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Scenes of Sympathy
Identity and Representation in Victorian Fiction
Audrey Jaffe
In Scenes of Sympathy, Audrey Jaffe argues that representations of sympathy in Victorian fiction both reveal and unsettle Victorian ideologies of identity. Situating these representations within the context of Victorian visual culture, and offering...



Incidental Archaeologists
French Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa
Bonnie Effros
In Incidental Archaeologists, Bonnie Effros examines the archaeological contributions of nineteenth-century French military officers, who, raised on classical accounts of warfare and often trained as cartographers, developed an interest in the Roman...



The Taming of Evolution
The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans
Davydd Greenwood
The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of Evolution addresses the...



Christian Imperialism
Converting the World in the Early American Republic
Emily Conroy-Krutz



The Wages of Oil
Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
Michael Herb



Civilization and Disease
Henry E. Sigerist
Originally published in 1943, Civilization and Disease was based on a series of lectures that the medical historian Henry E. Sigerist delivered at Cornell University in 1940. Now back in print, the book is a wide-ranging account of the importance of...



The Arts of Cinema
Martin Seel
In The Arts of Cinema, Martin Seel explores film’s connections to the other arts and the qualities that distinguishe it from them. In nine concise and elegantly written chapters, he explores the cinema’s singular aesthetic potential and uses specific...



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll



Transforming the Clunky Organization
Pragmatic Leadership Skills for Breaking Inertia
Samuel B. Bacharach
Organizations, like people, get stuck! They get ensnared in routines and processes, and they fall back into old habits. This is the dangerous period of inertia, the period that precedes failure, when organizations show signs of sluggishness.In...



"Who, What Am I?"
Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self
Irina Paperno



The Agenda Mover
When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough
Samuel B. Bacharach



The Teahouse under Socialism
The Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950–2000
Di Wang
To understand a city fully, writes Di Wang, we must observe its most basic units of social life. In The Teahouse under Socialism, Wang does just that, arguing that the teahouses of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, are some of the most...



The Geopolitics of Spectacle
Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia
Natalie Koch
Why do autocrats build spectacular new capital cities? In The Geopolitics of Spectacle, Natalie Koch considers how autocratic rulers use "spectacular" projects to shape state-society relations, but rather than focus on the standard approach—on the...



Traders in Motion
Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace
With essays covering diverse topics, from seafood trade across the Vietnam-China border, to street traders in Hanoi, to gold shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Traders in Motion spans the fields of economic and political anthropology, geography, and sociology...



Intimate Violence
Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust
Jeffrey S. Kopstein, Jason Wittenberg
Why do pogroms occur in some localities and not in others? Jeffrey S. Kopstein and Jason Wittenberg examine a particularly brutal wave of violence that occurred across hundreds of predominantly Polish and Ukrainian communities in the aftermath of the...



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