New Book Tuesday! Human Relations Commissions and Global Entanglements of a Man

Our weekly list of new books is now available!


Relieving Racial Tensions in the American City

Brian Calfano and Valerie Martinez-Ebers

Brian Calfano and Valerie Martinez-Ebers examine the history and current efforts of human relations commissions in promoting positive intergroup outcomes and enforcing antidiscrimination laws. The book sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of different commission types and considers the stresses and expectations placed on commission staff in carrying out difficult agendas in highly charged political contexts.

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Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled

A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds

Dominic Sachsenmaier

In Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled, Dominic Sachsenmaier explores the mid-seventeenth-century world and the worldwide flows of ideas through the lens of Zhu‘s life, combining the local, regional, and global. Taking particular aspects of Zhu‘s multiple belongings as a starting point, Sachsenmaier analyzes the contexts that framed his worlds as he balanced a local life and his border-crossing faith.

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