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  • Urban Confrontations in Literature and Social Science, 1848-2001by Edward J. Ahearn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Edward J. Ahearn shows that together works from literature and the social sciences can illuminate city life in ways that neither can accomplish separately. Whether viewing Charles Baudelaire alongside Emile Durkheim and Georg Semel or Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" as a challenge to James Q. Wilson's Bureaucracy, Ahearn... more...

  • Der Tod in Wortenby Bettina Albert

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.04

    Wir wissen um den Tod, aber nichts über den Tod. In der Erfahrung des Menschen stellt der Tod bis heute eine Leerstelle dar. Das Nachdenken über den Tod gibt uns daher immer wieder Rätsel auf, die unsere Vorstellungskraft fordern. Die Literatur bietet in besonderem Maße einen Simulationsraum, in dem die lebensweltliche Perspektive überschritten werden... more...

  • Insulting the Public?by Peter J. Anderson; Tony Weymouth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    Insulting the Public? examines the way in which the European Union and issues relating to it are represented to the public. Combining theoretical and empirical research, the text explores and provides an assessment of the performance of the British Press in its representation of the European Union in the period immediately preceding the General Election... more...

  • Literatur als Spielby Thomas Anz; Heinrich Kaulen

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    In his famous book "Homo Ludens" Johan Huizinga confirmed that "Animals play just like humans do" and defined play as the anthropological basis of culture. At the same time, Wittgenstein conceived of the notion of the "language-game". Developing these research traditions further, the 43 essays in this volume examine linguistic, literary, aesthetic... more...

  • Edward Saidby Bill Ashcroft; Pal Ahluwalia

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 24.95

    Edward Said is perhaps best known as the author of the landmark study Orientalism , a book which changed the face of critical theory and shaped the emerging field of post-colonial studies, and for his controversial journalism on the Palestinian political situation. Looking at the context and the impact of Said's scholarship and journalism, this... more...

  • The View From Hereby Joan Bakewell

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.19

    The sequel to Joan Bakewell's bestselling autobiography, 'The Centre of the Bed', this is an inspiring and glorious celebration of what life can be like at 70 - which is, according to Joan, the new 50. Built loosely on her much-loved Guardian column 'Just 70', this book is Joan's discerning and heartwarming account of life at 70 and beyond. more...

  • Newspapers and English Society 1695-1855by Hannah Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This lively new study covers the dramatic expansion of the press from the seventeenth century to the mid nineteenth century. Hannah Barker explores the factors behind the rise of newspapers to a major force helping to reflect and shape public opinion and altering the way in which politics operated at every level of English life. Newspapers, Politics... more...

  • Literature and the Political Imaginationby Andrea T. Baumeister; John Horton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    This volume shows how modern political theory can be enriched through an engagement with works of literature. It uses the resources of literature to explore issues such as nationalism, liberal philosophy, utopiansim, narrative and the role of theory in political thought. A variety of approaches are adopted and the aim is to show some of the many and... more...

  • A Magazine of Her Own?by Margaret Beetham

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Like the corset, the women's magazines which emerged in the nineteenth century produced a `natural' idea of femininity: the domestic wife; the fashionable woman; the romancing and desirable girl. Their legacy, from agony aunts to fashion plates, are easily traced in their modern counterparts. But do these magazines and their promises empower or disempower... more...

  • Der Mythos von der Weisheit Ägyptens in der französischen Literatur der Moderneby Michael Bernsen

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 34.26

    Die Frage nach den Gründungsmythen Europas ist im Zeitalter der Globalisierung besonders virulent. Will man ein europäisches Netzwerk schaffen, muss man sich auf die europäischen Dimensionen der nationalen Kulturen besinnen und ihre für den Kontinent Identität stiftenden Potenziale verfolgen. Ein Gründungsmythos Europas ist der von der Weisheit Ägyptens.... more...