Autumn 2019 International

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Contested Tastes Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
Michaela DeSoucey
In the past decade, the French delicacy foie gras—the fattened liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through a tube—has been at the center of contentious battles. In Contested Tastes, Michaela DeSoucey takes us to farms...
Digital Cash Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
Finn Brunton

The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators—from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The Opinion of Mankind The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith
Paul Sagar
How David Hume and Adam Smith forged a new way of thinking about the modern state
Zen and Japanese Culture Zen and Japanese Culture
Daisetz T. Suzuki
Zen and Japanese Culture is a classic that has influenced generations of readers and played a major role in shaping conceptions of Zen’s influence on Japanese traditional arts. In simple and poetic language, Daisetz Suzuki describes...
Making Motherhood Work Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving
Caitlyn Collins

A moving, cross-national account of working mothers’ daily lives—and the revolution in public policy and culture needed to improve them

Weeping for Dido Weeping for Dido: The Classics in the Medieval Classroom
Marjorie Curry Woods

Saint Augustine famously “wept for Dido, who killed herself by the sword,” and many later medieval schoolboys were taught to respond in similarly emotional ways to the pain of female characters in Virgil’s Aeneid and other...

Why Not Default? Why Not Default?: The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt
Jerome E. Roos

How creditors came to wield unprecedented power over heavily indebted countries—and the dangers this poses to democracy

Austerity Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn't
Alberto Alesina

A timely and incisive look at austerity measures that succeed—and those that don’t

Birds of Mongolia Birds of Mongolia
Gombobaatar Sundev

Mongolia is a huge, landlocked central Asian country encompassing a wide range of habitats, including forests, vast treeless plains, the Altai Mountains, and, of course, the Gobi Desert. With an avian population that reflects this...