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August 7, 2008

ART HISTORY

- Art and Communication in the Reign of Henry VIII

By Tatiana C. String, lecturer in the history of art, University of Bristol. Ashgate, £50.00. ISBN 9780754663058

Through in-depth analysis of a wide variety of works of art, including portraits, pageants and prints, Tatiana String analyses Henry VIII's use of art to communicate with his subjects.

FILM STUDIES

- Cinesexuality

By Patricia MacCormack, senior lecturer in communication and film, Anglia Ruskin University. Ashgate, £50.00. ISBN 9780754671756

In this volume, Patricia MacCormack explores the queerness of cinema spectatorship - represented as a unique encounter of desire, pleasure and perversion beyond binary dialectics of subject/object and image/meaning.

HISTORY

- Before and after Darwin: Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies

By M. J. S. Hodge, associate researcher in the history of science, University of Leeds. Ashgate, £65.00. ISBN 9780754659389

The focus in this volume is on the diversity of theories among pre-Darwinian authors and on developments in the theory of natural selection since Darwin, exploring the ontological and cosmogonical contexts for theories about origins and species.

LITERATURE

- Dostoevsky's Democracy

By Nancy Ruttenburg, professor of comparative literature, New York University. Princeton University Press, £19.95. ISBN 9780691136141

Nancy Ruttenburg offers a major reinterpretation of Dostoevsky's life and work by re-examining the crucial transitional period between the early works of the 1840s and the important novels of the 1860s.

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

- Group Theory: Birdtracks, Lie's, and Exceptional Groups

By Predrag Cvitanovi, professor of theoretical nonlinear physics, Georgia Institute of Technology. Princeton University Press, £23.95. ISBN 9780691118369

Predrag Cvitanovi? takes readers on a 4,000-diagram journey through the theory of Lie groups, developing, explaining and applying diagrammatic projection operators to construct all semi-simple Lie algebras, both classical and exceptional.

POLITICS

- Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents' Choices after Civil War

By Virginia Page Fortna, assistant professor of political science, Columbia University. Princeton University Press, £35.00 and £14.95. ISBN 9780691132815 and 6714

Virginia Page Fortna compares peacekeeping and nonpeacekeeping cases, investigating where peacekeepers go, and aims to show that their missions are crucial to the most severe internal conflicts in countries and regions where peace is otherwise likely to falter.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

- Governing the Heroin Trade: From Treaties to Treatment

By Melissa Bull, lecturer in criminology, Griffith University. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754671213

Examining the historical, economic and political context for the current prohibition of particular drugs, this study investigates the problem of drug control and provides a systematic analysis of the development of the international system of regulation.

THEATRE STUDIES

- Brecht at the Opera

By Joy H. Calico, associate professor of musicology, Vanderbilt University. University of California Press, £26.95. ISBN 9780520254824

Joy H. Calico looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera, arguing that Brecht's simultaneous work on opera and Lehrstuck in the 1920s generated the new concept of audience experience that would come to define epic theatre.


Autobiography

Shush! Growing Up Jewish under Stalin: A Memoir

By Emil Draitser, professor of Russian, Hunter College, City University of New York

University of California Press, £14.95

ISBN 9780520254466

This memoir conveys the reader back to Emil Draitser’s childhood and provides a unique account of mid 20th-century life in Russia as the young Draitser struggles to reconcile the harsh values of Soviet society with the values of his working class Jewish family.

Biological sciences

Ecological Models and Data in R

By Benjamin M. Bolker, associate professor in theoretical ecology, Florida State University

Princeton University Press, £32.95

ISBN 9780691125220

This is an introduction to modern statistical methods for ecology, using step-by-step detail to show students what they need to know in order to use maximum likelihood, information-theoretic, and Bayesian techniques to analyse their own data using the programming language R.

