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Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene (September 2020)
Shawna Ross - Author

Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.

In this book, Shawna Ross argues that Charlotte Brontë was an attentive witness of the Anthropocene and created one of the first literary ecosystems animated by human-caused environmental change. Brontë combined her personal experiences, scientific knowledge, and narrative skills to...(Read More)
 
 
City on the Edge
City on the Edge (September 2020)
Hard Choices in the American Rust Belt
Michael Streissguth - Author

Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.

Why do people stay in a struggling city? City on the Edge explores this question through the lives of five people in Syracuse, New York, a quintessential rust-belt metropolis. Once a booming industrial center with a dynamic civic life and pr...(Read More)
 
 
Endangered Excellence
Endangered Excellence (September 2020)
On the Political Philosophy of Aristotle
Pierre Pellegrin - Author
Anthony Preus - Translator

A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.

In Endangered Excellence, Pierre Pellegrin provides a fresh interpretation of Aristotle’s Politics, revealing the extent to which Aristotle diverged from other ancient writers on politics, and the extent to which many of his positions resemble...(Read More)
 
 
Hu Feng
Hu Feng (September 2020)
A Marxist Intellectual in a Communist State, 1930–1955
Ruth Y. Y. Hung - Author

A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and a case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.

In this book, Ruth Y. Y. Hung provides a study of Hu Feng (1902–1985) as a critic, writer, and editor within the context of the People's Republic of China's political ascendancy. A member of the Japanese Communist Party and the Chinese Communist Party, Hu rose to fame in the 1940s and became a representative...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey's Later Logical Theory
John Dewey's Later Logical Theory (September 2020)
James Scott Johnston - Author

A study of the development of Dewey's logic from 1916 to 1937 leading up to his final 1938 book on the subject.

By 1916, Dewey had written two volumes on logical theory. Yet, in light of what he would write in his 1938 Logic: The Theory of Inquiry, much remained to be done. Dewey did not yet have an adequate account of experience suitable to explain how our immediate experiencing becomes the material for logical sequence...(Read More)
 
 
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825 (September 2020)
An Exiled Cuban Poet in the Age of Revolution, Selected Letters and Verse
Frederick Luciani - Editor, translator and introduction by

An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.

This volume offers the most complete English translation to date of the prose and poetry of José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), focusing on...(Read More)
 
 
Kabbalah in Print
Kabbalah in Print (September 2020)
The Study and Popularization of Jewish Mysticism in Early Modernity
Andrea Gondos - Author

Demonstrates the impact of print culture on the spread of Jewish mysticism, focusing on Kabbalistic study guides by R. Yissakhar Baer of seventeenth-century Prague.

How did Jewish mysticism go from arcane knowledge to popular spirituality? Kabbalah in Print examines the cultural impact of printing on the popularization, circulation, and transmission of Kabbalah in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The ...(Read More)
 
 
Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare
Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare (September 2020)
Just War Theory and the Ethical Challenges of Autonomous Weapons Systems
Steven C. Roach - Editor
Amy E. Eckert - Editor

Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.

Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare explores the complex relationship between just war theory and the ethics of autonomous weapons systems (AWS). One of the challenges facing ethicists of war, particularly just war theorists, is that AWS is an applicative concept that seems,...(Read More)
 
 
Niagaras of Ink
Niagaras of Ink (September 2020)
Famous Writers at the Falls
Jamie M. Carr - Author

Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.

Niagara Falls is a place where lands are contested, industry debated, freedom harbored, the spirit uplifted, and fame won. It overflows with stories. Since before digital technologies made visual reproduction easier and more abundant than ever, writers composed Niagara Falls as symbolically meaningful. But in the fa...(Read More)
 
 
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Pharmapolitics in Russia (September 2020)
Making Drugs and Rebuilding the Nation
Olga Zvonareva - Author

Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.

Over the last one hundred years, the Russian pharmaceutical industry has undergone multiple dramatic transformations, which have taken place alongside tectonic political shifts in society associated with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a ...(Read More)
 
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