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LEAD TITLES Incredible Ascents to Everest Celebrating 60 Years of the First Successful Ascent Sumati Nagrath has written numerous articles, profiles, and interviews in the Indian press including, India Today Travel Plus and Business World, India's leading English-language business weekly. After seven weeks of climbing, at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. They were the first people to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. News of their successful climb quickly made headlines around the world. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became heroes. Soaring in height to 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mount Everest is a geographical giant. Despite this, over the last 90 years, hundreds of men and women have attempted this perilous journey to the peak, and many have lived not only to tell the tale, but bask in the warm glory of the fame that this achievement naturally brings with it. But it is more than a quest for fame that drives ordinary people to undertake this most extraordinary challenge of all. For people like George Leigh Mallory and the men of his generation the challenge was not just personal, they were attempting to scale the mountain on behalf of humanity. It was 29 years after Mallory's disappearance in 1924 that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand on the peak of Mount Everest. The mountain, it seemed, could be tamed. Those who came after were driven by a variety of reasons, but whatever their motivation, each of the climbers included in this book overcame extraordinary odds to reach the top of the world's tallest mountain. In the process not only did they create history, they also shattered stereotypes to redefine the limits of possibility. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9781566569415 Published May 2013, 224 pages Interlink NZRRP$55.00
“In this ground narrative of missed chances, grafted glory, untimely ends and doubtful successes, what stands out are the little tales of valor and comradeship shown by ordinary, unknown men... Incredible Ascents to Everest is a tribute to all those brave men and women who have heeded the call of the Everest and answered it, sometimes with their lives.” -The Telegraph (India) Quantity
The Žižek Dictionary Rex Butler is Associate Professor and Lecturer in Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. Slavoj Žižek is the most popular and discussed philosopher in the world today. His prolific writings - across philosophy, psychoanalysis, political and social theory, film, music and religion - always engage and provoke. The power of his ideas, the breadth of his references, his capacity of playfulness and confrontation, his willingness to change his mind and his refusal fundamentally to alter his argument - all have worked to build an extraordinary international readership as well as to elicit much critical reaction. The Žižek Dictionary brings together leading Žižek commentators from across the world to present a companion and guide to Zizekian thought. Each of the 60 short essays examines a key term and, crucially, explores its development across Žižek’s work and how it fits in with other concepts and concerns. The dictionary will prove invaluable both to readers coming to Žižek for the first time and to those already embarked on the Žižekian journey. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844655823 Publish December 2013, 192 pages Acumen NZRRP$35.00
From the book: “I was actually quite pleased with what I’d come up with, insofar as it seemed to evidence considerable intellectual ingenuity, putting together two things that were usually kept apart and breaking with the conventional ways of thinking about Aboriginal art, which were dominated by a respect for cultural specificity, thus condemning it to a kind of “primitivism”. (And to do this in then-contemporary Australia was no easy task.) I might even have thought it was a bit “Žižekian” in its bringing together of “high” and “low” culture, or at least of two things that were not seen to belong to the same discursive universe. But I had no sooner begun elaborating my ingenious conceit, and priding myself that no one else – certainly, not my fellow Australian art historians – was thinking like this, than Žižek interrupted. Almost as though he couldn’t help himself, he seamlessly continued my line of thought, telling me how one could connect Aboriginal art and Kant’s Second Critique. And the depressing thing was, it was much better than what I had come up with.” Quantity
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HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Jacques Derrida Key Concepts Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State University, USA. Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings and his deconstruction of democracy. Presenting both an examination of the key concepts central to his thinking and a broader study of how that thinking shifted over a lifetime, the book offers the reader a clear, systematic and fresh examination of the astounding breadth of Derrida's philosophy. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844655908 Publish December 2013, 224 pages Acumen NZRRP$49.95
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Jean-Paul Sartre Key Concepts Dr Jack Reynolds is Associate Professor and Philosophy Program Coordinator at La Trobe University, Australia. Most readers of Sartre focus only on the works written at the peak of his influence as a public intellectual in the 1940s, notably Being and Nothingness. Jean-Paul Sartre: Key Concepts aims to reassess Sartre and to introduce readers to the full breadth of his philosophy. Bringing together leading international scholars, the book examines concepts from across Sartre's career, from his initial views on the "inner life" of conscious experience, to his later conceptions of hope as the binding agent for a common humanity. The book will be invaluable to readers looking for a comprehensive assessment of Sartre's thinking - from his early influences to the development of his key concepts, to his legacy. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844656356 Publish December 2013, 272 pages Acumen NZRRP$49.95
“This volume showcases an impressive range of international contributors, who tackle three major aspects of Sartre’s philosophy - psychology, ontology and ethics - in a series of original and thought-provoking essays. The book achieves the remarkable feat of combing accessibility and lucidity with depth and intellectual challenge in a collection which deserves to become a classi for Sartre specialists and novices alike.” -Christina Howells, Professor of French, University of Oxford.
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War Crimes, Genocide and Justice A Global History David M. Crowe, Elon University, USA. David Crowe offers an unflinching account of the long and troubled history of genocide and war crimes. From atrocities in ancient Europe and Asia to more recent horrors in Nazi Germany, Cambodia, and Rwanda, Crowe reveals not only the disturbing consistency they have shown over time, but also the often heroic efforts that nations and individuals have made to break seemingly intractable patterns of violence and retribution. While facing head-on the brutal realities of human history, this book nonetheless finds some cause for hope in the international institutions that have evolved over the last several centuries, and provides critically important insights into the ongoing abuses in Darfur, Guantanamo Bay, Chechnya, and elsewhere. $59.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230622241 Publish December 2013, 496 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$75.00
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Edith Stein and Regina Jonas
Marco Pasi, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Emily Leah Silverman, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, USA.
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is one of the most famous and significant authors in the history of western esotericism. Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics looks at the man behind the myth - by setting him firmly within the politics of his time - and the development of his ideas through his extensive and extraordinarily varied writings. Crowley's complex politics led to his involvement with many key individuals, organisations and groups of his day - the secret service of various countries, the German Nazi party, Russian political activists, journalists and politicians of various persuasions, as well as other writers both in Europe and America. This book presents a life of ideas, an examination of a man shaped by and shaping the politics of his times.
This ground-breaking book examines the lives of two extraordinary, religious women. Both Edith Stein and Regina Jonas were German Jewish women who demonstrated "deviant" religious desires as they pursued their spiritual paths to serve their communities during the Holocaust. Both were religious visionaries viewed as iconoclasts in their own times. Stein, the first woman to receive a doctorate in philosophy from Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, claimed her Jewish identity while she was still a cloistered Carmelite nun. Jonas, the first woman rabbi in Jewish history, served as a rabbi in Berlin and Theresienstadt concentration camp. A study of a contemplative and a rabbi, the book ranges across many spiritual and theological questions, not least it offers a remarkable exploration of the theology of spiritual resistance.
Religious Visionaries of the Death Camps
$46.00 Pb ISBN 9781844657193 Publish December 2013 224 pages Acumen NZRRP$58.00
The Elizabethan World
Religion and Power in the Safavid Empire
Susan Doran, Jesus College, UK and Norman Jones, Utah State University, USA.
Rula Jurdi Abisaab, University of Akron, USA.
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781780767789 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$52.00
Converting Persia explains how Iran was to acquire one of its defining characteristics: its Shi'ism. Under the Safavids (1501-1736 CE), Persia adopted Shi'ism as its official religion. Rula Abisaab explains how and why this specific brand of Shi'ism - urban and legally-based - was brought to the region by leading Arab 'Ulama from Ottoman Syria, and changed the face of the region till this day. These emigre scholars furnished distinct sources of legitimacy for the Safavid monarchs, and an ideological defense against the Ottomans. Just as important at the time was a conscious and vivid process of Persianization both at the state level and in society.
$92.00 Pb ISBN 9780415712972 Published July 2013 736 pages Routledge NZRRP$116.00
Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the explorations of Francis Drake and Walter Ralegh, the establishment of the Protestant Church, the flourishing of commercial theatre and the works of Edmund Spencer, Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare. The volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular culture, the world of work and social practices fit together in an exciting world of change, and will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Elizabethan period.
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Daisaku Ikeda and Dialogue for Peace
Hegel and the Art of Negation Negativity, Creativity and Contemporary Thought
$44.95 Pb ISBN 9781780765723 Published August 2013 224 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$54.95
The prominent Buddhist religious leader and advocate for peace, Daisaku Ikeda, has placed dialogue at the centre of his efforts towards securing global justice and conflict resolution. However, far from constituting abstract plans for the future of the world, Ikeda's dialogues represent very concrete and focused activity. He concentrates on one significant individual (such as Joseph Rotblat, Linus Pauling and Mikhail Gorbachev) at a time, or sometimes small groups, in order to attempt the transformation of thinking and society through intense discussion. This book offers detailed exploration of this crucial aspect of Ikeda's philosophy of peace. Ikeda's concept of dialogue emerges as a paradoxical movement towards common ground based on respectful difference.
Andrew Hass, University of Stirling, UK.
$44.95 Pb ISBN 9781780765587 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$54.95
Andrew Hass argues that the notion of Hegelian negation moves us into an expansive territory where art, religion and philosophy may be all radically reconceived and broken open into new forms of philosophical expression. The implications of such revived Hegelian philosophy are, the author argues, vast and current. Hegel thereby becomes the philosopher par excellence who can address vital issues in politics, economics, war and violence, leading to a new form of globalised ethics. Hass makes a bold and original contribution to religion, philosophy and history of ideas.
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Religion and Violence
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781844656967 Publish December 2013 304 pages Acumen NZRRP$52.00
Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Eusebius
An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy
Aaron P. Johnson, Lee University, USA.
$29.95 Pb ISBN 9781780765563 Publish December 2013 192 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$37.00
Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339 CE) is one of the most important intellectuals whose writings survive from late antiquity. His texts made lasting and wide-ranging contributions, from history-writing and apologetics to biblical commentary and Christian oratory. Aaron P. Johnson offers a lively introduction to Eusebius' chief oeuvre while also discussing recent scholarship on this foundational early Christian writer. Placing Eusebius in the context of his age the author provides a full account his life, including the period when Eusebius controversially sought to assist the heretic Arius. He then discusses the major writings: apologetic treatises; the pedagogical and exegetical works; the historical texts; the anti-Marcellan theological discourses; and expositions directly connected to the Emperor Constantine.
Claire Katz, Texas A&M University, USA.
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781848854895 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$52.00
$29.95 Pb ISBN 9781780761855 Publish December 2013 192 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$37.00
How Jewish is modern Jewish philosophy? The question at first appears nonsensical, until we consider that the chief issues with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment through to the late 20th century, are the standard preoccupations of general philosophical inquiry. In this muchneeded textbook, which surveys the most prominent thinkers of the last three centuries, Claire Katz situates modern Jewish philosophy in the wider cultural and intellectual context of its day, indicating how broader currents of British, French and German thought influenced its practitioners. But she also addresses the unique ways in which being Jewish coloured their output, suggesting that a keen sense of particularity enabled the Jewish philosophers to help define the whole modern era.
Philosophy for Everyone
Richard Stoneman, University of Exeter, UK.
Matthew Chrisman, Duncan Pritchard, Jane Suilin Lavelle, Michela Massimi,Alasdair Richmond and Dave Ward are all at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
The 6th/5th century BCE Greek melic (or songwriting) poet Pindar was one of the most celebrated lyricists of antiquity. His famous victory odes offer a paean to the heroic athlete, and collectively are an attempt to encapsulate, through choral songs of exaltation, the glory of the sportsman's moment of victory - whether in athletics or horse-racing - at a variety of Panhellenic festivals and Olympian games. In this first work on the subject for many years, Richard Stoneman shows that Pindar's works, while at first seeming obscure and fragmentary, reward further study. An unmatched craftsman with words, and witness to a profoundly religious sensibility, he is a poet who takes modern readers to the heart of Greek ideas about the gods, fleeting human achievement and fallibility. The author examines questions of performance and genre; patronage; imagery; and reception, beginning with Horace.
$35.00 Pb ISBN 9780415719476 Published September 2013 192 pages Routledge NZRRP$44.00
Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject. Key topics and their areas of focus include: Epistemology - what our knowledge of the world and ourselves consists in, and how we come to have it; Philosophy of Science - foundational conceptual issues in scientific research and practice; Philosophy of Mind - what it means for something to have a mind, and how minds should be understood and explained; Moral Philosophy - the nature of our moral judgements and reactions, whether they aim at some objective moral truth, or are mere personal or cultural preferences, and; Metaphysics - fundamental conceptual questions about the nature of reality.
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In the Shadow of Hitler
Philosophy of Science
Personalities of the Right in Central and Eastern Europe
A Unified Approach Gerhard Schurz, University of Duesseldorf, Germany.
Rebecca Haynes and Martyn Rady, University College London, UK.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9781780768083 Publish December 2013 344 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$72.00
Many important right-wing political figures from the late nineteenth century and inter-war period have been over-shadowed in history by Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler. Rebecca Haynes here assesses the careers of seventeen of the most important figures in right-wing politics in Central and Eastern Europe during this period and reveals the significance of leaders whose impact has been overlooked. Some of these were Nazi-sympathisers; others rejected German National Socialism in favour of rival nationalist and right-wing ideologies and programmes. But all played a role in modern European political history that cannot be ignored. This book seeks to draw some of the leading right-wing politicians and thinkers in Central and Eastern Europe out from under Hitler's shadow.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415829366 Publish December 2013 384 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
This book has one distinctive feature: It combines an elementary introduction to Philosophy of Science with an integrated survey of all important subfields of contemporary Philosophy of Science. This twofold characteristic is reflected in the bipartite structure of all chapters, which start with an introductory sections followed by a comprehensive part entitled ''complementary and advanced topics". The general philosophical message of the book is reflected in its subtitle "A unified approach". Behind the diversity of scientific fields one can recognize a methodological unity of the sciences. This unity is worked out in this book, together with revealing important differences between subject areas.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY Theological Perspectives for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850 Carl J. Griffin, University of Sussex, UK.
$49.95 Pb ISBN 9780230299689 Publish December 2013 240 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$61.95
Rural workers in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England were not passive victims in the face of rapid social change. Carl J. Griffin demonstrates that they deployed an extensive range of resistances - from woodtaking and poaching to the Swing Riots and Chartism - to defend their livelihoods and communities. Thematically organised, Protest, Politics and Work in Rural England, 1700-1850 analyses cultures of work, worklessness, the poor laws and poverty; relations between law, the evolving state and rural labourers; enclosure, land-use and changes in the environment; religion, custom and the politics of everyday life and resistance; rural protest movements, trade unionism, and popular, radical politics. Locating protest in the wider contexts of work, poverty and landscape change, this lively and approachable volume offers the first critical overview of a growing area of study.
Public Intellectuals for the Twenty-First Century Rosemary P. Carbine, Whittier College, USA and Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke University Divinity School, USA.
$42.95 Pb ISBN 9781137372222 Publish December 2013 240 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$54.95
Thucydides and the Idea of History Neville Morley, University of Bristol, UK.
