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  • Political Campaigns in the United States

    By Richard K. Scher

    This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02 

  • Deforming American Political Thought

    Challenging the Jeffersonian Legacy, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 

  • Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War

    Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

    By Reuben E. Brigety II

    A new investigation into how the advent of precision-guided munitions affects the likelihood of US policy makers to use force. As such, this is an inquiry into the impact of ethics, strategy and military technology on the decision calculus of national leaders. Following the first Gulf War in…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

    Five Years After 9/11

    Edited by Everette B. Penn

    No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than five years, the United States has experienced its worst terrorist attack and worst…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Diversity among Architects

    From Margin to Center

    By Craig Wilkins

    Diversity among Architects presents a series of essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more representative of the population you serve. The book is the collected work of author Craig L.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 

  • Auto/Biography in the Americas

    Relational Lives

    Edited by Ricia A. Chansky

    Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives brings together scholars from disparate geographic regions, cultural perspectives, linguistic frameworks, and disciplinary backgrounds to explore what connects narrated lives in the Americas. By interweaving scholarship on Afro-diasporic…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 

  • Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Property Protection

    Cultural Signifiers in the Caribbean and the Americas

    By Sharon B. Le Gall

    International developments since the mid-1990s have signalled an awareness of the importance and validity of traditional knowledge and cultural property. The adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the establishment of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
    Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

  • American Cultural Studies

    An Introduction to American Culture, 4th Edition

    By Neil Campbell, Alasdair Kean

    Exploring the central themes in modern American cultural studies and discussing how these themes can be interpreted, American Cultural Studies offers a wide-ranging overview of different aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11 

  • Dictionaries of Contemporary Politics

    By Various

    First published between 1988 and 1991, these dictionaries provide guides to the most important organizations, figures, events and themes in the contemporary politics of South America, Southern Africa, Central America and the Carribbean. The titles in this series will be valuable resources for…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals:Dictionaries of Contemporary Politics

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1838-1934

    By Lindgren Johnson

    This book challenges the grand narrative of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Taking an animal studies approach to texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Global Perspectives on Tarzan

    From King of the Jungle to International Icon

    Edited by Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate

    This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution

    By Dianne Pinderhughes

    Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution brings together three decades of hard-to-find essays by influential scholar Dianne Pinderhughes. The essays provide a window into the institutional, political, and policy developments in African American politics in the post civil rights era.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 

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