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  • Economic Citizenshipby Amalia Sa'ar

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    With the spread of neoliberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to help vulnerable populations become self-supportive. Ironically, such projects produce odd discursive... more...

  • Made In Egyptby Leila Zaki Chakravarti

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    This ground-breaking ethnography of an export-orientated garment assembly factory in Egypt examines the dynamic relationships between its managers ? emergent Mubarak-bizniz (business) elites who are caught in an intensely competitive globalised supply chain ? and the local daily-life realities of their young, educated, and mixed-gender labour force.... more...

  • Creativity in Transitionby Svaš Maru&scaron ek; ka; Birgit Meyer

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity is in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with... more...

  • The Gypsies of Eastern Europeby David Crowe; John Kolsti; Ian Hancock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    In recent news coverage of the dramatic political events in Eastern Europe, Gypsies have been a favourite sidebar topic. Some of the stories have been truly horrifying, others are written condescendingly and to amuse; but what has become clear is how little we really know about this people. In a concerted effort to uncover the modern history of the... more...

  • The End of Cool Japanby Mark McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Today?s convergent media environment offers unprecedented opportunities for sourcing and disseminating previously obscure popular culture material from Japan. However, this presents concerns regarding copyright, ratings and exposure to potentially illegal content which are serious problems for those teaching and researching about Japan. Despite young... more...

  • Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environmentsby Mahmoud Tavassoli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This essential reference guide to strategies and solutions for urban planning in hot arid environments reflects the journey toward many cities, towns and villages in Iran, which are documented and presented in the form of case studies and comparative analysis. It is the outcome of extensive research on the influence of historical, cultural and... more...

  • A Century of Changeby Yi Wang

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Beijing?s urban structure in the 20th century, analyzing essential social and economic changes in the housing sector. Focusing on the urban changes that took place under the market economy after 1978 and beyond, the book addresses the demolition of courtyard houses in Beijing?s old city,... more...

  • They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fieldsby Sarah Bronwen Horton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields  takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields of California?s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers suffer heatstroke and chronic illness at rates higher than workers in any other industry. Through captivating accounts of the daily lives of a core group of farmworkers... more...

  • Undisciplinedby Nihad Farooq

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    In the 19th century, personhood was a term of regulation and discipline in which slaves, criminals, and others, could be ?made and unmade." Yet it was precisely the fraught, uncontainable nature of personhood that necessitated its constant legislation, wherein its meaning could be both contested and controlled.   Examining scientific and literary... more...

  • In Search of the Afropolitanby Eva Rask Knudsen; Ulla Rahbek

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    A dissemination of the figure of the ?Afropolitan? from a critical literary angle. It attempts to explore a field of study which lacks a comprehensive literary approach to ways of being Afropolitan in the 21st century. more...