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  • Constructions identitaires et pratiques socialesby Jean-Pierre Wallot; Pierre Lanthier; Hubert Watelet

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2002; US$ 16.99

    L?identité, a toujours semblé dire Pierre Savard, ne doit pas être cherchée dans ce qui isole, ce qui sépare. Elle est une construction spécifique dont la dynamique, riche de la quantité ainsi que de la diversité des relations et des pratiques dont elle s?est nourrie, finit par exercer sur ces dernières une grande influence. C?est à ce dialogue entre... more...

  • What's Wrong with the Worldby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    During his lifetime, British author and thinker G.K. Chesterton gained a reputation as a top-rate intellectual and social critic. In this volume, Chesterton turns his attention to a series of major problems facing the world at the turn of the twentieth century, offering his one-of-a-kind take on each topic. more...

  • A General Theory of Domination and Justiceby Frank Lovett

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    In all societies, past and present, many persons and groups have been subject to domination. Properly understood, domination is a great evil, the suffering of which ought to be minimized so far as possible. Surprisingly, however, political and social theorists have failed to provide a detailed analysis of the concept of domination in general. This... more...

  • Varieties of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century English Radicalism in Contextby Ariel Hessayon; David Finnegan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    The essays in this collection explore significant questions regarding the terms 'radical' and 'radicalism' in early modern England. They investigate whether we can speak of a radical tradition, and whether radicalism was a local, national or transnational phenomenon. It looks at the role of migration and exchange of ideas, images and... more...

  • Beyond Welfare State Modelsby Pauli Kettunen; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...

  • From British to Bumiputera Ruleby A B Shamsul

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 44.90

    Based on two years of intensive fieldwork, this detailed community study breaks new ground. Combining anthropological and historical disciplines, it deals with village politics amongst rural Malays growing oil-palm and rubber. This study traces the continuing influence of the colonial and post-colonial state policies on contemporary rural development.... more...

  • Social Mobility in Europeby Richard Breen

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 184.99

    Social Mobility in Europe is the most comprehensive study to date of trends in intergenerational social mobility. It uses data from 11 European countries covering the last 30 years of the twentieth century to analyze differences between countries and changes through time. The findings call into question several long-standing views about social mobility.... more...

  • The Ecuadorian Highlandsby Peter Krahenbuhl

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Ecuador's Avenue of the Volcanoes is the backbone of the Central Highlands, a long and beautiful stretch of eternal mountain views. Snow-capped volcanoes peer through layers of mist and each curve of the highway presents a new vision. The highest peaks, several of which are active volcanoes, lie in this stretch of the Andes. Opportunities for adventure... more...

  • Writing Historyby Michael Bliss

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 40.00

    One of Canada's best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life. A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world, Michael Bliss describes a life that has taken him from small-town Ontario to international recognition for his books in Canadian and medical history. more...