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Jewish Catacombs

by Elsa Laurenzi

This slender well-written book is packed with easy-toread information about the structure of the Jewish community of Rome and the politics and history of the city where it developed and grew. Not an easy task...


Migration Management?

by Sandra Paola Alvarez Tinajero

This book takes the reader into the lives of migrant workers who perform low-status occupations in Ragusa, Sicily. By drawing parallels between the experiences of live-in care and farm migrant workers, the author...


Tired of Being a Refugee

by Fiorella Larissa Erni

After six decades of protracted refugeehood, patterns of social identification are changing among the young people of the fourth refugee generation in the Palestinian refugee camp Burj al-Shamali in Southern...


Everyday Resistance

by Raksha Vasudevan

Northern Sri Lanka has been at the heart of the country’s 30-year civil war, a bloody conflict which has given rise to an estimated 40,000 households headed by women in this region. Based on fieldwork conducted...


Regional studies within the context of education

by Miriam Uhrinová & Jozef Zentko

This era is bringing us many scientific and technical conveniences, which are coming into each individual’s life at a relentless speed. These modern improvements, methods and procedures are to a large extent...


European and global contexts of poverty in the period of social and demographic transformations of the society

by Anna Žilová, Alena Novotna & Joseph Mary Venus

The fundamental question of contemporary society is how to solve social problems. It is to consider to what extent, how intensely and on what principle, is it possible and necessary to distribute material assistance,...


Social Connections

by Veronika Žilová

Questo libro va ad analizzare i comportamenti sociali adottati dalla popolazione slovacca dopo il 1990, anni durante i quali la repubblica Slovacca si scontra con importanti cambiamenti sociali e politici. La...


We, the People

by Balázs Trencsényi, Mishkova Diana, Bojan Aleksov & Bülent Bilmez et al.

pAnalyzes the processes of nation-building in nineteenth and early-twentieth-century south-eastern Europe. A product of transnational comparative teamwork, this collection represents a coordinated interpretation...


The Roma: a Minority in Europe

by Roni Stauber & Raphael Vago

The main issues arising from the encounter between Roma people and surrounding European society since the time of their arrival in Medieval Europe until today are discussed in this work. The history of their...


The Anti-American Century

by Ivan Krastev & Alan Mcpherson

This book interrogates the nature of anti-Americanism today and over the last century. It asks several questions: How do we define the phenomenon from different perspectives: political, social, and cultural?...


The Roma in Romanian History

by Viorel Achim

One of the greatest challenges during the enlargement process of the European Union towards the east is how the issue of the Roma or Gypsies is tackled. This ethnic minority group represents a much higher share...


Community Vigilantes in Metropolitan Kano 1985-2005

by Rasheed Olaniyi

Kano is a city where a multi-layered form of community policing was established in the era of the rollback of the state in social provisioning in the midst of ever-increasing armed banditry and crime. Between...


Gated Neighbourhoods and privatisation of urban security in Ibadan Metropolis

by Oluseyi Fabiyi

One of the consequences of the failure of the state to protect life and property of its entire citizens especially in developing countries like Nigeria is the emergences of private alternatives to crime prevention...


Approaches to Aboriginal Education in Canada

by Frances Widdowson & Albert Howard

In the crucial discussion of Aboriginal education in Canada, there are two distinct schools of thought: parallelism and integrationism. For the first time in one volume, leading thinkers on both sides share...


Changing Urban Landscapes

by Aa. Vv. & Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


Europe and problems of marketization: from Polanyi to Scharpf

by Colin Crouch

The author uses the theory of the 'Great Transformation' of the industrialisation of England developed by Karl Polanyi to describe the current situation in Europe. There is a strong marketisation of the economy...


The Case Study as Research Method

by Yves-Chantal Gagnon

The main advantages of case research are that it can produce an in-depth analysis of phenomena in context, support the development of historical perspectives and guarantee high internal validity, which is to...


Geographical Information and Urban Transport Systems

by Arnaud Banos & Thomas Thévenin

Urban transport systems need to be analyzed from various perspectives: the offer on one hand, the demand on the other hand, but also their negative externalities (risks of transport systems). These three dimensions...


Pop Music, Media, and Youth Cultures

by Lello Savonardo

In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the singer and songwriter Bob Dylan ?for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.? This suggests how important pop...


Classify, Exclude, Police

by Laurent Fourchard

An important contribution to academic conversations between history, social sciences, and comparative urban studies that explores the effects and limits of public action on urban lives.

  • Examines the limits...