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									 American Studies

American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse: Architectural Form and Space as Social Influence
J. D. Ragsdale, 978-1-4438-0130-0

In American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse, Professor Ragsdale assesses American museums as means of
visual persuasion. He demonstrates that museums, their contents, and their manners of display are as capable of
influencing visitors as speeches or advertisements and that an awareness of their social influence provides an
insight into the cultural roles of museums.
The book considers a diverse array of museums ranging from such national cultural icons as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Art Institute to such city museums as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Los
Angeles Country Museum of Art, and includes separate chapters on museums devoted to modern and
contemporary art and to the specialized collections of individual connoisseurs. In addition to these primarily art
museums, Professor Ragsdale assesses museums devoted to collections, such as the National Air and Space
Museum, and to commemoration and remembrance, such as the National World War II Museum and the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum.
          American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse makes an important contribution to the theory of
persuasion and to visual communication, art history, and museology. It utilizes a theory of visual signs based on
the semiotic theory of C. S. Peirce. In so doing, it demonstrates that museum buildings, the art and other objects
contained within them, and the spaces used for display may all be thought of in terms of means of social
influence.




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An American Voltaire: Essays in Memory of J. Patrick Lee
E. Joe Johnson and Byron R. Wells, 978-1-4438-0142-3

This collection of essays was assembled to honor the memory of the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee.
It includes seventeen essays by prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and
France on a variety of topics in French eighteenth-century studies. Essay titles include: “A New Genre: l’Opéra
moral / Moral Opera in Eighteenth-Century France,” “Voltaire and the Uses of Censorship: The Example of the
Lettres Philosophiques,” “Enlightenment Intertextuality: The Case of Heraldry in the Encyclopédie méthodique,”
“Sex as Satire in Voltaire's Fiction,” “Violence, Levity, and the Dictionary in Old Regime France: Chaudon’s
Dictionnaire anti-philosophique,” “L’abbé, l’amazone, le bon roi et les frelons,” “Greuze’s Self-Portraits:
Figures of Artistic Identity,” “From Forest to Field: Sylvan Elegists of Eighteenth-Century France,” “The
Falsification of Voltaire's Letters and the Public Persona of the Author: From the Lettres secrettes (1765) to the
Commentaire historique (1776),” “The Baron de Saint-Castin, Bricaire de la Dixmerie, and Azakia (1765),”
“John Law and the Rhetoric of Calculation,” “‘Le Roi des Bulgares’: Was Voltaire's Satire on Frederick the
Great just too Opaque?” “Voltaire and the Voyage to Rome,” “Textual liaisons: Voltaire, Paméla and Don
Quixote,” “Les petits livres du grand homme: polémique et combat philosophique chez Voltaire,” “Sentimental
Horror: Enlightenment Tragedy and the Rise of the Genre Terrible,” “Voltaire and the Comic Genre: Polemics
and Rhetoric.”




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Herbert Croly’s The Promise of American Life at Its Centenary
John Allphin Moore, Jr., 978-1-4438-0104-1

As of 2005, Herbert Croly’s The Promise of American Life, first published in 1909, had gone through eleven
different printings, from a variety of publishing houses, suggesting its enduring stature as an American classic.
The book had an acknowledged influence on early to mid-twentieth-century American politics and political
thought. Theodore Roosevelt read the book after he left the White House and, when he decided to run for another
term as president in 1912, used Croly’s themes in his campaign. After Willard and Dorothy Straight read the
book, they contacted Croly, and brought him together with Walter Lippmann and Walter Weyl to edit the journal
they founded in 1914—The New Republic. In 1961, Charles Forcey announced, in The Crossroads of
Liberalism, that “Croly’s Promise of American Life of 1909 has become the prevailing political faith of most
Americans.” Following Franklin Roosevelt’s Croly-inspired New Deal, the New Frontier and the Great Society
of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson seemed, by the 1960s, to have confirmed Forcey’s assessment and thus
Croly’s ascendant place in American politics.

While the rise of a notable conservative backlash to American liberalism dimmed Croly’s reputation by the end
of the century, his book has continued to be part of the canon, often studied in college seminars; and even today
his name surfaces in public policy discussions.

This anthology, analyzing The Promise at its 100th birthday, presents essays by historians, political scientists, an
economist, and an international relations scholar discussing the impact of Croly’s book on twentieth-century
America and opining on the suitability of The Promise’s ideas for the twenty-first century.




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Presentations of the 29th Annual SW/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American
Culture Association: Gender
Gypsey Elaine Teague, 978-1-4438-0135-5


Gender is an often misunderstood subject area, even within the discipline even to those who teach and write
about it. One of my presenters, when she first approached me to present at the conference, asked, “What does
my paper really have to do with gender”? To me the answer was obvious; everything has to do with gender.

Gender is everywhere from the cradle to the grave. What color blanket are we given at birth? What clothes are
we laid out in at death? We are bombarded with advertisements specifically targeted at our gender, either male,
female, or somewhere in between. We are judged by our gender, which is often synonymous with our sex,
although in many of the presentations through the years it is becoming evident that more and more people
understand the difference. Our clothing, food, entertainment, and reading material are all tied to gender, in one
form or another. Gender is like the air. It is all around us, seldom thought of, but always present.

In an area that spans literature, politics, sex, religion, and personal choices it is hard to get finite and clear cut
delineations. The contributors are the main focus here and I have just been the ringmaster of this incredible
circus of ideas. Without them this could never have gone to press and it is all our hopes that you enjoy the
volume and take something away from it that you did not anticipate.


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Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North
America
Benjamin D. Carson, 978-1-4438-0121-8

This collection, broad in its scope, explores rich and multi-faceted literary works by and about Native Americans
from the “long” early American period to the present. What links these essays is a concern for the ways in which
Native Americans have navigated, negotiated, and resisted dominant white ideology since the founding of the
Republic. Importantly, these essays are historically situated and consider not only the ways in which indigenous
peoples are represented in American literature and history, but pay much needed attention to the actual lived
experiences of Native Americans inside and outside of native communities.
     By addressing cross-cultural protest, resistance to dominant white ideology, the importance to Natives of
land and land redress, sovereignty, separatism, and cultural healing, Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance
contributes to our understanding of the discrepancy between ideological representations of native peoples and
the real-life consequences those representations have for the ways in which indigenous peoples live out their
daily lives.




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The Foreign Policy Discourse in the United Kingdom and the United States in the “New World Order”
Lori Maguire, 978-1-4438-0131-7

The goal of this book is to examine some of the major foreign policy debates in the United Kingdom and the
United States in the period from 1992 to 2008: from the end of the Cold War and the aftermath of the first Gulf
War to the 2008 American presidential election. The first President Bush spoke in 1991 of a “new world order” –
which seemed to mean an American hegemony. The United States was now the world’s only superpower,
although a superpower afflicted with weaknesses, especially economic ones. But by 2008 the “new world order”
did not seem so new or so strongly American. The period saw the terrorist attacks against the U.S. of 11
September 2001, military problems for the superpower in Afghanistan and Iraq and, by the summer of 2008,
near economic collapse. In all of these developments, Britain shared to a lesser or a greater extent. It is hoped
that this book will shed an important light both on each nation and on the so-called “special relationship”
between the two. Furthermore, this book is also not specifically concerned with policy or how policy is made but
with the debate around policy and the rhetoric used to present different points of view.

“The ‘Special Relationship’ between the US and Britain remains an enigmatic, ever-changing, but still very
powerful factor in world politics. As an examination of their foreign policy discourses reveals, from the
perspective of culture and values, few Western countries are as different as the United Kingdom and the US.
With very few exceptions – the foreign policies of Gladstone and Tony Blair, and Chruchillian rhetoric,
unmatched by his supremely realpolitical politics – British governments abhor talking about values and ideals.
The British cultural peculiarity is to dismiss ideology and values as packaging, only to be caught by surprise time
and again that they cannot do “business with Herr Hitler”, or that people kill each other for their values,
religions, constructed identities and ideologies. Most American governments, by contrast, have had ideological
and moral crusades embroidered on their banners in their foreign policy. There is a convergence with Britain
when both proclaim that all they are doing is in their self-interest, but the Americans unashamedly assume that
what is good for America is good for the world, while the British discourse, with the UK’s decline since 1945,
rarely goes that far. As an analysis of their discourses reveals, the ‘Special Relationship’ is thus clearly founded
on something either deeper or more superficial than shared culture or values; this volume sheds light on this
surprising fact in most illuminating ways, and Lori Maguire’s achievement in bringing together these
examinations is praiseworthy indeed.”
—Prof. Beatrice Heuser, University of Reading




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Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources

Burridge’s Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World: Volume XVI Spanish (Español), Volume XVII
Catalan (Català), Volume XVIII Basque (Euskara)
John T. Burridge, 978-1-4438-0119-5

Uniquely, the present work will present in one place the vernacular names of the almost ten thousand birds of the
world in about fifty languages. It should thus serve as a valuable reference work and source of information that
has been scattered through field guides, scientific journals, coffee-table volumes and across the internet, often
buried under all sorts of other data.

The compilations draw on official or other generally recognized authority wherever possible, and alternates are
given where space permits. While the very fact that such extensive lists may, just by their existence, in future
carry some authoritative weight in standardization of bird names, that is not its primary purpose, which is to
present in a more useful format the nomenclature that is already in use.




