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That Extra Half an Inch
That Extra Half an Inch
Paperback      ISBN: 0061544493

'I've always been a girls' girl. And I know from experience that making the very best of yourself is something any woman can do. I was never the six-foot-tall pin-up. I've always been the girl-next-door who got lucky. I've come a long way in the last ten years, but this book isn't my attempt to tell you what or what not to do. It's just to share some of what I've learned.'

In That Extra Half an Inch, a tongue-in-cheek reference to her love of high heels, Beckham shares her tips for finding your own style including:

  • Learning how to dress for special occasions
  • Shopping for everyday wear and where to look for it
  • Accessories: defining the looks that work best for you
  • Helpful hints for the holidays
  • Making the most of your wardrobe
  • How to feel confident and look great every time you leave the house

That Extra Half an Inch is a beautiful, nothing-but-the truth, easy-to-use book on fashion, beauty and style. Victoria shares her personal style secrets so whether you're getting ready for work, a night out on the town or even doing the school run, you too can feel confident and look great every time you step out of the front door.

Theology of Discontent: The Ideological Foundation of the Islamic Revolution in Iran
Theology of Discontent
The Ideological Foundation of the Islamic Revolution in Iran
Paperback      ISBN: 1412805163

Scores of books and articles have been published, addressing one or another aspect of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Missing from this body of scholarship, however, has been a comprehensive analysis of the intellectual and ideological cornerstones of one of the most dramatic revolutions in our time. In this remarkable volume, Hamid Dabashi brings together, in a sustained and engagingly written narrative, the leading revolutionaries who have shaped the ideological disposition of this cataclysmic event. Dabashi has spent over ten years studying the writings, in their original Persian and Arabic, of the most influential Iranian clerics and thinkers.Examining the revolutionary sentiments and ideas of such figures as Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Ali Sharicati, Morteza Motahhari, Sayyad Abolhasan Bani-Sadr, and finally the Ayatollah Khomeini, the work also analyzes the larger historical and theoretical implications of any construction of "the Islamic Ideology." Carefully located in the social and intellectual context of the four decades preceding the 1979 revolution, Theology of Discontent is the definitive treatment of the ideological foundations of the Islamic Revolution, with particular attention to the larger, more enduring ramifications of this revolution for radical Islamic revivalism in the entire Muslim world.This volume will be of interest to Islamicists, Middle East historians and specialists, as well as scholars and students of "liberation theologies," comparative religious revolutions, and mass collective behavior. Bruce Lawrence of Duke University calls this volume "a superb and unprecedented study.... In brilliant figural strokes, he arrays EuroAmerican sociological theory as the crucial backdrop of a deeper understanding of contemporary Iranian history."

The Theories of Decentralization and Local Government: Implementation, Implications, and Realities. a Global Perspective
The Theories of Decentralization and Local Government
Implementation, Implications, and Realities. a Global Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 1622880382
Theories of Decentralization and Local Government brings fresh perspective to the debate and comparative analysis of vertical division of power; i.e. processes of decentralization and relations between central and local (self) governments. The multiple author book is not just one of many similar around the globe, as it encompasses contributions from many different academics from not only different countries, but also different continents and even more importantly, very different political traditions and cultures. This way, the book deepens and strengthens knowledge of the role of local governments in the contemporary world, and brings new value to discussions on the relationship between decentralization and development.

Contributors include: Ahmed Mustafa Elhussein Mansour, Hong Pang, Abdulfattah Yaghi, Jose Neftali Recinos, Gariela Miranda-Recinos, Lee Payne, Heather Wyatt Nichol, Ed Gibson, James Newman, Kwame Asamoah, Minerva Cruz, and Alexandra Tsvetkova.
Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?
Trigger Warning
Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?
Paperback      ISBN: 0008126402

Concise and Abridged Edition

Do we really have the right to say the 'wrong' thing?

'I strongly recommend this book. Hume is right that the current proliferation of trigger warnings is absurd' Guardian

In a fierce defence of free speech - in all its forms - Mick Hume's blistering polemic exposes the new threats facing us today in the historic fight for freedom of expression. In 2015, the cold-blooded attacks in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists united the free-thinking world in proclaiming 'Je suis Charlie'. But it wasn't long before many were arguing that the massacres showed the need to restrict the right to be offensive. Meanwhile sensitive students are sheltered from potentially offensive material and Twitter vigilantes police those expressing the 'wrong' opinion. But the basic right being suppressed - to be offensive, despite the problems it creates - is not only acceptable but vital to society. Without a total freedom of expression, other liberties will not be possible.

