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Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism
Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism (April 2019)
Studies and New Directions
Jacob Ari Labendz - Editor
Shmuly Yanklowitz - Editor

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.

In recent decades, as more Jews have adopted plant-based lifestyles, Jewish vegan and vegetarian movements have become increasingly prominent. This book explores the intellectual, religious, and historical roots of veganism and vegetarianism among Jews and presents compelling new directions in J...(Read More)
 
 
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea
King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea (April 2019)
Christopher Lovins - Author

The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.

Were the countries of Europe the only ones that were “early modern”? Was Asia’s early modernity cut short by colonialism? Scholars examining early modern Eurasia have not yet fully explored the relationships between absolute rule and political modernization in the highly contested early modern worl...(Read More)
 
 
Lacan and Romanticism
Lacan and Romanticism (April 2019)
Daniela Garofalo - Editor
David Sigler - Editor

Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.

Lacan and Romanticism uses the work of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to deliver progressive readings of Romanticism by examining canonical Romantic authors such as William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and Jane Austen, as well as lesser-known writers such as the graveyard poets and Sarah Scott. ...(Read More)
 
 
Pragmatism Applied
Pragmatism Applied (April 2019)
William James and the Challenges of Contemporary Life
Clifford S. Stagoll - Editor
Michael P. Levine - Editor

Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.

William James, one of America’s most original philosophers and psychologists, was concerned above all with the manner in which philosophy might help people to cope with the vicissitudes of daily life. Writing around the turn of the twentieth century, James experienced firsthand, much as we do now, the impact ...(Read More)
 
 
The Ages of the World (1811)
The Ages of the World (1811) (April 2019)
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Joseph P. Lawrence - Translated and with an introduction by

The first English translation of the first of three versions of this unfinished work by Schelling.

In 1810, after establishing a reputation as Europe’s most prolific philosopher, F. W. J. Schelling embarked on his most ambitious project, The Ages of the World. For over a decade he produced multiple drafts of the work before finally conceding its failure, a “failure” in which Heidegger, Jaspers, Voegelin...(Read More)
 
 
The Distortion of Nature's Image
The Distortion of Nature's Image (April 2019)
Reification and the Ecological Crisis
Damian Gerber - Author

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

The global ecological crisis is upon us. From global warming to the long-term implications of ocean acidification, air and water pollution, deforestation, and the omnipresent dangers of nuclear technology the future of our planetary home is threatened. Yet in the midst of the unfolding crisis, the conventional ideologies of the twentiet...(Read More)
 
 
Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran
Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran (April 2019)
A Sojourn in Comparative Political Theory
Alireza Shomali - Author

Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadence in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.

Political decay in Islamic societies has for the most part been the subject of structural analyses while philosophical studies have been rare, often speculative and deterministic. Thoughtlessness and Decadence in Iran explores from a theoretical ...(Read More)
 
 
Argentina Noir
Argentina Noir (March 2019)
New Millennium Crime Novels in Buenos Aires
Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz - Author

An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.

Argentina Noir offers a guide to Argentine crime fiction, with a focus on works published since the year 2000. It argues that the novela negra, or crime novel, has become the favored genre for many writers to address the social malaise brought about by changes linked to globalization and market-driven economic policies. Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz presents close ...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Together
Coming Together (March 2019)
Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization
Attila Gyucha - Editor

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The pursuit for universally applicable definitions of the terms “urban” and “city” has frequently distracted scholars from scrutinizing processes of how ancient nucleated settlements evolved and developed. Based on the premise ...(Read More)
 
 
Forest and Crag
Forest and Crag (March 2019)
A History of Hiking, Trail Blazing, and Adventure in the Northeast Mountains, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
Laura Waterman - Author
Guy Waterman - Author

A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with the mountains and wilderness.

Thirty years after its initial publication, this beloved classic is back in print. Superbly researched and written, Forest and Crag is the definitive history of our love affair with the mountains of the Northeastern United States, from the Catskills and the Adirondacks of New York to the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of Ne...(Read More)
 
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