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July 9, 2009

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

- The Management of Everyday Life

Edited by Philip Hancock, senior lecturer in organisation studies, University of Warwick, and Melissa Tyler, senior lecturer in organisation studies, Loughborough University, Palgrave Macmillan, £28.99, ISBN 9780230524798

Experts reflect critically on the use of business management practice and values in daily life.

HISTORY

- Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz: Posthumanist Reflections

By Jonathan Druker, associate professor of Italian, Illinois State University, Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00, ISBN 9781403984333

A reassessment of Levi's memoirs in light of the theories of Adorno, Levinas, Lyotard and Foucault.

LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

- Language Learning and Study Abroad: A Critical Reading of Research

By Celeste Kinginger, associate professor of applied linguistics and French, Pennsylvania State University, Palgrave Macmillan, £52.00, ISBN 9780230549241

Kinginger provides an overview and assessment of research on language learning in overseas settings.

LAW

- Sex Discrimination and Law Firm Culture on the Internet: Lawyers at the Information Age Watercooler

By Amanda K. Baumle, assistant professor of sociology, University of Houston, Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00, ISBN 9780230613256

Baumle explores why women do not challenge discrimination and examines whether the law can challenge inequality.

LITERATURE

- Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth

By Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier distinguished professor of English, University of Georgia, Palgrave Macmillan, £45.00, ISBN 9780230610941

The sites of inspiration documented in this book range from 19th-century linguistic theory to postmodern strategies of conceptual writing.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

- The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Edited by John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs, Georgetown University, Oxford University Press, £300.00, ISBN 9780195305135

This six-volume reference work covers topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage and women.

POLITICS

- Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror

By Lee Jarvis, lecturer in politics and international relations, Swansea University, Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00, ISBN 9780230223691

Jarvis takes a critical look at the different ways in which the George W. Bush Administration created and justified the "War on Terror" through its use of language and other discursive practices.

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

- Psychopedagogy: Freud, Lacan and the Psychoanalytic Theory of Education

By K. Daniel Cho, assistant professor of education, Otterbein College, Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00, ISBN 9780230606081

Examining the work of Lacan and Freud, Cho argues that a theory of pedagogy, which he has termed psychopedagogy, is already embedded within psychoanalysis, an idea he develops throughout this book.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

- Palestinian Collective Memory and National Identity

Edited by Meir Litvak, senior lecturer in Middle Eastern and African history, Tel Aviv University, Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00, ISBN 9780230613065

Litvak analyses the evolution and cultivation of modern Palestinian collective memory and its role in shaping national identity from its inception in the 1920s to the 2006 Palestinian elections.

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