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Artistic Lives: A Study of Creativity in Two European Cities

by Kirsten Forkert

Artistic Lives challenges recent policy discourses that celebrate the ability of cultural producers to create something from nothing, and, more generally, the myth of creativity as an individual phenomenon,...


Violence, Society and Radical Theory: Bataille, Baudrillard and Contemporary Society

by William Pawlett

Shedding light on the relationship between violence and contemporary society, this volume explores the distinctive but little-known theories of violence in the work of Georges Bataille and Jean Baudrillard,...


The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

by Manos Spyridakis

The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed,...


State-led Privatisation and the Demise of the Democratic State: Welfare Reform and Localism in an Era of Regulatory Capitalism

by Mike Raco

Across the world the prevailing narrative has become one of Good Governance, devolution, liberation, and freedom of expression. In policy fields as diverse as development planning, healthcare, and public transport...


The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President

by Edward Klein

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most polarizing figure in American politics. Love her or hate her, everyone has a strong opinion about the former first lady turned senator who is almost certainly going to run...


In the Thick of the Fight: The Writing of Emily Wilding Davison, Militant Suffragette

by Carolyn P. Collette

One of the most memorable images of the British women's suffrage movement occurred on June 4, Derby Day, 1913. As the field of horses approached a turning at Epsom, militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison...


Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations as Social Networks in the United States and the European Union

by Nils Ringe & Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Legislative member organizations (LMOs)-such as caucuses in the U.S. Congress and intergroups in the European Parliament-exist in lawmaking bodies around the world. Unlike parties and committees, LMOs play no...


Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy

by Erik J. Engstrom

Erik J. Engstrom offers a historical perspective on the effects of gerrymandering on elections and party control of the U.S. national legislature. Aside from the requirements that districts be continuous and,...


Writing History in the Digital Age

by Jack Dougherty & Kristen Nawrotzki

Writing History in the Digital Age began as a "what-if" experiment by posing a question: How have Internet technologies influenced how historians think, teach, author, and publish? To illustrate their answer,...


Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town

by Ronald J. Stephens

In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country's foremost vacation destinations for...


Robert Hayden: Essays on the Poetry

by Laurence Goldstein & Robert Chrisman

This collection of essays by leading critics and poets charts Robert Hayden's growing reputation as a major writer of some of the twentieth century's most important poems on African-American themes, including...


The Colors of Childhood: Separation-Individuation across Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity

by Salman Akhtar & Selma Kramer

How does culture affect child-rearing practices? How do factors such as poverty, ethnic difference, racial minority status, and having immigrant parents alter the experience of a growing child? Are there culturally...


The Indian History of an American Institution: Native Americans and Dartmouth

by Colin G. Calloway

A history of the complex relationship between a school and a people


Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush: More Political Subversion from Jim Hightower

by Jim Hightower

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Personalisation in Practice: Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

by Suzie Franklin, Helen Sanderson & Nicola Gitsham

Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred reviews, dispels the many myths surrounding Individual Service Funds and personal budgets and demonstrates how families, schools and other...


Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire--Two Evolutionary Psychologist

by Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa

Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly).

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers...


The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious

by John Dodson

After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, John Dodson pulled bodies out of the wreckage at the Pentagon. In 2007, following the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, John Dodson walked through the classrooms,...


Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence That Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's Wars

by Kingsley Browne

A scholar makes a definitive, controversial argument against women in combat

More than 155,000 female troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. And more than seventy of those women have...


New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place

by Melissa Calaresu & Helen Hills

Early modern Naples has been characterized as a marginal place on the fringes of the European world. In recent historiography it has often been regarded as a city bypassed by the Renaissance and an emblem of...


Migrants and the Courts: A Century of Trial and Error?

by Geoffrey Care

Written from the perspective of a leading immigration judge, this book examines how states resolve disputes with migrants. The chapters reflect on changes in the laws and rules of migration on an international...