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Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow

by Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound"...


Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations

by Laura J. Shepherd

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics...


Japanese Language Teaching in the Nineties: Materials and Course Design

by Stefan Kaiser

The world-wide growth in demand for Japanese throughout the world has led to rapid developments in Japanese language teaching. This volume examines these developments and their implications for the future in...


Cases in Climate Change Policy: Political Reality in the European Union

by Ragnar E. Lofsted & Ute Collier

This volume examines case studies on EU countries' policy to combat climate change, examining the constraints of and opportunities for the implementation of climate change strategies in these countries. The...


The Economic Implications of Climate Change in Britain

by Martin Parry & Rachel Duncan

Climate change could have a substantial economic impact, particularly on coastal states where seas level rises will be felt most strongly. Among these, the British Isles are likely to be significantly affected,...


The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities: Understanding Risk and Resilience

by Stephen McLoughlin

This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence.

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Introduction to Game Analysis

by Clara Fernández-Vara

Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame...


Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

by Lars Meier

The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants-managers and scientists, for example-are partly defined...


Virtue in Media: The Moral Psychology of Excellence in News and Public Relations

by Patrick Lee Plaisance

This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional...


Society, History, and the Global Human Condition: Essays in Honor of Irving M. Zeitlin

by Zaheer Baber

This book highlights the continuing relevance of classical sociological theories and concepts in making sense of the contemporary globalized world. Covering a very wide historical and geographical range and...


China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization

by Jinghao Zhou

China's potential threat to the existing global order is not derived from her rapid economic growth and military expansion, but from China's potential domestic chaos. The workable solution of China's democratization...


African Diaspora Identities: Negotiating Culture in Transnational Migration

by John A. Arthur

This book positions the identities that African ZmigrZs negotiate in transnational migration. It seeks to investigate the structure and modalities of the broader social contexts and parameters underpinning how...


American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan

by Peter Dale Scott

This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals a convincing array of evidence to expose the extensive trail...


Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence

by Barna William Donovan

Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence is a study of the modern action film as a symbolic art of masculinity and a study of this genre's fans who discuss the functions...


After the Factory: Reinventing America's Industrial Small Cities

by James J. Connolly

After the Factory expores the challenges and opportunities facing the smaller industrial cities of America's heartland as they seek to reinvent themselves. It offers a unique, multidisciplinary look at communities...


Fighting for Africa

by Jr., Robert Johnson

Fighting for Africa captures the commitment and contributions of two men who dedicated their lives to the fight to free Africa from colonialism and racism. Ambassador Dudley Thompson, though born in the West...


Coalition Building in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement: Privileged Morality, Race Realities

by Sandra J. Jones

Coalition Building in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement uses the concepts of the political process model of social movements to analyze the factors that shape the racial face of the anti-death penalty movement....


Making Sense of Social Theory

by Charles H. Powers

Making Sense of Social Theory is unusual in treating sociology as a real science with a body of understandable, robust, and powerful theoretical insights. These theoretical insights are formalized in twelve...


The Peoples of Southeast Asia Today: Ethnography, Ethnology, and Change in a Complex Region

by Robert L. Winzeler

This textbook explores Southeast Asia's modern peoples and their cultural ways and patterns of adaptation. It introduces the region's geography, languages, prehistory, and history, then delves into religion,...


Translation Theory and Development Studies: A Complexity Theory Approach

by Kobus Marais

This book aims to provide a philosophical underpinning to translation and relate translation to development. The second aim flows from the first section's argument that societies emerge out of, amongst others,...