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George Herbert Mead and Human Conduct

by Herbert Blumer & Thomas J. Morrione

Unpublished book manuscript and related correspondence by famous symbolic interactionist Herbert Blumer concerning the work of George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic interactionism. Includes an introduction...


Presenting the Past

by Larry J. Zimmerman

Using the right media, archeologists can and must educate and excite the people who need their information. Larry Zimmerman's earnestly engaging guide to reporting archaeological findings argues that communication...


The 2010 Elections in Florida: It's The Economy, Stupid!

by Robert E., Jr. Crew & Slater Bayliss

This book places the 2010 elections in historical context and offers an explanation for the substantial gains made by the Republicans in Florida that year. It also discusses the voting behavior of the Florida...


Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty-First Century: Resources, Consumption, and Sustainable Solutions

by David E. Lorey

The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking...


Gang Cop: The Words and Ways of Officer Paco Domingo

by Malcolm W. Klein

Klein, well-known criminologist and police consultant, tells the story of a gang cop who is deeply engaged in battling his street gang opponents. The author reveals the dangers of police elite units when a 'tough...


Gender, Social Inequalities, and Aging

by Toni M. Calasanti & Kathleen F. Slevin

The experience of men and women in later life varies enormously, not only along the lines of gender but also due to ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and race. Calasanti and Slevin explore these differences,...


Gender, Globalization, & Democratization

by Rita Mae Kelly, Jane H. Bayes & Mary E. Hawkesworth

Women's voices and experiences from around the world are brought to bear upon issues of globalization and democratization in this volume of strikingly original and diverse essays. From the Comfort Women of Japan...


Gender, Conflict, and Peacekeeping

by Dyan Mazurana, Angela Raven-Roberts & Jane Parpart

Peacekeeping has become a major international undertaking throughout the world, from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Southeast Asia. Yet until now, there has been no systematic analysis of the key role...


Growing Up Postmodern: Neoliberalism and the War on the Young

by Ronald Strickland, Henry A. Giroux & Jennifer Drake

This collection takes its inspiration from Paul Goodman's Growing Up Absurd, a landmark critique of American culture at the end of the 1950s. The contributors to this volume focus on adverse social conditions...


Global Media Governance: A Beginner's Guide

by Seán|Girard, Bruce Ó Siochrú & Amy Mahan

This book is a primer on media governance at a global level and the key influencing forces and organizations, such as ITU, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO, and ICANN. Anyone interested in the media and its progressively rising...


Gender and Governance

by Lisa D. Brush

Lisa D. Brush turns a gendered lens on states, power, and governance, showing the inherent inequalities in political systems and gender systems and how they intersect. She reveals the way in which state power...


Rural Inequality in Divided Russia

by Stephen K Wegren

This book examines economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia,...


Transforming Urban Economies: Policy Lessons from European and Asian Cities

by Andrea Colantonio, Richard Burdett & Philipp Rode

Cities house the majority of the world's population and are the dynamic centres of 21st century life, at the heart of economic, social and environmental change. They are still beset by difficult problems but...


Shrinking Cities: International Perspectives and Policy Implications

by Karina Pallagst, Thorsten Wiechmann & Cristina Martinez-Fernandez

The shrinking city phenomenon is a multidimensional process that affects cities, parts of cities or metropolitan areas around the world that have experienced dramatic decline in their economic and social bases....


To Feed India, to Feed the World: Livelihoods, Entitlements and Capabilities

by Bill Pritchard, Anu Rammohan & Madhushree Sekher

Food security is one of the twenty-first century's key global challenges, and lessons learned from India have particular significance worldwide. Not only does India account for approximately one quarter of the...


Terrain Vague: Interstices at the Edge of the Pale

by PATRICK BARRON & Manuela Mariani

A theoretical, and practical look at terrain vague: the forgotten, interstitial spaces of cities.


Jack and Jill, Not an Easy Climb - The Tina Mucka Story

by Brenda Sue

"Jack and Jill" (not an easy climb) is a rich account of the lonely life of Tina Mucka. Tina was born the third SON to a French Canadian family in Keene, NH. For years Neal felt out of place in his body. He...


Global Ethics on Climate Change: The Planetary Crisis and Philosophical Alternatives

by Martin Schonfeld

The volatility of climate change is increasing. It is bad news, and many climatologists, policy analysts and environmental groups regard the West as the largest contributor to the problems caused by climate...


Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar

by Cecilia Jacob

Millions of children around the world are affected by conflict, and the enduring aftermath of war in post-conflict societies. This book reflects on the implications of children's insecurity for governments and...


Anthropology and Nature

by Kirsten Hastrup

On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting...