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First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.
First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.
Tells the story of Lebanese immigrant Alfred Nicola, the fortune he began building as a peddler in Louisiana, and the family that founded Al-Kafaat University, an iconic institution serving the underprivileged and disabled of Lebanon, through two centuries of unrest in the Middle East.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.
Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.
Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.
Considers the work of nineteenth-century theologian Ibrahim al-Bajuri and contests the notion of intellectual decline in Islamic thought from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries.
Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.
Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.
Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.
Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).
An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.
Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.
Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.
Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.
A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
Comparative study of Islam and the rule of law in Egypt and Iran.
Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.
A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.
Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.
This catalogue introduces readers to Malian photographers Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta and others whose images visualize an influential form of post-colonial African identity.
Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.
A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.
Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.
Argues that South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation relied on an unexamined but interrelated system of sexed oppression that was at once both rigid and flexible.
Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.
Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.
Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.
Multidisciplinary study of the citrus industry in Palestine before World War II.
A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.
A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.
Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.
Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Examines the combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in order to offer a set of innovative concepts for understanding irregular warfare.
The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.
First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.
Food and its preparation play an integral role in this novel of a young Italian woman struggling to find her own identity in a family of strong personalities and colorful figures.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.
An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.
A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.
New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.
Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.
First English translation of Paola Masino’s Nascita e morte della massaia, her most controversial novel that provoked Fascist censorship for its critical portrayal of marriage and motherhood.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.
A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.
Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.
Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.
Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.
Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.
Comprehensive study of the Lebanese Army from Lebanon’s independence to the present.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.
Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.
Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.
Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.
A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.
A collection of works by nineteenth-century Russian religious philosopher V. S. Soloviev, critic of secularization, anti-Semitism, and the religious life of his time.
Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.
Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.
Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.
Argues that the responsibility for eradicating racial hatred has been redirected away from the state and toward the hated, leaving the causes of hate unaddressed.
The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.
Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.
The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.
Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.
A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.
Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.
Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.