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  • The Somatechnics of Whiteness and Raceby Dr Elaine Marie Carbonell Laforteza; Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Investigating the emergence of a specific mestiza/mestizo whiteness that facilitates relations between the Philippines and Western nations, this book examines the ways in which the construction of a particular form of Philippine whiteness serves to deploy positions of exclusion, privilege and solidarity. Through Filipino, Filipino-Australian, and... more...

  • Islamic Stateby Abdel Bari Atwan

    Saqi 2015; US$ 14.57

    In this timely and important book, Abdel Bari Atwan draws on his unrivalled knowledge of the global jihadi movement and Middle Eastern geopolitics to reveal the origins and modus operandi of Islamic State. Based on extensive field research and exclusive interviews with IS insiders, Atwan offers a comprehensive review of the group?s organisational... more...

  • A Shadow over Palestineby Keith P. Feldman

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Prologue: James Baldwin in the Holy Land Introduction: The Symbolic Storehouse of Liberal Freedom 1. Specters of Genocide: Cold War Exceptions and the Contradictions of Liberalism 2. Black Power?s Palestine: Permanent War and the Global Freedom Struggle 3. Jewish Conversions: Colorblindness, Anti-Imperialism, and Jewish National Liberation... more...

  • Momentum and the East Timor Independence Movementby Shane Gunderson

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the campaigns by people in the United States on behalf of those seeking peace for East Timor. Through interviews with activists and intellectuals involved in the movement from 1975 to 1999, it explores ?momentum? and ?turning points? as perceptions in the minds of individual movement actors. more...

  • Rufe in die Weltby Armin T. Wegner; Miriam Esau; Michael Hofmann; Michael Hofmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 18.50

    Von der Revolution 1918 zum Palästina-Konflikt - Zeugnisse eines wachen Geistes. Armin T. Wegner war ein exemplarischer Zeuge des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er hat die Grausamkeiten und Unmenschlichkeiten des Totalitarismus buchstäblich am eigenen Leibe erfahren und hat Zeit seines Lebens Widerstand geleistet - Widerstand des Geistes, wie er ihn verstanden... more...

  • The Middle East in the Worldby Lucia Volk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Middle Eastern history; important historical narratives; and the region's languages, religions, and global connections.... more...

  • Reassessing Orientalismby Michael Kemper; Artemy M. Kalinovsky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues that the diffusion of interpretations and techniques... more...

  • Voices of the Arab Springby Asaad al-Saleh

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Asaad al-Saleh is assistant professor of Arabic, comparative literature, and cultural studies in the Department of Languages and Literature and the Middle East Center at the University of Utah. His research focuses on issues related to autobiography, displacement, and political culture in the Arab world. more...

  • A Prince in a Republicby Ooi Kee Beng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2015; US$ 46.50

    Hamengku Buwono IX, the late Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province, is revered by Indonesians as one of the great founders of the modern Indonesian state. He leaves a positive but in some ways ambiguous legacy in political terms. His most conspicuous achievement was the survival of hereditary Yogyakartan kingship, and he provided rare stability and... more...

  • Singapore Mutinyby Edwin A. Brown; Mary Brown

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2015; US$ 5.99

    ?Chinese New Year 1915 will long be remembered in the Straits Settlements,? write Edwin and Mary Brown in their extraordinary account of the 1915 Singapore Mutiny. ?We left for home, had a tiffin, and went to our rooms for a lie-off, having arranged to go for a good walk when the heat of the day was over. We had our tea, and at 5 pm got into the... more...