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Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

by Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck & Donna Cookmeyer

Women, Science, and Technology is an ideal reader for courses in feminist science studies. This third edition fully updates its predecessor with a new introduction and twenty-eight new readings that explore...

Global Communication: New Agendas in Communication: New Agendas in Communication

by Karin Wilkins, Joe Straubhaar & Shanti Kumar

This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in...

Spanish Cinema in the Global Context: Film on Film: Film on Film

by Samuel Amago

Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making...

International Human Rights 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Introduction

by Michael Haas

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights -- international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done...

Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare?

by Mona Bhan

The rhetoric of armed social welfare has become prominent in military and counterinsurgency circuits with profound consequences for the meanings of democracy, citizenship, and humanitarianism in conflict zones....

The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

by Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger & Hans-Jürgen Puhle

Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives...

Ascetic Practices in Japanese Religion

by Tullio Federico Lobetti

Ascetic practices are a common feature of religion in Japan, practiced by different religious traditions. This book looks at these ascetic practices in an inter-sectarian and inter-doctrinal fashion, in order...

Complexity Theory: The State of the Art

by David Byrne & Gillian Callaghan

For the past two decades, 'complexity' has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways,...

A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America

by Dudley Clendinen

An "affectionate, touchingly empathetic" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times) look at old age in America today Welcome to Canterbury Tower , an apartment building in Florida, where the residents are busy with...

The Black Effect

by Harvey Black

An economy on the verge of collapse, demands from their allies for funding to continue the expansion of communism, and a conventional Army, Navy and Air Force costing the country 20% of its GDP... The Soviet...

Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder: Crime in the 19th Century Highlands and Islands

by Malcolm Archibald

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are full of iconic places, beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife, but its past has seen horrifying and brutal crime of all sorts. Nineteenth-century life in the...

Ethnography, Superdiversity and Linguistic Landscapes: Chronicles of Complexity

by Jan Blommaert

Superdiversity has rendered familiar places, groups and practices extraordinarily complex, and the traditional tools of analysis need rethinking. In this book, Jan Blommaert investigates his own neighbourhood...

Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro

by Sarah Liss

Portrait of queer civic hero Will Munro, who changed his community more in years than most do in a lifetime.

More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well

by Walter E. Williams

In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal...

The Flat Tax

by Robert E. Hall & Alvin Rabushka

This new and updated edition of The Flat Tax—called "the bible of the flat tax movement" by Forbes—explains what's wrong with our present tax system and offers a practical alternative. Hall and Rabushka set...

National Health Policy: What Role for Government?

by Isaac Erlich

Many papers included in this volume express skepticism regarding both the diagnosis of the American health system as fundamentally ailing and the prescription of greater public intervention in the financing...

Why Government Is the Problem

by Milton Friedman

Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people,...

Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis

by John B. Taylor

In this concise volume, leading economist John B. Taylor offers empirical research to explain what caused the current financial crisis, what prolonged it, and what dramatically worsened it more than a year after...

Corn Ethanol: Who Pays? Who Benefits?

by Ken G. Glozer

The author documents the political history of federal corn ethanol policy, showing how it has evolved from 1977 through 2008. He then offers an in-depth, fact-based look at the major assertions made by the advocates...

The Case Against the Employee Free Choice ACT

by Richard A. Epstein

With the Obama administration in the White House and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) appears likely. But it can and should be stopped if at all possible,...