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March 5, 2009

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- The Cambridge Companion to Darwin

Edited by Jonathan Hodge, senior lecturer in the history and philosophy of science, and Gregory Radick, senior lecturer in the history and philosophy of science, University of Leeds. Cambridge University Press, £50.00 and £19.99. ISBN 9780521884754 and 711845

This second edition has two new chapters, updated material in selected chapters and a revised introduction. It integrates historical and philosophical topics covering Darwin's life and intellectual legacy.


- The Sage Handbook of Power

Edited by Stewart R. Clegg, professor of business and management, University of Technology, Sydney, and Mark Haugaard, senior lecturer in political science and sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway. Sage, £90.00. ISBN 9781412934008

Clegg and Haugaard have selected a collection of papers written by a wide range of scholars. These papers bridge different conceptual and theoretical positions and draw on many disciplines, including politics, sociology and cultural studies.


- Public Economics and the Household

By Patricia Apps, professor of public economics in law, University of Sydney, and Ray Rees, professor of economics, Ludwig Maximilians University. Cambridge University Press, £65.00 and £25.99. ISBN 9780521887878 and 716284

This book is particularly concerned with analysing, both theoretically and empirically, the impact of taxation on female labour supply and identifying its effects on work incentives and fairness of income distribution.


- The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction: The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning

By Nicola F. Johnson, lecturer in curriculum and teacher education, University of Wollongong. Ashgate, £50.00. ISBN 9780754674962

This volume presents a critical anthropological perspective on the hidden continuities between corruption and law and draws on studies from different parts of the world. It provides a resource for students, researchers and policymakers.


- Large Scale Landscape Experiments: Lessons from Tumut

By David B. Lindenmayer, professor of forest wildlife management and nature conservation, Australian National University. Cambridge University Press, £75.00 and £35.00. ISBN 9780521881562 and 707787

Lindenmayer is writing for researchers, professionals and graduate students and uses the Tumut Fragmentation Study and other research to provide an overview of the relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation and biodiversity conservation.


- City and Community in Norman Italy

By Paul Oldfield, lecturer in history, Manchester Metropolitan University. Cambridge University Press, £55.00. ISBN 9780521898041

This study of urban society in 12th-century mainland Norman Italy examines the self-governing role of urban communities and explores their social ordering, identities and communal activities.


- Language Management

By Bernard Spolsky, emeritus professor of English, Bar-Ilan University. Cambridge University Press, £60.00 and £24.99. ISBN 9780521516099 and 735971

Spolsky reviews current research on the family, religion, the workplace, the media, schools, legal and health institutions, the military and government to present his theory of language management.


- Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes

By William A. Schabas, director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Cambridge University Press, £130.00 and £55.00. ISBN 9780521883979 and 719001

A second edition of this text focuses on the judicial interpretation of the 1948 Genocide Convention, relying on debates in the International Law Commission, political statements in bodies including the General Assembly of the United Nations and the growing body of case law.


- The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume 6, 1830-1914

Edited by David McKitterick, fellow and librarian, Trinity College, Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, £100.00. ISBN 9780521866248

The essays by book historians in this volume show how books became cheap, how publishers used the magazine and newspaper markets to extend their influence, and how book ownership became universal for the first time.

- ? Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain

By Karen O'Brien, professor of English literature, University of Warwick. Cambridge University Press, £50.00 and £17.99. ISBN 9780521773492 and 47

Combining intellectual history with literary criticism, O'Brien examines the central importance to the British Enlightenment of women writers and of women as a subject of inquiry.


- News of Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment

By Daya Kishan Thussu, professor of international communication, University of Westminster. Sage, £21.99. ISBN 9780761968795

Largely confining its inquiry to the Anglo-American media, Thussu's study argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which "soft news" masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.

- Key Concepts in Radio Studies

By Hugh Chignell, reader in radio, Bournemouth University. Sage, £19.99. ISBN 9781412935173

Chignall situates radio studies within its historical context and contemporary auditory culture and covers the central ideas and practices from production and media studies while grounding theory with global examples.


- Nursing and Multi-professional Practice

By Janet McCray, principal lecturer in social and healthcare leadership, University of Chichester. Sage, £18.99. ISBN 9781412947282

This book offers nursing students an introduction to multi-professional practice and explores the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care.

- Nursing Research: An Introduction

By Pam Moule, reader in nursing and learning technologies, University of the West of England, and Margaret Goodman, senior lecturer in research facilitation in practice, Coventry University. Sage, £21.99. ISBN 9781412912099

Moule and Goodman provide readers with key information to understand, critically appraise and implement research in daily practice and encourage students and practitioners to think about the research process, from reading the research of others to designing, conducting and analysing their own research.


- Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz

By Stephen Rodgers, assistant professor of music theory and musicianship, University of Oregon. Cambridge University Press, £50.00. ISBN 9780521884044

Rodgers draws upon Berlioz's ideas about musical representation and on the ideas that would have influenced him, arguing that the relationship between musical and extramusical narrative in Berlioz's music is best construed as metaphorical rather than literal.


- An Introduction to Catholicism

By Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien professor of theology, University of Notre Dame. Cambridge University Press, £45.00 and £15.99. ISBN 9780521846073 and 608558

This account goes back to the early Christian creeds to uncover the roots of modern Catholic thinking and tries to avoid getting bogged down in theological technicalities while seeking to explain aspects of the Church's institutional structure and liturgical practice.


- Approaches to Quantum Gravity

Edited by Daniele Oriti, postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University. Cambridge University Press, £60.00. ISBN 9780521860451

Containing contributions from leading researchers in this field, this book presents the fundamental issues involved in the construction of a quantum theory of gravity and building up a quantum picture of space and time.

- High-Energy Astrophysics

By Fulvio Melia, professor of physics and astronomy, University of Arizona. Princeton University Press, £26.95. ISBN 9780691140292

Melia introduces topics at the forefront of today's research, including relativistic particles, energetic radiation and accretion disk theory, weaving together theory with experimental techniques, instrumentation and observational methods astronomers use to study high-energy radiation from space.


- The Chinese Worker after Socialism

By William Hurst, assistant professor in the department of government, University of Texas at Austin. Cambridge University Press, £55.00. ISBN 9780521898874

Based on field research, this study considers the fate of 35 million workers laid off from the state-owned sector, explaining how workers cope with unemployment, what actions the state is taking to provide them with livelihoods and what happens when workers mobilise collectively to pursue redress for their substantial grievances.

- Identity and Foreign Policy: Baltic-Russian Relations and European Integration

Edited by Eiki Berg, professor of international relations, and Piret Ehin, senior researcher in political science, both at the University of Tartu. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754673293

Built on the constructivist perspective in international relations, this volume provides an account of the dynamics of Baltic-Russian relations after Nato and European Union enlargement, combining policy-relevant analysis with theoretical insights.

- The Politics of Unemployment in Europe: Policy Responses and Collective Action

Edited by Marco Giugni, director, Laboratoire de Recherches Sociales et Politiques Appliquees, University of Geneva. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754673484

Giugni offers a discussion of the political issues surrounding unemployment in Europe, drawing on his three-year cross-national comparative research project along with studies from experts in the field.


- Against Theory of Mind

Edited by Ivan Leudar, professor of analytical and historical psychology, University of Manchester, and Alan Costall, professor of theoretical psychology, University of Portsmouth. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 97802305539

This volume brings together disparate strands of theory of mind research and documents conceptual errors on which the approach is based and pseudo-problems that it looks to answer.


- Clash or Cooperation of Civilizations? Overlapping Integration and Identities

Edited by Wolfgang Zank, associate professor in European studies, Aalborg University. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754674078

The contributors focus on the overlapping identities and integration processes in the Mediterranean basin and examine to what extent these various identities and integration processes are compatible or in conflict.

- Health and Health Care in the New Russia

Edited by Nick Manning, professor of social policy and sociology, University of Nottingham, and Nataliya Tikhonova, professor of social-economic systems and social policy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Ashgate, £65.00. ISBN 97807546746

This volume explores the nature of health and healthcare experiences in Russia by comparing societies and communities with different sociocultural conditions, setting the findings within the context of experience from Finland and the UK.

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Business and management

Key Concepts in Marketing

By Jim Blythe, reader in business, University of Glamorgan Sage, £19.99 ISBN 9781847874993 Key Concepts in Marketing introduces and examines the issues, methods, models and debates that define the field of marketing today, including the marketing mix, branding, consumerism, marketing communication and corporate image.

Geography and environmental studies

Social Capital and Urban Networks of Trust Edited by Jouni Häkli, professor of regional studies, University of Tampere, and Claudio Minca, professor of geography, Royal Holloway, University of London Ashgate, £60.00 ISBN 9780754673194 The contributors to this volume examine the role of social capital in the constitution and reproduction of urban networks of trust in different places and contexts, informed by a critical geographical perspective.

Political Geography

By Joe Painter, director, Centre for the Study of Cities and Regions, Durham University, and Alex Jeffrey, lecturer in human geography, Newcastle University Sage, £23.99 ISBN 9781412901383 This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest advancements in the field, retaining its focus on the social and cultural, while systematically overviewing the entire discipline.


Japanese Society at War:

Death, Memory and the

Russo-Japanese War

By Naoko Shimazu, senior lecturer in Japanese history, Birkbeck, University of London Cambridge University Press, £55.00 ISBN 9780521859349 Shimazu aims to offer an innovative account of the attitudes of ordinary Japanese people towards the war through a wide range of sources including personal diaries, letters and contemporary images.

