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  • Bayesian Non- and Semi-parametric Methods and Applicationsby Peter Rossi

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book reviews and develops Bayesian non-parametric and semi-parametric methods for applications in microeconometrics and quantitative marketing. Most econometric models used in microeconomics and marketing applications involve arbitrary distributional assumptions. As more data becomes available, a natural desire to provide methods that relax these... more...

  • Ruling Russiaby William Zimmerman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia?s centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today?s Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it. Ruling Russia is the only book of its kind to trace the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of... more...

  • Impossible Subjectsby Mae M. Ngai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    This book traces the origins of the ?illegal alien? in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy?a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime... more...

  • The Recursive Mindby Michael C. Corballis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The Recursive Mind challenges the commonly held notion that language is what makes us uniquely human. In this compelling book, Michael Corballis argues that what distinguishes us in the animal kingdom is our capacity for recursion: the ability to embed our thoughts within other thoughts. "I think, therefore I am," is an example of recursive thought,... more...

  • Fantasies of Identificationby Ellen Samuels

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis,... more...

  • The Persuadable Voterby D. Sunshine Hillygus; Todd G. Shields

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the electorate is persuaded by these controversial issues? And what are the consequences for American democracy? In this provocative and engaging... more...

  • Asia in Washingtonby Kent E. Calder

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    For several centuries, international relations has been primarily the purview of nation-states. Key powers have included at various times Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., and then Russia again), and the nation most influential in international relations for the past several decades has been the United States. But in... more...

  • Time and the Otherby Johannes Fabian; Matti Bunzl

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the “here and now,? that their objects live in the “there and... more...

  • Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboosby Arthur Wolf

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles.... more...

  • The Common Causeby Leela Gandhi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in  The Common Cause , Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning.... more...