Virginia Press; 272 pages; $49.50). Contrasts
the archival records of Portuguese officials
with the oral testimonies of Mozambican
elders in a study of the coercive labor system
run by the Mozambique Company, which
ruled a portion of the Portuguese colony.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY: THE CURIOUS LIFE OF A MISSISSIPPI PLAN TER AND
SEXUAL FREETHINKER, by Benjamin E.
Wise (University of North Carolina Press;
368 pages; $35). Traces the unconventional
life of a writer and plantation owner (1885-
1942) who combined his white supremacism
with sexual and other freethinking.
WORDS MADE FLESH: NINETEEN TH-CEN TURY DEAF EDUCATION AND THE
GROW TH OF DEAF CULTURE, by R.A.R.
Edwards (New York University Press; 253
pages; $55). A revisionist history of deaf
education that explores the battle between
manualists and oralists. from both deaf and
hearing points of view.
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HISTORY OF SCIENCE
EINSTEIN’S JEWISH SCIENCE: PH YSICS
AT THE INTERSEC TION OF POLITICS AND
RELIGION, by Steven Gimbel (Johns Hopkins University Press; 245 pages; $24.95).
Considers whether there are elements of
Talmudic thought in the physicist’s theory of
relativity; also explores similar relationships
between thought and religion for Descartes,
Newton, Freud, and Durkheim.
REREADING THE FOSSIL RECORD: THE
GROW TH OF PALEOBIOLOGY AS AN EVOLU TIONARY DISCIPLINE, by David Sepkoski
(University of Chicago Press; 432 pages;
$55). A history of the discipline since the
mid-19th century, with a focus on the “
revolutionary” era of the 1970s and early 80s
and the work of such figures as Stephen Jay
Gould and David Raup.
SCHOLARSHIP, COMMERCE, RELIGION:
THE LEARNED BOOK IN THE AGE OF CONFESSIONS, 1560-1630, by Ian Maclean (
Harvard University Press; 380 pages; $49.95).
Focuses on the German city of Frankfurt
and its book trade in a study of scholarly
publishing in early modern Europe.
LAW, IDEOLOGY, AND COLLEGIALITY:
JUDICIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE SUPREME
COURT OF CANADA, by Donald R. Songer
and others (McGill-Queen’s University Press; 228 pages; US$95 hardcover,
US$29.95 paperback). Draws on confidential
interviews with justices, as well as an analysis
of rulings from 1970 to 2005.
PLESSY V. FERGUSON: RACE AND INEQUALITY IN JIM CROW AMERICA, by Wil-liamjames Hull Hoffer (University Press of
Kansas; 219 pages; $34.95 hardcover, $17.95
paperback). Discusses the history, reasoning,
and troubling legacy of the landmark 1896
decision that upheld a Louisiana statute on
“equal but separate accommodations” and
helped institutionalize Jim Crow.
THE ART OF ROBERT FROST, by Tim
Kendall ( Yale University Press; 392 pages;
$35). Edition and study of 65 poems from the
1890s to the 1940s.
COLLABORATIVE “DUBLINERS”: JOYCE IN
DIALOGUE, edited by Vicki Mahaffey (
Syracuse University Press; 402 pages; $60 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). Offers the results
of paired scholars in dialogue about Joyce’s
collection of stories.
EGYPTIAN COLLOQUIAL POETRY IN THE
MODERN ARABIC CANON: NEW READINGS
OF SHI’R AL AMMIY YA, by Noha M. Radwan
(Palgrave Macmillan; 240 pages; $85). Traces
the history of poetry in the colloquial Egyptian dialect since the 1950s and the scholarly
and critical silence that has accompanied its
emergence; includes analyses of works by
Fu’ad Haddad, Salah Jahin, and Abd al-Rah-man al-Abnudi.
ELIZABETH BARRET T BROWNING AND
SHAKESPEARE: “THIS IS LIVING,” by Josie
Billington (Continuum; 144 pages; $110).
Draws parallels between the creative dispositions, minds, and modes of the Victorian
poet and the Elizabethan playwright.
FRIEDRICHSBURG: A NOVEL, by Friedrich
Armand Strubberg, translated by James C.
Kearney (University of Texas Press; 295
pages; $30). Annotated translation of an 1867
autobiographical novel of German immigrant life on the Texas frontier.
B22 THE CHRONICLE REVIEW
IN CONTEMPT: NINETEENTH-CENTURY
WOMEN, LAW, AND LITERATURE, by Kristin Kalsem (Ohio State University Press; 238
pages; $54.95). Describes how Annie Besant,
Frances Trollope, Jane Hume Clapperton,
and other writers used their fiction and
nonfiction to argue points of law concerning
marriage, divorce, married women’s property, and other issues.
THE LIMITS OF LITERARY HISTORICISM, edited by Allen Dunn and Thomas
F. Haddox (University of Tennessee Press;
180 pages; $32). Essays that offer a critique
of what is termed the “ossified” approach of
historicism in literary studies.
MAIN STREET AND EMPIRE: THE FICTIONAL SMALL TOWN IN THE AGE OF
GLOBALIZATION, by Ryan Poll (Rutgers
University Press; 223 pages; $72 hardcover,
$24.95 paperback). Examines the importance
of the small town to American identity;
“texts” discussed include Wilder’s Our Town,
Metalious’s Peyton Place, and Peter Weir’s
film The Truman Show.
POETS’ FIRS T AND LAST BOOKS IN DIALOGUE, by Thomas Simmons (Peter Lang
Publishing; 165 pages; $72.95). Describes a dialogue between the first and last books of Lowell, Bishop, Sexton, Gunn, Plath, and Hughes.
POLYMORPHOUS DOMESTICITIES: PETS,
BODIES, AND DESIRE IN FOUR MODERN
WRITERS, by Juliana Schiesari (University of
California Press; 144 pages; $39.95). Explores
alternative forms of domesticity in the lives
and works of Edith Wharton, Djuna Barnes,
Colette, and J. R. Ackerley.
THE RISE AND FALL OF METER: POETRY
AND ENGLISH NATIONAL CULTURE,
1860-1930, by Meredith Martin (Princeton
University Press; 274 pages; $75 hardcover,
$35 paperback). Discusses the English poetic
meter in relation to issues of class, personal,
and national identity.
SHAKESPEARE’S HISTORY PLAYS: RETHINKING HISTORICISM, by Neema
Parvini (Edinburgh University Press,
distributed by Columbia University Press;
240 pages; $105). A study of the first and
second tetralogies that challenges what is
termed the anti-humanist stance of cultural
STATE OF PERIL: RACE AND RAPE IN
SOU TH AFRICAN LITERATURE, by Lucy
Valerie Graham (Oxford University Press;
253 pages; $65). A study of rape narratives
in works by such writers as Olive Schreiner,
Sol Plaatje, Sarah Gertrude Millin, Njabulo
Ndebele, J.M. Coetzee, and Zoë Wicomb.
TIME OF BEAUT Y, TIME OF FEAR: THE
ROMANTIC LEGACY IN THE LITERATURE
OF CHILDHOOD, edited by James Holt Mc-Gavran Jr. (University of Iowa Press; 232
pages; $39.95). Essays on the notion in and
beyond the Romantic era that children have
a special knowledge of nature, spirituality,
and other realms to teach their elders.
TREACHEROUS SUBJECTS: GENDER, CULTURE, AND TRANS-VIETNAMESE FEMINISM, by Lan P. Duong (Temple University
Press; 264 pages; $78.50 hardcover, $26.95
paperback). A study of such writers and filmmakers as Tony Bui, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and
Tran Anh Hung.
INSOURCED: HOW IMPORTING JOBS IMPACTS THE HEALTHCARE CRISIS HERE
AND ABROAD, by Kate Tulenko (Dartmouth
College Press/University Press of New England; 211 pages; $24.95). Examines the impact of insourcing in the health-care sector,
or importing much health-care labor from
developing countries, leaving those countries
with weaker health-care systems and Americans with fewer jobs.
DEBUSSY REDUX: THE IMPAC T OF HIS
MUSIC ON POPULAR CULTURE, by Matthew Brown (Indiana University Press; 240
pages; $34.95). A study of the French composer (1862-1918) and his influence on cinema and other aspects of popular culture.
MORAL FIRE: MUSICAL PORTRAITS FROM
AMERICA’S FIN DE SIÈCLE, by Joseph Horowitz (University of California Press; 270 pages;
$39.95). A study of Henry Higginson, Laura
Langford, Henry Krehbiel, and Charles Ives.
THE SENSE OF SOUND: MUSICAL MEANING IN FRANCE, 1260-1330, by Emma Dillon
(Oxford University Press; 367 pages; $55).
Focuses on the polytextual motet in a study
of sound in and beyond music.
ALFRED TARSKI : PHILOSOPHY OF LAN-
GUAGE AND LOGIC, by Douglas Patterson
(Palgrave Macmillan; 262 pages; $85). Traces
the development of the Polish philosopher’s
work from the late-1920s to the mid-1930s,
with particular attention to influences from
his teachers Stanislaw Lesniewski and Ta-
ARISTOTELIANISM IN THE FIRST CEN-
TURY BCE: XENARCHUS OF SELEUCIA, by
Andrea Falcon (Cambridge University Press;
240 pages; $95). Discusses Xenarchus as a
creative philosopher who sought to revise and
update the thought of his predecessor.
MACHIAVELLI IN THE MAKING, by Claude
Lefort, translated by Michael B. Smith
(Northwestern University Press; 528 pages;
$99.95 hardcover, $34.95 paperback). Trans-
lation of writings by Lefort (1924-2010) on
the Florentine philosopher that shed light on
the French scholar’s later writings on democ-
racy and totalitarianism.
NO RELIGION WITHOUT IDOLATRY:
MENDELSSOHN’S JEWISH ENLIGHTEN-
MENT, by Gideon Freudenthal (University of
Notre Dame Press; 344 pages; $40). A study
of the 18th-century thinker and his semiotic
interpretation of idolatry in his Jerusalem and
his Hebrew biblical commentary.
THE PHILOSOPHICAL RUPTURE BE-
TWEEN FICHTE AND SCHELLING: SE-
LECTED TEX TS AND CORRESPONDENCE
(1800-1802), edited and translated by Michael
G. Vater and David W. Wood (State Uni-
versity of New York Press; 301 pages; $85).
Documents the substance and trajectory of
the two German philosophers’ falling out
after Fichte left Jena.
SPECULATIVE EVALUATIONS: ESSAYS ON
A PLURALISTIC UNIVERSE, by Hugh P. Mc-
Donald (Rodopi; 329 pages; $70). Explores such
topics as whether time is multidimensional.
THE VIOLENCE OF VICTIMHOOD, by
Diane Enns (Penn State University Press;
240 pages; $64.95). Explores moral and polit-
ical issues that arise when victims of violence
COALITION POLITICS AND CABINET DECISION MAKING: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
OF FOREIGN POLICY CHOICES, by Juliet
Kaarbo (University of Michigan Press; 352
pages; $85). Combines quantitative cross-national analyses with qualitative studies of
foreign-policy decision making by multiparty
cabinets in Japan, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
AN EDUCATION IN POLITICS: THE ORIGINS AND EVOLU TION OF NO CHILD LEFT
BEHIND, by Jesse H. Rhodes (Cornell University Press; 264 pages; $29.95). Focuses
on the role of civil-rights activists, business
leaders, and education experts in promoting
the federal education-reform legislation.
ETHICS BEYOND WAR’S END, edited by
Eric Patterson (Georgetown University
Press; 256 pages; $29.95). Writings from the
just-war perspective on ethical considerations for the period following conflict.
FRON TIERS OF FEAR: IMMIGRATION AND
INSECURITY IN THE UNITED S TATES AND
EUROPE, by Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia
(Cornell University Press; 336 pages; $75
hardcover, $27.95 paperback). Argues that
the new security-based immigration policies
have aggravated the problems they were supposed to solve.
