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The Wall and the Gate

by Michael Sfard Henry Holt and Co. (January 23, 2018)

From renowned human rights lawyer Michael Sfard, an unprecedented exploration of the struggle for human rights in Israel's courts

A farmer from a village in the occupied West Bank, cut off from his olive groves...

Midlothian Folk Tales

by Lea Taylor & Sylvia Troon The History Press (January 19, 2018)

Storyteller Lea Taylor brings together stories from the rugged coastlines, rushing rivers, uplands and sweeping valleys of Midlothian. In this treasure trove of tales you will meet Kings and Queens, saints and...

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

by Joshua Glick University of California Press (January 19, 2018)

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the...

Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

by Haidee Wasson & Lee Grieveson University of California Press (January 18, 2018)

The vast, and vastly influential, American military machine has been aided and abetted by cinema since the earliest days of the medium. The U.S. military realized very quickly that film could be used in myriad...

Atheists in American Politics

by Richard J. Meagher Lexington Books (January 15, 2018)

Today atheists, it seems, are everywhere. Nonbelievers write best-selling books and proudly defend their views in public; they have even hired a lobbyist. But, as political scientist Richard J. Meagher shows,...

Brutality in an Age of Human Rights

by Brian Drohan Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

"A work of real historical originality and significance, this fascinating piece of scholarship substantially enhances our understanding of British counterinsurgency and the relationship between war and law."—Huw...

Promiscuous Media

by Hikari Hori Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

In Promiscuous Media, Hikari Hori makes a compelling case that the visual culture of Showa-era Japan articulated urgent issues of modernity rather than serving as a simple expression of nationalism. Hori makes...

The End of Grand Strategy

by Simon Reich & Peter Dombrowski Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

In The End of Grand Strategy, Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski challenge the common view of grand strategy as unitary. They eschew prescription of any one specific approach, chosen from a spectrum that stretches...

The World in the Long Twentieth Century

by Edward Ross Dickinson University of California Press (January 12, 2018)

What can be called the long twentieth century represents the most miraculous and creative era in human history. It was also the most destructive. Over the past 150 years, modern societies across the globe have...

Children of Uncertain Fortune

by Daniel Livesay Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 11, 2018)

By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race individuals from Jamaica to Great Britain, Children of Uncertain Fortune reinterprets the evolution of British racial ideologies...

Destroying Yemen

by Isa Blumi University of California Press (January 09, 2018)

Since March 2015, a Saudi-led international coalition of forces—supported by Britain and the U.S.—has waged devastating war in Yemen. Largely ignored by the world's media, the resulting humanitarian disaster...

Reel Pleasures

by Laura Fair Ohio University Press (January 08, 2018)

Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media—from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu,...

The Ruin of Kasch

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 02, 2018)

A brilliant new translation of a classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art

The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects—“the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else,”...

Black Litigants in the Antebellum American South

by Kimberly M. Welch The University of North Carolina Press (January 02, 2018)

In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, recuperate...

An Unlikely Trust

by Gerard Helferich Lyons Press (January 01, 2018)

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Theodore Roosevelt and J. Pierpont Morgan were the two most powerful men in America, perhaps the world. As the nation’s preeminent financier, Morgan presided over an elemental...

Rethinking the Enlightenment

by Henry Martyn Lloyd, Geoff Boucher, Daniel Brewer & James Schmidt et al. Lexington Books (December 29, 2017)

One of the most persistent, troubling, and divisive of the ideological divisions within modernity is the struggle over the Enlightenment and its legacy. Much of the difficulty is owed to a general failure to...

Literature and the Law in South Africa, 1910–2010

by Ted Laros Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 29, 2017)

In 1994, artistic freedom pertaining inter alia to literature was enshrined in the South African Constitution. Clearly, the establishment of this right was long overdue compared to other nations within the Commonwealth....

Historical Dictionary of Spain

by Angel Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2017)

Since Spain’s transition to democracy there has been rapid economic modernization, the establishment of a functioning liberal democracy, and a cultural renaissance. One area in which ordinary Spaniards have...

