Cambridge University Press spring 2021 catalog

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Contents There Is No Planet B...................................................... 4

A History of the Harlem Renaissance........................... 28

A Tattoo on My Brain.................................................... 5

Shakespeare and Lost Plays.......................................... 29

The First Wave............................................................... 6

The Body Image Book for Girls..................................... 30

The Impossible Office.................................................... 7

Understanding Coronavirus.......................................... 31

Earth Detox.................................................................... 8

Bread, Cement, Cactus.................................................. 32

Planetary Health............................................................ 9

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare.................................... 33

Drought, Flood, Fire...................................................... 10

Blood Royal.................................................................... 34

Seven Deadly Economic Sins......................................... 11

Boom and Bust.............................................................. 35

The Stupidity of War..................................................... 12

Learning from Loss........................................................ 36

The World of Bob Dylan............................................... 13

Frame It Again............................................................... 37

Running from Bondage................................................ 14

Life after Privacy............................................................ 38

Making Social Spending Work..................................... 15

Pulp Vietnam................................................................. 39

Romanticism: 100 Poems.............................................. 16

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway................................ 40

Runaway Technology.................................................... 17

Understanding Evolution.............................................. 41

A Philosopher Looks at Work....................................... 18

The Biological Universe................................................. 42

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture........................... 18

Feeding the People....................................................... 43

A Philosopher Looks at Sport....................................... 19

Brexitland...................................................................... 44

A Philosopher Looks at Human Beings........................ 19

In the Know................................................................... 45

The Chinese Communist Party...................................... 20

Leaders Who Lust.......................................................... 46

Beacons of Liberty......................................................... 21

Brain Fables................................................................... 47

The Origin of Aids......................................................... 22

On the Offensive........................................................... 48

Small World................................................................... 23 Empires of the Mind..................................................... 24

Customer Services.......................................................... 49

Plotting for Peace.......................................................... 25

Cambridge University Press Around the World........... 49

Gender in American Literature and Culture................ 26

Retail and wholesale representatives.......................... 50

American Survivors........................................................ 27

Publicity......................................................................... 50

There Is No Planet B A Handbook for the Make or Break Years – Updated Edition Mike Berners-Lee Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals? Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is full of hope, practical, and enjoyable. This is the big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of our day, laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This updated edition has new material on protests, pandemics, wildfires, investments, carbon targets and of course, on the key question: given all this, what can I do? UK publication available from January 2021 US publication available from January 2021 330 pages 9781108821575 Paperback £9.99 / $12.95

At a glance • This completely updated edition brings the reader even more handy tips on how to help combat the climate emergency and other environmental problems

Mike Berners-Lee thinks, writes, researches and consults on sustainability and responses to the challenges of the twenty-first century. He is the founder of Small World Consulting (SWC), an associate company of Lancaster University, which works with organisations from small businesses to the biggest tech giants. SWC is a leader in the field of carbon metrics, targets and actions. About his first book – How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything – Bill Bryson wrote ‘I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, useful and enjoy – able all at the same time’. His second book (co-written with Duncan Clark) – The Burning Question: We Can’t Burn Half the World’s Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit? – explores the big picture of climate change and the underlying global dynamics, asking what mix of politics, economics, psychology and technology are really required to deal with the problem. Al Gore described it as ‘Fascinating, important and highly recommended’. Mike is a professor in the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, where he develops practical tools for thinking about the future, and researches the global food system and carbon metrics.

• New to this edition: expanded ‘What can I do?’ section; Extinction Rebellion, school children marches, the role of protest; more for the business community on offsetting, carbon net zero, and investing; pandemics and COVID-19; Australian wildfires

Praise for the previous edition

• Provides the big picture on environmental issues meeting the public’s yearning for perspective and clarity about what is going on

‘manages to make the complexities of planet-scale economic and environmental interconnectivity fun’

• Provides an essential guide for everyone, from the layperson to policy makers


‘This is a massively entertaining compendium of bite-sized facts … It’s also massively important, given the current state of the planet.’ Bill McKibben ‘a handbook for how humanity can thrive’ Financial Times

New Scientist


A Tattoo on my Brain A Neurologist’s Personal Battle against Alzheimer’s Disease

final cover coming soon

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 224 pages 9781108838931 Hardback £18.99 / $24.99

A Neurologist’s Personal Battle against Alzheimer’s Disease Dr. Daniel Gibbs and Teresa H. Barker Dr Daniel Gibbs is one of 50 million people worldwide with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. Unlike most patients with Alzheimer’s, however, Dr Gibbs worked as a neurologist for twenty-five years, caring for patients with the very disease now affecting him. Also unusual is that Dr Gibbs had begun to suspect he had Alzheimer’s several years before any official diagnosis could be made. Forewarned by genetic testing showing he carried alleles that increased the risk of developing the disease, he noticed symptoms of mild cognitive impairment long before any tests would have alerted him. In this highly personal account, Dr Gibbs documents the effect his diagnosis has had on his life and explains his advocacy for improving early recognition of Alzheimer’s. Weaving clinical knowledge from decades caring for dementia patients with his personal experience of the disease, this is an optimistic tale of one man’s journey with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Daniel Gibbs is a retired neurologist in Portland, Oregon with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Having spent twenty-five years caring for patients, many with dementia themselves, he is now an active advocate for the early recognition and management of Alzheimer’s.

At a glance • The combined narrative of Dr Gibbs’ clinical knowledge and his engaging personal experience with the disease ensures the book will appeal to both professional and lay audiences with an interest in brain health • Lived-experience commentary from a patient living with Alzheimer’s disease provides an insight into the uncertainty and lack of information before and after a diagnosis, and offers reassurance to other patients about what lies ahead • An optimistic call-to-action for further investment in the research of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, where patients who are otherwise pre-symptomatic still have the chance to slow the progression of the disease with lifestyle changes and potential medical treatments


Fighting the First Wave Why the Coronavirus Was Fought So Differently Across the Globe Peter Baldwin

UK publication March 2021 US publication March 2021 9781316518335 Hardback c. £20.00 / c. $24.95

At a glance • A definitive comparative account of response to COVID-19 across the globe • Reveals why measures taken to deal with the pandemic varied so widely across countries and across different political systems • Assesses the relative success and failure of different responses and the lessons we can learn for future pandemics


COVID-19 is the biggest public health and economic disaster of our time. It has posed the same threat across the globe, yet countries have responded very differently and some have clearly fared much better than others. Peter Baldwin uncovers the reasons why in this definitive account of the global politics of pandemic. He shows that how nations responded depended above all on the political tools available – how firmly could the authorities order citizens’ lives and how willingly would they be obeyed? In Asia, nations quarantined the infected and their contacts. In the Americas and Europe they shut down their economies, hoping to squelch the virus’s spread. Others, above all Sweden, responded with a light touch, putting their faith in social consensus over coercion. Whether citizens would follow their leaders’ requests and how soon they would tire of their demands were crucial to hopes of taming the pandemic.

Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. His previous publications include Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS, Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 and The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle. His latest book, Command and Persuade: Crime, Law, and the State across History is forthcoming in the fall of 2021.

The Impossible Office ANTHONY SELDON

The Impossible Office A History of the British Prime Minister final cover coming soon

A History of the British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Seldon Marking the third centenary of the office of Prime Minister, this book tells its extraordinary story, explaining how and why it has endured longer than any other political office in world history. Sir Anthony Seldon, official historian of Number 10 Downing Street, explores the lives and careers, loves and scandals, successes and failures, of all our great Prime Ministers. From Robert Walpole and William Pitt the Younger, to Clement Atlee and Margaret Thatcher, Seldon discusses which of our Prime Ministers have been most effective and why. He reveals the changing relationship between the Monarchy and the office of the Prime Minister in intimate detail, describing how the increasing power of the Prime Minister in becoming leader of Britain coincided with the steadily falling influence of the Monarchy. This book celebrates the work and achievement of these 55 remarkable individuals, who averted revolution and civil war, leading the country through times of peace, crisis and war.

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 9781316515327 Hardback c. £20.00 / c. $29.99

Sir Anthony Seldon’s first book on a Prime Minister, Churchill’s Indian Summer (1981) was published forty years ago, and since then he has written or edited forty books, including the definitive insider accounts of the last five Prime Ministers. He is the honorary historian at Number 10 Downing Street, and chair of the National Archive Trust.

At a glance • Explains which Prime Ministers have been most successful and why • Analyses how similar the office of Prime Minister today is to how it began • Examines whether pre-1721 figures like Thomas Cromwell, Robert Cecil and Oliver Cromwell could be called Prime Ministers, why the office of Prime Minister emerges when it does in 1721, and its impact on Britain’s political stability



Earth Detox How and Why we Must Clean up Our Planet

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 300 pages 9781108931083 Paperback c. £11.99 / c. $14.99

At a glance • Quantifies the total human chemical impact on the planet and humanity, and shows what a major catastrophic risk this poses for the health and safety of individuals and society • Describes the Anthropogenic Chemical Circulation, a deadly phenomenon six times larger than our total climate emissions • Links chemical emissions to the daily lived experience of the reader, and builds the ground for combined global action • Maps a clear path forward to reduce the man-made toxic burden on the individual, society and the Earth, identifying opportunities, methods and strategy to detox the Earth


How and Why we Must Clean up Our Planet Julian Cribb Every person on our home planet is affected by a worldwide deluge of manmade chemicals and pollutants – most of which have never been tested for safety. Our chemical emissions are six times larger than our total greenhouse gas emissions. They are in our food, our water, the air we breathe, our homes and workplaces, the things we use each day. This universal poisoning affects our minds, our bodies, our genes, our grandkids, and all life on Earth. Julian Cribb describes the full scale of the chemical catastrophe we have unleashed. He also maps an empowering and hopeful way forward, to rid our planet of these toxins and return Earth to the clean, healthy condition which our forebears enjoyed, and our grandchildren should too.

Julian Cribb FRSA FTSE is an author and science communicator. His career includes appointments as scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), editor of several newspapers, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels, and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication. His published works include over 9000 articles, 3000 science media releases and ten books. He has received thirty-two awards for journalism. His previous books include Food or War (2019), Surviving the 21st Century (2017), and The Coming Famine (2010). As a science writer and a grandparent, Julian is deeply concerned about the existential emergencies facing humanity, the mounting scientific evidence for them, and the deficit of clear thinking about how to overcome them. He does, however, hold out plenty of hope that humanity can overcome these mounting difficulties, with a will, and his books aim to map pathways out of our predicament.


Safeguarding the Environment and Human Health in the Anthropocene

Planetary Health

Andrew Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Howard Frumkin

Safeguarding the Environment and Human Health in the Anthropocene final cover coming soon

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 300 pages 9781108729260 Paperback c. £19.99 / c. $24.99

At a glance • Provides wide-ranging assessments of the pathways by which global environmental changes can affect human health • Discusses how conventional public health thinking needs to evolve to address the challenges of the Anthropocene epoch

We live in unprecedented times - the Anthropocene – defined by far-reaching human impacts on the natural systems that underpin civilisation. Planetary Health explores the many environmental changes that threaten to undermine progress in human health, and explains how these changes affect health outcomes, from pandemics to infectious diseases to mental health, from chronic diseases to injuries. It shows how people can adapt to those changes that are now unavoidable, through actions that both improve health and safeguard the environment. But humanity must do more than just adapt: we need transformative changes across many sectors – energy, housing, transport, food, and health care. The book discusses specific policies, technologies, and interventions to achieve the change required, and explains how these can be implemented. It presents the evidence, builds hope in our common future, and aims to motivate action by everyone, from the general public to policymakers to health practitioners.

