Arguing About Language Edited by Darragh Byrne, University of Birmingham, UK and Max Kolbel, University of Birmingham, UK Arguing About Philosophy December 2009: 178 x 254: 624pp Hb: 978-0-415-46243-3: £75.00 Pb: 978-0-415-46244-0: £24.99
Market: Philosophy Arguing About Language presents a comprehensive selection of key readings on fundamental issues in the philosophy of language. It offers a fresh and exciting introduction to the subject, addressing both perennial problems and emerging topics. Classic readings from Frege, Russell, Kripke, Chomsky, Quine, Grice, Lewis and Davidson appear alongside more recent pieces by philosophers or linguists such as Robyn Carston, Delia Graff Fara, Frank Jackson, Ernie Lepore & Jerry Fodor, Nathan Salmon, Zoltán Szabó, Timothy Williamson and Crispin Wright. Organised into clear sections, readings have been chosen that engage with one another and often take opposing views on the same question, helping students to get to grips with the key areas of debate in the philosophy of language, including: o o o o o o o o o
Sense and reference Definite descriptions Linguistic conventions Language and behaviour Descriptivism and rigidity Contextualism Vagueness Rule-following and normativity Fictional discourse.
Each article selected is clear, thought-provoking and free from unnecessary jargon. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they give an overview of the debate and outline the arguments of the papers. Arguing About Language is an ideal reader for students looking for a balanced yet up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of language.
Contents: Introduction ;Part 1A Homeric Struggle: Communication and truth;1 Meaning H. PAUL GRICE;2 Meaning and Truth PETER F. STRAWSON;3 Language and Communication MICHAEL A. E. DUMMETT;Part 2Sense and Reference:;4 On Sense and Reference GOTTLOB FREGE;5 Frege’s Puzzle NATHAN SALMON;Part 3Definite Descriptions: Quantifiers or Singular Terms?;6 Descriptions BERTRAND RUSSELL;7 On Referring PETERF.STRAWSON;8 Mr Strawson on Referring BERTRAND RUSSELL ;Part 4Rigidity vs. Descriptivism:;9 Naming and Necessity SAUL KRIPKE;10 Reference and Descriptions Revisited FRANK JACKSON;Part 5Analyticity:;11 Two Dogmas of Empiricism WILLARD V. QUINE;12 In Defense of a Dogma H. PAUL GRICE and PETER F. STRAWSON;Part 6Truth and Meaning;13 Truth and Meaning DONALD DAVIDSON;14 Meaning and Truth TheoryJOHN FOSTER;Part 7Meaning, Intention and Convention:;15 Languages and LanguageDAVID K. LEWIS;16 A Note on "Languages and Language" JOHN HAWTHORNE;17 A Chomskian Alternative to Convention-Based Semantics STEPHEN LAURENCE;Part 8Knowledge of Language;18 Knowledge of Language NOAM CHOMSKY;19 Semantic Theory and Tacit Knowledge GARETH EVANS;20 Theories of Meaning and Speakers’ Knowledge CRISPIN WRIGHT;Part 9Meaning, Holism and Inferential Role;21 Why Meaning (Probably) Isn’t Conceptual Role ERNEST LEPORE and JERRY FODOR;22 Is Compositionality Compatible with Holism? PETER PAGIN;Part 10Implicature;23 Logic and Conversation H. PAUL GRICE;24 Linguistic Meaning, Communicated Meaning and Cognitive Pragmatics ROBYN CARSTON;Part 11Compositionality and Context;25 Against compositionality: the case of adjectives RAN LAHAV;26 Adjectives in context ZOLTAN SZABÓ;Part 12Rule-following and Normativity;27 Kripke’s Account of the Argument against Private Language CRISPIN WRIGHT;28 Semantic Normativity ÅSA WIKFORSS;Part 13Metaphor:;29 What Metaphors Mean DONALD DAVIDSON;30 How Metaphors Work: a Reply to Donald Davidson MAX BLACK;Part 14Vagueness in Language;31 Vagueness, Logic and Ontology ACHILLE VARZI;32 Vagueness and Ignorance TIMOTHY WILLIAMSON;33 Shifting sands: an interest-relative theory of vagueness DELIA GRAFF FARA;Part 15Fictional discourse: ;34 Truth in Fiction DAVID K. LEWIS;35 Talk about Fiction STEFANO PREDELLI;36 Speaking of Fictional Characters AMIE L. THOMASSON.
Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilisation and Religion Edited by Ian Richard Netton, University of Exeter, UK August 2009: 246 x 174: 872pp Pb: 978-0-415-56025-2: ÂŁ29.95
Market: Middle East Studies and Religion
Key Features: Excellent breadth of coverage for a single volume: Islamic theology, history, arts, science, law and institutions, also covers Islam in individual countries and cities around the world. Few books offer this wealth of content at an affordable price. Full Index. The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion provides scholarly coverage of the religion, culture and history of the Islamic world, at a time when that world is undergoing considerable change and is a focus of international study and debate. The non-Muslim world's perceptions of Islam have often tended to be dominated by unrepresentative radical extremist movements and media interpretations of events involving such movements, to the extent that many people are unaware of the depth and variety of Islamic thought. At the same time, many who have had a formal training in Islamic studies have tended to concentrate on the traditional, to the exclusion of the contemporary. The Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion covers the full range of Islamic thought, in historical depth, but it also provides substantial coverage of contemporary trends across the Muslim world. ;With well over a thousand entries on Islamic theology, history, arts, science, law and institutions, and coverage of Islam in individual countries and cities around the world, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion provides an extremely rich resource for students and researchers in religious studies and Middle Eastern studies.;Entries are crossreferenced and bibliographies are provided. There is a full index. Routledge published The Qura'n: An Encyclopedia in 2005, an excellent companion to the Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion.
