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Making Virtual Worlds
Linden Lab and Second Life
Thomas Malaby
Malaby shows how the workers of a very young but quickly growing company were themselves caught up in ideas about technology, games, and organizations, and struggled to manage not only their virtual world but also themselves in a nonhierarchical...



Rethinking the World
Great Power Strategies and International Order
Jeffrey W. Legro
Stunning shifts in the worldviews of states mark the modern history of international affairs: how do societies think about—and rethink—international order and security? Japan's "opening," German conquest, American internationalism...



A World of Regions
Asia and Europe in the American Imperium
Peter J. Katzenstein
Katzenstein argues that regions have become critical to contemporary world politics, challenging those who emphasize the purportedly stubborn persistence of the nation-state or the inevitable march of...



A Liberal World Order in Crisis
Choosing between Imposition and Restraint
Georg Sørensen
In the last 20 years liberal democracies have not been able to create an effective and legitimate liberal world order. In A Liberal World Order in Crisis, Georg Sorensen suggests that this is connected to major tensions between two strains of...



The World Health Organization between North and South
Nitsan Chorev
Chorev shows how the WHO bureaucracy has succeeded not only in avoiding having its agenda co-opted by either coalition of member states but also in reaching a consensus that fit the bureaucracy's own principles and...



Emperor of the World
Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800–1229
Anne A. Latowsky
Exploring how the historical memory of Charlemagne was used to shape the institutions of kingship and empire in the High Middle...



The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld
Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat
Andreas Schweizer
Schweizer guides the reader through the Amduat, offering a psychological interpretation of its principal textual and iconographic elements. He draws on Jungian archetypes to identify similar expressions about the afterlife in other world...



Enlightening the World
The Creation of the Statue of Liberty
Yasmin Sabina Khan
Conceived in the aftermath of the American Civil War and the grief that swept France over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty has been a potent symbol of the nation's highest ideals since it was unveiled in 1886...



Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds
National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age
Carole Levin, John Watkins
In Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds, Carole Levin and John Watkins focus on the relationship between the London-based professional theater world of Shakespeare and an unprecedented European experience of geographic, social, and intellectual...



Islam in the World Today
A Handbook of Politics, Religion, Culture, and Society
The most authoritative single-volume reference work on Islam in the contemporary world—now available in...



The Worlds of Langston Hughes
Modernism and Translation in the Americas
Vera M. Kutzinski
Kutzinski shows that translating and being translated (and often mistranslated) are as vital to Hughes's own poetics as they are to understanding the historical network of cultural relations known as literary...



Small States in World Markets
Industrial Policy in Europe
Peter J. Katzenstein
Katzenstein maintains that democratic corporatism is an effective way of coping with a rapidly changing world - a more effective way than the United States and several other large industrial countries have yet managed to...



The Reenchantment of the World
Morris Berman
The Reenchantment of the World is a perceptive study of our scientific consciousness and a cogent and forceful challenge to its supremacy. Focusing on the rise of the mechanistic idea that we can know the natural world only by distancing ourselves...



Small States in World Markets
Industrial Policy in Europe
Peter J. Katzenstein
Katzenstein maintains that democratic corporatism is an effective way of coping with a rapidly changing world - a more effective way than the United States and several other large industrial countries have yet managed to discover.



The Witness and the Other World
Exotic European Travel Writing, 400–1600
Mary Baine Campbell
Surveying exotic travel writing in Europe from late antiquity to the age of discover, The Witness and the Other World illustrates the fundamental human desire to change places, if only in the imagination. Mary B. Campbell looks at works by...



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