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American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad

Subjects: Multiculturalism--Congresses; Multiculturalism--United States--CongressesSOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies

  • Abstract: In March 2015, a group of experts from four continents and a wide range of disciplines met with the leading African American writer Ishmael Reed in ...

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The Caribbean in a Changing World: Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future, Volume 2

Subjects: HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico

  • Abstract: This collection is a critical reflection of the evolution of Caribbean countries since the demise of the West Indies Federation in 1962. At this historical juncture, ...

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The Word made Visible in the Painted Image: Perspective, Proportion, Witness and Threshold in Italian Renaissance Painting

Subjects: Christian art and symbolism--Italy--Renaissance, 1450-1600; Painting, Renaissance--ItalyART / History / General

  • Abstract: This book explores the areas of perspective, proportion, witness and theological threshold in the devotional art of the Italian Renaissance, with particular reference to the ...

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Science Fiction beyond Borders

Subjects: Boundaries in literature--Congresses; Science fiction--History and criticism--CongressesBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures

  • Abstract: Since the turn of the previous century, science fiction and its native tropes have been used by authors, artists, filmmakers and critics in order to ...

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The Failure of the Arab Spring

Subjects: Revolutions--Arab countries--History--21st century; Democratization--Arab countries--History--21st century; Arab Spring, 2010-HISTORY / World

  • Abstract: A concise guide on how and why the Arab Spring failed, this book presents a detailed narrative of events in the Arab World, from the ...

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The 1930s: The Reality and the Promise

Subjects: Nineteen thirties--CongressesHISTORY / United States / State & Local / General

  • Abstract: In 2010, Hofstra University celebrated its 75th anniversary, inviting scholars to the campus to discuss the world as it was in the year Hofstra was founded. ...

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Hegel, Marx and the Contemporary World

Subjects: PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern

  • Abstract: This book is the result of a three-day conference held in April 2014 at the University of Montreal, Canada, discussing the relevance of the work of ...

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The Age of Dystopia: One Genre, Our Fears and Our Future

Subjects: Dystopian films; Dystopias in literatureBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures

  • Abstract: This book examines the recent popularity of the dystopian genre in literature and film, as well as connecting contemporary manifestations of dystopia to cultural trends ...

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