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  • The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lankaby Nikolaos Biziouras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant deaths and approximately 40,000 civilian deaths, as well... more...

  • Reliving the Pastby Charles Tilly; Olivier Zunz; William T. Rowe; William B. Taylor; David William Cohen

    The University of North Carolina Press 1985; US$ 29.99

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  • Suicide Protest in South Asiaby Simanti Lahiri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The radical act of suicide protest is undertaken by social movement participants in order to demand a particular previously articulated political outcome. This book examines the history and impact of suicide protest, which has been increasingly used as a protest tactic since World War II, adding to a growing area of research on the ability of certain... more...

  • "Mit Pistole und Pessar"by Lina Gafner

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 19.60

    Die Forderungen nach einer von moralischen Zwängen befreiten Sexualität, ?freier Liebe?, freiem Zugang zu Verhütungsmitteln und nach einem Recht auf Abtreibung wurden nicht erst mit der sexuellen Revolution der 1960er Jahre laut. Bereits in der Zwischenkriegszeit verbanden vor allem sozialistische Ärztinnen und Ärzte ihre radikale Gesellschaftskritik... more...

  • Anthropology and the Public Interestby Peggy Reeves Sanday

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Anthropology and the Public Interest: Field work and Theory provides an understanding of how culture affects human lives, and uses this understanding in formulating and implementing domestic social policy. This book defines basic research as contributing to theory, knowledge, and method that contributes to the advancement of social science. Organized... more...

  • Bastards of Utopiaby Maple Razsa

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Bastards of Utopia, the companion to a feature documentary film of the same name, explores the experiences and political imagination of young radical activists in the former Yugoslavia, participants in what they call alterglobalization or "globalization from below." Ethnographer Maple Razsa follows individual activists from the transnational protests... more...

  • The Voter's Guide to Election Pollsby Michael W. Traugott; Paul L. Lavrakas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 21.99

    In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do! more...

  • Appalachia and Americaby Allen Batteau

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this collection of fourteen essays, scholars of Appalachian culture and society examine how the people contend with and adapt to the pressures of change thrust upon them. Appalachia and America will appeal to a broad range of people interested in the southern mountains or in the policy issues of social welfare. It deals cogently with the newest... more...

  • Citizenship Education and Migrant Youth in Chinaby Miao Li

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In East Asian economies such as China, recent mass rural-urban migration has created a new urban underclass, as have their children. However, their inclusion in urban public schools is a surprisingly slow process, and youth identities in newly industrialized countries remain largely neglected. Faced with monetary and institutional barriers, the majority... more...