Area Studies

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Building Trust

Challenges conventional assumptions about how international rivals form trusting relationships.

Converging Alternatives

The first comparative study of two major Jewish labor movements.

Briefings on Existence

Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.

Family Matters

Charts new trends in gender studies through a compelling analysis of Igbo society.

Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt

Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.

The Watchman Fell Asleep

Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Alain Badiou

An introduction to Badiou's philosophical thought and its implications for other humanistic disciplines and the social sciences.

Islam in Modern Turkey

A biography of the prominent Turkish theologian and thinker.

The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories

Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Enemies of Civilization

Looks at how foreigners were regarded in three ancient civilizations, finding that cultural, not biophysical, differences were key in distinguishing "us" from "them. "

African Fiction and Joseph Conrad

Interrogates the "writing back to the center" approach to intertextuality and explores alternatives to it.

Sappho in the Holy Land

Essays on the experience of lesbians in contemporary Israeli society.

Margins of Disorder

Traces how progressive liberals in Edwardian Britain responded to contemporary intellectual trends.

The Devil's Pool and Other Stories

A new translation of Sand's most popular novella, known for its brevity, liveliness, and exemplary storytelling, together with two of Sand's most admired short stories.

The Best of All Possible Islands

Uses the world's fair of 1992 to spotlight changes in the political cultures of Spain and Europe.

Lacan in the German-Speaking World

Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.

Deleuze's Wake

Focuses on Deleuze's style, his conception of the self, and his understanding of philosophy's relationship to the arts.

Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of City Redistricting

Nationwide study of the proposal and adoption of minority-opportunity districts at the local level.

Shattered Vessels

The first book-length study of the Israeli novelist David Shahar.

Mapping the Victorian Social Body

Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.

Africa Through Ghanaian Lenses

Edited by Samuel E. Quainoo
Subjects: Area Studies

A collection of lectures delivered during the Fulbright Hays Scholar program in Ghana.

Dante and the Jewish Question

Addresses Jacoff’s own discomfort with Dante’s reiteration of the deicide charge against the Jews in Paradiso 7 and elsewhere.

Borders of a Lip

By Jan Plug
Subjects: Area Studies

Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.