From the Director
SINCE 1893, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS has enriched lives and contributed to the public good by fueling intellectual and creative endeavor. This season follows tradition with a catalog full of books that build fields of knowledge, suggest solutions for challenging environmental and social problems, and educate students, policymakers, and curious readers alike. Our lead book, Elephant Reflections by Karl Ammann and Dale Peterson, illuminates the history and conservation of this singular creature. Other comprehensive reference volumes document the world’s wildlife, oceans, islands, and natural resources. A number of authors take on current issues such as organic farming, human trafficking, the war on terror, and drug addiction, while historical studies reveal new information about topics as diverse as ice cream, environmental change, the pineapple industry, Alcatraz, punk music, and Khubilai Khan’s fleet. We also offer a cluster of biographies of iconic figures Walt Whitman, Wallace Stegner, and Leonard Bernstein, as well as new works by returning authors Kevin Bales, Jann Pasler, Joan Roughgarden, Neil Smelser, Robert Wuthnow, and many others throughout the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. I invite you to learn about these books and more in the pages that follow, and to visit www.ucpress.edu for our entire selection of titles in print.
General Interest California Poetry Anthropology Sociology History Classics Religion Science GAIA/Series Monographs Art Music Media Film Paperbacks Huntington Library Press Ordering Information Author Index Title Index 2 34 38 40 45 50 57 60 64 69 70 73 74 75 76 103 106 110 111
Lynne Withey Director
Photographs by Karl Ammann and Text by Dale Peterson
Elephant Reflections brings award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann’s gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writer Dale Peterson to illuminate one of nature’s greatest and most original works of art: the elephant. The photographs move from the purely aesthetic to the informative, depicting animals who are at once enigmatic, individual, mysterious, elusive, and iconic. In riveting prose, Peterson introduces the work of field scientists in Africa and explains their recent astonishing discoveries. He then explores the natural history and conservation status of African elephants and discusses the politics of ivory. Elephant Reflections is a book that could change the way the world thinks about elephants while we still have some measure of control over their fate.
Karl Ammann has photographed wildlife throughout Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. His remarkable work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photography, Natural History, African Geographic, and elsewhere. Dale Peterson is the author or editor of fifteen books, including the recent Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man. Ammann and Peterson’s previous collaboration, Eating Apes (UC Press), was named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Globe and Mail, and a Top Science Book of the Year by Discover magazine.
MAY 288 pages, 10 x 10-1/2”, 131 color & 2 b/w photographs Natural History/The Environment/Photography World cloth 978-0-520-25377-3 $39.95/£23.95
Also by Dale Peterson:
With an Afterword and Photographs by Karl Ammann
World cloth 978-0-520-23090-3 $35.00tx/£19.95 paper 978-0-520-24332-3 $17.95/£10.95
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“This is a stunning book, combining Dale Peterson’s lucid, compelling writing with Karl Ammann’s magnificent photographs. It is the best ever book about that most majestic of animals, highlighting the elephant’s intelligence, love of family, and delight in the good things of life. The ideal book for anyone who loves animals, nature, and the wonder of creation.”
Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace
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Gary Y. Okihiro
A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones
“Pineapple Culture is an imaginative reframing of world history with Hawai‘i and its best-known tropical product at its center.”
Edmund Burke III, coeditor of Genealogies of Orientalism
“A stunning model of inclusive global history!”
George J. Sanchez, author of Becoming Mexican American
Gary Y. Okihiro is Professor of International and Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.
California World History Library, 10 An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities JUNE 200 pages, 6 x 8”, 40 b/w photographs, 1 line illustration, 7 maps, 1 table History/Global Studies/Ethic Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25513-5 $24.95/£14.95
Plucked from tropical America, the pineapple was brought to European tables and hothouses before it was conveyed back to the tropics, where it came to dominate U.S. and world markets. Pineapple Culture is a dazzling history of the world’s tropical and temperate zones told through the pineapple’s illustrative career. Following Gary Y. Okihiro’s enthusiastically received Island World: A History of Hawai‘i and the United States, Pineapple Culture continues to upend conventional ideas about history, space, and time with its provocative vision. At the center of the story is the thoroughly modern tale of Dole’s “Hawaiian” pineapple, which, from its island periphery, infiltrated the white, middle-class homes of the continental United States. The transit of the pineapple brilliantly illuminates the history and geography of empires—their creations and accumulations; the circuits of knowledge, capital, labor, goods, and the cultures that characterize them; and their assumed power to name, classify, and rule over alien lands, peoples, and resources.
Also by Gary Y. Okihiro:
A History of Hawai‘i and the United States
California World History Library, 8 World cloth 978-0-520-25299-8 $27.50/£16.95
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Of Sugar and Snow
A History of Ice Cream Making
“A chilling page-turner. Jeri Quinzio scoops out a detailed and entertaining picture of my favorite dessert, from its wine-slush origins in sixteenth-century Italy through contemporary flavor and marketing innovations. I couldn’t put it down.”
Bruce Weinstein, author of The Ultimate Ice Cream Book
“This book is a real treat, as fun as running an ice cream store in July!”
Gus Rancatore, owner of Toscanini’s Ice Cream
Was ice cream invented in Philadelphia? How about by the Emperor Nero, when he poured honey over snow? Did Marco Polo first taste it in China and bring recipes back? In this first book to tell ice cream’s full story, Jeri Quinzio traces the beloved confection from its earliest appearances in sixteenth-century Europe to the small towns of America and debunks some colorful myths along the way. She explains how ice cream is made, describes its social role, and connects historical events to its business and consumption. A diverting yet serious work of history, Of Sugar and Snow provides a fascinating array of recipes, from a seventeenth-century Italian lemon sorbet to a twentieth-century American strawberry mallobet, and traces how this once elite status symbol became today’s universally available and wildly popular treat.
Jeri Quinzio is the author of Ice Cream: The Ultimate Cold Comfort and a contributor to the ice cream entry in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America.
California Studies in Food and Culture, 25 MAY 286 pages, 6 x 8”, 18 color illustrations Food/History World cloth 978-0-520-24861-8 $24.95/£14.95
‘The Cream of Love,” Currier & Ives. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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Channa Bambaradeniya, Cinthya Flores, Joshua Ginsberg, Dwight Holing, Susan Lumpkin, George McKay, John Musick, Patrick Quilty, Bernard Stonehouse, Eric John Woehler, and David Woodruff
The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife
Have you ever seen an antelope the size of a cat, or a frog bigger than a lapdog? What kinds of animals thrive in the Sahara? Earth is full of incredible creatures, all specially adapted to survive in even the most inhospitable environments. This vividly illustrated atlas is the essential wildlife reference, providing a spectacular visual survey of animals and their habitats across the globe. Divided into eight geographic areas and organized by continent and habitat type, The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife leads readers from the Great Barrier Reef to the Appalachians and from the ocean floor to the cloud forests, showcasing in scientific detail the bizarre, beautiful, and highly specialized wildlife of each location. Learn about the critically endangered mountain gorilla, the reptiles of the Everglades, a desert spider that transforms into a wheel, and hundreds of other endemic and endangered species, as well as the threats and challenges they face.
Copub: Weldon Owen Publishing APRIL 288 pages, 10-3/4 x 13-1/4”, 840 color illustrations, 160 maps, 175 tables Natural History/Earth Science North America, U.S. & Territories cloth 978-0-520-25785-6 $39.95
• Details the ecology and wildlife of the continents, oceans, and poles • Includes the most up-to-date conservation and preservation data • Features hundreds of beautiful color photographs, illustrations, and maps • Chronicles evolution and adaptation over the ages, as well as current issues • Explores human impacts upon the world’s complex ecosystems
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Dr. Channa Bambaradeniya is the Coordinator of the Asia Regional Species and Biodiversity Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Cinthya Flores is an international social communications consultant and journalist. Dr. Joshua Ginsberg is Program Director at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Dwight Holing is the author of many books on rain forests, coral reefs, and wilderness in Europe and western America. Dr. Susan Lumpkin is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Parks. George McKay chairs the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, Australia. Dr. John Musick is Marshall Acuff Professor Emeritus in Marine Science at the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Dr. Patrick Quilty is Honorary Research Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Dr. Bernard Stonehouse is an environmental biologist with the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, and the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull. Dr. Eric John Woehler is an expert on antarctic and subantarctic birds. Dr. David Woodruff is Professor of Biology at the University of California, San Diego.
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The Gangster Years
With Gene Kassebaum “Ward has collected the most impressive documentation anywhere on the workings of a prison. This is a unique and wonderful work of sociology and history.” Howard Becker, author of Outsiders and Art Worlds
David Ward is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and the coauthor (with Gene Kassebaum and David Wilner) of Prison Treatment and Parole Survival. Gene Kassebaum is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Hawaii and the coauthor (with Ward) of Women’s Prison.
MARCH 576 pages, 6 x 9”, 72 b/w photographs History/Sociology/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25607-1 $34.95/£19.95
Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Alvin Karpis, “Dock” Barker—these were just a few of the legendary “public enemies” for whom America’s first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life along with vivid accounts of the lives of other infamous criminals who passed through the penitentiary from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who enjoyed unprecedented access to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole records, conducted interviews with one hundred former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and administrators to produce this definitive history of “The Rock.” Alcatraz is the only book with authoritative answers to questions that have swirled about the prison: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the harsh regime? What provoked the protests and strikes? How did security flaws lead to the sensational escape attempts? And what happened when these “habitual, incorrigible” convicts were finally released? By shining a light on the most famous prison in the world, Ward also raises timely questions about today’s supermax prisons.
George “Machine Gun” Kelly, AZ-117, and William Radkay, AZ-666, watch convicts playing bridge with dominoes marked like playing cards. Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons.
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Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
The Slave Next Door
Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
“Once again, Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter make us confront a tragic reality: there are as many as 27 million people trapped in modern slavery worldwide. In this book, we hear the voices of survivors and those who are fighting every day for freedom.”
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.
Also by Kevin Bales:
How We Free Today’s Slaves
World 978-0-520-25470-1 $24.95/£14.95 978-0-520-25796-2 $15.95/£9.50
Kevin Bales, President of Free the Slaves in Washington, D.C., (www.freetheslaves.net) and Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University in London, England, is the author of Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy (UC Press), among other books. Ron Soodalter, historian, folklorist, and lecturer, is the author of Hanging Captain Gordon: The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader.
MAY 288 pages, 6 x 9” Current Affairs/Politics/Sociology World cloth 978-0-520-25515-9 $24.95/£14.95
New Slavery in the Global Economy
Revised Edition With a New Preface
World paper 978-0-520-24384-2 $21.95sc/£12.95
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Paul Rose and Anne Laking
Exploring the Hidden Depths of the Underwater World
The oceans are the single most important feature of our planet. They shape our climate, our culture, and our future. Yet their depths have remained a mysterious and unchartered expanse. This book, which accompanies a major BBC television series, draws on the most exciting stories from the fields of subaquatic archaeology, geology, marine biology, and anthropology to reveal an astonishing landscape of forgotten shipwrecks, submerged volcanoes, and hidden caves. For Oceans, explorer Paul Rose and his team of expert divers filmed fluorescence in Red Sea corals for the very first time and explored the undisturbed waters of the Black Hole off the Bahamas. They witnessed rarely seen behavior in sperm whales in the Sea of Cortez and discovered a potentially unknown species below the arctic ice pack. Undertaking thrilling and often dangerous dives, Rose and his team reveal the importance of the oceans to human existence—and at the same time trace the possible consequences of climate change on their delicate balance. Beautifully illustrated with more than 160 color photographs, Oceans unravels the mysteries of the deep and provides illuminating insights into this vast undersea domain.
Paul Rose, expedition leader and copresenter of the BBC television series Oceans, is a professional diver, polar guide, and mountaineer. He was the base commander of the British Antarctic Survey and ran the U.S. Navy’s diver training program. Rose has presented several other BBC television series, including Voyages of Discovery, Climate Change, and Take One Museum. Anne Laking’s programs have won a number of awards. She was executive producer of the Horizon documentary The Mystery of the Persian Mummy, as well as the BBC Four science series Time, Light Fantastic, and Visions of the Future. She is the executive producer of Oceans.
Copub: BBC APRIL 240 pages, 8-1/2 x 10-3/4”, 162 color photographs, 4 maps Natural History/Photography/Oceanography U.S. & Canada cloth 978-0-520-26028-3 $34.95
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• Lavishly illustrated with color photographs • Includes profiles of the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Cortez, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the Southern Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean • Features photographs of many rarely seen life forms • The international team of divers includes Philippe Cousteau
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The Genial Gene
Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
“No other book offers such a sustained argument against sexual selection theory and provides such a compelling alternative— substantively important and exciting.”
Jonathan Kaplan, coauthor of Making Sense of Evolution
“Roughgarden’s unique and forceful vision issues a timely, cogent challenge to the predominant world view that selfishness and conflict are the norm in adaptive evolution.”
Michael J. Wade, coauthor of Mating Systems and Strategies
Joan Roughgarden is Professor of Biology at Stanford University. She is the author of Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People (UC Press), Evolution and Christian Faith, and Primer of Ecological Theory.
APRIL 252 pages, 6 x 9”, 20 tables Evolution/Ecology Studies/Gender World cloth 978-0-520-25826-6 $24.95/£14.95
Are selfishness and individuality—rather than kindness and cooperation—basic to biological nature? Does a “selfish gene” create universal sexual conflict? In The Genial Gene, Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution. Building on her brilliant and innovative book Evolution’s Rainbow, in which she challenged accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation, Roughgarden upends the notion of the selfish gene and the theory of sexual selection and develops a compelling and controversial alternative theory called social selection. This scientifically rigorous, model-based challenge to an important tenet of neo-Darwinian theory emphasizes cooperation, elucidates the factors that contribute to evolutionary success in a gene pool or animal social system, and vigorously demonstrates that to identify Darwinism with selfishness and individuality misrepresents the facts of life as we now know them.
Also by Joan Roughgarden (see page 87):
Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People
World paper 978-0-520-24679-9 $18.95/£11.50
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Celebrate the Bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s Birth February 12, 2009
Evolution from A to Z
With a Foreword by Ian Tattersall and a Preface by Stephen Jay Gould “Darwin’s Universe is the single best volume ever published that covers all matters Darwin from A to Z. I have never so enjoyed a scientific book, plucking out gems of elegant narrative richly supported by photographs and paintings from the history of evolutionary thought.”
Michael Shermer, author of In Darwin’s Shadow
This alphabetically arranged reference, an immensely entertaining browser’s delight, offers a dazzling overview of the life and thought of Charles Darwin and his incredibly wide sphere of influence. Authoritative and abundantly illustrated, it illuminates the ways in which ideas of evolutionary biology have leapt the boundaries of science to influence philosophy, law, religion, literature, cinema, art, and popular culture. Darwin’s Universe, a thoroughly revised and updated successor to Richard Milner’s acclaimed Encyclopedia of Evolution, contains more than a hundred new essays, including entries on animal behavior (Alex the parrot, Kanzi the bonobo, Digit the gorilla), on women in science (Mary Anning, Rosalind Franklin), and on the latest finds of human fossils. A veritable museum of natural history, it also contains many original discoveries brought to light by Milner’s historical sleuthing. Packed with hundreds of rare illustrations, including many new ones, this Darwin Bicentennial edition will appeal to a wide audience of readers.
Richard Milner is an Associate in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, contributing editor at Natural History magazine, and Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Author of three award-winning books on evolution, he has published articles in Scientific American and other science magazines and has been featured on the History, Discovery, and Animal Planet channels, as well as on BBC Two and Nova.
MARCH 488 pages, 8-1/2 x 11”, 450 b/w photographs Natural History/Evolution/Biology World cloth 978-0-520-24376-7 $39.95/£23.95
Darwin postage stamp from Mauritius, 1982.
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Remarkable Journeys in the Wild
This spectacular guide explores the mysteries of animal migration over land, in the oceans, and through the air. Lavishly illustrated with two hundred photographs and maps, Animal Migration highlights specific conservation issues while tracing the routes of some one hundred species of animal with examples on every continent. Ben Hoare explains how animals migrate, either as parts of mass migration or in individual journeys, and describes in fascinating detail their navigation, reproduction, and feeding strategies. He also brings to life migrations that stand out for their extraordinary challenges such as those that take animals unthinkable distances across hostile or barren territory. Designed for easy browsing or in-depth study, Animal Migration concludes with a supplementary catalog of migrants, adding the routes of an additional two hundred animals, and is an invaluable addition to any nature lover’s library.
Ben Hoare is an author and editor who specializes in natural history. His work has appeared in BBC Wildlife and Birdlife magazines and on BBC Web sites, and he is a fellow of the Zoological Society of London.
Copub: Marshall Editions MARCH 176 pages, 10-1/4 x 11-1/2“, 200 color illustrations, 80 maps Natural History/Ecology North America and U.S. Territories cloth 978-0-520-25823-5 $34.95
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Top 100 Birding Sites of the World
“My first response after reading this book was to reach for the phone and start booking tours to go see birds. This book’s combination of dynamic photography and scope of coverage makes for a truly compelling exploration.” John T. Rotenberry, University of California, Riverside
King penguins in Antarctica, cassowaries in Queensland, cocks-of-therock in Peru. This gorgeous book describes the one hundred best birdwatching sites on the planet. Introductory sections give an overview of each continent or region, and then each site is listed and ranked on a country-by-country basis. The entries all include a full description, a list of key species, a map, and information on the best time of year to visit. Lavish color photographs capture rare and elusive species as well as some of the world’s best avian spectacles, such as the snow goose blizzard at Bosque del Apache and the flocks of lesser flamingos on Africa’s Rift Valley lakes. Many birding sites are included for their unique avifauna, endemics, and oddities—the Seychelles, Andasibe in Madagascar, Taveuni in Fiji, and the Alaka‘i wilderness in Hawaii, among others. With its truly global coverage—of the huge flocks of wintering geese in Britain and the United States, the cranes in both Japan and France, the “river of raptors” passage at Veracruz in Mexico, and much more—this book will inform and inspire anyone who plans to visit, or who dreams of visiting, these extraordinary locations.
Dominic Couzens is a writer and birding leader based in the United Kingdom. He has written numerous books on birds and wildlife and hundreds of articles in such magazines as BBC Wildlife and Birdwatching. His best-known books are Secret Lives of Garden Birds and Identifying Birds by Behavior.
