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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...