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The Lahu Minority in Southwest China: A Response to Ethnic Marginalization on the Frontier

by Jianxiong Ma

The Lahu, with a population of around 470,000, inhabit the mountainous country in Yunnan Province bordering on Burma, Laos and northern Thailand. Buddhists, with a long history of resistance to the Chinese Han...


Sex Offenders: Punish, Help, Change or Control?: Theory, Policy and Practice Explored

by Jo Brayford, Francis Cowe & John Deering

Sex offending, and in particular child sex offending, is a complex area for policy makers, theorists and practitioners. A focus on punishment has reinforced sex offending as a problem that is essentially 'other'...


Medical Marginality in South Asia: Situating Subaltern Therapeutics

by David Hardiman & Projit Bihari Mukharji

Examining the world of popular healing in South Asia, this book looks at the way that it is marginalised by the state and medical establishment while at the same time being very important in the everyday lives...


The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care: The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

by Tiago Moreira

The past three decades have seen enormous changes in the organisation of health care. This book explores the role of knowledge production and technology on these transformations, focusing on the market (attempts...


Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russia

by Oleh Protsyk & Benedikt Harzl

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the norms and practices of ethnic diversity management in the Russian Federation in the last twenty years. It examines the evolution of the legal framework, the...


West Africa and the Us War on Terror

by George Klay Kieh & Kelechi Kalu

Since the terrorist attacks on the American homeland on September 11, 2001, fighting the menace has become the frontier issue on the U.S.' national security agenda. In the case of the African Continent, the...


Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and Critical Perspectives

by Mike Nellis, Kristel Beyens & Dan Kaminski

Electronic monitoring (EM) is a way of supervising offenders in the community whilst they are on bail, serving a community sentence or after release from prison. Various technologies can be used, including voice...


Muhammad and the Supernatural: Medieval Arab Views

by Rebecca Williams

Mu?ammad and the Supernatural:  Medieval Arab Views examines the element of the supernatural (or miracle stories) in the life of the Prophet Mu?ammad as depicted in two genres:  prophetic biography (s?ra)...


Civil Society and Democratization in India: Institutions, Ideologies and Interests

by Sarbeswar Sahoo

Developing a distinctive theoretical framework on civil society, this book examines how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) contribute towards democratization in India and what conditions facilitate or inhibit...


Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean

by Fatima Sadiqi

Women in the Mediterranean have helped constitute new meanings of knowledge whilst simultaneously providing a wealth of material that is now part of the knowledge archive of the area. The inception of types...


The Coal Question: Political Economy and Industrial Change from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

by Ben Fine

The coal industry has always occupied a symbolic place in British economic and political life, inspiring debates and arousing passions throughout the last two centuries. This account of the economics of coal,...


Archaeology in Environment and Technology: Intersections and Transformations

by David Frankel, Susan Lawrence & Jennifer Webb

Environments, landscapes, and ecological systems are often seen as fundamental by archaeologists, but how they relate to society is understood in very different ways. The chapters in this book take environment,...


An Archaeology of Architecture: Photowriting the Built Environment

by Dennis Tedlock & Arthur Sze

Page by page, this book takes us on a journey through the built world that ranges from Greece to Guatemala and from New York to San Francisco. Tedlock practices what he calls photowriting, a creative process...


God of the Rodeo: The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison

by Daniel Bergner

Never before had Daniel Bergner seen a spectacle as bizarre as the one he had come to watch that Sunday in October. Murderers, rapists, and armed robbers were competing in the annual rodeo at Angola, the grim...


Business and Corporate Aviation Management, Second Edition

by John Sheehan

The best resource on how to establish and run a company flight department--revised and updated!

Business and Corporate Aviation Management, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive and practical guide for a...


Shelter for the Spirit

by Victoria Moran

Even though Americans spend thousands on furniture, appliances and interior decoration, many of our homes have become little more than drop-off zones where we collapse after work, glued to the TV while gulping...


Inside Bush V. Gore

by Charley Wells

Hanging chads. Butterfly ballots. Unruly demonstrations across the country. A state capital occupied by the national press corps. For thirty-six excruciating days in late 2000, a nation held its breath while...


The Unwinding

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2013

by George Packer

The 2013 National Book Award Winner

A New York Times Bestseller

Selected by New York Times’ critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013

One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013

A New York Times Notable Book of...


Ending Holy Wars: Religion and Conflict Resolution in Civil Wars

by Isak Svensson

An exploration of how religious dimensions affect the possibilities for conflict resolution in civil war, this account systematically attempts to map out the religious dimensions of internal armed conflicts...


Chechnya: To the Heart of a Conflict

by Andrew Meier

Andrew's Meier riveting portrait of Chechnya, a land ravaged by indescribable carnage, enables us to understand the origins of this brutal conflict like no other recent work.The barbaric, terrorist siege in...