Copub: New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. FEBRUARY 320 pages, 10-1/2 x 12-1/2”, 400 color photographs, 101 maps, 1 table Natural History/Birds/Travel North America cloth 978-0-520-25932-4 $45.00
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David Blumenthal and James A. Morone
The Heart of Power
Health and Politics in the Oval Office
Even the most powerful men in the world are human—they get sick, take dubious drugs, drink too much, contemplate suicide, fret about ailing parents, and bury people they love. Young Richard Nixon watched two brothers die of tuberculosis, even while doctors monitored a suspicious shadow on his own lungs. John Kennedy received last rites four times as an adult, and Lyndon Johnson suffered a “belly buster” of a heart attack. David Blumenthal and James A. Morone explore how modern presidents have wrestled with their own mortality —and how they have taken this most human experience to heart as they faced the difficult politics of health care. Drawing on a trove of newly released White House tapes, on extensive interviews with White House staff, and on dramatic archival material that has only recently come to light, The Heart of Power explores the hidden ways in which presidents shape our destinies through their own experiences. Taking a close look at Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, the book shows what history can teach us as we confront the health care challenges of the twenty-first century.
David Blumenthal is Samuel O Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has advised Democratic presidential candidates from Michael Dukakis to Barak Obama. James A. Morone is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Brown University and the author of Hellfire Nation and The Democratic Wish, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Gladys Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association.
JUNE 387 pages, 6 x 9”, 15 b/w illustrations Medicine/Politics/History World cloth 978-0-520-26030-6 $26.95/£15.95
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The Global Outreach of American Churches
In Boundless Faith, the first book to look systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization, Robert Wuthnow shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger role in other countries and in U.S. policies and programs abroad. These changes, he argues, can be seen in the growth of support at home for missionaries and churches in other countries and in the large number of Americans who participate in short-term volunteer efforts abroad. These outreaches include building orphanages, starting microbusinesses, and setting up computer networks. Drawing on a comprehensive survey that was conducted for this book, as well as several hundred in-depth interviews with church leaders, Wuthnow refutes several prevailing stereotypes: that U.S. churches have turned away from the global church and overseas missions, that congregations only look inward, and that the growing voice of religion in areas of foreign policy is primarily evangelical. This fresh and revealing book encourages Americans to pay attention to the grassroots mechanisms by which global ties are created and sustained.
Robert Wuthnow is the Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. He is the author of many books, including Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist (UC Press).
MAY 356 pages, 6 x 9”, 3 tables Religion/Sociology/American Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25915-7 $26.95/£15.95
Also by Robert Wuthnow:
All in Sync
How Music and Art Are Revitalizing American Religion
World cloth 978-0-520-23769-8 $40.00tx/£23.95 paper 978-0-520-24685-0 $21.95tx/£12.95
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The Political Life of an American Musician
From his dazzling conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein’s star blazed brilliantly. In this fresh and revealing biography of Bernstein’s political life, Barry Seldes examines Bernstein’s career against the backdrop of cold war America—blacklisting by the State Department in 1950, voluntary exile from the New York Philharmonic in 1951 to avoid its blacklist, signing a humiliating affidavit to regain his passport—and the factors that by the mid-1950s allowed his triumphant return to the New York Philharmonic. Seldes for the first time links Bernstein’s great concert-hall and musicaltheatrical achievements and his real and perceived artistic setbacks to his involvement with progressive political causes. Making extensive use of previously untapped FBI files as well as overlooked materials in the Library of Congress’s Bernstein archive, Seldes illuminates the ways in which Bernstein’s career intersected with the twentieth century’s most momentous events. This broadly accessible and impressively documented account of the celebrity-maestro’s life deepens our understanding of an entire era as it reveals important and often ignored intersections of American culture and political power.
Barry Seldes is Professor of Political Science at Rider University and the author of a wide range of essays on politics and culture.
A Roth Family Foundation Music in America Book MAY 288 pages, 6 x 9”, 10 b/w photographs Politics/Music/American Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25764-1 $24.95/£14.95
Bernstein with (left to right) Sam Barlow, Paul Robeson, and Muriel Smith, at a benefit for the Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, May, 1944. Photographer unknown; image courtesy of the Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress.
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Walt Whitman and the Civil War
America’s Poet during the Lost Years of 1860–1862
“This is one of the most remarkable studies of Whitman that I’ve seen in many a year. It's penetrating and original.”
Jerome Loving, author of Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself and The Last Titan
Shortly after the third edition of Leaves of Grass was published, in 1860, Walt Whitman seemed to drop off the literary map, not to emerge again until his brother George was wounded at Fredericksburg two and a half years later. Past critics have tended to read this silence as evidence of Whitman’s indifference to the Civil War during its critical early months. In this penetrating, original, and beautifully written book, Ted Genoways reconstructs those forgotten years—locating Whitman directly through unpublished letters and never-before-seen manuscripts, as well as mapping his associations through rare period newspapers and magazines in which he published. Genoways’s account fills a major gap in Whitman’s biography and debunks the myth that Whitman was unaffected by the country’s march to war. Instead, Walt Whitman and the Civil War reveals the poet’s active participation in the early Civil War period and elucidates his shock at the horrors of war months before his legendary journey to Fredericksburg, correcting in part the poet’s famous assertion that the “real war will never get in the books.”
Ted Genoways is the editor of Walt Whitman: The Correspondence, Volume VII and the author of two volumes of poetry. He is also the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review.
A Fletcher Jones Foundation Humanities Book JUNE 256 pages, 6 x 9”, 11 b/w photographs Literature/Gender Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25906-5 $24.95/£14.95
James Redpath, posing with a copy of the New York Tribune, ca. 1858 (Kansas State Historical Society).
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The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music
For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage of his writings on music, the first such collection in nearly twenty years, Baraka blends autobiography, history, musical analysis, and political commentary to recall the sounds, people, times, and places he’s encountered. As in his earlier classics, Blues People and Black Music, Baraka offers essays on the famous—Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane-—and on those whose names are known mainly by jazz aficionados—Alan Shorter, Jon Jang, and Malachi Thompson. Baraka’s literary style, with its deep roots in poetry, makes palpable his love and respect for his jazz musician friends. His energy and enthusiasm show us again how much Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and the others he lovingly considers mattered. He brings home to us how music itself matters, and how musicians carry and extend that knowledge from generation to generation, providing us, their listeners, with a sense of meaning and belonging.
Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a writer and critic, the poet laureate of New Jersey, and Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His many books include Blues People, Black Music, and The Music.
Music of the African Diaspora, 13 A George Gund Foundation Book in African American Studies APRIL 352 pages, 6 x 9”, 25 b/w photographs Music/Jazz/American Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25715-3 $26.95/£15.95
At Kimako’s: Gene Phipps, Sr. (left) and Amiri Baraka (right). Photo courtesy Risasi Dais.
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John Cassavetes in Person
John Cassavetes—celebrated as the father of American independent filmmaking—managed to frustrate biographers with wildly conflicting “facts” about himself, making it impossible to form an accurate picture of the man and the artist. In this extraordinary book, Ray Carney assembles the filmmaker’s statements and writings to present Cassavetes’s life and work in his own words, vividly revealing the personal and cultural forces that shaped his career as a writer-director of fiercely independent films—from Shadows, Faces, and Husbands in the late 1950s and 1960s to Minnie and Moskowitz, A Woman under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night, Gloria, and Love Streams in the decades that followed. Framed by Carney’s comprehensive introduction and bolstered by an invaluable timeline of major developments, including his marriage to actress Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes in Person offers a biographical overview unlike any other. Situating the filmmaker in his films, this book reaches beyond the press releases to reveal the man behind the masks, the mortal at the center of the myths, and the artistic hero without the hero worship.
Ray Carney is Professor of Film and American Studies at Boston University. He is the editor of Cassavetes on Cassavetes and the author of American Dreaming: The Films of John Cassavetes among many books.
A Simpson Book in the Humanities JULY 408 pages, 6 x 9”, 9 b/w photographs Cinema/Film/American Studies World cloth 978-0-520-24571-6 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-24572-3 $24.95/£14.95
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Robert Flynn Johnson
The Face in the Lens
Introduction by Alexander McCall Smith
Robert Flynn Johnson is Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unknown Photographers. Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over sixty books, including the award-winning No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
Copub: Thames and Hudson MAY 208 pages, 9-3/4 x 9-3/4, 223 b/w photographs Art/Photography North America cloth 978-0-520-25983-6 $45.00
Anonymous photography has a magic all its own. The intriguing images assembled here by collector and curator Robert Flynn Johnson are all mysterious, but their appeal is various. By turns poignant, humorous, erotic, and disturbing, their subject is the human condition. In ten stunning chapters every aspect of human experience—both public and private—is explored. Richly reproduced and with subtle tonalities marking their age, over 220 photographs showcase the work of photographers whose identities have been lost in time. The images are never anything less than mesmerizing and include previously unseen portraits of such stars as Cary Grant, Richard Burton, and Marlene Dietrich. Introduced by Alexander McCall Smith, this follow-up to Johnson’s widely acclaimed Anonymous touches on birth, marriage, death, disease, hope, glory, and despair and a plethora of additional emotions, events, and human states, and will capture the imagination of any reader.
USA c. 1910. Photographer unknown.
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Peter Jan Honigsberg
Our Nation Unhinged
The Human Consequences of the War on Terror
Foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky “A moving and powerful narrative of how we lost our constitutional and moral compass.” Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
Jose Padilla short-shackled and wearing blackened goggles and earmuffs to block out all light and sound on his way to the dentist. Fifteen-year-old Omar Khadr crying out to an American soldier, “Kill me!” Hunger strikers at Guantánamo being restrained and force-fed through tubes up their nostrils. John Walker Lindh lying naked and blindfolded in a metal container, bound by his hands and feet, in the freezing Afghan winter night. This is the story of the Bush administration’s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001—and of how we have been led down a path of executive abuses, human tragedies, abandonment of the Constitution, and the erosion of due process and liberty. In this vitally important book, Peter Jan Honigsberg chronicles the black hole of the American judicial system from 2001 to the present, providing an incisive analysis of exactly what we have lost over the past seven years and where we are now headed.
Peter Jan Honigsberg is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law. He visited Guantánamo in May 2007. He is author of Crossing Border Street: A Civil Rights Memoir (UC Press), among other books.
MAY 336 pages, 6 x 9”, 20 b/w photographs Politics/Law World cloth 978-0-520-25472-5 $27.50/£16.95
Our Nation Unhinged includes: • Original documents, letters, and interviews • Peter Jan Honigsberg’s account of his own visit to Guantánamo • Case studies of detainees • Photographs
Camp Delta. Photo by Peter Jan Honigsberg.
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James P. Delgado
Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet
In Search of a Legendary Armada
“Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet is a fascinating adventure tale packed with insights into a maritime empire about which most Westerners know almost nothing.” Nathantiel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea “Through brilliant and painstaking research James Delgado has brought Khubilai Khan’s lost fleet to the surface, showing for the first time the true nature of the doomed adventure.”
Stephen Turnbull, author of The Samurai Sourcebook
James P. Delgado is the President of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. His many previous books include the British Museum Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology, and, most recently, Gold Rush Port: The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco’s Waterfront (UC Press). Delgado has hosted the National Geographic television series “The Sea Hunters.”
Copub: Douglas & McIntyre MARCH 240 pages, 6 x 9”, 24 b/w illustrations, 4 maps History/Archaeology/Asian Studies U.S. & Territories, Philippines cloth 978-0-520-25976-8 $29.95
In 1279, near what is now Hong Kong, Mongol ruler Khubilai Khan fulfilled the dream of his grandfather, Genghis Khan, by conquering China. The Grand Khan now ruled the largest empire the world has ever seen—one that stretched from the China Sea to the plains of Hungary. He also inherited the world’s largest navy—more than seven hundred ships. Yet within fifteen years, Khubilai Khan’s massive fleet was gone. What actually happened to the Mongol navy, considered for seven centuries to be little more than legend, has finally been revealed. Renowned archaeologist and historian James P. Delgado has gone diving with a Japanese team currently studying the remains of the Khan’s lost fleet. Drawing from diverse sources—sunken ships, handpainted scrolls, drowned bodies, and historical and literary records— in this gripping account that moves deftly between the present and the past, Delgado pieces together the fascinating tale of Khubilai Khan’s maritime forays and unravels one of history’s greatest mysteries: What sank the great Mongol fleet?
Also by James P. Delgado (see page 43):
Gold Rush Port
The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco’s Waterfront
World cloth 978-0-520-25580-7 $45.00sc/£26.95
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Translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider
The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of his palace into a brothel, and committed incest with his sisters. He wanted to make his horse a consul. Torture and executions were the order of the day. Both modern and ancient interpretations have concluded from this alleged evidence that Caligula was insane. But was he? This biography tells a different story of the well-known emperor. In a deft account written for a general audience, Aloys Winterling opens a new perspective on the man and his times. Basing Caligula on a thorough new assessment of the ancient sources, he sets the emperor’s story into the context of the political system and the changing relations between the senate and the emperor during Caligula’s time and finds a new rationality explaining his notorious brutality.
Aloys Winterling is Professor of Ancient History at University of Basel, Switzerland. He is the author of Aula Caesaris and Politics, Society, and Aristocratic Communication in Imperial Rome, among other books.
A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature MAY 240 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 5 b/w photographs, 1 line illustration Classical Studies/Biography/History World cloth 978-0-520-24895-3 $24.95/£14.95
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David J. Meltzer
First Peoples in a New World
Colonizing Ice Age America
More than 12,000 years ago, in one of the greatest triumphs of prehistory, humans colonized North America, a continent that was then truly a new world. Just when and how they did so has been one of the most perplexing and controversial questions in archaeology. This dazzling, cutting-edge synthesis, written for a wide audience by an archaeologist who has long been at the center of these debates, tells the scientific story of the first Americans: where they came from, when they arrived, and how they met the challenges of moving across the vast, unknown landscapes of Ice Age North America. David J. Meltzer pulls together the latest ideas from archaeology, geology, linguistics, skeletal biology, genetics, and other fields to trace the breakthroughs that have revolutionized our understanding in recent years. Among many other topics, he explores disputes over the hemisphere’s oldest and most controversial sites and considers how the first Americans coped with changing global climates. He also confronts some radical claims: that the Americas were colonized from Europe or that a crashing comet obliterated the Pleistocene megafauna. Full of entertaining descriptions of on-site encounters, personalities, and controversies, this is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of how science is illuminating our past.
David J. Meltzer is Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of Folsom: New Archaeological Investigations of a Classic Paleoindian Bison Kill (UC Press) and Search for the First Americans, among other books.
APRIL 400 pages, 7 x 10”, 14 color & 64 b/w illustrations Anthropology/Archaeology/Evolution World cloth 978-0-520-25052-9 $29.95/£17.95
Artifacts from the Clovis tool kit. Photos by Tom Wolf.
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Anatomy of a Beast
Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot
Part history, part road trip, and part biography, this is the true story of a remarkable group of men whose obsession with Bigfoot turned the giant hominid into an American icon. Award-winning journalist Michael McLeod tells of Bigfoot’s rise to tabloid stardom in a fast-paced account that begins with his own journey to investigate a famous 1967 film clip of a Bigfoot in a California forest. McLeod proceeds to uncover a trail of clues reaching from the late nineteenth century, when a few ambitious, imaginative naturalists and explorers synthesized historical and indigenous folklore with Darwinian ideas and speculated that a proto-hominid “missing link” might still be alive in remote areas. That speculation would eventually inspire a colorful cast of loggers, hunters, con artists, and businessmen in the twentieth century to create the modern myth of Bigfoot, all of them angling for a piece of a monster that the media and the public still can’t get enough of. Told through vividly narrated interviews and anecdotes, Anatomy of a Beast offers a unique perspective on the deep roots of counterfactual thinking—and how obsession and myth are created out of it.
Michael McLeod is a writer, producer, and director who has created documentaries for PBS, the PBS series Frontline, the Discovery Channel, and other national venues.
APRIL 240 pages, 6 x 9”, 25 b/w photographs Popular Culture/Natural History/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25571-5 $24.95/£14.95
Roger Patterson displays Bigfoot casts, ca 1969. Courtesy Dennis Jenson.
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Rewilding the West
Restoration in a Prairie Landscape
“The most destructive force in the American West is its commanding views, because they foster the illusion that we command,” begins Richard Manning’s vivid, anecdotally driven account of the American plains from native occupation through the unraveling of the American enterprise to today. As he tells the story of this once rich, now mostly empty landscape, Manning also describes a grand vision for ecological restoration, currently being set in motion, that would establish a prairie preserve larger than Yellowstone National Park, flush with wild bison, elk, bears, and wolves. Taking us to an isolated stretch of central Montana along the upper Missouri River, Manning peels back the layers of history and discovers how key elements of the American story— conservation, the New Deal, progressivism, the yeoman myth, and the idea of private property—have collided with and shaped this incomparable landscape. An account of great loss, Rewilding the West also holds out the promise of resurrection—but rather than remake the plains once again, Manning proposes that we now find the wisdom to let the prairies remake us.
Richard Manning is an award-winning environmental author and journalist. He has written seven books, including Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization, Food’s Frontier: The Next Green Revolution, and Grassland: The Biology, Politics, and Promise of the American Prairie.
JUNE 262 pages, 6 x 9”, 2 line illustrations, 2 maps Ecology/Natural History/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25658-3 $24.95/£14.95
Cartoon by Thomas Nast from Harper’s Weekly, June 6, 1874.
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A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California
Photographs by Paige Green “This is an insider’s view, and Raskin offers insights into a hidden California. The impact of his book is to return culture to agriculture in a state dominated by agribusiness.”
Gerald Haslam, author of The Great Central Valley
“Sooner or later, nearly everyone who cares about wine and food comes to Sonoma”—so begins this lively excursion to a spectacular region that has become known internationally as a locavore’s paradise. Part memoir, part vivid reportage, Field Days chronicles how the renaissance in farming organically and eating locally is unfolding in Northern California. Jonah Raskin writes poetically about the year he spent on Oak Hill Farm—working the fields, selling produce at farmers’ markets, and following it to restaurants. He also goes behind the scenes at Whole Foods. Along the way, he introduces a dynamic cast of characters who conceived and sustain this renaissance, including farmers, chefs, winemakers, farm workers, and environmentalists. There are contemporary luminaries here—including Warren Weber at Star Route Farm, the oldest certified organic farm in Marin County; Bob Cannard, who has supplied Chez Panisse with vegetables for decades; Sharon Grossi, the owner of the largest organic farm in Sonoma; and Craig Stoll, the founder and executive chef at Delfina in San Francisco. Raskin also offers portraits of renowned historical figures, including Luther Burbank, Jack London, and M.F.K. Fisher.
Jonah Raskin is Professor of Communication Studies at Sonoma State University and the author most recently of The Radical Jack London: Writings on War and Revolution (UC Press).