Michael Walzer is one of the world's leading philosophers and political theorists. In addition to his best-known books such as Spheres of Justice, and Just and Unjust Wars, he has contributed to contemporary political debates beyond academia in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Dissent. Reading Walzer is the first book to assess the full range of Walzer's work. An outstanding team of international contributors consider the following topics in relation to Walzer's work: the moral standing of nation states; individual responsibility and laws governing the conduct of war; debates over intervention and non-intervention; human and minority rights; moral and cultural pluralism; equality; justice; Walzer's radicalism and role as a critic.
$34.95 Pb ISBN 9781848851702 Publish December 2013 224 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$44.95
Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty
U.S. War Crimes in Indochina History, Responsibility and the American Future
Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
Andy Hamilton, University of Durham, UK.
$39.95 Pb ISBN 9780415450768 Publish December 2013 288 pages Routledge NZRRP$49.95
From the eighteenth century onwards, the ancient Greek writer Thucydides (c 460 - c 395 BCE) was viewed as the most important classical historian. He was acclaimed not only as a vital source for reconstructing antiquity but as a purveyor of timeless political wisdom. His name is almost inescapable in nineteenthcentury discussions of history's nature and purpose. And his spirit, or the image of him constructed by German historicists, remains a significant presence in more recent debates about historical method. The author examines different aspects of the reception of Thucydides within modern western historiography, casting fresh light on ideas about history and the historian in the contemporary world. His nuanced readings illuminate changing notions of the nature and purpose of history and of the historian's proper task.
Ludwig Wittgenstein is arguably he most important philosopher of the twentiethcentury. In On Certainty he discusses central issues in epistemology concerning the nature of knowledge and sceptism. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty introduces and assesses Wittgenstein's life and the background to his early philosophy; the central ideas and text of On Certainty, including its links with the arguments of G.E.Moore and its discussion of some fundamental issues in the theory of knowledge; and Wittgenstein's continuing importance and influence on contemporary philosophy.
Mark Pavlick is an independent editor. He was active in the U.S. movement against the Indochina wars in volunteer work with the Indochina Mobile Education Project and the Indochina Resource Center in Washington, D.C.
$33.00 Pb ISBN 9781608463237 Publish December 2013 450 pages Haymarket NZRRP$42.00
Sheds crucial new light on the epochal U.S. interventions in Southeast Asia after WWII. Antiwar activist Fred Branfman describes the tragic lives of Laotian peasants under U.S. bombing. Cambodia scholar Ben Kiernan and colleague Owen Taylor illuminate the course of Cambodia history after unprecedented U.S. bombing. The book further includes classic work by Noam Chomsky, Nick Turse, and Edward Herman.
New Directions in Classics Series Vol. 4
Yitzhak Benbaji, Bar-Ilan University, Israel and Naomi Sussman.
$62.00 Pb ISBN 9780415780315 Publish December 2013 264 pages Routledge NZRRP$77.00
Given the constant public attention to the current challenges facing the U.S. as a nation and a people, this book embraces and enacts the moral, social, and political responsibility of academics to serve as public intellectuals. The authors explore new meanings of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" in an attempt to reconceptualize the meaning of key virtues and values that defined the basic founding selfunderstanding of the American people. The logic of these essays is inspired by some of mujerista theologian Ada MarĂa Isasi-DĂaz's characteristic convictions: the crucial role of learning from the experiences of others, especially disempowered groups.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
$92.00 Pb ISBN 9780415712989 Publish December 2013 776 pages Routledge NZRRP$116.00
The Victorian World
Ways of War
Martin Hewitt, University of Huddersfield, UK.
American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century
With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years from the 1830s to the 1900s. It brings together scholars from history, literary studies, art history, historical geography, historical sociology, criminology, economics and the history of law, to explore more than 40 themes central to an understanding of the nature of Victorian society and culture, both in Britain and in the rest of the world. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible, this volume is invaluable reading for all readers of the nineteenth century.
Matthew Muehlbauer, Manhattan College, USA and David J. Ulbrich, Rogers State University, USA.
$92.00 Pb ISBN 9780415886772 Publish December 2013 544 pages Routledge NZRRP$116.00
From the first interactions between European and native peoples, to the recent peace-keeping efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military issues have always played an important role in American history. Ways of War comprehensively explains the place of the military within the wider context of the history of the United States, showing its centrality to American culture and politics. The chapters provide a complete survey of the American military's growth and development while answering such questions as: How did the American military structure develop? How does it operate? And how have historical military events helped the country to grow and develop?
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CURRENT AFFAIRS & POLITICS The Birth of the Arab Citizen and the Changing Middle East Stuart Schaar is co-editor of The Middle East and Islamic World Reader and Mohsine El Ahmadi is the author of three books on the Islamist movement in Morocco. The widespread revolt that began with the Tunisian revolution of December 2010 and inspired uprisings in several Arab countries is arguably one of the most important events to take place in the Middle East this century. But despite the popularity of the uprisings; the overthrow of dictatorships; and revolt's huge costs in human life and economic hardship, the Arab world remains a tense region, the so-called Arab Spring an unfinished cause. This collection of original essays by 21 internationally respected scholars and experts explores the underlying tensions and conditions that gave rise to the revolt-social, political, economic, and ideological- and explains how Arab citizens are defining new destinies for their societies. It is an essential resource for understanding the popular uprisings and the future of the Middle East and North Africa. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781566569736 Publish December 2013, 352 pages Interlink NZRRP$45.00
Chomsky and Dershowitz On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties Howard Friel is author of The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight about Global Warming. Through the lens of a careful assessment of the political views of MIT's Noam Chomsky and Harvard's Alan Dershowitz-the two protagonists of a Cambridge-based feud over the past forty years-author Howard Friel chronicles an American intellectual history from the U.S. war in Vietnam in the 1960s to the contemporary debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Major findings reveal the consistency of Chomsky's principled support of international law, human rights, and civil liberties, and a reversal by Dershowitz from support in the 1960s to opposition of those legal standards today. Friel's volume argues that a Chomskyan adherence by the United States to international law and human rights would reduce the threat of terrorism and preserve civil liberties, that the Dershowitz-backed war on terrorism increases the threat of terrorism and undermines civil liberties, and that the incremental but steady transition toward a preventive state threatens the permanent suspension of civil liberties in the United States. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781566569743 Published September 2013, 288 pages Interlink NZRRP$39.95
â€œHoward Friel offers us a fascinating depiction of the epic adversarial encounter between Chomsky and Dershowitz, two iconic figures struggling for the soul of America at a time of national discord. Frield brilliantly assesses their contradictory political ideas and values, and what this means for the future of the country and the world. Everyone with a civic conscience should read this book. It is also a great teaching tool.â€? -Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University. Quantity
CURRENT AFFAIRS & POLITICS Armies and State-Building and Politics in the Modern Middle East
Chinaâ€™s Foreign Policy
From Islamic Militants to a Modern Military
Gilbert Rozman, Princeton University, USA.
Who Makes It, and How Is It Made?
Stephanie Cronin, University of Oxford, UK.
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781780767406 Publish December 2013 320 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$52.00
The uprisings of 2011, which erupted so unexpectedly and spread across the Middle East, once again propelled the armies of the region to the centre of the political stage. Throughout the region, the experience of the first decade of the twenty-first century provides ample reason to re-examine Middle Eastern armies and the historical context which produced them. By adding an historical understanding to a contemporary political analysis, Stephanie Cronin examines the structures and activities of Middle Eastern armies and their role in state- and empire-building. Focusing on Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, this book presents a clear and concise analysis of the nature of armies and the differing guises military reform has taken throughout the region.
$39.00 Pb ISBN 9781137344090 Published September 2013 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$49.00
$35.00 Pb ISBN 9781565495838 Published July 2013 200 pages Lynne Rienner NZRRP$45.00
Building a Better International NGO
Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan
Greater than the Sum of the Parts?
Jeff Kingston, Temple University, Japan. .
James Crowley and Morgana Ryan
This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with concerns relevant to non-specialists. The probing analysis of key debates and issues confronting Japan make this ideal for college courses and an essential reference work on Japan/Asia for libraries. The strength of this volume is in the collective efforts of accomplished experts providing in-depth analysis and up-to-date comprehensive coverage of Japan in the 21st century.
In the wake of tremendous growth in the size and scope of their activities, as well as the increased complexity of their programs, how can large international NGOs work effectivelyso that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts? James Crowley and Morgana Ryan address this question, drawing on their extensive hands-on experience to offer a practical and even provocative guide. The authors cover a range of essential topics, among them: What are INGOs good at? What should they be good at? Where does new technology fit in? What about accountability? What's the best way to tackle strategic planning? In the process, they challenge those in leadership positions to recognize and implement the changes that are needed so that their organizations can perform better-and stay relevant-in the decades to come.
$67.00 Pb ISBN 9780415857451 Publish December 2013 288 pages Routledge NZRRP$84.00
The Changing Face of Empire
Critical Turning Points in the Middle East
Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwarfare
1915 - 2015
Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist and historian
$19.95 Pb ISBN 9781608463107 Published October 2012 107 pages Haymarket NZRRP$24.95
The May 19-20, 2011 Asan conference provided a venue to reassess foreign policy decisionmaking in China. Bringing together leading voices in this reassessment, the meeting elicited lively exchanges centered not on refuting rival interpretations but on jointly exploring leads that clarify the processes of China's foreign policy formulation that have yet to be adequately explained. Updating the conference papers to cover the end of 2011, this book reflects the state of analysis on the eve of the important 2012-13 transition to China's fifthgeneration leaders. The Asan Institute for Policy Studies is an independent think tank located in Seoul, South Korea, that provides innovative policy solutions and spearheads public discourse on many of the core issues that Korea, East Asia, and the global community face.
Dr. Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan, University of Oxford, UK; Dr. Graeme P. Herd and Dr. Lisa Watanabe, both at the GCSP, Switzerland.
The Changing Face of Empire is a devastating anatomy of the U.S. military's new sixpoint program for twenty-first-century war. Following the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, as well as "military lite" methods and counterinsurgency, the Pentagon is now pioneering a new brand of global warfare predicated on special ops, drones, spy games, civilian soldiers, cyberwarfare, and proxy fighters. It may sound like a safer, saner brand of war-fighting - a panacea for America's national security ills. In reality, it will prove anything but, as Nick Turse's pathbreaking reportage makes all too clear.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9781137311917 Published September 2013 280 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$72.00
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This book takes a refreshing look at the modern Middle East through the prisms of six cascading negative critical turning points. It identifies the seeds of a potential seventh generated by poor governance paradigms and exacerbated by geopolitical competition for the region's natural resources. The authors argue that this problem can only be effectively addressed through the development of endogenous good governance paradigms that are culturally appropriate, affordable and acceptable to the people of the Middle East, while meeting certain minimal criteria that ensure global moral and political cooperation. They conclude by proposing a set of recommendations designed to promote stability and security in the region and to enable its true potential as a vibrant region. Quantity
CURRENT AFFAIRS & POLITICS Routledge Innovators in Political Theory
$67.00 Pb ISBN 9780415870870 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$84.00
Post-Marxism, Populism, and Critique
The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East
David Howarth, University of Essex, UK.
Subordination and Beyond
Ernesto Laclau has blazed a unique trail in political theory and philosophy since the early 1970s. His revitalization of Marxist theories of politics and ideology in the 1970s gave way to the elaboration of a distinctively postMarxist theory of discursive practicie in the 1980s and 1990s, in which he draws together a diverse range of theoretical sources into a coherent approach to social and political analysis. Stretching back to his critiques of Louis Althusser, Nicos Poulantzas, Ralph Miliband and Immanuel Wallerstein, Laclau has also developed this approach in a series of critical engagements with the leading social and political theorists of the time.
Tareq Y. Ismael, University of Calgary, Canada and Glenn E. Perry, Indiana State University, USA.
$67.00 Pb ISBN 9780415661355 Published August 2013 304 pages Routledge NZRRP$84.00
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$49.95 Pb ISBN 9781780768403 Publish December 2013 544 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$64.95
The Middle East has been subordinated to the hegemony of a singular superpower, the US, bolstered by an alliance with Israel and a network of Arab client states. The aspirations of the indigenous population of the Middle East have been stifled by the dynamics of the unequal global power relationships, and domestic politics of the countries of the region are regularly subordinated to the prerogatives of international markets and the strategic competition of the great powers. Employing the concept of imperialism, defined as a pattern of alliances between a center (rulers) in the Center (developed) country and a center (client regime) in the Periphery (underdeveloped country) - as an overall framework to analyse the subordination of the region. Quantity
A Forum For Peace
Japan in Crisis
Daisaku Ikedaâ€™s Proposals to the UN
What Will It Take for Japan to Rise Again?
Olivier Urbain, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research.
T.J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, USA and Bong Youngshik, Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Every year since 1983 the Buddhist leader and thinker, Daisaku Ikeda, has issued a peace proposal that presents solutions to a variety of global problems. While the proposals themselves are both wide-ranging and specific (covering topics as diverse as counter-terrorism relations; the prohibition of child soldiers; denuclearization of the Arctic; and strategies to prevent global warming), the common denominator at their center is the role and effectiveness of the United Nations in addressing structural challenges and inequality. This substantial volume brings together, for the first time in one place, excerpts from the most topical and important of Ikeda's peace proposals.
$39.95 Pb ISBN 9781137357441 Published September 2013 240 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$49.95
This volume is the result of a conference held by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in November, 2011. Organized in the aftermath of the crisis presented by the triple disaster that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11 of the previous year: an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear meltdown. The conference had as its overarching theme 'Japan in Crisis: What Will It Take for Japan to Rise Again?' Authors began by addressing the question of what it would take for Japan to 'recover' from not only from 3/11 but also more than 20 years of nearly unilateral economic stagnation, political fumbling, and deterioration in the country's regional and global influence.
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International Politics and Performance
Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism
Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice
Jeffry R. Halverson; Steven R. Corman and H.L. Goodall Jr., both at Arizona State University, USA.
Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear, both at Aberystwyth University, UK.
$62.00 Pb ISBN 9780415706230 Publish December 2013 312 pages Routledge NZRRP$78.00
Exploring a wide range of issues including rioting, youth-driven protests, border security practices and the significance of cultural awareness in war, this text provides an accessible and cutting edge survey of the intersection of international politics and performance examining issues surrounding the politics of appearance, image, event and place; and discusses the development and deployment of innovative critical and creative research methods. The book's focus throughout is on the materiality of performance practices-on the politics of making, spectating, and participating in a variety of modes as political actors and audiences-whilst also seeking to explicate the performative dynamics of creative and critical thinking.
$48.00 Pb ISBN 9781137354013 Published September 2013 254 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$61.00
This volume introduces the concept of Islamist extremist "master narratives" and offers a method for identifying and analyzing them. Drawing on rhetorical and narrative theories, the chapters examine thirteen master narratives and explain how extremists use them to solidify their base, recruit new members, and motivate actions. The book concludes with an integration of the idea of master narratives, their story forms, and archetypes into existing strategic communication understandings, and suggestions for using this approach to create counterterrorism strategies.
