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  • The Cinema of Steven Soderberghby Andrew deWaard; R. Colin Tait

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed nearly thirty films, including political provocations, digital experiments, esoteric documentaries, global blockbusters,... more...

  • Animal Oppression and Human Violenceby David A. Nibert

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David Nibert reaches a strikingly different conclusion. He finds in the domestication... more...

  • Domestic Violenceby Lettie L Lockhart; Fran S Danis

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    In Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice , experts working with twelve unique groups of domestic abuse survivors provide the latest research on their populations and use a case study approach to demonstrate culturally sensitive intervention strategies. Chapters focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Latinas,... more...

  • German Colonialismby Volker Langbehn; Mohammad Salama

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    More than half a century before the mass executions of the Holocaust, Germany devastated the peoples of southwestern Africa. While colonialism might seem marginal to German history, new scholarship compares these acts to Nazi practices on the Eastern and Western fronts. With some of the most important essays from the past five years exploring the... more...

  • The Most Important Thing Illuminatedby Howard Marks; Bruce C. Greenwald

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    In May of 2011, Columbia Business School Publishing released Howard Marks? The Most Important Thing , a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks? celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors—professional,... more...

  • The Death of the Animalby Paola Cavalieri; Peter Singer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee, Harlan B. Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she expands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory... more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiographyby Edward W. Said; Andrew N. Rubin

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Edward W. Said locates Joseph Conrad's fear of personal disintegration in his constant re-narration of the past. Using the author's personal letters as a guide to understanding his fiction, Said draws an important parallel between Conrad's view of his own life and the manner and form of his stories. The critic also argues that the author, who set... more...

  • Odd Girls and Twilight Loversby Lillian Faderman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Lesbian life in America continues to evolve. As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,? except that lesbians prefer women. In this book, Faderman reclaims the story of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to today?s diverse lifestyles.... more...

  • Best Practices for Social Work with Refugees and Immigrantsby Miriam Potocky-Tripodi

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 42.99

    Miriam Potocky-Tripodi is assistant professor and acting coordinator of the doctoral program at Florida International University. She is co-editor of Social Work Research with Minority and Oppressed Populations. more...

  • Wombs in Laborby Amrita Pande

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Surrogacy is India?s new form of outsourcing, as couples from all over the world hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere with little to no government oversight or regulation. In the first detailed ethnography of India?s surrogacy industry, Amrita Pande visits clinics and hostels and speaks with surrogates... more...