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  • Race in Early Modern Englandby Jonathan Burton; Ania Loomba

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.00

    This collection makes available for the first time a rich archive of materials that illuminate the history of racial thought and practices in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. A comprehensive introduction shows how these writings are crucial for understanding the pre-Enlightenment lineages of racial categories. more...

  • Screening the Los Angeles 'Riots'by Darnell M. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 38.00

    Examines TV coverage of Los Angeles riots and responses of viewers of different ethnicity. more...

  • Wives, Husbands, and Loversby Deborah Davis; Sara Friedman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is the state of intimate romantic relationships and marriage in urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan? Since the 1980's, the character of intimate life in these urban settings has changed dramatically. While many speculate about the 21st century as Asia's century, this book turns to the more intimate territory of sexuality and marriage?and observes... more...

  • Competition in Socialist Societyby Katalin Miklóssy; Melanie Ilic

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book explores how the concept of "competition", which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise "co-operation", rather than competitive mechanisms.... more...

  • Servitors of Empireby Darrell Y. Hamamoto

    Trine Day 2014; US$ 12.99

    Forcing a fundamental rethinking of the Asian American elite, many of whom have attained top positions in business, government, academia, sciences, and the arts, this book will be certain to generate a good deal of controversy and honest discussion regarding the role Asian Americans will play in the new century as China and India loom ever larger... more...

  • Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysiaby Cynthia Joseph

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia?s ethnic affirmative action programmes and of the country?s Islamisation.... more...

  • Savageby Nick Hazlewood

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A tale of tragedy, catastrophe, and the triumph of the human spirit. In 1830 a Yamana Indian boy, Orundellico, was bought from his uncle in Tierra del Fuego for the price of a mother-of-pearl button. Renamed Jemmy Button, he was removed from his primitive nomadic existence, where life revolved around the hunt for food and the need for shelter, and... more...

  • Nigeriaby Heinrich Bergstresser

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 24.75

    Nigeria ist ein Land der extremen Gegensätze. Heinrich Bergstresser versucht sich dieser Realität zu nähern und geht den Gründen für die vielfältigen Verwerfungen des »Systems« Nigeria nach. Auch mit Hilfe junger und etablierter nigerianischer Autoren wirft er einen ungeschminkten Blick auf dieses schwierige Land. Der größte christlich-islamische Staat... more...

  • Prostitution in Bamako, Maliby Inès Neubauer

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 16.19

    Ein differenzierter Blick jenseits gängiger Klischees auf die Prostitution in Malis Hauptstadt Bamako. Inès Neubauer kommt zu einem Schluss, der weit verbreiteten Auffassungen widerspricht: Sie beschreibt eine, wenn auch keineswegs konfliktlose, Einbindung der Prostitution in eine afrikanische Stadtgesellschaft und weniger deren Ausgrenzung und Unterdrückung.... more...

  • Navaho Religionby Gladys Amanda Reichard

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 109.00

    In this in-depth exploration of the symbols found in Navaho legend and ritual, Gladys Reichard discusses the attitude of the tribe members toward their place in the universe, their obligation toward humankind and their gods, and their conception of the supernatural, as well as how the Navaho achieve a harmony within their world through symbolic ceremonial... more...