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Columbia University Press

Works: 497 works in 588 publications in 2 languages and 9,777 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Case studies  Bibliography  Church history  Personal narratives  Dictionaries  Sources 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Distributor, Printer
Classifications: G103.5, 910.3
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The Columbia gazetteer of the world by Saul Bernard Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Taking into account the doubling of the world's population and massive geopolitical changes, this classic reference work has almost tripled in size. The first new edition since 1952 has greater inclusion of developing nations, as reflected by over 5,000 entries from Brazil alone. Entries include political divisions (states, provinces, capitals), the physical world (oceans, mountains, volcanoes), and special places (military bases, dams, national parks). The Columbia Gazetteer is a truly monumental work that will continue to serve as the starting place for any geography search."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
The Columbia Lippincott gazetteer of the world by Leon E Seltzer ( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The AIDS conspiracy : science fights back by Nicoli Nattrass ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millions of people across the globe erroneously believe America manufactured the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to be used as a biological weapon. Ironically, the idea grew from a real conspiracy theory hatched by Russian and East German intelligence officers in the mid-1980s, in the hopes of spreading misinformation about the disease. Yet while the cold war is over, the biological weapons myth continues to resonate on both sides of the Atlantic. Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors prolonging this fiction, especially within African American and black South Africa
China rising : peace, power, and order in East Asia by David C Kang ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Throughout the past three decades East Asia has seen more peace and stability than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. During this period China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, averaging over nine percent economic growth per year since the introduction of its market reforms in 1978. Foreign businesses have flocked to invest in China, and Chinese exports have begun to flood the world. China is modernizing its military, has joined numerous regional and international institutions, and plays an increasingly visible role in international politics. In response to this growth, other states in East Asia have moved to strengthen their military, economic, and diplomatic relations with China. But why have these countries accommodated rather than balanced China's rise? David Kang believes certain preferences and beliefs are responsible for maintaining stability in East Asia. Kang's research shows how East Asian states have grown closer to China, with little evidence that the region is rupturing. Rising powers present opportunities as well as threats, and the economic benefits and military threat China poses for its regional neighbors are both potentially huge; however, East Asian states see substantially more advantage than danger in China's rise, making the region more stable, not less. Furthermore, although East Asian states do not unequivocally welcome China in all areas, they are willing to defer judgment regarding what China wants and what its role in East Asia will become. They believe that a strong China stabilizes East Asia, while a weak China tempts other states to try to control the region. Many scholars downplay the role of ideas and suggest that a risingChina will be a destabilizing force in the region, but Kang's provocative argument reveals the flaws in contemporary views of China and the international relations of East Asia and offers a new understanding of the importance of sound U.S. policy in the region."--Jacket
CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online ( )
in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features like the analysis of a bin Laden recruitment tape with video."
Key to League of Nations documents placed on public sale, 1920-1929 by World Peace Foundation ( Book )
2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Columbia books, 1893-1933; a dictionary-catalogue of Columbia university press publications by Columbia University ( Book )
2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secularism confronts Islam by Olivier Roy ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The denunciation of fundamentalism in France, embodied in the law against the veil and the deportation of imams, has shifted into a systematic attack on all Muslims and Islam. This hostility is rooted in the belief that Islam cannot be integrated into French - and, consequently, secular and liberal - society. However, as Olivier Roy makes clear in this book, Muslim intellectuals have made it possible for Muslims to live concretely in a secularized world while maintaining their identities as "true believers." They have formulated a language that recognizes two spaces: that of religion and that of secular society." "Roy's rare portrait of the realities of immigrant Muslim life offers a necessary alternative to the popular specter of an "Islamic threat." Supporting his arguments with his extensive research on Islamic history, sociology, and politics, Roy demonstrates the limits of our understanding of contemporary Islamic religious practice in the West and the role of Islam as a screen onto which Western societies project their own identity crisis."--BOOK JACKET
Manhood in the Age of Aquarius : masculinity in two countercultural communities, 1965-83 by Tim Hodgdon ( )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manhood in the Age of Aquarius investigates how a deep commitment to the belief in the naturalness of masculinity shaped the efforts of American hippies to create economic, social, political, institutional, religious, and environmental alternatives to their received culture during the 1960s and 1970s. Their efforts to create such alternatives informed the creation of a range of new forms of masculinity.Timothy Hodgdon compares two sharply contrasting hip communities: The Farm and the Diggers (later known as the Free Families). The Farmies argued that industrial progress had encouraged a dangerous hypermasculinity in men and a corresponding devaluation of women's fertility and capacity for maternal nurture. Only through veneration of women's beautiful yin could humankind return to the path of enlightenment charted by Buddha, Jesus, and other sages, and men were to cultivate a knightly masculinity of egoless service to women within lifelong, monogamous marriages.The anarchist Diggers reached the opposite conclusion: that progress had effeminized the organization man while brutalizing the respectable working-class men who served his interests as wage worker, policeman, and soldier. The Diggers sought to uproot the alienating status hierarchy mandated by private property. Their theater of the streets valorized the manliness of the outlaw& mdash;the Native American warrior, the Black Panther, the bohemian artist, and the Chinese tong member& mdash;who forcefully defended his freedom from the depredations of unjust authority while practicing the communistic sharing of wealth that, they believed, was a mark of honor among those slandered as thieves.Thus, Hodgdonargues, the Farmies and the Diggers occupied widely separated positions on a continuum of countercultural manhood. Their divergent criticisms demonstrate that the shift from producerist to consumerist conceptions of manliness was still by no means complete at mid century
