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Books released during the week of June 20, 2016

The Emperor Nero: A Guide to the Ancient Sources<br>Edited by Anthony A. Barrett, Elaine Fantham & John C. Yardley The Emperor Nero:
A Guide to the Ancient Sources
Edited by Anthony A. Barrett, Elaine Fantham & John C. Yardley

"The most learned sourcebook I have ever seen."--Miriam T. Griffin, author of Nero: The End of a Dynasty
Paperback | 2016
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Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together<br>Francesco Guala Understanding Institutions:
The Science and Philosophy of Living Together
Francesco Guala

"This valuable and beautifully structured book reviews and explains the key idea of correlated equilibria and also offers a novel theoretical synthesis. Clearly written, but even better, clearly conceived, this book is a winner on many levels."--Stephen Turner, University of South Florida
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of June 13, 2016

Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil<br>Tianna S. Paschel Becoming Black Political Subjects:
Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil
Tianna S. Pasche

"Becoming Black Political Subjects adroitly crosses disciplines to parse out the legal, ideational, and institutional implications of black political mobilization in Colombia and Brazil. Tianna Paschel ferrets out the tensions between activists and organizations identified with state power on the one hand, and more popular forms of consciousness raising and mobilization on the other. Conceptually innovative, methodologically rigorous, and wide-ranging, this book is an extraordinary piece of scholarship."--Michael Hanchard, University of Pennsylvania
Hardcover | 2016
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Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food<br> Michaela DeSoucey Contested Tastes:
Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
Michaela DeSoucey

"Contested Tastes takes a deep dive into the gastropolitics of foie gras. Whether or not you approve of eating it, you will want to read this riveting case study of how fights among stakeholders--producers and eaters of fatty duck liver, of course, but also animal welfare advocates, chefs, and government officials--reflect larger issues of national identity, class, economic markets, and who decides what we have for dinner."--Marion Nestle, author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
Hardcover | 2016
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Corrupted into Song: The Complete Poems of Alvin Feinman<br>Alvin Feinman<br>Edited by Deborah Dorfman<br>With a foreword by Harold Bloom and an introduction by James Geary Corrupted into Song:
The Complete Poems of Alvin Feinman
Alvin Feinman
Edited by Deborah Dorfman
With a foreword by Harold Bloom and an introduction by James Geary

"Alvin Feinman's poems are perhaps the purest evidence of the extinction of personality T. S. Eliot believed was one of poetry’s necessities. As an aspiration, extinction of personality is as dangerously thrilling as being exposed to a siren’s song. As an achievement, Feinman’s exquisite, visionary poems, tied to the mast of their own making, allow us to behold fierce, unyielding perceptions."--Michael Collier, director of the University of Maryland Creative Writing Program and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of June 6, 2016

Quantal Response Equilibrium: A Stochastic Theory of Games<br>Jacob K. Goeree, Charles A. Holt & Thomas R. Palfrey Quantal Response Equilibrium:
A Stochastic Theory of Games
Jacob K. Goeree, Charles A. Holt & Thomas R. Palfrey

"This book brings together two decades of scholarship on an important model of boundedly rational behavior in strategic decision-making settings. Including numerous important applications in economics, political science, and pure game theory, this unified treatment will be valuable to a wide range of scholars."--Timothy Cason, Purdue University
Hardcover | 2016
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Tales of the Narts: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Ossetians<br>Edited by John Colarusso & Tamirlan Salbiev<br>Translated by Walter May Tales of the Narts:
Ancient Myths and Legends of the Ossetians
Edited by John Colarusso & Tamirlan Salbiev
Translated by Walter May

"Tales of the Narts is a valuable addition to hero-literature and folklore. Passages read like Breughel in oral form, with fantasies and moral lessons combined--even with humor. These are simply great, entertaining, multi-textured stories, and exotic without being too obscure or arcane. Colarusso is an indisputably major voice in this field."--Dean A. Miller, University of Rochester
Hardcover | 2016
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The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America<br>Susan Wise Bauer The Art of the Public Grovel:
Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America
Susan Wise Bauer

