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June 24, 2010
  • ENGINEERING
  • Becoming an Engineer in Public Universities: Pathways for Women and Minorities
    Edited by Kathryn M. Borman, professor of anthropology, University of South Florida; Rhoda H. Halperin, professor emeritus in the department of anthropology, University of Cincinnati; and Will Tyson, assistant professor of sociology, University of South Florida. Palgrave, £55.00, ISBN 9780230619357

    This text provides an insight into engineering programmes' support for female and minority students and what strategies students employ to successfully complete their studies. It also looks at how engineering departments' culture and climate affect the successful retention of such students.


    • HISTORY

    Bloody Pacific: American Soldiers at War with Japan
    By Peter Schrijvers, senior lecturer in American and international history, University of New South Wales. Palgrave, £12.99, ISBN 97802304365

    Schrijvers draws on research from previously unpublished diaries and letters to recount the American GI experiences in Asia and the Pacific, looking at their struggle with the wilderness, deadly diseases and the Japanese soldiers who preferred death over surrender.


    • LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

    Globalization, Communication and the Workplace: Talking Across The World
    By Gail Forey, associate professor, department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; and Jane Lockwood, head of the Language Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Education. Continuum, £75.00, ISBN 9780826446077

    As businesses adapt their customer processes to call centres, web-based interaction and email, this text provides a linguistic analysis of global developments in information technology-enabled services.


    • PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

    Marx Through Post-Structuralism: Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze
    By Simon Choat, lecturer in politics, Queen Mary, University of London. Continuum, £65.00, ISBN 97808264458

    Choat offers a critical examination of the readings of Karl Marx given by four key figures in the field of continental philosophy. He argues that both Marx and the post-structuralists sought to produce a genuinely materialist philosophy.

    Phenomenology of Intuition and Expression
    By Martin Heidegger, translated by Tracy Colony, lecturer in philosophy, European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin. Continuum, £18.99 and £60.00, ISBN 9781847064448 and 4431

    Colony presents the first English translation of Heidegger's landmark lecture at the University of Freiburg in 1920, where he provided a comprehensive treatment and elaboration of the meaning and function of the phenomenological destruction.


    • POLITICS

    Beyond Skill: Institutions, Organisations and Human Capability
    Edited by Jane Bryson, senior lecturer in the Management School, Victoria University of Wellington. Palgrave, £60.00, ISBN 9780230230576

    Examining the impact of governmental policy and other institutional arrangements, Bryson looks at their effect on activities such as work, employment and pay, and issues such as learning, participation and voice.

    2014: How to Survive the Next World Crisis
    By Nicholas Boyle, Schroder professor of German and Fellow and president of Magdalen College, Cambridge. Continuum, £14.99, ISBN 9781441185099

    Suggesting that the era of the national state has ended, Boyle argues for a realistic acceptance of supranational authorities, and says that effective institutions of global governance are urgently required in order to avoid cataclysm.

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