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  • Border Wallsby Reece Jones

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are the notable democracies of the US, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built security barriers totaling an astonishing 5,700 km. Border Walls analyzes how these controversial... more...

  • Landscape, Ethnicity and Identity in the archaic Mediterranean Areaby Gabriele Cifani; Simon Stoddart

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    The main concern of this volume is the multi-layered concept of ethnicity. Contributors examine and contextualise contrasting definitions of ethnicity and identity as implicit in two perspectives, one from the classical tradition and another from the prehistoric and anthropological tradition. They look at the role of textual sources in reconstructing... more...

  • Empires, Nations, and Nativesby Benoît de L'Estoile; Federico Neiburg; Lygia Sigaud

    Duke University Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    By drawing on the social history of the social sciences, the sociology of scientific knowledge, and the ethnography of the State, these essays show how anthropology and state-building should be considered as intertwined processes. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the World's Minoritiesby Carl Skutsch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 625.00

    This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the ... more...

  • Language, Ethnic Identity and the Stateby William Safran; J.A. Laponce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    This new study powerfully asserts the pivotal importance of the interplay between language and ethnicity, which is often underestimated as a component for political stability. more...

  • Race and Ethnicityby Stephen Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this completely revised and updated textbook is a critical guide to issues and theories of ?race? and ethnicity. It shows how these concepts came into being during colonial domination and how they became central ? and until recently, unquestioned ? aspects of social identity and division. This book provides students... more...

  • Ethnic Identityby De George A. Vos; Takeyuki Tsuda; Lola Romanucci-Ross

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 38.99

    In this thought-provoking reader of mostly new chapters, an international group of scholars link ethnicity to language, nationalism, localism, religion, and other issues in various crucial areas around the globe. Ethnic identities are examined in countries around the globe, including Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia,... more...

  • Discourses on Social Softwareby Jan van Eijck; Rineke Verbrugge

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 54.00

    Kunnen de computerwetenschappers bijdragen aan een oplossing van sociale problemen? Kan logica gebruikt worden om sociale interactie te modelleren? Zijn er regels op te stellen om groepen met afwijkende voorkeuren tot redelijke besluiten te laten komen?. Discourses on Social Software biedt de lezer een ideale inleiding op (nog nieuwe) gebied van sociale... more...

  • Direct Actionby David Graeber

    AK Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    A radical anthropologist studies the global justice movement. more...

  • Ethnicityby Steve Fenton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    In this extensively revised edition, Steve Fenton updates his concise and accessible introduction to ethnicity, drawing on new published work and recent social and historical changes. Discussing an extended range of theorists and illustrations from around the world, Fenton explores and clarifies the core meanings and the shifting ground of this contested... more...