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Ethnic Studies

  • Power Linesby Andrew Needham

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of sixty-five thousand, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of 1.5 million people and the territory of the Navajo Nation was home to two of the largest strip mines in the world. Five coal-burning power... more...

  • Who We Beby Jeff Chang

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope?another four-letter word?is... more...

  • Eurasian Integration ? The View from Withinby Piotr Dutkiewicz; Richard Sakwa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    As Eurasia and the adjacent territories become more important to the world, there is increasing interest from international powers, accompanied by attempts to give institutional form to traditional economic and security links within the region. This book includes a range of substantive work from scholars based in the region, offering contrasting perspectives... more...

  • Comparatizing Taiwanby Shu-mei Shih; Ping-hui Liao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy. Through an examination of socio-cultural phenomena, Comparatizing... more...

  • A Companion to Galician Cultureby Helena Miguélez-Carballeira

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    The first in-depth yet accessible introduction to Galician history and culture for both lay and specialized readers. more...

  • Hunters, Predators and Preyby Frederic Laugrand; Jarich Oosten

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. The authors examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture as a creator and a trickster, and qupirruit , a category consisting of insects and other small life forms. After these non-social and... more...

  • Not Like a Native Speakerby Rey Chow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished state of affairs, this lingering historical experience of being caught among unequal languages, is the subject of Rey Chow's book. A... more...

  • Indian Capitalism in Developmentby Barbara Harriss-White; Judith Heyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Recognising the different ways that capitalism is theorised, this book explores various aspects of contemporary capitalism in India. Using field research at a local level to engage with larger issues, it raises questions about the varieties and processes of capitalism, and about the different roles played by the state. With its focus on India,... more...

  • Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasusby Alexander Agadjanian; Ansgar Jödicke; Evert van der Zweerde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book explores developments in the three major societies of the South Caucasus ? Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia ? focusing especially on religion, historical traditions, national consciousness, and political culture, and on how these factors interact. It outlines how, despite close geographical interlacement, common historical memories and inherited... more...

  • Plunder of the Ancientsby Lucinda Schroeder

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In the heart of Indian Country in the American west, clandestine criminals have profited greatly from the sale of sacred Native American artifacts stolen from tribal lands. These artifacts were so ancient they had been used since the migration of the first Americans into North America some 15,000 years ago. In 1998 the illegal trafficking of these... more...