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$39.95 Pb ISBN 9781137350640 Publish December 2013 160 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$49.95
Middle Powers and G20 Governance
Mo Jongryn; Yonsei University, Korea.
David Niose, Secular Coalition for America, USA.
Two years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2009, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies invited a group of distinguished policymakers and scholars to a conference in Seoul to discuss the politics of the G20. The conference was an attempt to better understand the internal politics and dynamics of the G20 so as to articulate a path for its future development. This volume reflects the diverse perspectives presented on each of the major governance groups that contribute directly and indirectly to the G20 political process. It examines how the various groups interact and what the outcomes have been of such interactions. A fresh conceptualization of a G20 system composed of groups of nations that can both balance against, as well as support, one another is presented. Of particular importance is the role of middle-power nations such as South Korea, Canada, and Australia.
In Nonbeliever Nation, leading secular advocate David Niose calls for nonreligious Americans from all backgrounds to step out of the shadows and signal their opposition to the long-dominant Religious Right. Exploring all the hot-button issues that divide the country-from gay marriage to education policy to contentious church-state battles-he shows how Secular Americans-a group comprised not just of atheists and agnostics, but lapsed Catholics, secular Jews, and millions of others who have walked away from organized religionare mobilizing and forming groups all over the country (even atheist clubs in Bible-belt high schools) to challenge the exaltation of religion in American politics and public life. This is a timely and important look at a growing demographic that is flexing it's muscles for the first time.
The Rise of Secular Americans
$24.95 Pb ISBN 9781137278715 Publish December 2013 272 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$32.95
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The Modern Middle East
Political Journalism in Transition
A Social and Cultural History, Third Edition
Western Europe in a Comparative Perspective
Ilan Pappé, University of Exeter, UK.
Raymond Kuhn, Queen Mary University of London, UK and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford, UK.
This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and gender histories of the region over its political and economic history. Distancing himself from more traditional modernising approaches, Ilan Pappé is concerned with the ideological question of whom we investigate in the past rather than how we investigate the past. Pappé begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the present day with the political discourse of Islam. Accessible and original, The Modern Middle East continues to energise discussion and stimulate debate on the region's history, and provides new insights and perspectives on its story.
$46.00 Pb ISBN 9781780766782 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$58.00
New Democrats and the Return to Power
Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law
Al From, Democratic Leadership Council, USA.
American and European Strategies
After Barack Obama's solid win in the 2012 election, it's easy to forget that there was a time, not long ago, when the Democrats were shut out of power for over a decade. In 1984, he led a small band of governors, US senators, and members of Congress to organize the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). Their mission: to rescue the party from the political wilderness, redefine its message, and, most importantly, win presidential elections. Here, Al From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats, which not only achieved stunning validation during Clinton's two terms, but also became the model for resurgent center-left parties in Europe and throughout the democratic world. Here, he outlines for the first time the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism and why they are vital to the success of the Democratic Party in the years ahead.
Amichai Magen, Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, Israel; Thomas Risse, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and Michael A. McFaul.
$51.00 Pb ISBN 9781137353962 Published August 2013 312 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$64.00
Are Americans and Europeans united or divided over the goal of promoting democracy and the rule of law around the globe? What strategies and instruments do they wield in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East in an effort to achieve these goals? These are some of the pressing questions tackled in this volume by a distinguished group of analysts from both sides of the Atlantic. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors demonstrate in detail that the U.S. and the EU share many common features in their democracy promotion strategies, including shared 'double standards'. This is a much anticipated study - one that provides the first systematic, comparative analysis of American and European efforts to transform governance in developing countries. Quantity
Governance and Limited Statehood
$42.95 Hb ISBN 9781137278647 Publish December 2013 288 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$54.95
The 21st century has already seen dramatic changes affecting both journalism and politics. The rise of a range of new digital and networked communication technologies combined with the stagnation and decline of many traditional mass media has had a profound impact on political journalism. The arrival of new digital media has affected the ways in which political actors communicate with the public, with or without journalists as intermediaries. News media remain central to political processes, but the ways in which journalists and politicians interact are changing. This book examines how and provides a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the state of political journalism in Western Europe today, including the many challenges facing journalists in this important period of transition.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415829519 Publish December 2013 400 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
CURRENT AFFAIRS & POLITICS Putin and the Oligarch
Seeking Peace in El Salvador
The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair
The Struggle to Reconstruct a Nation at the End of the Cold War
Richard Sakwa, University of Kent, UK.
$46.00 Hb ISBN 9781780764597 Publish December 2013 288 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$58.00
Diana Villiers Negroponte, The Brookings Institution, USA.
The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, in October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian history. From being one of the world's richest and most powerful men, Khodorkovsky became Putin's prisoner. After two controversial trials, attracting widespread international condemnation, Khodorkovsky was sentenced to fourteen years in jail. Richard Sakwa examines the rise and fall of Yukos and considers the relationship between Putin's state and big business during Russia's traumatic shift from the Soviet planned economy to capitalism, as well as Russia's emergence as an energy superpower. The attack on Khodorkovsky had - and continues to have - far-reaching political and economic consequences but it also raises fundamental questions about the quality of freedom in Putin's Russia as well as in the world at large.
$48.00 Pb ISBN 9781137353573 Published September 2013 258 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$61.00
The Sharia State
Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia
Arab Spring and Democratization Bassam Tibi, former Professor Emeritus of International Relations, University of Goettingen, Germany.
Jeffery R. Webber is a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He splits his time between Canada, Europe, and various countries in Latin America, where he conducts field research. He is the author of Red October: LeftIndigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia (2011).
$42.95 Pb ISBN 9781608462582 Published November 2012 376 pages Haymarket NZRRP$54.95
Bolivia witnessed a left-indigenous insurrectionary cycle between 2000 and 2005 that overthrew two presidents and laid the foundation for Evo Morales' to become the country's first indigenous president. Building on the theoretical traditions of Marxism and indigenous liberation, this book provides an analytical framework for understanding the fine-grained sociological and political nuances of recent Bolivian class-struggle, state-repression, and indigenous resistance.
$67.00 Pb ISBN 9780415662178 Published July 2013 256 pages Routledge NZRRP$84.00
Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by Islamists. The concept of "the Islamic state," has been elevated to a political agenda and it is this agenda that is examined here. In contrast to the prevailing view which sees the Arab Spring as a revolution, this book argues that the phenomenon has been neither a Spring, nor a revolution. The term 窶連rab Spring,' connotes a just rebellion that led to toppling dictators and authoritarian rulers, yet in The Sharia State, Bassam Tibi challenges the unchecked assumption that the seizure of leadership by Islamists is a part of the democratization of the Middle East.
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Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics
Transparency in Politics and the Media
Accountability and Open Government
Amitav Acharya, American University, USA.
Nigel Bowles and David A.L. Levy, both at University of Oxford, UK and James T. Hamilton, Duke University, USA.
In this collection of work by renowned scholar Amitav Acharya, Acharya draws on extensive research from throughout his career and examines the dominant understandings of three of the most important theoretical concepts used by scholars of world politics: power, institutions and ideas. A key purpose of this collection is to examine how these concepts, when applied to the world at large, are to different degrees limited in capturing the contexts, experiences and agencies of the actors in the world beyond the West. Through this he seeks to identify and explore alternative understandings that can expand the dynamics of power, institutions and ideas in the broader and more inclusive context of world politics.
$46.00 Pb ISBN 9781780766768 Publish December 2013 272 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$58.00
Increasingly governments around the world are experimenting with initiatives in transparency or 'open government'. These involve a variety of measures including the announcement of more user-friendly government websites, the extension of freedom of information legislation and broader attempts to involve the public in decision making. This volume analyses the challenges and opportunities presented to journalists as they attempt to hold governments accountable in an era of professed transparency. In examining how transparency and open government initiatives have affected the accountability role of the press in the US and the UK, it also explores how policies in these two countries could change in the future to help journalists hold governments more accountable. Quantity
$67.00 Pb ISBN 9780415706742 Publish December 2013 280 pages Routledge NZRRP$84.00
The resolution of the civil war in El Salvador coincided with the end of the Cold War. It would prove to be a test of Soviet willingness to withdraw from support of revolutionary movements in Latin America and Washington's ability to help reconstruct a nation. This book examines the work of Alvaro de Soto, the establishment of a UN Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the peace keeping role of ONUSAL. Each played a critical role in nudging both the government and the FMLN towards peace. However, after two years of negotiations and a decade-long effort to implement the peace accords, this work questions how peace was made and whether it has endured. Are the current levels of criminal violence a consequence of that civil war?
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Love In Bloomsbury
Constituting Neoliberal Hegemony
Frances Partridge, CBE (1900-2004) was, "the last survivor" of the Bloomsbury Group.
Ahmet Bekmen, Istanbul University, Turkey; Ismet AkĂ§a and Banz Alp Ă–zden, both at Yildiz Technical University, Turkey.
$59.95 Pb ISBN 9780745333847 Publish December 2013 344 pages Pluto NZRRP$69.95
Turkey Reframed documents the first decade of the 2000s, a period of radical change in Turkish society and politics, which has been marked by the major economic crisis of 2001 and the coming to power of ex-Islamist cadres organised under the Justice and Development Party (AKP). The contributors analyse this period of radical change, with its continuities and breaks, and its main actor, the AKP, in relation to the creation of a neoliberal hegemony in post-1980 Turkey. They look at the conflictual, turbulent and painful history of neoliberal hegemony and the contested stabilisation strategy of the AKP government.
$24.95 Pb ISBN 9781780766904 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$29.95
The Bloomsbury Group was as well known for its love affairs as for the work that was produced by its members. Of all the romantic entanglements, the love quadrangle between Frances Partridge, her husband Ralph Partridge, his first wife, Dora and Lytton Strachey was one of the most tortured and tragic, ending in the death of Strachey and the suicide of Dora. Love in Bloomsbury, Frances Partridge's celebrated account of these turbulent years, describes her Victorian upbringing and tells the story of the star-crossed quartet. Replete with vivid accounts of parties and infused with the heady, Bohemian atmosphere which flourished after the First World War and revealing character sketches of all the principal "Bloomsberries" Leonard and Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell, John Maynard Keynes and Roger Fry. This is 'Bloomsbury laid bare' - a window onto the lives, loves and excesses of some of the 20th centuries most intriguing, yet engimatic, players. Quantity
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR Nicholas Meets Barrington
Sir Nicholas Barrington is the author of A Passage to Nuristan (I.B.Tauris).
A Diplomatic Journey Sir Nicholas Barrington was a career diplomat for 37 years prior to his retirement in 1994.
$69.95 Hb ISBN 9781780767994 Publish December 2013 480 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$84.95
Nicholas Barrington began his dramatic diplomatic career with a post in Afghanistan. The narrative of his 37 year career in the British Foreign Office is woven with compelling insights on the countries to which he was posted and which are focal points of international attention: Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan. In his rich and varied career, Barrington served as High Commissioner to Pakistan, a subject on which he writes authoritatively. Exploring the complex power relations between Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, and examining the multifaceted conflicts in Kashmir and Afghanistan, this book sheds an invaluable new light on the interaction between Islam, the West and British Foreign Policy in the 20th century.
$54.95 Hb ISBN 9781780768007 Publish December 2013 336 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$69.95
The Last American Diplomat
Teaching Arabs,Writing Self
John D. Negroponte and the Changing Face of US Diplomacy
Memoirs of an Arab-American Woman Evelyn Shakir is a fiction writer, essayist, and scholar of Arab American literature.
George W. Liebmann is a lawyer and historian.
$35.00 Pb ISBN 9781780766942 Publish December 2013 384 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$45.00
Nicholas Meets Barrington tells the story of a mid 20th century young life that blossoms into diplomacy at the tail end of Imperial Britain. Coming from an ordinary family, Nicholas Barrington made his mark as a diplomat in a series of postings ending as High Commissioner in Pakistan. Readers are introduced to a vast array of characters with whom a diplomat of Sir Nicholas's standing would have crossed paths. What emerges is an engaging account a colourful life with multi-faceted interests, including a love of art, antiquities, poetry and amateur dramatics. The author explores the stresses of balancing a rich range of experiences with the demands of life in the foreign service with amusing stories which humanise the experiences of diplomacy and international politics. As befits a diplomat who was something of a dilettante, the story is told with frankness and wit.
Can John D. Negroponte be described as 'The Last American Diplomat'? In a career spanning 50 years of unprecedented American global power, he was the last of a dying breed of patrician diplomats - devoted to public service, a self-effacing and ultimate insider, whose prime duty was to advise, guide and warn. Negroponte served as US ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Phillipines and Iraq; he was US Permanent Representative to the UN, Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary to George W. Bush. He opposed Kissinger in Vietnam, argued against direct military action against Marxist in Central America and warned that Iraq War could be another 'Vietnam'. George W. Liebmann's incisive account of Negroponte's life and career is based on personal and shared experience, as well as through research and interviews with Negroponte and other leading actors.
$29.95 Pb ISBN 9781566569248 Publish December 2013 224 pages Interlink NZRRP$39.95
Evelyn Shakir's witty, wise, and beautifully written memoir explores her status as an Arab American woman, from the subtle bigotry she faced in Massachusetts as a second-generation Lebanese whose parents were not only foreign but eccentric, to the equally poignant blend of dislocation and homecoming she felt in Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon, where she taught American literature to university students. She effortlessly combines personal anecdote with cultural, political, and historical background, and is incapable of stereotyped thinking: one of the book's many pleasures is the diversity she finds among the people she encounters in the Middle East.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
$59.95 Hb ISBN 9781780764375 Published August 2013 320 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$79.95
ART & ARCHITECTURE
When the Tiger Fought the Thistle
Abstraction and Reality
The Tragedy of Colonel William Baillie of the Madras Army
The Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones
Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913 - 1996) was one of the finest sculptors working in Britain during the twentieth century. This book is the first in-depth study of this compelling artist who was responsible for the magisterial statue of Sir Winston Churchill which stands in London's Parliament Square. It incorporates a wealth of new research and never before published images of the artist's fascinating and wideranging output, including his numerous major public works. It also provides the first detailed examination of Roberts-Jones's standing as one of Britain's greatest portrait sculptors for whom a wide array of impressive personalities sat. Finally it explores his significant achievement as a sculptor of wild animals and his lifelong fascination with depicting the blind and visually impaired.
Jonathan Black, Kingston University, UK.
The Battle of Pollilur on 10th September 1780, fought as part of the Second Anglo-Mysore War, was one of the worst defeats the British ever faced on the Indian subcontinent. It was fought between The East India Company, led by Colonel William Baillie. Alan Tritton presents the true story of William Baillie's life and death in India covering the period 1760-1782. Overturning the consensus view on the disaster at Pollilur, Tritton provides an original new angle in reassessing Colonel Baillie's blame for the defeat, and questions whether he should be remembered as a failure or, indeed, a British military hero.
