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  • How Brains Thinkby William H Calvin

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 15.00

    This book tries to fathom how our inner life evolves from one topic to another, as we create and reject alternatives. Drawing on anthropology, evolutionary biology, linguistics, and the neurosciences, Calvin also considers how a more intelligent brain developed using slow biological improvements over the last few million years. more...

  • How Do You Feel?by A.D. (Bud) Craig

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    How Do You Feel? brings together startling evidence from neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry to present revolutionary new insights into how our brains enable us to experience the range of sensations and mental states known as feelings. Drawing on his own cutting-edge research, neurobiologist Bud Craig has identified an area deep inside the... more...

  • States and Power in Africaby Jeffrey Herbst; Jeffrey Herbst

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In States and Power in Africa , Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective.... more...

  • Don't Blame Usby Lily Geismer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Don?t Blame Us traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs, and casts new light on the importance of suburban liberalism in modern American political culture. Focusing on the suburbs along the... more...

  • Electing the Senateby Wendy J. Schiller; Charles Stewart III

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people?instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents,... more...

  • Rice Plusby Susan H. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of widowhood... more...

  • Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post-Modernismby Wayne Morrison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    This book incorporates many of the exciting debates in the social sciences and philosophy of knowledge concerning the issues of modernity and post-modernism. It sets out a new project for criminology, a criminology of modernity, and offers a sustained critique of theorizing without a concern for social totalities. This book is designed to place... more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in Africaby Agnes Ngoma Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book examines social movements in Africa, analyzing how they emerge and how they may impact public policy, the legal and political situation, and the society by focusing on the following question: How do women's political and legal rights get extended and institutionalized in a patriarchal democratic society? more...

  • 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disasterby Thomas Stubblefield

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle.... more...

  • The Growth of American Governmentby Ballard C. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state,... more...