Sir Andrew Haines is Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health at the Centre for Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he was previously director between 2001 and 2010. He was member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Fifth Assessment exercises Reports. He was chair of the Rockefeller/ Lancet Commission on Planetary Health in 2014-15, and chair of the Task Force on Climate Change Mitigation and Public Health in 2008-9. He is an international member of the US National Academy of Medicine. Howard Frumkin is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle, where he was dean from 2000 through 2006. He was previously head of the Wellcome Trust “Our Planet, Our Health” initiative, and director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

• Provides examples of specific policies across different sectors that could help safeguard health in the Anthropocene, including how the public, policymakers, and public health practitioners can act to support transformative change for the better


‘a compelling mix of storytelling and fact-finding to communicate the very real impacts ... from climate change’ - Michael Mann

Drought, Flood, Fire How Climate Change Contributes to Catastrophes




Chris C. Funk Every year, droughts, floods, and fires impact hundreds of millions of people and cause massive economic losses. Climate change is making these catastrophes more dangerous. Now. Not in the future: NOW. This book describes how and why climate change is already fomenting dire consequences, and will certainly make climate disasters worse in the near future. Chris C. Funk combines the latest science with compelling stories, providing a timely, accessible, and beautifully-written synopsis of this critical topic. The book describes our unique and fragile Earth system, and the negative impacts humans are having on our support systems. It then examines recent disasters, including heat waves, extreme precipitation, hurricanes, fires, El Niños and La Niñas, and their human consequences. By clearly describing the dangerous impacts that are already occurring, Funk provides a clarion call for social change, yet also conveys the beauty and wonder of our planet, and hope for our collective future.

UK publication March 2021 US publication March 2021 350 pages 9781108839877 Hardback £19.99 / $ 24.99

At a glance • The first accessible and compelling book on direct attribution of human-induced climate change to climate disasters affecting millions, happening NOW • Provides an exceptionally upto-date and comprehensive data-driven treatment of recent catastrophes that brings together, for the first time, an incredible arsenal of observations and model results • Explains for the general reader and students how climate change is making extreme weather more dangerous • Includes accessible descriptions of how the climate and climate change, and our wider planet, actually work • Connects hard facts with moral consequences, describing how real people are being harmed by our actions


Chris C. Funk is an internationally renowned climate hazard scientist who develops data sets and forecasts that routinely help save lives and livelihoods around the world. His publications focus on climate and climate change, highlighting how climate science can provide opportunities for predicting natural disasters, thus helping to alleviate their dire consequences. His research has been featured in Science, on TV, in mainstream print media, and on the radio.

Seven Deadly Economic Sins Obstacles to Prosperity and Happiness Every Citizen Should Know James R. Otteson You have heard of the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. Each is a natural human weakness that impedes happiness. In addition to these vices, however, there are economic sins as well. And they, too, wreak havoc on our lives and in society. They can seem intuitively compelling, yet they lead to waste, loss, and forgone prosperity. In this thoughtful and compelling book, James Otteson tells the story of seven central economic fallacies, explaining why they are fallacies, why believing in them leads to mistakes and loss, and how exorcizing them from our thinking can help us avoid costly errors and enable us to live in peace and prosperity.

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 330 pages 9781108843379 Hardback £ 18.99 / $27.95

James R. Otteson is the John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life (2002), Actual Ethics (2006), The End of Socialism (2014), and Honorable Business (2019).

Advance praise ‘Otteson, a philosopher, has written for non-economists the best short introduction to economics, and to a wider political economy. It is lucid, generous, open-handed yet thorough, and solidly based scientifically. Come to think of it, most economists should read it, too. They might stop using ‘philosophical’ as a term of contempt, and get back to an Adam-Smithian depth of understanding.’ Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois, Chicago

At a glance • Provides a comprehensive introduction, in non-specialist language, to the basic principles of economics • Relates economics to our abiding moral concerns • Explores where wealth comes from, and how genuine prosperity can be enabled

‘The word ‘Deadly’ in Otteson’s title is no exaggeration. The great frustrations and famines of recent decades have been failures of state management, rather than contradictions of capitalism. Otteson’s contribution is to explain why these catastrophes are the result of good intentions, moral misunderstandings, and confusions about what markets can do. As society moves toward reopening the economy and restoring prosperity, this book is essential reading for what might be done, what can’t be done, and the things that lie in between.’ Michael C. Munger, Duke University ‘James Otteson is not just a scholar of markets, he is their Mozart. In this compelling tour, Otteson lays out economic principles the way Mozart laid out a sonata. Otteson orders and presents key principles in a fashion any American can understand and appreciate.’ Amity Shlaes, author of Great Society


The Stupidity of War American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency John Mueller

UK publication March 2021 US publication March 2021 300 pages 9781108843836 Hardback £20.00 / $27.95

It could be said that American foreign policy since 1945 has been one long miscue; most international threats - including during the Cold War - have been substantially exaggerated. The result has been agony and bloviation, unnecessary and costly military interventions that have mostly failed. A policy of complacency and appeasement likely would have worked better. In this highly readable book, John Mueller argues with wisdom and wit rather than ideology and hyperbole that aversion to international war has had considerable consequences. There has seldom been significant danger of major war. Nuclear weapons, international institutions, and America’s super power role have been substantially irrelevant; post-Cold War policy has been animated more by vast proclamation and halfvast execution than by the appeals of liberal hegemony; and post-9/11 concerns about international terrorism and nuclear proliferation have been overwrought and often destructive. Meanwhile, threats from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, or from cyber technology are limited and manageable. Unlikely to charm Washington, Mueller explains how, when international war is in decline, complacency and appeasement become viable diplomatic devices and a large military is scarcely required.

John Mueller is a political scientist at Ohio State University, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Advance praise ‘Smart, provocative, and clearly argued, The Stupidity of War charts a path forward that is important for theory, policy, and how we as citizens think about our world.’ Robert Jervis, Columbia University

At a glance • Demonstrates that international threats since 1945 have been inflated • Highlights the autonomous power of ideas and their great consequences • Questions the need for a large military and the effectiveness of American military intervention

‘Unfailingly incisive, witty, original, prescient, and constructively contrarian. True to form, this case for complacency will shake you out of your complacency on American military policy.’ Steven Pinker, Harvard University ‘John Mueller is incapable of writing a boring sentence. A thought-provoking, brilliant, funny and iconoclastic work. It would be very difficult for even the most hardened foreign policy professionals to read it and come away with their basic assumptions intact.’ Christopher Fettweis, Tulane University ‘Mueller makes a convincing case that our rivals are far less formidable that we imagine – and that, in fact, the 21st century has brought a worldwide understanding of the folly of war that should reshape how governments and citizens think about national security.’ Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune ‘Mueller challenges and dazzles with his acute vision and acid assessment of conventional national security wisdom. He documents a history of US postworld War II threat inflation, gives US wars a failing grade, and questions most authority. All the while weaving in movie, musical, and literary references.’ Neta C. Crawford, Boston University


The World of Bob Dylan Sean Latham


Bob Dylan is a singular figure defined by a lifetime of creative invention that has helped transform music, literature, pop culture, and even politics. This book provides a lively, accessible look at his art and music as seen by leading rock and pop critics and music scholars. The chapters are carefully integrated so that readers can take quick dives into specific topics ranging from the Blues to religious faith, civil rights, and American literature. Incorporating a rich array of new archival material, The World of Bob Dylan offers a comprehensive, informed and fresh account of the songwriter, artist, filmmaker, and Nobel Laureate whose unique voice has permanently reshaped our cultural landscape.

Sean Latham is the Pauline McFarlin Walter Professor of English at the University of Tulsa where he serves as director of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies.

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 375 pages 9781108499514 Hardback £19.99 / $25.95

At a glance • Provides and accessibly written and diverse collection of essays on all aspects of Dylan’s art, career, context, and legacy • Features 27 essays on a wide array of carefully designed and fully integrated topics • Essays bring new insight to Dylan while setting out the key issues that will define work on Dylan for the next decade and beyond


Running from Bondage KAREN COOK BELL

Running from Bondage Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America final cover coming soon

UK publication July 2021 US publication July 2021 9781108831543 Hardback c. £20.00 / c. $24.95

At a glance • Sheds light on the untold stories of enslaved black women who escaped bondage during the Revolutionary era • Reconstructs fugitive women’s stories through newspaper advertisements, first-person accounts in trial records, antebellum memories and interviews with former slaves • Underscores the centrality of women’s self-emancipation during the Revolution


Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America Karen Cook Bell Running from Bondage tells the compelling stories of enslaved women, who comprised one-third of all runaways, and the ways in which they fled or attempted to flee bondage during and after the Revolutionary War. Karen Cook Bell’s enlightening and original contribution to the study of slave resistance in eighteenth-century America explores the individual and collective lives of these women and girls of diverse circumstances, while also providing details about what led them to escape. She demonstrates that there were in fact two wars being waged during the Revolutionary Era: a political revolution for independence from Great Britain and a social revolution for emancipation and equality in which black women played an active role. Running from Bondage broadens and complicates how we study and teach this momentous event, one that emphasizes the chances taken by these ‘black founding mothers’ and the important contributions they made to the cause of liberty.

Karen Cook Bell is Associate Professor of History at Bowie State University. She is the author of Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth Century Georgia, which won the Georgia Board of Regents Excellence in Research Award. She specializes in the studies of slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and women’s history.

Making Social Spending Work Peter H. Lindert How does social spending relate to economic growth and which countries have got this right and wrong? Peter Lindert examines the experience of countries across the globe to reveal what has worked, what needs changing, and who the winners and losers are under different systems. He traces the development of public education, health care, pensions, and welfare provision, and addresses key questions around intergenerational inequality and fiscal redistribution, the returns to investment in human capital, how to deal with an aging population, whether migration is a cost or a benefit, and how social spending differs in autocracies and democracies. The book shows that what we need to do above all is to invest more in the young from cradle to career, and shift the burden of paying for social insurance away from the workplace and to society as a whole.

UK publication April 2021 US publication April 2021 280 pages 9781108478168 Hardback £25.00 / $29.99

Peter H. Lindert is Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. His previous publications include the prize-winning book Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century (2004) and Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700 (2016, with Jeffrey Williamson).

Advance praise ‘It’s hard to think of anyone who has had such a profound effect on the way we think about political economy. This remarkable book gives us all more to chew over. Peter Lindert continues to set the agenda.’ James A. Robinson, co-author of Why Nations Fail

At a glance • Provides the first global history of social spending, showing which countries got it right and which got it wrong • A global account covering not just the core OECD countries, but also East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America

‘Surprise! There are free lunches. But they may be running out soon. Learn why they exist and threats on the horizon to the many benefits of generous social spending from Peter Lindert’s informative and readable book.’ Claudia Goldin, co-author of The Race between Education and Technology ‘Why do we have government-financed social spending? Why did it emerge rather late in human history? What has it accomplished? These are some of the fundamental questions that Peter Lindert asks in his monumental Making Social Spending Work. Lindert’s study of education, health care, old-age spending around the world could not have been more timely: these issues are again at the forefront of the political agenda.’ Branko Milanovic, author of Capitalism, Alone

• Uses historical evidence to offer policy recommendations about the world’s tax-based social safety nets


Romanticism: 100 Poems Michael Ferber A debated term, ‘Romanticism’ is broadly taken to encompass a European cultural movement of personal and political rebellion which embodied a poetics of feeling and imagination intersecting with nature and the sublime. Michael Ferber’s lively anthology of key Romantic poems ranges from Charlotte Smith in the 1790s to William Butler Yeats in the 1880s, uncovering some less well-known poems from the best-known poets, as well as a few fine poems by little-known poets. Ideal for readers who would like to discover the riches of perhaps the greatest era of poetry, or those who know the poets but would welcome some happy surprises, this varied and international selection includes poems translated from six languages, with several poems appearing in the original language alongside its translation. This engaging book also features concise, informative headnotes and a compelling introduction that charts a course to understanding the Romantic movement as a whole.

