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- NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00
Patterns of migration and the forces of globalization have brought the issues of mixed race to the public in far more visible, far more dramatic ways than ever before. Global Mixed Race examines the contemporary experiences of people of mixed descent in nations around the world, moving beyond US borders to explore the dynamics of racial... more...
- Dundurn 2014; US$ 16.99
Bern Will Brown provides an in-depth account of the Northwest Territories' Sahtu Dene people (named "Arctic Hareskin" people by European explorers) across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book includes insights into how the communities address modern life and growing threats to their traditions and identity. more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95
For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
Despite the opening up of Poland to global influences after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the rise of transnational approaches to the study of film, approaches to Polish cinema have remained largely within a resolutely national framework. 'Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context' addresses this situation by examining the international... more...
- Canongate Books 2014; US$ 18.33
At the turn of the twenty-first century, acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi with a single suitcase. He had no intention of staying for long. But the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fourteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Fourteen years of break-neck change. The boom following the opening up... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
The discovery of the two inherited susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the mid-1990s created the possibility of predictive genetic testing and led to the establishment of specific medical programmes for those at high risk of developing breast cancer in the UK, US and Europe. In the intervening fifteen years, the medical institutionalisation of... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 20.99
Ayya?s Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man?orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather?during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00
Forests are in decline, and the threats these outposts of nature face?including deforestation, degradation, and fragmentation?are the result of human culture. Or are they? This volume calls these assumptions into question, revealing forests? past, present, and future conditions to be the joint products of a host of natural and cultural forces. Moreover,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Most of the Muslim societies of the world have entered a demographic transition from high to low fertility, and this process is accompanied by an increase in youth vis-à-vis other age groups. Political scientists and historians have debated whether such a ?youth bulge? increases the potential for conflict or whether it represents a chance to accumulate... more...