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- Higher Education in Asia/Pacific: Quality and the Public Good
Edited by Terance W. Bigalke, director of education, East-West Centre in Honolulu, and Deane E. Neubauer, emeritus professor of political science, University of Hawaii, Manoa. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230613232
Expansion and privatisation have led to concerns about the quality of education throughout the Asia/Pacific region. This work offers a framework to examine the challenges.
- Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide
Edited by Mark L. Brake, professor of science communication, University of Glamorgan, and Emma Weitkamp, senior lecturer in science communication, University of the West of England. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00 and £19.99. ISBN 9780230573857 and 3864
From climate change to stem-cell research, the contributors to this volume aim to demonstrate how to communicate complex scientific issues to the public.
- Scotland: Global Cinema
By David Martin-Jones, senior lecturer in film studies, University of St Andrews. Edinburgh University Press, £60.00. ISBN 9780748633913
Martin-Jones explores the cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary film-makers from around the world.
- ? Femininity, Mathematics and Science, c. 1880-1914
By Claire G. Jones, associate lecturer in history, University of Liverpool. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230555211
Through the prism of gender, Jones explores the contrasting cultures and practices of mathematics and science and their impact on women. She also examines 19th-century ideas about women's intellect, femininity and masculinity.
- Globalizing Ideal Beauty: How Female Copywriters of the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency Redefined Beauty for the Twentieth Century
By Denise H. Sutton, former professor of advertising and gender, New School. Palgrave Macmillan, £57.50. ISBN 9780230611740
This tells how campaigns created by a group of female copywriters in the 1920s spread an American notion of feminine appeal across the globe.
- Identity and Cultural Memory in the Fiction of A.S. Byatt: Knitting the Net of Culture
By Lena Steveker, lecturer in British literary and cultural studies, Saarland University. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9780230575332
Steveker analyses the negotiations of individual identity, cultural memory and literature that inform A.S. Byatt's novels.
PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY
- ? Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere
By Christopher C. Robinson, assistant professor of liberal arts and science and technology studies, Clarkson University. Edinburgh University Press, £60.00. ISBN 9780748639144
Robinson argues that Wittgenstein offers those theorising political life today a compass and an array of useful conceptual and critical tools.
- Homosexuality and Manliness in Postwar Japan
By Jonathan D. Mackintosh, lecturer in Japanese cultural studies, Birkbeck, University of London. Taylor and Francis, £75.00. ISBN 9780415421867
Mackintosh details the formative years of the "homo magazine" genre in the 1970s, explores its evolution and analyses issues such as homophobia, gay liberation and manly identity.
Edited by Alexis Brassey, PhD candidate in psychology, University of London, and Stephen Barber, senior research fellow, Global Policy Institute, London Metropolitan University. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230201484
The contributors redefine greed as a subject that can be seen both as a disease at the heart of society and as a motivating force behind humanity's progress.