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  1. Hollywood and Politics

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Donald T. Critchlow, Emilie Raymond

    Money, power, and celebrity – the stuff of Hollywood is also substance of politics. While Hollywood celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, and Ed Begley Jr. currently attract attention from the media for their involvement in politics, Hollywood has been involved in politics since...

    Published May 28th 2009 by Routledge

  2. American Soldiers in Iraq

    McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?

    By Morten G. Ender

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    American Soldiers in Iraq offers a unique snapshot of American soldiers in Iraq, analyzing their collective narratives in relation to the military sociology tradition. Grounded in a century-long tradition of sociology offering a window into the world of American soldiers, this volume serves as a...

    Published May 13th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Black Panthers in the Midwest

    The Community Programs and Services of the Black Panther Party in Milwaukee, 1966–1977

    By Andrew Witt

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book analyzes the community programs of the Black Panther Party, specifically those of the Milwaukee branch, with the aim of dispelling many of the existing stereotypes about the Party. Misconceptions range from the Party being labeled as bent on the violent destruction of the United States to...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Political Institutions and Lesbian and Gay Rights in the United States and Canada

    By Miriam Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    Lesbian and gay citizens today enjoy a much broader array of rights and obligations and a greater ability to live their lives openly in both the U.S. and Canada. However, while human rights protections have been exponentially expanded in Canada over the last twenty years, even basic protections in...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Gay Liberation Youth Movement in New York

    'An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail'

    By Stephan Cohen

    Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

    Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three groundbreaking New York City groups -- Gay...

    Published April 9th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Media and Middle Class Moms

    Images and Realities of Work and Family

    By Lara J. Descartes, Conrad Kottak

    Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book...

    Published February 5th 2009 by Routledge

  7. US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy

    From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

    Edited by Russell A. Miller

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    This volume examines the investigation by the 1975 Senate Select Committee (‘Church Committee’) into US intelligence abuses during the Cold War, and considers its lessons for the current ‘war on terror’. This report remains the most thorough public record of America’s intelligence services, and...

    Published January 31st 2009 by Routledge

  8. Changing Transatlantic Security Relations

    Do the U.S, the EU and Russia Form a New Strategic Triangle?

    Edited by Jan Hallenberg, Håkan Karlsson

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This new book shows how the idea of a strategic triangle can illuminate the security relationships among the United States, the European Union and Russia in the greater transatlantic sphere. This concept highlights how the relationships among these three actors may, on some issues, be closely...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Theoretical Roots of US Foreign Policy

    Machiavelli and American Unilateralism

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This volume explores the reasons why American leaders from the 1700s onwards frequently adopt policies of unilateralism. Thomas M. Kane presents fresh explanations for America’s invasion of Iraq and defiance of international agreements, which go much deeper than conventional critiques of...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Transnationalism and American Literature

    Literary Translation 1773–1892

    By Colleen G. Boggs

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature? This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge