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Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory: 'The Thoughts and Actions of Living Men'

by Sylvia Kedourie

Elie Kedourie was one of the twentieth century's most important and controversial historians of the Middle East. He redefined the landscape of the field by challenging the notion that the West's imperial domination...


Locating Asian Australian Cultures

by Tseen Khoo

Locating Asian Australian Cultures is a timely and challenging interdisciplinary compilation that sets a contemporary benchmark for Asian Australian studies and its future directions.

In the dynamic field of...


China S Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Century

by Jie Lu

China's literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity.  Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period...


Mediated Citizenship

by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Previously published as a special issue of Social Semiotics, this book grapples with such questions as: What does it mean to be a citizen in contemporary societies? What role do mass media play in the making...


Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia

by Rajah Rasiah, Yuri Sadoi & Rogier Busser

East Asia has led rapid economic growth in the last few decades with India joining them over the last five years. Automotive parts manufacturers have been an important component of domestic production in all...


Iranian Intellectuals: 1997 2007

by Lloyd Ridgeon

Previously published as a special issue of British Journal of Middle East Studies, this volume focuses on leading figures within Iran between 1997-2007 and their visions and works that are related to Iranian...


Media and Politics in Post-Handover Hong Kong

by Joseph M. Chan & Francis L.F. Lee

The world was watching Hong Kong as its sovereignty was returned to China in 1997. Many predicted that it was the doomsday of press freedom in the city.

Now, a decade after the handover, this book provides an...


The Transnational Political Participation of Immigrants: A Transatlantic Perspective

by Jean-Michel Lafleur & Marco Martiniello

With the progress in communication and transport technologies, it has never been easier for migrants to stay connected with their country of origin. Facing the wide range of activities in which immigrants are...


South Asia: The Spectre of Terrorism

by P. R. Kumaraswamy & Ian Copland

Since the partition of the subcontinent along communal lines, political violence has increased in South Asia. Terrorism is one such manifestation of this violence. This book witnesses serious assessment of...


Transnational Migrations: The Indian Diaspora

by William Safran, Ajaya Sahoo & Brij V. Lal

This book studies Indian diaspora, currenlty 20 million across the world, from various perspectives. It looks at the 'transnational' nature of the middle class worker. Other aspects include: post 9/11 challenges;...


Globalization and the Decolonial Option

by Walter D. Mignolo & Arturo Escobar

This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members...


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...


Confronting Urban Legacy: Rediscovering Hartford and New England's Forgotten Cities

by Nick Bacon, Xiangming Chen & Llana Barber

In a field over-saturated with research on global cities and megacities, this is the first academic book to analyze specifically small cities and regions in New England. Focusing on the dynamic urban/global...


By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

by Lynn Nottage

A new comedy by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ruined.


At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated Edition

by Bill Bryson

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses...


Beatles vs. Stones

by John McMillian

In the 1960s an epic battle was waged between the two biggest bands in the world—the clean-cut, mop-topped Beatles and the badboy Rolling Stones. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren’t really “rivals”—that...


Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

by Charles Montgomery

A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier people

Charles Montgomery’s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life.

After decades of unchecked...


Shannon

by Jessica Owers

The Extraordinary Life of Australia's First International Racehorse. Wartime Sydney, a small and weedy racehorse was kicking his way through the top tier of Australian racing. He was Shannon, one of the fastest...


The Use and Abuse of Memory: Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics

by Christian Karner & Bram Mertens

“This volume addresses the enduring narrative and memories of WWII in four themes of current scholarship: a combination of interdisciplinary paradigms and concerns; a transnational inclusivity of all Europe;...


Political and Military Sociology: The Social Implications of National Defense

by III, Bruce D. McDonald

This volume explores the social elements and impact of national defense. Traditionally, national defense is viewed solely in military terms. As part of their national security objectives, many defense sectors...