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    • 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 ...
    • Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860: A Study in Social Values 

      Davis, David Brion (Cornell University Press, 1968)
      Homicide has many social and psychological implications that vary from culture to culture and which change as people accept new ideas concerning guilt, responsibility, and the causes of crime. A study of attitudes toward ...
    • Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America 

      Warburg, Aby M.; Steinberg, Michael P. (Cornell University Press, 1995)
      Aby M. Warburg (1866–1929) is recognized not only as one of the century’s preeminent art and Renaissance historians but also as a founder of twentieth-century methods in iconology and cultural studies in general. Warburg’s ...
    • Imposing Standards: The North-South Dimension to Global Tax Politics 

      Hearson, Martin (Cornell University Press, 2021)
      In Imposing Standards, Martin Hearson shifts the focus of political rhetoric regarding international tax rules from tax havens and the Global North to the damaging impact of this regime on the Global South. Even when not ...
    • In Search of the Free Individual: The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul 

      Alexievich, Svetlana (Cornell University Press, 2018)
      “I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans.” So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel ...
    • Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film 

      Blumenthal-Barby, Martin (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      In Inconceivable Effects, Martin Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects ...
    • India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime 

      Halliburton, Murphy (Cornell University Press, 2017)
      India and the Patent Wars contributes to an international debate over the costs of medicine and restrictions on access under stringent patent laws showing how activists and drug companies in low-income countries seize ...
    • Informal Governance in the European Union: How Governments Make International Organizations Work 

      Kleine, Mareike (Cornell University Press, 2013)
      The European Union is the world’s most advanced international organization, presiding over a level of legal and economic integration unmatched in global politics. To explain this achievement, many observers point to its ...
    • Institutionalizing Gender: Madness, the Family, and Psychiatric Power in Nineteenth-Century France 

      Hewitt, Jessie (Cornell University Press, 2020-06-15)
      Institutionalizing Gender analyzes the relationship between class, gender, and psychiatry in France from 1789 to 1900, an era noteworthy for the creation of the psychiatric profession, the development of a national asylum ...
    • Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text 

      Segal, Charles (Cornell University Press, 1986)
      This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. ...
    • Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction 

      Mailloux, Steven (Cornell University Press, 1982)
      In Interpretive Conventions, Steven Mailloux provides a general introduction to reader-response criticism while developing his own specific reader-oriented approach to literature. He examines five influential theories of ...
    • Irregular Unions: Clandestine Marriage in Early Modern English Literature 

      Cleland, Katharine (Cornell University Press, 2021)
      Katharine Cleland's Irregular Unions provides the first sustained literary history of clandestine marriage in early modern England and reveals its controversial nature in the wake of the Elizabethan Religious Settlement, ...
    • Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth 

      Astell, Ann W. (Cornell University Press, 1994)
      Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' ...
    • Joyce: The Return of the Repressed 

      Friedman, Susan Stanford (Cornell University Press, 1993)
      Did James Joyce, that icon of modernity, spearhead the dismantling of the Cartesian subject? Or was he a supreme example of a modern man forever divided and never fully known to himself? This volume reads the dialogue of ...
    • Lavoisier—the Crucial Year: The Background and Origin of His First Experiments on Combustion in 1772 

      Guerlac, Henry (Cornell University Press, 1961)
      The author explores the origins of the eighteenth-century chemical revolution as it centers on Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier's earliest work on combustion. He shows that the main lines of Lavoisier's theory—including his theory ...
    • Legal Tender: Love and Legitimacy in the East German Cultural Imagination 

      Urang, John Griffith (Cornell University Press, 2011)
      At first glance, romance seems an improbable angle from which to write a cultural history of the German Democratic Republic. By most accounts the GDR was among the most dour and disciplined of socialist states, so devoted ...
    • Lesbian Mothers: Accounts of Gender in American Culture 

      Lewin, Ellen (Cornell University Press, 1993)
      Within a society that long considered “lesbian motherhood” a contradiction in terms, what were the experiences of lesbian mothers at the end of the twentieth century? In this illuminating book, lesbian mothers tell their ...
    • Life of Inland Waters: An Elementary Text Book of Fresh-Water Biology For Students, third edition 

      Needham, James G. (Cornell University Press, 1937)
      This work is a textbook of fresh-water life dealing with its forms, its conditions, its fitnesses, its associations, and its economic aspects. The ecologic side of fresh-water biology is emphasized. Due consideration is ...
    • Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance 

      Buell, Lawrence (Cornell University Press, 1973)
      Broader in scope than any previous literary study of the transcendentalists, this rewarding book analyzes the theories and forms characteristic of a vital group of American writers, as well as the principles and vision ...