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Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders And The Asia-pacific War - , Daniel Sneider

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past. History is not simply about recording past events-it is often contested, negotiated, and reshaped over time. Debate over the history of World War II in Asia remai......

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Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry And Generational Memory In Iran - Orkideh Behrouzan

Prozak Diaries is an analysis of emerging psychiatric discourses in post-1980s Iran. It examines a cultural shift in how people interpret and express their feeling states, by adopting the language of psychiatry, and shows how experiences that were......

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Field Notes: The Making Of Middle East Studies In The United States - Zachary Lockman

Field Notes uncovers how Middle East studies as an academic field was built over the course of the 20th century-a process replete with contention, anxiety, dead ends, and consequences both unanticipated and unintended. Author: Lockman, Zachary Pu......

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The Slow Boil: Street Food, Rights And Public Space In Mumbai - Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria

Street food vendors are both a symbol and a scourge of Mumbai: cheap roadside snacks are enjoyed by all, but the people who make them dance on a razor's edge of legality. While neighborhood associations want the vendors off cluttered sidewalks, ma......

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The Shaykh Of Shaykhs: Mithqal Al-fayiz And Tribal Leadership In Modern Jordan - Yoav Alon

Shaykh Mithqal al-Fayiz's life spanned a period of dramatic transformation in the Middle East. Born in the 1880s during a time of rapid modernization across the Ottoman Empire, Mithqal led his tribe through World War I, the development and decline......

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The Unsettled Sector: Ngos And The Cultivation Of Democratic Citizenship In Rural Mexico - Analiese Richard

In late twentieth century Mexico, the NGO boom was hailed as an harbinger of social change and democratic transition, with NGOs poised to transform the relationship between states and civil society on a global scale. And yet, great as the expectat......

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A Sense Of Justice: Legal Knowledge And Lived Experience In Latin America

Throughout Latin America, the idea of "justice" serves as the ultimate goal and rationale for a wide variety of actions and causes. In the Chilean Atacama Desert, residents have undertaken a prolonged struggle for their right to groundwater. Famil......

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Rights After Wrongs: Local Knowledge And Human Rights In Zimbabwe - Shannon Morreira

The international legal framework of human rights presents itself as universal. But rights do not exist as a mere framework; they are enacted, practiced, and debated in local contexts. Rights After Wrongs ethnographically explores the chasm betwee......

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Engines Of Empire: Steamships And The Victorian Imagination - Douglas R. Burgess

The Engines of Empire explores the complex relationship between Victorians and their greatest invention: the steamship. Author: Burgess, Douglas R. Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Engines of Empire: Steam......

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Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After An Epidemic - Katherine Mason

In February 2003, a Chinese physician crossed the border between mainland China and Hong Kong, spreading Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-a novel flu-like virus-to over a dozen international hotel guests. SARS went on to kill about 800 peo......

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Crossing The Gulf: Love And Family In Migrant Lives - Pardis Mahdavi

This book considers the intimate lives of migrant laborers and highlights the shortcomings of policies that criminalize migrants and their loved ones. Author: Mahdavi, Pardis Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Titl......

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Workers And Thieves: Labor Movements And Popular Uprisings In Tunisia And Egypt - Joel Beinin

The book describes the central role of workers and the unemployed in the run up to and the aftermath of the popular uprisings of 2011 in Tunisia and Egypt. Author: Beinin, Joel Publisher: Stanford Briefs Illustration: N Language: ENG Title: Worke......

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Coercive Concern: Nationalism, Liberalism, And The Schooling Of Muslim Youth - Reva Jaffe-walter

Many liberal-minded Western democracies pride themselves on their commitments to egalitarianism, the fair treatment of immigrants, and the right to education. These environments would seem to provide a best-case scenario for the reception of immig......

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How Pictures Complete Us: The Beautiful, The Sublime, And The Divine - Paul Crowther

The book shows how pictorial art conveys aesthetic transcendence-a felt, though symbolic experience of going beyond our finite limitations that sometimes involves a sense of communing with God Author: Crowther, Paul Publisher: Stanford Universit......

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Kuwait Transformed: A History Of Oil And Urban Life - Farah Al-nakib

Kuwait Transformed analyzes the intricate relationship between the urban landscape, the patterns and practices of everyday life, and social behaviors and relations in Kuwait over the transition from the pre-oil to oil eras. Author: Al-Nakib, Fara......

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Dwelling In Conflict: Negev Landscapes And The Boundaries Of Belonging - Emily Mckee

This book examines the formation, entrenchment, and sociopolitical consequences of land conflict in the Negev region of Israel as it has become defined along ethnic lines. Author: McKee, Emily Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y ......

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