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Our Only World: Eleven Essays

by Wendell Berry

As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell’s advice to President Bush: “If you...


Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises

by Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing & Reza Mostmand

Humanity has been passing through stages of collective growth towards integration and unity. Our current collective crises--climate change, financial upheavals, proliferation of nuclear weapons, gross human...


Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

by Sarah Chayes

A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government’s oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force.

The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion...


Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine: Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver

by Todd McCallum

In the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver's "hobo jungle." The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exchanged and...


Yoruba shamanism

by A. B. Ellis

The striking resemblance which the Yoruba religious system bears to that of the ancient Greeks can scarcely have escaped notice. Olorun, the sky-god proper, now being gradually displaced by the more anthropomorphic...


Siberian Shamanism

by M. A. Czaplicka

SHAMANISM is understood by some people to be a primitive form of religion or religio-magic practised by the aborigines of northern Asia as well as by all other aborigines in other parts of the world. This opinion...


Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to Be

by Rich Moreland

Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world of filmed sex.


Asian Comics

by John A. Lent

The wide-ranging, authoritative story of thriving comics production and creativity in Asia


Free Jazz/Black Power

by Philippe Carles, Jean-Louis Comolli & Grégory Pierrot

For the first time in English, the classic volume that developed a radical new understanding of free jazz and African American culture


The Trouble with Africa

by Robert Calderisi

After years of frustration at the stifling atmosphere of political correctness surrounding discussions of Africa, long time World Bank official Robert Calderisi speaks out. He boldly reveals how most of Africa's...


A Short History of Communism

by Robert Harvey

Today global communism seems just a terrible memory, an expressionist nightmare as horrific as Nazism and the Holocaust, or the slaughter in the First World War. Was it only just over a decade ago that stone-faced...


Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...


The Anti-Social Family

by Michele Verbarrett & Mary Mcintosh

Despite much talk of its decline, the nuclear family persists as a structure central to contemporary society, a fact to be lamented, according to the ideas of Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh. The Anti-social...


Woman's Estate

by Juliet Mitchell

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, Woman’s Estate is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time....


Woman's Consciousness, Man's World

by Sheila Rowbotham

A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women’s oppression and consciousness, and the connections between socialism and feminism, this foundational text shows how the roles women adopt within the capitalist...


Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember: An Oral History

by James Mellon

In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing...


Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat's Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence

by al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah & Sherman Jackson

Formerly one of the largest and most militant Islamic organizations in the Middle East, Egypt's al-Gama'ah al-Islamiyah is believed to have played an instrumental role in numerous acts of global terrorism, including...


Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful: Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans

by Jackie Bateman & Judith Milner

Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful gives professionals clear and effective advice, safe care plans and strengths based methods on how to deal with children and young...


In My Own Time

by Jeremy Thorpe

One of the most charismatic politicians of his age, Jeremy Thorpe recalls important events and episodes from his life in politics in this fascinating collection of anecdotes and reminiscences. In it he speaks...


Battalion

by Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick’s Battalion is the widely acclaimed story of a British Army infantry unit in the Second World War. Written in Germany just after VE Day, Battalion captures the immediate memories of troops...