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University of California Press

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  • Areteby Stephen G. Miller

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. more...

  • Playing to the World?s Biggest Audienceby Michael Curtin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97

    In this provocative analysis of screen industries in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, Michael Curtin delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that since the 1980s have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and television, including the end of the cold war, the rise of the World Trade Organization, the escalation... more...

  • Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in Californiaby David Carle

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Following his acclaimed guides to air, fire, and water, David Carle now offers a fascinating exploration of one more primary element of the natural world?the land beneath our feet. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, engaging guide is a multifaceted primer on the literal foundation of California?s environment. Carle tells how... more...

  • The History of Human Rightsby Micheline Ishay

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates... more...

  • The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975?2005by Robert Creeley

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This definitive collection showcases thirty years of work by one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century, bringing together verse that originally appeared in eight acclaimed books of poetry ranging from Hello: A Journal (1978) to Life & Death (1998) and If I were writing this (2003). Robert Creeley, who was involved with... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • Imaging Disasterby Gennifer Weisenfeld

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation?the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923?this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre... more...

  • Memory for Forgetfulnessby Mahmoud Darwish

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    One of the Arab world's greatest poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day).... more...

  • The Third Reich Sourcebookby Anson Rabinbach; Sander L. Gilman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    No documentation of National Socialism can be undertaken without the explicit recognition that the "German Renaissance" promised by the Nazis culminated in unprecedented horror?World War II and the genocide of European Jewry. With The Third Reich Sourcebook , editors Anson Rabinbach and Sander L. Gilman present a comprehensive collection of newly... more...

  • Religion and Popular Culture in Americaby Bruce David Forbes; Jeffrey H. Mahan

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The connection between American popular culture and religion is the subject of this multifaceted and innovative collection. In fourteen lively essays whose topics range from the divine feminine in The Da Vinci Code to Madonna's "Like a Prayer," and from the world of sports to the ways in which cyberculture has influenced traditional religions, this... more...