Books published by Oxford University Press, USA


Keeping Time

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 440 pages
An anthology of sixty-two news articles, reviews, program notes, memoirs, and interviews from the twentieth century illuminates the history of jazz and features the thoughts of the great performers on the nature of the music and its controversies. UP.  More Info

The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick

Oxford University Press, USA | May 27, 2016 | 240 pages
Widely recognized as one of the most inventive science fiction writers of all time, Philip K. Dick is an author whose literary sophistication elevated the sci-fi genre into the storytelling powerhouse it is today. His works, known for their portrayals of simulated realities interspersed with... More Info

Anger and Forgiveness

Oxford University Press, USA | May 2, 2016 | 272 pages
We live in a culture of apology and forgiveness. But while there are a few thinkers who criticize forgiveness in favor of retribution, philosopher and intellectual Martha C. Nussbaum is unique in criticizing the supposed virtue from the other side: forgiveness, Nussbaum asserts, is at its heart... More Info

International Migration

Oxford University Press, USA | June 23, 2016 | 152 pages
In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Today, the political and media attention on migration... More Info

The Language Hoax

Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2016 | 184 pages
Japanese has a term that covers both green and blue. Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue. Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people? Does language control and limit the way we think? This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf... More Info

Lethal But Legal

Oxford University Press, USA | March 1, 2016 | 360 pages
Decisions made by the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and automobile industries have a greater impact on today's health than the decisions of scientists and policymakers. As the collective influence of corporations has grown, governments around the world have stepped back from their... More Info

The Ways of the World

Oxford University Press, USA | March 3, 2016 | 352 pages
David Harvey is one of most famous Marxist intellectuals in the past half century, as well as one of the world's most cited social scientists. Beginning in the early 1970s with his trenchant and still-relevant book Social Justice and the City and through this day, Harvey has written numerous books... More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | January 1, 2016 | 312 pages
Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker--from Plato and Aristotle onwards--were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of... More Info

War from the Ground Up

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 256 pages
As a British infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles Emile Simpson completed three tours of Southern Afghanistan. Drawing on that experience, and on a range of revealing case studies ranging from Nepal to Borneo, War From The Ground Up offers a distinctive perspective on contemporary armed... More Info

The Sociological Imagination

Oxford University Press, USA | April 13, 2000 | 256 pages
C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools... More Info

The Foundations of Mathematics

Oxford University Press, USA | March 5, 2015 | 432 pages
The transition from school mathematics to university mathematics is seldom straightforward. Students are faced with a disconnect between the algorithmic and informal attitude to mathematics at school, versus a new emphasis on proof, based on logic, and a more abstract development of general... More Info

The Power Elite

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 448 pages
First published in 1956, The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States, calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military, corporate, and... More Info

Vermeer's Camera

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 207 pages
Explores the possibility that Vermeer used the camera obscura to achieve the photographic qualities of his paintings and provides a history of the camera obscura, how it is used, and the composition of Vermeer's paintings.  More Info

Dao of Chinese medicine

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 356 pages
Dao of Chinese Medicine is the first Western text to shed light on the reality of the ancient healing arts of China, revealing that Chinese medical theories are based on important physiological findings. This is in contrast to the Western interpretation, popularized since the 1940s and 50s that... More Info

Why History Matters

Oxford University Press, USA | February 26, 1998 | 272 pages
Looks at the philosophical foundations for the teaching of history, and shares the teaching experiences of the author.  More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | February 8, 2007 | 154 pages
Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11, 2001. But what does "fundamentalism" really mean? Since it was coined by American Protestant evangelicals in the 1920s, the use of the term... More Info

Famine and Foreigners

Oxford University Press, USA | September 8, 2010 | 280 pages
`No outsider understands Ethiopia better than Peter Gill. He combines compassion with a clinical commitment to the truth. He writes with verve and an eye for telling detail. The result is a major contribution to the compelling story of this remarkable nation.'---Jonathan Dimbleby --  More Info

Memoirs from the House of the Dead

Oxford University Press, USA | August 1, 2008 | 366 pages
In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Serbia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation, in relentless detail. The inticate procedure whereby the men strip for the bath without removing their... More Info

Peace, power, righteousness

Oxford University Press, USA | May 15, 2009 | 202 pages
This visionary manifesto, first published in 1999, has significantly improved our understanding of First Nations' issues. Taiaiake Alfred calls for the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500-year history of pain, loss, and colonization, and move forward to the reality of... More Info

Politics of Latin America

Oxford University Press, USA | June 24, 2011 | 633 pages
Now in its fourth edition, Politics of Latin America explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on the subject, this unique text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the... More Info

Feminist Perspectives on Social Research

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 434 pages
As feminist scholarship has developed, it has become increasingly evident that the practice of feminist research is interdisciplinary. Yet there are very few books that address the methodological and theoretical issues raised in doing feminist research from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Feminist... More Info

Twentieth-Century American Art

Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 2017 | 288 pages
Presents an overview of twentieth-century American art, covering such topics as avant-garde art, pop art, abstract expressionism, and feminist art.  More Info

Nuclear Weapons

Oxford University Press, USA | April 15, 2008 | 143 pages
Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Bomb is still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. As Bill Clinton's first secretary of defence, Les Aspin, aptly put it: 'The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is no more. But the post-Cold War world is... More Info

The New Foundations of Evolution:On the Tree of Life

Oxford University Press, USA | July 24, 2009 | 448 pages
This is the story of a profound revolution in the way biologists explore life's history, understand its evolutionary processes, and reveal its diversity. It is about life's smallest entities, deepest diversity, and greatest cellular biomass: the microbiosphere. Jan Sapp introduces us to a new field... More Info

