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Ambient SufismRitual Niches and the Social Work of Musical Form

Ambient Sufism: Ritual Niches and the Social Work of Musical Form

Richard C. Jankowsky

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226723334
eISBN:
9780226723501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723501.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Ambient Sufism is a study of the intertwined musical lives of several ritual communities in Tunisia that invoke the healing powers of long-deceased Muslim saints through music-driven trance ... More

Believing in South CentralEveryday Islam in the City of Angels

Believing in South Central: Everyday Islam in the City of Angels

Pamela J. Prickett

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226747149
eISBN:
9780226747316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747316.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The area of Los Angeles known as South Central is often overshadowed by dismal stereotypes, problematic racial stigmas, and its status as the home to some of the city’s poorest and most violent ... More

BigLawMoney and Meaning in the Modern Law Firm

BigLaw: Money and Meaning in the Modern Law Firm

Mitt Regan and Lisa H. Rohrer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226741949
eISBN:
9780226742274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226742274.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Large law firms face increasing financial pressure as the market for legal services becomes increasingly competitive. This has required unprecedented attention to running firms as profitable ... More

The City CreativeThe Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America

The City Creative: The Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America

Michael H. Carriere and David Schalliol

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226727226
eISBN:
9780226727363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727363.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The City Creative: The Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America offers the definitive history of “placemaking,” a concept that has become central to the perceived vitality of the ... More

The Comedians of the King"Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Julia Doe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Lyric theater in ancien régime France was an eminently political art, tied to the demands of court spectacle. Tragic opera (tragédie lyrique) was invented under the auspices of monarchy, and ... More

Daemons Are ForeverContacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium

Daemons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium

David Gordon White

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226692401
eISBN:
9780226715063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226715063.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Dæmons Are Forever is both a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings (dæmons) and an account of exchanges, among human populations, of the science of ... More

Darfur Allegory

Darfur Allegory

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226761695
eISBN:
9780226761862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761862.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The Darfur conflict exploded in early 2003 when two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement, struck military installations in Darfur. The resulting ... More

Digital Technology and Democratic Theory

Digital Technology and Democratic Theory

Lucy Bernholz, Héléne Landemore, and Rob Reich (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226748436
eISBN:
9780226748603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748603.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the intersection of digital technology and democratic theory. An interdisciplinary group of scholars convened in several workshops to consider both what democratic theory might ... More

The Dynastic ImaginationFamily and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226737737
eISBN:
9780226737904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226737904.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the wake of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Invasion, German thought was placed in a position of profound ambivalence when it came to the figure of the dynasty. On the one hand, the ... More

Epidemic EmpireColonialism, Contagion, and Terror, 1817-2020

Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror, 1817-2020

Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226739212
eISBN:
9780226739496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226739496.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Terrorism is a cancer. An infection. An epidemic. A plague. We have heard these phrases thousands of times since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. They are spoken in Paris, in London, ... More

Gathering MedicinesNation and Knowledge in China's Mountain South

Gathering Medicines: Nation and Knowledge in China's Mountain South

Judith Farquhar and Lili Lai

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226763514
eISBN:
9780226763798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763798.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the early 2000s, the government of China encouraged the nation’s 55 registered minority nationalities to “salvage, sort, synthesize, and elevate” ethnic medical knowledge in an effort to create ... More

The HingeCivil Society, Group Cultures, and the Power of Local Commitments

The Hinge: Civil Society, Group Cultures, and the Power of Local Commitments

Gary Alan Fine

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226745527
eISBN:
9780226745831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745831.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The Hinge is an exploration of the way in which vibrant groups and established local communities help to create bonds within civil society and lead to the development of institutional commitments. ... More

How Green Became GoodUrbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens

Hillary Angelo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226738994
eISBN:
9780226739182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226739182.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book offers a sociological explanation of urban greening as a contemporary global phenomenon, and of widespread perceptions of green as a “good” for cities. Urban-environmental scholarship ... More

How Socrates Became SocratesA Study of Plato's "Phaedo," "Parmenides," and "Symposium"

How Socrates Became Socrates: A Study of Plato's "Phaedo," "Parmenides," and "Symposium"

Laurence Lampert

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226746333
eISBN:
9780226746470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226746470.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This second Plato book of mine treats the three dialogues, Phaedo, Parmenides, and Symposium, in which Plato showed how a young Socrates became the mature philosopher of all the dialogues. Plato ... More

Living on the EdgeAn American Generation's Journey through the Twentieth Century

Living on the Edge: An American Generation's Journey through the Twentieth Century

Richard A. Settersten Jr., Glen H. Elder Jr., and Lisa D. Pearce

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226748092
eISBN:
9780226748269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748269.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

History leaves its imprint on human lives for generations to come. When we think of radical changes that have transformed America, our minds often wander first to the fifties and the sixties: the ... More

The Mantle of the EarthGenealogies of a Geographical Metaphor

The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor

Veronica della Dora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226741291
eISBN:
9780226741321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741321.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The term mantle has inspired philosophers, geographers, and theologians, and shaped artists’ and mapmakers’ visual vocabularies for thousands of years. According to Veronica della Dora, mantle is the ... More

Of BridgesA Poetic and Philosophical Account

Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account

Thomas Harrison

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226735290
eISBN:
9780226735320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Of Bridges is a sweeping study of bridges as cultural signifiers, extending its analysis from ancient Rome to the contemporary footbridges of major European cities. At stake is the semantic and ... More

The Pensive ImageArt as a Form of Thinking

The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Hanneke Grootenboer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The Pensive Image introduces a new artistic category of “pensive images” that asks viewers to philosophize instead of calling for interpretation. While before the 19th century, art and philosophy ... More

Ruling CultureArt Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Fiona Greenland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226756981
eISBN:
9780226757179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226757179.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Through much of its history, Italy was Europe’s heart of the arts, an artistic playground for foreign élites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered millions of Italian artworks and ... More

The Saint and the AtheistThomas Aquinas and Jean-Paul Sartre

The Saint and the Atheist: Thomas Aquinas and Jean-Paul Sartre

Joseph S. Catalano

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226719436
eISBN:
9780226719573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226719573.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The basic claim in this entire book is that the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre furthers the naturalization of the philosophy of Aquinas that was initiated by the introduction of Aristotle into ... More

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