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    • The Challenge to Change: Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom 

      Givan, Rebecca Kolins (Cornell University Press, 2016)
      There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of the United States and ...
    • The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Cultural Scene 

      Dragostinova, Theodora K. (Cornell University Press, 2021)
      In The Cold War from the Margins, Theodora K. Dragostinova reappraises the global 1970s from the perspective of a small socialist state—Bulgaria—and its cultural engagements with the Balkans, the West, and the Third World. ...
    • The Comstocks of Cornell: John Henry Comstock and Anna Botsford Comstock 

      Comstock, Anna Botsford (Cornell University Press, 1953)
      The Comstocks of Cornell is the autobiography written by naturalist educator Anna Botsford Comstock about her life and her husband's, entomologist John Henry Comstock—both prominent figures in the scientific community and ...
    • The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status in World Politics 

      Barnhart, Joslyn (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      The Consequences of Humiliation explores the nature of national humiliation and its impact on foreign policy. Joslyn Barnhart demonstrates that Germany's catastrophic reaction to humiliation at the end of World War I is ...
    • The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century 

      Hayles, N. Katherine (Cornell University Press, 1984)
      From the central concept of the field—which depicts the world as a mutually interactive whole, with each part connected to every other part by an underlying field— have come models as diverse as quantum mathematics and ...
    • The Currency of Empire: Money and Power in Seventeenth-Century English America 

      Barth, Jonathan (Cornell University Press, 2021)
      In The Currency of Empire, Jonathan Barth explores the intersection of money and power in the early years of North American history, and he shows how the control of money informed English imperial action overseas. The ...
    • The Democracy Development Machine: Neoliberalism, Radical Pessimism, and Authoritarian Populism in Mayan Guatemala 

      Copeland, Nicholas (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how governmentalized spaces of ...
    • The Discourse of Modernism 

      Reiss, Timothy J. (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      Timothy J. Reiss perceives a new mode of discourse emerging in early seventeenth-century Europe; he believes that this form of thought, still our own, may itself soon be giving way. In The Discourse of Modernism, Reiss ...
    • The Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926 

      Coopersmith, Jonathan (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      The Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926 is the first full account of the widespread adoption of electricity in Russia, from the beginning in the 1880s to its early years as a state technology under Soviet rule. Jonathan ...
    • The Ethics of Criticism 

      Siebers, Tobin (Cornell University Press, 1988)
      Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in ...
    • The Expense of Spirit: Love and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama 

      Rose, Mary Beth (Cornell University Press, 1988)
      A public and highly popular literary form, English Renaissance drama affords a uniquely valuable index of the process of cultural transformation. The Expense of Spirit integrates feminist and historicist critical approaches ...
    • The Forms of Historical Fiction: Sir Walter Scott and His Successors 

      Shaw, Harry E. (Cornell University Press, 1983)
      Harry Shaw’s aim is to promote a fuller understanding of nineteenth-century historical fiction by revealing its formal possibilities and limitations. His wide-ranging book establishes a typology of the ways in which history ...
    • The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster and the Future of Renewable Energy 

      Kan, Naoto (Cornell University Press, 2017)
      In a speech delivered in Japanese at Cornell University, Naoto Kan describes the harrowing days after a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. ...
    • The Hypocritical Hegemon: How the United States Shapes Global Rules against Tax Evasion and Avoidance 

      Hakelberg, Lukas (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      In The Hypocritical Hegemon, Lukas Hakelberg takes a close look at how US domestic politics affects and determines the course of global tax policy. Through an examination of recent international efforts to crack down on ...
    • The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction 

      Gellrich, Jesse (Cornell University Press, 1985)
      This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the ...
    • The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages 

      Doob, Penelope Reed (Cornell University Press, 1990)
      Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive ...
    • The Institution of Criticism 

      Hohendahl, Peter Uwe (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, ...
    • The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India 

      Cody, Francis (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active citizens with access ...
    • The Medieval Saga 

      Clover, Carol J. (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. ...
    • The Oil Wars Myth: Petroleum and the Causes of International Conflict 

      Meierding, Emily (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      Do countries fight wars for oil? Given the resource's exceptional military and economic importance, most people assume that states will do anything to obtain it. Challenging this conventional wisdom, The Oil Wars Myth ...