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Shadows of Doubt Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice
ISBN: HB: 9780674976597, Harvard University Press, April 2019
384 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 illus., 2 tables
If you're a robber, how do you choose your victims? As a police officer, how afraid are you of the young man you're about to arrest? As a judge, do you think the suspect in front of you will show up in court if released from pretrial detention? As a...
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£20,95
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Policy State An American Predicament
ISBN: PB: 9780674237872, ISBN: HB: 9780674728745, Harvard University Press, March 2019
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Policy is government's ready response to changing times, the key to its successful adaptation. It tackles problems as they arise, from foreign relations and economic affairs to race relations and family affairs. Karen Orren and Stephen Skowronek take...
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Right to Do Wrong Morality and the Limits of Law
ISBN: HB: 9780674368255, Harvard University Press, February 2019
512 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 table
Much of what we could do, we shouldn't – and we don't. We have a free-speech right to be offensive, but we know we will face outrage in response. We may declare bankruptcy, but not without stigma. Moral norms constantly demand more of us than the law...
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£32,95
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Urban Commons How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities
ISBN: HB: 9780674975293, Harvard University Press, December 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo, 1 map, 21 illus., 19 tables
The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it, Daniel T. O'Brien explains the transformative insights gleaned from years researching Boston's 311 reporting system, a sophisticated city management tool that...
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£25,95
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Art of Being Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9780674983656, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo
"The Art of Being" is a powerful account of how the literary form of the novel reorients philosophy toward the meaning of existence. Yi-Ping Ong shows that for Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Beauvoir, the form of the novel in its classic phase yields the c...
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£32,95
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Just a Song Chinese Lyrics from the Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries
ISBN: HB: 9780674987128, Harvard University Press, December 2018
350 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Song Lyric", ci, remains one of the most loved forms of Chinese poetry. From the early eleventh century through the first quarter of the twelfth century, song lyric evolved from an impromptu contribution in a performance practice to a full literary...
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£35,95
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Word Embodied The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art
ISBN: HB: 9780674983861, Harvard University Press, July 2018
300 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 90 colour illus.
In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of thei...
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£54,95
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History and Presence
ISBN: PB: 9780674984592, Harvard University Press, June 2018
318 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 halftones
Beginning with metaphysical debates in the sixteenth century over the nature of Christ's presence in the host, the distinguished historian and scholar of religion Robert Orsi imagines an alternative to the future of religion that early moderns procla...
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Vatican I The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church
ISBN: HB: 9780674979987, Harvard University Press, May 2018
320 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 9 halftones
The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources – its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations...
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Letters of Light Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digital Design
ISBN: HB: 9780674971127, Harvard University Press, May 2017
280 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 2 halftones, 24 line illus.
Arabic script remains one of the most widely employed writing systems in the world, for Arabic and non-Arabic languages alike. Focusing on naskh – the style most commonly used across the Middle East – "Letters of Light" traces the evolution of Arabic...
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