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Postcolonialism and Political Theory

by Nalini Persram

Postcolonialism and Political Theory explores the intersection between the political and the postcolonial through an engagement with, critique of, and challenge to some of the prevalent, restrictive tenets and...


Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity

by Andrei P. Tsygankov

Now fully updated and revised, this clear and comprehensive text explores the past quarter-century of Soviet/Russian international relations, comparing foreign policy formation under Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin,...


Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging

by Margaret Cruikshank

Margaret Cruikshank’s Learning to Be Old examines what it means to grow old in America today. The book questions social myths and fears about aging, sickness and the other social roles of the elderly, the...


Portraits of Change: Unparalleled Freedoms, Unanticipated Consequences

by Mary White Stewart

Stewart follows four generations of women in her family from the turn of the last century to the present as they came of age, married, divorced, and grew old. She looks closely at these lives and wonders at...


Tired of Being a Refugee

by Fiorella Larissa Erni

After six decades of protracted refugeehood, patterns of social identification are changing among the young people of the fourth refugee generation in the Palestinian refugee camp Burj al-Shamali in Southern...


The Burden of Academic Success: Managing Working-Class Identities in College

by Allison Hurst

The Burden of Academic Success: Loyalists, Renegades, and Double Agents explores working-class college students' understandings of class and social mobility through in-depth interviews rich in ethnographic detail....


Broken Promises?: The Argentine Crisis and Argentine Democracy

by Edward Epstein & David Pion-Berlin

This collection examines Argentina's recent economic and political crisis by looking at the events leading up to the crisis, the reaction by both security forces and the people, and the relations between Argentina...


British Power and International Relations during the 1950s: A Tenable Position?

by Michael J. Turner

This is an integrated international history that pays special attention to Britain's role and status. It contributes to the ongoing debate about Britain's 'decline' as a great power, and suggests that despite...


Environmental Scanning and Sustainable Development

by Nicolas Lesca

This work is an initial exploration of the relationship between scanning and sustainable development. In ten chapters, the authors examine the application, characteristics and implementation of scanning oriented...


Human-Computer Interactions in Transport

by Christophe Kolski

The human-computer interactions are more and more present in our everyday life, and lead to many conceptual and methodological problems for the designers and evaluators of interactive systems. This book is about...


Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

by Dan Slater

“If online dating can blunt the emotional pain of separation, if adults can afford to be increasingly demanding about what they want from a relationship, the effect of online dating seems positive. But what...


Between Past and Future

by Sorin Antohi, Jacques Rupnik, István Rév & Timothy Garton Ash et al.

"The list of contributors is impressive withnot a single dull chapter...; the editors are to be congratulated for making available such a stimulating and timely, if not timeless, collection" - Slavic Review...


Nationalism and Beyond

by Nenad Miscevic

"There is nothing quite like this book in the contemporary literature. It fills a salient vacuum and would make a fine contribution to a number of debates." - Philip Pettit, Professor of Social and Political...


Globalization and Nationalism

by Natalie Sabanadze

Argues for an original, unorthodox conception about the relationship between globalization and contemporary nationalism. While the prevailing view holds that nationalism and globalization are forces of clashing...


History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...


Struggle over Identity

by Nelly Bekus

Rejecting the cliché about “weak identity and underdeveloped nationalism,” Bekus argues for the co-existence of two parallel concepts of Belarusianness—the official and the alternative one—which mirrors...


We, the People

by Balázs Trencsényi, Mishkova Diana, Bojan Aleksov & Bülent Bilmez et al.

Analyzes the processes of nation-building in nineteenth and early-twentieth-century south-eastern Europe. A product of transnational comparative teamwork, this collection represents a coordinated interpretation...


The Moulding of Ukraine

by Kataryna Wolczuk

With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, a number of new states were created that had little or no claim to any previous existence. Ukraine is one of the countries that faced not only political, social and...


The Nonconformists

by Nick Miller

Serbia’s national movement of the 1980s and 1990s, the author suggests, was not the product of an ancient, immutable, and aggressive Serbian national identity; nor was it an artificial creation of powerful...


Heroes and Villains

by David R. Marples

Certain to engender debate in the media, especially in Ukraine itself, as well as the academic community. Using a wide selection of newspapers, journals, monographs, and school textbooks from different regions...