$59.95 Hb ISBN 9781781300107 Publish December 2013 336 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$69.95
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The First Grand Tour
Jacobean Adventurers in Continental Europe
The Art of Relation
Edward Chaney andTimothy Wilks, both at Southampton Solent University, USA.
Timothy Mathews explores the themes of fragility, trauma, space, and relationality in Giacometti's art and the texts that respond or refer to them: the novels of W.G. Sebald, Samuel Beckett and Cees Nooteboom, and the theories of Bertolt Brecht, which recasts the iconic L'Homme qui marche as Walter Benjamin's Angel of History. During his lifelong quest to represent the human form, and to locate the humanity at the heart of conflicting conceptions of modernity, Giacometti returned to the key notions of depth and flatness, memory and attachment, through his sculptures and writings. Both a critical study of Giacometti's life and work, and an investigation of their affective power, this book asks what encounters with Giacometti's pieces can tell us about the history of our own time, and our ways of looking; about the nature of human attachment, and the humility of relating to art.
Timothy Mathews, UCL, USA.
Although the eighteenth century is traditionally seen as the age of the Grand Tour, it was in fact the continental travel of Jacobean noblemen which really constituted the beginning of the Tour as an institutionalized phenomenon. James I's peace treaty with Spain in 1604 rendered travel to Catholic Europe both safer and more respectable than it had been under the Tudors and opened up the continent to a new generation of aristocratic explorers, enquirers and adventurers. This book examines the political and cultural significance of the encounters that resulted, focusing in particular on two of England's greatest, and newly united, families: the Cecils and the Howards. It also considers the ways in which Protestants and Catholics experienced the aesthetic and intellectual stimulus of European travel.
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781780767871 Publish December 2013 304 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$52.00
A Traveller's Guide to Homer
Art and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition
On the Trail of Odysseus Through Turkey and the Mediterranean
Aesthetics, Politics and Desire in Early Islam
$43.00 Pb ISBN 9781780761978 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$55.00
In October 1945 at the age of 19, John Freely passed the southernmost tip of Crete on his way home from the war in China, just as Odysseus did on his homeward voyage from the battle of Troy. He has been bewitched by Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. As the culmination of a life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by, and connected to, Homer, Freely has created a captivating traveller's guide to Homer's lost world and to his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, investigating where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters are and what it was about the landscapes of Greece and Turkey that so inspired Homer - the greatest classical epic poet. John Freely guides the traveller through all of those places linked to Homer that can be identified and brings Homer and his world vividly to life.
Mohammed Hamdouni Alami, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781780765617 Published June 2013 304 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$52.00
The author argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art. However, the move away from this 'anthropomorphic aesthetic' in Western art movements, such as modern abstract and constructivist painting, have presented the opportunity for new ways of viewing and evaluating Islamic art and architecture. Drawing upon classical Arabic literature, philosophy, poetry, medicine and theology, along with contemporary Western art theory, the author uncovers a specific Islamic theoretical vision of art and architecture based on poetic practice, politics, desire and the 'gaze'. In so doing, he addresses the lack of recognition given to early Islamic thought and aesthetics in comparison with other historical periods and traditions. Quantity
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$49.95 Pb ISBN 9781781300183 Publish December 2013 192 pages Philip Wilson Publishers NZRRP$64.95
Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson
Art and Life
Jovan Nicholson and Sebastiano Barassi, University of Arts, London, UK.
This book celebrates the work of India's greatest architect, Charles Correa. Correa's work has provided inspiration for future generations of architects at a time of vertiginous population and economic growth in the region. For this, he has received many awards including Britain's highest architectural accolade, the Royal Gold Medal in 1984. Always contemporary, he has subtly layered the history of the land and of ideas in his designs. His sources range from the railway models of his childhood to conceptions of the Cosmos and to street-hawkers' use of the Mumbai pavements. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a remarkably consistent approach, guided by a respect for the given conditions, a desire to effect change without forced interference, and a passion to combine fitness for purpose with beauty and spirituality.
India's Greatest Architect
This book examines the artistic partnership of Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson in the 1920s and their friendship and collaboration with Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, and the potter William Staite Muttray. Inspired by each other, the Nicholsons experimented furiously and often painted the same subject, one as a colourist the other more interested in form. Winifred wrote of her time with Ben, 'All artists are unique and can only unite as complementaries not as similarities'. New research based on previously unpublished letters, photographs and other materials draws out their fascinating connections. All the works, many of which are previously unpublished, are illustrated in full colour, each with comments relating to the work by the artists and their critics.
$23.00 Pb ISBN 9781859465172 Published June 2013 72 pages RIBA Publishing NZRRP$29.00
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PHOTOGRAPHY Faces of Egypt Images and Observations Deborah Shea Doyle is a Florida-based photographer. She lived in Egypt for ten years, spending half her time there in Cairo and the other half among the Bedouins in El Gorah in Northeast Sinai. Her photos were exhibited widely, including a major exhibit at the American University in Cairo's Sony Gallery. For ten years, photographer Deborah Shea Doyle traveled throughout Egypt-from bustling Cairo to remote parts of the Sinai region-to explore the landscape and learn about the lives of ordinary Egyptians, especially the Bedouins. She visited large cities and small villages and traversed through the country's inaccessible areas, which presented her with a gold mine of opportunities to capture and record interesting faces of people she encountered along the way. Her splendid collection of photographs of ordinary Egyptian men, women, and children as they work and play in their everyday lives invites readers to discover Egypt and its people as they have not been seen before. The humanity captured through her expert lens is matched by an engaging text and observations that give readers insight into the local customs and habits. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781566569613 Publish December 2013, 120 pages Interlink NZRRP$39.95
Love Wins Palestinian Perseverance Behind Walls Afzal Huda is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker known for his raw and provocative images of cultures around the world; Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and director of its New Internationalism Program; and Waleed Abu-Ghazaleh is a Kuwaiti-Palestinian designer. During the summer of 2011, armed with a camera and a map, award-winning Canadian filmmaker and photographer Afzal Huda set out to chronicle the Separation Wall in Palestine. His aim was to magnify the ugly face of the Wall and depict the contradictions and hardships endured by human beings living under a military occupation. He was intent on showing the world what it was like to live in an open air prison and how Palestinians have developed ways to cope with the Wall's existence. Afzal spent three weeks doing just that: visiting all the Palestinian areas along the Wall and interviewing people young and old from all walks of life. But instead of the overwhelming reality of misery and suffering he had witnessed with his own eyes, his camera caught images of a contrasting nature: photos of people and faces of compassion, perseverance and hope rarely seen in mainstream media's usual portrayal of Palestinians. The resulting book-conceived and beautifully designed by Waleed AbuGhazaleh-is a powerful photo journal that depicts the humanity of a resilient people. It is divided into four parts, each starting with a short introduction in English, Spanish, German, French, and Chinese followed by brief statistics taken from United Nation sources. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781566569545 Publish December 2013, 224 pages Interlink NZRRP$39.95 Quantity
MACMILLAN ART PUBLISHING Joseph Henderson Doyen of Glasgow Artists 1832-1908 Hilary Christie-Johnston
$79.95 Pb ISBN 9781921394881 Published July 2013 160 pages Macmillan Art Publishing NZRRP$99.95
David Rankin The New York Years Dore Ashton, with an Introduction by Peter Carey. Renowned New York art historian and critic Dore Ashton’s new book on the Australian artist David Rankin’s ‘New York Years’ provides illuminating insights into the development of the numerous themes expressed in the paintings and sculptures he has created over recent decades. Its 288 richly illustrated pages amply document this range of ideas.
Joseph Henderson’s contribution to the burgeoning Glasgow art world in the second half of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th was profound. Among the artists most regularly reviewed in The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman was Joseph Henderson whose early works encompassed portraiture and genre painting but who later became renowned for his seascapes and extraordinary rendition of the west coast of Scotland. These feature prominently in this richly coloured illustrated book which brings to life what Henderson called his ‘bit of the Ayrshire Coast’.
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While Peter Carey’s introduction offers important glimpses of Rankin’s youth and earlier career in Australia, Ashton develops this narrative and then extends her analysis into subsequent years after his marriage to poet Lily Brett and their move to a New York still redolent with the influence of Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko and many others, about whom Ashton has written extensively.
Letters of Pope Gregory John R. C. Martyn, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dore Ashton’s text is interspersed with extended quotes from the artist himself. These affirm the genesis of his art in a long-term investigation of Buddhist thinking and calligraphy, and knowledge of Western literary sources such as the writings of James Joyce, Primo Levi, Walter Benjamin and poets like the American Wallace Stevens. Always sympathetic to politically conscious responses to tragedy as they are expressed in art, Ashton admires this aspect of Rankin’s work as it appears in series such as his Dona Nobis Pacem and Jerusalem Wall paintings, and the more recent Enniskillen works which reflect on tragic events in Ireland which affected his own family. $99.95 Pb, ISBN 9781921394584 Published July 2013, 288 pages Macmillan Art Publishing NZRRP$120.00
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This book studies some forty Latin letters sent by Pope Gregory, copies of which are included in a manuscript held in the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne. It can be compared with a manuscript in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and was, Professor Martyn argues, probably copied in a 10th century scriptorium in Fleury-sur-Loire, France. Many of the letters, reproduced in this book in Latin and English, deal with the Pope’s attempts to sort out longstanding problems in Naples and Sicily and to save Rome from the bombards. This unique Melbourne manuscript, with its colourful initials and rubrication of the titles comprises a series of folios removed in the 17th century and used by musicians in Worcester Cathedral to protect their musical scores. Rebound in the 20th century and put up for sale in London, the manuscript was purchased by the Classics Department of the University of Melbourne in the 1970s. Quantity
Lip Anthology An Australian Feminist Arts Journal 1976-1984 Edited by Vivian Ziherl
$49.95 Pb ISBN 9781921394775 Published July 2013 224 pages Macmillan Art Publishing NZRRP$69.95
By reviewing the adventurous projects and artworks of a significant group of women involved with the LIP Collective based in Melbourne in the 1970s and 80s, this exciting anthology co-published by Kunstverein Publishing Amsterdam and Macmillan Art Publishing: Melbourne discloses for the first time the scope of the movement. It published Lip: A Feminist Arts Journal; the Earthworks Poster Collective; The Women’s Theatre Group; The Women’s Film Group and a host of exhibitions and critical writings connecting Australian women artists with the activities of their counterparts overseas. Among the many contributors are Janine Burke, Annette Blonski, Suzanne Davies, Helen Grace, Ponch Hawkes, Sue Johnston, Laleen Jayamanne, Suzanne Spunner and Ann Stephen.
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SOCIETY & CULTURE Voice Male The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men’s Movement Rob A. Okun is a widely published writer and the editor of Voice Male magazine. Here is a stunning new book that succeeds in doing nothing less than chronicling the social transformation of masculinity over a three-decade span. Through thematically arranged essays by leading experts, Voice Male illustrates how a growing movement of men is redefining masculinity. In this collection, Rob Okun directs a chorus of pro-feminist voices, introducing readers to men examining contemporary manhood from a variety of perspectives: from overcoming violence, fatherhood, and navigating life as a man of color, a gay man, or a boy on the journey to manhood. It also provides a critical forum for both male survivors and GBTQ men to speak out. This inspired book is evidence of a new direction for men, brightly illuminating what's around the bend on the path to gender justice. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781566569729 Publish December 2013, 288 pages Interlink NZRRP$49.95 “Finally a book for women to feel hopeful about men... revealing an emerging new man culture where men are reclaiming their tears and their hearts as they join women in creating a world where we are all safe and free.” -Eve Ensler, playwright of The Vagina Monologues. “Voice Male deserves to take its place alongside such classics as Sisterhood is Powerful and The Feminist Papers as both a living document and a social history of these consequential times.” - Jackson Katz, Ph.D., creator of the award-winning film Tough Guise. Quantity
The Dynamics of Political Communication
America's Songs II Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years
$53.00 Pb ISBN 9780415810081 Publish December 2013 256 pages Routledge NZRRP$67.00
Media and Politics in a Digital Age
Michael Lasser he has been the host of Fascinatin' Rhythm, winner of a 1994 Peabody Award
Richard M. Perloff, Cleveland State University, USA.
The author continues to tell the stories behind popular songs in our country's history, serving as a sequel to the bestselling America's Songs. Beginning in 1890 and ending in post-war America, America's Songs II is a testament to the richness of popular music in the first half of the 20th century. This volume builds on the unique features of the first volume, delving deeper into the nature of the collaboration between well-known songwriters of the time but also shedding light on some of the early performers to turn songs into hits. The book's structure allows the author to provide historical context to certain songs, but also to demonstrate how individual songs facilitated the popularity of specific genres.
Author Richard M. Perloff details the fluid landscape of political communication and offers us an engaging introduction to the field and a thorough tour of the discipline. He examines essential concepts in this arena, such as agendasetting, agenda-building, framing, political socialization, and issues of bias that are part of campaign news. Designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the principles involved in political communication along with methods of research and hypothesis-testing, each chapter includes materials that challenge us by encouraging reflection on controversial matters and providing links to online examples of real-life political communication.
$80.00 Pb ISBN 9780415531849 Publish December 2013 240 pages Routledge NZRRP$101.00
Food for Change
The Politics and Values of Social Movements
This book takes a geographical approach to citizenship, arguing that it is important to understand the relationship between space and citizenship. By examining how the spatialities of citizenship are played out at a range of scales, from the transnational to the home, this book will reveal the importance of space and place to citizenship. This geographical viewpoint will offer social scientists new spatial perspectives on citizenship while a focus on citizenship will offer geographers a way of bridging social, political and cultural aspects of the geography.
Jeff Pratt and Pete Luetchford, both University of Sussex, UK.
$49.95 Pb ISBN 9780745334486 Publish December 2013 240 pages Pluto NZRRP$65.00
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415679640 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
Concern about our food system is growing, from the costs of industrial farming to the dominant role of supermarkets and recurring scandals about the origins and content of what we eat. Food for Change documents the way alternative food movements respond to these concerns by trying to create more closed economic circuits within which people know where, how, and by whom their food is produced. Jeff Pratt, Peter Luetchford and other contributors explore the key political and economic questions of food through the everyday experience and vivid insights of farmers and consumers, using fieldwork from case studies in four European countries (France, Spain, Italy and England).
Anthropology, Culture and Society
Key Ideas in Geography
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$29.95 Pb ISBN 9780415584944 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$39.95
Messages from George Simmel
Charles Lemert, Wesleyan University, USA.
Globalization: The Basics is a concise introduction to a mysterious social force - a force which means that the world is more connected than ever before and yet is also held by some to be responsible for environmental degradations, global poverty and epidemic malnutrition. Globalization is about a rapidly changing world. Worlds have always changed, but never have they changed so rapidly and mysteriously as today. Globalization: The Basics, in a word, is meant to enhance the reader's sense of the methods needed first to understand, then to act, then to live with those mysteries. Topics to be covered include: how do we define globalization? what are the origins of globalization? how did globalization become the force it is today?