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Classics

Classics For All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture
Dunstan Lowe and Kim Shahabudin, 978-1-4438-0120-1

Classical culture belongs to us all: whether as academic subject or as entertainment, it constantly stimulates new
ideas. In recent years, following Gladiator’s successful revival of the ‘toga epic’, studies of the ancient world in
cinema have drawn increasing attention from authors and readers. This collection builds on current interest in
this topic, taking its readers past the usual boundaries of classical reception studies into less familiar—and even
uncharted—areas of ancient Greece and Rome in mass popular culture. Contributors discuss the uses of antiquity
in television programmes, computer games, journalism, Hollywood blockbusters, B-movies, pornography, Web
2.0, radio drama, and children’s literature. Its diverse contents celebrate the continuing influence of Classics on
modern life: from controversies within academia to ephemeral pop culture, from the traditional to the
cutting-edge.

The reader will find both new voices and those of more established commentators, including broadcaster and
historian Bettany Hughes, Latinist Paula James, and Gideon Nisbet, author of Ancient Greece in Film and
Popular Culture. Together they demonstrate that rich rewards await anyone with an interest in our classical
heritage, when they embrace the diversity and complexity of mass popular culture as a whole.




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Cultural Studies

Presentations of the 29th Annual SW/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American
Culture Association: Gender
Gypsey Elaine Teague, 978-1-4438-0135-5


Gender is an often misunderstood subject area, even within the discipline even to those who teach and write
about it. One of my presenters, when she first approached me to present at the conference, asked, “What does
my paper really have to do with gender”? To me the answer was obvious; everything has to do with gender.

Gender is everywhere from the cradle to the grave. What color blanket are we given at birth? What clothes are
we laid out in at death? We are bombarded with advertisements specifically targeted at our gender, either male,
female, or somewhere in between. We are judged by our gender, which is often synonymous with our sex,
although in many of the presentations through the years it is becoming evident that more and more people
understand the difference. Our clothing, food, entertainment, and reading material are all tied to gender, in one
form or another. Gender is like the air. It is all around us, seldom thought of, but always present.

In an area that spans literature, politics, sex, religion, and personal choices it is hard to get finite and clear cut
delineations. The contributors are the main focus here and I have just been the ringmaster of this incredible
circus of ideas. Without them this could never have gone to press and it is all our hopes that you enjoy the
volume and take something away from it that you did not anticipate.


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Education

The Imagination in Education: Extending the Boundaries of Theory and Practice
Sean Blenkinsop, 978-1-4438-0122-5

This collection of essays from scholars in eleven countries, centres upon the theory and practice of the use of
imagination in education. By bringing together studies covering a wide range of subject matter we trust that the
reader will have the opportunity to appreciate both the diversity within the field and the significance of the topics
discussed. We hope too that readers will find connections to their own areas of study. The 13 essays present
distinct yet converging points of view, whether it be a discussion of the imagination as a virtue, the use of
imagination as a means to improve aboriginal education in Northern Canada, or the description of a museum in
Brazil in which the imagination of the child is central to the project. Separately, each of the papers identifies
and explores a distinct aspect of Imaginative Education; together, they begin to define the breadth and richness
of the field.

These essays have been selected from papers presented over a period of several years to research symposiums in
imagination and education held every summer in Vancouver, Canada under the auspices of the Imaginative
Education Research Group in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.


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Film and Theatre Studies

Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film and Art
Mark Heberle, 978-1-4438-0123-2

Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film and Art brings together essays on literature,
film and media, representational art, and music of the Vietnam War that were generated by a three-day
conference in Honolulu during Veterans Week 2005. This large and extensive volume, the first collection of
Vietnam War criticism published since the 1990s, reflects significant cultural and historical changes since then,
including U.S.-Vietnamese cultural transactions in the wake of political reconciliation and the Vietnamese
diaspora; popular commodification and memorialization of the war in America; and renascent American
imperialism. Contributors include well-established and well-published writers and critics like Philip Beidler,
Cathey Calloway, Lorrie Goldensohn, Wayne Karlin, Andrew Lam, Jerry Lembcke, Tim O’Brien, John S.
Schafer, and Alex Vernon as well as emerging Vietnam scholars and critics. Among other contributions, the
volume provides important quasi-bibliographical essays on canonical American and Vietnamese literature and
film, African American Vietnam war narratives, Chicano fiction and poetry, and American Vietnam war art
music as well as essays on such subjects as real and digital war memorials, Vietnamese popular war songs, and
Vietnamization of the Gulf War. Teachers, scholars, and the general public will find Thirty Years After a
valuable guide to ongoing critical discussion of the most important event in American history between 1945 and
9/11.

"I highly recommend this book. Although it is almost a cliche say the Vietnam War has left deep and lingering
scars on American society-Thirty Years underscores the still traumatic cultural legacy of this conflict. Attuned to
the divergent voices and genres of representation--Thirty Years is an indispensable work, not only for literary
scholars, but for anyone seeking to understand the enduring impact of the Vietnam War. An impressive work,
Mark Herbele is commended for organizing such an insightful and gracefully written set of essays."
—G. Kurt Piehler, author of Remembering War the American Way.




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Fine Arts

American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse: Architectural Form and Space as Social Influence
J. D. Ragsdale, 978-1-4438-0130-0

In American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse, Professor Ragsdale assesses American museums as means of
visual persuasion. He demonstrates that museums, their contents, and their manners of display are as capable of
influencing visitors as speeches or advertisements and that an awareness of their social influence provides an
insight into the cultural roles of museums.
The book considers a diverse array of museums ranging from such national cultural icons as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Art Institute to such city museums as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Los
Angeles Country Museum of Art, and includes separate chapters on museums devoted to modern and
contemporary art and to the specialized collections of individual connoisseurs. In addition to these primarily art
museums, Professor Ragsdale assesses museums devoted to collections, such as the National Air and Space
Museum, and to commemoration and remembrance, such as the National World War II Museum and the US
Holocaust Memorial Museum.
          American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse makes an important contribution to the theory of
persuasion and to visual communication, art history, and museology. It utilizes a theory of visual signs based on
the semiotic theory of C. S. Peirce. In so doing, it demonstrates that museum buildings, the art and other objects
contained within them, and the spaces used for display may all be thought of in terms of means of social
influence.




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Frederick Kiesler: Lost in History; Art of This Century and The Modern Art Gallery
Shirley Haines-Cooke, 978-1-4438-0126-3

The material for this book has been taken from the 2006 thesis, Frederick Kiesler’s Art of This Century in New
York, (1942-1947), in the Context of the Twentieth Century Art Museum.

The prime objective was to establish why so few people remember Art of This Century, which Kiesler designed
for Peggy Guggenheim in 1942, and she ruthlessly closed in 1947.

A second aim was to investigate why there has been so research carried out on the Gallery, when it was
acknowledged as a work of art in its own right at the time of opening. Indeed, in 2004 Thomas Krens, the
Guggenheim Foundation’s director expressed concern that due to the lack of research it might slip into oblivion.

Such a statement raises questions as to why it has taken the Guggenheim Foundation over half a century to
resurrect Art of This Century, in the form of two exhibitions held in Frankfurt and Venice, or instigate its own
research.

The book opens with an historical account of the development of the modern art museum, as well as an overview
of Kiesler’s life and multidisciplinary oeuvre. His association with selected, contemporary architectural theorists,
and architects is looked at to establish whether they had any influence on his eclectic thinking. This is followed
by a summary of Kiesler’s manifesto, On Correalism and Biotechnique: A Definition of a New Approach to
Building Design, 1937-1939.

The main body of the work is a detailed description of Art of This Century. The notion that Kiesler’s innovative
theories and designs might be better understood in a twenty-first century architectural context is finally explored.

"This book finally restores Frederick Kiesler to his rightful place in the history of twentieth century art and
architecture. By a careful analysis of his sometimes fraught collaboration with the mercurial Peggy Guggenheim,
Haines-Cooke uncovers the fascinating story of Kiesler’s ground-breaking new vision for the display of abstract
art – rendered all the more poignant by its significant yet largely subliminal influence on much of the best in
recent museum and gallery architecture."
—Dr Jonathan Hale, University of Nottingham




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Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages
Janet T. Marquardt and Alyce A. Jordan, 978-1-4438-0057-0

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages explores the endurance of and nostalgia for medieval
monuments through their reception in later periods, specifically illuminating the myriad ways in which tangible
and imaginary artifacts of the Middle Ages have served to articulate contemporary aspirations and anxieties.
The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the afterlife of medieval works through their preservation,
restoration, appropriation, and commodification in America, Great Britain, and across Europe from the sixteenth
to the twentieth century. From the evocation of metaphors and tropes, to monumental projects of restoration and
recreation—medieval visual culture has had a tremendous purchase in the construction of political, religious, and
cultural practices of the Modern era. The authors assembled here engage a diverse spectrum of works, from Irish
ruins and a former Florentine prison to French churches and American department stores, and an equally diverse
array of media ranging from architecture and manuscripts to embroidery, monumental sculpture, and metalwork.
With applications not only to the study of art and architecture, but also encompassing such varied fields as
commerce, city planning, education, literature, collecting and exhibition design, this copiously illustrated
anthology comprises a significant contribution to the study of medieval art and medievalism.




