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  • Competing Comparative Constructions in Europeby Thomas Stolz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.43

    This in-depth areal-typological study analyzes the grammatical means which are employed in the languages of Europe to express the comparative of inequality/superiority. The extant theories and hypotheses about the morphosyntactic structure and the cross-linguistic distribution of construction types are reviewed. The behavior of comparatives under the... more...

  • Nations, National Narratives and Communities in the Asia-Pacificby Norman Vasu; Yolanda Chin; Kam-yee Law

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Many states in the Asia Pacific region are not built around a single homogenous people, but rather include many large, varied, different national groups. This book explores how states in the region attempt to develop commonality and a nation and the difficulties that arise. It discusses the consequences which ensue when competing narratives clash,... more...

  • Econ Dev Village India Ils 59by M. R. Haswell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Extremism in Americaby George Michael

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    The American Republic was born in revolt against the British crown, and ever since, political extremism has had a long tradition in the United States. To some observers, the continued presence of extremist groups--and the escalation of their activities--portends the fragmentation of the country, while others believe such is the way American pluralism... more...

  • Silent Voicesby Adam J. Berinsky

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Over the past century, opinion polls have come to pervade American politics. Despite their shortcomings, the notion prevails that polls broadly represent public sentiment. But do they? In Silent Voices , Adam Berinsky presents a provocative argument that the very process of collecting information on public preferences through surveys may bias our... more...

  • The Social Context of Violent Behaviourby Emanuel Marx

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1976. Violent behaviour occurs in every society. It grows out of the social order and can therefore be understood only in a social context. This book examines an orderly and relatively tranquil society, a small Israeli town settled by new immigrants, which is run by public agencies who pour in their resources to maintain the inhabitants.... more...

  • Neighbours and Nationals in an African City Wardby David Parkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This study analyses the way in which tribal ties are maintained in the development of a tribally mixed, middle class community in Kampala, Uganda. Political independence in the early nineteen sixties in much of Africa created expectations of increased development, education and living standards. There was hope that ethnic tensions arising from false... more...

  • Western India in the Nineteenth Centuryby Ravinder Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of India. The solutions they proposed and the policies which emerged determined the social changes which took... more...

  • Custom and Politics in Urban Africaby Abner Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    A discussion of the process by which some ethnic groups manipulate values, myths, symbols and ceremonials from their traditional culture in order to develop an informal political organisation. This organisation is then used as a weapon in the struggle for power and privilege within contemporary society. more...

  • Communication and Disenfranchisementby Eileen Berlin Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    This volume and its companion case studies book deal with some of the people, groups, and classes who are living a disenfranchised existence in the United States. Whether through birth, life events, or unfortunate circumstances, they are denied full privileges, rights, and power within the existing societal structure. Centered around societal health... more...