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British Railways in the 1970s and '80s

by Greg Morse

For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City...


Mini

by Gillian Bardsley

The Mini was born in an age of austerity and shortage, intended to widen the base of motoring by making it more affordable for the average family. Ironically it would become something very different, a modern...


Women Writers in Postsocialist China

by Kay Schaffer & Xianlin Song

What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women's writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years....


Korea's Retirement Predicament: The Ageing Tiger

by Thomas R. Klassen & Yunjeong Yang

The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual - and often involuntary - retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment...


After Captain Cook: The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia

by Rodney Harrison & Christine Williamson

The original papers collected in this pioneering volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal and settler Australians....


Advancing Critical Criminology: Theory and Application

by Walter S. DeKeseredy & Barbara Perry

Advancing Critical Criminology constitutes a timely addition to the growing body of knowledge on critical criminology scholarship. DeKeseredy and Perry have assembled a volume that provides scholars with an...


Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth: The First Amendment Freedoms in Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism

by Murray Dry

Dry examines the U.S. Supreme Court's treatment of the First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech against the founding of the American Constitution and its philosophical underpinnings.


Democracy Reconsidered

by Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, Martha Bayles & David Alvis

Democracy Reconsidered provides an enlightening study of democracy in America's post-modern context. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and Peter Augustine Lawler explore some of the foundational principles of democracy...


Women, Body, Illness: Space and Identity in the Everyday Lives of Women with Chronic Illness

by Pamela Moss & Isabel Dyck

This provocative work explores concepts of body and space to understand the daily struggles of women with chronic illness. Moss and Dyck show how such women-coping with notions of illness, health, and being...


Community Media: A Global Introduction

by Ellie Rennie

This concise text will help readers understand the ongoing fascination with do-it-yourself media around the world. Ellie Rennie explains how community media has, since its beginning, challenged the mainstream....


Confrontation and Compromise: Presidential and Congressional Leadership, 2001-2006

by Jason D. Mycoff & Joseph A. Pika

The authors examine the relationship between President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress through six case studies from the first six years of the Bush presidency, including: education reform, campaign finance...


After Multiculturalism: The Politics of Race and the Dialectics of Liberty

by John F. Welsh

After Multiculturalism: The Discourse on Race and the Dialectics of Liberty provides an individualistic critique of multiculturalist thought in social theory and public policy through a survey of the discourses...


Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life After Terror

by Dhana Hughes

Drawing on original ethnographic field-research conducted primarily with former guerrilla insurgents in southern and central Sri Lanka, this book analyses the memories and narratives of people who have perpetrated...


The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge

by Nick Holdstock

In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government;...


The State and Revolution in the Twentieth-Century: Major Social Transformations of Our Time

by Berch Berberoglu

This book provides a comparative-historical analysis of the state and revolution in the twentieth century, focusing on the major socialist revolutions of our time. After examining the competing theories of the...


Transforming Conflict: Communication and Ethnopolitical Conflict

by Donald G. Ellis

This student-oriented book introduces and explains the dynamics of conflict and resolution-particularly in ethnic, ethnopolitical, and intercultural or intergroup conflicts. Providing a basic overview of the...


Public Sociology: From Social Facts to Literary Acts

by Ben Agger

Public Sociology examines the 'discourse' of mainstream journal articles in sociology in order to understand the essentially conservative nature of mainstream sociology. These articles primarily make advances...


The Media Globe: Trends in International Mass Media

by Yahya R. Kamalipour, Lee Artz & Cees J. Hamelink

In The Media Globe, a diverse group of scholars follows emerging patterns in media beyond the United States, identifying the issues and the potential impacts on democratic communication. The authors assess the...


Compass of Society: Commerce and Absolutism in Old-Regime France

by Henry C. Clark

Compass of Society rethinks the French route to a conception of 'commercial society' in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Henry C. Clark finds that the development of market liberalism, far from being...


European Football in Black and White: Tackling Racism in Football

by Christos Kassimeris

European Football in Black and White challenges the issue of racism in European football, identifies the causes of the problem and seeks its remedy.