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  • Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Developmentby Allen F. Isaacman; Barbara S. Isaacman

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    This in-depth study of the Zambezi River Valley examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the Cahora Bassa Dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its existence, and gives voice to previously unheard narratives of forced labor, displacement, and historical and contemporary life in the dam?s shadow. more...

  • Grass Huts and Warehousesby Caroline Ralston

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    A pioneering study of early trade and beach communities in the Pacific Islands and first published in 1977, this book provides historians with an ambitious survey of early European?Polynesian contact, an analysis of how early trade developed along with the beachcomber community, and a detailed reconstruction of development of the early Pacific port... more...

  • Sprache und Kolonialismusby Thomas Stolz; Ingo H. Warnke; Daniel Schmidt-Brücken

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 28.02

    Dieses Studienbuch bietet die erste einführende Darstellung in die Koloniallinguistik. Die sich international etablierende Disziplin greift den Zusammenhang von sprachlicher Kommunikation und (post)kolonialen Machtkonstellationen auf. Das Buch richtet sich mit Kapiteln aus sprach-, literatur- und geschichtswissenschaftlicher Perspektive... more...

  • Ruling the Marginsby Prem Kumar Rajaram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Administrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle feature of this type of rule is the important question about how things should be arranged and for what purpose becomes a bureaucratic matter.... more...

  • Nuclear Desireby Shampa Biswas

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Since its enactment in 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has become one node of a massive, sprawling, multibillion-dollar regime that is considered essential to slowing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. However, according to Shampa Biswas, these well-intentioned efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons... more...

  • Triumph of the Expertby Joseph Morgan Hodge

    Ohio University Press 2007; US$ 27.99

    The most striking feature of British colonialism in the twentieth century was the confidence it expressed in the use of science and expertise, especially when joined with the new bureaucratic capacities of the state, to develop natural and human resources of the empire. Triumph of the Expert is a history of British colonial doctrine and its... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychologyby Paul Nesbitt-Larking; Catarina Kinnvall; Tereza Capelos; Henk Dekker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 225.00

    This collection recalibrates the study of political psychology through detailed and much needed analysis of the discipline's most important and hotly contested issues. It advances our understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive political phenomena while showcasing a range of approaches in the study of these phenomena. more...

  • The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Fatherby Bülent Somay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    With a foreword by Slavoj ?i?ek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychologyby Paul Nesbitt-Larking; Catarina Kinnvall; Tereza Capelos; Henk Dekker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 225.00

    This collection recalibrates the study of political psychology through detailed and much needed analysis of the discipline's most important and hotly contested issues. It advances our understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive political phenomena while showcasing a range of approaches in the study of these phenomena. more...

  • The Psychopolitics of the Oriental Fatherby Bülent Somay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    With a foreword by Slavoj ?i?ek, this book explores the Father Function in the East in the process of 'Modernisation', arguing that 'Modernisation' and 'Westernisation' are euphemisms for the advent of capitalism in Asiatic and African societies which lead to fatal transformations of the cultural and political incarnatations of the Oriental Father.... more...