Contents: ;Sample Contents (A): 'Abbas or Ya'qub b. al-Mutawakkil I, Abu 'l-Fadl al-Musta'in; Abbas, Muhammad Khudabanda; Abbasids; Abd; 'Abd a;-'Aziz; 'Abd al-'Aziz b. al-Musta'in, Abu 'l-'Izz al-Mutawakkil II; Abd al-Aziz, Muhammad; 'Abd al-Hamid; 'Abd alHamid II; Abd al-Jabbar; Abd al-Karim b. al-Muti', Abu 'l-Fadl al-Ta'I'; 'Abd al-Majid; 'Abd al-Majid II; Abd al-Muttalib; Abd al-Nasir, Jamal; Abd al-Rahman, Mu awiya; Abd al-Rahman, Muhammad; Abd Manaf; Abd Shams; 'Abdallah b. al-Muktafi, Abu 'l-Qasim alMustakfi; 'Abdallah b. al-Mustansir, Abu Ahmad al-Musta'sim; 'Abdallah b. al-Qadir, Abu Ja'far al-Qa'im; 'Abdallah b. Muhammad alIman, Abu Ja'far al-Mansure; 'Abdallah b. Muhammad al-Iman, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Saffah; 'Abdallah b/ Muhammad, Abu 'l-Qasim alMuqtadi; Abdallah, Yasin; Abduh, Muhammad, Abdullah; ablaq; ablutions; abortion; Abraha; Abu 'Abd al-Malik Marwan; Abu 'Abd alMalik Marwan I; Abu 'Abd al-Rahman Mu'awiya; Abu Ayyub Sulayman; Abu Bakr; Abu Bakr b. al-Mustakfi I, Abu 'l-Fath al-Mu'tadid I; Abu Da'ud; Abu Hafs 'Umar II; Abu Hanifa; Abu Hurayra; Abu Jahl; Abu Khalid Yazid I; Abu Khalid Yazid II; Abu Khalid Yazid III; Abu 'l-Abbas al Walid II; Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Walid I; Abu Lahab; Abu 'l-Hudhayl al-Allaf; Abu 'l-Walid 'Abd al-Malik; Abu 'l-Walid Hisham; Abu Muslim; Abu Sufyan; Abu Talib; Abu Talib al-Makki; Abu Yazid al-Bastami; Abu Zayd; Abu Zayd al-Balkhi; Acre; Active Intellect (alAql al-Fa al); Ad; Adam; adat (Malaysia); Aden; adhan; adhan adl; adornment and dress; Afghanistan; Aflaq, Michel; Aghlabids; agriculture; a-Hariri; ahl al-hadith; Ahl al-Hadith; Ahl al-Kitab; ahl al-ra'y; Ahl al-Sunna; Ahmad b. al-Hasan, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Hakim I; Ahmad b. al-Hasan, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Hakim I; Ahmad b. al-Muqtadi, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Mustazhir; Ahmad b. al-Muqtadir, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Radi; Ahmad b. al-Mustadi, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Nasir; Ahmad b. al-Mustakfi I, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Hakim II; Ahmad b. al-Mutawakkil, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Mu'tamid; Ahmad b. al-Muwaffaq, Abu 'l-'Abbas al Mu'tadid; Ahmad b. al-Zahir, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Mustansir; Ahmad b. Ishaq, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Qadir; Ahmad b. Muhammad, Abu 'l-'Abbas al-Musta'in; Ahmad I; Ahmad II; Ahmad III; Ahmad, Buya; Ahmadis; ahwal; A'isha; ajal; Ajnadayn, Battle of; Akbar, Humayan; al- Uzza, al-A raf; al-Abbas; al-Afghani; al-ahkam al-khamsa; alAhkam al-Sultaniyya; al-Amr bu 'l-Ma ruf; al-Andalus; al-arsh, istawa ala; al-Asad, Hafiz; al-Ash ari Alawis; al-Awza I; al-Azhar; alBakri; al-Baladhuri; Albania; al-Banna, Hasan; al-Baqillani; al-Baydawi; al-Biruni; al-Bukhari; alchemy; al-Dajjal; al-Dhahabi; Aleppo; Alexandria; Alf Layla wa Layla; al-Fadl b. al-Muqtadir, Abu 'l-Qasim al-Muti; al-Fadl b. al-Mustazhir, Abu Mansir al-Mustarshid; alFazari, al-Fiqh al-Akbar; Algeria; al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid; al-Ghazali, Ahmad; al-Hajjaj; al-Hallaj; al-Hamadhani, Badi al-Zaman; Alhanbra; al-Hasan; al-Hasan b. al-Mustanjid, Abu Muhammad al-Mustadi; al-Hasan of Basra; al-Hudaybiyya, Treaty of; al-Hujwiri; alHuseyn; Ali al-Hadi; Ali al-Rida; Ali b. Abi Talib; 'Ali b. al-Mu'tadid, Abu Muhammad al-Muktafi; Ali Zayn a-Abidin; Ali, Abdullah Yusuf; Ali, Buya; al-Idrisi; al-Injil; al-insan al-kamil; al-Isfahani; al-Istakhri; al-Jabarti; al-Jabarti; al-Jahim; al-Jahiz; al-Janna; al-Jazari; alJilani, Abd al-Qadir; al-Jili, Abd al-Karim; al-Junayd; al-Jurjani; al-Juwayni, Imam al-Haramayn; al-Kafi (Muhammad b. Ya qub alKulini); al-Kalabadhi; al-Kalam, Ilm; al-Kawthar; al-Khandaq, Battle of; al-Khidr (al-Khadir); al-Khuwarazmi; al-Kirmani, Hamid al-Din; al-Kutub al-Sitta (six major works of hadith); Allah; al-Lat; al-Lawh al-Mahfuz; al-Ma arri; al-Malik al-Afdal Ali; al-Malik al-Ashraf Bay al-Zahiri; al-Malik al-Ashraf Qayit; al-Malik al-Nasir Muhammad; al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf; al-Malik al-Zahir Barquq; al-Malik al-Zahir Baybars; al-Mansur b. al-Mustarshid, Abu Ja'far al-Rashid; al-Mansur b. al-Zahir, Abu Ja'far al Mustansir; al-Mansur, al-Aziz; alMaqqari; al-Maqrizi; al-Mas udi; al-Masjid al-Aqsa; al-Masjid al-Haram; al-Matur.
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The Routledge Atlas of American History Martin Gilbert ; Martin Gilbert, Merton College Oxford, UK Routledge Historical Atlases December 2009: 246 x 174: 182pp Hb: 978-0-415-48838-9: ÂŁ60.00 Pb: 978-0-415-48839-6: ÂŁ16.99
Market: History and Politics This new edition of The Routledge Atlas of American History presents a series of 157 clear and detailed maps, accompanied by informative captions, facts and figures. Updated with additional maps and text and including significant recent events, the complete history of America is unravelled through vivid representations of all the significant landmarks, including: * Politics - from the annexation of Texas to the battle for black voting rights and the results of the 2004 Presidential election * Military events - from the War of Independence and America's standing in two world wars to the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf, includes new maps covering the war in Iraq, the American campaign in Afghanistan and the War on Terror * Social history - from the abolition of slavery to the growth of female emancipation * Transport - from nineteenth-century railroads and canals to recent ventures into space * Economics - from early farming and industry to the state of America today.
Contents: New maps to be added: Pollution: Domestic and from Overseas; Iraq: the Continuing Struggle; Afghanistan: the Continuing Struggle; The 2008 Presidential Election Results; President Obama's First Overseas Travels, January-May 2008.
The Appearance of Witchcraft, Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe Charles Zika, University of Melbourne, Australia October 2009: 246 x 174: 320pp Pb: 978-0-415-56355-0: £19.99
Market: History, Witchcraft. For centuries the witch has been a powerful figure in the European imagination; but the creation of this figure has been hidden from our view. Charles Zika’s groundbreaking study investigates how the visual image of the witch was created in late fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe. He charts the development of the witch as a new visual subject, showing how the traditional imagery of magic and sorcery of medieval Europe was transformed into the sensationalist depictions of witches in the pamphlets and prints of the sixteenth century.;This book shows how artists and printers across the period developed key visual codes for witchcraft, such as the cauldron and the riding of animals. It demonstrates how influential these were in creating a new iconography for representing witchcraft, incorporating themes such as the power of female sexuality, male fantasy, moral reform, divine providence and punishment, the superstitions of non-Christian peoples and the cannibalism of the New World.
Lavishly illustrated and encompassing in its approach, The Appearance of Witchcraft is the first systematic study of the visual representation of witchcraft in the later fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It will give the reader a unique insight into how the image of the witch evolved in the early modern world.
Contents: Introduction Chapter 1. Fashioning a New Visual Language for Witchcraft Chapter 2. The Transformation of Sorcery and Magic in the Fifteenth Century Chapter 3. Witches’ Cauldrons and Women’s Bodies Chapter 4. Wild Riders, Popular Folklore and Moral Disorder Chapter 5. Transformation, Death and Sexuality in the Classical World Chapter 6. A Biblical Necromancer and Two Christian Saints Chapter 7. Reporting the News and Reading the Signs Chapter 8. On the Margins of Christian Europe.
The Egyptian World Edited by Toby Wilkinson, University of Cambridge, UK August 2009: 246 x 174: 592pp Pb: 978-0-415-56295-9: ÂŁ29.99
Market: Ancient History, Egyptology and Archaeology Key Features: Thematic treatment of ancient Egyptian civilization which allows for a greater understanding of the civilization as a whole, unrestricted by imposed divisions. Includes topics rarely included in other works; coupled with this being a single volume. Contains new perspectives and research from a wide range of international experts which supersedes many books on the subject. Authoritative and up-to-date, this key single-volume work is a thematic exploration of ancient Egyptian civilization and culture as it was expressed down the centuries. Including topics rarely covered elsewhere as well as new perspectives, this work comprises thirty-two original chapters written by international experts. Each chapter gives an overview of its topic, and also covers the latest research in the area. Chapters are divided thematically into seven sections, to enable a broader understanding of all the complexities of ancient Egyptian society without the constriction of chronological divisions, and illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and drawings. Providing fresh perspectives on this ancient culture, a digest of current research trends in Egyptology as well as a unique examination of the Egyptian world, this fascinating title enables students to gain a clear understanding of ancient Egyptian society. Contents: Introduction Part 1: Environments 1. The Nile Valley 2. The Delta 3. The Deserts 4. The Oases 5. Urban Life Part 2: Institutions 6. The Monarchy 7. The Administration 8. The Temple Priesthood 9. The Army Part 3: Economies 10. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 11. Craft Production and Technology 12. Labour 13. State and Private Enterprise 14. Land Tenure and Taxation Part 4: Societies 15. Gender and Sexuality 16. Ethnicity and Culture 17. Local Identities 18. Morality and Ethics 19. Law Part 5: Ideologies 20. Kingship 21. Creation Myths 22. Temple Cults 23. Private Religion 24. Afterlife Beliefs and Burial Customs Part 6: Aesthetics 25. Art 26. Architecture 27. Literature Part 7: Interactions 28. Egypt and Nubia 29. Egypt and the Levant 30. Egypt and Mesopotamia 31. Egypt and the Mediterranean World 32. Egypt and the Modern World.
