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Contested Conversions To Islam: Narratives Of Religious Change In The Early Modern Ottoman Empire - Tijana Krstic

This book explores the role of conversion to Islam in the emergence of the Ottoman Empire, its imperial ideology and Sunni identity, and its relationship with its Muslim and non-Muslim subjects, in the context of the early modern Mediterranean. A......

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Bootstrapping Democracy: Transforming Local Governance And Civil Society In Brazil - , Patrick Heller

This book investigates participatory budgeting-a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID development programs-to ask whether its reforms truly make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. Author: Baiocchi, Gianpaolo ......

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Captives And Corsairs: France And Slavery In The Early Modern Mediterranean - Gillian Weiss

Captives and Corsairs uncovers the forgotten story of Muslim corsair raids on French ships and shores and the resulting captivity of tens of thousands of French subjects and citizens in North Africa from around 1550 to 1830. Author: Weiss, Gillia......

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Connecting Histories In Afghanistan: Market Relations And State Formation On A Colonial Frontier - Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

This work examines the British Indian colonial impact on the economy and society of nineteenth-century Afghanistan, with particular interest in the relationships among Kabul, Qandahar, and Peshawar. Author: Hanifi, Shah Mahmoud Publisher: Stanfor......

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Faces Of Aging: The Lived Experiences Of The Elderly In Japan

The chapters in this volume put a human face on aging issues, and consider multiple dimensions of the aging experience with a focus on Japan. Editor: Matsumoto, Yoshiko Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Fac......

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On The Edge Of The Global: Modern Anxieties In A Pacific Island Nation - Niko Besnier

This book explores the malaise present in post-colonial Tonga, analyzing the way in which segments of this small-scale society hold on to different understandings of what modernity is, how it should be made relevant to local contexts, and how it s......

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Slam School: Learning Through Conflict In The Hip-hop And Spoken Word Classroom - Bronwen Low

Exploring the often difficult relations between hip-hop and schooling, Slam School builds a new and surprising argument: the very reasons teachers and administrators might resist the deliberate introduction of hip-hop into the planned curriculum a......

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New Destination Dreaming: Immigration, Race, And Legal Status In The Rural American South - Helen Marrow

New Destination Dreaming examines how the rural South, as a "new destination" far from the traditional American immigrant urban gateways, affects Hispanic newcomers' patterns of economic, sociocultural, and political incorporation. Author: Marrow......

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Paris Dreams, Paris Memories: The City And Its Mystique - Charles Rearick

A clear-eyed exploration of the world's most glamorous city as a historical composite of several different Parises, each with its own dreamlike imagery and its own attractions, each contributing to the mystique of the whole. Author: Rearick, Char......

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The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, And Dissent In Colonial Mexico - David Tavarez

Invisible Wars examines the impact of three centuries of colonial evangelization on indigenous religious practices in Central Mexico by focusing on clandestinely produced Nahua and Zapotec texts, trial records, and native resistance to disciplinar......

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The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin And The Shape Of Time - Peter Fenves

The Messianic Reduction is the first study of Benjamin's early philosophy that takes into consideration the full range of his work, with particular emphasis on its complex relation to phenomenology, Kant and neo-Kantianism, and certain development......

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Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies Of The Displaced - Rochelle Davis

This book chronicles the local histories written by modern Palestinians about their villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war. Author: Davis, Rochelle Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Palestinian Villag......

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The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, And Gender Shape American Enterprise - Zulema Valdez

With a focus on a diverse group of Latino entrepreneurs in the Houston area, Valdez explores how class, gender, race, and ethnicity shape Latino entrepreneurs' capacity to succeed in business in the United States. Author: Valdez, Zulema Publisher......

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Fallen Elites: The Military Other In Post-unification Germany - Andrew Bickford

This book examines how states make soldiers and what happens to fallen military elites when they no longer fit into the political spectrum. Author: Bickford, Andrew Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Fallen ......

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Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, And Jews In Early Twentieth-century Palestine - Michelle Campos

Ottoman Brothers explores Ottoman collective identity, tracing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews became imperial citizens together in Palestine following the 1908 revolution. Author: Campos, Michelle Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustrat......

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Constructing China's Jerusalem: Christians, Power, And Place In Contemporary Wenzhou - Nanlai Cao

This book depicts the revival of Protestant Christianity among diverse groups of people in the commercially prosperous coastal city of Wenzhou, and shows how resurgent and innovated Christian beliefs and practices in the reform era reveal emerging......

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Public Engagement For Public Education: Joining Forces To Revitalize Democracy And Equalize Schools

This volume examines the ways youth, parents, community members, and civic leaders join forces to improve public education. Editor: Rogers, John Editor: Orr, Marion Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Public ......

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Passage To Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin, And Aids In Southwest China - Shao-hua Liu

Passage to Manhood is a groundbreaking and beautifully written ethnography that addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and AIDS as they intersect in a new "rite-of-passage" among young ethnic-minority males in contemporary China. Au......

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