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Masculinity in Opera

by Philip Purvis

This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology...


Militancy and Violence in West Africa: Religion, Politics and Radicalisation

by James Gow, Funmi Olonisakin & Ernst Dijxhoorn

This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa.

Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in academic research,...


The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization

by Bassam Tibi

Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by...


Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss

by Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis & Brian Wynne

DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism's genome (a so-called 'micro-genome')...


Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State: The Rising Tide

by Peter Rudiak-Gould

The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese...


An Economic History of Early Modern India

by Tirthankar Roy

The death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 until the annexation of Maratha territories by the British East India Company in 1818 was a period of transition for the economy of India. This book focuses...


Postcolonial Encounters with International Relations

by Alina Sajed

Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations examines the social and cultural aspects of the political violence that underpinned the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the multi-layered postcolonial...


Soviet Economic Management Under Khrushchev: The Sovnarkhoz Reform

by Nataliya Kibita

The Sovnarkhoz Reform of 1957 was designed by Khrushchev to improve efficiency in the Soviet economic system by decentralising economic decision making from all-Union branch ministries in Moscow to the governments...


China's Social Development and Policy: Into the Next Stage?

by Litao Zhao

In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked...


The Transition to Democracy in Hungary: Arpad Goncz and the Post-Communist Hungarian Presidency

by Dae Soon Kim

Unlike in other countries of Eastern Europe where the opposition to communism came in the form of single mass movements led by charismatic leaders such as Václav Havel and Lech Wa??sa, in Hungary the opposition...


Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific

by Wendy Dobson

The entire planet looks to Asian and other emerging markets to sustain growth momentum as traditional markets in the USA and Europe struggle with the slow and arduous processes of deleveraging after the global...


Relaunching Titanic: Memory and Marketing in the New Belfast

by William J V Neill, Michael Murray & Berna Grist

Relaunching Titanic examines the conflicted relationship between the memory of the Titanic, and the greater history of Belfast.


State Management of Religion in Indonesia

by Myengkyo Seo

Although Indonesia is generally considered to be a Muslim state, and is indeed the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, it has a sizeable Christian minority as a legacy of Dutch colonialism, with Christians...


Chantel Mouffe: Hegemony, Radical Democracy, and the Political

by James Martin

Chantal Mouffe's writings have been innovatory with respect to democratic theory, Marxism and feminism. This work brings together her key writings, concluding with a new interview with Chantal Mouffe.


Eco-Feminism and Systems Thinking

by Anne Stephens

This book brings together two vitally important strands of 20th-century thinking to establish a set of simple and elegant principles for planning, project design and evaluation. It explains the backgrounds of...


American Television: New Directions in History and Theory

by Nick Browne

This work brings together writings on television published in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, from essays by Nick Browne and Beverle Houston to the latest historical and critical research. It considers television's...


Assembling Health Rights in Global Context: Genealogies and Anthropologies

by Alex Mold & David Reubi

What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse?

During the last 20 years there have...


Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

by Tuukka Kaidesoja

This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian...


Film Studies The Basics (2nd Edition)

by Amy Villarejo

Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments...


Challenging Knowledge, Sex and Power: Gender, Work and Engineering

by Julie E. Mills, Suzanne Franzway & Judith Gill

This book addresses the intractable problem of achieving gender equity at work, framed by two questions: Why are there so few women in engineering? And why is this so difficult to change?