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Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

by Steve Early & Bernie Sanders

The People vs. Big Oil—how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community

Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once...


The Life and Work of John C. Campbell

by Olive Dame Campbell & Elizabeth M. Williams

John C. Campbell (1867--1919) is widely considered to be a pioneer in the objective study of the complex world of Appalachian mountaineers. Thanks to a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation, Campbell traveled...


Le Cri du public

by Daniel Droixhe

L'évolution de la société liégeoise aux 18e et 19e siècles

Que peuvent nous apprendre les prédictions de l’Almanach de Mathieu Laensbergh en matière d’éveil aux idées des Lumières, au XVIIIe siècle...


Ensnared by AIDS

by David K. Beine

How people make sense of illness is, in part, culturally determined. Existing community beliefs and presuppositions are organized as cultural models, which “make meaning” of new situations such as the HIV/AIDS...


The True Dream: Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text

by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab & Sen McGlinn

The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran's Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance,...


Consuming Identity

by Ashli Quesinberry Stokes & Wendy Atkins-Sayre

Southerners love to talk food, quickly revealing likes and dislikes, regional preferences, and their own delicious stories. Because the topic often crosses lines of race, class, gender, and region, food supplies...


Arming Asia: Technonationalism and its Impact on Local Defense Industries

by Richard Bitzinger

Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation...


Development and Social Policy: The Win-Win Strategies of Developmental Social Policy

by Christian Aspalter & Kenny Teguh Pribadi

In recent years, government and policymakers around the world have shifted their attention away from money-oriented, supply-side economics to institutional economics and people-oriented social and economic development....


Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s

by Stanley Nelson & Greg Iles

After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen...


The Small Gulf States: Foreign and Security Policies before and after the Arab Spring

by Khalid S. Almezaini & Jean-Marc Rickli

Small states are often believed to have been resigned to the margins of international politics. However, the recent increase in the number of small states has increased their influence and forced the international...


Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China: Cartographies of Revolution

by Enhua Zhang

Regarding revolution as a spatial practice, this book explores modes of spatial construction in modern China through a panoramic overview of major Chinese revolutionary events and nuanced analysis of cultural...


Rethinking South China Sea Disputes: The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations

by Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng

The proposed book draws on the on-going South China Sea dispute, and the multifaceted challenges wrought by the South China Sea issue that requires an inter-disciplinary perspective. It employs legal-analytical...


Presidentialism in Turkey: Instability and Change

by Serap Gur

Parliamentarism has been a presiding characteristic of the Turkish political tradition since the 1876 Ottoman constitution. In 1923, with the founding of the Turkish Republic, modern parliamentarism was implemented...


Expressions of Place

by John R. Kemp

Expressions of Place embarks on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Louisiana via the talents of thirty-seven artists located all around the state. Many are acclaimed professionals whose paintings...


The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics and Policy-Making

by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Led by Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE has become deeply embedded in the contemporary system of international power, politics, and policy-making. Only an independent state since 1971, the seven emirates that constitute...


Researching Geography: The Indian context

by Gopal Krishan & Nina Singh

This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry.

  • A step-by-step account of the hows and the whys of research methodology.
  • Introduces students to the complexities of geographical perspective...


Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World

by Y. Tzvi Langermann

The chief argument of this book, first published in 1990, is that Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World is a non-technical expose of basic astronomical teachings: it was written in particular for...


Arabic Military Dictionary: English-Arabic, Arabic-English

by Ernest Kay

With some 7000 entries in each language, this dictionary, first published in 1986, gives clear and comprehensive coverage of all vocabulary areas connected with defence, for military personnel and for anyone...


Territorial Foundations of the Gulf States

by Richard Schofield

This book, first published in 1994, provides a comprehensive treatment of a crucial set of geopolitical issues from a region where political developments are observed with great care and some trepidation by...


Soybeans and Power