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Little Vast Rooms of Undoing: Exploring Identity and Embodiment through Public Toilet Spaces

by Dara Blumenthal

Little Vast Rooms of Undoing explores the relationship between identity and embodiment in public toilet spaces.


North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-first Century

by Craig E. Colten & Geoffrey L. Buckley

This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building...


Space, Place, and Sex: Geographies of Sexualities

by Lynda Johnston & Robyn Longhurst

This accessible and engaging book provides a critical geography of sex and sexuality from the body to the globe. Drawing on queer, feminist, gender, social, and cultural studies, Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst...


Organization Theory and Transnational Social Movements: Organizational Life and Internal Dynamics of Power Exercise within the Alternative Globalizati

by Kleber Bertrand Ghimire

This book explores the internal functioning and exercise of power inside a widely acclaimed transnational social organization: the alternative globalization movement. Drawing on new empirical data and perspectives...


Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, James B. Swan & Gearoid O hAllmhurain et al.

Irish Migrants in New Communities: Seeking the Fair Land? examines the interactions of Irish migrants and the new societies and experiences that opened up to them through the process of emigration and exile....


Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains...


Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy

by Corinne Goria

The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators — including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment...


Koreans in North America: Their Experiences in the Twenty-First Century

by Pyong Gap Min

Koreans in North America covers various topics related to Korean experiences in the U.S. and Canada, including their immigration and settlement patterns, changes in business patterns, and identity, comprehensively....


The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography

by Alexander B. Murphy, Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov & Bella Bychkova Jordan

Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches...


Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

by Todd Miller

Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of US Border Patrol and the long-term consequences for free society.


When the Earth Roars: Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in Japan

by Gregory Smits

Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness...


The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...


Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Questions of Expatriate Identity in Contemporary American Paris

by Kelly Rogers

This book provides an intimate portrait of twenty American expatriate women residing in Paris today. Pulling back the veil of idealism and romanticism shrouding the women’s migrant lives, the book examines...


Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations

by Olaf Kuhlke, Adam M. Pine, Matthew Kurtz & Teresa Heiland et al.

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between dance and geography. It includes articles from geographers, anthropologists, dance historians, architects, and urban planners and...


Cities of North America: Contemporary Challenges in U.S. and Canadian Cities

by Lisa Benton-Short

This timely text provides a comprehensive overview of the dramatic and rapidly evolving issues confronting the cities of North America. Metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada face a range...


A Language Older Than Words

by Derrick Jensen

At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed...


Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros

by Derrick Jensen

In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an...


Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security

by John J. Pitney Jr. & John-Clark Levin

Private Anti-Piracy Navies assesses the historical context, current state, and future prospects of privatizing maritime security vessels. It places particular emphasis on the economic, legal, and operational...


Making Cairo Medieval

by Nezar AlSayyad, Irene A. Bierman & Nasser Rabbat

During the nineteenth century, Cairo witnessed one of its most dramatic periods of transformation. Well on its way to becoming a modern and cosmopolitan city, by the end of the century, a 'medieval' Cairo had...


Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar: Struggles for Identity, Movement, and Civilization

by Akbar Keshodkar

Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar examines how Zanzibaris are struggling to move through the local landscape in the post-socialist era dominated by tourism. Using the theoretical framework...