Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory's Edge (Borderlines series)
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Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory's Edge (Borderlines series)

Connecting critical issues of state sovereignty with empirical concerns, Borderscapes interrogates the limits of political space. The essays in this volume analyze everyday procedures, such as the classifying of migrants and refugees, security in European and American detention centers, and the DNA sampling of migrants in Thailand, showing the border as a moral construct rich with panic, danger, and patriotism. Conceptualizing such p...

Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record
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Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record

The theory of Permanent Revolution has been associated with Leon Trotsky for more than a century since the first Russian Revolution in 1905. Trotsky was the most brilliant proponent of Permanent Revolution but by no means its sole author. The documents in this volume, most of them translated into English for the first time, demonstrate that Trotsky was one of several participants in a debate from 1903-7 that involved numerous leading...

Retro: The Culture of Revival (Reaktion Books - Focus on Contemporary Issues)
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Retro: The Culture of Revival

Flares are in. Flares are out. Flares are back again. Fads constantly cycle and recycle through popular culture, each time in a slightly new incarnation. The term ‘retro’ has become the buzz word for describing such trends, but what does it mean? Elizabeth Guffey explores here the ambiguous cultural meanings of the term and reveals why some trends just never seem to stay dead. Drawing upon a wealth of original research and entertaini...

Crime in the United States 2010, Fourth Edition (Uniform Crime Reports for the United States)
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Crime in the United States 2010, Fourth Edition

Crime in the United States contains findings that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) releases annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Because it is no longer printed by the F.B.I., Bernan Press continues to provide this practical information in convenient book form. This publication includes: Violent and property crime countsCrime trends Data on crimes cleared Persons arrested (age, sex, and race) Law enforcement...

Die "Heilige Ordnung" der Männer: Hierarchie, Gruppendynamik und die neue Rolle der Frauen
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Die "Heilige Ordnung" der Männer: Hierarchie, Gruppendynamik und die neue Rolle der Frauen

Die "Heilige Ordnung der Männer" ist der Versuch, die Krise des hierarchischen Systems zu analysieren und Möglichkeiten einer Weiterentwicklung aufzuzeigen. Einer der möglichen Wege ist dabei eine Neubelebung der Gruppen, die in der Urgeschichte eine wichtige Bedeutung für das Zusammenleben der Menschen hatten. Die Entstehung der Hierarchie wird dabei über die Zentralisierung von Funktionen auch als eine Machtergreifung der Männer an...

Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges
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Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges

Examining questions of statehood, biopolitics, sovereignty, neoliberal reason and the economy, Governmentality explores the advantages and limitations of adopting Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality as an analytical framework. Contributors highlight the differences as well as possible convergences with alternative theoretical frameworks. By assembling authors with a wide range of different disciplinary backgrounds, from phil...

Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era
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Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era

"This book explains many mysterious things: like the strange, increasingly violent permutations of the state as it responds to mafias, ethnicity, and & NGOs; and the puzzling emptying out and uncanny revivification of law, freedom, democracy, and identity. Basically, what is really going on in the world today. It is sobering, spirited, and necessary, connecting places and ideas well need to think with and beyond to get out of her...

Herman Melville and the American Calling: The Fiction After Moby-Dick, 1851-1857
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Herman Melville and the American Calling: The Fiction After Moby-Dick, 1851-1857

“Spanos interprets Melville’s major writing after Moby-Dick by using the resources of deconstructive and poststructural theory to demonstrate the powerful relevance Melville’s work maintains for our day, even as it arises from the specific history of Melville’s time. In developing this argument, Spanos differs not only from many major past critics, but also from important contemporary ‘New Americanists.’ He exercises an independent a...

Resilience and Urban Disasters : Surviving Cities
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Resilience and Urban Disasters : Surviving Cities

This book addresses unexpected disasters and shocks in cities and urban systems by providing quantitative and qualitative tools for impact analysis and disaster management. Including environmental catastrophes, political turbulence and economic shocks, Resilience and Urban Disasters explores a large range of tumultuous events and key case studies to thoroughly cover these core areas. Chapters explore novel contributions on urban evol...