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The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(Read More)
 
 
Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan (October 2021)
The Players and the Plays
Kurt Gänzl - Author

Highlights the original cast members—both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown—who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.

In this, the first book to focus on the original cast members of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas, world-renowned musical theater expert Kurt Gänzl provides a concise history of the writing and production of each oper...(Read More)
 
 
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York (October 2021)
Jay Gould - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.

When Jay Gould died in 1892 he left behind an estate worth the equivalent of seventy-eight billion in today's dollars. He also left behind a reputation as one of Wall Street's most shrewd, astute, and (some said) manipulative operators. Long before his ...(Read More)
 
 
Alton's Paradox
Alton's Paradox (September 2021)
Foreign Film Workers and the Emergence of Industrial Cinema in Latin America
Nicolas Poppe - Author

Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.

Alton's Paradox builds upon extensive archival and primary research, but uses a single text as its point of departure—a 1934 article by the Hungarian American cinematographer John Alton in the Hollywood-pub...(Read More)
 
 
Friendship and Hospitality
Friendship and Hospitality (September 2021)
The Jesuit-Confucian Encounter in Late Ming China
Dongfeng Xu - Author

Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.

The Jesuit mission to China more than four hundred years ago has been the subject of sustained scholarly investigation for centuries. Focusing on the concepts of friendship and hospitality as they were both theorized and practiced by the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Inequality
The Archaeology of Inequality (September 2021)
Tracing the Archaeological Record
Orlando Cerasuolo - Editor

Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.

The Archaeology of Inequality explores the different aspects of social boundaries and articulation by comparing several interdisciplinary approaches for the analysis of the archaeological data, as well as actual c...(Read More)
 
 
The Atlantic and Africa
The Atlantic and Africa (August 2021)
The Second Slavery and Beyond
Dale W. Tomich - Editor
Paul E. Lovejoy - Editor

Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.

The Atlantic and Africa breaks new ground by exploring the connections between two bodies of scholarship that have developed separately from one another. On the one hand,...(Read More)
 
 
The Mughals and the Sufis
The Mughals and the Sufis (August 2021)
Islam and Political Imagination in India, 1500–1750
Muzaffar Alam - Author

Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.

Based on a critical study of a large number of contemporary Persian texts, court chronicles, epistolary collections, and biographies of sufi mystics, ...(Read More)
 
 
Empire News
Empire News (July 2021)
The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India
Priti Joshi - Author

Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.

In Empire News, Priti Joshi examines the neglected archive of English-language newspapers from India to unpack the maintenance and tensions of empire. Focusing on the period between 1845 and 1860, she analyzes circul...(Read More)
 
 
The Left Hand of Capital
The Left Hand of Capital (July 2021)
Neoliberalism and the Left in Chile
Fernando Ignacio Leiva - Author

Original and comprehensive examination of Chilean political and economic development since the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990.

In The Left Hand of Capital, Fernando Ignacio Leiva provides a theoretically grounded analysis of the last thirty years of socioeconomic policies in Chile, beginning at the end of the Pinochet military regime in 1990. He skillful...(Read More)
 
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