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June 4, 2009

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- Anger in the Air: Combating the Air Rage Phenomenon

By Joyce A. Hunter, associate professor of management, Saint Xavier University. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754671930

Hunter provides airlines with input on the needs and perceptions of their customers to help them better meet the service expectations of their customers and avoid instances of air rage on their flights.


- ?African Film and Literature: Adapting Violence to the Screen

By Lindiwe Dovey, lecturer in African film and performance arts, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Columbia University Press, £52.50 and £19.00. ISBN 9780231147545 and 7552

Analysing films inspired by African and non-African literature, Dovey identifies a trend in contemporary African film-making in which the embodied audiovisual medium of film is used to offer a critique of physical and psychological violence.


- Man as Witch: Male Witches in Central Europe

By Rolf Schulte, teaching fellow in history, University of Kiel. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230537026

This study analyses and describes the witch trials of men in French and German-speaking regions, opening up a little-known chapter of early modern times, and revealing the conflicts from which witch-hunts of men evolved.


- The Child as Vulnerable Patient: Protection and Empowerment

By Lynn Hagger, lecturer in law, University of Sheffield. Ashgate, £60.00. ISBN 9780754672524

Hagger examines the ethical and legal issues surrounding children in the healthcare setting and considers the balance between protecting the welfare of the young and their rights to autonomy.


- William Wordsworth: The Prelude

By Tim Milnes, senior lecturer in English literature, University of Edinburgh. Palgrave Macmillan, £42.50 and £13.99. ISBN 9780230500822 and 0839

This guide identifies and gathers critical perspectives, interpretations and debates connected with The Prelude, contextualising and explaining criticism from the Victorian period to the present day.


- Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy

By Stephen Phillips, professor of philosophy and Asian studies, University of Texas at Austin. Columbia University Press, £47.00 and £13.95. ISBN 9780231144841 and 4858

For serious yoga practitioners curious to know the ancient origins of the art, Phillips lays out the philosophies of action, knowledge and devotion as well as the processes of meditation, reasoning and self-analysis that formed the basis of yoga in ancient and classical India and continue today.


- Edmund Burke

Edited by Iain Hampsher-Monk, professor of politics, University of Exeter. Ashgate, £125.00. ISBN 9780754624998

This volume brings together a representative selection of articles and essays from the last 50 years of Burke's scholarship, and includes an introduction that guides the reader through the selection as well as offering pointers towards more substantial studies.


- The Origins of Sociable Life: Evolution After Science Studies

By Myra J. Hird, professor and Queen's national scholar in sociology, Queen's University, Canada. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230202139

Harnessing research and evidence from earth systems science and microbiology, and particularly focusing on symbiosis and symbiogenesis, Hird argues for the development of a micro-ontology of life.

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