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Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

by Hill Gates

When Chinese women bound their daughters' feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child's...


Climate Change and Museum Futures

by Fiona Cameron & Brett Neilson

Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions...


Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship

by Edward Vickers & Krishna Kumar

In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of...


Critical issues on violence against women: International Perspectives and Promising Strategies

by Holly Johnson, Bonnie S. Fisher & Véronique Jaquier

Violence against women is a global problem and despite a wealth of knowledge and inspiring action around the globe, it continues unabated. Bringing together the very best in international scholarship with a...


The Grammar of Politics and Performance

by Shirin M Rai & Janelle Reinelt

This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom...


Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America: Ratifying the Kyoto Protocol

by Amy Below

Although the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to address global climate change, has been regarded by many as an unsuccessful treaty both politically and environmentally, it stands as one of the world's...


Research and Development in Fieldwork

by Daniel Hammett, Chasca Twyman & Mark Graham

Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods. Each chapter provides the reader with...


Rural Development and Poverty in Pakistan: The impact of state and donor interventions on farmers

by Syed Mohammad Ali

Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant...


The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...


Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations: New Understandings and Representations

by Michael Grabowski

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion...


Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa: Actors and Factors

by Justin Frosini & Francesco Biagi

The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors.

The implications of the Arab uprisings are...


The Promiscuity of Network Culture: Queer Theory and Digital Media: Queer Theory and Digital Media

by Robert Payne

Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms...


China\'s Exchange Rate Regime

by China Development Research Foundation

The imbalance between China's currency, the RMB, and those of other countries is widely regarded as a major problem for the world economy. There was a reform of China's exchange rate mechanism in 2005, following...


Political Thought of Hume Contemporaries vol 1: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


Ethics in Islam: Friendship in the Political Thought of  Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

by Nuha Al-Shaar

Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Būyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī who lived in Baghdad and what...


Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries vol 2: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 2

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


The World of the Indigenous Americas

by Robert Warrior

The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area...


Unsettling Assumptions: Tradition, Gender, Drag

by Pauline Greenhill & Diane Tye

In Unsettling Assumptions, editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about...


Obsidian Reflections: Symbolic Dimensions of Obsidian in Ancient Mesoamerica

by David M. Carballo & Marc N. Levine

Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly...


A Language and Power Reader

by Robert Eddy & Victor Villanueva

A Language and Power Reader organizes reading and writing activities for undergraduate students, guiding them in the exploration of racism and cross-racial rhetorics.

Introducing texts written from and about...