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The Just War Myth: The Moral Illusions of War

by Andrew Fiala

As war continues to be a primary topic in public debate, Andrew Fiala in The Just War Myth critically examines the concept of just war, arguing that actual wars never live up to the ideals of just war theory....


Mañana es San Perón: A Cultural History of Perón's Argentina

by Mariano Ben Plotkin

The regime of Juan Perón is one of the most studied topics of Argentina's contemporary history. This book—an English translation of a highly popular, critically acclaimed Spanish language edition—provides...


The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2008

by Andrew E. Busch, Marty Cohen & Stephen J. Farnsworth

This book present a broad overview of the presidential nomination process through a detailed examination of some of its most significant components; and to showcase some of the most interesting work now being...


The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class

by Diana Kendall

The Power of Good Deeds allows us to see behind the media image of upper-class women and to observe how these women use their social power not only to benefit other, less-fortunate people, but also to benefit...


Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties

by Betsy Hartmann, Banu Subramaniam & Charles Zerner

Making Threats is designed to make students, scholars, activists and policymakers think critically about how environmental and biological fears are implicated in the construction of threats to local, national...


Members Only: Elite Clubs and The Process of Exclusion

by Diana Kendall

Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality....


Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan: Struggles and Change

by Armando Navarro

This exciting new volume from Armando Navarro offers the most current and comprehensive political history of the Mexicano experience in the United States. Viewing Mexicanos today as an occupied and colonized...


Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention

by Jonathan Moore, Kofi A. Annan & Mary B. Anderson

Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of...


The Navajo Political Experience

by David E. Wilkins

The book offers a way to explore the culture of politics and the politics of culture confronted by all native peoples.


The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment

by Alf Hornborg

Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes....


The Mexican American Family: Tradition and Change

by Norma Williams

This is the first book to provide readers with an overall understanding of changing patterns in the extended and conjugal family relationships of the second largest ethnic minority group in the United States....


Work and Other Sins: Life in New York City and Thereabouts

by Charlie LeDuff

From the New York Times bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy

"Except for a few drinks, nothing is free in Charlie LeDuff's blunt and touching Work and Other Sins. The laughter and wisdom are hard...


Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof!: The American Impact on European Popular Culture since 1945

by Sabrina P. Ramet & Gordana Crnkovic

Explores American influences not only on European television, fashions, fast food, and rock music, but also on youth organizations, literature, UFO culture, and religious faith.


Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government

by Lucas E. Morel

Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate...


Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Obstacles and Innovative Solutions

by Mary Riley

The expert contributors from around the globe provide unique case studies to guide indigenous communities and their partners in protecting their intellectual property. Addressing the poor fit between western...


The Second Generation: Ethnic Identity among Asian Americans

by Pyong Gap Min

Min provides a critical overview of Asian American identity issues among second generation ethnic Asians. From the social constructionist perspective, the book is an anthology of empirical studies of Asian Americans'...


The Healing of Nations: The Promise and Limits of Political Forgiveness

by Mark R. Amstutz

How does one forgive an international political transgression as deep as genocide or apartheid? Forgiveness is often conceived of as an element of personal morality, and even at that it is difficult. This book...


The Deliberative Impulse: Motivating Discourse in Divided Societies

by Andrew F. Smith

Andrew F. Smith argues that citizens of divided societies have three powerful incentives to engage in public deliberation_in free, open, and reasoned dialogue aimed at contributing to the establishment of well-developed...


The Mongols at China's Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity

by Uradyn E. Bulag

This important study explores the multifaceted experience of Mongols in China, past and present, as their identity balances precariously between historical memory and their contemporary position as an ethnic...


Nationalisms of Japan: Managing and Mystifying Identity

by Brian J. Mcveigh

In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism'—the same processes and practices...