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Reclaiming Food Security

by Michael S. Carolan

In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations - in both...

The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment

by Richard Scullion, Roman Gerodimos & Daniel Jackson

Technological, cultural and economic forces are transforming political communication, posing challenges and opportunities for politicians and media organisations, while at the same time many governments and...

Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies

by Bård A. Andreassen & Gordon Crawford

Human Rights, Power and Civic Action examines the interrelationship between struggles for human rights and the dynamics of power, focusing on situations of poverty and oppression in developing countries. It...

Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination

by Thomas Lemke

Over the past 15 years, a series of empirical studies in different countries have shown that our increasing genetic knowledge leads to new forms of exclusion, disadvantaging and stigmatization. The spectrum...

Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate

by Lisa Prevost

An exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the Northeast

Winner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time Author Award...

Inside the Parliamentary Press Gallery: Seeing Beyond the Spin

by Julian Fitzgerald

This book takes a look at the Press Gallery from its transfer to the new Parliament House in 1988 through to the present day. These years have coincided with massive change in communications technology and a...

Fire: The Spark That Ignited Human Evolution

by Frances D. Burton

Fire and light, and their impacts on our earliest human ancestor, are the subjects of this innovative study of the development of the species.

Race and Practice in Archaeological Interpretation

by Jr., Charles E. Orser

Charles E. Orser, Jr. argues that since race has been used implicitly in archaeology for more than 100 years, the issue must be addressed directly despite the long history of debate, denial, and ignorance.

Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War

by Thomas M. Nichols

In an age of new threats to international security, the old rules of war are rapidly being discarded by the great powers. This study explores how and why states will exercise the preventive use of force in the...

An Imagined Geography: Sierra Leonean Muslims in America

by JoAnn D'Alisera

In An Imagined Geography, anthropologist JoAnn D'Alisera demonstrates persuasively that the long-held anthropological paradigms of separate, bounded, and unique communities, geographically located and neatly...

Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea

by Silvia Tomášková

Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea that humanity's first expression of art, religion and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this classic category of the...

Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't

by Robert G. Kaiser

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008.

The founding...

Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages

by Anne Mendelson

Part cookbook—with more than 120 enticing recipes—part culinary history, part inquiry into the evolution of an industry, Milk is a one-of-a-kind book that will forever change the way we think about dairy...

The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime

by Adrian Raine

With a 4-page full-color insert, and black-and-white illustrations throughout

Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades...

Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility

by Robert Kuttner

One of our foremost economic thinkers challenges a cherished tenet of today’s financial orthodoxy: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government—“austerity”—is the solution...

Clash!: 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are

by Hazel Rose Markus & Alana Conner

"If you fear that cultural, political, and class differences are tearing America apart, read this important book." -Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., author of The Righteous Mind

Who will rule in the twenty-first century:...

A History of Japanese Literature: From the Manyoshu to Modern Times

by Shuichi Kato & Don Sanderson

A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of...

Educational Provision for Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Meeting Their Needs

by Glenys Jones

The range of educational options available to a child with Autism and Asperger syndrome is broad, but choosing the right path can often be a complex task for all involved. This book provides information and...

Icons of Power: Feline Symbolism in the Americas

by Nicholas J. Saunders

Icons of Power investigates why the image of the cat has been such a potent symbol in the art, religion and mythology of indigenous American cultures for three thousand years.

The jaguar and the puma epitomize...

Emergency Propaganda: The Winning of Malayan Hearts and Minds 1948-1958

by Kumar Ramakrishna

Sheds new light on the hitherto neglected years of the Emergency (1955-58) demonstrating how it was British propaganda which decisively ended the shooting war in December 1958. The study argues for a concept...