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Machine Learners: Archaeology Of A Data Practice
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|November 16, 2017

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If machine learning transforms the nature of knowledge, does it also transform the practice of critical thought? Machine learning -- programming computers to learn from data -- has spread across scientific disciplines, media, entertainment, and government.…
Beyond Blurred Lines: Rape Culture In Popular Media
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|October 19, 2016

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From its origins in academic discourse in the 1970s to our collective imagination today, the concept of "rape culture" has resonated in a variety of spheres, including television, gaming, comic book culture, and college campuses. Beyond Blurred Lines traces ways…
Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, And Courts Aren't Doing To Protect America's Women

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Whatever the number, domestic violence victims remain far too many for a preventable crime. More and more victims of intimate partner violence are reaching out to police, prosecutors and judges only to be sorely disappointed, even betrayed. While laws and…
Figures of History
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|September 15, 2014

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In this important new book the leading philosopher Jacques Rancière continues his reflections on the representative power of works of art. How does art render events that have spanned an era? What roles does it assign to those who enacted them or those who…
Longing For Home: Forced Displacement And Postures Of Hospitality
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|June 28, 2016

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What is it about the concept of “home” that makes its loss so profound and devastating, and how should the trauma of exile and alienation be approached theologically? M. Jan Holton examines the psychological, social, and theological impact of forced…
Points of Light: New Approaches to Ending Welfare Dependency
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|February 22, 1991

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In the 1980s as the culture of poverty evolved into an intractable and often inherited condition for many people, new ways of encouraging self-sufficiency emerged. The ten essays in this anthology survey a variety of approaches and programs. Among the authors are…
Live To Your Local Cinema: The Remarkable Rise of Livecasting
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|October 30, 2012

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The phenomenon of 'livecasting' – that is, the broadcasting of live performances such as theatre and opera to local cinemas – only emerged in 2006. Since then it has grown exponentially. How did this remarkable growth come about and what are its…
How To House The Homeless
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|June 24, 2010

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How to House the Homeless , editors Ingrid Gould Ellen and Brendan O’Flaherty propose that the answers entail rethinking how housing markets operate and developing more efficient interventions in existing service programs. The book critically reassesses…
The Wasted Years: Role of the media and political leadership

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American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1969-2000
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|December 1, 2000

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Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.
Gun Violence: The Real Costs
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|October 15, 2000

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100 billion dollars. That is the annual cost of gun violence in America according to the authors of this landmark study, a book destined to change the way Americans view the problem of gun-related violence. Until now researchers have assessed the burden imposed…
Technologies Of Vision: The War Between Data And Images
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|October 20, 2017

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An investigation of the computational turn in visual culture, centered on the entangled politics and pleasures of data and images. If the twentieth century was tyrannized by images, then the twenty-first is ruled by data. In Technologies of Vision , Steve…
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