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  • Virtual Freedomby Dawn Nunziato

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Shows how First Amendment rights are threatened by the privatization of the Internet as corporations are increasingly allowed to control and censor online material and communication, and proposes new legislation to preserve and promote free speech in the Internet Age. more...

  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...

  • All I Want Is a Job!by Mary Gatta

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    In All I Want Is a Job! , Mary Gatta puts a human face on workforce development policy. An ethnographic sociologist, Gatta went undercover, posing as a client in a New Jersey One-Stop Career Center. One-Stop Centers, developed as part of the federal Workforce Investment Act, are supposed to be an unemployed worker's go-to resource on the way to re-employment.... more...

  • Literature and the Creative Economyby Sarah Brouillette

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    For nearly twenty years, social scientists and policy makers have been highly interested in the idea of the creative economy. This book contends that mainstream considerations of the economic and social force of culture, including theories of the creative class and of cognitive and immaterial labor, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art... more...

  • What Money Wantsby Noam Yuran; Keith Hart

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    One thing all mainstream economists agree upon is that money has nothing whatsoever to do with desire. This strange blindness of the profession to what is otherwise considered to be a basic feature of economic life serves as the starting point for this provocative new theory of money. Through the works of Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and Max Weber,... more...

  • Nation and Familyby Narendra Subramanian

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The distinct personal laws that govern the major religious groups are a major aspect of Indian multiculturalism and secularism, and support specific gendered rights in family life. Nation and Family is the most comprehensive study to date of the public discourses, processes of social mobilization, legislation and case law that formed India's three... more...

  • Theorizing in Social Scienceby Richard Swedberg

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    All social scientists learn the celebrated theories and frameworks of their predecessors, using them to inform their own research and observations. But before there can be theory, there must be theorizing. Theorizing in Social Science introduces the reader to the next generation of theory construction and suggests useful ways for creating social... more...

  • Jewish Pasts, German Fictionsby Jonathan Skolnik

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular... more...

  • A Family of No Prominenceby Eugene Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and inherited ancestral status. Yet today's ordinary Korean would be hard pressed to explain the whereabouts of ancestors before the twentieth century. With A Family of No Prominence , Eugene Y. Park gives us a remarkable account of a nonelite family, that of Pak Tokhwa and his descendants (which... more...

  • On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Centuryby Jeffrey Larsen; Kerry Kartchner

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The last two decades have seen a slow but steady increase in nuclear armed states, and in the seemingly less constrained policy goals of some of the newer "rogue" states in the international system. The authors of On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century argue that a time may come when one of these states makes the conscious decision that using... more...