It took two hundred years to implement democracy within the nation-state, from the emergence of democratic theories during the Enlightenment to the introduction of popular government after World War I. If the same process were to follow at the international level, and the treaty of Versailles was taken as the baseline for the calculation, this book by eminent political scientist Leif Lewin argues that a democratic world order could be expected to emerge by 2119.
A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications on Africa-China Relations
"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities."
- Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS)
Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity
The life and work of Albert Camus provides insight into how to navigate through an absurd historical moment. This is the first book-length study that situates Camus’s work within the study of communication ethics and philosophy of communication, guiding readers on reinterpreting Camus’s work for the twenty-first century. Through this study, it becomes clear that Camus was an implicit philosopher of communication with deep ethical commitments.
Fragmenting the Realistic Stage
This study seeks to reunite American drama with more of the mainstream of American literature using contemporary literary theories of feminism, Derrida, Lacan, as well as the nature of language. It also focuses on the theatrical ways that plays work through performance and staging.
Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature
Over the last forty years, scenes that prominently feature acts of preparing and eating food have filled the pages of novels and memoirs written by American immigrants and their descendants because these writers understand that eating is more than a purely biological function but, instead, works to define who we are in the United States and abroad. This book critically analyzes eight of these pieces of ethnic American literature, which demonstrate the important role that cooking and eating play in the process of identity formation.
Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby
“This study of Lord Strange’s murder is cogent and marked by deep knowledge of the Age of Shakespeare. The peripheral illumination of Shakespeare’s stage career is very valuable.”
– Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University
The Visionary Quest for a New Language
As the twentieth century dawned, artists and writers became convinced that there was more to reality than physical appearance and turned their gaze inward and adopted a number of unconventional approaches. Paradoxically, considering that they strove to give a more faithful impression of reality, their experiments were overwhelmingly anti-realistic. This book illuminates this period of modern aesthetics. It will appeal not only to scholars of twentieth-century literature but also to those working in the field of modern art.
The Future of the Internet V
In The Future of the Internet Survey V, more than 1,000 experts shared their views as they imagined the future of the Internet and: the always-on, hyperconnected generation in their teens-to-20s by 2020; the mobile Web, HTML5, and native apps; e-money, “mobile wallets,” and financial transactions through near-field communication; gamification--the influence of game mechanics implemented for interactivity and engagement; "smart systems" and the evolution of more efficient homes; corporate responsibility in the digital age; the influence of "Big Data" in the cloud; and the future of higher education.
Chinese Children in Australia
“A detailed, fascinating account of Mandarin-English bilingual first language acquisition that not only provides rich and unique empirical data but also addresses a range of theoretical and methodological questions that are central to the study of language acquisition, bilingualism, and child development. It will no doubt become a key reference ...” – Professor Li Wei, University of London
This is the first study of constitution making during a critical decade of British rule in Kenya to be based on a thorough examination of archival sources, including secret intelligence reports and British cabinet records. These allow for a more complete appreciation of the forces that produced the specific constitutional dispensations.
The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman
This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. It showcases Dupin’s important contributions during a period of tremendous changes in France.
Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica
“This book is lucid and powerful in analyzing the uncivil aspects of civil society, disentangling
the dynamics between protesters, the mass media, the general public and government in
Jamaica. The book also demonstrates that female researchers such as Hume Johnson—like
Nobel Prize–winning female political actors and activists—pair intelligence and persuasive
power with pragmatism and courage.”
— Joseph Soeters,
Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University
The Documentation of Women’s Expectations and Experiences
“A very organized and readable book ... Healthcare providers from various disciplines would likely benefit from reading Elizabeth Soliday’s compassionate book in which she advocates for mothers by emphasizing the many factors, most important of which is patient autonomy, that contribute to maternal satisfaction in the labor and delivery process.” – Archives of Women's Mental Health
A Collection of Essays
In this impressive collection, twelve of Victor Mair’s essays were carefully selected with the intention to show a clear picture of the development of his brilliant scholarship by including pieces from different phases of his career. This rare collection showcases Dr. Mair’s expertise in Medieval Chinese literature (especially in vernacular literature which was greatly influenced by exotic Buddhism), his insightful grasp of the cultural interactions between China and its neighbors (including India, Iran, and the ethnic groups to the south of China), and his significant contributions to philosophy and archeology.
