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  • Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking

    Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking
    av Cornelia Muller

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226548258

    Traditional thinking on metaphors has divided them into two camps: dead and alive. Conventional expressions from everyday language are classified as dead, while much rarer novel or poetic metaphors are alive. In the 1980s, new theories on the cognit…

  • Disciplining the Poor

    Disciplining the Poor
    av Joe Soss

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226768762

    "Disciplining the Poor" lays out the underlying logic of contemporary poverty governance in the United States. The authors argue that poverty governance - how social welfare policy choices get made, how authority gets exercised, and how collective p…

  • Disciplining the Poor

    Disciplining the Poor
    av Joe Soss

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226768779

    "Disciplining the Poor" lays out the underlying logic of contemporary poverty governance in the United States. The authors argue that poverty governance - how social welfare policy choices get made, how authority gets exercised, and how collective p…

  • Sovereignty and the Sacred

    Sovereignty and the Sacred
    av Robert A. Yelle

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226585598

    Sovereignty and the Sacred challenges contemporary models of polity and economy through a two-step engagement with the history of religions. Beginning with the recognition of the convergence in the history of European political theology between the…

  • Sovereignty and the Sacred

    Sovereignty and the Sacred
    av Robert A. Yelle

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226585451

    Sovereignty and the Sacred challenges contemporary models of polity and economy through a two-step engagement with the history of religions. Beginning with the recognition of the convergence in the history of European political theology between the…

  • Ecological Niches

    Ecological Niches
    av Jonathan M. Chase

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226101804

    Although the niche concept has fallen into disfavour among ecologists in recent years, Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold argue that the niche is an ideal tool with which to unify disparate research and theoretical approaches in contemporary ec…

  • Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue - From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason

    Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue - From the Art of Discourse to the Art of Reason
    av S.j., Walter J. Ong

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226629766

    Renaissance logician, philosopher, humanist, and teacher, Peter Ramus (1515-72) is best known for his attack on Aristotelian logic, his radical pedagogical theories, and his new interpretation for the canon of rhetoric. His work, published in Latin…

  • The Disobedient Generation

    The Disobedient Generation

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226756257

    The late 1960s are remembered today as the last time wholesale social upheaval shook Europe and the United States. College students during that tumultuous period - epitomized by the events of May 1968 - were as permanently marked in their worldviews…

  • Thug Life

    Thug Life
    av Michael P. Jeffries

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226395852

    Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and Djing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated break-dancing and graffiti. Now hip-hop is a global phenomenon and, in the United St…

  • Thug Life

    Thug Life
    av Michael P. Jeffries

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226395845

    Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated break-dancing and graffiti. Now hip-hop is a global phenomenon and, in the United St…

  • The Court Midwife

    The Court Midwife
    av Justine Siegemund

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226757094

    First published in 1690, "The Court Midwife" made Justine Siegemund (1636-1705) the spokesperson for the art of midwifery at a time when most obstetrical texts were written by men. More than a technical manual, "The Court Midwife" contains descripti…

  • Beyond Caring

    Beyond Caring
    av Daniel F. Chambliss

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226101026

    Documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, this work analyzes the forces that shape moral decisions in hospitals. Based on more than ten years of field research, "Beyond Caring" contains…

  • The Limits of Liberty

    The Limits of Liberty
    av James M. Buchanan

    Häftad - 1977 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226078205

    "The Limits of Liberty is concerned mainly with two topics. One is an attempt to construct a new contractarian theory of the state, and the other deals with its legitimate limits. The latter is a matter of great practical importance and is of no sma…

  • Hard-Core Romance

    Hard-Core Romance
    av Eva Illouz

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226153698

    From its beginnings in Twilight fan-fiction to its record-breaking sales as an e-book and paperback, the story of the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels is both unusual and fascinating. Having sold over seventy million cop…

  • Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe

    Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe
    av James A. Brundage

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226077840

    This monumental study of medieval law and sexual conduct explores the origin and develpment of the Christian church's sex law and the systems of belief upon which that law rested. Focusing on the Church's own legal system of canon law, James A. Brun…

  • And Bid Him Sing

    And Bid Him Sing
    av Charles Molesworth

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226533643

    While competing with Langston Hughes for the title of "Poet Laureate of Harlem," Countee Cullen (1903-46) crafted poems that became touchstones for American readers, both black and white. Inspired by classic themes and working within traditional for…

  • The Black Extended Family

    The Black Extended Family
    av Elmer P. Martin

    Häftad - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226507972

    Misunderstood and stereotyped, the black family in America has been viewed by some as pathologically weak while others have acclaimed its resilience and strength. Those who have drawn these conflicting conclusions have gnerally focused on the nuclea…

  • Historians in Public

    Historians in Public
    av Ian R. Tyrrell

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226821931

    From lagging book sales and shrinking job prospects to concerns over the discipline's "narrowness," myriad factors have been cited by historians as evidence that their profession is in decline in America. Ian Tyrrell's "Historians in Public" shows t…

  • The Singer's Needle

    The Singer's Needle
    av Ezer Vierba

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226342450

    Ezer Vierba's The Singer's Needle offers an innovative history of twentieth-century Panama that illuminates the nature of power and politics in a small but volatile nation. Using novelistic techniques, Vierba explores three episodes that proved crit…

