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  • 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 Dead Do Not Dieby Sven Lindqvist; Joan Tate; Sarah Death; Adam Hochschild

    The New Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approachuniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavationrenders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the first time, Lindqvist?s most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction... more...

  • What are you Reading?by Pavithra Narayanan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    This book offers a material critique on various aspects of Indian literary production and its reception by its audiences. Taking a historical and contemporary lineage into account, the author variously discusses the social, political, and economic factors that impact upon and determine choices in the publishing world. Examining the constructions... more...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Truth commissions, apologies, and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies. This groundbreaking exploration of political theory explains how these forms of state redress repair the damage state wrongdoing inflicts upon political legitimacy. more...

  • Gender Equality Norms in Regional Governanceby Anna van der Vleuten; Anouka van Eerdewijk; Conny Roggeband

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book analyses the diffusion of norms concerning gender-based violence and gender mainstreaming of aid and trade between the EU, South America and Southern Africa. Norm diffusion is conceptualized as a truly multidirectional and polycentric process, shaped by regional governance and resulting in new geometries of transnational activism. more...

  • 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$ 26.38

    This is the first textbook to offer an introductory presentation to colonial linguistics. This new internationally recognized discipline deals with the connections between linguistic communication and (post)colonial configurations of power. Taking linguistic, literary as well as historical perspectives, the book is intended for Bachelor?s... 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...