Books published by Harvard Univ Pr

Under the Drones

Harvard Univ Pr | May 14, 2012 | 294 pages
In the West, media coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan is framed by military and political concerns, resulting in a simplistic picture of ageless barbarity, terrorist safe havens, and peoples in need of either punishment or salvation. Under the Drones looks beyond this limiting view to investigate... More Info

Self-Knowledge and Resentment

Harvard Univ Pr | March 5, 2012 | 416 pages
In Self-Knowledge and Resentment, Akeel Bilgrami argues that self-knowledge of our intentional states is special among all the knowledges we have because it is not an epistemological notion in the standard sense of that term, but instead is a fallout of the radically normative nature of thought and... More Info

Forced to Care

Harvard Univ Pr | March 5, 2012 | 272 pages
The United States faces a growing crisis in care. The number of people needing care is growing while the ranks of traditional caregivers have shrunk. The status of care workers is a critical concern. Evelyn Nakano Glenn offers an innovative interpretation of care labor in the United States by... More Info

Better Living Through Economics

Harvard Univ Pr | March 5, 2012 | 324 pages
Better Living Through Economics consists of twelve case studies that demonstrate how economic research has improved economic and social conditions over the past half century by influencing public policy decisions. Economists were obviously instrumental in revising the consumer price index and in... More Info

The Harm in Hate Speech

Harvard Univ Pr | May 14, 2012 | 264 pages
For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Waldron rejects this view, and makes the case that hate speech should be regulated as part of a commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities.  More Info

The Pursuits of Philosophy

Harvard Univ Pr | October 4, 2011 | 165 pages
Marking the tercentenary of David Hume's birth, Annette Baier has created an engaging guide to the philosophy of one of the greatest thinkers of Enlightenment Britain. Drawing deeply on a lifetime of scholarship and incisive commentary, she deftly weaves Hume’s autobiography together with his... More Info

Possessing the Pacific

Harvard Univ Pr | April 26, 2018 | 388 pages
Tells the story of colonial settlement in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska, and how the settlers acquired vast amounts of land from the indigenous people. This acquisition still shapes the relations between whites and... More Info

No Citizen Left Behind

Harvard Univ Pr | April 23, 2012 | 360 pages
While teaching at an all-Black middle school in Atlanta, Meira Levinson realized that students' individual self-improvement would not necessarily enable them to overcome their profound marginalization within American society. This is because of a civic empowerment gap that is as shameful and... More Info

The Creation of Inequality

Harvard Univ Pr | May 1, 2012 | 622 pages
Our early ancestors lived in small groups and worked actively to preserve social equality. As they created larger societies, however, inequality rose, and by 2500 bce truly egalitarian societies were on the wane. In The Creation of Inequality, Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus demonstrate that this... More Info

Why Race Matters in South Africa

Harvard Univ Pr | March 5, 2012 | 256 pages
This book tells the story of how the transition to democracy in South Africa enfranchised blacks politically but without raising most of them from poverty. It shows in detail how the continuing strength of the white establishment forces the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) to... More Info

A Failure of Capitalism

Harvard Univ Pr | May 31, 2011 | 346 pages
The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 is the most alarming of our lifetime because of the warp-speed at which it is occurring. Posner presents a concise and nontechnical examination of this mother of all financial disasters and of the, as yet, stumbling efforts to cope with it.  More Info

Space, time and architecture

Harvard Univ Pr | February 28, 2009 | 897 pages
A milestone in modern thought, Space, Time and Architecture has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941 and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition of Mr. Giedion's classic work, major sections have been added and there are 81 new illustrations. The... More Info