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Brief Natural History of Civilization Why a Balance Between Cooperation & Competition Is Vital to Humanity
ISBN: HB: 9780300245912, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 47 black&white illus.
Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self-organization, evolutionary adaptation, and na...
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Out of Line and Offline Queer Mobilizations in '90s Eastern India
ISBN: PB: 9780857427434, Seagull Books, June 2020
158 pp., 19x15.2 cm
The 1990s and early 2000s were heady days for Indian queer people and their networks as they emerged from the shadows. They grouped together to deal with covert and overt forms of stigma, discrimination, and violence in different spheres of life. Tra...
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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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Madwoman in the Attic The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
ISBN: PB: 9780300246728, Yale University Press, May 2020
784 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm
Called "a feminist classic" by Judith Shulevitz in the New York Times Book Review, this pathbreaking book of literary criticism is now reissued with a new introduction by Lisa Appignanesi that speaks to how The Madwoman in the Attic set the groundwor...
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Woman on the Windowsill A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts
ISBN: HB: 9780300234282, Yale University Press, April 2020
296 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 32 black&white illus.
On the morning of July 1, 1800, a surveyor and mapmaker named Cayetano Diaz opened the window of his study in Guatemala City to find a horrific sight: a pair of severed breasts. Offering a meticulously researched and evocative account of the quest to...
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Bread Winner An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780300230062, Yale University Press, April 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 32 black&white illus.
The Victorian era saw remarkable economic growth and a rise in real wages. But not everyone shared in the nation's prosperity. Many families continued to live in grinding poverty with women and children usually faring worst. In this incisive account...
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Fragile Middle Class Americans in Debt
ISBN: PB: 9780300251890, Yale University Press, April 2020
400 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 20 black&white illus.
In this classic analysis of hard-pressed families, the authors discover that financial stability for many middle-class Americans is all too fragile. The authors consider the changing cultural and economic factors that threaten financial security and...
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They Were Her Property White Women as Slave Owners in the American South
ISBN: PB: 9780300251838, ISBN: HB: 9780300218664, Yale University Press, February 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave?...
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Calamity The Many Lives of Calamity Jane
ISBN: HB: 9780300212808, Yale University Press, February 2020
304 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 20 colour illus.
Martha Jane Canary, popularly known as Calamity Jane, was the pistol-packing, rootin' tootin' "lady wildcat" of the American West. Brave and resourceful, she held her own with the men of America's most colorful era and became a celebrity both in her...
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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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