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- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 8.99
Graffigny's bold and original novel tells the story of Zilia, an Inca Virgin, rescued from the Spanish and brought to France. Separated from her lover and her culture, she recounts her experiences and personal growth. To this fine new translation are appended extracts from Graffigny's chief source and other writers' fictional responses.... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00
Participatory democracy innovations aimed at bringing citizens back into local governance processes are now at the core of the international democratic development agenda. Municipalities around the world have adopted local participatory mechanisms of various types in the last two decades, including participatory budgeting, the flagship Brazilian program,... more...
- ISTE 2006; US$ 350.00
This book gathers together a selection of papers presented at the Joint CTS-HYCON Workshop on Nonlinear and Hybrid Control held at the Paris Sorbonne, France 10-12 July 2006. The main objective of the Workshop was to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences and reinforce scientific contacts in the large multidisciplinary area of the control of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Since the late 1970s a number of regional developments have impacted upon South Korea?s political and economic standing in Asia. China?s spectacular growth and closer integration with its neighbouring economies, along with a tendency toward more assertive political and diplomatic activity, have deeply altered both the economic and political East Asian... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00
The essays in this volume explore the new power struggles created in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong through information technology. The contributors analyze the interaction between the development of information technologies and social logic on the one hand and processes of unification and fragmentation on the other. They seek to highlight the strategies... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 216.00
Though several studies have already been devoted to biblical representations of God, this research considers the position towards the divine they imply, on the basis of syntactic and narrative analysis. It examines, in the stories of the Pentateuch, different appearances of the divine character: his speeches, as well as their modes of reporting. more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2004; US$ 540.00
Flexible films are defined as being planar forms of plastics, which may be thick enough to be self-supporting but thin enough to be flexed, folded and/or creased without cracking. Films comprise around 25% of all plastics used worldwide, around 40 million tons, and are thus a massive market sector. Commodity plastics dominate, with polyethylene and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Král takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
How does literature imagine its own powers of representation? Françoise Meltzer attempts to answer this question by looking at how the portrait?the painted portrait, framed?appears in various literary texts. Alien to the verbal system of the text yet mimetic of the gesture of writing, the textual portrait becomes a telling measure of literature's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00
Why are contemporary secular theorists so frequently drawn to saints, martyrs, and questions of religion? Why has Joan of Arc fascinated some of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century? In a book that faces crucial issues in both critical and feminist inquiry, Françoise Meltzer uses the story of Joan as a guide for reading the postmodern... more...