Archive for September, 2011
The Academic Writing Centre in Leddy has re-opened today! The desk is located on the main floor of the main building of the Leddy Library
Hours of service:
Monday and Wednesdays
2pm – 6pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Five Books You Should Read by Martha Nussbaum: Suggested By Dr. Jeff Noonan
On September 20, 2011 (7:00pm, Freed Orman Centre Assumption University Building), the Humanities Research Group Distinguished Speaker Series presents “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities”, a lecture by Dr. Martha Nussbaum
In honour of Dr. Nussbaum’s lecture, Dr. Jeff Noonan has contributed this month’s Five Books You Should Read. Dr. Noonan is Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department at the University of Windsor. He is interested mostly in the problems of democratic social organization, which he has pursued in his books Critical Humanism and the Politics of Difference, Democratic Society and Human Needs, and the forthcoming Materialist Ethics and Life-value.
HQ1150 .N87 1999 – 3rd Floor, Main Bldng
The essays collected in this volume are unified by the author’s commitment to a feminism rooted in the universal values of human dignity and freedom. The arguments are engaged and engaging, passionate and controversial.
HQ1236 .W6377 1994 – 3rd Floor, Main Bldng
Along with Amartya Sen, Nussbauk is a pioneer of the “capabilities approach” to social justice. In this view, social justice is understood as an institutional commitment to the full development of the potentialities of each human being. This book is a pioneering application of the capabilities approach to the unique problems faced by women, especially in the Global South.
BF531 .N87 2001 – 2nd Floor, Main Bldng
This erudite exploration of the intelligence encoded in human emotional responses is amongst the most original and provocative arguments concerning knowledge in the the two decades. Rooted in the author’s deep understanding of classical philosophy, it is a vindication of human emotions as unique sources of insight, especially into moral reality.
HM671 .N87 2006 – 3rd Floor, Main Bldng
This book expands upon Nussbaum’s 2002 Tanner Lectures on Human Values. It deepens the capabilities approach to social justice by extending its application to the problems of global justice, the social status of persons with disabilities, and the moral standing of
LC 1011 .N88 2010 – 3rd Floor, Main Bldng
The source of the ideas from which Dr. Nussbaum’s Distinguished Speaker’s lecture to the University of Windsor community will be drawn, this book argues that the true value of the humanities does not lie in their contribution to the capitalist money-value economy, but in their unique and irreplaceable capacity to cultivate the traits of intelligent citizenship any democracy requires.
Leddy currently has a trial of Proquest’s Vogue Archive. This trial is available on campus only and available only until October 8, 2011. Check it out here and let us know what you think.
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history – past, present and future.
The database will allow fashion design and photography students to find inspirational images, but will also cater for academic study. Fashion marketing students will be able to research the history of a brand identity by viewing every advertisement for a brand such as Revlon, Coty, Versace or Chanel between specified dates. Researchers in cultural studies and gender studies will be able to explore themes such as body image, gender roles and social tastes from the 1890s to the present.
ProQuest’s unique partnership with Condé Nast means that the latest issue will be added each month with no embargo period. Users can conduct powerful searches to reveal results in all text, captions, and titles throughout the magazine, including advertisements, covers and fold-outs.
The Leddy Library now offers the University of Windsor campus community access to Films On Demand Master Academic Collection
This collection consists streaming video access to films from several disciplines that are licenced for classroom use with Canadian public performance rights.
The collection includes :
- Ken Burns’ films such as The Civil War, Mark Twain, Lewis and Clark, and Thomas Jefferson
- over 125 titles from The Open University
- Films from Films for the humanities and sciences
- films supporting the learning of Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, French and German languages as well as films supporting better understanding of English and English literature
Close captioning is available for many of these films. Hope you enjoy them!
You may be happy to know that the Williams Coffee Pub within the Library is again open for your caffeine needs.
Welcome and welcome back to Leddy Library!