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Earth Emotions

by Glenn A. Albrecht Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

As climate change and development pressures overwhelm the environment, our emotional relationships with Earth are also in crisis. Pessimism and distress are overwhelming people the world over. In this maelstrom...


Photographic Literacy

by Katherine M. H. Reischl Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Photography, introduced to Russia in 1839, was nothing short of a sensation. Its rapid proliferation challenged the other arts, including painting and literature, as well as the very integrity of the self. If...


Understanding Others

by Dominick LaCapra Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

To what extent do we and can we understand others—other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms...


Living with Animals

by Natalie Porter & Ilana Gershon Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Living with Animals is a collection of imagined animal guides—a playful and accessible look at different human-animal relationships around the world. Anthropologists and their co-authors have written accounts...


Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes

by Erica Fudge Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

What was the life of a cow in early modern England like? What would it be like to milk that same cow, day-in, day-out, for over a decade? How did people feel about and toward the animals that they worked with,...


Embattled River

by David Schuyler Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

In Embattled River, David Schuyler describes the efforts to reverse the pollution and bleak future of the Hudson River that became evident in the 1950s. Through his investigative narrative, Schuyler uncovers...


City of Forests, City of Farms

by Lindsay K. Campbell Cornell University Press (September 08, 2017)

City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies...


They Will Have Their Game

by Kenneth Cohen Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

"Kenneth Cohen does far more than simply read sporting culture as a metaphor for American politics. He interrogates how this culture emerged as a means to identify insiders and outsiders in the nation’s political...


Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes

by Laura Brown Cornell University Press (January 31, 2017)

In eighteenth-century England, the encounter between humans and other animals took a singular turn with the discovery of the great apes and the rise of bourgeois pet keeping. These historical changes created...


Heading Out

by Terence Young Cornell University Press (June 01, 2017)

Who are the real campers? Through-hiking backpackers traversing the Appalachian Trail? The family in an SUV making a tour of national parks and sleeping in tents at campgrounds? People committed to the RV lifestyle...


History and Its Limits

by Dominick LaCapra Cornell University Press (February 23, 2011)

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of "Practice Theory" and probing the limitations...


The Statebuilder's Dilemma

by David A. Lake Cornell University Press (June 10, 2016)

The central task of all statebuilding is to create a state that is regarded as legitimate by the people over whom it exercises authority. This is a necessary condition for stable, effective governance. States...


Deceit on the Road to War

by John M. Schuessler Cornell University Press (July 31, 2015)

In Deceit on the Road to War, John M. Schuessler examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, he suggests, as presidents...


Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors

by Stefano Recchia Cornell University Press (September 04, 2015)

Why did American leaders work hard to secure multilateral approval from the United Nations or NATO for military interventions in Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo, while making only limited efforts to gain such approval...


A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden

by James Schlett Cornell University Press (July 09, 2015)

In August 1858, William James Stillman, a painter and founding editor of the acclaimed but short-lived art journal The Crayon, organized a camping expedition for some of America's preeminent intellectuals to...


Empire of Dogs

by Aaron Skabelund Cornell University Press

In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachiko. Each evening Hachiko greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya Station. In May 1925 Ueno died while giving a...


Corporate Warriors

by P. W. Singer Cornell University Press (November 29, 2007)

Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations...


Sanctified Landscape

by David Schuyler Cornell University Press (April 06, 2012)

The Hudson River Valley was the first iconic American landscape. Beginning as early as the 1820s, artists and writers found new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world along the...


Fixing the Facts

by Joshua Rovner Cornell University Press (July 07, 2011)

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence-policy relations work best? How do intelligence-policy failures...


Antiques

by Leon Rosenstein Cornell University Press

The notion of retrieving a bit of the past-by owning a material piece of it-has always appealed to humans. Often our most prized possessions are those that have had a long history before they came into our hands....


My Reach

by Susan Fox Rogers Cornell University Press

In this memoir of the Hudson River and of her family, Susan Fox Rogers writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. Low in the water, she explores the bays and the larger estuary, riding the tides,...


Earth

by Frank H. T. Rhodes Cornell University Press

"It's impossible to grasp the whole planet or integrate all the descriptions of it. But because we live here, we have to try. This is not just an artistic compulsion or an existential yearning, still less an...


Welcome to the Suck

by Stacey Peebles Cornell University Press

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. In Welcome to the Suck, Stacey Peebles examines the growing body...


What Else Is Pastoral?

by Ken Hiltner Cornell University Press (March 18, 2011)

The pastoral was one of the most popular literary forms of early modern England. Inspired by classical and Italian Renaissance antecedents, writers from Ben Jonson to John Beaumont and Abraham Cowley wrote in...


The Manly Art

by Elliott J. Gorn Cornell University Press (May 02, 2012)

Elliott J. Gorn's The Manly Art tells the story of boxing's origins and the sport's place in American culture. When first published in 1986, the book helped shape the ways historians write about American sport...


Playing for Keeps

by Warren Jay Goldstein Cornell University Press (March 26, 2014)

In the late 1850s, organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport thriving in the cultures of respectable artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. Two decades later it had become an...


Spartak Moscow

by Robert Edelman Cornell University Press

In the informative, entertaining, and generously illustrated Spartak Moscow, a book that will be cheered by soccer fans worldwide, Robert Edelman finds in the stands and on the pitch keys to understanding everyday...