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    • The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West 

      Atkinson, Clarissa W. (Cornell University Press, 1991)
      According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during ...
    • The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives 

      Hite, Molly (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      According to Molly Hite, a number of influential contemporary women novelists—notably Jean Rhys, Doris Lessing, Alice Walker, and Margaret Atwood—attempt innovations in narrative form that are more radical in their ...
    • The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World 

      Rindzeviciute, Egle (Cornell University Press, 2016)
      In The Power of Systems, Egle Rindzeviciute introduces readers to one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War: the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, an international think tank established by the U.S. ...
    • The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Observation Became an International Norm 

      Hyde, Susan D. (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      Why did election monitoring become an international norm? Why do pseudo-democrats—undemocratic leaders who present themselves as democratic—invite international observers, even when they are likely to be caught manipulating ...
    • The Public and the Private in Aristotle's Political Philosophy 

      Swanson, Judith A. (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      Aristotle offers a conception of the private and its relationship to the public that suggests a remedy to the limitations of liberalism today, according to Judith A. Swanson. In this fresh and lucid interpretation of ...
    • The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting 

      McDonald, Michael P.; Altman, Micah (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal is an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University. It annually recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce ...
    • The Scholar as Human: Research and Teaching for Public Impact 

      Bartel, Anna Sims; Castillo, Debra A. (Cornell University Press, 2020)
      The Scholar as Human brings together faculty from a wide range of disciplines—history; art; Africana, American, and Latinx studies; literature, law, performance and media arts, development sociology, anthropology, and ...
    • The Self and Its Pleasures: Bataille, Lacan, and the History of the Decentered Subject 

      Dean, Carolyn (Cornell University Press, 1992)
      Why did France spawn the radical poststructuralist rejection of the humanist concept of ‘man’ as a rational, knowing subject? In this innovative cultural history, Carolyn J. Dean sheds light on the origins of poststructuralist ...
    • The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848 

      Wiecek, William M. (Cornell University Press, 1977)
      This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to ...
    • The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice 

      Rajan, Tilottama (Cornell University Press, 1990)
      Tilottama Rajan illuminates a crisis of representation within romanticism, evident in the proliferation of stylistically and structurally unsettled literary texts that resist interpretation in terms of a unified meaning. ...
    • The Taming of Evolution: The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans 

      Greenwood, Davydd (Cornell University Press, 1984)
      The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of ...
    • The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy 

      Schreiber, Elliott (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his autobiographical novel Anton ...
    • The Total Work of Art in European Modernism 

      Roberts, David (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      In this groundbreaking book David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to ...
    • The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas 

      Kutzinski, Vera M. (Cornell University Press, 2012)
      The poet Langston Hughes was a tireless world traveler and a prolific translator, editor, and marketer. Translations of his own writings traveled even more widely than he did, earning him adulation throughout Europe, Asia, ...
    • Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters 

      Boes, Tobias (Cornell University Press, 2019-10-15)
      In Thomas Mann's War, Tobias Boes traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author became one of America's most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. Thomas Mann, ...
    • To Build as Well as Destroy: American Nation Building in South Vietnam 

      Gawthorpe, Andrew J. (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      For years, the so-called better-war school of thought has argued that the United States built a legitimate and viable non-Communist state in South Vietnam in the latter years of the Vietnam War and that it was only the ...
    • Toward a Liberalism 

      Flathman, Richard (Cornell University Press, 1989)
      In Toward a Liberalism, Richard Flathman shows why and how political theory can contribute to the quality of moral and political practice without violating, as empiricist- and idealist-based theories tend to do, liberal ...
    • Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs 

      Forsberg, Randall Caroline Watson; Evangelista, Matthew; Crawford, Neta C. (Cornell University Press, 2019)
      Military analyst, peace activist, teacher, and social theorist Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (1943–2007) founded the Nuclear Freeze campaign and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. In Toward a Theory of ...
    • Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism 

      Williams, Carolyn (Cornell University Press, 1990)
      Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams ...
    • Voices in the Band: A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful 

      Ball, Susan C. (Cornell University Press, 2015)
      In 1992, Dr. Susan C. Ball began her medical career taking care of patients with HIV in the Center for Special Studies, a designated AIDS care center at a large academic medical center in New York City. Her unsentimental ...