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A witty, philosophically-informed, and openly polemical critique by Barbara Cassin of Google that looks at Google's claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis. This critique goes to the heart of the assumed benefits to humanity of increasingly advanced internet technology.
This volume's contributors examine the perceptions of the staggering refuge and migration crisis in Europe, demonstrating how it stems from migrants exercising their right to the freedom of movement, leads states to create new technologies of regulating human movement, and prompts the questioning of the very idea of Europe.
To create a fuller portrait of team behavior, this book introduces an innovative, "3-D" framework that takes into account the individuals who make up a team, the subgroups that form within and between teams, and the team as a whole. Delivering practical guidance rooted in scholarship, this is a thoughtful...
By Lynn Comella
Lynn Comella tells the fascinating history of how feminist sex-toy stores such as Eve's Garden, Good Vibrations and Babeland raised sexual consciousness, redefined the adult industry, provided educational and community resources, and changed the way sex was talked about, had, and enjoyed.
By Dru Jeffries
Superhero films and comic book adaptations dominate contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, and it is not just the storylines of these blockbuster spectacles that have been influenced by comics. The comic book medium itself has profoundly influenced how movies look and sound today, as well as how viewers approach them as texts....
Once seen as a fringe phenomenon, populism is back. While some politicians and media outlets present it as dangerous to the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, others hail it as the fix for broken democracies. Not surprisingly, questions about populism abound. Does it really threaten democracy? Why the sudden rise...
By Shai Held
In The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held's Torah essays - two for each weekly portion -open new horizons in Jewish biblical commentary. Held mines Talmud and midrashim, great writers of world literature, and astute commentators of other religious backgrounds to ponder fundamental questions about God, human nature, and what...
Veterinarians serve on the front lines working to prevent animal suffering and abuse. For centuries, their compassion and expertise have improved the quality of life and death for animals in their care. However, modern interest in animal rights has led more and more people to ask questions about the ethical...
In Politics with Beauvoir Lori Marso treats Simone de Beauvoir's feminist theory and practice as part of her political theory, arguing that freedom is Beauvoir's central concern and that this is best apprehended through the notion of the encounter.