"An intense examination of whistleblower Edward Snowden that successfully wades through both partisan rhetoric and ideological constraints . . . Fidler's work is significant because, while events are still playing out, it is actively helping to make sense of this pressing particular American crisis a lot more quickly. An indispensable resource for understanding the Snowden leaks." —Kirkus Reviews
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"The book’s cast of characters proves outspoken and sometimes violent, willing to don gas masks and wield Molotov cocktails during standoffs with authorities. In this manner, Razsa brings a personal note to his academic treatment of politics, protest, transnational movements, and globalization. . .This book will prove a boon to anyone interested in understanding the diverse world of contemporary protest, as variously made manifest in the Occupy Movement, the Arab Spring, and Ferguson." —Publishers Weekly
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"Shukla’s penetrating analysis of costume adds a much-needed dimension to the study of dress. She draws from the deep well of her own field research on three continents to present a convincing argument about costume as elective identity, with color illustrations as a special bonus." —Joanne B. Eicher, Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of World Dress and Costume
"This beautiful coffee table book illustrates the unique diversity of natural and cultural resources in Indiana state parks. The book tells the story of these Hoosier treasures and will bring attention to both our state bicentennial and to the beginning of a new century of parks." —Ginger Murphy, Deputy Director for Stewardship, Indiana State Parks
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Parvulescu traces the way in which cinema envisioned and debated the condition of the post-World War II subject and the “new man” of Soviet-style communism. In these films, the orphan becomes a cinematic trope that interrogates socialist visions of ideological institutionalization and re-education and stands as a silent critic of the system’s shortcomings or as a resilient spirit who has resisted capture by the political apparatus of the new state.
This book examines writings and films that challenge prevailing notions of history in order to explore the philosophic, aesthetic, and political stakes of activating the past. Marshaling evidence across European, African, and Asian cinema, Landy engages in a counter-historical project that calls into question the certainty of visual representations and unmoors notions of a history firmly anchored in truth.
In this book, Wyeth grounds his analysis in neuroscience and evolutionary biology, finding herein the potential for a qualitatively superior understanding of the cinematic medium.
This groundbreaking anthology features papers from a conference and series of film screenings on postwar avant-garde filmmaking in Los Angeles, plus newly-commissioned essays. The resulting diverse and multi-voiced collection is of great importance, not simply for its relevance to Los Angeles, but also for its general discoveries and projections about alternative cinemas.
"Ekotto and Harrow do an excellent job of contextualizing and framing the new parameters that must be part of the discussion when addressing African cultural production, critical theory, cultural studies, contemporary literature, film, media, the visual, cultural representation, and performance." —Odile Cazenave, Boston University
These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders in Africa, including mental illness and treatment in the current climate of economic and political instability, access to health care, access to medicines, and the impact of HIV-AIDS and other chronic illness on mental health.
"[O]ffers a comprehensive and compelling counter-argument to the prevailing assumptions of rentier state theory. . . . Gengler demolishes the theory that economic satisfaction leads inevitably to political indifference, and illustrates this with examples of how the ruling elite in Bahrain have manipulated and utilized group conflict to reinforce their position vis-à-vis society." —Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Rice University
Plato's Animals examines the crucial role played by animal images, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. These fourteen lively essays demonstrate that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, dogs, horses, and other animals that populate Plato's work are not just rhetorical embellishments.
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"In Well-Tempered Woodwinds, [Burgess] builds upon traditional knowledge of Friedrich von Huene by examining rare written sources and personal interviews with the von Huenes and the people surrounding them. His source material is without a doubt unique, and he uses it to create a more complete picture of von Huene's life." —Tom Beets, Flanders Recorder Quartet