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Race, Law and American Society: 1607-Present

by Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

This second edition of Gloria Browne-Marshall's seminal work , tracing the history of racial discrimination in American law from colonial times to the present, is now available with major revisions. Throughout,...


Globalization of Law and Human Rights: From Norms to Fulfillment

by Alison Brysk

How does the globalization of law, the emergence of multiple and shifting venues of legal accountability, enhance or evade the fulfillment of international human rights? Alison Brysk's edited volume aims to...


Russia After 2012: From Putin to Medvedev to Putin Continuity, Change, or Revolution?

by J.L. Black & Michael Johns

This book provides an overview of the state of Russia after the 2012 presidential election. It considers a wide range of both domestic and international issues, examining both the run up to and the consequences...


Iran Unveiled: How the Revolutionary Guards Is Transforming Iran from Theocracy Into Military Dictatorship

by Ali Alfoneh

Iran is currently experiencing the most important change in its history since the revolution of 1979 and the establishment of the Islamic Republic: The regime in Tehran, traditionally ruled by the Shia clergy,...


To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia

by Paul Mercieca, Anne Chapman & Marnie O'Neill

Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural...


Painful Birth: How Chile Became a Free and Prosperous Society

by James Rolph Edwards

Painful Birth discusses how Chile escaped becoming a communist state in the late 1970s and transformed into a free and prosperous society. It narrates the events and explains the economic policies, institutional...


Television and the Self: Knowledge, Identity, and Media Representation

by Deborah A. Macey, Kathleen M. Ryan & Tanja N. Aho

Media scholars attempt to assess how the media informs and shapes the way we view our lives. This book explores the multiple influences of television in a media landscape that is becoming increasingly fractured....


Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff

By examining the bilateral relationships between Russia and each of the former Soviet republics, this book answers how and why states that are in power asymmetry and have mistrust of one another are able to...


Impartial Justice: The Real Supreme Court Cases That Define the Constitutional Right to a Neutral and Detached Decisionmaker

by Eric T. Kasper

This book discusses the Constitutional right to a neutral decisionmaker, focusing on U.S. Supreme Court cases on the Sixth Amendment guarantee to a jury in criminal cases and to the due process requirements...


Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America

by Dána-Ain, Ph.D Davis, Christa, Ph.D Craven & Mary K. Anglin

This collection reengages 20th century debates on feminist ethnography in a 21st century context. It serves as a critical dialog about the possibilities for feminist ethnography in the 21st century—at the...


An Introduction to African Legal Philosophy

by John Murungi

This is an introductory book on African legal philosophy. The book claims that African legal philosophy exists and is intelligible in the context of African culture, just as every other legal philosophy has...


John Stuart Mill's Platonic Heritage: Happiness Through Character

by Antis Loizides

This book explores various connections of John Stuart Mill’s thought to ancient Greek philosophy primarily in relation to his conception of happiness. It argues that a better understanding of Mill’s background...


Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography

by Andrew Gorman-Murray, Barbara Pini & Lia Bryant

This edited book offers a detailed examination of the interstices of ruralities and sexualities over a number of different countries, focusing a geographical lens on the relationships between sexualities and...


Voices of Privilege and Sacrifice from Women Volunteers in India: I Can Change

by Aditi Mitra

This ethnographic study looks closely at women from the upper and middle classes in Kolkata, India, who work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that help empower women from all classes of society.


Birth Chairs, Midwives, and Medicine

by Amanda Carson Banks

There was a time when birth was treated as a natural process rather than a medical condition. Before 1800, women gave birth seated in birth chairs or on stools and were helped along by midwives. Then societal...


Blue Ridge Folklife

by Ted Olson

In the years immediately preceding the founding of the American nation the Blue Ridge region, which stretches through large sections of Virginia and North Carolina and parts of surrounding states along the Appalachian...


Cajun Foodways

by C. Paige Gutierrez & Barry Jean Ancelet

Cajun food has become a popular "ethnic" food throughout America during the last decade. This fascinating book explores the significance of Cajun cookery on its home turf in south Louisiana, a region marked...


Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-Being

by Tabona Shoko

Tabona Shoko contends that religion and healing are intricately intertwined in African religions. This book on the religion of the Karanga people of Zimbabwe sheds light on important methodological issues relevant...


Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture

by Sharon Alker & Leith Davis

The fourteen essays included in Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture re-orient scholarly understanding of Robert Burns by focusing on the reception and representation of the Scottish poet and songwriter in...


The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracy

by Brent E. Kinser

Brent E. Kinser explores the presence of the American Civil War in the writings of British intellectuals such as Thomas Carlyle, Anthony Trollope, Walter Bagehot, and John Stuart Mill, all of whom engaged in...