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Human Geography

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita Fabos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...

  • 'Illegal' Travellerby Dr Shahram Khosravi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Based on fieldwork among undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers Illegal Traveller offers a narrative of the polysemic nature of borders, border politics, and rituals and performances of border-crossing. Interjecting personal experiences into ethnographic writing it is 'a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context'. more...

  • "Neoliberalization" as Betrayalby Shubhra Sharma

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Using initiatives by non-governmental organizations to promote women's empowerment in rural India, this book draws new conclusions about the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and spatialization of the state. Sharma gets to the heart of the assumptions and blindspots inherent in these programs and makes an important contribution... more...

  • 'Race', Culture and the Right to the Cityby Dr Gareth Millington

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Adopting a perspective inspired by Henri Lefebvre, this book considers the spread of multiculture from the central city to the periphery and considers the role that 'race' continues to play in structuring the metropolis, taking London, New York and Paris as examples. more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. more...

  • 'Whither regional studies?'by Andy Pike

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Regional studies are at a vibrant conjuncture. ?Regions? continue to provide a conceptual and analytical focus for often overlapping concerns with economic, social, political, cultural and ecological change. In the context of increased interest in inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches, ?regions? remain an arena in which synthesis across disciplines... more...

  • The "Other" Karen in Myanmarby Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book is the first study to an offer insight into non-armed, non-insurgent members of ethnic groups that are associated with well-known armed organizations. It analyzes the nature of the relationships between the ?quiet? minorities and their ?rebel? counterparts and assesses how these intra-ethnic differences and divisions affect the armed resistance... more...

  • The 'Baby Dolls'by Kim Marie Vaz

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the "raddy-walking,... more...

  • The 1926/27 Soviet Polar Census Expeditionsby David G. Anderson

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    In 1926/27 the Soviet Central Statistical Administration initiated several yearlong expeditions to gather primary data on the whereabouts, economy and living conditions of all rural peoples living in the Arctic and sub-Arctic at the end of the Russian civil war. Due partly to the enthusiasm of local geographers and ethnographers , the Polar Census... more...

  • The 2002 Dubrovka and 2004 Beslan Hostage Crisesby John B. Dunlop; Donald N. Jensen

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    This volume contains by far the most complete reports available in English concerning two major terrorist incidents in Russia: the October 2002 seizure of a Moscow theater at Dubrovka and the September 2004 taking of a large school in Beslan in southern Russia. The issues examined are as follows:- the backgrounds of the Muslim extremists who carried... more...