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  • Migration and Identity in Central Asiaby Rano Turaeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book is an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of Uzbek migrants in the capital city of Uzbekistan. The ethnographic details of the book represent post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various forms of belonging clash and kinship ties are reinforced within social safety networks. Theoretically, it challenges the existing theories... more...

  • The Politics of Aid to Burmaby Anne Decobert

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    For over sixty years, conflict between state forces and armed ethnic groups was ongoing in parts of the borderlands of Burma. Ethnic minority communities were subjected to systematic and widespread abuses by an increasingly complex patchwork of armed state and non-state actors. Populations in more remote and disputed border areas typically had little... more...

  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese Stateby Hans Steinmüller; Susanne Brandtstädter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Unprecedented social change in China has intensified the contradictions faced by ordinary people. In everyday life, people find themselves caught between official and popular discourses, encounter radically different representations of China's past and its future, and draw on widely diverse moral frameworks. This volume explores irony and cynicism... more...

  • The Radical Right in Late Imperial Russiaby George Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The revolutionary movements in late tsarist Russia inspired a reaction by groups on the right. Although these groups were ostensibly defending the status quo, they were in fact, as this book argues, very radical in many ways. This book discusses these radical rightist groups, showing how they developed considerable popular appeal across the whole... more...

  • Animism in Southeast Asiaby Kaj Arhem; Guido Sprenger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Animism refers to ontologies or worldviews which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike. Recent years have seen a revival of this concept in anthropology, where it is now discussed as an alternative to modern-Western naturalistic notions of human-environment relations. Based on original fieldwork, this book presents... more...

  • Growing Up Chicana/oby Bill Adler; A Lopez; Tiffany A. Lopez

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o? When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages of a book. from the Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez Louie The Foot Gonzalez tells of an eighty-nine-year-old... more...

  • Looking for Asian Americaby Wing Young Huie; Frank H. Wu

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    In search of contemporary Asian America, celebrated photographer Wing Young HuieÑthe only member of his family not born in ChinaÑtraveled with his wife, Tara, through nearly forty states to explore and document the funny, touching, and sometimes strange intersection of Asian American and American cultures. Looking for Asian America illustrates... more...

  • African Citiesby Francesca Locatelli; Paul Nugent

    BRILL 2009; US$ 82.00

    This book examines how the unprecedented expansion of African cities, which are the products of specific histories, poses serious challenges to equitable service provision and raises contentious claims to the ownership and control of urban spaces. more...

  • Amazing Grace: African American Grandmothers as Caregivers and Conveyors of Traditional Valuesby Dorothy Ruiz

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00

    Intergenerational African families in which the grandmother is the primary caregiver of grandchildren and great-grandchildren are increasing rapidly in American society. Over the past decade, researchers and policy makers have shown considerable concern over the increases in grandparent-maintained households. This concern has stimulated a proliferation... more...

  • Resistance and Renewalby Celia Haig-Brown

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 13.95

    One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, Resistance and Renewal is a disturbing collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School(KIRS) in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen Natives, all former residents of KIRS, form the nucleus of the book, a... more...