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Mystery of The Night Café
Mystery of The Night Café (March 2009)
Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh
Cliff Edwards - Author
Diane Apostolos-Cappadona - Foreword by

Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

Written like a detective story, this book explores the spirituality of one of the world’s most beloved artists, Vincent van Gogh, through one of Western art’s most mysterious paintings, The Night Café. Done in almost garish colors, the work depicts a late night in a café serving a poorer element of socie...(Read More)
 
 
Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts
Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts (January 2008)
Sharon R. Roseman - Editor
Shawn S. Parkhurst - Editor

Anthropological case studies of the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850.

Focusing on the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850, this collection of case studies demonstrates how questions about social identities and power are also questions about mapping, texts, and concrete spaces. The late nineteenth and twentieth centuries are marked by a drive toward grandiose ideolo...(Read More)
 
 
Being Goral
Being Goral (March 2006)
Identity Politics and Globalization in Postsocialist Poland
Deborah Cahalen Schneider - Author


Examines the Góral, a little-studied ethnic group in Poland.

The Góral ethnic identity has been at the center of political machinations in Poland for centuries. The late Pope John Paul II, for example, was a Góral. This is the first book-length study of the Góral identity and one of the few studies in English to discuss Górals. Through personal interviews, local manu...(Read More)
 
 
Globalizing Interests
Globalizing Interests (September 2005)
Pressure Groups and Denationalization
Michael Zurn - Editor
Gregor Walter - With assistance from

Examines how national interest groups respond to the international pressures of globalization.

Globalizing Interests
is an innovative study of globalization "from inside," looking at the reaction of nationally constituted interest groups to challenges produced by the denationalization process. The contributors focus on business associations, trade unions, civil rights organizations, and right-wing populists...(Read More)
 
 
States of Liberalization
States of Liberalization (September 2005)
Redefining the Public Sector in Integrated Europe
Mitchell P. Smith - Author

Explores the limits of economic liberalization within the European Union.

As economic competition is introduced into areas formerly served by public sector monopolies, to what extent do governments lose discretion over their use of the public sector? States of Liberalization examines the impact of the European Union's rigorous single-market competition policy on the abilities of Western European governments to ...(Read More)
 
 
The Best of All Possible Islands
The Best of All Possible Islands (July 2004)
Seville's Universal Exposition, the New Spain, and the New Europe
Richard Maddox - Author

Uses the world's fair of 1992 to spotlight changes in the political cultures of Spain and Europe.

The 1992 world's fair in Seville serves as a vantage point from which to examine Spain's developing democracy and Europe's emerging unification, according to Richard Maddox in The Best of All Possible Islands. Visited by over fourteen million people, the Seville Expo drew the participation of more than one hundred ...(Read More)
 
 
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins (September 2002)
Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Explores the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe.

In Aryans, Brahmins, Jews, Dorothy M. Figueira provides a fascinating account of the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. The myth concerns a race that inhabits a utopian past and gives rise first to Brahmin Indian culture and then to European culture...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting Agriculture
Contesting Agriculture (March 2002)
Cooperativism and Privatization in the New Eastern Germany
Hans C. Buechler - Author
Judith-Maria Buechler - Author

Examines the privatization of agriculture in eastern Germany since 1989.

This analysis of the privatization of agriculture in eastern Germany captures the turbulent times after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent reunification of the two Germanies. Based in large part on oral histories provided by cooperative managers, newly independent family farmers, and westerners who established farms in the east...(Read More)
 
 
The Myth of Mondragon
The Myth of Mondragon (July 1996)
Cooperatives, Politics, and Working Class Life in a Basque Town
Sharryn Kasmir - Author

Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.

This is the first critical account of the internationally renowned Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque region of Spain. The Mondragon cooperatives are seen as the leading alternative model to st...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrants and Nationalists
Immigrants and Nationalists (October 1995)
Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia
Gershon Shafir - Author

In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, and immigration, the author compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants in Catalonia, the Basque country, Latvia, and Estonia--developed regions that possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements.

"Shafir has produced a sensitive, analytically astute comparative historical study of ethnic nationalism in two Spanish provinces and the Baltic...(Read More)
 
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