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  • Stories of Khmelnytskyby Amelia Glaser

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    In the middle of the seventeenth century, Bohdan Khmelnytsky was the legendary Cossack general who organized a rebellion that liberated the Eastern Ukraine from Polish rule. Consequently, he has been memorialized in the Ukraine as a God-given nation builder, cut in the model of George Washington. But in this campaign, the massacre of thousands of... more...

  • Track Two Diplomacy in Theory and Practiceby Peter Jones

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Track Two Diplomacy consists of informal dialogues among actors such as academics, religious leaders, retired senior officials, and NGO officials that can bring new ideas and new relationships to the official process of diplomacy. Sadly, those involved in official diplomacy often have little understanding of and appreciation for the complex and... more...

  • The Transparency Societyby Byung-Chul Han

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Transparency is the order of the day. It is a term, a slogan, that dominates public discourse about corruption and freedom of information. Considered crucial to democracy, it touches our political and economic lives as well as our private lives. Anyone can obtain information about anything. Everything?and everyone?has become transparent: unveiled... more...

  • Servants of Globalizationby Rhacel Parreņas

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Servants of Globalization offers a groundbreaking study of migrant Filipino domestic workers who leave their own families behind to do the caretaking work of the global economy. Since its initial publication, the book has informed countless students and scholars and set the research agenda on labor migration and transnational families. With this... more...

  • An American Cakewalkby Zeese Papanikolas

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    The profound economic and social changes in the post-Civil War United States created new challenges to a nation founded on Enlightenment and transcendental values, religious certainties, and rural traditions. Newly-freed African Americans, emboldened women, intellectuals and artists,and a polyglot tide of immigrants found themselves in a restless... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Urban Economiesby Michael Storper; Thomas Kemeny; Naji Makarem; Taner Osman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    Today, the Bay Area is home to the most successful knowledge economy in America, while Los Angeles has fallen progressively farther behind its neighbor to the north and a number of other American metropolises. Yet, in 1970, experts would have predicted that L.A. would outpace San Francisco in population, income, economic power, and influence. The... more...

  • Robinson Jeffersby James Karman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American... more...

  • Flowers That Killby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Flowers are beautiful. People often communicate their love, sorrow, and other feelings to each other by offering flowers, like roses. Flowers can also be symbols of collective identity, as cherry blossoms are for the Japanese. But, are they also deceptive? Do people become aware when their meaning changes, perhaps as flowers are deployed by the state... more...

  • Navigating Austerityby Laura Bear

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Navigating Austerity addresses a key policy question of our era: what happens to society and the environment when austerity dominates political and economic life? To get to the heart of this issue, Laura Bear tells the stories of boatmen, shipyard workers, hydrographers, port bureaucrats and river pilots on the Hooghly River, a tributary of the... more...

  • The Burnout Societyby Byung-Chul Han

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Our competitive, service-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, "user-friendly" technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to attention deficit disorder to borderline personality disorder. Byung-Chul Han interprets the spreading... more...