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A Critical Guide to Intellectual Property

by Mat Callahan & Jim Rogers

<p>Ours is an era when human genes can be copied and patented. From genetically modified foods to digital piracy, the concept of intellectual property (IP) and the laws upholding it play a foundational role in our society, but its political and ...

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A Critical Introduction to Language Evolution

Current Controversies and Future Prospects

by Ljiljana Progovac

<p>This book provides a critical introduction to the current views and controversies regarding language evolution. It sheds new light on hot topics such as: How ancient is language? Did Neanderthals have some form of language? Did language ...

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A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion

Understanding the Moral Arguments

by Bernie Cantens

<p><em>A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion</em> addresses some of the most prominent and influential arguments to the abortion debate. These include the Being a Person verses Functioning as a Person Argument, women's rights ...

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A Critical Review of Scottish Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Policy

by Geoffrey Wood & Keith Baker

<p>This book offers comprehensive coverage of current energy policy in Scotland focussing on non-fossil fuel energy options: renewables, nuclear power and energy efficiency. Covering issues of policy and practice, planning, legislation and ...

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A Critical Theory of Creativity

Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design

by Richard Howells

<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">A Critical Theory of Creativity</SPAN> argues that a Utopian drive is aesthetically encoded within the language of form. Combining multidisciplinary theory with case studies ranging from planned communities to ...

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A Cross- Disciplinary Primer on the Meaning of Principles of Innovation

by Matthew M. Mars & Gary D. Libecap

<p>Innovation is a central mechanism in the progression of society and often captures the imagination and enthusiasm of corporate leaders, public policy makers, and so on. However, the cultural, political and social complexities of innovation ...

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A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

by E. Deidre Pribram

<p>In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and ...

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity

by Mary Harlow

<p>Whilst seemingly simple garments such as the tunic remained staples of the classical wardrobe, sources from the period reveal a rich variety of changing styles and attitudes to clothing across the ancient world. Covering the period 500 BCE to

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire

by Denise Amy Baxter

<p>During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the production of dress shifted dramatically from being predominantly hand-crafted in small quantities to machine-manufactured in bulk. The increasing democratization of appearances made new

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment

by Peter McNeil

<p>Eighteenth-century fashion was cosmopolitan and varied. Whilst the wildly extravagant and colorful elite fashions parodied in contemporary satire had significant influence on wider dress habits, more austere garments produced in darker ...

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age

by Professor Sarah-Grace Heller

<p>During the medieval period, people invested heavily in looking good. The finest fashions demanded careful chemistry and compounds imported from great distances and at considerable risk to merchants; the Church became a major consumer of both ...

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

by Professor Alexandra Palmer

<p>Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and ...

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance

by Elizabeth Currie

<p>Spurred by an increasingly international and competitive market, the Renaissance saw the development of many new fabrics and the use of highly prized ingredients imported from the New World. In response to a thirst for the new, fashion's pace

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A Cultural History of Jewish Dress

by Eric Silverman

<p><em>A Cultural History of Jewish Dress</em> is the first comprehensive account of how Jews have been distinguished by their appearance from Ancient Israel to the present. For centuries Jews have dressed in distinctive ways to communicate ...

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A Cultural History of the Ottomans

The Imperial Elite and its Artefacts

by Suraiya Faroqhi

<p>Far from simply being a centre of military and economic activity, the Ottoman Empire represented a vivid and flourishing cultural realm. The artefacts and objects that remain from all corners of this vast empire illustrate the real and ...

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A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

by Rebekah Clements

<p>The translation of texts has played a formative role in Japan's history of cultural exchange as well as the development of literature, and indigenous legal and religious systems. This is the first book of its kind, however, to offer a ...

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A Cultural Sociology of Anglican Mission and the Indian Residential Schools in Canada

The Long Road to Apology

by Eric Taylor Woods

<p>This book focuses on the recurring struggle over the meaning of the Anglican Church’s role in the Indian residential schools--a long-running school system designed to assimilate Indigenous children into Euro-Canadian culture, in which sexual,

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A Culture of Rights

Law, Literature, and Canada

by Benjamin James Authers

<p>With the passage into law of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, rights took on new legal, political, and social significance in Canada. In the decades following, Canadian jurisprudence has emphasised the importance of ...

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A Cybernetic Approach To The Assessment Of Children

Toward A More Humane Use Of Human Beings

by Mark Ozer

<p>This collection addresses the application of the principles of cybernetics to the methodology of assessment of function in children. The authors suggest that an awareness of the issues of control and informational feedback exemplified by ...

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A Daughter of Isis

The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi

by Nawal El Saadawi

<ol> <li> <p>Volume one of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, the Arab world's leading feminist.</p> </li> <li> <p>Paints a beautifully textured portrait of the childhood that moulded Saadawi into a novelist and fearless campaigner for ...

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