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Hope and History

by William J. vanden Heuvel & Douglas Brinkley Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Hope and History is both a memoir and a call-to-action for the renewal of faith in democracy and America. US Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel presents his most important public speeches and writings, compiled...


From Willard Straight to Wall Street

by Thomas W. Jones Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

In stark and compelling prose, Thomas W. Jones tells his story as a campus revolutionary who led an armed revolt at Cornell University in 1969 and then altered his course over the next fifty years to become...


Narkomania

by Jennifer J. Carroll Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses...


Authors and Apparatus

by Monika Dommann & Sarah Pybus Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Copyright is under siege. From file sharing to vast library scanning projects, new technologies, actors, and attitudes toward intellectual property threaten the value of creative work. However, while digital...


Enlightenment and the Gasping City

by Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

With air pollution now intimately affecting every resident of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko seeks to understand how, as a physical constant throughout the winter months, the...


Quarters

by John Gilbert McCurdy Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

When Americans declared independence in 1776, they cited King George III "for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us." In Quarters, John Gilbert McCurdy explores the social and political history behind...


A Fiery Gospel

by Richard M. Gamble Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Since its composition in Washington's Willard Hotel in 1861, Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been used to make America and its wars sacred. Few Americans reflect on its violent and redemptive...


Mercenaries and Missionaries

by Brandon Vaidyanathan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Mercenaries and Missionaries examines the relationship between rapidly diffusing forms of capitalism and Christianity in the Global South. Using more than two hundred interviews in Bangalore and Dubai, Brandon...


Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands

by Krista A. Goff & Lewis H. Siegelbaum Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands engages with the evolving historiography around the concept of belonging in the Russian and Ottoman empires. The contributors to this book argue that the popular...


Alfonso X, the Justinian of His Age

by Joseph F. O'Callaghan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

In this magisterial work, Joseph O'Callaghan offers a detailed account of the establishment of Alfonso X's legal code, the Libro de las leyes or Siete Partidas, and its applications in the daily life of thirteenth-century...


The Act of Living

by Marco Di Nunzio Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

According to the World Bank, Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, yet it is also one of the poorest African countries. Marco Di Nunzio's analysis of two street hustlers in Ethiopia offers...


America the Fair

by Dan Meegan Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

What makes a person liberal or conservative? Why does the Democratic Party scare off so many possible supporters? When does our "injustice trigger" get pulled, and how can fairness overcome our human need to...


Courting Sanctity

by Sean L. Field Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

The rise of the Capetian dynasty across the long thirteenth century, which rested in part on the family's perceived sanctity, is a story most often told through the actions of male figures, from Louis IX's metamorphosis...


Architects

by Thomas Yarrow Cornell University Press (July 15, 2019)

What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring...


Gender, War, and World Order

by Richard C. Eichenberg Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Motivated by the lack of scholarly understanding of the substantial gender difference in attitudes toward the use of military force, Richard C. Eichenberg has mined a massive data set of public opinion surveys...


The Instrumental University

by Ethan Schrum Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

In The Instrumental University, Ethan Schrum provides an illuminating genealogy of the educational environment in which administrators, professors, and students live and work today. After World War II, research...


The Dark Sides of Empathy

by Fritz Breithaupt & Andrew B. B. Hamilton Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Many consider empathy to be basis of moral action. However, the ability to empathize with others is also a prerequisite for deliberate acts of humiliation and cruelty toward them. In The Dark Sides of Empathy...


Enduring Alliance

by Timothy Andrews Sayle Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Born from necessity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has always seemed on the verge of collapse. Even now, some sixty years after its inception, some consider its foundation uncertain and its structure...


Poppies, Politics, and Power

by James Tharin Bradford Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Historians have long neglected Afghanistan's broader history when portraying the opium industry. But in Poppies, Politics, and Power, James Tharin Bradford rebalances the discourse, showing that it is not the...


Voices from the Soviet Edge

by Jeff Sahadeo Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Jeff Sahadeo reveals the complex and fascinating stories of migrant populations in Leningrad and Moscow. Voices from the Soviet Edge focuses on the hundreds of thousands of Uzbeks, Tajiks, Georgians, Azerbaijanis,...


The Next Frontier of Restaurant Management

by Alex M. Susskind & Mark Maynard Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

The Next Frontier of Restaurant Management brings together the latest research in hospitality studies to offer students, hospitality executives, and restaurant managers and trainers the best practices for restaurant...


To Shape Our World For Good

by C. William Walldorf, Jr. Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Why does the United States pursue robust military invasions to change some foreign regimes but not others? Conventional accounts focus on geopolitics or elite ideology. C. William Walldorf, Jr., argues that...


The Credibility Challenge

by Inken von Borzyskowski Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

The key to the impact of international election support is credibility; credible elections are less likely to turn violent. So argues Inken von Borzyskowski in The Credibility Challenge, in which she provides...


The Sexual Economy of War

by Andrew Byers Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

In The Sexual Economy of War, Andrew Byers argues that in the early twentieth century, concerns about unregulated sexuality affected every aspect of how the US Army conducted military operations. Far from being...