A Simpson Book in the Humanities MAY 316 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 22 b/w photographs Food & Wine/Memoir/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25902-7 $24.95/£14.95
Edited and with an Introduction by Jonah Raskin:
The Radical Jack London
Writings on War and Revolution
cloth 978-0-520-25545-6 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25546-3 $24.95/£14.95
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The Wines and Winemakers
Between Bordeaux and the Spanish border, reaching east to the Massif Central and the river valleys of the Dordogne and Lot, and south to the foothills of the Pyrenees, lies a unique and little-known viticultural landscape. South-West France is a wine lover’s paradise that cultivates an astonishing array of grape varieties, many that grow nowhere else, and produces a fascinating assortment of wines. In this book, Paul Strang covers the South-West with enthusiasm and keen expertise, providing a history of its wine industry, including a near collapse and unlikely rebirth, and introducing readers to a region that seems to defy globalization. The outstanding local wines—made by idiosyncratic growers motivated by a passion for their profession—range from inky Tannats to honeyed late-harvest Semillons. Intrepid readers are invited to rediscover this beautiful part of France, already well known for its cuisine, castles, and cave art, for its earthy and intriguing wines.
Paul Strang is the author of Wines of South-West France, which was named one of 1994’s best wine books by Decanter magazine, and LanguedocRoussillon: The Wines and Winemakers, as well as Take 5000 Eggs: Food from the Markets and Fairs of Southern France.
JUNE 400 pages, 7-1/2 x 10-1/2”, 70 color illustrations, 14 maps Wine/French Studies/Viticulture World cloth 978-0-520-25941-6 $45.00/£26.95
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From Demon to Darling
A Legal History of Wine in America
Foreword by Margrit Biever Mondavi “Delicious! I lived it, and Richard Mendelson has it exactly right.”
Richard Mendelson brings together his expertise as both a Napa Valley lawyer and a winemaker into this accessible overview of American wine law from colonial times to the present. It is a story of fits and starts that provides a fascinating chronicle of the history of wine in the United States told through the lens of the law. From the country’s early support for wine as a beverage to the moral and religious fervor that resulted in Prohibition and to the governmental controls that followed Repeal, Mendelson takes us to the present day—and to the emergence of an authentic and significant wine culture. He explains how current laws shape the wine industry in such areas as pricing and taxation, licensing, appellations, health claims and warnings, labeling, and domestic and international commerce. As he explores these and other legal and policy issues, Mendelson lucidly highlights the concerns that have made wine alternatively the demon or the darling of American society—and at the same time illuminates the ways in which lives and livelihoods are affected by the rise and fall of social movements.
Richard Mendelson is Director and Managing Partner at Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty and Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
JUNE 295 pages, 6 x 9”, 25 b/w photographs Wine/Law/History World cloth 978-0-520-25943-0 $29.95/£17.95
South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, anti-alcohol crusader. Illustration by Gary Hovland.
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Of Rock and Rivers
Seeking a Sense of Place in the American West
This beautifully written and deeply personal collection of essays paints a progressive view of the American West as seen by a geologist. Ellen Wohl traces her twenty years of living and conducting research in the natural landscapes of the West as she investigates the conflict between environmental history and widely held romanticized views of the region. Wohl grew up in Ohio, subscribing to a common perception of the American West as an unchanged frontier. Moving to Arizona, she became enthralled with how the landscapes and ecosystems of the West have undergone change, both through geologic time and during the historical era of European settlement. These essays tell of her early training as a geomorphologist and provide a memorable account of her research in the rivers of the West. As the lessons accrue, Wohl gives us the benefit of her experience and shows how years of studying and living in the Colorado Rockies have enhanced her understanding of landscape change through time. Building on the literary tradition of Joseph Wood Krutch, Terry Tempest Williams, and John McPhee, Wohl provides an up-to-date portrait of the West and brings a new urgency to the call for conservation of the region’s land, water, and resources.
Ellen Wohl is Professor of Geology at Colorado State University and the author of Disconnected Rivers and Virtual Rivers, as well as Rain Forest into Desert.
JUNE 240 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 30 b/w photographs Ecology/Environment/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25703-0 $24.95/£14.95
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah.
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Norris Hundley, Jr.
Water and the West
The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West
Second Edition “Vivid…. A well-documented case study of how not to go about making public policy.” Western Political Quarterly
Back in print for the first time in over ten years, this classic account of the numerous struggles—national, state, and local—that have occurred over western American water rights since the late 1800s is thoroughly expanded and updated to trace the continuing battles raging over the West’s most valuable, and contentious, resource.
“Water is today, as it was when the first edition of this book appeared 35 years ago, among mankind's greatest concerns—a problem that remains a crisis of worldwide importance…. This book is about the greatest conflict over water in the American west. To be more precise, it is primarily a book about an alleged peace treaty, the Colorado River Compact. But like most books about peace, it is really an account of war.”
Norris Hundley, Jr., from the new preface
Norris Hundley, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of many books on California, water rights, and the West.
MAY 480 pages, 6 x 9“, 7 maps, 6 tables Previous hardcover published in 1975 (978-0–520–027008) History/California & the West/Environment World cloth 978-0-520-26010-8 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-26011-5 $24.95sc/£14.95
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California Coastal Commission
Beaches and Parks in Southern California
Counties Included: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego
Stretching from Malibu to the Mexican border, Southern California’s coast is justifiably famous, yet, as this essential guide reveals, it offers more to see and do than even its greatest fans may realize. Easy-to-use, up-to-date, and comprehensive, Beaches and Parks in Southern California is the perfect companion for all visitors—sightseers, hikers, swimmers, surfers, campers, birders, boaters, and anglers—who want to explore this magnificent shoreline. In addition to well-known beaches of soft, golden sand, it describes rocky shores and tide pools, hidden pocket beaches, historic lighthouses, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and much more.
• More than 450 site listings include beaches, public access ways, parks, campgrounds, nature preserves, world-class aquariums, and museums • 304 color photographs and 52 color maps show recreational sites, hiking and biking trails, topography, and other features of the region and state The California Coastal Commission was created by the voters of California, who adopted an initiative measure in 1972 that formed the Commission and gave it broad powers to plan and protect the coast. Later, the California Coastal Act of 1976 established the Commission as a permanent state agency with a mission to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of the coastal environment. One of the Commission’s principal goals is to maintain public access and public recreational opportunities along the coast, in a manner consistent with environmental preservation.
Experience the California Coast, 3 APRIL 352 pages, 6 x 9”, 304 color and 6 b/w photographs, 3 line illustrations, 52 maps Natural History/Recreation/California & the West World paper 978-0-520-25852-5 $24.95/£14.95
• Easy-to-use charts list key facilities and features, open hours, food and beverage services, wheelchair accessibility, rules about dogs, and other practical information
Also by the California Coastal Commission:
Experience the California Coast
A Guide to Beaches and Parks in Northern California Counties Included: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin
World paper 978-0-520-24540-2 $24.95/£14.95
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California Plant Families
West of the Sierran Crest and Deserts
Illustrations by Margaret J. Steunenberg
Interest in California’s beautiful native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers is at an all-time high. Yet identification and classification of the state’s vast and varied flora can be challenging for both amateurs and professionals. This book provides a superb way for learning to identify California’s native and naturalized plants by learning to recognize plant families. The heart of the book contains user-friendly keys and descriptions of seventy major families prominent in wildlands. With this book in hand, anyone will be able to identify common native and naturalized species throughout California’s majestic floristic province extending from southwestern Oregon into northern Baja California and to the western side of the major mountain ranges.
Also by Glenn Keator and Alrie Middlebrook:
Designing California Native Gardens
The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecological Gardens
World cloth 978-0-520-23978-4 $70.00tx/£40.95 paper 978-0-520-25110-6 $29.95/£17.95
Glenn Keator, a California plant specialist, is coauthor, with Alrie Middlebrook, of Designing California Native Gardens (UC Press) and author of Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Area (UC Press) and The Life of an Oak, among other books.
MAY 272 pages, 7 x 10”, 405 b/w illustrations Natural History/Botany/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-23709-4 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-25924-9 $27.50/£16.95
Also of interest:
California Desert Flowers
An Introduction to Families, Genera, and Species
Sia Morhardt and Emil Morhardt
Copublished with Phyllis M. Faber World cloth 978-0-520-24002-5 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-24003-2 $34.95/£19.95
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Introduction to Energy in California
Foreword by Art Rosenfeld Afterword by Arthur O’Donnell
This key reference is a primer on energy in a state that continues to lead the world in finding sustainable solutions to one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. While much public debate has focused on fossil fuels, this clearly written guide provides essential information on a broader range of issues—where our energy comes from, where future supplies will be found, and what new advances are being made in the area of renewable energy sources. Making the complex world of energy science and policy accessible to a wide audience, Peter Asmus examines the rich human history of California’s earliest oil and hydroelectricity developments, explains the natural history underpinning the state’s cornucopia of energy sources, covers such controversial sources as nuclear reactors and liquified natural gas, and more.
Introduction to Energy in California includes: • Discussion of oil, nuclear power, coal, emerging alternative technologies, and renewable sources including geothermal, solar, wind, and hydropower • Analysis of the challenges and solutions facing California and the world on energy-related issues such as global climate change • Compelling case studies of corporations, governments, communities, and individuals working on today’s most pressing energy questions • Color illustrations, useful maps, and clear graphics throughout
Peter Asmus, President of Pathfinder Communications, is a journalist, consultant, and author of Reaping the Wind: How Mechanical Wizards and Profiteers Helped Shape Our Energy Future, among other books.
California Natural History Guides, 97 JULY 376 pages, 4-1/2 x 7-1/4”, 91 color & 42 line illustrations, 18 maps, 8 tables Natural History/California & the West/Conservation World cloth 978-0-520-25752-8 $50.00tx/£29.95 paper 978-0-520-25751-1 $18.95/£11.50
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Introduction to Water in California
Updated with a New Preface “Should be in every home, within easy reach…. Anyone moving to California should get a copy right away.” California Coast and Ocean “Well illustrated…. Easy to read and understand, with comprehensive explanations of each issue.” Choice
The food each of us consumes per day represents an investment of 4,500 gallons of water, according to the California Farm Bureau. In this densely populated state where it rains only six months out of the year, where does all that water come from? This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California’s most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading in a state facing the future with an already overextended water supply, this fascinating book shows that, for all Californians, every drop counts. A new preface on recent water issues brings the book up to the minute.
David Carle worked as a California State Park ranger for 27 years. He is author of Introduction to Fire in California and Introduction to Air in California, among other books.
California Natural History Guides, 76 FEBRUARY 292 pages, 4-1/2 x 7-1/4”, 130 color photographs, 26 color maps, 9 line drawings, 3 tables Previous paperback published in 2004 (978-0-520-24086-5) Natural History/California & The West/Ecology World paper 978-0-520-26016-0 $18.95/£11.50
• Features 130 color photographs and 26 color maps • Includes a table, "Where Does Your Water Come From?," that answers the question for 315 California cities and towns • Provides up-to-date information on water quality in California, covering such timely topics as Giardia, groundwater contamination, fluoride, and the bottled-water phenomenon
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Three new volumes in the New California Poetry series
David Lau Brian Teare
Virgil and the Mountain Cat
At once uncompromising and highly inventive, David Lau’s poems are imbued with a musicality that lightens the dark undertones of spoliation and entropy. Many of the poems embody a nexus of interaction with historical events, films, modernist poetic texts, and works of art—but from this allusion and evocation, a multifarious voice emerges. In these pages, the electric linguistic experiment meets a new urban, postnatural poetics, one in which poetry is not just a play of signs and seemings but also a prismatic investigation of our contemporary order: “Hurry up before our factory leaves. / The first column of the Freedom Tower / traduces its ensorcellment in the facade.” Here is a poetry both deeply lyrical and resistant, a poetry relentless in its invention and its stance against the apathy of convention and consumption.
David Lau teaches writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo College. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, New Orleans Review, Wildlife, and other magazines.
New California Poetry, 25 MARCH 79 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4” Poetry/Literature World cloth 978-0-520-25873-0 $45.00tx/£26.95 paper 978-0-520-25874-7 $16.95/£9.95
In Sight Map Brian Teare blends the speculative poetics of the San Francisco Renaissance with a postconfessional candor to embody the “open field” tradition of such poets as Robin Blaser and Robert Duncan. Teare provides us with poems that insist on the simultaneous physical embodiment of tactile pleasure—that which is found in the textures of thought and language—as well as the action of syntax. Partly informed by an ecological imagination that leads him back to Emerson and Thoreau, Teare’s method and fragmented style are nevertheless up to the moment. Remarkable in its range, Sight Map serves at once as a cross-country travelogue, a pilgrim’s gnostic progress, an improvised field guide, and a postmodern “pillowbook,” recording the erotic conflation of lover and beloved, deity and doubter.
Brian Teare is the author of the award-winning The Room Where I Was Born, as well as the forthcoming volume Pleasure and two chapbooks. He has received Stegner, National Endowment for the Arts, and MacDowell Colony poetry fellowships.
New California Poetry, 26 MARCH 96 pages, 6 x 8” Poetry/Literature World cloth 978-0-520-25875-4 $45.00tx/£26.95 paper 978-0-520-25876-1 $16.95/£9.95
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NEW CALIFORNIA POETRY
Series editors: Robert Hass, Calvin Bedient, Brenda Hillman, and Forrest Gander
The NEW CALIFORNIA POETRY series presents works by emerging and established poets that reflect UC Press’s commitment to innovative and aesthetically wide-ranging literary traditions.
“Waldrop’s brilliance of wit and device, the serenity of judgment, the articulation of research and reflection…all these delight, and convince anew that poetry is a vast, holistic science, a science of sciences, from which an adept like Waldrop brings results we've never heard before.” Robert Kelly, Rain Taxi “Keith Waldrop has concerned himself with the topology of the world of writing more consistently and valuably than any poet I can think of since the late Paul Celan.” A. L. Nielsen, Gargoyle
This compelling selection of recent work by internationally celebrated poet Keith Waldrop presents three related poem sequences—“Shipwreck in Haven,” “Falling in Love through a Description,” and “The Plummet of Vitruvius”—in a virtuosic poetic triptych. In these quasi-abstract, experimental lines, collaged words torn from their contexts take on new meanings. Waldrop, a longtime admirer of such artists as the French poet Raymond Queneau and the American painter Robert Motherwell, imposes a tonal override on purloined materials, yet the originals continue to show through. These powerful poems, at once metaphysical and personal, reconcile Waldrop’s romantic tendencies with formal experimentation, uniting poetry and philosophy and revealing him as a transcendentalist for the new millennium.
Keith Waldrop, Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities at Brown University, has published more than a dozen works each of original poetry and translations.
New California Poetry, 27 MARCH 211 pages, 6 x 8” Poetry/Literature World cloth 978-0-520-25877-8 $50.00tx/£29.95 paper 978-0-520-25878-5 $19.95/£11.95
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Why I Am Not a Scientist
Anthropology and Modern Knowledge
This lively and provocative book casts an anthropological eye on the field of science in a wide-ranging and innovative discussion that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography. Jonathan Marks examines biological anthropology, the history of the life sciences, and the literature of science studies while upending common understandings of science and culture with a mixture of anthropology, common sense, and disarming humor. Science, Marks argues, is widely accepted to be three things: a method of understanding and a means of establishing facts about the universe, the facts themselves, and a voice of authority or a locus of cultural power. This triple identity creates conflicting roles and tensions within the field of science and leads to its record of instructive successes and failures. Among the topics Marks addresses are the scientific revolution, science as thought and performance, creationism, scientific fraud, and modern scientific racism. Applying his considerable insight, energy, and wit, Marks sheds new light on the evolution of science, its role in modern culture, and its challenges for the twenty-first century.
Jonathan Marks is Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the author of What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes.
Also by Jonathan Marks:
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What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee
Apes, People, and Their Genes
With a New Preface
paper 978-0-520-24064-3 $21.95tx/£12.95
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Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg
“Calling this book ethnography would be like calling The Wire a cop show: what comes roaring out of its pages is almost as visceral and devastating as spending a night in ‘the hole’ itself.”
Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums
“Plunge beneath the surface of America’s no-man’s lands to the terrifying but strangely ordered world of homeless heroin injectors. This book will test your cultural relativism, but you will learn a great deal about destitution, homelessness, addiction, and violence at all levels.”
Paul Willis, author of Learning to Labor
This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect, and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, panhandling, recycling, and day labor. Righteous Dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photographs with vivid dialogue, detailed field notes, and critical theoretical analysis. Its gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, embodied suffering, social inequality, and power relations. The result is a dispassionate chronicle of survival, loss, caring, and hope rooted in the addicts’ determination to hang on for one more day and one more “fix” through a “moral economy of sharing” that precariously balances mutual solidarity and interpersonal betrayal.
Philippe Bourgois is Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff Schonberg is a photographer and a graduate student in medical anthropology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Receiving the Holy Ghost at Crystal’s evangelical church. Photo by Jeff Schonberg.
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Society of Others
Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place
This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in smallscale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that in this society, people organize their connections to each another around otherness. Analyzing the Korowai people’s famous “tree house” dwellings, their patterns of living far apart, and their practices of kinship, marriage, and childbearing and rearing, Stasch argues that the Korowai actively make relations not out of what they have in common, but out of what divides them. Society of Others, the first anthropological book about the Korowai, offers a picture of Korowai lives sharply at odds with stereotypes of “tribal” societies.
Rupert Stasch is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.
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Edited by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, Betty-Anne Daviss, and Jan Tritten
Birth Models That Work
This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes— including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.
Robbie E. Davis-Floyd is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at University of Texas, Austin, and Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. She is author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (second edition, UC Press), among other books. Lesley Barclay is Director and Professor at the Centre for Family Health and Midwifery at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Betty-Anne Daviss is a practicing midwife and Adjunct Professor at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s Studies at Carleton University. Jan Tritten is founder and editor-in-chief of Midwifery Today magazine.
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House and banana garden. From Society of Others.
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James P. Delgado
Gold Rush Port
The Maritime Archaeology of San Francisco’s Waterfront
Described as a “forest of masts,” San Francisco’s Gold Rush waterfront was a floating economy of ships and wharves, where a dazzling array of global goods was traded and transported. Drawing on excavations in buried ships and collapsed buildings from this period, James P. Delgado re-creates San Francisco’s unique maritime landscape, shedding new light on the city’s remarkable rise from a small village to a boomtown of thousands in the three short years from 1848 to 1851. Gleaning history from artifacts—preserves and liquors in bottles, leather boots and jackets, hulls of ships, even crocks of butter lying alongside discarded guns—Gold Rush Port paints a fascinating picture of how ships and global connections created the port and the city of San Francisco. Setting the city’s history into the wider web of international relationships, Delgado reshapes our understanding of developments in the Pacific that led to a world system of trading.
James P. Delgado is the President of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and author of Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet (UC Press, see page 24).
