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Heart of the Nation: Volunteering and America's Civic Spirit

by John M. Bridgeland

Heart of the Nation is a book about the golden thread of American democracy—volunteering—and how Presidents since the founding of our nation have worked to enlist more Americans to serve their neighbors...


The Green Book: New directions for Liberals in government

by Duncan Brack

Leading Liberal Democrats and policy experts re-examine their political approach and propose a radical new direction for the party, setting the agenda for the next election and beyond. The Green Book cogently...


Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs After 9/11

by Jack G. Shaheen

"Nothing will be the same again." Americans scarred by the experience of 9/11 often express this sentiment. But what remains the same, argues Jack G. Shaheen, is Hollywood's stereotyping of Arabs. Before 9/11,...


Blessed are the Consumers -- A Fortress Digital Review: Practicing Restraint in a Culture  of Consumption

by Sallie McFague

For decades, Sallie McFague has lent her voice and her theological imagination to addressing and advocating for the most important issues of our time.

In this Fortress Digital Preview, readers receive the opening...


Changing Horizons: Explorations in Feminist Interpretation

by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza’s work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical...


Steam Railways Explained

by Stan Yorke

Steam railways have always captured the public's imagination. Even from the first stirrings of the mineral lines in the early 1800s through to the heyday of the Railway Age, steam engines kept and continue to...


Picture History of the Andrea Doria

by William H., Jr. Miller

Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. 183 black-and-white photographs show views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, more.


A Legacy of Leadership: Governors and American History

by Clayton McClure Brooks

In A Legacy of Leadership, leading journalists and academics create a new framework for understanding the contributions of governors in defining democracy and shaping American history.


Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India

by Madhav Gadgil & Ramachandra Guha

Environmental destruction is seen a matter of worldwide concern but as a Third World problem.

Ecology and Equity explores the most ecologically complex country in the world. India's peoples range from technocrats...


Museums: A Place to Work: Planning Museum Careers

by Jane R. Glaser & Artemis A. Zenetou

Surveying over thirty different positions in the museum profession, this is the essential guide for anyone considering entering the field, or a career change within it.

From exhibition designer to shop manager,...


Politics Online: Blogs, Chatrooms, and Discussion Groups in American Democracy

by Richard Davis

Despite the growth of various forms of online discussion, their impact on American political life is only beginning to be examined systematically. In Politics Online Richard Davis provides a thorough analysis...


Gender and Social Capital

by Brenda O'Neill & Elisabeth Gidengil

The volume brings together a stellar group of contributors who examine the social capital thesis by means of four different approaches: theoretical, historical, comparative, and empirical. In the end, this book...


Race in Cyberspace

by Beth Kolko, Lisa Nakamura & Gilbert Rodman

Groundbreaking and timely, Race in Cyberspace brings to light the important yet vastly overlooked intersection of race and cyberspace.


Identification Papers: Readings on Psychoanalysis, Sexuality, and Culture

by Diana Fuss

The notion of identification, especially in the discourse of feminist theory, has come sharply and dramatically into focus with the recent interest in such topics as queer performativity, cross-dressing, and...


Dictionary of Terrorism

by John Richard Thackrah

Terrorism is one of the primary concerns of the modern world and is increasingly becoming a major factor in all international relations in the 21st century. This revised and updated second edition of a major...


Fluid City: Transforming Melbourne's Urban Waterfront

by Kim Dovey

Fluid City traces the transformation of the urban waterfront of Melbourne, the re-vitalization of the Yarra River waterfront, Melbourne Docklands and Port Philip Bay.

As the financial and industrial centre of...


Children's Places: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

by Karen Fog Olwig & Eva Gullov

Children's Places examines the ways in which children and adults, from their different vantage-points in society, negotiate the 'proper place' of children in both social and spatial terms. It looks at some of...


Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New Critical Perspectives

by David Dodd & Christopher A. Faraone

Scholars of classical history and literature have for more than a century accepted `initiation' as a tool for understanding a variety of obscure rituals and myths, ranging from the ancient Greek wedding and...


The Rhetorics of Feminism: Readings in Contemporary Cultural Theory and the Popular Press

by Lynne Pearce

Is it possible that changes in rhetorical practice could alter not just how thought is expressed, but also how it is made? Through a close stylistic and rhetorical analysis of contemporary feminist writing -...


Ecstasy and the Rise of the Chemical Generation

by Jason Ditton, Richard Hammersley & Furzana Khan

This book about ecstacy users' lives is based on one of the biggest government-funded projects ever undertaken and gives voice to the chemical generation for the first time. In the UK, where the study was conducted,...