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Ecofeminism as Politics

by Ariel Salleh, Professor John Clark & Vandana Shiva

Ecofeminism as Politics is now a classic, being the first work to offer a joined-up framework for green, socialist, feminist and postcolonial thinking, showing how these have been held back by conceptual confusions...

Beginning Theory

by Peter Barry

Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the...

Usurping Suicide

by Professor Suman Gupta, Milena Katsarska, Theodoros A. Spyros & Mike Hajimichael

Can an individual act of suicide be socially significant, or does it present too many imponderable features?

This book examines suicide like no other. Unconcerned with the individual dispositions that lead a...

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

by Ute Röschenthaler & Alessandro Jedlowski

  • A comprehensive and far-reaching study of South-South mobility, one of the key emerging areas of research within the social sciences.
  • Incorporates a diverse array of original case studies and rich empirical detail...

Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

by Michelle Kuo

A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta


The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

by Robert B. Archibald & David H. Feldman

The US higher education system is on the verge of a revolution, so some observers claim. Archibald and Feldman, leading analysts, provide an incisive overview of the challenges facing and possibilities for America's...

Dealing with Dysfunction: A Book for University Leaders

by Richard T. Castallo

Dealing with Dysfunction provides a real-life view of a college department gone awry. Acknowledging the professionalism of the majority of college professors in higher education, this book looks at the options...

Succeeding against Great Odds

by Josephine McCann Posey

Alcorn State University was founded in 1871 making it the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States. Alcorn State has undergone numerous changes and expansions over the years,...

Dealing with Dysfunction

by Richard T. Castallo

Dealing with Dysfunction provides a real-life view of a college department gone awry. A complete lack of trust exists between faculty, department chairs past and present; and particularly within the faculty...

Hire the Right Faculty Member Every Time

by Jeffrey L. Buller

Hire The Right Faculty Member Every Time is a concise guide for hiring authorities at colleges and universities. The book provides insight into the state of faculty hiring at colleges and universities today,...

Universities in the National Innovation Systems: Experiences from the Asia-Pacific

by V. V. Krishna

This volume looks at the role of universities in the National Innovation Systems in economies of the Asia Pacific. It examines the tremendous growth of human and knowledge capital made possible by teaching and...

Coping with Gender Inequities

by Sherwood Thompson & Pamela Parry

This book provides a discussion of women faculty members’ experiences on college and university campuses and examines their thoughts, perceptions, responsibilities, and status in the academy. Most specifically,...

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance

by Jennifer Young

Rhetoric, Embodiment, and the Ethos of Surveillance: Student Bodies in the American High School investigates the rhetorical tension between controlling student bodies and educating student minds. The book is...

International Student Engagement in Higher Education

by Margaret Kettle

Hand-in-hand with the continuing drive to recruit international students to Western universities goes an interest in student engagement. However, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by engagement. This...

Land, Freedom and Fiction

by David Maughan Brown & Stephen Clingman

  • Essential for anyone studying both African and post-colonial literature more generally.
  • Features analysis of a variety of key authors from both the colonial and post-colonial era, most notably Ngugi wa Thiong'o....

Theory of African Literature

by Chidi Amuta & Biodun Jeyifo

This groundbreaking work, first published in 1989, was one of the first to challenge the conventional critical assessment of African literature, and remains highly influential today.

Amuta's key argument is that...

Theatre and Cultural Struggle under Apartheid

by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh & Ian Steadman

In this book, South African performer and activist Robert Mshengu Kavanagh reveals the complex and conflicting interplay of class, nation and race in South African theatre under Apartheid. Evoking an era when...

Private Security in Africa

by Doctor Paul Higate & Mats Utas

Across Africa, growing economic inequality, instability and urbanization have led to the rapid spread of private security providers. While these PSPs have already had a significant impact on African societies,...

What's A Parent to Do?

by Anne D. Neal

Each year over a million newly-minted high school graduates enroll in four-year colleges and universities across the country. They do so often after a lengthy and almost always stressful selection process. Faced...

The Completion Agenda in Community Colleges

by Chris Baldwin

This book is intended to improve understanding about the complex issues surrounding the national college completion agenda. By highlighting the origins of this agenda and the dilemmas and opportunities it creates...