  • The Singer's Needle

    The Singer's Needle
    av Ezer Vierba

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226342313

    Ezer Vierba's The Singer's Needle offers an innovative history of twentieth-century Panama that illuminates the nature of power and politics in a small but volatile nation. Using novelistic techniques, Vierba explores three episodes that proved crit…

  • Black Camelot

    Black Camelot
    av William L. Van Deburg

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226847177

    In the wake of the Kennedy era, a new kind of ethnic hero emerged within African-American popular culture. Uniquely suited to the times, burgeoning pop icons projected the values and beliefs of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and reflect…

  • The Cooking of History

    The Cooking of History
    av Stephan Palmie

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226019567

    Over a lifetime of studying Cuban Santeria and other religions related to Orisha worship - a practice also found among the Yoruba in West Africa - Stephan Palmie has grown progressively uneasy with the assumptions inherent in the very term Afro-Cuba…

  • The Party Decides - Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform

    The Party Decides - Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform
    av Marty Cohen

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226112374

    Throughout the contest for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, politicians and voters alike worried that the outcome might depend on the preferences of unelected superdelegates. This concern threw into relief the prevailing notion that - su…

  • Gossip Men

    Gossip Men
    av Christopher M Elias

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226624822

    J. Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy, and Roy Cohn were titanic figures in the midcentury United States, wielding national power in government and the legal system through intimidation and insinuation. Hoover's FBI thrived on secrecy, threats, and illeg…

  • Screwing the System and Making it Work

    Screwing the System and Making it Work
    av Mark D. Jacobs

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226389813

    Who is responsible for juvenile delinquency? Mark D. Jacobs uses ethnographic, statistical, and literary methods to uncover the many levels of disorganization in American juvenile justice. By analyzing the continuities betwen normal casework and exc…

  • Things Seen and Unseen

    Things Seen and Unseen
    av Harry D. Harootunian

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226317076

    This long-awaited work explores the place of kokugaku (rendered here as "nativism") during Japan's Tokugawa period. Kokugaku, the sense of a distinct and sacred Japanese identity, appeared in the eighteenth century in reaction to the pervasive influ…

  • The Craft of Translation

    The Craft of Translation

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226048697

    Written by some of the most distinguished literary translators working in English today, these essays offer new and uncommon insights into the understanding and craft of translation. The contributors not only describe the complexity of translating l…

  • Shareholder Democracies?

    Shareholder Democracies?
    av Mark Freeman

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226261874

    Understanding the challenges of corporate governance is central to our comprehension of the economic dynamics driving corporations today. Among the most important institutions in capitalism, corporations and joint-stock companies had their origins i…

  • The Necessity of Politics

    The Necessity of Politics
    av Christopher Beem

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226041469

    Even in the midst of an economic boom, most Americans would agree that civic institutions are hard pressed and that they are growing ever more cynical and disconnected from one another. In response to this bleak assessment, advocates of "civil socie…

  • Five Words

    Five Words
    av Roland Greene

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226709710

    Blood. Invention. Language. Resistance. World. Five ordinary words that do a great deal of conceptual work in everyday life and literature. In this original experiment in critical semantics, Roland Greene considers how these words changed over the c…

  • Selfishness, Altruism, and Rationality

    Selfishness, Altruism, and Rationality
    av Howard Margolis

    Häftad - 1984 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226505244

    Why do we volunteer time? Why do we contribute money? Why, even, do we vote, if the effect of a single vote is negligible? Rationality-based microeconomic models are hard-pressed to explain such social behavior, but Howard Margolis proposes a soluti…

  • Risky Medicine

    Risky Medicine
    av Robert Aronowitz

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226049717

    Will ever-more sensitive screening tests for cancer lead to longer, better lives? Will anticipating and trying to prevent the future complications of chronic disease lead to better health? Not always, says Robert Aronowitz in Risky Medicine. In fact…

  • The Trial in American Life

    The Trial in American Life
    av Robert A. Ferguson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226243269

    In a bravura performance that ranges from Aaron Burr to O. J. Simpson, Robert A. Ferguson traces the legal meaning and cultural implications of prominent American trials across the history of the nation. His interdisciplinary investigation carries h…

  • Vital Minimum

    Vital Minimum
    av Dana Simmons

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226251561

    What constitutes a need? Who gets to decide what people do or do not need? In modern France, scientists, both amateur and professional, were engaged in defining and measuring human needs. These scientists did not trust in a providential economy to d…

  • Kamikaze Diaries

    Kamikaze Diaries
    av Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226619507

    We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our liv…

  • Ground Truth - A Guide to Tracking Climate Change at Home

    Ground Truth - A Guide to Tracking Climate Change at Home
    av Mark Hineline

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226347943

    Before you read this book, you have homework to do. Grab a notebook, go outside, and find a nearby patch of nature. What do you see, hear, feel, and smell? Are there bugs, birds, squirrels, deer, lizards, frogs, or fish, and what are they doing? Wha…

  • What Is the Good Life?

