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Political History

  • 'Hauhau'by Paul Clark

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Maori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on... more...

  • "Verwandelt in Lettern"by Simone Brühl; Axel Dunker

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Schon seit den ersten Entdeckungsfahrten in die 'neue Welt? ist die Reise in 'fremde? Länder untrennbar mit der sprachlichen Repräsentation jener Territorien verbunden. Dabei stellt das ethnographische Schreiben, das (Be-)Schreiben zumeist 'fremder? Völker, nicht nur die positivistische Erfassung unbekannter Lebensgewohnheiten dar, sondern ist zugleich... more...

  • 'What Do We Want?'by Heidi Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    The passage of land rights laws in New South Wales in 1983 saw political intrigue, deception, and disappointment as well as unprecedented engagement by Aboriginal citizens and their supporters. How could a sympathetic New South Wales State Government redress the effects of 200 years of colonization in the most densely populated state in the Commonwealth?... more...

  • The 'R' Wordby Kurt Barling

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 7.29

    Race and racism remain an inescapable part of the lives of black people. Daily slights, often rooted in fears and misperceptions of the ‘other’, still damage lives. But does race matter as much as it used to? Many argue that the post-racial society is upon us and racism is no longer a block on opportunity - Kurt Barling doubts whether things... more...

  • (Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslimby Silke Schmidt

    transcript 2014; US$ 48.66

    Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes.... more...

  • 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bankby Kevin Danaher; Anuradha Mittal

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 8.95

    A veritable "Globalization for Dummies," 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Banklays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing them with democratic institutions... more...

  • 1912by James Chace

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.00

    Four extraordinary men sought the presidency in 1912. Theodore Roosevelt was the charismatic and still wildly popular former president who sought to redirect the Republican Party toward a more nationalistic, less materialistic brand of conservatism and the cause of social justice. His handpicked successor and close friend, William Howard Taft, was... more...

  • 1968by Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history. With 1968 , Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year... more...

  • 30 Years Afterby Dr Monia O?Brien Castro; Dr Carine Berbéri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Thirty years after the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands, the war remains a source of continued debate and analysis for politicians, historians and military strategists. Not only did the conflict provide a fascinating example of modern expeditionary warfare, but it also brought to the fore numerous questions regarding international law,... more...

  • 31 Daysby Barry Werth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    In 31 Days , acclaimed historian Barry Werth takes readers inside the White House during the tumultuous days of August 1974, following Richard Nixon's resignation and the swearing-in of America's "accidental president," Gerald Ford. The Watergate scandal had torn the country apart. In a dramatic, day-by-day account of the new administration?s inner... more...