Category: Special Groups

  • The Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity, Interests, and by Monica Duffy Toft

    By Monica Duffy Toft

    The Geography of Ethnic Violence is the 1st between a number of distinct books on ethnic violence to elucidate the important position of territory in explaining such clash. Monica Toft introduces and checks a conception of ethnic violence, person who presents a compelling basic clarification of not just so much ethnic violence, civil wars, and terrorism yet many interstate wars to boot. This knowing can foster new coverage projects with actual power to make ethnic violence both much less most probably or much less harmful. it might additionally advisor policymakers to options that endure.

    The publication deals a distinctively strong synthesis of comparative politics and diplomacy theories, in addition to a awesome combination of statistical and old case examine methodologies. through skillfully combining a statistical research of a big variety of ethnic conflicts with a concentrated comparability of old situations of ethnic violence and nonviolence--including 4 significant conflicts within the former Soviet Union--it achieves a unprecedented stability of common applicability and deep insight.

    Toft concludes that simply by way of realizing how legitimacy and tool have interaction do we wish to benefit why a few ethnic conflicts flip violent whereas others don't. focused teams protecting a self-defined fatherland frequently struggle to the loss of life, whereas dispersed or urbanized teams nearly by no means probability violence to redress their grievances. sincerely written and carefully documented, this publication represents an enormous contribution to an ongoing debate that spans quite a number disciplines together with diplomacy, comparative politics, sociology, and history.

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  • Indian Politics and Society since Independence: Events, by Bidyut Chakrabarty

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Focusing on politics and society in India, this booklet explores new parts enmeshed within the advanced social, monetary and political methods within the nation. Linking the structural features with the wider sociological context, the booklet emphasizes the robust effect of sociological concerns on politics, resembling social milieu shaping and the articulation of the political in daily occasions. Political occasions are hooked up with the ever-changing social, monetary and political tactics in an effort to supply an analytical framework to provide an explanation for ‘peculiarities’ of Indian politics. Bidyut Chakrabarty argues that 3 significant ideological affects of colonialism, nationalism and democracy have supplied the foundational values of Indian politics.


    Structured thematically and chronologically, this paintings is an invaluable source for college students of political technology, sociology and South Asian studies.

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  • The Medicine of Memory: A Mexica Clan in California by Alejandro Murguía

    By Alejandro Murguía

    "People who reside in California deny the past," asserts Alejandro Murgu?a. In a kingdom the place "what concerns is maintaining with the present traits, fads, or most recent desktop gizmo," not anyone has "the time, strength, or wish to examine what occurred final week, less what occurred ten years in the past, or a hundred." From this oblivion of reminiscence, he maintains, comes a fake feel of historical past, a deluded trust that the way in which issues at the moment are is the way in which they've got continually been. during this paintings of artistic nonfiction, Murgu?a attracts on memories--his personal and his family's achieving again to the eighteenth century--to (re)construct the forgotten Chicano-indigenous historical past of California. He tells the tale via major moments in California heritage, together with the delivery of the mestizo in Mexico, destruction of Indian lifeways lower than the project approach, violence towards Mexicanos throughout the Gold Rush, Chicano farm existence within the early 20th century, the Chicano move of the Nineteen Sixties, Chicano-Latino activism in San Francisco within the Seventies, and the present rebirth of Chicano-Indio tradition. Rejecting the idea that heritage is usually written by way of the victors, and refusing to be one of many vanquished, he pronounces, "This is my California historical past, my stories, richly subjective and atavistic."
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  • Welfare Racism : Playing the Race Card Against America's by Kenneth Neubeck

    By Kenneth Neubeck

    Welfare Racism analyzes the influence of racism on US welfare coverage. via ancient and present-day research, the authors exhibit how race-based attitudes, coverage making, and administrative regulations have lengthy had a destructive influence on public information courses. The e-book provides a major and debatable voice to the present welfare debates surrounding the hot legilation that abolished the AFDC.
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  • 'We Are Not Garbage!': The Homeless Movement in Tokyo, by Miki Hasegawa

    By Miki Hasegawa

    This publication deals an entire background of a homeless circulation in Tokyo that lasted approximately a decade. It indicates how homeless humans and their exterior supporters within the urban mixed their scarce assets to generate and maintain the circulation. The research advocates a extra nuanced research of move profits to understand how terrible humans can gain by way of appearing jointly. It additionally attracts realization to capability problems confronted by way of lower-stratum hobbies aided through exterior allies. particularly, the examine highlights how activities of the kingdom can undermine the relatives among aggrieved allies in this type of manner as to restrict earnings. The ebook is the 1st in English to element homeless mobilization in Japan. It additionally addresses the origins of elevated homelessness and improvement of homelessness coverage within the nation. along with homelessness, it covers a few present social matters, together with monetary globalization, social exclusion, and politics over house.
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  • Witchcraft in the Southwest: Spanish and Indian by Marc Simmons

    By Marc Simmons

    "Occasionally a really amazing e-book appears-one that takes a subject short of dialogue, completely researches it, and offers credible ends up in a desirable and intensely good demeanour. Witchcraft within the Southwest is this kind of quantity, and as such, is a needs to for all readers, be they students, scholars, or others. . . . the quantity devotes equivalent time to Spanish and Indian supernaturalism alongside the Rio Grande. beginning with a succinct evaluate of the which means and evolution of witchcraft in Europe and Spain, Simmons establishes the lifestyles of many comparable ideals between local population of the recent global. relocating chronologically to Spanish colonization, the writer vividly conveys Spanish reactions to Pueblo lifestyles and faith, the fears of witches and different supernatural forces that plagued Spanish colonists. . . . Emphasizing the ideals and nature of witchcraft instead of the particular mechanics (which are secret), he follows Hispanic groups into the overdue nineteenth century. . . . Readers find out how witchcraft suits into the Pueblo international view and the way it compares and contrasts with ecu and Spanish types in such components as motivation, forms, powers, ideals and technique of acquisition. . . . Simmons' research offers a wanted evaluation and one who is thoroughly in keeping with on hand ethnohistorical records and credible anthropological data."-American Indian Quarterly a qualified historian, writer, editor, and translator, Marc Simmons has released quite a few books and monographs at the Southwest in addition to articles in additional than twenty scholarly and renowned journals.
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  • Native Religions & Cultures of North America: Anthropology by Lawrence Sullivan

    By Lawrence Sullivan

    Reading the terminology of the sacred in cultures worldwide, non secular anthropology indicates how "homo religiosus" has created designated vocabularies fitted to the lived adventure of the sacred in diversified ecological, old and social settings. those vocabularies have disclosed amazing changes between them but in addition impressive styles of similarity. additionally they show the deeply non secular nature of a number of the key expressions of tradition, no matter if in artwork, tune, functionality, existence passage, social transformation, or just in how we inform the time. utilizing the views and strategies of non secular anthropology, this article presents a precis of the indigenous religions and cultures of North the USA. It describes the modalities of the sacred one of the Absaroke/Crow, Mohawk/Iroquois, Creek (Muskogee), Abenaki, Oglala, Navajo, Apache, Inuit, Kwakiutl and the natives of North-Western California.
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  • Translated woman: crossing the border with Esperanza's story by Ruth Behar

    By Ruth Behar

    The tenth-anniversary version of this vintage booklet, with a brand new preface Translated girl tells the tale of an unforgettable come upon among Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hern?ndez, a Mexican highway peddler."A courageous and weird paintings. . . ." —The Boston Globe"A gorgeous critique. . . . Engrossing examining by the hands of a skillful interpreter."—The manhattan instances ebook evaluation
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