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  • Classical Arabic Storiesby Salma Khadra Jayyusi

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 37.99

    Short fiction was an immensely innovative art in the medieval Arab world, providing the perfect vehicle for transmitting dazzling images of life and experiences as early as pre-Islamic times. These works also speak to the urbanization of the Arab domain after Islam, mirroring the bustling life of the Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and reflecting... more...

  • A Communion of Subjectsby Paul Waldau; Kimberley Patton

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc... more...

  • Democracy in What State?by Giorgio Agamben; Alain Badiou; Daniel Bensaid; Wendy Brown; Jean-Luc Nancy

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    "Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities. Giorgio Agamben traces the tense history of... more...

  • Creative Strategyby William Duggan

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    William Duggan?s 2007 book, Strategic Intuition, showed how innovation really happens in business and other fields and how that matches with what modern neuroscience tells us about how creative ideas form in the human mind. In his new book, Creative Strategy, Duggan offers a step-by-step guide to help you and your company put that same method to work... more...

  • Assuming a Bodyby Gayle Salamon

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    We believe we know our bodies intimately& mdash;that their material reality is certain and that this certainty leads to an epistemological truth about sex, gender, and identity. By exploring and giving equal weight to transgendered subjectivities, however, Gayle Salamon upends these certainties. Considering questions of transgendered embodiment via... more...

  • Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relationsby Mark Schafer; Scott Crichlow

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Are good and bad outcomes significantly affected by the decision-making process itself? Indeed they are, in that certain decision-making techniques and practices limit the ability of policymakers to achieve their goals and advance the national interest. The success of policy often turns on the quality of the decision-making process. Mark Schafer... more...

  • India, Pakistan, and the Bombby Sumit Ganguly; S. Paul Kapur

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In May 1998, India and Pakistan put to rest years of speculation as to whether they possessed nuclear technology and openly tested their weapons. Some believed nuclearization would stabilize South Asia; others prophesized disaster. Authors of two of the most comprehensive books on South Asia's new nuclear era, ?umit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, offer... more...

  • United States Special Operations Forcesby David Tucker; Christopher J. Lamb

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 49.99

    In October and November of 2001, small numbers of soldiers from the Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan, linked up with elements of the Northern Alliance (an assortment of Afghanis opposed to the Taliban), and, in a remarkably short period of time, destroyed the Taliban regime. Trained to work with indigenous forces and personnel like the Northern... more...

  • Naturalism and Normativityby Mario De Caro; David Macarthur

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Normativity concerns what we ought to think or do and the evaluations we make. For example, we say that we ought to think consistently, we ought to keep our promises, or that Mozart is a better composer than Salieri. Yet what philosophical moral can we draw from the apparent absence of normativity in the scientific image of the world? For scientific... more...

  • Leaving Homeby David P. Celani

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Why, after a childhood of emotional neglect and abuse, would a man move next door to the very parents who caused him pain? And how can a woman emerge from her mother's control in order to form healthy adult relationships? Giving up family attachments that failed to meet our needs as children, David Celani argues, is the hardest psychological task... more...