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Mutiny or Murder?

by Conor Reidy

On 15 March 1817 the convict ship the Chapman departed from the Cork with 200 male convicts on board. When it dropped anchor off Sydney Cove on four months later its decks were blood-soaked. The prison doors...

Knowledge and Incentives in Policy

by Stefanie Haeffele

The relative effectiveness of various institutions, such as the market or government, is based on the ability for individuals to access and use dispersed knowledge in society and the incentives that steer their...

The Know Nothings in Louisiana

by Marius M. Carriere

In the 1850s, a startling new political party appeared on the American scene. Both its members and its critics called the new party by various names, but to most it was known as the Know Nothing Party. It reignited...

In Search of Just Families

by Chhanda Gupta

Triggered by anti-family movements, which have been inspired by the ideas of some theorists and writers, the book addresses the question: Is family destined to wither away? It challenges the radical idea that...

How the Liberal Arts Can Save Liberal Democracy

by Steven M. DeLue

Currently, liberal democracy is threatened by authoritarian movements, not just in the United States but also in societies around the world. The liberal arts helps to arrest these tendencies because of the support...

The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos

by Louisa Ha, Claire Youngnyo Joa, Alyssa Fisher & Nicky Chang Bi et al.

The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos is a thorough analysis of YouTube audiences and creators of online videos that considers how the coexistence of user-generated and professional media content...

Medical Transnationalism

by Sou Hyun Jang

Medical Transnationalism examines Korean immigrants’ distinctive healthcare behaviors, contributing factors to their medical tourism, and their experiences and evaluations of medical tourism. Analyzing survey...

Humanitarian Action and Ethics

by James Smith, Ayesha Ahmad & Hugo Slim

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date work on humanitarian ethics currently available.
  • Brings together contributions from humanitarian and health professionals, philosophers and social/political scientists.
  • Many...

Development Planning in South Africa

by John Reynolds

Celebrated as a beacon of democracy and reconciliation, many people in South Africa continue to live in severe poverty. Backed by the United Nations Development Programme, the Eastern Cape province consequently...

Kakuma Refugee Camp

by Bram J. Jansen

Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp is one of the world’s largest and home to over 100,000 people, drawn from across east and central Africa. Though notionally still a ‘temporary’ camp, it has become a permanent...

Grassroots to Global

by Marianne E. Krasny, Keith G. Tidball & David Maddox

Addressing participatory, transdisciplinary approaches to local stewardship of the environment, Grassroots to Global features scholars and stewards exploring the broad impacts of civic engagement with the environment....

Traders in Motion

by Kirsten W. Endres & Ann Marie Leshkowich

With essays covering diverse topics from street vendors in Hanoi to the waste-trading community in the Red River Delta, Traders in Motion covers the fields of anthropology, political science, and development...

Confronting Dystopia

by Eva Paus

In Confronting Dystopia, a distinguished group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions, and income. Focusing on the economic and political implications...

The Teahouse under Socialism

by Di Wang

To understand a city fully, writes Di Wang, we must observe its most basic units of social life. In The Teahouse under Socialism, Wang does just that, arguing that the teahouses of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan...

Cocaine + Surfing

by Chas Smith & Matt Warshaw

  • Author has 67k Instagram followers
  • Previous book Welcome To Paradise, Now Go To Hell was a finalist for the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction
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  • Coverage in Surfer and Surfing magazines
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  • Narrowcast

    by Lytle Shaw

    Narrowcast explores how mid-century American poets associated with the New Left mobilized tape recording as a new form of sonic field research even as they themselves were being subjected to tape-based surveillance....


    by Sarah Kessler

    "With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone...

    Amity and Prosperity

    by Eliza Griswold

    In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling...

    Mudgirls Manifesto

    by The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective

    In the face of widespread burnout and a world gone crazy, how to we find things to say "yes" to, rather than a resounding "no"?

    On North America's West Coast, there's a group of rebel women who ten years ago...

    From Day One

    by Joyce Banda & Caroline Lambert

    The case for narrowing the gender gap is well established, and programs seeking to empower women in sub-Saharan Africa have multiplied. Yet a critical piece is missing: a focus on rural girls from zero to ten...