Race and Ethnicity Publications
This book looks at the figures and themes that have shaped American public spaces, schools, parks, libraries and cities. It reevaluates those planners and their times in a series of essays by some of today’s preeminent urbanists.
Timothy Bates refutes conventional notions about entrepreneurship with a wealth of unimpeachable data. He finds that self-employment and upward mobility are open to those who are highly educated and skilled, often possessing significant personal financial resources. This is true among Asian Americans, African Americans, and everybody else.
The independence of India and Pakistan signaled the beginning of the end of Western colonialism. The fiftieth anniversary of that independence, in 1997, offered an excellent milestone for considering their progress, problems, and prospects. For this purpose, nine well-known specialists presented papers at a conference at the Wilson Center in June 1997.
This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, and the most complete, it is based on extensive interviews. Ganguly’s central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilization and institutional decay.
In the wake of the Soviet breakup, the constituent subjects of the Russian Federation emerged as political players, grasping power for local policies from a weakened central authority and electing legislators who have altered the complexion of the central government. Beyond the Monolith examines the political, economic, and social transformation caused by Russia’s emerging regionalism.
Race: The History of an Idea in the West guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But as Ivan Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea—not even in the West.