New from Our Distributed Presses! Angrynomics, Creative Resistance, The Power of Place in Play, and more!

Our weekly list of new books by our distributed presses is now available!

Angrynomics

Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth

In Angrynomics, Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan explore the rising tide of anger, sometimes righteous and useful, sometimes destructive and ill-targeted, and propose radical new solutions for an increasingly polarized and confusing world. Angrynomics is for anyone wondering, where the hell do we go from here?

Post-Keynesian Theory Revisited

Money, Uncertainty, and Employment

Matteo Iannizzotto

With its emphasis on real-world assumptions above theoretical neatness, and the centrality of money within its theoretical framework, post-Keynesian economics offers important insights into understanding how modern day economies work, where financial services and flows dominate the performance of economies. In this advanced introduction, Matteo Iannizzutto showcases post-Keynesianism’s contributions to such central issues as the fundamental uncertainty in economic decisions, the theory of liquidity preference, effective demand and nominal contracts.

 

From the Culture & Theory series

Creative Resistance

Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings

Edited by Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf and Stephan Milich

During the uprisings of the Arab Spring, oppositional movements used political humor to criticize political leaders or to expose the absurdities of sociopolitical conditions. This comprehensive study of political humor in the uprisings explores the varieties and functions of humor as a creative tool for resistance.

 

The Power of Place in Play

A Bourdieusian Analysis of Auckland Children’s Seasonal Play Practices

Christina R. Ergler

In this book, Christina Ergler explores why “play” resonates differently across urban localities and seasons. She draws on Bourdieu’s theory of practice and Gibson’s affordance theory to show that determinants of seasonal outdoor play transcend modifiable barriers such as traffic and unsuitable play spaces, as well as the inevitable issue of inclement weather. In contrast, seasonal play determinants are grounded in locally constituted beliefs about what is seasonally “appropriate” children’s activity. 

From the Urban Studies series

Townscapes in Transition

Transformation and Reorganization of Italian Cities and Their Architecture in the Interwar Period

Edited by Carmen M. Enss and Luigi Monzo

How did urban Italy come to look the way it does today? This collection assembles recent studies in architectural history and theory exploring the historical paradigms guiding architecture and landscape design in between the world wars. The authors explore physical changes in townscapes and landscapes, covering a wide range of architectural designs from strict modernist solutions to variations of regionalism, mediterraneanism, and national style from all over Italy.

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