MARCH 288 pages, 6 x 9”, 22 b/w photographs, 9 line illustrations, 18 tables Archaeology//History/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25580-7 $45.00sc/£26.95
Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr
Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond
For most Americans, September 11, 2001, symbolized the moment when their security was altered. For Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans, 9/11 also ushered in a backlash in the form of hate crimes, discrimination, and a string of devastating government initiatives. This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the post-9/11 events on Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans as well as their organized response. Through fieldwork and interviews with community leaders, Anny Bakalian and Mehdi Bozorgmehr show how ethnic organizations mobilized to demonstrate their commitment to the United States while defending their rights and distancing themselves from the terrorists.
Anny Bakalian is Associate Director and Mehdi Bozorgmehr is Codirector of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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Edited by Stephen Shennan
Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution
This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution adopt a specific theoretical framework, such as dual inheritance theory or human behavioral ecology, Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution emphasizes empirical analysis and includes authors who employ a range of backgrounds and methods to address aspects of culture from an evolutionary perspective. Editor Stephen Shennan has assembled archaeologists, evolutionary theorists, and ethnographers, whose essays cover a broad range of time periods, localities, cultural groups, and artifacts.
Stephen Shennan is Professor of Theoretical Archaeology at University College London and Director of its Institute of Archaeology.
Special issue of Janata, 1933, with photographs of important leaders of the Nasik satyagraha, Amrutrao Dhondiba Rankhambe (left) and Bhaurao Krishnarao, or ”Dadasaheb,” Gaikwad (right). From The Caste Question.
The Caste Question
Dalits and the Politics of Modern India
This innovative work of historical anthropology explores how India’s Dalits, or exuntouchables, transformed themselves from stigmatized subjects into citizens. Anupama Rao’s account challenges standard thinking on caste as either a vestige of precolonial society or an artifact of colonial governance. Focusing on western India in the colonial and postcolonial periods, she shines a light on South Asian historiography and on ongoing caste discrimination, to show how persons without rights came to possess them and how Dalit struggles led to the transformation of such terms of colonial liberalism as rights, equality, and personhood. Extending into the present, the ethnographic analyses of The Caste Question reveal the dynamics of an Indian democracy distinguished not by overcoming caste, but by new forms of violence and new means of regulating caste.
Anupama Rao is Assistant Professor of History at Barnard College.
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The diversity of early bicycle design. Courtesy Her Majesty’s Stationery office, UK, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. From Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution.
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The Extended Case Method
Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition
In this remarkable collection of essays, Michael Burawoy develops the extended case method by connecting his own experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and its satellites, the reconstruction of U.S. capitalism, and the African transition to postcolonialism in Zambia. Burawoy’s odyssey began in 1968 in the Zambian copper mines and proceeded to Chicago’s South Side, where he worked as a machine operator and enjoyed a unique perspective on the stability of advanced capitalism. In the 1980s, this perspective was deepened by contrast with his work in diverse Hungarian factories. Surprised by the collapse of socialism in Hungary in 1989, he journeyed in 1991 to the Soviet Union, which by the end of the year had unexpectedly dissolved. He then spent the next decade studying how the working class survived the catastrophic collapse of the Soviet economy. These essays, presented with a perspective that has benefited from time and rich experience, offer ethnographers a theory and a method for developing novel understandings of epochal change.
“Here lies the secret of the extended case method—theory is not discovered but revised, not induced but improved, not deconstructed but reconstructed. The aim of theory is not to be boringly right but brilliantly wrong. In short, theory exists to be extended in the face of external anomalies and internal contradictions. We don't start with data, we start with theory. Without theory we are blind, we cannot see the world.”
Michael Burawoy, from the book
Michael Burawoy teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of a number of books, including Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Process under Monopoly Capitalism, and coauthor of Global Ethnography and Ethnography Unbound (both UC Press).
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Allison J. Pugh
Longing and Belonging
Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture
“In this brilliantly argued, lyrically written, and riveting book, Pugh asks how kids cope with the incessant ads for the must-have toy, the latest shoe, the coolest game. A complement to Juliet Schor’s Born to Buy Pugh’s book is a must-read.”
Arlie Hochschild, author of The Time Bind
Allison J. Pugh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia.
MARCH 320 pages, 6 x 9”, 2 tables Sociology/American Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25843-3 $55.00tx/£32.95 paper 978-0-520-25844-0 $21.95sc/£12.95
Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on children every year, and yet most Americans decry the materialism of modern childhoods. Why do children seem to desire so much, so often, so soon, and why do parents capitulate so readily? To determine what forces lie behind the onslaught of Nintendo Wiis and Bratz dolls, Allison J. Pugh spent three years observing and interviewing children and their families. In Longing and Belonging, she teases out the complex factors that contribute to this spending boom, from lunchroom conversations about Game Boys to the stark inequalities facing American children. Pugh finds that children’s desires stem less from striving for status or falling victim to advertising than from their yearning to join the conversation at school or in the neighborhood. Most parents respond to children’s need to belong by buying the particular goods and experiences that act as passports in children’s social worlds, because they sympathize with their children’s fear of being different from their peers. Pugh masterfully illuminates the surprising similarities in the fears and hopes of parents and children from vastly different social contexts, showing that while corporate marketing and materialism play a part in the commodification of childhood, at the heart of the matter is the desire to belong.
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While We Were Sleeping
Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention
Public health has made our lives safer—but it often works behind the scenes, without our knowledge, that is, “while we are sleeping.” This book powerfully illuminates how public health works with more than sixty success stories drawn from the area of injury and violence prevention. It also profiles dozens of individuals who have made important contributions to safety and health in a range of social arenas. Highlighting examples from the United States as well as from other countries, While We Were Sleeping will inform a wide audience of readers about what public health actually does and at the same time inspire a new generation to make the world a safer place.
David Hemenway is Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, and Director of the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center.
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Where We Live Now
Immigration and Race in the United States
Where We Live Now explores the ways in which immigration is reshaping American neighborhoods. In his examination of residential segregation patterns, John Iceland addresses these questions: What evidence suggests that immigrants are assimilating residentially? Does the assimilation process change for immigrants of different racial and ethnic backgrounds? How has immigration affected the residential patterns of native-born blacks and whites? Drawing on census data and information from other ethnographic and quantitative studies, Iceland affirms that immigrants are becoming residentially assimilated in American metropolitan areas. While the future remains uncertain, the evidence provided in the book suggests that America’s metropolitan areas are not splintering irrevocably into hostile, homogeneous, and ethnically based neighborhoods. Instead, Iceland’s findings suggest a blurring of the American color line in the coming years and indicate that as we become more diverse, we may in some important respects become less segregated.
John Iceland is Professor of Sociology and Demography at Penn State University. He is also the author of Poverty in America.
MARCH 200 pages, 6 x 9”, 22 line illustrations, 13 tables Sociology/Ethnic Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25762-7 $50.00tx/£29.95 paper 978-0-520-25763-4 $19.95sc/£11.95
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Neil J. Smelser
The Odyssey Experience
Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys
This bold and innovative book traces the phenomenon of the “odyssey” experience as it shapes, informs, and defines our lives. Drawing on an astonishing range of examples, Neil J. Smelser focuses on how such experiences enhance our lives and provide us with meaning and dignity. The odyssey experience, as Smelser advances it, is generic, widespread, and recurring. It is a finite period of disengagement from the routines of life and immersion into a simpler, transitory, often collective, usually intense period of involvement that culminates in some kind of regeneration. By examining a variety of topics as part of a larger, overarching phenomenon, Smelser transforms their study from the particular to the comparative. The Odyssey Experience thus reaches beyond a simple description of where and how transformations occur in daily life to offer a profound explanation for why they are there.
Neil J. Smelser is University Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including The Social Edges of Psychoanalysis (UC Press).
MARCH 240 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 1 b/w photograph Sociology/Religion World cloth 978-0-520-25897-6 $29.95sc/£17.95
Edited by John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi
The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth
Challenges to ethnographic authority and to the ethics of representation have led many contemporary anthropologists to abandon fieldwork in favor of strategies of theoretical puppeteering, textual analysis, and surrogate ethnography. In Being There, John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi argue that ethnographies based on these strategies elide important insights. To demonstrate the power and knowledge attained through the fieldwork experience, they have gathered essays by anthropologists working in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tanzania, the Canadian Arctic, India, Germany, and Russia that shift attention back to the subtle dynamics of the ethnographic encounter. From an Inuit village to the foothills of Kilimanjaro, each account illustrates how, despite its challenges, fieldwork yields important insights outside the reach of textual analysis.
John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi are both Professors of Anthropology at Princeton University.
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Michael A. Messner
C. Wright Mills, the Left, and American Social Thought
Sociologist, social critic, and political radical C. Wright Mills (1916–1962) was one of the leading public intellectuals in twentieth century America. Offering an important new understanding of Mills and the times in which he lived, Radical Ambition challenges the captivating caricature that has prevailed of him as a lone rebel critic of 1950s complacency. Instead, it places Mills within broader trends in American politics, thought, and culture. Indeed, Daniel Geary reveals that Mills shared key assumptions about American society even with those liberal intellectuals who were his primary opponents. The book also sets Mills firmly within the history of American sociology and traces his political trajectory from committed supporter of the Old Left labor movement to influential herald of an international New Left. More than just a biography, Radical Ambition illuminates the career of a brilliant thinker whose life and works illustrate both the promise and the dilemmas of left-wing social thought in the United States.
Daniel Geary is the Mark Pigott Lecturer in United States History at Trinity College, Dublin.
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It’s All for the Kids
Gender, Families, and Youth Sports
Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equality? In this engaging study, leading sociologist Michael A. Messner probes the richly complex gender dynamics of youth sports. Weaving together vivid first-person interviews with his own experiences as a volunteer for his sons’ teams, Messner finds that despite the movement of girls into sports, gender boundaries and hierarchies still dominate, especially among the adults who run youth sports. His book widens into a provocative exploration of why youth sports matter—how they play a profound role in shaping gender, class, family, and community.
Michael A. Messner is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.
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Girls’ softball team. Photo by Alphonso Jackson. From It’s All for the Kids.
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Between Arab and White
Race and Ethnicity in the Early Syrian-American Diaspora
This multifaceted study of Syrian immigration to the United States places Syrians— and Arabs more generally—at the center of discussions about race and racial formation from which they have long been marginalized. Between Arab and White focuses on the first wave of Arab immigration and settlement in the United States in the years before World War II, but also continues the story up to the present. It presents an original analysis of the ways in which people mainly from current day Lebanon and Syria—the largest group of Arab-speaking immigrants before World War II—came to view themselves in racial terms and position themselves within racial hierarchies as part of a broader process of ethnic identity formation.
Sarah Gualtieri is Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
American Crossroads, 26 MAY 288 pages, 6 x 9”, 7 b/w photographs, 1 line illustration, 1 map History/Ethnic Studies/Middle Eastern Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25532-6 $55.00tx/£32.95 paper 978-0-520-25534-0 $21.95sc/£12.95
Everyday Life and Politics in Britain, North America, and France
In Cultural Revolutions, Leora Auslander takes a highly original approach to the significance of the political changes wrought by the English Civil War (1642–1651), the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and the French Revolution (1789–1799). This broadly conceived yet succinct essay advances a new argument: that these three revolutions were not bourgeois in character but were revolutions of culture that led to a transformation of the ways societies could be politicized. Auslander argues that these revolutions conferred new importance upon the symbols of state and upon the cultural components of our everyday lives—the clothes that cover our bodies, the food we eat, and the songs and plays to which we turn for distraction and insight.
Leora Auslander is Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center of Gender Studies at the University of Chicago.
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Dawahare family portrait, 1926. Raris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Institution. From Between Arab and White.
The Singer Chenard, as a Sans-Culotte, 1792, by Louis Leopold Boilly (1761–1845). Oil on panel. ©Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France/Lauros/Giraudon/ The Bridgeman Art Library. From Cultural Revolutions.
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Edited by Edmund Burke III and Kenneth Pomeranz
The Environment and World History
Since around 1500 C.E., humans have shaped the global environment in ways that were previously unimaginable. Bringing together leading environmental historians and world historians, this book offers an overview of global environmental history throughout this remarkable 500-year period. In eleven essays, the contributors examine the connections between environmental change and other major topics of early modern and modern world history: population growth, commercialization, imperialism, industrialization, the fossil fuel revolution, and more. Rather than attributing environmental change largely to European science, technology, and capitalism, the essays illuminate a series of culturally distinctive, yet often parallel developments arising in many parts of the world, leading to intensified exploitation of land and water. The wide range of regional studies—including some in Russia, China, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Southern Africa, and Western Europe—together with the book’s broader thematic essays makes The Environment and World History ideal for courses that seek to incorporate the environment and environmental change more fully into a truly integrative understanding of world history.
CONTRIBUTORS: Michael Adas, William Beinart, Edmund Burke III, Mark Cioc, Kenneth Pomeranz, Mahesh Rangarajan, John F. Richards, Lise Sedrez, Douglas R. Weiner
Edmund Burke III is Professor, Presidental Chair, and Director of the Center for World History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and coeditor, with David N. Yaghoubian, of Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East (second editon, UC Press). Kenneth Pomeranz is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, and author of The Great Divergence, among other books.
California World History Library, 9 An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities MARCH 352 pages, 6 x 9”, 4 line illustrations, 2 maps, 3 tables World History/Environment World cloth 978-0-520-25687-3 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25688-0 $24.95sc/£14.95
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Joanna Handlin Smith
The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism
In this wide-ranging study of Japanese cultural expression, Alan Tansman reveals how a particular, often seemingly innocent aesthetic sensibility—present in novels, essays, popular songs, film, and political writings—helped create an “aesthetic of fascism” in the years leading up to World War II. Evoking beautiful moments of violence, both real and imagined, these works did not lead to fascism in any instrumental sense. Yet, Tansman suggests, they expressed and inspired spiritual longings quenchable only through acts in the real world. Tansman traces this lineage of aesthetic fascism from its beginnings in the 1920s through its flowering in the 1930s to its afterlife in postwar Japan.
Alan Tansman is Agassiz Professor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley.
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The Art of Doing Good
Charity in Late Ming China
An unprecedented passion for saving lives swept through late Ming society, giving rise to charitable institutions that transcended family, class, and religious boundaries. Analyzing lecture transcripts, administrative guidelines, didactic tales, and diaries, Joanna Handlin Smith abandons the facile explanation that charity was a response to poverty and social unrest and examines the social and economic changes that stimulated the fervor for doing good. Skillfully organized and engaging, The Art of Doing Good moves from discussions about moral leadership and beliefs to scrutiny of the daily operation of soup kitchens and medical dispensaries, and from examining local society to generalizing about the just use of resources and the role of social networks in charitable giving.
Joanna Handlin Smith is the editor of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.
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Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr.
Telling Chinese History
A Selection of Essays
Selected and Edited by Lea H. Wakeman
The Mayor of Aihara
A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865–1925
Aizawa Kikutarõ (1866–1963) was born into the wealthiest family in Hashimoto, a small agricultural village specializing in wheat and silk. By 1925, the village was undergoing rapid commercial development, residents were commuting to factory and office jobs in cities, and, after serving as mayor for almost twenty years, Aizawa was working as a bank manager. Taking the biography of this leading villager as its central focus and incorporating intimate details of life drawn from Aizawa’s diary, The Mayor of Aihara chronicles the extraordinary transformation of Hashimoto against the background of Japan’s rapid industrialization. By portraying history as it was actually lived by ordinary people, the book offers a rich and compelling perspective on the modernization of Japan.
Simon Partner, Associate Professor at Duke University, is author of Toshié: A Story of Rural Life in Twentieth Century Japan and Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer (both from UC Press).
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This superb collection of essays on late imperial and modern Chinese history spans the brilliant forty-year career of the late Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Appearing for the first time in one volume, the essays offer richly textured narratives of critical historical events as well as sweeping analyses of China’s place in world history. They take us from the late Ming dynasty to the People’s Republic—delving into complex issues of Confucianism and intellectual history, the nitty-gritty details of Jiangyin localism, wartime Shanghai, and more. Always there is engagement with the larger concerns of history and the social sciences: the public sphere, rebellion and revolution, the world crisis of the seventeenth century, and the influence of imperialism.
Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. (1937–2006) was Professor of Chinese History and Haas Professor of Asian Studies in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books is The Great Enterprise: The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in SeventeenthCentury China (UC Press).
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Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr.
Photo courtesy Aizawa family. From The Mayor of Aihara.
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The Age of Openness
China before Mao
The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China’s modern history. But in this book, Frank Dikötter shows that the first half of the twentieth century was characterized by unprecedented openness. He argues that from 1900 to 1949, all levels of Chinese society were seeking engagement with the rest of the world and that pursuit of openness was particularly evident in four areas: governance, including advances in liberties and the rule of law; greater freedom of movement within the country and outside it; the spirited exchange of ideas in the humanities and sciences; and thriving and open markets and the resulting sustained growth in the economy.
Frank Dikötter is Professor of Chinese Modern History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Chair of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong.
Copub: Hong Kong University Press AVAILABLE 126 pages, 6 x 9” History/Asian Studies U.S. & Territories, Canada, Mexico paper 978-0-520-25881-5 $24.95sc
Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong
Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900–1950
In Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong, Cyrus Schayegh tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the state, it employed biomedical sciences to tackle presumably modern problems like the increasing stress of everyday life, people’s defective willpower, and demographic stagnation. The book examines the ways by which scientific knowledge allowed the Iranian modernists to socially differentiate themselves from society at large and, at the very same time, to intervene in it. In so doing, it argues that both class formation and social reform emerged at the interstices of local Iranian and Western-dominated global contexts and concerns.
Cyrus Schayegh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.
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Andrew J. Diamond
Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod
Chicago Youths and the Everyday Struggle for Empowerment in the Multiracial City, 1908–1969
Mean Streets focuses on twentieth-century Chicago from the era of the race riot to cast a new light on Chicago’s youth gangs and to place youths at the center of the twentieth-century American experience. Andrew J. Diamond breaks new ground by showing that teens and young men stood at the vanguard of grassroots mobilizations in working-class Chicago, playing key roles in the formation of racial identities as they defended neighborhood boundaries. Drawing from a wide range of sources to capture the experiences of young Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, African Americans, Italians, Poles, and others in the multiracial city, Diamond argues that from the early 1900s through the 1960s, youths in Chicago gained a sense of themselves in opposition to others.
Andrew J. Diamond is Associate Professor of American History and Civilization at the University of Lille 3–Charles de Gaulle in France.
