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Lost Histories Recovering the Lives of Japan's Colonial Peoples
ISBN: PB: 9780674237285, ISBN: HB: 9780674237278, Harvard University Press, April 2019
400 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 85 photos, 2 maps
A grandson's photo album. Old postcards. English porcelain. A granite headstone. These are just a few of the material objects that help reconstruct the histories of colonial people who lived during Japan's empire. These objects, along with oral histo...
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£25,95
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£50,95
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Catherine & Diderot The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment
ISBN: HB: 9780674737907, Harvard University Press, February 2019
272 pp., 21x14 cm
In October 1773, after a grueling trek from Paris, the aged and ailing Denis Diderot stumbled from a carriage in wintery St. Petersburg. The century's most subversive thinker, Diderot arrived as the guest of its most ambitious and admired ruler, Empr...
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When Police Kill
ISBN: PB: 9780674986800, Harvard University Press, November 2018
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 37 graphs, 1 line illustration, 28 tables
Deaths of civilians at the hands of on-duty police are in the national spotlight as never before. How many killings by police occur annually? What circumstances provoke police to shoot to kill? Who dies? The lack of answers to these basic questions p...
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£15,95
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Not All Dead White Men Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age
ISBN: HB: 9780674975552, Harvard University Press, October 2018
288 pp., 21x14 cm
A disturbing expose of how today's Alt-Right men's groups use ancient sources to promote a new brand of toxic masculinity online. A virulent strain of antifeminism is thriving online that treats women's empowerment as a mortal threat to men and to t...
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Shen Gua's Empiricism
ISBN: HB: 9780674987111, Harvard University Press, October 2018
348 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 5 line illus., 6 tables
Shen Gua (1031-1095) is a household name in China, known as a distinguished renaissance man and the author of "Brush Talks from Dream Brook", an old text whose remarkable "scientific" discoveries make it appear curiously ahead of its time. In this fi...
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£35,95
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Beyond Abortion Roe v. Wade and the Battle for Privacy
ISBN: HB: 9780674976702, Harvard University Press, February 2018
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
For most Americans today, Roe v. Wade concerns just one thing: the right to choose abortion. But the Supreme Court's decision once meant much more. The justices ruled that the right to privacy encompassed the abortion decision. Grassroots activists a...
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£32,95
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When the State Meets the Street Public Service and Moral Agency
ISBN: HB: 9780674545540, Harvard University Press, September 2017
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 halftone, 3 line illus., 2 tables
"When the State Meets the Street" probes the complex moral lives of street-level bureaucrats: the frontline social and welfare workers, police officers, and educators who represent government's human face to ordinary citizens. Too often dismissed as...
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£25,95
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Who Gets In? Strategies for Fair and Effective College Admissions
ISBN: HB: 9780674971912, Harvard University Press, May 2017
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 31 tables
When it comes to the hotly disputed topic of college admissions, the one thing everyone agrees about is that it's unfair. But there is little agreement on what a fair process would be. Rebecca Zwick takes a hard look at the high-stakes competition o...
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Life Worth Living Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning
ISBN: PB: 9780674970861, Harvard University Press, November 2016
240 pp., 19x12.7 cm
In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Albert Camus declared that a writer's duty is twofold: "the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance against oppression". These twin obsessions help explain something of Camus' remarkable character,...
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After Roe The Lost History of the Abortion Debate
ISBN: HB: 9780674736771, Harvard University Press, June 2015
350 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade continues to make headlines. "After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate" cuts through the myths and misunderstandings to present a clear-eyed...
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