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French Studies

Negritude: Legacy and Present Relevance
Isabelle Constant and Kahiudi C. Mabana, 978-1-4438-0112-6

Doit-on considérer la Négritude comme un mouvement ancré dans la fin de la période coloniale et sur lequel il
n’y a plus lieu de revenir ? C’est une des questions que le colloque qui s’est tenu à l’Université des West Indies à
la Barbade en l’honneur du centenaire de la naissance de Senghor s’efforce d’explorer. Lylian Kesteloot nous
rappelle encore récemment dans son étude Césaire et Senghor un pont sur l’Atlantique l’importance de ce
mouvement qui entre les années trente et soixante a participé à la naissance de la littérature africaine. La question
du particularisme que le mot Négritude implique et de son opposé l’universel sera largement débattue dans les
pages de cet ouvrage. Les articles de cet essai discutent les défauts essentialistes de la Négritude senghorienne,
mais également le fait que dans les termes de Senghor « la Négritude est un mythe », donc une construction
identitaire, l’expression d’une invention. Il envisageait par exemple l’avènement d’un socialisme africain, dans
une interprétation unique du marxisme. En tant que mouvement poétique, philosophique, littéraire, ou en tant
que réponse idéologique à une oppression, les auteurs africains et antillais étudiés ici et qui traitent de thèmes
très contemporains, démontrent la vivacité d’une Négritude toujours d’actualité dans sa présentation des cultures.
Il faut bien entendu dépasser la notion raciale contenue dans le terme et insister sur le culturel, le philosophique
et l’esthétique, pour accepter que la Négritude ait une pertinence actuelle. Notamment nous verrons que la
Négritude s’est métamorphosée aux Antilles où au Brésil en d’originaux projets idéologiques et esthétiques.

Should Negritude be seen as a movement that originated at the end of the colonial era and merits no further study
in this contemporary world? This is one of the questions explored in the Colloquium held at the University of the
West Indies, Barbados, to mark the centenary of the birth of Léopold Sedar Senghor. In a recent study, Césaire
et Senghor: Un pont sur l’Atlantique, Lylian Kesteloot reminds her readers of the importance of Negritude which
contributed to the emergence of African literature between 1930 and 1960. The idea of essentialism which the
word Negritude implies, as well as the opposite idea of universalism, will be widely discussed in the pages of
this work. This collection of essays acknowledges the essential shortcomings of Senghor’s Negritude, but, at the
same time, underlines the fact that in Senghor’s words, “Negritude is a myth” and therefore has to do with the
construction of (an) identity and is the expression of an imaginary creation. It envisaged, for example, the
creation of an African form of socialism within a unique interpretation of Marxism. In this volume, African and
Caribbean writers who are concerned with contemporary issues, demonstrate the vitality of Negritude as a
poetic, philosophical and literary movement and as an ideological response to oppression that is still relevant in
its presentation of cultures. Clearly, it is necessary to go beyond the notion of race implied in the term and to
focus on the cultural, philosophical and aesthetic elements in order to appreciate the relevance of Negritude
today. Most notably in the Caribbean or Brazil, Negritude has been transformed into original ideological and
aesthetic projects.




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General

Frederick Kiesler: Lost in History; Art of This Century and The Modern Art Gallery
Shirley Haines-Cooke, 978-1-4438-0126-3

The material for this book has been taken from the 2006 thesis, Frederick Kiesler’s Art of This Century in New
York, (1942-1947), in the Context of the Twentieth Century Art Museum.

The prime objective was to establish why so few people remember Art of This Century, which Kiesler designed
for Peggy Guggenheim in 1942, and she ruthlessly closed in 1947.

A second aim was to investigate why there has been so research carried out on the Gallery, when it was
acknowledged as a work of art in its own right at the time of opening. Indeed, in 2004 Thomas Krens, the
Guggenheim Foundation’s director expressed concern that due to the lack of research it might slip into oblivion.

Such a statement raises questions as to why it has taken the Guggenheim Foundation over half a century to
resurrect Art of This Century, in the form of two exhibitions held in Frankfurt and Venice, or instigate its own
research.

The book opens with an historical account of the development of the modern art museum, as well as an overview
of Kiesler’s life and multidisciplinary oeuvre. His association with selected, contemporary architectural theorists,
and architects is looked at to establish whether they had any influence on his eclectic thinking. This is followed
by a summary of Kiesler’s manifesto, On Correalism and Biotechnique: A Definition of a New Approach to
Building Design, 1937-1939.
The main body of the work is a detailed description of Art of This Century. The notion that Kiesler’s innovative
theories and designs might be better understood in a twenty-first century architectural context is finally explored.

"This book finally restores Frederick Kiesler to his rightful place in the history of twentieth century art and
architecture. By a careful analysis of his sometimes fraught collaboration with the mercurial Peggy Guggenheim,
Haines-Cooke uncovers the fascinating story of Kiesler’s ground-breaking new vision for the display of abstract
art – rendered all the more poignant by its significant yet largely subliminal influence on much of the best in
recent museum and gallery architecture."
—Dr Jonathan Hale, University of Nottingham




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Internet Fictions
Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer and Sirpa Leppänen, 978-1-4438-0108-9

The Internet is nothing less than a medium for the indiscriminate and global dissemination of informa_tion if we
take “information” in its cybernetic sense as bits of data – any data. As such, it is also a massive, amorphous,
rhizomic collection of substantiated facts, guesswork, fantasy, madness, debate, criminal energy, big business,
stupidity, brilliance, all in all a seemingly limitless multiplication of voices, all clamouring to be heard. It is a
medium which proliferates stories, narratives, fictions, in ways which are both new and familiar. It is as a
generator of fictions that the Internet seems to be just waiting to be explored by the disciplines of literary,
cultural and linguistic studies: Fan-fiction, slash and straight; scam baiting; fan sites; ‘wild’ or ‘rogue’
interpretive universes; gossip, theories, musings, opinions. As a singularly unstructured – and hence as yet
uncanonizable – body of texts, the stories told on the Internet have a distinct element of ‘grass-roots’
fictionalization and so offer an unprecedented opportunity to access, hear and investigate the stories and
fantasies woven by non-professional writers alongside their more formally recognized colleagues. As a medium
which is beginning to investigate itself by means of various meta-debates within the vast community of Internet
fictionalizers, it is also a location where emergent phenomena may be debated in their process of being
generated.

This collection seeks to explore this for the most part uncharted territory in creative, innovative, theory-savvy
ways using the manifold fictions the Internet generates. It brings together a wide variety of expertise from the
fields of linguistic, literary, media and cultural studies. All contributors bring to the collection their individual
voices and approaches which speak from various positions of involvedness or critique to provide searching and
passionate discussions of the issues involved in Internet Fictions.




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The Possibility of Love: An Interdisciplinary Analysis
Kathleen O’Dwyer, 978-1-4438-0118-8

The Possibility of Love is an exploration of a concept close to the human heart. Grounded in the ordinary,
everyday experiences of human living, the book provides an exploration of the diverse obstacles to the
experience of love, the consequences of love’s absence, and the unquenchable desire for love which propels,
influences and ultimately motivates much of human behaviour.

The Possibility of Love poses the question: is love actually possible between human beings, or is it an ideal, a
fantasy, an illusion, or a comforting aspiration which enables a palliative denial and distortion of the reality of
human being? This expansive question is approached through an interdisciplinary analysis. The author addresses
the question of love’s possibility as it is explored in a selection of literature from the disciplines of philosophy,
psychoanalysis and poetry.

The interdisciplinary nature of the study is based on the assertion of an interconnection between the three
disciplines, and that this interconnection enables a unique and insightful exploration of the question of love’s
possibility. Thus, the question is explored from diverse view-points, and also from different time-frames;
convergences and divergences are noted and discussed, and conclusions are drawn from the ensuing findings.

The book is essentially a philosophical analysis of an emotion that significantly impacts on human experience. It
attests to the gradually increasing acknowledgement of the power of emotional experience in the search for
knowledge, wisdom and truth. Thus, it is a uniquely honest exploration of human nature in contemporary times.




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Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

Chapters of Modern Human Geographical Thought
Tomáš Drobík and Monika Šumberová, 978-1-4438-0107-2

Contemporary human geography provides valuable insights into the political, social or cultural transformations
of the world. The Chapters of Modern Geographical Thought is a compilation of original, state-of-the-art essays
written by recognized scholars, covering a wide range of topics from human geography, always paying tribute to
the multidisciplinary nature of the field. This book will provide students with penetrating analyses of seven
fields, including critical geopolitics of film and affect, the political economy of the environment, ethnic problems
in the Caucasus, the US and Mexico relations, new social movements in Southern Africa or identity politics and
the legal recognition of the Silesian minority in Poland. All the essays emphasize the interconnectedness of a
globalized world. The book assumes that every piece of knowledge we gain, has to be understood and interpreted
in the context of cultural and symbolic phenomena with their own histories and localized in specific
spaces/places. Moreover, the authors stress the importance of geography enabling/disabling the formation and
representation of identities and their mutual contestation.


