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二月 12, 2009

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Darwin Studies: A Theorist and his Theories in their Contexts

By M.J.S. Hodge, senior fellow in history and philosophy of science, University of Leeds

Ashgate, £75.00

ISBN 9780754659396

This is the second of a pair of volumes by Hodge, collecting all his most influential papers on Charles Darwin and the longer run of theories about origins and species from ancient times to the present.


Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood

By Carolyn Jess-Cooke, senior lecturer in creative writing, Northumbria University

Edinburgh University Press, £50.00

ISBN 9780748626038

Jess-Cooke's work is a study of sequel production within recent Hollywood as well as foreign film industries, in terms of its industrial, cultural and global implications.


Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America

Edited by Robert P. Inman, Robert King Mellon professor of finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University Press, £17.95

ISBN 9780691131054

Inman brings together writers and scholars on urban America to offer critical perspectives on how to sustain prosperous, liveable cities in today's fast-evolving economy.


The Catholic Imaginary and the Cults of Elizabeth, 1558-1582

By Stephen Hamrick, director of the university honours programme, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754665885

Hamrick provides an analysis of how lesser-known Tudor poets such as Barnabe Googe, George Gascoigne and Thomas Watson incorporated images of Catholic practice within Reformation Petrarchanism for the celebration and entertainment of Elizabeth I and other court patrons.

? Industrial Politics and the 1926 Mining Lockout: The Struggle for Dignity

Edited by John McIlroy, professor of industrial relations, Keele University, Alan Campbell, reader in labour and social history, University of Liverpool, and Keith Gildart, senior lecturer in modern British history, University of Wolverhampton

University of Wales Press, £29.99

ISBN 9780708321867

The seven-month mining lockout of 1926 was one of the most important industrial disputes of the 20th century. This volume is the first detailed study of the conflict. It provides a survey of the lockout at national and regional levels, as well as examining themes such as gender, policing and the role played by Communists.

The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry

By Glen Van Brummelen, tutor in mathematics, Quest University

Princeton University Press, £23.95

ISBN 9780691129730

Van Brummelen identifies the earliest-known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon and Greece, and examines the revolutionary discoveries of the Greek astronomer Hipparchus, believed to have been the first to make systematic use of trigonometry.

The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity

By Yirmiyahu Yovel, Hans Jonas professor of philosophy, New School for Social Research

Princeton University Press, £24.95

ISBN 9780691135717

Drawing on historical studies, Inquisition records and contemporary poems, novels, treatises and other writings, this critical history of the Marrano experience is also a meditation on dual identities and the birth of modernity.


Human Rights and Corporations

Edited by David Kinley, chair in human rights law, University of Sydney

Ashgate, £140.00

ISBN 97807546425

This volume assembles the leading essays from this body of work, detailing, among other things, high-profile corporate infringements of human rights, corporate social responsibility and efforts to regulate corporate behaviour through legal regimes at both domestic and international levels.


? The Unfamiliar Shelley

Edited by Alan M. Weinberg, professor and chair of English studies, University of South Africa, and Timothy Webb, emeritus professor and senior research fellow in English, University of Bristol

Ashgate, £60.00

ISBN 9780754663904

In this book, a group of international Shelley scholars has taken full advantage of new editions and the evidence of his notebooks, paying particular attention to texts that have been neglected or underestimated.


Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

By Monica Mookherjee, lecturer in political philosophy and theory, Keele University

Edinburgh University Press, £55.00

ISBN 97807486394

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. Mookherjee contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a balance between women's interests and multicultural claims.


Vilfredo Pareto

Edited by Joseph Femia, professor of political theory, University of Liverpool

Ashgate, £90.00

ISBN 9780754626961

This collection of essays published by experts in the field during the past 70 years introduces the reader to the issues and controversies raised by Pareto's social and political thought.


New Critical Writings in Political Sociology, 3 Volume Set

Edited by Kate Nash, reader in sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, Alan Scott, chair in sociology, University of Innsbruck, and Anna Marie Smith, professor of government, Cornell University

Ashgate, £330.00

ISBN 97807546593

This collection reprints key texts and debates that have shaped political sociology since the 1970s. The articles are collected in three thematically distinct volumes, each of which features a specially written introduction by the volume editor.

Sociological Objects: Reconfigurations of Social Theory

Edited by Geoff Cooper, reader in sociology, University of Surrey, Andrew King, lecturer in sociology, Kingston University, and Ruth Rettie, senior lecturer in strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship, Kingston University

Ashgate, £55.00

ISBN 9780754672685

The contributors to this volume interrogate the changing relationship between contemporary and classical sociology and the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the discipline, arguing that historical and conceptual developments make a reconsideration of these questions timely.

Beyond Law in Context: Developing a Sociological Understanding of Law

By David Nelken, professor of law, Cardiff University

Ashgate, £80.00

ISBN 9780754628026

Nelken's collection of essays examines the relationship between law, society and social theory and the various ideas social theorists have had about the actual and ideal fit between law and its social context.

Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients

Edited by Ronald H. Rooney, professor of social work, University of Minnesota

Columbia University Press, £82.50 and £32.50

ISBN 9780231133180 and 3197

For this second edition, Rooney has invited experts to address recent theories and provide new information on the best practice for specific populations and settings, adding practical examples and questions to each chapter.

Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformation: Implications for Policy and Practice

Edited by Lynn M. Nybell, professor of social work, Eastern Michigan University, Jeffrey J. Shook, assistant professor of social work and law, University of Pittsburgh, and Janet L. Finn, professor of social work, University of Montana

Columbia University Press, £42.95

ISBN 9780231141406

This book features contributions from an interdisciplinary group of practitioners, scholars and activists examining the theoretical, political and practical aspects of working with youth.

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