Society and Culture Publications
Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform ChinaOct 01, 2007
Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution is the first comprehensive study of contemporary memories of China’s revolutionary epoch, from the time of Japanese imperialism through the Cultural Revolution.
Kapital Rozmaiitosty: Transnatsionalni Migranty v Monreali, Vashingtoni ta Kyievi [Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv] (2007)Mar 18, 2007
Translated by Taras Tsymbal
A collection of papers on migration and tolerance in Ukraine, edited by Yaroslav Pylynskyi.
Toward a Society under Law covers issues of crime and police in Latin America, with chapters on the impact of community policing, the role of advocacy networks, urban social policies and crime, and the cost of crime. It also includes case studies of police reform, community policing, Argentina’s national plan for crime prevention, and crime in Mexico City.
An examination of post-Soviet society through ethnic, religious, and linguistic criteria, Rebounding Identities turns what is typically anthropological subject matter into the basis of politics, sociology, and history.
This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self.
How do urban communities accommodate this century’s massive transnational migrations? Creating Diversity Capital examines Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv, and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics.
Rethinking the Economics of War questions the adequacy of explaining today’s internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars.
Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village in the Russian north, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space.
Final Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by truth commissions. It also describes case examples of truth commissions and the disposition, or in some cases the loss, of their records. The full text of this book is available here in PDF format.