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Surrealism at Play (Art History Publication Initiative)
Surrealism at Play (Art History Publication Initiative)
In Surrealism at Play Susan Laxton writes a new history of surrealism in which she traces the centrality of play to the movement and its ongoing legacy. For surrealist artists, play took a consistent role in their aesthetic as they worked in, with, and against a post-World War I world increasingly dominated by...
American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure
American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure

American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time,...

Human Rights Practices during Financial Crises
Human Rights Practices during Financial Crises
From the Great Depression in the twentieth century to the Great Recession in the twenty-first, systemic banking crises have been a recurring problem for both developing and developed countries. This book offers a human rights perspective on financial crises vis-à-vis low-income and least developed countries.  It systematically...
Computational Aesthetics (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)
Computational Aesthetics (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)
The essence of natural computing is aesthetics; for example, in cooking, one of the most common forms of natural computation, the decision to add salt, and how much, is based on the aesthetics of taste. Because touch perception is instinctively related to a sense of beauty, the aesthetics of tactile sense are considered as algorithms by using...
Higher Categories and Homotopical Algebra (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)
Higher Categories and Homotopical Algebra (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)
This book provides an introduction to modern homotopy theory through the lens of higher categories after Joyal and Lurie, giving access to methods used at the forefront of research in algebraic topology and algebraic geometry in the twenty-first century. The text starts from scratch - revisiting results from classical homotopy theory such as...
Patients, Doctors and Healers: Medical Worlds among the Mapuche in Southern Chile
Patients, Doctors and Healers: Medical Worlds among the Mapuche in Southern Chile
Recognizing the interplay between biomedicine and indigenous medicine among the Mapuche in Southern Chile, this book explores notions of culture and personhood through the bodily experiences and medical choices of patients. Through case studies of patients in the context of medical pluralism,  Kristensen argues that medical practices are...
Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)
Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure describes and details serial television and "binge watching," the exceedingly popular form of contemporary television viewing that has come to dominance over the past decade. Author Dennis Broe looks at this practice of media consumption by suggesting that...

Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: 8th International Joint Conference, IC3K 2016, Porto, Portugal, November 9–11, ... in Computer and Information Science)
Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: 8th International Joint Conference, IC3K 2016, Porto, Portugal, November 9–11, ... in Computer and Information Science)
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, IC3K 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in November 2016.

The 18 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 186 submissions. The papers are...

The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919
The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia has not.

"AN EXCELLENT BOOK." —Wall Street Journal • "INCREDIBLE." — John U. Bacon •...

Confessions
Confessions
"Williams's masterful translation satisfies (at last!) a long-standing need. There are lots of good translations of Augustine's great work, but until now we have been forced to choose between those that strive to replicate in English something of the majesty and beauty of Augustine's Latin style and those that opt instead...
Oceans in Decline
Oceans in Decline

What is happening in our oceans? By describing their main elements, this book shows how and why the oceans are being transformed, and suggests possible future scenarios to address this complex, yet often-asked, question. The ocean is being dramatically transformed, but the magnitude of this transformation remains unclear since the...

Enchanting Robots: Intimacy, Magic, and Technology (Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI)
Enchanting Robots: Intimacy, Magic, and Technology (Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI)
This book argues that robots are enchanting humans (as potential intimate partners), because humans are enchanting robots (by performing magical thinking), and that these processes are a part of a significant re-enchantment of the “modern” world. As a foundation, the author examines arguments for and against intimate relationships...
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