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Reconfiguring Citizenship: Social Exclusion and Diversity within Inclusive Citizenship Practices

by Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha & Lena Dominelli

Citizenship as a status assumes that all those encompassed by the term 'citizen' are included, albeit within the boundaries of the nation-state. Yet citizenship practices can be both inclusionary and exclusionary,...


Gendered Drugs and Medicine: Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives

by Teresa Ortiz-Gómez & María| Jesús Santesmases

Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. This book focuses on the ways that gender,...


Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures

by Lee F. Monaghan & Michael Atkinson

Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand...


CCTV: A Technology Under the Radar?

by Inga Kroener

Central state and non-covert surveillance began in earnest at the start of the twentieth century. By the start of the twenty-first century, the UK was one of the most surveilled societies on earth. This timely...


Our Scandalous Senate

by J. Patrick Boyer

Rocked by extremely public scandals at the highest levels of power, the Canadian Senate is an institution on the defensive. As the upper chamber starts to look more and more like a comfortable private club for...


Blair, Labour, and Palestine: Conflicting Views on Middle East Peace After 9/11

by Toby Greene

Many of Tony Blair's policy decisions in the Israeli-Palestinian arena were controversial and politically costly. Blair, Labour and Palestine argues that gaps between him and much of his party were rooted in...


Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds

by Jenna Ng

The first-ever collection�to include�a unique and fascinating combination of cinema, animation and games and�machinima� films created in virtual worlds.


Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan

by Hugo Córdova Quero & Rafael Shoji

Japan has witnessed the arrival of thousands of immigrants, since the 1990s, from Latin America, especially from Brazil and Peru. This book exposes and explores the often missed connection of the positive role...


Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemony of the People

by Alexandros Kioupkiolis & Giorgos Katsambekis

The 'Arab spring', the Spanish 'Indignados', the Greek 'Aganaktismenoi' and the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement all share a number of distinctive traits. Similar features have marked collective resistances from...


Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

by Candi K. Cann

For millennia, the rituals of death and remembrance have been fixed by time and location, but in the twenty-first century, grieving has become a virtual phenomenon. Today, the dead live on through social media...


Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America: 1638-1870

by W. E. B. Du Bois

Well-documented classic examines the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much more.


Selected Folktales/Ausgewahlte Marchen: A Dual-Language Book

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Stanley Appelbaum

Treasury of 27 world-famous tales, among them "Hänsel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Little Red Riding Hood," as well as less familiar tales such as "The Danced-Out Shoes," "The Golden Bird," and "The Six...


When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda

by Mahmood Mamdani

"When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of...


Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany

by Atina Grossmann

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, more than a quarter million Jewish survivors of the Holocaust lived among their defeated persecutors in the chaotic society of Allied-occupied Germany. Jews, Germans,...


Black History For Beginners

by Denise Dennis & Susan Willmarth

Here is a reprint of one of the most popular Beginners books. Covering a rich history often ignored, Denise Dennis chronicles the struggle from capture and enslavement in Africa right up through Civil Rights...


Confronting Secularism in Europe and India: Legitimacy and Disenchantment in Contemporary Times

by Brian Black, Gavin Hyman & Graham M. Smith

Can secularism continue to provide a foundation for political legitimacy? It is often claimed that one of the cultural achievements of the West has been its establishment of secular democracy, wherein religious...


The Strength of Women: Âhkamêyimowak

by Priscilla Settee

Âhkamêyimowak is a Cree word which embodies the strength that drives women to persevere, flourish, and work for change within their communities.


Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings

by Miriam Schneir

Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of these works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of...


The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

by Alex Bellos

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over...


An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Disease

by John D. Lee

In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes,...