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              V. S. Naipaul's Journeys: From Periphery to Center
               

              V. S. Naipaul's Journeys: From Periphery to Center (EPUB ebook)

              By Krishnan, Sanjay

              Sanjay Krishnan rereads V. S. Naipaul's work to offer new perspectives on his achievements, shortcomings, trajectory, and complicated legacy. While recognizing the flaws and prejudices that shaped and limited Naipaul's life and art, this book challenges the binaries that have res...tricted discussions of his writing.
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              ISBN 9780231550253
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              Released NZ 27 Dec 2019
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities
               

              Uneven Innovation: The Work of Smart Cities (EPUB ebook)

              By Clark, Jennifer

              Jennifer Clark reframes the smart city concept within the trajectory of uneven development of cities and regions, as well as the long history of technocratic solutions to urban policy challenges. She considers the potential of emerging technologies as well as their capacity to ex...acerbate existing inequalities and even produce new ones.
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              ISBN 9780231545785
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              Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              The Clash of Values: Islamic Fundamentalism Versus Liberal Nationalism
                

              The Clash of Values: Islamic Fundamentalism Versus Liberal Nationalism (EPUB ebook)

              By Moaddel, Mansoor

              Mansoor Moaddel provides groundbreaking empirical data to demonstrate how the collision between Islamic fundamentalism and liberal nationalism explains the Middle East and North Africa's present and will determine its future. Offering a rigorous perspective on social change, The ...Clash of Values disentangles the region's political complexity.
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              ISBN 9780231550529
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              Released NZ 2 Mar 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              The Closed Circle: Joining and Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood in the West
               

              The Closed Circle: Joining and Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood in the West (EPUB ebook)

              By Vidino, Lorenzo

              The Closed Circle offers an unprecedented inside view into how one of the world's most influential Islamist groups operates. Lorenzo Vidino marshals unique interviews with prominent former members and associates of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West, shedding light on why and how... people join and leave the organization.
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              ISBN 9780231550444
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              Released NZ 14 Feb 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Series Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare
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              The Chile Pepper in China: A Cultural Biography
                

              The Chile Pepper in China: A Cultural Biography (EPUB ebook)

              By Dott, Brian R.

              Brian R. Dott explores how the non-native chile went from obscurity to ubiquity in China, influencing not just cuisine but also medicine, language, and cultural identity. The Chile Pepper in China sheds new light on the piquant cultural impact of a potent plant and raises broader... questions regarding notions of authenticity in cuisine.
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              ISBN 9780231551304
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              Released NZ 20 Mar 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Series Arts & Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History
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              Archives of Conjure: Stories of the Dead in Afrolatinx Cultures
                

              Archives of Conjure: Stories of the Dead in Afrolatinx Cultures (EPUB ebook)

              By Otero, Solimar

              Solimar Otero explores how Afrolatinx spirits guide collaborative spiritual-scholarly activist work through rituals and the creation of material culture. By examining spirit mediumship through a Caribbean cross-cultural poetics, she shows how divinities and ancestors serve as act...ive agents in shaping the experiences of gender, sexuality, and race.
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              ISBN 9780231550765
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              Released NZ 6 Mar 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Series Gender, Theory, and Religion
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              Modeling Peace: Royal Tombs and Political Ideology in Early China
                

              Modeling Peace: Royal Tombs and Political Ideology in Early China (EPUB ebook)

              By Shi, Jie

              Among the ancient graves and tombs excavated to date in China, the Mancheng site stands out for its unparalleled complexity and richness. Modeling Peace interprets Western Han royal burial as a political ideology by closely reading the architecture and funerary content of this si...te and situating it in the historical context of imperialization.
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              ISBN 9780231549202
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              Released NZ 24 Mar 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Series Tang Center Series in Early China
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              Fantastic Fossils: A Guide to Finding and Identifying Prehistoric Life
                

              Fantastic Fossils: A Guide to Finding and Identifying Prehistoric Life (EPUB ebook)

              By Prothero, Donald R.; Other Williams, Mary Persis

              In Fantastic Fossils, Donald R. Prothero offers an accessible, entertaining, and richly illustrated guide to the paleontologist's journey. He details the best places to look for fossils, the art of how to find them, and how to classify the major types.

              ISBN 9780231551489
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              Released NZ 21 Feb 2020
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              Perpetrator Cinema: Confronting Genocide in Cambodian Documentary
               

              Perpetrator Cinema: Confronting Genocide in Cambodian Documentary (EPUB ebook)

              By Morag, Raya

              Perpetrator Cinema explores a new trend in the cinematic depiction of genocide that has emerged in Cambodian documentary in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries. Raya Morag analyzes how Post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian documentarians propose a direct confrontation betwe...en the first-generation survivor and the perpetrator of genocide.
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              ISBN 9780231851176
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              Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Series Nonfictions
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              Woe from Wit: A Verse Comedy in Four Acts
               

              Woe from Wit: A Verse Comedy in Four Acts (EPUB ebook)

              By Griboedov, Alexander

              Alexander Griboedov's Woe from Wit is one of the masterpieces of Russian drama. A verse comedy set in Moscow high society after the Napoleonic wars, it offers sharply drawn characters and clever repartee, mixing meticulously crafted banter and biting social critique.

              ISBN 9780231548519
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              Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Series Russian Library
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