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Crime and Forgiveness Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674659841, Harvard University Press, May 2020
560 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 colour photos, 11 black&white photos
The public execution of criminals has been a common practice ever since ancient times. In this wide-ranging investigation of the death penalty in Europe from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, noted Italian historian Adriano Prosperi identifie...
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Minds Make Societies How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create
ISBN: PB: 9780300248548, ISBN: HB: 9780300223453, Yale University Press, February 2020
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
"There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature". Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book. Integrating recent in...
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Other Digital China Nonconfrontational Activism on the Social Web
ISBN: HB: 9780674980921, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 17 illus., 1 map, 3 tables
The Chinese government has increased digital censorship under Xi Jinping. Why? Because online activism works; it is perceived as a threat in halls of power. In "The Other Digital China", Jing Wang, a scholar at MIT and an activist in China, shatters...
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Crossing Gender Boundaries Fashion to Create, Disrupt and Transcend
ISBN: PB: 9781789381535, ISBN: HB: 9781789381146, Intellect, January 2020
225 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 23 halftones
This volume presents a collection of the most recent knowledge on the relationship between gender and fashion in historical and contemporary contexts. Through fourteen essays divided into three segments – how dress creates, disrupts, and transcends g...
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Crush
ISBN: PB: 9780300246308, Yale University Press, January 2020
80 pp., 21x14 cm
Richard Siken's "Crush", selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession and love. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional,...
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Twilight of the Elites The Prosperous, the Periphery, and the Future of France
ISBN: PB: 9780300248425, ISBN: HB: 9780300233766, Yale University Press, January 2020
192 pp., 21.6x14 cm
Christophe Guilluy, a French geographer, makes the case that France has become an "American society" – one that is both increasingly multicultural and increasingly unequal. The divide between the global economy's winners and losers in today's France...
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Caste of Merit Engineering Education in India
ISBN: HB: 9780674987883, Harvard University Press, December 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Just as Americans least disadvantaged by racism are most likely to endorse their country as post?racial, Indians who have benefited from their upper-caste affiliation rush to declare their country post?caste. In "The Caste of Merit", Ajantha Subraman...
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Jewish Woman of Distinction The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova
ISBN: HB: 9781684580026, ISBN: PB: 9781684580019, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
400 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 17 halftones, 6 line drawings
Zinaida Poliakova (1863-1953) was the eldest daughter of Lazar Solomonovich Poliakov, one of the three brothers known as the Russian Rothschilds. They were moguls who dominated Russian finance and business and built almost a quarter of the railroad l...
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Statelessness A Modern History
ISBN: HB: 9780674976313, Harvard University Press, December 2019
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Two world wars left millions stranded in Europe. The collapse of empires and the rise of independent states in the twentieth century produced an unprecedented number of people without national belonging and with nowhere to go. Mira Siegelberg's innov...
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Powers of the Real Cinema, Gender, and Emotion in Interwar Japan
ISBN: PB: 9780674241169, ISBN: HB: 9780674241152, Harvard University Press, December 2019
290 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 23 photos
"Powers of the Real" analyzes the cultural politics of cinema's persuasive sensory realism in interwar Japan. Examining cultural criticism, art, news media, literature, and film, Diane Wei Lewis shows how representations of women and signifiers of fe...
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