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Ethnic Studies

  • Gifts from the Thunder Beingsby Roland Bohr

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00

    Gifts from the Thunder Beings examines North American Aboriginal peoples? use of Indigenous and European distance weapons in big-game hunting and combat. Beyond the capabilities of European weapons, Aboriginal peoples? ways of adapting and using this technology in combination with Indigenous weaponry contributed greatly to the impact these weapons... more...

  • Everyday Life in the Gentrifying Cityby Tone Huse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Oslo, Everyday Life in the Gentrifying City offers an examination of gentrification from below, exploring the effects of this process upon city neighbourhoods and those that inhabit them, whether residents, business owners and their customers, or local activists. Engaging with recent debates surrounding... more...

  • Impossible Subjectsby Mae M. Ngai

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    This book traces the origins of the ?illegal alien? in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy?a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century. Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime... more...

  • Race in Another Americaby Edward E. Telles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for comparisons, since its history has many key similarities to that of the United States. Brazilians have commonly compared themselves with North... more...

  • Taha Husain's Educationby Abdelrashid Mahmoudi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Taha Husein is rightly regarded as the father of modern Arabic literature and his work is widely used as introductory texts for students of the language. In this highly original book, Dr Mahmoudi describes Husein's cultural and intellectual journey through his education in Egypt and France. Husein's humanism and modernism can be traced from his time... more...

  • Paradigms of Indian Architectureby G. H. R. Tillotson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This book explores conceptions of Indian architecture and how the historical buildings of the subcontinent have been conceived and described. Investigating the design philosophies of architects and styles of analysis by architectural historians, the book explores how systems of design and ideas about aesthetics have governed both the construction of... more...

  • Ian Nish - Collected Writingsby Ian Nish

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 420.00

    Developed in close collaboration with Ian Nish, this book contains a wide and substantial cross-section of writings, thematically structured around essays in the special areas of Anglo-Japanese Alliance. more...

  • P. G. O'Neill - Collected Writingsby P. G. O'Neill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 419.95

    Special areas: Japanese language, festivals, Noh theatre. more...

  • Conceiving Cubaby Elise Andaya

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Conceiving Cuba offers an intimate look at how the institutions promoting the well-being of mothers and children, once a cornerstone of the socialist system, collapsed with the fall of the Soviet Union, throwing both individual families and the nation itself into profound crisis. Drawing from years of first-hand observations and interviews, anthropologist... more...

  • Vietnamese-English Bilingualismby Ho-Dac Tuc

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book is concerned with three central issues: the universality of constraints on code-switching, the nature of the relation between language contact and bilingualism, and the social and linguistic components that facilitate code-switching. more...