The ANC's War against Apartheid
Stephen R. Davis
Mar 2018 - Indiana University Press
For nearly three decades, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), waged a violent revolutionary struggle against the apartheid state in South Africa. Stephen Davis works with extensive oral testimonies and the heroic myths that were constructed after 1994 to offer a new history of this armed movement. Davis deftly addresses the histories that reinforce the legitimacy of the ANC as a ruling party, its...
William Bartelt, Joshua Claybourn
Oct 2019 - Indiana University Press
Since his death, Abraham Lincoln has been celebrated as savior of the Union, proponent for emancipation, president of the United States, and skilled statesman. Although Lincoln's adult life has been well documented and analyzed, most biographers have regarded his early years as inconsequential to his career and accomplishments. In 1920 a group of historians known as the Lincoln Inquiry were determined to give Lincoln's formative years their due. Abe's Youth takes a look into...
Daniel B. Reed
Daniel B. Reed integrates individual stories with the study of performance to understand the forces of diaspora and mobility in the lives of musicians, dancers, and mask performers originally from Côte d'Ivoire who now live in the United States. Through the lives of four Ivorian performers, Reed finds that dance and music, being transportable media, serve as effective ways to understand individual migrants in the world today. As members of an immigrant...
Abortion and Dialogue
Sep 1992 - Indiana University Press
"The issues she takes on are crucial—not solely the subject areas of reproductive rights and law, or public policy lenses and judicial impact in women's and children's lives, but also the more difficult and fundamental questions of how these 'hot topics' can be approached so as to make the most of the good will of all and the force of free discussion for social learning. . . . she brings a strong, evolving and distinctive perspective to the discussion." —Emily Fowler...
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Nov 2013 - Indiana University Press
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai Held elicits the overarching themes and unity of Heschel's incisive and insightful thought. Focusing on the idea of transcendence—or the...
Abraham Lincoln's Wilderness Years
J. Edward Murr, edited by Joshua Claybourn
Nov 2022 - Indiana University Press
Abraham Lincoln spent a quarter of his life—from 1816 to 1830, ages 7 to 21—learning and growing in southwestern Indiana. Despite the importance of these formative years, Lincoln rarely discussed this period, and with his sudden, untimely death in 1865, mysterious gaps appear in recorded history. In Abraham Lincoln's Wilderness Years, Joshua Claybourn collects and annotates the most significant scholarship from J. Edward Murr,...
The Accompaniment in "Unaccompanied" Bach
Known around the world for his advocacy of early historical performance and as a skilled violin performer and pedagogue, Stanley Ritchie has developed a technical guide to the interpretation and performance of J. S. Bach's enigmatic sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Unlike typical Baroque compositions, Bach's six solos are uniquely free of accompaniment. To add depth and texture to the pieces, Bach incorporated various techniques to...
The Acoustic Mirror
Apr 1988 - Indiana University Press
" . . . a vitally new understanding that takes us from the terms of the representation of sexual difference to an anatomy of female subjectivity which will be widely influential." —Stephen Heath "An original work likely to have significant impact on all those with an interest in the vibrant intersection of feminism, film theory, and psychoanalysis . . . " —Naomi Schor " . . . powerfully argued study . . . impressive . . . " —Choice " . . . important because of its...
Across the Ussuri Kray
Vladimir K. Arsenyev, translated by Jonathan C. Slaght
In Russia's Far East sits the wild Ussuri Kray, a region known for its remote highlands and rugged mountain passes where tigers and bears roam the cliffs, and salmon and lenok navigate the rivers. In this collection of travel writing by famed Russian explorer and naturalist Vladimir K. Arsenyev (1872-1930), readers are shuttled back to the turn of the 20th century when the Russian Empire was reeling from its defeat in the...
Acts of Intervention
Feb 1998 - Indiana University Press
Acts of Intervention examines the ways that gay men have used theatre and performance to intervene in the AIDS crisis. It discusses dramatic texts and public performances—from cabarets and candlelight vigils to full-scale Broadway productions such as Angels in America and Rent—that have shaped, and been shaped by, the history of AIDS in national, regional, and local contexts. Román examines mainstream as well as alternative and activist forms of theatre, including solo...
Advance Directives and the Pursuit of Death with Dignity
Norman L. Cantor
Oct 1993 - Indiana University Press
"[Cantor provides] both a cogent and provocative text and prodigious references." —The New England Journal of Medicine "Cantor develops a careful and accessible ethic of autonomy and dignity regarding forgoing life-prolonging medical treatment . . . " —Ethics "A thoughtful, informative and sensitive text . . . " —European Medical Journal "Professor Cantor of Rutgers University School of Law has created a scholarly and sophisticated, yet quite accessible, legal...
