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  • The Power of Bonesby Keelen Mailman

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 24.99

    A heartbreaking tale of childhood poverty, abuse and racism that happily becomes an inspiring story of an extraordinary woman's strength through adversity. more...

  • A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Workby Lorraine Muller

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 49.99

    Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality. more...

  • A Paradise of Priestsby CatherineSaucier

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the "priestly paradise" of medieval Liège, sacred music became a pervasive and versatile medium by which the clergy promoted the holy status of their city. While this hotbed of female piety and Eucharistic devotion is recognized as a center of liturgical innovation, the symbiosis of saintly and civic ideals voiced in locally composed... more...

  • The Emergence of a Modern Cityby Henriette Steiner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    During Denmark’s ‘Golden Age‘ (c. 1800 to 1850), Copenhagen came into being as a modern city on the urban-cultural level. This book examines this period in the city’s history, just before the establishment of some of the main features of the modernisation of cities associated with industrialisation, such as street lighting, sewer... 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...

  • Ornament and Orderby Rafael Schacter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the world’s most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within a broader historical, political, and aesthetic context, it argues that they are in fact both intrinsically ornamental (working within a... more...

  • Cities as Engines of Sustainable Competitivenessby Leo van den Berg; Jan van der Meer; Luis Carvalho

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Reflecting on two decades of ‘competitiveness-oriented’ urban policies in Europe this book investigates the current challenges cities face to sustain their economic position and how this can be balanced with social progress and environmental improvements. Complementing previous surveys on local and urban development and competitiveness-based... more...

  • Constructing Urban Space with Sounds and Musicby Ricciarda Belgiojoso

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book aims at drawing the reader’s attention to the sound of the urban environment. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it examines a heterogeneous selection of experimentations from the domains of music, art and architecture. Significant case studies of pieces of music, public art works and scientific research in the field of urban planning... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...