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Ida: A Sword Among Lions
Ida: A Sword Among Lions
Giddings presents a biography of a little-known African American social reformer. Ida Wells was a newspaper editor and women's rights activist during the reconstruction. Patricia Smith, deputy university counsel, said Wells worked to end lynching and was as dedicated to suffrage as Susan B. Anthony. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Paula J. Giddings
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Recommendations: 11720
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
"I recently saw a magazine ad for frozen waffles, with smiling children and the words: 'Nutrition has never had a tastier disguise,'" said Jo Miller, associate professor of English. "I thought of this book, in which Pollan exposes the role of 'nutritionism,' an ideology that has transformed food in our culture." Miller said the nutritionism encourages people to think of food as a delivery system for nutrients, rather than as a social occasion or an important part of cultural identity. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Michael Pollan
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Recommendations: 11504
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Intersectionality & Higher Education: Theory, Research, & Praxis
Intersectionality & Higher Education: Theory, Research, & Praxis
Intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. A scholar of law, critical race theory, and Black feminist thought, Crenshaw used intersectionality to explain the experiences of Black women whobecause of the intersections of race, gender, and classare exposed to exponential forms of marginalization and oppression. Intersectionality & Higher Education documents and expands upon Crenshaws ideas within the context of U.S. higher education. The text includes theoretical and conceptual chapters on intersectionality; empirical research using intersectionality frameworks; and chapters focusing on intersectional practices. The volume may prove beneficial for graduate programs in ethnic studies, higher education, sociology, student affairs, and women and gender studies alike. more info

Genre: NonFiction
Author: Donald Mitchell, Jr., Charlana Simmons, & Lindsay Greyerbiehl
Keywords: higher education, intersectionality
Recommendations: 5935
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Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Child advocacy expert Richard Louv writes about the benefits kids receive from unstructured outdoor play, and links children's alienation from nature to depression, stress and obesity. John Kilbourne, professor of movement science, called the book a must-read for parents and educators.  more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Richard Louv
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Recommendations: 11692
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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE, affiliate professor of writing, recommends this autobiographical account of the atrocities that occurred during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. "It is both historical and spiritual," she said. "Ilibagiza's courage in the face of the loss of her family and the devastation of her country, and her ability to hope and forgive are truly amazing. Her kindness reminds us of our responsibility to move beyond retribution to love." more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Immaculée Ilibagiza
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Recommendations: 11474
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