The Advanced Projection Manual
Mar 2006 - Indiana University Press
The Advanced Projection Manual is designed to provide cinema engineers and projectionists with the necessary technical know-how and hands-on advice. The book also includes a much needed introduction to electronic and digital projection technologies. The Advanced Projection Manual is published jointly by FIAF and the Norwegian Film Institute.
edited by Jesse A. Fivecoate, Kristina Downs, Meredith A. E. McGriff, with contributions by Margaret A. Mills, Kay Turner, Andrea Kitta, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Cory W. Thorne, Guillermo De Los Reyes, Solimar Otero, Gregory Hansen, Betty J. Belanus, Phyllis M. May-Machunda, Anthony Guest-Scott, Anika Wilson, Wanda G. Addison, Debra Lattanzi Shutika, Lynne S. McNeill, Trevor J. Blank, Norma Elia Cantú
Aug 2021 - Indiana University Press
An unprecedented number of folklorists are addressing issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality in academic and...
Adventures in Lesbian Philosophy
edited by Claudia Card
Dec 1994 - Indiana University Press
"Adventures in Lesbian Philosophy contains many illuminating discussions (of S/M sex, lesbian ethics, lesbian desire, bisexuality), and includes a useful bibliography of lesbian criticism." —Passion "This new collection edited by Claudia Card includes important articles of interest to feminist philosophy relating to lesbian feminist issues and ethics." —Ethics " . . . a fun and engaging conceptual romp." —Journal of the History of Sexuality These essays explore diverse positive...
The Adventures of Sayf Ben Dhi Yazan
edited by Lena Jayyusi, introduction by Harry Norris
Sep 1999 - Indiana University Press
"A charming and agreeable surprise . . . A welcome gift to Western readers." —Kirkus Reviews "Editor Jayyusi offers a major example of the Arabic folk epics or romances called siras . . . The siras are full of heroic adventures, exotic landscapes, love affairs, friendships, supernatural dangers, magical spells, and great Arab heroes. . . . " —Library Journal "This text should find its place alongside the translations of other epic...
Advocate for the Doomed
James G. McDonald, edited by Richard Breitman, Barbara McDonald Stewart, Severin Hochberg
Apr 2007 - Indiana University Press
The private diary of James G. McDonald (1886–1964) offers a unique and hitherto unknown source on the early history of the Nazi regime and the Roosevelt administration's reactions to Nazi persecution of German Jews. Considered for the post of U.S. ambassador to Germany at the start of FDR's presidency, McDonald traveled to Germany in 1932 and met with Hitler soon after the...
The Aesop's Fable Paradigm
edited by K. Brandon Barker, Daniel J. Povinelli, with contributions by Laura Hennefield, Hyesung G. Hwang, Daniel J. Povinelli, William Hansen, K. Brandon Barker, Gregory Schrempp, with Marisa Wieneke, Kristina Downs
Dec 2021 - Indiana University Press
The Aesop's Fable Paradigm is a collection of essays that explore the cutting-edge intersection of Folklore and Science. From moralizing fables to fantastic folktales, humans have been telling stories about animals—animals who can talk, feel, think, and make...
Aesthetics as Phenomenology
Günter Figal, translated by Jerome Veith
Feb 2015 - Indiana University Press
Connecting aesthetic experience with our experience of nature or with other cultural artifacts, Aesthetics as Phenomenology focuses on what art means for cognition, recognition, and affect—how art changes our everyday disposition or behavior. Günter Figal engages in a penetrating analysis of the moment at which, in our contemplation of a work of art, reaction and thought confront each other. For those trained in the visual arts and for more casual...
Aesthetics in Feminist Perspective
edited by Hilde Hein, Carolyn Korsmeyer
Sep 1993 - Indiana University Press
"A first-rate introduction to the field, accessible to scholars working from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Highly recommended . . . " —Choice " . . . offers both broad theoretical considerations and applications to specific art forms, diverse methodological perspectives, and healthy debate among the contributors. . . . [an] outstanding volume." —Philosophy and Literature " . . . this volume represents an eloquent and enlightened attempt to...
The Affinities and Medieval Transposition
Dolores D. Pesce
Mar 1987 - Indiana University Press
The concept of affinities, or pitch relationships, was fundamental to modal theory in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. For the first time, Dolores Pesce brings together theoretical perspectives on this subject from the end of the ninth century to the middle of the sixteenth, spanning the ideas of Hucbald through Guido of Arezzo, Jacques de Liege, Marchetta of Padua,Tinctoris, and Aaron to those of Glareanus. Pesce provides a comprehensive survey of problematic chants and of...