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  1. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael D. Bristol

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy

    Truman, Secret Warfare and the CIA, 1945-53

    By Sarah-Jane Corke

    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 June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Studies in Gangs and Cartels

    By Robert J. Bunker, John P. Sullivan

    Concerns over the changing nature of gangs and cartels and their relationships to states in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has resulted in the emergence of a scholarly body of work focused on their national security threat potentials. This body of work, utilizing the third generation gangs...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The State and Security in Mexico

    Transformation and Crisis in Regional Perspective

    Edited by Brian Bow, Arturo Santa-Cruz

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    At the turn of the millennium, Mexico seemed to have finally found its path to political and economic modernization; a state which had been deeply embedded in society was being pulled out, with new political leaders allowing market forces to play a greater role in guiding the nation’s economic...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. African American Slavery and Disability

    Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

    By Dea H. Boster

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Minority Populations

    Advances and Issues

    By Bernard Segal

    Be a better researcher when studying drug abuse among minorities! Conducting Drug Abuse Research with Minority Populations: Advances and Issues brings you the voices of drug abuse researchers who discuss the most important concerns about conducting research in drug-taking minority populations. In...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

    African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State

    By Michael Stancliff

    A prominent early feminist, abolitionist, and civil rights advocate, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper wrote and spoke across genres and reform platforms during the turbulent second half of the nineteenth century. Her invention of a new commonplace language of moral character drew on the persuasive and...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Darwin in Atlantic Cultures

    Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jeannette Eileen Jones, Patrick B. Sharp

    Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies

    This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Politics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Native American Literature

    Across Every Border

    By Matthew Herman

    Over the last twenty years, Native American literary studies has taken a sharp political turn. In this book, Matthew Herman provides the historical framework for this shift and examines the key moments in the movement away from cultural analyses toward more politically inflected and motivated...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

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