Columbia University Press Outstanding Academic Titles from 2008

Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. The 2008 feature includes 679 titles in 54 disciplines and subsections.

11 Columbia University Press titles and 2 Wallflower titles were selected:

The Politics of Postsecular Religion: Mourning Secular Futures, by Ananda Abeysekara

Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today, edited by David C. Brotherton and Philip Kretsedemas

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World, edited by Saul B. Cohen

The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, edited by Edward E. Curtis IV

The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film, by Tamara L. Falicov

Human Ecology of Beringia, by John F. Hoffecker and Scott A. Elias

China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia, by David C. Kang

American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT, by James E. McWilliams

Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World, by Sidney Perkowitz


Technology in Postwar America: A History
, by Carroll Pursell

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English since 1945, by Adrian Roscoe

Secularism Confronts Islam, by Olivier Roy; translated by George Holoch

International Film Guide, 2008: The Definitive Annual Review of World Cinema, edited by Ian Haydn Smith

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