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  • Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700by Trevor Cliffe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The latter half of the seventeenth century saw the Puritan families of England struggle to preserve the old values in an era of tremendous political and religious upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers were inclined to be pessimistic about the endurance of `godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - among the upper classes. Based on a study of... more...

  • Rome Against Caratacusby Graham Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    By interpreting the ancient historical accounts and piecing together the masses of archaeological evidence, Dr Webster has brilliantly reconstructed this central period of the Claudian Conquest of Britain and its immediate aftermath. more...

  • Politics of Chinese Language and Cultureby Bob Hodge; Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as popular culture, film and language. more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • Human Performance and Ergonomicsby Peter A. Hancock

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 121.00

    Human Performance and Ergonomics brings together a comprehensive and modern account of how the context of performance is crucial to understanding behavior. Environment provides both constraints and opportunities to individuals, such that external conditions may have reciprocal or interactive effects on behavior. The book begins with an account of... more...

  • New Race Politics in Americaby Jane Junn; Kerry L. Haynie

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This 2008 book explores the impact and political consequences of immigration on American electoral politics. more...

  • 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...

  • Advocacy Organizations and Collective Actionby Aseem Prakash; Mary Kay Gugerty

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    A new agenda for studying advocacy organizations which treats them as 'firms' operating in policy markets. more...

  • Utopia's Gardenby E. C. Spary

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire... more...

  • Ghetto at the Center of the Worldby Gordon Mathews

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers,... more...