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Ethnographic Discourse of the Other: Conceptual and Methodological Issues
Panchanan Mohanty, Ramesh C. Malik and Eswarappa Kasi, 978-1-4438-0132-4

This book primarily tries to bring out the analogy between the conceptual and methodological discourses on the
theme of the other. The term 'Other' here refers to the oppressed sections of the society. It may be dalits, women,
indigenous or ethnic communities. Since we are living in a multicultural and multilingual society, we should
share our views with others on a platform where issues of the marginalized people are addressed by different
scholars following different methods and techniques. Though there are various policies and plans for the welfare
of the downtrodden, hardly any change can be seen at the micro-level structure of the society. There are studies
which highlighted the problems and ethos of the downtrodden sections, but a majority of those studies neglected
the marginalized groups. Hence, we felt the need to highlight the issues and concerns of these groups in a wider
context and started thinking on the theme 'Ethnographic Discourse of the Other: Conceptual and Methodological
Issues'. This volume attempts to discuss and theorize the pragmatic concepts and issues related to the
marginalized groups in contemporary societies in South Asia.

This book is interdisciplinary in nature and will be useful to scholars and students of Anthropology, Sociology,
Linguistics, Social Work, Culture Studies, Gender Studies and Philosophy. It is widely applicable to all sections
of the oppressed socially, economically, culturally, academically, politically and other wise.
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German Studies

From Guest Workers into Muslims: The Transformation of Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany
Gokce Yurdakul, 978-1-4438-0060-0

The political representation of immigrant association is central for immigrants to become political actors in
Germany. This book offers a comparative analysis of five Turkish immigrant associations to point out to the
diverse approaches in terms of immigrant integration and citizenship rights. By exploring these associations’
views on integration/ assimilation, nationalism/ethnicity, secularism/Islam and their relations with the
mainstream German political parties, this book attempts to show that immigrants are not victims of the political
decisions of the German state. On the contrary, Turkish immigrant elites become important actors to negotiate
rights and memberships in the name of this ethno-national group. This book suggests an approach that
recognizes the agency of immigrants in the socio-political discourse and also in the governing process.




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History

Herbert Croly’s The Promise of American Life at Its Centenary
John Allphin Moore, Jr., 978-1-4438-0104-1

As of 2005, Herbert Croly’s The Promise of American Life, first published in 1909, had gone through eleven
different printings, from a variety of publishing houses, suggesting its enduring stature as an American classic.
The book had an acknowledged influence on early to mid-twentieth-century American politics and political
thought. Theodore Roosevelt read the book after he left the White House and, when he decided to run for another
term as president in 1912, used Croly’s themes in his campaign. After Willard and Dorothy Straight read the
book, they contacted Croly, and brought him together with Walter Lippmann and Walter Weyl to edit the journal
they founded in 1914—The New Republic. In 1961, Charles Forcey announced, in The Crossroads of
Liberalism, that “Croly’s Promise of American Life of 1909 has become the prevailing political faith of most
Americans.” Following Franklin Roosevelt’s Croly-inspired New Deal, the New Frontier and the Great Society
of John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson seemed, by the 1960s, to have confirmed Forcey’s assessment and thus
Croly’s ascendant place in American politics.

While the rise of a notable conservative backlash to American liberalism dimmed Croly’s reputation by the end
of the century, his book has continued to be part of the canon, often studied in college seminars; and even today
his name surfaces in public policy discussions.

This anthology, analyzing The Promise at its 100th birthday, presents essays by historians, political scientists, an
economist, and an international relations scholar discussing the impact of Croly’s book on twentieth-century
America and opining on the suitability of The Promise’s ideas for the twenty-first century.




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Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages
Janet T. Marquardt and Alyce A. Jordan, 978-1-4438-0057-0
Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages explores the endurance of and nostalgia for medieval
monuments through their reception in later periods, specifically illuminating the myriad ways in which tangible
and imaginary artifacts of the Middle Ages have served to articulate contemporary aspirations and anxieties.
The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the afterlife of medieval works through their preservation,
restoration, appropriation, and commodification in America, Great Britain, and across Europe from the sixteenth
to the twentieth century. From the evocation of metaphors and tropes, to monumental projects of restoration and
recreation—medieval visual culture has had a tremendous purchase in the construction of political, religious, and
cultural practices of the Modern era. The authors assembled here engage a diverse spectrum of works, from Irish
ruins and a former Florentine prison to French churches and American department stores, and an equally diverse
array of media ranging from architecture and manuscripts to embroidery, monumental sculpture, and metalwork.
With applications not only to the study of art and architecture, but also encompassing such varied fields as
commerce, city planning, education, literature, collecting and exhibition design, this copiously illustrated
anthology comprises a significant contribution to the study of medieval art and medievalism.




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Sapphists and Sexologists; Histories of Sexualities: Volume 2
Sonja Tiernan and Mary McAuliffe, 978-1-4438-0133-1

Sapphists and Sexologists: Histories of Sexualities Volume II, contributes to the ever evolving debates on
lesbian lives and histories. This volume includes a mixture of engaging essays from established and young
scholars and opens with a succinct, incisive and often comical take on lesbian lives, relationships and cats, by
internationally esteemed scholar Sally R. Munt. Unique essays include the personal reflections on writing
historical fiction by the celebrated author Emma Donoghue and an exclusive conversational record from Joan
Nestle on her life, loves and activism. The scope of this collection is truly international; a collaborative work of
scholars from many different disciplines, universities and countries. The central theme of the book continues
from the first volume Tribades, Tommies and Transgressives: Histories of Sexualities, in its questioning of
established histories of sexualities, methodologies and theoretical practices.




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Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film and Art
Mark Heberle, 978-1-4438-0123-2

Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film and Art brings together essays on literature,
film and media, representational art, and music of the Vietnam War that were generated by a three-day
conference in Honolulu during Veterans Week 2005. This large and extensive volume, the first collection of
Vietnam War criticism published since the 1990s, reflects significant cultural and historical changes since then,
including U.S.-Vietnamese cultural transactions in the wake of political reconciliation and the Vietnamese
diaspora; popular commodification and memorialization of the war in America; and renascent American
imperialism. Contributors include well-established and well-published writers and critics like Philip Beidler,
Cathey Calloway, Lorrie Goldensohn, Wayne Karlin, Andrew Lam, Jerry Lembcke, Tim O’Brien, John S.
Schafer, and Alex Vernon as well as emerging Vietnam scholars and critics. Among other contributions, the
volume provides important quasi-bibliographical essays on canonical American and Vietnamese literature and
film, African American Vietnam war narratives, Chicano fiction and poetry, and American Vietnam war art
music as well as essays on such subjects as real and digital war memorials, Vietnamese popular war songs, and
Vietnamization of the Gulf War. Teachers, scholars, and the general public will find Thirty Years After a
valuable guide to ongoing critical discussion of the most important event in American history between 1945 and
9/11.

"I highly recommend this book. Although it is almost a cliche say the Vietnam War has left deep and lingering
scars on American society-Thirty Years underscores the still traumatic cultural legacy of this conflict. Attuned to
the divergent voices and genres of representation--Thirty Years is an indispensable work, not only for literary
scholars, but for anyone seeking to understand the enduring impact of the Vietnam War. An impressive work,
Mark Herbele is commended for organizing such an insightful and gracefully written set of essays."
—G. Kurt Piehler, author of Remembering War the American Way.




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Language and Literature

Internet Fictions
Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer and Sirpa Leppänen, 978-1-4438-0108-9

The Internet is nothing less than a medium for the indiscriminate and global dissemination of informa_tion if we
take “information” in its cybernetic sense as bits of data – any data. As such, it is also a massive, amorphous,
rhizomic collection of substantiated facts, guesswork, fantasy, madness, debate, criminal energy, big business,
stupidity, brilliance, all in all a seemingly limitless multiplication of voices, all clamouring to be heard. It is a
medium which proliferates stories, narratives, fictions, in ways which are both new and familiar. It is as a
generator of fictions that the Internet seems to be just waiting to be explored by the disciplines of literary,
cultural and linguistic studies: Fan-fiction, slash and straight; scam baiting; fan sites; ‘wild’ or ‘rogue’
interpretive universes; gossip, theories, musings, opinions. As a singularly unstructured – and hence as yet
uncanonizable – body of texts, the stories told on the Internet have a distinct element of ‘grass-roots’
fictionalization and so offer an unprecedented opportunity to access, hear and investigate the stories and
fantasies woven by non-professional writers alongside their more formally recognized colleagues. As a medium
which is beginning to investigate itself by means of various meta-debates within the vast community of Internet
fictionalizers, it is also a location where emergent phenomena may be debated in their process of being
generated.

This collection seeks to explore this for the most part uncharted territory in creative, innovative, theory-savvy
ways using the manifold fictions the Internet generates. It brings together a wide variety of expertise from the
fields of linguistic, literary, media and cultural studies. All contributors bring to the collection their individual
voices and approaches which speak from various positions of involvedness or critique to provide searching and
passionate discussions of the issues involved in Internet Fictions.




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Literature and Sensation
Anthony Uhlmann, Helen Groth, Paul Sheehan, and Stephen McLaren, 978-1-4438-0116-4

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” (Oscar
Wilde). Literature has always treated the sensational: crime, passion, violence, trauma, catastrophe. It has
frequently caused, or been at the centre of scandal, censorship and moral outrage. But literature is also intricately
connected with sensation in ways that are less well understood. It mediates between the sensory world,
perception and cognition through rich modes of thought allied with perceptions and emotions and makes sense of
profound questions that transcend the merely rational. And at its boundaries, literature engages with the uncanny
realm in which knowledge, presentiment or feeling is prior to articulation in words.

This book reviews the sensational dimension of literature according to themes that have too often been left to
one side. Literary theory has often privileged perception over sensation, cognition over raw experience, in
focusing on semantics rather than sense. The essays in this volume cover literature and sensation in all its facets,
drawing upon a range of approaches from evolutionary theory, theories of mind, perception, philosophy and
aesthetics. The works considered are drawn from various literary periods and genres, from the nineteenth century
to contemporary prose and poetry, including experiments in new media.

