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50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism

by Michael Zezima

Since when was it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it “un-American” to question our government’s policies? And how did the Far Right manage to claim the flag exclusively for itself?

A book that the country...

Why Do People Hate America?

by Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies

The controversial bestseller that caused huge waves in the UK! The Independent calls it "required reading." Noam Chomsky says it "contains valuable information that we should know, over here, for our own good,...

Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies

by Russ Kick & Richard Metzger

The third of Russ Kick’s bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés:

  • Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring....

Voices of Courage: Selected Stories from Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices

by International Museum of Women

Voices of Courage is a selection of interviews and artwork included in the International Museum of Women's online exhibition "Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices." The women included in this anthology are examples...

The Other African Americans: Contemporary African and Caribbean Families in the United States

by Yoku Shaw-Taylor & Steven A. Tuch

Despite their growing presence, research on Caribbean and, especially, African immigrants has been scant. The scarcity of writings on these "other" African Americans contributes to the invisibility of these...

The Huk Rebellion: A Study of Peasant Revolt in the Philippines

by Benedict J. Kerkvliet

Newly available with an updated bibliographic essay, this highly acclaimed work explores the Huk rebellion, a momentous peasant revolt in the Philippines. Unlike prevailing top-down analysis, Kerkvliet seeks...

Scandinavia in World Politics

by Christine Ingebritsen

This clear and engaging text offers a sustained appraisal of Scandinavia's foreign policy and role in the global economy in the post-Cold War period.

Preventive Measures: Building Risk Assessment and Crisis Early Warning Systems

by Ted Robert Gurr, John L. Davies & Adeel Ahmed

State failure, ethnopolitical war, genocide, famine, and refugee flows are variants of a type of complex political and humanitarian crisis, exemplified during the 1990s in places like Somalia, Bosnia, Liberia,...

Not Monsters: Analyzing the Stories of Child Molesters

by Pamela D. Schultz

What could possibly motivate a person to molest a child? In search of insights, Not Monsters documents the stories of nine convicted child molesters through one-on-one interviews, listening to what offenders...

Negotiating a Complex World: An Introduction to International Negotiation

by Brigid Starkey, Mark A. Boyer & Jonathan Wilkenfeld

A third edition of this book is now available.

Negotiating a Complex World introduces undergraduate students of international relations to the high stakes world of international negotiation. The book uses the...

Is Lighter Better?: Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans

by Joanne L. Rondilla & Paul Spickard

Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." That is, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account...

Istanbul: Between the Global and the Local

by Caglar Keyder, Tanil Bora & Ayfer Bartu

This groundbreaking volume investigates the processes of globalization in Istanbul, one of the oldest and grandest of world cities. Explaining the course of the conflicts and the compromises involved in maintaining...

Institutional Racism: A Primer on Theory and Strategies for Social Change

by Shirley Better

In the United States the economic exploitation of non-white groups has included the reliance on African American slave labor by Southern plantation owners, the systematic removal of Native Americans from their...

Guns, Gun Control, and Elections: The Politics and Policy of Firearms

by Harry L. Wilson

Gun-related violence remains an intractable problem despite a decline in the past decade. Some believe the solution lies in stricter gun control laws while others think these measures would be ineffective or...

Media Bias?: A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive, 1975-2000

by Tawnya J. Adkins Covert & Philo C. Wasburn

Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as 'conservative' or 'liberal'? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major...

Deductive Irrationality: A Commonsense Critique of Economic Rationalism

by David Kehl, Stephen McCarthy & James E. Alvey

Deductive Irrationality examines and critiques economic rationalism by assessing the work of influential political philosophers and economic theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Adam Smith, Friedrich...

What Is Crime?: Controversies over the Nature of Crime and What to Do about It

by Stuart Henry, Mark M. Lanier & Mortimer J. Adler

In What Is Crime?, the first book-length treatment of the topic, contributors debate the content of crime from diverse perspectives: consensus/moral, cultural/relative, conflict/power, anarchist/critical, feminist,...

Webs of Power: Women, Kin, and Community in a Sumatran Village

by Evelyn Blackwood

Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Although the book focuses on one village, it provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. By exploring the contestations...

Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights

by Paul R. Brewer

In Value War, Paul R. Brewer looks at how the public debate about gay rights has shaped public opinion and conversely how public opinion has shaped the public debate about gay rights.

The Taste of American Place: A Reader on Regional and Ethnic Foods

by James R. Shortridge, Barbara G. Shortridge & Cary W. de Wit

Tracing the intertwined roles of food, ethnicity, and regionalism in the construction of American identity, this textbook examines the central role food plays in our lives. Drawing on a range of disciplines-including...