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The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories (August 2004)
Crafts and Guilds in Egypt, 1863-1914
John T. Chalcraft - Author

Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This book charts new directions in Egyptian social history, providing the first systematic account of adaptation and protest among crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a wealth of new sources, John T. Chalcraft challenges conventional notions of craft s...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy (May 2004)
David Tabachnick - Editor
Toivo Koivukoski - Editor

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

Rather than focusing on political, economic, or social manifestations of technology and globalization, this book examines these related phenomena from a philosophical perspective. Prominent thinkers from philosophy, sociology, and political science reflect on a variety of important topics and individuals, including the Internet, citizenship, indiv...(Read More)
 
 
Buying Time and Getting By
Buying Time and Getting By (January 2004)
The Voluntary Simplicity Movement
Mary Grigsby - Author

An exploration of the voluntary simplicity movement including comments from simple livers and a look at class, race, and gender in this movement.

Buying Time and Getting By
provides a detailed account of the voluntary simplicity movement, which took off in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The concept of voluntary simplicity encompasses both self-change aimed at bringing personal practice into alig...(Read More)
 
 
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics (November 2003)
Transnational Advocacy Networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and India
Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues - Author

Examines the internal politics of transnational environmental advocacy networks.

What is the role played by local organizations in transnational environmental advocacy networks? Global Environmentalism and Local Politics revisits this question by looking at transnational environmental activism in Brazil, Ecuador, and India. Rodrigues investigates the internal politics of these networks, focusing on their intern...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectuals at a Crossroads
Intellectuals at a Crossroads (August 2003)
The Changing Politics of China's Knowledge Workers
Zhidong Hao - Author

A survey of contemporary Chinese intellectuals.

Zhidong Hao’s fascinating book, Intellectuals at a Crossroads, examines groups of contemporary Chinese intellectuals, their successes, failures, identity contradictions, and ethical dilemmas. Three categories of intellectuals are studied: organic intellectuals who serve specific interests, from government and business to working class movements; critical intell...(Read More)
 
 
Pilgrimage through a Burning World
Pilgrimage through a Burning World (August 2003)
Spiritual Practice and Nonviolent Protest at the Nevada Test Site
Ken Butigan - Author

An account of how the Nevada Desert Experience—the nonviolent protest against nuclear testing that has been ongoing since the 1980s—has created a unique spiritual practice combining religious ritual and political action.

For two decades the Nevada Desert Experience has organized nonviolent action at the Nevada Test Site as part of the global movement to end nuclear testing. Pilgrimage through a Burning Wo...(Read More)
 
 
A Diagnosis for Our Times
A Diagnosis for Our Times (June 2003)
Alternative Health, from Lifeworld to Politics
Matthew Schneirov - Author
Jonathan David Geczik - Author

Explores Americans' increasing attraction to alternative medicine by looking at two alternative health networks, one "New Age," the other conservative Christian.

Despite having one of the most advanced systems of medicine in the world, American consumers are increasingly turning to alternative medicine. Through a study of two alternative health networks, one "New Age" and the other conservative Chris...(Read More)
 
 
Revolutionaries and Reformers
Revolutionaries and Reformers (January 2003)
Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East
Barry Rubin - Editor

Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
Islamist movements seeking power today are faced with difficult choices regarding strategy, ranging from armed struggle to electoral efforts. An emerging alternative consists of a rethinking of Islamist politics, where the goal of a "totally Islamic" polity would be abandoned in favor of some form of Islamic-oriented society. In this reformulation, Islam...(Read More)
 
 
Articulated Experiences
Articulated Experiences (December 2002)
Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements
Peyman Vahabzadeh - Author

Analyzes new social movements and their ramifications for social and political theory.
By reexamining the very foundations of everyday acting and thinking and stepping into the open expanse of a possible transition to a postmodern era, this book presents a radical phenomenological approach to the study of contemporary social movements. It offers a theory of acting that refuses to surrender to norms and legislations and thus always intimat...(Read More)
 
 
Friends of the Court
Friends of the Court (March 2002)
The Privileging of Interest Group Litigants in Canada
Ian Brodie - Author

Studies interest group litigation in Canada.

In the first book-length study of interest group litigation in Canada, Friends of the Court traces the Canadian Supreme Court's ever-changing relationship with interest groups since the 1970s. After explaining how the Court was pressured to welcome more interest groups in the late 1980s, Brodie introduces a new theory of political status describing how the Court...(Read More)
 
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