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The Inter-Disciplinary Press will be rolling out a range of titles throughout 2015.  From this page you can gain an overview of all the publications in our catalogue. Clicking on individual titles will take you to a more detailed page containing specific information and ordering details for that publication.


mefcws Mis/Representing Evil
Evil in an Inter-Disciplinary Key

edited by
Charlene P. E. Burns

ISBN: 978-1-904710-98-1

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This volume explores the problem of evil through interdisciplinary engagement with issues ranging from cosmological questions regarding justifications of divine goodness and the functions of Satan in Western thought to broad questions of power and moral responsibility from the political to popular cultural representations.


9781904710974 Rights: Citizenship and Torture
Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State

edited by
John Parry & Welat Zeydanloglu

ISBN: 978-1-904710-97-4

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No one doubts that modern states are capable of great evil. Some claim that law can minimize or control the harms that governments cause. Yet the relationship among evil, law and the state is more complicated than such simple statements might suggest. Whether intended or not, legal doctrine and practice can and do cause harm, and sometimes law is an express tool for taking actions or achieving outcomes that can only be described as evil.


9781904710967 Configuring Madness
Representation, Context and Meaning

edited by
Kimberley White

ISBN: 978-1-904710-96-7

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The 1st Global Conference on Madness hosted in Oxford, September 2008 brought together an eclectic group of people interested in establishing interdisciplinary dialogues on the profoundly complex and deeply cultural notion of ‘madness’ and what it means to be ‘mad.’


9781904710936Our Monstrous (S)kin
Blurring the Boundaries Between Monsters and Humanity

edited by
Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

ISBN: 978-1904710-93-6

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Our Monstrous (S)kin breaks through the permeable border that previously separated the monster from us, and find that the monster, no longer Other, has become an integral part of the darker side of ourselves. Our monsters, as our kin, split, proliferate and become unbound: they narrate our darkest desires, our discriminations, our abjections, our fantasies, our participation in evil, and our quest for deeper understanding and meaning.


9781848880108The Patient
Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives

edited by
Kimberly R. Myers

ISBN: 978-184888-010-8

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While pain and suffering are universal, the experience,understanding, and expression of them are not.What it means to be a patient is unique to each individual: for example, what one person experiences as bothersome back pain, another might experience as debilitating. But patienthood also depends on one’s culture, both broadly and more narrowly defined (e.g., one’s ethnicity on the one hand and one’s immediate social circle on the other). Illness is a phenomenon constructed – sometimes passively, sometimes actively – according to the core values of the culture(s) of which the patient is a part. The Patient: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives seeks to raise critical consciousness of issues confronting patients and contribute to a richer understanding of how one’s culture impacts the lived experience of disease.


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.. The Monster Imagined
Humanity’s Re-Creation of Monsters and Monstrosity

edited by
Laura K. Davis & Cristina Santos

ISBN:  978-1-84888-033-7

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Is the monster apart from, or a part of the Self? If the monster is the Other, not the Self, then is that Other intimately intertwined with the Self? Is the monster that which the Self denies, represses, or sheds in order to be? The monster has been with us in art and literature for centuries and we cannot seem to erase it from our thinking. More than ever, in fact, we are bombarded with images of monsters, with humanity s constant re-creation of the monster. One can also ask: Is it the monster masking as humanity or humanity masking as the monster? Is the monster intrinsically inhuman or is it depicted as such because humanity seeks to censor ignore/dismiss that which is different? The chapters in this collection examine the imagined monster as humanity s (re)-creations of monsters and the monstrous beyond the traditional physical representations in the attempt to scrutinize if the true monster is actually within us all and not limited to any outward physical monstrous representation.


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    Environmental Law, Ethics and Governance

edited by
Erika Techera

ISBN: 978-1-84888-034-4

£19.99

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Environmental Law, Ethics and Governance draws attention to the necessity for inter-disciplinarity research focused on achieving good environmental governance, be it of a physical area, an environmental problem or a natural resource. Law and ethics each have an important role to play in this regard and the chapters in this volume consider these issues from a number of different perspectives. Included in this book is the academic research and professional experiences of a diversity of authors, including those engaged in research into substantive governance issues; which arise at all levels from the global to the local. The case studies explored in this book provide excellent examples from across this range. In addition, contributions are included from those involved in process and procedural matters, including the complex issues of how new law ought to be drafted, the implementation of that law and environmental legal education. This volume is both thought provoking and instructive and aims to inspire further research regarding the ethical dimensions of environmental law and legal governance. It is clear that these topics remain of great significance if law and policy is to be effective and therefore this volume is a valuable and timely contribution to the discourse in this area.


9781848880382 Grotesque Feminities
Evil, Women and the Feminine

edited by
Maria Barrett

ISBN: 978-1-84888-038-2

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Grotesque Femininities focuses on the representations of evil excess that women and the feminine are constructed as embodying within modern cultures. Within that evil female excess, is a politics of women’s otherness that embraces a duality of the uncanny and the carnivalesque as emblems of disturbing disorders.