Documentary Testimonies, Global Archives of Suffering
Edited by Bhaskar Sarkar, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and Janet Walker, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA November 2009: 229 x 152: 288pp Hb: 978-0-415-99663-1: £75.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99664-8: £18.99 eBook: 978-0-203-88341-9: £75.00
Market: Media This volume examines documentary films that compel us to bear witness, move us to anger or tears, and possibly mobilize us to action. Documentary testimonies take various forms from unedited video recordings to documentary films, from one-on-one reminiscence to site-specific public presentations and perambulations. The ten new essays gathered here analyze questions regarding the usefulness and legitimacy of documentary testimony: What is the value of the historical archive the televised public hearings or activist online videos constitute? Is it made part of the official record, or dismissed as renegade or ephemeral? To what extent can documentary bring about social change? How do the documentary testimonies compensate for or account for the frailty of memory? Each chapter provides an in-depth study of an archive of social suffering tied to a particular locale: Rwanda, Louisiana, Korea, South Africa, Chiapas, India, Cambodia, Poland, Norway, and Washington, D.C. The contributors focus on the production and use of documentary testimony by public administrators and institutions, human rights activists and organizations, documentary and ethnographic filmmakers, and/or other individuals and groups with interest in environmental justice, human rights, social advocacy, and/or the commemoration and prevention of genocide. Contents: Introduction: Moving Testimonies Bhaskar Sarkar and Janet Walker;1. Embodied Memory: The Institutional Mediation of Survivor Testimony in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Noah Shenker;2. "We Shall Drown, But We Shall Not Move": The Ecologics of Testimony in NBA Documentaries Bishnupriya Ghosh;3. Rights and Return: Perils and Fantasies of Situated Testimony after Katrina Janet Walker;4. From "Superbabies" and "Nazi Bastards" to Victims Finding a Voice: The Memory Trajectory of the Norwegian Lebensborn Children Bjørn Sørenssen;5. Reclamation of Voice: The Joint Authorship of Testimony in The Murmuring Trilogy Hye Jean Chung;6. Trauma, Memory, Documentary: Re-enactment in Two Films by Rithy Panh (Cambodia) and Garin Nugroho (Indonesia) Deirdre Boyle;7. On Documentary and Testimony: The Revisionists’ History, the Politics of Truth, and the Remembrance of the Massacre at Acteal, Chiapas José Rabasa;8. Mediating Testimony: Broadcasting South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Catherine Cole;9. Mediating Genocide: Producing Digital Survivor Testimony in Rwanda Mick Broderick;10. Between Orbit and the Ground: Conflict Monitoring, Google Earth and the "Crisis in Darfur" Project Lisa Parks.
Film Noir, Hard-boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization
Jennifer Fay, Michigan State University, USA and Justus Nieland, Michigan State University, USA Routledge Film Guidebooks November 2009: 198 x 129: 296pp Hb: 978-0-415-45812-2: £55.00 Pb: 978-0-415-45813-9: £14.99 eBook: 978-0-203-86968-0: £55.00
Market: Film Studies Key Features: An easy and accessible guide for film noir modules or for students studying film noir as part of the core genre module offered on all film studies courses. Includes an appendix with discussion questions and information on suggested supplementary screenings and secondary reading. Featuring 40 pictures and scene by scene analysis of famous film moments. The term "film noir" still conjures images of a uniquely American malaise: hard-boiled detectives, fatal women, and the shadowy hells of urban life. But from its beginnings, film noir has been an international phenomenon, and its stylistic icons have migrated across the complex geo-political terrain of world cinema. This book traces film noir’s emergent connection to European cinema, its movement within a cosmopolitan culture of literary and cinematic translation, and its postwar consolidation in the US, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ;The authors examine how film noir crosses national boundaries, speaks to diverse international audiences, and dramatizes local crimes and the crises of local spaces in the face of global phenomena like world-wide depression, war, political occupation, economic and cultural modernization, decolonization, and migration. This fresh study of film noir and global culture also discusses film noir’s heterogeneous style and revises important scholarly debates about this perpetually alluring genre. Key Films discussed include:The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941);Stray Dog (Kurosawa, 1949);Aventurera (Gout, 1950);Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947) ;Ossessione (Visconti, 1943) ;La Bête Humaine (Renoir, 1938) ;C.I.D. (Khosla, 1956);The Lady from Shanghai (Welles, 1947);The American Friend (Wenders, 1977);Chungking Express (Wong, 1994) Contents: Preface: Down these Mean Streets, Again... Chapter 1: Film Noir and the Culture of Internationalism Chapter 2: Critical Debates Chapter 3: Film Noir Style and the Arts of Dying Chapter 4: Fragments of One International Noir History Appendix - Supplementary Screenings, Secondary Reading and Discussion Questions.
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Colloquial Russian The Complete Course For Beginners Svetlana Le Fleming and Susan Kay November 2009: Pack: 978-0-415-48628-6: £27.63 (incl.£2.07 VAT) Pb: 978-0-415-46995-1: £13.99 CD: 978-0-415-48629-3: £16.15 (incl 2.11 VAT)
Market: Language Learning Russian COLLOQUIAL RUSSIAN is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by step approach to written and spoken Russian. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of COLLOQUIAL RUSSIAN your best choice in personal language learning? • Interactive – lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice • Clear – concise grammar notes • Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide • Complete – including answer key and special reference section Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Russian, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. This pack contains the book and 120 minutes of audio material recorded on CDs. These complement the book and will help you with your pronunciation and listening skills.
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) Richard Jolly Global Institutions June 2010: 216 x 138: 176pp Hb: 978-0-415-49117-4: £65.00 Pb: 978-0-415-49117-4: £14.99
Market: Politics/International Relations UNICEF is one of the best known organizations of the United Nations system and the oldest of the UN’s development funds. It is also the part of the UN which consistently receives support from all countries round the world, including the United States. This book brings out the wider reasons for UNICEF’s success and popularity, setting them in the context of UNICEF’s evolution since 1946 and drawing lessons for other international organizations. This will be of great interest to all scholars of international organisations, development, human rights and the United Nations system.