Readings of Plato's Apology of Socrates

by Oda E. Wiese Tvedt, Olof Pettersson, Vivil Valvik Haraldsen & Elena Irrera et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2017)

In Plato’s Apology of Socrates we see a philosopher in collision with his society – a society he nonetheless claims to have benefited through his philosophic activity. It has often been asked why democratic...

Narratives of Immigration and Language Loss

by Maris R. Thompson Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

This book examines narratives of anti-German sentiment and language loss from German American communities in southwestern, Illinois. During World War I and II, government sponsored Americanization campaigns...

Sound, Image, and National Imaginary in the Construction of Latin/o American Identities

by Pablo Vila, Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, Raúl R. Romero & Geisa Fernandes et al. Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

Sound, Image, and National Imaginary in the Construction of Latin/o American Identities addresses a gap in the many narratives discussing the cultural histories of Latin American nations, particularly in terms...

Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization of Chilean Politics

by Harry L. Simón Salazar Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

After seventeen years as dictator of Chile, in 1990 Augusto Pinochet ceremoniously handed the presidential sash to the leader of his legal opposition to formalize the peaceful transition to civilian rule in...

The Unfinished Atomic Bomb

by Alyson Miller, Cassandra Atherton, David Lowe & Robert Jacobs et al. Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

In its diversity of perspectives, The Unfinished Atomic Bomb: Shadows and Reflections is testament to the ways in which contemplations of the A-bomb are endlessly shifting, rarely fixed on the same point or...

An Archaeology of Disbelief

by Edward Jayne & Elaine Anderson Jayne Hamilton Books (December 22, 2017)

An Archaeology of Disbelief traces the origin of secular philosophy to pre-Socratic Greek philosophers who proposed a physical universe without supernatural intervention. Some mentioned the Homeric gods, but...

Dark Beyond Darkness

by James G. Blight & janet M. Lang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

In Dark Beyond Darkness, James Blight and janet Lang, among the world’s foremost authorities on the Cuban missile crisis, synthesize the findings from their thirty-year project on the most dangerous moment...

Mapping the Megalopolis

by Alejandro Puga, Glen David Kuecker, V. Daniel Rogers & Shannan Mattiace et al. Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

Mapping the Megalopolis: Order and Disorder in Mexico City brings the humanities and the social sciences into a conversation about Mexico City in its social, political, and aesthetic manifestations. Through...

Argentine Cinema

by David George & Gizella Meneses Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

Argentine Cinema: From Noir to Neo-Noir examines the phenomenon of Argentine film noir. Beginning with definitions of film noir and its international iterations, the book presents a history of the development...

Strategies of Segregation

by David G. García University of California Press (December 22, 2017)

Strategies of Segregation unearths the ideological and structural architecture of enduring racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard, California. In this meticulously researched narrative spanning...

What Is Classical Liberal History?

by Phillip W. Magness, Michael J. Douma, Alberto Garín & Mykola Bunyk et al. Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

Historians working in the classical liberal tradition believe that individual decision-making and individual rights matter in the making of history. History written in the classical liberal tradition emerged...

William James, Moral Philosophy, and the Ethical Life

by Jacob L. Goodson, Jaishikha Nautiyal, Amy Kittelstrom & D. Micah Hester et al. Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Virtue theory, natural law, deontology, utilitarianism, existentialism: these are the basic moral theories taught in “Ethics,” “History of Philosophy,” and “Introduction to Philosophy” courses throughout...

Fast Food Globalization in the Provincial Philippines

by Ty Matejowsky Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Few contemporary societies remain beyond the global reach of today’s fast food industry. In both profound and subtle ways, this style of cuisine and the corporate brands that promote it have effectively transformed...

Modern Spain and the Sephardim

by Maite Ojeda-Mata Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Modern Spain and the Sephardim: Legitimizing Identities addresses the legal, political, symbolic, and conceptual consequences of the development of a new framework of relations between the Spanish state and...

Making Space for Knowing

by Aaron B. Creller Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

This project is an intervention in mainstream western epistemology, especially as it relates to theories of knowledge, knowing, and knowers. Through its focus on propositional knowledge, contemporary mainstream...

