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Animal WorldsFilm, Philosophy and Time

Animal Worlds: Film, Philosophy and Time

Laura McMahon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474446389
eISBN:
9781474464710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446389.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focusing on a recent wave of international art cinema, Animal Worlds offers the first sustained analysis of the relations between cinematic time and animal life. Through an aesthetic of extended ... More

Arabs in the Early Islamic EmpireExploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Brian Ulrich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Examining a single broad tribal identity - al-Azd - from pre-Islamic Arabia through the Umayyad and into the early Abbasid era, this book notes the ways it was continually refashioned over that time. ... More

Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Chad Kia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the world’s most exquisite medieval paintings, from late fifteenth-century Herat and the early Safavid workshops, illustrate well-known episodes of popular romances––like Leyla & Majnun––that ... More

Blood in the StreetsHistories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Austin Fisher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474411721
eISBN:
9781474464727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411721.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Blood in the Streets investigates the various ways in which 1970s Italian crime films were embedded in their immediate cultural and political contexts. The book analyses the emergence, proliferation ... More

Commemorating PeterlooViolence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Two hundred years after the massacre of peaceful protestors who had gathered in St Peter's Field, Manchester, to hear 'Orator' Henry Hunt speak for Parliamentary Reform, this volume brings together ... More

The Contemporary WesternAn American Genre Post 9/11

The Contemporary Western: An American Genre Post 9/11

John White

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427920
eISBN:
9781474464765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427920.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The September 11th attacks in 2001 and the subsequent ‘War on Terror’ have had a profound effect on American cinema, and the contemporary Western reflects this situation. This book explores the ... More

Critiquing Sovereign ViolenceLaw, Biopolitics, Bio-Juridicalism

Critiquing Sovereign Violence: Law, Biopolitics, Bio-Juridicalism

Gavin Rae

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474445283
eISBN:
9781474465144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445283.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Sovereign violence is a dominant issue in contemporary political theory and has attracted much attention from proponents of critical theory, biopolitics, post-structuralism, and deconstruction. While ... More

Deleuze and Anarchism

Deleuze and Anarchism

Chantelle Gray van Heerden and Aragorn Eloff (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474439077
eISBN:
9781474465151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439077.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Both the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, and anarchism, have gained more academic interest over the past decades. Many authors have also recognised an anarchist sensibility in Deleuze and ... More

Dialectical EncountersContemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue

Dialectical Encounters: Contemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue

Taraneh Wilkinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441537
eISBN:
9781474464871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441537.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Discussions of Turkish Islam are still frequently dominated by political considerations and dualistic paradigms: modern vs. traditional, secular vs. religious. Yet there exists a body of Muslim ... More

Evil in the Western Philosophical Tradition

Evil in the Western Philosophical Tradition

Gavin Rae

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474445320
eISBN:
9781474465205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445320.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While Western moral, philosophical, and theological thought has historically privileged the good, this has been accompanied by profound, if subterranean, interest in evil. This book charts a history ... More

The Franchise EraManaging Media in the Digital Economy

The Franchise Era: Managing Media in the Digital Economy

James Fleury, Bryan Hikari Hartzheim, and Stephen Mamber (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474419222
eISBN:
9781474464802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419222.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As Hollywood shifts towards the digital era, the role of the media franchise has become more prominent. Over a series of essays by a range of international scholars, this edited collection argues ... More

The Gothic and TheoryAn Edinburgh Companion

The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Jerrold E. Hogle and Robert Miles (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Each essay in this collection, after the introduction, focuses on a particular kind of theory-Gothic relationship, every one of which has a history and each of which is still being explored in ... More

Intermedial DialoguesThe French New Wave and the Other Arts

Intermedial Dialogues: The French New Wave and the Other Arts

Marion Schmid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474410632
eISBN:
9781474464741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410632.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Casting fresh light on one of the most important movements in film history, Intermedial Dialogues: The French New Wave and the Other Arts is the first comprehensive study of the New Wave's ... More

Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

Patricia Cove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447249
eISBN:
9781474464970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The nineteenth-century Italian Risorgimento, or ‘resurgence’, re-drew Europe’s map to create a new nation-state: Italy. Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture argues ... More

The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Lamia Balafrej

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474437431
eISBN:
9781474464918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437431.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book constitutes the first exploration of artistic self-reflection in Islamic art. In the absence of a tradition of self-portraiture, how could artists signal their presence within a painting? ... More

Modernism and Time Machines

Modernism and Time Machines

Charles M. Tung

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431330
eISBN:
9781474465045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism and Time Machines places the fascination with time in canonical works of twentieth-century literature and art side-by-side with the rise of time-travel narratives and alternate histories in ... More

OccidentalismLiterary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Zahia Smail Salhi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748645800
eISBN:
9781474464833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645800.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The prime objective of this book is to underpin the Maghrebi encounter with the Occident, which evolved from fascination (Occidentophilia), to Ambivalence, to rejection of the Occident ... More

The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy

The Origins of English Revenge Tragedy

George Oppitz-Trotman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441711
eISBN:
9781474465069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Charting a new course between performance studies and literary criticism, this book discovers a poetics of figuration in English tragic drama. It demonstrates that our recognition of the dramatic ... More

Outsourcing US IntelligenceContractors and Government Accountability

Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Damien Van Puyvelde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In the 21st century, more than any other time, US agencies have relied on contractors to conduct core intelligence functions. This book charts the swell of intelligence outsourcing in the context of ... More

Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Kevin M. Baron

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474442442
eISBN:
9781474465281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Executive privilege (EP) as a political tool has created a grey area of constitutional power between the legislative and executive branches. By focusing on the post-WWII political usage of executive ... More

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