Summary: Through her original, intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 302 BRO
Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN
Summary: To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAR
Summary: Jo Langford offers a complete guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for LGBTQ youth and those who love and support them. Written from a practical perspective, the author explores the realities of teen sexuality, particularly that of trans teens, and provides guidance and understanding for parents and kids alike.
Publisher / Publication Date: 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 306.7 LAN
Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006