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Columbia University Press

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  • Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investingby Patrick Bolton; Frederic Samama

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment funds with combined asset holdings that are fast approaching four trillion dollars. Recently emerging as a major force in global financial markets, SWFs have other distinctive features besides their state-owned status: they are mainly located in developing countries and are intimately tied to... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Muhammad's Graveby Leor Halevi

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literatureby J. Thomas Rimer; Van C. Gessel

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    With choice selections from the core anthologies The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945, and The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From 1945 to the Present, this abridgement offers a concise yet remarkably rich introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and essays that reflect... more...

  • An All-Consuming Centuryby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 26.99

    An All-Consuming Century is a rich history of how market goods came to dominate American life over the hundred years between 1900 and 2000 and why for the first time in history there are no practical limits to consumerism. more...

  • New Tunisian Cinemaby Robert Lang

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas, a model of equipoise between “East? and “West? and the defender of a fierce, sovereign style. Even during the repressive regime that ruled Tunisia from 1987 to 2011, a generation of filmmakers produced allegories of resistance that defied their society?s increasingly illiberal... more...

  • Winnebago Nationby James B. Twitchell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    There are close to 8.5 million RVs on the U.S. highways and roads today, and if you are a man in your fifties, there is a good chance you have owned or are about to own a recreational vehicle. Winnebago Nation is a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one?s car. For the young, the roadtrip is a coming-of-age... more...

  • Asian and Feminist Philosophies in Dialogueby Jennifer McWeeny; Ashby Butnor

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this collection of original essays, international scholars put Asian traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism, into conversation with one or more contemporary feminist philosophies, founding a new mode of inquiry that attends to diverse voices and the complex global relationships that define our world. These cross-cultural... more...

  • Religion, Food, and Eating in North Americaby Benjamin E. Zeller; Marie W. Dallam; Reid L. Neilson; Nora L. Rubel; Martha L. Finch

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated foodways, and activist foodways in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Original essays explore... more...

  • Supervision in Social Workby Alfred Kadushin; Daniel Harkness

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002.... more...