Beyond Edge Cities

In his influential 1991 book Edge City, Joel Garreau argued that every American city “is growing in the fashion of Los Angeles, with multiple urban cores”. He named these cores “edge cities” because they perform all of the city functions, but rise in places that were farmlands or villages only decades ago, far from the old downtowns. This new book expands and clarifies Garreau’s pioneering concept as it develops a comprehensive theory of edge city growth and functions. The contributors draw on their expertise as geographers, political scientists, economics planners, and sociologists to offer a wide range of insights and analyses.

Sheba’s Daughters

Exploring how the depiction of otherness or alterity during the Middle Ages became problematic in the aesthetics of the Romance epics written during the centuries of the Crusades, this book offers a vital contribution to the growing interest in the way foreign women are presented in the texts of the Latin West and will be of consuming interest to students in women’s studies, cultural studies, and medieval literature.The texts considered are written in  the major European languages of the time and range from the Song of Songs through Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Poetria Nova to such epics and romances as Erec et Enide,Doon de Maience, Fierabras, La Prise d’Orange, Ars Versificatoria, The Sowdone of Babylone, and Parzifal.

Sheba’s Daughters: Whitening and Demonizing the Saracen Woman in Medieval French Epic

Exploring how the depiction of otherness or alterity during the Middle Ages became problematic in the aesthetics of the Romance epics written during the centuries of the Crusades, this book offers a vital contribution to the growing interest in the way foreign women are presented in the texts of the Latin West and will be of consuming interest to students in women’s studies, cultural studies, and medieval literature.The texts considered are written in  the major European languages of the time and range from the Song of Songs through Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Poetria Nova to such epics and romances as Erec et Enide,Doon de Maience, Fierabras, La Prise d’Orange, Ars Versificatoria, The Sowdone of Babylone, and Parzifal.

Heidegger’s Hidden Sources: East-Asian Influences on his Work

Heidegger’s Hidden Sources documents for the first time Heidegger’s remarkable debt to East Asian philosophy. In this groundbreaking study, Reinhard May shows conclusively that Martin Heidegger borrowed some of the major ideas of his philosophy – on occasion almost word for word – from German translations of Chinese Daoist and Zen Buddhist classics.
The discovery of this astonishing appropriation of non-Western sources will have important consequences for future interpretations of Heidegger’s work. Moreover, it shows Heidegger as a pioneer of comparative philosophy and transcultural thinking.

Heidegger’s Hidden Sources

Heidegger’s Hidden Sources documents for the first time Heidegger’s remarkable debt to East Asian philosophy. In this groundbreaking study, Reinhard May shows conclusively that Martin Heidegger borrowed some of the major ideas of his philosophy – on occasion almost word for word – from German translations of Chinese Daoist and Zen Buddhist classics. The discovery of this astonishing appropriation of non-Western sources will have important consequences for future interpretations of Heidegger’s work. Moreover, it shows Heidegger as a pioneer of comparative philosophy and transcultural thinking.

Networks and Collaboration in the Public Sector

Networks and other collaborations are central to the public sector’s ability to respond to their diverse responsibilities, from international development and regional governance, to policy development and service provision. Great strides have been made toward understanding their formation, governance and management, but more opportunities to explore methodologies and measures is required to ensure they are properly understood. This volume showcases an array of selected research methods and analytics tools currently used by scholars and practitioners in network and collaboration research, as well as emerging styles of empirical investigation. Although it cannot attempt to capture all technical details for each one, this book provides a unique catalogue of compelling methods for researchers and practitioners, which are illustrated extensively with applications in the public and non-profit sector. By bringing together leading and upcoming scholars in network research, the book will be of enormous assistance in guiding students and scholars in public management to study collaboration and networks empirically by demonstrating the core research approaches and tools for investigating and evaluating these crucially important arrangements.

Theories of Play and Postmodern Fiction

Drawing on developments in critical theory and postmodernist fiction, this study makes an important contribution to the appreciation of playforms in language, texts, and cultural practices. Tracing trajectories in theories of play and game, and with particular attention to the writings of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, and Derrida, the author argues that the concept of play provides perspectives on language and communication processes useful both for analysis of literary texts and also for understanding the interactive nature of constructions of knowledge.