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    • 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 ...
    • Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India 

      Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter (Cornell University Press, 1996)
      In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India , Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations ...
    • Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic 

      Raikhel, Eugene (Cornell University Press, 2016)
      Critics of narcology—as addiction medicine is called in Russia—decry it as being "backward," hopelessly behind contemporary global medical practices in relation to addiction and substance abuse, and assume that its ...
    • Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf 

      Booth, Alison (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      The egotism that fuels the desire for greatness has been associated exclusively with men, according to one feminist view; yet many women cannot suppress the need to strive for greatness. In this forceful and compelling ...
    • Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work 

      Hilgert, Jeffrey (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise of ...
    • Heaven's Interpreters: Women Writers and Religious Agency in Nineteenth-Century America 

      Reed, Ashley (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      In Heaven's Interpreters, Ashley Reed reveals how nineteenth-century American women writers transformed the public sphere by using the imaginative power of fiction to craft new models of religious identity and agency. Women ...
    • Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India 

      Copeman, Jacob; Banerjee, Dwaipayan (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      In this ground-breaking account of the political economy and cultural meaning of blood in contemporary India, Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee examine how the giving and receiving of blood has shaped social and political ...
    • Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition 

      Reynolds, Dwight F. (Cornell University Press, 1995)
      An astonishingly rich oral epic that chronicles the early history of a Bedouin tribe, the Sirat Bani Hilal has been performed for almost a thousand years. In this ethnography of a contemporary community of professional ...
    • Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods 

      Kimura, Aya Hirata (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      For decades, NGOs targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy community turned its focus to the “hidden hunger” ...
    • History and Power in the Study of Law: New Directions in Legal Anthropology 

      Starr, June; Collier, Jane F. (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      Building on earlier work in the anthropology of law and taking a critical stance toward it, June Starr and Jane F. Collier ask, “Should social anthropologists continue to isolate the ‘legal’ as a separate field of study?” ...
    • Homer: The Poetry of the Past 

      Ford, Andrew (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      Andrew Ford here addresses, in a manner both engaging and richly informed, the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the ...