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  • Mandela - My Prisoner, My Friendby Christo Brand; Barbara Jones

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Christo Brand was a South African farm boy, born into the Afrikaans culture which had created apartheid, a racial system designed to persecute black people while claiming superiority for white people. Nelson Mandela, the black son of a tribal chief, also raised in a rural village, trained as a lawyer to take up the fight against apartheid on behalf... more...

  • Novel and Nation in the Muslim Worldby Elisabeth Özdalga; Daniella Kuzmanovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Exploring the relationship between fiction and nation formation in the Muslim world through 12 unique studies from Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Algeria, and Yemen, amongst others, this book shows how fiction reflects and relates the complex entanglements of nation, religion, and modernity in the process of political and cultural identity formation. more...

  • Novel and Nation in the Muslim Worldby Elisabeth Özdalga; Daniella Kuzmanovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Exploring the relationship between fiction and nation formation in the Muslim world through 12 unique studies from Azerbaijan, Libya, Iran, Algeria, and Yemen, amongst others, this book shows how fiction reflects and relates the complex entanglements of nation, religion, and modernity in the process of political and cultural identity formation. 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...

  • Outlaws of the Atlanticby Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    This maritime history "from below" exposes the history-making power of common sailors, slaves, pirates, and other outlaws at sea in the era of the tall ship.   In  Outlaws of the Atlantic , award-winning historian Marcus Rediker turns maritime history upside down. He explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective of... 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 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 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...

  • Rethinking Indonesiaby Simon Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...