Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who Wrote the Bible?


Source Google Video

Who Wrote The Bible takes an in depth view at the origins of the sources texts of the Bible. Dr. Robert Beckford journeys to Jerusalem, Rome and the USA (with a stopover in Walthamstow) consulting scholars and historians on the way. What comes to light is a history of revisions, integration of additional ideology and censorship, driven by an emerging Church with a strong religious and political agenda

Resources:

In the Library:

  • Friedman, Richard Elliott [1989]. Who Wrote The Bible? Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall [WorldCat]
  • Kugel, James L [1997] The Bible As It Was. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. [WorldCat]
  • Greenspahn, Frederick E. [2008]. The Hebrew Bible : New Insights and Scholarship. New York: New York University Press. [NetLibrary]
  • Kaltner, John [2008]. The Uncensored Bible : The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of the Good book. San Francisco: HarperOne. [WorldCat]
  • Brueggemann, Walter. [2003] An Introduction to the Old Testament : The Canon and Christian Imagination. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press. [WorldCat]
  • VanderKam, James C [2002]. The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls : Their Significance for Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity. San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco. [WorldCat]
  • Smith, Mark S [2001]. The Origins of Biblical Monotheism : Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts New York : Oxford University Press [WorldCat]
On the Web:

  • Gladden, Washington [1891]. Who Wrote the Bible? Boston: Houghton Mifflin. [GoogleBooks]

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Story of Stuff


Source: Metacafe (alternate: StoryOfStuff.Com, YouTube, Google Video)
Download: Quicktime

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Resources:

In the Library:
  • Agyeman, Julian. 2005. Sustainable communities and the challenge of environmental justice. New York: New York University Press. [link: NetLibrary]
  • Boggs, Carl. 2000. The end of politics: corporate power and the decline of the public sphere. New York: Guilford Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Conkin, Paul Keith. 2007. The state of the Earth: environmental challenges on the road to 2100. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. [link: WorldCat]
  • Dobson, Andrew. 1995. Green political thought. London: Routledge. [link: NetLibrary]
  • Klare, Michael T. 2001. Resource wars: the new landscape of global conflict. New York: Metropolitan Books. [link: WorldCat]
  • Ridgeway, James. 2004. It's all for sale: the control of global resources. Durham: Duke University Press. [link: WorldCat]
  • Shabecoff, Philip, and Alice Shabecoff. 2008. Poisoned profits: the toxic assault on our children. New York: Random House. [link: WorldCat]
  • Steingraber, Sandra. 2001. Having faith: an ecologist's journey to motherhood. Cambridge, Mass: Perseus Pub. [link: WorldCat]
  • Sustainable Consumption, Ecology and Fair Trade. 2008. Routledge. [link: NetLibrary]

On the Web:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Big Easy to Big Empty

More at The Real News

Source: Real News Network

One year after hurricane Katrina, undercover investigator Greg Palast examines why New Orleans flooded in the wake of Katrina, why a private consulting firm was awarded a contract for managing the evacuation, why Hurricane researchers at Louisiana State University were ignored, and why undamaged property in New Orleans was boarded over and its residents prevented from returning.


Resources:

In the Library:
  • Bates, Kristin Ann, and Richelle S. Swan. 2007. Through the eye of Katrina: social justice in the United States. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press. [link]
  • Chamlee-Wright, Emily. 2010. The cultural and political economy of recovery. London: Routledge.  [NetLibrary]
  • Levitt, Jeremy I., and Matthew C. Whitaker. 2009. Hurricane Katrina America's unnatural disaster. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. [NetLibrary]
  • Moore, Leonard N. 2010. Black rage in New Orleans: police brutality and African American activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. [NetLibrary]

On the Web: