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  • The World and US Social Forumsby Judith R. Blau; Marina Karides

    BRILL 2008; US$ 110.00

    The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. This book captures a range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF. more...

  • East Meets Westby Kyong-Dong Kim; Hyun-Chin Lim

    BRILL 2007; US$ 115.00

    Over the years, East Asia developments in terms of production, population and trade have shown remarkable dynamics. This book deals with the issues of Asian values, civilizational encounters between East and West, and the development of capitalism and its culture in East Asian countries. more...

  • Strength beyond Structureby Mirjam De Bruijn; Rijk Van Dijk; Jan-Bart Gewald

    BRILL 2007; US$ 60.00

    Drawing on a range of historical and anthropological case studies from various parts of Africa, this anthology provides an understanding of the importance of agency in processes of social transformation, especially in the context of crisis and structural constraint. more...

  • The Adaptable Peasantby Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Analyses how in early colonial times, the peasant society of Sri Lanka underwent fundamental changes in the land tenure system as it faced the arrival of the Dutch East India Company administration's merchant capitalism. This study also reveals the dynamics of caste formation as a result of the early colonial encounter. more...

  • Searching for Communityby Jeremy Brent

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. more...

  • Stick Your Neck Outby John Graham

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    As President of the Giraffe Heroes Project, which since 1982 has been recognizing people who "stick their necks out for the common good," John Graham has seen what hundreds of average citizens around the world have done to bring about constructive change. He's drawn on their experiences, his own as a veteran environmental activist, and that of a hand-picked... more...

  • Crunchy Consby Rod Dreher

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    When a National Review colleague teased writer Rod Dreher one day about his visit to the local food co-op to pick up a week?s supply of organic vegetables (?Ewww, that?s so lefty?), he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter Dreher... more...

  • Culture Wars in Americaby Glenn H. Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 119.00

    Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide places the most hotly debated issues in American society in historical context. With this book in hand, the reader can more effectively evaluate the potential social and political significance of these important conflicts. ||Americans have never found it easy to reconcile their differences,... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 50.00

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) introduce a new relationship between time and space. Do the nascent possibilities of tele-work, distant access to public services and e-commerce offer both realistic and innovating perspectives for rural development? Are ICTs a threat rather than an opportunity for rural areas? Will these technologies... more...

  • Valuing Rural Amenitiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 43.00

    Economic valuation is widely used in OECD countries as a way of assessing the (usually monetary) value of goods that have no markets. In the rural context, valuation methods are used to argue for or against projects and policy choices in areas as diverse as agricultural support policies, local economic development, land use and biodiversity assessment.... more...