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  • Cultural Policy Review of Booksby Oliver Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated with the developing field of cultural policy studies. The Cultural Policy Review of Books offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual... more...

  • Policy and the Popularby David Looseley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of ?popular? culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of ?cultural policy? and ?popular culture? flexibly, examining what each comes to mean, explicitly or implicitly, in relation to the other. This generates a rich variety of approaches, but also a number of... more...

  • The Comparative Methodby Charles C. Ragin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Charles C. Ragin?s The Comparative Method proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, and now updated with a new introduction, this book will continue to garner interest,... more...

  • Meaning and Power in a Southeast Asian Realmby Shelly Errington

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    The ruler in the Indic States of Southeast Asia was seen not as the "head of state" but as the center or navel of the world. Like polities, persons and houses were and are viewed as centered spaces (locations) where spiritual potency can gather. Shelly Errington explores the politics of constituting and maintaining such centered socio-political spaces... more...

  • Paradise Transplantedby Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted , Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social... more...

  • Politics and Parentela in Paraibaby Linda Lewin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This richly documented work focuses on the parentela (extended family), including Epitacio's, to illustrate the role bonds of blood, marriage, and friendship played in formal politics at local, state, and national levels throughout the Old Republic (1889-1930). Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Iuzovka and Revolution, Volume Iby Theodore H. Friedgut

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    In 1870 the Welsh ironmaster John James Hughes left his successful career in England and settled in the barren and underpopulated Donbass region of the Ukrainian steppe to found the town of Iuzovka and build a large steel plant and coal mine. Theodore Friedgut tells the remarkable story of the subsequent economic and social development of the Donbass,... more...

  • Intellectual Property, Indigenous People and their Knowledgeby Peter Drahos

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Drawing on ancestral cosmology of Australia's indigenous people, this book develops a theory of indigenous peoples' innovation and intellectual property. more...

  • Challenging Myths of Masculinityby Lee F. Monaghan; Michael Atkinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand the social world as lived and experienced, the authors provide insights that are likely to challenge common perceptions of various groups... more...

  • Ethnicity and Religionby Joseph B. Ruane; Jennifer Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and ethnicity can each act as a powerful base of identity, group... more...