New and Notable for September 2022

Posters for On The Basis of Sex and Ringtone

Arabic Citation Index: A new addition to the Web of Science platform, the Arabic Citation Index covers all disciplines and indexes journals published in the Middle East and North Africa.

On the Basis of Sex stars Felicity Jones as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overcoming gender discrimination early in her career and arguing Charles E. Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Race: The Power of an Illusion is a three-part documentary series that challenges the biological origins of race. The film "suggests that a belief in inborn racial difference is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth."

Ringtone explores personalized cell ringtones—of the Yolngu people, a contemporary Australian Indigenous community. From ancestral clan songs, animal calls and birdsongs to hip hop artists and gospel tunes, a Yolngu ringtone always comes with a great story.

Caribbean Colonial Statistics: This collection of digitized “blue books” from British Online Archives contains annual reports and statistics from British colonies in the Caribbean. The Library offers trial access to this database through October 6.

Oil, the State, and War: The Foreign Policies of Petrostates by Emma Ashford. The largest producers of oil and natural gas are wealthy states that translate that wealth into influence. This book argues that there are different types of petrostates that exhibit vastly different behaviors and capabilities, in an effort to better understand the diverse ways in which oil shapes the foreign policy of these states, and, in turn, how they shape the world.

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green. The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this collection of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet, from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu, on a five-star scale.

What is a Gospel? by Francis Watson. A collection of essays that argues that early gospel literature is a unified genre that transcends conventional categories of canonical, noncanonical, and heretical.