Contents: Introduction 1. 1946-50. International vision for Children 2. 1950-70 - Children and Economic and Social Development 3 1970-80 Basic needs and the Alma Ata Meeting on Health For All 4. 1980-95 Goals and GOBI to the World Summit for Children 5. 1995-2005 Child Rights, the Girl Child & the Millennium Summit 6. Lessons for the UN 7. Conclusions
Italy Today, The Sick Man of Europe Edited by Andrea Mammone, Kingston University, UK and Giuseppe A. Veltri, Institute of Social Psychology London School of Economics and Political Science, UK February 2010: 234 x 156: 272pp Hb: 978-0-415-56159-4: £75.00 Pb: 978-0-415-56160-0: £24.99
Market: International Politics / Contemporary History / Italian Studies Key Features: Italy Today represents one of the most comprehensive examinations of contemporary Italy. It is a provocative and an innovative collection that aims to highlight the current ‘crisis’ of the country through an analysis of several different ‘dark shadows’ of contemporary Italian society. Italy already had a long history of ‘unsolved’ issues, several chronic problems and contradictions that have been ignored for a very long time, during which they have assumed dramatic proportions and gravity. The peninsula has now become the ‘Sick Man of Europe’, a country facing a veritable decline also caused by apparent incapacity and difficulties of the ruling economic, political and social elites. Discussions include: an evaluation of the current predicaments of the political system ; analysis of emerging mafias; including new powerful crime organizations such as ‘Ndrangheta ; issues surrounding the ongoing presence of Fascism Examination of the recent xenophobic tensions ; problems associated with the missed opportunity of the EU funding, and the increasing regional economic gaps. Contents: Preface Paul Corner 1. A ‘Sick Man’ in Europe A. Mammone & G. Veltri Part I: Politics and Society 2. Elites and the democratic disease Carlo Carboni 3. Common manifestoes and coalition governance: How Italian political leaders missed the window of opportunity Catherine Moury 4. The programmatic convergence of the Italian parties and their weakness in the policy-making Nicolò Conti 5. When politics matters: Federalism, Italian style Christophe Roux 6. Family Politics, the Catholic Church and the transformation of family life in the Italian second republic Stefania Bernini 7. The Italian media between market and politics Chris Hanretty Part II: History, Memory and Politics 8. The legacy of the Strategy of Tension and the armed conflict in a context of (non)reconciliation Anna Cento Bull 9. Fascism as Heritage in contemporary Italy Joshua Arthurs Part III: Institutional(ized) Exclusion? 10. The Northern League and its 'innocuous' xenophobia Martina Avanza 11. "Gypsies out of Italy!": Social exclusion and racial discrimination of Roma and Sinti Nando Sigona 12. The Catholic Church, universal truth, and the debate on national identity and immigration: a new model of ‘selective solidarity’ Eva Garau Part IV: Mezzogiorno: a never ending problem 13. The strongest mafia: ‘Ndrangeta made in Calabria Ercole Giap Parini 14. Revisiting Naples: Clientelism and organized crime Felia Allum and Percy Allum Part V: Economy and political economy 15. Industrialization, Convergence and Governance: the case of Italy Alfonsina Iona, Leone Leonida & Giuseppe Sobbrio 16. 20 years of European funding: Italy still struggling with implementation Simona Milio 17. Labour and Welfare Reforms: The Short Life of Labour Unity in Contemporary Italy Marco Simoni 18. The crisis of family firms and the decline of Italian capitalism Raoul Minetti.
Marxism and World Politics Contesting Global Capitalism Edited by Alexander Anievas, University of Cambridge, UK March 2010: 234 x 156: 288pp Hb: 978-0-415-47802-1: £85.00 Pb: 978-0-415-47803-8: £24.99
Market: Politics / International Relations / IPE Key Features: 1. This book examines recent developments in Marxist approaches to world politics and provides a general review of the key debates and issues. 2. The contributors are internationally-distinguished scholars from the UK and North America and from a variety of disciplines including History, Philosophy, Development Studies, Geography, Historical Sociology as well as IR and IPE. 3. The book addresses topical issues including inter-state conflict and cooperation, social structures and geopolitical systems, uneven development, ideology, the state and provides fresh perspectives for future research in these areas. This book brings together internationally-distinguished scholars from History, Philosophy, Development Studies, Geography, and International Relations (IR) to examine recent developments in Marxist approaches to world politics. Offering original and stimulating analyses of subjects traditionally at the forefront of Marxist studies of world politics, the collection also considers issues which have yet to be fully explored within a number of disciplines. Examining a wide array of topics ranging from the imperialism-globalization debate, the connections between social structures and foreign relations, the role of identity and imperialist norms in world politics, to the relationship between Marxist and Realist IR Theory, the contributors seek to further theoretical discussions and their implications for emancipatory radical politics. Contents: The Renaissance of Historical Materialism in International Relations Theory: An Introduction Alexander Anievas Part 1: The Geopolitics of Capitalist Modernity 1. does Capitalism Need the State-System? Alex Callinicos 2. The Changing ‘Logics’ of Capitalist Competition Benno Teschke And Hannes Lacher 3. Western Hegemony and Transnational Capital: A Dialectical Perspective Kees Van Der Pijl 4. Beyond the Theory of Imperialism: Global Capitalism and the Transnational State William I. Robinson 5. Many Capitals, Many States: Logic, Contingency or Mediation? Neil Davidson 6. Globalization and Ideology: Post-Fordist Capitalism and the Politics of Imperial Consent Mark Rupert 7. To Be Or Not To Be A Reductionist Marxism—Is That the Question? John Hobson 8. Industrial Development and International Political Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism Peter Gowan Part 2: Marxism and ‘The International 9. Uneven and Combined Development: The Social-Relational Substratum of ‘The International’? An Exchange of Letters Alex Callinicos And Justin Rosenberg 10. Non-Synchronicity, Capitalism and Uneven and Combined Development Sam Ashman 11. The Geopolitics of Passive Revolution Adam David Morton 12. Approaching ‘The International’: Beyond Political Marxism Jamie C. Allinson and Alexander Anievas 13. Politics and the International Simon Bromley.
