New releases for November

Ugly war Ugly War, Pretty Package
How CNN and Fox News Made the Invasion of Iraq High Concept
Deborah L. Jaramillo

"Jaramillo provides a highly illuminating analysis of the aesthetics and politics of recent TV war coverage. Well-researched . . . comprehensive and penetrating . . . offer[ing] highly original research and analysis." —Douglas Kellner, author of Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy

Indian Cinema Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid
From Bollywood to the Emergency
Ashish Rajadhyaksha

Rajadhyaksha argues that any exploration of the social uses to which cinema is put in a place like India can only make sense if it transforms our understanding of cinema itself. Taking as his timeframe the era of celluloid, which is also marked by public experiences of spectatorship and uses of cinema by the state, Rajadhyaksha examines three moments of crisis for the Indian State in which cinema played a central role.

Arab Public Sphere The Arab Public Sphere in Israel
Media Space and Cultural Resistance
Amal Jamal

"An acute and sensitive account of how Palestinian Arabs' use of and access to media within Israel and in wider Arab space has evolved. There is no study of comparable quality for any other Arab country." —Dale F. Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Heidegger Reader The Heidegger Reader
Edited with an introduction by Günter Figal
Translated by Jerome Veith

"An excellent synopsis of Heidegger's philosophical writing and exemplary in its translation of Heidegger's German into clear, readable English." —Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado, Denver

Religion Religion, Metaphysics, and the Postmodern
William Desmond and John D. Caputo
Christopher Ben Simpson

Putting Desmond in conversation with Caputo, the author casts new light on Desmond’s complex, multifaceted, and nuanced thought and gets at the core of recent debates in the philosophy of religion.

World's Parliament of Religions Now in paperback
The World’s Parliament of Religions
The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893
Richard Hughes Seager

"[This] engrossingly written book . . . convincingly shows that the [1893] parliament marked a point of religious and cultural change in North America. . . . This book is clearly the classic work on the 1893 Parliament of Religions—one you will want to keep on your bookshelf." —Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin

Mosaic Now in paperback
A Mosaic of Believers
Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church
Gerardo Marti

"Engagingly and accessibly written, this excellent book deserves wide readership among everyone interested in US religion, ethnicity, organizations and urban culture." —Choice

Food Food and Everyday Life in the Postsocialist World
Edited by Melissa L. Caldwell
Foreword by Marion Nestle
Afterword by Elizabeth Cullen Dunn< br />
This book explores the role played by food—as commodity, symbol, and sustenance—in the transformation of life in Russia and eastern Europe since the end of socialism. Changes in food production systems, consumption patterns, food safety, and ideas about health, well-being, nationalism, and history provide useful perspectives on the meaning of the postsocialist transition for those who lived through it.

Musical cultures Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia
Claudia R. Jensen

"Even Russian scholars inside Russia will find this book illuminating and giving new insights into their own musical and historical development, presented more systematically than in any currently available study." —Miloš Velimirović, Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Virginia (1922–2008)

Cantor CD included
The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor
Musical Authority, Cultural Investment
Judah M. Cohen

"An important, richly detailed work, the first comprehensive study of the training and professional enculturation of this central liturgical/musical leader. . . . As Cohen examines how individuals and institutions negotiate the balance between tradition and modernity, he makes a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary religious life, professional development, and the construction and negotiation of cultural/religious identity." —Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit, Tufts University

Frenchness and the African Diaspora Frenchness and the African Diaspora
Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France
Edited by Charles Tshimanga, Didier Gondola, and Peter J. Bloom

In this book, a group of international scholars seeks to understand the causes and consequences of a wave of violent protest in France in 2005 and examines how the concept of Frenchness has been reshaped by the African diaspora in France and the colonial legacy.