Horst J. Helle studied business administration, sociology and psychology at the University of Hamburg, leading to a Dr.phil. in 1959 and a Habilitation for Sociology in 1967. He held professor positions in Aachen and Wien; and since 1973 he is profesor at the Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversit채t M체nchen, Germany.
$42.95 Pb ISBN 9781608463459 Publish December 2013 201 pages Haymarket NZRRP$54.95
The Korean Wave
Korean Media Go Global
Critique of the Mediaization of Social Theory: Volume 47 Marko Ampuja, Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Finland.
Since the late 1990s South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational popular culture - the first instance of a major global circulation of Korean popular culture in history. This edited collection considers the Korean Wave in a global digital age and addresses the social, cultural and political implications in their complexity and paradox within the contexts of global inequalities and uneven power structures. The emerging consequences at multiple levels both macro structures and micro processes that influence media production, distribution, representation and consumption - deserve to be analyzed and explored fully in an increasingly global media environment. This book argues for the Korean Wave's double capacity in the creation of new and complex spaces of identity that are both enabling and disabling cultural diversity in a digital cosmopolitan world.
Ampuja critically examines the works of key globalization theorists to demonstrate their excessive fascination with recent changes in media and communications technology. The author argues that many theorists' media-centric and unhistorical treatment of globalization stands in the way of a complete understanding of how capitalist societies have evolved. $42.95 Pb ISBN 9781608463435 Publish December 2013 410 pages Haymarket NZRRP$54.95
Towards a Dialectics of Philosophy and Organization
Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity
Rosalind Gill and Christina Scharff, both at King's College London, UK.
$46.00 Pb ISBN 9781137339867 Published June 2013 368 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$58.00
Eugene Gogol is a Marxist-Humanist activistwriter. His books include The Concept of Other in Latin American Liberation and Raya Dunayevskaya: Philosopher of MarxistHumanism.
This volume brings together twenty original essays on the changes and continuities in gender relations and intersecting politics of sexuality, race, class and location. The book is situated in debates about contemporary culture at a moment of rapid technological change, global interconnectedness and the growing cultural dominance of neoliberalism and postfeminism. It is marked by an extraordinarily wide focus, ranging from analyses of celebrity magazines and makeover shows to examinations of the experiences of young female migrants, 'mail order brides' and young women who repudiate feminism. The contributions are united by their attempts to think through the ways in which experiences and representations of femininity are changing in the twenty-first century.
$42.95 Pb ISBN 9781608463411 Publish December 2013 416 pages Haymarket NZRRP$54.95
This work takes as its starting point the question "What Philosophic-Organizational Vantage Point is Needed for Revolutionary Transformation Today?" Gogol offers an answer by exploring organizational practices amidst various epochal struggles, as well as the theoretical-organizational concepts of such thinkers as Lenin, Trotsky, and Luxemburg.
Studies of Critical Social Sciences
Internationalizing Media Studies
Youna Kim, American University of Paris, France.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415712798 Publish December 2013 256 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
As the founder of the humanist version of sociology, Georg Simmel sent powerful messages about the discipline. His key ideasthat reality is socially constructed, changes over time, and rarely is as it appears-are critically re-examined with an eye toward drawing lessons for contemporary scholars and activists. With essential insights for those working in any field within the social sciences.
SOCIETY & CULTURE Postcolonial Italy
Women and Conflict in the Middle East
Challenging National Homogeneity
$42.95 Pb ISBN 9781137375049 Publish December 2013 336 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$54.95
Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Loyola University, USA and Caterina Romeo, University of Rome 'Sapienza', Italy.
Palestinian Refugees and the Response to Violence
This volume constitutes a multidisciplinary intervention into the emerging field of postcolonial studies in Italy, bringing together cultural and social history, critical and political theory, literary and cinematic analyses, ethnomusicology and cultural studies, anthropological fieldwork, and race, gender, diaspora, and urban studies. It deals with four primary thematic areas: the articulation of an Italian postcolonial theory and new global citizenships; Italian politics and the legacy of race; the empire in the collective imaginary; and the challenges posed to the constructed homogeneity of the national community.
Women in conflict zones face a wide range of violence: from physical and psychological trauma to political, economic and social disadvantage. And the sources of the violence are varied also: from the 'public' violence of the enemy to the more 'private' violence of the family. Maria Holt uses her research gathered in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon and in the West Bank to look at the forms of violence suffered by women in the context of the wider conflict around them. Drawing on first-hand accounts of women who have either participated in, been victims of or bystanders to violence, the book highlights the complex situation of these refugees, and explores how many of them become involved in resistance activities.
Maria Holt, University of Westminster, UK.
$41.00 Pb ISBN 9781780761015 Publish December 2013 288 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$52.00
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan
Male Imagination and Girls in Japan
Timothy Spangler, author of One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis, was recently interview on ABC Radio National’s PM program.
Sharon Kinsella, University of Manchester, UK.
$62.00 Pb ISBN 9780415704113 Publish December 2013 256 pages Routledge NZRRP$78.00
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Japanese society in the 1990s and 2000s produced a range of complicated material about sexualized schoolgirls, and few topics have caught the imagination of western observers so powerfully. Through exploring the history and politics underlying the cult of girls in contemporary Japanese media and culture, this book presents a striking picture of contemporary Japanese society from the 1990s to the start of the 2010s. At its core is an in-depth case study of the media delight and panic surrounding delinquent prostitute schoolgirls. Kinsella traces this social panic back to male anxieties relating to gender equality and female emancipation in Japan. The book reveals the conflicted, nostalgic, pornographic, and distinctly racialized manner, in which largely male sentiments about this transformation of gender relations have been expressed.
Listen to the interview here: http://www.abc.net. au/pm/content/2013/s3832633.htm? From start-ups to complex venture capital firms, One Step Ahead is the essential, no-nonsense guide to how hedge funds drive growth and influence markets. Staying one step ahead of the lawmakers, they continue to be significant players in both public and private sectors the world over. $54.95 Hb, ISBN 9781780742953 August 2013, 384 pages Oneworld Publications NZRP$69.95 Quantity
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS The 10 Principles of Open Business Building Success in Today's Open Economy David Cushman is Co-Founder of Open Business Consultancy 90:10 Group, former Director of Social Media at Brando Social, former Digital Development Director at Bauer Media and Jamie Burke is Co-Founder of Open Business Consultancy 90:10 Group and has led product and market development across EMEA recruiting. Today some of the world's leading brands are setting themselves the stated objective of becoming an Open Business. It is the most important change organizations may ever make but although many have the ambition to become open organizations as yet few have the ability to get there. The 10 Principles of Open Business is a practical guide to open organizational design for the Twenty-First Century founded on hands-on experience built on the facts of today's economy. Structured around 10 Principles which define how businesses and other institutions must adapt to both survive and thrive, this book provides the tools to assess your own organization and take the first steps towards becoming an Open Business. The Principles are designed for companies to approach change within their core policy to keep up with digital innovations. This book includes case studies, expert interviews and a goal status tool to assess how well the Principles have been implemented providing everything an organization needs to achieve the greater connectedness, openness and meaning of an Open Business. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9781137347039 Publish December 2013, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00 Quantity
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Disorganized Crimes Why Corporate Governance and Government Intervention Failed and What We Can Do About It Bernard Munk is currently a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia where he has written and spoken on economic policy and energy policy. He has published in academic and trade journals and for a number of years maintained a blog at www.ecomentary.com that will resume shortly following publication of this book.
Disorganized crimes - outbreaks of corporate misgovernance which grow out of the inherent conflict of interest between managers and shareholders are no new thing. Economists since Adam Smith have been aware of the dilemma of having professional managers in charge of 'other people's money'. However, neither current corporate governance practices nor government regulation have prevented major financial fiascos arising out of this conflict. In the last episode (the Credit Crisis of 2007-2009), disorganized crimes nearly collapsed the global financial economy. This book explains how and why these disruptions occur and how we can modify current governance practices and government regulation to reduce the losses to shareholders and avoid serious macroeconomic disturbances such as the Great Recession. Linking two major outbreaks of the past decade (the Enron Era and the Credit Crisis of 2007-8) the book shows what is common to each. It explains how and why industry monitors such as boards, auditors and ratings agencies break down, and how management incentives, corporate compensation and promotion systems leave Directors free of liability, but companies exposed. $68.00 Hb, ISBN 9781137330260 Published September 2013, 320 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$86.00 ‘Dr Munk’s book covers governance issues from a truly economic perspective. As a result of the financial crisis, many have discarded economics to find guiding principles to frame regulation of corporations and financial entities. I learned and thought about many issues as a result of reading this impressive book that highlight and illustrate how these principles, including the responsibilities of boards of directors and corporate officials, interact and how incentives and penalties impact the relations among the various stakeholders of the firm.’ - Myron S. Scholes, Frank E. Buck, Stanford University, USA. Quantity
The Power of Customer Misbehavior Drive Growth and Innovation by Learning from Your Customers Michael T. Fisher, Case Western Reserve University; Kalle Lyytinen and Martin L. Abbott, AKF Partners. The authors explores the phenomenon of customer driven innovation and shows how companies can not only learn to spot and watch product misuse taking place, but use this knowledge to innovate and develop their products and services so they are what the customer needs, and in this way ensure long term loyalty and growth. This is the first book to explore the idea that allowing customers to adapt features in online products or services to suit their needs is the key to viral growth. The authors reveal three newly discovered drivers of viral growth that come from radical customer innovation and present these concepts as simple, actionable principles with case studies based on rigorous new research. $45.00 Hb, ISBN 9781137348913 Publish December 2013, 224 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
Capital and the Debt Trap
Using the Power of High Design to Build a Lifelong Relationship with Your Audience
Learning from Cooperatives in the Global Crisis
Yasushi Kusume, Electrolux Group Design and Neil Gridley, University of Nottingham, UK.
Claudia Sanchez Bajo and Bruno Roelants.
For brands to succeed in a competitive environment they need to build a 'loving' relationship with their customers. Brands need to construct an emotional engagement with customers so that they feel genuinely connected to it and what it has to offer. Through 15 steps this books reveals how to use High Design principles to build a truly loved brand. $44.00 Pb ISBN 9781137372352 Publish December 2013 288 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
$65.00 Hb ISBN 9781137369000 Publish December 2013 200 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$85.00
The recent financial crisis has had a devastating impact around the globe. Thousands of businesses have closed, millions of jobs have been cut and many people have lost their homes. Capital and the Debt Trap explains how key economies have fallen into a 'debt trap', linking the financial sphere to the real economy, and looks into alternatives to the constant stream of financial bubbles and shocks. Overlooked by many, cooperatives across the world have been relatively resilient throughout the crisis. Through four case studies, this book explores their strategies, providing an in-depth analysis within a broader debate on wealth generation and a sustainable future. To all those interested in political economy, enterprise governance, development studies and cooperatives, Capital and the Debt Trap opens up new ways of thinking. Quantity
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$44.00 Pb ISBN 9780415658065 Publish December 2013 288 pages Routledge NZRRP$55.00
Danger and Opportunity
The Gold Cartel
Turning Cultural Diversity into Competitive Advantage
How Central Banks Influence the Price of Gold
Lionel Laroche and Caroline Yang, both at Multicultural Business Solutions, Canada.
Dimitri Speck, Staedel Hanseatic, Germany.
This book shows professionals and managers how to negotiate the impact of cultural diference in their organisation to reap the benefits of this diversity. While organisations have increased their knowledge and awareness of diversity issues, this book guides professionals in applying this knowledge to solve the problems that arise from cultural differences. Drawing on their vast experience, Laroche and Yang offer practical solutions that can be implemented at the individual or organisational level. This is a book that will interest professionals, especially in human resources, who want to take advantage of the knowledge and skills that cultural diversity brings into an organisation.
$45.00 Hb ISBN 9781137286420 Published September 2013 328 pages Palgrave Macmillan 222 NZRRP$55.00
In times of financial crises and imminent sovereign defaults, gold is the investment on everyone's lips. As a safe investment, one could traditionally rely on gold markets for good, stable performance, however in recent years, they have seen surprising volatility and price fluctuation, with no visible reason as to why. Dimitri Speck illustrates in detail how central banks have secretly manipulated the price of gold in an effort to calm financial markets and control inflation. Using quantitative analysis of historic gold market patterns, the author shows how and when central banks intervene in gold markets, and how this has affected price movement and impacted the global financial markets, leading to the creation of a megabubble.
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$39.95 Hb ISBN 9781137361653 Publish December 2013 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$49.95
Economic Reform Now
Governance in Family Enterprises
A Global Manifesto to Rescue Our Sinking Economies
Maximising Economic and Emotional Success
Paul Davidson, University of Tennessee, USA; James K. Galbraith, University of Texas, USA; Richard C. Koo, Nomura Research Institute, Japan; Heiner Flassbeck, UNCTAD and Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
Alexander Koeberle-Schmid, INTES, Germany; Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Gen10SA; and Ernesto J. Poza, Thunderbirdâ€™s School of Global Management, USA. A comprehensive overview of governance in family enterprises, including interviews with renowned family enterprise owners. Taking a systematic approach, this book provides practical frameworks and valuable lessons from the experience of other family enterprises.
The global economy is on the brink of (another) depression. In this book, some of the world's leading economists issue a strong warning on the grave errors that are threatening to take the global economy over the brink. Richard Koo warns about the dangers of fiscal austerity in times of deleveraging by the private sector. Galbraith illustrates the dangers of deregulation of the financial markets. Davidson explains the concept of objective uncertainty. Ghosh explores economic integration in the developing world. And Flassbeck wraps up by highlighting the need for a new international monetary system that better reflects the fundamentals and puts trade back into its proper role of stimulating development.
$65.00 Hb ISBN 9781137293893 Publish December 2013 224 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$85.00
Financial Regulation after the Global Financial Crises
Luxury, Lies and Marketing Shattering the Illusions of the Luxury Brand
Tony Porter, McMaster University, Canada.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415822732 Publish December 2013 240 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
In the early stages of the 2007/8 global financial crisis it seemed likely that the severity of the crisis could provoke dramatic changes in the architecture of global finance. However subsequently it has been challenging to interpret the regulatory response. Are there significant changes, or are we witnessing a return to the pre-crisis status quo? This book provides a comprehensive and focused overview of the changing dynamics between public and private forms of transnational financial regulation, addressing recent and emerging trends in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. With chapters on the International Monetary Fund, the Financial Stability Board, bank regulation, derivatives regulation, and macroprudential regulation, the authors address five issue areas critical to gaining a broad and deep understanding of the contemporary dynamics of transnational financial regulation.
Marie-Claude Sicard, Paris IV-Sorbonne University, France.
$55.00 Hb ISBN 9781137264688 Publish December 2013 224 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$69.95
The author uncovers the secrets to luxury and presents a new model for understanding how luxury brands set themselves apart. Luxury brands would like the world to think they are above mass marketing; that they rely only on prestige, status and inherent quality to gain and retain their customers' loyalty. The truth is quite different. Through revealing new case studies of some of the world's leading luxury brands, This book demonstrates how traditional their marketing strategies really are. Based on new research, Marie-Claude Sicard presents an innovative model for creating a luxury marketing campaign, the Swerve Theory, showing how brands can convince their consumers that they are a cut above the mainstream. Quantity
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Making the Compelling Business Case
The Power of Global Teams Driving Growth and Innovation in a Fast Changing World
Decision making techniques for successful business growth
Elisabeth Marx, INSEAD's Global Leadership Centre.