Literature and Sensation offers detailed and subtle readings of literature according to the sensations they
represent, incite, or evoke in us, and will be of interest to readers of literary theory, ethics and aesthetics, and
theorists of new media art.



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Negritude: Legacy and Present Relevance
Isabelle Constant and Kahiudi C. Mabana, 978-1-4438-0112-6

Doit-on considérer la Négritude comme un mouvement ancré dans la fin de la période coloniale et sur lequel il
n’y a plus lieu de revenir ? C’est une des questions que le colloque qui s’est tenu à l’Université des West Indies à
la Barbade en l’honneur du centenaire de la naissance de Senghor s’efforce d’explorer. Lylian Kesteloot nous
rappelle encore récemment dans son étude Césaire et Senghor un pont sur l’Atlantique l’importance de ce
mouvement qui entre les années trente et soixante a participé à la naissance de la littérature africaine. La question
du particularisme que le mot Négritude implique et de son opposé l’universel sera largement débattue dans les
pages de cet ouvrage. Les articles de cet essai discutent les défauts essentialistes de la Négritude senghorienne,
mais également le fait que dans les termes de Senghor « la Négritude est un mythe », donc une construction
identitaire, l’expression d’une invention. Il envisageait par exemple l’avènement d’un socialisme africain, dans
une interprétation unique du marxisme. En tant que mouvement poétique, philosophique, littéraire, ou en tant
que réponse idéologique à une oppression, les auteurs africains et antillais étudiés ici et qui traitent de thèmes
très contemporains, démontrent la vivacité d’une Négritude toujours d’actualité dans sa présentation des cultures.
Il faut bien entendu dépasser la notion raciale contenue dans le terme et insister sur le culturel, le philosophique
et l’esthétique, pour accepter que la Négritude ait une pertinence actuelle. Notamment nous verrons que la
Négritude s’est métamorphosée aux Antilles où au Brésil en d’originaux projets idéologiques et esthétiques.

Should Negritude be seen as a movement that originated at the end of the colonial era and merits no further study
in this contemporary world? This is one of the questions explored in the Colloquium held at the University of the
West Indies, Barbados, to mark the centenary of the birth of Léopold Sedar Senghor. In a recent study, Césaire
et Senghor: Un pont sur l’Atlantique, Lylian Kesteloot reminds her readers of the importance of Negritude which
contributed to the emergence of African literature between 1930 and 1960. The idea of essentialism which the
word Negritude implies, as well as the opposite idea of universalism, will be widely discussed in the pages of
this work. This collection of essays acknowledges the essential shortcomings of Senghor’s Negritude, but, at the
same time, underlines the fact that in Senghor’s words, “Negritude is a myth” and therefore has to do with the
construction of (an) identity and is the expression of an imaginary creation. It envisaged, for example, the
creation of an African form of socialism within a unique interpretation of Marxism. In this volume, African and
Caribbean writers who are concerned with contemporary issues, demonstrate the vitality of Negritude as a
poetic, philosophical and literary movement and as an ideological response to oppression that is still relevant in
its presentation of cultures. Clearly, it is necessary to go beyond the notion of race implied in the term and to
focus on the cultural, philosophical and aesthetic elements in order to appreciate the relevance of Negritude
today. Most notably in the Caribbean or Brazil, Negritude has been transformed into original ideological and
aesthetic projects.




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On Autobiographical Memory
Anita Kasabova, 978-1-4438-0110-2

The aim of this book is to provide an account of autobiographical memory, the memory of episodes in the
subject’s autobiography and to answer the following questions: what happens when we remember something?
Why do we remember some things rather than others? The main assumptions in this book are that
autobiographical memory is an active structure of a representational nature and that autobiographical memory is
a construct of the imagination enabled by a semantic principle: the ground-consequence relation. Anita Kasabova
reconstructs the epistemological accounts of memory by the Prague philosopher and mathematician, Bernard
Bolzano and the Prague physiologist Ewald Hering as well as the phenomenological accounts by Edmund
Husserl and Roman Ingarden, and discusses various accounts put forward within analytic philosophy. She
examines the trace theory and its relation to the phenomenology of autobiographical memory and the different
temporal perspectives that characterize this form of memory.

Kasabova formulates a philosophical explication of how autobiographical memory works, dealing with issues
such as: ‘what are the defining features of autobiographical memory?’; ‘how is it structured and how does it
function?’; ‘what is a recollection and what are the necessary and (for the most part) sufficient conditions for a
recollection to occur?’ Kasabova argues that such conditions are a sense of self and a sense of connectedness of
the self that is semantic rather than causal, the subject’s sense of ownership of past experiences and the capacity
of imagination: for mental time travel and thinking about past episodes, you have to be able to produce
representations not bound to the current situation. It is argued that access to the subject’s personal past cannot
occur otherwise than by construction in imagination. In order to reproduce a past experience in the present,
imagination is necessary for representing a past episode as if it were present. Other necessary conditions for
autobiographical memory are time-awareness, a continuous temporal reference frame, a successive temporal
order and the capacity to refer back to previous positions in time. Finally, semantic relations of part-whole and
ground-consequence are crucial for explaining autobiographical memory. It is argued that the part-whole relation
is the principle of the memory trace and that the grounding relation co-ordinates the subject’s perspective on past
episodes in recollective statements. Kasabova argues that autobiographical memory is basically semantic, as it is
grounded by and constructed through a ‘sense-making’ relation expressed by the explanatory conjunct ‘because’:
we recall certain experiences or actions rather than other because we are sensitive to the reasons for having
experienced it.

"The new book by Anita Kasabova fills a gap between traditional philosophical “armchair” speculations about
memory and contemporary cognitive theories, which have grown out of extensive experimental research.
The book’s main idea that autobiographical memory is not a mere recollection but rather an active reconstruction
of our past memories is not an entirely new one. Anita Kasabova, however, provides a new take on this idea by
revealing that the theories of Bolzano, Hering, and Husserl not only bear historical significance but, properly
reconstructed, they might be viewed as an important contribution to the contemporary interdisciplinary studies of
memory.
An appreciable achievement of the book is the chosen conceptual framework: it makes the idiosyncratic
language of Bolzano and Husserl accessible to contemporary cognitive scientists as well as making the recent
cognitive theories understandable for the traditional philosophical scholars. Even if this were the only
achievement of Anita Kasabova (and it is not) it would represent her monograph as a book of a great merit for a
large community of memory scholars."
—Assoc. Prof. Lilia Gurova, Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University




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“Romanticism” – and Byron
Peter Cochran, 978-1-4438-0113-3

"Romanticism - and Byron" is a book in two parts.

In the first part, Dr Cochran examines "Romanticism" and shows that it is a word meaning anything, and
therefore nothing. It is an academic construct created by academics, and has no basis in the writings of the early
nineteenth century. Its continued use, argues Dr Cochran, is a modern marketing phenomenon solely.

In the second part, Dr Cochran examines the life and work of Byron in the non-"romantic" context of his
contemporaries. He shows how Byron's antithetical nature created problems when he was forced into
compromising situations with friends who were close to parts of his mind, yet irreconcilable with one another.
This "mobility", argues Cochran, was often an embarrassment for Byron's social life, but of great benefit to his
creativity.

This part of the book features chapters on Shelley, Scott, Blake, Keats, Coleridge and Wordsworth, and is
notable for the amount of original archive documentation with which Cochran illustrates his theme.




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Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North
America
Benjamin D. Carson, 978-1-4438-0121-8

This collection, broad in its scope, explores rich and multi-faceted literary works by and about Native Americans
from the “long” early American period to the present. What links these essays is a concern for the ways in which
Native Americans have navigated, negotiated, and resisted dominant white ideology since the founding of the
Republic. Importantly, these essays are historically situated and consider not only the ways in which indigenous
peoples are represented in American literature and history, but pay much needed attention to the actual lived
experiences of Native Americans inside and outside of native communities.
     By addressing cross-cultural protest, resistance to dominant white ideology, the importance to Natives of
land and land redress, sovereignty, separatism, and cultural healing, Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance
contributes to our understanding of the discrepancy between ideological representations of native peoples and
the real-life consequences those representations have for the ways in which indigenous peoples live out their
daily lives.




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Linguistics

Humorous Garden-Paths: A Pragmatic-Cognitive Study
Marta Dynel, 978-1-4438-0140-9

Surprising as it may seem, sometimes humans like being led up the garden path, which is thanks to the
pleasurable feeling of surprise entwined with a humorous effect deception tends to afford.

The central issue under investigation is the nature of short humorous texts in the form of one-liners and
witticisms based on the “garden-path mechanism”. The monograph provides a survey of relevant linguistic
research, recapitulating and assessing other authors’ theses in the context of their applicability in the analysis of
garden-path humour. Discussions are conducted in the light of not only humour studies but also cognitive and
pragmatic literature on human communication in general, with a view to presenting a meticulous description of
short garden-path texts.

The book should be of interest to anybody who finds humour research appealing, whether or not already familiar
with this field. No background knowledge is necessary on the reader’s part, given that all relevant postulates and
theories are revisited. Also, the author steers a clear course through many terminological and conceptual
obstacles that can be encountered in the study of humour (e.g. verbal/non-verbal humour, ambiguity types,
punning, etc.).




