Public Services Librarian Carrie Girton is up next with her list of favorite recently added books. Carrie develops & manages our collections in anthropology, business, commerce (small business), criminal justice, finance, forensic science and investigation, geography, law, management, marketing, political science, recreation, and sociology.
“In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.” (Amazon)
“Digit@al Girls highlights “today’s leading online cultural influencers—the female bloggers, designers, entrepreneurs, and activists—who are shaping what’s hot and what’s not in fashion, beauty, and personal style.” (Amazon)
Knowing the Score: What Sports Can Teach Us about Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us about Sports)“ is [Not] a typical ‘philosophy of sport’ book that applies ethics and philosophy to sports. Instead, the author takes the more interesting approach and uses sports to explain philosophical theories.” (Library Journal)
Rebellious Bodies: “Celebrity culture today teems with stars who challenge long-held ideas about a ‘normal’ body. Plus-size and older actresses are rebelling against the cultural obsession with slender bodies and youth. Physically disabled actors and actresses are moving beyond the stock roles and stereotypes that once constrained their opportunities. Stars of various races and ethnicities are crafting new narratives about cultural belonging, while transgender performers are challenging our culture’s assumptions about gender and identity.” (book cover)
Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy “paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us.” (Amazon)