Convergence as Adaptivity
Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.
Toward a Grammar of Curriculum Practice
Provides a new conceptualization of curriculum and of curriculum planning that is clearer, more functional, more adequate than those previously available.
The Other Synaesthesia
Reconsiders the figure of synaesthesia, understood as the combination of the senses and of the arts, in philosophy and literature.
Transforming One's Self
A fresh and rigorous interpretation of William James's ethical theory, showing how experimenting with life's opportunities can transform one's self and life.
From Metaphysical Representations to Aesthetic Life
Reevaluates Western and Chinese philosophical traditions to question the boundaries of entrenched conceptual frameworks.
Democratic Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World
Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
Poetics of the Local
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Order, Crisis, and Redemption
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
Portraits of Public Service
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
A wide-ranging overview of contemporary literary works by LGBTQ Appalachians with a focus on LGBTQ themes and characters.
Explores the “torture” of mannered behavior and the prevalence of etiquette as a theme in classical and contemporary Hollywood and European cinema.
Explores the feminist spiritual and emotional politics of literary and cultural works by Black Caribbean women.
The Craft of Oblivion
Examines the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization.
The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education, Third Edition
Fully revised, updated edition of the classic text with all new essays assessing the state of race and racial issues in US higher education today.
Haight-Ashbury, Psychedelics, and the Birth of Acid Rock
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
A novel of early eighteenth-century Venice that Cooper called "in spirit, the most American book I ever wrote."
The Annotated Laozi
A clear translation and helpful explanations illuminate this ancient classic of self-cultivation for a modern audience.
Effacing the Self
Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.
Evolutionary Emergence of Purposive Goals and Values
Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and
experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.
Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.
Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes
Explores mountain regions as cultural landscapes that have been shaped by long-term human-environment interactions.
The Sound of Vultures' Wings
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
Made in New York
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
Colombian Peasants in the Neoliberal Age
Presents a timely discussion of the core problems faced by peasant communities under neo-liberal economics.
Helps students achieve their academic and career goals by clarifying the behaviors that they alone are responsible for, explaining why they are important, how they are assessed, and how they can lead to success.
The Philosophy of Change
An analysis of the philosophy of the Yijing in comparison to modern Western philosophies.
An American Girl in India
Offers a portrait of India as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, sharp-eyed, and witty young scholar in the early 1960s.
Works like a Charm
Breaks the spell of economic thought by interrogating the widespread language and logic of “incentives” in public life from a Lacanian perspective.
The Livingstons of Livingston Manor
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Jewish Virtue Ethics
Explores the diversity of Jewish approaches to character and virtue, from the Bible to the present day.
Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity.