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Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

by Tim R. Johnston, Mary C. Rawlinson, Ronald M. S. Commers & Wim Vandekerckhove et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Labor and Global Justice combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and...


Organization Theory and Transnational Social Movements: Organizational Life and Internal Dynamics of Power Exercise within the Alternative Globalizati

by Kleber Bertrand Ghimire Lexington Books (April 08, 2011)

This book explores the internal functioning and exercise of power inside a widely acclaimed transnational social organization: the alternative globalization movement. Drawing on new empirical data and perspectives...


Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, Bridget Connelly & James Patrick Walsh et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2014)

Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land? examines the interactions of Irish migrants and the new societies and experiences that opened up to them through the process of emigration and exile....


Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains...


Koreans in North America: Their Experiences in the Twenty-First Century

by Pyong Gap Min Lexington Books (December 08, 2012)

Koreans in North America covers various topics related to Korean experiences in the U.S. and Canada, including their immigration and settlement patterns, changes in business patterns, and identity, comprehensively....


Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations

by Olaf Kuhlke, Adam M. Pine, Matthew Kurtz & Teresa Heiland et al. Lexington Books (December 24, 2013)

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between dance and geography. It includes articles from geographers, anthropologists, dance historians, architects, and urban planners and...


Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security

by John J. Pitney Jr. & John-Clark Levin Lexington Books (December 12, 2013)

Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational...


Making Cairo Medieval

by Nezar AlSayyad, Irene A. Bierman & Nasser Rabbat Lexington Books (March 25, 2005)

During the nineteenth century, Cairo witnessed one of its most dramatic periods of transformation. Well on its way to becoming a modern and cosmopolitan city, by the end of the century, a 'medieval' Cairo had...


Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar: Struggles for Identity, Movement, and Civilization

by Akbar Keshodkar Lexington Books (October 22, 2013)

Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar examines how Zanzibaris are struggling to move through the local landscape in the post-socialist era dominated by tourism. Using the theoretical framework...


Special Interest Society: How Membership-based Organizations Shape America

by James R. Hudson & Patricia A. Hudson Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Membership-based organizations play a central role in our society yet those studying voluntary associations fail to recognize their distinctive characteristics as their impact is profound and our understanding...


Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora: The Lasting Political Legacies of an American Protég

by Ana S. Q. Liberato Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora takes from and expands upon a growing and diversified body of scholarship on the enduring effects of authoritarian legacies among local and diasporic populations. It uncovers...


African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890-1980

by Charles Williams Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound is an exploration of the conditions of living for residents of the unincorporated subdivision in the deep south from 1890 to 1919.


Homecomings: Unsettling Paths of Return

by Fran Markowitz & Anders H. Stefansson Lexington Books (November 09, 2004)

Homecomings explores the forces and motives that drive immigrants, war refugees, political exiles, and their descendants back to places of origin. By including a range of homecoming experiences, Markowitz and...


The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self

by Scott A. Lukas Lexington Books (October 07, 2007)

The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos,...


Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

by Charlie Hailey Lexington Books (August 01, 2013)

Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated...


American Green: Class, Crisis, and the Deployment of Nature in Central Park, Yosemite, and Yellowstone

by Stephen A. Germic Lexington Books (May 25, 2001)

In this work of interdisciplinary scholarship, Stephen A. Germic reveals how America's first parks, both urban and 'wilderness,' were created and organized to mitigate the most threatening social and economic...


Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography

by Lia Bryant, Barbara Pini, Andrew Gorman-Murray & Nick McGlynn et al. Lexington Books (December 27, 2012)

This edited book offers a detailed examination of the interstices of ruralities and sexualities over a number of different countries, focusing a geographical lens on the relationships between sexualities and...


Chinese History in Geographical Perspective

by Yongtao Du & Jeff Kyong-McClain Lexington Books (January 30, 2013)

This volume treats “China” first and foremost as an evolving and imagined geographical entity. The contributors explore China’s last five hundred years of history using geography as a lens through which...


Africans in Global Migration: Searching for Promised Lands

by John A. Arthur, Joseph Takougang & Thomas Owusu Lexington Books (August 31, 2012)

This book looks at the African diasporas as a process characterized by identity transformations, lived experiences, and realities; including the capturing of the historical trends that are acted out in multiple...


Economic Life of Mexican Beach Vendors: Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas

by Tamar Diana Wilson Lexington Books (November 03, 2012)

Based on the life histories of 166 beach vendors in three Mexican tourist centers—men and women whose income-generating activities form part of the informal or semi-informal economy—Economic Life of Mexican...


The Valtellina and UNESCO: Making a Global Landscape

by Thomas J. Puleo Lexington Books (August 31, 2012)

This book engages globalization in its complexity, one in which economy, politics, society, culture, environment, history, and technology combine to make places at multiple scales. Rooted theoretically in the...


Africa, Tropical Timber, Turfs, and Trade: Geographic Perspectives on Ghana's Timber Industry and Development

by J. Henry Owusu Lexington Books (August 20, 2012)

This book examines development issues, particularly spatial integration, in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding its tropical timber trade, and the related formal-informal operational turf creation, control and dynamics....


Where the Waters Divide: Neoliberalism, White Privilege, and Environmental Racism in Canada

by Michael Mascarenhas Lexington Books (July 13, 2012)

Where the Waters Divide is one of the few book length studies that analyze contemporary forms of racism and white privilege in Canadian society. The book argues that neoliberalism represents a key moment in...


