This Week’s New Books

Sunbelt Capitalism
Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

416 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4470-0 | $49.95 | £32.50

A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

Historian Elizabeth Tandy Shermer examines how Barry Goldwater and elite Phoenix businessmen used policy and federal funds to fashion a postwar “business climate,” setting off an interstate competition for investment that transformed American politics.

The Poetics of Piracy
The Poetics of Piracy: Emulating Spain in English Literature

Barbara Fuchs

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4475-5 | $45.00 | £29.50

A volume in the Haney Foundation Series

Amid thorny issues of translation and appropriation, imperial rivalry, the rise of commercial authorship, and anxieties about authenticity, Barbara Fuchs traces how early modern English writers borrowed Spanish literary models, triumphantly reimagining the transnational appropriation as heroic looting.

True Relations
True Relations: Reading, Literature, and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England

Frances E. Dolan

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4485-4 | $59.95 | £39.00

Examining seventeenth-century crises of evidence and genres of evidence on which both literary critics and historians now depend, True Relations explores the notion that we apprehend truth through other people’s relations of it and that those relations, and our own relation to them, are a function of social relationships in conflict.

Paperclay: Art and Practice

Rosette Gault

160 pages | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | 150 color illus.

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2241-8 | $28.95 | £19.00

A volume in the New Ceramics series

Not for sale outside North America and the Philippines

Paperclay is an extremely versatile material for the contemporary potter. Packed with new photographs and clear instructions, Rosette Gault’s comprehensive guide is an essential introduction to the medium.

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