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  • New Release

    Teacher Education in a Transnational World
    Edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and James Scott Johnston

    Teacher Education in a Transnational World discusses the historical, sociological, and philosophical issues associated with teacher education in a global context.

  • New Release

    The Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe
    Edited by Kenneth R. Bartlett and Margaret McGlynn

    Bartlett and McGlynn explore ideals of the time period, religious zeal, and the wealth of the new world through readings that outline the chaos and brilliance of the period—as well as the failures and inconsistencies.

  • New Release

    Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography
    Edited by Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki

    With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body.

  • New Release

    Joining Empire: The Political Economy of the New Canadian Foreign Policy
    By Jerome Klassen

    A fresh assessment of the neoliberal political economy behind Canadian foreign policy from Afghanistan to Haiti, Joining Empire establishes Jerome Klassen as one of the most astute analysts of contemporary Canadian foreign policy and its relationship to US global power.

  • New Release

    'Lector Ludens': The Representation of Games & Play in Cervantes
    By Michael Scham

    Michael Scham uses Cervantes’s Don Quijote and Novelas ejemplares as the basis for a wide-ranging exploration of early modern Spanish views on recreations ranging from cards and dice to hunting, attending the theater, and reading fiction.

  • New Release

    Localism, Landscape and the Ambiguities of Place: German-Speaking Central Europe, 1860-1930
    By David Blackbourn and James Retallack

    These essays do not assume the primacy of national allegiance. Instead, by using the sense of place as a prism to look at German identity in new ways, they examine a sense of Germanness that was neither self-evident nor unchanging.

  • New Release

    Heidegger's Way of Being
    By Richard Capobianco

    Richard Capobianco makes the case that the core matter of Heidegger’s lifetime of thought was Being as the temporal emergence of all beings and things.

  • New Release

    The Assassination of Europe, 1918-1942: A Political History
    By Howard M. Sachar

    In this captivating new book, pre-eminent scholar Howard M. Sachar tells the story of the modern Western world through the lens of one particular act of revenge: political assassination.

  • New Release

    States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic
    By Yanni Kotsonis

    States of Obligation is the first sustained study of the Russian taxation system, the first to study its European and transatlantic context, and the first to expose the essential continuities between the fiscal practices of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

  • New Release

    Gender, Narrative, and Dissonance in the Modern Italian Novel
    By Silvia Valisa

    Combining close textual readings with a broad theoretical perspective, this book is a study of the ways in which gender shapes the characters and narratives of seven important Italian novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

  • New Release

    Dante's Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the 'Vita Nuova'
    Edited with a General Introduction and Introductory Essays to the Lyrics by Teodolinda Barolini Verse translations by Richard Lansing Commentary translated from Italian by Andrew Frisardi

    A wide-ranging and intelligent examination of one of the most important poets in the Western tradition, this book will be of interest to scholars and poetry-lovers alike.

  • New Release

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario: Defining the Right of Appeal in Canada, 1792-2013
    By Christopher Moore

    Christopher Moore’s history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario traces the evolution of one of Canada’s most influential courts from its origins to the post-Charter years.

  • New Release

    After the New Atheist Debate
    By Phil Ryan

    Lucidly written and clearly argued, After the New Atheist Debate is a book that brings welcome clarity and a solid path to the often contentious conversation about religion in the public sphere.  

  • New Release

    Making Yugoslavs: Identity in King Aleksandar's Yugoslavia
    By Christian Axboe Nielsen

    Christian Axboe Nielsen uses extensive archival research to explain the failure of King Aleksandar’s dictatorship’s program of forced nationalization in the interwar era.

  • New Release

    Work in Transition: Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants' Passages into the Labour Market
    By Arnd-Michael Nohl, Karin Schittenhelm, Oliver Schmidtke, and Anja Weiss

    Work in Transition shows how migrants develop their cultural capital in order to enter the workforce, as well as how failure to leverage that capital can lead to permanent exclusion from professional positions.

