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Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

by Megan Shore

This book examines the ambiguous role that Christianity played in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It has two objectives: to analyse the role Christianity played in the TRC and to highlight...


The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader: Popular Texts and the Practices of Reading

by Jenni Ramone & Helen Cousins

The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader is the first book to consider the impact of the televised book club on reading practices and the publishing and promotion of books in the UK, in comparison with other reading...


Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas

by Jo Wallwork & Paul Salzman

Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas explores how women in England participated in the considerable intellectual and cultural diversity which characterised the late early modern period. This collection looks...


John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health: Eighteenth-Century Sensibility in Practice

by Adam Budd

Adam Budd's critical edition presents John Armstrong's poem The Art of Preserving Health (1744) and other key sources of the eighteenth-century cult of sensibility. It also includes a comprehensive introduction...


Motherhood and Patriarchal Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century Italian Comedy

by Yael Manes

Exploring individual and collective formation of gender identities, this book analyses plays in the genre of 'erudite comedy' (commedia erudita), which was extremely popular among elite sixteenth-century Italians....


Queer Environmentality: Ecology, Evolution, and Sexuality in American Literature

by Robert Azzarello

Offering a model for meaningful dialogue between queer and environmental studies, Azzarello's book traces a queer-environmental lineage in American Romantic and post-Romantic literature. Azzarello's study treats...


Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Century: The Transatlantic Production of Fame and Gender

by Brenda R. Weber

Focusing on representations of women's literary celebrity in nineteenth-century nonfiction and fiction, Weber examines the transatlantic cultural politics of gender, sex and the body. Looking at discursive patterns...


History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children's Literature

by Jackie C. Horne

Jackie C. Horne examines little-studied robinsonnades, historical novels, and didactic history books to show how changes in the writing of history for adults influenced the construction of child characters in...


Renaissance Romance: The Transformation of English Prose Fiction, 1570-1620

by Nandini Das

Renaissance Romance examines how and why the fears and expectations surrounding the old genre of romance resonated in early modern England. Examining a range of texts and the fiction of Sir Philip Sidney, Robert...


Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France

by Nadine Berenguier

At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers...


Dialectical Practice in Tibetan Philosophical Culture: An Ethnomethodological Inquiry into Formal Reasoning

by Kenneth Liberman & Harold Garfinkel

Tibetan Buddhist scholar-monks have long engaged in face-to-face public philosophical debates. This original study challenges Orientalist text-based scholarship, which has missed these lived practices of Tibetan...


Risk: Second Edition

by Deborah Lupton

We are now living in a 'risk' society: risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management are ever-expanding industries. In this fully revised and expanded update of her highly cited, influential and well-known...


Panama: 2012 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. Western Hem

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Foreign Relations of the PRC: The Legacies and Constraints of China's International Politics since 1949

by Robert G. Sutter

This cogent but comprehensive book examines the international relations of the People’s Republic of China since its founding in 1949. Noted scholar Robert G. Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country’s...


A Year in Food and Beer: Recipes and Beer Pairings for Every Season

by Emily Baime & Darin Michaels

With the explosion in craft beers and interest in seasonal cuisine, A Year in Food and Beer perfectly fills a niche. Boasting 40 enticing recipes and more than 100 beer-pairing suggestions, it instructs readers...


Feminism and Power: The Need for Critical Theory

by Mary Caputi

This book offers a critique of power feminism using the critical theories of Theodor Adorno and Jacques Derrida. It counters a triumphalist reading of female empowerment using the “negative,” parergonal...


Antigua and Barbuda: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation, Seventh Review under the Stand-By Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review,

by International Monetary Fund. Western Hem

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


The Quest for Press Freedom: One Hundred Years of History of the Media in Ethiopia

by Meseret Chekol Reta

This book is about press development and freedom in Ethiopia, with a focus on the state media. It examines the political and social situations of the monarchy era, the Marxist military regime, and the current...


Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives

by Jane Campbell, Theresa Carilli & Kimiko Akita

Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives comprises 15 articles that address how the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered communities are depicted in the media. This collection of articles focuses on how the...


Take Up Your Pen: Unilateral Presidential Directives in American Politics

by Graham G. Dodds

Graham G. Dodds explores the constitutional and historical development of unilateral presidential directives—the ability of presidents to bypass the legislative process and set public policy via their own...