed by a post-pandemic future, the authors present a new vision for the future of education which might not have been possible without the eruption of Covid-19. Offering up a range of proposals for how education can begin to emerge anew, and ultimately reach an improved destination, Brown and Luzmore showcase how even in the midst of unprecedented global challenges, it might be possible for us to revolutionise education systems for the better.

 Emergency powers in a time of pandemic /Alan Greene. This book explores how human rights, democracy and the rule of law can be protected during a pandemic and how emergency powers can best be ended once it wanes. Written by an expert on constitutional law and human rights, this accessible book will shape how governments, opposition, courts and society as a whole view future pandemic emergency powers.

 Experiences of health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic: in their own words /Marie Bismark, Karen Willis, Sophie Lewis and Natasha Smallwood. Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic shares the stories of frontline health workers during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book records the complex emotions health workers experienced as the pandemic unfolded and the challenges they faced in caring for themselves, their families, and their patients. The book shares their insights on what we can learn from the pandemic to strengthen our health system and prepare for future crises. The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of COVID-19 on frontline health workers. Survey participants came from all areas of the health sector, from intensive care doctors to hospital cleaners to aged care nurses, and from large metropolitan hospitals to rural primary care practices. This book offers a unique historical record of the experiences of thousands of healthcare workers at the height of the second wave of the pandemic.

 Global health watch 6: in the shadow of the pandemicGlobal Health Watch  provides the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. It integrates rigorous analysis, alternative proposals and stories of struggles and change to present a compelling case for the imperative to work for a radical transformation of the way we approach actions and policies on health.  GHW6 addresses key issues related to health systems and the range of social, economic, political and environmental determinants of health, locating decisions and choices that impact on health in the structure of global power relations and economic governance.

  Lessons from lockdown: the educational legacy of COVID-19 /Tony Breslin. Breslin draws on his experience as a teacher, researcher, examiner, school governor and policy influencer to assess what the educational legacy of COVID-19 could be, and the potential that it offers for reframing how we ‘do’ schooling. He argues that there is much to learn from this tumultuous period and that, post-lockdown, we ought to take advantage of the opportunity that it has offered to produce a more personalised, family-friendly and inclusive approach to schooling, and to learning more broadly. Whatever your place in this landscape, Lessons from Lockdown is a must-read for all concerned about the shape and purpose of schooling systems in mature economies – schooling systems and economies set on recovering from the kind of ‘system-shock’ that the pandemic has delivered.

 Online teaching and learning in higher education during Covid-19: international perspectives and experiences /edited by Roy Y. Chan, Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen. This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in Higher Education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflection on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learnt. Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown.

 Pandemic education and viral politics /Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley. Peters and Tina explore human resilience and the collective response to catastrophe, and the philosophy and literature of pandemics, including ‘love and social distancing in the time of Covid-19.’ These essays also explore the politicising of COVID-19, the growth of conspiracy theories, its origins, and the ways it became a ‘viral’ narrative in the future of world politics.

 Pandemic, ecology and theology: perspectives on COVID-19 /edited by Alexander J.B. Hampton. This volume addresses the collective sense that the pandemic is more than a problem to manage our way out of. Rather, it is a moment to consider our broken relationship with the natural world, and our alienation from a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. The contributors, though differing in their diagnoses and recommendations, share the belief that this moment, with its transformative possibility, not be forfeit. Equally, they share the conviction that the chief ground of any such reorientation ineluctably involves our collective engagement with both ecology and theology

 Political communication and COVID-19: governance and rhetoric in times of crisis /edited by Darren Lilleker [and three others]. This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of COVID-19  within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO. The book encompasses the various governments’ communication of the crisis, the role played by opposition and the vibrancy of the information environment within each nation. The book also examines how communication circulated within the mass and social media environments and what impact differences in spokespersons, messages and the broader context has on the success of implementing measures likely to reduce the spread of the virus. Cumulatively, the authors develop a global analysis of the responses and how these are shaped by their specific contexts and by the flow of information, while offering lessons for future political crisis communication.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and families, parents, and children /edited by Marc H. Bornstein. This volume collects chapters that address prominent issues and challenges presented by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to families, parents, and children. Bornstein reviews how disasters are known to impact families, parents, and children and explores traditional and novel responsibilities of parents and their effects on child growth and development. It examines parenting at this time, detailing consequences for home life and economies that the pandemic has triggered; considers child discipline and abuse during the pandemic; and makes recommendations that will support families in terms of multilevel interventions at family, community, and national and international levels. The selected chapters elucidate key themes including children’s worry, stress and parenting, positive parenting programs, barriers which constrain population-level impact of prevention programs, and the importance of culturally adapting evidence-based family intervention programs.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and health /edited by Dominika Kwasnicka and Robbert Sanderman. Kwasnicka and Sanderman introduce chapters that explore the crucial topics of health behaviour change, wellbeing, stress, and coping. They highlight the key role digital health technologies can play in how we manage health conditions, and how we facilitate change to help individuals manage stressful situations such as physical isolation, job loss, and financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. The volume also offers an important overview of environmental and policy-based approaches to health behaviour change and addresses the highly relevant issues of identity and trust and how they shape the health of individuals, communities, and society.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and media and technology /edited by Ciarán McMahon. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted our relationship with media and technology, and chapters examine a range of topics including fake news, social media, conspiracy theories, belonging, online emotional lives and relationship formation, and identity. It shows the benefits media and technology can have in relation to coping with crises and navigating challenging situations, whilst also examining the potential pitfalls that emerge due to our increasing reliance on them. In a world where the cyberpsychological space is constantly developing, this volume exposes the complexities surrounding the interaction of human psychology with media and technology, and reflects on what this might look like in the future.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and society /edited by S. Alexander Haslam. This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted society, and chapters examine a range of societal issues including leadership and politics, community, social status, welfare, social exclusion and accountability. Addressing the social and psychological processes that structure, and are structured by, our social contexts, it shows not only how groups and individuals can come together to manage global crises, but also how these crises can expose weaknesses in our society. The volume also reflects on how we can work together to rebuild society in the aftermath of the pandemic, by cultivating a shared sense of responsibility through social integration and responsible leadership.

