GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Regions: Critical Essays in Human Geography
Edited by J. Nicholas Entrikin, professor of geography, University of California, Los Angeles
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
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
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
Carefully selected market- and non-market-based measures to reduce congestion and traffic-related pollution, and their implementation and effectiveness, are examined here.
Women, Imagination and the Search for Truth in Early Modern France
By Rebecca M. Wilkin, assistant professor of French, Pacific Lutheran University
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Terras examines the history, technical underpinnings, sustainability, application and management of digital images in both established and developing technologies.
Deodat de Severac: Musical Identity in Fin de Siecle France
By Robert F. Waters, assistant professor of music history, Seton Hall University
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 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
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.
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
Focusing on Mannheim, the book demonstrates how his theoretical conception of a reflexive sociology took shape as a collaborative empirical research programme.