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Hot Off Penn Press: Political Creativity, Rethinking the American City, Louisiana, and The Heart and Stomach of a King

Here are the latest arrivals in the Penn Press warehouse. These books are available for purchase now at www.pennpress.org. Look for them at your favorite bookseller.

Political Creativity Political Creativity: Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change
Edited by Gerald Berk, Dennis C. Galvan, and Victoria Hattam
368 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4544-8 | $69.95 | £45.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0920-4 | $69.95 | £45.50

Political Creativity intervenes in the lively debate over institutional change by showing how rules and roles are always subject to reconfiguration. Ever-present creative action is explored in many settings, from land boards in Botswana to civil rights in the US. Read more . . .

Why Don't American Cities Burn? The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power
Carole Levin
Second Edition
264 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 illus.
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2240-1 | $27.50 | £18.00
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0772-9 | $27.50 | £18.00

With a new introduction that situates the original edition within the emerging genre of cultural biography, the second edition of The Heart and Stomach of a King explores the myriad ways Queen Elizabeth I represented herself as a public figure and how her subjects represented and responded to her. Read more . . .

Rethinking the American City Rethinking the American City: An International Dialogue
Edited by Miles Orvell and Klaus Benesch. Foreword by Dolores Hayden
232 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4561-5 | $45.00 | £29.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0901-3 | $45.00 | £29.50
A volume in the Architecture | Technology | Culture series

Utilizing an innovative framework as an international, interdisciplinary dialogue, the volume provides an inventory of contemporary thought about the American city across a wide range of topics, including the design of transportation systems, workplaces, and housing to public art, urban ruins, and futurist visions. Read more . . .

Louisiana Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World
Edited by Cécile Vidal
304 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 illus.
Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4551-6 | $49.95 | £32.50
Ebook 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0873-3 | $49.95 | £32.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series

Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World offers an exceptional collaboration between American, Canadian, and European historians who explore the many ways and means of colonial Louisiana's relations with the rest of the Atlantic world. Read more . . .

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