Michael U. Mbanaso and Chima J. Korieh
Most states in African––as in other parts of the world––have one or more minority groups, which include people who belong to national, ethnic, religious, or linguistic minority groups. The issues of land, economic, and cultural globalization alongside the increasing tendency toward homogeneity amongst the dominant populations are emblematic of the treatment of minorities in many states. The tendency for the dominant population to marginalize minorities within their national boundaries has frequently led to conflict and strife. Minority groups and indigenous people often face discrimination and human rights abuses with little effective protection from the law. The emergence of nations and nation-state after over half a century of colonial control by European nations brought the issue of rights to national self-determination to the fore and sharpened the human rights problems of minority groups. The development policies pursued by states often paid little attention to the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. Often perceived as hegemonic, minorities have responded to the policies formulated by the dominant groups often with little success for achieving inclusion. In some cases, counter hegemonic reactions and responses have led to conflicts and further suppression of minority rights.
This book explores the various facets of the relationship between minorities and the state across Africa. The motivation for this collection lies in the growing need to understand the often tenuous relationship between minorities and the state. Through this collection, the editors and contributors present thoughtful ways for understanding forms of hegemony imposed by dominant groups in relational, national, and regional experiences. The book offers alternative conceptual and theoretical approaches and alternative research strategies for dealing with minority/majority issues, as well as resource control in historical and contemporary perspectives. This interdisciplinary framework draws into dialogue critical theories in the humanities and social sciences and brings together the discourses of scholars, policy makers, and activists whose experiences have led them to face forms of hegemonic control within the state. The relevance of minorities in state structures, issues of identity, human rights, and race as broadly conceived concepts, would serve well in informing new theories in this era of globalization.
This volume consists of a set of nested themes that present minorities issues as fluid, contested, and under continues transformation, especially when examined within the larger context of a globalized human right agenda. The collection focuses on minority issues in contemporary Africa from a historical perspective, but also links these issues to global movements (such as international human rights) in an innovative manner. This book employs a cross-regional approach to explore specific issues in minority-state relations and human rights. This unprecedented approach holds the potential of serving as a foundation study for future research that seek to employ a comparative approach to specific issues in minority and human rights studies.
Minorities and the State in Africa is an important book for all interested in the study of ethnic, minority, and human rights issues in Africa. Furthermore, the international appeal of the subjects treated in Minorities and the State in Africa cannot be doubted. This book is also timely considering the fast-growing importance of human rights and minority issues in the academic world.
Joseph M. McCulloch and Luther C. Kloth
This most complete resource is back in a full-color, thoroughly revised, updated, and significantly expanded 4th Edition that incorporates all of the many scientific and technological advances that are changing the scope of practice in this multidisciplinary field. Learned authors Joseph McCulloch and Luther Kloth have gathered world renown experts in wound management to present a comprehensive text that is evidence based, clinically focused and practical. Responding to the ever-changing field of wound management, the 4th Edition is far from a simple update; it is virtually a brand-new text. The committed and respected teams of authors and contributors have broadened the scope of this text and expanded it from 14 to 35 chapters.
The need for ethical education is as long standing as the history of scandals that plague the financial industry. Understanding the cause and effect of economic crises and scandals from an ethical perspective ensures the long run health of our financial markets. Sarah W. Peck’s Investment Ethics is an applied and uniquely focused textbook that provides students with the tools, examples, and exercises they need to understand ethical concepts and consequences in the practice of finance; especially regarding investments. This text serves not only as a key tool in the classroom, but also a longstanding guide for examining the ethical practices of companies and organizations.
