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  • Villa Victoriaby Mario Luis Small

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    For decades now, scholars and politicians alike have argued that the concentration of poverty in city housing projects would produce distrust, alienation, apathy, and social isolation—the disappearance of what sociologists call social capital. But relatively few have examined precisely how such poverty affects social capital or have considered for... more...

  • Between Good and Ghettoby Nikki Jones

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Between Good and Ghetto reflects the social world of inner city African American girls and how they manage threats of personal violence. Drawing on personal encounters, traditions of urban ethnography, Black feminist thought, gender studies, and feminist criminology, Nikki Jones provides a richly descriptive and compassionate account,... more...

  • Move into the Lightby Turbulence Collective

    PM Press 2008; US$ 2.95

    Whether it's the G8 summit at Heiligendamm or experiments in Latin America, the politics of climate change or uprisings in the French banlieues, questions of visibility and illumination crop up again and again. But our experiences create their own luminosity, and their own areas of darkness. How can we overcome our night-blindness once we move beyond... more...

  • Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Eraby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 110.99

    Aims to bring together the work of leading scholars of Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, and politics in the United States to take stock of the field to chart its progress, and point the way for its future development. more...

  • The Making of the Slave Classby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 23.95

    You can only be a king if you have many peasants. You can only have the super-rich if you have many who are poor. And this is the basis for class. A nationally recognized instructor in class, race, American culture, economic development and poverty issues, Jerry Carrier offers the personal story of a working class man's early life in poverty combined... 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...

  • Internetzensur in Chinaby Kim-Björn Becker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 36.48

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  • Politics and Emotionsby Marcos Engelken-Jorge; Pedro Ibarra Güell; Carmelo Moreno del Rio

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 62.19

    Mainstream liberal narratives have often depicted politics as a matter of power and competing interests, disregarding emotions or conceiving them as threats to a rational and well-ordered society. In the last decades, however, this viewpoint has been increasingly challenged by a number of scholars researching on the complex and multidimensional role... more...

  • Pathways to Pollingby Amy Fried

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election—and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and pollsters were forced to defend their craft, the... more...