This Week’s New Books: The Jet Sex, Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture, Stuyvesant Bound, and Owning William Shakespeare

Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture
Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture

Edited by Gary Hatfield and Holly Pittman

496 pages | 6 x 9 | 27 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-1-934536-49-0 | $69.95 | £45.50

A volume in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology series

Evolution of Mind, Brain, and Culture draws together studies in archaeology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, genetics, neuroscience, and environmental science to investigate the evolution of the human mind, the brain, and the human capacity for culture. Read more…

Stuyvesant Bound
Stuyvesant Bound: An Essay on Loss Across Time

Donna Merwick

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.

Cloth Apr 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4503-5 | $59.95 | £39.00

A volume in the Early American Studies series

Stuyvesant Bound is an innovative, compelling reassessment of the last Director-General of New Netherland. Donna Merwick employs a multidisciplinary approach to examine the layers of culture within which Peter Stuyvesant forged his career and performed his identity. Read more…

The Jet Sex
The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon

Victoria Vantoch

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 illus.

Cloth Apr 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4481-6 | $34.95 | £23.00

Victoria Vantoch takes us on a fascinating journey into the golden era of air travel. The Jet Sex explores the much-mythologized stewardess within the context of the Cold War, globalization, and the emerging culture of glamour to reveal how beauty and sexuality were critical to national identity and international politics. Read more…

Owning William Shakespeare
Now in Paperback
Owning William Shakespeare: The King's Men and Their Intellectual Property

James J. Marino

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4296-6 | $49.95 | £32.50

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2254-8 | $22.50 | £15.00

A volume in the Material Texts series

This book explores actors' systems of intellectual property in early modern England. Focusing on Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and other plays, James Marino demonstrates how Shakespeare's company asserted ownership of its plays through intense ongoing revision and through insistent attribution to Shakespeare. Read more…

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