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Theory of System Justification
ISBN: HB: 9780674244658, Harvard University Press, July 2020
352 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 29 illus., 16 tables
Why do we so often defend the very social systems that are responsible for injustice and exploitation? In "A Theory of System Justification", John Jost argues that we are motivated to defend the status quo because doing so serves fundamental psycholo...
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Coming Good Society Why New Realities Demand New Rights
ISBN: HB: 9780674977082, Harvard University Press, June 2020
304 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
A rights revolution is under way. Today the range of nonhuman entities thought to deserve rights is exploding – not just animals but ecosystems and even robots. Changes in norms and circumstances require the expansion of rights: What new rights, for...
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Undocumented Lives The Untold Story of Mexican Migration
ISBN: PB: 9780674244832, ISBN: HB: 9780674737037, Harvard University Press, May 2020
336 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 6 photos, 5 maps, 3 graphs, 3 tables
In the 1970s the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the United States to find work that would help them survive as well as sustain their families in Mexico. T...
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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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Marking Time Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
ISBN: HB: 9780674919228, Harvard University Press, April 2020
288 pp., 20.3x20.3 cm, 95 colour illus.
More than two million people are currently behind bars in the United States. Incarceration not only separates the imprisoned from their families and communities; it also exposes them to shocking levels of deprivation and abuse and subjects them to th...
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Unreal Houses Character, Gender, and Genealogy in the "Tale of Genji"
ISBN: HB: 9780674244436, Harvard University Press, April 2020
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 illus.
"The Tale of Genji" (ca. 1008), by noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu, is known for its sophisticated renderings of fictional characters' minds and its critical perspectives on the lives of the aristocracy of eleventh-century Japan. "Unreal Houses" radicall...
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Civilizing Torture An American Tradition
ISBN: PB: 9780674244702, ISBN: HB: 9780674737662, Harvard University Press, March 2020
416 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 16 photos
Most Americans believe that a civilized state does not resort to torture, and yet, as W. Fitzhugh Brundage reveals in this essential and disturbing study, there is a long American tradition of excusing as well as decrying its use. The pilgrims and m...
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Known Citizen A History of Privacy in Modern America
ISBN: PB: 9780674244795, ISBN: HB: 9780674737501, Harvard University Press, March 2020
592 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 20 photos
Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose and to whom. Securing the boundary between one's private affairs and public identity has become a central task of citizenship. How did privacy come to...
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What Stars Are Made Of The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
ISBN: HB: 9780674237377, Harvard University Press, March 2020
320 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 58 photos
It was not easy being a woman of ambition in early twentieth-century England, much less one who wished to be a scientist. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin overcame prodigious obstacles to become a woman of many firsts: the first to receive a PhD in astronomy...
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Forgotten Healers Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780674241749, Harvard University Press, March 2020
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 10 photos
In Renaissance Italy women played a more central role in providing health care than historians have thus far acknowledged. Women from all walks of life – from household caregivers and nurses to nuns working as apothecaries – drove the Italian medical...
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