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Selected Papers from the 2006 Cyprus Syntaxfest
Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Phoevos Panagiotidis, 978-1-4438-0129-4

This volume presents a selection of contributions from the week-long Cyprus Syntaxfest in 2006, which brought
together research in syntax by several respected and prolific theoretical linguists from all over the world. During
the six days of the Syntaxfest, work from a variety of viewpoints in modern generative grammar was presented,
and the research discussed and debated followed diverse methodological paths, with the thematic focus on left
peripheries in linguistic structures and (their) interface interpretation.

The current collection of expanded versions of selected research presented at the Cyprus Syntaxfest reflects a
wide variety of approaches to these topics; it also provides a glimpse of the rich sample of cross-linguistic data
that informed the discussions of syntactic peripheries and their interface interpretation. It offers eleven studies on
clausal and nominal left-peripheral phenomena and their (role in) interpretation in a variety of typologically
unrelated languages. More significantly, the contributions collected here underscore the by now established
importance and theoretical interest of studying the edge of constituents, whether phasal or not. In every chapter,
the blueprint of a general interpretive hierarchy driving and constraining syntax is also retraced throughout.



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Literary Classics

Christmas Books, Tales and Sketches
William Makepeace Thackeray, 9781847188151

The Christmas Book, created by Dickens, was an important Victorian literary genre. This volume contains all of
Thackeray's contributions to it, together with several other short, mostly humorous, prose pieces.


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From Cornhill to Grand Cairo and The Irish Sketch Book
William Makepeace Thackeray, 9781847188168

A Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo is a delightful anti-travel book, describing a Mediterranean journey of
the kind highly fashionable at the time but viewing the famous destinations with human disparagement rather
than conventional adoration. The Irish Sketch Book is equally irreverent of contemporary literary fashion but
more politically loaded due to its subject.




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The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. I
Thomas Carlyle, 978-1-4438-0072-3

Both respected as leading thinkers of the day in their respective countries, Carlyle and Emerson enjoyed a
lifelong friendship dating from Emerson's first visit to England in 1832. Their voluminous correspondence is
substantially preserved on both sides and available, combined, in these volumes.



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The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson Vol. II
Thomas Carlyle, 978-1-4438-0073-0

Both respected as leading thinkers of the day in their respective countries, Carlyle and Emerson enjoyed a
lifelong friendship dating from Emerson's first visit to England in 1832. Their voluminous correspondence is
substantially preserved on both sides and available, combined, in these volumes.




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The History of Henry Esmond
William Makepeace Thackeray, 9781847188175

Henry Esmond is one of Thackeray's greatest novels, a masterly evocation of the period of Queen Anne and the
repeatedly defeated Jacobite ambitions to restore the ousted Stuart succession.



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Music

The Meyerbeer Libretti: Italian Operas 2 (Emma di Resburgo, Margherita d'Anjou)
Richard Arsenty and Robert Letellier, 978-1-4438-0321-2

Giacomo Meyerbeer, one of the most important and influential opera composers of the nineteenth century,
enjoyed a fame during his lifetime unrivalled by any of his contemporaries. This eleven volume set provides in
one collection all the operatic texts set by Meyerbeer in his career. The texts are offered in the most complete
versions ever made available. Each libretto is translated into modern English by Richard Arsenty; and each
work is introduced by Robert Letellier. In this comprehensive edition of Meyerbeer's libretti, the original text
and its translation are placed on facing pages for ease of use.

The third volume presents Meyerbeer’s third and fourth Italian operas, written at the midpoint in his decisive
sojourn in Italy where for eight years (1816-24) he made the operatic traditions of bel canto his own, while
constantly expanding his own powerful dramatic instincts. His Italian operas divide themselves into three
pairs of two. The second pair, Emma di Resburgo (Venice, 1819) and Margherita d’Anjou (Milan, 1820), show
the young composer and his famous librettists Gaetano Rossi and Felice Romani opening up the Romantic
impulses of romance and history. These works are characterized by a growing adventurousness of form and
sound, with vigorous reinterpretation of the operatic language of the day. Both operas carried Meyerbeer’s name
over the Alps, and right across Europe.


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Philosophy

An American Voltaire: Essays in Memory of J. Patrick Lee
E. Joe Johnson and Byron R. Wells, 978-1-4438-0142-3

This collection of essays was assembled to honor the memory of the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee.
It includes seventeen essays by prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and
France on a variety of topics in French eighteenth-century studies. Essay titles include: “A New Genre: l’Opéra
moral / Moral Opera in Eighteenth-Century France,” “Voltaire and the Uses of Censorship: The Example of the
Lettres Philosophiques,” “Enlightenment Intertextuality: The Case of Heraldry in the Encyclopédie méthodique,”
“Sex as Satire in Voltaire's Fiction,” “Violence, Levity, and the Dictionary in Old Regime France: Chaudon’s
Dictionnaire anti-philosophique,” “L’abbé, l’amazone, le bon roi et les frelons,” “Greuze’s Self-Portraits:
Figures of Artistic Identity,” “From Forest to Field: Sylvan Elegists of Eighteenth-Century France,” “The
Falsification of Voltaire's Letters and the Public Persona of the Author: From the Lettres secrettes (1765) to the
Commentaire historique (1776),” “The Baron de Saint-Castin, Bricaire de la Dixmerie, and Azakia (1765),”
“John Law and the Rhetoric of Calculation,” “‘Le Roi des Bulgares’: Was Voltaire's Satire on Frederick the
Great just too Opaque?” “Voltaire and the Voyage to Rome,” “Textual liaisons: Voltaire, Paméla and Don
Quixote,” “Les petits livres du grand homme: polémique et combat philosophique chez Voltaire,” “Sentimental
Horror: Enlightenment Tragedy and the Rise of the Genre Terrible,” “Voltaire and the Comic Genre: Polemics
and Rhetoric.”




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On Autobiographical Memory
Anita Kasabova, 978-1-4438-0110-2

The aim of this book is to provide an account of autobiographical memory, the memory of episodes in the
subject’s autobiography and to answer the following questions: what happens when we remember something?
Why do we remember some things rather than others? The main assumptions in this book are that
autobiographical memory is an active structure of a representational nature and that autobiographical memory is
a construct of the imagination enabled by a semantic principle: the ground-consequence relation. Anita Kasabova
reconstructs the epistemological accounts of memory by the Prague philosopher and mathematician, Bernard
Bolzano and the Prague physiologist Ewald Hering as well as the phenomenological accounts by Edmund
Husserl and Roman Ingarden, and discusses various accounts put forward within analytic philosophy. She
examines the trace theory and its relation to the phenomenology of autobiographical memory and the different
temporal perspectives that characterize this form of memory.

Kasabova formulates a philosophical explication of how autobiographical memory works, dealing with issues
such as: ‘what are the defining features of autobiographical memory?’; ‘how is it structured and how does it
function?’; ‘what is a recollection and what are the necessary and (for the most part) sufficient conditions for a
recollection to occur?’ Kasabova argues that such conditions are a sense of self and a sense of connectedness of
the self that is semantic rather than causal, the subject’s sense of ownership of past experiences and the capacity
of imagination: for mental time travel and thinking about past episodes, you have to be able to produce
representations not bound to the current situation. It is argued that access to the subject’s personal past cannot
occur otherwise than by construction in imagination. In order to reproduce a past experience in the present,
imagination is necessary for representing a past episode as if it were present. Other necessary conditions for
autobiographical memory are time-awareness, a continuous temporal reference frame, a successive temporal
order and the capacity to refer back to previous positions in time. Finally, semantic relations of part-whole and
ground-consequence are crucial for explaining autobiographical memory. It is argued that the part-whole relation
is the principle of the memory trace and that the grounding relation co-ordinates the subject’s perspective on past
episodes in recollective statements. Kasabova argues that autobiographical memory is basically semantic, as it is
grounded by and constructed through a ‘sense-making’ relation expressed by the explanatory conjunct ‘because’:
we recall certain experiences or actions rather than other because we are sensitive to the reasons for having
experienced it.

"The new book by Anita Kasabova fills a gap between traditional philosophical “armchair” speculations about
memory and contemporary cognitive theories, which have grown out of extensive experimental research.
The book’s main idea that autobiographical memory is not a mere recollection but rather an active reconstruction
of our past memories is not an entirely new one. Anita Kasabova, however, provides a new take on this idea by
revealing that the theories of Bolzano, Hering, and Husserl not only bear historical significance but, properly
reconstructed, they might be viewed as an important contribution to the contemporary interdisciplinary studies of
memory.
An appreciable achievement of the book is the chosen conceptual framework: it makes the idiosyncratic
language of Bolzano and Husserl accessible to contemporary cognitive scientists as well as making the recent
cognitive theories understandable for the traditional philosophical scholars. Even if this were the only
achievement of Anita Kasabova (and it is not) it would represent her monograph as a book of a great merit for a
large community of memory scholars."
—Assoc. Prof. Lilia Gurova, Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University




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The Human Being in Contemporary Philosophical Conceptions
Nikolay Omelchenko, 978-1-4438-0143-0

This book is a collection of the selected proceedings of the 4th International Conference “Human Being in
Contemporary Philosophical Conceptions,” which was held under the patronage of UNESCO at Volgograd State
University (Russia) on May 28–31, 2007. In the letter to the organizers, Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura wrote: “I should
like to congratulate you on this important initiative to promote philosophical reflection, which is one of the
central objectives of UNESCO’s Intersectoral Strategy on Philosophy.”