“A study, at once comprehensive and finely discriminating, of ‘those intimations of the mystery of being which visit at moments the unguarded heart,’ Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry sets Australian poetry in an entirely new light.” – David Malouf
A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole.
Communication and Public Engagement
“This book is a major contribution to the field of climate communications ... Through their focus on both theoretical models and the demonstration of these approaches in a series of case studies, Carvalho and Peterson have initiated a new and extremely fruitful line of work that communications scholars need to build upon.” – Robert J. Brulle, Drexel University and Stanford University
From Rehearsal to Production
“This book draws on a lifetime’s professional insights as performer, teacher and researcher. It is a highly readable, engaging narrative and will reward all those who share an interest in how collective artistic performance is characterised and infused by the essence of human design.” – Dr Graham Welch, International Music Education Research Centre
How a Grassroots Organization Forms and Works
"This book significantly contributes to our understanding of environmental conflicts, community resources, and movement mobilization ... it is valuable not only for those contributions, but also for bringing attention to the larger social significance of contaminated communities."" - Professor Sherry Cable, University of Tennessee
Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757)
“This is the best study of a single Chinese poet I have seen in decades. And the best study of Du Fu known to me. David Schneider goes beyond previous works in revealing what might be called the source of Du Fu’s gravitas. ... Schneider writes eloquently and clearly, and is a very fine translator indeed, and gives us some of the very finest translations of Du Fu we now possess.” – Jonathan Chaves, George Washington University
While there has been a great deal of debate about addiction utilizing the discourse of individual and often competing disciplines such as biology and psychology, little attention has been paid to the cultural aspects of addiction. The innovative approach taken by this book is to offer insights into this complex area through a contemporary methodology that covers diverse interrelated areas. This comprehensive analysis traverses cultures across the globe, including Asia, Central America, as well as Europe and America, and opens up the debate in addiction studies and cultural studies.
National Innovation and the Transformation of a Region
China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan are more than prominent players in the new digital economy. As a collective force, East Asia dominates the global digital shift, producing much of the technology that underpins global digital integration and, now, establishing a steadily expanding presence in terms of digital content. This book argues that the underappreciated scale of East Asian activity in this key sector is setting up the region as a global leader in the new economy, quietly building global dominance in manufacturing, digital implementations and, most recently, digital content production.
"In my view, the papers of former members of Congress, committee records at the National Archives, and other archival materials are a woefully underutilized source of evidence in legislative scholarship. The chapters of this volume are simply the best treatment that we have of the practical logistics of conducting archival research about the national legislature. I recommend it highly." - C. Lawrence Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government, College of William and Mary
Soteriological Controversy and Diversity
Prior to this study, past scholarship--which preferred to portray early
Indian and Theravada Buddhism as wholly rationalist systems--has shied away from giving ample treatment on the noble person who possesses supernormal powers. This book examines the dichotomy between two Theravada monastic vocations that have grown out of the vocational and soteriological tensions.
An Archetypal Reading
This book takes the confident critical stance of resisting being limited by a singular--Jungian–-approach, even though this would have been a convenient, even expected, route to take. Instead, Poe is studied from an archetypal perspective. This approach is also used to deal with symbols in a framework, but the structure is more extensive because it attempts to address symbols not as symptoms in pathological cases but as normal phenomena in life.
An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society.
Ancient Histories, Modern Archaeologies
This volume is one of the first to demonstrate the emerging interdisciplinary nature in Ancient Egyptian studies and the first to suggest new avenues of approach whilst seeking to open a discussion about how the Egyptian past can be known and understood.
National and Cultural Identity in 1930s and 1940s England
This book is concerned with the period in which the discussion of English identity assumed such importance because it could not be assumed that the nation itself would survive. The debate over the country’s identity, structure, and future direction was very real, and many of the issues it stimulated are very much a part of the ongoing discussion of England’s identity today. As such, this book is a valuable addition to collections in literature and history.
In this existential reading of the Analects, the author takes Paul Tillich as an omnipresent dialogical partner because his existential theology was at one time very influential in the West and currently very popular in Chinese academia. The study's most important contribution is how it reveals the religious or theological dimension of the Confucian Analects.
In this first critical study of Murray Bail, author Michael Ackland maps out the coordinates and sheds invaluable light on the intellectual labyrinth afforded by his novels. He outlines deftly the literary and artistic heritages that influenced Bail’s early thought, then traces key preoccupations in his fiction and non-fiction, as well as provides authoritative interpretations of individual works.