The Homosexual Revival of Renaissance Style, 1850-1930 By Yvonne Ivory, assistant professor of German and comparative literature, University of South Carolina Palgrave Macmillan, £45.00 ISBN 9780230219977 Ivory suggests that if we are to begin to map out the genealogy of our own era’s impeccably stylish gay man, we might look to the 19th century’s peopling of the Renaissance with sexually corrupt but aesthetically immaculate individualists.

Languages and linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Code-switching Edited by Barbara E. Bullock, professor of French and linguistics, Pennsylvania State University, and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, professor of Spanish linguistics and linguistics, Pennsylvania State University Cambridge University Press, £80.00 ISBN 9780521875912 Drawing on empirical data from a range of language pairings, researchers in the study of bilingualism examine the linguistic, social and cognitive implications of code-switching in survey chapters.

Minority Languages, Education and Communities in China By Linda Tsung, assistant professor in the department of language and literature, University of Hong Kong Palgrave Macmillan, £52.00 ISBN 9780230551480 Tsung outlines and reflects on the status and situation of minority communities, their languages and educational practices by identifying policies and progress in different regions and time spans.


Legal Evidence and Proof: Statistics, Stories, Logic Edited by Hendrik Kaptein, senior lecturer in jurisprudence, Leiden University, Henry Prakken, senior lecturer in artificial intelligence, Utrecht University, and Bart Verheij, assistant professor of artificial intelligence, University of Groningen Ashgate, £60.00 ISBN 9780754676201 This study provides clarification of problems of logic and argumentation in relation to evidence and proof, offering a contribution to the field for both scholars and practitioners.


Metamorphoses by Apuleius: An Intermediate Latin Reader

Edited by Paul Murgatroyd, professor of classics, McMaster University Cambridge University Press, £45.00 and £16.99 ISBN 9780521870467 and 690553 Murgatroyd offers a selection of exciting, horrific and moving Latin passages from this famous and entertaining novel and provides detailed notes and a full vocabulary aimed at the student who has completed an introductory Latin course.

The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History By Mike Sanders, lecturer in English and American studies, University of Manchester Cambridge University Press, £50.00 ISBN 9780521899185 Sanders’ study of the Northern Star’s poetry column analyses the interplay between politics, aesthetics and history in the aftermath of the Newport Insurrection, during the mass strikes of 1842 and the year of European revolutions, 1848.

Media and communication studies

Key Concepts in Public Relations

By Bob Franklin, professor of journalism studies, Mike Hogan, lecturer in journalism studies, Quentin Langley, professional tutor in public relations, Nick Mosdell, lecturer in journalism studies, and Elliot Pill, chair of the MA in public communications, all at Cardiff University Sage, £19.99 ISBN 9781412923194 Providing an overview to the field, Key Concepts in Public Relations covers more than 150 central concepts in PR, grounding students in theory and practice as well as suggesting further reading.

Philosophy and theology

The Uses of the Past from Heidegger to Rorty: Doing Philosophy Historically By Robert Piercey, associate professor of philosophy, Campion College Cambridge University Press, £50.00 ISBN 9780521517539 Piercey considers how it is possible to do philosophy by studying the thinkers of the past, developing his answer through readings of Martin Heidegger, Richard Rorty, Paul Ricoeur, Alasdair MacIntyre and other historically-minded philosophers.

Social sciences

Culture, Social Movements, and Protest Edited by Hank Johnston, associate professor of sociology, San Diego State University Ashgate, £60.00 ISBN 9780754674467 Johnston brings together international experts in cultural analysis to focus on narratives, frames, speech acts, subcultural networks and cultural theory. The book is aimed at scholars in sociology, political science, geography, anthropology and women's studies.

Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth Edited by John Borneman, professor of anthropology, Princeton University, and Abdellah Hammoudi, professor of anthropology, Princeton University University of California Press, £32.95 ISBN 9780520257757 To demonstrate the power and knowledge attained through the fieldwork experience, Borneman and Hammoudi have gathered essays by anthropologists working throughout the world that shift attention back to the subtle dynamics of the ethnographic encounter.

The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys By Neil J. Smelser, emeritus professor of sociology, University of California, Berkeley University of California Press, £17.95 ISBN 9780520258976 The odyssey experience, as Smelser advances it, is generic, widespread and recurring. It is a finite period of disengagement from the routines of life and immersion into a simpler, transitory, often collective and usually intense period of involvement that culminates in some kind of regeneration.

Identity in Question

By Anthony Elliott, professor of sociology, Flinders University, and Paul du Gay, professor of organisational behaviour, University of Warwick Sage, £21.99 ISBN 9781412922432 Presenting analyses of the impact of globalisation, postmodernism, psychoanalysis and post-feminism upon our imaginings of self, this book explores the complexity, contentiousness and significance of current debates over identity in the social sciences and the public sphere.

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