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The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century

by Scott Kurashige, Grace Lee Boggs & Danny Glover

A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in...


A People's Guide to Los Angeles

by Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough & Wendy Cheng

A People's Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.'s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race,...


God's Laboratory: Assisted Reproduction in the Andes

by Elizabeth F. S. Roberts

Assisted reproduction, with its test tubes, injections, and gamete donors, raises concerns about the nature of life and kinship. Yet these concerns do not take the same shape around the world. In this innovative...


Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

by Michael Lempert

The Dalai Lama has represented Buddhism as a religion of non-violence, compassion, and world peace, but this does not reflect how monks learn their vocation. This book shows how monasteries use harsh methods...


Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan

by Matthew S. Hull

In the electronic age, documents appear to have escaped their paper confinement. But we are still surrounded by flows of paper with enormous consequences. In the planned city of Islamabad, order and disorder...


Life in Debt: Times of Care and Violence in Neoliberal Chile

by Clara Han

Chile is widely known as the first experiment in neoliberalism in Latin America, carried out and made possible through state violence. Since the beginning of the transition in 1990, the state has pursued a national...


Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature

by Agustín| Fuentes

There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and...


Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

by Sienna R. Craig

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other it must prove...


The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

by Jesse L. Byock

The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy...


Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion

by Shawn Bender

With its thunderous sounds and dazzling choreography, Japanese taiko drumming has captivated audiences in Japan and across the world, making it one of the most successful performing arts to emerge from Japan...


Intersection: How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap between Business, Technology, and People

by Milan Guenther

Many organizations struggle with the dynamics and the complexity of today's social ecosystems that connect everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time. Facing challenges at the intersection of business...


Immigration and Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century

by Noah M. J. Pickus, Kwame Anthony Appiah & Rogers M. Smith

In this important book, a distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and legal experts explore three related issues: the Immigration and Naturalization Service's historic review of its citizenship...


The Odyssey of Political Theory: The Politics of Departure and Return

by Patrick J. Deneen

This important book offers readers original insights into The Odyssey, and it provides a new understanding of the classic works of Plato, Rousseau, Vico, Horkheimer, and Adorno.


Railroads and the American People

by H. Roger Grant

In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores...


The Most Fundamental Right: Contrasting Perspectives on the Voting Rights Act

by Daniel McCool

Passed in 1965 during the height of the Civil Rights movement, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) changed the face of the American electorate, dramatically increasing minority voting, especially in the South. While...


Sword & Salve: Confronting New Wars and Humanitarian Crises

by Peter J. Hoffman & Thomas G. Weiss

In the first book to systematically explore the linkages between war and emergency response, Hoffman and Weiss focus on the profound impact of new wars with non-state actors. The authors trace the evolution...


The Performance of Nations

by Jacek Kugler & Ronald L. Tammen

Why do some nations fail while others succeed? How can we compare the political capacity of a totalitarian regime to a democracy? Are democracies always more efficient? The Performance of Nations answers these...


The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & janet M. Lang

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis recreates the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders...


A Mission under Duress: The Nanjing Massacre and Post-Massacre Social Conditions Documented by American Diplomats

by Suping Lu

This book explores the massacre that occurred after the Japanese captured the Chinese capital of Nanjing in December 1937. In January 1938, three American diplomats arrived in Nanjing and sent numerous atrocity...


War and the American Presidency

by Arthur Meier Schlesinger

"Historical reflections that deftly challenge the political and ideological foundations of President Bush's foreign policy."--Charles A. Kupchan, New York Times In a book that brings a magisterial command of...