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Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education

by Annette Lareau

This new edition contextualizes Lareau's original ethnography in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing educators at the beginning of the new millennium.


Human Rights and Revolutions

by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Greg Grandin & Lynn Hunt

Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights. Covering...


Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II

by Henry J. Abraham

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 110 members of the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations...


A Field Guide to Left-Wing Wackos: And What to Do About Them

by Kfir Alfia

Here's everything you need to know about Anarchists, Peace Moms, Granolas, and many other types of left-wing wackos...so you can annoy them before they annoy you!

Dreadlocks. Megaphones. The stench of patchouli...


The Geography of Transport Systems

by Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature...


Mary Wollstonecraft, Pedagogy, and the Practice of Feminism

by Kirstin Hanley

This study examines Mary Wollstonecraft-generally recognized as the founder of the early feminist movement-by shedding light on her contributions to eighteenth-century instructional literature, and feminist...


The Longings and Limits of Global Citizenship Education: The Moral Pedagogy of Schooling in a Cosmopolitan Age

by Jeffrey S. Dill

As the world seemingly gets smaller and smaller, schools around the globe are focusing their attention on expanding the consciousness and competencies of their students to prepare them for the conditions of...


America's Dysfunctional Political System: Stability Without Success

by Steven E. Schier & Todd E. Eberly

Popular distrust and the entrenchment of government by professionals lie at the root of America's most pressing political problems. This characterization of contemporary American politics stems from the transformations...


Media Management, Telecommunications, and Business Strategy

by Richard A. Gershon

With today's dynamic and rapidly evolving environment, media managers must have a clear understanding of different delivery platforms, as well as a grasp of critical management, planning, and economic factors...


Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in a 21st Century World

by Randy K Lippert & Kevin Walby

Policing Cities brings together international scholars from numerous disciplines to examine urban policing, securitization, and regulation in nine countries and the conceptual issues these practices raise. Chapters...


Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Euro-Atlantic Security: The Future of NATO

by Paolo Foradori

This book offers a comprehensive examination of the important security issue of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament have returned to the top of the international political...


Sports Videogames

by Mia Consalvo, Konstantin Mitgutsch & Abe Stein

From Pong to Madden NFL to Wii Fit, Sports Videogames argues for the multiple ways that sports videogames-alongside televised and physical sports-impact one another, and how players and viewers make sense of...


Masculinity in Opera

by Philip Purvis

This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology...


Militancy and Violence in West Africa: Religion, Politics and Radicalisation

by James Gow, Funmi Olonisakin & Ernst Dijxhoorn

This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa.

Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in academic research,...


The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization

by Bassam Tibi

Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by...


Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss

by Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis & Brian Wynne

DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism's genome (a so-called 'micro-genome')...


Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State: The Rising Tide

by Peter Rudiak-Gould

The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese...


An Economic History of Early Modern India

by Tirthankar Roy

The death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 until the annexation of Maratha territories by the British East India Company in 1818 was a period of transition for the economy of India. This book focuses...


Postcolonial Encounters with International Relations

by Alina Sajed

Postcolonial Encounters in International Relations examines the social and cultural aspects of the political violence that underpinned the French colonial project in the Maghreb, and the multi-layered postcolonial...


Soviet Economic Management Under Khrushchev: The Sovnarkhoz Reform

by Nataliya Kibita

The Sovnarkhoz Reform of 1957 was designed by Khrushchev to improve efficiency in the Soviet economic system by decentralising economic decision making from all-Union branch ministries in Moscow to the governments...