 Psychological insights for understanding COVID-19 and work /edited by Cary L. Cooper. This timely and accessible book brings together a selection of chapters offering insights into issues surrounding work and the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring content on topics such as health and wellbeing, work-family, flexible hours, organisational communication, talent management, recovery from work, employee engagement and flourishing, burnout, and organisational interventions, the book includes a specially written introduction contextualising the chapters in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Reflecting on how psychological research is relevant during a significant global event, the introduction examines the potential future impact of the pandemic on the practice and study of psychology and our lives more generally..

 Sustainable lifestyles after Covid-19 /Fabián Echegaray, Valerie Brachya, Philip J. Vergragt, and Lei Zhang. This book takes an in-depth look at Covid-19-generated societal trends and develops scenarios for possible future directions of urban lifestyles. Drawing on examples from Brazil, China and Israel, and with a particular focus on cities, this book explores the short and long-term changes in individual consumers and citizen behavior as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on extensive market and opinion research data, aggregate data, observational evidence, and news reports, the authors provide a detailed account of the transformations that have occurred as a result of a triple shock of public health emergency, economic shutdown, and social isolation. They also examine which of these behavioral changes are likely to become permanent and consider whether this may ultimately promote or restrain sustainable lifestyle choices. Innovative and timely, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and professionals researching and working in the areas of sustainable consumption, urban and land use planning, and public health.

Tackling online education: implications of responses to COVID-19 in higher education globally /edited by Huili Han, James H. Williams, Shasha Cui. This volume brings together leading experts from eight countries (the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Sweden, India, Azerbaijan and Nigeria) to discuss how national conditions and institutions have shaped initial policy responses to COVID-19. These decisions and actions will have lasting effects on higher education in different national contexts. The book offers solutions to common pedagogical problems such as Zoom fatigue, compassion fatigue and lack of student engagement. It also addresses techniques and support for online teaching and learning.

 Viral pandemics: from smallpox to COVID-19 /Rae-Ellen W. Kavey and Allison B. Kavey.  Viral Pandemics is the first book to focus exclusively on pandemics caused by viruses and the first to report the COVID-19 pandemic. In each chapter, the historiographic narrative follows the path of the virus from its original detection through its first appearance as the cause of disease, to its emergence as an explosive pandemic. Scientific information is presented in an accessible, straightforward style in compelling narratives that introduce the extraordinary universe of diverse, opportunistic viruses whose remarkable capacities make them formidable adversaries. A summary chapter draws together lessons learned and develops a proposed multidisciplinary global response. Viral Pandemics is the only book that provides a complete historical narrative focused on viral pandemics.

New Titles Tuesday, June 29

Here is a selection of titles added to the collection in the past week.

 Journey to Mars /David Baker and Heather Kissock.

 Pandemic legalities: legal responses to COVID-19: justice and social responsibility /edited by Dave Cowan and Ann Mumford. This important text maps out ways in which those already disadvantaged have been affected by legal responses to COVID-19. Contributors tackle issues including virtual trials, adult social care, racism, tax and spending, education and more. Drawing on diverse resources, this text offers an account of the damage caused by legal responses to the pandemic and demonstrates how the future response can be positive and productive. .

 Surviving to thriving: a planning framework for leaders of private colleges & universities /Joanne Soliday & Rick Mann. Surviving to thriving details a pathway that will enable higher education institutions to foster resilience and reinvention while maintaining the core commitment to educate citizens for the common good.

 The genius of the Romans /Izzi Howell. Find out how the Romans trained their soldiers, built their roads and buildings, and supplied their people with food and water. Discover how their brilliant developments in language, government, law, and entertainment still influence the way we live today.

 The Oxford handbook of the Septuagint /edited by Alison G. Salvesen and Timothy Michael Law. Dirk Büchner; Rob Hiebert- TWU CONTENT. In the Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint leading experts in the field write on the history and manuscript transmission of the version and explain the study of translation technique and textual criticism. They provide surveys of previous and current research on individual books of the Septuagint corpus, on alternative Jewish Greek versions, the Christian ‘daughter’ translations, and reception in early Jewish and Christian writers. The handbook also includes several ‘conversations’ with related fields of interest such as New Testament studies, liturgy, and art history.

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