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Pop City

by Youjeong Oh Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Pop City examines the use of Korean television dramas and K-Pop music to promote urban and rural places in South Korea. Building on the phenomenon of Korean pop culture, Youjeong Oh argues that the marketing...


The Geopolitics of Spectacle

by Natalie Koch Cornell University Press (June 15, 2018)

Why do autocrats build spectacular new capital cities? In The Geopolitics of Spectacle, Natalie Koch considers how autocratic rulers use "spectacular" projects to shape state-society relations, but rather than...


Taming the Disorderly City

by Martin J. Murray Cornell University Press (August 08, 2017)

In postapartheid Johannesburg, tensions of race and class manifest themselves starkly in struggles over "rights to the city." Real-estate developers and the very poor fight for control of space as the municipal...


Rare Earth Frontiers

by Julie Michelle Klinger Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications...


Limits to Decolonization

by Penelope Anthias Cornell University Press (March 15, 2018)

Penelope Anthias’s Limits to Decolonization addresses one of the most important issues in contemporary indigenous politics: struggles for territory. Based on the experience of thirty-six Guaraní communities...


No Path Home

by Elizabeth Cullen Dunn Cornell University Press (January 15, 2018)

" No Path Home is an extremely interesting, engaging, and well-written book. Elizabeth Cullen Dunn’s fluid and clear prose paints a very evocative picture of life for internally displaced persons as well as...


Salvage

by Krisna Uk Cornell University Press (July 15, 2016)

In Salvage, Krisna Uk draws on extensive research in a Cambodian village she calls Leu to provide a unique ethnography of the Jorai, an ethnic minority group that lives in Vietnam and in the most heavily bombed...


Subterranean Estates

by Hannah Appel, Arthur Mason & Michael Watts Cornell University Press (May 26, 2015)

“Oil is a fairy tale, and, like every fairy tale, is a bit of a lie.”—Ryzard Kapuscinski, Shah of Shahs

The scale and reach of the global oil and gas industry, valued at several trillions of dollars, is...


Border Work

by Madeleine Reeves Cornell University Press

In Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley, where Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan meet, state territoriality has taken on new significance in these states’ second decade of independence, reshaping landscapes...


Habits of the Heartland

by Lyn C. Macgregor Cornell University Press

Although most Americans no longer live in small towns, images of small-town life, and particularly of the mutual support and neighborliness to be found in such places, remain powerful in our culture. In Habits...


The Neoliberal City

by Jason Hackworth Cornell University Press

The shift in the ideological winds toward a "free-market" economy has brought profound effects in urban areas. The Neoliberal City presents an overview of the effect of these changes on today's cities. The term...