When the Movies Mattered

by Jonathan Kirshner & Jon Lewis Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

In When the Movies Mattered Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis gather a remarkable collection of authors to revisit the unique era in American cinema that was New Hollywood. Ten eminent contributors, some of whom...


The Democracy Development Machine

by Nicholas Copeland Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how governmentalized...


The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet

by Jeff Kosseff Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

"No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."

Did you know that these twenty-six words...


The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

by Jeremy A. Yellen Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

In The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Jeremy Yellen exposes the history, politics, and intrigue that characterized the era when Japan's "total empire" met the total war of World War II. He illuminates...


When Violence Works

by PATRICK BARRON Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Why are some places successful in moving from war to consolidated peace while others continue to be troubled by violence? And why does postconflict violence take different forms and have different intensities?...


The Racial Politics of Division

by Monika Gosin Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

The Racial Politics of Division deconstructs antagonistic discourses that circulated in local Miami media between African Americans, "white" Cubans, and "black" Cubans during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and the...


Divorcing Traditions

by Katherine Lemons Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Divorcing Traditions is an ethnography of Islamic legal expertise and practices in India, a secular state in which Muslims are a significant minority and where Islamic judgments are not legally binding. Katherine...


Making Space for the Dead

by Erin-Marie Legacey Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

The dead of Paris, before the French Revolution, were most often consigned to mass graveyards that contemporaries described as terrible and terrifying, emitting "putrid miasmas" that were a threat to both health...


Victory's Shadow

by Thomas W. Barton Cornell University Press (June 15, 2019)

Catalonia a the beginning of the eleventh century was a patchwork of counties, viscounties, and lordships, bordered on the south by Islamic al-Andalus. Over the next two centuries, the region would dramatically...


Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change

by Joachim Frenk & Lena Steveker Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Sixteen scholars from across the globe come together in Charles Dickens as Agent of Change to show how Dickens was (and still is) the consummate change agent. His works, bursting with restless energy in the...


Beyond the Asylum

by Claire E. Edington Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Claire Edington's fascinating look at psychiatric care in French colonial Vietnam challenges our notion of the colonial asylum as a closed setting, run by experts with unchallenged authority, from which patients...


Democracy for Sale

by Edward Aspinall & Ward Berenschot Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

Democracy for Sale is an on-the-ground account of Indonesian democracy, analyzing its election campaigns and behind-the-scenes machinations. Edward Aspinall and Ward Berenschot assess the informal networks and...


Arc of Containment

by Wen-Qing Ngoei Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Arc of Containment recasts the history of American empire in Southeast and East Asia from World War II through the end of American intervention in Vietnam. Setting aside the classic story of anxiety about falling...


Plots against Russia

by Eliot Borenstein Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

In this original and timely assessment of cultural expressions of paranoia in contemporary Russia, Eliot Borenstein samples popular fiction, movies, television shows, public political pronouncements, internet...


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...


Small Arms

by Mia Bloom & John Horgan Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Why do terrorist organizations use children to support their cause and carry out their activities? Small Arms uncovers the brutal truth behind the mobilization of children by terrorist groups.

Mia Bloom and...


Empire of Friends

by Rachel Applebaum Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

The familiar story of Soviet power in Cold War Eastern Europe focuses on political repression and military force. But in Empire of Friends, Rachel Applebaum shows how the Soviet Union simultaneously promoted...


The Moral Witness

by Carolyn J. Dean Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

The Moral Witness is the first cultural history of the "witness to genocide" in the West. Carolyn J. Dean shows how the witness became a protagonist of twentieth-century moral culture by tracing the emergence...


Statebuilding by Imposition

by Reo Matsuzaki Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

How do modern states emerge from the turmoil of undergoverned spaces? This is the question Reo Matsuzaki ponders in Statebuilding by Imposition. Comparing Taiwan and the Philippines under the colonial rule of...


Research as Development

by Salla Sariola & Bob Simpson Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

In Research as Development, Salla Sariola and Bob Simpson show how international collaboration operates in a setting that is typically portrayed as "resource-poor" and "scientifically lagging." Based on their...


Scribes of Space

by Matthew Boyd Goldie Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Scribes of Space posits that the conception of space—the everyday physical areas we perceive and through which we move—underwent critical transformations between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. Matthew...


This Thing of Darkness

by Joan Neuberger Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie. Commissioned by Joseph Stalin in 1941 to justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the film's politics,...


Proxy Wars

by Eli Berman & David A. Lake Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

The most common image of world politics involves states negotiating, cooperating, or sometimes fighting with one another; billiard balls in motion on a global pool table. Yet working through local proxies or...


Political Survivors

by Emma Kuby Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

In 1949, as Cold War tensions in Europe mounted, French intellectual and former Buchenwald inmate David Rousset called upon fellow concentration camp survivors to denounce the Soviet Gulag as a "hallucinatory...


New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology

by Catherine Kearns & Sturt W. Manning Cornell University Press (April 15, 2019)

New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology highlights current scholarship that employs a range of new techniques, methods, and theoretical approaches to questions related to the archaeology of the prehistoric and...


No Spiritual Investment in the World

by Willem Styfhals Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Throughout the twentieth century, German writers, philosophers, theologians, and historians turned to Gnosticism to make sense of the modern condition. While some saw this ancient Christian heresy as a way to...