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- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95
Combining ethnographic and historical research conducted in Angola, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, A Prophetic Trajectory tells the story of Simão Toko, the founder and leader of one of the most important contemporary Angolan religious movements. The book explains the historical, ethnic, spiritual, and identity transformations observed within... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 39.95
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 22.95
As America rushes headlong into a dramatic campaign season, it is clear that these consequential contestsand the ones that followwill be hugely influenced by recent changes in the nations makeup. Red, Blue, and Purple America provides a clear and nuanced understanding of the geographic and demographic changes that are transforming... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 24.71
The World Cup Finals, Sweden 1958. Brazil vs the fearsome USSR. In the opening three minutes - 'the greatest three minutes in the history of football' - one man wrote himself into the record books alongside the game's greatest players, men like Pelé, Di Stefano, Puskas and Maradona. Brazil went on to win the cup, and, in Garrincha, a star was born.... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 28.95
The Mountain West?Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah?has become the new swing region in American politics. All signs point to these states, especially Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, being crucial in the 2012 election. Unfortunately, the rise of this region has been underreported in the media, and many political observers have... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99
Occupying what is arguably the most breathtakingly beautiful site in the world, the people of Rio - the Cariocas - tell their stories: of cannibals charming European intellectuals; of elegant slaves and their shabby masters; of how a casual chat between two people drinking coffee on Avenida Rio Branco could affect world coffee markets; of an awesome... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2009; US$ 9.00
This paper evaluates what type of models can account for the recent episodes of output drops in Latin America. I develop an open economy version of the business cycle accounting methodology (Chari, Kehoe, and McGrattan, 2007) in which output fluctuations are decomposed into four sources: total factor productivity (TFP), a labor wedge, a capital wedge,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 11.99
Ruy Castro delves into the past and present of Rio, where even in periods of comparative calm there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a city on fire. In this spellbinding fifth entry in Bloomsbury's The Writer and the City series, Rio de Janeiro's vibrant history unfolds. While stiff-collared poets flirted with prim... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00
Capitalism versus communism, pure competition versus monopoly, globalisation versus domestic competition, qualitative versus quantitative, positivistic versus interpretivistic . . . and so on. It is the very essence of debate and argument that we adopt diametrically opposed positions despite the fact that invariably we find that polar opposites are... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 78.99
The best example of filling-in involves the retinal blind spot, which is perceptually "filled-in" with background colour. While filling-in is generally associated with visual processes, the view promoted in this book is that some forms of filling-in are related to processes in the auditory and somatosensory modalities, as well as the motor cortex. more...