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Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia

by Stig Stenslie

This book examines the structure of political power amongst elites inside Saudi Arabia and how they might cope with the very serious challenge posed by succession. Presenting a new and refreshing theoretical...


Wine Drinking Culture in France: A National Myth or a Modern Passion?

by Marion Demossier

Wine drinking culture in France has traditionally been a source of pride for the French and in an age of concerns about the dangers of 'binge-drinking', a major cause of jealousy for the British. Wine drinking...


Parents, Personalities and Power: Welsh-medium Schools in South-east Wales

by Huw S. Thomas & Colin H. Williams

This pioneering volume is the first ever to investigate in depth the myriad interconnected influences on the phenomenal growth of Welsh-medium schools over the last half century and probe the foreseeable challenges...


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean


The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians...


Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely & Cathy Costa

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

by Mary Ellen Miller, Morris Allen Grubbs & Silas House

Jim Wayne Miller (1936--1996) was a prolific writer, a revered teacher and scholar, and a pioneer in the field of Appalachian studies. During his thirty-three-year tenure at Western Kentucky University, he helped...


Berlin

by Rory Maclean

Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect...


Social Work in East Asia

by Christian Aspalter

Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family,...


Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia

by Bill Best & Howard L. Sacks

The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora's Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter - these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you'll encounter in Bill Best's remarkable history...


Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice in Appalachia

by Geoffrey L. Buckley, Michele Morrone & Donald Edward Davis

Through compelling stories and interviews with people who are fighting for environmental justice, Mountains of Injustice contributes to the ongoing debate over how to equitably distribute the long-term environmental...


Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the  Fight to End Mountaintop Removal

by Joyce M. Barry

Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal examines women's efforts to end mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Mountaintop removal coal mining,...


Borders, Fences and Walls: State of Insecurity?

by Élisabeth Vallet

This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach,...


Chicago Portraits

by Chicago Tribune Staff, Rick Kogan & Michael Zajakowski

The Chicago Tribune possesses a vast photo archive spanning its more than 150 years in publication. From the Civil War era through today, its photographers have captured thousands of people, from everyday Chicagoans...


Race And Place: Equity Issues In Urban America

by John W. Frazier, Florence Margai & Eugene Tettey-fio

Racism, racial equity, and the race-place connections related to racial inequalities in the U.S. are the major themes of this book. The long history of U.S. White racism toward Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians...


Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine?: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Identities of Contemporary Black Men

by Brittany C. Slatton & Kamesha Spates

Presenting new interview and auto-ethnographic data, and drawing on an array of theoretical approaches methodologies, Hyper Sexual, Hyper Masculine? explores the formation of gendered and sexual identity in...


Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918

by Emma Bell Miles, Steven Cox & Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Emma Bell Miles (1879 -1919) was a gifted writer, poet, naturalist, and artist with a keen perspective on Appalachian life and culture. She and her husband Frank lived on Walden's Ridge in southeast Tennessee,...


Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia, 1985-2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes

by Vladimir Gel'man, Dmitry Travin & Otar Marganiya

Reexamining Economic and Political Reforms in Russia, 1985–2000: Generations, Ideas, and Changes analyzes the impact of generational changes and ideational changes on major political and economic reforms conducted...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Placing the Border in Everyday Life

by Reece Jones & Corey Johnson

Placing the Border in Everyday Life complicates the connection between borders and sovereign states by identifying the individuals and organizations that engage in border work at a range of scales and places....