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Assembling Culture

by Tony Bennett & Chris Healy

If the social does not exist as a special domain but, in Bruno Latour's words, as 'a peculiar movement of re-association and reassembling', what implications does this have for how 'the cultural' might best...


Genre and the City

by Michael Shapiro

This book's chapters analyze aspects of urban politics with a combination of critical thinking (influenced by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, Henri Lefebvre, and Achille Mbembe, among others) and readings...


Living Through Terror

by Suvendrini Perera & Antonio Traverso

In the era of war on terror, the term terror has tended to be applied to its sudden eruptions in the metropolises of the global north. This volume directs its attention to terror's manifestations in other locations...


Digital Media, Cultural Production and Speculative Capitalism

by Freya Schiwy, Alessandro Fornazzari & Susan Antebi

This collection of essays explores the interfaces between new information technologies and their impact on contemporary culture, and recent transformations in capitalist production. From a transnational frame,...


Theorizing Southeast Asian Relations: Emerging Debates

by Amitav Acharya & Richard Stubbs

The recent proliferation of theories of international relations has transformed analyses of Southeast Asia's international affairs. A new generation of scholars has promoted a lively and illuminating debate...


The Microstructures of Housing Markets

by Susan J. Smith & Moira Munro

House prices and mortgage debt have moved to centre stage in the management of national economies, regional development and neighbourhood change. Describing, analysing and understanding how housing markets work...


Quantifying Neighbourhood Effects: Frontiers and perspectives

by Jorg Blasius, Jürgen Friedrichs & George Galster

Many policies in several Western European countries and the U.S. aim to counter spatial concentrations of deprivation and create more socio-economically mixed residential areas. Such policies are founded on...


Strengthening Systems to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence

by Pat Conway, Pamela J. Cox & Patricia G. Cook-Craig

Over the past 25 years, developing coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence has improved both perpetrator accountability, and victim safety and self-determination. However, preventing...


Poverty, Income and Social Protection: International Policy Perspectives

by Richard Hoefer & James Midgley

This book provides insights into the way social protection policy is being redefined as a result of the new commitment by governments around the world to use these programs to reduce poverty. The case studies...


Gender Consciousness and Politics

by Sue Tolleson Rinehart

This book examines the emergence of gender consciousness among women as a significant force in American politics. The author bases her argument on an in-depth empirical analysis of data derived from the U.S....


Generational Intelligence: A Critical Approach to Age Relations

by Simon Biggs & Ariela Lowenstein

The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity...


Qaidu and the Rise of the Independent Mongol State In Central Asia

by Michal Biran

Qaidu (1236-1301), one of the great rebels in the history of the Mongol Empire, was the grandson of Ogedei, the son Genghis Khan had chosen to be his heir. This boof recounts the dynastic convolutions and power...


Moses Maimonides

by Oliver Leaman

Moses Maimonides (1135--1204) is recognized both as a leading Jewish thinker and as one of the most radical philosophers of the Islamic world. The study reveals the significance of Maimonides to contemporary...


The Desert Experience in Israel: Communities, Arts, Science, and Education in the Negev

by A. Paul Hare & Gideon M. Kressel

This book shares the responses of settlers, artists, poets, scientists, and educators who lived near the Blaustein Institute in the Negev Desert of Israel as they answer the question, 'What difference has living...


Disney's World

by Leonard Mosley

Documents the stunning accomplishments of Disney's imaginative genius. It is not a flattering portrait. Library Journal


Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology

by Leith Mullings, Manning Marable & Mumia Abu-Jamal

One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.


Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women

by Deborah Blum

Go beyond the headlines and the hype to get the newest findings in the burgeoning field of gender studies. Drawing on disciplines that include evolutionary science, anthropology, animal behavior, neuroscience,...


From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit

by Chester Hartman & Gregory D. Squires

This book addresses important issues of the Occupy protest movement for fair lending, fair housing advocacy, and equal opportunity.


Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen

by Vincent Brook & Marat Grinberg

A critical assessment of Jewishness in Woody Allen’s films and plays


The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice during the Holocaust

by Kristen Renwick Monroe

Through moving interviews with five ordinary people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, Kristen Monroe casts new light on a question at the heart of ethics: Why do people risk their lives for strangers and...