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The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations


Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 1, 2013 - 2:18pm


http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/freeEbook.html

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations
STEPHEN E. BRAUDE
232 pages | 11 halftones, 5 line drawings, 2 tables | 6 × 9 | ©2007

E-book Free! See below (about e-books)
ISBN: 9780226071534

Cloth $22.50
ISBN: 9780226071527 Published October 2007

 

William James and the Art of Popular Statement


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 11, 2013 - 2:18pm


Book Announcement

William James and the Art of Popular Statement, by Paul Stob. Michigan State University Press, 2013.

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CTRL-ALT-PLAY:Essays on Control in Video Games is now available from McFarland Publishing.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 10, 2013 - 7:07pm


CTRL-ALT-PLAY:Essays on Control in Video Games is now available from McFarland Publishing.

The word "control" has many implications for video games. On a basic level, without player control, there is no experience. Much of the video game industry focuses on questions of control and ways to improve play to make the gamer feel more connected to the virtual world.

 

New Book: Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 21, 2013 - 9:54am


Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture
HENRY JENKINS, SAM FORD, and JOSHUA GREEN

352 p. | $29.95 Cloth
"Brilliantly describes the dynamics that underpin people's engagement with social media in ways that are both theoretically rich and publicly meaningful."—danah boyd, Microsoft Research

"It's a spreadable world and we're ALL part of it. Useful for anyone who makes media, analyzes it, consumes it, markets it, or breathes it."—Jane Espenson, writer-producer of Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time, and Husbands

 

Contest(ed) Writing: Re-Conceptualizing Literacy Competitions


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 18, 2013 - 5:52pm


Contest(ed) Writing: Re-Conceptualizing Literacy Competitions
Editor: Mary R. Lamb
Date Of Publication: Jan 2013
Isbn13: 978-1-4438-4008-8
Isbn: 1-4438-4008-4

 

New Book: Pursuing Eudaimonia: Re-appropriating the Greek Philosophical Foundations of the Christian Apophatic Tradition


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 18, 2013 - 5:40pm


Pursuing Eudaimonia: Re-appropriating the Greek Philosophical Foundations of the Christian Apophatic Tradition

 

New book: Rhetoric and Medicine in Early Modern Europe


Submitted by syntaxfactory on January 2, 2013 - 9:11pm


Rhetoric and Medicine in Early Modern Europe

Website price:
$107.96 (Regular price: $119.95)
Imprint: Ashgate
Published: November 2012
Format: 234 x 156 mm
Extent: 310 pages
Binding: Hardback
Other editions: ebook ePUB, ebook PDF
ISBN: 978-1-4094-3022-3
ISBN Short: 9781409430223
BL Reference: 808'.0094-dc23
LoC Control No: 2012011241

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Edited by Stephen Pender, University of Windsor, Canada and Nancy S. Struever, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Series : Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

 

New Book: John Borneman. Political Crime and the Memory of Loss.


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 6, 2012 - 11:29pm


John Borneman. Political Crime and the Memory of Loss. Bloomington
Indiana University Press, 2011. xiii + 243 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN
978-0-253-22351-7; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35689-5.

Reviewed by David A. Messenger
Published on H-Memory (December, 2012)

 

Book Announcement: Amor Technologiae


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 4, 2012 - 12:45pm


Amor Technologiae was published:

http://www.aspeditions.be/article.aspx?article_id=AMORTE709T&langue=en-gb

In it, I endeavor to bring the traditions of media ecology and philosophy of technology closer to each other, by reading Marshall McLuhan as a philosopher - of media and/or technology. Some of you have heard me talk about this topic at several MEA conferences. This book, that comes forth from my doctoral dissertation, is in a sense the culmination of that research project. (Although all projects are always, I think, essentially provisional. :-))

 

New Book: Cothran on Francaviglia, 'Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient'


Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 3, 2012 - 7:28pm


Subject: H-Net Review Publication: Cothran on Francaviglia, 'Go East,
Young Man: Imagining the American West as the Orient'

Richard V. Francaviglia. Go East, Young Man: Imagining the American
West as the Orient. Logan Utah State University Press, 2011. 310
pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87421-809-1; ISBN 978-0-87421-810-7;
ISBN 978-0-87421-811-4.

Reviewed by Boyd Cothran
Published on H-Memory (December, 2012)
Commissioned by Linda Levitt

In January 1844, John Charles Fremont's wearied expedition stumbled
out of the snow-packed Sierra Nevada and into the more "mild and