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Who owns this sentence? - a history of copyrights and wrongs

"Copyright is everywhere. Your smartphone incorporates thousands of items of intellectual property. Someone owns the reproduction rights to photographs of your dining table. At this very moment, battles are raging over copyright in the output of artificial intelligence programs. Not only books but wallpaper, computer programs, pop songs, cartoon characters, snapshots, and cuddly toys are now deemed to be intellectual properties--making copyright a labyrinthine construction of laws with colorful

Tender Headed by Osinaike, Olatunde
Date added:
Feb 1, 2024
Tender Headed

Tears of gold - portraits of Yazidi, Rohingya, and Nigerian women

"A celebrated young British artist uses her gift to convey the dignity and resilience of women survivors of violence in forgotten corners of the world"--

A wall is just a wall - the permeability of the prison in the twentieth-century United States

"A Wall is Just a Wall examines the connections between incarcerated people and those outside of prisons in the United States since the conclusion of World War II. Reiko Hillyer shows how these connections decreased in the latter half of the twentieth century and incarcerated people became increasingly cut off from the free world. Beginning with an examination of the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola and its Travelling Ambassadors program, which allowed inmates to travel thr

The unclaimed / Abandonment and Hope in the City of Angels

"An intimate, deeply moving investigation of an underreported phenomenon-the rising number of unclaimed dead in America today-and what it says about the state of our society. For centuries, people who died destitute or alone were buried in potters' fields-a Dickensian end that even the most hard-pressed families tried to avoid. Today, more and more relatives are abandoning their dead, leaving it to local governments to dispose of the bodies. Up to 150,000 Americans now go unclaimed each year. Wh

The ultimate wildlife habitat garden - attract and support birds, bees, and butterflies

"For gardeners who are ready to take their efforts to the next level by planting for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by focusing on restoring native habitat and using sustainable practices, this offers more than 200 recommendations of specific cultivars, sustainability tips, and facts about how to grarden organically. Regional recommendations are tailored to attracting specific pollinators; planting diagrams and plans show the possibilities with lush visuals"--

The toxic war on masculinity - how Christianity reconciles the sexes

"Bestselling author and cultural commentator explores the history of masculinity, the rise of the "toxic masculinity" conversation, and the paradigm-shifting sociological evidence showing that Christianity provides a better blueprint-and better real-worldoutcomes-when it comes to solving the problem of toxic behavior in men"--

Thunder song - essays

"Drawing on a rich family archive as well as the anthropological work of her late great-grandmother, LaPointe explores themes ranging from indigenous identity and stereotypes to cultural displacement and environmental degradation to understand what our experiences teach us about the power of community, commitment, and conscientious honesty. Unapologetically punk, the essays in Thunder Song segue between the miraculous and the mundane, the spiritual and the physical, as they examine the role of a


"Rowan Ricardo Phillips's fourth collection is a book as lustrous as the metal of its title"--

The shortest history of sex - two billion years of procreation and recreation

"An evolutionary history of sex that reveals how two billion years of genetic ancestry, from the first aquatic creatures to primate societies, influences human sexuality today"--

There she goes again - gender, power, and knowledge in contemporary film and television franchises

"There She Goes Again interrogates the representation of ostensibly powerful women in transmedia franchises, examining how presumed feminine traits-love, empathy, altruism, diplomacy- are alternately lauded and repudiated as possibilities for effecting long-lasting social change. By questioning how these franchises reimagine their protagonists over time, the book reflects on the role gendered exceptionalism plays in social and political action, as well as what forms of knowledge and power are pr

Sons of Chinatown - a memoir rooted in China and America

"In this memoir, pioneering journalist William Gee Wong chronicles a two-generation father-son story beginning from his father's experiences as an immigrant during the Chinese Exclusion Era through Wong's own journey from his beginnings in Oakland's Chinatown to acclaim on the national print stage"--

Scratchin' and survivin' - hustle economics and the Black sitcoms of Tandem Productions

"Scratchin' and Survivin': Hustle Economics and the Black Sitcoms of Tandem Productions is a production history and study of Black labor in the Black sitcoms of Tandem Productions; Sanford and Son (1972-1977), Good Times (1974-1979), and The Jeffersons (1975-1985). These sitcoms challenged subjective producer's control of 1970s television. Focusing on these Black sitcoms, Scratchin' and Survivin' engages the intersections of performance, production, politics, and reception to consider how this a

Says who? - a kinder, funner usage guide for everyone who cares about words

"A kinder, funner usage guide to the ever-changing English language and a useful tool for both the grammar stickler and the more colloquial user of English, from linguist and veteran professor Anne Curzan. Our use of language naturally evolves and is a living, breathing thing that reflects who we are. Says Who? offers clear, nuanced guidance that goes beyond "right" and "wrong" to empower us to make informed language choices. Never snooty or scoldy (yes, that's a "real" word!), this book explain