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Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care: Understanding Mobility and Absence in Family Life

by Loretta Baldassar & Laura Merla

Without denying the difficulties that confront migrants and their distant kin, this volume highlights the agency of family members in transnational processes of care, in an effort to acknowledge the transnational...


Participation in Community Work: International Perspectives: International Perspectives

by Anne Karin Larsen, Vishanthie Sewpaul & Grete Oline Hole

Participation is a key community work method and this text, written by an international selection of authors, covers innovative approaches in community based education and practice. Including real-life case...


Polcing Non-Citizens

by Leanne Weber

Criminologists are increasingly turning their attention to the many points of intersection between immigration and crime control. This book discusses the detection of unlawful non-citizens as a distinct form...


The Myth of Moral Panics: Sex, Snuff, and Satan: Sex, Snuff, and Satan

by Bill Thompson & Andy Williams

This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers...


Grotowski, Women, and Contemporary Performance: Meetings with Remarkable Women: Meetings with Remarkable Women

by Virginie Magnat

As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse...


Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

by Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck & Donna Cookmeyer

Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies, science studies more generally, women's studies, and studies in gender and education. This third edition fully updates...


Global Communication: New Agendas in Communication

by Karin Wilkins, Joe Straubhaar & Shanti Kumar

This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in...


Spanish Cinema in the Global Context: Film on Film

by Samuel Amago

Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making...


International Human Rights 2nd Edition

by Michael Haas

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights: international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about...


Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare?

by Mona Bhan

The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones....


The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

by Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger & Hans-Jürgen Puhle

Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives...


Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion

by Tullio Federico Lobetti

Ascetic practices are a common feature of religion in Japan, practiced by different religious traditions. This book looks at these ascetic practices in an inter-sectarian and inter-doctrinal fashion, in order...


Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: The State of the Art

by David Byrne & Gillian Callaghan

In four parts, this book seeks to establish 'the state of the art' of complexity-informed social science as it stands now, examining: the key issues in complexity theory; the implications of complexity theory...


Knowledge & Knowers: Towards a Realist Sociology of Education

by Karl Maton

We live in 'knowledge societies' and work in 'knowledge economies', but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses...


A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America

by Dudley Clendinen

An "affectionate, touchingly empathetic" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times) look at old age in America today Welcome to Canterbury Tower , an apartment building in Florida, where the residents are busy with...


The Black Effect

by Harvey Black

An economy on the verge of collapse, demands from their allies for funding to continue the expansion of communism, and a conventional Army, Navy and Air Force costing the country 20% of its GDP... The Soviet...


Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder: Crime in the 19th Century Highlands and Islands

by Malcolm Archibald

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are full of iconic places, beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife, but its past has seen horrifying and brutal crime of all sorts. Nineteenth-century life in the...


Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity

by Jan Blommaert

Superdiversity has rendered familiar places, groups and practices extraordinarily complex, and the traditional tools of analysis need rethinking. In this book, Jan Blommaert investigates his own neighbourhood...


Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro

by Sarah Liss

Portrait of queer civic hero Will Munro, who changed his community more in years than most do in a lifetime.


More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well

by Walter E. Williams

In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal...