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The Political Economy of the Cambodian Transition

by Caroline Hughes

Cambodia underwent a triple transition in the 1990s: from war to peace, from communism to electoral democracy, and from command economy to free market. This book addresses the political economy of these transitions,...


Social Protection as Development Policy

by Sarah Cook & Naila Kabeer

The Asian crisis of the late 1990s severely affected some of the most successful economies in the region, placing the issue of social protection high on the regional and international agenda. Subsequently, growth...


Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion

by Ilya Parkins, Elizabeth M. Sheehan & Rita Felski

An interdisciplinary collection illuminating how fashion shaped concepts and practices of femininity and modernity


Jakarta Undercover II

by Moammar Emka

After the enormous success of Jakarta Undercover, Moammar Emka is back with more on the seedy nightlife and underground sex servics of modern, hip Jakarta. Delving deep into the city's karaoke clubs, massage...


Dear Self: A Year In The Life of A Welfare Mother

by Richelene Mitchell, Susanah I Pittam & Imam Zaid Shakir

Dear Self is the penetrating journal of Richelene Mitchell, a young African American mother of seven struggling to raise her children while wrestling with the burden of poverty, callous public policy, and both...


Contemporary Buddhist Ethics

by Damien Keown

This innovative volume brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice....


Black Pearls

by Eric V. Copage

Eric V. Copage's Black Pearls is an extraordinary book of inspirational thoughts and practical advice for African-Americans. The 365 quotes that begin each day's entry range from African proverbs to wisdom from...


Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers

by Idelisse Malavé & Esti Giordani

At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers,...


Jewish Rhetorics: History, Theory, Practice

by Michael Bernard-Donals & Janice W. Fernheimer

Addresses the plurality of Jewish approaches to rhetoric and traditions from ancient times to the present day


Barry's First Time

by John Derek

This book contains a depiction of a first person sexual act. Barry is straight. Or so he thinks. Until he sees his neighbor getting a blow job. It makes him wonder what is that all about. This is a first person...


Bonds

by Grant. D. Tomson

The world as we know it, has changed. A global cataclysmic event has wiped out 95% of the population resulting in the total ruin of our infrastructures. A group of six friends struggle for day to day survival...


Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World

by Doug Saunders

Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed...


Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications

by Maggie O'Neill, Brian Roberts & Andrew Sparkes

Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a 'life story' and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical...


Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

by Josee Johnston & Shyon Baumann

This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent 'hole in the wall' ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck...


In Solidarity: Friendship, Family, and Activism Beyond Gay and Straight

by Lisa Tillmann

In Solidarity: Friendship, Family, and Activism Beyond Gay and Straight shows what being an ally (in this case to LGBTQ+ persons and communities) requires, means, and does. Through prose, poetry, performance...


Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Film: Reel Education

by Daniel P. Liston & Ian Renga

Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical...


The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memory

by James B. Lewis

As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international...


Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations

by Tommaso M. Milani

This volume showcases cutting-edge research in the linguistic and discursive study of masculinities, comprising the first significant edited collection on language and masculinities since Johnson and Meinhof's...


In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


A Strand of Hope: America's DNA

by Ruth Cooper

Long before the cold winter at Valley Forge, to the bleak grayness of 9-11, there have been many times when it seemed all hope was lost. Woven throughout the history of America, an unbreakable strand of hope...