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  • Eutaw Springsby Robert M. Dunkerly; Irene B. Boland

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    An in-depth analysis of one of the War for Independence’s bloodiest and least understood conflicts more...

  • Subjects, Citizens and Lawby Gunnel Cederlöf; Sanjukta Das Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume investigates how, where and when subjects and citizens come into being, assert themselves and exercise subjecthood or citizenship in the formation of modern India. It argues for the importance of understanding legal practice – how rights are performed in dispute and negotiation – from the parliament and courts to street corners and field... more...

  • Hospitality in American Literature and Cultureby Ana Maria M. Manzanas Calvo; Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines hospitality in American immigrant literature and culture, situating this ancient virtue at the crossroads of space and border theory, and exploring the relationship among the intersecting themes of migration, citizenship, identity formation, and spatiality. Assessing the conditions, duration, and shifting roles of hosts and guests... more...

  • Towards Democratic Development States in Southern Africaby Godfrey Kanyenze; Herbert Jauch

    Weaver Press 2016; US$ 38.00

    The dawn of the twenty-first century heralded an apparent change of fortunes for most sub-Saharan African economies, with annual growth averaging over 5% for fifteen years. However, this was not accompanied by structural transformation: poverty, food insecurity, unemployment and inequality persist. Structural transformation has not been - and indeed... more...

  • Keeping Our Wordby Michael Coyle; Bryan Davies; Andrew Traficante

    Dundurn 2018; US$ 9.99

    With the rift between Canadian government and its First Nations Communities as stark as ever, it’s time for a new blueprint for Canada’s foundational partnerships with First Peoples. Treaties must finally be honoured and mutual respect be allowed to grow. Only then will true nationhood be within Canada’s grasp. more...

  • Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernitiesby Iain Chambers

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    Postcolonial Interruptions, Unauthorised Modernities is a ground-breaking work that revaluates the cultural and political understandings of the world today from the perspective of the south. more...

  • Imperial Intoxicationby Gerard Sasges; David P. Chandler; Rita Smith Kipp

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Making liquor isn’t rocket science: some raw materials, a stove, and a few jury-rigged pots are all that’s really needed. So when the colonial regime in turn-of-the-century French Indochina banned homemade rice liquor, replacing it with heavily taxed, tasteless alcohol from French-owned factories, widespread clandestine distilling was the inevitable... more...

  • Extracting Profitby Lee Weingraff

    Haymarket Books 2018; US$ 19.00

    A piercing historical explanation for poverty and inequality in African societies today, and social impact of resource-driven growth. more...

  • The Other Barackby Sally H. Jacobs

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 24.00

    The life story of the father of the most powerful elected leader in the world is an epic tale, one as daring as it was improbable. The father of the U.S. president, the first Barack Hussein Obama, was born in rural poverty in Kenya. His own father was a dominating figure who worked as a cook for the British colonists and broke with Luo tradition... more...

  • Passionate Revolutionsby Talitha Espiritu

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 32.99

    In the last three decades, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos has commanded the close scrutiny of scholars. These studies have focused on the political repression, human rights abuses, debt-driven growth model, and crony capitalism that defined Marcos’ so-called Democratic Revolution in the Philippines. more...