The Black Book: Woodrow Wilson's Secret Plan for Peace

by Wesley J. Reisser Lexington Books (March 29, 2012)

This book is the first ever in-depth look at the geographic peace plans used by the United States at the end of World War I. It analyzes the negotiation and implementation of these plans and analyzes the lasting...


Explaining Culture: The Social Pursuit of Subjective Order

by Loren Demerath Lexington Books (May 15, 2012)

This provocative book offers a new theory of culture with a unique focus on our aesthetic response to order and meaningfulness.


Tourism in Northeastern Argentina: The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights with the Environment

by Penny Seymoure & Jeffrey L. Roberg Lexington Books (November 25, 2011)

Using the rubrics of individual, indigenous, and environmental rights, Tourism in Northeastern Argentina: The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights with the Environment, edited by Penny Seymoure and Jeffrey...


Navigating Power: Cross-Cultural Competence in Navajo Land

by Gelaye Debebe Lexington Books (May 18, 2012)

Navigating Power: Cross-Cultural Competence in Navajoland by Gelaye Debebe uses data of an inter-organizational relationship between a Navajo and Anglo organization to show how concerns about political inequality...


Industrial Disasters, Toxic Waste, and Community Impact

by Francis O. Adeola Lexington Books (September 27, 2012)

In the post World War II period, modern societies have developed numerous heterogeneous synthetic organic compounds released into the environment and human habitats either deliberately or by industrial accidents....


Secondary Cities & Urban Networking in the Indian Ocean Realm, c. 1400-1800

by Hall Lexington Books (January 01, 1955)

With the closure of the overland Silk Road in the fourteenth century following the collapse of the Mongol empire, the Indian Ocean provided the remaining vital link for wider cultural, political, and societal...


Eco-Nihilism

by Wendy Lynne Lee Lexington Books (February 22, 2017)

When asked what is the root cause of our current and unprecedented environmental crisis, climate change, many, particularly on the progressive Left, would refer to the excesses of capitalism—and they’d be...


Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges

by Alfredo Cuecuecha & Carla Pederzini Lexington Books (March 01, 2012)

Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges, edited by Alfredo Cuecuecha and Carla Pederzini, is an indispensable resource for Mexico-U.S. migration studies. It includes a review...


Trains, Literature, and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails

by Benjamin Fraser, Steven D. Spalding, Scott Palmer & Claudie Massicotte et al. Lexington Books (December 29, 2011)

This volume delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde...


News, Neoliberalism, and Miami's Fragmented Urban Space

by Robert E. Gutsche Jr., Moses Shumow & Juliet Pinto Lexington Books (November 15, 2016)

This book examines the forces responsible for emerging inequalities in the rampant development of Miami as a “world city.” Looking at news as central to neoliberal movements in physical geography and collective...


American Farms, American Food: A Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States

by John C. Hudson & Christopher R. Laingen Lexington Books (August 16, 2016)

This book offers a concise interpretation of how food and agriculture are connected. The chapters treat specific crops or livestock types from the point of view of both production and consumption, highlighting...


Transnational Geographers in the United States: Navigating Autobiogeographies in a Global Age

by Alan P. Marcus, Stavros T. Constantinou, Shaolu Yu & Heike Alberts et al. Lexington Books (July 26, 2016)

This volume of essays highlights the autobiogeographies of eight selected geographers who are university faculty members and work and reside in the United States. Drawing from various geographical narratives,...


Envisioning Media Power: On Capital and Geographies of Television

by Brett Christophers Lexington Books (April 16, 2009)

Envisioning Media Power develops an original geographical perspective on the nature and exercise of power in the international television economy, focusing on the UK and New Zealand markets, and on their respective...


Global Movements: Dance, Place, and Hybridity

by Adam M. Pine, Olaf Kuhlke, Lynnette Young Overby & France Joyal et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2014)

Global Movements is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between global mobility and dance. It includes chapters from geographers, dance historians, and other humanities scholars and examines...


Writing Beijing: Urban Spaces and Cultural Imaginations in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Films

by Yiran Zheng Lexington Books (April 29, 2016)

This study investigates some literary configurations of Beijing through contemporary Chinese literature and films. These configurations as “revolutionary Beijing”, “traditional and masculine Beijing”,...


The Ecopolitics of Consumption: The Food Trade

by Madhudaya Sinha, Karyn Pilgrim, H. Louise Davis & Nancy Smith et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2015)

This collection adds a new dimension to the field of ecocritical theory by merging multidisciplinary approaches to food studies with the established ecocritical discourse of culture and the environment. Encompassing...


Public Places: Sites of Political Communication

by Carl T. Hyden & Theodore F. Sheckels Lexington Books (January 14, 2016)

This book rhetorically and historically examines the contextual and experiential dimensions of a wide range of public places that are the products and allocators of political power.


Mediterranean Encounters in the City: Frameworks of Mediation Between East and West, North and South

by Valerio Ferme, Michela Ardizzoni, Mary Vogl & Valérie K. Orlando et al. Lexington Books (December 03, 2015)

This book documents and analyzes how the contemporary Mediterranean city manages and negotiates its identity as a result of recent reconfigurations in its cultural, religious, and social landscape. The chapters...


A Handbook of Military Conscription and Composition the World Over

by Rita J. Simon & Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim Lexington Books (October 16, 2011)

This book provides data on the main policies guiding military mobilization and structures. It addresses the gender, racial, and political forces that shaped these policies.