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  • Anglo-American Insanity Defence Reform

    The War Between Law and Medicine, 1st Edition

    By Faye Boland

    First published in 1999, The book examines the magnitude of the polemic surrounding each attempt to reformulate the insanity defence in the United States, England and Ireland. The book contains a critique of the McNaghten Rules, the defence of irresistible impulse, the product test of insanity, the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Disasters, Vulnerability, and Narratives

    Writing Haiti’s Futures, 1st Edition

    By Kasia Mika

    This book uses narrative responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake as a starting point for an analysis of notions of disaster, vulnerability, reconstruction and recovery. The turn to a wide range of literary works enables a composite comparative analysis, which encompasses the social, political and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Muslim Americans

    Debating the notions of American and un-American, 1st Edition

    By Nahid Afrose Kabir

    With Islamophobia on the rise in the US since 9/11, Muslims remain the most misunderstood people in American society. Taking as its point of departure the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy, this book examines Muslims’ sense of belonging in American society. Based on extensive…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roberto Tottoli

    Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge

  • New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Islam in North America

    A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael A. Köszegi, J. Gordon Melton

    First published in 1992, this book focuses on the Muslim community and how it has developed in North America. Divided into eight sections, it traces the history of the Muslim community in North America from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth-century and examines different aspects of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

  • Poverty Law and Legal Activism

    Lives that Slide Out of View, 1st Edition

    By Adam Gearey

    Linking critical legal thinking to constitutional scholarship and a practical tradition of US lawyering that is orientated around anti-poverty activism, this book offers an original, revisionist account of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory and legal activism. The book argues that we need to…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • Panic, Transnational Cultural Studies, and the Affective Contours of Power

    1st Edition

    Edited by Micol Seigel

    This volume explores the panic that is a central affective register of our current international order. Fears of Somali pirates, "Gypsy" kidnappers, African warlords, Ebola, "Mexican meth," pimps, coyotes, gangs, climate refugees and more, structure the dark side of a metropolitan unconscious.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Children, Youth, and American Television

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Schober, Debbie Olson

    This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the changing ideas about children and childhood in the United States. Each chapter connects relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in select American television…

    Hardback – 2018-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm

    Cinema, Television, and the Archive, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Garrett Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick, Mark Williams

    The twentieth century generated tens of thousands of hours of American newsfilm but not the scholarly apparatus necessary to analyze and contextualize them. Assembling new approaches to the study of U.S. newsfilm in cinema and television, this book makes a long overdue critical intervention in the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-25
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Dogs in the North

    Stories of Cooperation and Co-Domestication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert J. Losey, Robert P. Wishart, Jan Peter Laurens Loovers

    Dogs in the North offers an interdisciplinary in-depth consideration of the multiple roles that dogs have played in the North. Spanning the deep history of humans and dogs in the North, the volume examines a variety of contexts in North America and Eurasia. The case studies build on archaeological,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18
    Routledge
    Arctic Worlds

  • The Rhetoric of Racist Humour

    US, UK and Global Race Joking, 1st Edition

    By Simon Weaver

    In today's multicultural and multireligious societies, humour and comedy often become the focus of controversy over alleged racist or offensive content, as shown, for instance, by the intense debate of Sacha Baron Cohen's characters Ali G and Borat, and the Prophet Muhammad cartoons published in…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge

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