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Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal

by Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study uses judicial and quasi-judicial records to examine the implications of crime in women's lives,...

Israeli-Palestinian Activism: Shifting Paradigms

by Alexander Koensler

When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages...

The Dark Side of Prosperity: Late Capitalism's Culture of Indebtedness

by Mark Horsley

A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity...

Suspect Families: DNA Analysis, Family Reunification and Immigration Policies

by Torsten Heinemann, Ilpo Helén & Thomas Lemke

Suspect Families is the first book to investigate the social, political, and ethical implications of parental testing for family reunification in immigration cases. Drawing on policy documents, legal frameworks,...

The Seven Faith Tribes: Who They Are, What They Believe, and Why They Matter

by George Barna

In this groundbreaking new book, acclaimed researcher and author George Barna identifies, describes, and analyzes seven major “faith tribes” in America—documenting who they are, what they believe, how...

At Cross Purposes: U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1942: U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1942

by Richard C. Bush

Written by the former chairman and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan, this book sheds new light on key topics in the history of U.S.-Taiwan relations. It fills an important gap in our understanding...

Church and State in Soviet Russia: Russian Orthodoxy from World War II to the Khrushchev Years: Russian Orthodoxy from World War II to the Khrushchev

by Tatiana A. Chumachenko & Edward E. Roslof

Church-state relations during the Soviet period were much more complex and changeable than is generally assumed. From the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 until the 21st Party Congress in 1961, the...

Modernization and Revolution in China: From the Opium Wars to the Olympics

by June M Grasso, Jay P Corrin & Michael Kort

Extensively revised and updated, this popular text conveys the drama of China's struggle to modernize against the backdrop of a proud and difficult history. Spanning the years from China's humiliating defeat...

Remembering the Forgotten War: The Korean War Through Literature and Art

by Philip West, Suh Ji-moon & Donald Gregg

In contrast to the many books that use military, diplomatic, and historic language in analyzing the Korean War, this book takes a cultural approach that emphasizes the human dimension of the war, an approach...

State and Society in the Taiwan Miracle

by Thomas B. Gold

Explores the application of constructivist theory to international relations. The text examines the relevance of constructivism for empirical research, focusing on some of the key issues of contemporary international...

Taiwan: A New History: A New History

by Murray A. Rubinstein

This is a comprehensive portrait of Taiwan. It covers the major periods in the development of this small but powerful island province/nation. The work is designed in the style of the multi-volume "Cambridge...

The Infrastructure of Play: Building the Tourist City: Building the Tourist City

by Dennis R. Judd

Using in-depth case studies, this volume shows how the infrastructure of tourism has transformed cities throughout North America. It makes clear that the modern urban environment is being thoroughly altered...

The Japanese Police System Today: A Comparative Study: A Comparative Study

by L. Craig-Parker

What role do their respective police systems play in the very different crime rates of Japan and the United States? This study draws on direct observation of Japanese police practices combined with interviews...

Russia and Western Civilization: Cutural and Historical Encounters: Cutural and Historical Encounters

by Russell Bova

This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring...

Russia in the Nineteenth Century: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914: Autocracy, Reform, and Social Change, 1814-1914

by A. I. U. Polunov, Thomas C. Owen & L. G Zakharova

This is a comprehensive interpretive history of Russia from the defeat of Napoleon to the eve of World War I. It is the first such work by a post-Soviet Russian scholar to appear in English. Drawing on the latest...

Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

by Kenneth C Campbell & Elizabeth A Corley

This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government...

Turkmenistan: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development

by Sébastien Peyrouse

This book is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary Turkmenistan in English.

Representing China on the Historical London Stage: From Orientalism to Intercultural Performance

by Dongshin Chang

This book provides a critical study of how China was represented on the historical London stage in selected examples from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century-which corresponds with the...

Sexing war/Policing Gender: Motherhood, myth and women's political violence

by Linda Åhäll

Historically, there has been reluctance, from mainstream IR scholars as well as feminists, to seriously engage with women's agency in warfare. Instead, scholarship has tended to focus on women's activism for...

Reassessing Orientalism: Interlocking Orientologies during the Cold War

by Michael Kemper & Artemy M. Kalinovsky

Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style...