Wolfgang Messner, GloBus Research Ltd.
$49.95 Hb ISBN 9781137340566 Publish December 2013 264 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$65.00
How to formulate and present a professional judgment on corporate investments based on the elements of cost, benefit, risk, and strategic flexibility. Managers, despite a common clear objective, often make decisions on projects with uncertain outcomes that result in failed initiatives, missed delivery goals and overrunning costs. A business case can help to build a consensus among stakeholders and providing a top-down justification for a rational decision. They can be used by a sales team to prove that the business value offered by the vendor matches the client's needs. The author shows readers how to champion new ideas, and simplify the decision making process by explaining the key theories and practices behind finance and corporate investments.
$45.00 Hb ISBN 9781137008114 Publish December 2013 200 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
Marketing in Context
Upgrading Leadership's Crystal Ball
Setting the Scene
Five Reasons Why Forecasting Must Replace Predicting and How to Make the Strategic Change in Business and Public Policy
Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
$65.00 Hb ISBN 9781137297105 Publish December 2013 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$85.00
A how-to guide showing how executive teams in multinationals can be built to run, change and restructure a global business and serve global clients successfully. Executive teams in global companies can, and must, work together to successfully drive change, enable fast growth or restructure a business. This highly practical book shows how to get the most out of executive teams and, uniquely, deals with special issues in the not-for-profit sector and emerging markets.
The latest research on the importance of context and culture in marketing, providing need-to-know content for marketing professionals. Large-scale marketing is not about persuading people to make buying decisions; it is about framing choices to make their buying decisions redundant. The best marketing doesn't just focus on the individual psychology of the consumer in isolation, but operates at a cultural level, taking into account their wider background, environment and lifestyle and analysing their choices and behaviours in this context, so that the customer isn't even aware their buying decisions are being influenced. In this rigorous and practical book Chris Hackley presents the latest research and provides needto-know content for marketing professionals.
Jeffrey C. Bauer, PhD is an internationally recognized Healthcare Futurist and Economist.
$45.00 Pb ISBN 9781466554030 Publish December 2013 144 pages Productivity Press NZRRP$55.00
This book offers a practical alternative to the everyday predictive models that have failed to prepare decision-makers for today's economic problems. Rather than telling readers how to prepare for the future, it offers readers tools to evaluate and influence their own futures. The text describes key concepts concisely and clearly, including practical examples. The concepts discussed in the chapters can help business executives to avoid problems from the past as they look into the future.
THE ARTS Audience Participation in Theatre
Aesthetics of the Invitation
Amy Coplan, California State University Fullerton, USA.
Gareth White, University of London, UK.
$49.95 Pb ISBN 9780415485852 Publish December 2013 186 pages Routledge NZRRP$64.00
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and â€˜replicants' is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions from what it is to be human and to the nature of consciousness. This is the first book to explore and address these questions and more from a philosophical point of view. Beginning with a helpful introduction, specially commissioned chapters examine the following questions: What is the relationship between emotion and reason and how successful is Blade Runner in depicting emotions? Does the style of Blade Runner have any philosophical significance? To what extent is Blade Runner a meditation on the nature of film itself? Quantity
Philosophers on Film
$44.00 Pb ISBN 9781137354631 Published August 2013 240 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
This book presents a theory of audience participation in the theatre, based on the importance of the moment of invitation and how an event changes character when such an invitation is made. The materials from which theatre performance is made expand to include the audience participant's body and social being, with the participant's prior experience and expectations, and their embodied, affective response to the performance becoming of vital importance. Attending to this expanded set of performance media allows us to begin to articulate the aesthetics of participation, and thereafter to consider the ethics and politics of participation more precisely. This book offers a new theory of audience participation and taps into the growth of immersive (or participatory) performance and Applied Theatre.
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE Barbara Stanwyck
The Italian Cinema Book
Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK.
Peter Bondanella, Indiana University, USA. The Italian Cinema Book provides a comprehensive and dynamic guide to the major critical issues in the study of Italian cinema. It brings together some of the most distinguished and innovative scholars, critics, and film historians in the field to consider a number of historical, cultural, and theoretical issues. Moving beyond familiar approaches, the book showcases a number of new critical methodologies through detailed exploration of case studies and analysis of key filmic texts.
Barbara Stanwyck's illustrious career began in the 1920s and spanned sixty years. Devoting each chapter to a significant quality of Stanwyck's performances, Andrew Klevan foregrounds crucial scenes from her exemplary films, including Stella Dallas (1937), The Lady Eve (1941), and Double Indemnity (1944). Through the lens of her achievement, Klevan examines the wider concerns of these films while revisiting classic topics from Film Studies - psychoanalysis, medium reflexivity, and the representation of female roles such as the 'sacrificial mother' and the 'femme fatale'. $32.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844576487 Published September 2013, 152 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$42.95
$42.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844574049 Publish December 2013 320 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
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Small Screen Aesthetics
Brian Winston is Lincoln Chair of Communications at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has an Emmy for documentary scriptwriting.
From Television to the Internet Glen Creeber, University of Aberystwyth, UK.
Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film. In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts.
$39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844574094 Published July 2013 192 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
In this ground-breaking study, Glen Creeber gives a critical and historical account of small screen aesthetics, tracing its origins from the early days of television through to the arrival of the internet, YouTube and beyond. Creeber offers a comprehensive and lucid account of the ways small screen aesthetics have developed and evolved since the 1920s to the present day, clarifying and illustrating past debates while offering fresh and original insights into old and new ways of conceiving these diverse media forms. Case Studies illustrate these discussions in more detail, including revealing analyses of I Love Lucy, The Avengers, The Osbournes, The Sopranos, CNN: International, Interactive TV, the webcam and Kony 2012.
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Global Mexican Cinema
Warhol in Ten Takes
Its Golden Age
Glyn Davis, University of Edinburgh, UK and Gary Needham, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Robert McKee Irwin, University of California, USA; Mariacruz Castro Ricalde, Tecnol贸gico de Monterry, Mexico. A lively and cogent exploration of the golden age of Mexican cinema, which spanned the 1930s through to the 1950s. This book examines both Mexican cinema's role in building an imagined national community within Mexico and its economic and cultural impact on Latin America, Europe, and the United States.
$49.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844575329 Publish December 2013 232 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$65.00
$35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781844574018 Published September 2013 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$49.95
Andy Warhol remains one of the world's most influential artists, and his reputation has only grown since his death in 1987. Warhol in Ten Takes provides a comprehensive introduction to Warhol's filmmaking alongside ten essays on individual films (from canonical classics such as The Chelsea Girls,to sorely neglected titles such as Bufferin) from leading scholars of cinema, art and culture. Drawing on research from the Warhol archives, newly-unearthed images, and original interviews with denizens of the Factory, this book explores the richness and variety of Warhol's films and interrogates accepted perspectives on them - while acknowledging the challenge of ever fully coming to terms with the life and career of this extraordinary artist.
Cultural Histories of Cinema
$42.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844573417 Published September 2013, 416 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
The Documentary Film Book
BFI SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
Controversies Controversies is a series comprising individual studies of controversial films from the late 1960s to the present day, encompassing classic, contemporary Hollywood, cult and world cinema. Each volume provides an in-depth study analysing the various stages of each film’s production, distribution, classification and reception, assessing both its impact at the time of its release and its subsequent legacy. ‘The Controversies series is a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about what limits - if any - should be placed on cinema when it comes to the depiction and discussion of extreme subject matter. Sober, balanced and insightful where much debate on these matters has been hysterical, one-sided and unhelpful, these books should help us get a perspective on some of the thorniest films in the history of cinema.’ - Kim Newman, novelist, critic and broadcaster
Portrait of a Serial Killer
Portrait of a Serial Killer
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) is precisely that: a cold-eyed character study based on the crimes of Henry Lee Lucas, who was convicted of eleven murders in the 1980s. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9780230297982 September 2011, 168 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRP$41.00 Quantity
This book explores the unrest and protest that Basic Instinct sparked in the gay, lesbian and feminist communities in the US, incensed by what they saw as the script’s homophobia and misogyny. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9780230336926 December 2012, 192 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRP$38.00 Quantity
Film Classics BFI Film Classics is a series of finely written, illustrated books which honour landmark films of world cinema. The series includes a wide range of approaches and critical styles, reflecting the diverse ways we appreciate, analyse and enjoy great films. ‘Part of my admiration for this intelligent and judicious contribution to the BFI Film Classics - a series that by now may qualify as the most successful and title-heavy book series in the history of film criticism …’ - Jonathan Rosenbaum ‘Magnificently concentrated examples of flowing freeform critical poetry.’ – Uncut
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs now stands as one of the most important of all Hollywood films, and its influence on movies – by Orson Welles, Michael Powell, and many others – extends to the present day. $24.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844574759 July 2012, 112 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRP$32.95
The Wizard of Oz
For Rushdie, The Wizard of Oz is more than a children’s film, and more than a fantasy. It’s a story whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults, in which ‘the weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies’. $24.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844575169 August 2012, 80 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRP$32.95 Quantity
Film Stars Stars are an integral part of the global film industry. This is as true today, in the age of celebrity culture, as in the studio era. Each book in this major new BFI series focuses on an international film star, tracing the development of their star persona, their career trajectory and their acting and performance style. Some also examine the cultural significance of a star’s work, as well as their lasting influence and legacy. The series ranges across a wide historical and geographical spectrum, from silent to contemporary cinema and from Hollywood to Asian cinemas, and addresses both child and adult stardom.
$29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844574322 February 2012, 168 pages Quantity Palgrave Macmillan NZRP$34.95
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$29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781844574889 July 2012, 112 pages Quantity Palgrave Macmillan NZRP$34.95
Cine-file French Film Guides
$29.95 Pb ISBN 9781780765099 Published June 2013 128 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$38.00
A Bout De Souffle
East German Cinema
French Film Guide
DEFA and Film History
Ramona Fotiade, University of Glasgow, UK.
Sebastian Heiduschke, Oregon State University, USA.
One of the most charismatic feature films of the New Wave, A Bout de Souffle (1960) has retained its appeal not only as the emphatic statement of a generational break with tradition, but also as Godard's earliest rendition of a set of thematic and stylistic motifs that would become his trademark. In this original guide to the film, Ramona Fotiade analyses in depth its production and reception, as well as its mise-en-scene and editing. She situates A Bout de souffle in relation to Godard's filmography and critical writings up to 1960, focusing on a narrative and visual discourse that is now identified with a distinctive strand in postmodern French cinema. She also explores the impact of Godard's early counter-narrative and visual strategies on the independent American filmmakers and the French Cinema du Look during the 1980s and 1990s.
$42.95 Pb ISBN 9781137322319 Publish December 2013 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$54.95
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Correcting and Enhancing Audio in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and Studio One
Jude Davis is Professor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. She is the author of Diana, A Cultural History: Gender, Race, Nation and the People's Princess (Palgrave, 2001); the co-author with Carol Smith of Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (1998); the editor of Theodore Dreiser, Political Writings (2011) and the co-editor with Neil Campbell and George McKay of Issues in Americanisation and Culture (2004).
Whether you're comping a vocal track, restoring an old recording, working with dialogue or sound effects for film, or imposing your own vision with mash-ups or remixes, audio editing is a key skill to successful sound production. Digital Audio Editing gives you the techniques, from the simplest corrective editing like cutting, copying, and pasting to more complex creative editing, such as beat mapping and timestretching. You'll be able to avoid unnaturalsounding pitch correction and understand the potential pitfalls you face when restoring classic tracks. Author Simon Langford invites you to see editing with his wide-angle view, putting this skill into a broad context that will inform your choices even as you more skillfully manipulate sound.
$34.95 Pb ISBN 9780230321342 Publish December 2013 165 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$44.95
Film After Film
The New Face of Photography
Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?
Jonas Larsen, Roskilde University, Denmark.
$39.95 Pb ISBN 9781780763323 Publish December 2013 288 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$49.95
Falling Down (1993) caused controversy because of its depiction of violence and vigilantism, and was accused of racism in its portrayal of a Korean shopkeeper. Jude Davies explores the film's production and reception context, arguing that it was marketed as a deliberate provocation to a growing 'uncivility' in American society.
J. Hoberman served as the senior film critic at The Village Voice from 1988-2012. He has taught at Harvard, NYU, and Cooper Union, and is the author of ten books, including Bridge of Light, The Red Atlantis, and The Dream Life.
Photography as an everyday practice is changing dramatically once again. At this moment of transition from analogue to digital, Digital Snaps aims to develop a new media ecology that can accommodate these changes to photography 'as we know it'. Expert contributors representing varied disciplines demonstrate how and to what extent the traditional social practices, technologies and images of analogue photography are being transformed with the movement to digital photography. They explore how this media convergence transforms the media ecology - the networks, objects, performances, meanings and circulations - of vernacular photography, as we research it through ordinary people's use of such new cameras and interactive internet spaces as part of their everyday lives.
$23.00 Pb ISBN 9781781681435 Publish December 2013 304 pages Verso NZRRP$29.00
One of the world's most erudite and entertaining film critics on the state of cinema in the post-digital-and post-9/11-age. This witty and allusive book, in the style of classic film theorists/critics like AndrĂŠ Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer, includes considerations of global cinema's most important figures and films, from Lars von Trier and Jia Jiangke to WALL-E, Avatar and Inception.
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Digital Audio Editing Simon Langford is a professional music producer and remixer, with close to ten years of experience.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415829588 Publish December 2013 400 pages Focal Press NZRRP$72.00
East Germany's film monopoly, Deutsche FilmAktiengesellschaft (DEFA), produced a breadth and depth of films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, science fiction films, musicals, melodramas, spy thrillers, women's films, fairy tales, and children's films, among others. This book covers the entire range of filmmaking under the DEFA logo, from their beginnings in the Soviet Occupied Zone through German unification and shows their continuing impact in contemporary culture. In his analysis of twelve representative films produced between 1946 and 1990, Heiduschke illustrates the complex nature of East Germany's film monopoly affected by domestic, international, and transnational dynamics and directs the attention to an influential, but often forgotten part of German film that bridged the cinemas of eastern and western Europe during the Cold War in surprising ways.
$66.00 Pb ISBN 9780415842372 Publish December 2013 592 pages Focal Press NZRRP$84.00
The Grip Book
Monochromatic HDR Photography
The Studio Gripâ€™s Essential Guide, Fifth Edition
Shooting and Processing Black and White High Dynamic Range Photos
Michael G. Uva, Key Grip, California, USA.
Harold Davis is a legendary photographer and digital artist.
Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on a movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, cars, and trains. In The Grip Book, Fifth Edition, seasoned Hollywood grip Michael G. Uvateaches teaches you to install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment on a set, such as C-stands, cameras, and any specialty gear needed for a shoot. Guidelines for on-set etiquette and how to succeed as a technical crew member will jumpstart your career and make you a valuable asset on any film or television crew.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415831451 Publish December 2013 208 pages Focal Press NZRRP$72.00
$64.00 Pb ISBN 9780415826594 Publish December 2013 320 pages Focal Press NZRRP$81.00
How to Cheat in Maya 2014
Never Far from Dancing
Tools and Techniques for Character Animation
Ballet Artists in New Roles
Kenny Roy, Animation Studios, USA.
A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth century ballet, Never Far From Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since retiring from the stage. Each interview is edited expertly by Barbara Newman to read as a monologue, reflecting on every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands to its personalities and celebrated roles, but most of all on what happens when the dancing stops. While ballet invites all manner of writing from critics, admirers and academics, the thoughts and experiences of the dancers themselves are seldom recorded. Here, those who scaled the heights of their craft hand down their wisdom and recount lives spent in this most enduring of art forms.
All professional animators know a handful of secrets that give them an edge in a production environment. How to Cheat in Maya puts these secrets in your hands! Learn time and energysaving techniques tested in real Hollywood productions in this book, jam-packed with screenshots and scene files designed to get you up to speed quickly. From menus to modeling, lipsync to lighting, How to Cheat in Maya 2014 covers all of the methods available in the latest version of Maya. Get up to speed quickly and produce stellar results with these insider workflows. With new, updated cheats for the latest version of Maya, How to Cheat in Maya 2014 is an essential guide for amateur and professional 3D animators alike.
$39.00 Pb ISBN 9780415832151 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$49.00
Light and Photomedia
Reading Asian Television Drama
A New History and Future of the Photographic Image
Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries Jeongmee Kim, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Jai McKenzie identifies light-space-time structures throughout the history of photomedia, from the early image machines through analogue and digital image machines to the present day. She proposes that they will continue to develop in the future, and takes us to future image machines of the year 2039. With the use of the theories of Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard and Vilem Flusser, featuring artists including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nam June Paik, Yves Klein, Eadweard Muybridge, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman and Michael Snow, as well as photographic images.
$39.00 Pb ISBN 9781845118600 Publish December 2013 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$49.00
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Asian TV drama this book discloses is diverse in form and content, it has value that is local as well as transcultural and its shows have strong appeal in their aesthetics, storytelling, acting and cinematography to large non-Asian as well as Asian audiences. Reading Asian Television Drama offers an insightful overview of Asian television drama from such countries as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea, and of its cultural impact. Examining both text and context, chapters analyse local dramas closely, including South Korean "Hallyu" shows like Autumn in my Heart and Beautiful Days. Others focus on an Asian TV network within Asia, as well as Asian global cultural exchange and the international consumption of its television. They provide full and varied coverage of this important TV industry for a wide range of readers. Quantity
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Jai McKenzie is an artist and academic based between Berlin and Sydney.
$39.95 Hb ISBN 9781780762784 Publish December 2013 224 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$49.95
Monochromatic HDR Photography is the first book intended to show photographers how to work at the intersection of two up-andcoming trends that are at the forefront of the digital revolution: Black & White and High Dynamic Range imaging. The book explains techniques for extending dynamic range, monochromatic conversion methods and best practices where the two technologies intersect. Since successful digital monochromatic image creation generally requires using the color information inherent in RAW exposures, most case studies will be presented in full color. In addition, this book provides extensive coverage of the creative vision required to successfully create monochromatic HDR images and the workflow necessary to make art prints from this specialized image making technique.
$34.95 Pb ISBN 9781848859241 Publish December 2013 288 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$44.95
Screening the Undead
Suzan-Lori Parks in Person
Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television
Interviews, Addresses, Commentaries
Leon Hunt; Sharon Lockyer; and Milly Williamson, Brunel University, UK.
This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. This book contains 18 interviews, some previously untranscribed or specially undertaken for this book, plus commentaries on her work by major directors and critics, including Liz Diamond, Richard Foreman, Bonnie Metzgar and Beth Schachter. These contributions combine to honor the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in drama, and explore her ideas about theater, history, race, and gender. Material from a wide range of sources chronologically charts Parks's career from the 1990s to the present.
Philip Kolin, Harvey Young
The vampire and the zombie, the two most popular incarnations of the undead, are brought together for a forensic critical investigation in Screening the Undead. Both have a long history in popular fiction, film, television, comics and games. Leading writers on Horror and cult media consider the sexy vampire and the grotesque zombie, as well as hybrid figures who do not fit neatly into either category. These are examined across a range of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the gay zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar riding skeletal horses to dancing Japanese zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new light on these two icons of terror - and desire - whose popular longevity has taken them ‘Beyond Life'.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415624930 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'arte
Critical Approaches to a Cinematic Phenomenon
Peter Jordan, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Sarah Harman, Brunel University, UK and Wickham Clayton, Roehampton University, UK.
$34.00 Pb ISBN 9781780766669 Publish December 2013 240 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$43.00
The Twilight Saga, a series of five films adapted from Stephanie Meyer's four novels, has been a sensation, both at the box office and through the attention it has won from its predominantly teenaged fans. As popular cinema, the series has had its share of criticism, even from fans. However, it also offers rich opportunities for critical attention, which the contributors to Screening Twilight provide with energy and style. The book unpacks how this popular group of films work as cinematic texts, what they have to say about cinema and culture today, and how fans may seek to re-read or subvert these messages. Chapters address Twilight in the context of the vampire and myth, in terms of genre and reception, identity, gender and sexuality, and through re-viewing the series fandom.
$69.00 Pb ISBN 9780415698764 Publish December 2013 240 pages Routledge NZRRP$87.00
Speedlights & Speedlites Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed, Second Edition
Lou Jones, Commercial Photographer; Bob Keenan, Boston University, USA; and Steve Ostrowski, New England School of Photography, USA.
$51.00 Pb ISBN 9780240821443 Published August 2013 160 pages Focal Press NZRRP$64.00
The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the lateRenaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell'Arte. The book contends that through a symbiotic collaboration between patrician amateurs and plebeian professionals, innovative forms of comedy developed in the Venice region, fusing `high' and `low' culture in a provocative mix that had a truly mass appeal. Rich with anecdotes, images, and literary 'often ribald ' comic passages, Peter Jordan's central argument has important implications for the study of Venetian art, popular theatre and European cultural history.
Nationalism in Australian Visual Culture
This intelligent discussion focuses on the elusive nature of Australian nationalism as it is defined by visual images drawn from a vast variety of sources - some surprising and others regularly encountered in our daily lives. From high art to popular kitsch, the more than 100 plates support the author’s feisty arguments which range from domestic issues related to the great Australian dream of suburban home ownership to the plight of those who have experienced difficulties in making a home here, including refugees. As Traudi Allen declares, ‘The nationalist discourse is a multifarious and contradictory matter’, with many pitfalls, ambiguous stereotypes and questionable mythologies. This densely detailed text is essential reading for all who wish to better understand Australia’s complex contemporary culture. $59.95 Pb, ISBN 9781921394010 September 2008, 230 pages Macmillan Art Publishing NZRP$71.95
Acclaimed Boston photographers Lou Jones, Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski guide you through the technical and creative aspects of how to get the most out of these powerful tools in this indispensable guide, packed full of inspirational images and comprehensive diagrams of the lighting set ups used to capture them. They are significantly more advanced, lighter and considerably cheaper than a standard flashgun, and have many advantages. Getting the most out of them, however, remains a mystery - most photographers still just use their speedlights in the same way as a standard flash gun. This is where this book comes in.
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FICTION The Orenda Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Northern Ontario, Canada. A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family, and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees that the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird's people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar. Christophe, a charismatic Jesuit missionary, has found his calling among the Huron, and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to the new world. As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, small battles erupt into bigger wars and a nation emerges from worlds in flux. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9781780744353 Publish December 2013, 464 pages Oneworld Publications NZRRP$44.95 “Every so often, a book can bring the past back to life so vividly that it ceases to be history and becomes a part of the living world. joseph Boyden has done this with haunting beauty and visceral strength, repopulating a destroyed world with characters so real and striking it is hard to think of them as fictional. The Orenda is not only Boyden’s finest work, it is one of the most powerful novels I’ve every read.” -Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo.
$24.95 Hb ISBN 9781566569477 Published September 2013 32 pages Interlink NZRRP$32.95
Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. Her fairy tale retellings include The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Rose Red and Snow White, The Snow Princess, and The Crystal Mountain.
Hedy Habra is the recipient of WMU's AllUniversity Research and Creative Scholar Award.
Sweet Cinderella is forced to spend her days waiting on her cruel stepsisters and stepmother, almost forgetting that she, too, was once a fine young lady with handsome clothes and a soft bed to sleep in. But when Cinderella is left at home on the night of the Prince's ball, her fairy godmother turns pumpkin into coach, mice into horses, lizards into footmen, and Cinderella's rags into a beautiful ball gown. At the ball Cinderella secretly captures the heart of the Prince, but it is not until he finds the true owner of the delicate glass slipper that the two can live happily ever after.
$24.95 Pb ISBN 9781566569576 Published September 2013 208 pages Interlink NZRRP$29.95
Flying Carpets is a story collection in the grand tradition of Arab storytelling. In it, Habra masterfully waves her writing wand and takes us on a journey as we read about people and places far away and encounter temples and mountain villages, gliding boats and fragrant kitchens, flaming fish and rich tapestries. The stories recover lost, partially forgotten and imaginary spaces, progressing from the concrete to the universal. The first two sections move between Egypt and Lebanon with a touch of magic realism. In the second half of the collection, the characters become less rooted in time and space as the dreamlike elements intensify. Throughout the book, storytelling and fortunetelling evoke a mythical past that is at the same time lost yet alive: love, loss, the yearning for alternate worlds, and the need to reinvent oneself through art permeate its pages.
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Gertrude Hassan Najmi, Moroccan poet, novelist, journalist, and educator, is a major figure in the cultural life of Morocco.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. $10.95 Hb, ISBN 9781566568760 Published April 2013, 32 pages Interlink Available Now! NZRRP$14.95 Quantity
Rose Red and Snow White
$24.95 Pb ISBN 9781566569712 Publish December 2013 224 pages Interlink NZRRP$29.95
Ruth Sanderson is the highly acclaimed illustrator of over 75 books for children. $22.95 Hb, ISBN 9781566569101 Published February 2013, 32 pages Interlink NZRRP$29.95
As Hassan Najmi's acclaimed novel begins, our unnamed narrator befriends an elderly man, Muhammad, who, as a young man, worked as a tour guide in the city of Tangier. Muhammad tells the narrator about his most famous clients, the renowned Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice Toklas. Now close to death, Muhammad begs the narrator to take his papers and write his life story. We learn that Muhammad accepted Stein's invitation to visit her in Paris. As the narrator is drawn into Muhammad's story, he finds himself also drawn to a beautiful African-American woman who becomes as interested in the story of Stein's visit to Morocco as she is in the young Moroccan who is researching it. Together they continue their quest into the past to rediscover Stein, in a novel that bursts with different varieties of passion at the hands of a master storyteller and poet. Quantity
$29.95 Pb ISBN 9781780761916 Publish December 2013 192 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$37.00
Latin Love Poetry
The Warrior Women of Islam
Denise Eileen McCoskey and Zara Martirosova Torlone, both at Miami University of Ohio, USA.
Forgotten Heroines of the Great Arabian Tales
The three major Roman love poets - Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid - are celebrated for the ways in which they used social and historical contexts, as well as a highly developed sense of place and landscape, to inform their explorations of passion and desire. These writers pursued both men and women, and expressed romantic attachments to the bucolic countryside as well as to the city of Rome. This new and attractive survey of a genre that is often called elegy - because of its metre discusses the poets and their writings against the turbulent backdrop of the Augustan age (31 BCE-14 CE). It examines the literary origins of Latin elegy, highlights the poets' key themes and traces their reception by later writers and readers.
Remke Kruk, University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
$34.00 Pb ISBN 9781848859272 Publish December 2013 304 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$43.00
Remke Kruk recounts the story of Princess Dhat al-Himma, brave and undefeated leader of the Muslim army in its wars against the Byzantines; of Ghamra, brought up as a boy to become a fearless leader of men; and of Qannasa, an infidel, raiding from her mountain fortress to capture and seduce her enemies before putting them pitilessly to the sword. The Warrior Women of Islam puts a bold new complexion of gender roles and the wider perception of women in the Middle East.
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE Bridget and Joan's Diary Mad About Toy Boy Bridget and Joan have been friends since childhood (apart from when they weren't). They have shared 104,493,207 cups of tea, too many bottles of wine to keep count and one man. They live on the coast. Meet Bridget and Joan. From their home at the Second Best Exotic Magnolia Retirement Home, this diary charts their eighty years of history and gives way too much information on their outlandish relationship in this smash Christmas hit. Peppered with crazy antics as the pair generally irritate the younger generations, we follow their plight from childhood, through the Second World War - when Joan worked the land while Bridget worked the GIs on the nearby US airbase - to accidental shoplifting in the local ASDA. With laugh-out-loud gags and a frequent nod to Helen Fielding's original, this year's comedy sensation is a warm and witty account of two elderly ladies joined at the artificial hip. $19.95 Hb, ISBN 9781780744377 Publish December 2013, 176 pages Oneworld Publications NZRRP$24.95
$44.00 Hb ISBN 9781137373632 Publish December 2013 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
The Riddles of the Hobbit
Adam Roberts, University of London, UK.
From Cambridge to Collected
What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring? All these questions, and more, are answered in The Riddles of the Hobbit, the first critical engagement with Tolkien's great novel to take 'the riddle' seriously as a key structuring principle of the novel. Ringing widely across Tolkien's creative life, The Riddles of the Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each.
Mark Wormald, Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK; Neil Roberts, University of Sheffield, UK; Terry Gifford, Bath Spa University, UK.
$44.00 Pb ISBN 9781137276605 Published September 2013 272 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
This book offers new insights into neglected but essential aspects of the work of one of the major twentieth-century poets - Ted Hughes. New essays by fellow poets Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage lead a collection of largely new voices in Hughes studies offering fresh readings and newly available archival research. Beyond the poetry and stories, these contributors draw upon recordings, notebooks, letters, writing for children, prose essays and translations. Several contributors have carried out new interviews and correspondence for this book. For the first time, this book challenges established views about Hughes's speaking voice, poetic rhythms, study at Cambridge, influence of other poets, engagement with Christianity, farming, fishing and healing.
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$44.00 Pb ISBN 9781137350411 Published September 2013 376 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
The History of British Women's Writing, 1500-1610
M. Cristina Sousa, University of Salford, UK.
Caroline Bicks, Boston College, USA and Jennifer Summit, Stanford University, USA.
Basic Portuguese: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. Eighteen units covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Portuguese. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Portuguese provides readers with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar.
