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    • 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 ...
    • By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia 

      Kollmann, Nancy Shields (Cornell University Press, 1999)
      In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized ...
    • Changing the Course of AIDS: Peer Education in South Africa and Its Lessons for the Global Crisis 

      Dickinson, David (Cornell University Press, 2009)
      Changing the Course of AIDS is an in-depth evaluation of a new and exciting way to create the kind of much-needed behavioral change that could affect the course of the global health crisis of HIV/AIDS. This case study from ...
    • Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science 

      Hayles, N. Katherine (Cornell University Press, 1990)
      N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos, which is seen ...
    • Chaucer and the Poets: An Essay on Troilus and Criseyde 

      Wetherbee, Winthrop (Cornell University Press, 1984)
      In this sensitive reading of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer’s poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer’s profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the ...
    • Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York 

      Chen, Hsiang-Shui (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. ...
    • Chinese Sympathies: Media, Missionaries, and World Literature from Marco Polo to Goethe 

      Purdy, Daniel Leonhard (Cornell University Press, 2021-09-15)
      Chinese Sympathies examines how Europeans—German-speaking writers and thinkers in particular—identified with Chinese intellectual and literary traditions following the circulation of Marco Polo's Travels. This sense of ...
    • Chinese Working-Class Lives: Getting By in Taiwan 

      Gates, Hill (Cornell University Press, 1987)
      Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of ...
    • City of Strangers: Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain 

      Gardner, Andrew M. (Cornell University Press, 2010)
      In City of Strangers, Andrew M. Gardner explores the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Like all the petroleum-rich states of the Persian Gulf, Bahrain hosts an ...
    • Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson's Clarissa 

      Castle, Terry (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex,’ Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa’s Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only ...
    • Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators 

      Armstrong, Anne K.; Krasny, Marianne E.; Schuldt, Jonathon P. (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus among ...
    • Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours 

      Farmer, Sharon (Cornell University Press, 1991)
      Sharon Farmer here investigates the ways in which three medieval communities—the town of Tours, the basilica of Saint-Martin there, and the abbey of Marmoutier nearby—all defined themselves through the cult of Saint Martin. ...
    • Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia 

      McMann, Kelly M. (Cornell University Press, 2014)
      Why do ordinary people engage in corruption? In Corruption as a Last Resort, Kelly M. McMann contends that bureaucrats, poverty, and culture do not force individuals in Central Asia to pay bribes, use connections, or sell ...
    • Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin since 1989 

      Sandler, Daniela (Cornell University Press, 2016-12-15)
      In Berlin, decrepit structures do not always denote urban blight. Decayed buildings are incorporated into everyday life as residences, exhibition spaces, shops, offices, and as leisure space. As nodes of public dialogue, ...
    • Crafting the Movement: Identity Entrepreneurs in the Swedish Trade Union Movement, 1920–1941 

      Jansson, Jenny (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      Crafting the Movement presents an explanation of why the Swedish working class so unanimously adopted reformism during the interwar period. Jenny Jansson discusses the precarious time for the labor movement after the Russian ...
    • Creativity/Anthropology 

      Lavie, Smadar; Narayan, Kirin; Rosaldo, Renato (Cornell University Press, 1993)
      Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists ...
    • Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms 

      Lowe, Lisa (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      Examining and historicizing the concept of “otherness” in both literature and criticism, Lisa Lowe explores representations of non-European cultures in British and French writings from the eighteenth through the twentieth ...
    • Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary and Scientific Inquiry 

      Schleifer, Ronald; Davis,Robert Con; Mergler, Nancy (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      This groundbreaking book challenges the disciplinary boundaries that have traditionally separated scientific inquiry from literary inquiry. It explores scientific knowledge in three subject areas—the natural history of ...
    • Curing Medicare: A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It 

      Lazris, Andy (Cornell University Press, 2016)
      Andy Lazris, MD, is a practicing primary care physician who experiences the effects of Medicare policy on a daily basis. As a result, he believes that the way we care for our elderly has taken a wrong turn and that Medicare ...