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    • A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India 

      Agmon, Danna (Cornell University Press, 2017)
      Danna Agmon's gripping microhistory is a vivid guide to the "Nayiniyappa Affair" in the French colony of Pondicherry, India. The surprising and shifting fates of Nayiniyappa and his family form the basis of this story of ...
    • A Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry 

      Bulut, Ergin (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      A Precarious Game is an ethnographic examination of video game production. The developers that Ergin Bulut researched for almost three years in a medium-sized studio in the U.S. loved making video games that millions play. ...
    • Acts of Care: Recovering Women in Late Medieval Health 

      Ritchey, Sara (Cornell University Press, 2021)
      In Acts of Care, Sara Ritchey recovers women's healthcare work by identifying previously overlooked tools of care: healing prayers, birthing indulgences, medical blessings, liturgical images, and penitential practices. ...
    • Advancing Environmental Education Practice 

      Krasny, Marianne E. (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      In this important intervention, change-agent Marianne E. Krasny challenges the knowledge-attitudes-behavior pathway that underpins much of environmental education practice; i.e., the assumption that environmental knowledge ...
    • Advancing Equity Planning Now 

      Krumholz, Norman; Hexter, Kathryn Wertheim (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      What can planners do to restore equity to their craft? Drawing upon the perspectives of a diverse group of planning experts, Advancing Equity Planning Now places the concepts of fairness and equal access squarely in the ...
    • Allegories of America: Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics 

      Dolan, Frederick M. (Cornell University Press, 1994)
      Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness ...
    • America's Disenfranchised: Why Restoring Their Vote Can Save the Soul of Our Democracy 

      Meade, Desmond (Cornell University Press, 2021-10-15)
      Voting is foundational in a democracy, yet over six million American citizens remain stripped of their ability to participate in elections. Once convicted of a felony, people who complete their sentences reenter society, ...
    • Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation 

      Lanoszka, Alexander (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage nuclear ...
    • Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture 

      Lionnet, Françoise (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. ...
    • Bang Chan: Social History of a Rural Community in Thailand 

      Sharp, Lauriston; Hanks, Lucien M. (Cornell University Press, 1978)
      Bang Chan traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century and a quarter from its founding as a wilderness settlement outside Bangkok to its absorption into the urban spread of the ...
    • Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy 

      Kefeli, Agnes Nilufer (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      In the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire’s Middle Volga region (today’s Tatarstan) was the site of a prolonged struggle between Russian Orthodoxy and Islam, each of which sought to solidify its influence among the ...
    • Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque 

      Newman, Jane O. (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      In Benjamin’s Library, Jane O. Newman offers, for the first time in any language, a reading of Walter Benjamin’s notoriously opaque work, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its place in ...
    • Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890–1933 

      Smith, Jill Suzanne (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the “Whore of Babylon.” Out of this reputation for debauchery grew an ...
    • Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma 

      Chang, Wen-Chin (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political refugees and economic ...
    • Bibliography of Secondary Sources for VICTORY'S SHADOW: CONQUEST AND GOVERNANCE IN MEDIEVAL CATALONIA 

      Barton, Thomas W. (Cornell University Press, 2019-06-15)
      Bibliography of secondary sources for Victory's Shadow by Thomas W. Barton, which offers a sweeping account of the capture and long-term integration of Muslim-ruled territories by an ascendant Christian regime in medieval ...
    • Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics 

      Kelanic, Rosemary A. (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      Black Gold and Blackmail seeks to explain why great powers adopt such different strategies to protect their oil access from politically motivated disruptions. In extreme cases, such as Imperial Japan in 1941, great powers ...
    • Blood Ties: Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908 

      Yosmaoglu, Ipek (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      The region that is today the Republic of Macedonia was long the heart of the Ottoman Empire in Europe. It was home to a complex mix of peoples and faiths who had for hundreds of years lived together in relative peace. To ...
    • Borderwork: Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature 

      Higonnet, Margaret R. (Cornell University Press, 1994)
      The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline. The seventeen essays collected here, most published ...
    • Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay 

      Brantlinger, Patrick (Cornell University Press, 1984)
      Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass ...
    • Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1871 

      Hohendahl, Peter Uwe (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary ...