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- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 37.99
In this strikingly original treatment of the rise of the novel, Nancy Armstrong argues that the novels and nonfiction written by and for women in eighteenth and nineteenth-century England paved the way for the rise of the modern English middle class. Examining the works of such novelists as Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront?s, she reveals... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 31.99
Nancy Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same. She suggests that certain works of fiction created a subject, one displaying wit, will, or energy capable of shifting the social order to grant the exceptional person a place commensurate with his or her individual... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
First published in 1989, this collection of essays brings into focus the history of a specific form of violence ? that of representation. The contributors identify representations of self and other that empower a particular class, gender, nation, or race, constructing a history of the west as the history of changing modes of subjugation. The essays... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
In The Ideology of Conduct , first published in 1987, scholars from various fields, from the medieval period to the present day, discuss literature in which the sole purpose is to instruct women in how to make themselves desirable. This collection investigates how middle-class writers who had long emulated the behaviour of the aristocracy began... more...
- Quirk Books 2015; US$ 14.95
Finally, a field guide to interpreting more than 100 international gestures, from the wave to the finger, from the shrug to the nod. Here?s easy access to the essential information about common (and some not-so-common) gestures you may encounter at home or abroad. Field Guide to Gestures is organized into handy sections for quick reference when... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 17.99
"Today we are awash in computerized Bible games, pastoral care software, and church management systems with members? personal information and giving records," observe authors Spiegel, Armstrong, and Bill, but "too often we blindly accept and use technology without asking the big questions. Questions like, is it appropriate to our mission and ministry?"... more...
- Quirk Books 2015; US$ 15.95
At last, a field guide to identifying and doing battle with more than 100 stains, from tomato juice to tar, from avocado to urine! Field Guide to Stains is divided into handy sections for easy access to information when time is of the essence: Fruits and Vegetables, Meat and Protein, Household Items, Garage and Yard, and more. Readers will learn... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 8.49
The world is gone, destroyed by human, ecological, or supernatural causes. Survivors dodge chemical warfare and cruel gods; they travel the reaches of space and inhabit underground caverns. Their enemies are disease, corrupt corporations, and one another; their resources are few and their courage is tested. Powerful original dystopian tales from... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99
Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity is an edited collection of sixteen essays on the idea of the modern sovereign individual in the western cultural tradition. Reconsidering the eighteenth-century realist novel, twentieth-century modernism, and underappreciated topics on individualism and literature, this volume provocatively revises and... more...