There is an interesting fact: the 19th World Congress of Philosophy in Moscow (1993) had no session on
philosophical anthropology, the next Congress in Boston (1998) had one such session, the 21st Congress of
Philosophy in Istanbul (2003) had already four sessions, and the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy in Seoul
(2008) had six sessions on philosophical anthropology. Obviously, we may observe a new anthropological
renaissance in contemporary thought. This book serves the philosophical anthropology becoming as well.

 Perhaps an idea of integral studies is the most attractive trend in the contemporary philosophy and science. The
book presents an experience in integral philosophy of human being.

Also, the development of philosophical anthropology is closely connected with practical tasks. Our political
activities, welfare projects and educational programs can become really useful only when we are guided by
knowledge of what human being is, what we are able to do, what are own needs, and what we must become.
Philosophical anthropology could correctly define the research purposes of all human sciences.

This volume includes various reflexions and styles of thinking. By this, all the papers demonstrate metaphysics
of respect for human being. The contributors, scholars from the different countries, are open for free discussions
and fresh ideas.



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The Poetics of Philosophy [A Reading of Plato]
David A. Ross, 978-1-4438-0115-7

The Poetics of Philosophy is my attempt to hear what academic philosophy attempts to silence, namely, how
reason resonates with madness. It is thus a stinging of the great steed of academia in order to recover and
re-experience what otherwise would be repressed by the exigencies of bureaucratic-commodity life in the late
capitalist world. An analysis of Plato’s principal dialogues with a view towards developing the author’s
conception of thinking, knowing, and loving, it incorporates the insights of Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Derrida.
Provoking the world mind to reflect upon its phenomenological possibility for Being dispersed within its daily
routines or business, the book argues for the metaphysicality of physical reality articulated through the narrative
trope of fractal dialectical logic.

The present volume’s more general implications extend the insights of the author’s previous work in the area of
social science. I refer to the possibility for world communist revolution, which is predicated on communism’s
thorough ridding itself of its naïve materialist perspective, the relics of a Newtonian Universe, and its embracing
of a fractal-dialectical logic (or similar) that is better able to incorporate the yearning for immortality, desire to
experience beauty, and the need to have a meaningful life that define human species life. To articulate such a
framework is the aim of my general research.
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The Possibility of Love: An Interdisciplinary Analysis
Kathleen O’Dwyer, 978-1-4438-0118-8

The Possibility of Love is an exploration of a concept close to the human heart. Grounded in the ordinary,
everyday experiences of human living, the book provides an exploration of the diverse obstacles to the
experience of love, the consequences of love’s absence, and the unquenchable desire for love which propels,
influences and ultimately motivates much of human behaviour.

The Possibility of Love poses the question: is love actually possible between human beings, or is it an ideal, a
fantasy, an illusion, or a comforting aspiration which enables a palliative denial and distortion of the reality of
human being? This expansive question is approached through an interdisciplinary analysis. The author addresses
the question of love’s possibility as it is explored in a selection of literature from the disciplines of philosophy,
psychoanalysis and poetry.

The interdisciplinary nature of the study is based on the assertion of an interconnection between the three
disciplines, and that this interconnection enables a unique and insightful exploration of the question of love’s
possibility. Thus, the question is explored from diverse view-points, and also from different time-frames;
convergences and divergences are noted and discussed, and conclusions are drawn from the ensuing findings.

The book is essentially a philosophical analysis of an emotion that significantly impacts on human experience. It
attests to the gradually increasing acknowledgement of the power of emotional experience in the search for
knowledge, wisdom and truth. Thus, it is a uniquely honest exploration of human nature in contemporary times.




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The Word of Light: Piercing the Veil of Chaos
Shlomo Shoham, 978-1-4438-0102-7

One of the fundamental enigmas of our existence, and for that matter, God’s existence, is the act of creation. Has
the cosmos been created ex nihilo or was it an intelligent design by God? Does God, having created the world,
let it evolve and develop on its own, subject to the rules of evolution and chance; or does God intervene in every
step of evolution in a deus ex machina manner? What is the role of man in creation? Is it as central as
existentialism and quantum mechanics assure us: that without human consciousness interacting with
energy-matter, there would not be any objects and life forms? Is man the crown of creation permanently, or once
evolution forms a more effective connecting agent between spirit and energy-matter, will man be relegated to the
world of fossils? The book concludes with a thorough examination of human norms, values and morals. As such,
this book constitutes a comprehensive treatise on the genesis of the world, the birth of God, and the role of man.

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Political Science

Faith in Democracy? Religion and Politics in Canada
John Young and Boris DeWiel, 978-1-4438-0117-1

This collection of essays questions the capacity of Canadian democracy to promote religious pluralism and
recognize disparate faith groups as legitimate players on the political stage. These are more than rhetorical
questions, as issues and public policies in contemporary Canada reflect an increasing concern that religion and
religious belief ought not to intrude in political debate and matters of governance. Despite playing an active role
in Canadian politics in the past, religious faith now risks relegation to the private sector. Efforts to push religious
belief outside the public square set a dangerous precedent, provide rationale for further exclusion rather than
inclusion, and logically culminate in monism rather than pluralism.
Faith in Democracy focuses on contemporary challenges to religious pluralism in Canada with attention to the
changing religious landscape throughout the country. These challenges are both old and new. They include
such tasks as reconciling universal and particular perspectives of liberalism in law and recognizing the limits of
secularism as an emergent dominant faith. How Canada responds to these challenges will not only influence
public policy, but also test its commitment to democracy.




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Perspectives on the Legacy of George W. Bush
Michael Orlov Grossman and Ronald Eric Matthews Jr., 978-1-4438-0134-8

Opinions of the Presidency of George W. Bush and his perceived legacy seem to exist only at the extremes.
From the contentious outcome of the 2000 election, to the attacks on September 11, to the ongoing War in Iraq
and Afghanistan, to the efforts to transform major domestic policies, and culminating with the financial crisis of
2008, it is little wonder that the name George W. Bush tends not to evoke lukewarm opinion. During his time in
office, Bush obtained the highest approval ratings of any sitting president, but also the lowest. Scholars and
other observers of the Bush Presidency have been similarly divided.

Across the board, the presidency of George W. Bush raises questions that invite challenges to political scientists,
scholarly questions of significant general interest. The authors in this volume begin the process of addressing
some of these questions, with essays that cover an array of issues related to his presidency, and the legacy it
leaves. This collection of essays presented at the Mount Union College Symposium on the Legacy of George
W. Bush, seeks to provide some balance, offering some initial assessments of the consequences of this
controversial president and his eventful tenure in office.




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The Foreign Policy Discourse in the United Kingdom and the United States in the “New World Order”
Lori Maguire, 978-1-4438-0131-7

The goal of this book is to examine some of the major foreign policy debates in the United Kingdom and the
United States in the period from 1992 to 2008: from the end of the Cold War and the aftermath of the first Gulf
War to the 2008 American presidential election. The first President Bush spoke in 1991 of a “new world order” –
which seemed to mean an American hegemony. The United States was now the world’s only superpower,
although a superpower afflicted with weaknesses, especially economic ones. But by 2008 the “new world order”
did not seem so new or so strongly American. The period saw the terrorist attacks against the U.S. of 11
September 2001, military problems for the superpower in Afghanistan and Iraq and, by the summer of 2008,
near economic collapse. In all of these developments, Britain shared to a lesser or a greater extent. It is hoped
that this book will shed an important light both on each nation and on the so-called “special relationship”
between the two. Furthermore, this book is also not specifically concerned with policy or how policy is made but
with the debate around policy and the rhetoric used to present different points of view.

“The ‘Special Relationship’ between the US and Britain remains an enigmatic, ever-changing, but still very
powerful factor in world politics. As an examination of their foreign policy discourses reveals, from the
perspective of culture and values, few Western countries are as different as the United Kingdom and the US.
With very few exceptions – the foreign policies of Gladstone and Tony Blair, and Chruchillian rhetoric,
unmatched by his supremely realpolitical politics – British governments abhor talking about values and ideals.
The British cultural peculiarity is to dismiss ideology and values as packaging, only to be caught by surprise time
and again that they cannot do “business with Herr Hitler”, or that people kill each other for their values,
religions, constructed identities and ideologies. Most American governments, by contrast, have had ideological
and moral crusades embroidered on their banners in their foreign policy. There is a convergence with Britain
when both proclaim that all they are doing is in their self-interest, but the Americans unashamedly assume that
what is good for America is good for the world, while the British discourse, with the UK’s decline since 1945,
rarely goes that far. As an analysis of their discourses reveals, the ‘Special Relationship’ is thus clearly founded
on something either deeper or more superficial than shared culture or values; this volume sheds light on this
surprising fact in most illuminating ways, and Lori Maguire’s achievement in bringing together these
examinations is praiseworthy indeed.”
—Prof. Beatrice Heuser, University of Reading




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Psychology

Humorous Garden-Paths: A Pragmatic-Cognitive Study
Marta Dynel, 978-1-4438-0140-9

Surprising as it may seem, sometimes humans like being led up the garden path, which is thanks to the
pleasurable feeling of surprise entwined with a humorous effect deception tends to afford.

