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Gender and Governance

by Lisa D. Brush

Lisa D. Brush turns a gendered lens on states, power, and governance, showing the inherent inequalities in political systems and gender systems and how they intersect. She reveals the way in which state power...


Rural Inequality in Divided Russia

by Stephen K Wegren

This book examines economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia,...


Jack and Jill, Not an Easy Climb - The Tina Mucka Story

by Brenda Sue

"Jack and Jill" (not an easy climb) is a rich account of the lonely life of Tina Mucka. Tina was born the third SON to a French Canadian family in Keene, NH. For years Neal felt out of place in his body. He...


Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: an uneasy relationship

by Jin Xue

Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining...


Cities of Culture: A Global Perspective

by Deborah Stevenson

Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local...


Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses

by Richard Butsch & Sonia Livingstone

In today's thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, and powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently,...


Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka

by Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that...


Critical Realist Activity Theory: An Engagement with Critical Realism and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory

by Iskra Nunez

Critical Realist Activity Theory provides an exciting new contribution to the New Studies in Critical Realism and Education series by showing how the nature of learning is tantamount to the critical realist...


The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

by Bruce Arrigo & Heather Bersot

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective....


My Father's Wars: Migration, Memory, and the Violence of a Century

by Alisse Waterston

My Father's Wars is an anthropologist's vivid account of her father's journey across continents, countries, cultures, generations, and wars. It is a daughter's moving portrait of a charming, funny, wounded and...


Domestic Violence in Asia: Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives

by Emma Fulu

This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are...


The Crimes of the Economy: A Criminological Analysis of Economic Thought

by Vincenzo Ruggiero

Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending. When economists examine criminal activity, they imply that offenders should be treated like any other...


Youth and Internet Addiction in China

by Trent Bax

A form of 'electronic opium' is how some people have characterised young people's internet use in China. The problem of 'internet addiction' (wangyin) is seen by some parents as so severe that they have sought...


Life Stories of Soviet Women: The Interwar Generation: The Interwar Generation

by Melanie Ilic

This book provides a rich picture of what everyday life was like for women in Soviet times by presenting the life stories of eight women who were born in the interwar period. The life stories are told through...


A Modern Persian Reader

by A. A. Haidari

First published in 2004


Rural Migrants in Urban China: Enclaves and Transient Urbanism

by Fulong Wu, Fangzhu Zhang & Chris Webster

After millions of migrants moved from China's countryside into its sprawling cities a unique kind of 'informal' urban enclave was born - 'villages in the city'. Like the shanties and favelas before them elsewhere,...


Cooking Lessons: The Politics of Gender and Food

by Sherrie A. Inness

Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake-because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny...


Designing the Green Economy: The Post-Industrial Alternative to Corporate Globalization

by Brian Milani

Designing the Green Economy explores realistically, and in detail, the worldOs enormous potential for human and ecological regeneration. It also explains why this potential has been suppressed or distorted by...


Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican-Americans in Search of Justice and Power

by Francisco Jimenez, Alma M. García & Richard A. Garcia

This book consists of fourteen interviews with Mexican-American community activists of various stripes in San JosZ.


The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the New Humanities

by Jeffrey T. Nealon & Susan Searls Giroux

This text involves students in understanding and using the 'tools' of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult...