02 September 2020 Blogs

Editors’ Picks for Faculty: Content to Engage Students This Fall

The global battle for health policy, the facets of white supremacy, RBG…and more

By Kelly Latham, Editor

Need digital content for online or hybrid courses this fall? Spark engagement and discussion with a variety of content from across the ProQuest portfolio. (For some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account.)

Check out a few highlights from ProQuest One Academic, the world’s largest curated collection of journals, ebooks, dissertations, news, video and primary sources.

Video: Bending the Arc
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Health Policy, Global Issues

A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health. The community health model Dr. Paul Farmer and team developed to treat diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS has saved millions of lives in developing countries. This film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and the will to turn the tide.
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Dissertation: Behind the Doors of White Supremacy
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Religion, Ethnic Studies, Violence

What is the relationship between religious belief and acts of violence? Two American white supremacy movements – the Ku Klux Klan and Christian Identity – are deeply rooted in Protestant Christianity and responsible for some of the gravest acts of violence on American soil. This study provides a history of Christian Identity, identifies six characteristics of a fundamentalist movement, and pulls data from the white nationalist forum Stormfront along with Christian Identity websites. It concludes that religious theology itself can be violent, actively encouraging believers to commit terrorism. Whether an individual decides to act, according to the study, depends on whether or not they feel that God has called them to be a warrior.
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Ebook: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: Literature

Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, is now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the U.S., and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.
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Journal Article: Teaching Public Health Will Never Be the Same
Source: ProQuest Central
Discipline: Health, Education 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students will likely flock to public health courses and programs in upcoming semesters. Students with an interest in health, medicine or science may now see public health as a viable career option, especially with so many public health researchers featured in news stories and social media. Universities training future public health professionals will need to recalibrate how they approach their teaching in the aftermath of the pandemic. (American Journal of Public Health)
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Video: RBG
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: American History, Government

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.
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Ebook: Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Sociology, Education, Race

Class makes a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. There are the frenetic families managing their children’s hectic schedules of “leisure” activities; and there are the families with plenty of time but little economic security. Author Annette Lareau shows how middle-class parents, black and white, engage in a process of “concerted cultivation” drawing out children’s talents and skills, while working-class and poor families rely on “the accomplishment of natural growth.”
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Press Release: JetBlue is the First U.S. Airline to Commit to and Achieve Carbon Neutrality for All Domestic Flying
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Business, Sustainability

On August 13, 2020, JetBlue announced it followed through on its commitment to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights. Earlier this year, JetBlue became the first major U.S. airline to commit to this critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming and is now the first U.S. airline to achieve carbon neutrality on all domestic flying. (Dow Jones Institutional News)
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