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Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.
Everyday Sustainability takes readers to ground zero of market-based sustainability initiatives—Darjeeling, India—where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production. These women tea farmers and plantation workers have distinct entrepr...(Read More)
 
 
Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous Combustion (November 2017)
The Eros Effect and Global Revolution
Jason Del Gandio - Editor
AK Thompson - Editor

Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.
From the events of May 1968 to the Arab Spring and Occupy, we have seen social movements develop spontaneously around the globe propelling thousands and, at times, millions of people into the streets to demand an end to oppression.
“In order to make sense of such events, the authors draw on George Katsiaficas’s conception of the ‘er...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

 
 
Beauty in the City
Beauty in the City (September 2017)
The Ashcan School
Robert A. Slayton - Author

Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working-class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the Ashcan School of Art blazed onto the art scene, introducing a revolutionary vision of New York City. In contrast to the elite artists who painted the upper class bedecked in finery, in front of magnificent stru...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Unreason
The Politics of Unreason (September 2017)
The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism
Lars Rensmann - Author

The first systematic analysis of the Frankfurt School’s research and theorizing on modern antisemitism.
Although the Frankfurt School represents one of the most influential intellectual traditions of the twentieth century, its multifaceted work on modern antisemitism has so far largely been neglected. The Politics of Unreason fills this gap, providing the first systematic study of the Frankfurt School’s philos...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.
In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles against perceived in...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of the Second Slavery
The Politics of the Second Slavery (December 2016)
Dale W. Tomich - Editor

Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
The creation of new frontiers of slave commodity production and the expansion and intensification of slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the southern United States were an integral part of the expansion of the world economy during the nineteenth century. Beginning from this vantage point, The Politics of the Second Slavery brings together a ...(Read More)
 
 
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State
Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State (December 2016)
Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time
Victor Asal - Author
Udi Sommer - Author

A comparative examination of the political, historical, legal, and religious antecedents of penalties and discrimination against sexual minority groups around the world.
Bringing together theoretical perspectives from both comparative politics and public law, this book examines the reasons why certain countries criminalize same-sex activities while others have carved into law the requirement that sexual minority communities be...(Read More)
 
 
Respectability on Trial
Respectability on Trial (October 2016)
Sex Crimes in New York City, 1900-1918
Brian Donovan - Author

Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Providing a front row seat at critical courtroom battles over seduction, pimping, rape, and sodomy in early twentieth-century New York City, Brian Donovan uses verbatim trial transcripts to understand the city’s history during the so-called “first sexual revolution.” By tracing the ...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Third Edition (September 2016)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

Uses both historical and contemporary case studies to examine how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.
This book examines major Hispanic, African, and Asian diasporas in the continental United States and Puerto Rico from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular attention on the diverse ways in which these immigrant groups have shaped and reshaped American places and landscapes. Through bo...(Read More)
 
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