UK publication January 2021 US publication March 2021 200 pages 9781108491051 Hardback £12.99 / $16.99

At a glance • A uniquely international anthology of romantic poetry spanning many languages and nations across Europe • Includes helpful notes with engaging headnotes for poets and a concise, accessible introduction to orient general readers in the history, context, and meanings of ‘Romantic’ poetry • Uniquely concise, attractive, and affordable anthology of Romantic poems that will serve general readers as an engaging entry point or as an enriching supplementary text for secondary and university literature students


Michael Ferber is Emeritus Professor of English and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author or editor of seven books about English and Continental Romanticism, including two about William Blake, as well as A Dictionary of Literary Symbolism (third edition 2017) and Poetry and Language: The Linguistics of Verse (2019), both published by Cambridge University Press. Earning a BA in Greek literature from Swarthmore College in 1966 and a PhD in English literature from Harvard University in 1975, he taught English at Yale University, and then worked as a lobbyist and writer about nuclear disarmament in Washington.

Runaway Technology Can Law Keep Up? Joshua A. T. Fairfield In an era of corporate surveillance, artificial intelligence, deep fakes, genetic modification, automation, and more, law often seems to take a back seat to rampant technological change. To listen to Silicon Valley barons, there’s nothing any of us can do about it. In this riveting work, Joshua A. T. Fairfield calls their bluff. He provides a fresh look at law, at what it actually is, how it works, and how we can create the kind of laws that help humans thrive in the face of technological change. He shows that law can keep up with technology because law is a kind of technology - a social technology built by humans out of cooperative fictions like firms, nations, and money. However, to secure the benefits of changing technology for all of us, we need a new kind of law, one that reflects our evolving understanding of how humans use language to cooperate.

UK publication January 2021 US publication January 2021 250 pages 9781108444576 <Paperback £15.99 / $19.95

Joshua A. T. Fairfield is William D. Bain Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is the author of Owned: Property, Privacy, and the New Digital Serfdom (2017). A Fulbright and Fernand Braudel Scholar, Professor Fairfield was a privacy and civil liberties counsel on intelligence community studies of virtual worlds, and was part of the founding team of Rosetta Stone.

Advance praise ‘Can democracy keep pace with technology? Yes, says Joshua Fairfield, but only if we swiftly adapt the language of law itself.’ Edward Castronova, Indiana University

At a glance • Explains how language and law evolve and interact with a multidisciplinary approach • Offers a roadmap for evaluating legal rules that will benefit humanity and solve complex problems of future technology • Analyzes surveillance capitalist messaging around law

‘Professor Fairfield has given us a critically important and engaging book. It is urgent, yet has timeless wisdom. It is erudite, but also highly accessible. It is consequential yet still laced with commendable levity. Runaway Technology is a must-read not just because of its insight into whether the law can keep up with modern technology, but because of its perspective on the law itself as a tool for human flourishing.’ Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University ‘Fairfield’s Runaway Technology offers a powerful argument for the centrality of law to our efforts to tackle a range of contemporary threats through organization and cooperation. Recent decades have seen a shift in power away from legal institutions and towards private actors and the technologies they control. By rejecting the reductive turn to economics and techno-determinism that drive policymaking today, Fairfield reminds us that law, when properly conceptualized as a dynamic social technology, provides a set of tools for constructing, adapting, interrogating, and justifying the narratives that guide our culture and our future.’ Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve University


A Philosopher Looks at Work Raymond Geuss Is work as we know it disappearing? And if so why should we care? These questions are explored by Raymond Geuss in this compact but sweeping survey which integrates conceptual analysis, historical reflection, autobiography and social commentary. Geuss explores our concept of work and its origins in industrial production, the incentives and compulsions which societies use to get us to work, and the powerful hold which the work ethic has over so many of us. He also looks at dissatisfaction with work – which is as old as work itself – and at various radical proposals for doing away with it, and at the seemingly irreversible growth of unemployment as a result of mechanisation. His book will interest anyone who wishes to understand the place of work in our world.

At a glance • Analyses our conception of work and seeks to explain its enormous power in societies past and present UK publication May 2021 US publication May 2021 150 pages 9781108930611 Paperback £9.99 / $12.99

• Examines the reasons for dissatisfaction with work and surveys the many proposals throughout history for reforming or even eliminating it • Considers the ways in which the nature of work is changing, and suggests alternative ways of thinking about how to accommodate it

A Philosopher Looks at Architecture Paul Guyer What should our buildings look like? Or is their usability more important than their appearance? Paul Guyer argues that the fundamental goals of architecture first identified by the Roman architect Marcus Pollio Vitruvius – good construction, functionality, and aesthetic appeal – have remained valid despite constant changes in human activities, building materials and technologies, as well as in artistic styles and cultures. Guyer discusses philosophers and architects throughout history, including Alberti, Kant, Ruskin, Wright, and Loos, and surveys the ways in which their ideas are brought to life in buildings across the world. He also considers the works and words of contemporary architects including Annabelle Selldorf, Herzog and de Meuron, and Steven Holl, and shows that – despite changing times and fashions – good architecture continues to be something worth striving for. UK publication May 2021 US publication May 2021 150 pages 9781108820424 Paperback £9.99 / $12.99

At a glance • Provides an overview of the history, nature and goals of architecture • Illustrates abstract philosophical and architectural ideas with many examples of buildings across the world • Broad and interdisciplinary in scope, with an accessible style and no technical jargon


A Philosopher Looks at Sport Stephen Mumford Why is sport so important among participants and spectators when its goals seem so pointless? Stephen Mumford’s book introduces the reader to a host of philosophical topics found in sport, and argues that sports activities reflect diverse human experiences – including important values that we continue to contest. The author explores physicality, competition, how sport is best defined, ethics in sport, and issues of inclusion such as disability sports, the gender divide, and transgender athletes. His book is written for anyone who is thoughtful, a sports enthusiast, or both, and will deepen our understanding of sport and its place in our lives.

At a glance • Clearly and accessibly written UK publication May 2021 US publication May 2021

• Explores the importance of sport in a good life • Up-to-the-minute discussions of issues including gender in sport

150 pages 9781108994934 Paperback £9.99 / $12.99

A Philosopher Looks at Human Beings Michael Ruse Why do we think ourselves superior to all other animals? Are we right to think so? In this book, Michael Ruse explores these questions in religion, science and philosophy. Some people think that the world is an organism – and that humans, as its highest part, have a natural value (this view appeals particularly to people of religion). Others think that the world is a machine – and that we therefore have responsibility for making our own value judgements (including judgements about ourselves). Ruse provides a compelling analysis of these two rival views and the age-old conflict between them. In a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion, he draws on Darwinism and existentialism to argue that only the view that the world is a machine does justice to our humanity.

UK publication May 2021 US publication May 2021 150 pages 9781108820431 Paperback £9.99 / $12.99

At a glance • A clear, comprehensive picture of the fundamental debates surrounding the distinction between humans and other animals, perfect for the general reader but uncompromising with respect to scholarship • Inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on ideas in ethics, biology, the history of science and theology • Argues strongly that evolutionary theory, especially Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection, should play a central role in philosophical discussions about biology and ethics


The Chinese Communist Party A Century in Ten Lives Timothy Cheek, Klaus Mühlhahn, Hans van de Ven Ten engaging personal histories introduce readers to what it was like to live in and with the most powerful political machine ever created: the Chinese Communist Party. Detailing the life of ten people who led or engaged with the Chinese Communist Party, one each for one of its ten decades of its existence, these essays reflect on the Party’s relentless pursuit of power and extraordinary adaptability through the transformative decades since 1921. Demonstrating that the history of the Chinese Communist Party is not one story but many stories, readers learn about paths not taken, the role of chance, ideas and persons silenced, hopes both lost and fulfilled. This vivid mosaic of lives and voices draws together one hundred years of modern Chinese history – and illuminates possible paths for China’s future.

UK publication May 2021 US publication May 2021 250 pages 9781108822619 Paperback £18.99 / $24.99

Timothy Cheek is Director of the Institute of Asian Research and Louis Cha Chair Professor of Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia.

Advance praise ‘In this brilliantly structured anthology, the last century of the Chinese Communist Party is told through the perspectives of ten individuals. Their stories are the perfect antidote to heated political rhetoric on China that can obscure the human cost of geopolitical conflicts.’ Joanna Chiu, Toronto Star

At a glance • Lively and accessible introduction to one-hundred years of Chinese history • Presents innovative personal histories of the Chinese Communist Party • Brings together an international team of leading historians

‘This collection does something brilliant but increasingly rare in the present day – to treat the Chinese communist movement not as an abstract to be glorified or condemned, but as a series of human moments, complex, sometimes contradictory, and always fascinating. Whether it’s a Moscow-returned activist in wartime China or the actions of a Mao-inspired fanatic in Peru, the extraordinary journey of this world-changing movement comes to life in this volume.’ Rana Mitter, author of China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism ‘The rich and complicated stories in these ‘Ten Moments’ call into question the overly simplistic portrayals of the Chinese Communist Party that dominate our understanding. The erudite but eminently readable tales in this book make cutting-edge scholarship in PRC history and politics accessible to a broad audience.’ Aminda Smith, author of Thought Reform and China’s Dangerous Classes: Reeducation, Resistance, and the People ‘Edited with care and creativity by a trio of accomplished historians, this well paced anthology uses life stories to place the Chinese Communist Party’s first century in existence into a fascinating new perspective. An impressive volume.’ Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink


Beacons of Liberty ELENA K. ABBOTT

Beacons of Liberty International Free Soil and the Fight for Racial Justice in Antebellum America

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UK publication April 2021 US publication June 2021 304 pages 9781108798457 Paperback £18.99 / $31.99

International Free Soil and the Fight for Racial Justice in Antebellum America Dr Elena K. Abbott Before the Civil War, free African Americans and fugitive slaves crossed international borders to places like Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean in search of freedom and equality. Beacons of Liberty tells the story of how these bold migrants catalyzed contentious debates over citizenship, racial justice, and national character in the United States. Blending fresh historical analysis with incredible stories of escape and rebellion, Elena K. Abbott shows how the shifting geography of slavery and freedom beyond US borders helped shape the hopes and expectations of black radicals, white politicians, and fiery reformers engaged in the American anti-slavery movement. Featuring perspectives from activists and risk-takers like Mary Ann Shadd, Martin Delany, and James C. Brown, Beacons of Liberty illuminates the critical role that international free soil played in the long and arduous fight for emancipation and racial justice in the United States.

Elena K. Abbott is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and historian whose scholarship focuses on slavery and antislavery in the Atlantic world.

At a glance • Offers story-driven historical analysis that brings together a diverse cast of characters over a fifty-year period • Expands the typical geography of the American anti-slavery movement to include Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, England, and South America • Incorporates a rich archive of historical sources, including novels, newspapers, ex-slave narratives, congressional records, and sociological reports


The Origin of Aids Jacques Pépin It is now forty years since the discovery of AIDS, but its origins continue to puzzle doctors, scientists and patients. Inspired by his own experiences working as a physician in a bush hospital of Zaire, Jacques Pépin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in central Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and traces its subsequent development into the most dramatic and destructive epidemic of modern times. He shows how the disease was first transmitted from chimpanzees to man and then how military interventions, urbanisation, prostitution and large-scale colonial medical campaigns intended to eradicate tropical diseases combined to disastrous effect to fuel the spread of the virus from its origins in Léopoldville to the rest of Africa, the Caribbean and ultimately worldwide. This is an essential perspective on HIV/AIDS and on the lessons that must be learned as the world faces another pandemic.