American Crossroads, 27 JUNE 358 pages, 6 x 9”, 13 b/w photographs, 3 maps History/Ethnic Studies/Urban Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25723-8 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25747-4 $24.95sc/£14.95
Dreams and Visions of the Modern Metropolis in Jazz Age Los Angeles
In 1920, as its population began to explode, Los Angeles was a largely pastoral city of bungalows and palm trees. Thirty years later, choked with smog and traffic, the city had become synonymous with urban sprawl and unplanned growth. Yet Los Angeles was anything but unplanned, as Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod reveals in this compelling, visually oriented history of the metropolis during its formative years. In a deft mix of cultural and intellectual history that brilliantly illuminates the profound relationship between imagination and place, Inventing Autopia shows how the clash of irreconcilable utopian visions and dreams resulted in the invention of an unforeseen new form of urbanism—sprawling, illegible, fractured—that would reshape not only Southern California but much of the nation in the years to come.
Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Program in Cultural Studies at Occidental College.
MAY 427 pages, 6 x 9”, 55 b/w photographs, 2 tables History/Urban Studies/California & the West World cloth 978-0-520-25284-4 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-25285-1 $24.95sc/£14.95
Members of the Puerto Rican Viceroys gang with a youth outreach worker in Wicker Park, Chicago, ca. 1960. Courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, ICH:-51726. From Mean Streets.
“Visionary City,” William Robinson Leigh, Cosmopolitain, 1908. From Inventing Autopia.
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Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture
Witnessing Suburbia is a lively cultural analysis of the conservative shift in national politics that transformed the United States during the Reagan-Bush era. Eileen Luhr focuses on two fundamental aspects of this shift: the suburbanization of evangelicalism and the rise of Christian popular culture, especially popular music. Taking us from the Jesus Freaks of the late 1960s to Christian heavy metal music to Christian rock festivals and beyond, she shows how evangelicals succeeded in “witnessing” to America’s suburbs in a consumer idiom. Luhr argues that the emergence of a politicized evangelical youth culture in fact ranks as one of the major achievements of “third wave” conservatism in the late twentieth century.
Eileen Luhr is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at California State University, Long Beach.
FEBRUARY 288 pages, 6 x 9”, 13 b/w photographs History/Religion/Politics World cloth 978-0-520-25594-4 $50.00tx/£29.95 paper 978-0-520-25596-8 $19.95sc/£11.95
Sex between Men in Britain’s Age of Reform
This book examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality. Looking at the dramatic transformations of the era—changes in the family and in the law, the emergence of the world’s first police force, the growth of a national media, and more—Charles Upchurch asks how perceptions of same-sex desire changed between men, in families, and in the larger society. To illuminate these questions, he mines a rich trove of previously unexamined sources, including hundreds of articles pertaining to sex between men that appeared in mainstream newspapers. The first book to relate this topic to broader economic, social, and political changes in the early nineteenth century, Before Wilde sheds new light on the central question of how and when sex acts became identities.
Charles Upchurch is Assistant Professor of History at Florida State University.
APRIL 272 pages, 6 x 9”, 2 tables History/History of Sexuality World cloth 978-0-520-25853-2 $45.00sc/£26.95
Illustration from Thieves and Prostitutes. Courtesy of Alexis Neptune and John DiDonna. From Witnessing Suburbia.
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Stephen G. Miller
The Berkeley Plato
From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story
With an Appendix by John Twilley
This book explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that Stephen G. Miller first encountered over thirty years ago in a university storage basement. The head, languishing since its arrival in 1902, had become detached from the body, or herm, and had been labeled a fake. In 2002, while preparing another book, Miller—now an experienced archaeologist—needed an illustration of Plato, remembered this piece, and took another look. The marble, he recognized immediately, was from the Greek islands, the inscription appeared ancient, and the ribbons visible on the head were typical of those in Greek athletic scenes. The Berkeley Plato, rich in scientific, archaeological, and historical detail, tells the fascinating story of how Miller was able to authenticate this long-dismissed treasure. His conclusion, that it is an ancient Roman copy possibly dating from the time of Hadrian, is further supported by art conservation scientist John Twilley, whose essay appears as an appendix. Miller’s discovery makes a significant contribution to the worlds of art history, philosophy, archaeology, and sports history and will serve as a starting point for new research in the back rooms of museums.
Stephen G. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including Arete: Greek Sports from the Ancient Sources, Third Edition (UC Press). John Twilley is an independent art conservation scientist.
A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature JUNE 126 pages, 6 x 9”, 9 color illustrations, 99 b/w photographs Classics/Archaeology World cloth 978-0-520-25833-4 $50.00sc/£29.95
Mosaic of seven sages and Sokrates.
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Scepticism, a philosophical tradition that casts doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world and suggests suspending judgment in the face of uncertainly, has been influential since its beginnings in ancient Greece. Harald Thorsrud provides an engaging, rigorous introduction to the central themes, arguments, and general concerns of ancient Scepticism, from its beginnings with Pyrrho of Elis (ca. 360 B.C. –ca. 270 B.C.) to the writings of Sextus Empiricus in the second century A.D. Thorsrud explores the differences among Sceptics and examines in particular the separation of the Scepticism of Pyrrho from its later form—Academic Scepticism—the result of its ideas being introduced into Plato’s Academy in the third century B.C. Steering an even course through the many differences of scholarly opinion surrounding Scepticism, the book also provides a balanced appraisal of the philosophy’s enduring significance by showing why it remains so interesting and how ancient interpretations differ from modern ones.
Harald Thorsrud is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Agnes Scott College and the author of Cicero’s Ethics.
Ancient Philosophies, 5 Copub: Acumen Publishing Limited MARCH 256 pages, 6 x 9” Philosophy/Classical Studies U.S. & Territories, Canada, Saint Pierre cloth 978-0-520-25982-9 $65.00tx paper 978-0-520-26026-9 $24.95sc
The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle
The study of the ancient commentators has developed considerably over the past two decades, fueled by recent translations of their often daunting writings. Opening up this period in the history of philosophy to a wide audience for the first time, this book offers the only concise, accessible general introduction currently available to the writings of the late ancient commentators on Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, Plato. Miira Tuominen provides a historical overview followed by a series of thematic chapters on epistemology, science and logic, physics, psychology, metaphysics, and ethics. In particular, she focuses on the writings of Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius, Porphyry, Proclus, Philoponus, and Simplicius. Until recently, the late ancient commentators have been understood mainly as sources of information concerning the masters upon whose works they comment. This book offers new insights into their way of doing philosophy in their own right.
Miira Tuominen is a researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki.
Ancient Philosophies, 6 Copub: Acumen Publishing Limited JUNE 288 pages, 6 x 9” Philosophy/Classical Studies U.S. & Territories, Canada, Saint Pierre cloth 978-0-520-25981-2 $65.00tx paper 978-0-520-26027-6 $24.95sc
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Stephen V. Tracy
A Sourcebook and Reader
Pericles, Greece’s greatest statesman and the leader of its Golden Age, created the Parthenon and championed democracy in Athens and beyond. Centuries of praise have endowed him with the powers of a demigod, but what did his friends, associates, and fellow citizens think of him? In Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader, Stephen V. Tracy visits the fifth century B.C. to find out. Tracy compiles and translates the scattered, elusive primary sources relating to Pericles. He brings Athens’s political atmosphere to life with archaeological evidence and the accounts of those close to Pericles, including Thucydides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Protagoras, Sophocles, Lysias, Xenophon, Plato, and Plutarch. Readers will discover Pericles as a formidable politician, a persuasive and inspiring orator, and a man full of human contradictions.
Stephen V. Tracy is Professor and Director Emeritus at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature APRIL 204 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 6 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations, 5 maps Classics/Middle Eastern Studies/Literature World cloth 978-0-520-25603-3 $48.00tx/£27.95 paper 978-0-520-25604-0 $17.95sc/£10.95
The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature
The Hellenistic Period
This landmark contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading Greek intellectuals who devoted special attention to the Jews were Theophrastus (the successor of Aristotle), Hecataeus of Abdera (the father of “scientific” ethnography), and Apollonius Molon (probably the greatest rhetorician of the Hellenistic world). Bezalel Bar-Kochva examines the references of these writers and others to the Jews in light of their literary output and personal background; their religious, social, and political views; their literary and stylistic methods; ethnographic stereotypes current at the time; and more.
Bezalel Bar-Kochva is Jacob M. Alkow Professor of the History of the Jews in the Ancient World at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and the author of Pseudo Hecataeus “On the Jews”: Legitimizing the Jewish Diaspora (UC Press), among other books.
Hellenistic Culture and Society, LI An S. Mark Taper Foundation Book in Jewish Studies MAY 608 pages, 6 x 9”, 3 line illustrations, 1 map Classical Studies/Judaism World cloth 978-0-520-253360 $95.00tx/£56.00
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Edited by Thomas J. Csordas
Fathering Your Father
The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism
This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to depict the essence of the Buddhist tradition to Chinese readers, this analysis focuses on the narrative logics of the early Chan genealogies—the seventhand eighth-century lineage texts that claimed that certain high-profile Chinese men were descendents of Bodhidharma and the Buddha. This book argues that early Chan’s image of the perfect-master-who-owns-tradition was constructed for reasons that have little to do with Buddhist practice, new styles of enlightened wisdom, or “orthodoxy,” and much more to do with politics, property, geography, and, of course, new forms of writing.
Alan Cole is Professor of Religious Studies at Lewis & Clark College.
A Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studies February 336 pages, 6 x 9” Religion/Buddhism/Asian Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25484-8 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-25485-5 $27.50sc/£16.95
Essays on Religion and Globalization
This innovative collection examines the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world, offering a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted ideas about this relationship—in particular, that globalization can be understood solely as an economic phenomenon and that its religious manifestations are secondary. The book points out that religion’s role remains understudied and undertheorized as an element in debates about globalization, and it raises questions about how and why certain forms of religious practice and intersubjectivity succeed as they cross national and cultural boundaries. Framed by Thomas J. Csordas’s introduction, this timely volume both urges further development of a theory of religion and globalization and constitutes an important step toward that theory.
Thomas J. Csordas is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.
MARCH 340 pages, 6 x 9”, 4 b/w photographs Anthropology/Religion/Global Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25741-2 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25742-9 $24.95sc/£14.95
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Rita M. Gross
A Garland of Feminist Reflections
Forty Years of Religious Exploration
Rita M. Gross has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that discipline, she is recognized as preeminent in Buddhist feminist theology. The essays in A Garland of Feminist Reflections represent the major aspects of her work and provide an overview of her methodology in women’s studies in religion and feminism. The introductory article, written specifically for this volume, summarizes the conclusions Gross has reached about gender and feminism after forty years of searching and exploring, and the autobiography, also written for this volume, narrates how those conclusions were reached. These articles reveal the range of scholarship and reflection found in Rita M. Gross’s work and demonstrate how feminist scholars in the 1970s shifted the paradigm away from an androcentric model of humanity and forever changed the way we study religion.
Rita M. Gross is Professor Emerita of Comparative Studies in Religion at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She is the author and editor of many books, including Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet: A Buddhist-Christian-Feminist Conversation.
MARCH 350 pages, 6 x 9” Religion/Buddhism/Women’s Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25585-2 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25586-9 $24.95sc/£14.95
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Edited by John Renard
Tales of God’s Friends
Islamic Hagiography in Translation
This remarkable collection gathers a breathtakingly diverse selection of primary texts from the vast repertoire of Islamic stories about holy men and women—also known as Friends of God—who were exemplary for their piety, intimacy with God, and service to their fellow human beings. Translated from seventeen languages by more than two dozen scholars of Islamic studies, these texts come from the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and China and Southeast Asia. Historically, they begin with the eighth century and include samples from medieval, early modern, and modern Muslim societies. Expertly edited and introduced by John Renard, Tales of God’s Friends serves as a companion volume to Renard’s Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood.
John Renard is Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University.
MAY 400 pages, 6 x 9”, 21 b/w photographs, 1 map, 1 table Religion/Islam World cloth 978-0-520-25322-3 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25896-9 $24.95sc/£14.95
In God’s Image
The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity
Today, most indigenous Fijians are Christians, and the Methodist Church is the foundation of their social and political lives. Yet, as this thought-provoking study of life on rural Kadavu Island finds, Fijians also believe that their ancestors possessed an inherent strength that is lacking in the present day. Looking in particular at the interaction between the church and the traditional chiefly system, Matt Tomlinson finds that this belief about the superiority of the past provokes great anxiety, and that Fijians seek ways of recovering this strength through ritual and political action—Christianity itself simultaneously generates a sense of loss and the means of recuperation. To unravel the cultural dynamics of Christianity in Fiji, Tomlinson explores how this loss is expressed through everyday language and practices.
Matt Tomlinson is Lecturer in Anthropology at Monash University in Australia.
The Anthropology of Christianity, 5 MARCH 261 pages, 6 x 9”, 11 b/w photos, 3 tables, 2 maps, 1 music example Anthropology/Religion/Christianity World cloth 978-0-520-25777-1 $55.00tx/£32.95 paper 978-0-520-25778-8 $21.95sc/£12.95
Manik Pır with cows resurrected through his prayers. From Manik Pır Keccha. Courtesy the trustees of the British Museum. From Tales of God’s Friends.
Kids outside the Methodist church in the Village of Tavuki, Kadavu Island, Fiji. Photo by Matt Tomlinson. From In God’s Image.
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John D. Blanco
Lila Corwin Berman
Christianity and Colonial Empire in the Nineteenth-Century Philippines
Frontier Constitutions is a pathbreaking study of the cultural transformations arrived at by Spanish colonists, native-born creoles, mestizos (Chinese and Spanish), and indigenous colonial subjects in the Philippines during the crisis of colonial hegemony in the nineteenth century and the social anomie that resulted from this crisis in law and politics. John D. Blanco argues that modernity in the colonial Philippines should not be understood as an imperfect version of a European model but as a unique set of expressions emerging out of contradictions—expressions that sanctioned new political communities formed around the precariousness of Spanish rule. Blanco shows how artists and writers struggled to synthesize these contradictions as they attempted to secure the colonial order or, conversely, to achieve Philippine independence.
John D. Blanco is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego.
Asia Pacific Modern, 4 FEBRUARY 370 pages, 6 x 9”, 8 b/w photographs History/Asian Studies/Religion/Literature World cloth 978-0-520-25519-7 $49.95sc/£29.95
Speaking of Jews
Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity
Lila Corwin Berman asks why, over the course of the twentieth century, American Jews became increasingly fascinated, even obsessed, with explaining themselves to their non-Jewish neighbors. What she discovers is that language itself became a crucial tool for Jewish group survival and integration into American life. Berman investigates a wide range of sources—radio and television broadcasts, bestselling books, sociological studies, debates about Jewish marriage and intermarriage, Jewish missionary work, and more—to reveal how rabbis, intellectuals, and others created a seemingly endless array of explanations about why Jews were indispensable to American life. Even as the content of these explanations developed and shifted over time, the very project of self-explanation would become a core element of Jewishness in the twentieth century.
Lila Corwin Berman is Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies and Mal and Lea Bank Early Career Professor in Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
An S. Mark Taper Foundation Book in Jewish Studies MARCH 272 pages, 6 x 9”, 12 b/w photographs Sociology/Judaism/U.S. History World cloth 978-0-520-25680-4 $55.00tx/£32.95 paper 978-0-520-25681-1 $22.95sc/£13.50
Taping “Tell Thy Son” at a CBS studio in New York, 1958. Courtesy of the American Jewish Commitee. From Speaking of Jews.
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Edited by Jill S. Schneiderman and Warren D. Allmon
For the Rock Record
Geologists on Intelligent Design
According to the idea of intelligent design, nature’s complexity is the result of deliberate planning by a supernatural creative force. To date, most scientific arguments against this form of creationism have been made by evolutionary biologists. In this volume, a team of earth scientists reveals that the flaws of intelligent design are not limited to the biological sciences. Indeed, the geological sciences offer some of the best refutation of intelligent design arguements. For the Rock Record is dedicated to the proposition that the idea of intelligent design should be of serious concern to everyone. Editors Jill S. Schneiderman and Warren D. Allmon have gathered leading figures from the geological community with a wide range of viewpoints that go to the heart of the debate over what is and is not science. The purveyors of intelligent design theories and its kindred philosophies threaten the scientific literacy that our society needs by confusing faith and the practice of science. This collection offers a much-needed response.
Jill S. Schneiderman is Professor of Earth Science at Vassar College. Warren D. Allmon is Director of the Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca, New York, and Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University.
APRIL 256 pages, 6 x 9”, 1 b/w photograph, 7 line illustrations Ecology/Evolution/Natural History World cloth 978-0-520-25758-0 $55.00tx/£32.95 paper 978-0-520-25759-7 $21.95/£12.95
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Edited by Rosemary G. Gillespie and David A. Clague
Encyclopedia of Islands
Islands have captured the imagination of scientists and the public for centuries—unique and rare environments, their isolation makes them natural laboratories for ecology and evolution. This authoritative, alphabetically arranged reference, featuring more than 200 succinct articles by leading scientists from around the world, provides broad coverage of all the island sciences. But what exactly is an island? The volume editors define it here as any discrete habitat isolated from other habitats by inhospitable surroundings. The Encyclopedia of Islands examines many such insular settings—oceanic and continental islands as well as places such as caves, mountaintops, and whale falls at the bottom of the ocean. This essential, one-stop resource, extensively illustrated with color photographs, clear maps, and graphics will introduce island science to a wide audience and spur further research on some of the planet’s most fascinating habitats.
Rosemary G. Gillespie is Schlinger Chair of Systematics, Professor in the Division of Insect Biology, and Director of the Essig Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. David A. Clague is Senior Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Encyclopedias of the Natural World JUNE 1008 pages, 8-1/2 x 11”, 100 color illustrations, 50 b/w photographs, 560 line illustrations, 40 maps, 50 tables Biology/Natural History/Ecology World cloth 978-0-520-25649-1 $95.00sc/£56.00
Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores
Encyclopedias of the Natural World
Edited by Mark W. Denny and Steven D. Gaines
World cloth 978-0-520-25118-2 $95.00tx/£56.00
Philippine tarsier (Tarsuis Syrichta). Photo by David Haring.
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Jonathan B. Losos
Edited by Michael S. Rosenberg
Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles
Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played an important role in the development of ecological theory and has become a model system exemplifying the integration of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral studies to understand evolutionary diversification. This major work, written by one of the best-known investigators of Anolis, reviews and synthesizes an immense literature. Jonathan B. Losos illustrates how different scientific approaches to the questions of adaptation and diversification can be integrated and examines evolutionary and ecological questions of interest to a broad range of biologists.
