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Her Neighbor's Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage

Gutterman, Lauren Jae.
(2019)  | 9780812251746 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 328pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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At first glance, Barbara Kalish fit the stereotype of a 1950s wife and mother.Married at eighteen, Barbara lived with her husband and two daughters in aCalifornia suburb, where she was president of the Parent-Teacher Association. Ata PTA training conference in San Francisco, Barbara met Pearl, another...

The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade

Breen, Benjamin.
(2019)  | 9780812251784 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppiesreduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobaccocures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenthcenturies, an era when the term "drug" encompassed everything from herbs andspices—like...

Machiavelli: Political, Historical, and Literary Writings

Jurdjevic, Mark. Ray, Meredith K.
(2019)  | 9780812224337 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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Throughout his life, Niccolò Machiavelli was deeply invested in Florentineculture and politics. More than any other priority, his overriding centralconcerns, informed by his understanding of his city's history, were the presentand future strength and independence of Florence. This volume highlights...

A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises

Vague, Richard.
(2019)  | 9780812251777 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies—and theyare extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years ofwork in the banking industry and drawing on a vast trove of data, Richard Vagueargues that such crises follow a pattern that makes them both predictable...

Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan

Kavedzija, Iza. Kavedžija, Iza. Kaved�ija, Iza.
(2019)  | 9780812251364 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 16/11/2020
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What makes for a meaningful life? In the Japanese context, the concept of ikigaiprovides a clue. Translated as "that which makes one's life worth living,"ikigai has also come to mean that which gives a person happiness. In Japan,where the demographic cohort of elderly citizens is growing, and new modes...

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Book Traces: Nineteenth-Century Readers and the Future of the Library

Stauffer, Andrew M.
(2021)  | 9780812252682 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2021
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In most college and university libraries, materials published before 1800 havebeen moved into special collections, while the post-1923 books remain in generalcirculation. But books published between these dates are vulnerable todeaccessioning, as libraries increasingly reconfigure access to public-domaintexts...

Artificial Life After Frankenstein

Botting, Eileen Hunt.
(2020)  | 9780812252743 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 306pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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Artificial Life After Frankenstein brings the insights born of Mary Shelley'slegacy to bear upon the ethics and politics of making artificial life andintelligence in the twenty-first century.What are the obligations of humanity to the artificial creatures we make? Andwhat are the corresponding rights...

Evading International Norms: Race and Rights in the Shadow of Legality

Buzas, Zoltan.
(2020)  | 9780812252699 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 352pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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How do states violate human rights norms after legalization? Why are theseviolations so persistent? What are the limits of legalization for protectinghuman rights norms? Conventional wisdom offers a variety of answers to thesequestions, but most often they conflate laws and norms and focus only on stateactions...

American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation

Fischer, Kirsten.
(2020)  | 9780812252712 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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The first comprehensive biography of Elihu Palmer tells the life story of afreethinker who was at the heart of the early United States' protracted contestover religious freedom and free speech.When the United States was new, a lapsed minister named Elihu Palmer shared withhis fellow Americans the radical...

The Erotics of Materialism: Lucretius and Early Modern Poetics

Hock, Jessie.
(2020)  | 9780812252729 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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In The Erotics of Materialism, Jessie Hock maps the intersection of poetry andnatural philosophy in the early modern reception of Lucretius and his De rerumnatura. Subtly revising an ancient atomist tradition that condemned poetry asfrivolous, Lucretius asserted a central role for verse in the practice...

Assembling the Local: Political Economy and Agrarian Governance in British India

Chakrabarti, Upal.
(2020)  | 9780812252736 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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In 1817, in a region of the eastern coast of British India then known asCuttack, a group of Paiks, the area's landed militia, began agitating againstthe East India Company's government, burning down government buildings andlooting the treasury. While the attacks were initially understood as an attemptto...

Capitalism Contested: The New Deal and Its Legacies

Huret, Romain. Lichtenstein, Nelson. Vinel, Jean Christian. Vinel, Jean-Christian.
(2020)  | 9780812252620 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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In the historical narrative that prevails today, the New Deal years arepositioned between two equally despised Gilded Ages—the first in the latenineteenth century and the second characterized by the world of Walmart,globalization, and right-wing populism in which we currently live. What definesthese...

Disastrous Times: Beyond Environmental Crisis in Urbanizing Asia

Elinoff, Eli. Vaughan, E. Tyson. Vaughan, Tyson.
(2020)  | 9780812252705 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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Across contemporary Asia, each day dawns with a new story about living in an eraof profound environmental change. Rapid transformations in the landscape,society, and technology produce new conflicts that are experienced at nearlyevery scale of life in the region. Environmental change is marked in squarekilometers...

Building a Religious Empire: Tibetan Buddhism, Bureaucracy, and the Rise of the Gelukpa

Sullivan, Brenton.
(2020)  | 9780812252675 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
AUD 121.95 (inc. GST), AUD 110.86 (ex. GST),
The vast majority of monasteries in Tibet and nearly all of the monasteries inMongolia belong to the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, best known through itssymbolic head, the Dalai Lama. Historically, these monasteries were some of thelargest in the world, and even today some Geluk monasteries house...

The Broadside Ballad in Early Modern England: Moving Media, Tactical Publics

Fumerton, Patricia.
(2020)  | 9780812252316 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 512pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2020
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In its seventeenth-century heyday, the English broadside ballad was a singlelarge sheet of paper printed on one side with multiple woodcut illustrations, apopular tune title, and a poem. Inexpensive, ubiquitous, andfugitive—individual elements migrated freely from one broadside toanother—some 11,000...

 

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