Discourse, Politics, and Culture
Ousmane Sembène was a Senegalese film director, producer, and writer whom the Los Angeles Times considered one of the greatest authors of Africa. Often called the "father of African film," Sembène strongly believed that African films should be geared primarily toward educating the masses. This study examines the artistry of Sembène’s films and interprets the meaning conveyed by images through their placement and function within the films. It also contributes new insights into Sembène’s interpretations of cultural practices and the meanings he ascribes to social behaviors.
Canada-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century
“This book will certainly be as useful as its predecessor … offer[s] keen insights into Canadian-American affairs, taking into account various major events such as the legacy of the 11 September attacks, the world financial crisis, ballooning US debt, and President Barack Obama’s handling of America foreign policy … on the whole, the essays are sensible, perceptive and make a fitting tribute to Doran and to Forgotten Partnership.” - British Journal of Canadian Studies
A Social Approach to Freedom of Expression
This book presents arguments that freedom of expression in the twenty-first century can be approached as a social phenomenon through the application of sociological theory. Existing approaches are either confined to political communication or focus on individual wellbeing. In this book, sociological arguments for freedom of expression are derived from both Emile Durkheim’s classical social theory and the contemporary theories of Jurgen Habermas. Application of these theories demonstrates that freedom of speech is essential from a societal point of view.
Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries.
Aesthetics and Creation
Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian is amongst the most challenging writers of the present era. He has probed the dynamics of Chinese and European literature and developed unique strategies for the writing of seventeen plays, two novels, a collection of short stories and a collection of poems. He has also written two collections of criticism. The present collection takes the title "Aesthetics and Creation" from the name of the Chinese collection from which most of these essays are drawn, but it also includes some of Gao’s most recent unpublished essays.
“This timely collection reminds us that gay drama is as vital, vibrant and urgent today as it has ever been. Offering a refreshingly diverse range of voices and styles, these works transform traditions of gay male theatricality and fabulousness into resources for social change in the twenty-first century, Gay Drama Now deserves a standing ovation.” – Shane Vogel, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Cultural Studies Program, Indiana University
This book examines globalization and its effects from the perspective of how differences in access to online communication technologies between the economically developed countries and less economically developed countries is affecting social, economic, educational, and political developments in the world’s emerging economies.
Challenges and Opportunities
As the debate over the benefits of globalization continues unabated, there is a need for public relations scholarship to engage in that debate by challenging existing paradigms and theories. This book outlines not only a wide ranging set of issues raised by globalization in postcolonial nations, it ties those issues to public relations campaigns that are both alleviating and exacerbating those issues.
The book contributes to current discussions on the grotesque in contemporary literary and cultural theory from the perspective of one specific motif: the unnatural. Quite like the grotesque, observing the unnatural (and unnaturalness) reveals a resilient strain in critical thought, and the significance of this history gradually unfolds as the volume charts the progress of its main themes from the Renaissance to the present day.
An Investigation Into Legacies of Blindness
Why a book on a research study using grounded theory, a methodology
that is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary? Although the theory has now been in existence for many years, there has
never been a book recounting its application through numerous interconnected
studies, as it was originally intended to be used. This book represents the first book-length cohesive narrative on how
this method was rediscovered by a researcher over the course of a new
series of studies, redeveloped in the context of a topic previously undisturbed,
applied, and problems generated (with solutions
to these found or not).
The University Of New Zealand, 1911–1947
This book offers an historical portrait of the first generations of women home scientists at the University of New Zealand in the early decades of the twentieth century. The lives and careers of early home scientists are traced to understand how these women transcended views that their work was little more than “glorified housekeeping”.
Debunking the Myth of Man and Ape
Human Evolution and Male Aggression dispels misconceptions based on flawed interpretations of biology and behavior. It tells the compelling story of the human male’s peaceful past. It summarizes recent advances in understanding of bones, brains, hormones, and genetics that reveals humans for who they are. Encompassing topics relevant to biological and social sciences, this book will be of interest to students of primatology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and human behaviour.
This study demonstrates that social business norms penetrate the learning processes affecting school administration, instruction, and pupil conceptions of knowledge. Traditional forms of education are revealed to be in competition with other forms of education, such as training for employable and transferable social skills where the virtual high technology age is perceived as a contributor to rapid social change. Ultimately, three contextual themes emerge from the data: entrepreneur ethics, social skills, and technology; all of these are indications of how business mores are apparent in education.