Jonathan B. Losos is Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
Organisms and Environments, 10 MAY 512 pages, 7 x 10”, 158 color & 116 line illustrations, 3 tables Biology/Ecology World cloth 978-0-520-25591-3 $75.00tx/£44.95
Methods, Models, Concepts, and Strategies
The sequencing of the human genome involved thousands of scientists but used relatively few tools. Today, obtaining sequences is simpler, but aligning the sequences—making sure that sequences from one source are properly compared to those from other sources—remains a complicated but underappreciated aspect of comparative molecular biology. This volume, the first to focus on this crucial step in analyzing sequence data, is about the practice of alignment, the procedures by which alignments are established, and more importantly, how the outcomes of any alignment algorithm should be interpreted. Edited by Michael S. Rosenberg with essays by many of the field’s leading experts, Sequence Alignment covers molecular causes, computational advances, approaches for assessing alignment quality, and philosophical underpinnings of the algorithms themselves.
Michael S. Rosenberg is Associate Professor of Computational Evolutionary Biology and Bioinformatics at Arizona State University.
MARCH 288 pages, 6 x 9”, 59 line illustrations, 13 tables Evolution/Organismal Biology World cloth 978-0-520-25697-2 $59.95sc/£35.00
Anolis evermanni. Courtesy M. Johnson. From Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree.
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Bruce S. Miller and Arthur W. Kendall Jr.
Early Life History of Marine Fishes
The life cycles of fishes are complex and varied, and knowledge of the early life stages is important for understanding the biology, ecology, and evolution of fishes. In Early Life History of Marine Fishes, Bruce S. Miller and Arthur W. Kendall Jr., bring together in a single reference much of the research available and its application to fishery science—knowledge increasingly important because, for most fishes, adult populations are determined at the earliest stages of life. Clear and well written, this book offers expert guidance on how to collect and analyze larval fish data and on how this information is interpreted by applied fish biologists and fisheries managers.
Bruce S. Miller is Professor Emeritus of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Arthur W. Kendall Jr., is a retired researcher for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
MARCH 288 pages, 6 x 9”, 7 b/w photographs, 98 line illustrations, 14 tables Organismal Biology/Zoology/Ecology World cloth 978-0-520-24972-1 $60.00sc/£35.00
Edited by Brian R. Silliman, Mark D. Bertness, and Edwin D. Grosholz
Human Impacts on Salt Marshes
A Global Perspective
Salt marshes are vitally important coastal ecosystems that filter water, buffer against storm erosion, and provide essential nursery habitat for important fishery species. Long thought to be resistant to ecological perturbations, salt marshes are now known to be highly sensitive indicators of environmental change and impacts. This state-of-the-science volume details how humans have modified salt marshes around the world and why these critical habitats desperately need protection. It also offers clear recommendations about what should be done to remediate current threats and restore the structure and function of salt marsh ecosystems.
Brian R. Silliman is Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida. Mark D. Bertness is Robert P. Brown Professor of Biology at Brown University. Edwin Grosholz is Professor and Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Specialist in Cooperative Extension at the University of California, Davis.
JUNE 408 pages, 7 x 10”, 144 b/w illustrations Ecology/Organismal Botany World cloth 978-0-520-25892-1 $60.00sc/£35.00
Crabs eating cordgrass at Mar Chiquita salt marsh, Argentina. Courtesy Cesar Costa and Oscar Iribarrie. From Human Impacts on Salt Marshes.
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Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler
Moths of Western North America
Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before—moths and their plant relationships. There are about 8,000 named species of moths in our region, and although most are unnoticed by the public, many attract attention when their larvae create economic damage: eating holes in woolens, infesting stored foods, boring into apples, damaging crops and garden plants, or defoliating forests. In contrast to previous North American moth books, this volume discusses and illustrates about 25% of the species in every family, including the tiny species, making this the most comprehensive volume in its field. With this approach it provides access to microlepidoptera study for biologists as well as amateur collectors. About 2,500 species are described and illustrated, including virtually all moths of economic importance, summarizing their morphology, taxonomy, adult behavior, larval biology, and life cycles.
Jerry A. Powell is Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Paul A. Opler is Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins.
MAY 536 pages, 8-1/2 x 11”, 64 color photographs, 252 line illustrations Biology/Natural History/Entomology World cloth 978-0-520-25197-7 $95.00sc/£56.00
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Edited by F. R. Hauer, J. A. Stanford, and R. L. Newell
Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea
New Women, Old Ways
Global, Area, and International Archive, 14 AVAILABLE 280 pages, 6 x 9”, 8 b/w illustrations Asian Studies/History/Religion/Gender World paper 978-0-520-09869-5 $29.95tx/£17.95
International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies
UC Publications in Entomology, 128 JUNE 422 pages, 7 x 10”, 30 b/w photographs, 106 line illustrations, 35 tables Organismal Biology/Entomology World paper 978-0-520-09868-8 $65.00tx/£38.95
Gertrude Snavely and Mary Beiler teaching Bible class in Korea. Courtesy General Commission on Archives and History, the United Methodist Church, Drew University. From Gender and Mission Encounters in Korea.
Edited by Giles Gunn and Carl Gutiérrez-Jones
America and the Misshaping of a New World Order
Global, Area, and International Archive, 13 AVAILABLE 272 pages, 6 x 9” Global Studies/Politics/American Studies World paper 978-0-520-09870-1 $29.95tx/£17.95
Serguei V. Triapitsyn and Jung-Wook Kim
An Annotated Catalog of the Type Material of Aphytis (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) in the Entomology Research Museum, University of California at Riverside
UC Publications in Entomology, 129 AVAILABLE 132 pages, 7 x 10”, 12 b/w photographs, 1 table Organismal Biology/Entomology World paper 978-0-520-09867-1 $65.00tx/£38.95
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Sarah Burns and John Davis
American Art to 1900
A Documentary History
From the simple assertion that “words matter” in the study of visual art, this comprehensive but eminently readable volume gathers an extraordinary selection of words—painters and sculptors writing in their diaries, critics responding to a sensational exhibition, groups of artists making stylistic manifestos, and poets reflecting on particular works of art. Along with a broad array of canonical texts, Sarah Burns and John Davis have assembled an astonishing variety of unknown, little known, or undervalued documents to convey the story of American art through the many voices of its contemporary practitioners, consumers, and commentators. American Art to 1900 highlights such critically important themes as women artists, African American representation and expression, regional and itinerant artists, Native Americans and the frontier, popular culture and vernacular imagery, institutional history, and more. With its hundreds of explanatory headnotes providing essential context and guidance to readers, this book reveals the documentary riches of American art and its many intersecting histories in unprecedented breadth, depth, and detail.
Sarah Burns is Ruth N. Halls Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University. Among her many books is Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America (UC Press). John Davis is Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art at Smith College.
MARCH 988 pages, 7 x 10”, 14 b/w illustrations Art/Art History World cloth 978-0-520-24526-6 $70.00tx/£40.95 paper 978-0-520-25756-6 $34.95sc/£19.95
“There was a time when the presentation of one’s ‘likeness’ meant something. It was a sacred thing, exchanged only between lovers or married people, kept carefully from unsympathizing eyes, gazed at in private as a treasure apart. But we have changed all that now. People like their faces to hang out at street doors, and in galleries, to lie on everybody’s and anybody’s table in albums, and to be hawked about promiscuously and vulgarly like a fashion print, or a specimen of sea-weed, or a stuck insect, for the gaze of the curious.”
Fanny Fern [Sara Willis Parton], “Then and Now,” New York Ledger, April 5, 1862.
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Edited by Ilia Dorontchenkov
Symbolist Art in Context
The Symbolist art movement of the late nineteenth century forms an important bridge between Impressionism and Modernism. But because Symbolism, more than the two movements it links, emphasizes ideas over objects and events, it has suffered from vague and conflicting definitions. In Symbolist Art in Context, Michelle Facos offers a clearly written, comprehensive, and accessible description of this challenging subject. Reaching back into Romanticism for Symbolism’s origins, Facos argues that Symbolism enabled artists to confront an increasingly uncertain and complex world—one to which pessimists responded with themes of decadence and degeneration and optimists with idealism and reform.
Michelle Facos is Associate Professor of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the author of Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination: Swedish Art of the 1890s (UC Press).
An Ahmanson • Murphy Fine Arts Book MARCH 304 pages, 7 x 10”, 16 color & 86 b/w illustrations Art/Art History/European Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25499-2 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-25582-1 $29.95sc/£17.95
Russian and Soviet Views of Modern Western Art, 1890s to Mid-1930s
Translated by Charles Rougle Consulting Editor, Nina Gurianova
From the first Modernist exhibitions in the late 1890s to the Soviet rupture with the West in the mid-1930s, Russian artists and writers came into wide contact with modern European art and ideas. Introducing a wealth of little-known material set in an illuminating interpretive context, this sourcebook presents Russian and Soviet views of Western art during this critical period of cultural transformation. The writings document complex responses to these works and ideas before the Russians lost contact with them almost entirely. Many of these writings have been unavailable to foreign readers and, until recently, were not widely known even to Russian scholars. Both an important reference and a valuable resource for classrooms, the book includes an introductory essay and shorter introductions to the individual sections.
Ilia Dorontchenkov is Professor at the Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has also taught in the Department of Slavic Languages at Brown University.
Documents of Twentieth-Century Art MARCH 400 pages, 7 x 10”, 42 b/w illustrations Art History World cloth 978-0-520-22103-1 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-25372-8 $29.95sc/£17.95
Cover of Jugend, 1897. Photo by Per Nodahl. From Symbolist Art in Context.
Cover of Ivan Aksionov’s Picasso and the Environs, 1917. From Russian and Soviet Views of Modern Western Art, 1890s to Mid-1930s.
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Alan C. Braddock
Pop Art, Politics, and History in the 1960s
James Rosenquist’s paintings, with their billboard-sized images of commercial subjects, are utterly emblematic of 1960s Pop Art. Their provocative imagery also touches on some of the major political and historical events of that turbulent decade—from the Kennedy assassination to the war in Vietnam. In the first full-length scholarly examination of Rosenquist’s art from that period, Michael Lobel weaves together close visual analysis, a wealth of archival research, and a consideration of the social and historical contexts in which these paintings were produced to offer bold new readings of a body of work that helped redefine art in the 1960s. Bringing together a range of approaches, James Rosenquist provides a compelling perspective on the artist and on the burgeoning consumer culture of postwar America.
Michael Lobel is Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the M.A. Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory at Purchase College, State University of New York.
An Ahmanson • Murphy Fine Arts Book
Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity
Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity is the first book to situate Philadelphia’s greatest realist painter in relation to the historical discourse of cultural difference. Alan C. Braddock reveals that modern anthropological perceptions of “culture,” attributed to Eakins by many art historians, did not become current until after the artist’s death, in 1916. Braddock demonstrates that Eakins’s realistic portrayals of Spanish street performers, African Americans, and southern European immigrants embodied a premodern worldview. Yet by exploring Eakins’s struggle to visualize diversity amid the dislocating forces of his day—mass immigration, orientalism, tourism, commercial publishing, and the international circulation of ethnographic objects—this book illuminates American art on the threshold of the twentieth-century “culture concept” promulgated by Franz Boas and other modern anthropologists.
Alan C. Braddock is Associate Curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
An Ahmanson • Murphy Fine Arts Book
Rosenquist in his studio, 1964. Photo by Ken Heyman. Artwork©James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. From James Rosenquist.
Thomas Eakins, female model, ca, 1867–69. FIne Arts Museums of San Fransico, Museum Purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection. From Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity.
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Composing the Citizen
Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France
In a book that challenges modernist ideas about the value and role of music in Western society, Composing the Citizen demonstrates how music can help forge a nation. Deftly exploring the history of Third Republic France, Jann Pasler shows how French people from all classes and political persuasions looked to music to revitalize the country after the turbulent crises of 1871. Embraced not as a luxury but for its “public utility,” music became an object of public policy as integral to modern life as power and water, a way to teach critical judgment and inspire national pride. It helped people to forget the past, voice conflicting aspirations, and imagine a shared future. Based on a dazzling survey of archival material, Pasler’s rich interdisciplinary work looks beyond elites and the histories their agendas have dominated to open new windows onto the musical tastes and practices of amateurs as well as professionals. A fascinating history of the period emerges, one rooted in political realities and the productive tensions between the political and the aesthetic. Highly evocative and deeply humanistic, Composing the Citizen ignites broad debates about music’s role in democracy and its meaning in our lives.
John Singer Sargent, Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver, ca. 1879–80. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. From Composing the Citizen.
Jann Pasler is Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego. Among her books is Confronting Stravinsky: Man, Musician, and Modernist (UC Press) and Writing Through Music.
An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities MAY 680 pages, 6 x 9”, 103 b/w photographs, 19 tables, 34 music examples Music/History World cloth 978-0-520-25740-5 $60.00sc/£35.00
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Ari Y. Kelman
This Ain’t the Summer of Love
Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk
This lively and entertaining revisionist history of rock music after 1970 reconsiders the roles of two genres, heavy metal and punk. Instead of considering metal and punk as aesthetically opposed to each other, Steve Waksman breaks new ground by showing that a profound connection exists between them. Metal and punk enjoyed a charged, intimate relationship that informed both genres in terms of sound, image, and discourse. This Ain’t the Summer of Love traces this connection back to the early 1970s, when metal first asserted its identity and punk arose independently as an ideal about what rock should be and could become, and upends established interpretations of metal and punk and their place in rock history.
Steve Waksman is Associate Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College.
A Roth Family Foundation Music in America Book FEBRUARY 382 pages, 6 x 9”, 21 b/w photographs Music World cloth 978-0-520-25310-0 $65.00tx/£38.95 paper 978-0-520-25717-7 $24.95/£14.95
A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio in the United States
This study examines the culture of Yiddish radio in the United States during radio’s golden age. Ari Y. Kelman explores the dynamic relationships between an immigrant population and a mass medium and between audience and community. By focusing on voices previously excluded from radio histories, this treatment of non-Englishlanguage radio breaks new ground in the study of both American mass media and immigrant culture. Yiddish radio directly addressed the everyday lives of Jewish immigrants, while providing them with invaluable guidance as they struggled to become American. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, radio created a virtual place where Jewish immigrants could listen to voices like theirs and affirm the sound of their community as it evolved, particularly in light of World War II and the years that followed.
Ari Y. Kelman is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Davis.
An S. Mark Taper Foundation Book in Jewish Studies APRIL 264 pages, 6 x 9”, 20 b/w photographs Media Studies/Jewish Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25573-9 $39.95sc/£23.95
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Jennifer M. Barker
The Tactile Eye
Touch and the Cinematic Experience
The Tactile Eye expands on phenomenological analysis and film theory in its accessible and beautifully written exploration of the visceral connection between films and their viewers. Jennifer M. Barker argues that the experience of cinema can be understood as deeply tactile—a sensuous exchange between film and viewer that goes beyond the visual and aural, gets beneath the skin, and reverberates in the body. Barker combines analysis of embodiment and phenomenological film theory to provide an expansive description of cinematic tactility. She considers feminist experimental film, early cinema, animation, and horror, as well as classic, modernist, and postmodern cinema; films from ten national cinemas; and work by Chuck Jones, Buster Keaton, the Quay Brothers, Satyajit Ray, Carolee Schneemann, and Tom Tykwer, among others.
Jennifer M. Barker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Georgia State University.
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American Film and the Spectator’s Experience
Everyone knows the thrill of being transported by a film, but what is it that makes movie watching such a compelling emotional experience? In Moving Viewers, Carl Plantinga explores this question and the implications of its answer for aesthetics, the psychology of spectatorship, and the place of movies in culture. Through an in-depth discussion of mainstream Hollywood films, Plantinga investigates what he terms “the paradox of negative emotion” and the function of mainstream narratives as ritualistic fantasies. He describes the sensual nature of the movies and shows how film emotions are often elicited for rhetorical purposes. He uses cognitive science and philosophical aesthetics to demonstrate why cinema may deliver the same emotional charge in Senegal or Peru as it does in Steven Spielberg’s America.
Carl Plantinga is Professor of Film Studies at Calvin College.
APRIL 262 pages, 6 x 9”, 14 b/w photographs, 1 table Film/American Studies World cloth 978-0-520-25695-8 $60.00tx/£35.00 paper 978-0-520-25696-5 $24.95sc/£14.95
Film still from Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965). From The Tacile Eye.
Film still from The Color Purple (Stephen Spielberg, 1985). From Moving Viewers.
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“A harrowing memoir.” Wall Street Journal “Almost all there is to know about sleep and the lack thereof.”
“Insomniac is far too interesting to lull you into dreamland, but it will certainly engage and comfort you—and keep you company—during those long dark hours that the clock ticks off until dawn.”
O: The Oprah Magazine
“In search of a good night’s rest, a lit professor travels the world and bones up on sleep science. No easy answers—but fascinating.” People “Insomniac is among the best books of its kind.” Nature “Readable, engaging, and sympathetic…. A rare and thorough view of the phenomenology of insomnia…. Remarkably comprehensive.”
Gayle Greene is Professor of Literature and Women’s Studies at Scripps College, Claremont, California. She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
APRIL 520 pages, 6 x 9” Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-24630-0) Medicine/Sociology North America paper 978-0-520-25996-6 $16.95
In this revelatory book, Gayle Greene offers a uniquely comprehensive account of this devastating and little-understood condition. She has traveled the world in a quest for answers, interviewing neurologists, sleep researchers, doctors, psychotherapists, and insomniacs of all sorts. Insomniac is at once a field guide through the hidden terrain inhabited by insomniacs and a book of consolations for anyone who has struggled with this affliction that has long been trivialized and neglected.
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Earth under Fire
How Global Warming Is Changing the World
With an Afterword by Bill McKibben Updated Edition “The power of Gary Braasch’s personal witness to the climate crisis makes this essential reading for every citizen.” Al Gore “This may be the most deeply researched photo book of all time.”
“Braasch brings together startling and breathtaking imagery with personal accounts and the best available scientific evidence.” Nature “The pictures are truly eye-opening…. We may not truly believe what we’ve done to the planet until we actually see the results for ourselves.”
“Truly rich and beautiful…. An excellent publication!”
R. K. Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and corecipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
Gary Braasch is an Ansel Adams Award–winning photojournalist and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He is the author of Photographing the Patterns of Nature.
FEBRUARY 295 pages, 8-1/2 x 10”, 110 color & 5 line illustrations, 6 maps Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-24438-2) Ecology/Environmental Studies/Photography World paper 978-0-520-26025-2 $24.95/£14.95
More than a warning, Earth under Fire is the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available. It offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near-total dependence on fossil fuels using technologies and energy sources already available. A thorough revision and a new preface for the paperback edition bring the compelling facts about climate change up to date.
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The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree
“An absorbing account of not only the decline of this Herculean tree, but of those who are trying to develop disease-resistant varieties.”
New York Times
“American Chestnut is a parable for our time: a sad and salutary tale, beautifully written.” Nature “A tale of the functional extinction of what was once one of the most economically valuable and ecologically important trees.”
“Freinkel makes a fine narrator…. You’ll find yourself rooting for a cure.”
