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Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...


Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely, Cathy L. Costa & Nancy Pickering-Bernheim Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Copia

by Erika Meitner BOA Editions Ltd. (September 22, 2014)

Started as a VQR documentary, Copia examines the now-bankrupt city of Detroit, once the thriving heart of the American Dream.


Berlin

by Rory Maclean St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect...


Legacies of Socialist Solidarity: East Germany in Mozambique

by Tanja R. Müller Lexington Books (August 06, 2014)

Through an examination of the individual life trajectories of youth who participated in an educational exchange project between Mozambique and East Germany, this book offers an alternative reading of Mozambique’s...


Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia, 1985-2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes

by Vladimir Gel'man, Dmitry Travin & Otar Marganiya Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia, 1985–2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes analyzes the impact of generational changes and ideational changes on major political and economic reforms conducted...


Europe Today: A Twenty-first Century Introduction

by Ronald Tiersky & Erik Jones Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 12, 2014)

Now in its fifth edition, Europe Today presents unrivaled coverage of developments in major European countries and across the region. Thoroughly revised and updated—with a new introduction and an added chapter...


Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique

by Ibtissam Bouachrine Lexington Books (May 21, 2014)

Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of “us” vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim...


Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, James B. Swan & Gearoid O hAllmhurain 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....


War, Pacification, and Mass Murder, 1939: The Einsatzgruppen in Poland

by Jürgen Matthäus, Jochen Böhler & Klaus-Michael Mallmann Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

This invaluable work traces the role of the Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police and SD, the core group of Himmler’s murder units involved in the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question,” during and immediately...


Food and Everyday Life

by Thomas M. Conroy, David Livert, Hui-tun Chuang & Matthew Day et al. Lexington Books (February 18, 2014)

This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular...


An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland

by Alfredo González-Ruibal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2014)

An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia.The...


The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography

by Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov & Bella Bychkova Jordan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2014)

Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches...


International Relations of Asia

by David Shambaugh & Michael Yahuda Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2014)

As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization,...


Understanding International Law through Moot Courts: Genocide, Torture, Habeas Corpus, Chemical Weapons, and the Responsibility to Protect

by Henry F. Carey, Stacey M. Mitchell, Brittany Bromfield & Robert J. Beck et al. Lexington Books (March 06, 2014)

Understanding International Law through Moot Courts analyzes five moot court cases held before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. These cases offer insight on the international...


Why the Cocks Fight

by Michele Wucker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply...


The Hard Way on Purpose

by David Giffels Scribner (March 18, 2014)

Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects...


Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure...


You and Yours

by Naomi Shihab Nye BOA Editions Ltd. (December 20, 2013)

A beloved, best-selling American poet with an international reputation celebrates the sacred in all things.


Arctic Revolution: Social Change in the Northwest Territories, 1935-1994

by John David Hamilton Dundurn (September 01, 1994)

This path-breaking book offers some no-nonsense truth about northern development.


The Canadian General Election of 1997

by Alan Frizzell & Jon H. Pammett Dundurn (October 01, 1997)

The Canadian General Election of 1997 is a study of the key aspects of the campaign and the election itself. In addition to analyzing each party's campaign, authors examine the role of the media, pollsters,...


How to Be Danish

by Patrick Kingsley Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (February 04, 2014)

Part reportage, part travelogue, this is a fascinating introduction to contemporary Danish culture for anyone who wants to know more about the world’s happiest nation.

Denmark is the country of the moment....


Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation

by Karina V. Korostelina Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power analyzes the practice of national self-imagination. Karina V. Korostelina puts forward a structural-functional model of national narratives that describes three...


Women in Early Imperial China

by Bret Hinsch Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2010)

Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship...


England

by Johann Wilhelm von Archenholtz & Lois E. Bueler UPA (December 24, 2013)

J. W. von Archenholtz’s England is a political and sociological description of Great Britain during the second half of the 18th century. Based primarily on Archenholtz’s firsthand observations from 1769...


Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media

by Mahriana Rofheart Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, Film, and Social Media takes a multimedia approach to examining representations of emigration from Senegal through the analysis of novels, films, hip-hop...


A Change in Worlds on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands: Politics, Economies, and Environments in Northern Sichuan

by Jack Patrick Hayes Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

This study of Sino-Tibetan northern Sichuan provides a framework for understanding changes in western China’s landscape and among its indigenous populations from late imperial to contemporary times. It highlights...


Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia

by Arjun Guneratne & Anita M. Weiss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2013)

Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics and ongoing transformative social processes of South Asia in their broadest possible context by exploring the interplay between politics, cultural values, and...


The Great Catalyst: European Union Project and Lessons from Greece and Turkey

by Bülent Temel, Ersin Kalaycioglu, George Dourakis & Aylin Ege et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

This book examines the ways by which the European Union impacts economic and political processes in its member and candidate countries. Positive Turkish and negative Greek experiences suggest that the EU functions...


