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Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Explores Italian filmmakers' representations of China and the Chinese, both at home and abroad.
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
Conversations with prominent Italian feminist thinkers Lea Melandri, Luisa Muraro, and Adriana Cavaero, as well as three essays - appearing in English for the first time - by author, journalist, and renown political figure Rossana Rossanda.
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
In dialogue with Derrida, formulates a new philosophical problem - a complex aporia that underlines the topic of the handwritten as a sign of legal identification.
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
Analyzes socially engaged art practices worldwide, linking them to decolonial struggle and critique.
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.
Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.
Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
Uses an innovative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Analyzes the Israel-Palestinian conflict by looking at its interactions with seven regional and global powers and the way the conflict is framed at the international level.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.
Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.
Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.
Identifies the many ways in which unexpected outcomes are endemic to international relations due to the complexity of world politics.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon.
Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.
Argues that the Divine Comedy dramatizes the risks and rewards of competing narratives, or different ways of reading.
A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.
Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.
A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Examines China’s involvement in Ethiopia as the latter embarks on modernization and economic development.
Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.
Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.
Presents a historical and philosophical overview of the twentieth-century German debates on secularization and their significance for contemporary discussions about the relationship between theology and modernity.
Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.
Bridges Western and non-Western political thought to address the problem of democracy and political decadance in contemporary Iran and, by implication, similar Islamic societies.
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
First book in English to offer a thorough introduction to key concepts and figures in Spanish feminist thought.
Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Traces the genealogy of the Western philosophic concept of the civil state, how that concept was assimilated into Egyptian political thought, and how it affected the 2013 coup against President Mursi.
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.
Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.
An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.
The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.
Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.
Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.
Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
Offers the complete body of work of one of the twentieth century's greatest Russian poets for the first time in English.
A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Firsthand perspectives on the past, present, and future of contemporary Italian philosophy.
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.
Analyzes the place of beauty in the Sufi understanding of God, the world, and the human being through the writings of Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.
Dante as protector and purifier of the Church.
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
Engages in a critical reanalysis of historical Ibero-American experimental poetry in order to demonstrate how the contemporary digital vanguard owes much to this tradition.
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Presents work by Halahmy and eight other contemporary artists from Iraq: Hayder Ali, Amal Alwan, Mohammed al Hamadany, Ismail Khayat, Hanaa Malallah, Hassan Massoudy, Naziha Rashid, and Qasim Sabti.