“A spellbinding microhistory teeming with tales of conviction, ambition, frustration, and just plain luck…. Poetic…. Crystalline.” Booklist “A moving portrait…. Freinkel’s fine reportage sparkles.” Natural History
Susan Freinkel is a freelance science journalist whose feature writing has appeared in Discover, Health, and Smithsonian, among other publications.
APRIL 294 pages, 6 x 9”, 1 b/w photograph, 1 line illustration, 1 map Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-24730-7) Ecology/Botany/Natural History World paper 978-0-520-25994-2 $16.95/£9.95
The American chestnut was one of America’s most common, valued, and beloved trees. But in the early twentieth century, an exotic plague swept through the chestnut forests with the force of a wildfire. Within forty years, the blight had killed close to four billion trees and left the species teetering on the brink of extinction. In American Chestnut, Susan Freinkel tells the dramatic story of the stubborn optimists who refuse to let this cultural icon go.
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Philip L. Fradkin
Wallace Stegner and the American West
“As Fradkin notes in this astute biography, it was a miracle that he didn’t write pulp westerns. Instead, Stegner took as his subject the failure of his father’s homestead, built on denial of the most fundamental Western reality: drought.” The New Yorker “It is clear that this is an ideal match between biographer and subject.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“Fradkin has given us our first full critical portrait of the man and his protean career.” Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder
Renowned environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin reveals the Wallace Stegner behind the literary legacy—a generous teacher, conservationist, and man whose early landscapes shaped his life and character. Fradkin chronicles Stegner’s formative years, from the raw, desolate plains of Saskatchewan and the canyonlands of Utah to California’s Silicon Valley. A lifelong teacher and environmentalist, Stegner inspired countless writers and defended the wilderness against human desecration. In this biography of man, place, and century, Fradkin traces Stegner’s life across its many landscapes, and shows us how this child of the fading frontier became the voice, protector, and enduring icon of the West.
Philip L. Fradkin is the author of eleven highly praised books, including A River No More and The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906. He was the first western editor of Audubon Magazine and shared a Pulitzer Prize as a journalist for the Los Angeles Times.
FEBRUARY 386 pages, 6 x 9” American Studies/California & the West Omit British Commonwealth, except Canada paper 978-0-520-25957-7 $19.95
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Charles Robert Jenkins with Jim Frederick
The Reluctant Communist
My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea
“Oddly compelling.” New Yorker “Extraordinary…. Opens a window on a world of fathomless evil, and tells a heartbreaking story.” Wall Street Journal “A valentine in disguise…. [An] evocation of the emotional space Jenkins and his bride, Hitomi Soga, claimed for themselves, even under the cruel gaze of the Kims.” The Atlantic “A riveting account.” Kirkus Reviews
Charles Robert Jenkins is a former United States Army soldier who lived in North Korea from 1965 to 2004. He now lives in Japan. Jim Frederick is a Time Senior Editor stationed in London.
MARCH 232 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 14 b/w photographs Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25333-9) Asian Studies/History/Autobiography British Commonwealth, U.S. & Territories, Canada, Mexico paper 978-0-520-25999-7 $15.95/£9.50
In January of 1965, twenty-four-year-old U.S. Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world’s most heavily militarized border. He believed his action would get him back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for forty years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This fast-paced, harrowing tale, told plainly and simply by Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), takes the reader behind the North Korean curtain and reveals the inner workings of its isolated society while offering a powerful testament to the human spirit.
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Robert Benewick and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald
The State of China Atlas
Mapping the World’s Fastest-Growing Economy
Revised and Updated Praise for the previous edition: “A book to savour.” John Adams, Asian Affairs “Clear, comprehensive, and focused on the most crucial issues facing the country.” Marc Blecher, Oberlin College
This magnificently produced atlas provides a unique visual survey of the profound economic, political, and social changes taking place in China, as well as their implications for the world at large. China has the world’s fastest-growing economy and is the secondlargest trading nation. With its pro-entrepreneurial outlook and population of 1.3 billion, it offers unique opportunities for domestic and overseas investors. This dynamic volume provides an abundance of information on China’s new wealth, growing unemployment, mass migration to the cities, and trade disputes.
Completely Revised and Updated: • Vivid full-color maps convey a wealth of information quickly and efficiently • Comprehensive information on China’s population, employment, agriculture, industry, and economics
Robert Benewick is Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Sussex, and Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is Professor of Chinese Media Studies at the University of Sydney.
Copub: Myriad Editions Limited APRIL 128 pages, 7-1/2 x 9-3/4”, 60 maps, 7 color & 1 b/w photo, 5 tables Geography/Asian Studies/Reference World paper 978-0-520-25610-1 $19.95/£11.95
Also by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Robert Benewick:
Pocket China Atlas
Maps and Facts at Your Fingertips
World paper 978-0-520-25468-8 $10.95/£5.95
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Steven H. Miles, MD
America’s Torture Doctors
Second Edition “Collects countless examples of medical complicity in abuse that is all the more disturbing for the lack of any notable protest.”
The New York Times
“A harrowing documentation of how the military medical profession has been corrupted by the Bush-Rumsfeld interrogation rules.” Time “Dr. Miles writes in a white rage, with great justification—but he lets the facts tell the story.” Seymour M. Hersh
Steven H. Miles, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a member of its Center for Bioethics, and a practicing physician.
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The news that the United States tortured prisoners in the war on terror has brought shame to the nation, yet little has been written about the doctors and psychologists at these prisons. In Oath Betrayed, medical ethics expert and physician Steven H. Miles tells how doctors, psychologists, and medics cleared prisoners for interrogation, advised and monitored abuse, falsified documents—including death certificates—and were largely silent as the scandal unfolded. This updated and expanded paperback edition gives newly uncovered details about the policies that engage clinicians in torture. It discusses the ongoing furor over psychologists’ participating in interrogations. Most explosively this new edition shows how interrogation psychologists may have moved from information-gathering to coercive experiments, warning all of us about a new direction in U.S. policy and military medicine—a direction that not so long ago was unthinkable.
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Melvyn C. Goldstein
A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2
The Calm before the Storm, 1951–1955
“Impressively meticulous. [A] wealth of well-ordered detail and primary source material, both Tibetan and Chinese.” Times Literary Supplement “Incisive…. Goldstein’s remarkable dexterity of storytelling makes it a book the reader cannot put down…. An indespensible reference.”
Journal of Asian Studies
“The definitive history…. Remarkably complete, careful, and persuasive.”
Journal of Chinese Political Science
It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened— and why—during the 1950s. In a book that continues the story of Tibet’s history that he began in his acclaimed A History of Modern Tibet, 1913–1951: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Melvyn C. Goldstein critically revises our understanding of that key period in midcentury. This authoritative account utilizes new archival material, including never-before-seen documents, and extensive interviews with Tibetans, including the Dalai Lama, and Chinese officials. Goldstein furnishes fascinating and sometimes surprising portraits of these major players as he deftly unravels the fateful intertwining of Tibetan and Chinese politics against the backdrop of the Korean War, the tenuous Sino-Soviet alliance, and American cold war policy.
Melvyn C. Goldstein is Professor in Anthropology and Codirector of the Center for Research on Tibet at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama (UC Press), among other books.
A Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studies APRIL 674 pages, 6 x 9”, 26 b/w photographs, 4 maps Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-24941-7) History/Asian Studies/Tibet World paper 978-0-520-25995-9 $29.95/£17.95
Also by Melvyn C. Goldstein:
A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 1: 1913–1951
The Demise of the Lamaist State
World paper 978-0-520-07590-0 $45.00sc/£26.95
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The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman
“Meticulously researched.” Bookforum “Well-written and psychologically astute…. Will satisfy musical theater fans and anyone who loves a snappy comeback.” The Advocate “Fascinating…. Those interested in Merman the diva and the myriad ways truth gets twisted in the making of a star will be utterly absorbed.”
“Flinn masterfully analyzes Merman’s work on stage, screen and TV with a sophisticated eye for detail that will delight theater buffs.”
Caryl Flinn is Professor at the University of Arizona. She is the author of The New German Cinema: Music, History and the Matter of Style (UC Press) and Strains of Utopia.
A Roth Family Foundation Music in America Book FEBRUARY 556 pages, 6 x 9”, 50 b/w photographs Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-22942-6) Biography/Cinema/Music World paper 978-0-520-26022-1 $18.95/£11.50
Broadway star Ethel Merman’s voice was a mesmerizing force and her vitality was legendary, yet the popular perception of La Merm as the irrepressible wonder falls far short of all that she was and all that she meant to Americans over so many decades. This marvelously detailed biography is the first to tell the full story of how the stenographer from Queens, New York, became the queen of the Broadway musical in its golden age. Mining official and unofficial sources, including interviews with Merman’s family and her personal scrapbooks, Caryl Flinn unearths new details of Merman’s life and finds that behind the high-octane personality was a remarkably pragmatic woman who never lost sight of her roots.
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Ernst van de Wetering
The Painter at Work
Revised Edition “Ernst van de Wetering’s wonderful book has taken us towards an understanding of the machinery of Rembrandt’s genius. No one attempting to write about Rembrandt in the future will be able to do so without taking this fine work into account.” Simon Schama “This is a very rich book, a deeply felt analysis of an artist whom the author knows better than almost any living scholar.”
Times Literary Supplement
“This book is—if one may be allowed to say such a thing about a serious scholarly work—a gripping good read.” Burlington Magazine
Rembrandt’s intriguing painting technique stirred the imaginations of art lovers during his lifetime and has done so ever since. In this book, now revised, updated, and with a new foreword by the author, Rembrandt’s pictorial intentions and the variety of materials and techniques he applied to create his fascinating effects are unraveled in depth. At the same time, this “archaeology” of Rembrandt’s paintings yields information on many other levels and offers a view of Rembrandt’s daily practice and artistic considerations while simultaneously providing a more dimensional image of the artist.
Ernst van de Wetering is Professor of Art History at the University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively on historical painting techniques, as well as in the field of theory and ethics of conservation and restoration.
Copub: Amsterdam University Press APRIL 356 pages, 9-1/4 x 10-3/4”, 228 color & 107 b/w photographs Art/Art History U.S. & Territories, Canada, Philippines Previous paperback published 2000 (978-0-520-22668-5) paper 978-0-520-25884-6 $39.95
Rembrandt, detail of Self-Portrait at the Age of 26, 1632. Panel (oval), 64.4 x 47.6 cm. Glasgow, The Burrell Collection.
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William F. Loomis
Life as It Is
Biology for the Public Sphere
“Fascinating.” Nature “Wide-ranging, easily accessible, and thought-provoking…. A profound and beautifully explained celebration of life.” New Scientist “Highly provocative…. Loomis is a careful and clear guide to the historical, social, and political aspects of biology, making this overview both thorough and daring.” Publishers Weekly
William F. Loomis is Distinguished Professor of
This concise, accessible book considers from a biological perspective the controversial issues of our day: abortion, euthanasia, engineered evolution, cooperativity, and the future of sustainable life on this planet. Exploring in fascinating detail the processes by which cells come into being and multiply, Loomis clearly and simply explains the latest in complex biological research. He reviews recent insights into molecular and human evolution, the role of DNA sequences in determining traits, and the biological basis for consciousness, all of which, he argues, need to be considered when making life-and-death decisions and wrestling with questions about the limits to intervention.
Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the former President of the Society for Developmental Biology and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
MAY 272 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 10 b/w photographs, 6 line illustrations Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25357-5) Biology/Evolution World paper 978-0-520-26001-6 $15.95/£9.50
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Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People
With a New Preface “Thought–provoking…. Profound…. Combines the combustible power of a keen intellect with powerful conviction and ethical courage.”
“Throws open the animal kingdom’s closet doors.” The Advocate “As a compendium of information on sex and gender diversity in the natural world, Roughgarden’s is the richest and most authoritative book available.” Nature “A fun read with laudable politics.” Out Magazine
In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution’s Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. A new preface shows how this witty, playful, and daring book has revolutionized our understanding of sexuality.
Stonewall Book Awards, Israel Fishman NonFiction Award; American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Roundtable Joan Roughgarden is Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. She is the author of several books, including Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist.
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New by Joan Roughgarden, see page 12:
Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness
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Jackson Mac Low
Thing of Beauty
New and Selected Works
Edited by Anne Tardos “A substantial collection…. The book is a thing of beauty in itself, splendidly designed and printed.” Times Literary Supplement “A landmark collection.” Library Journal “The best job to date in providing a window into Mac Low’s unique perspective on what constitutes poetic beauty, showcasing a wide range of his poetry.” Publishers Weekly, starred review “Mac Low opened doors to places that poetry had not yet been. This substantial selection is the ideal introduction to his work.”
Jackson Mac Low (1922–2004) was a poet, composer, painter, and multimedia performance artist. Anne Tardos is a poet, performer, visual artist, and composer.
A Simpson Book in the Humanities MAY 504 pages, 6 x 9”, 20 b/w photographs Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-24936-3) Literature/Poetry/Art World paper 978-0-520-26002-3 $21.95/£12.95
This landmark collection brings together poetry, performance pieces, “traditional” verse, prose poems, and other poetical texts from Jackson Mac Low’s lifetime in art. The works span the years from 1937, beginning with “Thing of Beauty,” his first poem, until his death in 2004, and demonstrate his extraordinary range as well as his unquenchable enthusiasm. Mac Low is widely acknowledged as one of the major figures in twentieth-century American poetry. This volume, edited by Anne Tardos, his wife and frequent collaborator, offers a balanced arrangement of early, middle, and late work, designed to convey not just the range but also the progressions and continuities of his writings and “writingways.”
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Last Poems and an Essay
“Few in number but various in approach, united by considerations of aging and memory, these poems are more than merely a biographical footnote.” D. H. Tracy, New York Times Book Review “This work reveals a journeyman poet writing with unparalleled clarity as he approached the most private of possible thresholds—the end of a sorely loved life.” Boston Review “The subtlest feeling for the measure that I encounter anywhere except in the verses of Ezra Pound.” William Carlos Williams “Robert Creeley’s poetry is as basic and necessary as the air we breathe. He is about the best we have.” John Ashbery
Robert Creeley, one of the most significant American poets of the twentieth century, helped define an emerging countertradition to the prevailing literary establishment—a postwar poetry originating with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky. When Creeley died in March 2005, he was working on what was to be his final book of poetry. In addition to more than thirty new poems, many touching on the twin themes of memory and presence, this moving collection includes the text of the last paper Creeley gave—an essay exploring the late verse of Walt Whitman. Together, the essay and the poems are a retrospective on aging and the resilience of memory.
Robert Creeley (1926–2005) published more than sixty books of poetry, prose, essays, and interviews. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Professor at Brown University.
MAY 100 pages, 4-1/2 x 7” Hardcover published in 2006 (978-0-520-24791-8) Literature/Poetry World paper 978-0-520-25990-4 $14.95/£8.95
The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975–2005
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Elias Aboujaoude, MD
A Psychiatrist’s Tales of Ritual and Obsession
“An engaging glimpse into the all-too-often-crippling disorders that many thousands suffer.” Booklist “Highly readable…. Consistently provides the reader with a refreshingly jargon-free and intimate look at what OCD looks and feels like.”
“A wonderful read. These stories, written in a breezy, accessible style, illuminate several of the more mysterious and perplexing psychiatric ailments. Highly informative.” Irvin Yalom, MD, author of Love’s Executioner
Elias Aboujaoude, MD, is Director of the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.
MARCH 191 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 4 tables Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25567-8) Medicine World paper 978-0-520-25985-0 $15.95/£9.50
In this compelling book, we meet a man who can’t let anyone get within a certain distance of his nose, two kleptomaniacs from very different walks of life, a professor with a dangerous gambling habit, and others with equally debilitating compulsive conditions. Writing with compassion, humor, and a deft literary touch, Elias Aboujaoude, an expert on obsessive compulsive disorder and behavioral addictions, tells stories inspired by memorable patients he has treated, taking us from initial contact through the stages of the doctor-patient relationship. Into these interconnected vignettes Aboujaoude weaves his own personal experiences while presenting up-to-date, accessible medical information.
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East Wind Melts the Ice
A Memoir through the Seasons
“Eclectic…. A wealth of information.” New York Times Book Review “Dalby seamlessly couples an artist’s adroit sensitivity with an anthropologist’s keen perception to create a singularly intimate yet universally accessible portrait of the natural world.” Booklist “Delightful and fascinating…. A beautiful volume.” Bloomsbury Review “Part garden journal and part memoir, this book presents an intriguing new perspective—for Westerners at least—on the minute but inexorable seasonal changes happening every day.” American Gardener
Writing in luminous prose, Liza Dalby, acclaimed author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki, brings us this elegant and unique year’s journal—a brilliant mosaic that is at once a candid memoir, a gardener’s diary, and an enlightening excursion through cultures East and West. Structured according to the seasonal units of an ancient Chinese almanac, East Wind Melts the Ice is made up of seventy-two short chapters that can be read straight through or dipped into at random. In the manner of the Japanese personal poetic essay, this vibrant work comprises seventy-two windows on a life lived between cultures, and the result is a wonderfully engaging read.
Finalist for the 2008 Kiriyama Prize, Pacific Rim Voices Liza Dalby is an anthropologist specializing in Japanese culture.
FEBRUARY 346 pages, 6 x 8”, 32 line illustrations, 1 table Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-25053-6) Memoir/Gardening/California & the West North America paper 978-0-520-25991-1 $16.95/£9.95
Also by Liza Dalby:
Updated with a New Preface 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
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The Magna Carta Manifesto
Liberties and Commons for All
“Traces a proud lineage…with a passion, eloquence, and lyrical reverence for hard-won freedoms.” The Independent “Original, powerful, and groundbreaking…. Utterly fascinating…. Charts a path that gives me, and will give others, hope for a better future.” Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights “The ideas Linebaugh provokes and maps of liberty are dazzling, reminders of what we have been and who we could be…. Remarkable.” Rebecca Solnit, author of Storming the Gates of Paradise
Peter Linebaugh is Professor of History at the University of Toledo. He is the author of The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century.
An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities JUNE 376 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 13 b/w photographs, 1 line illustration, 1 table Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-24726-0) History/Law/Politics World paper 978-0-520-26000-9 $15.95/£9.50
This remarkable book shines a fierce light on the current state of liberty and shows how long-standing restraints against tyranny—and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, as well as the prohibition of torture—are being abridged. In providing a sweeping history of Magna Carta, the source of these protections since 1215, this powerful book demonstrates how these ancient rights are repeatedly laid aside when the greed of privatization, the lust for power, and the ambition of empire seize a state.
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Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman
Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?
Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg Updated and Expanded “You won’t be able to stop reading this great, gripping story.”
Jared Diamond, author of Collapse
“Convincing…. A patiently stunning case that denies the deniers.”
