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  • New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction

    Critical Essays

    Despite the prejudices of critics, popular romance fiction remains a complex, dynamic genre. It consistently maintains the largest market share in the American publishing industry, even as it welcomes new subgenres like queer and BDSM romance. Digital publishing originated in erotic romance, and savvy online communities have exploded myths about the genre's readership. Romance scholarship now ... Read more

    $18.09 USD

  • Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture

    series Modern & Contemporary Poetics
    "What have I in common with Jews? I hardly have anything in common with myself!"--Franz KafkaKafka's quip--paradoxical, self-questioning, ironic--highlights vividly some of the key issues of identity and self-representation for Jewish writers in the 20th century. No group of writers better represents the problems of Jewish identity than Jewish poets writing in the American modernist tradition- ... Read more

    $31.99 USD $28.79 USD

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

    Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides a history of the genre, an overview of ... Read more

    $44.09 USD

  • Romance Fiction and American Culture

    Love as the Practice of Freedom?

    Since the 1970s, romance novels have surpassed all other genres in terms of popularity in the United States, accounting for half of all mass market paperbacks sold and driving the digital publishing revolution. Romance Fiction and American Culture brings together scholars from the humanities, social sciences, and publishing to explore American romance fiction from the late eighteenth to the early ... Read more

    $51.29 USD

  • Re-Engineering Humanity

    Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us. All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar. Have forces been unleashed that are thrusting humanity down an ill-advised path, one that's increasingly making us behave like simple machines? In this wide-reaching, interdisciplinary book, Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger examine what's happening to ... Read more

    $11.89 USD

  • Pirates of New England

    Ruthless Raiders and Rotten Renegades

    by Gail Selinger ...
    Tales of swashbuckling adventure, murder, treachery, and mayhem!One would be mistaken to think of pirates as roaming only the Caribbean. Pirates as famous as William Kidd and Henry Every have at various times plundered, pillaged, and murdered their way up and down the New England seaboard, striking fear among local merchants and incurring the wrath of colonial authorities.Piracy historian Gail ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Subject Learning in the Primary Curriculum

    Issues in English, Science and Maths

    The emphasis on subject knowledge in primary curricula is a world-wide phenomenon and has become increasingly the focus of attention in England, with the introduction of the National Curriculum and the appointment of subject co-ordinators in schools. Yet what exactly constitutes a subject and its practice remains controversial.The book is organised into five parts. Part one examines the general ... Read more


  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates

    Fascinating Facts About the World’s Most Infamous Pirates

    A view of pirate life-from the crow's nest ...Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. Here is the first series book that gives readers a comprehensive yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands. It offers portraits of such infamous men and women as Blackbeard, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain Kidd, and Jean LaFitte, with a full history of pirates through the ages, even modern ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Introduction to the Theory of Soft Matter

    From Ideal Gases to Liquid Crystals

    series Soft and Biological Matter
    This book presents the theory of soft matter to students at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. It provides a basic introduction to theoretical physics as applied to soft matter, explaining the concepts of symmetry, broken symmetry, and order parameters; phases and phase transitions; mean-field theory; and the mathematics of variational calculus and tensors. It is written in an ... Read more

    $80.09 USD $71.99 USD

  • Trigrams

    Book Three of the Dragon's Wake Trilogy

    The National League of American Pen Women 2001Soul-Making Literary Prize Winner,Honorable Mention for the work TrigramsSisterly rivalries, jealousy, envy, love, and the competition for parental approval are crosscurrents that operate below the surface among four talented teen-aged sisters of the Lee family, wealthy Koreans living in 1940's Shanghai. Their family's dynamics become subsumed and ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Parliamentarism

    From Burke to Weber

    series Ideas in Context #121
    For eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors such as Burke, Constant, and Mill, a powerful representative assembly that freely deliberated and controlled the executive was the defining institution of a liberal state. Yet these figures also feared that representative assemblies were susceptible to usurpation, gridlock, and corruption. Parliamentarism was their answer to this dilemma: a ... Read more

    $65.59 USD $19.69 USD

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy

    series Cambridge Law Handbooks
    Businesses are rushing to collect personal data to fuel surging demand. Data enthusiasts claim personal information that's obtained from the commercial internet, including mobile platforms, social networks, cloud computing, and connected devices, will unlock path-breaking innovation, including advanced data security. By contrast, regulators and activists contend that corporate data practices too ... Read more

    $98.39 USD $32.79 USD