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Liverpool University Press

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  • Claude Simonby Jean H. Duffy; Alastair Duncan

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    This collection of essays celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simon’s fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel Le Jardin des Plantes (1997). From a variety of perspectives – postmodernist,... more...

  • The Inheritorsby Joseph Conrad; Ford Maddox Ford

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 25.00

    This novel, one of two collaborations between Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford, is one of the earliest to be concerned with modern, mechanical culture, and as such foreshadowed other writers such as George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. Symbolising the collapse of old treasured political values at the turn of the century and underlining the urgency of... more...

  • American Mythologiesby William Blazek; Michael Glenday

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    In United States culture, myth has played a significant role in representing the dominant ideologies of the nation as it emerged from colonial dependence to self-created superstate. In the period following the Vietnam War, however, such foundation myth has been radically challenged by the emergence of a range of new myths that set out to express America’s... more...

  • Martin Mereby Audrey Coney; W. G. Hale

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    A drive through the area of Lancashire inland from the seaside resort of Southport takes you through miles of fertile agricultural land dotted with farms and smallholdings. Road signs pointing to such places as ‘Mereside’, ‘Mere Brow’ and ‘Mere Sands Wood’ suggest the origin of these peaty soils, because in the seventeenth... more...

  • The Protestant Ethic Debateby David Chalcraft; Austin Harrington

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 70.00

    Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism continues to be one of the most influential texts in the sociology of modern Western societies. Although Weber never produced the further essays with which he intended to extend the study, he did complete four lengthy Replies to reviews of the text by two German historians. Written... more...

  • Millions Like Us'?by Nick Hayes; Jeff Hill

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays brings together the latest historical research on cultural production and reception during the Second World War. Its starting point is how this war was presented to, and understood by, contemporaries and how they differentiated it from earlier conflicts. Although this was particularly noticeable in the construction of ideas... more...

  • Queer Universesby W. G. Pearson; V. Hollinger; J. Gordon

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 85.00

    Contestations over the meaning and practice of sexuality have become increasingly central to cultural self-definition and critical debates over issues of identity, citizenship and the definition of humanity itself. In an era when a religious authority can declare lesbians antihuman while some nations legalise same-sex marriage and are becoming increasingly... more...

  • Knowledge and Learning in the Andesby Henry Stobart; Rosaleen Howard

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 28.50

    The aim of this book is to explore the current research into the ways in which Andean peoples create, transmit, maintain and transform their knowledge in culturally significant ways, and how processes of teaching and learning relate to these. The contributions, from eminent researchers in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and linguistics, include... more...

  • Population and Society in Western European Port Cities, c. 1650-1939by Richard Lawton; Robert Lee

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 85.00

    This volume brings together ten original papers on the population dynamics and development of Western European port cities. In a substantial overview chapter Lawton and Lee examine ‘Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanisation’, setting in context the individual case studies that follow. These studies – of Bremen,... more...

  • Paul Muldoonby Tim Kendall; Peter McDonald

    Liverpool University Press 2004; US$ 70.00

    The essays in this book testify to the fascination of Paul Muldoon’s poems, and also to their underlying contentiousness. The contributors see Muldoon from many different angles – biographical, formal, literary-historical, generic – but also direct attention to complex moments of creativity in which an extraordinary amount of originality... more...