UK publication January 2021 US publication January 2021

Jacques Pépin is Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. He has conducted research on infectious diseases in sixteen African countries.

228 x 152 x 19mm (HxWxD) 0.650kg 392 pages 9781108720397 Paperback £19.99 / $25.95

Advance praise Reviews for previous edition ‘Superb ... Pépin rightly argues that, apart from social factors promoting HIV spread, inherent properties of the virus must determine its fitness to become pandemic. He also provides the best analysis I have read of the declining HIV-2 epidemic in West Africa.’ Nature

At a glance • This revised and updated edition incorporates nearly a decade’s worth of new research on AIDS • Offers a unique combination of epidemiology and history in tracing the origins and amplification of AIDS within Africa and then worldwide • Explains the complex routes of the virus and how the extension of World War I to Africa might have allowed HIV to make its fateful journey from Southeast Cameroon to Léopoldville


‘Extensively referenced, [this] well-written book reads like a detective story, while at the same time providing a didactic introduction to epidemiology and evolutionary genetics. As far as the origins of AIDS are concerned, unless some completely new evidence emerges, it will be difficult to come up with a better explanation than Pepin’s.’ Science ‘A remarkable feat (…) works out the most likely path the virus took during the years it left almost no tracks’. New York Times


Small World Ireland, 1798–2018

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Ireland, 1798-2018 Seamus Deane, Joe Cleary Seamus Deane is one of the most vital and versatile writers of our time. These sixteen essays present an unmatched survey of Irish writing and of writing about Irish issues. Elegant, polemical and analytic, they address the political, aesthetic and cultural dimensions of some of the most notable literary and historical moments and monuments of the island’s past and present. The style of Swift, the influence of Edmund Burke in the USA of the present day, the echoing debates about national character, aspects of Joyce’s and of Elizabeth Bowen’s relation to modernism, memoirs of Seamus Heaney, analysis of the representation of Northern Ireland in Anna Burns’ fiction ---- all of these constitute only a partial list of the themes included in this exhilarating book. These essays from one of Irish literature’s most renowned critics have individually had a piercing impact. Small World: Ireland, 1798-2018 is an indispensable collection from one of the most important voices in Irish literature and culture.

UK publication March 2021 US publication March 2021 9781108840866 Hardback c. £21.99 / c. $29.99

Seamus Deane is a founding director of the Field Day Theatre Company, editor of the annual journal Field Day Review, the general editor of the Penguin Joyce, a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and the author of several books, including A Short History of Irish Literature; Celtic Revivals; Essays in Modern Irish Literature; The French Revolution and Enlightenment in England, and Strange Country: Modernity and the Nation. Deane also edited the monumental Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing in 3 volumes, and has written four books of poetry and a novel, Reading in the Dark, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Formerly of University College, Dublin, he is Professor of English and Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

At a glance • Provides over-arching view of the social and political preoccupations of Irish writing in last 200 years • Gives context for and examples of some of the great Irish writers from Swift to Joyce to Heaney • Illuminates Ireland’s literary achievements in modernism, in the twentieth century revolution and in the era of the Troubles in Northern Ireland


Empires of the Mind The Colonial Past and the Politics of the Present Robert Gildea ‘The empires of the future would be the empires of the mind’ declared Churchill in 1943, envisaging universal empires living in peaceful harmony. Robert Gildea exposes instead the brutal realities of decolonisation and neo-colonialism which have shaped the postwar world. Even after the rush of French and British decolonisation in the 1960s, the strings of economic and military power too often remained in the hands of the former colonial powers. The more empire appears to have declined and fallen, the more a fantasy of empire has been conjured up as a model for projecting power onto the world stage and legitimised colonialist intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. This aggression, along with the imposition of colonial hierarchies in metropolitan society, has excluded, alienated and even radicalised immigrant populations. Meanwhile, nostalgia for empire has bedevilled relations with Europe and played a large part in explaining Brexit. UK publication January 2021 US publication January 2021 20 b/w illus. 9781316612330 Paperback £12.99> / $16.95

Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on French and European history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Among the many awards his publications have garnered, Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance (2015) was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and Marianne in Chains: In Search of the German Occupation (2003) won the 2003 Wolfson History Prize.

Praise for the hardback ‘Empires of the Mind is a uniquely valuable account of the fate of the French and British empires.’

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William Roger Louis, University of Texas

• The issues and conflicts of the contemporary world are viewed through the lens of colonialism

‘Accessibly written and genuinely comparative, Robert Gildea’s new analysis of the lingering effects and bitter aftershocks of British and French colonialism is essential reading for anyone keen to understand where legacies of empire register in contemporary politics. A terrific read.’

• This book is a comparative study of France and Britain, but also references Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United States • Reveals the ‘colonial’ dimension of immigration, metropolitan reactions to it, and its effect on contemporary feelings towards migrants


Martin Thomas, author of Fight or Flight: Britain, France and their Roads from Empire ‘Empires of the Mind is an exhilarating comparative survey of British and French self-regard from competitive collaboration in the hecatombs of slavery, through Suez in 1956, to responses to immigrants from ex-colonies, Islamic fundamentalism and Brexit. Among many startling quotes we read Nigel Farage claiming Brits are different from Europeans. Robert Gildea shows that we are too alike.’ Anthony Barnett, founder of openDemocracy

Plotting for Peace DANIEL LARSEN

Plotting for Peace American Peacemakers, British Codebreakers, and Britain at War, 1914–1917

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UK publication February 2021 US publication March 2021 400 pages 9781108486682 Hardback £29.99 / $39.99

American Peacemakers, British Codebreakers, and Britain at War, 1914–1917 Daniel Larsen With Britain by late 1916 facing the prospect of an economic crisis and increasingly dependent on the US, rival factions in Asquith’s government battled over whether or not to seek a negotiated end to the First World War. In this riveting new account, Daniel Larsen tells the full story for the first time of how Asquith and his supporters secretly sought to end the war. He shows how they supported President Woodrow Wilson’s efforts to convene a peace conference and how British intelligence, clandestinely breaking American codes, aimed to sabotage these peace efforts and aided Asquith’s rivals. With Britain reading and decrypting all US diplomatic telegrams between Europe and Washington, these decrypts were used in a battle between the Treasury, which was terrified of looming financial catastrophe, and Lloyd George and the generals. This book’s findings transform our understanding of British strategy and international diplomacy during the war.

Daniel Larsen is College Lecturer in History at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Advance praise

At a glance • Provides a dramatic reinterpretation of the role of British codebreaking during the First World War • Weaves together diplomatic, political, economic, and intelligence history • Explores the impact of US efforts to achieve a diplomatic end to the war on British war strategy and economic policy

‘This ground-breaking book transforms our understanding of British policy and American mediation during the First World War, incorporating the missing dimension of spies, codes and intelligence, together with new insights from economic history. It corrects many of the distortions in our current understanding of this crucial conflict.’ Richard J. Aldrich, author of GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain’s Most Secret Intelligence Agency ‘Dr Larsen challenges assumptions both about how to write international history and about the events of 1914–1917. Using the tools of political, diplomatic, economic and intelligence history, he analyses the failed American mediation attempts, and argues that long-held historical beliefs are entirely wrong. It is a very stimulating book.’ Kathleen Burk, author of The Lion and the Eagle: The Interaction of the British and American Empires 1783–1972 ‘A bold reinterpretation of Britain and America in the Great War, probing anew whether the struggle had to be fought to a finish. It reconsiders Woodrow Wilson’s mediation efforts in 1914–17 and offers revisionist portraits of Asquith and Lloyd George.’ David Reynolds, author of Island Stories: Britain and its History in the Age of Brexit




Gender in American Literature and Culture final cover coming soon

UK publication December 2020 US publication February 2021 400 pages 9781108477536 Hardback £29.99 / $39.99

At a glance • Applies insights from gender criticism on US literature to pressing issues of the current day • Showcases central new developments in gender studies and American literary criticism • Introduces readers to innovative readings of gender in both wellknown and neglected literary texts from early America to the present


Gender in American Literature and Culture Jean Lutes, Jennifer Travis Gender in American Literature and Culture introduces readers to key developments in gender studies and American literary criticism. It offers nuanced readings of literary conventions and genres from early American writings to the present and moves beyond inflexible categories of masculinity and femininity that have reinforced misleading assumptions about public and private spaces, domesticity, individualism, and community. The book also demonstrates how rigid inscriptions of gender have perpetuated a legacy of violence and exclusion in the United States. Responding to a sense of 21st century cultural and political crisis, it illuminates the literary histories and cultural imaginaries that have set the stage for urgent contemporary debates.

Jean M. Lutes is the editor of Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly (2014) and the author of Front-Page Girls: Women Journalists in American Literature and Culture, 1880-1930 (2006). She is professor of English at Villanova University.

American Survivors Trans-Pacific Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Naoko Wake American Survivors is a fresh and moving historical account of U.S. survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, breaking new ground not only in the study of World War II but also in the public understanding of nuclear weaponry. A truly trans-Pacific history, American Survivors challenges the dualistic distinction between Americans-as-victors and Japanese-as-victims often assumed by scholars of the nuclear war. Using more than 130 oral histories of Japanese American and Korean American survivors, their family members, community activists, and physicians – most of which appear here for the first time – Naoko Wake reveals a cross-national history of war, illness, immigration, gender, family, and community from intimately personal perspectives. American Survivors brings to light the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that connects, as much as separates, people across time and national boundaries. UK publication May 2021 US publication May 2021 320 pages 9781108835275 Hardback £29.99 / $39.99

Naoko Wake is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University. A historian of gender, sexuality, and illness in the Pacific region, she has authored Private Practices: Harry Stack Sullivan, the Science of Homosexuality, and American Liberalism and co-authored with Shinpei Takeda Hiroshima/Nagasaki Beyond the Ocean. She was born and raised in Japan.

At a glance • The first book-length study of U.S. casualties of the 1945 atomic bombings • Draws on fascinating oral histories of Japanese and Korean American survivors of the atomic bombings to tell a story that is people-centered rather than nation-centered • Provides a gendered analysis to the history of nuclear weaponry


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UK publication January 2021 US publication March 2021 9781108493574 Hardback £30.00 / $45.00

At a glance • Provides readers with one of the most comprehensive edited collections on the Harlem Renaissance, with new readings of well-known texts and authors alongside analysis of lesser known topics, authors, and artists • Examines the eclecticism and variety of Harlem Renaissance expression in literature, visual culture, popular culture, music, dance, and politics • Goes beyond well-known genres to explore genre fiction, children’s literature, the roman à clef, the bildungsroman, biography, and the short story


A History of the Harlem Renaissance Rachel Farebrother, Miriam Thaggert The Harlem Renaissance was the most influential single movement in African American literary history. The movement laid the groundwork for subsequent African American literature, and had an enormous impact on later black literature world-wide. In its attention to a wide range of genres and forms – from the roman à clef and the bildungsroman to dance and book illustrations – this book seeks to encapsulate and analyze the eclecticism of Harlem Renaissance cultural expression. It aims to re-frame conventional ideas of the New Negro movement by presenting new readings of well-studied authors, such as Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, alongside analysis of topics, authors, and artists that deserve fuller treatment. An authoritative collection on the major writers and issues of the period, A History of the Harlem Renaissance takes stock of nearly a hundred years of scholarship and considers what the future augurs for the study of “the New Negro.”

