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Wide-Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965

by Nan Alamilla Boyd

Wide-Open Town traces the history of gay men and lesbians in San Francisco from the turn of the century, when queer bars emerged in San Francisco's tourist districts, to 1965, when a raid on a drag ball changed...


Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

by Jennifer Heath & Ashraf Zahedi

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, Land of the Unconquerable at last offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective essays, accomplished scholars, humanitarian...


Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

by Susan Dewey

This path-breaking book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated "rust belt" of upstate New York. With insight and empathy, Susan Dewey shows how these women negotiate their...


Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization

by Jim Shultz & Melissa Crane Draper

Dignity and Defiance is a powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts...


You Aren't What You Eat: Fed Up with Gastroculture

by Steven Poole

We have become obsessed by food: where it comes from, where to buy it, how to cook it and – most absurdly of all – how to eat it. Our televisions and newspapers are filled with celebrity chefs, latter-day...


The End of Politcs and the Birth of iDemocracy

by Douglas Carswell

The west is in crisis Governments have grown too big, living beyond their means – and ours. The true costs of extra officialdom have been concealed. Parasitical politicians have been hopeless at holding to...


Who Goes Home: A Parliamentary Miscellany

by Robert Rogers

Who Goes Home? A Parliamentary Miscellany is a wonderful collection of parliamentary wit and insult; of bizarre and hilarious stories; of odd and surprising facts about Parliament; and explanations of the impenetrable...


The Margaret Thatcher Book of Quotations

by Iain Dale & Grant Tucker

Margaret Thatcher enthrals whenever she speaks. Her political career has spanned five decades and her influence on world politics is undeniable. From followers she inspires devotion; from detractors she induces...


Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot

by Steve Longland

Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. The book guides you through how...


Mining Towns: Making a Living, Making a Life

by Erik Eklund

A history of iconic Australian towns that have emerged as a result of mining booms—including Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie, and Kambalda—this book is a unique attempt to introduce...


Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East: Continuity and Change

by Tareq Y. Ismael & Jacqueline S. Ismael

This exciting new book for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of the region, its politics and people. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns...


Group Work: Skills and Strategies for Effective Interventions

by Sondra Brandler & Camille Roman

Group Work: Skills and Strategies for Effective Interventions, Second Edition examines eclectic approaches to group work and discusses ways to help practitioners offer more successful services to clients. This...


The Formation of Hanbalism: Piety Into Power

by Nimrod Hurvitz

Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 855) was the eponymous founder of a school of law, and an influential intellectual who led the Baghdadi masses during the Inquisition. Owing to his status as a jurist, to the religious ideas...


The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader

by Henry Abelove

Bringing together forty-two groundbreaking essays--many of them already classics--The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader provides a much-needed introduction to the contemporary state of lesbian/gay studies, extensively...


Theorising Transnational Migration: The Status Paradox of Migration

by Boris Nieswand

Societal transformations have recently stimulated political debates and policies on the integration of migrants and minorities in most Western European countries. While transnational migration studies have documented...


Undocumented Workers' Transitions: Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe

by Sonia McKay, Eugenia Markova & Anna Paraskevopoulou

This book explores how immigration laws, while aimed at discouraging undocumented migration, actually sustain it. It documents the circumstances that have caused previously documented migrants to become undocumented...


Women, Religion, and Space in China: Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins

by Maria Jaschok & Jingjun Shui

What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state? How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist...


Education and Inequality in India: A Classroom View

by Manabi Majumdar & Jos Mooij

Universalization of primary education has been high on the policy agenda in India. This book looks at the reproduction of social inequalities within the educational system in India, and how this is contested...


Multi-Sited Ethnography: Problems and Possibilities in the Translocation of Research Methods: Problems and Possibilities in the Translocation of Resea

by Simon Coleman & Pauline von Hellermann

This collection of essays emerged out of intense conversations on multi-sited ethnography, prompted by a workshop held at the University of Sussex that brought together researchers from different institutional...


Cultural Tourism: The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management

by bob Mckercher & hilary du cros

Examine cultural tourism issues from both sides of the industry!Unique in concept and content, Cultural Tourism: The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management examines the relationship between...