Contemporary Responses to Depopulation and Socioeconomic Decline
The ratio of dependants to active workers in Japan is expected to approach 1:1 by around 2030. This timely work is the first comprehensive study of contemporary regional shrinkage under Japan’s national depopulation. It brings together detailed research from across the whole Japanese archipelago, from macro to micro levels.
The Political Opportunism of Aspirants (Paperback)
“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly
Man of the American Stage
This book takes the perspective of the theater as a crucible for the forging of American identity and culture. John Durang (1768–1822) is both an exemplary and a remarkable figure in early American theater. Among the first native-born Americans to appear on the stage, he was the first to make the theater his life.
Past, Present, and Future
This book provides the first and only comprehensive historical account of landmine-related contamination in Cambodia. In addition to providing an historical analysis of landmine-related contamination, this book assesses various types of vulnerability (e.g., poverty, agricultural vulnerability, and metal prices) in conjunction with landmine-related incidents and tampering rates.
English Autobiographies, 1820–1848
By the 1820s, falling book prices and rising literacy rates had created England’s first literate working-class majority. In Literature by the Working Class, Cassandra Falke provides a close literary analysis of five of these autobiographies, situating them in their historical and literary context but privileging each as a work of literature that deserves the same careful attention readers pay to other literary texts of the period.
The British Raj and the Memsahib
This book argues that although the memsahib’s female gaze has been spoken of, it has not been adequately emphasized and examined. Aiming at filling that gap by uncovering the world of British India as seen and shown by white women in colonial as well as postcolonial literatures, this compilation brings together scholarly essays on memsahibs’ literature and Raj writings, including men’s writings about memsahibs, spanning from before India’s independence to the post-Independence period.
Generating Public Support for Business and Industry
Marketplace advocacy is often considered a controversial form of public relations/advertising because it moves beyond the traditional realm of promoting an organization’s image, product, or service, into efforts to communicate an organization’s position on an issue or societal concern. Despite the proliferation of marketplace advocacy campaigns, there has been little professional or academic research published. This study develops a model and presents an historical account and case studies on this understudied controversial form of PR and advertising
Whereas other studies of North Korea most often rely merely on available secondary resources (e.g., texts, films etc.) rather than firsthand experience or interviews in supporting central claims, this edited volume, led by foremost North Korean expert Dr. Han S. Park, has the unprecedented advantage of all its contributors having actually spent a considerable amount of time “on the ground” in North Korea gathering information for their research. This is also the first volume to address the succession of Kim Jong Un.
From Civilization to Nation-State
This groundbreaking collection is the first of its kind to examine China studies from a perspective that is not Western.The book is a report of the first stage of findings on how views on China and the intellectual history of China studies have been embedded in India’s modern history and its evolving self-knowledge as a nation-state. The rise of India and China has caused intellectuals of both countries to become increasingly conscious of each other.
Interactions, Identities, and Images
Examines the complex and unique human, cultural, and religious exchanges that resulted from the enslavement and the trade of Africans in the North and the South Atlantic regions during the transatlantic slave trade era.
Insights from Israel
In this systematic inquiry of patriotism and its social and political causes, which goes beyond the analyses of numerous quantitative and qualitative studies, a holistic point of view is presented––one which finally puts together the pieces that form one of the most unique social phenomena.
Although previous publications have addressed patronage in the eighteenth-century Austro-German context, major questions relating to artistic influence, changing contexts of viewing and the employment of itinerant musicians and artists in eighteenth-century German courts still remain unaddressed. To address this, the book offers an interdisciplinary perspective, and gathers its conclusions from the interrelated fields of philosophy, visual culture, literature and print culture. Through its specific case-focused approach, the volume makes a departure from prior scholarship by identifying these as mutually exclusive fields.
Each year in the United States alone, over 125,000 children suffer serious burn injuries, and only a relative few are treated at specialized centers. Ratios are even more dismal in other regions of the world. These cases require immediate and complex care from a myriad of disciplines if survival and full functional recovery are to be achieved. This unprecedented book is therefore a vital resource as it describes the most advanced practices in use throughout the world in every type of burn wound category, providing clear descriptions of treatment methods from every discipline’s perspective and from a variety of countries.
