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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger—these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest,...


Political Systems of Highland Burma: A Study of Kachin Social Structure

by Edmund Ronald Leach

A study of social organization among people living in the Kachin Hills of Burma. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title....


Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent

by Stuart Price & Ruth Sanz Sabido

Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent offers an insight into modern European protest movements, focusing on the strategies, activities, and developments associated with the current wave of public dissent....


God in Action: How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World

by Francis Cardinal George

"What if God has his own ways that are not always our ways? What if God acts in public affairs in ways that can, of course, be ignored from day to day but at a price for individuals and whole societies? If God...


E-Government and Websites: A Public Solutions Handbook

by Aroon Manoharan

This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service...


Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure

by Ian R. Lamond & Karl Spracklen

Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure is an edited collection that explores activism as a leisure activity and protests as events.


Migration and Integration in Singapore: Policies and Practice

by Yap Mui Teng, Gillian Koh & Debbie Soon

Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners...


George Kateb: Dignity, Morality, Individuality

by John Seery

George Kateb's writings have been innovatory in exploring the fundamental quandary of how modern democracy-sovereignty vested in the many-might nevertheless protect, respect, promote, even celebrate the singular,...


Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy

by Toni-Michelle Travis, Ronald W. Walters, Kevin L. Glasper & Daryl Harris et al.

This volume conveys a critique of the mayors of Washington, D.C since 1968 and an analysis of public policies that have confronted D.C. since congress granted limited Home Rule. This analysis of public policy...


Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal

by Florentina C.Andreescu & Michael J. Shapiro

This work is a critical intervention into the archive of female identity; it reflects on the ways in which the Central and Eastern European female ideal was constructed, represented, and embodied in communist...


Ernesto Laclau: Post-Marxism, Populism and Critique

by David Howarth

Ernesto Laclau has blazed a unique trail in political theory and philosophy since the early 1970s. In so doing, he has articulated a range of philosophical and theoretical currents into a coherent alternative...


The Magic Kingdom: Property, Monarchy, and the Maximum Republic

by Dan Hind

What would you need if you wanted to live in a democracy? What would living in a democracy be like?


Migration Theory: Talking across Disciplines

by Caroline B. Brettell & James F. Hollifield

During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among host countries around the world. To remedy the tendency of scholars to speak only to and from...


Perspectives of National Elites on European Citizenship: A South European View

by Nicolò|Cotta, Maurizio Conti & Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Over the last two decades, the process of European integration has become interwoven with the theme of citizenship and the debate on the democratic quality of the EU and of its institutions has become more salient....


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704

by Adam Wolfson

This book traces, in detail, the complex contours of the Locke-Proast debate over the question of toleration-revealing the radical case John Locke made on behalf of toleration. Arguing against the pro-persecution...


Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences

by Joan Font, Donatella Della Porta & Yves Sintomer

Using a highly original multi-method approach, this book examines a wide range of innovative institutional participatory processes across Spain, Italy and France.


Ethnicity and Religion: Intersections and Comparisons

by Joseph B. Ruane & Jennifer Todd

Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion...