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The Mythology of Venus: Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy

by Helen Benigni

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons and myths identified with the planet Venus. This book reveals the archetype...


Beyond Acting White: Reframing the Debate on Black Student Achievement

by Erin McNamara Horvat & Carla O'Connor

Beyond Acting White broadens the extant conversation on the Black-White achievement gap that has been dominated by the notion that Blacks underperform in school because they fear (being accused of) 'acting white.'...


Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda-Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction

by Charles E. Gannon

This provocative and unique work reveals the remarkably influential role of futuristic literature on contemporary political power in America. Tracing this phenomenon from its roots in Victorian Britain, Gannon...


The Politics of State Intervention: Gender Politics in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran

by Shireen Burki

A comparative examination of gender politics of three culturally interconnected Muslim majority states (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran) whose findings reveal remarkably similar outcomes across borders. Utilizing...


Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World

by Paul Ganster & David E. Lorey

Borders represent an intriguing paradox as globalization continues to leap barriers at a vigorous pace, yet the political boundaries separating peoples remain pervasive and problematic. The first text to explore...


African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890 1980

by Charles Williams

African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound is an exploration of the conditions of living for residents of the unincorporated subdivision in the deep south from 1890 to 1919.


Communicative Understandings of Women's Leadership Development: From Ceilings of Glass to Labyrinth Paths

by Annette M. Holba, Elesha L. Ruminski & Alice H. Eagly

Communicative Understandings of Women's Leadership Development: From Ceilings of Glass to Labyrinth Paths, edited by Elesha L. Ruminski and Annette M. Holba, weaves the disciplines of communication studies,...


Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed

by Eletra S. Gilchrist

Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed, edited by Eletra S. Gilchrist, explores the unique lived experiences of single African-American women professors. This volume,...


The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard

This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs...


The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

by Susan F. Martin, Patricia Weiss Fagen & Kari M. Jorgensen

The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational,...


Shopping as an Entertainment Experience

by Mark H. Moss

Shopping as an Entertainment Experience explores the ways in which shopping has become a significant entertainment feature in our daily lives. Dr. Mark H. Moss examines the department store, the mall, and the...


Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia

by Edward Kissi

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia is the first comparative study of the Ethiopian and Cambodian revolutions of the early 1970s. One of the few comparative studies of genocide in the Third World,...


Picturing China in the American Press: The Visual Portrayal of Sino-American Relations in Time Magazine

by David D. Perlmutter

Picturing China is the first postDCold War intensive study comparing and contrasting press coverage of an important period in East-West relations to the 'what we know now' of archival history. The book reveals...


Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954

by Sylvia Hood Washington

This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago's poor, working...


Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations: Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

by Zeev Maoz, Alex Mintz & Clifton T. Morgan

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations provides a uniquely valuable view of current approaches and findings in conflict studies. While expanding our knowledge of particular conflicts, from the...


Fragmented Identities: Popular Culture, Sex, and Everyday Life in Postcommunist Romania

by Denise Roman

Combining sharp observation, a native's ease in the city, and talent as a storyteller, Denise Roman spiritedly presents the myriad details and the diverging cultural strands of life in postcommunist Bucharest....


Border Crossings: Toward a Comparative Political Theory

by Fred Dallmayr

Comparative political theory is at best an embryonic and marginalized endeavor. As practiced in most Western universities, the study of political theory generally involves a rehearsal of the canon of Western...


Aid Effectiveness in Africa: Developing Trust between Donors and Governments

by Phyllis R. Pomerantz

A significant contribution to the ongoing debate on aid effectiveness, this work examines the extent to which trust is present in today's aid relationships. Pomerantz offers valuable recommendations, learned...


Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement

by Brian Cogan

The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30...


Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice

by John B. Hatch & Aaron David Gresson III

Hatch develops a robust rhetorical theory of reconciliation and applies it to contemporary national and global efforts to redress the racialized wounds and injustices created by slavery. What emerges from this...