National Security in the Obama Administration, Reassessing the Bush Doctrine; Stanley A. Renshon, City University of New York Graduate Center, USA September 2009: 229 x 152: 312pp Hb: 978-0-415-80406-6: £95.00 Pb: 978-0-415-80405-9: £24.99 eBook: 978-0-203-87451-6: £95.00
Market: Politics / Current Affairs. Key Features: Balanced assessment of the controversial Bush Doctrine. Analysis of the link between politics and national security doctrine. Highly regarded author brings expertise in political psychology to the realm of national security. The Bush Doctrine is dead! At least that’s what critics hope. But while new U.S. national security challenges emerge, many post-9/11 threats still persist and the policies of George W. Bush offer one set of strategic answers for how President Obama can confront those dangers. Neither a polemic nor a whitewash, this book provides a careful analysis of the Bush Doctrine—its development, application, and rationale—and assesses its legacy: How will Obama respond to the many foreign policy challenges that await him? Through an examination of psychology as much as policy, Renshon gives us the first comparative analysis of the Bush Doctrine and the developing Obama Doctrine. The book analyzes the range of national security issues Obama will face and the political divisions that permeate U.S. national security debates. It is essential reading for anyone looking to understand how presidents assess security risks generally and how Obama specifically is likely to adapt the Bush Doctrine to his own worldview. Contents: Preface 1. The Obama Presidency and the World He Inherits Part 1: The Bush Doctrine Reconsidered 2. The Evolution of a Post 9/11 National Security Perspective 3. The Real Bush Doctrine 4. The Bush Doctrine: Myths and Criticisms Part 2: The Strategic World After 9/11 5. The New Calculus of Risk 6. Deterrence, Containment and Adversarial Bargaining Post 9/11: North Korea and Iran 7. Dangerous Threats and the Use of Force 8. Strategic Options and the Future of the Bush Doctrine Part 3: The Politics of Post 9/11 National Security 9. The Politics of Risk Assessment 10. The Politics of Post 9/11 National Security: A Profound Worldview Divide 11. Obama’s National Security Tasks: Worldview, Leadership and Judgment
The Multiculturalism Backlash,
European Discourses, Policies and Practices Edited by Steven Vertovec, Max-Planck-Institute, Germany and Susanne Wessendorf, Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany November 2009: 234 x 156: 208pp Hb: 978-0-415-55648-4: £85.00 Pb: 978-0-415-55649-1: £24.99 eBook: 978-0-203-86754-9: £85.00
Market: Politics/Sociology/Anthropology Key Features: Examines how the backlash against the idea of multiculturalism has developed - this has been widely discussed in the press and policy circles. Features case studies from throughout Europe and North America. Should appeal to sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists and geographers. In a relatively short time, many European governments have been purposefully dropping the notion ‘multicultural’ or other references to cultural diversity in their policy vocabularies. More and more politicians and public intellectuals have criticized a perceived shift towards ‘too much diversity’. This volume goes beyond the conventional approaches to the topic offering a careful examination of not only the social conditions and political questions surrounding multiculturalism but also the recent emergence of a ‘backlash’ against multicultural initiatives, programmes and infrastructures. Featuring case-study based contributions from leading experts throughout Europe and North America, this multidisciplinary work seeks to assess some of these key questions with reference to recent and current trends concerning multiculturalism, cultural diversity and integration in their respective countries, evaluating questions such as. Is there is a common ‘sceptical turn’ against cultural diversity or a ‘backlash against difference’ sweeping Europe? How have public discourses impacted upon national and local diversity management and migration policies? ;Are the discourses and policy shifts actually reflected in everyday practices within culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse settings?;The Multiculturalism Backlash provides new insights, informed reflections and comparative analyses concerning these significant processes surrounding politics, policy, public debates and the place of migrants and ethnic minorities within European societies today. Focusing on the practice and policy of multiculturalism from a comparative perspective this work will be of interest to scholars from a wide range of disciplines including migration, anthropology and sociology. Contents: 1. Introduction: assessing the backlash against multiculturalism in Europe Steven Vertovec and Susanne Wessendorf 2. The Rise and Fall of Multiculturalism? New Debates on Inclusion and Accommodation in Diverse Societies Will Kymlicka 3. British and Others: From ‘Race’ to ‘Faith’ Ralph Grillo 4. From Toleration to Repression:The Dutch backlash against multiculturalism Baukje Prins and Sawitri Saharso 5. ‘We’re not all Multiculturalists Yet’: France Swings Between Hard Integration and Soft Anti-discrimination Patrick Simon and Valerie Sala Pala 6. Denmark versus Multiculturalism Ulf Hedetoft 7. Switzerland: A Multicultural Country Without Multicultural Policies? Gianni d’Amato 8. Germany: Integration Policy and Pluralism in a Self-conscious Country of Immigration Karen Schönwälder 9. Dymanics of Diversity in Spain: Old Questions, New Challenges Ricard Zapata-Barrero 10. Multiculturalism: a Canadian Defence David Ley.
Muslims in the West after 9/11 Religion, Poltics and Law; Edited by Jocelyne Cesari ; Harvard University, USA Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security November 2009: 234 x 156: 256pp Hb: 978-0-415-77655-4: £85.00 Pb: 978-0-415-77654-7: £22.99 eBook: 978-0-203-86396-1: £85.00
Market: Islamic Studies / Politics / Critical Security Studies Key Features: First systematic comparison of the situation of Muslim minorities in Europe and America. The Author is Director of the Islam in the West program at Harvard University and a leading authority. Will be of great interest to students of Critical Security, Islamic Studies, Terrorism, and Politics in general. This book is the first systematic attempt to study the situation of European and American Muslims after 9/11, and to present a comprehensive analysis of their religious, political, and legal situations. Since 9/11, and particularly since the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the Muslim presence in Europe and the United States has become a major political concern. Many have raised questions regarding potential links between Western Muslims, radical Islam, and terrorism. Whatever the justification of such concerns, it is insufficient to address the subject of Muslims in the West from an exclusively counter-terrorist perspective. Based on empirical studies of Muslims in the US and Western Europe, this edited volume posits the situation of Muslim minorities in a broader reflection on the status of liberalism in Western foreign policies. It also explores the changes in immigration policies, multiculturalism and secularism that have been shaped by the new international context of the ‘war on terror’. This book will be of great interest to students of Critical Security Studies, Islamic Studies, Sociology and Political Science in general. Contents: Introduction Jocelyne Cesari Part I: Overview: Muslims in Europe and the US 1. Securitization of Islam in Europe Jocelyne Cesari 2. Muslims in America Jane Smith Part II: Anti-Terrorism and International Constraints 3. The War on Terror and the Muslims in the West Mahmood Monshipouri 4. Bush’s Political Fundamentalism and the "War" against Militant Islam: the US-European Divide Dirk Nabers 5. The Liberal Roots of the American Empire Michael C. Desch Part III: Influence of International Constraints on Politics, Law and Religion in the West 6. Welcoming Muslims into the Nation: Tolerance Politics and Integration in Germany Frank Peter 7. Shari’a and the Future of Secular Europe Jocelyne Cesari 8. American Muslims At The Dawn Of The 21st Century: Hope and Pessimism in the Drive for Civic and Political Inclusion Louise Cainkar 9. The Concept of the Muslim Enemy in the Public Discourse Reim Spielhaus and Yasemin Schooman 10. Islamic Radicalism in Europe Farhad Khosrokhavar .