Business and management

Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant

By Michel Anteby, assistant professor of organisational behaviour, Harvard Business School

Princeton University Press, £19.95

ISBN 9780691135243

Michel Anteby shows how morally grey spaces function as regulating mechanisms within workplaces, fashioning workers’ identity and self-esteem while allowing management to maintain control.

Geography and environmental studies

Mobility and Place: Enacting Northern European Peripheries

Edited by Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, associate professor of geography, Roskilde University and Brynhild Granås, PhD candidate in sociology, University of Tromsø

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754671411

Focusing on the Northern European peripAutobiography

Shush! Growing Up Jewish under Stalin: A Memoir

By Emil Draitser, professor of Russian, Hunter College, City University of New York

University of California Press, £14.95

ISBN 9780520254466

This memoir conveys the reader back to Emil Draitser’s childhood and provides a unique account of mid 20th-century life in Russia as the young Draitser struggles to reconcile the harsh values of Soviet society with the values of his working class Jewish family.

Biological sciences

Ecological Models and Data in R

By Benjamin M. Bolker, associate professor in theoretical ecology, Florida State University

Princeton University Press, £32.95

ISBN 9780691125220

This is an introduction to modern statistical methods for ecology, using step-by-step detail to show students what they need to know in order to use maximum likelihood, information-theoretic, and Bayesian techniques to analyse their own data using the programming language R.

Business and management

Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant

By Michel Anteby, assistant professor of organisational behaviour, Harvard Business School

Princeton University Press, £19.95

ISBN 9780691135243

Michel Anteby shows how morally grey spaces function as regulating mechanisms within workplaces, fashioning workers’ identity and self-esteem while allowing management to maintain control.

Geography and environmental studies

Mobility and Place: Enacting Northern European Peripheries

Edited by Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, associate professor of geography, Roskilde University and Brynhild Granås, PhD candidate in sociology, University of Tromsø

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754671411

Focusing on the Northern European periphery, this book examines how people live in such remote spaces in an emerging global world of connectivity, interdependency, mobility and non-linear dynamics.

Recovering Resources – Recycling Citizenship: Urban Poverty Reduction in Latin America

By Jutta Gutberlet, assistant professor of geography, University of Victoria

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672197

By examining experiences from Brazil and other Latin American countries, this book examines what can be done to improve the environment and livelihoods for those involved in waste recycling.

History

Liturgical Space: Christian Worship and Church Buildings in Western Europe 1500-2000

By Nigel Yates, professor of ecclesiastical history, University of Wales, Lampeter

Ashgate, £55.00 and £17.99

ISBN 9780754657958 and 7972

This is an account of the internal arrangement of church buildings in Western Europe between 1500 and 2000, showing how these arrangements have met the liturgical needs of their respective denominations, Catholic and Protestant, over this period.

Venice Besieged: Politics and Diplomacy in the Italian Wars, 1494-1534

By Robert Finlay, associate professor of history, University of Arkansas

Ashgate, £65.00

ISBN 9780754659686

Focusing on Venice’s involvement in the Italian Wars, these essays examine various episodes and dimensions of that time of troubles, including studies of the ruling elite, the spice trade and diplomatic manoeuvring during the Ottoman-Habsburg conflict.

Literature

Envisioning the Tale of Genji: Media, Gender, and Cultural Production

Edited by Haruo Shirane, Shincho professor of Japanese literature and culture, Columbia University

Columbia University Press, £49.50 and £19.00

ISBN 9780231142366 and 2373

Bringing together scholars from across the world, Haruo Shirane presents a portrait of The Tale of Genji’s reception and reproduction over the past thousand years which examines the canonisation of the work from the late Heian through the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods.

Philosophy and theology

Creation: Law and Probability

Edited by Fraser Watts, reader in theology and science, University of Cambridge

Ashgate, £19.99

ISBN 9780754658900

This volume explores the important but neglected topic on the interface of science and theology: the relationship law and probability have within creation from a variety of different disciplines.

