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The Video Game Theory Reader

by Mark J.P. Wolf & Bernard Perron

In the early days of Pong and Pac Man, video games appeared to be little more than an idle pastime. Today, video games make up a multi-billion dollar industry that rivals television and film.

The Video Game...


The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms

by W. Joseph Campbell

The Year that Defined American Journalism explores the succession of remarkable and decisive moments in American journalism during 1897 - a year of significant transition that helped redefine the profession...


For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

by Harriet Hawkins

This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the...


Collective Violence, Democracy and Protest Policing: Protest Events in Great Britain, 1999-2011

by David R Mansley

In this book David Mansley argues that the frequency with which violence intrudes on to the streets is related to both how society is governed and how it is policed. With the help of an innovative methodology,...


Japan's New Left Movements: Legacies for Civil Society

by Takemasa Ando

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan shocked the world. In the wake the of the disaster, questions were asked as to why Japanese antinuclear movements...


Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney & Inderjeet Parmar

The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change,...


Corporate Crime in the Pharmaceutical Industry

by John Braithwaite

First published in 1984, this book examines corporate crime in the pharmaceutical industry. Based on extensive research, including interviews with 131 senior executives of pharmaceutical companies in the United...


Black Youth in Crisis

by E. Cashmore & B. Troyna

First published in 1982, this book considers the position of young Afro-Caribbean people in Britain, in the 1980s. It looks at how, at the time, this group of young people were disproportionately hit by growing...


Out of Order? Policing Black People: Policing Black People

by E. Cashmore & E. McLaughlin

First published in 1991, this book evaluates and compares the problematic relationships that have sometimes existed between police and Afro-Caribbean people in Britain and in the United States of America. Contributors...


Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age: Women in the Victorian Age

by Martha Vicinus

First published in 1972, this book contains a collection of ten essays that document the feminine stereotypes that women fought against, and only partially erased, a hundred years ago. In an introductory essay,...


A Widening Sphere: Changing Roles of Victorian Women: Changing Roles of Victorian Women

by Martha Vicinus

First published in 1977, this book is a companion volume to Suffer and Be Still. It looks at the widening sphere of women's activities in the Victorian age and testifies to the dual nature of the legal and social...


Totalitarian Dictatorships: New Histories: New Histories

by Daniela Baratieri, Mark Edele & Giuseppe Finaldi

This volume takes a comparative approach, locating totalitarianism in the vastly complex web of fragmented pasts, diverse presents and differently envisaged futures to enhance our understanding of this fraught...


Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability: Talking Normal: Talking Normal

by Christopher Eagle

Examining representations of speech disorders in works of literature, this first collection of its kind founds a new multidisciplinary subfield related but not limited to the emerging fields of disability studies...


The Alienated Mind: The Sociology of Knowledge in Germany 1918-1933: The Sociology of Knowledge in Germany 1918-1933

by David Frisby

This book, first published in 1983, with a second edition in 1992, investigates the emergence of the sociology of knowledge in Germany in the critical period from 1918 to 1933. These years witnessed the development...


The Qur'an in Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Historical and Modern Interpretations

by Corrie Block

Offering an analysis of Christian-Muslim dialogue across four centuries, this book highlights those voices of ecumenical tone which have more often used the Qur'an for drawing the two faiths together rather...


Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity

by Toyin Falola & Kwame Essien

There is no recent literature that underscores the transition from Pan-Africanism to Diaspora discourse. This book examines the gradual shift and four major transformations in the study of Pan-Africanism. It...


Remaking Cities: Contradictions of the Recent Urban Environment: Contradictions of the Recent Urban Environment

by Alison Ravetz

This book, published in 1980, is an iconoclastic account of one of the pillars of the welfare state, British town and country planning, between 1945 and 1975. Always a fine balance between central control and...


Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China

by Francis L.F. Lee, Chin-Chuan Lee & Mike Z. Yao

As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At...


Crime and Networks

by Carlo Morselli

This innovative collection of original essays showcases the use of social networks in the analysis and understanding of various forms of crime. More than any other past research endeavor, the seventeen chapters...


Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration

by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila

This book explores the masculinity and sexuality of migration, analyzing the complex processes of becoming a man and the strategies used by men to reconcile paradoxes and contradictions that co-exist between...