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The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South

by Vijay Prashad

In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and told the story of the rise and fall of the Non-Aligned Movement.

With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up the story...


New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices

by Elizabeth Tucker;Ellen McHale & Ellen McHale

New York and its folklore scholars hold an important place in the history of the discipline. In New York dialogue between folklore researchers in the academy and those working in the public arena has been highly...


The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard

by Stephen Jimenez

What role did crystal meth and other previously underreported factors play in the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard? The Book of Matt is a page-turning cautionary tale that humanizes and...


Paikin and the Premiers: Personal Reflections on a Half-Century of Ontario Leaders

by Steve Paikin

A rare, uniform perspective on premiers John Robarts, Bill Davis, Frank Miller, David Peterson, Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves, Dalton McGuinty, and Kathleen Wynne from the vantage point of one of Canada's...


The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

by Alison Wolf

Noted British academic and journalist Alison Wolf offers a surprising and thoughtful study of the professional elite, and  examines the causes—and limits—of women’s rise and the consequences of their...


The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World

by Rob Hopkins

Packed with real-life examples and the voices of people who have created innovative local businesses and invested in all manner of new enterprises, this call for local action argues that the seed of a new economy—and...


A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

by Daniel H. Pink

The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets...


Breathing: Violence In, Peace Out

by Ivana Milojevic

An investigation into the long-term impact of transgenerational trauma and the possibilities for healing, this book explores the links between personal histories and world events and helps us to understand life’s...


The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship

by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan & Trevor M. Harris

Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities scholars to discover relationships...


Material Feminisms

by Stacy Alaimo & Susan Hekman

Harnessing the energy of provocative theories generated by recent understandings of the human body, the natural world, and the material world, Material Feminisms presents an entirely new way for feminists to...


Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present

by Jeff Sahadeo & Russell Zanca

For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic...


Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

by Stacey A. Langwick

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses...


Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission

by Robert L. Payton & Michael P. Moody

Philanthropy has existed in various forms in all cultures and civilizations throughout history, yet most people know little about it and its distinctive place in our lives. Why does philanthropy exist? Why do...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One

by Zev Chafets

"Chafets has seen more of the pundit's personal world than any other journalist." -The Washington Post

People tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets,...


The Politics of Climate Change - Ha: Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs

by Paul G. Harris

Climate change is now a mainstream part of the international political agenda. It has become clear that it is not solely a technical issue, to be resolved by scientists, but a political issue with political...


International Influence Beyond Cond: Postcommunist Europe After Eu Enlargement

by Rachel A. Epstein & Ulrich Sedelmeier

The European Union's (EU) membership conditionality has been perceived as a highly effective means of influence on non-member states in the run-up to the 2004 and 2007 enlargements. According to the incentive-based...


Integrated Water Resources Manageme

by Asit K. Biswas, Benedito P.F. Braga & Cecilia Tortajada

It is now widely accepted that the world is likely to face a major water crisis unless the present management practices are improved very significantly. Promoted extensively by donors and international institutions...


Muslims and the State in the Post-9

by Erik Bleich

From the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to the assassination of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh to the London transportation bombings, dramatic events of recent years have generated security concerns about Muslim communities...


The Liberal Peace and Post-War Reco: Myth or Reality?

by Roger MacGinty & Oliver Richmond

The post-Cold War has witnessed enormous levels of western peacekeeping, peacemaking and reconstruction intervention in societies emerging from war. These western-led interventions are often called 'liberal...