HUMAN RIGHTS, REVOLU TION, AND RE-FORM IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, by Anthony
Tirado Chase (Lynne Rienner Publishers;
225 pages; $52). Documents the role of
human-rights discourse in the politics of the
THE POLITICAL THOUGHT OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: IN PURSUIT OF AMERICAN
LIBERTY, by Nicholas Buccola (New York
University Press; 240 pages; $49). Discusses
the abolitionist and orator as one of the great
thinkers of the American liberal tradition.
RACIAL DEMOCRACY AND THE BLACK
METROPOLIS: HOUSING POLIC Y IN POST-WAR CHICAGO, by Preston H. Smith II
(University of Minnesota Press; 433 pages;
$82.50 hardcover, $27.50 paperback). Documents how black civic leaders contributed
themselves to class-based segregation in the
city’s black communities.
SMALL TOWN AND VILLAGE IN BAVARIA:
THE PASSING OF A WAY OF LIFE, by Peter
H. Merkl (Berghahn Books; 263 pages; $90).
Focuses on 15 communities in West Middle
Franconia and reforms in the 1970s and 80s
that created a loss of local government autonomy.
ARGUING WITH ANGELS: ENOCHIAN
MAGIC AND MODERN OCCULTURE, by
Egil Asprem (State University of New
York Press; 220 pages; $75). A study of the
English philosopher and courtier John Dee
(1527-1608) and his “Enochian magic” of
AN IN TEGRATIVE HABIT OF MIND:
JOHN HENRY NEWMAN AND THE PATH
TO WISDOM, by Frederick D. Aquino
(Northern Illinois University Press; 129
pages; $29). Sets the Anglican-turned-
Roman Catholic prelate in dialogue with
current developments in epistemology,
cognition, and education.
MIRACLES AND THE PRO TES TAN T IMAG-
INATION: THE EVANGELICAL WONDER
BOOK IN REFORMATION GERMAN Y, by
Philip M. Soergel (Oxford University Press;
234 pages; $65). Explores the worldview of
Lutheran wonder books, which offered ac-
counts of such phenomena as natural disas-
ters, celestial apparitions, and “monstrous
SUFI NARRATIVES OF IN TIMAC Y: IBN
‘ARABI, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY, by
Sa’diyya Shaikh (University of North Caroli-
na Press; 304 pages; $49.95). Draws on femi-
nist theory in a study of the 13th-century
Sufi Muslim poet, mystic, and legal scholar
Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Arabi.
AN UNPREDIC TABLE GOSPEL: AMERICAN
EVANGELICALS AND WORLD CHRISTIAN-
IT Y, 1812-1920, by Jay Riley Case (Oxford
University Press; 311 pages; $99 hardcover,
$24.95 paperback). Describes how mission-
aries served as conduits for ideas from the
“global South” that went on to influence
HOUSING THE NEW RUSSIA, by Jane R.
Zavisca (Cornell University Press; 248 pages;
$75 hardcover, $26.95 paperback). Discusses
Russians’ rejection of an American-style
mortgage-based housing system in the post-Soviet era.
TIN Y PUBLICS: A THEORY OF GROUP ACTION AND CULTURE, by Gary Alan Fine
(Russell Sage Foundation; 224 pages; $32.50).
Uses examples from Little League, restaurant work, high-school debate, and other
realms in a study of the role of small groups
in social life.
AMERICAN SHOWMAN: SAMUEL “ROX Y”
ROTHAFEL AND THE BIRTH OF THE
EN TERTAINMEN T INDUS TRY, by Ross
Melnick (Columbia University Press; 538
pages; $37.50). A cultural biography of the
impresario (1882-1936) who, among other
things, helped integrate film, music, and live
performance in the silent era.
MOLIÈRE ON STAGE: WHAT’S SO FUNN Y?,
by Robert W. Goldsby (Anthem Press; 202
pages; $99 hardcover, $39.95 paperback). A
study of the staging of the French playwright
in his time and ours.
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