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China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations

by Li Xing & with Abdulkadir Osman Farah

This collection seeks to put contemporary China-Africa relations in critical, comparative context and in doing so, it will go beyond descriptions of inter-regional trade and investment, large- and small-scale...


The Law of War

by Ingrid Detter

The third edition of Ingrid Detter's authoritative work explores the changing legal context of modern warfare in light of events over the last decade. The new edition covers post 9/11 events and the resulting...


Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungry

by Jean Ziegler

Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent....


Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sector: An Introduction

by Theo N.M. Schuyt

Offering an introduction to modern philanthropy with regard to the commitment and willingness of citizens, funds, churches and businesses to contribute voluntarily to society Philanthropy and the Philanthropy...


Argentine Serialised Radio Drama in the Infamous Decade, 1930-1943: Transmitting Nationhood

by Lauren Rea

In her study of key serialized radio dramas broadcast from 1930 to 1943, Rea analyses the work of leading exponents of the genre against the wider backdrop of nation-building, intellectual movements and popular...


Future States: From International to Global Political Order

by Stephen Paul Haigh

Globalization consists of an interlocking array of political, economic, social, and cultural forces that challenge the traditional international order in two key ways. First, states historically had 'hard shells',...


Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility?

by Jon Birger Skjærseth & Per Ove Eikeland

This study explores how the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) actually works on the ground affecting corporate climate strategies. It covers general sector responses as well as systematic comparative studies...


Varieties of Personal Theology: Charting the Beliefs and Values of American Young Adults

by David T. Gortner

Through fascinating in-depth interviews and surveys, David Gortner looks specifically at 'emerging adults' (aged 18-25) as young theologians who, regardless of religious background, wrestle with fundamental...


Europe and the Post-Yugoslav Space

by Branislav Radeljic

Charting the path from intervention to integration Europe and the Post-Yugoslav Space examines the role of Europeanization on the development of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia,...


Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema

by Peter C. Pugsley

From the critically acclaimed Malaysian film Sepet to the on-going box office successes of the films created by Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, cinematic texts from the nations of Asia are increasingly capturing...


Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women's Shelters and Hospitals: Politicizing the Female Body

by Lori A. Brown

This book examines the relationship between space, defined physically, legally and legislatively, and how these factors directly impact the spaces of abortion. It analyses how various political entities shape...


Women in Political Theory

by Jane Duran

The first volume to explore comprehensively the intersection of feminism, politics and philosophy, Women in Political Theory sheds light on the contributions of women philosophers and theorists to contemporary...


Producing Islamic Knwoledge: Transmission and Diss: Transmission and Dissemination in Western Europe

by Martin van Bruinessen & Stefano Allievi

How do Muslims in Europe acquire discursive and practical knowledge of Islam? How are conceptions of Islamic beliefs, values and practices transmitted and how do they change? Who are the authorities on these...


Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

by Simon Reynolds

In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed...


Praising His Name in the Dance: Spirit Possession in the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work in Trinidad, West Indies

by Kenneth Anthony Lum

The author provides a detailed portrait of the Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work, two religions that share a common basis in the traditional religion of the Yoruba in West Africa. Specifically, the author...


Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870-1914

by Simon Sleight

Using turn-of-the-century Melbourne as a prime historical location for investigating the relationship between a discourse of youth, youthful experience and the shaping of new urban spaces, Simon Sleight examines...


Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

by George Plasketes

These essays bring together the stories of 23 debut albums over a nearly fifty year span, ranging from Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 to The Go! Team in 2004. In addition to biographical background and...


Religious and Sexual Identities: A Multi-faith Exploration of Young Adults

by Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip & Sarah-Jane Page

Presenting qualitative and quantitative findings on the lived experiences of around seven hundred young adults from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and mixed-faith backgrounds, Religious and...


Health Communication and Mass Media: An Integrated Approach to Policy and Practice

by Rukhsana Ahmed & Benjamin R. Bates

In Health Communication and Mass Media, contributing authors engage and expand upon significant theories informing efforts at mediated health communication; demonstrate the practical utility of these theories;...


Documents of Life Revisited: Narrative and Biographical Methodology for a 21st Century Critical Humanism

by Liz Stanley

The cultural and narrative turn has had a considerable impact upon research in the social sciences as well as in the arts and humanities, with Ken Plummer's Documents of Life constituting a central text in the...