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Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts

by NILANJANA BARDHAN & C KAY WEAVER

This volume emphasizes theories and concepts that highlight global interconnectedness through a range of interpretative and critical approaches to understanding the global significance and impacts of public...


The Aging Consumer

by Aimee Drolet & Norbert

At present, about 45 million Americans are over the age of 65, and by 2020, one out of every six Americans will be 65 or older. These statistics are reflective of a worldwide phenomenon in developing and developed...


Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

by Rebecca Totaro & Ernest B Gilman

This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers...


Travel Writing and Atrocities

by Robert M Burroughs

Looking at travelogues, ethnographic monographs, consular reports, diaries and letters, sketches, photography and more, Burroughs examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded...


The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

by Bruce Clarke & Manuela Rossini

With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars,The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology,...


The Achievement of Wendell Berry

by Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman...


The Black Woman: An Anthology

by Toni Cade Bambara & Eleanor W Traylor

A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers

When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of...


James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker

by David Madden

Providing an overview of all of James M. Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book examines Cain's impact on and importance in 20th-century culture, film...


Conradian Contracts: Exchange and Identity in the Immigrant Imagination

by Tamas Juhasz

Combining psychoanalysis, structural and economic anthropology, this book treats Joseph Conrad's interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. This is the first extended academic discussion...


Jesus Christ Superstar

by Robert Price

Though the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" has become a religious and musical phenomenon, beloved around the world among Christians and non-believers alike, no one has ever delved into the lyrics with the...


Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life

by Joel Shuman

Farmer, poet, essayist, and environmental writer Wendell Berry is acclaimed for his ideas regarding the values inherent in an agricultural society. Place, community, good work, and simple pleasures are but a...


Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer

by Derek Rubin

This unprecedented collection brings together the major Jewish American writers of the past fifty years as they examine issues of identity and how they’ve made their work respond.

E.L. Doctorow questions the...


A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays—his first since Tests of Time, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

These twenty-five...


The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare

by Peter Brook

In The Quality of Mercy, one of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.

In this sequence of essays - all but one published here for the first time...


Adios Muchachos

by Daniel Chavarría & Carlos Lopez

More Cuban noir from Akashic, following the success of Outcast by José Latour.


Andean Express

by Juan de Recacoechea & Adrian Althoff

Bolivia's preeminent fiction writer eclipses the successful English translation of American Visa with a riveting murder mystery.


American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

by Andaluna Borcila

With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold...


Cover Stories (Routledge Revivals): Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

by Michael Denning

First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history...


Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals): Political Writer

by Alan Downie

First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift's political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title...


Rethinking Empathy through Literature

by Meghan Marie Hammond & Sue J. Kim

In recent years, a growing field of empathy studies has started to emerge from several academic disciplines, including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. Because literature plays a central role...