  • New Release

    Introducing Archaeology, Second Edition
    By Robert J. Muckle

    The second edition highlights recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on archaeology beyond mainstream academia. It also integrates more examples from popular culture, including mummies, tattoos, pirates, and global warming.

  • New Release

    Ugo Foscolo's Tragic Vision in Italy and England
    By Rachel A. Walsh

    Ugo Foscolo’s Tragic Vision in Italy and England examines an underexplored aspect of Foscolo’s literary career: his tragic plays and critical essays on that genre.

  • New Release

    Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development
    By Felipe Arocena and Kirk Bowman

    This book provides a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of both the history of "looking down" at Latin America and the political, economic, and cultural "lessons" (including successes, failures, and unintended consequences) that should inform important policy discussions around the world.

  • New Release

    Befriending the Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: The Comic Scenarios
    By Natalie Crohn Schmitt

    Schmitt demonstrates that the commedia dell’arte relied as much on craftsmanship as on improvisation and that Scala’s scenarios are a treasure trove of social commentary on early modern daily life in Italy.

  • New Release

    My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela
    Edited by Maria Caridad Cumaná, Karen Dubinsky, and Xenia Reloba de la Cruz

    For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela’s life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.

  • New Release

    Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
    By Jennifer L. Bonnell

    Combining extensive research with in-depth analysis, Reclaiming the Don will be a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Toronto’s development.

  • New Release

    Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern England
    By Scott Oldenburg

    Alien Albion challenges assumptions about the origins of English national identity and the importance of religious, class, and local identities in the early modern era.

  • New Release

    Courtesy Lost: Dante, Boccaccio, and the Literature of History
    By Kristina M. Olson

    In Courtesy Lost, Kristina M. Olson analyses the literary impact of the social, political, and economic transformations of the fourteenth century through an exploration of Dante’s literary and political influence on Boccaccio. 

  • New Release

    Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real
    By Kathleen GallagherForeword by Jonothan Neelands

    Kathleen Gallagher uses the drama classroom as a window into the daily challenges of marginalized youth in Toronto, Boston, Taipei, and Lucknow.

  • New Release

    The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics
    Edited by Ming Xie

    Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Agon of Interpretations explores the challenges and possibilities of critical intercultural hermeneutics in a globalized world.

  • New Release

    Theorizing Anti-Racism: Linkages in Marxism and Critical Race Theories
    Edited by Abigail B. Bakan and Enakshi Dua

    Theorizing Anti-Racism presents insightful essays that engage both Marxist thought and postcolonial and critical race theory with a focus on clarification and points of convergence.

  • New Release

    Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History
    By Daniel R. Schwartz

    Presenting the Second Temple era as an age of transition between a territorial past and an exilic and religious future, Judeans and Jews sharpens our understanding of this important era.

  • New Release

    The Letterbooks of John Evelyn
    Edited by Douglas D.C. Chambers and David Galbraith

    The Letterbooks of John Evelyn, a collection of more than eight hundred letters selected by Evelyn himself, constitutes an essential new resource for scholars of seventeenth-century England. 

  • New Release

    Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women's Authorship
    By Linda M. Morra

    Using five case studies, Linda M. Morra explores the ways in which women’s archives have been uniquely approached and shaped by socio-political forces.

  • New Release

    University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century: A President's Perspective
    By Peter MacKinnon

    Drawing on more than a decade of service as president of one of Canada’s major research universities, Peter MacKinnon offers an insider’s perspective on the challenges involved in bringing students, faculty, and governments together in the pursuit of excellence.

  • New Release

    Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
    By Udo Krautwurst

    Culturing Bioscience is an accessible case study that looks at the role bioscience plays both in the academy and within broader society.

  • New Release

    Freshwater Politics in Canada
    By Peter Clancy

    Freshwater is in great supply across much of Canada. However, competing and changing demands on its use are leading to ever more complex political arrangements. This volume offers an integrated survey of that complexity, combining historical and contemporary cases in a conceptually-informed exploration of water politics.

