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Columbia University Press

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  • A Tragedy of Democracyby Greg Robinson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und more...

  • Zoographiesby Matthew Calarco

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    Zoographies challenges the anthropocentrism of the Continental philosophical tradition and advances the position that, while some distinctions are valid, humans and animals are best viewed as part of an ontological whole. Matthew Calarco draws on ethological and evolutionary evidence and the work of Heidegger, who called for a radicalized responsibility... more...

  • Political Liberalismby John Rawls

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad... more...

  • The Impossible Stateby Wael B. Hallaq

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the “Islamic state,? judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both an impossible and inherently self-contradictory concept. Comparing the legal, political, moral, and constitutional histories of pre-modern Islam and Euro-America, he finds the adoption and practice of the modern state... more...

  • Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fictionby Heather Houser

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings, and as efforts to prevent ecological and human degradation aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. “Ecosickness fiction? imaginatively rethinks the link between ecological and bodily endangerment and uses affect and the sick... more...

  • Enigmas of Health and Diseaseby Alfredo Morabia

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book is the principal account of epidemiology?s role in the development of effective measures to identify, prevent, and treat diseases. Throughout history, epidemiologists have challenged conventional knowledge, elucidating mysteries of causality and paving the way for remedies. From the outbreak of the bubonic plague, cholera, and cancer to... more...

  • Writing Resistanceby Laura R. Brueck

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...

  • A Lever Long Enoughby Robert McCaughey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University?s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build both a critical and celebratory portrait of one of the oldest engineering schools in the United States. McCaughey follows the evolving,... more...

  • The Black Power Movement and American Social Workby Joyce M. Bell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential “bad boy? of modern black movement making in America. Yet this image misses the full extent of Black Power?s contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral... more...

  • Reading Styleby Jenny Davidson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her memoir/critique shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments... more...