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The Human Security Agenda: How Middle Power Leadership Defied U.S. Hegemony

by Ronald M. Behringer

A unique look at how middle power states have fulfilled human security initiatives by emphasizing the security of human beings rather than of nation-states.


Terrorism and Affordance

by Max Taylor & P.M. Currie

A collection of essays by leading experts that explores the usefulness of the concept of affordance in helping to understand terrorism and political violence.


Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Film

by Niamh Thornton

A study of the representation of political conflict in Mexican film.


Critical Theory and Contemporary Europe

by William Outhwaite

This volume in the Critical Theory and Contemporary Society series looks at the contributions of critical theorists to the study of Europe.


Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

by Gilbert Ramsay

This volume examines "jihadi" content on the Internet by drawing on both Arabic and English primary source materials. After examining this content as digital media, the work looks at how it is productively consumed...


Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture

by Alzena MacDonald

The 'serial killer' has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture since the term was coined by Robert Ressler at the FBI in the mid-1970s. Murders and Acquisitions explores the social and political implications...


The Concealment of the State

by Jason Royce Lindsey

Concealing the state frees us from admitting the unpleasant truth-in today's world we are utterly dependent upon the state's increasingly frantic efforts to control risk. To this end, states have created systems...


The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Cultural Theory

by Maria del Pilar Blanco & Esther Peeren

The Spectralities Reader is the first volume to collect the rich scholarship produced in the wake of the �spectral turn� of the early 1990s, which saw ghosts and haunting conjured as compelling analytical...


Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century

by Darrow Schecter

Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century provides a thorough overview of critical theory, looking at its history and shortfalls.

First, the book explains the developments from the Frankfurt School and from...


The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism

by John P. Clark

The Impossible Community confronts a critical moment when social and ecological catastrophe loom, the Left seems unable to articulate a response, and the Right is monopolizing public debates. This book offers...


Making Another World Possible: Anarchism, Anti-capitalism and Ecology in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Britain

by Peter Ryley

Making Another World Possible identifies the British contribution to the genealogy of modern green and anti-capitalist thinking by examining left libertarian ideologies in the late 19th and early 20th century...


Lifestyle Politics and Radical Activism

by Laura Portwood-Stacer

Attempts by people to enact their political beliefs in their daily lives have become commonplace in contemporary US culture, in spheres ranging from shopping habits to romantic attachments. This groundbreaking...


Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

by Lara Deeb & Mona Harb

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral...


Driven: How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change

by Richard Foot

It was over in seconds. In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. Travelling...


Varieties of Conservatism in America

by Peter Berkowitz

This book examines the questions that divide conservatives today and reveals the variety of answers put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. The contributors—drawn from varied...


Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town

by Mirta Ojito

The true story of an immigrant's murder that turned a quaint village on the Long Island shore into ground zero in the war on immigration

 

In November of 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented...


The Best of Social Anarchism

by Howard J. Ehrlich & a. h. s. boy

Since 1980, Social Anarchism: A Journal of Theory and Practice has developed into a premier anarchist periodical, a feat that is honored in this anthology that showcases the journal's finest pieces. Dividing...


In Amma's Healing Room: Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

"[I]t is extremely salubrious to see the ways Islam works in the lives of ordinary people who are not politicized in their religious lives.... No other book on South Asia has material like this." -Ann Grodzins...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...


Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

by Wilma King

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance...