Books by Publisher: Harvard University, Department of Music,U.S.

    Bannermen Tales (Zidishu): Manchu Storytelling and Cultural Hybridity in the Qing Dynasty

    By Elena Suet-Ying Chiu

    Hardback £29.42

    Bannermen Tales is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive study of zidishu-a popular storytelling genre created by the Manchus in early eighteenth-century Beijing. With original translations, musical score, and numerous illustrations of hand-copied and printed texts, this study opens a new window into Qing literature.

    Tears of Achilles

    By Helene Monsacre

    Paperback £15.17

    This study by Helene Monsacre shows how Western ideals of inexpressive manhood run contrary to the poetic vision of Achilles and his warrior companions presented in the Homeric epics. Pursuing the paradox of the tearful fighter, Monsacre examines the interactions between men and women in the Homeric poems.

    The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life

    By Eli Cook

    Hardback £18.92

    How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics...

    Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism

    By David M. Kotz

    Paperback £15.92

    Origin of Others

    By Toni Morrison

    Hardback £15.17

    What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America's foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison's most...

    End Game

    By Corey M. Abramson

    Paperback £13.67

    Winner of the Outstanding Publication Award, Section on Aging and the Life Course, American Sociological Association Senior citizens from all walks of life face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do the disadvantages some people accumulate over the course of their lives make their final years especially...

    Colored Cosmopolitanism

    By Nico Slate

    Paperback £19.67

    A hidden history connects India and the United States, the world''s two largest democracies. From the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, activists worked across borders of race and nation to push both countries toward achieving their democratic principles. At the heart of this shared struggle, African Americans and Indians...

    Four Walls and a Roof

    By Reinier de Graaf

    Hardback £21.92

    Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique,...

    Kinyras

    By John Curtis Franklin

    Paperback Save £5.53 = £26.42

    John Curtis Franklin seeks to harmonize Kinyras as a mythological symbol of pre-Greek Cyprus with what is known of ritual music and deified instruments in the Bronze Age Near East, using evidence going back to early Mesopotamia. This paperback edition contains minor corrections, while retaining the maps of the original...

    American Niceness: A Cultural History

    By Carrie Tirado Bramen

    Hardback £27.17

    The cliche of the Ugly American-loud, vulgar, materialistic, chauvinistic-still expresses what people around the world dislike about their Yankee counterparts. Carrie Tirado Bramen recovers the history of a different national archetype-the nice American-which has been central to ideas of American identity since the nineteenth century.

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