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From Newgate to Dannemora
The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796–1848
David Lewis
A significant chapter in the history of American social reform is traced in this skillful account of the rise of the New York penitentiary system at a time when the United States was garnering international acclaim for its penal methods. Beginning...

From Challenging Culture to Challenged Culture
The Sicilian Cultural Code and the Socio-Cultural Praxis of Sicilian Immigrants in Belgium
Johan Leman

Autobiographical Voices
Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture
Francoise Lionnet, Françoise Lionnet
Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse...

The Silence of Bartleby
Dan McCall
In The Silence of Bartleby, Dan McCall proposes a new reading of Herman Melville's classic short tale "Bartleby, The Scrivener." McCall discuss in detail how "Bartleby has been read in the last half-century by practitioners of widely used critical...

Writing from History
The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature
Timothy Hampton

Pathways from the Periphery
The Politics of Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries
Stephan Haggard

Writing from History
The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature
Timothy Hampton

From PKI to the Comintern, 1924–1941
The Apprenticeship of the Malayan Communist Party
Cheah Boon Kheng
A compilation of selected documents that provide rare glimpses into the development, thought, and policies of the early Malaysian Communist...

Fields from the Sea
Chinese Junk Trade with Siam during the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century
Jennifer Cushman
Methodical and inquisitive, Cushman explores Chinese junk trade with Siam over two centuries. In the course of her analysis, the author illuminates significant aspects of China's economic development, the implementation of commercial policies by...

The Voice of Young Burma
Aye Kyaw
This work explores the history of the university in Burma, both as an institution founded by the colonizing British, and as a medium for change that was used by Burmese students in their struggles for independence. Aye Kyaw describes student...

Articulate Silences
Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joy Kogewa
King-Kok Cheung

Nietzsche's Voice
Henry Staten
Henry Staten adopts an innovative "psychodialectical" approach to Nietzsche, drawn from Nietzsche's own doctrine that philosophical thought is governed by drives and instincts that—for Nietzsche as for Freud—are fundamentally sexual in nature. Staten...

Approaching Suharto's Indonesia from the Margins
This text is the fourth and final volume in a series of essays by Japanese scholars of Southeast Asia. The authors examine issues such as the political styles and methodologies of Suharto's New Order government, the economic development of...

Breaking the Silence
Redress and Japanese American Ethnicity
Yasuko I. Takezawa

Working from the Margins
Voices of Mothers in Poverty
Virginia E. Schein
Virginia E. Schein shatters the stereotype of mothers on welfare. The women she interviewed in cities, towns, and rural areas talked to her about their deep committment to the children they are raising in poverty, about the abuse they have endured...

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