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Posted on January 20th, 2022 in Award, Book, Research by Aaron Dusso

Sociologist Andrew Whitehead, co-director of the Association of Religion Data Archives at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI, won the 2021 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion for his co-authored book “Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States.” The Distinguished Book Award recognizes …

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Posted on October 26th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Professor Chris Lamb’s Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball, originally published in 2012, released in paperback this month. About: The campaign to desegregate baseball was one of the most important civil rights stories of the 1930s and 1940s. But most of white America knew nothing about this story because mainstream …

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Posted on October 7th, 2021 in Book, Creative Activity, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

by John McCormick All of us who have been through college – as students or professors – are familiar with textbooks: those sometimes long and often expensive tomes designed to summarize everything an instructor wants to cover in a course. We’re also familiar with the differences between the good, the bad, and the ugly ones. …

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Posted on August 9th, 2021 in Book, Faculty, Publication by Aaron Dusso

My first book, Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), was released as an audiobook a week ago. The narrator is New York actor and producer Peter Lerman. Blackout chronicles Jackie Robinson’s tremendous ordeal during the crucial spring training of 1946, a full year away from breaking major …

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Posted on April 12th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Paul Mullins recently published his new book, Revolting Things: An Archeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities with the University Press of Florida. Overview In this book, Paul Mullins examines a wide variety of material objects and landscapes that induce anxiety, provoke unpleasantness, or simply revolt us. Bringing archaeological insight to subjects that are …

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Posted on March 26th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Obioma G. Nnaemeka is the co-editor of a new book titled, Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film.   Book Description: This book investigates how the intersection between gendered violence and human rights is depicted and engaged with in Africana literature and films. The rich and multifarious range of film …

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Posted on March 24th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

One of the earliest sources of humanity’s religious impulse was severe weather, which ancient peoples attributed to the wrath of storm gods. Enlightenment thinkers derided such beliefs as superstition and predicted they would pass away as humans became more scientifically and theologically sophisticated. But in America, scientific and theological hubris came face-to-face with the tornado, …

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Posted on March 15th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Why do so many conservative Christians continue to support Donald Trump despite his many overt moral failings? Why do many Americans advocate so vehemently for xenophobic policies, such as a border wall with Mexico? Why do many Americans seem so unwilling to acknowledge the injustices that ethnic and racial minorities experience in the United States? …

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Posted on March 6th, 2021 in Book, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality Overview Contextualizes spiritual commodities, entrepreneurs, and consumers in the context of neoliberal capitalism Offers a clear and innovative account of cultural appropriation in some of the largest spiritual industries, including yoga Provides the reader with a lens through which to understand the complex relationship between capitalism, neoliberalism, …

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