This is a special, limited, softcover edition of the highly acclaimed and pioneering text Pediatric Burns which was originally published in February 2012 for research libraries in hardcover format. For a limited time, this special edition comes bundled with the all-formats e-book edition which works with all popular devices and tablets such as the iPad, Nook, Kindle or any ePub device.
Revisiting Impulse, 1950–1970
Impulse, A West Coast Annual of Contemporary Dance was the first and for many years the preeminent link between discourses in dance and society, politics, education, performance, history, philosophy, criticism, science, religion, to name but a few. As eminent authors of the time were invited to contribute to issues of Impulse, contemporary dance scholars were invited to contribute to this book that examines Impulse from today’s point of view. This volume revisits the journal’s breadth of commentary, scope of authorship, and provocative yet engaging discourses.
Although there is a significant literature on the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, there are few analyses that address the deconstructive critique of phenomenology as it simultaneously plays across range of cultural productions including literature, painting, cinema, new media, and the structure of the university. Using the critical figures of “ghost” and “shadow”—and initiating a vocabulary of phantomenology—this book traces the implications of Derridean “spectrality” on the understanding of contemporary thought, culture, and experience.
Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System
"A rare contribution to Canadians studies——a most welcome addition to scholarly works in this field. A bonus: the chapter on Quebec. It is extremely useful for teaching because there is so little written about this French-speaking province. Many studies omit Quebec because it is so hard to find material in English ... this alone makes the book extremely valuable to scholars." - Publius: The Journal of Federalism
The Former Shu Regime
This book sheds much light on the complicated national politics and intricate interstate relations of the divided tenth-century China. It examines how Wang Jian, a military governor of Tang, rose to power from obscurity in the chaotic late ninth century and founded an empire in what is today’s Sichuan province in the early tenth century.
An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors, and Campaigns for Faithless Votes
"Robert Alexander convincingly argues that presidential electors––long considered by many as inconsequential, if not benign––are a serious danger to the health of our representative democracy. One of the first systematic studies of its kind, this book is indispensible for a deeper understanding of the presidential electoral process.”
— Gary E. Bugh, Texas A&M University
While memorials that acknowledge tragedy have been examined by scholars, this is usually done after their completion--this book also examines the unfolding of the memorialization process prior to the completion of the memorial design. It explores how the US dominant cultural interests managed such a tragic and unflattering narrative while maintaining a cohesive national identity in the face of such action. It investigates the collective memory and memorialization, in terms of the experience and cultural identity of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, as well analyzes and interprets how a memorial can contribute to long term peace and reconciliation interests.
The Outside in the Fiction of Don DeLillo
This study argues for a new model of reading landscape in the twentieth- and twenty-first-century American novel. The author takes as exemplary the novels of Don DeLillo—and in particular the main focus of this study, The Body Artist—which have constructed landscapes that exceed the limits of geography, time, and perception.
Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World
This is the first book devoted to Sinophone Southeast Asian literature in the English-speaking world. Conceptually innovative and flawlessly written, this book makes an important contribution ... Anyone interested in questions of identity calibrated through such vectors as language, culture, history, geography, and nationality will find this book to be extremely valuable. This is an impressive accomplishment.” – Professor Shu-mei Shih, University of California at Los Angeles
A Diagnosis and Prescription for a Healthier Democracy
“Many citizens, politicians, and pundits routinely complain about the health of the political system, but few attempt a systematic diagnosis and even fewer recommend treatments. In this highly readable book, Anthony Gierzynski identifies many of the shortcomings in U.S. politics and offers some provocative prescriptions to address them.”— Paul S. Herrnson, University of Maryland
A Historical Analysis of Coverage in The West Australian Newspaper
Despite the recognition that the news media has an influential agenda-setting function, plays a pivotal role in shaping public opinion, and can influence educational policy, research on this is scarce. This book helps fill the gap on how teachers are depicted in the media and points the way towards one of a number of avenues of research that other scholars in the field could take for various contexts (including different countries) and time periods.
“This book marks a genuinely new departure in European history of sexuality studies … [and covers] a broad historical span and treat a wide-ranging array of fascinating topics from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century witch-hunts to historically recent debates about French secularism, Islamophobia, and the wearing of the veil. This book is a must-read for all students and scholars of French and European studies, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of ideas.” – Lisa Downing, Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality, University of Birmingham
As the first critical collection of essays to consider the representation of sexuality across such a wide variety of contemporary writing, Sexuality and Contemporary Literature analytically foregrounds insights into the historical and current arrangements of sexuality that contemporary literature provides, while also inviting the reader to imagine other possibilities for the future that literary texts open up.
