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University of Wisconsin Press

Since being founded in 1936, the University of Wisconsin Press has published and distributed more than 3,000 titles. They currently have more than 1,400 titles in print, including books of general interest (biography, fiction, natural history, poetry, photography, food and travel), scholarly books (anthropology, classics, environmental studies, film, gay & lesbian studies, history, Jewish studies, literary criticism and Slavic studies), and regional books about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.


Items 1 to 16 of 2597 total

  1. The Body Soviet

    Offers a cross-disciplinary, comparative history of Soviet health programs, drawing upon various sources of health care propaganda, including posters, plays, museum displays, films, and mock trials.This book offers a critique of the ideologies of the body fabricated by health organizations. Learn More
    £63.50

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  2. The Environmental Promise of Democratic Deliberation

    This work offers an analysis of the way in which the phenomenon of "not in my backyard!" operates in the United States. The author takes the situation further by offering hope for a heightened public engagement with the pressing environmental issues of the day. Learn More
    £45.95

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  3. The Cristal Experiment

    The Mexicano population of Crystal City, Texas (Cristal in Spanish) staged two electoral revolts in the 1960s and 1970s, winning control of the city council and school board. This text examines the rise of the Chicano political movement in Cristal and the broader politics of community control. Learn More
    £29.50

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  4. The Eternal Paddy

    Drawing on more than 90 newspapers, this is a detailed analysis of British press coverage of Ireland over the course of the 19th century. It traces the evolution of popular understandings and proposed solutions to the "Irish question," focusing particularly on the interrelationship between the press, the public, and the politicians. Learn More
    £48.50

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  5. In the Province of the Gods

    A disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference, Kenny Fries finds himself on a journey of profound self-discovery. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and atomic bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, requiring him to find a way to reenter life on new terms. Learn More
    £26.50

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  6. Memory and Representation

    This work addresses some of the multi-faceted conceptual and theoretical issues connected with symbolic construction of reality through human memory and its subsequent representation. It presents a synthesis of the multiple meanings of memory and representation within the context of truth. Learn More
    £16.50

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  7. Written in Blood

    Offers a new interpretation of the emergence of modern terrorism, arguing that it formed in the Russian literary imagination well before any shot was fired or bomb exploded. Lynn Ellen Patyk contends that the prototype for the terrorist was the Russian writer, whose seditious word was interpreted as a violent assault on autocratic authority. Learn More
    £21.50

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  8. Vox Intexta

    Brings together interrelated essays on aspects of oral production and reception in Western European medieval contexts from modern and post-structuralist perspectives. The contributors discusss the physical, social and semiotic qualities of medieval oralism, exploring a range of issues. Learn More
    £43.95

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  9. State and Party in America's New Deal

    This text examines the activities of the Nevada regulatory agencies and organised crime in their respective efforts to control gambling. The focus is the "Black Book", a list of "notorious and unsavoury" persons banned for life from all licensed casinos in the state. Learn More
    £19.50

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  10. Critical Masses

    Using first hand testimony this text tells how the citizens of California - from the tiny town of Wasco in the Central Valley to the vast suburbs of Los Angeles - challenged the threat of nuclear power and transformed the anti-nuclear movement in the years between 1958 to 1978. Learn More
    £19.50

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  11. Inari Sámi Folklore

    A rich multivoiced anthology of folktales, legends, joik songs, proverbs, riddles, and other verbal art, this is a comprehensive collection of Sámi oral tradition in English. Collected by August Koskimies and Toivo Itkonen in the 1880s, the material reveals a complex web of social relations that existed both inside and beyond the community. Learn More
    £76.95

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  12. Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts

    After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, victims, perpetrators, and the country as a whole struggled to deal with the legacy of the mass violence. The government responded by creating a new version of a traditional grassroots justice system called gacaca. Bert Ingelaere offers a comprehensive assessment of what these courts set out to do, how they worked, what they achieved. Learn More
    £21.50

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