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Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Making of Religious Identities

by Helena Onnudottir & Adam Possamaï

Exploring religious and spiritual changes which have been taking place among Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand, this book focuses on important changes in religious affiliation in census data...


Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror: Agenda-Building Struggles

by Vian Bakir

This book examines the communication battles of the Bush and Blair political administrations (and those of their successors) over their use of torture to gain intelligence for the War on Terror. Exploring the...


British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century

by Laura Seddon

This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth-century. It includes six case studies of composers: Adela Maddison; Ethel Smyth; Morfydd Owen; Ethel Barns;...


Governing through Crime in South Africa: The Politics of Race and Class in Neoliberalizing Regimes

by Gail Super

This book deals with the historic transition to democracy in South Africa and its impact upon crime and punishment. It examines how the problem of crime has emerged as a major issue to be governed in post-apartheid...


Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region

by Angus Francis & Rowena Maguire

This book explores regional developments in the enforcement of international refugee protection and displaced persons protection in the Asia Pacific region. Drawing on their expertise across a number of jurisdictions,...


Revisionist Scholarship and Modern Irish Politics

by Robert Perry

Almost nowhere are politics and history so intimately bound up as in Ireland. Over the course of several hundred years rival political and religious camps have shaped their identities according to particular...


Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain

by Ross J. Wilson

This book examines the heritage of the Great War in contemporary Britain. It addresses how the war maintains a place and value within British society through the usage of phrases, references, metaphors and imagery...


God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

by Matthew Engelke

The British and Foreign Bible Society is one of the most illustrious Christian charities in the United Kingdom. Founded by evangelicals in the early nineteenth century and inspired by developments in printing...


Water Resources: An Integrated Approach

by Joseph Holden

The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered...


The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Russia

by Ulla Pape

This book studies the role of civil society organisations in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Russia. It looks at how Russia's HIV/AIDS epidemic has developed into a serious social, economic and political problem,...


Islam in Modern Thailand: Faith, Philanthropy and Politics: Faith, Philanthropy and Politics

by Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown

This book addresses the complexity of Islam in Thailand, by focusing on Islamic charities and institutions affiliated to the mosque. By extrapolating through Islam and the waqf (Islamic charity) in different...


Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film

by Agnieszka Piotrowska

This distinctively interdisciplinary approach to the subject encompasses filmmaking, psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and offers a unique insight into documentary film practice from a psychoanalytic...


Practicing Feminism in South Korea: The Women's Movement Against Sexual Violence: The Women's Movement Against Sexual Violence

by Kyungja Jung

The Korean women's movement, which is seen in both Western and non-Western countries as being exemplary in terms of women's activism, experienced a dramatic change in its direction and strategy in the early...


Security, Emancipation and the Politics of Health: A New Theoretical Perspective

by João| Nunes

This book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of security issues and applies this to the case of health.

Building on the work of the 'Welsh School' of Security Studies, and drawing on contributions...


Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

by Chiara Formichi

Taking a critical approach to the concept of 'religious pluralism', this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups...


Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Taste: Cultivating Middle Class Taste

by Zheng Yi

This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly...


The NATO Intervention in Libya: Lessons learned from the campaign

by Kjell Engelbrekt, Marcus Mohlin & Charlotte Wagnsson

This book explores 'lessons learned' from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign.

NATO's intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve...


Religious Scholars and the Umayyads: Piety-Minded Supporters of the Marwanid Caliphate

by Steven Judd

Religious Scholars and the Umayyads analyzes legal and theological developments during the Marwānid period (64/684--132/750), focusing on religious scholars who supported the Umayyads. Their scholarly network...


The Politics of Refugees in South Asia: Identity, Resistance, Manipulation

by Navine Murshid

Partition and post-colonial migrations - sometimes voluntary, often forced - have created borders in South Asia that serve to oppress rather than protect. Migrants and refugees feel their real home lies beyond...


The Pains of Mass Imprisonment

by Benjamin Fleury-Steiner & Jamie G Longazel

This concise and engaging book presents a critical perspective on the correctional system and the process of incarceration in the United States. Fleury-Steiner and Longazel emphasize the magnitude of mass imprisonment...