A Study of Contemporary Romantic Relationships
“This is a fascinating investigation of the meaning of ‘love,’ ‘sex,’ and ‘fidelity’ for different kinds of couples. Kassia Wosick reports on ... couples that were straight and gay, monogamous and non-monogamous, traditional and polyamorous. ... The traditional focus on sexual exclusivity does not fit many contemporary relationships. This is a very valuable book for researchers and therapists, and for all of us who care about ‘love,’ ‘sex,’ and ‘faithfulness’.” – Professor Francesca Cancian, University of California, Irvine
Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist
"As the first book on Hazzard, Olubas’s monograph makes an important contribution to contemporary literary scholarship. Yet the book’s achievement far exceeds its initiatory work ... out of bounds – in the best sense. This book extends far beyond any national, aesthetic, or ideological disciplinary categories. – Contemporary Women’s Writing
Robert Henryson (considered “the last medieval poet”) is widely deemed the most accomplished poet writing in the British Isles between the death of Chaucer and the flowering of English poetry in the early-modern period. However, A generation has passed without a full-length study on him until now.
A Cultural Critique of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and The Water Margin
This is the first book that focuses exclusively on the cultural values of the two classics in Chinese literature. Liu Zaifu, the renowned Chinese critic, also examines how traditional commentators like Jin Shengtan and Li Zhi promoted the cultural values embedded in the two classics and how these harmful values are received and reinforced in contemporary China. He draws inspiration from May Fourth intellectuals, particularly Lu Xun, and from a wide range of works by Western scholars.
Political Adversity and the Sources of Executive Power
Tough Times for the President is a unique book because it provides a different perspective on America’s most important office. Most books on the presidency focus on issues of presidential leadership, presidential greatness, or influence over policy, but none compares how presidents have responded to the political challenges confronting them.
Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange
Written by renowned sinologist Bonnie McDougall, this is the first full-length, detailed, and theorized treatment in any language of Chinese-English literary translation transactions and will stand as the major primary source of future studies. It opens up new corners of modern Chinese culture and society that sinologists have hitherto overlooked.
Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction
"Arva’s knowledge is extensive and comprehensive … Arva introduces innovative concepts of his own while remaining faithful to their original literary, cultural and critical sources.” – Transnational Literature
This book addresses these areas of evangelical theology by drawing on a well-known figure in the evangelical tradition—Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)—and a contemporary Roman Catholic theologian—David Coffey (1934–). Though they may seem theological worlds apart, their use of a common trinitarian theology—the Augustinian mutual love model—led them to similar conclusions on Christology, pneumatology, and the theology of grace. Their common trinitarian vision provides resources to develop a transformational and relational vision of redemption and an inclusivist theology of religions within the evangelical tradition.
This volume recognizes the popularity of nineteenth-century British literature with adaptors who have appreciated the value of the original works while repackaging their classic themes for contemporary audiences. This collection includes discussion of works by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as adaptations by such diverse and masterful directors as Ernst Lubitsch, Stanley Kubrick, Atom Egoyan, and Francis Ford Coppola.
Genocide and the Politics of Memory
Through careful analysis of the experiences of those who witnessed the war and other sources, this book reveals neglected aspects of the Biafra war described as the first black on black genocide in post-colonial Africa.
The idea that schools exist to produce students who become good citizens is one of the basic tenets of modernist educational philosophies that dominate the contemporary education world. The school has become a political site where policy, curriculum orientations, expectations and philosophies of education contest for the ‘right’ way to school and be schooled. By pushing the ontological understandings of the self beyond the modernist philosophies that currently dominate schools and schooling, this study problematises the tendency to see students as fixed, measurable identities (beings) and offers valuable insights on high school students in the new millennia.
The Creation of Image and Culture by Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s
By breaking down iconic films like Easy Rider, Dirty Harry, Jaws, and Rocky, character studies like Scarecrow, Blue Collar, and Hard Times, and cult favorites like Joe, Billy Jack, and Medium Cool, author Robert A. Marcink provides a comprehensive look at how Hollywood’s choice played a significant role in shaping the modern working class.