British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church: Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World

Edited by Adrian Hyde-Price, professor of international politics, University of Bath and Wyn Rees, professor of politics, University of Nottingham

Ashgate, £55.00 and £16.99

ISBN 9780754660354 and 0378

This book seeks to elucidate whether there are particular Christian perspectives on the role that Great Britain should play in the world today, investigating the role the Church of England has played in contemporary foreign policy issues.

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Edited by Wim Vandekerckhove, professor in the Centre for Ethics and Value Enquiry, M.S. Ronald Commers, professor of moral philosophy and value enquiry and An Verlinden, assistant academic in philosophy all at Ghent University

Ashgate, £55

ISBN 9780754671954

Presenting new developments in the field of global ethics, this volume focuses specifically on how to re-conceive ethics in order to come to grips with ethical and political life today.

Reshaping the Holy: Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh

By Elora Shehabuddin, assistant professor of humanities and political science,

Columbia University Press, £47.00 and £16.00

ISBN 9780231141567 and 1574

Elora Shehabuddin explores the profound implications of women’s political and social mobilisation for reshaping Islam, examining the lives of Muslim women in Bangladesh who have become increasingly mobilised, yet who desire to retain and reclaim their faith.

Politics

World Out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy

By Stephen G. Brooks, assistant professor of government and William C. Wohlforth, professor of government, both at Dartmouth College

Princeton University Press, £38.95 and £13.50

ISBN 9780691136999 and 7841

This analysis of the constraints on the United States' use of power in pursuit of its security interests aims to overturn conventional wisdom by showing that in a unipolar system, where the United States is dominant in the scales of world power, the constraints featured in international relations theory are generally inapplicable.

Social sciences

In the Company of Cars: Driving as a Social and Cultural Practice

By Sarah Redshaw, honorary associate in psychology, Macquarie University

Ashgate, £45.00

ISBN 9780754671985

Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, Sarah Redshaw aims to show the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduction of death and injury on the roads.

Networked Urbanism: Social Capital in the City

Edited by Talja Blokland, senior researcher in the OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Delft University of Technology and Mike Savage, professor of sociology, University of Manchester

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672012

In this volume urban researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy and France explore the nature of social networks and the significance of voluntary associations for contemporary urban life.

International Drug Control into the 21st Century

Edited by Hamid Ghodse, director, International Centre for Drug Policy, St George’s University of London

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672159

Providing a comprehensive analysis of drug misuse, dependence and the ways in which different parts of the world have responded to these problems, this volume examines aspects of the contemporary drug problem, the related debate and the way in which society is responding to it.

The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

By Lynn H. Gamble, professor of anthropology, San Diego State University

Columbia University Press, £29.95

ISBN 9780520254411

In this modern synthesis of data from the Chumash heartland, Lynn H. Gamble weaves together multiple sources of evidence to re-create the rich tapestry of Chumash society, drawing from archaeology, historical documents, ethnography, and ecology.

hery, this book examines how people live in such remote spaces in an emerging global world of connectivity, interdependency, mobility and non-linear dynamics.

Recovering Resources – Recycling Citizenship: Urban Poverty Reduction in Latin America

By Jutta Gutberlet, assistant professor of geography, University of Victoria

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672197

By examining experiences from Brazil and other Latin American countries, this book examines what can be done to improve the environment and livelihoods for those involved in waste recycling.

History

Liturgical Space: Christian Worship and Church Buildings in Western Europe 1500-2000

By Nigel Yates, professor of ecclesiastical history, University of Wales, Lampeter

Ashgate, £55.00 and £17.99

ISBN 9780754657958 and 7972

This is an account of the internal arrangement of church buildings in Western Europe between 1500 and 2000, showing how these arrangements have met the liturgical needs of their respective denominations, Catholic and Protestant, over this period.

