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Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East
Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East (January 2002)
Fatma Müge Göçek - Editor

A comparative analysis of the social and cultural dimensions of nationalism in the Middle East.

While Middle Eastern nationalism is most often examined from the political viewpoint, this book adds a fresh perspective by exploring the social and cultural dimensions. Although most scholars agree that nationalism is the most significant social and political phenomenon of the twentieth century, shaping individuals, socie...(Read More)
 
 
Oh, Do I Remember!
Oh, Do I Remember! (July 2001)
Experiences of Teachers During the Desegregation of Austin's Schools, 1964-1971
Anna Victoria Wilson - Author
William E. Segall - Author

The story of one city's experience with school desegregation, as seen through the eyes of the teachers who lived it.

Stories of school desegregation are ultimately about people—teachers who work in the schools and the students who are there to learn. This book focuses on the front line faculty and their recollection of the effort to desegregate faculty in Austin's schools during 1964–1971 in compli...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power
Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power (November 2000)
Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997
Neil Kraus - Author

Examines the extent to which race affected public policy formation in Buffalo, New York between 1934 and 1997.

In this provocative and in-depth history of several decades of recent Buffalo city politics, Neil Kraus examines the local political causes behind geographic concentrations of poverty. Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power makes the compelling case that policy adopted at the local level has had a significant impact o...(Read More)
 
 
A Korean Nationalist Entrepreneur
A Korean Nationalist Entrepreneur (April 1998)
A Life History of Kim Songsu, 1891–1955
Choong Soon Kim - Author

During the period of Japanese domination, Kim Songsu emerged as one of Korea's leading cultural nationalists. This life history details his contribution to the self-strengthening programs moderate nationalists advocated as the foundation for Korea's independence.

"Choong Soon Kim's well-written book weaves a history of Korean capitalism and a history of an important and controversial man into a single narrative; in so d...(Read More)
 
 
State Sacrifices and Music in Ming China
State Sacrifices and Music in Ming China (February 1998)
Orthodoxy, Creativity, and Expressiveness
Joseph S.C. Lam - Author

Presents historical, ritual, and musical data preserved in authentic Ming documents illustrating the significance of state sacrifices in imperial China.

"Based upon careful and critical reading of a comprehensive body of source material, the author tells the story of state sacrifices and music in the Ming court, a set of practices and beliefs that, by Ming times, was already perceived to be two millennia old. With fascin...(Read More)
 
 
Reinventing Government or Reinventing Ourselves
Reinventing Government or Reinventing Ourselves (December 1996)
The Role of Citizen Owners in Making a Better Government
Hindy L. Schachter - Author

Viewing the public as owners rather than customers of government, this book argues that better performance by public agencies requires active and responsible citizens as well as efficient organizations.

"What I like most about this book is that it brings historically grounded arguments to bear on the citizenship/professionalism debate that has simmered since professional management developed at the turn of the century. C...(Read More)
 
 
French Intellectual Nobility
French Intellectual Nobility (November 1996)
Institutional and Symbolic Transformations in the Post-Sartrian Era
Niilo Kauppi - Author

The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism."

"There is not, to my knowledge, any work in English or in French that does such a good job of integrating the historical and the structural. Kauppi's sociological perspective allows him to see better than most what ties together Foucault, Bourdieu, and Derrida; to see the commonalities of the dis...(Read More)
 
 
The Science of Empire
The Science of Empire (May 1996)
Scientific Knowledge, Civilization, and Colonial Rule in India
Zaheer Baber - Author

Investigates the complex social processes involved in the introduction and institutionalization of Western science in colonial India.
In Science, Civilization, and Empire in India, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two- way interaction between science and society: how specific social...(Read More)
 
 
The Immigrant Left in the United States
The Immigrant Left in the United States (April 1996)
Paul Buhle - Editor
Dan Georgakas - Editor

A transnational social history of immigrant-group involvement in radical activities in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America that provides missing links between the immigration experience, the neighborhood, the workplace, politics, and culture.

"What I like most about this book is its unusual coverage of different ethnic and racial groups. Many of the essays have a transnational perspective on immigrant political cul...(Read More)
 
 
Bridging the Atlantic
Bridging the Atlantic (April 1996)
Toward a Reassessment of Iberian and Latin American Cultural Ties
Marina Perez de Mendiola - Editor

This collection of historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, and literary essays examines the linkages between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
The essays examine the linkages between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America in the area of intellectual production over the centuries. No other book provides such a broad coverage of the most significant intellectual influences between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. At the s...(Read More)
 
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