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A Diplomatic Meeting Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780813154305
Pub Date: 22 Feb 2022
Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace
Illustrations: 13 b&w photos
Description:
They were known as "political soulmates" who shared a "special relationship". Grounded in similar democratic systems, common historical discourses, and sustained military alliance through several of the twentieth century's most contentious conflicts, British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the American president Ronald Reagan shared a deep respect, admiration, and friendship, as well as similar ideologies. Many analysts and historians recycle a popular conception of the two New Right leaders joined at the hip politically, yet their relationship was more complex and nuanced.
The Fall of Kentucky's Rock Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780813182339
Pub Date: 18 Jan 2022
Series: Topics in Kentucky History
Illustrations: 30 b&w photos, 3 maps, 1 table
Description:
This in-depth study offers a new examination of a region that is often overlooked in political histories of the Bluegrass State. George G. Humphreys traces the arc of politics in western Kentucky from avid support of the Democratic Party to its present-day Republican identity.
Amnesty in Brazil Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780822946939
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Amnesty in Brazil has been both surprisingly democratizing and yet stubbornly undemocratic. This book examines restitution in the aftermath of political persecution. It looks at the politics of conciliation over more than a century and reflects on the Brazilian case in the context of broader debates about transitional justice.
Brownsville to Braddock Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780822946755
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Illustrations: 40
Description:
The Monongahela River Valley in Southwestern Pennsylvania is steeped with a rich industrial history. Starting with iron, brass, tin, and glass production, the river towns - from Brownsville to Braddock - ultimately helped make Pittsburgh the one-time steelmaking capital of the world. With this industrial legacy in mind, artist Ron Donoughe set out to document the small towns in this region, one painting at a time.
Democracy Against Parties Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780822946946
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Around the world, established parties are weakening, and new parties are failing to take root. In many cases, outsiders have risen and filled the void, posing a threat to democracy. Why do most new parties fail?
Giovanni Hautmann Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9788869773280
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Series: Psychology
Description:
Giovanni Hautmann (Florence, 1927-2017) was president of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society and trained generations of analysts. Together with numerous articles, he has published some fundamental texts, among which: La psicoanalisi tra arte e biologia (1999), Il mio debito con Bion (1999), Funzione analitica e Mente primitiva (2002). Despite the fact that during his presidency, he had promoted for the first time the bilingual (Italian-English) publication of the official journal of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society, his books have never been published in other languages and therefore his thinking remains still little known abroad.
Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780822947004
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Description:
Made Free and Thrown Open to the Public charts the history of public libraries and librarianship in Pennsylvania. Based on archival research at more than fifty libraries and historical societies, it describes a long progression from private, subscription-based associations to publicly-funded institutions, highlighting the dramatic period during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when libraries were “thrown open” to women, children, and the poor. Made Free explains how Pennsylvania’s physical and cultural geography, legal codes, and other unique features influenced the spread and development of libraries across the state.
Political Torture in the Twentieth Century Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9788869773402
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Series: Speculum Civitatis
Description:
Unanimously banned and condemned, torture has been used in many countries throughout the 20th century. Ruxandra Cesereanu’s essay aims to deepen this subject, showing the unimaginable dimensions that human cruelty can sometimes reach. The Armenian Genocide, the Nazi camps, the Gulag, the Military Juntas in Latin America, the totalitarian regimes in Africa and those in Islamic states are just a few examples of the tortures that man can inflict on his fellow men.
We Will Win The Day Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780813153803
Pub Date: 16 Nov 2021
Series: Race and Sports
Description:
This exceedingly timely book looks at the history of black activist athletes and the important role of the black community in making sure fair play existed, not only in sports, but across U.S. society.
Drowned Town Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781950564156
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2021
Description:
"They had been told their sacrifice was for the public good. They were never told how much they would miss it, or for how long."Drowned Town explores the multigenerational impact caused by the loss of home and illuminates the joys and sorrows of a group of people bound by western Kentucky's Land Between the Lakes and the lakes that lie on either side of it.
The Assault on Elisha Green Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780813152387
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2021
Illustrations: 15 b&w photos, 5 maps
Description:
On June 8, 1883, Rev. Elisha Green was traveling by train from Maysville to Paris, Kentucky, when about forty students from the Millersburg Female College crowded onto the train at Millersburg accompanied by George T. Gould, the school's president, and Frank L.
Zero-Sum Victory Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780813152769
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2021
Illustrations: 15 charts
Description:
Why have the major, post-9/11, US military interventions turned into quagmires? Despite huge power imbalances, major capacity-building efforts, and repeated tactical victories by what many observers call the world's best military, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq turned bloody and intractable. The US government's fixation on zero-sum decisive victory is an important part of the explanation why successful military operations to overthrow two developing-world regimes failed to achieve favorable and durable outcomes.
Memes, Communities and Continuous Change Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781626430181
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Illustrations: 19 tables (b/w); 5 line diagrams (1 colour); 14 photos (b/w)
Description:
"Chinese Internet Vernacular," a complex of novel language varieties associated with the Chinese internet, is usually thought to consist of an increasing host of linguistic memes currently or once virally spread. Focusing on the vernacular's most prominent character - meaning change, this book attempts to account for the different dimensions and aspects that contribute to the memes' meaning and function variations, based on the quantitative and qualitative data meticulously collected by following and recording the various memes' diffusions on Chinese social media over four years. Through the discussion of four comprehensive case studies, what we experience as noticeable meaning change throughout a viral meme's diffusion may in fact be indexical to, under different circumstances, interpersonal communicative effects, collective identities, and community affiliations, as well as larger sociocultural values and ideologies, all of which can be reflexively performed, enacted, and calibrated in social media interactions.
Economic Performance in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9788772193274
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
The Nordic model rests on two pillars: the social safety net and the provision of services like education, childcare, and healthcare for all. It can also be characterized as an “employment model,” since its financial viability depends upon a high labor participation rate with very few working poor. Economist Torben M.
Equality in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9788772193267
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
Rising inequality is one of the most prominent characteristics of the modern age of globalized economies. To some observers, inequality is a natural consequence of economic growth that ought to be accepted to ensure a prosperous future. To others, rising inequality is a cause for alarm—not just because it is unfair, but also because, as Pope Francis has said, “inequality is the root of social evil.
Objects as Insights Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9780861592357
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Description:
Robert Codrington (1830-1922) trained to be a priest at Oxford University. He volunteered to work in Nelson, New Zealand, from 1860-4 and was appointed as headmaster of the Melanesian Mission training school on Norfolk Island in 1867. He spent the next twenty years in this post and for eight of these he was the head of the Mission travelling through the Melanesian region.