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New in Paperback: Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking

« Like Montaigne, Scholar is a pleasure to read. » (Peter Burke, University of Cambridge) « Despite his surname, Richard Scholar wears his considerable learning lightly in this elegant introduction to Montaigne’s Essais, an introduction of interest to seasoned as well as green readers of the text…. Just as Montaigne extols freedom of judgment by … Continue reading

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New in Paperback: Rumours and Rebels

The Indian Uprising of 1857 had a profound impact on the British experience on the subcontinent and fears of its recurrence continued to haunt the colonisers until the very end of the Raj. For the past 150 years most aspects of the Uprising have been subjected to intense scrutiny by historians, yet the nature of … Continue reading

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Shame, Masculinity and Desire of Belonging published

This study considers male shame in contemporary writing by men, examining why shame is often considered a female emotion and therefore denied in men. The author’s comparative approach to the private experience of shame in novels by Hanif Kureishi, Philip Roth and Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki demonstrates the extent to which shame conditions male behaviour, protecting the … Continue reading

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The Newsroom published

Journalists are in the daily business of making the unseen visible, of connecting us to the world beyond our direct experience. In doing this, objectivity becomes a pivotal issue, and a highly debated topic both in academia and everyday life. The first systematic approach to the issue of objectivity was initiated by the discipline of … Continue reading

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Australian Indigenous Studies published

This book provides a guide to research and teaching in an Australian Indigenous Studies that is oriented toward the diverse, contemporary world. Central to this perspective is a sensibility to the intercultural complexity of that world – particularly its Indigenous component – and an awareness of the interactional capabilities that the Indigenous (and others) need to successfully … Continue reading

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European Community – Yugoslav Relations published

« This volume is an immense service to the field. With its extensive and informative introduction (which also carefully interrogates the value, limitations, and possible uses of the documents found therein), and its many helpful annotations, this collection provides an impressively detailed exploration of a longstanding and fl irtatious liaison between the government of socialist … Continue reading

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InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. Significant shared themes are the physical and social structuring of space, practice and agency, consumption and … Continue reading

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Experiencia popular, ciudad e identidad en el noroeste argentino published

Existe una zona de la interrogación cultural contemporánea desde el sur que puede encontrar en el barullo histórico del movimiento Tupac Amaru de Jujuy (Argentina) caminos para repensar los modos de subjetivación político-cultural de ciertos sectores populares latinoamericanos. Es así como se interpelan las complejidades actuales del lazo social en estas latitudes. De antemano, no … Continue reading

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Andreas Dresen published

« Andreas Dresen belongs to a select group of leading German filmmakers whose successful career unfolded after the fall of the Berlin Wall. This collection of essays, the first focused entirely on the by now already extensive oeuvre of the DEFA-trained filmmaker, […] is an enticing invitation to contemplate the many important contributions Dresen has … Continue reading

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Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait published

Margaret Tait – filmmaker, photographer, poet, painter, essayist and short story writer – is one of the UK’s most unique and remarkable filmmakers. She was the first female filmmaker to create a feature-length film in Scotland (Blue Black Permanent, 1992). Although for most of her career Tait remained focused on the goal of making a … Continue reading

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