Global Terrorism and New Media; The Post Al-Qaeda Generation;Philip Seib, University of Southern California, USA and Dana M. Janbek, University of Miami, School of Communication, USA Media, War and Security August 2010: 234 x 156: 208pp Hb: 978-0-415-77961-6: £85.00 Pb: 978-0-415-77962-3: £21.99
Market: Terrorism Studies / Media and Communication / Security Studies
The arsenal of terrorist groups includes not just Kalashnikovs and dynamite vests, but also high-tech media weapons that they use to recruit, train, fundraise, and proselytize. New Media and Terrorism examines the content of terrorist websites and television channels, and includes images taken from these sources. It looks at terrorism 2.0, which relies on the interactive nature of new media to build virtual organizations. The book pays particular attention to the insidious terrorist media effort directed at children, which is evidence of the long-term strategy that some terrorist organizations have adopted, and the relationship between terrorists’ media presence and actual terrorist activity. The book also includes a provocative chapter offering advice about a strategy for fighting back by using the same media that terrorists rely on. Defeating terrorism means going beyond Al Qaeda and using the media weapons that terrorists wield so effectively; this book explains how. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, media and communication studies, security studies and political science.
Contents: Preface 1. Communicating Terror 2. High-Tech War – Al-Qaeda and more 3. Terrorists’ Online Strategies 4. Targeting the Young 5. Women and Terror 6. Terrorism’s Online Future 7. Fighting Back
Mapping Strategic Diversity, Strategic Thinking from a Variety of Perspectives
Dany Jacobs, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 2009: 234 x 156: 256pp Hb: 978-0-415-55023-9 £85.00 Pb: 978-0-415-55024-6: £26.99
Market: Business & Management Key Features: The book illustrates the diversity of approaches to strategic management on offer to the student and manager - an alternative to the more simplistic world view offered by traditional textbooks. The book feeds in to the "Strategy as Practice" movement which tries to move the debate about strategy into a territory which is actually useful for practising managers. The recent turmoil in the financial markets demonstrates the need for a more thorough understanding of the business world, which is something this book provides in spades. Henry Mintzberg's influential work suggests that there is a diverse strategy safari, which he and his colleagues simplify into ten schools of thought. In this impressive book, Dany Jacobs demonstrates that the real world of strategic management is much wider and richer than Mintzberg suggests.;In Mapping Strategic Diversity, Jacobs distinguishes between "cockpit theories" of strategy, which bring rational analysis to the forefront, and more abstract social science approaches, which bring in a wider array of influences to the theory and practice of business planning. Presenting 22 different approaches to strategy, this book:; ;Provides a comprehensive overview of the field;Guides the reader in developing theoretical and practical skills;Helps develop both high and low level strategic thinking; ;This textbook is a useful analysis for practising managers, but really comes into its own as an advanced introduction to the field of strategic management; having read this book, students are fully armed to enter the strategy jungle! Contents: Introduction 1. The Essence of Strategy 2. A Few Traditional Classifications of Strategy 3. Thirty P’s for Perspective on Strategy 4. The Great Wood of Strategy 5. Where There is a Will, There is a Way 6. The Entrepreneur Deliberates, the Market Decides 7. That’s the Way We See, That’s How We Do It 8. Everything in Continuous Movement 9. Our Second Atlas of the Wood 10. Gusts of Winds on Pico Paradox 11. Paradoxes Relating to the Content.
Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign Adia Harvey Wingfield, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, USA Texas A & M University and Joe Feagin August 2009: 229 x 152: 296pp Hb: 978-0-415-99986-1: £85.00 Pb: 978-0-415-99987-8: £19.99
Market: Sociology This book offers one of the first sociological analyses of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign for the presidency of the United States. Elaborating on the concept of the white racial frame, Harvey Wingfield and Feagin assess the ways racial framing was deployed by principal characters in the 2008 election. This book counters many commonsense assumptions about race, politics, and society, particularly the idea that Obama’s election ushered in a post-racial era. Readers will find this book uniquely valuable because it relies on sound sociological analysis to assess numerous events and aspects of this historic campaign.
Contents: Preface 3; Acknowledgments 7; Chapter 1 ;White Racial Framing and Barack Obama’s Campaign 9;Chapter 2;"Too Black?" Or "Not Black Enough?" 42;Chapter 3;From Susan B. Anthony to Hillary Clinton 63;Chapter 4;The Cool Black Man vs. The Fist-Bumping Socialist 96;Chapter 5;The Dr. Jeremiah Wright Controversy 145;Chapter 6;Primaries and Voters of Color 188;Chapter 7;November 4, 2008 207;Chapter 8;"Post-Racial" America? 238; References 286.
