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  • The Rainy Seasonby Maggie Messitt

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits a rural community in the midst of change, caught between a traditional past and a western future, a racially charged history and a pseudo-democratic present. The Rainy Season , a work of engaging literary journalism, introduces readers to the remote bushveld community of Rooiboklaagte... more...

  • Protest Dialecticsby Paul Chang

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    1970s South Korea is characterized by many as the "dark age for democracy." Most scholarship on South Korea's democracy movement and civil society has focused on the "student revolution" in 1960 and the large protest cycles in the 1980s which were followed by Korea's transition to democracy in 1987. But in his groundbreaking work of political and... more...

  • 1960s Counterculture: Documents Decodedby Jim Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 79.00

    An era that changed America forever is analyzed through the words of those who led, participated in, and opposed the protest movements that made the 1960s a signature epoch in U.S. culture. more...

  • Egypt in the Future Tenseby Samuli Schielke

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Against the backdrop of the revolutionary uprisings of 2011?2013, Samuli Schielke asks how ordinary Egyptians confront the great promises and grand schemes of religious commitment, middle class respectability, romantic love, and political ideologies in their daily lives, and how they make sense of the existential anxieties and stalled expectations... more...

  • Social Issues in America: An Encyclopediaby James Ciment

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental,... more...

  • Russia After the War: Hopes, Illusions and Disappointments, 1945-1957by Elena Zubkova; University of Alabama

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The years of late Stalinism are one of the murkiest periods in Soviet history, best known to us through the voices of Ehrenburg, Khrushchev and Solzhenitsyn. This is a sweeping history of Russia from the end of the war to the Thaw by one of Russia's respected younger historians. Drawing on the resources of newly opened archives as well as the recent... more...

  • Little Emperors and Material Girlsby Jemimah Steinfeld

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 29.00

    China is the world's fastest-growing economic powerhouse. Everybody knows this. But behind the headlines a once-in-a-generation sexual and cultural revolution is taking place - all in the bars, cafes and streets of China's growing mega-cities. Welcome to this new China. Writer and journalist Jemimah Steinfeld meets the young people behind the world's... more...

  • Bastards of Utopiaby Maple Razsa

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

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  • Asia-Africa Development Divergenceby David Henley

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 30.95

    A comparative study in development performance between South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. more...

  • Spiritual Well-Being of Chinese Older Adultsby Vivian W. Q. Lou

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 54.99

    There are several unique features of this book on the spiritual well-being of Chinese older adults. First, based on qualitative methodology, a conceptual model of spiritual well-being was proposed. Besides, through a Delphi study, different dimensions of spiritual well-being were identified. Conceptually, such effort is important because there is a... more...