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Perils Of Dominance: Imbalance Of Power And The Road To War In Vietnam - Gareth Porter

Perils of Dominance is the first completely new interpretation of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. It provides an authoritative challenge to the prevailing explanation that U.S. officials adhered blindly to a Cold War doctrine......

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The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, And The Transformation Of American Orientalism - Karen J. Leong

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth century. In this erudite and original study, Ka......

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The Lure Of The Edge: Scientific Passions, Religious Beliefs, And The Pursuit Of Ufos - Brenda Denzler

UFO phenomena entered American consciousness at the beginning of the Cold War, when reports from astonished witnesses of encounters with unknown aerial objects captured the attention of the United States military and the imagination of the press a......

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Rara!: Vodou, Power, And Performance In Haiti And Its Diaspora - Elizabeth Mcalister

Rara is a vibrant annual street festival in Haiti, when followers of the Afro-Creole religion called Vodou march loudly into public space to take an active role in politics. Working deftly with highly original ethnographic material, Elizabeth McAl......

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Global Community: The Role Of International Organizations In The Making Of The Contemporary World - Akira Iriye

The "global community" is a term we take for granted today. But how did the global community, both as an idea and as a reality, originate and develop over time? This book examines this concept by looking at the emergence, growth, and activities of......

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Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, And U.s. Imperialism In Puerto Rico - Laura Briggs

Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public p......

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Flesh Wounds: The Culture Of Cosmetic Surgery - Virginia Blum

When did cosmetic surgery become a common practice, the stuff of everyday conversation? In a work that combines a provocative ethnography of plastic surgery and a penetrating analysis of beauty and feminism, Virginia L. Blum searches out the socia......

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Migration, Mujercitas, And Medicine Men: Living In Urban Mexico - Valentina Napolitano

Valentina Napolitano explores issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender in this incisive analysis of everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, Napolitano paints a rich and vib......

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Dictionary Of Publishing And Printing - Bloomsbury Publishing

Includes over 8,000 words, expressions and terminology relating to thepublishing and printing industries and allied trades. This book coverspapermaking, ink, printing and binding machinery, bookselling,typesetting, desktop publishing and design, c......

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Ethnography For The Internet: Embedded, Embodied And Everyday - Christine Hine

The internet has become embedded into our daily lives, no longer an esoteric phenomenon, but instead an unremarkable way of carrying out our interactions with one another. Online and offline are interwoven in everyday experience. Using the interne......

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Commensality: From Everyday Food To Feast

Throughout time and in every culture, human beings have eaten together. Commensality - eating and drinking at the same table - is a fundamental social activity, which creates and cements relationships. It also sets boundaries, including or excludi......

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Love's Uncertainty: The Politics And Ethics Of Child Rearing In Contemporary China - Teresa Kuan

Love's Uncertainty explores the hopes and anxieties of urban, middle-class parents in contemporary China. Combining long-term ethnographic research with analyses of popular child-rearing manuals, television dramas, and government documents, Teresa......

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Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families - Joanna Dreby

What does it mean to be an illegal immigrant, or the child of immigrants, in this era of restrictive immigration laws in the United States? As lawmakers and others struggle to respond to the changing landscape of immigration, the effects of polici......

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The Romance Of Sorcery - Sax Rohmer

From the creator of the diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu comes this exploration of occult history. Sax Rohmer, an expert on the dark arts, presents an intriguing tour of sorcery through the ages, from ceremonies of witchcraft and demonology to the spells,......

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Surviving The Silence: Black Women's Stories Of Rape - Charlotte Pierce-baker

In this "intelligent", "stunning", and "honest" book, Charlotte Pierce-Baker weaves together the accounts of black women who have been raped and who have felt that they had to remain silent in order to protect themselves and their race. It opens w......

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Applications Of Graphene And Graphene-oxide Based Nanomaterials - Sekhar Ray

Carbon nanomaterials have a unique place in Nanoscience owing to their exceptional electrical, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties and have found application in areas as diverse as composite materials, energy storage and conversion, sensor......

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Song And Circumstance: The Work Of David Byrne From Talking Heads To The Present - Sytze Steenstra

This is the first book to offer a full account of Byrne's sprawling artistic portfolio. Author: Steenstra, Sytze Publisher: Continuum USA Illustration: n Language: ENG Title: Song and Circumstance: The Work of David Byrne from Talking Heads to t......

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