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Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

by Simon Reynolds

In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed...


Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age

by Michael Shuman

National drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside...


Market Towns: Roles, challenges and prospects

by Neil Powe

Original and insightful, this volume, giving in-depth consideration to the key issues affecting the future of market towns, provides readers with a framework for evaluating policy initiatives and progress in...


Praising His Name in the Dance: Spirit Possession in the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work in Trinidad, West Indies

by Kenneth Anthony Lum

The author provides a detailed portrait of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work, two religions that share a common basis in the traditional religion of the Yoruba in West Africa. Specifically, the author...


South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising

by Georgy Katsiaficas

This new book offers a retrospective appraisal of the Gwangju Uprising by academics, activists and artists from Gwangju, Korea. 

In 1980, South Koreans took to the streets to demand democracy. When the military...


Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870-1914

by Simon Sleight

Using turn-of-the-century Melbourne as a prime historical location for investigating the relationship between a discourse of youth, youthful experience and the shaping of new urban spaces, Simon Sleight examines...


Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

by George Plasketes

These essays bring together the stories of 23 debut albums over a nearly fifty year span, ranging from Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 to The Go! Team in 2004. In addition to biographical background and...


Religious and Sexual Identities: A Multi-faith Exploration of Young Adults

by Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip & Sarah-Jane Page

Presenting qualitative and quantitative findings on the lived experiences of around seven hundred young adults from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and mixed-faith backgrounds, Religious and...


Health Communication and Mass Media: An Integrated Approach to Policy and Practice

by Rukhsana Ahmed & Benjamin R. Bates

In Health Communication and Mass Media, contributing authors engage and expand upon significant theories informing efforts at mediated health communication; demonstrate the practical utility of these theories;...


Documents of Life Revisited: Narrative and Biographical Methodology for a 21st Century Critical Humanism

by Liz Stanley

The cultural and narrative turn has had a considerable impact upon research in the social sciences as well as in the arts and humanities, with Ken Plummer's Documents of Life constituting a central text in the...


Is Europe Listening to Us?: Successes and Failures of EU Citizen Consultations

by Raphaël|Nanz, Patrizia Kies

How can the European Union engage and connect with the people it aims to represent? What initiatives and schemes have been used to engage EU citizens? To what extent can such procedures be considered a move...


Participation in Crime: Domestic and Comparative Perspectives

by Alan Reed & Michael Bohlander

Following on from the earlier edited collection, Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility, this book is the first volume in the Substantive Issues in Criminal Law series. It serves as a leading point of...


Queer Looks

by Martha Gever, Pratibha Parmar & John Greyson

Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements...


What a Man's Gotta Do

by Anthony Easthope

What is masculinity? Drawing on psychoanalysis and an understanding of ideology, Easthope shows how the masculine myth forces men to try to be masculine and only masculine, denying their feminine side. In an...


Decisions Without Hierarchy: Feminist Interventions in Organization Theory and Practice

by Kathleen Iannello

Decisions Without Hierarchy is based on a two-year examination of three feminist organizations: a peace group, health collective, and business women's group. From these case studies, Iannello constructs a model...


Femmes Fatales

by Mary Ann Doane

A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.


Fuelling War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

by Philippe Le Billon

A generous endowment of natural resources should favour rapid economic and social development. The experience of countries like Angola and Iraq, however, suggests that resource wealth often proves a curse rather...


Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility and Networks

by Jeremy Packer & Stephen B. Crofts Wiley

Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena-images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies-mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world....


Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

by David J Wasserstein & Ami Ayalon

Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has...


From Kyoto to the Town Hall: Making International and National Climate Policy Work at the Local Level

by Anders Biel & Lennart J Lundqvist

International agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol, EU regulation and country-specific national climate policies offer some hope of addressing climate change. But all too often implementation of these high...