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Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages

by Michael A. Cramer

This book examines the act of medieval re-creation as performance by focusing on the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). It describes the group's activities and investigates its place in popular culture,...


Made from Scratch: Reclaiming the Pleasures of the American Hearth

by Jean Zimmerman

In this stunning celebration and reappraisal of the importance of "women's work," acclaimed journalist Jean Zimmerman poignantly addresses the tug that many Americans of the twenty-first century feel between...


Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein

For fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, a revelatory new look at how we make decisions

 

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Red Is Not the Only Color: Contemporary Chinese Fiction on Love and Sex between Women, Collected Stories

by Patricia Sieber, Chen Ran & Chen Xue

The first English-language anthology of its kind, Red Is Not the Only Color offers a window into the uncharted terrain of intimate relations between Chinese women. As urban China has undergone rapid transformation,...


The Folkstories of Children

by Brian Sutton-Smith

The Folkstories of Children, first published in 1981, features nearly five hundred stories that were volunteered by fifty children between the ages of two and ten and transcribed word for word. The stories are...


Utopia: Social Theory and the Future

by Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Keith Tester

In addition to considering the role of social theory in the imagination of alternative futures, this volume reflects on how social theory may assist us in understanding and appreciating utopia or utopianism...


The Social Worker Speaks: A History of Social Workers Through the Twentieth Century

by David Burnham

Since the war, histories of social work have concentrated on practice theory and methods, developments instigated by legislation, university training and professional status, but there has been little attention...


The Biopolitics of Mixing: Thai Multiracialities and Haunted Ascendancies

by Jinthana Haritaworn

The Biopolitics of Mixing invites us to reckon with the spectres of pathologization past and present, placing the celebration of mixing beside moral panics over terrorism and trafficking and a post-race multiculturalism...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health

by Ted Schrecker

This multinational volume of original contributed papers simultaneously provides an overview of the state of current global health scholarship, reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field, and highlights...


Social Media as Surveillance: Rethinking Visibility in a Converging World

by Daniel Trottier

This book develops a surveillance studies approach to social media by presenting first hand ethnographic research with a variety of personal and professional social media users. Using Facebook as a case-study,...


Resisting Violence and Victimisation: Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor

by Joel Hodge

This book seeks a deeper understanding of faith and violence, exploring how Christian faith and solidarity affected the hope and resistance of the East Timorese under Indonesian occupation in their response...


Researching Amongst Elites: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Up

by Luis L.M. Aguiar & Christopher J. Schneider

Presenting the latest empirical case studies from Canada, the USA and Australia, this volume explores the challenges and difficulties involved in conducting research amongst the rich and elite, whilst shedding...


Legitimization in World Society

by Aldo Mascareño & Kathya Araujo

From a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, this book explores the manner in which legitimization can be constructed by people, groups or institutions under the contemporary pressures and possibilities...


Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport

by Carey Curtis

Through an examination of transport planning in Australia, this book challenges conventional wisdom by showing, through original research, how 'car dependence' is as much an institutional as a technical phenomenon....


Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church

by Susanna Snyder

This book outlines ways in which churches are currently supporting asylum seekers, encouraging closer engagement with people seen as 'other' and more thoughtful responses to newcomers. Creatively exploring biblical...


Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities

by Kristín|Jensen, Lars Loftsdóttir

Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region examines the influence of imperialism and colonialism on the formation of national identities in the Nordic countries, exploring the manner in which contemporary...


Tropical Wetland Management: The South-American Pantanal and the International Experience

by Antonio Augusto Rossotto Ioris

In this book recent scientific development and politico-institutional experiences related to the conservation of the South-American Pantanal are explored in relation to what is happening in other tropical wetland...


The European Union in the G8: Promoting Consensus and Concerted Actions for Global Public Goods

by Marina Larionova

An eminent international line up of experts in law, political science, economics and history examine the dynamics of the European Union's (EU) development as a collective member of the G8 and G20. Each contribution...


Researching Non-Heterosexual Sexualities

by Constantinos N. Phellas

Bringing together research from the UK, USA, Europe and Australasia, this innovative collection rethinks traditional methodologies, creating new epistemologies and applying new approaches, whilst critically...


Passion and Paranoia: Emotions and the Culture of Emotion in Academia

by Charlotte Bloch

Analysing emotions and emotion-management in the academic organization, Passion and Paranoia shows how focusing on emotions in organizations can offer insights into important aspects and the dynamics of organizational...