Rachel Farebrother is Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Swansea University. She is the author of The Collage Aesthetic in the Harlem Renaissance (2009), which was awarded honourable mention in the 2010 British Association of American Studies book prize. Her essays have appeared in Journal of American Studies, MELUS, and Modernism/Modernity and various edited collections including Fionnghuala Sweeney and Kate Marsh’s Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem, and the Avant-Garde (2013) and Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker’s The Oxford Cultural and Critical History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II, North America (2012).

Shakespeare and Lost Plays Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England Dr David McInnis Shakespeare and Lost Plays returns Shakespeare’s dramatic work to its most immediate and (arguably) pivotal context; by situating it alongside the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences, but lost to us. David McInnis reassesses the value of lost plays in relation to both the companies that originally performed them, and to contemporary scholars of early modern drama. This innovative study revisits key moments in Shakespeare’s career and the development of his company and, by prioritising the immense volume of information we now possess about lost plays, provides a richer, more accurate picture of dramatic activity than has hitherto been possible. By considering a variety of ways to grapple with the problem of lost, imperceptible, or ignored texts, this volume presents a methodology for working with lacunae in archival evidence and the distorting effect of Shakespeare-centric narratives, thus reinterpreting our perception of the field of early modern drama. UK publication March 2021 US publication May 2021 280 pages 9781108843263 Hardback £29.99 / $39.99

David McInnis is Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama at the University of Melbourne. With Roslyn L. Knutson and Matthew Steggle, he founded and co-edits the Lost Plays Database. He is also co-editor of Lost Plays in Shakespeare’s England (2014) and a sequel volume, Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare’s Time (2020). His other books include Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England (2013), Travel and Drama in Early Modern England: The Journeying Play (with Claire Jowitt, Cambridge, 2018), Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader (2020), and the Revels Plays edition of Dekker’s Old Fortunatus (2020).

At a glance • Reassesses the value of lost plays, asking how attending to these could shape our perception of early modern drama • Considers a variety of ways to grapple with the problem of lost, imperceptible, or ignored texts • Provides a richer, more accurate picture of dramatic activity by revisiting key moments in Shakespeare’s career and the development of the Chamberlain’s (later King’s) Men


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The Body Image Book for Girls Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless Charlotte Markey It is worrying to think that most girls feel dissatisfied with their bodies, and that this can lead to serious problems including depression and eating disorders. Can some of those body image worries be eased? Body image expert and psychology professor Dr Charlotte Markey helps girls aged 9-15 to understand, accept, and appreciate their bodies. She provides all the facts on puberty, mental health, self-care, why diets are bad news, dealing with social media, and everything in-between. Girls will find answers to questions they always wanted to ask, the truth behind many body image myths, and real-life stories from girls who share their own experiences. Through this easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated guide, Dr Markey teaches girls how to nurture both mental and physical heath to improve their own body image, shows the positive impact they can have on others, and enables them to go out into the world feeling fearless! UK publication September 2020 US publication September 2020 276 x 178 x 15mm (HxWxD) 0.600kg 180 pages 9781108718776 Paperback> £9.99 / $14.95

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Charlotte Markey is Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Health Sciences Center at Rutgers University, Camden. She is a world-leading expert in body image research, having studied body image, eating behaviour and weight management for over twenty-five years. Through all her roles as a scientist, teacher, writer and parent she is passionate about understanding what makes us feel good about our bodies and helping others to develop a healthy body image. Dr Markey is an experienced and talented author, with her first book Smart People Don’t Diet (2014) dubbed as ‘possibly the best book about weight loss ever written’ by Scientific American. Her research has gained widespread media attention, having been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Economist, ABC News and Time Magazine.

• Provides accurate, evidencebased information about body image, healthy eating habits, mental health and self-care for tween- and teen-aged girls


• Helps girls to understand and appreciate their bodies as they become women, and navigate their way through the inaccurate and unrealistic beauty ideals portrayed in the media

Leslie Bloch and Zoe Bisbing, LCSWs, Eating Disorder Psychotherapists and Founders of The Full Bloom Project Podcast

• Encourages ways to take care of mental and physical heath to improve body image and overall wellbeing, and also shows girls the part they can play in helping others to develop a positive body image

‘This book is a must read for all girls everywhere! It teaches them how to invest in themselves rather than the diet culture myths that rob them of their time and intelligence. Dr. Charlotte Markey is a research expert on this subject and girls who read this book are much more likely to fully bloom!’

‘It is so refreshing to read a book on positive aspects of body image rather than problems, that is written in a style that adolescent girls can relate to and provides practical tips on topics that are central to their lives. The stories, lay out, illustrations and balanced information provide a fabulous resource for girls as they negotiate the adolescent period. I particularly love the QA sections that focus girls on the main messages for each chapter in a very concrete way.’ Marita P. McCabe, Professor of Psychology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia ‘This book gives girls powerful, evidence-based tools that they can use to feel more positively about their bodies, take good care of themselves, and be agents for positive change in the world. These are important skills that they will carry with them throughout their entire lives.’ Dr. Jessica M. Alleva, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands





UK publication July 2020 US publication July 2020 178 x 127 x 8mm (HxWxD) 0.127kg 120 pages 9781108826716 Paperback £9.99 / $11.99

At a glance • Provides a thoughtful and balanced introduction to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19 • Discusses the first cases, the clinical characteristics and the inconsistent public health measures adopted across different countries and regions and their impact • Includes coverage of testing, the immune response to the virus and the latest advances in therapy development • Provides a comparison of the 2019 coronavirus pandemic with the 2003 SARS outbreak, as well as flu pandemics, including the 1918 Spanish flu and 2009 H1N1 • Discusses what data is available, what it means and what can be learnt from it • A donation from proceeds of the sale of this title will be made to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Understanding Coronavirus Raul Rabadan Since the identification of the first cases of the coronavirus in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, there has been a significant amount of confusion regarding the origin and spread of the so-called ‘coronavirus’, officially named SARSCoV-2, and the cause of the disease COVID-19. Conflicting messages from the media and officials across different countries and organizations, the abundance of disparate sources of information, unfounded conspiracy theories on the origins of the newly emerging virus and the inconsistent public health measures across different countries, have all served to increase the level of anxiety in the population. Where did the virus come from? How is it transmitted? How does it cause disease? Is it like flu? What is a pandemic? What can we do to stop its spread? Written by a leading expert, this concise and accessible introduction provides answers to the most common questions surrounding coronavirus for a general audience.

Raul Rabadan is a Professor in the Department of Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics, as well as the director of the Program for Mathematical Genomics, at Columbia University. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Rabadan was a fellow at the Theoretical Physics Division at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2003 he joined the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has been named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 (2010), a Stewart Trust Fellow (2013), and he received the Harold and Golden Lamport (2014), Diz Pintado (2018) and Phillip Sharp (2018) awards. Dr. Rabadan’s current interest focuses on uncovering patterns of evolution in biological systems – in particular, RNA viruses and cancer.

Praise ‘With all the technology and medical knowledge of the 21st century a pandemic virus has defeated us. This book tells us why and how that could happen and what we can do about it. And as a bonus we get a comparison with the 1918 pandemic Flu. All this wrapped up in a clear, understandable and interesting way. We learn what is happening to us now and how to better prepare for the future.’ Arnold J. Levine, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey ‘An extremely concise and important book that everyone should read to understand the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.’ Siddhartha Mukherjee, Columbia University, New York, and author of The Gene and The Emperor of All Maladies ‘Raul Rabadan has written an essential book for the first pandemic of the 21st century, COVID19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. It’s a wonderfully concise and accessible explanation of everything you want to know about the virus, the disease, and the outbreak. If you want to learn what is a coronavirus, how the outbreak started, what are the therapeutic options, and much more, I highly recommend this book. Professor Rabadan explains viruses in a way that is accessible to all.’ Vincent Racaniello, Columbia University, New York



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UK publication May 2020 US publication July 2020 216 x 138 x 10mm (HxWxD) 0.220kg 166 pages 9781108814638 Paperback £9.95 / $12.95

Bread, Cement, Cactus A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation Annie Zaidi In this exploration of the meaning of home, Annie Zaidi reflects on the places in India from which she derives her sense of identity. She looks back on the now renamed city of her birth and the impossibility of belonging in the industrial township where she grew up. From her ancestral village, in a region notorious for its gangsters, to the mega-city where she now lives, Zaidi provides a nuanced perspective on forging a sense of belonging as a minority and a migrant in places where other communities consider you an outsider, and of the fragility of home left behind and changed beyond recognition. Zaidi is the 2019/ 2020 winner of the Nine Dots Prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues. This title is also available as Open Access.

Annie Zaidi is a freelance journalist and scriptwriter based in Mumbai, India, and was named by Elle magazine as one of the emerging South Asian writers ‘whose writing … will enrich South Asian literature’. Her first novel, Prelude to a Riot was published in 2019. Other books include Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, a collection of essays based on her experiences as a reporter, which was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award in 2010, and Love Stories # 1 to 14, a collection of short fiction published in 2012. She also edited the anthology Unbound: 2,000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing, published in 2015.

Praise ‘A wonderful book. A profound journey through memory, language, land and culture. Beautifully written, soberly devised, exquisitely sensitive to nuance. It grapples with identity fractured, identity remade, identity reclaimed, and elevates memoir to a literary art form.’

At a glance • 2019/ 2020 winner of the Nine Dots Prize, for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues • A personal yet researched exploration of identity in the author’s India that will resonate with readers worldwide • Available in Open Access

Bidisha, journalist, broadcaster, film-maker and author of Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices ‘Annie Zaidi’s gripping memoir of her brave, persistent and poignant search for a place to call her own will ring many bells in many hearts. It is a timely account of the uprooting and alienation of a contemporary Indian woman who is one amongst a multitude of other minorities.’ Lord Meghnad Desai, Member of the House of Lords, and author of The Raisina Model: Indian Democracy at 70 and The Rediscovery of India ‘Zaidi resets the perspectives from which we understand and remember the experience of home. With the same intuitiveness that permeates her sensitive fictions, she uses the personal to lay bare the new universality of home, redefining it as an unsettled, turbulent condition that we must continuously contend, negotiate, and compromise with to our incremental loss.’ Musharraf A. Farooqi, author of Between Clay and Dust and The Merman and the Book of Power


All the


SHAKESPEAR E Edited by Paul Edmondson and

Stanley Wells ‘What a fresh and lovely idea! I’ve been speaking the sonnets for most of my life. They are such wonderful training for an actor, and the notes and paraphrases in this book are just what we all need to guide us through them.’ JUDI DENCH

UK publication September 2020 US publication October 2020 216 x 138 x 18mm (HxWxD) 0.540kg 306 pages 9781108490399 Hardback £12.99 / $17.95

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare Edited by Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells How can we look afresh at Shakespeare as a writer of sonnets? What new light might they shed on his career, personality, and sexuality? Shakespeare wrote sonnets for at least thirty years, not only for himself, for professional reasons, and for those he loved, but also in his plays, as prologues, as epilogues, and as part of their poetic texture. This ground-breaking book assembles all of Shakespeare’s sonnets in their probable order of composition. An inspiring introduction debunks long-established biographical myths about Shakespeare’s sonnets and proposes new insights about how and why he wrote them. Explanatory notes and modern English paraphrases of every poem and dramatic extract illuminate the meaning of these sometimes challenging but always deeply rewarding witnesses to Shakespeare’s inner life and professional expertise. Beautifully printed and elegantly presented, this volume will be treasured by students, scholars, and every Shakespeare enthusiast.

Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of many books and articles about Shakespeare, including Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile (2015), Twelfth Night (2005), The Shakespeare Cir­cle: An Alternative Biography (2015) and Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy (2013) (both with Stanley Wells for Cambridge University Press). Professor Sir Stanley Wells Stanley Wells, CBE, FRSL, is Honorary President at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. His many books include Shakespeare: For All Time (2002), Looking for Sex in Shakespeare (2004), Shakespeare & Co. (2006), Shakespeare, Sex, and Love (2010) and Great Shakespeare Actors (2015).

At a glance • A breath of fresh air which encourages readers to engage anew with Shakespeare as a writer in sonnet form • Encourages new insights into the relationship between Shakespeare’s life and work • Significantly enhances comprehension of these often difficult poems through easily intelligible summaries and paraphrases

Praise ‘A model of editing, which scraps the conventional sentimentalities and lets us read the Sonnets as poems – explorations into worlds of possible feeling, speech and thought, rather than coded memoirs.’ New Statesman ‘A valuable project, and one which achieves what Shakespeare editions so often promise but so rarely deliver: which is to prompt a genuinely new way of looking at these familiar works.’ The Spectator


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Blood Royal Dynastic Politics in Medieval Europe Robert Bartlett




UK publication July 2020 US publication August 2020 228 x 152 x 44mm (HxWxD) 1.100kg 672 pages 23 b/w illus. 1 map 2 tables 9781108490672 Hardback £24.99 / $34.95

Throughout medieval Europe, for hundreds of years, monarchy was the way that politics worked in most countries. This meant power was in the hands of a family – a dynasty; that politics was family politics; and political life was shaped by the births, marriages and deaths of the ruling family. How did the dynastic system cope with female rule, or pretenders to the throne? How did dynasties use names, the numbering of rulers and the visual display of heraldry to express their identity? And why did some royal families survive and thrive, while others did not? Drawing on a rich and memorable body of sources, this engaging and original history of dynastic power in Latin Christendom and Byzantium explores the role played by family dynamics and family consciousness in the politics of the royal and imperial dynasties of Europe. From royal marriages and the birth of sons, to female sovereigns, mistresses and wicked uncles, Robert Bartlett makes enthralling sense of the complex web of internal rivalries and loyalties of the ruling dynasties and casts fresh light on an essential feature of the medieval world.

Robert Bartlett, CBE, FBA, is Professor Emeritus at the University of St Andrews. His books include The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950-1350 (1993), which won the Wolfson Literary Prize for History in 1994, and Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? (2015). He is well-known as the writer and presenter of several BBC documentary series including ‘Inside the Medieval Mind’ (2008), ‘The Normans’ (2010), and ‘The Plantagenets’ (2014).

Praise At a glance • Demonstrates the central importance of dynastic rule in the political cultures of medieval Europe • Covers the whole of Latin Christendom and Byzantium from 500 to 1500 • Featuring lots of colourful and surprising anecdotes and examples, this is a tour de force from a master historian

‘Blood Royal is a tour de force. In dynastic politics, Bartlett has found a huge subject that has yet been little explored. He has researched it magisterially, ranging Europe-wide across vast numbers of sources in classical and vernacular European languages.’ Janet L. Nelson, author of King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne ‘Bartlett’s eye for the graphic and revealing incident, as well as for the historical insights encoded in medieval personal names, is just as evident here as it is in his previous books and in his several television series.’ TLS ‘Dynasty – where kinship and politics meet – is the subject of Robert Bartlett’s latest ambitious exploration of Europe’s medieval centuries. He commands an impressive range of regional experiences, explores change over time and uses helpful concepts in this study of the idea that made European kingdoms and nations – and still does.’ Miri Rubin, author of Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe


William Quinn John D. Turner

Boom and Bust A Global History of Financial Bubbles William Quinn, John D. Turner

A Global History of Financial Bubbles

UK publication August 2020 US publication August 202 228 x 152 x 22mm (HxWxD) 0.560kg 296 pages 27 b/w illus. 13 tables 9781108421256 <Hardback £18.99 / $24.95

Why do stock and housing markets sometimes experience amazing booms followed by massive busts and why is this happening more and more frequently? In order to answer these questions, William Quinn and John D. Turner take us on a riveting ride through the history of financial bubbles, visiting, among other places, Paris and London in 1720, Latin America in the 1820s, Melbourne in the 1880s, New York in the 1920s, Tokyo in the 1980s, Silicon Valley in the 1990s and Shanghai in the 2000s. As they do so, they help us understand why bubbles happen, and why some have catastrophic economic, social and political consequences whilst others have actually benefited society. They reveal that bubbles start when investors and speculators react to new technology or political initiatives, showing that our ability to predict future bubbles will ultimately come down to being able to predict these sparks.

William Quinn is a Lecturer in Finance at Queen’s University Belfast, where he conducts research on market manipulation, stock markets and, above all, bubbles.

Praise ‘An action-packed romp through ten of the biggest bubbles and busts of the past three centuries ... Some (most) finance books are arid and hard-going; this one I couldn’t put down.’ The Critic ‘For anyone interested in financial history, Boom and Bust is essential reading.’

At a glance

Financial Times

• Ranges across three hundred years of bubbles from the South Sea Bubble of 1720 to the subprime crisis and Chinese stock market crash • Provides tangible approaches that investors and governments can take to predict and address bubbles • Shows that not all bubbles are economically destructive and that some have actually benefited society


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Learning from Loss The Democrats, 2016–2020 Seth Masket The Democrats’ decision to nominate Joe Biden for 2020 was hardly a fluke but rather a strategic choice by a party that had elevated electability above all other concerns. In Learning from Loss, one of the nation’s leading political analysts offers unique insight into the Democratic Party at a moment of uncertainty. Between 2017 and 2020, Seth Masket spoke with Democratic Party activists and followed the behavior of party leaders and donors to learn how the party was interpreting the 2016 election and thinking about a nominee for 2020. Masket traces the persistence of party factions and shows how interpretations of 2016 shaped strategic choices for 2020. Although diverse narratives emerged to explain defeat in 2016 – ranging from a focus on ‘identity politics’ to concerns about Clinton as a flawed candidate – these narratives collectively cleared the path for Biden. UK publication November 2020 US publication September 2020 228 x 152 x 21mm (HxWxD) 0.500kg 300 pages 9781108482127 Hardback £19.99 / $24.95

At a glance • Offers a unique insight into a key period in the history of the Democratic Party and a time of transition and uncertainty for the broader American party system from one of the country’s leading analysts • Draws on deep research conducted from 2017–2020, including extensive interviews and follow-ups with Democratic activists and analysis of fundraising, endorsements, public opinion, and media coverage • Evaluates the salience and consequences of the narratives that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 because of ‘identity politics’ and/ or because she was a woman • Draws lessons from American history and political science research


Seth Masket is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver. Masket writes regularly for Mischiefs of Faction and FiveThirtyEight. His work has also appeared in Politico, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. He is the author of The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How They Weaken Democracy (2016) and No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures (2009).

Praise ‘Read this book for the first truly comprehensive and persuasive account of why Joe Biden won the 2020 Democratic primary. Masket also deftly explains how political parties are adapting to the modern media landscape, and how they can sometimes overreact based on stylized interpretations of the facts (‘narratives’) that may not match the more complicated reality. Masket shows why Biden’s comeback win wasn’t nearly as surprising as the conventional wisdom seemed to hold.’ Nate Silver, editor-in-chief, FiveThirtyEight ‘Seth Masket has written an engaging, illuminating and thought-provoking book, one that adeptly combines broad theoretical sweep with fine granular detail. This rigorous and original study sheds valuable light on timely – and timeless – debates in American politics.’ Molly Ball, TIME national political correspondent and author of Pelosi ‘... a meticulous and lucidly written analysis of how Democratic insiders came to believe Joe Biden should be the party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Catnip for election watchers and politics junkies, who will want to reread the book when the dust of 2020 settles.’ Kirkus



Frame It Again New Tools for Rational Decision-Making José Luis Bermúdez Framing effects are everywhere. An estate tax looks very different to a death tax. Gun safety seems to be one thing and gun control another. Yet, the consensus from decision theorists, finance professionals, psychologists, and economists is that frame-dependence is completely irrational. This book challenges that view. Some of the toughest decisions we face are just clashes between different frames. It is perfectly rational to value the same thing differently in two different frames, even when the decision-maker knows that these are really two sides of the same coin. Frame It Again sheds new light on the structure of moral predicaments, the nature of self-control, and the rationality of co-operation. Framing is a powerful tool for redirecting public discussions about some of the most polarizing contemporary issues, such as gun control, abortion, and climate change. Learn effective problem-solving and decision-making to get the better of difficult dilemmas.

UK publication November 2020 US publication November 2020 228 x 152 x 23mm (HxWxD) 0.630kg 340 pages 9781107192935 Hardback £18.99 / $24.95

José Luis Bermúdez is Professor of Philosophy and Samuel Rhea Gammon Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. His many books include The Paradox of Self-Consciousness, Thinking without Words, and the highly successful textbook Cognitive Science, now in its third edition.

Praise At a glance • Presents a controversial and important central claim: framing effects can be tools for rational problem-solving

‘This is an engaging and authoritative tour through the world of frames. Whether you are interested in psychology, economics, or sociology, framing effects are indeed central to the power of human reason, rather than its undoing.’ Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School, and author of The Mind Is Flat

• Shows how rational frames can help solve practical dilemmas in personal and social life • Develop a new framework for thinking about internal and collective conflicts Discusses a wide range of examples from contemporary life, the history of literature, philosophy, and psychology • Explains all the theoretical concepts and important experiments without jargon and using the author’s trademark clarity


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Life after Privacy Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society








Firmin DeBrabander


















UK publication September 2020 US publication September 2020 229 x 152 x 10mm (HxWxD) 0.280kg 180 pages 9781108811910 Paperback £19.99 / $24.95

Privacy is gravely endangered in the digital age, and we, the digital citizens, are its principal threat, willingly surrendering it to avail ourselves of new technology, and granting the government and corporations immense power over us. In this highly original work, Firmin DeBrabander begins with this premise and asks how we can ensure and protect our freedom in the absence of privacy. Can— and should—we rally anew to support this institution? Is privacy so important to political liberty after all? DeBrabander makes the case that privacy is a poor foundation for democracy, that it is a relatively new value that has been rarely enjoyed throughout history—but constantly persecuted—and politically and philosophically suspect. The vitality of the public realm, he argues, is far more significant to the health of our democracy, but is equally endangered—and often overlooked—in the digital age.

Firmin DeBrabander is Professor of Philosophy, Maryland Institute College of Art. He has written commentary pieces for a number of national publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, the Atlantic, LA Times, Salon, Aeon, Chicago Tribune, and The New Republic. Professor DeBrabander is the author of Do Guns Make us Free? (2015), a philosophical and political critique of the guns rights movement.


