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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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Losing Afghanistan: An Obituary For The Intervention - Noah Coburn

The U.S.-led intervention in Afghanistan mobilized troops, funds, and people on an international level not seen since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and tens of billions of dollars flowed into the country. But what was gained f......

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Fragile Elite: The Dilemmas Of China's Top University Students - Susanne Bregnbaek

China's One Child Policy and its rigorous national focus on educational testing are well known. But what happens to those "lucky" few at the very top of the pyramid: elite university students in China who grew up under the One Child Policy and now......

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Occupational Hazards: Sex, Business, And Hiv In Post-mao China - Elanah Uretsky

Mizing Business with Pleasure discusses how the traditional masculine networking practices that have unofficially become an integral part of governance in post-Mao China have affected the development, progression, and administration of China's HI......

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Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining The Middle East - , Jessica Winegar

Anthropology's Politics provides a hard-hitting account of what it's like to study and teach about Middle East politics and culture in the heart of U.S. empire. Author: Deeb, Lara Author: Winegar, Jessica Publisher: Stanford University Press Illu......

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Scripting Revolution: A Historical Approach To The Comparative Study Of Revolutions

This volume of essays proposes a new, historical approach to the comparative study of revolutions by exploring the ways in which they create, inherit, or extend recognizable scripts for political action and social action. Editor: Baker, Keith Mic......

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Drugs, Thugs, And Diplomats: U.s. Policymaking In Colombia - Winifred Tate

In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80 of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when ......

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Marigold: The Lost Chance For Peace In Vietnam - James Hershberg

Marigold presents the first rigorously documented, in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war in 1966. The initiative failed, the war dragged on fo......

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Rabbis And Revolution: The Jews Of Moravia In The Age Of Emancipation - Michael Miller

A deeply researched and revealing study of the Jews of Moravia throughout the nineteenth century. Author: Miller, Michael Publisher: Stanford University Press Illustration: Y Language: ENG Title: Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the ......

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The Strange Child: Education And The Psychology Of Patriotism In Recessionary Japan - Andrea Gevurtz Arai

The Strange Child examines how the Japanese financial crisis of the 1990s gave rise to "the child problem," a powerful discourse of social anxiety that refocused concerns about precarious economic futures and shifting ideologies of national identi......

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Staged Seduction: Selling Dreams In A Tokyo Host Club - Akiko Takeyama

In the host clubs of Tokyo's Kabuki-ch red-light district, ambitious young men seek their fortunes by selling love, romance, companionship, and sometimes sex to female consumers for exorbitant sums of money. Staged Seduction reveals a world where......

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