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  1. American Culture

    An Anthology, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Anders Breidlid, Fredrik Chr. Brøgger, Oyvind T. Gulliksen, Torbjorn Sirevag

    This second edition of American Culture includes contemporary events and provides an introduction to American civilization. Extracts are taken from diverse sources such as political addresses, articles, interviews, oral histories and advertisements. Edited by academics who are highly...

    Published December 10th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Translation and Identity in the Americas

    New Directions in Translation Theory

    By Edwin Gentzler

    Translation is a highly contested site in the Americas where different groups, often with competing literary or political interests, vie for space and approval. In its survey of these multiple and competing groups and its study of the geographic, socio-political and cultural aspects of translation,...

    Published November 20th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Life in the Megalopolis

    Mexico City and Sao Paulo

    By Lucia Sa

    Series: Questioning Cities

    The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their...

    Published October 24th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Intersectionality and Politics

    Recent Research on Gender, Race, and Political Representation in the United States

    By Carol Hardy-Fanta

    Cutting-edge research on the intersection of race, gender, and politics Traditionally, there has been a significant lack of empirical attention given to the ways in which race/ethnicity, gender, and political representation overlap. Intersectionality and Politics is the groundbreaking collection...

    Published September 27th 2007 by Routledge

  5. The Political Road to War with Iraq

    Bush, 9/11 and the Drive to Overthrow Saddam

    By Nick Ritchie, Paul Rogers

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This volume explores in close detail the events and factors leading up to the second Gulf War in 2003 and considers whether war with Iraq was inevitable. Nick Ritchie and Paul Rogers argue that after the election of George W. Bush, conflict between Iraq and the United States was probable, and that...

    Published September 20th 2007 by Routledge

  6. US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy

    Truman, Secret Warfare and the CIA, 1945-53

    By Sarah-Jane Corke

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    Based on recently declassified documents, this book provides the first examination of the Truman Administration’s decision to employ covert operations in the Cold War. Although covert operations were an integral part of America’s arsenal during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the majority of these...

    Published September 5th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The State of the American Empire

    How the USA Shapes the World

    By Stephen Burman

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    As the USA's domination of world affairs meets ever-widening international resentment, this revealing interrogation of America's global footprint explores the complexities of its impact on the world. Covering a wide range of topics - from Wall Street to the War on Terror - The State of the American...

    Published August 21st 2007 by Routledge

  8. The Military Balance in the Cold War

    US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

    By David Walsh

    Series: Cold War History

    This book examines the impact of American perceptions of the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union during the key period of 1976-1985. That decade witnessed the decline of the US-Soviet détente and the resurgence of superpower confrontation, often called the ‘Second Cold...

    Published July 19th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Witchcraft Myths in American Culture

    By Marion Gibson

    A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons.The first half of the book is a thorough...

    Published June 5th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Fair Trade

    The Challenges of Transforming Globalization

    Edited by Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, John Wilkinson

    This book explores the challenges and potential of Fair Trade, one of the world’s most dynamic efforts to enhance global social justice and environmental sustainability through market based social change. Fair Trade links food consumers and agricultural producers across the Global North/ South...

    Published May 9th 2007 by Routledge