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Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

Paul Sharrad
ISBN: 9781604975604

This innovative book is the successful outcome of a difficult feat––it represents an interesting new approach to a well-trodden field of study. This book will contribute significantly to postcolonial studies and advances the ever more richly complicated discourse that has emerged in the field. Read More..

The Problematic of Video Art in the Museum, 1968–1990

Cyrus Manasseh
ISBN: 9781604976502

This unique book also covers an important period in the genesis of video art and its presentation within significant national and global cultural institutions. It successfully provides a historical explanation for the museum/gallery’s relationship to video art from its emergence in the gallery to the beginnings of its acceptance as a global art phenomenon. Read More..

Commodore Robert F. Stockton, 1795–1866:

Protean Man for a Protean Nation
R. John Brockmann
ISBN: 9781604976304

To follow the life of Commodore Robert Field Stockton is to find oneself in the middle of nearly every important event occurring between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and to discover their deeply paradoxical elements. Historians of the Early Republic and antebellum naval operations will discover hitherto unknown or unappreciated materials and texts in the protean odyssey of this unsung American hero. Read More..

The Evolution from Horse to Automobile:

A Comparative International Study
Imes Chiu
ISBN: 9781604975468

Little work has been done to explicate the motivational factors of agency, particularly in cases where an artifact initially deemed ineffective or superfluous becomes an everyday necessity, such as the automobile at the turn of the twentieth century. What makes a social group change its position about a particular artifact? How did the “devil wagon” overcome its notoriety to become a prosaic mainstream device? The author brings a different and refreshing approach to these questions. Read More..

An American Urban Residential Landscape, 1890–1920:

Chicago in the Progressive Era
Craig Turnbull
ISBN: 9781604976137

In this first full-length study of improvement and NIAs, Craig Turnbull explores the ideas and behavior of key improvement ideologues and practitioners. The book outlines the rural origins of improvement, and examines why Chicago became a focal point of grassroots improvement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Read More..

Belief-based Energy Technology Development in the United States:

A Comparative Study of Nuclear Power and Synthetic Fuel Policies
Chi-Jen Yang
ISBN: 9781604976366

This innovative book is a comparative study of two energy policies that illustrates how and why technical fixes in energy policy failed in the United States. Energy policy communities; historians of the Cold War, American history, and technology; and sociologists would find this book an invaluable resource. Read More..

Technology and the Big House in Ireland, c. 1800–c.1930

Charles Carson
ISBN: 9781604976359

By examining the range, costs, and changing nature of the technologies employed, this unique book makes an important contribution to a deeper understanding of life in the big house in Ireland circa 1800 to circa 1930. It is an important reference source for Irish study groups worldwide. Read More..

Building a Healthy Black Harlem:

Health Politics in Harlem, New York, from the Jazz Age to the Great Depression
Jamie Wilson
ISBN: 9781604976243

"Wilson's book is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of a place and time better known for its famous writers and artists than for the quotidian struggles of its workers facing racism and the structural economic trap of high rents and low wages ... Wilson's book is an impressive achievement that updates social history with fresh material and perspectives and makes important interventions in the literature on African American urbanization." – Afro-Americans in New York: Life and History Read More..

Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

Narrating the American West:

New Forms of Historical Memory
Jordana Finnegan
ISBN: 9781604975192

"This insightful study offers a literary and historical critique of various western narratives ... Finnegan's discussion of Janet Campbell Hale is especially strong, providing compelling insights into work by a Native author without deep tribal or reservation ties in her background ... Finnegan's discussion of all of these western texts in a postmodern context and her insights about regionalism, narrative structure, and autobiography make this volume an important contribution to the study of western American literature." - Western American Literature Read More..

 

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