"An intelligent and highly engaging collection that will appeal to legions of zombie fans, to students in the humanities, and to scholars working in fields that have already been affected by or are now preparing for the zombie apocalypse. It blends entertaining, illuminating, and accessible readings of zombies and zombie culture with unique interventions made from authoritative positions of expertise." —Julian Murphet, author of Multimedia Modernism: Literature and the Anglo-American Avant-Garde
"Wilson’s lively and accessible writing introduces readers to spiritualism, millennialism, the temperance and social purity movements, Swedenborgians, and Mormons. . . . [A] thought-provoking portrait of a charismatic, intelligent medical doctor who never stopped absorbing new information and honing his theories, even when he was faced with disfellowship from his church and ostracism by friends and colleagues." —ForeWord Reviews
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"Gardner, among the most promising of a new generation of military historians, has written a significant, archival-based analysis of the siege and of the use of the Indian Army on a large scale in a modern, non-European campaign [which] should cast useful insights on the pre-history of today’s troubled Iraq." —Dennis Showalter, author of Hitler's Panzers
"The authors are to be commended for their pioneering work. . . . Geographers are well positioned to make valuable contributions to the field and to shed light on the historic events surrounding the Holocaust from place, space, and environment-oriented perspectives." —Rudi Hartmann, University of Colorado Denver
2011 Independent Publishers Book Award, Great Lakes, Best Nonfiction, Silver Medal
"It takes an evening of slowly perusing the 152 pages of full-color photographs to realize this book is a keepsake of a vanishing way of life." —NUVO
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"All students of Africa and of development should read Leander Schneider’s superb analysis of Tanzanian rural policy under Nyerere. First, it sits absolutely atop the mountain of other studies of villagisation by virtue of its empirical mastery and analytical subtlety. Second, it represents a devastating critique of the fatal methodological simplifications that plague much of contemporary social science." —James C. Scott, Yale University
"Legacy of the Lash is a stellar contribution to the growing global scholarship on mutiny and maritime radicalism. Zachary R. Morgan brings back to vibrant life the history-making powers of Brazil's motley crews in the early twentieth century." —Marcus Rediker, author of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
"This study is an excellent contribution to the growing literature on food in precolonial Africa. . . . [I]t is a trailblazing work in its innovative amalgamation of archaeological, linguistic, and written source materials." —International Journal of African Historical Studies
Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792) led an illustrious, if brief, career as an acclaimed composer in the age of Haydn and Mozart. Like Mozart, Kraus was a prolific correspondent. His letters to his family give an unusually intimate picture of the private man, showing a slice of domestic life in the 18th century among the emerging middle class.
What did Jesus mean by the expression, the Kingdom of God? As an answer, Kevin Hart sketches a “phenomenology of the Christ” that explores the unique way Jesus performs phenomenology.
Against a historical backdrop of studio history, audience reception, and the industrial-organizational apparatus of Disney media, Seán Harrington examines the Disney classics through a psychoanalytical framework to explore the spirit of devotion, fandom, and frenzy that is instilled in consumers of Disney products and that underlie the fantasy of the Magic Kingdom.
Based on extensive research in European and American archives, American Cinematographers in the Great War, 1914–1918 follows the adventures of film correspondents as they managed to document the atrocities around them in spite of enormous difficulties.
A groundbreaking study, lavishly illustrated with 330 color pictures, Before the Movies is a comprehensive survey of the American artists who created early magic-lantern stories and songs for the screen. The book emphasizes the work of Joseph Boggs Beale, a pioneer in the field and demonstrates that Beale almost single-handedly created American-made screen entertainment for the generation before the movies.
Focusing his attention upon lithographs and photographs of Mexico created by European and North American visitors, Fullerton argues that the introduction of the illustrated press and the popular photographic album towards the end of the 19th century transformed the private space of the printed page. He contends that the dynamics of the moving image were informed by the convergence of these media forms.