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Transnational Pakistani Connections: Marrying 'Back Home'

by Katharine Charsley

Since restrictions on commonwealth labour immigration to Britain in the 1960s, marriage has been the dominant form of migration between Pakistan and the UK. Most transnational Pakistani marriages are between...


Social Protest in Contemporary China, 2003-2010: Transitional Pains and Regime Legitimacy

by Yanqi Tong & Shaohua Lei

China's economic transformation has brought with it much social dislocation, which in turn has led to much social protest. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the large-scale mass incidents which...


Afghanistan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Nazes Afroz & Moska Najib

Afghanistan is situated at the crossroads of Asia, a strategically important location that connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Down the ages it has been subjected to continuous...


The Tragic Idea

by Vassilis Lambropoulos, Paul Cartledge & Susanna Morton Braund

We attribute a tragic quality to many things - works, experiences, values, events - but we forget how modern this idea is. This book traces the rise of the tragic idea from early Romanticism to late Modernism....


Girls and Women, Men & Boys: Gender in Taradale 18861930

by Caroline Daley

For much of their lives, the people of Taradale, New Zealand, did not live in the so-called separate spheres. They lived in a community which revolved around family life and family ties. Yet within their shared...


Joseph Cornell Versus Cinema

by Michael Pigott & Jonathan Bate

Joseph Cornell is one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. His work is highly visible in the world's most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern and MOMA. His famous boxes...


After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

by John Skrentny

What role should racial difference play in the American workplace? As a nation, we rely on civil rights law to address this question, and the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 seemingly answered it: race must...


Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World

by Anne Jamison & Lev Grossman

What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature?

Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and...


Jewish Drama & Theatre: From Rabbinical Intolerance to Secular Liberalism

by Eli Rozik

Jewish theater has followed a tortuous path from extreme rabbinical intolerance to eventual secular liberalism, with its openness to the heritages of both Judaism as a culture and prominent foreign cultures,...


Chrysalis Effect: The Metamorphosis of Global Culture

by Philip Slater

The Chrysalis Effect shows that the chaos and conflict experienced worldwide today are the result of a global cultural metamorphosis, one which has accelerated so rapidly in recent decades as to provoke fierce...


Societies of Social Innovation: Voices and Arguments

by Ander Gurrutxaga Abad

Social innovation is a concept that is associated with a range of experiences, dimensions, and fields within the language of management and economics and in the social and productive uses of technology, and...


The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream

by Sam Gennawey & Jeff Kurtti

The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream is the story of how Walt Disney’s greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration...


To Create: Black Writers, Filmmakers, Storytellers, Artists, and Media-Makers Riff on Art, Careers, Life, and the Beautiful Mess in Between

by Felicia Pride

To Create is a collection of illuminating interviews with an eclectic set of black artists—including Harry Belafonte, Method Man, Nikki Giovanni, Edwidge Danticat, Edward P. Jones, Booker T. Mattison, and more—as...


US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man

by Charlie LeDuff

From the New York Times bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy

"A fearless, clear eyed companion into parts of America that rarely see print."-Entertainment Weekly

Charlie LeDuff has made a career...


Urban Ills: Twenty-first-Century Complexities of Urban Living in Global Contexts

by Carol Camp Yeakey, Vetta Sanders Thompson & Anjanette Wells

Urban Ills: Confronting Twenty First Century Dilemmas of Urban Living in Global Contexts brings together original research by a wide array of interdisciplinary scholars to examine contemporary dilemmas impacting...


Holy Terror

by Mel White

The best-selling author of Stranger at the Gate returns with an insider's exposé of the origins of the Christian fundamentalist movement and how its virulent anti-gay agenda has led to the rise of the Tea Party...


Irresistible Revolution

by Urvashi Vaid

From one of the nation's best-known and most widely-respected LGBT leaders comes an impassioned and informed argument for gay equality to move beyond the limiting confines of the equality movement. The LGBT...


Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

by Angela McMillan Howell

Raised Up Down Yonder attempts to shift focus away from why black youth are "problematic" to explore what their daily lives actually entail. Howell travels to the small community of Hamilton, Alabama, to investigate...


Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global

by John Horne & Parissa Safai

From neighborhood coalitions organizing against the building of a sport facility for professional sports teams subsidized by public funds, to global campaigns for equity for women in sport, to worldwide bans...


Using Corpora to Analyze Gender

by Paul Baker

Corpus linguistics uses specialist software to identify linguistic patterns in large computerised collections of text - patterns which then must be interpreted and explained by human researchers.

This book critically...