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New and Published Books

  1. America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment

    By Brice Harris

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement

    From Europe to America

    Edited by Gertrud Pfister

    This book explores, analyses, and explains divergent ideologies and practices of gymnastics in selected European nations. It reconstructs the ex- and import processes from Europe to America and determines the processes, interrelationships and transformations of these "transatlantic movements" in...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Queerness in Heavy Metal Music

    Metal Bent

    By Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    While the growing field of scholarship on heavy metal music and its subcultures has produced excellent work on the sounds, scenes, and histories of heavy metal around the world, few works have included a study of gender and sexuality. This cutting-edge volume focuses on queer fans, performers, and...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Film and the American Presidency

    Edited by Jeff Menne, Christian B. Long

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume surveys the partnership in its longevity, placing stress on especially iconic presidents...

    Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Race, Migration and Identity

    Shifting Boundaries in the USA

    Edited by Martin Bulmer, John Solomos

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    The chapters in this collection cover diverse aspects of the changing meanings and boundaries of race, migration and identity in the contemporary United States. The situation in the USA has been the subject of intense policy and political debate over the past decades and the papers in this volume...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Themes in World History

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  7. American Media and the Memory of World War II

    By Debra Ramsay

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America’s role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II....

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The US Economy and Neoliberalism

    Alternative Strategies and Policies

    Edited by Nikolaos Karagiannis, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, Swapan Sen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    In recent times, policy makers, scientists, academics and commentators have become increasingly nervous about the US economic downturn. Discussions have centred around the range and magnitude of the country’s socio-economic problems, its vexing production decline and its unsatisfactory...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Citizenship in Immigrant Democracies

    The Experience of the United States, Canada and Australia

    Edited by Geoffrey Brahm Levey, Ayelet Shachar

    This book brings together scholars from various disciplines to explore current issues and trends in the rethinking of migration and citizenship from the perspective of three major immigrant democracies – Australia, Canada, and the United States. These countries share a history of pronounced...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

    By Christina E. Bejarano

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Many questions remain unanswered about the observable differences in voting behavior, partisanship, and cultural attitudes among men and women. Latino political participation in the United States is generally lower than the rest of the population, mainly due to their high proportion of youth and...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge