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How the World Hunger Problem Was not Solved

How the World Hunger Problem Was not Solved

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By Christian Gerlach
January 19, 2024

The world food crisis (1972–1975) gave rise to new development concepts. To eradicate world hunger, small peasants were supposed to use ‘modern’ inputs like high-yielding seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and irrigation. This would turn subsistence producers into business owners, transform rural areas,...

Science, Religion and Nationalism Local Perceptions and Global Historiographies

Science, Religion and Nationalism: Local Perceptions and Global Historiographies

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Edited By Jaume Navarro, Kostas Tampakis
January 16, 2024

“Science” and “Religion” have been two major elements in the building of modern nation-states. While contemporary historiography of science has studied the interactions between nation building and the construction of modern scientific and technological institutions, “science-and-religion” is still ...

History and Psychoanalysis in the Columbus Centre The Meaning of Evil

History and Psychoanalysis in the Columbus Centre: The Meaning of Evil

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By Danae Karydaki
December 12, 2023

This book draws on a range of key archives and oral testimonies to provide the first systematic and historical study of the origins, context, development, frustrations, inner contradictions, and legacies of the Columbus Centre. The Columbus Centre, a remarkable though largely forgotten research ...

Class War or Race War The Inner Fronts of Soviet Society during and after the Second World War

Class War or Race War: The Inner Fronts of Soviet Society during and after the Second World War

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By Tamás Kende
December 01, 2023

Class War or Race War is more than an anti-thesis of the master-narrative regarding the Soviet state antisemitism. Kende not only refutes the originally anti-Communist myth of the systemic nature of (state) socialism, but tries to re-, and deconstruct the origins of this myth. With intensive use ...

Longing for the Future Mal D’Afrique and Afro-Optimism in Perspectives on Somalia

Longing for the Future: Mal D’Afrique and Afro-Optimism in Perspectives on Somalia

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Edited By Rosetta G. Caponetto, Giusy Di Filippo, Martina Di Florio
December 01, 2023

This volume focuses on a longing projected mostly toward the past (mal d’Afrique) alongside a longing toward the future (afro-optimism), and the different manifestations, shifting meanings, and potential points of contact of these two stances. The volume introduces a new perspective into the ...

India in the World 1500 to the Present

India in the World: 1500 to the Present

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Edited By Rajeshwari Dutt, Nico Slate
November 28, 2023

If we look back at world history in the past five hundred years, it is evident that Indian ideas, peoples, and goods helped drive world connections. From the quest to reach the Indies that drove Iberian rulers to fund costly expeditions that ultimately connected the Old World with the Americas to ...

Transnationalism and Migration in Global Korea History, Politics, and Sociology, 1910 to the Present

Transnationalism and Migration in Global Korea: History, Politics, and Sociology, 1910 to the Present

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Edited By Joanne Miyang Cho, Lee M. Roberts, Sang Hwan Seong
November 17, 2023

Contrary to the image of Korea as a largely self-contained country until its economy became global during the 1990s, this book shows that transnationalism has firmly been part of modern Korea’s national experience throughout its existence. The volume portrays Korea’s frequent transnational ...

Cities, Citizenship and Jews in France and the United States, 1905–2022 (Volume 1)

Cities, Citizenship and Jews in France and the United States, 1905–2022 (Volume 1)

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By Josef W. Konvitz
November 10, 2023

This comparative, transatlantic two-volume work covers nearly 120 years of the history of the rights, integration, and security of the Jewish people in both the United States and France, the countries with the largest and third-largest Jewish populations. Religious freedom and secularism have ...

Cities, Citizenship and Jews in France and the United States, 1905–2022 (Volume 2)

Cities, Citizenship and Jews in France and the United States, 1905–2022 (Volume 2)

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By Josef W. Konvitz
November 10, 2023

This comparative, transatlantic two-volume work covers nearly 120 years of the history of the rights, integration, and security of the Jewish people in both the United States and France, the countries with the largest and third-largest Jewish populations. Religious freedom and secularism have ...

The Creation of Kazakh National Identity The Relationship with Russia, 1900–2015

The Creation of Kazakh National Identity: The Relationship with Russia, 1900–2015

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By Dmitry V. Shlapentokh
October 31, 2023

This monograph utilizes three theoretical models to explain Kazakhstan’s emergence as an independent state and its changing relationships with the broader world, particularly Russia, since the beginning of the twentieth century. The book first explores the construction of Kazakh national identity ...

The Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919 A Political and Cultural Approach from a COVID World

The Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919: A Political and Cultural Approach from a COVID World

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Edited By Maximiliano Fuentes Codera
October 20, 2023

Within the framework of a global political and sanitarian crisis that broke out in March 2020, this book proposes a new contemporary look at the great pandemic of the 20th century, the Spanish flu of 1918-1919. Based on its impact in Spain, the book offers a comparative and transatlantic ...

Chinese Revolution in Practice From Movement to the State

Chinese Revolution in Practice: From Movement to the State

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By Guo Wu
October 06, 2023

This book employs multiple case studies to explore how the Chinese communist revolution began as an ideology-oriented intellectual movement aimed at improving society before China’s transformation into a state that suppresses dissenting voices by outsourcing its power of coercion and incarceration....

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