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  • The Globalization of Contentious Politicsby Pamela Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 148.00

    This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral... more...

  • Das Phänomen der coup cultureby Dominik Schieder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 77.11

    Im Dezember 2006 rückte der pazifische Inselstaat Fidschi durch den vierten politischen Umsturz innerhalb von zwei Jahrzehnten zum wiederholten Male in den Fokus der Weltöffentlichkeit. Trotz der Bestrebungen des Militärs, das politische Schicksal des Landes zum Positiven zu wenden, wird fünf Jahre nach dem Coup d?État deutlich, dass die anhaltende... more...

  • How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow?by Liza Lugo

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    The disproportionate effect of Hurricane Katrina on African Americans was an outcome created by law and societal construct, not chance. This book takes a hard look at racial stratification in American today and debunks the myth that segregation is a thing of the past. more...

  • Captain W. W. Withenbury's 1838-1842 "Red River Reminiscences"by Jacques D. Bagur

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 26.36

    A selection of letters written to the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper from 1870-1871 about steamboat travel on the Red River in 1838-1841. more...

  • Bourbon Streetby Richard Campanella

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from... more...

  • The Atchafalaya River Basinby Bryan P. Piazza

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: ?What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? ?Why is it important? ?How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? ?What is its current state? ?How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin... more...

  • Floreanaby Margret Wittmer

    Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries 2014; US$ 14.95

    The remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled the island of Floreana in the Galapagos-600 miles from the mainland of Ecuador. It took Wittmer and her family weeks to travel to the island in 1932; they battled with the ties for three full days before they could land.Wittmer and her husband left... more...

  • Ecotourism and Cultural Productionby Veronica Davidov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Ecotourism is a unique facet of globalization, promising the possibility of reconciling the juggernaut of development with ecological/cultural conservation. Davidov offers a comparative analysis of the issue using a case study of indigenous Kichwa people of Ecuador and their interactions with globalization and transnational systems. more...

  • The Forgotten Peopleby Gary B. Mills

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River's "forgotten people" and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced portrayal of the lives of Creole slaves and the roles allowed to freed people of color, tackling issues of race,... more...

  • Performing Politics, Making Spaceby Schurr Carolin

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 47.01

    <P>Constructing more inclusive political spaces has been a central concern of social movements in postcolonial societies. This e-book engages with Ecuador?s recent processes of political transformation by questioning to what extent these contribute to a decolonization of Ecuador's democracy.</P> <P>Based on visual ethnographic research... more...