At a glance • Provides an interdisciplinary analysis, drawing upon academic fields including philosophy, politics, media studies, law, and history • Examines the peculiarities of online behavior and explains how our interaction with digital media facilitates the surrender of privacy • Questions both the historical and philosophical identity of privacy

‘... Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society is an eloquent, compelling call for us to rethink our commitment to privacy by understanding its history and uses...An indispensable book for our times that does what great political philosophy needs to do - make us question what we mean by our most basic concepts.’ William Egginton, author of The Splintering of the American Mind ‘In 2020, more so than in 1984, the Big Brother is watching you. But does this really matter? – asks Firmin DeBrabander’s pungent new book. Ranging from intellectual history to contemporary economics, from Big Data to Big Politics, from confession to contestation, Life After Privacy argues that we should finally begin caring for the public realm, rather than obsessing about intrusions into the private domain, which is something of a political fiction. If there is a work with the potential to reframe the very terms of the current debate on privacy, it is the one you are now holding in your hands!’ Michael Marder, author of Political Categories ‘This book makes accessible a counter-intuitive (perhaps even seeminglycontrarian) argument about privacy that deserves a hearing. Not all readers will agree with DeBrabander’s conclusion that privacy is pretty much dead. But this is a view murmured often enough in Silicon Valley to warrant serious attention. DeBrabander understands our skepticisms but skillfully argues that we are inexorably drawn to this conclusion nonetheless. Those who care deeply about privacy, as well as those who look forward to the transparent society, will learn much from this book’s subtle arguments. And remember: the best philosophy books are the ones that strike you as implausible by their title but leave you convinced after you’ve read them.’ Colin Koopman, author of How We Became Our Data




UK publication October 2020 US publication October 2020 228 x 152 x 25mm (HxWxD) 0.670kg 358 pages 9781108493505 Hardback £24.00 / $29.95

Pulp Vietnam War and Gender in Cold War Men’s Adventure Magazines Gregory A. Daddis In this compelling evaluation of Cold War popular culture, Pulp Vietnam explores how men’s adventure magazines helped shape the attitudes of young, workingclass Americans, the same men who fought and served in the long and bitter war in Vietnam. The ‘macho pulps’ – boasting titles like Man’s Conquest, Battle Cry, and Adventure Life – portrayed men courageously defeating their enemies in battle, while women were reduced to sexual objects, either trivialized as erotic trophies or depicted as sexualized villains using their bodies to prey on unsuspecting, innocent men. The result was the crafting and dissemination of a particular version of martial masculinity that helped establish GIs’ expectations and perceptions of war in Vietnam. By examining the role that popular culture can play in normalizing wartime sexual violence and challenging readers to consider how American society should move beyond pulp conceptions of ‘normal’ male behavior, Daddis convincingly argues that how we construct popular tales of masculinity matters in both peace and war.

Gregory A. Daddis is a professor of history and the USS Midway Chair in Modern US Military History at San Diego State University. A retired US Army colonel, he has served in both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He has authored four books, including Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam (2017).

At a glance • Explores the possible connection between representations of masculinity in men’s adventure magazines in the 1950s and 1960s and sexual violence committed by US soldiers in Vietnam • Relevant to current discussions of sexual harassment and assault in today’s military and to toxic masculinity in society at large • Daddis is both a historian and a retired US Army colonel, having served in both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom • Features nearly sixty images from the pulps to illustrate how the ideal man was depicted as both heroic warrior and sexual conqueror

Praise ‘This brilliantly analyzed history dismantles masculine archetypes portrayed by media during the Vietnam War. Daddis explores the ways fantasy images of war have been perpetuated throughout history and have given young men unrealistic, warped views on masculinity.’ Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Co-Directors of The Vietnam War ‘Hitherto overlooked among ‘the things they carried’ in Vietnam were thousands of pulp magazines. Daddis scrupulously dissects the delusions of supremacy sexual, racial, and martial - comic books fueled, with disastrous results for both American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians. A richly illustrated, coruscating exposé of toxic masculinity at its most lethal.’ Susan L. Carruthers, author of The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace ‘In Pulp Vietnam, Gregory A. Daddis brilliantly explores the strange, gaudy, and wildly misleading cultural baggage innumerable American soldiers carried through the jungles and rice paddies of the Vietnam War. Steeped in the imagery of pulp magazines during the 1950s and early 1960s, thousands of young men were encouraged to conflate hypermasculine heroism with the prospect of sexual conquest and sexual reward. In clear, measured, meticulously composed sentences, Daddis levers open a new and important window on the American war in Vietnam, a window through which the reader may glimpse the psychological origins of debacle, disappointment, betrayed expectations, cartoonish fantasies, wartime travesties, and postwar nightmares.’ Tim O’Brien – author of The Things They Carried


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The Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1932–1934 Edited by Sandra Spanier and Miriam B. Mandel

UK publication August 2020 US publication June 2020 228 x 152 x 51mm (HxWxD) 1.440kg 840 pages 16 b/w illus. 9780521897372 Hardback £29.99 / $39.95

At a glance • Volume 5 provides accurate transcriptions of all located Hemingway letters written from January 1932 to May 1934 • Of the 392 letters, some eightyfive percent are appearing in print for the first time • Features a scholarly introduction, extensive annotations and editorial apparatus which includes a roster of correspondents, a chronology of the artist’s life to reveal his relationships and activities, and maps of the far-flung places that figure in his letters of this period • Contains over forty images including Hemingway’s own drawings and contemporary advertisements as well as photographs and facsimiles of letters

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 5, spanning 1932 through May 1934, traces the completion and publication of Death in the Afternoon and Winner Take Nothing. During this intensely active period, Hemingway hunts in Arkansas and Wyoming, fishes the waters off Key West and Cuba, revisits Madrid and Paris, and undertakes a long-anticipated African safari. He witnesses transitions at home and abroad: the deepening Great Depression, Prohibition-era rumrunning, revolution in Cuba, and political unrest in Spain. His readership and celebrity continue to expand as he begins writing for the new men’s magazine Esquire. As the volume ends, Hemingway has just acquired his beloved boat, Pilar. The letters detail these events as well as his relationships with his family, friends, publishers, critics and literary contemporaries including editor Maxwell Perkins, Archibald MacLeish, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Together the letters paint an intimate self-portrait of this multi-faceted, self-confident, energetic artist in his prime.

Sandra Spanier, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, is General Editor of series The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway and a co-editor of the previous four volumes. Her essays have appeared in Modern Critical Interpretations: ‘A Farewell to Arms’ (1987), New Essays on ‘A Farewell to Arms’ (Cambridge, 1990), Hemingway and Women: Female Critics and the Female Voice (2002), and Ernest Hemingway in Context (2013), and she serves on the editorial board of the Hemingway Review. Her books include Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters (2015), Kay Boyle: Artist and Activist (1986) and was editor of Boyle’s Life Being the Best and Other Stories (1988) and Process: A Novel (2001) and Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles’s rediscovered 1946 play, Love Goes to Press: A Comedy in Three Acts (1995). Miriam B. Mandel was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Culture of Tel Aviv University, served as co-editor of the fourth volume of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway and Associate Editor of the first two volumes. Her books include Reading Hemingway: The Facts in the Fictions (1995), Hemingway’s ‘Death in the Afternoon’: The Complete Annotations (2001), and Hemingway’s ‘The Dangerous Summer’: The Complete Annotations (2008). She is the editor of A Companion to ‘Death in the Afternoon’ (2004) and Hemingway in Africa (2011). She has published more than thirty essays in academic journals and books, is the recipient of seven major grants, and serves on the editorial board of The Hemingway Review.

Praise ‘A worthy addition to the ongoing effort to publish all of Hemingway’s letters, this volume will be welcomed by scholars, students, and general readers with a more than casual interest in the man and his work.’ Library Journal





Understanding Evolution Dr Kostas Kampourakis Current books on evolutionary theory all seem to take for granted the fact that students find evolution easy to understand when actually, from a psychological perspective, it is a rather counterintuitive idea. Evolutionary theory, like all scientific theories, is a means to understanding the natural world. Understanding Evolution is intended for undergraduate students in the life sciences, biology teachers or anyone wanting a basic introduction to evolutionary theory. Covering core concepts and the structure of evolutionary explanations, it clarifies both what evolution is about and why so many people find it difficult to grasp. The book provides an introduction to the major concepts and conceptual obstacles to understanding evolution, including the development of Darwin’s theory, and a detailed presentation of the most important evolutionary concepts. Bridging the gap between the concepts and conceptual obstacles, Understanding Evolution presents evolutionary theory with a clarity and vision students will quickly appreciate.

UK publication April 2020 US publication May 2020 247 x 174 x 15mm (HxWxD) 0.560kg 270 pages 59 b/w illus. 11 tables 9781107610200 Paperback £24.99 / $34.99

Kostas Kampourakis is a researcher at the University of Geneva, where he is presently working on projects relevant to the teaching and the public understanding of genetics. His main areas of interest are evolution and genetics education, as well as the teaching of science concepts and nature of science in the context of the history and philosophy of science.


At a glance • Presents the conceptual obstacles preventing the understanding of evolution, easing the reader into the analysis of these concepts • Contains numerous illustrations to help the reader understand research conclusions, processes and concepts • Combines conclusions and insights from research in history of science, philosophy of science and cognitive science

‘This is not just another book about why an evolutionary perspective on life is scientific whereas a Creationist perspective is not. In this well-articulated and thought-provoking book, Kostas Kampourakis asks why so many people reject evolution, despite the evidence for it and its enormous explanatory power. Kampourakis addresses the question of the acceptance of evolution from a psychological point of view, convincingly demonstrating that it is a rather counter-intuitive idea: conceptual obstacles to understanding, and thus accepting, evolution are rooted in widespread intuitions related to teleology and essentialism, which generate unwarranted preconceptions about the nature of world and life. Kampourakis’ final suggestion is that one should try to understand evolutionary theory without worrying about its religious, metaphysical, or other implications. Alessandro Minelli, University of Padova ‘It is terrific, well written, thoughtful, balanced, and very didactic.’ Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine ‘A tour-de-force, beautifully reasoned and written. This masterful tome will be essential reading for anyone interested in the genesis and broader relevance of evolutionary thought.’ John C. Avise, University of California, Irvine, and author of Evolutionary Pathways in Nature


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WALLACE ARTHUR UK publication September 2020 US publication October 2020 228 x 152 x 23mm (HxWxD) 0.560kg 358 pages 21 b/w illus. 9781108836944 Hardback £20.00 / $24.95

The Biological Universe Life in the Milky Way and Beyond Wallace Arthur Are we alone in the universe, or are there other life forms ‘out there’? This is one of the most scientifically and philosophically important questions that humanity can ask. Now, in the early 2020s, we are tantalizingly close to an answer. As this book shows, the answer will almost certainly be that life forms are to be found across the Milky Way and beyond. They will be thinly spread, to be sure. Yet the number of inhabited planets probably runs into the trillions. Some are close enough for us to detect evidence of life by analysing their atmospheres. This evidence may be found within a couple of decades. Its arrival will be momentous. But even before it arrives we can anticipate what life elsewhere will be like by examining the ecology and evolution of life on Earth. This book considers the current state of play in relation to these titanic issues.

Wallace Arthur is an evolutionary biologist who is fascinated by the possibility of evolution occurring on other planets. His first book on this subject was Life Through Time and Space (Harvard 2017), which the Astronomer Royal Sir Arnold Wolfendale described as: ‘brilliant and thought-provoking in every way’. The Biological Universe is the sequel.

Praise ‘Wallace Arthur addresses the most exciting question in science: ‘Are we alone?’ His brilliant exposition argues convincingly that we are likely to go through a Copernican revolution regarding the biological universe and discover that we are not at its centre.’

At a glance

Avi Loeb, Chair of the Harvard Astronomy department

• Estimates the likely extent of the Biological Universe (all life-forms everywhere)

‘An engaging, well-informed, and accessible guide to one of the great questions. Thoroughly enjoyable and unputdownable.’

