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  • There's a Place For Us: The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

    1st Edition

    By Helen Smith

    Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection

    Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Harris-Moore

    Against the background of the so-called ’obesity epidemic’, Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection critically examines the discourses of physical perfection that pervade Western societies, shedding new light on the rhetorical forces behind body anxieties and extreme methods of weight loss and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods

    Nineteenth-Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies, 1st Edition

    By Helen May, Baljit Kaur

    Taking up a little-known story of education, schooling, and missionary endeavor, Helen May, Baljit Kaur, and Larry Prochner focus on the experiences of very young ’native’ children in three British colonies. In missionary settlements across the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • The Creation of Quaker Theory

    Insider Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pink Dandelion

    The last forty years has witnessed a 'golden age' of Quaker Studies scholarship, with the bulk of this work into the history and sociology of Quakerism being undertaken by scholars who are also Quakers. For the scholars involved, their Quakerism has both prompted their research interests and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

    1st Edition

    By Lawrence W. Gross

    Very few studies have examined the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from within the culture itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview in relation to their efforts to maintain their culture in the present-day world. This book fills that gap. Focusing mainly on the Minnesota Anishinaabeg…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • The Tobacco Challenge

    Legal Policy and Consumer Protection, 1st Edition

    By Geraint Howells

    Addressing three central questions of legal policy, this is an interesting and comprehensive analysis of the need to control and regulate tobacco consumption. The core issues of the book are litigation vs. regulation with a comparative analysis of the US and European approaches; the challenge to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Latinos in the New South

    Transformations of Place, 1st Edition

    Edited by Owen J. Furuseth, Heather A. Smith

    Latinos have emerged as one of the fastest-growing ethnic populations in the American South. A 'New South' is taking shape in a region where culture and class relations have traditionally been constructed along black-white divides and experience absorbing culturally or linguistically foreign…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Constructing and Imagining Labour Migration

    Perspectives of Control from Five Continents, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Mantu

    Edited by Elspeth Guild

    Labour migration has been on the agenda of many countries around the globe at the same time as governments of both sending and receiving countries have been trying to develop regulatory mechanisms. This book opens the debate on the global politics of labour migration by proposing a re-assessment…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • Religion, Education and the State

    An Unprincipled Doctrine in Search of Moorings, 1st Edition

    By Mark Strasser

    In the context of education, Church and State issues are of growing importance and appear to be increasingly divisive. This volume critically examines the developing jurisprudence relating to religion in the schools beginning with Everson v. Board of Education, where the US Supreme Court discussed…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • John La Farge, A Biographical and Critical Study

    1st Edition

    By James L. Yarnall

    John La Farge, A Biographical and Critical Study is the first biography in a century of the American painter, illustrator, muralist, stained-glass artist, and writer. Examining La Farge's career from his youth to his late rebound as a decorative artist-from New York City and New England to Europe…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • John Adams's Nixon in China

    Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Timothy A. Johnson

    John Adams's opera, Nixon in China, is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. Timothy A. Johnson illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work. This music-analytical guide presents a detailed, in-depth analysis…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • American Pragmatism and Organization

    Issues and Controversies, 1st Edition

    By Nick Rumens

    Edited by Mihaela Kelemen

    Emerging during the late nineteenth century in the diverse scholarship of US commentators such as Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, American pragmatism shaped many intellectual currents within a range of disciplines including politics, education, administrative science and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

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