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Intermedia in South Asia: The Fourth Screen

by Rajinder Dudrah, Sangita Gopal & Amit Rai

The emergence of new media today in South Asia has signalled an event, the meaning of which remains obscure but whose reality is rapidly evolving along gradients of intensity and experience. Contemporary media...


Local Foods Global Foodways: Tasting History

by Benjamin N. Lawrance & Carolyn de la Peña

This book explores the intersection of food and foodways from global and local perspectives. The collection contributes to interdisciplinary debates about the role and movement of commodities in the historical...


The City in the Experience Economy: Role and Transformation

by Anne Lorentzen & Carsten Jahn Hansen

The book develops a new approach to urban development in which leisure, pleasure or experiences are seen as key drivers. History, authenticity, urban qualities, local culture and leisure offerings or a vibrant...


Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

by Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas

Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore,...


Geography of Climate Change - Aspinall Society

by Richard John Aspinall

Climate change is one of the inescapable themes of current times. Climate change confronts society in issues as diverse as domestic and international political debate and negotiation, discussion in the media...


Geographies of Peace and Armed Conflict - Kobayashi Society

by Audrey Kobayashi

This collection addresses the impact of armed conflict and explores pathways to peace across the world. Topics range from geopolitics to the effects of armed conflict on the environment, resources, health, children,...


The Eu Timescape - Goetz

by Klaus H. Goetz & Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling

The manner in which time is institutionalized is critical to how a political system works. Terms, time budgets and time horizons of collective and individual political actors; rights over timing, sequencing...


Rethinking the Rhetorical Presidency

by Jeffrey Friedman & Shterna Friedman

In The Rhetorical Presidency, Jeffrey Tulis argues that the president's relationship to the public has changed dramatically since the Constitution was enacted: while previously the president avoided any discussions...


Governing Through Pedagogy - Pykett: Re-Educating Citizens

by Jessica Pykett

This edited collection brings together researchers from education, human geography, sociology, social policy and political theory in order to consider the idea of the 'pedagogical state' as a means of understanding...


Hybrid Hong Kong

by Chan Kwok-bun

Hybrid Hong Kong attempts to attract and excite the intellectual, cultural, economic and political elites as well as the intelligent laymen of Hong Kong - hopefully enough for them to take a closer look at their...


Women and Aging International Diversity: Diversity, Challenges and Contributions

by Lee Ann Mjelde-Mossey & Iris Chi

According to a recent population report by the United Nations, "in most countries, older women greatly outnumber older men. In many cases, the difference is so large that the concerns of the older population...


Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe and North America: Immigration and Political Mobilization

by Sebnem Koser Akcapar

Public and even scholarly debates usually focus on the integration problems of Muslim immigrants at the cost of overlooking the role of the growing number of migrant organizations in establishing a crucial link...


Carnival Art Culture Politics: Performing Life

by Michaeline Crichlow

Drawing on rich insights from cultural, post-structural and postcolonial studies, this book demands that we rethink Carnival and the carnivalesque as not just celebratory moments or even as critical subtext,...


Organizations and Popular Culture: Information, Representation and Transformation

by Carl Rhodes & Simon Lilley

Throughout its history, popular mass-mediated culture has turned its attention to representing and interrogating organizational life. As early as Charlie Chaplin's cinematic classic Modern Times and as recently...


Democracy Promotion and the 'Colour Revolutions' - Stewart

by Susan Stewart

This book reviews the interplay between domestic contexts and democracy promotion efforts in selected countries of the former Soviet Union and the Western Balkans. The idea behind the six case studies is twofold....


Agency Governance in the Eu - Rittberger

by Berthold Rittberger & Arndt Wonka

The rapid proliferation of EU agencies represents one of the most significant changes to the EU's organisational set-up in past decades. At the same time, this development has significantly affected regulatory...


Migration, Work and Citizenship in the New Global Order

by Ronaldo Munck, Carl Ulrik Schierup & Raúl Delgado Wise

Any consideration of global migration in relation to work and citizenship must necessarily be situated in the context of the Great Recession. A whole historical chapter - that of neoliberalism - has now closed...


Self-Mediation Chouliaraki: New Media, Citizenship and Civil Selves

by Lilie Chouliaraki

Blogs, You Tube, citizen journalism, social networking sites and museum interactivity are but a few of the new media options available for ordinary people to express themselves in public. This intensely technological...


Situating Global Resistance - Coleman: Between Discipline and Dissent

by Lara Montesinos Coleman & Karen Tucker

The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific...


Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits

by Myles J. Fisher & Simon E. Cook

Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water...