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June 10, 2010


- Dimensions of Expertise: A Conceptual Exploration of Vocational Knowledge

By Christopher Winch, professor of educational philosophy and policy, King's College London Continuum, £75.00. ISBN 9781847062680

Winch explores an account of expertise, derived primarily from the work of the philosopher Gilbert Ryle, before moving on to relate this epistemological debate to discussions concerning the nature of expertise in vocational and professional education.

- Meeting the Challenges of Change in Postgraduate Education

Edited by Trevor Kerry, visiting professor of education at Bishop Grosseteste University College

Continuum, £70.00

ISBN 9781441184696

Kerry examines concepts such as integration as methods of retaining the higher-order skills of a university education over narrower, technicist approaches to suggest a radical reappraisal of postgraduate education.

- Teach...: Journeys into Teaching

By Vicky Duckworth, post compulsory education and training lecturer, Edge Hill University: edited by Craig Gelling, Bernard Sheridan and Catherine Shiel

Gatehouse Books, £7.95

ISBN 9781842310731

This collection of stories by student teachers at Edge Hill explores the issues faced by students from varying backgrounds in an attempt to inspire people from diverse backgrounds to join the profession.


- Discrete Choice Modelling and Air Travel Demand: Theory and Applications

By Laurie Garrow, assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Ashgate, £60.00. ISBN 9780754670513

This introduction to discrete choice models uses examples of network planning, revenue management and pricing applications to illustrate how these models have been used in the airline industry.


- Histories of Crime: Britain 1600-2000

By Anne-Marie Kilday, principal lecturer in history, Oxford Brookes University; and David Nash, professor of history, Oxford Brookes University. Palgrave Macmillan, £49.50 and £18.99. ISBN 9780230224698 and 4704

This collection of internationally acknowledged experts seeks to demonstrate the evolution of attitudes towards crime and criminality over the past 400 years. Topics covered include fraud, policing, adultery, infanticide and the death penalty.


- From Old Times to New Europe: The Polish Struggle for Democracy and Constitutionalism

By Agata Fijalkowski, lecturer in law, University of Lancaster. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754673385

Utilising archival sources in Poland and Russia, Fijalkowski reflects on the post-totalitarian legal framework in Europe today to argue that the study of totalitarianism and post-totalitarianism continue to be significant.


- French Literature: A Cultural History

By Alison Finch, senior research fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge. Wiley, £55.00 and £16.99. ISBN 9780745628394 and 8400

Finch presents the first-ever analysis of the cultural history of French literature from its very beginnings. She analyses the relationship between French literature and France's evolving power structures from the Middle Ages through to the present day.


- Medical Lives in the Age of Surgical Revolution

By M. Anne Crowther, senior research fellow in the department of economic and social history, and Marguerite W. Dupree, professor of social and medical history, both at the University of Glasgow. Cambridge University Press, £23.99. ISBN 9780521152839

This text examines the experience of a generation of doctors during a time of rapid change in medical knowledge. Highlighting the importance of medical networks for both males and females, it demonstrates how doctors adapted to new methods in their profession.


- Epistemology, Archaeology, Ethics: Current Investigations of Husserl's Corpus

Edited by Pol Vandevelde, professor of philosophy, and Sebastian Luft, associate professor of philosophy, both at Marquette University

Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9781441106919

These essays by international contributors represent a cross-section of Husserl studies. They demonstrate how single themes in the philosopher's corpus cannot be isolated, but must be considered in relation to one another.

- On Zizek's Dialectics: Surplus, Subtraction, Sublimation

By Fabio Vighi, senior lecturer and co-director of the Zizek Centre for Ideology Critique, Cardiff University

Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9780826464439

Vighi explores the theoretical and practical potential of the psychoanalytic method deployed by the Slovenian philosopher by investigating its epistemological implications within our contemporary capitalist society.

Rousseau and Radical Democracy

By Kevin Inston, lecturer in French studies, University College London

Continuum, £65.00. ISBN 9781441128454

Inston's examination of Rousseau's continuing relevance in the recent theories of democracy seeks to demonstrate the actuality of his thinking through an analysis of his connection with the work of contemporary European thinkers such as Lefort, Laclau and Mouffe.

- The Invention of Religion: Reason, Identity, and Colonialist Imagination

By Craig A. Phillips, assistant professor of religious studies, Temple University. Palgrave Macmillan, £35.00. ISBN 9780312175412

Phillips investigates ways in which the construction of religion by the British functioned within a variety of colonialist discourses and how this could continue to function as a colonialist discourse now.


- War and Peace in Modern India

By Srinath Raghavan, lecturer in defence studies, King's College London. Palgrave Macmillan, £52.00. ISBN 9780230242159

Examining Indian foreign policy under the Jawaharlal Nehru leadership, this text looks at his handling of the disputes over the fate of Junagadh, Hyderabad and Kashmir in 1947-48; the refugee crisis in East and West Bengal in 1950; the Kashmir crisis in 1951; and the boundary dispute with China in 1949-62.


- Families Communicating with Children

By Thomas Socha, associate professor of communication, Old Dominion University, and Julie Yingling, professor emeritus, Humboldt State University

Wiley, £55.00 and £15.99. ISBN 9780745646121 and 6138

This text provides an introduction to children's communication development and emphasises how families help children learn to communicate optimally.


Edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern, both professors in the department of anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Ashgate, £160.00. ISBN 97807546487

This volume covers classic and recent themes in the study of ritual processes, displaying both historical and contemporary approaches. It is intended as a research tool for those interested in pursuing the subject in more depth.

- Terrorism and the Politics of Social Change

By James Dingley, lecturer in the department of social sciences, University of Kurdistan

Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754678229

Dissecting the role of relations, culture and religion, Dingley examines the factors that impel men and women to behave violently in defence of their socio-cultural context when challenged by external forces.

- The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

Edited by Jean Hillier, chair of town and country planning, Newcastle University, and Patsy Healey, professor emeritus, Newcastle University

Ashgate, £75.00. ISBN 9780754672548

Featuring contributions from authors in a variety of fields, this companion is split into four main sections: understandings of place; understandings of governance; imagining futures; and spatial planning and governance in complexity. It is intended as a comprehensive overview of planning theory.

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