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Social Difference and Constitutionalism in Pan-Asia

This book addresses the role of constitutions and constitutionalism in dealing with the challenges of social difference such as religion or race and ethnicity. The book brings together lawyers, political scientists, historians, religious studies scholars, and area studies experts to consider how constitutions address issues of difference across Pan-Asia.

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Freegans : Diving Into the Wealth of Food Waste in America

"Eat this book. If you’re lucky enough to find it in the trash, dig it out and bite in. It’s sociologically fresh and environmentally nutritious. Alex V. Barnard writes crisply and invitingly, and his analysis of the ‘fetishism of waste’ is novel and helpful. This is ethnography as it is meant to be: going through the trash and thrash of everyday life and uncovering analytic treasures—free to be had, if we only stop to look."—Michael...

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Arabia Incognita : Dispatches From Yemen and the Gulf

This is the best volume I have read on post-2011 Yemen. It artfully smashes common misperceptions of who's on what side in the current conflict (or not), and why. It is also a devastating critique of the vagaries of Western policy, propelled (in part) by poor understanding of the dynamics of this strategically critical (and critically poor, and poorly governed) state in the Arabian peninsula. Edited volumes can be tedious, but Sheila...

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Tourism and National Parks (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility)

In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public’s imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evolved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, ...

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Always Liza to Me: A Memoir for My Silent Sister

This is the story of the Rice family, and of Liza, their severely mentally-retarded eldest daughter. It's a story about what it was like growing up in a large, rowdy household forever in the thrall of this unknowable, unreachable child. When she was small Cecilia always believed Liza would not survive to adulthood, that she would never be her “problem.” But she did survive. With warmth, wisdom and humor, Cecilia reveals how her famil...

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Evaluating Democratic Innovations: Curing the Democratic Malaise?

In the face of increasing political disenchantment, many Western governments have experimented, with innovations which aim to enhance the working and quality of democracy as well as increasing citizens’ political awareness and understanding of political matters. This text is the most comprehensive account of these various democratic innovations. Written by an outstanding team of international experts it examines the theories behind t...

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Gender and Food : From Production to Consumption and After

Editors Segal and Demos present readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on the relationship between food and gender explored in different contexts utilizing a variety of research methods. The essays are grouped in three parts devoted to gender, food, and social change; eating in sickness and in health; and the preparation and serving of food. Marcia Texler Segal is a faculty member of Indiana Unive...

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Chinese in Colonial Burma: A Migrant Community in A Multiethnic State

Using previously unexplored archives from colonial institutions and individuals, and primary materials produced by the Burmese Chinese, this comprehensive study investigates over a century of history of the Burmese Chinese under British colonial rule. Due to the peculiar position of Burma in the British imperial world and the Southeast Asian Chinese network, the Chinese community had a unique experience in a Southeast Asian colony go...