Bridging the Baltic Sea

by Lars Fredrik Stöcker Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Tracing the origins, evolution, and goals of Polish and Estonian émigré politics in Cold War Sweden and its linkages with both the host and homeland societies, this book investigates the transnational dimension...

Black Ships and Sea Raiders

by Jeffrey P. Emanuel Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

The Late Bronze Age ended with a bang in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean: palaces and empires collapsed, from Greece to Egypt; coastal territories were beset by pirates and marauders; migratory peoples...

Constructing the Uzbek State

by Marlène Laruelle, Svetlana Peshkova, Matteo Fumagalli & Alisher Ilkhamov et al. Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Over the past three decades, Uzbekistan has attracted the attention of the academic and policy communities because of its geostrategic importance, its critical role in shaping or unshaping Central Asia as a...

Jazz in the 1970s

by Bill Shoemaker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Breaking through pervasive misconceptions, Jazz in the 1970s explores a pivotal decade in jazz history. Many consider the 1970s to be the fusion decade, but Bill Shoemaker pushes back against this stereotype...

Historical Dictionary of Azerbaijan

by Zaur Gasimov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Azerbaijan, a souverain republic as broad as Austria and located on the Caspian Sea’s western shore and sharing common borders with Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran. Having enjoyed a short-lived...

The Encryption of Finnegans Wake Resolved

by Grace Eckley Hamilton Books (December 19, 2017)

At risk of life and reputation, the reform journalist W. T. Stead (1849-1912) exposed child vice and white slavery in London and established age 16 for statutory rape. Concluding the 1914 Portrait, Joyce saluted...

Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

by Ooi Keat Gin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2017)

Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country...

A Duterte Reader

by Nicole Curato Southeast Asia Program Publications (December 15, 2017)

A critical analysis of one of the most media-savvy authoritarian rulers of our time, this collection of essays offers an overview of Duterte’s rise to power and actions of his early presidency. With contributions...

This Day in Presidential History

by Paul Brandus Bernan Press (December 15, 2017)

For reference librarians, journalists, history buffs, and more, a treasure trove of information about the US presidency for each day of the year from the popular, award-winning White House journalist Paul Brandus....

I Am Not a Tractor!

by Susan L. Marquis ILR Press (December 15, 2017)

I Am Not a Tractor! celebrates the courage, vision, and creativity of the farmworkers and community leaders who have transformed one of the worst agricultural situations in the United States into one of the...

Losing Hearts and Minds

by Matthew K. Shannon Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

" Losing Hearts and Minds is a compelling revisionist interpretation that explains the fall of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi as the unintended consequence of the modernization theories and human rights discourse...

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

by Abbey Steele Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

" Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War offers novel and important research on how and why violence is deployed during civil wars."—Winifred Tate, author of Drugs, Thugs and Diplomats

" Democracy...

They Will Have Their Game

by Kenneth Cohen Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

"Kenneth Cohen does far more than simply read sporting culture as a metaphor for American politics. He interrogates how this culture emerged as a means to identify insiders and outsiders in the nation’s political...

Oneida Utopia

by Anthony Wonderley Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

" Oneida Utopia offers a fresh new reading of this fascinating American experiment, freed of the sociological and religious assumptions that have guided more traditional studies of the topic. An eye-opener."—Ellen...

The Economics of Emancipation

by Kathleen Mary Butler The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2017)

The British Slavery Abolition Act of 1834 provided a grant of u20 million to compensate the owners of West Indian slaves for the loss of their human 'property.' In this first comparative analysis of the impact...

Johann Ludwig Eberhardt and His Salem Clocks

by Frank P. Albright The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2017)

Eberhardt (1758-1839) was master clockmaker in Salem for more than thirty-eight years. Albright attributes more than thirty clocks to Eberhardt, building his evidence by a diligent reading of the Moravion records...

Revisiting Jonestown

by Domenico A. Nesci & Nancy McWilliams Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

Revisiting Jonestown covers three main topics: the psycho-biography of Jim Jones (the leader of the suicidal community) from the new perspective of Prenatal Psychology and transgenerational trauma, the story...