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Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

by Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve...


The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

by Jonathan Gottschall

An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men

When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his...


Islam and Free Speech

by Andrew C McCarthy

In January 2015, Muslim terrorists massacred cartoonists and writers at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, proclaiming to be avenging Islam’s prophet. The rampage, which included the...


How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

by Jim Grimsley

"White people declared that the South  would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together...


Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

by Philipp Blom

When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked...


One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

by Kevin M. Kruse

Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of “Christian America” is nothing...


Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to Capitalist Catastrophe

by Michael Löwy

Revolutionary ideas and strategies to save the planet.


Rituals, Myths and Religions

by Andrew Lang

When this book first appeared, the philological school of interpretation of religion and myth, being then still powerful in England, was criticised and opposed by the author. In Science, as on the Turkish throne...


The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

by Richard Alba & Nancy Foner

Strangers No More is the first book to compare immigrant integration across key Western countries. Focusing on low-status newcomers and their children, it examines how they are making their way in four critical...


Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities: Preserving and Promoting Archival and Special Collections

by Arjun Sabharwal

Archives and special collections departments have a long history of preserving and providing long-term access to organizational records, rare books, and other unique primary sources including manuscripts, photographs,...


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....


Sixteen for '16: A progressive agenda for a better America¿

by Salvatore J. Babones

Sixteen for '16 offers a new agenda for the 2016 US election crafted around sixteen core principles from securing jobs to saving the Earth. It is a manifesto which makes the argument for each of these positions,...


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....