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True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity

by Mark Seltzer

True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult,...


Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism

by Ella Shohat & Robert Stam

The question "Why do they hate us?" is one of the most oft-cited puzzles of contemporary American affairs, yet it's not clear to whom "they" or "us" refers, nor even what "hate" means. In this bold new work,...


Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine

by Naomi Schor

Who cares about details? As Naomi Schor explains in her highly influential book, we do-but it has not always been so. The interest in detail--in art, in literature, and as an aesthetic category--is the product...


Sharaf Politics: Honor and Peacemaking in Israeli-Palestinian Society

by Sharon D. Lang

This book examines the Arabic conflict resolution method known as "sulha." In this process, notable male elders mediate conflicts between and within Arab communities. A lengthy process of political jockeying...


Integral Urbanism

by Nan Ellin

Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern...


Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction

by Andrew Merrifield

Philosopher, sociologist and urban theorist, Henri Lefebvre is one of the great social theorists of the twentieth century. This accessible and innovative introduction to the work of Lefebvre combines biography...


Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope

by Christine Eber & Christine Kovic

This book presents the concerns, visions and struggles of women in Chiapas, Mexico in the context of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). The book is organized around three issues...


Bombay--London--New York

by Amitava Kumar

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Spaces of Hate: Geographies of Discrimination and Intolerance in the U.S.A.

by Colin Flint

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Food in the USA: A Reader

by Carole Counihan

From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United...


Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto

by Tim Cole

Drawing from the ideas of critical geography and based on extensive archival research, Cole brilliantly reconstructs the formation of the Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust, focusing primarily on the ghetto...


Sexualities in History: A Reader

by Kim M. Phillips & Barry Reay

Over the past twenty years, historians have overturned nearly everything we once took for granted about human sexuality. Gender, sexual orientation, "deviance," and even the biology of sex have been unmasked...


Managed in Hong Kong: Adaptive Systems, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources

by Robert Fitzgerald & Chris Rowley

Hong Kong faces a new, or renewed, set of challenges linked to the up-grading of human resources, shifts in industrial structure, and emerging market demands. The contributors examine and analyse aspects of...


Feminism, Identity and Difference

by Susan J. Hekman

This study focuses on a set of issues at the forefront of feminist thought in the late 1990s: identity, difference and their implications for feminist politics. As feminism moves into an era in which differences...


The Sex of Knowing

by Michèle Le Doeuff

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Business Institutions and Behaviour in Australia

by David Merrett

This study of Australian business institutions and practices places the rise of big business in Australia in a comparative context through a study of its 100 largest firms in the first six and a half decades...


Rural Labour Relations in India

by T.J. Byres, Karin Kapadia & Jens Lerche

This volume is about the emerging development trajectories of rural labour relations in India, based on studies from its regions and states. Its overarching theme is the rural class conflict and the results...


The Magic of the State

by Michael Taussig

Set in the enchanted mountain of a spirit-queen presiding over an unnamed, postcolonial country, this ethnographic work of ficto-criticism recreates in written form the shrines by which the dead--notably the...


Black Movements in America

by Cedric J. Robinson

Cedric Robinson traces the emergence of Black political cultures in the United States from slave resistances in the 16th and 17th centuries to the civil rights movements of the present. Drawing on the historical...


Post-Work

by Stanley Aronowitz & Jonathan Cutler

In Post-Work, Stanley Aronowitz and Jonathan Cutler have collected essays from a variety of scholars to discuss the dreary future of work. The introduction, The Post-Work Manifesto,, provides the framework for...