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Beauty in a Box

by Cheryl Thompson

One of the first transnational, feminist studies of Canada’s black beauty culture and the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, Beauty in a Box widens our understanding of...

The Restless Hungarian

by Tom Weidlinger

• Amid our current state of global unrest, enrollment in Jewish Studies has grown. At Dartmouth, nearly 25 percent of sophomores take Jewish Studies classes, and the Jewish Studies program at the University...

Enduring Alliance

by Timothy Andrews Sayle

Born from necessity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has always seemed on the verge of collapse. Even now, some sixty years after its inception, some consider its foundation uncertain and its structure...

When Violence Works


Why are some places successful in moving from war to consolidated peace while others continue to be troubled by violence? And why does postconflict violence take different forms and have different intensities?...

Making Space for the Dead

by Erin-Marie Legacey

The dead of Paris, before the French Revolution, were most often consigned to mass graveyards that contemporaries described as terrible and terrifying, emitting "putrid miasmas" that were a threat to both health...

Democracy for Sale

by Edward Aspinall & Ward Berenschot

Democracy for Sale is an on-the-ground account of Indonesian democracy, analyzing its election campaigns and behind-the-scenes machinations. Edward Aspinall and Ward Berenschot assess the informal networks and...

Everyday Transgressions

by Adelle Blackett

Adelle Blackett tells the story behind the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No. 189, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201 which in 2011 created the...

Empire of Friends

by Rachel Applebaum

The familiar story of Soviet power in Cold War Eastern Europe focuses on political repression and military force. But in Empire of Friends, Rachel Applebaum shows how the Soviet Union simultaneously promoted...

From Migrant to Worker

by Michele Ford

What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia,...

Matteo Salvini. Italy, Europe and the New Right

by Alessandro Franzi & Alessandro Madron

Matteo Salvini is one of the most controversial up-and-coming figures on the European political scene. Since 2013 he has been the leader of Italian Lega - formerly a secessionist party which he himself transformed...

Frederick Engels: The Best Works

by Frederick Engels

The Best Works of Frederick Engels


Feuerbach The roots of the socialist philosophy

Landmarks of Scientific Socialism

Manifesto of the Communist Party

Socialism Utopian and Scientific

The Condition of the Working-Class...


by Matt Lee & Ted Lee

Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.

Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind...

Legal Passing

by Angela S. García

Legal Passing offers a nuanced understanding of how undocumented Mexicans constantly negotiate the vexed conditions of their US receiving locales as shaped by a spectrum of federal, state, and local immigration...

Red Lipstick

by Rachel Felder

A unique, full-color compendium that celebrates and explores the enduring power and allure of the world’s most iconic lip shade, jam-packed with entertaining stories, anecdotes, little-known facts, quotes,...


by Jacqueline Keeler

Founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry and #NotYourMascot, Keeler is a well-known spokesperson on Native American identity and land issues and has been interviewed on MSNBC and BBC World.

Keeler is...

The Men and the Moment

by Aram Goudsouzian

The presidential election of 1968 forever changed American politics. In this character-driven narrative history, Aram Goudsouzian portrays the key transformations that played out over that dramatic year. It...

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

by Traci Parker

In this book, Traci Parker examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores, and broadens our understanding of historical transformations in African...

Book Review: Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz offers...

Book Review: Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen advocates a new outlook...


by Friedrich Engels

The Communist Manifesto (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally...