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  1. Play, Creativity, and Social Movements

    If I Can't Dance, It’s Not My Revolution

    By Benjamin Shepard

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As we play, we step away from stark reality to conjure up new possibilities for the present and our common future. Today, a new cohort of social activists are using it to create social change and reinvent democratic social relations. In contrast to work or routine, play must be free. To the extent...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. The State and Indigenous Movements

    By Keri E. Iyall Smith

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

    Using the comparative historical method, this book looks at the experience of indigenous peoples, specifically the Native Hawaiians, showing how a nation can express culture and citizenship while seeking ways to attain greater sovereignty over territory, culture, and politics....

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. The State, Removal and Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Mexico, 1620-2000

    By Claudia Haake

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

    This book investigates the forced migration of the Delawares in the United States and the Yaquis in Mexico, focusing primarily on the impact removal from tribal lands had on the (ethnic) identity of these two indigenous societies. It analyzes Native responses to colonial and state policies to...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture

    By Ethan Thompson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Television Studies

    In this original study, Thompson explores the complicated relationships between Americans and television during the 1950s, as seen and effected through popular humor. Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture documents how Americans grew accustomed to understanding politics, current...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Indigenous Nations and Modern States

    The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power

    By Rudolph C. Ryser

    Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

    Indigenous peoples throughout the world tenaciously defend their lands, cultures, and their lives with resilience and determination. They have done so generation after generation. These are peoples who make up bedrock nations throughout the world in whose territories the United Nations says 80...

    Published January 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking Municipal Privatization

    By Oliver D. Cooke

    Series: New Political Economy

    This book examines one of the most high-profile municipal privatizations—the privatization of New York City’s Central Park. The fiscal crisis of the 1970s established the political and cultural opening for privatizations, which were justified on the basis of increasing efficiency. However, as Cooke...

    Published December 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. G.H. Mead

    A Reader

    By G. H. Mead

    Edited by Filipe Carreira da Silva

    Series: Routledge Classics in Sociology

    This book introduces social scientists to the ideas of George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) - one of the most original yet neglected thinkers of early twentieth century sociology. Mead is an exceptional case amongst sociological classics in that, until now, there has been no comprehensive reader of his...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Local Foods Meet Global Foodways

    Tasting History

    Edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Carolyn de la Peña

    This book explores the intersection of food and foodways from global and local perspectives. The collection contributes to interdisciplinary debates about the role and movement of commodities in the historical and contemporary world. The expert contributions collectively address a fundamental...

    Published December 7th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Jim Crow Citizenship

    Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy

    By Marek D. Steedman

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Kennedy, Johnson and NATO

    Britain, America and the Dynamics of Alliance, 1962-68

    By Andrew Priest

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    Kennedy, Johnson and the Defence of NATO is an incisive reassessment of Anglo-American defence relations, which form a crucial part of international security. Andrew Priest closely examines this key relationship by focusing on the so-called Nassau agreement of December 1962. He clearly places...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

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