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Cultural Consumption, Classification and Power

by Alan Warde

When social scientists in the 1970s began to identify the positive and constructive role of cultural practices in the operation of power, Pierre Bourdieu advanced a highly influential and subsequently controversial...


The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

by Sandra Jackson & Julie Moody Freeman

This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism - literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following:...


Ethiopia in Transit: Millennial Quest for Stability and Continuity

by Pietro Toggia & Abebe Zegeye

The writings in this edition explore historical and contemporary issues in Ethiopia as the country underwent change and celebrated its new millennium. However, despite the recognizance of socio-economic and...


Information Technology and Traditional Legal Concepts

by Richard Jones & Roksana Moore

Information technology has served to revolutionise the use, exchange, and protection of information. The growth of the internet, the convergence of technologies as well as the development of user generated and...


Occupations and Society

by David Dunkerley

Work and the nature of occupations are matters of central concern to the sociologist. In this basic introduction to the sociology of professions, occupations and work, first published in 1975, David Dunkerley...


Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory: 'The Thoughts and Actions of Living Men'

by Sylvia Kedourie

Elie Kedourie was one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial historians of the Middle East. He redefined the landscape of the field by challenging the notion that the West's imperial domination...


Locating Asian Australian Cultures

by Tseen Khoo

Locating Asian Australian Cultures is a timely and challenging interdisciplinary compilation that sets a contemporary benchmark for Asian Australian studies and its future directions.

In the dynamic field of...


China S Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Century

by Jie Lu

China's literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity.  Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period...


Mediated Citizenship

by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Previously published as a special issue of Social Semiotics, this book grapples with such questions as: What does it mean to be a citizen in contemporary societies? What role do mass media play in the making...


Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia

by Rajah Rasiah, Yuri Sadoi & Rogier Busser

East Asia has led rapid economic growth in the last few decades with India joining them over the last five years. Automotive parts manufacturers have been an important component of domestic production in all...


Iranian Intellectuals: 1997 2007

by Lloyd Ridgeon

Previously published as a special issue of British Journal of Middle East Studies, this volume focuses on leading figures within Iran between 1997-2007 and their visions and works that are related to Iranian...


Media and Politics in Post-Handover Hong Kong

by Joseph M. Chan & Francis L.F. Lee

The world was watching Hong Kong as its sovereignty was returned to China in 1997. Many predicted that it was the doomsday of press freedom in the city.

Now, a decade after the handover, this book provides an...


The Transnational Political Participation of Immigrants: A Transatlantic Perspective

by Jean-Michel Lafleur & Marco Martiniello

With the progress in communication and transport technologies, it has never been easier for migrants to stay connected with their country of origin. Facing the wide range of activities in which immigrants are...


South Asia: The Spectre of Terrorism

by P. R. Kumaraswamy & Ian Copland

Since the partition of the subcontinent along communal lines, political violence has increased in South Asia. Terrorism is one such manifestation of this violence. This book witnesses serious assessment of...


Transnational Migrations: The Indian Diaspora

by William Safran, Ajaya Sahoo & Brij V. Lal

This book studies Indian diaspora, currenlty 20 million across the world, from various perspectives. It looks at the 'transnational' nature of the middle class worker. Other aspects include: post 9/11 challenges;...


Globalization and the Decolonial Option

by Walter D. Mignolo & Arturo Escobar

This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members...


Approaches to Aboriginal Education in Canada

by Frances Widdowson & Albert Howard

In the crucial discussion of Aboriginal education in Canada, there are two distinct schools of thought: parallelism and integrationism. For the first time in one volume, leading thinkers on both sides share...


Confronting Urban Legacy: Rediscovering Hartford and New England's Forgotten Cities

by Nick Bacon, Xiangming Chen & Llana Barber

In a field over-saturated with research on global cities and megacities, this is the first academic book to analyze specifically small cities and regions in New England. Focusing on the dynamic urban/global...


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by Lynn Nottage

A new comedy by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ruined.