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A Brief History of the Modern American Conservative Movement

by Lee Edwards & Matthew Spalding

In 1950, literary critic Lionel Trilling wrote that the conservative impulse was at best made up of "irritable mental gestures which seem to resemble ideas." How times have changed.Some 50 years later, conservatism...


The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill

by David M. Buss

As acclaimed psychological researcher and author David Buss writes, "People are mesmerized by murder. It commands our attention like no other human phenomenon, and those touched by its ugly tendrils never forget."...


New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to Regulation

by Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha & Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade

The contributors to this book explore the political discourse and power relations of technological growth and human rights issues between the Global South and the Global North and uncover the different perspectives...


Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region: Ambiguous Sympathies

by May-Len Skilbrei & Charlotta Holmström

Skilbrei and Holmström's analysis treats Nordic prostitution policies both as a product of history, of current national and Nordic debates, and of international obligations and changes in the international...


Fair Shared Cities: The Impact of Gender Planning in Europe

by Inés Sánchez de Madariaga & Marion Roberts

Bringing together a diverse team of leading scholars and professionals, this book offers a variety of insights into ongoing gender mainstreaming policies in Europe with a focus on urban/spatial planning. Gender...


Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe

by Peter Coleman & Daniela Koleva

Exploring European changes in religious and secular beliefs and practices related to life passages, this book provides a deeper understanding of the impacts of social change on personal identity and adjustment...


Geographies of Race and Food: Fields, Bodies, Markets

by Rachel Slocum & Arun Saldanha

This collection argues there is an unacknowledged racial dimension to the production and consumption of food under globalization. Building on case studies from across the world, it advances the conceptualization...


The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives

by Robert P. Barnidge Jr

Examining some of the huge challenges that liberal States faced in the decade after 11 September 2001, this book addresses three aspects of the impact of more than a decade of military action. It considers different...


Women and Entrepreneurship: Female Durability, Persistence and Intuition at Work

by Beatrice E. Avolio Alecchi & Mirjana Radovic-Markovic

Women and Entrepreneurship comes from two authors with especially rich experience in this field of research. Beatrice Avolio and Mirjana Radović-Marković profile women entrepreneurs and consider their motivations,...


The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words

by Harvey Milk & Vince Emery

The unrehearsed and unguarded conversations in this collection reveal Harvey Milk's sense of humor, outrage over injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. This volume contains the texts of 39 interviews...


The Woodlands: The Inside Story of Creating a Better Hometown

by Roger Galatas & James Barlow

Get a behind-the-scenes look into The Woodlands, an innovative new town that was built from the ground up near Houston, Texas. This is the story of the people who were instrumental in developing it and the experiences...


Concorde, A Designer's Life: The Journey to Mach 2

by Ted Talbot

Concorde flew for 34 years and is still unmatched. Much has been written about the aeroplane itself, but relatively little about the people who designed it. This book is partly an autobiography and encompasses...


Lincolnshire Folk Tales

by Maureen James

Lincolnshire, a county with many variations in the dialect, once nurtured many folk tales, and though these stories may no longer be told as often as they once were, they still resonate within the rural landscape....


The Just Cause in the Iraq War: Did Saddam Hussein Possess Weapons of Mass Destruction?

by Ryuho Okawa

The Just Cause in the Iraq War: Did Saddam Hussein Possess Weapons of Mass Destruction? tackles one of the most controversial and pertinent issues in international politics today. Is President Obama correct...


Bonded Labour and Debt in the Indian Ocean World

by Gwyn Campbell & Alessandro Stanziani

This volume of essays contains case studies of debt bondage covering the impact of an expanding globalized economy, increased commercialization, colonial and post-colonial societies, and emerging economies.


The Making of British Anthropology, 1813-1871

by Efram Sera-Shriar

Victorian anthropology has been called an 'armchair practice', distinct from the scientific discipline of the 20th century. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology went through a process of innovation which built...


Slavery, Memory and Identity: National Representations and Global Legacies

by Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson & Joel Quirk

This is the first book to explore national representations of slavery in an international comparative perspective. Contributions span a wide geographical range, covering Europe, North America, West and South...


The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World

by Shino Konishi

This is the first historical study of indigenous Australian masculinity. Using the reactions of eighteenth-century western explorers to Aboriginal men, Konishi argues that these encounters were not as negative...


Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England

by Simon Naylor

Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments. This book seeks to...


Law and Imperialism: Criminality and Constitution in Colonial India and Victorian England

by Preeti Nijhar

Laws that were imposed by colonizers were as much an attempt to confirm their own identity as to control the more dangerous elements of a potentially unruly populace. This title uses material from both British...