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Liberating Revolution
Liberating Revolution (January 2022)
Emancipating Radical Change from the State
Nathan Eckstrand - Author

Provides a novel conceptual and practical theory of revolution, engaging previous theories of revolution, contemporary continental philosophy, and systems theory.

Liberating Revolution challenges the idea that we understand what revolution is. All current understandings of revolution are different ways of portraying the state. To liberate revolution, we must explain radical ...(Read More)
 
 
Return to Point Zero
Return to Point Zero (January 2022)
The Turkish-Kurdish Question and How Politics and Ideas (Re)Make Empires, Nations and States
Murat Somer - Author

Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.

How did the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict arise? Why have Turks and Kurds failed for so long to solve it? How can the...(Read More)
 
 
Stakes Is High
Stakes Is High (December 2021)
Trials, Lessons, and Triumphs in Young Black Men's Educational Journeys
Derrick R. Brooms - Author

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

Through detailed accounting of a select group of Black young men’s experiences, with interviews that span over seven years, Derrick R. Brooms provides accounts of these young men’s pathways from secondary school through college and the trials, lessons, and triumphs they experienc...(Read More)
 
 
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects (December 2021)
Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives
Jared Kemling - Editor

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects seeks to understand the value and efficacy of objects, places, and times that take on cultural power and reverence to such a degree that they are treated (whether metaphorically or actually) as “persons,” or as objects wi...(Read More)
 
 
Black Campus Life
Black Campus Life (November 2021)
The Worlds Black Students Make at a Historically White Institution
Antar A. Tichavakunda - Author

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

An in-depth ethnography of Black engineering students at a historically White institution, Black Campus Life examines the intersection of two crises, up close: the limited number of college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and the state of ...(Read More)
 
 
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State (November 2021)
Sebastian Maslow - Editor
Christian Wirth - Editor

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Mired in national crises since the early 1990s, Japan has had to respond to a rapid population decline; the Asian and global financial crises; the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukus...(Read More)
 
 
From Pariah to Priority
From Pariah to Priority (October 2021)
How LGBTI Rights Became a Pillar of American and Swedish Foreign Policy
Elise Carlson Rainer - Author

Incorporates a unique diplomatic, insider perspective to explain the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies.

From Pariah to Priority gives a unique, insider perspective that explains the unexpected incorporation of LGBTI rights into American and Swedish foreign policies. From original data, case study analysis, and interviews with...(Read More)
 
 
Moving for Marriage
Moving for Marriage (October 2021)
Inequalities, Intimacy, and Women's Lives in Rural North India
Shruti Chaudhry - Author

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Moving for Marriage compares the lived experiences of women in “regional” marriages (that conform to caste and community norms within a relatively short distance) with women in “cross-regional” marria...(Read More)
 
 
The Humanistic Background of Science
The Humanistic Background of Science (October 2021)
Philipp Frank - Author
George A. Reisch - Editor
Adam Tamas Tuboly - Editor

The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.

Philipp Frank (1884–1966) was an influential philosopher of science, public intellectual, and Harvard educator whose last book, The Humanistic Background of Science, is finally available. Never publishe...(Read More)
 
 
The Atlantic and Africa
The Atlantic and Africa (August 2021)
The Second Slavery and Beyond
Dale W. Tomich - Editor
Paul E. Lovejoy - Editor

Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.

The Atlantic and Africa breaks new ground by exploring the connections between two bodies of scholarship that have developed separately from one another. On the one hand,...(Read More)
 
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