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  • Who Controls the Internetby Jack Goldsmith

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Aims to dismiss the fashionable talk of both a 'borderless' net and of a single governing 'code'. Examining policy puzzles from e-commerce to privacy, speech and pornography, intellectual property, and cybercrime, this book demonstrates that individual governments, rather than private or global bodies, will play that dominant role in regulation. more...

  • Captive Societyby Saeid Golkar

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    Iran?s Basij Resistance Force is a paramilitary organization used by the regime to suppress dissidents, vote as a bloc, and indoctrinate Iranian citizens. Captive Society surveys the Basij?s history, structure, and sociology, as well as its influence on Iranian society, its economy, and its educational system. Saied Golkar?s account draws not only... more...

  • The Caribbean Postcolonialby Shalini Puri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    Drawing on the long and varied history of discourses of cultural hybridity across the caribbean, this book explores the rich and fraught cultural crossings that are often theorized homogeneously in postcolonial studies as 'hybridity'. What is the relationship of cultural hybridity to social equality? Why have some forms of hybridity been enshrined... more...

  • Sociology of Discourseby Óscar García Agustín

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Sociology of Discourse takes the perspective that collective actors like social movements are capable of creating social change from below by creating new institutions through alternative discourses. Institutionalization becomes a process of moving away from existing institutions towards creating new ones. While discourses entail openness and enable... more...

  • Global Movementsby Kevin McDonald

    Wiley 2015; US$ 88.95

    Over the past decade we have witnessed the extraordinary rise of new global movements that throw into question the way we think about culture, power and action in a globalizing world. Examines three of the most significant global social movements of the last decade: anti-globalization, new Islamic movements, and the Falun Gong in China. Explores... more...

  • Surveillance and Securityby Torin Monahan

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 33.95

    This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in 8 different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the... more...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (, the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... more...

  • Papier, hier!...?by Wouter Kalkman

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Verzekeren via internet staat volop in de belangstelling. Maar maakt de Nederlandse wetgeving het aanvragen en sluiten van een verzekering en het verstrekken van een elektronische polis via internet wel voldoende mogelijk? Consumenten die rechtstreeks met een verzekeraar een verzekering willen sluiten, kunnen meer informatie via e-mail en internet... more...

  • Living and Functioning in the e-Societyby Mike Cushman; Rachel McLean

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    Information Systems researchers have long been aware of the risks posed by the ever wider adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs). However most recognition of problems has largely been confined to disruption in the workplace and the risk to organisational effectiveness posed by poorly designed or implemented systems. There has... more...

  • Geil auf Gewalt?by Katja Fischborn

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 40.32

    Gewalt in den Medien wird heute im Gegensatz zu früheren Zeiten recht streng gesellschaftlich geächtet. In Rundfunk, Internet und Zeitung werde nur noch über negative und schreckliche Dinge berichtet, bemängeln Kritiker, es drohe eine "Verrohung der Kultur". Schlimmste Folgen werden für die Leser dieser alltäglichen Grausamkeiten befürchtet. Dabei... more...