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Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World

by Dorothy L. Hodgson

What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept...


Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground

by Glenn W. LaFantasie

The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


One Summer: America, 1927

by Bill Bryson

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book

A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American...


Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book

by Alessandro Marzo Magno

Venice in the fifteenth century is the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first printers, publishing houses and bookstores open for business. Among the innovators who are driving these...


Finding Arthur: The True Origins of the Once and Future King

by Adam Ardrey

The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and activist Adam Ardrey...


The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

by Pete Blaber

"A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen)

As a commander of Delta Force-the...


Belonging in Europe - The African D

by Caroline Bressey & Hakim Adi

This publication does not just mark the presence of black people in Europe, but brings research to a new stage by making connections across Europe through the experience of work and labour. The working experience...


The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reco: Myth or Reality?

by Roger MacGinty & Oliver Richmond

The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called 'liberal...


The Global Politics of Combatting N: A Supply-Side Approach

by William C. Potter & Cristina Hansell

The most difficult challenge for a terrorist organization seeking to build a nuclear weapon or improvised nuclear device is obtaining fissile material, either plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU). Experts...


Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West

by Paul B. Rich

This collection of essays by a series of academic specialists examines the crisis stemming from the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 from a range of standpoints. The chapters probe the geopolitical...


THE ICONOGRAPHY OF INDEPENDENCE - H

by Robert Holland, Susan Williams & Terry Barringer

This book explores the phenomenon of Independence Days. These rituals had complex meanings both in the territories concerned and in Britain as the imperial metropole, where they were extensively reported in...


Pathways from Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies

by John Coakley

The book begins with an agenda-setting introduction which will provide an overview of the central question being addressed, such as the circumstances associated with the move towards a political settlement,...


New Orleans in the Atlantic World -: Between Land and Sea

by William Boelhower

The thematic project 'New Orleans in the Atlantic World' was planned immediately after hurricane Katrina and focuses on what meteorologists have always known: the city's identity and destiny belong to the broader...


Gujarat Beyond Gandhi: Identity, Society and Conflict

by Nalin Mehta & Mona G. Mehta

The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and the land that produced Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, Gujarat has been at the centre-stage of South Asia's political iconography for more than a century. As...


Amilcar Cabral African Contemp Chal: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral

by Carlos Lopes

This book reviews Cabral's intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. The key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese...


Museums in Postcolonial Europe - Th

by Dominic Thomas

The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order...


EU CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

by James Hughes

The EU's self promotion as a 'conflict manager' is embedded in a discourse about its 'shared values' and their foundation in a connection between security, development and democracy. This book provides a collection...


Armed Groups & Contemp Conflicts: Challenging the Weberian State

by Keith Krause

Armed groups operating beyond the state have become the most important actors in most contemporary wars and violent conflicts, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Colombia and Somalia. They come in a dizzying array...


Defending Democracy and Securing Diversity

by Christian Leuprecht

Old sergeants say, "we're here to defend democracy, not to practice it!" But are they right? The special mandate with which defence and security organizations are tasked imposes unique constraints with respect...