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May 6, 2010

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- Rethinking the Meaning of Place: Conceiving Place in Architecture-Urbanism

By Lineu Castello, invited professor at PROPAR: Research and Postgraduate Programme in Architecture, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Ashgate, £60.00. ISBN 9780754678144

Exploring the international spread of "cloning spaces" such as theme parks, shopping malls and revamped historic areas, this examination draws on a range of global studies to analyse their impact on society's environmental observations.


- Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy

By Charles Wankel, associate professor of management, St John's University. Palgrave Macmillan, £19.99. ISBN 9780230104044

Wankel draws on case studies and theories in the fields of business, social sciences and philosophy to look at how the business development model can be harnessed to provide the poor with a share of the world's wealth.


- Karl Polanyi: The Limits of the Market

By Gareth Dale, senior lecturer in politics and international relations, Brunel University. Wiley, £55.00 and £16.99. ISBN 9780745640716 and 0723

Dale provides an introduction to Polanyi's ideas and legacy, assessing his well-known texts, journalistic articles written in his first exile in Vienna, and lectures and pamphlets from his second exile in Britain.


- The Cambridge History of English Poetry

Edited by Michael O'Neill, professor of poetry, Durham University. Cambridge University Press, £120.00. ISBN 9780521883061

This collection of poems covers early medieval times to the present day. It explores how poets in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have used language and traces patterns of continuity, transformation, transition and development between them.


- International Refugee Law

Edited by Helene Lambert, reader in international law, University of Westminster. Ashgate, £155.00. ISBN 9780754628132

These essays explore the dynamic and evolving area of international refugee law, including develop-ments in humanitarian and criminal law, as well as migration issues and new concepts of state participation and responsibility.


- Biography and History

By Barbara Caine, professor of history, Monash University. Palgrave Macmillan, £52.50 and £17.99. ISBN 9781403987259 and 7266

Looking at the relationship between history and the writing of lives, Caine seeks to provide an original guide into this growing area of historical scholarship and research.

- Culture, Heritage and Representation: Perspectives on Visuality and the Past

Edited by Emma Waterton, RCUK academic fellow in heritage and public history, Keele University, and Steve Watson, principal lecturer at the Business School, York St John University. Ashgate, £60.00. ISBN 9780754675983

This volume draws on global case studies to explore the production, use and consumption of visual imagery as a vital component of heritage, providing an overview of the theoretical and methodological tools necessary for understanding visual imagery within its cultural context.

- Oswald Mosley and the New Party

By Matthew Worley, reader in history, University of Reading. Palgrave Macmillan, £55.00. ISBN 9780230206977

Exploring Mosley's secession from Labour, his evolving politics and his eventual embrace of fascism, this book inspects the process by which he transformed from Labour politician to fascist.


- Political Accountability

Edited by Richard Bellamy, professor of political science, University College London, and Antonino Palumbo, lecturer in political philosophy, Palermo University. Ashgate, £145.00. ISBN 9780754628064

This collection deals with the current debates surrounding political accountability, exploring the challenges faced today. It also looks into the distinctive solutions they require.

- Mental Health Policy and Practice

By Helen Lester, professor of primary care, University of Manchester, and Jon Glasby, professor of health and social care, University of Birmingham. Palgrave Macmillan, £19.99. ISBN 9780230584754

This text, now in its second edition, provides an overview of recent UK mental health policy. Presenting ideas from varying mental health services, it also features examples of successful evidence-based practice and analyses the impact of the "modernisation agenda".

- Minority Languages in Europe: Frameworks, Status, Prospects

Edited by Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, senior research fellow, University of Bristol, and Stefan Wolff, professor of political science, University of Nottingham. Palgrave Macmillan, £19.99. ISBN 9780230217034

Focusing on the current status of minority languages within Europe, this collection delves into the debate between academics in varying fields. Looking at the future prospects for minority tongues, it also investigates the effectiveness of current national and European frameworks in ensuring future linguistic and cultural diversity.


- (J) Derrida: Profanations

By Patrick O'Connor, lecturer in philosophy, Nottingham Trent University. Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9781441181701

O'Connor presents a reappraisal of the French philosopher's deconstruction, arguing that his famous work is decisively informed by a profane, atheistic and egalitarian trajectory.

- The Errors of Atheism

By J. Angelo Corlett, professor of philosophy and ethics, San Diego State University. Continuum, £55.00 and £17.99. ISBN 9781441151872 and 8932

Corlett presents an agnostic view of the current state of debate surrounding God's existence, investigating where discussion must go to formulate genuine philosophical progress as opposed to a dialectical stalemate.


- Citizenship

Edited by Richard Bellamy, professor of political science, University College London, and Antonino Palumbo, lecturer in political philosophy, Palermo University. Ashgate, £145.00. ISBN 9780754628125

Featuring key articles covering debates in the field, this volume examines issues ranging from classic accounts of the historical development of citizenship to discussions of its contemporary relevance and possible forms in a globalising world.

- Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Sacred Places

By Kath Browne, senior lecturer, School of the Environment, University of Brighton, Sally R. Munt, director of the University of Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, and Andrew K.T. Yip, associate professor and reader, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham. Ashgate, £35.00. ISBN 97807546753

Drawing on research from the UK, Canada and the US, this text investigates the contemporary socio-cultural practices of belief by those who have historically been, and continue to be, excluded or derided by mainstream religions and alternative spiritualities.

- Gendered Experiences of Genocide

By Choman Hardi, senior associate member of St Antony's College, Oxford. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754677154

Hardi examines Kurdish females' experience of violence, destruction, disappearance of loved ones and incarceration during the Anfal campaign in Iraq.

- Pervasive Prevention: A Feminist Reading of the Rise of the Security Society

By Tamar Pitch, professor of philosophy and sociology of law, University of Perugia. Ashgate, £50.00. ISBN 9780754675648

Exploring the connections and differences between various explanations of the term "prevention society", this text provides a feminist perspective into the ways in which social control manifests itself through precautionary measures.

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