• Paints a broad-brush picture of the current state of knowledge about exoplanets and the possible existence of life on many of them; and provides a series of key hypotheses about such life • Discusses current and planned space telescopes that will lead to discoveries in the next couple of decades


Peter Atkins, Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Oxford, and fellow of Lincoln College ‘The Biological Universe performs a fascinating dissection of our tree of life, asking which of its features we might share with other such trees on worlds throughout the Galaxy. A truly unique perspective on finding life in the Universe, which starts with who is eating whom in the soil under our feet.’ Elizabeth Tasker, author of The Planet Factory

Feeding the People The Politics of the Potato Rebecca Earle Potatoes are the world’s fourth most important food crop, yet they were unknown to most of humanity before 1500. Feeding the People traces the global journey of this popular foodstuff from the Andes to everywhere. The potato’s global history reveals the ways in which our ideas about eating are entangled with the emergence of capitalism and its celebration of the free market. It also reminds us that ordinary people make history in ways that continue to shape our lives. Feeding the People tells the story of how eating became part of statecraft, and provides a new account of the global spread of one of the world’s most successful foods.

UK publication June 2020 US publication June 2020 228 x 152 x 22mm (HxWxD) 0.580kg 308 pages 33 b/w illus. 9781108484060 Hardback £17.99 / $24.95

Rebecca Earle teaches history at the University of Warwick. Her publications include The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492–1700 (2012) and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810–1930 (2007). She has also edited a cookery book.

Praise ‘Earle’s surprisingly rich history of the potato is about a carbohydrate whose spread around the world didn’t just power the people, but was the source of considerable people power.’ The Critic

At a glance • Offers a fresh account of how a plant that in 1500 was eaten by less than 5% of the world’s population is now the fourth most important global food crop

‘A fascinating book ... (Earle) writes with clarity and grace.’ The Times ‘Feeding the People should be on the menu for anyone interested in the story behind their food.’ Daily Telegraph

• Places food (and especially potatoes) at the heart of the profound transformations that have created the world we live in today • Demonstrates the central role played by ordinary people in shaping how we eat today and the historical importance of mundane activities (such as eating) and ordinary things (such as potatoes)


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Brexitland Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics Dr Maria Sobolewska, Robert Ford Long-term social and demographic changes - and the conflicts they create continue to transform British politics. In this accessible and authoritative book Sobolewska and Ford show how deep the roots of this polarisation and volatility run, drawing out decades of educational expansion and rising ethnic diversity as key drivers in the emergence of new divides within the British electorate over immigration, identity and diversity. They argue that choices made by political parties from the New Labour era onwards have mobilised these divisions into politics, first through conflicts over immigration, then through conflicts over the European Union, culminating in the 2016 EU referendum. Providing a comprehensive and far-reaching view of a country in turmoil, Brexitland explains how and why this happened, for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to better understand the remarkable political times in which we live. UK publication October 2020 US publication available from November 2020 0.520kg 408 pages 9781108461900 Paperback £15.99 / $19.99

Maria Sobolewska FRSA is a Professor of Political Science, and Deputy Director of the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, at the University of Manchester, and a Specialist Adviser to a House of Lords Select Committee on electoral registration. She is co-author of The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain (2013).

Praise ‘A highly acute and insightful analysis, making telling use of extensive research, which induces the reader to think afresh about the political landscape we now find ourselves in and how we arrived here.’ The Observer

At a glance • An accessible account of the political history and social trends that led to Brexit • Provides a detailed worked analysis of how identity conflicts have influenced party competition in Britain • Extends the analysis of the 2016 referendum to the wider electoral context


‘A brilliant bit of academic research, but written in a way that you or i can understand very easily.’ Big Issue

In the Know Debunking 35 Myths about Human Intelligence Dr Russell T. Warne Emotional intelligence is an important trait for success at work. IQ tests are biased against minorities. Every child is gifted. Preschool makes children smarter. Western understandings of intelligence are inappropriate for other cultures. These are some of the statements about intelligence that are common in the media and in popular culture. But none of them are true. In the Know is a tour of the most common incorrect beliefs about intelligence and IQ. Written in a fantastically engaging way, each chapter is dedicated to correcting a misconception and explains the real science behind intelligence. Controversies related to IQ will wither away in the face of the facts, leaving readers with a clear understanding about the truth of intelligence.

UK publication October 2020 US publication October 2020 228 x 152 x 20mm (HxWxD) 0.710kg 434 pages 9781108717816 Paperback £19.99 / $25.99

Russell T. Warne is Associate Professor of Psychology at Utah Valley University, and an educational psychologist. He is the author of the successful textbook for undergraduates Statistics for the Social Sciences (Cambridge, 2018).

Praise ‘If I was King of the World, everyone would have to read this book. Those in the social sciences and education would have to read it twice. In the course of debunking myths, readers incidentally learn the truth about human intelligence. Even those who know intelligence research thoroughly will find this book worthwhile.’

At a glance • Highlights the severe mismatch between popular beliefs about intelligence/IQ and the scientific research on the topic • Gives non-experts a firm understanding of intelligence • Shows how the willingness of people to deny the existence of intelligence and/or its importance in everyday life is harmful

Douglas K. Detterman, Louis D. Beaumont University Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio ‘This book systematically explains and then destroys 35 common myths about intelligence with some of the most compelling findings ever established in psychological research. I’d recommend it to students, educators, and anyone who ever wondered about what intelligence is and where it comes from. It should be required reading for every college major.’ Richard J. Haier, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine, USA, and author of The Neuroscience of Intelligence

• Outlines why intelligence matters and the importance of acknowledging IQ differences


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Leaders Who Lust Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy Dr Barbara Kellerman, Dr Todd L. Pittinsky Among our greatest leaders are those driven by impulses they cannot completely control – by lust. Lust is not, however, an abstraction, it has definition. Definition that, given the impact of leaders who lust, is essential to extract. This book identifies six types of lust with which leaders are linked: 1. Power: the ceaseless craving to control. 2. Money: the limitless desire to accrue great wealth. 3. Sex: the constant hunt for sexual gratification. 4. Success: the unstoppable need to achieve. 5. Legitimacy: the tireless claim to identity and equity. 6. Legacy: the endless quest to leave a permanent imprint. Each of the core chapters focuses on different lusts and features a cast of characters who bring lust to life. In the real world leaders who lust can and often do have an enduring impact. This book therefore is counterintuitive – it focuses not on moderation, but on immoderation. UK publication October 2020 US publication October 2020 228 x 152 x 18mm (HxWxD) 0.500kg 264 pages 9781108491167 Hardback £25.00 / $29.95

At a glance • Exposes the various and variegated lusts that drive some of the world’s greatest leaders • Reveals the links between leadership and lust • Explores the inextricable ties between leaders who lust and their followers – some willing, some unwilling • Tells tales of leaders who lust – from Xi Jinping to Hillary Clinton, from Silvio Berlusconi to Tom Brady, and from Charles Koch to Melinda Gates • Highlights the real-world implications for the followers of lustful leaders – for individuals and institutions, for policies and practices, for groups and organizations worldwide


Barbara Kellerman is James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, USA, and Founding Executive Director of the school’s Center for Public Leadership. She is the winner of the International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Award and has authored or edited many books and articles on leadership and followership.

Praise ‘In this path-breaking book, one of the most perceptive and prolific scholars in leadership, Barbara Kellerman, teams up with one of the most talented and promising social scientists, Todd Pittinsky, to pierce an important veil. Instead of telling us what leaders should be like, we learn how they truly are. This is an eyeopening must read.’ David Gergen, White House Adviser to four US Presidents and founding Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School ‘This book paints an unforgettable picture of leaders with outsized appetites for power, money, sex, success, legitimacy, or legacy. Instead of treating leaders as one-dimensional paragons of either virtue or vice, the authors show them as human beings with strengths and weaknesses. The result is fascinating, beautifully written, and highly entertaining.’ Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and editor of Leadership

Alberto Espay • Benjamin Stecher

Brain Fables The Hidden History of Neurodegenerative Diseases and a Blueprint to Conquer Them Dr Alberto Espay, Benjamin Stecher


UK publication July 2020 US publication August 2020 234 x 156 x 9mm (HxWxD) 0.330kg 174 pages 35 b/w illus. 7 tables 9781108744621 Paperback £14.99 / $19.95

At a glance

An estimated 80 million people live with a neurodegenerative disease. That number is expected to increase rapidly as populations age, lifespans increase, and exposure to toxins rises. Despite decades of research and billions in funding, there are no medications that can slow, much less stop, the progress of these diseases. This is because diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s do not exist in biology. Yet, hundreds of clinical trials around the world are examining the potential of single therapies in thousands of people sharing one of these labels. Compounding the problem, these therapies were developed on evidence from models that do not come close to capturing the complexity of these diseases in the affected humans. These practices must end. Brain Fables is a call to refocus on understanding living and aging to create the personalized treatments each affected individual desperately needs.

Alberto Espay is Professor of Neurology and Endowed Chair of the University of Cincinnati James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. He has published extensively on Parkinson’s disease and leads the first phenotype-agnostic biomarker development program for patients with neurodegenerative diseases (CCBP) designed to deploy bioassays aiming at matching available therapies with those most likely to benefit, regardless of their clinical diagnosis.

• The combined narrative of an acclaimed neurodegenerative disease researcher and an expert patient advocate ensures this never-before-told important story appeals to both professional and lay audiences with an interest in brain health • Lived-experience commentary from a patient living with Parkinson’s provides an insight into the uncertainty and lack of information after a diagnosis, and offers reassurance to other patients about what lies ahead • A wakeup call to the scientific community and society, the authors present evidence-based arguments on how and why we must reimagine and treat neurodegenerative diseases in a convincing and engaging narrative


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On the Offensive Prejudice in Language Past and Present Dr Karen Stollznow I’m not a racist, but… You look good, for your age… She was asking for it… You’re crazy… That’s so gay… Have you ever wondered why certain language has the power to offend? It is often difficult to recognize the veiled racism, sexism, ageism (and other –isms) that hide in our everyday discourse. This book sheds light on the derogatory phrases, insults, slurs, stereotypes, tropes and more that make up linguistic discrimination. Each chapter addresses a different area of prejudice: race and ethnicity; gender identity; sexuality; religion; health and disability; physical appearance; and age. Drawing on hot button topics and real-life case studies, and delving into the history of offensive terms, a vivid picture of modern discrimination in language emerges. By identifying offensive language, both overt and hidden, past and present, we uncover vast amounts about our own attitudes, beliefs and values and reveal exactly how and why words can offend. UK publication October 2020 US publication October 2020 216 x 140 x 19mm (HxWxD) 0.420kg 322 pages 9781108791786 Paperback £11.99 / $15.95

Karen Stollznow is an Australian-American linguist and author. She is a Researcher at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and was formerly a Research Associate at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic (2014), Would You Believe It? (2017) and God Bless America (2013). Karen is a host of the popular science podcast Monster Talk.

Praise At a glance • Covering racism to ageism, gender bias to religious intolerance, the book provides an overview of discriminatory language both past and present • Uses highly topical and thoughtprovoking examples, to analyze how and why language can offend • Enables the reader to evaluate and engage with their own language use, suggesting ways in which we can be more inclusive in the terms we choose to use


‘I don’t think there is any more difficult topic in present-day language study than the vocabulary of offence. Karen Stollznow has done us all a great service in bringing together the largest collection of usages I have ever seen, in all the main areas of linguistic prejudice, and treating them in an enlightened, informative, and sensitive manner. It will help anyone who has ever offended others or been offended by a use of language – which means all of us.’ David Crystal

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