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The Future of Planning

by Yvonne Rydin

For the past half-century, the planning system has operated on the basis of a growth-dependence paradigm. It has been based on market-led urban development and has sought to provide community benefits from a...

Education, Disadvantage and Place

by Kirstin Kerr & Alan Dyson

In England, as in countries across the world, shrinking public funding, growing localism, and increased school autonomy make tackling the link between education, disadvantage and place more important than ever....

Little Vast Rooms of Undoing

by Dara Blumenthal

Public toilets are places where individual identity is put to the test through experiences of fear, anxiety, shame, and embarrassment, yet also places where we shore up, confirm, and check the status of our...

Organization Theory and Transnational Social Movements

by Kleber Bertrand Ghimire

Placing it within the theoretical perspectives and debates in Organizational Theory (OT), this book explores the organizational design and internal functioning of a rather emblematic and widely acclaimed transnational...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes political and social dimensions of Kurdish integration into the mainstream socio-political life in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. Its central thesis is that ethnic conflict...

Border Patrol Nation

by Todd Miller

"In his scathing and deeply reported examination of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the agency has gone rogue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trampling on the dignity and rights of the...

When the Earth Roars

by Gregory Smits

Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness...

The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women

by Kelly Rogers

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women provides an intimate portrait of twenty American expatriate women currently residing in Paris. Pulling back the veil of idealism and romanticism shrouding the women’s migrant...

A Language Older Than Words

by Derrick Jensen

At once a beautifully poetic memoir and an exploration of the various ways we live in the world, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed...

Listening to the Land

by Derrick Jensen

In this far-ranging and heartening collection, Derrick Jensen gathers conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an...

Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar

by Akbar Keshodkar

Notions of ustaarabu, a word expressing “civilization,” and questions of identities in Zanzibar have historically been shaped by the development of Islam and association with littoral societies around the...

Special Interest Society

by James R. Hudson & Patricia A. Hudson

Voluntary associations have been ubiquitous in our society for hundreds of years. Efforts to develop a classification scheme have often overlooked one important segment: membership-based organizations (MBOs)....

Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora

by Ana S. Q. Liberato

Joaquín Balaguer, Memory, and Diaspora draws on the growing interest in the legacies of authoritarianism and state violence and its interplay with migration and memory. Ana S. Q. Liberato discusses the relationship...

The American Way

by Carville Earle

The geography of contemporary U.S. political economy—the relocation of firms toward the sunbelt and abroad; the decline of manufacturing in the rust belt; and the rise of footloose producer services, NAFTA-inspired...


by Edward Relph

Extending a hundred miles across south-central Ontario, Toronto is the fifth largest metropolitan area in North America, with the highest population density and the busiest expressway. At its core old Toronto...

Rooster in the Rice

by George Holmes Honadle

Rooster in the Rice captures the excitement of living, studying, and working in a foreign culture. Based on the view that there is a nether world between the edges of interacting cultures where the rules of...

African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound

by Charles Williams

Founded in 1890, Orange Mound, a predominantly African American community located in Shelby County Tennessee and five-miles east of downtown Memphis, is one of the oldest residential communities in the United...

Six Billion Plus

by K. Bruce Newbold

This balanced text offers a concise and readable introduction to world population growth and its implications for the future. With a population currently exceeding six billion and expected to reach ten billion...

Spoil Island

by Charlie Hailey

Is there an allure of spoiled places? Spoil islands are overlooked places that combine dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Although they are mundane...