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The 2016 Summer Olympics are headed for Rio. As sports focus international attention on Brazil, a recent AAUP bibliography navigates the multitudes of scholarship on this diverse, complex nation.


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Our latest bibliography higlights critical scholarship on contemporary cat-human relations.


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The attack on a gay nightclub was one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history.

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Lynched Sims: Lynched

by Angela D. Sims
Baylor University Press, October 2016

In Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culturre of Terror, Sims examines the relationship between lynching and the interconnected realities of race, gender, class, and other social fragmentations that ultimately shape a person’s—and a community’s—religious self-understanding.

"We need to remember the horror of domestic terrorism that black people have experienced for centuries in the United States, the land of their birth. Remembering and resisting are the only ways to stop terrorism today. We are in debt to Angela Sims and her interviewees for this important work of remembrance, which should inspire us to never forget and never stop resisting." —James H. Cone, Union Theological Seminary

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Capital in the Twenty-First Centurybon_piketty

Thomas Piketty
Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Harvard University Press, 2014

French economist Piketty's latest work weighs centuries of economic data from 20 countries to analyze current inequalities—and how to amend them via political action. Capital quickly became the #1 bestseller on Amazon upon its April release. Learn More

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