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  • When the People Speakby James Fishkin

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    This book describes a new method of consulting the public that has been tried successfully around the world. The book combines the theory of democracy with actual practice. Fishkin lays out a theory of "deliberative democracy" and shows with practical examples, how it can be realized. more...

  • Bottlenecksby Joseph Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    Bottlenecks introduces a powerful new way of understanding equal opportunity. Rather than literal equalization, Joseph Fishkin argues that Americans ought to aim to broaden the range of opportunities open to people, at every stage in life, to pursue different paths. This approach has significant implications for public policy and antidiscrimination... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Mark Twainby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), a former printer's apprentice, journalist, steamboat pilot, and miner, remains to this day one of the most enduring and beloved of America's great writers. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Mark Twain addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Twain's work, including... more...

  • Lighting Out for the Territoryby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    In Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture , Shelley Fisher Fishkin explores how this son of slaveholders came to write one of the greatest anti-racist novels of all time--and why this remarkable odyssey is so often erased or ignored today. Fishkin's bold original blend of personal narrative, biography, history,... more...

  • Was Huck Black?by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Published in 1884, Huck Finn has become one of the most widely taught novels in American curricula. But where did Huckleberry Finn come from, and what made it so distinctive? Shelley Fisher Fishkin suggests that in Huckleberry Finn , more than in any other work, Mark Twain let African-American voices, language, and rhetorical traditions play... more...

  • Outward Evil Inward Battleby F. Ndi; Hart Fishkin

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 30.40

    This book is a timely humanistic touch to memory studies. It uses literature as a laboratory for the workings of the mind, and characters as the subjects of human experimentation and diagnostics. This book considers authors from different societies and historical periods. The book is a refreshing illumination on the functioning of human memory. It... more...

  • Fears, Doubts and Joys of Not Belongingby Hart Fishkin; F. Ndi

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 30.40

    This book is an opportune warning that alienation, estrangement and intentional diminishment serve as a cancer upon those who disburse it. The outsider suffers by being alone; the insider suffers even more by being forever known as a hypocrite who perpetuates dystopia. It uses literature as a hothouse for poisonous potted plants, the workings of a... more...

  • Writing Americaby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    "A book that redraws the literary map of the United States." ? Junot Díaz Writing America takes readers on an eclectic tour of historic sites that have been pivotal to the making of American literature, reflecting the true diversity of the nation and its authors. Profusely illustrated, it is the literary gift book for 2015. more...

  • Debating Deliberative Democracyby James S. Fishkin; Peter Laslett

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    Debating Deliberative Democracy explores the nature and value of deliberation, the feasibility and desirability of consensus on contentious issues, the implications of institutional complexity and cultural diversity for democratic decision making, and the significance of voting and majority rule in deliberative arrangements. Investigates... more...

  • Is He Dead?by Mark Twain; Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 30.00 US$ 24.00

    The University of California Press is delighted to announce the new publication of this three-act play by one of America's most important and well-loved writers. A highly entertaining comedy that has never appeared in print or on stage, Is He Dead? is finally available to the wide audience Mark Twain wished it to reach. Written in 1898 in Vienna... more...