Published This Week

September 30, 2010

ART AND DESIGN

- Francesca Woodman and the Kantian Sublime

By Claire Raymond, faculty member in the department of sociology, University of Virginia. Ashgate, £50.00. ISBN 9780754663447

In her feminist inquiry into aesthetics and the gender dynamics of the Kantian sublime, Raymond studies the photography of Francesca Woodman (1958-81). The author moves beyond biographical interpretations of Woodman's self-portraits to reveal a conceptually sophisticated artist whose work engages with debates about Enlightenment aesthetics and the gendering and engendering of the sublime.

- The Designed World: Images, Objects, Environments

By Richard Buchanan, professor of design, management and information systems, Case Western Reserve University; Dennis Doordan, co-editor, Design Issues; and Victor Margolin, professor emeritus of design history, University of Illinois, Chicago. Berg, £70.00. ISBN 9781847885869

Aiming to break down the often rigid boundaries between history, theory and criticism, this text brings together key essays from the journal Design Issues that cover the life of a designed object from conception and fabrication to evaluation.

- Fashion Design: Understanding Fashion

By Elizabeth Bye, faculty member in the College of Design, University of Minnesota. Berg, £55.00. ISBN 9781847882677

This text is designed to introduce undergraduates to the central concepts of fashion design and to provide them with a contextual overview that considers design alongside issues of culture, economy and ethics.

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

- Forest Wildlife Ecology and Habitat Management

By David R. Patton, professor and dean emeritus, Northern Arizona University. CRC Press, £57.99. ISBN 9781439837023

Combining concepts of forest and wildlife management, this book provides resources and research, practical field experience, and planning and inventory methods for sustaining forest wildlife populations.

ENGINEERING

- Geological Engineering

By Luis Gonzalez de Vallejo, professor of engineering geology, Complutense University of Madrid; and Mercedes Ferrer, professor of geotechnical engineering, University of La Coruna. CRC Press, £76.99. ISBN 97804154135

The authors present an extensively illustrated guide to developing integrated engineering solutions that take into account both ground conditions and the environment. It is divided into four sections - fundamentals, methods, applications and geohazards.

HISTORY

- Church and Society in Late Antique Italy and Beyond

By Claire Sotinel, professor of Roman history, Universite Paris Est-Creteil. Ashgate, £70.00. ISBN 9781409400226

Presented here are papers exploring the interactions between clerics and the society in which Christian churches put down roots in Late Antiquity. They detail the first results of a long-term project on the changing role of information during the last centuries of the Roman world. Eight of the papers are published in English for the first time.

LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

- Phasal Analysis: Analysing Discourse through Communication Linguistics

By Karen Malcolm, professor of English, University of Winnipeg. Continuum, £75.00 and £24.99. ISBN 9781441141644 and 5406

Offers an easily accessible specific methodology for describing the nuances in meaning of spoken and written texts, of any length, in manageable ways.

- Translation, Humour and Literature: Translation and Humour, Volume 1

By Delia Chiaro, professor of English language and translation, University of Bologna. Continuum, £75.00. ISBN 9781441158239

Examines the issues of translating humour within a range of different literary traditions and across various languages.

LITERARY STUDIES

- London Gothic: Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination

By Lawrence Phillips, reader in English, University of Northampton; and Anne Witchard, lecturer in English, University of Westminster. Continuum, £60.00. ISBN 97814411068

An exploration of London and Gothic representation in the 19th and 20th centuries through a variety of media.

- Shakespeare and Popular Music

By Adam Hansen, lecturer in English literature, Northumbria University. Continuum, £55.00 and £17.99. ISBN 9781441116499 and 26986

Exploring the interactions between Shakespeare and popular music, this book links these seeming polar opposites, showing how musicians have woven the Bard into their sounds.

PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

- Christ and the Other: In Dialogue with Hick and Newbigin

By Graham Adams, Congregational Federation and Luther King House, Manchester. Ashgate, £50.00. ISBN 9781409400288

How should we relate to "others"? This book offers a vision, rooted in community with others and building on the work of Andrew Shanks, of Christ as "the Shaken One". Shaped through dialogue with the theologies of John Hick and Leslie Newbigin, Adams urges Christian communities to attend more deeply to the demands of ecumenical, dialogical and political theologies, to build an ever greater "solidarity of others".

- Key Terms in Logic

Edited by Jon Williamson, reader in philosophy; and Federica Russo, research associate in philosophy, both at University of Kent. Continuum, £45.00 and £12.99. ISBN 9781847061133 and 1140

A reference tool providing detailed summaries of the important concepts in the study of logic and the application of logic to the rest of philosophy.

- The Reign of God is Such as These: A Socio-literary Analysis of Daughters in the Gospel of Mark

By Sharon Betsworth, associate professor of New Testament, Oklahoma City University. T&T Clark, £55.00. ISBN 9780567175311

Betsworth analyses the "daughters" in the Gospel of Mark: the woman in the crowd - whom Jesus calls daughter, Jairus' daughter, Herodias' daughter, and that of the Syro-Phoenician woman. To demonstrate how the Gospel's 1st-century audience may have heard these stories, Betsworth begins by examining "daughters" in their ancient Mediterranean context.

PHYSICS

- The Science of Imaging: An Introduction

By Graham Saxby, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. CRC Press, £36.99. ISBN 9781439812860

Edited and expanded to keep pace with the digital revolution, this second edition continues to provide students with a comprehensive exploration of imaging science. It covers fundamental laws of physics as well as cutting-edge techniques that are defining the current and future directions of the field.

POLITICS

- Political Sociology for a Globalizing World

By Michael Drake, lecturer in sociology, University of Hull. Blackwell, £55.00. ISBN 9780745637556

The growing separation between political institutions and the social reality of our everyday lives is examined in this accessible work, which provides students of political sociology with tools to rethink the relations between politics and society.

- The Human Economy

By Keith Hart, emeritus professor of anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London; Jean-Louis Laville, professor of sociology, Conservatoire national des arts et metiers, Paris; and Antonio Cattani, professor of sociology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Blackwell, £55.00. ISBN 9780745649795

Building on decades of engaged research, this volume presents more than 30 original essays on topics that range from globalisation and microcredit to corporate social responsibility and alternative energy. The aim is to offer a new economic vision to general readers and a full guide for all students of the contemporary world.

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