"[A] very entertaining book. Reading this book is like putting the noses of these famous men . . . in the mud all over again. Bauer's book, however, is more than a seminar in how to cringe with dignity. It is a lesson in how religious rituals, no matter how old they are, never die. Bauer is a skilled analyst of political rhetoric. She is also a terrific writer."--Stephen H. Webb, Christianity Today
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2008
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Capital and Collusion: The Political Logic of Global Economic Development<br>Hilton L. Root Capital and Collusion:
The Political Logic of Global Economic Development
Hilton L. Root

"Capital and Collusion provides an interesting read for anyone attracted by the complexity of international political economic development. . . . By highlighting the forces at work in developing countries, Root addresses the notion that distribution of wealth is often complex and requires situation specific responses to nations who are hindered by collusive cultural practices."--Andrew J. Prelog, Journal of Economic Issues
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2006
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A Corporate Solution to Global Poverty: How Multinationals Can Help the Poor and Invigorate Their Own Legitimacy<br>George Lodge & Craig Wilson A Corporate Solution to Global Poverty:
How Multinationals Can Help the Poor and Invigorate Their Own Legitimacy
George Lodge & Craig Wilson

"A Corporate Solution to Global Poverty provides a valuable--and exceedingly readable--primer on corporate social responsibility as well as a compelling approach to the use of corporate wealth to benefit the world's poorest."--Joshua Rosenthal, International Law and Politics
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2006
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Covenants without Swords: Idealist Liberalism and the Spirit of Empire<br>Jeanne Morefield Covenants without Swords:
Idealist Liberalism and the Spirit of Empire
Jeanne Morefield

"Morefield has provided a sure-handed and tightly argued account of a body of liberal thought whose failings had unfortunate effects on world politics and whose paradoxes continue to be instructive."--Jennifer Pitts, Perspectives on Politics
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2005
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Cultures Merging: A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture<br>Eric L. Jones Cultures Merging:
A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture
Eric L. Jones

"Jones's scholarship is enormous, and the book is full of fascinating facts. . . . He writes clearly with an absence of jargon, which makes the book accessible to a wide audience. Economists could certainly benefit from the way it opens up a wider set of perspectives. And . . . there is more than enough interesting material to make the book worthwhile for the more general reader."--Paul Ormerod, Times Higher Education Supplement
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2006
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The Forces of Economic Growth: A Time Series Perspective<br>Alfred Greiner, Willi Semmler, & Gang Gong The Forces of Economic Growth:
A Time Series Perspective
Alfred Greiner, Willi Semmler, & Gang Gong

"This original work marks a significant contribution to endogenous growth theory for several reasons. Not only does it provide a unified framework within which much of the recent literature can be compared and contrasted, but it extends some of the existing models in interesting and worthwhile ways. Further, it offers a nice balance of theoretical analysis and empirical valuation of the models treated, something still uncommon in economics. The book is a very pleasant read."--Carl Chiarella, University of Technology, Sydney, author of Keynesian Monetary Growth Dynamics in Open Economics
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2005
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Foreign Direct Investment: Analysis of Aggregate Flows<br>Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka Foreign Direct Investment:
Analysis of Aggregate Flows
Assaf Razin & Efraim Sadka

"Razin and Sadka provide a modern treatment of aggregate foreign direct investment flows and their relationship to portfolio investment and taxation. A unique perspective of this treatise is the emphasis on the role of threshold effects that emerge from fixed costs of FDI. Importantly, there is theory and evidence, which combine into an integrated view of the subject. Scholars and students of international economics will greatly benefit from reading this book."--Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2008
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Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology<br>Thomas Bernauer Genes, Trade, and Regulation:
The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology
Thomas Bernauer

