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Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

by Kimberely Chabot Davis

How white engagement with African American cultural texts can lead to empathy between races

The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

by Takasue no Musume Sugawara no, Sonja Arntzen & Moriyuki Ito

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The Role of Translators in Children's Literature

by Gillian Lathey

This book offers a historical analysis of key classical translated works for children, such as writings by Hans Christian Andersen and Grimms' tales. Translations dominate the earliest history of texts written...

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Families Under Fire is an indispensable guidebook designed for the broad spectrum of civilian mental health practitioners who provide professional services to military personnel, their spouses, and their family...

Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia

by Helena Goscilo & Vlad Strukov

This is the first book to explore the phenomenon of glamour and celebrity in contemporary Russian culture, ranging across media forms, disciplinary boundaries and modes of inquiry, with particular emphasis on...

Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literature

by Kezia Page

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historical, socio-cultural study responds...

The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

by Christopher Dowd

This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis...

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

by Jeremy McInerney

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean...

The Phonetics of Japanese Language

by P M Suski

This book gives true characters of Japanese speech sounds in reference to European speech sounds. When it was first published in 1931, it was the first book of its kind.

Health Care in Japan

by Margaret Powell & Masahira Anesaki

In the 1970s and 80s Japan experienced some deep-rooted social changes which affected attitudes to health care services among both professionals and consumers alike. Health Care in Japan provides an introduction...

Literary Seductions

by Frances Wilson

We have all surrendered ourselves to the world that writing creates. Eudora Welty once observed that her mother read the works of Charles Dickens in the same spirit with which she would have eloped with him....

Medieval Monstrosity and the Female Body

by Sarah Alison Miller

Miller argues that one incarnation of monstrosity in the Middle Ages-the female body-exists in special relation to medieval conceptualizations of the monstrous.?Because female corporeality is pervasive, proximate,...

Miscellaneous Aphorisms: The Soul of Man

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful...


by Oscar Wilde

Originally published in 1891 when Wilde was at the height of his form, these brilliant essays on art, literature, criticism, and society display the flamboyant poseur’s famous wit and wide learning. A leading...

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by Oscar Wilde

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by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful...

Anton Chekhov

by Rose Whyman

Anton Chekhov offers a critical introduction to the plays and productions of this major playwright. Rose Whyman provides an insightful assessment of Chekhov's life and work and places his innovative theatrical...

Fashion in Focus

by Tim Edwards

The study of fashion has exploded in recent decades, yet quite what this all means, quite where it might take us, is not clear. This new book helps to bring fashion into focus, with a comprehensive guide to...

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

by Paul E Flaxman & JT Blackledge

This accessible and concise book provides an excellent guide to the key features of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), explaining how it differs from traditional cognitive behaviour therapy.

Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives

by Christiana Gregoriou

In this book, Gregoriou explores the portrayal of the serial killer identity and its related ideology across a range of contemporary crime narratives, including detective fiction, the true crime genre and media...