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  • Educating the Hungarian Romaby Andria D. Timmer

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book explores the actions and activities of Hungarian nongovernmental organizations to redress the failures of the education system with regard to the Roma and examines the barriers to reform. more...

  • Cleverlandsby Lucy Crehan

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy Crehan was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on lessons from ?top-performing? education systems. She became curious about what was really going on in classrooms of the countries whose teenagers ranked top in the world in reading, maths and science. Determined to dig deeper,... more...

  • Pathways that Changed Myanmarby Matthew Mullen

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The story of ordinary Burmese people who have been able to effect meaningful change through subtle, everyday acts of resistance. more...

  • Muslim Coolby Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.00

    This groundbreaking study of race, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, ?Muslim Cool.? Muslim Cool is a way of being an American Muslim?displayed in ideas, dress, social activism in the ?hood, and in complex relationships to state power. Constructed through hip hop and the performance of Blackness,... more...

  • Paradoxes of Individualizationby Dick Houtman; Stef Aupers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    Paradoxes of Individualization addresses one of the most hotly debated issues in contemporary sociology: whether a process of individualization is liberating selves from society so as to make them the authors of their personal biographies. The book adopts a cultural-sociological approach that firmly rejects such a notion of individualization as naïve.... more...

  • Of Marriage, Violence and Sorceryby David McKnight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between marriage, violence and sorcery in an Australian Aboriginal Community, drawing on David McKnight?s extensive research on Mornington Island. The case studies, which occurred both before and after a Presbyterian Mission was established on the island, allow McKnight to show how the complexities... more...

  • Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastropheby Angi Buettner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe explores the phenomenon of Holocaust transfer, analysing the widespread practice of using the Holocaust and its imagery for the representation and recording of other historical events in various media sites. It investigates the use of Holocaust imagery in political and legal discourses, in critical thinking... more...

  • Indians of the Great Plainsby Daniel J. Gelo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 51.95

    Plains Societies and Cultures Indians of the Great Plains , written by Daniel J. Gelo of The University of Texas at San Antonio, is a text that emphasizes that Plains societies and cultures are continuing, living entities. Through a topical exploration, it provides a contemporary view of recent scholarship on the classic Horse Culture Period while... more...

  • From African to Yankeeby Robert J. Cottrol

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    An anthology of five of the best autobiographical narratives detailing black life in New England in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume is accompanied by Cottrol's introduction, which discusses their significance and the window that they open on the lives of black New Englanders as they moved from eighteenth century slavery to... more...

  • The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democraciesby Geoff Ward; Peter J. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    What are the current problems, pressures and opportunities facing journalists in advanced democratic societies? Has there been a 'dumbing down' of the news agenda? How can serious political, economic and social news be made interesting to young people? This book explores the current challenges faced by those working in the news media, focusing especially... more...