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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.
Eddy Kent examines novels, short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, private correspondence, and parliamentary speeches related to the East India Company and the Indian Civil Service to explain the origins of the imperial ethos of “virtuous service.”
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond:
Edited by Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson
Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond examines the challenges created by both religious radicalism and the state’s and society’s response to it.
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.
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.
Employment Equity in Canada: The Legacy of the Abella Report
Edited by Carol Agócs Foreword by Justice Rosalie Abella
More than twenty-five years after the Abella Commission on Equality in Employment, Employment Equity in Canada examines the state of employment equity in Canada today.
Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'
By Rebecca Sullivan
Bonnie Sherr Klein’s “Not a Love Story” provocatively examines the first Canadian film to explore pornography’s role in society from a feminist perspective.
In Afghanistan Remembers, Parin Dossa examines how violence is remembered by Afghan women through memories and food practices in their homeland and its diaspora.
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.
Petty Justice examines the role of justices of the peace and other front-line low law officials like customs officers and deputy land surveyors in colonial local government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moss’s research exposes the literary impulses at work in the flourishing of poetry that grappled with Ovid’s cultural authority.
Reviewing Mario Pratesi: The Critical Press and Its Influence
By Anne Urbancic
An insightful history of book reviewing as a genre and a detailed study of its role in Italian literary culture, Reviewing Mario Pratesi opens up a new area for investigation within Italian literary studies.
Edited by Betty I. KnottTranslated and annotated by Betty I. Knott and Elaine Fantham
Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler.
In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine.
Becoming a History Teacher: Sustaining Practices in Historical Thinking and Knowing
Edited by Ruth Sandwell and Amy von Heyking
Becoming a History Teacher is a collection of thoughtful essays by history teachers, historians, and teacher educators on how to prepare student teachers to think historically and to teach historical thinking.
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.
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.
In Surviving Trench Warfare, Bill Rawling takes a close look at how technology and tactics came together in the Canadian Corps.
Under New Public Management: Institutional Ethnographies of Changing Front-Line Work
Edited by Alison I. Griffith and Dorothy E. Smith
Under New Public Management explores how new managerial governance practices coordinate the work of people doing front-line work in public sectors.
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.
Lonergan in the World: Self-Appropriation, Otherness, and Justice
By James L. Marsh
Lonergan in the World compares and applies Lonergan’s principles to major trends in contemporary philosophy, including phenomenology, hermeneutics, postmodernism, analytic philosophy, and Marxism.
Youth Work: An Institutional Ethnography of Youth Homelessness
By Naomi Nichols
Youth Work is a sophisticated examination of the troubling experiences of young people living outside the care of parents or guardians, as well as of the difficulties of the frontline workers who take responsibility for assisting them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100
By Helmut Gneuss and Michael Lapidge
Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts is the first publication to list every surviving manuscript or manuscript fragment written in Anglo-Saxon England between the seventh and the eleventh centuries.
Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Murray
Edited by Charles A. Carpenter
This collection of 171 letters, most never before published, finally makes the fascinating Shaw/Murray correspondence available.
Unmaking Imperial Russia examines Hrushevsky's construction of a new historical paradigm that brought about the nationalization of the Ukrainian past and established Ukrainian history as a separate field of study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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