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All Societies DieHow to Keep Hope Alive

All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Samuel Cohn

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The author of this book asks us to prepare for the inevitable. Our society is going to die. What are you going to do about it? But the author also wants us to know that there's still reason for hope. ... More

Beyond MedicineWhy European Social Democracies Enjoy Better Health Outcomes Than the United States

Beyond Medicine: Why European Social Democracies Enjoy Better Health Outcomes Than the United States

Paul V. Dutton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754555
eISBN:
9781501754586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754555.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book provides a penetrating historical analysis of why countless studies show that Americans are far less healthy than their European counterparts. The book argues that Europeans are healthier ... More

Biological SystematicsPrinciples and Applications

Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Randall T. Schuh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752773
eISBN:
9781501752797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752773.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Understanding the history and philosophy of biological systematics (phylogenetics, taxonomy and classification of living things) is key to successful practice of the discipline. In this thoroughly ... More

Bullets Not BallotsSuccess in Counterinsurgency Warfare

Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare

Jacqueline L. Hazelton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754784
eISBN:
9781501754807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754784.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book challenges the claim that winning “hearts and minds” is critical to successful counterinsurgency campaigns. Good governance, this conventional wisdom holds, gains the besieged government ... More

The Caring ClassHome Health Aides in Crisis

The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Richard Schweid

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The number of elderly and disabled Americans in need of home health care is increasing annually, even as the pool of people — almost always women — willing to do this job gets smaller and smaller. ... More

Claiming BelongingMuslim American Advocacy in an Era of Islamophobia

Claiming Belonging: Muslim American Advocacy in an Era of Islamophobia

Emily Cury

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753596
eISBN:
9781501753619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753596.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book dives deep into the lives of Muslim American advocacy groups in the post-9/11 era, asking how they form and function within their broader community in a world marked by Islamophobia. Bias ... More

Defense 101Understanding the Military of Today and Tomorrow

Defense 101: Understanding the Military of Today and Tomorrow

Michael E. O'Hanlon

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754470
eISBN:
9781501754500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754470.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book, a concise primer for understanding the US defense budget ($700 billion plus) and rapidly changing military technologies, provides a deeply informed yet accessible analysis of American ... More

DisaffectedEmotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere

Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere

Tanya Agathocleous

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753879
eISBN:
9781501753909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the effects of antisedition law on the overlapping public spheres of India and Britain under empire. After 1857, the British government began censoring the press in India, ... More

DragonslayerThe Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich

Dragonslayer: The Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich

Jay Lockenour

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754593
eISBN:
9781501754616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754593.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this biography of the infamous ideologue Erich Ludendorff, the author complicates the classic depiction of this German World War I hero. Erich Ludendorff created for himself a persona that secured ... More

Drunk on GenocideAlcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany

Edward B. Westermann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754197
eISBN:
9781501754210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754197.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book reveals how, over the course of the Third Reich, scenes involving alcohol consumption and revelry among the SS and police became a routine part of rituals of humiliation in the camps, ... More

The Floating Pool LadyA Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Ann L. Buttenwieser

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Why on earth would anyone want to float a pool up the Atlantic coastline to bring it to rest at a pier on the New York City waterfront? This book recounts the author's triumphant adventure that ... More

From Country to NationEthnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

From Country to Nation: Ethnographic Studies, Kokugaku, and Spirits in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Gideon Fujiwara

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753930
eISBN:
9781501753954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the emergence of the modern Japanese nation in the nineteenth century through the history of some of its local aspirants. It explores how kokugaku (Japan studies) scholars envisioned ... More

The Future ConditionalBuilding an English-Speaking Society in Northeast China

The Future Conditional: Building an English-Speaking Society in Northeast China

Eric S. Henry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754906
eISBN:
9781501754920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754906.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a nuanced discussion of the globalization of the English language and the widespread effects it has had on Shenyang, the capital and largest city of China's northeast Liaoning ... More

Is Russia Fascist?Unraveling Propaganda East and West

Is Russia Fascist?: Unraveling Propaganda East and West

Marlene Laruelle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754135
eISBN:
9781501754159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754135.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

In Is Russia Fascist? This book argues that the charge of “fascism” has become a strategic narrative of the current world order. Vladimir Putin's regime has increasingly been accused of embracing ... More

Kidney to Share

Kidney to Share

Martha Gershun and John D., MD Lantos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755439
eISBN:
9781501755453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755439.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book tells the story of the author's decision to donate a kidney to a stranger. The book takes readers through the complex process by which such donors are vetted to ensure that they are ... More

LakefrontPublic Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Lakefront: Public Trust and Private Rights in Chicago

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754654
eISBN:
9781501754661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754654.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How did Chicago, a city known for commerce, come to have such a splendid public waterfront — its most treasured asset? This book reveals a story of social, political, and legal conflict in which ... More

Land FictionsThe Commodification of Land in City and Country

Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

D. Asher Ghertner and Robert W. Lake (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book explores the common storylines, narratives, and tales of social betterment that justify and enact land as commodity. It interrogates global patterns of property formation, the ... More

Meritocracy and Its DiscontentsAnxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China

Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China

Zachary M. Howlett

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754432
eISBN:
9781501754449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754432.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the wider social, political, religious, and economic dimensions of the Gaokao, China's national college entrance exam, as well as the complications that arise from its ... More

Mobilizing in UncertaintyCollective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Mobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia

Anastasia Shesterinina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753763
eISBN:
9781501756337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How do ordinary people navigate the intense uncertainty of the onset of war? Different individuals mobilize in different ways — some flee, some pick up arms, and some support armed actors as civil ... More

Our Changing MenuClimate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need

Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, and Danielle L. Eiseman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754623
eISBN:
9781501754647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754623.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This book unpacks the increasingly complex relationships between food and climate change. Whether you're a chef, baker, distiller, restaurateur, or someone who simply enjoys a good pizza or drink, ... More

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