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Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...


Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911

by Gayle Gullett

In 1880, the California woman safeguarded the Republic by maintaining a morally sound home. Scarcely forty years later, women in the Pacific state won full-fledged citizenship and voting rights of their own....


What's Wrong with the World

by G. K. Chesterton

During his lifetime, British author and thinker G.K. Chesterton gained a reputation as a top-rate intellectual and social critic. In this volume, Chesterton turns his attention to a series of major problems...


The Philosophy of Poverty: The System of Economic Contradictions

by Joseph-Pierre Proudhon

This important work of political and moral philosophy set off a firestorm of criticism upon its publication in the mid-nineteenth century. Most notably, Joseph-Pierre Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty compelled...


The Japanese Spirit

by Yoshisaburo Okakura

For centuries, the unique culture of Japan has enchanted Westerners and other foreign observers. Although there was a strong and growing interest in scholarly studies of Japan throughout the nineteenth century,...


Change in the Village

by George Sturt

A massive influx of wealth and the emergence of a new class of nouveau riche industrialists and tycoons began to change the social structure of Britain in the early twentieth century. George Sturt, a craftsman...


The Age of Fable: Stories of Gods and Heroes

by Thomas Bulfinch

Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's...


Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

by Sabine Baring-Gould

Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated...


Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation

by Lafcadio Hearn

Scholar and travel writer Lafcadio Hearn spent decades in Japan, eventually adopting it as his home country. Perhaps more than any other single writer, Hearn is responsible for documenting and interpreting Japan...


The Art of the Story-Teller

by Marie L. Shedlock

Marie L Shedlock discusses what storytelling is, the role of storytelling in culture, the crucial elements of storytelling and its possible outcomes. She also looks at the media used for storytelling in ancient...


Facts And Fictions Of Life

by Helen H. Gardener

Intellectual and essayist Alice Chenoweth, who wrote under the pen name Helen H. Gardener, was one of the foremost thinkers of the late nineteenth century. She contributed groundbreaking ideas to the debates...


Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel: From a Joker to an Angel

by Phil Cross & Meg Cross

"Phil's new book Gypsy Joker To A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. Photos & stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders" - Sonny Barger

In the early 1960s, a young Navy vet, motorcyclist,...


Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century

by Randy Shaw

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Activist's Handbook, Randy Shaw's hard-hitting guide to winning social change, the author brings the strategic and tactical guidance of the prior edition...


The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics

by Christopher Lasch

"A major and challenging work. . . . Provocative, and certain to be controversial. . . . Will add important new dimension to the continuing debate on the decline of liberalism." —William Julius Wilson, New...


Happy Days Are Here Again: The 1932 Democratic Convention, the Emergence of FDR--and How America Was Changed Forever

by Steven Neal

Political conventions in years past were more than pep rallies for preselected candidates -- they were suspenseful, no-holds-barred battles for the nomination. In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the man who...


Exile and Embrace: Contemporary Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty

by Anthony Santoro

Examining the religious debates and dimensions of the death penalty in America


Playing Tough: The World of Sports and Politics

by Roger I. Abrams

A history of the interplay of sports and politics around the world


Slavery: Where Did It Come From?

by Betty Evans

This book is about the origins of slavery, the many countries that participated, and a few things I personally experienced. Author Bio: I was the second child born to Clarence and Vera Wallace of Evergreen Alabama....


Hunting for "Dirtbags": Why Cops Over-Police the Poor and Racial Minorities

by Lori Beth Way & Ryan Patten

An inside look at police discretionary actions and their consequences for poor communities


Finance & Development, June 2013

by International Monetary Fund. Exte Dept.

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...