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Two Confessions

First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.

The Heart and the Island

Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.

Existence and Heritage

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

Social Media in Iran

First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.

Beirut on the Bayou

By Raif Shwayri
Subjects: Area Studies

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.

Sweet Burdens

By Sveta Roberman
Subjects: Sociology

Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.

The Arab Revolution of 2011

Comparative analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.

Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian

Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.

Imagining the Postcolonial

By Jaime Hanneken
Subjects: Literature

A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.

Minima Cuba

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.

Bringing Zion Home

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.

Beyond Post-Zionism

By Eran Kaplan
Subjects: Area Studies

Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.

Reality Crumbs

By Raquel Chalfi
Translated by Tsipi Keller
Afterword by Dan Miron
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape

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.

The Archetypal Sunni Scholar

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.

Why Hawks Become Doves

By Guy Ziv
Subjects: Area Studies

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

The Avowal of Difference

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.

The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral

Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.

The Gardens of Desire

Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).

Spiridion

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.

Shibli

Considers what is known of acclaimed early Sufi master Abū Bakr al-Shiblī and how he was characterized in various times and places.

Grassroots Literacies

Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and gay organization in Turkey.

Social Contract, Masochist Contract

By Fayçal Falaky
Subjects: Literature

Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Listening to Ourselves

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance

By Hafiz & Martin Bidney
Translated by Martin Bidney
Subjects: General Interest

A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.

A Human Necklace

By Moira Ferguson
Subjects: Literature

Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.

The Transatlantic Gaze

Tracks the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.

Inhabiting La Patria

Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.

The Everyday Atlantic

Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.

Conceiving Identities

Explores how medieval Muslim theologians constructed a female gender identity based on an ideal of maternity and how women contested it.

Mutual Othering

Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

The Grasp That Reaches beyond the Grave

Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.

Life Streams

Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.

Reproducing Sectarianism

Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.

From the Shahs to Los Angeles

A fascinating look at the lives, culture, and religious and ritual observance of three generations of Iranian Jewish women in the United States.

Photo-Rapide

Contemporary life in Mali is recorded in full color documentary photographs by François Deschamps.

Malian Portrait Photography

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.

A Culture of Sufism

Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.

Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies

A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.

Arguing with Angels

An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.

Rebellious Histories

Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

Changing Women, Changing Nation

Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.

Sex in Transition

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.

Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind

Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.

The Story of Islamic Philosophy

Offers a new interpretation of medieval Islamic philosophy, one informed by Platonic mysticism.

Let Spirit Speak!

Edited by Vanessa K. Valdés
Subjects: Area Studies

Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.

California Dreaming

Multidisciplinary study of the citrus industry in Palestine before World War II.

Encounters with Witchcraft

A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.

J'aime New York, 2nd Edition

A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.

Out of the East

Chronicles how the SED, a once villified political party, transformed itself into a viable national political party.

Antipodal England

Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.

Rethinking Contemporary Warfare

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.

A Soaring Minaret

The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.

Oedipus

First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

Keeping House

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.

Precarious Liberation

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

The Making of Modern Libya

Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.

Women's Spiritual Leadership in Africa

Inspiring portraits of contemporary African women leaders.

Pathways to an Inner Islam

An introduction to four Western figures influenced by Sufism who wrote about an "inner," esoteric Islam.

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.

"Favola fui": Petrarch Writes His Readers

Examines the interplay between reading and writing in the works of Petrarch and Dante.

A Place in History

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.

Displaced at Home

Edited by Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh & Isis Nusair
Foreword by Lila Abu-Lughod
Subjects: Area Studies

Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.

Africa Writes Back to Self

By Evan M. Mwangi
Subjects: Literature

Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.

Nixon and Israel

New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.

Merleau-Ponty and the Possibilities of Philosophy

Leading scholars engage the later contributions of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Destination Dictatorship

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

Terror and Irish Modernism

Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.

Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt

Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.

Birth and Death of the Housewife

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.

Ottoman Medicine

First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.

Latinos in Dixie

A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.

Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Foreign Workers in Israel

Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.

Who Speaks for Hispanics?

Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.

Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia

By Asafa Jalata
Subjects: Area Studies

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

The Lebanese Army

Comprehensive study of the Lebanese Army from Lebanon’s independence to the present.

Literary Remains

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture

Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.

Nahum Goldmann

Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.

Rumi's Mystical Design

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

Beyond Negritude

Key text never before in English by central figure of the Negritude movement.

Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations

A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.

Freedom, Faith, and Dogma

By V. S. Soloviev
Edited and translated by Vladimir Wozniuk
Introduction by Vladimir Wozniuk
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

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.

Burning Darkness

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.

Coming Home

Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.

The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679)

Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.

Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa

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 Death of Empedocles

The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.

Anxious Anatomy

Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.

Narrating Muhammad's Night Journey

Discusses the historical development of the well-loved story of the Prophet Muhammad’s night journey to the divine realm and back again.

Disciplining the Holocaust

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Frameworks for Mallarme

The influence of photography and visual culture on the French poet, journalist, and critic.

Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount

Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

Fairy Tales

Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.

With an Iron Pen

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

Latino Voices in New England

Compelling stories and striking photographs illustrate the challenges and highlights of Latino/a life in Portland, Maine.

Digital Diaspora

Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.