Unhealthy times

Oxford University Press, USA | March 15, 2001 | 254 pages
This unique work assembles in a readily accessible format an enormous amount of research in the areas of health and health care, within a broadly defined political economy framework. Divided into three sections, it covers homecare, globalization, and the comparisons between the Canadian system and... More Info

Doubt is Their Product:How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health

Oxford University Press, USA | April 23, 2008 | 384 pages
"Doubt is our product," a cigarette executive once observed, "since it is the best means of competing with the 'body of fact' that exists in the minds of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy."In this eye-opening expose, David Michaels reveals how the tobacco... More Info

The politics of truth

Oxford University Press, USA | September 11, 2008 | 296 pages
C. Wright Mills was a radical public intellectual, a tough-talking, motorcycle-riding anarchist from Texas who taught sociology at Columbia University. Mills's three most influential books--The Power Elite, White Collar, and The Sociological Imagination--were originally published by OUP and are... More Info

Smoking Typewriters

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2011 | 277 pages
What caused the New Left rebellion of the 1960s? In SMOKING TYPEWRITERS, historian John McMillian argues that the "underground press" contributed to the New Left's growth and cultural organization in crucial, overlooked ways.--  More Info

American Political Parties and Elections

Oxford University Press, USA | August 10, 2007 | 175 pages
In this work, Maisel provides an insider's view of how the American political system actually works while shining a light on some it its flaws. Illustrations.  More Info

The Enigma of Capital

Oxford University Press, USA | September 14, 2011 | 320 pages
Covers the basic workings of capitalism, how it came to dominate the world, and why it resulted in a financial crisis in 2008, arguing that a radical overhaul of the economic system is the only way to create a sustainable future.  More Info

International Perspectives On Youth Conflict And Development

Oxford University Press, USA | March 30, 2006 | 338 pages
This text aims to shift the foundation of youth conflict study from the more typical focus on maturation, behavior, and personality to a characterisation of youth as participants in society.  More Info

Waking the Giant

Oxford University Press, USA | April 7, 2012 | 320 pages
An astonishing transformation over the last 20,000 years has seen our planet changed from a frigid wasteland into the temperate world within which our civilization has grown and thrived. This dynamic episode in our planet's history, right at the close of the Ice Age, saw not only a huge temperature... More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | October 25, 2007 | 468 pages
Called "the best poem by the best poet," Virgil's "Aeneid" is perhaps the most famous work in Latin literature. It tells the story of Rome's founding by the Trojan prince Aeneas after many years of travel, and it contains many of the most famous stories about the Trojan War. It also reveals much of... More Info

Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Oxford University Press, USA | December 28, 2010 | 301 pages
This title examines the rise and diffusion of free-market thinking, from the early 20th century through to the age of Obama. It tracks the ascendency of neoliberalism, its key players and decisive moments of reconstruction, including the Chicago School of economics, Hurricane Katrina, and the Wall... More Info

The Cold War

Oxford University Press, USA | September 2, 2004 | 694 pages
The Cold War contains a selection of official and unofficial documents which provide a truly multi-faceted account of the entire Cold War era. The experiences of the East Berlin housewife are placed alongside those of the South African student; the participation of political leaders from Europe and... More Info

Oil and Gas in Federal Systems

Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2012 | 416 pages
As George Anderson writes in the introduction to this groundbreaking volume, "Federalism and petroleum resources can be a volatile mixture." The world's federal countries account for roughly half of the world's total annual production of oil and natural gas, which stand alone among natural... More Info

Understanding Democracy

Oxford University Press, USA | May 25, 2006 | 112 pages
Explains the core concepts of democracy.  More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | April 28, 1980 | 108 pages
InMarx: A Very Short Introdution, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he... More Info

Around the World in Eighty Days

Oxford University Press, USA | May 1, 2012 | 224 pages
If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. To go around the world in eighty days, some might say, is impossible. But that's exactly what Phileas Fogg... More Info

The Arab Revolution

Oxford University Press, USA | November 23, 2011 | 195 pages
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2011 by C. Hurst & Co."--T.p. verso.  More Info

The Dozens

Oxford University Press, USA | May 31, 2012 | 256 pages
Following his groundbreaking explorations of the blues and American popular music in Escaping the Delta and How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll, Elijah Wald turns his attention to the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that ruled urban neighborhoods long before rap:... More Info

The Struggle for Egypt

Oxford University Press, USA | October 7, 2011 | 408 pages
The recent revolution in Egypt has shaken the Arab world to its roots. The most populous Arab country and the historical center of Arab intellectual life, Egypt is a linchpin of the US's Middle East strategy, receiving more aid than any nation except Israel. This is not the first time that the... More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | March 2, 2012 | 236 pages
"You have cancer." Words no one wants to hear, but heard by millions every year. Millions more hear the equally shattering news that a loved one has cancer. Both are life-changing messages. For the people writing this book, cancer was not only a personal crisis, it was also an education. Experts on... More Info

On the Origin of Species

Oxford University Press, USA | February 1, 2009 | 432 pages
Charles Darwin explains his theories of evolution by natural selection.  More Info

Wasting away

Oxford University Press, USA | September 24, 2002 | 272 pages
This is a provocative book that examines and assesses the Canadian health care system. It examines the development of the system and breaks the analysis down into two accessible units.  More Info

The Enigma of Capital

Oxford University Press, USA | September 9, 2010 | 296 pages
Since the moment the deeply unsettling financial disaster erupted in September 2008, a crisis of confidence has gripped the economic mind. Experts of all stripes, from Alan Greenspan on down, were at a loss to explain what had happened. David Harvey saw this moment coming. A legendary scholar and... More Info