The Joy of Work? Jobs, Happiness, and You
Peter Warr, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK and Guy Clapperton, Freelance business, technology and media journalist October 2009: 198 x 129: 200pp Pb: 978-0-415-45966-2: £8.99
Market: Lifestyle/Business Key Features: No other book covers the topic in a way which is both scientifically authoritative and readably presented. It is suitable for readers in many countries, containing examples from around the world. It talks to businesspeople and employees about what actually happens in life as well as being based on extensive scientific research. We spend an average of 25% of our lives at work, so it’s important to make the best of it. The Joy of Work? looks at happiness and unhappiness from a fresh perspective. It draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present the causes and consequences of low job satisfaction and gives helpful suggestions and strategies for how to get more enjoyment from work. The book includes many interesting case studies about individual work situations, and features simple self-completion questionnaires and procedures to help increase your happiness. Practical suggestions cover how to improve a job without moving out of it, advice about changing jobs, as well as how to alter typical styles of thinking which affect your attitudes. This book is unique. The subject is of major significance to virtually all adults - people in jobs and those who are hoping to get one. It is particularly distinctive in combining two areas that are usually looked at separately – self-help approaches to making yourself happy and issues within organizations that affect well-being. The Joy of Work? has been written in a relaxed and readable style by an exceptional combination of authors: a highly-acclaimed professor of psychology and a widely published business journalist. Bringing together research from business and psychology – including positive psychology – this practical book will make a big difference to your happiness at work – and therefore to your whole life. Contents: 1. Work and Happiness: An Unlikely Mix? 2. Why Work? 3. Feeling Good and Feeling Bad. 4. The Needed Nine Features. 5. What's in a Job? 1: Seeking a Happy Medium. 6. What’s in a Job? 2: When Enough is Enough. 7. It's in Your Genes as Well as Your Job. 8. Come to Think About It....Happiness Is Relative. 9. Actions as Well as Words. 10. Worth a Try?;Author's previous publications include ;Free Publicity For Your Business In A Week, Guy Clapperton (Hodder and Stoughton, 2002) £6.99;Britain's Top Employers, Guy Clapperton (Ed). (Guardian Books 2004, 2007, 2008) £14.99;Work, Well-being and Effectiveness: A history of the MRC/ESRC Social and Applied Psychology Unit, Peter Warr (Sheffield Academic Press 1999) ;Psychology in Sheffield: The Early Years, Peter Warr (Sheffield Academic Press 2001) £15.00;Work, Happiness and Unhappiness, Peter Warr (Psychology Press 2007) £25.00 LS 305.
The Mindfulness Solution Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems Ronald D. Siegel, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA December 2009: 229 x 152: 356pp Hb: 978-1-60623-456-3: £24.00 Pb: 978-1-60623-294-1: £10.00
Market: Psychotherapy and Counselling Key Features: The most practical book available combining mindfulness - the hottest topic in selfhelp - with mainstream psychology. Approachable and informative: a fun read that provides loads of innovative techniques that work. For diverse readers, not just those interested in Eastern philosophies. From a trusted therapist and mindfulness expert, this book blends psychological savvy with powerful tools for attaining a more balanced life. Many people still associate "mindfulness" with exotic images like a hermit on a mountaintop. Of course, the reality is more down-to-earth: You can cultivate mindfulness—and reap its proven benefits—while driving to work, showering, talking to a loved one, or washing the dishes. Dr. Ronald Siegel shows exactly how in this inviting guide. A wealth of quizzes and exercises help readers understand and master time-tested techniques for fostering insight, awareness, and acceptance. Customizing the approach is simple with step-by-step action plans for improving relationships and
Contents: Preface. Part I: Why Mindfulness Matters. Life Is Difficult, for Everyone. Mindfulness: A Solution. Learning to Practice Mindfulness. Building a Mindful Life. Part II: Everyday Practices for Unruly Minds, Bodies, and Relationships. Befriending Fear: Working with Worry and Anxiety. Entering the Dark Places: Seeing Sadness and Depression in a New Light. Beyond Managing Symptoms: Transforming Pain and Stress-related Medical Problems. Living the Full Catastrophe: Mindfulness for Romance, Parenting, and Other Intimate Relationships. Breaking Bad Habits: Learning to Make Good Choices. Growing Up Isn’t Easy: Changing Your Relationship with Aging, Illness, and Death. What’s Next? The Promise of Mindfulness. When You Need More Help: How to Find a Therapist. Resources.
Planning Europe's Capital Cities Aspects of nineteenth-century urban development Thomas Hall, Stockholm University, Sweden Planning, History and Environment Series October 2009: 246 x 189: 408pp Pb: 978-0-415-55249-3: ÂŁ24.99
Market: planning, architectural history and urban history Key Features: Thematic discussion particularly helpful for students. Facilitates useful comparisons between cities. During the nineteenth century many of Europe's capital cities were subject to major expansion and improvement schemes - from Vienna's Ringstrasse to the boulevards of Paris.
Thomas Hall examines the planning process in fifteen of those cities and addresses the following questions: when and why did planning begin, and what problems was it meant to solve? Who developed the projects, and how, and who made the decisions? What urban ideas are expressed in the projects? What were the legal consequences of the plans, and how did they actually affect subsequent urban development in the individual cities? What similarities or differences can be identified between the various schemes? How have such schemes affected the development of urban planning in general?
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. From Hippodamus to Haussmann: Town Planning in a Historical Perspective Part 1: The Cities 3. Paris 4. London 5. Helsinki 6. Athens 7. Christiania 8. Barcelona 9. Madrid 10. Copenhagen 11. Vienna 12. Berlin 13. Stockholm 14. Brussels 15. Amsterdam 16. Budapest 17. Rome Part 2: Capital City Planning 18. The Background and Motivation for the Plans 19. The Authors of the Plans 20. The Decision Process 21. Content and Purpose of the Plans 22. Elements of the Plans 23. Attitudes to Cityscape 24. Implementation and Results 25. The Role of the Capital City Projects in Planning History.