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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 35.99
Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows... 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...
- Roaring Brook Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Teens have questions about sex. This simple manual answers their questions--honestly, simply, and reliably. What does an orgasm feel like? Does masturbating have any long-term negative effects? Does alcohol kill brain cells? Teens have questions about sex; it's a matter of who they ask and how reliable the answers are. Collected directly from... more...
- Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form--of form in its formation, as a formative force, as a birth to form. In this sense, drawing opens less toward its achievement, intention, and accomplishment than toward a... 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...