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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 64.95
This volume examines the ways in which sport shapes the experiences of various immigrant and minority groups and, in particular, looks at the relationship between sport, ethnic identity and ethnic relations. The articles in this volume are concerned primarily with British, American and Australian sporting traditions and the themes covered include... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00
An introduction to freedom of speech, blending legal analysis with accounts of how staunchly contested historical, political and cultural issues often influenced legal reasoning. The book traces the origins of the freedom in English law and its development through the founding of the United States. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00
Today's disparity of equality, particularly the American "dilemma" of race, runs throughout US history. This title provides readers with an historical overview of the controversies that have sprung up over the issue of equality and the role these issues have played in shaping American society. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99
The generation that benefitted from GI Bill showed a commitment to the principles of democracy and civic involvement. This book looks at how Bill affected the lives of World War II Veterans. It develops an argument about the link between peoples' positive experiences with government programs and their willingness to take part in public life. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00
Joel Olson contends that, given the history of slavery and segregation in the United States, American citizenship is a form of racial privilege in which whites are equal to each other but superior to everyone else. To break this pattern, Olson suggests an ?abolitionist-democratic? political theory that makes the fight against racial discrimination... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 46.00
Provides an overview of the main debates on citizenship and the implications of globalization. This book argues that citizenship is no longer defined by nationality and the nation state, and has become de-territorialized and fragmented into the separate discourses of rights, participation, responsibility and identity. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In Wild Grass , Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who tried to find out... more...
- Zed Books 2008; US$ 34.95
This book introduces the concept of 'act of citizenship' and in doing so, re-orients the study of what it means to be a citizen. This study of citizenship is truly interdisciplinary, drawing not only on new developments in politics, sociology, geography and anthropology, but also on psychoanalysis, philosophy and history. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Both the women's suffrage and civil rights movements laid the groundwork for some of the groups featured in this book, who were often less visible than women and African Americans. It presents an examination of these nascent yet influential groups, whose rise in visibility has mirrored the changes occurring within the fabric of American society. more...