• Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts

    Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts edited by Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr., Greenwood, 2003. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.8 R83 A one-volume guide concerning the study of global ethnic conflict during the 20th Century.  Each of the thirty-eight individual entries discusses the historical background of a particular ethnic conflict, how the conflict was managed, and the impact of the conflict. Examples include: Canada: The Nationalist Movement in Quebec China: Ethnic Conflict and the International System France: The “Foreigner” Issue Middle East: The Arab-Jewish Struggle for Palestine to 1948 Rwanda: Hutu-Tutsi Conflict and Genocide in Central Africa United States: The United States – Puerto Rico Relationship Helpful for:  Literature of…

  • Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice edited by Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr, Sage Publications, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 303.48 An2 v.1; Ref. 303.48 An2 v.2; Ref. 303.48 An2 v.3. Each volume of this set includes a list of the 960 entries and a “Reader’s Guide,” which groups related articles under broad subject headings. For example, under “Environmentalism,” the guide lists 40 pertinent entries scattered across all three volumes. The third volume contains an extensive index. HELPFUL FOR: Literature of Witness, Terrestrial Ecology, Religion and Ethics, Leadership for Social Justice, Biomedical Ethics, Community Outreach FUN FOR: Eco-Action members, protest…

  • Library News

    Sustainability at SPS: Inspirations for Sustainable Living Part I

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Were you inspired to shrink your environmental footprint after listening to Anne Stephenson of Clean Air Cool Planet at chapel yesterday? Do you want to know what a locavore is, how to calculate food miles, or why global hunger persists? Ohrstrom library’s Concord Reads/SPS Community Partner display, “Inspirations for Sustainable Living,” can help you sort through the facts, read compelling arguments from many points of view, and learn about the environmental, ethical, and health impact of what you eat. If you’re interested in the connections between American culture and farming, read Wendell Berry’s essays in The Unsettling of America or The Gift of Good…

  • Library News

    Sustainability at SPS: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Concord Reads, a One Book One Community program, has partnered with area high schools and NHTI to hold discussions of the 2008 book, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  Anne Stephenson of Clean Air-Cool Planet, a NH nonprofit focused on global warming, will be on campus tomorrow, October 9th, speaking at chapel and meeting with students.  Anne will review the projected changes to the New Hampshire climate, and discuss the significance of institutional greenhouse gas reductions – like those undertaken by St. Paul’s.  Students have a key role in those reductions, and Anne will discuss the ways in which independent school and college students across…