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- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
After living in San Francisco for 15 years, journalist Gordon Young found himself yearning for his Rust Belt hometown: Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors and ?star? of the Michael Moore documentary Roger & Me. Hoping to rediscover and help a place that once boasted one of the world?s highest per capita income levels, but is now one... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 110.00
The question of ?postmodernity? that has swept Western academic and intellectual circles raises critical comparative questions. Do societies that have not experienced the same historical development as the West pass inevitably through modernity into postmodernity, or can they skip such stages altogether? Japan, the only non-Western society to develop... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
This timely and path-breaking book brings together a group of distinguished and emerging international scholars to critically consider the geographical implications of the world's super-rich, a privileged yet remarkably overlooked group. Emerging from this unique collection is an enlightening picture of the influence of the super-rich over a diverse... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 22.95
Prior to 2011, popular imagination perceived the Muslim Middle East as unchanging and unchangeable, frozen in its own traditions and history. In Life as Politics , Asef Bayat argues that such presumptions fail to recognize the routine, yet important, ways in which ordinary people make meaningful change through everyday actions. First published just... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Red state vs. blue state. Republican vs. Democrat. Fox News vs. The Daily Show . The so-called culture wars have become such a fixture of American politics that dividing the country into rival camps seems natural and political gridlock seems inevitable. Entering the fray, Solon Simmons offers an intriguing twist on the debate: Our disagreements come... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00
America needs to move from me to we . In The Spirit of Community, renowned professor and former White House Fellow Amitai Etzioni, the founder of the Communitarian movement, lays out a blueprint for how in the 1990s Americans can move forward?together. The Spirit of Community calls for a reawakening of our allegiance to the shared values... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Written history is literary artifact: taking this as its starting point, Discourse and Culture argues that the Foucauldian concept of the shifting scale of linguistic and historic values must be the central focus for a new interpretation of American culture and ideology. Six major American historical figures are evaluated as products of the conflict... more...
- PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99
The grassroots movements in nine places in East Asia in the 1980s and 1990s are empirically reconstructed in this volume. Asian history, especially radical history, is a subject often glossed over in the West. Seeking to remedy that, this book begins with an overview of late-20th-century history, the context within which these movements arose. The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
'Community-based development' (CBD) or'community-driven development' (CDD) has been the predominant approach to international development in recent years. Drawing on fieldwork and first-hand experience, this book explains why CBD/CDD produces outcomes that are incompatible with its underlying assumptions and intended objectives. more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
Overcoming a past of deteriorating homes, empty storefronts, and corrupt city administrations, Somerville, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, today proudly defines itself as a longtime immigrant city, a historically blue collar town, and a hip new urban center with a progressive city government. In Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City... more...