Krista Ratcliffe and Rebecca Rickly
This book posits definitions, tactics, and consequences of feminist administration. Inspired by tensions that arise between feminist beliefs and administrative imperatives, contributors write from their locations as WPAs, Graduate WPAs, Writing Center Directors, WAC Directors, Chairs, and Journal Editors, and also from their locations as graduate students, adjunct faculty, and assistant, associate and full professors. From these differing locations, contributors identify issues of concern for feminist administrators, share stories of their own successes and failures, theorize these experiences in light of feminist thought and practice, and offer pragmatic recommendations to readers. Because contributors do not all agree, the 14 chapters challenge one another as well as readers. Together these chapters forward three claims: (1) gendered issues still exist within rhetoric and composition studies, (2) the models in this collection may be adapted by readers for their own situations, and (3) the dominant trope for performing feminist administration is oxymoron, the ability to keep two conflicting ideas in one’s head at the same time and engage that conflict as a springboard for productive feminist action.
During World War II a select number of female pilots were selected to serve as WASPs, Women Air Service Pilots. They were not embraced by their male counterparts and struggled for acceptance daily. After the war, four WASPs meet to reminisce about their challenges and successes. The conversation soon shifts to a redacted report about a fellow pilot who was killed while trying to land her aircraft. What really happened? Someone knows the truth. Censored on Final Approach journeys into a time and place often left out of the history books.
James Scotton and William A. Hachten
New Media for a New China is a timely introduction to the current state of the mass media in the People's Republic of China. This awakening giant is going through tremendous social, economic, and political changes. Some see the 21st century as "China's century" because of the nation's unprecedented growth. Despite these upheavals, comparatively little has been published about its media and their role in this transformation.
Bringing together scholars from both the US and China, New Media for a New China analyses the diverse roles that China's media play within the Chinese juggernaut. China is vast and so are its communications - more computers, more emails, more cell phone messages, more films and music videos, and larger audiences for more television programs. Like media the world over, China's media are intrinsic to all its challenges, changes, and struggles. Whether by cable or by satellite, there are messages that are threatening the existing social order.
Looking at media in China as part of the global communication system, New Media for a New China gives a much-needed overview on the growing role that they do and will play in the 21st century.
James B. South and Rod Karveth
With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more.
- Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men
- Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more
- Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters, themes, and storylines
Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.
John J. Su
Images of loss and yearning played a crucial role in literary texts written in the later part of the twentieth century. Despite deep cultural differences, novelists from Africa, the Caribbean, Great Britain, and the United States share a sense that the economic, social, and political forces associated with late modernity have evoked widespread nostalgia within the communities in which they write. In this original and wide-ranging study, John J. Su explores the relationship between nostalgia and ethics in novels across the English-speaking world. He challenges the tendency in literary studies to characterise memory as positive and nostalgia as necessarily negative. Instead, this book argues that nostalgic fantasies are crucial to the ethical visions presented by topical novels. From Jean Rhys to Wole Soyinka and from V. S. Naipaul to Toni Morrison, Su identifies nostalgia as a central concern in the twentieth-century novel.
The Conception of Mary: A Rhyming Translation of Book V of Le Champion des Dames by Martin le Franc (1410-1461)
Steven Millen Taylor 1941-
This translation fills a major need for those unfamiliar with Middle French by granting them access to this nuanced and multifaceted exploration of women's role in society and of Mary's role in the Church. "The Conception of Mary" provides point of contact between medieval and modern scholars interested in gender studies, theological questions, and historical attitudes, while also engaging a general audience seeking further insight into these important questions. "The Conception of Mary: A Rhyming Translation of Book V of the Fifteenth-Century Le Champion des Dames" presents the culmination of Martin Le Franc's masterwork in defense of women. Here Le Franc explores the controversy surrounding the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception, a theological debate that captured the medieval imagination and continues to engage contemporary students and scholars; he entertains his readers even as he makes complex theological arguments more accessible to a wider audience.
Margaret Urban Walker
The Aquinas Lecture is given annually at Marquette University under the auspices of the Philosophy Department. It was initiated in 1933 by the Rev. George H. Mahowald, S.J., head of the department of Philosophy at that time, for the purpose of bringing to Milwaukee and to the university outstanding leaders in Thomistic thought in both its historical and its theoretical aspects. Customarily, the lecture is delivered in late February or early March.
Joyce M. Wolburg and Roxanne Hovland
Designed as a core textbook for courses in Advertising and Society, "Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture" develops an integrated perspective that gives students a framework for understanding past, present, and future issues in advertising communications. Chapter contents cover the entire range of social, political, cultural, regulatory, and economic issues that surround advertising and its role in modern society. The many social issues addressed include advertising and gender stereotyping, advertising to vulnerable audiences, and the distribution of wealth in consumer society. "Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture" intertwines the development of the consumer culture with its coverage of the historical, political, regulatory, and ethical issues of advertising. It includes clear, comprehensive tables that chronicle historical developments and key legal cases. The text is readable for undergraduates but provides enough depth to serve as a graduate-level text. Including extensive notes and a bibliography, it can be adopted independently, or alongside its companion volume, "Readings in Advertising, Society, and Consumer Culture".
The Best Kept Secret studies the often-overlooked group of single, African American custodial fathers. While the media focuses on the increase of single mothers and the decline in marriage in the black community, Roberta Coles paints a nuanced picture of single black dads. Based on qualitative research, the author looks at the parenting experience of these fathers, who may have become single parents through nonmarital births, divorce, widowhood and adoption. The fathers, ranging in age from 20 to 76, discuss their motivations for taking custody of their children, what roles they enact as parents, what they hope for their children, how they socialize their children in a diverse society, how parenting daughters differs from sons, and what parenting has done for them personally. Coles then recommends policy changes to improve the situations for children and single parents-particularly often-unseen fathers. Filled with dynamic interviews and intriguing case studies, The Best Kept Secret shows that single black custodial fathers do exist and looks at the ways raising children has shaped their lives.
Roberta Coles and Charles Green
Common stereotypes portray black fathers as being largely absent from their families. Yet while black fathers are less likely than white and Hispanic fathers to marry their child's mother, many continue to parent through cohabitation and visitation, providing caretaking, financial, and other in-kind support. This volume captures the meaning and practice of black fatherhood in its many manifestations, exploring two-parent families, cohabitation, single custodial fathering, stepfathering, noncustodial visitation, and parenting by extended family members and friends. Contributors examine ways that black men perceive and decipher their parenting responsibilities, paying careful attention to psychosocial, economic, and political factors that affect the ability to parent. Chapters compare the diversity of African American fatherhood with negative portrayals in politics, academia, and literature and, through qualitative analysis and original profiles, illustrate the struggle and intent of many black fathers to be responsible caregivers. This collection also includes interviews with daughters of absent fathers and concludes with the effects of certain policy decisions on responsible parenting.
Lynne Y. Edwards, Elizabeth L. Rambo, and James B. South
Buffy the Vampire Slayer earned critical acclaim for its use of metaphor to explore the conflicts of growth, power, and transgression. Its groundbreaking stylistic and thematic devices, boldness and wit earned it an intensely devoted fan base—and as it approached its zenith, attention from media watchdog groups and the Federal Communications Commission. The grim and provocative evolution of the show over its final two seasons polarized its audience, while also breaking new ground for critical and philosophical analysis. The thirteen essays in this collection, divided into the perspectives of feminist, cultural, auteur and fan studies, explore the popular series’ conclusion, providing a multifaceted examination of Buffy’s most controversial two seasons.
Lynne Y. Edwards is associate professor of media and communication studies at Ursinus College. Elizabeth L. Rambo is associate professor of English at Campbell University. James B. South is associate professor of English at Campbell University. James B. South is associate professor and chair of the philosophy department at Marquette University.
