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Re-Envisioning Cell Theory (Part 1)

Now available for courses, From Cells to Organisms delves into the nature of scientific practice, showing that results are interpreted not only through the lens of a microscope, but also through the lens of particular ideas and prior philosophical convictions. In a new three-part blog series, author Sherrie L. Lyons will discuss her book and delve into the history of cell theory. In part one, she examines the question: “What makes something alive?”

Having the Difficult Discussions about Race and Ethnicity in the Classroom

In a new post, Laura Tubelle de González, author of Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology, discusses the conversations that are now taking place in academia to support the Black Lives Matter movement. In conjunction, we have made available a free chapter from her cultural anthropology textbook on Race and Ethnicity which we hope will bring a wider audience to the material and continue the much-needed conversations on the matter.

An Excerpt from Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University

The presence and experiences of Black people at elite universities have been largely underrepresented and erased from institutional histories. Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University by rosalind hampton engages with a collection of these experiences that span half a century and reflect differences in class, gender, and national identifications among Black scholars. In this post, we share an excerpt from Chapter 4 of the book: “The Idealized Elite University.”

Canadian Federalism: Performing amidst the Pandemic

Canadian Federalism is Canada’s leading text on federal institutions and processes. With the fourth edition due out this month, we asked editors Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad to look at the potential effects COVID-19 will have on Canadian federalism, as well as what to expect from the fourth edition.

Solidarity in Protest: A New Textbook Highlighting Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

Available this summer, Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica presents case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, and shows how youth activists in San José draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. In this post, author Karen Stocker delves into her new book and discusses some of the main strategies leaders in the book have and looks at the recent protests taking place in the United States and around the world.