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  • Miss Manners' Guide to Domestic Tranquilityby Judith Martin

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 18.00

    America's leading civility expert knocks household discourteousness off its foundations. As the rudeness rampant in America's streets sends its citizens fleeing inside to bolt the doors and draw the shades, they are finding what was once the relative safety of the hearth threatened by an unwelcome addition to their living space--the same rudeness... more...

  • Miss Manners: On Unabashed Agingby Judith Martin

    Andrews McMeel 2015; US$ 2.99

    American society has it in for growing old. Common phrases such as “Never trust anyone over 30!” and accusations such as “You make me feel old!” imply living a long life is an embarrassment. Miss Manners suggests Americans re-examine their reasoning and leave misplaced vanity at the door. She responds with wit and wisdom to “Gentle Reader” queries... more...

  • Germaine de Staël in Germanyby Judith E. Martin

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 94.00

    This study of the impact of Staël and her novels in Germany from 1800-1850 focuses on debates over gender and authorship, first examining commentary and reviews by prominent literary men and women, and then analyzing a number of novels by women writers that rework Staël's themes of politics and female artistry. It revises women's literary history... more...

  • Spatialitiesby Judith Rugg; Craig Martin

    Intellect 2012; US$ 24.95

    Spatialities draws on a distinguished panel of artists, cultural theorists, architects, and geographers to offer a nuanced conceptual framework for understanding the ever-evolving spatial orderings that materially constitute our world. more...

  • The Little Book of Campaign Etiquetteby Stephen Hess; Judith Martin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Revised and updated just in time for the 2000 campaign, this shrewd and amusing series of observations provides a political etiquette for campaign behavior on the part of both politicians and journalists. Features illustrations by America's foremost political cartoonists, including Herblock, Paul Conrad, Jeff McNally, Don Wright, Garry Trudeau, Jim... more...

  • Miss Manners: On Placid Pregnancyby Judith Martin; Jacobina Martin

    Andrews McMeel 2015; US$ 2.99

    Pregnancy is a time for happiness, serenity, and discovery, as well as a time for inappropriate tummy touching and over sharing by friends and relatives. Is it acceptable to give parenting advice to your daughter-in-law? To a stranger on the bus? Must one endure co-worker baby showers? Entertaining as well as brutally honest, Miss Manners likens... more...

  • The ABC Book of Dinosaursby Helen Martin; Judith Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 7.99

    'WILL DELIGHT AND ENGAGE YOUNG CHILDREN'- on The ABC Book of ... series Dinosaurs lived on earth long ago. Dinosaurs hatch, dinosaurs grow, dinosaurs roar and dinosaurs munch!This simple and evocative board book uses rhythmic language and beautiful colour illustrations to introduce young children to a range of dinosaurs, from... more...

  • Miss Manners: On Endless Textingby Judith Martin; Nicholas Ivor Martin

    Andrews McMeel 2015; US$ 2.99

    Miss Manners proclaims a text message to be an electronic equivalent of a Post-it note and about as “serious in nature as the hastily written note passed in class.” Gone are the days when conversing with people meant being in the same room as them, and with those days went established etiquette of communication. Can one apologize with a text message?... more...

  • The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Familiesby Jacqueline Scott; Judith Treas; Martin Richards

    Wiley 2008; US$ 202.50

    Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families. Includes... more...

  • Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Lifeby Anne Martin-Matthews; Judith E. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    There are not many books that address the boundaries of care of older people from a work-life perspective. This book, authored by contributors from various countries, looks at the boundaries of care by looking at private and public help, professional and personal help and paid and unpaid caregivers. It captures and conceptualizes the complexity of... more...