A Grammar and Workbook
This volume initiates a new history of early women's writing. Focusing on a wide variety of texts-from verse and drama to household records and recipes-it reconsiders what writing meant to the women who produced and used it. The 110 years of British history that define this volume's scope (1500-1610) witnessed dramatic upheavals in politics, religion, society, and culture. As these illuminating essays reveal, women actively participated, through their writings, in key developments of the period: new media technologies, emergent performance spaces, Reformation and Counter-Reformation movements, and shifting representations of nation and race that marked colonial expansion.
$53.00 Pb ISBN 9780415633208 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$67.00
History of British Womenâ€™s Writing
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE
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Colloquial Tibetan The Complete Course for Beginners
Ros Ballaster, Oxford University, UK.
These two 60-miniute CDs, recorded by native speakers of Tibetan, are an invaluable component of the Colloquial Tibetan course. While reinforcing material from the book, the CDs also contain a variety of additional exercises, including role-playing, and a useful guide to pronunciation. Course components include the complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
There is a palpable sense of a transforming culture at the end of one century and the beginning of another in the writing of women between 1690 and 1750. This volume charts the most significant changes for a literary history of women: the beginnings of a discourse of 'enlightened' feminism, the response by women writers to the Cartesian and natural scientific revolutions of the later seventeenth centuries, and attempts by women both as writers and publishers to exploit the new possibilities in literary culture attendant on the establishment of new financial institutions . Contributions to this volume demonstrate that women were engaging in forms old and new in ways that sought to shape and transform rather than simply reflect or respond to the work of their male contemporaries.
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$44.00 Pb ISBN 9781137350404 Published September 2013 312 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$55.00
Pb, 9780415595605, 432pp $64.00, NZRRP$81.00
A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch Core Vocabulary for Learners
Sarah Haggarty, Queens' College, Cambridge, UK and Jon Mee, University of York, UK.
$34.00 Pb ISBN 9780230220102 Publish December 2013 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan NZRRP$43.00
Carole Tiberius and Tanneke Schoonheim, both at INL (Institute of Dutch Lexicology), the Netherlands.
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794) is William Blake's best-known work, containing such familiar poems as London, Sick Rose and The Tyger. Evolving over the author's lifetime, the collection was printed by Blake himself on his own press. This Reader's Guide explains the unique development of Songs as an illuminated book considers the earliest reactions to the text during Blake's lifetime, and his gathering posthumous reputation in the nineteenth century; explores modern critical approaches and recent debates; and discusses key topics that have been of abiding interest to critics, including the relationship between text and image in Blake's 'composite art'.
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This is a valuable tool for all learners of Dutch, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 290 million word corpus which includes both written and spoken material from a wide range of sources, this dictionary presents Dutch core vocabulary in a detailed and clearly arranged manner: each of the 5,000 entries includes English equivalents and a sample sentence showing language
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Readerâ€™s Guides to Essential Criticism
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar
The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew
Mohammed Sawaie, University of Virginia, USA.
$69.00 Pb ISBN 9780415710046 Publish December 2013 352 pages Routledge NZRRP$87.00
Fundamentals of Arabic Grammar provides an authoritative guide to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) grammar. It has been organised to promote a thorough understanding of MSA grammar and presents its complexities in a cohesive and user-friendly format, filling many gaps left by other textbooks. Explanations are clear, full and accessible and extensive cross-referencing, two generous indices and six appendices provide users with easy access to the information they require. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. It will be an essential resource for students and teachers of Arabic at all university levels and is suitable for use both as a companion reference text in Arabic language courses and as a standalone text in independent grammar classes.
Lily Kahn, University College London, UK.
$81.00 Pb ISBN 9780415524803 Publish December 2013 384 pages Routledge NZRRP$102.00
Routledge Modern Language Readers
$53.00 Pb ISBN 9780415693332 Publish December 2013 144 pages Routledge NZRRP$67.00
The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew provides a comprehensive introduction to Biblical Hebrew language and texts. Combining a fresh and innovative approach with an in-depth treatment of the language, it presents the essentials of biblical grammar and vocabulary in an engaging and systematic way. Unlike other Biblical Hebrew courses, it is structured around a series of vibrant and memorable stories, with each story reinforced by grammar explanations, supportive exercises, and a concluding genuine biblical text. This coherent focus encourages students to engage with the text actively and facilitate their mastery of the language to the full.
The Routledge Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese Reader
A Spanish Learning Grammar
John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro.
Mike Thacker and Pilar Munoz, both at University of Surrey, UK.
The Routledge Intermediate Brazilian Reader is a comprehensive reader aimed at intermediate level students of Brazilian Portuguese. The aim is to provide a structured language teaching resource that is enjoyable and stimulating for learners, but that also provides meaningful cultural contexts. This Brazilian Reader consists of twenty readings graded on the basis of complexity of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. It presents a range of different text types which give a good representation of contemporary Brazilian writing, including fiction and nonfiction by some of Brazil's most prominent and popular authors.
$55.00 Pb ISBN 9781444157338 Publish May 2012 352 pages Routledge NZRRP$68.00
A Spanish Learning Grammar is an innovative reference grammar and workbook suitable for you, whether you are studying Spanish at intermediate or advanced level. Its straightforward explanations of grammar are supported by examples with contemporary vocabulary, humorous cartoon drawings, and plentiful, varied exercises, helping you to grasp often complex points of grammar in an enjoyable way. Its carefully devised two-part structure mirrors the learning process, allowing you to focus on core knowledge first and enabling you to progress confidently to more advanced knowledge at your own pace.
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Translating Chinese Culture The process of Chinese English translation
Naresh Sharma, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK and Tej K Bhatia, Syracuse University, USA.
$55.00 Pb ISBN 9780415601764 Publish December 2013 208 pages Routledge NZRRP$75.00
Pellatt Valerie, Newcastle University, UK; Eric T. Liu, Newcastle University, UK and Yalta Ya-Yun Chen, Newcastle University, UK.
The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader has been specially designed for intermediate and advanced learners of Hindi and comprises a broad selection of graded readings. The materials have been carefully selected to ensure that students receive exposure to a wide variety of authentic Hindi texts, including news and magazine articles, extracts from social media websites, film dialogues and contemporary Hindi literature.
$59.95 Pb ISBN 9780415693134 Publish December 2013 224 pages Routledge NZRRP$75.00
Translating Chinese Culture is an innovative and comprehensive coursebook which addresses the issue of translating concepts of culture. Based on the framework of schema building, the course offers helpful guidance on how to get inside the mind of the Chinese author, how to understand what he or she is telling the Chinese-speaking audience, and how to convey this to an English speaking audience. A wealth of texts relating to Chinese culture and aesthetics is presented throughout, followed by a discussion of how these practices are executed and how the aesthetics are perceived among Chinese artists, writers and readers. Also taken into consideration are the mode, audience and destination of the texts. Quantity
COOKBOOK New Middle Eastern Street Food Snacks, Comfort Food, and Mezze from Snackistan Sally Butcher is a London-based food writer and cookbook author. Her most recent book The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian (also published by Interlink) has been a hugely successful and was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Book of the Year Award. Hot on the heels of The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian, Sally Butcher brings us The New Middle Eastern Street Food Cookbook - a fabulous collection of quick, healthy, and easy-to-prepare recipes from Snackistan, a fictitious land where tummies are always full, and there's a slightly naughty smile on every face. It features simple fare that people actually eat on a daily basis: street food, or dishes they prepare at home, or cook to share with friends, or look forward to indulging in at the end of the week. Street food has come of age and, increasingly, formal dining is being nudged aside in favor of meze-style spreads. In malls and farmers markets across the world, food on the hoof has become a stylish and popular way to feed. This book picks out the Middle East's most exciting street foods and meze dishes, together with a variety of homely and simple snack recipes elicited from family and friends. Chapters comprise Nuts and Nibbles, Fishy Things, Meat on Sticks, Meat Not on Sticks, Salady Stuff, Hot Veggie Dishes, Mostly Carbs, Puds, and Something to Wash it Down with. The burst of flavors is intoxicating, as is Sally's trademark wit and attention to detail-a must-buy for all Middle Eastern food enthusiasts. $42.95 Hb, ISBN 9781566569583 Publish December 2013, 208 pages Interlink NZRRP$55.00
Pure & Special Vidhu Mittal is one of India's best known culinary experts and the author of the best-selling Pure and Simple: Homemade Indian Vegetarian Cuisine. Based in Bangalore, she has been conducting cooking classes for over 20 years and is a regular contributor to international magazines and specialized websites. She has spent many years creating a wide range of simple and easy-to-prepare recipes that are flavorful, colorful, and delicious. Celebrated food writer Vidhu Mittal's eagerly-awaited new cookbook delves deeper into the nuances of Indian vegetarian food and offers a collection of recipes that elevates the food lover to the next level of vegetarian cooking. A mix of traditional, festive dishes, contemporary favorites and innovative renditions, each recipe extols the variety and virtue of vegetables in Indian cooking. Continuing in the tradition of her previous book, Pure & Special features easy-to-follow recipes with step-by-step photographs for each dish. Every recipe carries useful tips and special notes from the author, explaining the uniqueness of each dish. Vidhu has created a wide range of vegetarian recipes that retain and enhance natural flavors, textures, and colors but are simple and easy to prepare. Compared to traditional Indian cooking, which can sometimes be too rich and elaborate, her recipes are healthy and appealing. Pure & Special is filled with helpful menu suggestions and ingredient descriptions. With beautiful photography and tasteful design this book makes a perfect gift and is a must have for both the beginner as well as the seasoned cook. $42.95 Hb, ISBN 9781566569590 Publish December 2013, 224 pages Interlink NZRRP$55.00
PALGRAVE FAVOURITES The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian
Pure and Simple Vidhu Mittal.
Modern Recipes from Veggiestan Sally Butcherâ€™s first book, Persia in Peckham, was published to critical acclaim and was short-listed for the 2008 AndrĂŠ Simon Award. It was also selected by the Sunday Times as their Cookbook of the Year.
$49.95 Hb ISBN 9781566568838 Published March 2012 272 pages Interlink NZRRP$59.00
Written in her trademark engaging and knowledgeable style, Sally takes a fresh look at many of the more exciting ingredients available today in local grocery stores and supermarkets as well as providing a host of delicious recipes made with more familiar fare. From fragrant Persian noodle rice to gingery tamarind eggplants, pink pickled turnips and rose petal jam, The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian is filled with aromatic herbs and spices, inspiring ideas and all the knowledge needed to cook wonderful vegetarian food from the Middle East and beyond.
$29.95 Hb ISBN 9781566568814 Publish May 2012 208 pages Interlink NZRRP$39.95
A mouthwatering collection of recipes reflecting the very best of Indian vegetarian cuisine. With step-by-step photographs for over 100 classic and contemporary vegetarian recipes, Pure & Simple makes preparing Indian food absolutely easy. Whether you are whisking yogurt or kneading dough, each recipe includes photographs so that you can check to make sure you are achieving the right result at each stage. Pure & Simple also includes information on spices, vegetables, and kitchen tools, along with useful tips for each recipe. A separate section on cooking processes is helpful for both beginning and experienced cooks. Useful information on spices, vegetables, and kitchen tools. Invaluable step-by-step photographs that make Indian food very easy to prepare.
$44.95 Hb ISBN 9789774166211 Publish September 2013 144 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers NZRRP$54.95
Authentic Egyptian Cooking
Sugar & Spice
From the Table of Abou El Sid
Sweets & Treats from Around the World
Nehal Leheta is an interior designer in Cairo with a strong interest in cuisine.
Abou El Sid, one of Cairo's most famous restaurants, has become well known for its authentic Egyptian dishes, and now presents more than four dozen of its most classic recipes in a cookbook for the enjoyment of home cooks all over the world. Egyptians will recognize their favourites, from holiday dishes such as Fettah to the arrays of appetizers like aubergine with garlic, special lentils, and tahina; those new to Middle Eastern food will find the recipes simple and simply delicious, and enjoy the Egyptian table even if they don't have the heritage of the pharaohs in their family background. Each recipe illustrated with gorgeous, full colour photographs.
$39.95 Pb ISBN 9781566569323 Publish December 2013 288 pages Interlink NZRRP$49.95
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$32.95 Pb, ISBN 9781566569538 Publish September 2013 192 pages Interlink NZRRP$39.95
This enchanting cookbook offers recipes for the best of the world's sweets, tiny cakes, and patisserie, from Indian milk sweets to the nutty dainties of the Middle East; from tiny French sponge cakes to Scottish fudge. Alongside over 120 easy-to-follow recipes, the author offers engaging narratives on the history of sweets-tales of trade and sea voyages that have enchanted children for centuries. These delightful bite-sized sweets are ideal for sharing with your family, entertaining, or gifts.
The North African Kitchen
Warm Bread and Honey Cake
Regional Recipes and Stories
Home Baking from Around the World
Fiona Dunlop, photography by Simon Wheeler
Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra, photography by Vanessa Courtier.
This exciting cookbook is the result of Fiona Dunlop's long fascination with the region. She visits eight of the best home cooks in Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya, shopping and cooking with them, and learning their favorite recipes and cooking tricks. This culinary journey creates a vivid and sensual picture of how food is really experienced in the private kitchens of some of the world's most extraordinary gastronomic cultures.
$39.95 Pb ISBN 9781566569491 Publish September 2013 320 pages Interlink NZRRP$49.95
Containing a mix of familiar family favorites and unusual, exotic delicacies, this comprehensive collection of recipes for breads, cakes, biscuits and pastries is also a well-researched exploration of home-baking techniques and global ethnic history. Inspired by her multicultural background the author has drawn inspiration from all over the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. All the recipes are simple to follow and beautifully photographed, with any unusual techniques illustrated step-by-step for ease. The combination of delicious recipes and fascinating historical and anecdotal text make this book a fantastic read-a must for any home cook looking to truly broaden their repertoire or with an interest in the culture of food.
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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE A Special Scar
Challenges to paternal authority
The Experiences of People Bereaved By Suicide
John Fulling Crosby, University of Kentucky, USA.
$54.95 Pb ISBN 9780415838405 Publish December 2013 192 pages Routledge NZRRP$69.95
Alison Weirtheimer, researcher and counsellor.
Father-son relationships can be notoriously difficult. Often fractious, sometimes hostile, and occasionally destructive, the issue of authority is negotiated by fathers and sons in a range of styles. In this fascinating new book, John Crosby describes the filial relationships of 20 historical figures to illustrate the different ways they related to their fathers, and what this can tell us about love, authority and the wider family context. Sons and Fathers is an approach to understanding this son-father conflict based on early life experience rather than upon psychohistorian or psycho-biographical material and theorizing.
$57.00 Pb ISBN 9780415824682 Published July 2013 272 pages Routledge NZRRP$72.00
It can be difficult for those personally affected by a suicide death to come to terms with their loss and seek help and support. A Special Scar looks in detail at the impact of suicide and offers practical help for survivors, relatives and friends of people who have taken their own life. Fifty bereaved people tell their stories, showing us that, by not hiding the truth from themselves and others they have been able to learn to live with the suicide, offering hope to others facing this traumatic loss.
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Routledge Mental Health Classic Edition
Sons and Fathers
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