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Political History

  • The Affect of Differenceby Christopher P. Hanscom; Dennis Washburn

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    The Affect of Difference is a collection of essays offering a new perspective on the history of race and racial ideologies in modern East Asia. Contributors approach this subject through the exploration of everyday culture from a range of academic disciplines, each working to show how race was made visible and present as a potential means of identification.... more...

  • Exile in Colonial Asiaby Ronit Ricci; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Exile was a potent form of punishment and a catalyst for change in colonial Asia between the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries. Vast networks of forced migration supplied laborers to emerging colonial settlements, while European powers banished rivals to faraway locations. Exile in Colonial Asia explores the phenomenon of exile in ten case... more...

  • Voices of Liberationby Leo Zeilig; Mireille Fanon-Mendes France

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 19.00

    A perfect introduction to one of the most influential figures in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. more...

  • Free Dakotaby William Irwin

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    An homage, inspired by and rife with allusions to America?s favorite novel, Atlas Shrugged. more...

  • Nation on Boardby Lynn Schler

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 14.00

    Schler?s study of Nigerian seamen during Nigeria?s transition to independence provides a fresh perspective on the meaning of decolonization for ordinary Africans. more...

  • Next Time They'll Come to Count the Deadby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In fast-paced and dramatic fashion, Turse reveals the harsh reality of modern warfare in the developing world. more...

  • The Cultural Revolutionby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 30.99

    Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up... more...

  • Cuba and the U.S. Empireby Jane Franklin; Noam Chomsky

    Monthly Review Press 2016; US$ 21.25

    The 1959 Cuban Revolution remains one of the signal events of modern political history. A tiny island, once a de facto colony of the United States, declared its independence, not just from the imperial behemoth ninety miles to the north, but also from global capitalism itself. Cuba?s many achievements ? in education, health care, medical technology,... more...

  • The Battle of Algiersby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In the summer of 1956, Algiers was rocked by a series of terrorist attacks orchestrated by the FLN against the center of French power in Algeria. The aim of this violence was to fight against the colonial stronghold of France and achieve independence. However, France did not give in without a fight. General Jacques Massu worked tirelessly to dismantle... more...

  • The Cloudsby Juan José Saer; Hilary Vaughn Dobel

    Open Letter 2016; US$ 9.99

    A doctor leads five mental patients to an asylum in this meditation on exile, madness, and the writing process. more...