    What Is the Good Life?
    av Luc Ferry

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226101385

    Has inquiry into the meaning of life become outmoded in a universe where the other-worldiness of religion no longer speaks to us as it once did, or, as Nietzsche proposed, where we are now the creators of our own value? Has the ancient question of t…

  • The Art of the Bird

    The Art of the Bird
    av Roger J Lederer

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226675053

    The human history of depicting birds dates to as many as 40,000 years ago, when Paleolithic artists took to cave walls to capture winged and other beasts. But the art form has reached its peak in the last four hundred years. In The Art of the Bird,…

  • Black Metropolis - A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City

    Black Metropolis - A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City
    av St. Clair Drake

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226253213

    Ground-breaking when first published in 1945, Black Metropolis remains a landmark study of race and urban life. Few studies since have been able to match its scope and magnitude, offering one of the most comprehensive looks at black life in America.…

  • The Complete Poems of Michelangelo

    The Complete Poems of Michelangelo
    av Michelangelo

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226080307

    Michelangelo studied and wrote poetry throughout his life, and his finest literary efforts are allied with the masterwoks of his visual art, and this translation captures the pathos, complexity, and ardor of both Michelangelo's language and his poet…

  • The Historical Renaissance

    The Historical Renaissance

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226167664

    The Historical Renaissance both exemplifies and examines the most influential current in contemporary studies of the English Renaissance: the effort to analyze the interplay between literature, history, and politics. The broad and varied manifestati…

  • Purging the Poorest

    Purging the Poorest
    av Lawrence J. Vale

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226012452

    The building and management of public housing is often seen as a signal failure of American public policy, but this is a vastly oversimplified view. In "Purging the Poorest", Lawrence J. Vale offers a new narrative of the seventy-five-year struggle…

  • That Kind of Happy

    That Kind of Happy
    av Maggie Dietz

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226349398

    October Aubade If I slept too long, forgive me. A north wind quickened the window frames so the room pitched like a moving train and the pillow's whiff of hickory and shaving soap conjured your body beside me. So I slept in the berth as the train ch…

  • Tropical Rainforests

    Tropical Rainforests

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226044668

    Synthesizing theoretical and empirical analyses of the processes that help shape these unique ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests looks at the effects of evolutionary histories, past climate change, and ecological dynamics on the origin and maintenance…

  • The Daily Thomas Paine

    The Daily Thomas Paine
    av Thomas Paine

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226653518

    Thomas Paine was the spark that ignited the American Revolution. More than just a Founding Father, he was a verbal bomb-thrower, a rationalist, and a rebel. In his influential pamphlets Common Sense and The American Crisis, Paine codified both colon…

  • Evolving God

    Evolving God
    av Barbara J. King

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226360898

    Religion has been a central part of human experience since at least the dawn of recorded history. The gods change, as do the rituals, but the underlying desire remains a desire to belong to something larger, greater, most lasting than our mortal, fi…

  • Why Iowa?

    Why Iowa?
    av David P. Redlawsk

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226706962

    If Barack Obama had not won in Iowa, most commentators believe that he would not have been able to go on to capture the Democratic nomination for president. "Why Iowa?" offers the definitive account of those early weeks of the campaign season: from…

  • A Place That Matters Yet

    A Place That Matters Yet
    av Sara Byala

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226030302

    "A Place That Matters Yet" unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg's MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, its life spanning the eras before…

  • Scientific Practice

    Scientific Practice

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226078908

    This study examines small-scale experiments in physics, in particular the relation between theory and practice. The contributors focus on interactions among the people, materials and ideas involved in experiments. The first half of the book is prima…

  • The Classrooms All Young Children Need

    The Classrooms All Young Children Need
    av Patricia M. Cooper

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226115245

    Teacher and author Vivian Paley is highly regarded by parents, educators, and other professionals for her original insights into such seemingly everyday issues as play, story, gender, and how young children think. In "The Classrooms All Young Childr…

  • Betting on Ideas

    Betting on Ideas
    av Reuven Brenner

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226074016

    In this book, Reuven Brenner argues that people bet on new ideas and are more willing to take risks when they have been outdone by their fellows on local, national, or international scales. Such bets mean that people deviate from the beaten path and…

  • The Virtual Haydn

    The Virtual Haydn
    av Tom Beghin

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226156774

    Haydn's music has been performed continuously for more than two hundred years. But what do we play, and what do we listen to, when it comes to Haydn? Can we still appreciate the rich rhetorical nuances of this music, which from its earliest days was…

  • Forensics of Capital

    Forensics of Capital
    av Michael Ralph

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226198576

    As one of Africa's few democracies, Senegal has long been thought of as a leader of moral, political, and economic development on the continent. We tend to assume that any such nation has achieved favorable international standing due to its own meri…

  • Forensics of Capital

    Forensics of Capital
    av Michael Ralph

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226198439

    As one of Africa's few democracies, Senegal has long been thought of as a leader of moral, political, and economic development on the continent. We tend to assume that any such nation has achieved favorable international standing due to its own meri…

  • Land and Wine

    Land and Wine
    av Charles Frankel

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226014692

    For centuries, France has been the world's greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes…