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November 20, 2008

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Regions: Critical Essays in Human Geography

Edited by J. Nicholas Entrikin, professor of geography, University of California, Los Angeles

Ashgate, £150.00

ISBN 9780754626923

The new regionalism that has emerged in studies of the changing nature of the nation state in a globalising economy means that "the region" has gained new currency in the academic subdisciplines of political and economic geography.

Environment: Critical Essays in Human Geography

Edited by Kay Anderson, professor of cultural research, University of Western Sydney, and Bruce Braun, associate professor of geography, University of Minnesota

Ashgate, £150.00

ISBN 97807546050

This text presents conceptual developments in the field of environmental studies in human geography, illustrating the diversity and vitality of research on society-environment relations.

Transport: Critical Essays in Human Geography

Edited by Susan Hanson, research professor of geography, Clark University, and Mei-Po Kwan, distinguished professor of social and behavioural sciences and professor of geography, Ohio State University

Ashgate, £130.00

ISBN 97807546036

Illustrating the development of thinking about space, place and transport, this book's essays are divided into four parts: fundamental concepts, individual behaviour in urban spatial context, interregional transport and policy.

The Implementation and Effectiveness of Transport Demand Management Measures: An International Perspective

Edited by Stephen Ison, professor of transport policy, Loughborough University, and Tom Rye, professor of transportation, Napier University

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754649533

Carefully selected market- and non-market-based measures to reduce congestion and traffic-related pollution, and their implementation and effectiveness, are examined here.

HISTORY

Women, Imagination and the Search for Truth in Early Modern France

By Rebecca M. Wilkin, assistant professor of French, Pacific Lutheran University

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754661382

Grounded in medical, juridical and philosophical texts (Latin and French) of Early Modern France, this study tells the story of how the ideas of women contributed to the emergence of modern science.

Love, Lust, and License in Early Modern England: Illicit Sex and the Nobility

By Johanna Rickman, assistant professor, department of social sciences, Gainesville State College

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754661351

An investigation of fornication, adultery and bastard-bearing among the English nobility from about 1560 to 1630, examined from a gendered perspective, illuminating the place of women in aristocratic culture.

Dissenting Histories: Religious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England

By John Seed, part-time lecturer in history, Roehampton University

Edinburgh University Press, £60.00, ISBN 9780748621514

A rich and empirically grounded account of relations between religious dissent, historical writing, public memory and political identity.

LAW

Drafting Legislation: A Modern Approach

Edited by Constantin Stefanou, senior lecturer in the William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, and Helen Xanthaki, senior lecturer in legislative studies, both at University of London

Ashgate, £65.00

ISBN 9780754649038

Attempting to prove Sir William Dale's doctrine that the rules for drafting good-quality legislation are the same in common and civil law, the book discusses quality from the legislative process to drafting interpretation and enforcement.

Hindu Divorce: A Legal Anthropology

By Livia Holden, adjunct research fellow in international human rights, Griffith University

Ashgate, £60.00

ISBN 9780754649601

A comparative study examining the place of Hindu divorce in the Indian legal system and whether it offers a way out of matrimonial crisis for women. It poses questions about the relationship between traditional jurisdictions located in rural areas and the larger legal culture of towns and cities in India.

LITERATURE

Humanism and the Reform of Sacred Music in Early Modern England: John Merbecke the Orator and The Booke of Common Praier Noted (1550)

By Hyun-Ah Kim, fellow, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754662686

A reinterpretation of Merbecke's work in the light of humanist rhetoric, showing how he embodied the ideal of the "Christian-musical orator".

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Digital Images for the Information Professional

By Melissa M. Terras, senior lecturer in electronic communication, University College London

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754648605

Terras examines the history, technical underpinnings, sustainability, application and management of digital images in both established and developing technologies.

MUSIC STUDIES

Deodat de Severac: Musical Identity in Fin de Siecle France

By Robert F. Waters, assistant professor of music history, Seton Hall University

Ashgate, £60.00

ISBN 9780754641056

Focusing on the composer's regionalist philosophy, the book is targeted at those specialising in French, European ethnic and piano musics, and French music history.

Composing the Modern Subject: Four String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich

By Sarah Reichardt, assistant professor of music, University of Oklahoma

Ashgate, £45.00 ISBN 9780754658849

Reichardt explores the musical ambiguities of four of Shostakovich's middle string quartets, especially those located in moments of rupture within the musical structure.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

Shaping a Global Theological Mind

Edited by Darren C. Marks, lecturer in systematic theology and religion, Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario

Ashgate, £55.00 or £16.99

ISBN 9780754660033 and 0064

Examining the shift of Christian theological thinking from the North Atlantic to the global South, even within the North Atlantic Church and academy, these essays offer a global perspective on theological work, method and context.

POLITICS

Politics of Radical Democracy

Edited by Adrian Little, associate professor and reader in political theory, University of Melbourne, and Moya Lloyd, professor of political theory, Loughborough University

Edinburgh University Press, £50.00, ISBN 9780748633999

A collection considering the idea of radical democracy - one of the most vibrant currents in contemporary political thought - in poststructuralist terms.

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

Ordinary Families? Learning about Families and Parenting from Normative Studies

By Marjorie Smith, professor of the psychology of the family, Institute of Education, University of London

Institute of Education Press, £5.00

ISBN 9780854737994

Smith considers normative studies of representative community samples of families, explaining how they offer the potential to learn how families function, and to investigate family impacts and influences on children.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber: Retrieving a Research Programme

By David Kettler, research professor in social studies, Bard College, Colin Loader, professor of history, University of Nevada, and Volker Meja, professor emeritus of sociology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672241

Focusing on Mannheim, the book demonstrates how his theoretical conception of a reflexive sociology took shape as a collaborative empirical research programme.

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