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Protection Amid ChaosThe Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Nadya Hajj

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180627
eISBN:
9780231542920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership ... More

Chimeras of FormModernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More

Little Magazine, World Form

Little Magazine, World Form

Eric Bulson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens ... More

The Intimate UniversalThe Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

William Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

William Desmond sees religion, art, philosophy, and politics as essential and distinctive modes of human practice, manifestations of an intimate universality that illuminates individual and social ... More

Feasting Our EyesFood Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food—they serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films ... More

At the Mercy of Their ClothesModernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More

Love Letters from GolokA Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Holly Gayley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in ... More

Getting Risk RightUnderstanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Geoffrey C. Kabat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? Is the HPV ... More

Better PresentationsA Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Jonathan Schwabish

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175210
eISBN:
9780231542791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175210.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an ... More

Bachelor JapanistsJapanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175753
eISBN:
9780231542760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging clichés of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws ... More

Reform Cinema in IranFilm and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Blake Atwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It’s nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and ... More

Reading the MahavamsaThe Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Reading the Mahavamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Kristin Scheible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171380
eISBN:
9780231542609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171380.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Vamsa is a dynamic genre of Buddhist history filled with otherworldly characters and the exploits of real-life heroes. These narratives collapse the temporal distance between Buddha and the reader, ... More

On the Parole BoardReflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

Frederic G. Reamer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177337
eISBN:
9780231543323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177337.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Few people experience life inside of prison. Even fewer are charged with the responsibility of deciding whether inmates should be released. In his twenty-four years on the Rhode Island Parole Board, ... More

In Pursuit of PrivilegeA History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

Clifton Hood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172165
eISBN:
9780231542951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172165.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A history that extends from the 1750s to the present, In Pursuit of Privilege recounts upper-class New Yorkers’ struggle to create a distinct world guarded against outsiders, even as economic growth ... More

Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years LaterThe Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this ... More

Death and MasteryPsychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Benjamin Y. Fong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this masterful and enlivening study of the ways in which the concepts of death and mastery have been elaborated in Freudian and post-Freudian social theory, Ben Fong has given us the means to ... More

China's HegemonyFour Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

China's Hegemony: Four Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

Ji-Young Lee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179744
eISBN:
9780231542173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179744.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many have viewed the tribute system as China's tool for projecting its power and influence in East Asia, treating other actors as passive recipients of Chinese domination. China's Hegemony sheds new ... More

Incomparable EmpiresModernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Gayle Rogers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in ... More

Frontier InvestorHow to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Marko Dimitrijević

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170444
eISBN:
9780231542357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170444.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Where are the next decade's greatest investment opportunities? Veteran investor Marko Dimitrijevic argues that they can be found in frontier markets, which account for seventy-one of the world's ... More

The Quotidian RevolutionVernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Christian Lee Novetzke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this ... More

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