The central issue under investigation is the nature of short humorous texts in the form of one-liners and
witticisms based on the “garden-path mechanism”. The monograph provides a survey of relevant linguistic
research, recapitulating and assessing other authors’ theses in the context of their applicability in the analysis of
garden-path humour. Discussions are conducted in the light of not only humour studies but also cognitive and
pragmatic literature on human communication in general, with a view to presenting a meticulous description of
short garden-path texts.

The book should be of interest to anybody who finds humour research appealing, whether or not already familiar
with this field. No background knowledge is necessary on the reader’s part, given that all relevant postulates and
theories are revisited. Also, the author steers a clear course through many terminological and conceptual
obstacles that can be encountered in the study of humour (e.g. verbal/non-verbal humour, ambiguity types,
punning, etc.).




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The Word of Light: Piercing the Veil of Chaos
Shlomo Shoham, 978-1-4438-0102-7

One of the fundamental enigmas of our existence, and for that matter, God’s existence, is the act of creation. Has
the cosmos been created ex nihilo or was it an intelligent design by God? Does God, having created the world,
let it evolve and develop on its own, subject to the rules of evolution and chance; or does God intervene in every
step of evolution in a deus ex machina manner? What is the role of man in creation? Is it as central as
existentialism and quantum mechanics assure us: that without human consciousness interacting with
energy-matter, there would not be any objects and life forms? Is man the crown of creation permanently, or once
evolution forms a more effective connecting agent between spirit and energy-matter, will man be relegated to the
world of fossils? The book concludes with a thorough examination of human norms, values and morals. As such,
this book constitutes a comprehensive treatise on the genesis of the world, the birth of God, and the role of man.

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Religion

Faith in Democracy? Religion and Politics in Canada
John Young and Boris DeWiel, 978-1-4438-0117-1

This collection of essays questions the capacity of Canadian democracy to promote religious pluralism and
recognize disparate faith groups as legitimate players on the political stage. These are more than rhetorical
questions, as issues and public policies in contemporary Canada reflect an increasing concern that religion and
religious belief ought not to intrude in political debate and matters of governance. Despite playing an active role
in Canadian politics in the past, religious faith now risks relegation to the private sector. Efforts to push religious
belief outside the public square set a dangerous precedent, provide rationale for further exclusion rather than
inclusion, and logically culminate in monism rather than pluralism.

Faith in Democracy focuses on contemporary challenges to religious pluralism in Canada with attention to the
changing religious landscape throughout the country. These challenges are both old and new. They include
such tasks as reconciling universal and particular perspectives of liberalism in law and recognizing the limits of
secularism as an emergent dominant faith. How Canada responds to these challenges will not only influence
public policy, but also test its commitment to democracy.




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Social Sciences

Contours of Privacy
David Matheson, 978-1-4438-0106-5

The contours of privacy—its particular forms and our reasons for valuing it—are numerous and varied. This
book explores privacy’s contours in a series of essays on such themes as the relationship between privacy and
social accountability, privacy in and beyond anonymity, the psychology of privacy, and the privacy concerns of
emerging information technologies.

The book’s international and multidisciplinary group of contributors provides rich insights about privacy that
will be of great interest not only to the scholarly privacy community at large but also to professionals,
academics, and laypersons who understand that the contours of privacy weave themselves throughout wide
swaths of life in present-day society.

The stylistically accessible yet scholarly rigorous nature of The Contours of Privacy, along with the diversity of
perspectives it offers, set it apart as one of the most important additions to the privacy literature on the
contemporary scene.




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From Guest Workers into Muslims: The Transformation of Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany
Gokce Yurdakul, 978-1-4438-0060-0

The political representation of immigrant association is central for immigrants to become political actors in
Germany. This book offers a comparative analysis of five Turkish immigrant associations to point out to the
diverse approaches in terms of immigrant integration and citizenship rights. By exploring these associations’
views on integration/ assimilation, nationalism/ethnicity, secularism/Islam and their relations with the
mainstream German political parties, this book attempts to show that immigrants are not victims of the political
decisions of the German state. On the contrary, Turkish immigrant elites become important actors to negotiate
rights and memberships in the name of this ethno-national group. This book suggests an approach that
recognizes the agency of immigrants in the socio-political discourse and also in the governing process.




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Hearing Places: Sound, Place, Time and Culture
Ros Bandt, Michelle Duffy and Dolly MacKinnon, 978-1-4438-0111-9

Hearing Places: Sound, Place, Time, Culture
How do we hear and respond to place? 37 international artists and scholars have responded to this question from
their unique perspectives, interrogating place as acoustic space where sound, place, time and culture collide. This
book transcends the
 boundaries of geography, time and discipline through its imaginative and scholarly writings and CD, provoking
us all to pay attention to how we hear place.




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(Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience
Lisa Dresdner and Laurel S. Peterson, 9781847189769

Patriarchal institutions govern all aspects of women’s lives: their minds, their bodies, and their souls.
Additionally, they govern the ways in which women are perceived by others and the ways in which women
perceive themselves. (Re) Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women’s Experience, is a collection of
essays on language, religion, war, sex trafficking, and medicine—the patriarchal structures that form the basis of
western society and, thus, are in many ways inherently unjust. The essays illustrate the multitude of ways that
women have found to work within and without these structures to create justice.

Traditional theories of justice cast it as a cardinal virtue, unbiased and impartial. The essays in this book,
however, remove justice from the abstract and return it to the specific: most of the essays use personal narratives
to highlight the connections all people share. The women discussed here are challenging the authority of existing
patriarchal narratives by telling their versions, and, thus, calling attention to and challenging their own political
and social realities. Reflecting a focus on global connectedness and interdisciplinarity, the writers of these essays
aim not only to raise questions, but also to show ways in which women are creating new pathways for
themselves. Only by exploring solutions will women reclaim justice.

From L.A. to Zimbwabe, women have stories to tell about their experiences of justice in the inherently
patriarchal institutions of Language, Religion, War, Sex Trafficking, and Medicine. This relevant and
thought-provoking collection captures the trials that women across the world face and the hope they create
through their courageous actions. Through both personal narrative and factual overview, these essays emphasize
that as people committed to justice, women must not simply raise the questions, but they must also explore
solutions in order to reclaim justice for themselves, their daughters, their sisters, and their mothers.

Contributors: Yifat Bitton, Stephany Ryan Cate, Jo Scott-Coe, Susan Dewey, Carmela Epright, Carmen
Faymonville, Adam Gaynor, Pauline Greenhill, Denise Handlarski, Alison Jobe, Marc J.W. de Jong, Jodie M.
Lawston, Jody Lisberger, Kristy Maher, Susan Maloney, Mickias Musiyiwa, Ruben Murillo, Annemarie
Profanter, Natalie Wilson, and J. Carter Wood.




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Software Testing and Global Industry: Future Paradigms
Valentine Casey, 978-1-4438-0109-6

Today software development has truly become a globally sourced commodity. This trend has been facilitated
by the availability of highly skilled software professionals in low cost locations in Eastern Europe, Latin
America and the Far East. Organisations endeavouring to leverage the opportunities this provides and to avail of
the benefits of establishing operations close to emerging markets have embraced this strategy in large numbers.

Software testing plays a key role in delivering high quality products and is a labour intensive, complex and
expensive activity. In the context of Global Software Development (GSD) to date testing has been perceived as
a well defined task that is relatively straightforward and lends itself to being outsourced or offshored. This
volume considers this specific topic and demonstrates that testing in a GSD environment is not a simple activity.
It is prone to be negatively impacted by all the factors associated with distributed software development. This
work also provides practical solutions which can be utilised to address these important issues.

While the primary focus of this work is software testing it is also the culmination of 10 years research by the
author in the area of GSD. During this period he has considered all aspects of the software development life
cycle. This experience and knowledge has been incorporated into this volume. It is therefore relevant to note
this work is of value to the wider software community not just to those interested in testing. It specifically
considers the establishment of virtual teams and their efficient and effective operation. Therefore this book has
relevance to all those interested in implementing or improving a GSD strategy. Its particular strengths are that
while it is a scholarly work it is industry based and practical.




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Technology

Software Testing and Global Industry: Future Paradigms
Valentine Casey, 978-1-4438-0109-6

Today software development has truly become a globally sourced commodity. This trend has been facilitated
by the availability of highly skilled software professionals in low cost locations in Eastern Europe, Latin
America and the Far East. Organisations endeavouring to leverage the opportunities this provides and to avail of
the benefits of establishing operations close to emerging markets have embraced this strategy in large numbers.

Software testing plays a key role in delivering high quality products and is a labour intensive, complex and
expensive activity. In the context of Global Software Development (GSD) to date testing has been perceived as
a well defined task that is relatively straightforward and lends itself to being outsourced or offshored. This
volume considers this specific topic and demonstrates that testing in a GSD environment is not a simple activity.
It is prone to be negatively impacted by all the factors associated with distributed software development. This
work also provides practical solutions which can be utilised to address these important issues.

While the primary focus of this work is software testing it is also the culmination of 10 years research by the
author in the area of GSD. During this period he has considered all aspects of the software development life
cycle. This experience and knowledge has been incorporated into this volume. It is therefore relevant to note
this work is of value to the wider software community not just to those interested in testing. It specifically
considers the establishment of virtual teams and their efficient and effective operation. Therefore this book has
relevance to all those interested in implementing or improving a GSD strategy. Its particular strengths are that
while it is a scholarly work it is industry based and practical.




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