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  • The Autobiography of María Elena Moyanoby Diana Miloslavich Tupac

    UPF 2000; US$ 34.95

    ''Moyano?s life exemplifies the overwhelming obstacles that poor barrio women experience not only in Peru but also in other third world countries. This autobiographical book adds important information to several different disciplines: Latin American politics, feminism, sociology, and current Peruvian history. more...

  • Tracing Arachne's Webby Kristin M. Mapel Bloomberg

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''I am particularly impressed with Bloomberg?s insights about the ways in which women writers? urge to harness the power of women?s myths has to some extent been aroused by historical forces. . . . She explains that women?s desire to reinvent their identities requires that women writers take over the narrative tools (such as mythic allusions) provided... more...

  • Deforestation and Land Use in the Amazonby Charles H. Wood; Roberto Porro

    UPF 2002; US$ 75.00

    ''This volume has the strength of bringing together a diverse set of disciplines not just to juxtapose different approaches to the long-standing pattern/process relationship (which so much of the literature does) but to cut across the thorny attributes of spatial and temporal scale, which so often divide remote-sensors from social scientists. more...

  • Lives Full of Struggle and Triumphby Bruce L. Clayton; John A. Salmond

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''A splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern women's history.''--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky University Spanning the sweep of southern women's history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern... more...

  • Islam in South Africaby Abdulkader I. Tayob

    UPF 1999; US$ 59.95

    ''Judicious juggling of insider and outsider perspectives. [Tayob] brings real knowledge and experience of South African Islam. . . . Anyone interested in religion in the South African context as well as those interested in Islam in different contexts should be interested in this book. more...

  • Creole Identity in the French Caribbean Novelby H. Adlai Murdoch

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''Murdoch exploits the postmodern theoretical vocabulary to provide perceptive readings of a selection of French Caribbean novels within the framework of antillanité and créolité .''-- E. Anthony Hurley, State University of New York, Stony Brook Adlai Murdoch offers a detailed rereading of five major contemporary French Caribbean writers--Glissant,... more...

  • Fear and Anxiety in the Arab Worldby Michel G. Nehme

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''A fascinating study of the role of fear and anxiety in shaping Middle Eastern political behavior.''--Monte Palmer, professor emeritus, Florida State University Michel Nehme is the first to argue that a little-discussed aspect of Arab society and government--the fear that is both used as a weapon by government and felt by the people--has created... more...

  • The Idea of Women in Fundamentalist Islamby Lamia Rustum Shehadeh

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?Lamia Shehadeh gathers so many loose threads, provides definitive answers, and offers bold analysis . . . from her deconstruction of significant Islamic texts and intelligent critique of these works. So far studies on Muslim women have oscillated between the apologetic and the titillating. more...

  • The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosisby Charlotte A. Roberts; Jane E. Buikstra

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''With their evolutionary story of one of nature's most enduring and adaptable human pathogens, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, two eminent paleoepidemiologists lay to rest the misconception that our medical technology has and will continue to conquer infectious disease. more...

  • American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Seaby Gawdat Bahgat

    UPF 2003; US$ 39.95

    ''An excellent study of U.S. policy on creating and maintaining a state of energy security.''--Hafeez Malik, Villanova University The United States is the world's largest oil consumer and importer. Here Gawdat Bahgat examines the nation's growing dependence on fossil fuels--particularly oil--and the main challenges it faces in securing supplies from... more...