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April 2023

Cover of 'Collective Chaos'

Collective Chaos
A Roller Derby Team Memoir
By Samantha Tucker and Amy Spears

Through stories about playing this full-contact, theatrical, and revolutionary sport, Collective Chaos shows the value of gaining a truly radical self-knowledge through teamwork, love, discipline, and critical consideration of our local and global societies and of our roles and responsibilities within them.

Biography & Autobiography | Sports · Sports & Recreation | Roller & In-Line Skating · Biography & Autobiography | LGBTQ+ · Sports & Recreation | Cultural & Social Aspects · Ohio · Ohio and Regional

Cover of 'Apartheid’s Leviathan'

Apartheid’s Leviathan
Electricity and the Power of Technological Ambivalence
By Faeeza Ballim

Beginning in the 1960s, the security of electricity supply has shaped South Africa’s economic growth and prosperity, and electricity shortages have negatively inflected the rise of its postapartheid democracy. Construction delays and escalating costs have thwarted the nation’s mining, manufacturing, and power generation.

Social Science | Technology Studies · History | Africa | South | Republic of South Africa · Business & Economics | Development | Economic Development · Technology & Engineering | Power Resources | Electrical · South Africa · African Studies