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...


Colonial Capital Theory at Work: The Case of Jamaica

by O. Alexander Miller Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Colonial Capital Theory at Work is a contribution to the emerging Caribbean and an explanation of how “sociological imagination,” or the links between history and biography, have been intentionally used...


Clash of Identities: Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies

by Baruch Kimmerling Columbia University Press (April 04, 2008)

By revisiting the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants...


The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy: Place-Based Education in Philadelphia

by Omari L. Dyson Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

The Black Panther Party and Transformative Pedagogy: Place-Based Education in Philadelphia, by Omari L. Dyson, draws attention to the social dynamics that spawned a Philadelphia Branch of the Black Panther Party....


Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

by Daniel F. Silva, Lamonte Aidoo, Robert Anderson & Lilia Moritz Schwarcz et al. Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which...


The Nature of Christianity in Northern Tanzania: Environmental and Social Change 1890-1916

by Robert B. Munson Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

The Nature of Christianity in Northern Tanzania explores the relationship between the environment and social change on Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru during the German colonial period (1890-1916). The work analyzes...


Military Resilience in Low-Intensity Conflict: A Comparative Study of New Directions Worldwide

by Rachel Suissa Lexington Books (June 14, 2012)

Military Resilience in a Low-Intensity Conflict: A Comparative Study of New Directions Worldwide, by Rachel Suissa, studies states involved in low-intensity conflicts to offer a corrective to post-modern problems...


Revolution and State in Modern Mexico: The Political Economy of Uneven Development

by Adam David Morton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 04, 2013)

Now in an updated edition, this groundbreaking study develops a new approach to understanding the formation of the postrevolutionary state in Mexico. Adam David Morton links the rise and demise of the modern...


Prosperity's Predicament: Identity, Reform, and Resistance in Rural Wartime China

by Isabel Brown Crook, Christina Kelley Gilmartin, Yu Xiji & Gail Hershatter et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2013)

This classic in the annals of village studies will be widely read and debated for what it reveals about China's rural dynamics as well as the nature of state power, markets, the military, social relations, and...


Marginalizing Access to the Sustainable Food System: An Examination of Oakland's Minority Districts

by Camille Tuason Mata UPA (September 09, 2013)

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the barriers and opportunities confronting minority communities’ ability to access healthy, fresh foods. Mata uses three minority districts in Oakland—Chinatown,...


The Practice of Constitutional Development: Vincent Ostrom's Quest to Understand Human Affairs

by Mark Sproule-Jones, Barbara Allen, Filippo Sabetti & Audun Sandberg et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2008)

Each essay shows how particular countries, governments, and organizations devise constitutions to reflect their visions of governance and sets of rules for their leaders. Using the methods and writing of Vincent...


International Legitimacy and the Politics of Security: The Strategic Deployment of Lawyers in the Israeli Military

by Alan Craig Lexington Books (May 29, 2013)

The politics of security is increasingly concerned with the legitimacy of military operations, demanding a political engagement with law and ethics that is empowering the lawyers through a continuing expansion...


Japan's New Middle Class

by Ezra F. Vogel, Suzanne Hall Vogel & William W. Kelly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2013)

This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal...


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...


Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Darién J. Davis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2006)

Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans...


Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

by Joel F. Ariate Jr, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem & Ma Glenda S. Lopez Wui et al. Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

A country facing serious economic challenges, the Philippines is also a democratic polity with a vibrant civil society sector. This collection is the first of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements...


Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle: Another Region is Possible

by Ximena de la Barra & Richard A. Dello Buono Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2009)

Latin America after the Neoliberal Debacle looks at the sharply declining legitimacy of liberal democracies in the region and the new array of popular forces working for social transformation. In particular,...


Heartland Tobacco War

by Andrew L. Spivak, Michael S. Givel & Stanton Glantz Lexington Books (July 17, 2013)

sHeartland Tobacco War chronicles the political and public relations battles between health advocates and forces supported by the tobacco industry in Oklahoma from the 1980s to the present, drawing on previously-suppressed...


A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe

by Alan W. Cafruny & Magnus Ryner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 28, 2003)

Arguing convincingly that mainstream theory lacks the tools to adequately explain European integration, this challenging book draws upon critical political economic theory to develop a more comprehensive and...


Women Shall Not Rule: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China from Han to Liao

by Keith McMahon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 2013)

Chinese rulers guaranteed male successors by taking multiple wives, sometimes in the thousands. Women Shall Not Rule is a fascinating history of the imperial wives and concubines, especially in light of the...


The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, 1858-1939: American Businessman, Philanthropist, and a Founder of Russian Studies in America

by Norman E. Saul Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

Charles R. Crane acquired his appreciation for Russian culture and life through travel in the country, making a total of twenty-four trips to Russia. Crane developed friendships and professional relationships...