Valentino: Themes and Variations
Valentino
Themes and Variations
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847831728

The name Valentino has been synonymous with high fashion for almost fifty years. Based in Rome, Valentino is only one of two couture houses recognized by the French government outside of Paris. His exquisite designs are coveted and worn by young Hollywood and high society the world over. On the occasion of his last couture collection, presented in Paris in the spring of 2008, this landmark book celebrates forty-five years of Valentino's remarkable career. Published in association with a prestigious exhibition at the Muse des Arts Decoratifs's famed costume department in Paris, this volume focuses on Valentino's haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic creations of his half-century in fashion through recurring themes in Valentino's work--variations on the ideas of volume, line, and texture as well as motifs such as geometry, pleats, and flowers--through new photography, sketches, fabric samples, and commentary on the dresses by Valentino himself. In addition, unprecedented photography by Fran ois Halard of Valentino's last fittings and backstage of his runway show reveals Valentino's private world for the first time. Valentino On Valentino, a chapter of first-person accounts of the designs of these iconic dresses, along with Valentino's commentary on his fashion, will make this publication unique in the study of Valentino as a cultural and artistic icon.

Victoria Beckham: Style Power
Victoria Beckham
Style Power
Hardcover      ISBN: 0993240755

- First book dedicated to Victoria Beckham's work as a fashion designer- The perfect gift book for fashion lovers everywhereFrom Posh Spice to fashion mogul Victoria Beckham: Style Power explores the dynamic rise of Victoria Beckham as a fashion designer. This beautifully packaged book is the first work to document Victoria's entire fashion career, up to and including the 2016 collections. A sumptuous full color photographic retrospective, it documents every collection that Victoria has created, examining her signature style and her creative evolution. It also looks at how Victoria has grown her brand, seducing customers and critics alike with her innovative designs that appeal to modern women across the globe. Victoria Beckham: Style Power is the second collaboration between author David Foy and the London College of Fashion, following the success of his first dedicated fashion monograph Galliano: Fashion's Enfant Terrible in 2015.

Violence and Social Justice
Violence and Social Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 023055296x

Violence and injustice are two major political problems facing the world today. Offering a fresh, innovative analysis of the concept of violence, this book presents an original insight into the nature of injustice. Addressing three key questions, it forces us to rethink the scope and aims of a theory of social justice.

Virtue and Politics: Alasdair MacIntyre's Revolutionary Aristotelianism
Virtue and Politics
Alasdair MacIntyre's Revolutionary Aristotelianism
Paperback      ISBN: 0268022259

The essays in this collection explore the implications of Alasdair MacIntyre's critique of liberalism, capitalism, and the modern state, his early Marxism, and the complex influences of Marxist ideas on his thought. A central idea is that MacIntyre's political and social theory is a form of revolutionary--not reactionary--Aristotelianism. The contributors aim, in varying degrees, both to engage with the theoretical issues of MacIntyre's critique and to extend and deepen his insights. The book features a new introductory essay by MacIntyre, How Aristotelianism Can Become Revolutionary, and ends with an essay in which MacIntyre comments on the other authors' contributions. It also includes Kelvin Knight's 1996 essay, Revolutionary Aristotelianism, which first challenged conservative appropriations of MacIntyre's critique of liberalism by reinterpreting his Aristotelianism through the lens of his earlier engagement with Marx.

This is an excellent collection. Its particular strength is its sustained focus on Alasdair MacIntyre's political thought, in particular MacIntyre's complicated relation and indebtedness to Marxism. In their introduction, the co-editors say that the reception of MacIntyre within political philosophy has largely been reductive and one-sided, namely, that he is simply viewed as a conservative communitarian. In focusing on MacIntyre's radical heritage, this volume helps correct that simplistic misperception. --Keith Breen, Queen's University Belfast

Virtue and Terror
Virtue and Terror
Paperback      ISBN: 184467584x

Robespierre's defense of the French Revolution remains one of the most powerful and unnerving justifications for political violence ever written, and has extraordinary resonance in a world obsessed with terrorism and appalled by the language of its proponents. Yet today, the French Revolution is celebrated as the event which gave birth to a nation built on the principles of enlightenment. So how should a contemporary audience approach Robespierre's vindication of revolutionary terror? Žižek takes a helter-skelter route through these contradictions, marshaling all the breadth of analogy for which he is famous.

Vogue on Calvin Klein
Vogue on Calvin Klein
Hardcover      ISBN: 1849499705

In Vogue on Calvin Klein fashion journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni explores Calvin Klein's creation of one of the greatest fashion brands of today. With his easy and timeless, classic yet sensual designs, Calvin Klein created a fashion brand that made understated, all-American glamour his own - at the same time as building a vast billion-dollar empire that includes everything from underwear to perfume and pillows. His style was so influential that Vogue announced: 'if you were around a hundred years from now and wanted a definite picture of the American look, you'd study Calvin Klein.' His stylish and provocative campaigns, and use of celebrities has changed the face of American advertising.