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- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 109.99
Aims to investigate and develop alternate methodological approaches to understand urban environments and urban change. In particular, this study demonstrates the application of remote-sensing data and geographic information systems to the exploration of issues often ignored by the mainstream community of geo-technical specialists. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
After twenty years as a foreign correspondent in tumultuous locales including Rwanda, Chechnya, and Sudan, Judith Matloff is ready to put down roots and start a family. She leaves Moscow and returns to her native New York City to house-hunt for the perfect spot while her Dutch husband, John, stays behind in Russia with their dog to pack up their belongings.... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 149.99
Examines the urban development and the policy and planning processes that have resulted from the socio-economic, political, and institutional transformations characterizing the move to markets and democracy. This book illustrates the urban phenomena with case studies, sensitive to historical themes, cultural issues and the socialist legacy. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 49.99
The fifth edition of this book extends the discussion of the challenges faced by urban sociology in the global age, while covering the issues traditionally associated with urban sociology. It presents a balanced review of the ecological perspective and the political and economic contexts of the urban environment. Topics include communities in cities,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99
Originally published in 1954, Richard Wright's Black Power is an extraordinary nonfiction work by one of America's premier literary giants of the twentieth century. An impassioned chronicle of the author's trip to Africa's Gold Coast before it became the free nation of Ghana, it speaks eloquently of empowerment and possibility, and resonates loudly... more...
- Tamarisk Books 2008; US$ 11.99
A testament to the more than 100,000 Korean adoptees who have come to the United States since the 1950s, this collection of oral histories features the stories of nine Korean Americans who were adopted as children and the struggles they?ve shared as foreigners in their native lands. From their early confrontations with racism and xenophobia to their... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
This book focuses on cities, their relationships with each other and the disparities between them. Analysing cities as the places where diversity is especially apparent, where cultural richness is experienced and where conflicts often erupt, it illustrates how cultures and cultural diversity interact with economic growth and development. The contributors... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95
An engaging exploration of modern, late modern and fluid or postmodern humour, Weaver draws on the social theory of Zygmunt Baumann to examine the linguistic structure of humour, arguing that, being similar to metaphor, it is prone to be convincing. Deconstructing the dominant form of racism aimed at black people in the US, and Asians in the UK, this... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2000; US$ 25.00
The experiences of a teacher and his white students on a nationwide trek toward racial understanding. In 1998 James Waller took twenty-one white college students from Washington state on a month-long journey. Prejudice Across America is the record of their interaction with the American Indian, Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and Jewish... more...