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Desmet, Mattias

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Occasionally, there are books that try to make sense of a key moment in history - and become an indispensable guide to the times we live in. This book is one of them. In The Psychology of Totalitarianism, world-renowned Professor of Clinical Psychology Mattias Desmet deconstructs the societal conditions that allow collective psychosis to take hold. By analysing our current global situation and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2022

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Summary: The development of authentic self-esteem and a healthy sense of self has always been a vitally important part of growing up. But this process is a challenge that has gotten even trickier to negotiate due to the widespread integration of digital technology into everyday living. Drawing on the insights of a clinical psychologist/family therapist, an adolescent psychologist, and a number of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Maguire, Caroline

Summary: Every parent wants their child to have friends, to be successful, to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. But many children lack important social and executive functioning skills that allow them to navigate through the world with ease. Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. Here she shares The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 MAG

Summary: The untold story of the world's longest running video show, Video Music Box. A hip hop mainstay since 1983, VMB gave a platform to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige before they hit it big. Host Ralph McDaniels' archives amassed over 40 nearly years reveal the show's importance to numerous big-name musicians, as well as to the kids that grew up watching.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC YOU

Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred)

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN

Hochschild, Adam

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Summary: "A character-driven look at a pivotal period in American history, 1917-1920: the tumultuous home front during WWI and its aftermath, when violence broke out across the country thanks to the first Red Scare, labor strife, and immigration battles"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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Sciutto, Jim

Summary: "From praising dictators to alienating allies, Trump has made chaos his calling card. Has his strategy caused more problems than it solved?"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SCI

Summary: Ads targeting girls between the ages of 8 and 12 employ an increasing level of sexuality. Are advertisers responding to neo-feminist notions of "girl power" or are they leading girls toward harmful self-images? This program examines the trend by following a group of tween girls through their daily lives, recording their perceptions of fashion, celebrities, boys, and themselves. Interviews with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis-the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Shiva, Vandana

Summary: "Calls for a radical shift in the values that govern democracies, condemning the role that unrestricted capitalism has played in the destruction of environments and livelihoods"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Atlantic Books 2015

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Post, Jerrold M

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Summary: Offering an in-depth psychological and political portrait of what makes Donald Trump tick, Dangerous Charisma combines psychoanalysis with an investigation into the personality of the current American president. This narrative not only examines the life and psychology of Donald Trump, but will also provide an analysis of the charismatic psychological tie between Trump and his supporters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 POS

Dirksen, Julie

Summary: "If you've ever fallen asleep over a boring lecture or fast-forwarded through a tedious elearning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. And many of us are teaching, even when it's not in our job description - maybe you have to give a presentation, write documentation, or help your audience understand your product or service. Often you know a lot...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Riders 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.1523 DIR

Fukuyama, Francis

Summary: "A provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state"--Dust jacket.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.01 FUK

Kendi, Ibram X.

Summary: We can let racism stand, or we can stand against it. Readers will follow a young Kendi as he learns (and unlearns) lessons that help shape his understanding racism. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America. Even more fundamentally, it points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. He asks us to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 305.8 KEN

Vitkus, Jessica

Summary: "An energetic, informative, and inspiring exploration of craftivism -- the intersection of art and activism -- throughout American history, with particular focus on the present day"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 745.5 VIT

Cole, Juan Ricardo.

Summary: "The ... blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 953 COL

Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Every day, Americans are bombarded with terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and the health consequences of the foods we've been enjoying for years. We're judged by social media users, pressured into maintaining a perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO (fear of missing out), and the disparity between...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN

Woolley, Samuel

Summary: "Despite all the attention paid to it, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the 2020 presidential election and other major political events. But that doesn't begin to describe what future propaganda will look like. As Samuel Woolley shows, we will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 WOO

Summary: As America undergoes rapid economic, cultural, and political changes, how is its global image evolving? In what ways do expatriate Americans shape foreign perceptions of the United States? And what is it like for homegrown U.S. citizens to live among those who understand little about them? This program presents interviews with Americans in Russia, France, Italy, Greece, and Egypt. Each shares...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: While the earliest motion pictures were admired simply for their novelty, viewers soon demanded more than raw footage of trains, sneezes, and other random subjects. This program describes the discovery of sex as a surefire cinematic attraction and the outrages it provoked among religious and civic authorities during Hollywood's formative years. Documenting the rise of William Hays as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Jaffe, Sarah W.

Summary: When privileged parents say that they "want what's best" for their child, they don't consciously add "and not for other children." Yet the practical effect of parents with privilege relentlessly pursuing their own child's interests is that other children are left behind. Author Sarah W. Jaffe interviewed dozens of parents who are resisting the cultural pressures to seek "the best" for only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Parenting Press 2022

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Summary: In what many see as Hollywood's Golden Age, the offices of William Hays and Joseph Breen worked overtime to combat sexuality and subversion in American movies. This program examines the products of that era-films that danced around the standards of the Production Code and paved the way for increasingly daring storytelling and images. From the modesty of It Happened One Night to the shocking and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: In 1965, the Catholic Legion of Decency closed its doors; the following year, the Hays Code was scrapped. This program looks at the cinematic milestones which prompted these events and the age of freewheeling film artistry that ensued, despite attempts at censorship issuing from the highest political level. Shedding light on the release of The Pawnbroker and director Sidney Lumet's historic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Whybrow, Peter C.

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

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