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Settling Ohio
First Peoples and Beyond
Scholars working in archaeology, education, history, geography, and politics tell a nuanced story about the people and dynamics that reshaped this region and determined who would control it. This volume retells a worn story as one of contested spaces, competing visions of nationhood, and complicated relations with Native American peoples.

Wilfrid Sellars and Phenomenology
Intersections, Encounters, Oppositions
This collection offers the first systematic, comparative analysis of Wilfrid Sellars’s Pittsburgh school of thought and Husserlian phenomenology. Beginning with an introduction to contemporary philosophical debates about the mind and pragmatism, the essays examine and clarify the discursive divide between analytic and Continental philosophy.

Ecology, Humanity, and Francophone Cultural Expressions
As a philosophical, literary, and visual aesthetic, Afrofuturism has been predominately defined through Anglophone, diasporic expressions. In Afrofuturisms Isaac Vincent Joslin reorients and expands this critical discourse toward colonial and postcolonial Francophone literature and film originating from continental Africa.

Apartheid’s Leviathan
Electricity and the Power of Technological Ambivalence
Beginning in the 1960s, the security of electricity supply has shaped South Africa’s economic growth and prosperity, and electricity shortages have negatively inflected the rise of its postapartheid democracy. Construction delays and escalating costs have thwarted the nation’s mining, manufacturing, and power generation.

Children of the Albatross
This novel, from Anaïs Nin’s Cities of the Interior series, plays out in two parts: “The Sealed Room” and “The Café.” Nin portrays her characters—many of whom represent Nin herself—with intense psychological depth as she boldly depicts eroticism, homosexuality, and androgyny using richly layered metaphors and her signature diaristic style.