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Columbia University Press

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  • 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...

  • Lineages of Political Societyby Partha Chatterjee

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Partha Chatterjee, a pioneering theorist, is known for his wide disciplinary range, incorporating the concerns of South Asian studies, postcolonialism, the social sciences, and the humanities with remarkable dexterity. His versatility made his early work, Politics of the Governed , a widespread hit, and it continues to draw audiences in an era of... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • Shadow Medicineby John S. Haller

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr. explores the epistemological foundations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the challenges it presents for both conventional and alternative therapies. In his exploration of a productive reconciliation in their conflicting approaches, Haller maintains a healthy, scientific skepticism but... more...