"[An] important and definitive book on agricultural biotechnology and the deepening trade dispute between the United States and the European Union. . . . Bernauer has done a first-rate job of exploring this contentious trade issue in an understandable way."--Dennis Pirages, Perspectives in Political Science
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2004
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Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929<br>Kimberley S. Johnson Governing the American State:
Congress and the New Federalism, 1877-1929
Kimberley S. Johnson

"Kimberly S. Johnson offers a welcome reminder to historians of the modern United States: New Deal policy making was not a seamless transition to more centralized policy making in Washington. Rather, it was based on a federalist heritage of power sharing among the states and the national government that stretched back to the nineteenth century. In an era when many Americans view government as the problem, this book reminds us that the current state of affairs emerged from a complex, nuanced mixture of constitutional forces, interest group pressures, and congressional developments."--William R. Childs, Journal of American History
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2007
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Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce:
 A Socioeconomic History<br>Cormac Ó Gráda Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce:
A Socioeconomic History
Cormac Ó Gráda

"While much has been written about the Jewishness of James Joyce's Leopold Bloom . . . few know anything about the remarkable community in Ireland that inspired Joyce to create him . . . This work is extremely detailed, describing the Jewish communities down to the streets they lived on and what they ate. . . . Gráda's Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce is a scholarly comprehensive tome full of hard facts and anecdotal tidbits on this little-known chapter in the story of the Ashkenazic Diaspora that will appeal to history buffs and literary fanatics alike."--Caraid O'Brien, Forward
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2007
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Learning by Example: Imitation and Innovation at a Global Bank<br>David Strang Learning by Example:
Imitation and Innovation at a Global Bank
David Strang

"Learning by Example is a thoughtful contribution that will enrich the dialogue among sociologists and organization theorists and point to new research questions."--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, American Journal of Sociology
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2010
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Orderly Fashion: A Sociology of Markets<br>Patrik Aspers Orderly Fashion:
A Sociology of Markets
Patrik Aspersg

"I do hope that economists read this book and realize the potential that such descriptive analysis holds."--Nick Krafft, Open Economics
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2010
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Postmodern Moments in Modern Economics<br>David F. Ruccio & Jack Amariglio Postmodern Moments in Modern Economics
David F. Ruccio & Jack Amariglio

"No other treatment of economics and postmodernism, including those written by the same authors, is as good as this one. The first chapter, which introduces postmodernism and constructs a genealogy of postmodernism in economics, is excellent. The last chapter . . . is a great addition because it challenges the notion that the economics expert has an unqualified 'better' understanding of the economy that the person on the street."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2004
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Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans<br>James B. Bennett Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans
James B. Bennett

"James Bennett has written a superb study of the tensions between religion and race among black Methodists and Catholics in New Orleans between 1880 and 1920. . . . [He] provides important comparisons of Methodist and Roman Catholic leaders and church members who either resisted or supported racial separatism and the effects of this growing separatism on their identity."--Choice
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2005
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Robustness<br>Lars Peter Hansen & Thomas J. Sargent Robustness
Lars Peter Hansen & Thomas J. Sargent

"The book is self-contained and rigorous and may be interesting not only for macroeconomists who seek to improve the robustness of decision making process but also for control engineers interested in different applications of their professional abilities."--A. Swierniak, Zentralblatt MATH
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2008
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Rules for the Global Economy<br>Horst Siebert<br>With a foreword by Gary Hufbauer Rules for the Global Economy
Horst Siebert
With a foreword by Gary Hufbauer

"Interactions among countries are mediated by rules. Examples include the rules for trade, the flow of finance, financial stability, the environment, and human rights. Siebert's new book not only explains what these regulations are, but why they exist and, more importantly, why they change over time. The perspective taken by the book is as simple as it is powerful: rules evolve to reduce transactions costs. Siebert has written an intellectually exciting and wise book--a guide for devising the rules needed to address many of today's great challenges."--Scott Barrett, Columbia University
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2009
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Tough Choices: Structured Paternalism and the Landscape of Choice<br>Sigal R. Ben-Porath Tough Choices:
Structured Paternalism and the Landscape of Choice
Sigal R. Ben-Porath