The Columbia Granger's world of poetry ( )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locates a poem in an anthology by author, subject, title, first line, or keywords in its title or first line. It includes the complete text of 8,500 best known poems, 3,000 quotations from 1,500 additional great poems, and indexes 100,000 poems in 550 anthologies
A field of honor writers, court culture and public theater in French literary life from Racine to the Revolution by Gregory S Brown ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gregory S. Brown's A Field of Honor: Writers, Court Culture and Public Theater in French Literary Life from Racine t othe Revolution offers a multilevel study of the intellectual, social, and institutional contexts of dramatic authorship and the world of playwrights in 18th-century Paris. Brown deftly interweaves research in archival and printed materials, case studies of individual authorial strategies, the rich, often contentious historiography on the French Enlightenment and contemporary cultural theory and criticism. Drawing on a sophisticated array of recent studies, Brown positions his work against and between the grain of alternative approaches and interpretations. He combines scholarship on the history of the book with analyses of political culture and cultural identity, leaving the reader with a strong and revealing appreciation for the tensions and crosscurrents staged at the center of the 18th-century "republic of letters
The Columbia Granger's World of poetry ( )
in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Index to poetry, including full-text and excerpts of some poems. This online version contains the contents of the following works: Columbia Granger's index to poetry in anthologies (eds. 8-11), Columbia Granger's index to poetry in collected and selected works, Columbia Granger's guide to poetry anthologies (2nd ed.), Columbia Granger's dictionary of poetry quotations, Classic hundred poems, as well as new content not published previously in print
"I saw a nightmare-- " doing violence to memory : the Soweto uprising, June 16, 1976 by Helena Pohlandt-McCormick ( )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this study, the schoolchildren of Soweto re-emerge to take a central role in the history of the struggle against apartheid. Helena Pohlandt-McCormick grapples with difficult questions of method and interpretation, while she discusses testimony to the commission of inquiry, contemporary accounts, and her own interviews with th
Colonial lists/Indian power identity politics in nineteenth century Telugu-speaking India by Michael Katten ( )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a significant expansion of recent studies of colonial discourse, Katten assesses the early colonial period in southern India as a "dialogic" enterprise. Distinctive forms of identity emerge as indigenous peoples interact with new colonial rulers. For the different groups that Katten explores in careful and meticulous detail, he shows how productive formulations of identity came into being through the working of historical contingency. Using a great deal of Telegu and English material never previously examined, Katten illuminates the way identities coalesced in early colonial India
Trafficking materials and gendered experimental practices : radium research in early 20th century Vienna by Maria Rentetzi ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Maria Rentetzi surveys the experimental practices of radioactivity research in earlytwentiethcentury Vienna, focusing on radioactive materials, instruments, women's work in physics, and gendered skills. She shows how experimental cultures in radioactivity-scientific practices employed by gendered subjects who shared a certain material and episternic style of researchwere constructed and reshaped by socialist politics in Vienna at that time. She also explores the different ways experimental practices affected men and women in laboratory sciences."--BOOK JACKET
Caught in the crossfire : Adrian Scott and the politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood by Jennifer E Langdon ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood reconstructs the production and reception of Scott's major films, exploring the political and creative challenges faced by Hollywood radicals within the studio system and reassessing the relationships among film noir, antifascism, anticommunism, and the politics of Americanism."--BOOK JACKET
How Taiwan became Chinese : Dutch, Spanish, and Han colonization in the seventeenth century by Tonio Andrade ( )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incorporation of Taiwan into the early modern European colonial trading networks, and its subsequent incorporation into the Chinese empire, are topics almost completely unexplored in Western language scholarship. This superb monograph not only opens them up but does so in an exciting way by exploring the complex interactions between the European trade diasporas and existing patterns of Asian migration and trade. The author is well acquainted with recent and current debates on the critical transformation taking place in the global economy during the late 16th and 17th centuries, and imaginatively covers a broad range of issues. He argues convincingly, and in wonderfully rich detail, that it was Dutch protection that made possible the slow Chinese colonization of Taiwan-and ultimately its incorporation into China. Andrade brilliantly reminds us of how important the brief episode of European occupation was to the future development of Taiwan, including the birth of its sugar industry
The infantry cannot do with a gun less the place of the artillery in the BEF, 1914-1918 by Sanders Marble ( )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sanders Marble breaks new ground by documenting the role of infantry in what is most often considered to be an artillery war. By showing that gunners in WWI conceptualized their role as a supporting arm, Marble posits that artillery was only one element of a larger production. His work meshes with histories on the institutional development of the BEF during WWI and shows that while the artillery's tools and methods changed almost beyond recognition, the arm's place in the army's military culture remained consistent, never asserting the French paradigm of "artillery conquering, infantry occupying."
Escogidas plantas nuns and beatas in Mexico City, 1531-1601 by Jacqueline Zuzann Holler ( )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of electronic reproductions of letters and other primary documents (from the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain) about missionary work by nuns in sixteenth-century Mexico City, compiled by Jacqueline Holler as an appendix to her Escogidas plantas, nuns and beatas in Mexico City, 1531-1601. Also includes easier-to-read transcriptions of above letters and documents in modern Spanish alphabet, with editorial notes by Holler
Sumner Welles, postwar planning, and the quest for a new world order, 1937-1943 by Christopher D O'Sullivan ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christopher D. O'Sullivan describes Sumner Welles' life and career. He focuses primarily on Welles' diplomatic efforts during World War II, and his continuing influence on America's postwar course and foreign policy. The book is based on a collection of Welles' correspondence uncovered by the author
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