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China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image

by Juan Pablo Cardenal, Heriberto Araujo & Catherine Mansfield

The first book to examine the unprecedented growth of China's economic investment in the developing world, its impact at the local level, and a rare hands-on picture of the role of ordinary Chinese in the juggernaut...


From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity

by Leo Braudy

Manliness has always been linked to physical prowess and to war; indeed the warrior has been the archetypal man across countless cultures throughout time. In this magisterial excursion through literature, history,...


740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building

by Michael Gross

For seventy-five years, it’s been Manhattan’s richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces,...


Environmental Scanning and Sustainable Development

by Nicolas Lesca

This work is an initial exploration of the relationship between scanning and sustainable development. In ten chapters, the authors examine the application, characteristics and implementation of scanning oriented...


Human-Computer Interactions in Transport

by Christophe Kolski

The human-computer interactions are more and more present in our everyday life, and lead to many conceptual and methodological problems for the designers and evaluators of interactive systems. This book is about...


Why Vs Why: Gay Marriage

by Bill Muehlenberg & Rodney Croome

Why vs Why is a unique series of small books that tackle both sides of the hot topics that pop up to confront, confuse and trouble everyone. Each book includes both sides of the debate on one hot topic. They’re...


Los Angeles

by David Rieff

David Rieff looks at a city that was long the epitome of the American Dream and is now, for many, the emblem of the American urban nightmare.

Writing before the riots of 1992, Rieff found not a city of dreams...


Exile: Cuba in the Heart of Miami

by David Rieff

This is a fascinating portrait of Miami's Cuban population, the most successful group of immigrants to settle in the United States since the Jews of the nineteenth century.

David Rieff has provided an engrossing...


The People v. Tony Blair: Politics, the Media and the Anti-War Movement

by Chris Nineham

The People v. Tony Blair argues that even a hostile media can be neutralised when a mass movement becomes powerful enough.


Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies

by Micah Zenko

Micah Zenko analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.


The Geography of Southeast Asia: A Scholarly Bibliography and Guide

by Thomas A. Rumney

This book discusses the varied geographical aspects of Southeast Asia, an area that has long been of interest to geographers and other academics. This collection identifies, organizes, and presents various scholarly...


Concerning Children

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Michael S. Kimmel

Reprint of a classic work by one of the leading early feminist writers.


Aging Bodies: Images and Everyday Experience

by Christopher A. Faircloth

Western thought traditionally divides the human being into a body-mind dualism; the first examines the physical body and the second focuses upon psychological and social aspects of aging. Christopher A. Faircloth's...


Creating Deviance: An Interactionist Approach

by Daniel L. Dotter

Creating Deviance is a basic text introducing deviance from an interactionist perspective, placing the study of deviant behavior within the broader terrain of cultural meaning. By examining the persistence of...


A Global Agenda: Issues Before the 53rd General Assembly of the United Nations

Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas

by Stuart Cunningham & John Sinclair

Floating Lives is a unique examination of media and communication within diasporic ethnic communities, using in-depth studies of some of Australia's main Asian diasporic groups: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese,...


Doing Engineering: The Career Attainment and Mobility of Caucasian, Black, and Asian-American Engineers

by Joyce Tang

The first to systematically compare Caucasians, African Americans, and Asian Americans in engineering, this study of the career attainment and mobility of engineers in the United States tells how these three...


A Caring Jurisprudence: Listening to Patients at the Supreme Court

by Susan M. Behuniak

This book argues that it is both possible and proper to develop a jurisprudence capable of incorporating the knowledge of patients. Drawing on feminist scholarship, this book proposes a model for a 'caring jurisprudence'...


Democracy: Government of the People or Government of the Politicians?

by José|| Nun

In this accessible and engaging book, JosZ Nun provides a comprehensive analysis of the theory and practice of democracy from ancient Greece to contemporary Latin America. The author's authoritative historical...


Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind: The Latin American Case

by Lawrence E. Harrison

Originally published in 1985, Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind_ was one of the first studies to examine Latin America's rocky development as cultural, rather than colonial, byproduct.