"This is an important and ambitious book. It is important because it challenges head on, and in a serious, non-polemical but engaging and lively way, the widely held view that politics should fundamentally be concerned with the protection and promotion of individual freedom of choice. It is ambitious because its 180 pages not only present a distinctive theoretical framework for thinking about the relation between state regulation and individual choice but also illustrate that framework by applying it to a range of topics, many of which have been the subject of extensive scholarly debate."--Adam Swift, Theory and Research in Education
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2010
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Universities and Their Leadership<br>Edited by William G. Bowen & Harold T. Shapiro Universities and Their Leadership
Edited by William G. Bowen & Harold T. Shapiro

"The major essays are thought-provoking and quite informative, as they capture current thinking on significant issues within universities today. . . . A very useful resource . . . by distinguished and lively contributors."--H. Keith H. Brodie, M.D., President Emeritus, Duke University
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 1998
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When Insurers Go Bust: An Economic Analysis of the Role and Design of Prudential Regulation<br>Guillaume Plantin & Jean-Charles Rochet<br>With a foreword by Hyun Song Shin When Insurers Go Bust:
An Economic Analysis of the Role and Design of Prudential Regulation
Guillaume Plantin & Jean-Charles Rochet
With a foreword by Hyun Song Shin

"This book provides a rare economic analysis of the regulation of the insurance industry from two authoritative authors. The book is timely and well researched, and it brings together the current state of the art in economic analysis with a thorough understanding of the institutions. It will become essential reading for anyone interested in this important policy area."--Hyun Song Shin, Princeton University
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2007
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Books released during the week of May 31, 2016

Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China<br>Lily Chumley Creativity Class:
Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China
Lily Chumley

"A profoundly original and fascinating look at the making of China’s creative cultural labor, Creativity Class breaks new ground in the study of contemporary Chinese media and culture. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about ideology, culture, and the state in postsocialist China."--Ruoyun Bai, author of Staging Corruption: Chinese Television and Politics
Hardcover | 2016
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Quantal Response Equilibrium: A Stochastic Theory of Games<br>Jacob K. Goeree, Charles A. Holt & Thomas R. Palfrey Quantal Response Equilibrium:
A Stochastic Theory of Games
Jacob K. Goeree, Charles A. Holt & Thomas R. Palfrey

"This book brings together two decades of scholarship on an important model of boundedly rational behavior in strategic decision-making settings. Including numerous important applications in economics, political science, and pure game theory, this unified treatment will be valuable to a wide range of scholars."--Timothy Cason, Purdue University
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available

In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World<br>Christian Marek<br>In collaboration with Peter Frei<br>Translated by Steven Rendall In the Land of a Thousand Gods:
A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World
Christian Marek
In collaboration with Peter Frei
Translated by Steven Rendall

"An expansive, formidable work of scholarship that should prove indispensable to students of the Near East."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2016
eBook available

Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction<br>Katharine Dow Making a Good Life:
An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction
Katharine Dow

"Why are new reproductive technologies an ethical issue, and how do people make judgments in this regard? In this sensitive portrayal of individuals involved in a wildlife center in a Scottish village, Dow reveals how ethical positions are adopted by reference to everyday experiences and relations. The ethics of reproduction comes to be connected to ideas of a good life, responsible technologizing, environmental sustainability, natural parenting, and altruistic communities."--Nigel Rapport FRSE, University of St Andrews
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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North American Warbler Fold-out Guide<br>Scott Whittle and Tom Stephenson North American Warbler Fold-out Guide
Scott Whittle and Tom Stephenson

This is a handy, pocket-sized foldout reference to the 45 most commonly seen North American warblers.
Fold-out brochure | 2016

