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Black and Postcolonial Feminisms in: Researching Educational Inequalities

by Heidi Safia Mirza & Cynthia Joseph

This book is a compelling collection of essays on the intersection of race, gender and class in education written by leading black and postcolonial feminists of colour from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean living...


North Africas Arab Spring - Joffe

by George Joffe

This book addresses issues surrounding the evolution of the Arab Spring in North Africa. After a general introduction and explanation of the events on a region-wide basis, it turns to examine aspects of each...


Global Movement - Reitan

by Ruth Reitan

Critical research and theorizing on the Anti- or Alter-Globalization Movement has exploded over the last two decades. This volume provides a platform for scholar-activists themselves to share insights from engaged...


The Star and Celebrity Confessional

by Sean Redmond

In this book the different manifestations, meanings, and processes of the star and celebrity confessional will be explored. 

The confessional is taken to be any moment in which a star, celebrity, or fan engages...


Cultural Consumption, Classification and Power

by Alan Warde

When social scientists in the 1970s began to identify the positive and constructive role of cultural practices in the operation of power, Pierre Bourdieu advanced a highly influential and subsequently controversial...


The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

by Sandra Jackson & Julie Moody Freeman

This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism - literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following:...


The Messianic Now: Philosophy, Religion, Culture

by Arthur Bradley & Paul Fletcher

This collection explores the phenomenon of the messianic in contemporary philosophy, religion and culture. From the later Derrida's work on Marx and Benjamin to Agamben and Badiou's recent texts on St Paul,...


Ethiopia in Transit: Millennial Quest for Stability and Continuity

by Pietro Toggia & Abebe Zegeye

The writings in this edition explore historical and contemporary issues in Ethiopia as the country underwent change and celebrated its new millennium. However, despite the recognizance of socio-economic and...


Information Technology and Traditional Legal Concepts

by Richard Jones & Roksana Moore

Information technology has served to revolutionise the use, exchange, and protection of information. The growth of the internet, the convergence of technologies as well as the development of user generated and...


Occupations and Society

by David Dunkerley

Work and the nature of occupations are matters of central concern to the sociologist. In this basic introduction to the sociology of professions, occupations and work, first published in 1975, David Dunkerley...


Civil-Military Relations in Post-Communist Europe: Reviewing the Transition

by Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey & Anthony Forster

Fifteen years after the fall of communism, we are able to appraise the results of the multi-faceted postcommunist transition in Central and Eastern Europe with authority.  This volume specifically addresses...


The Nature of Cultural Heritage, and the Culture of Natural Heritage

by David Lowenthal & Kenneth Olwig

The idea that the heritage of nature is fundamentally cultural is provocative to many, but it is becoming increasingly accepted in the context of heritage preservation. It is argued here that a person's perspective...


Norway in Transition: Transforming a Stable Democracy

by Oyvind Osterud

The transformation of Norway is a magnifying glass to processes of political change in European countries generally. In this book, a group of Norway`s most prominent political scientists closely analyzes the...


Parliamentary Opposition in Old and New Democracies

by Ludger Helms

Previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies, this volume offers a broad comparative assessment of the many faces of parliamentary opposition in different political, legal and...


The European Union and the New Trade Politics

by John Peterson & ALASDAIR YOUNG

The politics of international trade have changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Advances in technology have spurred a new kind of 'trade' involving transfers of components and materials across borders...


Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory: 'The Thoughts and Actions of Living Men'

by Sylvia Kedourie

Elie Kedourie was one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial historians of the Middle East. He redefined the landscape of the field by challenging the notion that the West's imperial domination...


Conflict in Southeastern Europe at the End of the Twentieth Century: A "Scholars' Initiative" Assesses Some of the Controversies

by Thomas Emmert & Charles Ingrao

The dissolution of Yugoslavia and the tragic wars that followed continue to engage scholars throughout the region and the world. Ever since the fall of Slobodan Miloševic, the Scholars' Initiative, an international...


Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament

by Shirin M. Rai

Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament breaks new ground in the study of legislatures. It combines mainstream historical and social science approaches with cultural theory to consider how parliamentary ritual is constructed through...


Locating Asian Australian Cultures

by Tseen Khoo

Locating Asian Australian Cultures is a timely and challenging interdisciplinary compilation that sets a contemporary benchmark for Asian Australian studies and its future directions.

In the dynamic field of...


Israel at the Polls 2006

by Shmeul Sandler, Manfred Gerstenfeld & Jonathan Rynhold

The 2006 elections constitute a major redrawing of the political map in Israel due to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's exit from the Likud party and his creation of a new centre party, Kadima. Following Israel's...