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January 14th, 2014 at 6:07 am

New Book Tuesday: Samurai Lust, Berlin, 21st-Century China, and More New Titles

Lust, Commerce, and CorruptionOur weekly list of new titles now available:

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai
Translated by Mark Teeuwen, Kate Wildman Nakai, Miyazaki Fumiko, Anne Walthall, and John Breen

The Berlin Reader: A Compendium on Urban Change and Activism
Edited by Matthias Bernt, Britta Grell, and Andrej Holm

Spaces of the Poor: Perspectives of Cultural Sciences on Urban Slum Areas and Their Inhabitants
Edited by Hans-Christian Petersen

Animal Minds & Animal Ethics: Connecting Two Separate Fields
Edited by Klaus Petrus and Markus Wild

Dancing Archives – Archive Dances: Exploring Dance Histories at the Radcliffe College Archives
Thom Hecht

Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach
Edited by Clara Ramírez-Barat

China at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Łukasz Gacek and Ewa Trojnar

Media in China, China in the Media: Processes, Strategies, Images, Identities
Edited by Adina Zemanek

Wandering Spirit: Lyrical Landscapes by Li Xubai
Edited by Anita Wong Yin-fong and Michelle Lau Ka-yu

Ingenious Iceland: Twentieth-Century Icelandic Paintings from the Anthony J. Hardy Collection
Edited by Jóhann Ágúst Hansen and Florian Knothe

Lifelong Learning Today: New Areas, Contexts, Practices
Edited by Marko Radovan and Marek Kościelniak

The Greek World in the Fourth and Third Centuries B.C.
Edited by Edward Dąbrowa

Current Problems of University Management
Edited by Tadeusz Wawak

Materials for a Historical Dictionary of New Persian Loanwords in Old Anatolian and Ottoman Turkish from the 13th to the 16th Century
Marzanna Pomorska

The Realisation of Concession in the Discourse of Judges: A Genre Perspective
Magdalena Szczyrbak

Health and Resilience
Edited by Tadeusz Marian Ostrowski and Iwona Sikorska

Reading Comprehension in Polish and English: Evidence from an Introspective Study
Monika Kusiak

1 Comment

  1. Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay says:

    You know if we seriously destine for a corruption-free (and pollution-free) society with decent Politics, has to put genuine commitment in our own mindset. Most of the communities (Bengali or Tamil) in this sub-continent are covered by ‘Culture of Poverty’(Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or strata, dwells in pavement or in apartment. We are not at all ashamed or hurt of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying quality of life, bad Politics, poor work place, weak mother language, continuous consumption of common Social Space. We use to become parents only by self-procreation (animal instinct supported by cheap consumerism) deliberately depriving the incoming children’s fundamental rights of a caring society, fearless & dignified living. Never think of other positive gesture, passionate parenthood – stop giving birth to any child till the society improves fundamentally, co-parenting children those are born out of extreme poverty, instead. Let’s start it from our own household. One desperate attempt is required to touch the core of the society, take part in the reform process. There has to be a chemical change. If a pure freedom is desired from vicious cycle of poverty, nasty pollution need to launch a movement of ‘Production of Space’(Henri Lefebvre), quality Politics would certainly come up. Howrah, India.

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