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  • Martin Buber

    Between Man And Man

    $29.00

    Scholar, theologian and philosopher, Martin Buber is one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. He believed that the deepest reality of human life lies in the relationship between one being and another. Between Man and Man is the classic work where he puts this belief into practice, applying it to the concrete problems of contemporary society. Here he tackles subjects as varied as religious ethics, social philosophy, marriage, education, psychology and art. Including some of hi...

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    Patricia Hill Collins

    Black Feminist Thought

    $49.00

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alic...

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  • Judith Butler

    Bodies That Matter

    $42.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 2 to 3 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" ...

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  • Judith Butler

    Gender Trouble

    $44.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 2 to 3 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler's Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning...

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  • Sa'eda Buang and Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew

    Muslim Education In The 21st Century

    $89.00

    Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools' perception of educational changes and the reasons for such changes. It highlights and explores the important question of whether the Muslim school has been reinventing itself in the field of pedagogy and curriculum to meet the challenges of the 21st century education. It interrogates the schools whose curriculum conten...

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  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Alexius A. Pereira and Bryan S. Turner

    Muslims In Singapore

    $49.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 2 to 3 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. This book examines Muslims in Singapore, analysing their habits, practices and dispositions towards everyday life, and also their role within the broader framework of the secularist Singapore state and the cultural dominance of its Chinese elite, who are predominantly Buddhist and Christian. Sing...

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  • Lily Zubaidah Rahim

    Singapore In The Malay World

    $49.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 2 to 3 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. Relations between Singapore and her immediate Malay neighbours have been perennially fraught with tension and misunderstanding. In making sense of this complex relationship, Lily Rahim explores the salience of historical animosities and competitive economic pressures, and Singapore’s janus-faced ...

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  • Angelia Mui Cheng Poon and Angus Whitehead

    Singapore Literature And Culture

    $232.00

    Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume brings Anglophone Singapore literature to a wider global audience for the first time, embedding it more closely within literary developments worldwide. Drawing upon postcolonial studies, Singapore ...

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  • Daniel C. Snell

    The Basics: Ancient Near East

    $39.00

    The Basics: Ancient Near East surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great's conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Topics covered include: what do we mean when we talk about the Ancient Near East, the rise and fall of powerful states and monarchs, daily life both in the cities and out in the f...

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    Tony Milligan

    The Basics: Animal Ethics

    $39.00

    Animal Ethics has long been a highly contested area with debates driven by unease about various forms of animal harm, from the use of animals in scientific research to the farming of animals for consumption. The Basics: Animal Ethics is an essential introduction to the key considerations surrounding the ethical treatment of animals. Taking a thematic approach, it outlines the current arguments from animal agency to the emergence of the 'political turn'. This book explores such questions as: C...

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    James S. Bielo

    The Basics: Anthropology Of Religion

    $39.00

    The Basics: Anthropology of Religion is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions such as: How do human agents interact with gods and spirits? What is the nature of doing religious ethnography? Can the immaterial be embodied in...

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  • Meghan Griffith

    The Basics: Free Will

    $39.00

    The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In The Basics: Free Will readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions which are discussed include: Does free will exist? Or is it illusory? Can we be free even if everything is determined by a chain of causes? If our actions are not determined, does this mean they are ...

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  • Jc Bell and Shay Allen Logan

    The Basics: Logic

    $39.00

    The Basics: Logic is an accessible introduction to several core areas of logic. The first part of the book features a self-contained introduction to the standard topics in classical logic, such as: mathematical preliminaries, propositional logic, quantified logic (first monadic, then polyadic), English and standard 'symbolic translations', tableau procedures. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the standard topics, this thoroughly revised second edition also introduces several philosophically...

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  • Robert Hinshelwood and Tomasz Fortuna

    The Basics: Melanie Klein

    $39.00

    The Basics: Melanie Klein provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and work of Melanie Klein, whose discoveries advanced those of Freud and other analysts, deepening our insight into the unconscious domain of psychology in human beings. Klein began her work by developing a method of psychoanalysis for children, who suffer from anxiety and other, often unrecognised, conflicts, which enabled understanding of those crucial early steps in the development of human mind and ident...

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  • Sean McEvoy

    The Basics: Tragedy

    $39.00

    The Basics: Tragedy is an accessible and up-to-date introduction to dramatic tragedy. A comprehensive guide for anyone undertaking a study of the genre, it provides a chronological overview and history of tragic theory. Covering tragedy from the classics to the present day, it explains the contextual and theoretical issues which affect the interpretation of tragedy, examining popularly studied key plays in order to show historical change. Including a glossary of key terms and suggestions for ...

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  • Syed Hussein Alatas

    The Myth Of The Lazy Native

    $49.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 2 to 3 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. The Myth of the Lazy Native is Syed Hussein Alatas' widely acknowledged critique of the colonial construction of Malay, Filipino and Javanese natives from the 16th to the 20th century. Drawing on the work of Karl Mannheim and the sociology of knowledge, Alatas analyses the origins and functions o...

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  • Rajeev S. Patke and Philip Holden

    The Routledge Concise History Of Southeast Asian Writing In English

    $69.00

    The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English traces the development of literature in the region within its historical and cultural contexts. This volume explores creative writing in English across different genres and media, establishing connections from the colonial activity of the early modern period through to contemporary writing across Southeast Asia, focusing especially on the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. In this critical guide, Rajeev S. Patke ...

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  • Chin Ee Loh

    The Space And Practice Of Reading

    $250.00

    Mirroring worldwide debates on social class, literacy rates, and social change, this study explores the intersection between reading and social class in Singapore, one of the top scorers on the Programme for International Assessment (PISA) tests, and questions the rhetoric of social change that does not take into account local spaces and practices. This comparative study of reading practices in an elite school and a government school in Singapore draws on practice and spatial perspectives to ...

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    Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle

    This Thing Called Literature

    $38.00

    What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke. The book's three parts reflec...

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