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  • Dark Hopeby David Shulman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.00

    For decades, we?ve been shocked by images of violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. But for all their power, those images leave us at a loss: from our vantage at home, it?s hard for us to imagine the struggles of those living in the midst of the fighting. Now, American-born Israeli David Shulman takes us right... more...

  • Spring, Heat, Rainsby David Shulman

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    ?Rocks. Goats. Dry shrubs. Buffaloes. Thorns. A fallen tamarind tree.? Such were the sights that greeted David Shulman on his arrival in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in the spring of 2006. An expert on South Indian languages and cultures, Shulman knew the region well, but from the moment he arrived for this seven-month sojourn he actively... more...

  • The Presentation of Self in Contemporary Social Lifeby David H. P. Shulman

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 46.00

    The Presentation of Self in Contemporary Social Life covers the popular theories of Erving Goffman, and shows modern applications of dramaturgical analysis in a wide range of social contexts. David Shulman?s innovative new text demonstrates how Goffman?s ideas, first introduced in 1959, continue to inspire research into how we manage the impressions... more...

  • Classical Telugu Poetryby Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    This groundbreaking anthology opens a window on a thousand years of classical poetry in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The classical tradition in Telugu is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures. This authoritative volume, the first anthology of classical Telugu poetry in English,... more...

  • Untying the Knotby Galit Hasan-Rokem; David Shulman

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99

    This book collects eighteen previously unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture. Hasan-Rokem and Shulman have drawn these essays from a variety of cultural perspectives and disciplines; linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and religion and literature scholars consider riddling practices in Hebrew,... more...

  • Dream Culturesby David Shulman; Guy G. Stroumsa

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    This volume offers a comparative, cross-cultural history of dreams. The essays examine a wide range of texts concerning dreams, as culled from a rich variety of religious contexts: China, India, the Americas, classical Greek and Roman antiquity, early Christianity, and medieval Judaism and Islam. Taken together, these pieces constitute an important... more...

  • Self and Self-Transformations in the History of Religionsby David Shulman; Guy S. Stroumsa

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 59.99

    This book brings together scholars of a variety of the world's major civilizations to focus on the universal theme of inner transformation. The idea of the "self" is a cultural formation like any other, and models and conceptions of the inner world of the person vary widely from one civilization to another. Nonetheless, all the world's great religions... more...

  • Srinathaby Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    David Shulman and Velcheru Narayana Rao offer a groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature. Their study, which includes extensive translations of Srinatha's major works, shows the poet's place in a great classical tradition in a moment of profound cultural transformation. more...

  • God Inside Outby Don Handelman; David Shulman; Carmel Berkson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99

    This book offers a new exploration of the mythology of the Hindu god Siva, who spends his time playing dice with his wife, to whom he habitually loses. The result of the game is our world, which turns the god inside-out and changes his internal composition. Hindus maintain that Siva is perpetually absorbed in this game, which is recreated in innumerable... more...

  • God on the Hillby Annamayya; Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. Annamaya effectively created and popularized a new genre, the short padam song, which spread throughout the Telugu and Tamil regions and would become an important... more...