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The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

by Frederick Engels

The history of the proletariat in England begins with the second half of the last century, with the invention of the steam-engine and of machinery for working cotton. These inventions gave rise, as is well known,...


The African Photographic Archive: Research and Curatorial Strategies

by Christopher Morton & Darren Newbury

African photography has emerged as a significant focus of research and scholarship over the last twenty years, the result of a growing interest in postcolonial societies and cultures and a turn towards visual...


Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media

by Jo Pierson & Joke Bauwens

Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting'...


Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn & Bernard 'Bun B' Freeman

Now a global and transnational phenomenon, hip hop culture continues to affect and be affected by the institutional, cultural, religious, social, economic and political landscape of American society and beyond....


The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa

by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Allan G. Hill & Arthur Kleinman

In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic...


Lincoln Gordon: Architect of Cold War Foreign Policy

by Bruce L.R. Smith

After World War II, American statesman and scholar Lincoln Gordon emerged as one of the key players in the reconstruction of Europe. During his long career, Gordon worked as an aide to National Security Adviser...


Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II

by Walter M. Hudson

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the United States Army became the principal agent of American foreign policy. The army designed, implemented, and administered the occupations of the defeated Axis...


New African Fiction: Transition 117: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

by Indiana University Press Journals

Published three times per year by Indiana University Press for the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world....


18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein: Teeing Up with Big Hitters, Hall of Famers and Legendary Talkers

by Teddy Greenstein

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein is a collection of articles from Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column detailing his time golfing with and interviewing various sports coaches, broadcasters, and players — some...


Education for Holistic Transformation in Africa

by Faustin Ntamushobora & Victor Babajide Cole

Research has revealed ineffectiveness among university graduates in Africa. Some possible causes include a lack of transformative teaching and learning methods. Most of the learning methods used in Africa today...


Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

by Jess Gilbert

Late in the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up a national network of local organizations that joined farmers with public administrators, adult-educators, and social scientists. The aim was to localize...


The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815?1860

by Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn

Calvin Schermerhorn's provocative study views the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade. This eye-opening history follows money and ships...


Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

by Shafqat Hussain

This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. Shafqat Hussain examines the surprisingly diverse ways the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in...


Great Game East: India, China, and the Struggle for Asia's Most Volatile Frontier

by Bertil Lintner

Since the 1950s, China and India have been locked in a monumental battle for geopolitical supremacy. Chinese interest in the ethnic insurgencies in northeastern India, the still unresolved issue of the McMahon...


Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

by Philip N. Howard

Should we fear or welcome the internet's evolution? The "internet of things" is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects-eyeglasses, cars, thermostats-made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon...


Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over

by Caroline Fredrickson

Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work,...


Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

by Mike Lee

The still-unfolding story of America’s Constitution is a history of heroes and villains—the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty’s safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied...


Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom

by Alysia Burton Steele

Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of...


Song from the Forest: My Life among the Pygmies

by Louis Sarno, Alex Shoumatoff & Michael Obert

As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. With some funding from musician Brian Eno, he followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rain...


Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork

by Simon Majumdar & Alton Brown

Simon Majumdar is probably not your typical idea of an immigrant. As he says, “I’m well rested, not particularly poor, and the only time I ever encounter ‘huddled masses’ is in line at Costco.” But...