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Poetry and Islands

by Rajeev S. Patke

In all cultures and times, the poetic imagination has fed on the natural attributes of islands. An island is either a destination, or a home, or a place of exile and imprisonment, or simply a place to sojourn....

China's Asia

by Lowell Dittmer

This balanced and deeply informed book provides a comprehensive account of China’s Asia policy since the Cold War. Lowell Dittmer traces the PRC’s policy toward its Asian neighbors in the context of the...

The Korean War in Asia

by Tessa Morris-Suzuki

This book takes a fresh look at the Korean War by considering the conflict from a Northeast Asian regional perspective. It highlights the connections of the war to earlier conflicts in the region and examines...

Seeing the World

by Mitchell L. Stevens, Cynthia Miller-Idriss & Seteney Shami

An in-depth look at why American universities continue to favor U.S.-focused social science research despite efforts to make scholarship more cosmopolitan

U.S. research universities have long endeavored to be...

Appalachia in Regional Context

by Ann E. Kingsolver, Dwight B. Billings, Ron Pen & Elizabeth Engelhardt et al.

In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. Nowhere is that more true than in Appalachian studies -- a field which brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around a region...

The Help-Yourself City

by Gordon C.C. Douglas

When local governments neglect public services or community priorities, how do concerned citizens respond? In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their...

Conceptualizing Environmental Justice

by Damayanti Banerjee

Conceptualizing Environmental Justice evolved from an ethnographic study of an environmental justice movement in a rural community called Land Between the Rivers in Kentucky. The environmental movement emerged...

Unveiling the Muse

by Howard Philips Smith & Henri Schindler

Traditional Carnival has been well documented with a vast array of books published on the subject. However, few of them, if any, mention gay Carnival krewes or the role of gay Carnival within the larger context...

Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice

by Ingrid Robeyns

How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach,...

Los Indignados: Tides of Social Insertion in Spain

by Richard R. Weiner & Ivan Lopez

The emergent Indignados movement in Spain is transforming Spanish politics and society, heralding an end to the Transition since Franco, and responding to multiple legitimation crises in Spain and in Europe....

Germany Today

by Christiane Lemke & Helga A. Welsh

This book analyzes the major post-unification developments that have tested and shaped the “new Germany” from a multilevel perspective. The authors argue that domestic transformation and a heightened role...

The Contentious Public Sphere

by Ya-Wen Lei

Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The...

The Cold War through Documents

by Edward H. Judge & John W. Langdon

This comprehensive collection of carefully edited documents—speeches, treaties, statements, and articles—traces the rise and fall of the Cold War. The sources follow the Cold War from its roots in East–West...

New Brunswick at the Crossroads

by Tony Tremblay

What is the relationship between literature and the society in which it incubates? Are there common political, social, and economic factors that predominate during periods of heightened literary activity? New...

Ecocultural Ethics

by Gyan Prakash, Rayson K. Alex, Reena Cheruvalath & S. Susan Deborah et al.

The book offers twelve cases of ethics relating to ecology and culture. The twelve cases presented in the twelve essays, are written by eminent scholars from India, USA, Canada and Egypt. Employing various ecocritical...

The Korean Wave

by Dal Yong Jin, Tae-Jin Yoon, Lisa Yuk-ming Leung & Hyeri Jung et al.

Since the Korean Wave phenomenon started in 1997, Hallyu has undergone many changes. Geographically, while Asia has been the largest cultural market for the Korean cultural industries, other parts of society,...

New Orleans Remix

by Jack Sullivan

Since the 1990s, New Orleans has been experiencing its greatest musical renaissance since Louis Armstrong. Brass band, funk, hip hop, Mardi Gras Indian, zydeco, and other styles are rocking the city in new neighborhood...

The Limits of Loyalty

by Jarret Ruminski

Jarret Ruminski examines ordinary lives in Confederate-controlled Mississippi to show how military occupation and the ravages of war tested the meaning of loyalty during America�s greatest rift. The extent...

A Worldly Affair

by Pamela Hanlon

For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage—both tempestuous and supportive,...

Decolonizing Psychology

by Sunil Bhatia

In recent years, the news media has directed a significant amount of attention to the effect of globalization on the second most populous nation in the world: India. With the emergence of new economic opportunities...