How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: Activists Lawyers and the Grassroots Campaign by Fran Quigley [PDF]

How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: Activists Lawyers and the Grassroots Campaign by Fran Quigley [PDF]

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press (July 30, 2014) A cataclysmic earthquake, revolution, corruption, and neglect have all conspired to strangle the growth of a legitimate legal system in Haiti. But as How Human Rights Can Build Haiti demonstrates, the story of lawyers-activists on the ground should give us all hope. They organize demonstrations at the street […]

Word of Mouth: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food by Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson [PDF]

Word of Mouth: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food by Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson [PDF]

Publisher: University of California Press (July 7, 2014) Today, more than ever, talking about food improves the eating of it. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson argues that conversation can even trump consumption. Where many works look at the production, preparation, and consumption of food, Word of Mouth captures the language that explains culinary practices. Explanation is more […]

State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa by Ryan Saylor [PDF]

State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa by Ryan Saylor [PDF]

Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 11, 2014) Governments that preside over a capable state apparatus can better uphold the rule of law, ensure democratic accountability, stimulate economic development, and provide good governance. In the developing world, countries differ substantially in their levels of state capacity and ability to achieve these ends, leaving scholars and concerned […]

The Healthy Gluten-Free Diet: Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Abigail R. Gehring [PDF]

The Healthy Gluten-Free Diet: Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Abigail R. Gehring [PDF]

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (July 8, 2014) Fortunately for those with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance or sensitivity, gluten-free foods are becoming much more readily available at grocery stores and restaurants across the country. However, many prepackaged options are laden with sugar, unhealthy fats, and grains and starches that are devoid of nutritional value. They may be […]

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape by Natasha Egan [PDF]

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape by Natasha Egan [PDF]

Publisher: Radius Books; Pck Har/Pa edition (July 31, 2014) For more than a decade, Victoria Sambunaris (born 1964) has crossed the United States with her five-by-seven wooden field camera and sheets of color negative film. Traveling seemingly every road nationwide, Sambunaris has described herself as having “an unrelenting curiosity to understand the American landscape and […]

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870 by J. Gerald Kennedy [PDF]

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870 by J. Gerald Kennedy [PDF]

Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 25, 2014) The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the “literary” novel, and each […]