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Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography

by Andrew Gorman-Murray, Barbara Pini & Lia Bryant

This edited book offers a detailed examination of the interstices of ruralities and sexualities over a number of different countries, focusing a geographical lens on the relationships between sexualities and...

Voices of Privilege and Sacrifice from Women Volunteers in India: I Can Change

by Aditi Mitra

This ethnographic study looks closely at women from the upper and middle classes in Kolkata, India, who work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that help empower women from all classes of society.

Birth Chairs, Midwives, and Medicine

by Amanda Carson Banks

There was a time when birth was treated as a natural process rather than a medical condition. Before 1800, women gave birth seated in birth chairs or on stools and were helped along by midwives. Then societal...

Blue Ridge Folklife

by Ted Olson

In the years immediately preceding the founding of the American nation the Blue Ridge region, which stretches through large sections of Virginia and North Carolina and parts of surrounding states along the Appalachian...

Cajun Foodways

by C. Paige Gutierrez & Barry Jean Ancelet

Cajun food has become a popular "ethnic" food throughout America during the last decade. This fascinating book explores the significance of Cajun cookery on its home turf in south Louisiana, a region marked...

Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-Being

by Tabona Shoko

Tabona Shoko contends that religion and healing are intricately intertwined in African religions. This book on the religion of the Karanga people of Zimbabwe sheds light on important methodological issues relevant...

Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture

by Sharon Alker & Leith Davis

The fourteen essays included in Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture re-orient scholarly understanding of Robert Burns by focusing on the reception and representation of the Scottish poet and songwriter in...

The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracy

by Brent E. Kinser

Brent E. Kinser explores the presence of the American Civil War in the writings of British intellectuals such as Thomas Carlyle, Anthony Trollope, Walter Bagehot, and John Stuart Mill, all of whom engaged in...

Psalms in the Early Modern World

by Linda Phyllis Austern & Kari Boyd McBride

The first book to explore the use, interpretation, development, translation and influence of the Psalms in the Atlantic world during 1400-1800, this volume showcases essays by scholars from literature, history,...

Post-Christian Feminisms: A Critical Approach

by Lisa Isherwood & Kathleen McPhillips

This book explores the impact and contribution of post-theories in the field of Christian feminist theology. Post-theory is an important and cutting-edge discursive field which has revolutionized the production...

Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge, and Colonial Mobility

by Narin Hassan

Examining the emerging figure of the woman doctor and her relationship to empire in Victorian culture, Hassan traces both amateur and professional 'doctoring' by British women travelers in colonial India and...

Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction

by Christopher Pittard

Concentrating on works by authors such as Fergus Hume, Grant Allen, L.T. Meade and Marie Belloc Lowndes, Pittard explores the complex relation between the emergence of detective fiction in the 1880s and 1890s...

A Return to the Common Reader: Print Culture and the Novel, 1850-1900

by Beth Palmer & Adelene Buckland

In 1957, Richard Altick's groundbreaking work The English Common Reader transformed the study of book history. Inspired by Altick's research, but digging deep into the neglected records of prison libraries,...

Moral Reform in Comedy and Culture, 1696-1747

by Aparna Gollapudi

The comic reform plot was not merely a generic turn towards morality or sentimentality, Gollapudi argues, but an important social mechanism for controlling and challenging political and economic changes. She...

Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

by Katrin Berndt & Lena Steveker

This collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure...

Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century: Image, Sound, Touch

by Colette Colligan & Margaret Linley

Operating at the intersection where new technology meets literature, this collection discovers the relationship among image, sound, and touch in the long nineteenth century. The chapters speak to the special...

Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value

by Mark Albert Johnston

Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value uniquely focuses on representations of facial hair for early modern culture and analyzes the role fetish plays in naturalizing categories...

Hans Folz and Print Culture in Late Medieval Germany: The Creation of Popular Discourse

by Caroline Huey

By integrating the different themes across Folz's oeuvre in all its profusion and variety, Huey offers new insights as to the interaction of these themes and to the character of the poet's work overall. She...

Science and Religious Anthropology: A Spiritually Evocative Naturalist Interpretation of Human Life

by Wesley J. Wildman

Science and Religious Anthropology explores the convergence of the biological sciences, human sciences, and humanities around a spiritually evocative, naturalistic vision of human life. The disciplinary contributions...

The Postcolonial Eye: White Australian Desire and the Visual Field of Race

by Alison Ravenscroft

The Postcolonial Eye is about the 'eye' and the 'I' in the contemporary Australian scene of race, specifically the subjectivity of vision and the troubled project of knowing one another across the cultural divide...