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  • Democracy's Lotby Candice Rai

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 54.95

    Candice Rai?s Democracy?s Lot is an incisive exploration of the limitations and possibilities of democratic discourse for resolving conflicts in urban communities. Rai roots her study of democratic politics and publics in a range of urban case studies focused on public art, community policing, and urban development. These studies examine the issues... more...

  • Violence and the City in the Modern Middle Eastby Nelida Fuccaro

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    This book explores violence in the public lives of modern Middle Eastern cities, approaching violence as an individual and collective experience, a historical event, and an urban process. Violence and the city coexist in a complicated dialogue, and critical consideration of the city offers an important way to understand the transformative powers of... more...

  • The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in Indiaby Ajay Verghese

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But when the famous Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was destroyed in 1992, Jaipur burned while Ajmer remained peaceful; when the state clashed over low-caste affirmative action quotas in 2008, Ajmer's residents rioted while... more...

  • The City, the River, the Bridgeby Patrick Nunnally; Roberto Ballarini; Minmao Liao; Thomas Fisher

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Exploring the university's role in understanding how disasters impact communities. more...

  • Ecology and Changeby C. Gregory Knight

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Ecology and Change: Rural Modernization in an African Community focuses on the geographical study of agricultural practices and agricultural change on the society of the Nhiha of Mbozi Area in southwestern Tanzania, East Africa. The book presents the people; the models of the environment; traditional and evolved agricultural systems operating within... more...

  • A Shared Futureby Richard L. Wood; Brad R. Fulton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Faith-based community organizers have spent decades working for greater equality in American society, and more recently have become significant players in shaping health care, finance, and immigration reform at the highest levels of government. In A Shared Future , Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton draw on a new national study of community organizing... more...

  • Life in and against the Oddsby Heidi Hoechst

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Somehow people continue to imagine a world of justice against the odds of a deck that has been stacked against them. In her urgent and perceptive book, Life in and against the Odds, Hoechst focuses on the particular circumstances and conditions of different phases of speculative expansion in the United States. She traces the roots of the nation-state... more...

  • A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860?1940by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Contributors to this volume explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a period of fundamental change across Asia. They challenge accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread through Asia and show how versatile Asian intellectuals were in introducing European concepts and in blending them with local traditions. more...

  • James Orr, Poet and Irish Radicalby Carol Baraniuk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    James Orr was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and theological context of his writing and reassessing his contribution to radical literature and culture during the Romantic era. more...

  • Under the Affluenceby Tim Wise

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 16.99

    A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those less fortunate. more...