Society and Culture Publications

Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China, edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Guobin Yang

Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China

Oct 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.

Mihratsiia i Tolerantnist v Ukraiini [Migration and Tolerance in Ukraine] (2007)

Mar 18, 2007
A collection of papers on migration and tolerance in Ukraine, edited by Yaroslav Pylynskyi.
Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Meg Ruthenburg

Toward a Society under Law: Citizens and Their Police in Latin America

Oct 01, 2006
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.
Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine, edited by Dominique Arel and Blair A. Ruble

Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine

Oct 01, 2006
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.
The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age by Elemér Hankiss

The Toothpaste of Immortality: Self-Construction in the Consumer Age

May 01, 2006
This lively and insightful account reveals the profound ways in which everyday acts and artifacts of consumer civilization shape our sense of self.
Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv by Blair A. Ruble

Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv

Oct 01, 2005
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: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed, edited by Cynthia J. Arnson and I. William Zartman

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Oct 01, 2005
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: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village by Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Oct 01, 2005
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: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions by Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

May 01, 2005
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.

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