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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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Consuming Desires: Family Crisis And The State In The Middle East - Frances Hasso

Consuming Desires examines new forms of marriage emerging in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in reaction, in part, to the governments' increasing attempts to control sexuality with shari'a law. Author: Hasso, Frances Publisher: Stanford Univer......

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China's Christian Colleges: Cross-cultural Connections, 1900-1950 - , Widmer

A new generation of China scholars offers a fresh look at the unusual cross-cultural territory constituted by China's missionary-established Christian colleges before 1950 in this fascinating work. Author: Bays, Daniel Author: Widmer, Publisher: ......

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Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking And Systemic Financial Crisis - , Bruce G. Carruthers

Through the lens of the Asian Financial Crisis, this book documents how international organizations and national governments crafted legal responses, through corporate bankruptcy reforms, to the fragility of financial markets in East Asia and worl......

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Legacies Of Race: Identities, Attitudes, And Politics In Brazil - Stanley R. Bailey

A novel exploration of racial attitudes in contemporary Brazil using large-sample surveys of public opinion. Author: Bailey, Stanley R. Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Legacies of Race: Identities, Attitu......

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A River Flows From Eden: The Language Of Mystical Experience In The Zohar - Melila Hellner-eshed

This book inquires into the wondrous and complex world of mystical experience in the Zohar, the jewel in the crown of Jewish mystical literature. Author: Hellner-Eshed, Melila Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Tit......

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Re-figuring Hayden White

Re-Figuring Hayden White is a reconsideration of the work of Hayden White by a group of internationally prominent scholars from the fields of history, philosophy, rhetoric, and cultural studies. Editor: Ankersmit, Frank Editor: Domanska, Ewa Edit......

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Interdisciplinary Conversations: Challenging Habits Of Thought - Myra Strober

Conversations across academic disciplines are the future. This work delves into the dynamics, rewards, and challenges of such conversations. Author: Strober, Myra Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Title: Interdisc......

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Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks In New York And London - Maritsa Poros

Explains migration patterns through different kinds of social networks and relations, with a focus on the lives of Gujarati Indians in New York and London. Author: Poros, Maritsa Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG ......

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Ghosts Of Revolution: Rekindled Memories Of Imprisonment In Iran - Shahla Talebi

In this first-person memoir, Shahla Talebi remembers her years as a political prisoner in Iran. Author: Talebi, Shahla Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonm......

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Being And Well-being: Health And The Working Bodies Of Silicon Valley - J.a. English-lueck

This book tells the stories of the workers, the young people who will be future workers, and retired people who feel capitalism in their very bodies, as they work to define what it means to be healthy in America. Author: English-Lueck, J.A. Publi......

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On Ceasing To Be Human - Gerald Bruns

On Ceasing to be Human explores and develops a question posed by Stanley Cavell, "Can a human being be free of human nature?" particularly in terms of the link between freedom and nonidentity. Author: Bruns, Gerald Publisher: Stanford University ......

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Heidegger Among The Sculptors: Body, Space, And The Art Of Dwelling - Andrew Mitchell

Heidegger Among the Sculptors is a provocative illustrated examination of Heidegger's sculptural writings that shows how they rethink the relationship between bodies and space and the place of art in our lives. Author: Mitchell, Andrew Publisher:......

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The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations And Histories - Florence Babb

This book considers the recent growth of tourism in transitional societies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Research in Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru reveals that tourism often takes up where social transformation leaves off and may even be......

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Working The Night Shift: Women In India's Call Center Industry - Reena Patel

This book uncovers how working the night shift at India's transnational call centers affects the lives of women workers. Author: Patel, Reena Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Working the Night Shift: Women......

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Timepass: Youth, Class, And The Politics Of Waiting In India - Craig Jeffrey

Timepass is a vivid ethnography that illuminates the student politics and youth activism that lower middle class young men in India have undertaken in response to the underemployment they face. Author: Jeffrey, Craig Publisher: Stanford Universit......

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Transcendence: On Self-determination And Cosmopolitanism - Mitchell Aboulafia

Transcendence offers an original theory of self and society that reconciles philosophical and political commitments to self-determination, cultural pluralism, and cosmopolitanism. Author: Aboulafia, Mitchell Publisher: Stanford University Press I......

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