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The Ascent of Market EfficiencyFinance That Cannot Be Proven

The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven

Simone Polillo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750373
eISBN:
9781501750397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book weaves together historical narrative and quantitative bibliometric data to detail the path financial economists took in order to form one of the central theories of financial economics—the ... More

Beyond ExceptionNew Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, and Neha Vora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Over nearly two decades during which they have each been conducting fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula, the authors have regularly encountered exoticizing and exceptionalist discourses about the ... More

Black Gold and BlackmailOil and Great Power Politics

Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Rosemary A. Kelanic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book seeks to explain why great powers adopt such different strategies to protect their oil access from politically motivated disruptions. In extreme cases, such as Imperial Japan in 1941, great ... More

Black Lives and Spatial MattersPolicing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Jodi Rios

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ... More

The Case of LiteratureForensic Narratives from Goethe to Kafka

The Case of Literature: Forensic Narratives from Goethe to Kafka

Arne Höcker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749353
eISBN:
9781501749384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749353.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a radical reassessment of the modern European literary canon. The book's reinterpretations of Goethe, Schiller, Büchner, Döblin, Musil, and Kafka show how literary and scientific ... More

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

Benno Weiner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749391
eISBN:
9781501749421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749391.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides the first in-depth study of an ethnic minority region during the first decade of the People's Republic of China: the Amdo region in the Sino-Tibetan borderland. Employing ... More

City of Big ShouldersA History of Chicago

City of Big Shoulders: A History of Chicago

Robert G. Spinney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749599
eISBN:
9781501748356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749599.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book links key events in Chicago's development, from its marshy origins in the 1600s to today's robust metropolis. The book presents Chicago in terms of the people whose lives made the city–from ... More

Confessions of a Free Speech LawyerCharlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Rodney A. Smolla

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This personal and frank book offers an insider's view on the violent confrontations in Charlottesville during the “summer of hate.” Blending memoir, courtroom drama, and a consideration of the ... More

The Consequences of HumiliationAnger and Status in World Politics

The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status in World Politics

Joslyn Barnhart

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748042
eISBN:
9781501748691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748042.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book explores the nature of national humiliation and its impact on foreign policy. The book demonstrates that Germany's catastrophic reaction to humiliation at the end of World War I is part of ... More

Contesting Precarity in JapanThe Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Saori Shibata

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book details the new forms of workers' protest and opposition that have developed as Japan's economy has transformed over the past three decades and highlights their impact upon the country's ... More

Contingent CitizensShifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture

Contingent Citizens: Shifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture

Spencer W. McBride, Brent M. Rogers, and Keith A. Erekson (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501716737
eISBN:
9781501716744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book features fourteen chapters that track changes in the ways Americans have perceived the Latter-day Saints since the 1830s. From presidential politics, to political violence, to the ... More

Despotism on DemandHow Power Operates in the Flexible Workplace

Despotism on Demand: How Power Operates in the Flexible Workplace

Alex J. Wood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748875
eISBN:
9781501748905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748875.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book draws attention to the impact of flexible scheduling on managerial power and workplace control. When we understand paid work as a power relationship, the book argues, we see how the spread ... More

Dynamic FormHow Intermediality Made Modernism

Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Cara L. Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749179
eISBN:
9781501749193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

This book traces how intermedial experiments shape modernist texts from 1900 to 1950. Considering literature alongside painting, sculpture, photography, and film, the book examines how these arts ... More

Far from the Caliph's GazeBeing Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential ... More

Freedom IncorporatedAnticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Colleen Woods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749131
eISBN:
9781501749155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book demonstrates how anticommunist political projects were critical to the United States' expanding imperial power in the age of decolonization, and how anticommunism was essential to the ... More

The Greek Orthodox Church in AmericaA Modern History

The Greek Orthodox Church in America: A Modern History

Alexander Kitroeff

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749438
eISBN:
9781501749452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749438.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This sweeping history shows how the Greek Orthodox Church in America has functioned as much more than a religious institution, becoming the focal point in the lives of the country's million-plus ... More

History, Metaphors, FablesA Hans Blumenberg Reader

History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader

Hans Blumenberg

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501732829
eISBN:
9781501748004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501732829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book collects the central writings by Hans Blumenberg and covers topics such as on the philosophy of language, metaphor theory, non-conceptuality, aesthetics, politics, and literary studies. The ... More

Home Care Fault LinesUnderstanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Cynthia J. Cranford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This revealing look at home care illustrates how elderly and disabled people and the immigrant women workers who assist them in daily activities develop meaningful relationships even when their ... More

HomelandsShifting Borders and Territorial Disputes

Homelands: Shifting Borders and Territorial Disputes

Nadav G. Shelef

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780801453489
eISBN:
9781501712364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453489.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why are some territorial partitions accepted as the appropriate borders of a nation's homeland, whereas in other places conflict continues despite or even because of division of territory? This book ... More

The Imperial ChurchCatholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire

The Imperial Church: Catholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire

Katherine D. Moran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748813
eISBN:
9781501748837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748813.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through a fascinating discussion of religion's role in the rhetoric of American civilizing empire, this book undertakes an exploration of how Catholic mission histories served as a useful reference ... More

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