James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Analyzing Narrative Reality offers a comprehensive framework for analyzing the construction and use of stories in society. This centers on the interplay of narrative work and narrative environments, viewed as reflexively related. Topics dealing with narrative work include activation, linkage, composition, performance, collaboration, and control. Those dealing with narrative environments include close relationships, local culture, status, jobs, organizations, and intertextuality. Both the texts and everyday contexts of the storying process are considered, with accompanying guidelines for analysis and illustrations from empirical material. Methodological procedures feature interviewing, ethnographic fieldwork, and conversational and textual analysis. The conclusion raises the issue of narrative adequacy, addressing the questions of what is a good story and who is a good storyteller.
Analyzing Narrative Reality is truly multidisciplinary and should appeal to researchers working across the social and behavioral sciences and humanities, as well as to narratively focused researchers in nursing, education, allied and public health, social work, law, counseling, and management/organization studies.
Jeffrey LaBelle and Daniel Kendall
A straightforward and accessible book that discusses the key issues surrounding Catholics in today's confusing world.
Hilde Lindemann, Marian Verkerk, and Margaret Urban Walker
Naturalized Bioethics represents a revolutionary change in how health care ethics is practiced. It calls for bioethicists to give up their dependence on utilitarianism and other ideal moral theories and instead to move toward a self-reflexive, socially inquisitive, politically critical, and inclusive ethics. Wary of idealizations that bypass social realities, the naturalism in ethics that is developed in this volume is empirically nourished and acutely aware that ethical theory is the practice of particular people in particular times, places, cultures, and professional environments. The essays in this collection examine the variety of embodied experiences of individual people. They situate the bioethicist within the clinical or research context, take seriously the web of relationships in which all human beings are nested, and explore a number of the many different kinds of power relations that inform health care encounters. Naturalized Bioethics aims to help bioethicists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, disability studies scholars, medical researchers, and other health professionals address the ethical issues surrounding health care.
Beda Mayr: Vertheidigung der katholischen Religion: sammt einen Anhange von der Möglichkeit einer Vereinigung zwischen unserer, und der evagelisch-lutherischen Kirche (1789)
Beda Mayr and Ulrich Lehner
The monastic erudition of the old religious orders was a pillar of the Catholic Enlightenment within the Holy Roman Empire and many other European countries. Despite the enormous importance the monks had as champions of programmatic Enlightenment ideas, few of their original texts are available in modern editions. The present edition contributes to filling this lacuna by making available the main work of the Benedictine monk, Beda Mayr (1742–1794), who developed a modern and ecumenical Catholic theology.
Diese Edition macht das Werk "Vertheidigung der katholischen Religion" (1789) des Benediktiners Beda Mayr (1742-1794) wieder zugänglich, das wegen seiner Neudefinition der kirchlichen und päpstlichen Unfehlbarkeit auf den "Index der verbotenen Bücher" gesetzt wurde.
Earth is imperiled. Human activities are adversely affecting the land, water, air, and myriad forms of biological life that comprise the ecosystems of our planet. Indicators of global warming and holes in the ozone layer inhibit functions vital to the biosphere. Environmental damage to the planet becomes damaging to human health and well-being now and into the future—and too often that damage affects those who are least able to protect themselves.
Can religion make a positive contribution to preventing further destruction of biological diversity and ecosystems and threats to our earth? Jame Schaefer thinks that it can, and she examines the thought of Christian Church fathers and medieval theologians to reveal and retrieve insights that may speak to our current plight. By reconstructing the teachings of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and other classic thinkers to reflect our current scientific understanding of the world, Schaefer shows how to "green" the Catholic faith: to value the goodness of creation, to appreciate the beauty of creation, to respect creation's praise for God, to acknowledge the kinship of all creatures, to use creation with gratitude and restraint, and to live virtuously within the earth community.
