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    • Decadent Genealogies: The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio 

      Spackman, Barbara (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. By means of an ideological and rhetorical analysis of ...
    • Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics 

      McGowan, John (Cornell University Press, 2002)
      How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic ...
    • Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East 

      Rathbun, Brian C. (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often implicitly reduce the ...
    • Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985 

      Hansen, Karen Tranberg (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      Distant Companions tells the fascinating story of the lives and times of domestic servants and their employers in Zambia from the beginning of white settlement during the colonial period until after independence. Emphasizing ...
    • Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa 

      Okeke, Iruka N. (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      Infectious disease is the most common cause of illness and death in Africa, yet health practitioners routinely fail to identify causative microorganisms in most patients. As a result, patients often do not receive the right ...
    • The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism 

      Rothman, E. Natalie (Cornell University Press, 2021)
      In The Dragoman Renaissance, E. Natalie Rothman traces how Istanbul-based diplomatic translator-interpreters, known as the dragomans, systematically engaged Ottoman elites in the study of the Ottoman Empire—eventually ...
    • Echoes of Desire: English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses 

      Dubrow, Heather (Cornell University Press, 1995)
      Echoes of Desire variously invokes and interrogates a number of historicist and feminist premises about Tudor and Stuart literature by examining the connections between the anti-Petrarchan tradition and mainstream Petrarchan ...
    • Empire’s Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars 

      Moore, Adam (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      In a dramatic unveiling of the little-known world of contracted military logistics, Adam Moore examines the lives of the global army of laborers who support US overseas wars. Empire's Labor brings us the experience of the ...
    • Equality under the Constitution: Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment 

      Baer, Judith A. (Cornell University Press, 1983)
      The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents ...
    • Exotic Nations: Literature and Cultural Identity in the United States and Brazil, 1830–1930 

      Wasserman, Renata (Cornell University Press, 1994)
      In this highly original and critically informed book, Renata R. Mautner Wasserman looks at how, during the first decades following political independence, writers in the United States and Brazil assimilated and subverted ...
    • Feminist Theory, Women's Writing 

      Finke, Laurie A. (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      In this rewarding book, Laurie A. Finke challenges assumptions about gender, the self, and the text which underlie fundamental constructs of contemporary feminist theory. She maintains that some of the key concepts structuring ...
    • Feminizing the Fetish: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the Century France 

      Apter, Emily (Cornell University Press, 1991)
      Shoes, gloves, umbrellas, cigars that are not just objects—the topic of fetishism seems both bizarre and inevitable. In this venturesome and provocative book, Emily Apter offers a fresh account of the complex relationship ...
    • Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice 

      Lanser, Susan Sniader (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light ...
    • Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush 

      Fairbairn, Madeleine (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      Fields of Gold critically examines the history, ideas, and political struggles surrounding the financialization of farmland. In particular, Madeleine Fairbairn focuses on developments in two of the most popular investment ...
    • Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking 

      Riles, Annelise (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      Government bailouts; negative interest rates and markets that do not behave as economic models tell us they should; new populist and nationalist movements that target central banks and central bankers as a source of popular ...
    • Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman 

      Boes, Tobias (Cornell University Press, 2012)
      The Bildungsroman, or “novel of formation,” has long led a paradoxical life within literary studies, having been construed both as a peculiarly German genre, a marker of that country’s cultural difference from Western ...
    • Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan 

      Pelkmans, Mathijs (Cornell University Press, 2017)
      How do specific secular and religious ideologies—such as nationalism, neoliberalism, atheism, Pentecostalism, Tablighi Islam, and shamanism—gain popularity and when do they lose traction? To answer these questions, Mathijs ...
    • Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form 

      Corngold, Stanley (Cornell University Press, 1988)
      In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of “the ...
    • From Song to Book: The Poetics of Writing in Old French Lyric and Lyrical Narrative Poetry 

      Huot, Sylvia (Cornell University Press, 1987)
      As the visual representation of an essentially oral text, Sylvia Huot points out, the medieval illuminated manuscript has a theatrical, performative quality. She perceives the tension between implied oral performance and ...
    • From Victory to Peace: Russian Diplomacy after Napoleon 

      Wirtschafter, Elise Kimerling (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      In From Victory to Peace, Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter brings the Russian perspective to a critical moment in European political history. This history of Russian diplomatic thought in the years after the Congress of Vienna ...