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Walking Raddy

by Kim Vaz-Deville & Karen Trahan Leathem

Contributions by Jennifer Atkins, Vashni Balleste, Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, Ron Bechet, Melanie Bratcher, Jerry Brock, Ann Bruce, Violet Harrington Bryan, Rachel Carrico, Sarah Anita Clunis, Phillip Colwart,...

Southern Writers on Writing

by Susan Cushman & Alan Lightman

Contributions by Julie Cantrell, Katherine Clark, Susan Cushman, Jim Dees, Clyde Edgerton, W. Ralph Eubanks, John M. Floyd, Joe Formichella, Patti Callahan Henry, Jennifer Horne, Ravi Howard, Suzanne Hudson,...

Cuban Foreign Policy

by H. Michael Erisman & John M. Kirk

This volume illustrates the sweeping changes in Cuban foreign policy under Raúl Castro. Leading scholars from around the world show how the significant shift in foreign policy direction that started in 1990...

US Public Memory, Rhetoric, and the National Mall

by Roger C. Aden, Jennifer Keohane, Timothy J. Brown & Karen A. Franck et al.

US Public Memory, Rhetoric, and the National Mall examines “the nation’s front yard,” understanding it as both a public face the United States presents to the world and a site where its less apparent moral...

Resistant Islands

by Gavan McCormack & Satoko Oka Norimatsu

Now in a thoroughly updated edition, Resistant Islands offers the first comprehensive overview of Okinawan history from earliest times to the present, focusing especially on the recent period of colonization...

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....

Middle Atlantic Prehistory

by Heather A. Wholey & Carole L. Nash

Regional identities and practices are often debated in American archaeology, but Middle Atlantic prehistorians have largely refrained from such discussions, focusing instead on creating chronologies and studying...

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...