David G. Schultenover
This collection of essays provides a small revolution in the study of Roman Catholic Modernism, a movement that until now has been largely seen as an episode that underscored institutional Catholicism's isolation from the mainstream intellectual currents of the time. By recasting the provincial story within a transatlantic intellectual-cultural framework--that is, the French Catholic Modernists' reception of the pragmatism of William James, the towering giant of American intellectual life--the present volume turns a confessional "Catholic" episode into a broadly "catholic" one. It explains precisely why Modernism was a rather universal phenomenon, finding expression in non-Christian religions, Russian Orthodoxy, and mainline Protestant denominations as well as in Roman Catholicism.
According to the old provincial narrative crafted by Catholic conservative forces, Modernism was simply a recurrence of ancient heresies rekindled by the Enlightenment. Conservatives dug in their heels against Enlightenment thought, insisting on the timelessness of dogmas and on the truth of a "revelation" independent of human distortion. Against this official position arose a "fringe element" of Catholic scholars who applied historical-critical methods to the study of Scripture, church history, and dogma. Pius X condemned these Modernists and largely swept the Church clean of their influence.
This volume brings together distinguished church historians, philosophers, and theologians to examine the reception of William James's pragmatism by Roman Catholic thinkers in France. They show that the Modernist Crisis was not "a strictly circumscribed affair" but rather a wrenching subplot within a larger intellectual and cultural drama that puts the particular ecclesiastical crisis firmly in the center of the pressing issues of the day. The book concludes that Roman Catholic concerns were catholic concerns--perennial concerns shared with the major intellectual currents of that era.
In addition to David G. Schultenover, S.J., the contributors are: Clara Ginther, Harvey Hill, Michael J. Kerlin, John R. Shook, Stephen Schloesser, S.J., C. J. T. Talar, Donald Wayne Viney, and Frédéric Worms.
John B. Davis and Wilfred Dolfsma
As this comprehensive Companion demonstrates, social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key role that values play in the economy and in economic life. Social economics treats the economy and economics as being embedded in the larger web of social and ethical relationships. It also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics. In so doing the contributors also map the likely trends and directions of future research. This Companion will undoubtedly become a leading reference source and guide to social economics for many years to come.
Providing concise discussion and an indication of what to expect in future decades, this interdisciplinary Companion will be of great interest to students and academics of social economics and socio-economics, as well as institutional, evolutionary and heterodox economics. It will also appeal to management scholars and those concerned with business ethics.
Steven R. Goldzwig
Howard P. Kainz
In most commentaries on Hegel's Phenomenology, the emphasis has been on presenting the totality as a chain of phenomenological developments leading up inexorably to the final chapter on "absolute knowledge." In other words, the mission of the commentator has been to make sure that the reader does not miss the forest for the trees, as the saying goes—getting so wrapped up in individual moments that he or she misses the all-important dialectical movement of the work. The present work is a reflection on some of the "trees" that are of interest in their own right, and keys to the ongoing appreciation of this classical work—for example, why language (die Sprache) performs an indispensable function in Hegel's concept of phenomenological development; how the groundbreaking theme of intersubjectivity emerges in this work; why character-types like Hegel's "Unhappy Consciousness" and "Knight of Virtue" have a contemporary relevance; what influence the Phenomenology had on Kierkegaard; why what appear to be mere summaries and recapitulations in the Phenomenology are much more than that; why the literary aspects of this philosophical work should not be overlooked; and why Hegel's "absolute knowledge" is not absolute in any of the usual senses of the word.
Howard P. Kainz
- Are humans unique among animals—and if so, what makes humans human?
- Is human freedom a delusion?
- Do people possess paranormal powers?
- How do the sexes differ?
- Are personality traits and intelligence inherited?
- Can we expect to survive bodily death?
Howard Kainz looks for the best available answers to these and other questions, drawing upon classical and recent philosophy as well as the current state of scientific knowledge. His approach is open-minded and adventurous, and yields some surprising insights.
A gallery of books authored, co-authored, or edited by Marquette University faculty. The books in this series offer a snap-shot of the monograph publishing efforts of the university faculty. They are offered with a downloadable table of contents. Because of copyright concerns, the complete full text of these books is not available.
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