Los Angeles Times
“Deserves a prominent place…especially for its survey of the flaws, fallacies and failings in the deniers’ arguments.” Financial Times “An inventively thorough treatment…. Important…. A powerful weapon for anyone who cares about learning from the credible historical record.”
Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust “revisionists.” In the process, they show how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened and, for that matter, how we can confirm any historical event. This edition is expanded with a new chapter and epilogue examining current, shockingly mainstream revisionism.
Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Alex Grobman is President of the Institute for Contemporary Jewish Life and the Brenn Institute.
An S. Mark Taper Foundation Book in Jewish Studies APRIL 370 pages, 6 x 9”, 48 b/w photos, 16 illustrations, 3 tables Previous paperback published in 2002 (978-0-520-23469-7) History/Sociology/Jewish Studies World paper 978-0-520-26098-6 $18.95sc/£11.50
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Victor Davis Hanson
The Western Way of War
Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
With an Introduction by John Keegan With a New Preface “A small masterpiece of style and scholarship.” The Economist “Enthralling…. One closes this book wishing that its final verdict was as well known as more familiar tenets of Greek wisdom.”
Christopher Hitchens, Newsday
“[Hanson] has opened up a whole new way of looking at classical Greek warfare.” Journal of Hellenic Studies
Victor Davis Hanson is Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno, and author and coauthor of many books, including The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War.
APRIL 303 pages, 6 x 9” Previous paperback published in 2000 (978-0-520-21911-3) Classical Studies/Military History Omit British Commonwealth & Ireland, except Canada paper 978-0-520-26009-2 $21.95/£12.95
The Greeks of the classical age invented not only the central idea of Western politics—that the power of state should be guided by a majority of its citizens—but also the central act of Western warfare, the decisive infantry battle. Instead of ambush, skirmish, or combat between individual heroes, the Greeks of the fifth century B.C. devised a ferocious, brief, and destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages. In this bold, original study, Victor Davis Hanson shows how this brutal enterprise was dedicated to the same outcome as consensual government—an unequivocal, instant resolution to dispute. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war. A new preface addresses recent scholarship on Greek warfare.
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The Architecture of Four Ecologies
With a New Foreword by Joe Day “The true language of Los Angeles is the language of movement, says Banham…. A generous and exhilarating joyride.”
Roger Jellinek, The New York Times
“Deserves to be read today not for its prescience or as a quaint historical artifact, but as a model on how to read any city.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review
“A light-hearted and affectionate tribute.” New York Review of Books
Reyner Banham examined the built environment of Los Angeles in a way no architectural historian before him had done, looking with fresh eyes at its manifestations of popular taste and industrial ingenuity, as well as its more traditional modes of residential and commercial building. His construct of “four ecologies” examined the ways Angelenos relate to the beach, the freeways, the flatlands, and the foothills. Banham delighted in this mobile city and identified it as an exemplar of the posturban future. In a spectacular new foreword, architect and scholar Joe Day explores how the structure of Los Angeles, the concept of “ecology,” and the relevance of Banham’s ideas have changed over the past thirty-five years.
Reyner Banham (1922–1988) was Sheldon H. Solow Professor of the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Joe Day leads deegan day design llc and serves on the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
FEBRUARY 281 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 111 b/w photographs, 4 line drawings, 8 maps Previous paperback published in 2001 (978-0-520-21924-3) Architecture/Urban Studies World paper 978-0-520-26015-3 $22.95/£13.50
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Experience as Dance
Foreword by Richard Schechner “Beautifully researched…with a tone of persuasive poise, Ross builds a strong case for Anna Halprin as one of the most potent, if underrecognized, catalysts in dance.” Dance Magazine “An indispensable critical biography of this modern dance pioneer…. Remarkable…. Intelligent.” Financial Times “Fastidiously researched…. A masterful job.” Jewish Book World “Superb biography…. Rich with fascinating material.” Metro Newspapers “A crucial contribution to a dance history heavily based in the New York experience.” Marcia Siegel, Hudson Review
2008 Special Citation from the de la Torre Bueno Prize, Society of Dance History Scholars Janice Ross is Professor of Drama at Stanford University. Richard Schechner is University Professor and one of the founders of the Performance Studies Department at New York University.
A Simpson Book in the Humanities MAY 462 pages, 6 x 9”, 45 b/w photographs Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-24757-4) Dance/Biography/California & the West World paper 978-0-520-26005-4 $21.95/£12.95
Anna Halprin pioneered what became known as “postmodern dance,” creating work that was key to unlocking the door to experimentation in theater, music, Happenings, and performance art. This first comprehensive biography examines Halprin’s fascinating life in the context of American culture—in particular popular culture and the West Coast as a center of artistic experimentation from the Beats through the Hippies to the present. The result is an innovative consideration of how experience becomes performance, as well as a masterful account of an extraordinary life.
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China’s Communist Party
Atrophy and Adaptation
“Although [Shambaugh] is not blind to the serious—and growing—challenges to Beijing’s rule, neither, in his telling, is Beijing. Such open-minded vigilance may be the Chinese leaders’ best insurance against following in the footsteps of the communists who went before them.”
William J. Dobson, Washington Post Book World
Anita Chan, Richard Madsen, and Jonathan Unger
Revolution to Globalization
Few issues affect the future of China—and hence all the nations that interact with China—more than the nature of its ruling party and government. In this timely study, David Shambaugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses, durability, adaptability, and potential longevity of China’s Communist Party (CCP).
David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
Copub: Woodrow Wilson Center Press MARCH 256 pages, 6 x 9” Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25492-3) Asian Studies/History/Politics World paper 978-0-520-26007-8 $21.95sc/£12.95
The first two editions of Chen Village presented an enthralling account of a Chinese village in the throes of Maoist revolution followed by dramatic changes in village life and local politics during the Deng Xiaoping period. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the authors have returned to Chen Village, and in three new chapters they explore astonishing developments. The once-backwater village is today a center of China’s export industry, where more than 50,000 workers labor in modern factories, ruled by the village government. This new edition of Chen Village illuminates, in microcosm, the recent history of rural China up to the present time.
Anita Chan is a sociologist at the Australian National University. Richard Madsen is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Jonathan Unger is head of the Contemporary China Centre at the Australian National University.
APRIL 400 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4”, 48 b/w photographs, 2 line illustrations Previous paperback published in 1992 (978-0-520-08109-3) Sociology/Asian Studies/China World paper 978-0-520-25931-7 $22.95sc/£13.50
A modern wedding procession in China. From Chen Village.
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Erotic Grotesque Nonsense
The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times
“A timely and provocative challenge to the master narratives of interwar and wrtime Japan…. Insightful, provocative, often effervescent…. An excellent book.”
Journal of Asian Studies
Army of Shadows
Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917–1948
“Groundbreaking…. Riveting…. Eloquent.”
“Important…. The picture presented is thorough and fair and persuasive.”
This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a self-consciously modern ethos that challenged state ideology and expansionism. Miriam Silverberg’s innovative study demonstrates how new public spaces, new relationships within the family, and an ironic sensibility expressed the attitude of Japanese consumers who identified with the modern as providing a cosmopolitan break from tradition at the same time that they mobilized for war.
Miriam Silverberg (1951–2008) was Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Asia Pacific Modern, 1 A Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studies JUNE 388 pages, 6 x 9”, 33 b/w photographs, 6 line illustrations Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-22273-1) History/Asian Studies/Gender Studies World paper 978-0-520-26008-5 $24.95sc/£14.95
“Cohen adds human insights to one of the most painful dimensions of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. Fascinating.”
Tom Segev, author of 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East
Inspired by stories he heard in the West Bank as a child, Hillel Cohen uncovers a hidden history in this extraordinary and beautifully written book—a history central to the narrative of the Israel-Palestine conflict but for the most part willfully ignored until now. Army of Shadows, initially published in Israel to high acclaim and intense controversy, offers a crucial new view of history from below and raises profound questions about the roots of the IsraelPalestine conflict.
Hillel Cohen is Research Fellow at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
FEBRUAURY 352 pages, 6 x 9” Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25221-9) History/Middle Eastern Studies/Politics World paper 978-0-520-25989-8 $18.95sc/£11.50
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Daniel D. Beck
Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture
“Important…. Moves beyond the sphere of textual interpretation to analyze the complex interplay of multiple media in the making of modern German culture.” History
Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards
With Contributions from Brent E. Martin and Charles H. Lowe Photographs by Thomas Wiewandt Foreword by Harry W. Greene “No one could ask for a more comprehensive yet readable book on the biology of this fascinating group of lizards.”
Quarterly Review of Biology
This fascinating exploration of a work that was the epitome of German literary modernism illuminates in chilling detail the death of the Weimar Republic’s left-leaning culture of innovation and experimentation. Peter Jelavich examines Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929), a novel that questioned the autonomy and coherence of the human personality in the modern metropolis. Jelavich’s book becomes a cautionary tale about how fear of outspoken right-wing politicians can curtail and eliminate the arts as a critical counterforce to politics—all in the name of entertainment.
Peter Jelavich is Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism, 37 An Ahmanson Foundation Book in the Humanities MARCH 316 pages, 6 x 9”, 25 b/w photographs Hardcover published in 2006 (978-0-520-24363-7) History/Film & Media Studies/Literature World paper 978-0-520-25997-3 $24.95sc/£14.95
No two lizard species have spawned as much folklore, wonder, and myth as the Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum, and the Beaded Lizard, H. horridum—the sole survivors of an ancient group of predacious lizards called the Monstersauria. Monstersaurs are among the most famous of lizards, yet until quite recently they have remained among the least studied. With numerous illustrations, stunning color photographs, and an up-to-date synthesis of their biology, this book explains why they seems poised to change the way we think about lizards.
Daniel D. Beck is Professor of Biology at Central Washington University.
Organisms and Environments, 9 JUNE 247 pages, 7 x 10”, 35 color illustrations, 26 b/w photographs, 40 line illustrations, 2 maps, 22 tables Hardcover published 2005 (978-0-520-24357-6) Natural History World paper 978-0-520-25987-4 $29.95sc/£17.95
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Arthur M. Eckstein
Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome
“A sophisticated reading of the ancient evidence about the motives underlying the expansionism of the Roman Republic. A heroic, painstaking work.”
American Historical Review
The Seer in Ancient Greece
“Descriptive…. [An] overall achievement…. Covers so much evidence so thoroughly.”
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
This groundbreaking study is the first to employ modern international relations theory to place Roman militarism and expansion of power within the broader Mediterranean context of interstate anarchy. Arthur M. Eckstein challenges claims that Rome was an exceptionally warlike and aggressive state—not merely in modern but in ancient terms—by arguing that intense militarism and aggressiveness were common among all Mediterranean polities from ca. 750 B.C. onward.
Arthur M. Eckstein is Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Hellenistic Culture and Society, XLVIII A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature APRIL 389 pages, 6 x 9”, 3 maps Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-24618-8) Classical Studies/Ancient History/Politics World paper 978-0-520-25992-8 $24.95sc/£14.95
The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. This engaging book, the only comprehensive study of this fascinating figure, enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed, and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice.
Michael Flower is Senior Research Scholar at Princeton University.
A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature JANUARY 328 pages, 6 x 9”, 19 b/w photographs Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25229-5) Classical Studies World paper 978-0-520-25993-5 $24.95sc/£14.95
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The Matter of the Gods
Religion and the Roman Empire
“Clifford argues that the Romans acquired knowledge of the gods through observation of the world and that their rituals were maintained or modified in light of what they learnt.” Times Higher Education Supplement
The Language of the Gods in the World of Men
Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India
“A tour de force.” American Historical Review “Magisterial…. The kind of scholarly synthesis and insightful interpretation that comes along, at most, once in a generation or two.” Journal of Asian Studies
What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, and what motivated them to change those rituals? To these questions Clifford Ando proposes simple answers: In contrast to ancient Christians, who had faith, Romans had knowledge, and their knowledge was empirical in orientation. The Matter of the Gods pursues a variety of themes essential to the study of religion in history.
Clifford Ando is Professor of Classics, History, and the College at the University of Chicago.
The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, 44 A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature MARCH 270 pages, 6 x 9” Hardcover published 2008 (978-0-520-25083-3) Classical Studies/Religion World paper 978-0-520-25986-7 $24.95sc/£14.95
In this work of impressive scholarship, Sheldon Pollock explores the remarkable rise and fall of Sanskrit, India’s ancient language, as a vehicle of poetry and polity.
Coomaraswamy Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies 32nd Lionel Trilling Award, Columbia College and Flora Levy Foundation of Lafayette, La. 2006 Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division Awards for Excellence in Literature, Language & Linguistics, The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers Sheldon Pollock is Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Studies at Columbia University.
A Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studies JUNE 703 pages, 6 x 9”, 1 b/w photograph, 4 maps Hardcover published in 2006 (978-0-520-24500-6) Religion/Asian Studies/History/Literature Omit South Asia, Myanmar paper 978-0-520-26003-0 $34.95sc/£19.95
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Stephen R. Bokenkamp
Ancestors and Anxiety
Daoism and the Birth of Rebirth in China
“Meticulous research…penetrating insight. There is no doubt that this book will deeply influence the way we look at Medieval Chinese religion and society.”
Journal of Chinese Religions
Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity
“The brilliance of this book is that Sedley lets the Greeks talk to us and, surprisingly, we can understand what they’re saying.”
This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, Bokenkamp explores how Chinese authors received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth centuries C.E. In tracing the antecedents of these scriptures, Bokenkamp uncovers a stunning array of non-Buddhist accounts that provide details on the realms of the dead, their denizens, and human interactions with them.
Stephen R. Bokenkamp is Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.
A Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studies JANUARY 232 pages, 6 x 9” Hardcover published in 2007 (978-0-520-24948-6) Religion/History/Asian Studies World paper 978-0-520-25988-1 $24.95sc/£14.95
The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks and Romans famously disagreed on whether the cosmos was the product of design or accident. In this book, David Sedley examines this question and illuminates new historical perspectives on the pantheon of thinkers who laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science: Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, the atomists, Aristotle, and the Stoics.
David Sedley is Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.
Sather Classical Lectures, 66 A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature FEBRUARY 296 pages, 6 x 9”, 3 line illustrations Hardcover published in 2008 (978-0-520-25364-3) Classics/Religion/Philosophy World paper 978-0-520-26006-1 $19.95sc/£11.95
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For eighty-eight years, the Huntington Library has published books in the fields of art, horticulture, and British and American history and literature. A field of art history new to the Huntington Library Press is represented by an exhibit catalogue featuring masterworks of Chinese painting and calligraphy.
TOP: One-Stroke Calligraphy of the Character Hu (Tiger) (1890) by Weng Tonghe (1830–1904), hanging scroll, ink on paper, 25 x 57”, Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection. ABOVE: Elegant Gathering at the Laixi Residence (1990, detail of Lyme Creek), by Wan-go Weng (b. 1918), ink and color on paper, 15 x 105”, Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection.
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HUNTINGTON LIBRARY PRESS
Edited by T. June Li
Treasures through Six Generations
Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Weng Collection
“One of the world’s great private collections of classical Chinese art.”
This beautifully illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at some of the key works in the Wang-go H. C. Weng Collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy. Weng Tonghe (1830–1904), who gathered the greater part of the collection, was a preeminent statesman and scholar of late Qing-dynasty China, and the masterworks he collected reflect the refined taste of the scholars of his time. Weng’s great-greatgrandson Wan-go H. C. Weng—the collection’s current owner— brought it to the United States for safekeeping in 1948. The fifty-one works reproduced in this catalogue, on exhibit at the Huntington in spring 2009, range from the twelfth century to the twentieth, and represent such renowned artists as Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Dong Qichang, Wang Jian, Wang Hui, Wang Yuanqi, and other important painters and calligraphers. The exhibition is based on an exhibit organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2007.
T. June Li is the curator of the Huntington’s Chinese Garden.
MAY 102 pages, 9 3/4 x 9 3/4”, 80 color illustrations Art/Art History/China World paper 978-0-87328-239-0 $24.95/£14.95
Exhibition Dates: Huntington Library, Art Galleries, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, April 11–July 12, 2009
ABOVE: Xie An’s Excursion on the Eastern Mountain (1480) by Shen Zhou (1427–1509), hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, 114 x 48”, Wan-go H. C. Weng Collection. RIGHT: Weng Tonghe (1830–1904) assembled a legendary collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy during the nineteenth century.
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HUNTINGTON LIBRARY PRESS
The Father of All
The de la Guerra Family, Power, and Patriarchy in Mexican California
Historian Louise Pubols presents a rich and nuanced study of a key family in California’s past: the de la Guerras of Santa Barbara. Amid sweeping economic and political changes, including the U.S.Mexican War, the de la Guerra family continually adapted and reinvented themselves. This absorbing narrative is much more than the history of an elite and powerful family, however. Pubols analyzes the region’s trading and provisioning economy and clarifies its volatile political rivalries. By tracing a web of business and family relationships, Pubols shows in practical terms how patriarchy functioned from generation to generation in Spanish and Mexican California. This is the first of a series of books on western history to be copublished by the Huntington Library and University of California Press.
Louise Pubols is Chief Curator of the History Department of the Oakland Museum of California.
JULY 304 pages, 6 x 9”, 20 b/w illustrations California & the West/History/Latin American Studies World cloth 978-0-87328-240-6 $34.95sc/£19.95
JACK LONDON is the Big Read!
Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, the Big Read will feature London’s books throughout 2008–09, with 208 organizations participating nationwide. The Huntington’s exhibits will focus on one of his greatest tales of adventure, The Call of the Wild. The Jack London Papers at the Huntington, with about 60,000 items including his “Klondike diary,” form the largest London collection in the world.
Jack London and the Klondike
The Genesis of an American Writer
Foreword by Earle Labor
2005 288 pages; 6 x 9, b/w illustrations Original publication 1966; New edition with foreword and historical photographs, 1994 paper 978-0-87328-214-7 $21.95/£12.95
Edited by Sara S. Hodson and Jeanne Campbell Reesman
One Hundred Years a Writer
2002 224 pages; 6 x 9, b/w illustrations cloth 978-0-87328-195-9 $37.95/£22.50
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2008 James Beard Foundation Award Winner NILOUFER ICHAPORIA KING
My Bombay Kitchen
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2008 Best Book in the Food Reference/Technical category, International Association of Culinary Professionals EDITED BY PAUL FREEDMAN
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Modern Middle Eastern Food
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The History of Taste
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“Again and again, this elegantly photographed book makes good on its promise to challenge outdated notions of Middle Eastern cuisine and teach readers where particular dishes hail from.” Saveur
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Washington Wines and Wineries
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A definitive guide to pinot noirs from California to Oregon with two hundred in-depth winery profiles and tasting notes.
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