Front Table
(Week of December 27th, 2009)

December 26th, 2009 by Front Table



  • The Signature of All Things: On Method
  • Agamben, Giorgio ; Santo, Luca di ; Atell, Kevin
  • ¤ Zone Books
  • ¤ Publication Date: December 31, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 150 pages )
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  • More Than Genes: What Science Can Tell Us About Toxic Chemicals, Development, and the Risk to Our Children
  • Agin, Dan
  • ¤ Oxford University Press, USA
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 2, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 416 pages )
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  • The New Old World
  • Anderson, Perry
  • ¤ Verso
  • ¤ Publication Date: December 15, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 592 pages )
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  • After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors
  • Arjomand, Said Amir
  • ¤ Oxford University Press, USA
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 20, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 280 pages )
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  • The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves
  • Arthur, W. Brian
  • ¤ Free Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: August 11, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 256 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Science


  • Nature’s Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology
  • Barrow Jr., Mark V.
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 15, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 512 pages )
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  • Seneca and the Self
  • Bartsch, Shadi ; Wray, David
  • ¤ Cambridge University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: August 31, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 314 pages )
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  • The Death of the Shtetl
  • Bauer, Yehuda
  • ¤ Yale University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 12, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 224 pages )
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  • Uncommon Sense: Economic Insights, from Marriage to Terrorism
  • Becker, Gary S. ; Posner, Richard A.
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 384 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Economics


  • Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
  • Beckwith, Christopher I.
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: April 5, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 496 pages )
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  • Radical, Religious, and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism
  • Berman, Eli ; Berman, E.
  • ¤ The MIT Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 280 pages )
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  • Can Islam Be French?: Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State
  • Bowen, John R.
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 28, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 242 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Anthropology


  • Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp
  • Browning, Christopher R.
  • ¤ W. W. Norton & Company
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 18, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 375 pages )
  • ¤ Category: History: European


  • Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
  • Butler, Judith
  • ¤ Verso
  • ¤ Publication Date: May 19, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 193 pages )
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  • A Tenth of a Second: A History
  • Canales, Jimena
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 1, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 288 pages )
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  • Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor
  • Cohen, Ted
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 15, 2008
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 104 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Philosophy


  • Why Evolution Is True
  • Coyne, Jerry A.
  • ¤ Viking Adult
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 22, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 304 pages )
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  • America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity
  • Craig, Campbell ; Logevall, Fredrik
  • ¤ Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 448 pages )
  • ¤ Category: History: United States


  • Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power
  • Cumings, Mr. Bruce
  • ¤ Yale University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 17, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 672 pages )
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  • The Empire Project: The Rise and Fall of the British World-System, 1830-1970
  • Darwin, John
  • ¤ Cambridge University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 814 pages )
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  • The Social Neuroscience of Empathy
  • Decety, Jean ; Ickes, William
  • ¤ The MIT Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: April 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 264 pages )
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  • The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume I
  • Derrida, Jacques ; Bennington, Geoffrey ; Bennington, Geoffrey (Translator) ; Michaud, Ginette
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 368 pages )
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  • Natural Experiments of History
  • Diamond, Jared ; Robinson, James A.
  • ¤ Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 15, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 288 pages )
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  • Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations
  • Dietler, Michael ; Lopez-Ruiz, Carolina
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 344 pages )
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  • Disturbances of the Mind
  • Draaisma, Douwe ; Fasting, Barbara
  • ¤ Cambridge University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: December 14, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 366 pages )
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  • Loneliness as a Way of Life
  • Dumm, Thomas
  • ¤ Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 30, 2008
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 208 pages )
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  • Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia
  • Dunham, S. Ann ; G.Dewey, Alice ; I.Cooper, Nancy ; Soetoro-Ng, Maya ; W.Hefner, Robert
  • ¤ Duke University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: December 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 368 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Anthropology


  • Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities
  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G. ; Zuckerman, Harriet ; Groen, Jeffrey A. ; Brucker, Sharon M.
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 18, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 368 pages )
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  • A Very Brief History of Eternity
  • Eire, Carlos
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 286 pages )
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  • No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life
  • Espenshade, Thomas J. ; Radford, Alexandria Walton ; Chung, Chang Young
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 576 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Education


  • Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933-1935
  • Faye, Emmanuel ; Smith, Michael B ; Rockmore, Tom
  • ¤ Yale University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 24, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 464 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Philosophy


  • The Trials of Academe: The New Era of Campus Litigation
  • Gajda, Amy
  • ¤ Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 360 pages )
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  • Progress and Values in the Humanities: Comparing Culture and Science
  • Gay, Volney
  • ¤ Columbia University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 14, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 288 pages )
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  • Darker than Blue: On the Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture
  • Gilroy, Paul
  • ¤ Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 1, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 224 pages )
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  • When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought
  • Givens, Terryl ; Tanner, John
  • ¤ Oxford University Press, USA
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 8, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 400 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Philosophy


  • Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy: The Case of Nanette Leroux
  • Goldstein, Jan ; Bertrand, Alexandre-Jacques-François
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 18, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 264 pages )
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  • Socrates in the Boardroom: Why Research Universities Should Be Led by Top Scholars
  • Goodall, Amanda H.
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 18, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 208 pages )
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  • In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America
  • Gooding-Williams, Robert
  • ¤ Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 368 pages )
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  • The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntington’s Faultlines from Al-Andalus to the Virtual Ummah
  • Hansen, Stig Jarle ; Mesoy, Atle ; Kardas, Tuncay
  • ¤ Columbia University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: April 15, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 352 pages )
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  • Commonwealth
  • Hardt, Michael ; Negri, Antonio
  • ¤ Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: October 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 448 pages )
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  • Power over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present
  • Headrick, Daniel R.
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 29, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 412 pages )
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  • Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World
  • Herf, Prof. Jeffrey
  • ¤ Yale University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 352 pages )
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  • Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory
  • Hirsch, Marianne ; Spitzer, Leo
  • ¤ University of California Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 19, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 392 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Judaic Studies


  • Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy
  • Honig, Bonnie
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 13, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 218 pages )
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  • Mythematics: Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules
  • Huber, Michael
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 28, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 216 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Mathematics


  • Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing
  • Hunt, D. Bradford
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: July 15, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 392 pages )
  • ¤ Category:


  • The Vanishing Physician-Scientist?
  • I., Andrew ; Schafer, M.D.
  • ¤ ILR Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: December 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 287 pages )
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  • History Man: The Life of R. G. Collingwood
  • Inglis, Fred
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: July 26, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 400 pages )
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  • A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy
  • Israel, Jonathan
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 15, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 296 pages )
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  • The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle
  • James, Professor Harold
  • ¤ Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 30, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 336 pages )
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  • Valences of the Dialectic
  • Jameson, Fredric
  • ¤ Verso
  • ¤ Publication Date: November 2, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 625 pages )
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  • Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates
  • Johns, Adrian
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 15, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 640 pages )
  • ¤ Category: History: Historiography


  • Saving God: Religion after Idolatry
  • Johnston, Mark
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: July 26, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 248 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Philosophy


  • New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos
  • Jones, Christopher P.
  • ¤ Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 1, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 144 pages )
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  • Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
  • Joseph, Peniel E.
  • ¤ Basic Civitas Books
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 5, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 288 pages )
  • ¤ Category: African American Studies


  • The Great Image Has No Form, or On the Nonobject through Painting
  • Jullien, FranCois ; Todd, Jane Marie
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: December 1, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 288 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Art


  • Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War
  • Kaes, Anton
  • ¤ Princeton University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 13, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 326 pages )
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  • A Language of Its Own: Sense and Meaning in the Making of Western Art Music
  • Katz, Ruth
  • ¤ University Of Chicago Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: January 2, 2010
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 384 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Music


  • The Life and Death of Democracy
  • Keane, John
  • ¤ W.W. Norton & Co.
  • ¤ Publication Date: August 17, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 992 pages )
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  • This Incredible Need to Believe
  • Kristeva, Julia ; Brahic, Beverley Bie
  • ¤ Columbia University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: September 25, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 136 pages )
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  • How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment
  • Lamont, Prof. Michèle
  • ¤ Harvard University Press
  • ¤ Publication Date: March 31, 2009
  • ¤ Hardcover ( 336 pages )
  • ¤ Category: Education