Venice Besieged: Politics and Diplomacy in the Italian Wars, 1494-1534

By Robert Finlay, associate professor of history, University of Arkansas

Ashgate, £65.00

ISBN 9780754659686

Focusing on Venice’s involvement in the Italian Wars, these essays examine various episodes and dimensions of that time of troubles, including studies of the ruling elite, the spice trade and diplomatic manoeuvring during the Ottoman-Habsburg conflict.

Literature

Envisioning the Tale of Genji: Media, Gender, and Cultural Production

Edited by Haruo Shirane, Shincho professor of Japanese literature and culture, Columbia University

Columbia University Press, £49.50 and £19.00

ISBN 9780231142366 and 2373

Bringing together scholars from across the world, Haruo Shirane presents a portrait of The Tale of Genji’s reception and reproduction over the past thousand years which examines the canonisation of the work from the late Heian through the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods.

Philosophy and theology

Creation: Law and Probability

Edited by Fraser Watts, reader in theology and science, University of Cambridge

Ashgate, £19.99

ISBN 9780754658900

This volume explores the important but neglected topic on the interface of science and theology: the relationship law and probability have within creation from a variety of different disciplines.

British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church: Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World

Edited by Adrian Hyde-Price, professor of international politics, University of Bath and Wyn Rees, professor of politics, University of Nottingham

Ashgate, £55.00 and £16.99

ISBN 9780754660354 and 0378

This book seeks to elucidate whether there are particular Christian perspectives on the role that Great Britain should play in the world today, investigating the role the Church of England has played in contemporary foreign policy issues.

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Edited by Wim Vandekerckhove, professor in the Centre for Ethics and Value Enquiry, M.S. Ronald Commers, professor of moral philosophy and value enquiry and An Verlinden, assistant academic in philosophy all at Ghent University

Ashgate, £55

ISBN 9780754671954

Presenting new developments in the field of global ethics, this volume focuses specifically on how to re-conceive ethics in order to come to grips with ethical and political life today.

Reshaping the Holy: Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh

By Elora Shehabuddin, assistant professor of humanities and political science,

Columbia University Press, £47.00 and £16.00

ISBN 9780231141567 and 1574

Elora Shehabuddin explores the profound implications of women’s political and social mobilisation for reshaping Islam, examining the lives of Muslim women in Bangladesh who have become increasingly mobilised, yet who desire to retain and reclaim their faith.

Politics

World Out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy

By Stephen G. Brooks, assistant professor of government and William C. Wohlforth, professor of government, both at Dartmouth College

Princeton University Press, £38.95 and £13.50

ISBN 9780691136999 and 7841

This analysis of the constraints on the United States' use of power in pursuit of its security interests aims to overturn conventional wisdom by showing that in a unipolar system, where the United States is dominant in the scales of world power, the constraints featured in international relations theory are generally inapplicable.

Social sciences

In the Company of Cars: Driving as a Social and Cultural Practice

By Sarah Redshaw, honorary associate in psychology, Macquarie University

Ashgate, £45.00

ISBN 9780754671985

Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, Sarah Redshaw aims to show the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduction of death and injury on the roads.

Networked Urbanism: Social Capital in the City

Edited by Talja Blokland, senior researcher in the OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Delft University of Technology and Mike Savage, professor of sociology, University of Manchester

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672012

In this volume urban researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy and France explore the nature of social networks and the significance of voluntary associations for contemporary urban life.

International Drug Control into the 21st Century

Edited by Hamid Ghodse, director, International Centre for Drug Policy, St George’s University of London

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672159

Providing a comprehensive analysis of drug misuse, dependence and the ways in which different parts of the world have responded to these problems, this volume examines aspects of the contemporary drug problem, the related debate and the way in which society is responding to it.

The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

By Lynn H. Gamble, professor of anthropology, San Diego State University

Columbia University Press, £29.95

ISBN 9780520254411

In this modern synthesis of data from the Chumash heartland, Lynn H. Gamble weaves together multiple sources of evidence to re-create the rich tapestry of Chumash society, drawing from archaeology, historical documents, ethnography, and ecology.

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