Nietzsche’s Great Politics<br>Hugo Drochon Nietzsche’s Great Politics
Hugo Drochon

"This excellent, illuminating book deserves to become a standard work for all scholars and students of Nietzsche, and it will be indispensable to scholars of his political thought. Hugo Drochon provides a great deal of new insight into Nietzsche's work as well as its relevance in the contemporary world."--Tamsin Shaw, New York University
Hardcover | 2016
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Books released during the week of May 23, 2016

Birds of Western Ecuador: A Photographic Guide<br>Nick Athanas & Paul J. Greenfield<br>With special contributions from Iain Campbell, Pablo Cervantes Daza, Andrew Spencer & Sam Woods Birds of Western Ecuador:
A Photographic Guide
Nick Athanas & Paul J. Greenfield
With special contributions from Iain Campbell, Pablo Cervantes Daza, Andrew Spencer & Sam Woods

"The authors should be applauded for producing such a complete, up-to-date, and well-organized text. The dazzling photographic collection--which took decades to amass--is truly a treasure trove."--Mitch Lysinger, tour guide with Field Guides
Paperback | 2016
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Books released during the week of May 16, 2016

The Collected Works of Spinoza, Volume II<br>Benedictus de Spinoza<br>Edited and translated by Edwin Curley The Collected Works of Spinoza, Volume II
Benedictus de Spinoza
Edited and translated by Edwin Curley

"With this volume, Edwin Curley completes his ambitious project to make Spinoza’s difficult thought accessible to an English-speaking audience. Curley’s edition sets a very high standard, not only for translation, but for scholarly editions of every kind. His translations are both philosophically astute and readable, while his notes inform the reader of the latest results of textual scholarship. Furthermore, his multilingual glossary-index is an invaluable guide to Spinoza’s often idiosyncratic vocabulary. This is an edition of Spinoza for the ages: students and scholars will be reading Curley’s Spinoza for many years to come."--Daniel Garber, Princeton University
Hardcover | 2016
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Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture<br>Edited by Benjamin Peters Digital Keywords:
A Vocabulary of Information Society and Culture
Edited by Benjamin Peters

"Digital Keywords interrogates some of the words at the center of our socio-technical world, revealing the way in which the digital has reconfigured culture. This inspiring book is essential for all who are trying to understand our contemporary mediated society. It’s a pure delight for anyone who hasn’t stopped to think about the power of these words."--danah boyd, founder of Data & Society and author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
Paperback | 2016
Hardcover | 2016
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The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion<br>Edited by John Barton The Hebrew Bible:
A Critical Companion
Edited by John Barton

"This collection provides a rich introduction to the Hebrew Bible for general readers, and is an invaluable companion for students and scholars."--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover | 2016
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Nart Sagas: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Circassians and Abkhazians<br>John Colarusso<br>Assembled, translated & annotated by John Colarusso<br>With a new introduction by Adrienne Mayor Nart Sagas:
Ancient Myths and Legends of the Circassians and Abkhazians
John Colarusso
Assembled, translated & annotated by John Colarusso
With a new introduction by Adrienne Mayor

"An excellent translation of a rare standard of Eurasian mythology, the work blends annotation and commentary to demystify the complex philosophical text."--Library Journal
Paperback | 2016
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Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire<br>Duncan Bell Reordering the World:
Essays on Liberalism and Empire
Duncan Bell

"This brilliant work of scholarship is the most detailed and comprehensive history of the languages of liberal imperialism by one of the preeminent scholars in the field. It is a must-read."--James Tully, University of Victoria
Hardcover | 2016
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Wildlife of Southeast Asia<br>Susan Myers Wildlife of Southeast Asia
Susan Myers

"Wildlife of Southeast Asia is a valuable and worthwhile addition to the field guide literature. The text conveys just the right amount of information for nonexperts unfamiliar with the region's fauna and the photographs will serve users well."--Robert Hutchinson, company director of Birdtour Asia
Paperback | 2016
eBook available

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