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- Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99
In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of the most dangerous places on earth-a place where homicide is a daily occurence. Now, Greg Donaldson,... more...
- Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 31.99
?No one bore witness better than Don Whitehead . . . this volume, deftly combining his diary and a previously unpublished memoir, brings Whitehead and his reporting back to life, and 21st-century readers are the richer for it.??from the Foreword, by Rick AtkinsonWinner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead is one of the legendary reporters of World... more...
- Fordham University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
On May 17, 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, nine men and women entered a Selective Service office outside Baltimore. They removed military draft records, took them outside, and set them afire with napalm.The Catholic activists involved in this protest against the War included Daniel and Philip Berrigan; all were found guilt of destroying government... more...
- Fordham University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
Meyer ("Mike") Berger was one of the greatest journalists of this century. A reporter and columnist for The New York Times for thirty years, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his account of the murder of thirteen people by a deranged war veteran in Camden, New Jersey.Berger is best known for his "About New York" column, which... more...
- Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 18.00
We hope?even as we doubt?that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species? self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing?but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual... more...
- Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 17.99
In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the... more...
- Fordham University Press 2008; US$ 13.99
In eleven brief, engaging talks originally broadcast on French public radio, Jean-Luc Nancy offers a philosopher?s rough and ready account of some of the pressing questions of our day and addresses chronic issues within philosophical inquiry. The fundamental question, which recurs again and again, is whether philosophy is conditioned by the world the... more...
- Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 17.99
?Our lives are Swiss,? Emily Dickinson wrote in 1859, ?So still?so cool.? But over the Alps, ?Italy stands the other side.? For Dickinson, as for many other writers and artists, Italy has been the land of light, a seductive source of invention, enchantment, and freedom. So it was for Helen Barolini, who, as a student in Rome after World War II, wrote... more...
- Fordham University Press 2005; US$ 19.99
What does it mean to lead a moral life?In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice?one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject.Butler takes as her starting point one?s ability to answer the questions ?What have I done?? and... more...
- Fordham University Press 2006; US$ 19.99
When The Search for Major Plagge was published last spring, the world finally learned about a unique hero?and about one American doctor?s extraordinary journey to tell Karl Plagge?s story.Part detective story, part personal quest, Michael Good?s book is the story of the German commander of a Lithuanian work camp who saved hundreds of Jewish lives in... more...