  • New Release

    OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation
    Edited by Daniel Fischlin

    OuterSpeares is the first book to examine the full spectrum of past and present adaptations, and one that offers a unique perspective on the transcultural and transdisciplinary aspects of Shakespeare in the contemporary world.

  • New Release

    At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror
    Edited by Suvendrini Perera and Sherene H. Razack

    In At the Limits of Justice, twenty-nine contributors from six countries examine the political, social, and personal repercussions of the war on terror.

  • New Release

    Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Vol. X
    Edited by Michel Pharand, Ellen L. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M.G. Wiebe

    The volume contains 648 of Disraeli’s letters, 510 of them never before published and all copiously annotated – often with the other side of the correspondence included.

  • New Release

    Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
    By Stephen Rupp

    In Heroic Forms, Stephen Rupp connects Cervantes’s complex and inventive approach to literary genre and his many representations of early modern warfare. 

  • New Release

    Ruin and Redemption: The Struggle for a Canadian Bankruptcy Law, 1867-1919
    By Thomas G W Telfer

    Ruin and Redemption is the first full-length study of the origins of Canadian bankruptcy law, making it an important contribution to the study of Canada’s commercial law.

  • New Release

    From Lawmen to Plowmen: Anglo-Saxon Legal Tradition and the School of Langland
    By Stephen Yeager

    By comparing Anglo-Saxon charters, sermons, and law codes with Langland’s Piers Plowman and similar poems, Yeager demonstrates that this legal and homiletical literature had an influential afterlife in the fourteenth-century poetry of William Langland and his imitators.

  • New Release

    Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England
    By Robyn Malo

    Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England uses the literary study of relics to address issues of clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform.

  • New Release

    Pascal the Philosopher: An Introduction
    By Graeme Hunter

    This accessibly written book provides the first introduction to Pascal’s philosophy as an organic whole.

  • New Release

    In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
    By Allan Charles Dawson

    In Light of Africa explores how the idea of Africa as a real place, an imagined homeland, and a metaphor for Black identity is used in the cultural politics of the Brazilian state of Bahia.

  • New Release

    Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care: Canada's Provinces in International Perspective
    Edited by Gregory P. Marchildon and Livio Di Matteo

    Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care offers domestic and international perspectives on the management of ever growing health costs.

  • New Release

    Criminalization, Representation, Regulation: Thinking Differently About Crime
    Edited by Deborah Brock, Amanda Glasbeek, and Carmela Murdocca

    This book draws on Foucault's concept of governmentality as a lens to interrogate and understand how crime and criminal behaviour are created, reproduced, and challenged.

  • New Release

    Journeys: Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Practices through Pedagogical Narration
    By Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo, Laurie Kocher, Enid Elliot, and Alejandra Sanchez

    Many early childhood educators are familiar with pedagogical narration, but are less clear on how to integrate it into their teaching or practice. This book is designed to help instructors do just that, and to inspire them and their students with new ideas.

  • New Release

    Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology
    By Michael G. Kenny and Kirsten Smillie

    This lively and original introduction to cultural anthropology is a textbook like no other. Structured as a narrative rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts, it invites students to think of anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places.

  • New Release

    The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s
    Edited by Denis Kozlov and Eleonory Gilburd

    Featuring innovative research by historical, literary, and film scholars from across the world, this book helps to answer fundamental questions about the nature and ultimate fortune of the Soviet order – both in its internal dynamics and in its long-term and global perspectives.

  • New Release

    Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern England
    By Scott Oldenburg

    Alien Albion challenges assumptions about the origins of English national identity and the importance of religious, class, and local identities in the early modern era.

  • New Release

    Longing for Justice: Higher Education and Democracy's Agenda
    By Jennifer S. Simpson

    Longing for Justice combines personal narrative with critical analysis to make the case for educational practices that connect to questions of democracy, justice, and the common good.

 
 
 
 

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